Tricks to make your contract
I've won the contract - how many tricks do I have to win?
Counting Tricks you need to make when you play a contract
The Book is a term which refers to the first six tricks that must always be won by the declaring side if they are to gain a score. The first six "book" tricks must be won and are not calculated in the scoring. A contract at the 1-level means the declarer (player) must win at least 7 tricks (that is, the book = 6 + 1) tricks. Extra points are awarded only for the extra tricks above the book.
|Bid||Bid||+ The Book||= Tricks to Win|
|1 NoTrump,||or||1♠||or||1♥||or||1♦||or||1♣||1||+ 6 tricks||=7 tricks|
|2 NoTrump||or||2♠||or||2♥||or||2♦||or||2♣||2||+ 6 tricks||=8 tricks|
|3 NoTrump||or||3♠||or||3♥||or||3♦||or||3♣||3||+ 6 tricks||=9 tricks|
|4 NoTrump||or||4♠||or||4♥||or||4♦||or||4♣||4||+ 6 tricks||=10 tricks|
|5 NoTrump||or||5♠||or||5♥||or||5♦||or||5♣||5||+ 6 tricks||=11 tricks|
|6 NoTrump||or||6♠||or||6♥||or||6♦||or||6♣||6||+ 6 tricks||=12 tricks|
|7 NoTrump||or||7♠||or||7♥||or||7♦||or||7♣||7||+ 6 tricks||=13 tricks|
ScoringScoring is based on the number of tricks a player or partnership has won and the value of that contract for example a No-trump contract scores more points at the same Level than a major suit contract and a major suit contract scores more points than a minor suit contract.
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