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Rule of 15 - Also known as "Pearson Points" or "Cassino Points", this refers to a secondary hand evaluation methodology when a hand does not have sufficient strength to open bidding using a traditional point count. 

Typically used by the player in the fourth (passout) seat, the player counts traditional High Card Points and adds 1 point for each Spade.  If the cumulative value is 15 or greater, the player should open the hand for bidding.   Some like the thought of competing vigorously enough to use the Rule of 15 in the third seat as well.
 

High Card Points

Minimum Spades needed to open the bidding

Sum

10

5

10+5 = 15
11

4

11+4 = 15
12

3

12+3 = 15

Also see Rule of 20

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