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How do you determine how many tricks partnership should take?

Tricks taken = 25 - LC's pard - LC's you

When DON'T you use losing trick count?

With a balanced hand-


5-3-3-2


use HCP's

What assumptions are made when using LC's?

Suits will split 3-2 when holding 8 cards


50% of finesses will make



How do you count your losers in a suit with 3 or more cards in the suit?



MISSING


A - 1.5


K - 1.0


Q - 0.5

What is the maximum losers possible in a suit?

3 is the max




1.5 + 1.0 + 0.5


A K Q



How do you count your losers in a suit with 2 cards in the suit?

MISSING


A - 1.5


K - 1.0

How do you count your losers in a suit with a single card in the suit?

Missing A count 1.5 losers

How do you adjust losing trick count when you have 3 card support for pard?


No adjustment is made. It IS made when you have 4 card support!

A K J


A Q J


How would you adjust losing trick count for this?

Subtract 0.5 LC's from your total to fine -tune your LC count.

What is the formula to estimate pard's LC's?

LC's = 14 - POINTS/2

How many LC's does pard need to open?

Opening hand is 13-15 points so


14 - 13/2 = 7.5


14- 15/2 = 6.5

How many LC's does pard have when she jump shifts?
1 - (P) - 1 ♦ - (P)


2 ♠


19 points

14 - 19/2 = 4.5 LC's

♠AK64
KQ93
Q3
432

♠AK64 0.5


♥ KQ93 1.5


Q3 2.5


432 3.0


7.5

♠AK6542


KQ932


J3



♠AK6542 0.5


♥ KQ932 1.5


♦ J3 2.5




4.5



How many LC's possible with 2 in a suit?

1.5 + 1.0 =2.5


A K

How many LC's possible with 1 in a suit?

1.5 for missing A

How do you adjust LC's with 4 in support of pard?

With XX subtract 0.5 LC's


With X subtract 1.0 LC's


With VOID subtract 1.5 LC's

How do you adjust LC's with 5 in support of pard?

With XX subtract 1 LC's


With X subtract 2 LC's


With VOID subtract 3 LC's