Bridge & other card games/Honors

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If I hold honors in my opponents' bid suit, may I claim them?  For example, my opponent wins the bid for four spades, and I hold the king, queen, jack and ten of spades. May I claim the 100 points?w

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Hi,

Honors can be claimed wherever they are located so long as they are all in one hand.

For holding four of the five trump honors
(A, K, Q, J, 10) in one hand ........................................ 100

For holding all five trump honors
(A, K, Q, J, 10) in one hand ........................................ 150

For holding all four aces in one hand
at a notrump contract................................................. 150

So Declarer can claim honors whether he or dummy holds the honors. Similarly, either defender can claim honors if one defender is lucky enough to hold them.

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I can answer questions on bidding and on cardplay with the caveat that the former may necessarily involve some subjectivity. I have been playing tournament bridge for over 20 years and I have won several regional tournaments.

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