Main Stats 8UA6 by Richard Pavlicek
In the high-card department East-West were the winners, with East being the card rack. (This is encouraging to see, because a common complaint is that North-South get all the cards.) Distributionally, North-South had the edge, with South hands being the wildest but only slightly above the theoretical average freakness of 2.98.
The deals as a whole were slightly more distributional than the norm of 11.93, but well within expected deviations to cause no alarm. Those who complain about wild computer deals could not support it by these stats.
*A measurement I invented to rank the 39 hand patterns on a linear scale. My formula counts 1 point for each card over four or under three in each suit, plus 1 extra point if the hand has a singleton (or 2 points if the hand has a void). Thus, 4-3-3-3 = 0; 4-4-3-2 = 1; 5-3-3-2 = 2; 4-4-4-1 = 3; 5-4-2-2 = 3; ending with 13-0-0-0 = 20. The freakness of a deal (0-80) is the sum of the freaknesses of all four hands.
© 2013 Richard Pavlicek