When To Bid Three In Either Royals Or Hearts

An original bid of three Royals or Hearts is justified by a hand in

which sufficient strength exists to make it probable that the

declaration will be successful, and which nevertheless cannot

effectively defend against a high bid by the adversaries in the other

suit. As a rule this is a two-suit hand, and in a genuine two-suiter it

often happens that one side may be able to win eleven tricks in Royals

or Hearts, while their adversaries can capture a similar number in the


The three bid is, of course, a "shut-out" measure, and should be

employed for that purpose only.

Seven sure tricks, with the possibility of more, is the minimum

strength for an original call of three Hearts or three Royals.

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