Winning in Minors


To win a game in a minor requires 11 tricks - not easy. A game contract in a minor is worth the same as 3NT.


In a NT contract each winning trick earns a score of 30 compared with 20 in a minor suit.


Unless you are only bidding to be competitive don’t be tempted into bidding 4 of a minor. These are the worst of all contracts. No game and you need to win 10 tricks.


With a long minor and controls in the other suits, it is far better to bid 3NT.


With a chance for game and an unbalanced hand raise to 5 not 4. If unsure leave at the three level.

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