The MODERN LOSING TRICK COUNT has established itself as a key tool in hand valuation. This Fast Fact Finder summarises the essential factors for successful trick-taking by this method.
The MODERN LOSING TRICK COUNT is a way of measuring the trick-taking potential of a trump contract. It enables you to calculate the playing-strength, the tricks in your own hand and to estimate those in your partner's hand.
Used correctly the LTC is a vastly superior valuation technique for accurate bidding.
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher and has represented Australia in world championships since 1976. An Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master, he has written over 60 books, some of which have been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, French, Hebrew and Icelandic. He has created many new bridge ideas and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily bridge column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for many years.