Fourth Hand Declarations





Some of the principles that have been considered in connection with

certain Second and Third Hand bids are also applicable to similar

Fourth Hand declarations. These are easily pointed out, but the bidding

by the Fourth Hand presents other problems much more difficult.



Each player who has an opportunity to declare materially complicates

the situation, and makes it harder to accurately describe. As three

players declare or pass before the Fourth Hand has his turn, it is

almost impossible to anticipate every contingency that may arise. The

best that can be done is to subdivide Fourth Hand declarations as

follows:--



1. When the Dealer's defensive declaration has been the only bid.



2. When the only offensive declaration has been made by the Dealer.



3. When the only offensive declaration has been made by the Second

Hand.



4. When the only offensive declaration has been made by the Third Hand.



5. When the Dealer has made a defensive, and both the Second and Third

Hand, offensive declarations.



6. When the Dealer and Second Hand have made offensive declarations and

the Third Hand passed.



7. When the Dealer and Third Hand have made offensive declarations, and

the Second Hand passed.



8. When all three players have made offensive declarations.





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