WARD'S BRIDGE ADDENDA: Rule of 16

Rule of 16

When deciding to raise your partners 1 NT opening to 3 NT, count the number of high card points and the number of cards which are valued 8 or higher.  If the sum is greater than 16 you should raise partner to 3NT.   Note: This avoids the need for the use of 2NT as a bid showing 8 points and asking partner to raise if hes at the top of his NT bid.

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