פורסם ביום 03.07.2012
אנו שמחים לפרסם את הכתבה השביעית והאחרונה בנושא " הערכת היד -בסלאמים " (המקור: mrbridge).
כיצד טכניקת ספירת הלקיחות המפסידות LOSING TRICK COUNT יכולה לעזור?
מחבר הכתבה מסיים את הסדרה עם יד שבה ה- LTC יכול לכוון אותך לקראת חוזה סלאם:
לכתבה – לחץ כאן
HAND EVALUATION 52
Hand Evaluation in Slams
Part 7 of 7
by Bernard Magee
HOW THE LOSING TRICK COUNT CAN HELP
I will finish this section with a hand on which the LTC can guide you towards a slam contract:
After East's 1 response, West counts his losers: 6, one better than minimum, so he jumps to 3. With just 11 high-card points, most Easts would go for game, but East should count his losers first: just 5 – don't forget that the queen of hearts is in partner's suit and furthermore East has two extra trumps. Five losers makes him 4 better than minimum (9, as responder) which means East should be thinking of 7!
Whenever the LTC prompts you to think of a Grand Slam, you should certainly take the hint and at least make an attempt to make inquiries. Here East uses KCB and West shows three key cards (including the king of spades), which is enough for East to bid 6. Just 25 points between the two hands but an excellent slam.
Why, you might wonder, does the LTC suggest going for 7? It evaluates the partnership's hands as potentially able to make thirteen tricks together and it is quite right: six spades; the ace, king and queen of hearts; the ace, king, queen of diamonds and a diamond ruff makes thirteen. However, what the LTC can't do is tell you how many key cards you have! You have to check for those yourself and, if there is one missing, it may mean that the defence can take a trick before you make your thirteen. Here, for example, East can discard his club on dummy's hearts, but only if the defence fail to lead a club.