Author: Larry Cohen
Date of publish: 10/01/2010
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.


I'm getting a bit desperate as we reach the 10th in this 12-month series.

This month, I ask you: What level do you think was most common for the final contract?
And after that?


Here is the breakdown of what level the final contract was for the 1,000,000 deals:


The most common level was the 3-level -- on nearly 1/3 of all deals.


Here are all the levels...


 # out of 1,000 deals
 5 85931
 1 71489
 Passed Out

I find two things interesting or maybe surprising: One, that there were more passouts than grand slams (probably not in the "expert game"), and Two, that there were more contracts on the 5-level than the 1-level (I was thinking there would be a lot of 1NT contracts). Relating to that second point, when the contract was on the 1-level, just more than 70% of them were indeed in 1NT--no surprise there.