This question is about the card game bridge :
How many points can N/S have in a par-zero deal ? (Only consider the high card points)
In a par-zero deal, no player can make any contract assuming perfect play and full information (all hands are visible).
In most par-zero deals , N/S have at most 23 high card points.
What is the limit ?
S 973 H K5 D QJ864 C KQJ S 2 S AQJ854 H T87 H A42 D T53 D A97 C 987543 C 6 S KT6 H QJ963 D K2 C AT2
is an example with 25 HCP for N/S. I found this deal by slightly changing a random deal from pavliceks deal finder which was close to par-zero.
S A75 H KJ2 D AJ63 C 762 S 986 S JT2 H 86 H AQT9 D T854 D 972 C AQ53 C T98 S KQ43 H 7543 D KQ C KJ4
is an example with 27 HCP-points for N/S
Even with 28 points, there is an example :
S 2 H QJ73 D KQJ C J8743 S AQT98 S 73 H T9542 H 8 D - D T98765 C 652 C AQT9 S KJ654 H AK6 D A432 C K
And finally, I found an example with 29 HCP for N/S
QJT9 942 QJ QJ64 87654 32 A3 T865 AKT98 3 T 987532 AK KQJ7 76542 AK