With Lead Captain you
can be as sophisticated as you want in defining
the hands. "TP" means "total points" - the sum
of HCP plus one length point for each card over
4 in a suit. You can also specify the total
number of aces and kings as well as suit quality
and controls in each suit.
Contract and Click: "Best Leads"
In a little more
than 2.5 minutes these results were available
for a very large sample set of 5,000 hands.
"Fourth from longest and strongest" was not
nearly the best lead on this example hand.
Under the hood
Lead Captain first
removes the leader's 13 cards from the deck;
then shuffles and deals the remaining cards
until if finds a deal that fits all three hand
definitions. Almost 8 million random hands were
dealt to arrive at the 5,000 for the above
After it finds a deal
that meets all the criteria - it then plays
double dummy, based upon each possible lead by
opener using Bo Haglund's super fast double
dummy engine. The program takes advantages of
all the cores in your processor. The above
example was done on a PC with an Intel i3 chip
running 4 threads simultaneously.
You can save all the
deals in a PBN file, including the results for
each possible lead on each deal. This allows you
to open the file with DDS and review each hand.
When the specified
"Number of deals" have been played, results are
displayed. You can also save those results,
along with the hand definitions, in a small .ini
file. At a later time, you can get those results
and tweak the definitions, and/or rerun the
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