In this series, we are analyzing 1,000,000 deals which were played on-line. These deals cover a wide range of level of play and were provided by Stephen Pickett with Bridge Browser.
I know that this question will remind people of "The LAW of Total Tricks," but I am innocently asking:
On any given deal, what is the most likely division of the 13 tricks?
Answer: 9 and 4
The most likely number of tricks to be taken (by the declaring side) is 9 -- it happens 21% of the time.
Close behind (in second place) is 10 tricks -- on 20 % of all deals played.
The full table is below (note: "0" includes deals which were passed out)
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Next month -- THE OPENING BID (which is most likely, how often is 1NT opened, etc.)