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Counting Points

One of the main sources of strength in a hand of bridge comes from high card points.

  • Count your High Card Points, A=4, K=3, Q=2, J=1
  • Add your Length Points, 5-card suit=1, 6-card suit=2…
  • The sum is your Total Points

High Card Points

Look at the top cards in every suit and count them as follows.
A = 4 points
K = 3 points
Q = 2 points
J = 1 point



This hand has 13 high card points.


This hand has 20 high card points.

8 Comments

  1. graeme says:

    Hi @susanl,
    Opening light in third seat is a fairly common strategy and it can bring mixed results so it’s fun to give it a whirl sometimes.
    You might find this interesting: http://skybridgeclub.com/learn/rule-of-20/

  2. mabcookie says:

    i wasn’t taught to count length

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