Matchpoint

Some articles on matchpoint, matchpoints:

Bridge Scoring - Duplicate Bridge - Comparing Deals - Matchpoint Scoring
... The most common form of pairs scoring is by matchpoints ... On each board, a partnership scores two matchpoints for each other partnership that scored fewer points with the same cards, and one point for each other partnership that scored ... with the best result earning 100 percent of the matchpoints available, and the worst earning no matchpoints the opponents receive the complement score, e.g ...
Suit Combinations - Mixed Strategies
... this ♥ K 10 8 7 ♥ Q 3 2 What is the best matchpoint play for this suit? The line of play that maximises the expected number of tricks is to finesse ... Again, this play is not optimal in terms of matchpoint objective, as it gets beaten by the following line of play take a deep finesse by playing to the eight ... Interestingly, the above line of play starting with the deep finesse also fails to optimise the matchpoint objective as it gets beaten by another line of play ...