Notrump, Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs

Author: Larry Cohen
Date of publish: 09/01/2010
Level: All Levels

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.


Earlier in this series we saw that (no surprise) 3NT was the most likely final contract (on 18.1%). How often (percentage-wise) do you think notrump in general is the final strain? You'd think it more likely than anything else. How about spades? More often than any other suit, no doubt, due to its high-ranking status. And hearts? Diamonds? Clubs? On 1,000,000 deals, scroll down to see which strains were played on how many deals...



Notrump:283,747 times out of 1,000,000 (28.4%)

Spades: 272,344 (27.2%)

Hearts: 239,847 (24.0%)

Diamonds: 107,710 (10.8%)

Clubs: 81,321 (8.1%)

Passed Out: 15,031  (1.5%)