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        grows up. We must add 1 extra point for the 5th card in the suit which has been
        supported and TWO extra points for each remaining card. Long suit counters must
        do that also even though they already counted three length points to start with.
        (Yes, they are double dipping.) YOUR hand has INCREASED in value, now that
        you know you are going to be declarer. If you do not do this, then you remain with
        the same old 15 points and will have to pass partner’s 2H bid that showed 6-9
        points. How can this be right?
               This was the invention of Charles Goren, many years ago and will never
        fail you in getting you to games and slams. I truly believe it is the best hand
        re-valuing method.
        In the above example, we now have 20 points (after adding the extra 5 points)
        and after partner has raised us to 2♥ (showing 6-9 points) we should now bid 4♥.
               NOTE: Short suit counters should never count extra for distribution for
        value for doubleton Qx and Jx or singleton K or singleton Q or singleton J. Those
        holdings just get the high card points (except with singleton J where they get 2
        points or it would be worth less than a singleton 3 which would seem wrong).
               If the opponents have bid a suit in which you have a singleton K or Q,
        count nothing for these cards, they are most unlikely to win any tricks.


        DUMMY POINTS:
               When you are going to become dummy, if you have THREE card support
        for partner, then short suit points are worth 3-2-1 (3 for a void, 2 for a singleton
        and 1 for a doubleton).
               When you are going to become dummy, if you have FOUR (or more) card
        support for partner, then short suit points are worth 5-3-1 (5 for a void, 3 for a
        singleton and 1 for a doubleton).
               As soon as you are going to become dummy, if you are a long suit counter,
        then long suit points go away and short suit points come in.
               Too much time and energy is spent fussing over hand evaluation,
        unfortunately. This is the only time that we do not have to be on the same wave
        length as partner. Let partner do it one way and you do it another and all will go
        well. BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER to revalue your hand.




















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