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Any member who requires a partner can use 'Whats app'.  There is an help sheet in the left hand side menu to read first.  For more helpcontact paul Merrick -   07979 862896 or email  p@merrick.name

Losing Trick Count

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What is it? ~

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Partner opens the bidding and you have 4-card support for partnerís suit.  This is a secondary method of deciding what level to support to. ~

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Simple explanation.  Losers are missing Aces, Kings and Queens. ~

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  A 10 7          missing K and Q
  K J 9 8          missing A and Q
  3 2               missing A and K
                      (don't count the Q as there are only 2 cards in the suit)
  Q J 2            missing A and K ~

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= 8 losers, add 7 for partners hand =15
Take 15 from 18 =3 so you could bid 3
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Playing Acol, with 11 points this hand is worth a limit raise to 3 (10-12 points), the LTC confirms this.  Some hands are not as clear cut as this and LTC is a very useful extra guide. ~

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Basic principal, partner has opened a suit at the one-level with 7-losers.~

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1.      Count your losers~

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2.      Add to your partners losers~

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3.      Subtract from 18~

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