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Analytical files of the basic hands (.XLS)

This ZIP file includes 3 files.

Bridge-Positions-Basic50195.XLS provides individual probabilities for 1..n tricks for each of the 50,195 basic hands.
Only canonical reductions are concerned (see the downloadable paper about canonical reduction).

Bridge-Positions-2-7.XLS provides individual probabilities for 1..n tricks, and the total value of the best strategy (MAX treatment) for all hands from 2 to 7 cards.
To facilitate the search, reductions beyond useful cards and empirical reductions were not made.

Bridge-Positions-8-13.XLS provides individual probabilities for 1..n tricks, and the total value of the best strategy (MAX treatment) for all hands from 8 to 13 cards.
To facilitate the search, reductions beyond useful cards and empirical reductions were not made.

It is important to notice that it is possible to add individual probabilities to obtain the Max treatment only if the same treatment is optimal for each number of tricks.
For this reason, the number of the first column is not necessarily the sum of the following numbers.
In order to analyse the MAX treatment, the use of **ScanSuit** is needed. The software provides it for each position and it clearly indicates which strategies are disjuncted or not for
each subset of tricks.