Losing-Trick Count

The Losing-Trick Count (LTC) is an alternative, or supplement, in the card game contract bridge, to the high card point (HCP) method of hand evaluation to be used in situations where shape and fit are of more significance than HCP in determining the optimum level of a suit contract. Based on a set of empirical rules for counting, the number of "losing tricks" held by a partnership is first estimated and deducted from 24; the result is the number of tricks the partnership can expect to take when playing in their established suit.

Read more about Losing-Trick Count:  Origins, Basic Counting Method, Refinements, New Losing Trick Count (NLTC), Second Round Bids, Limitations of The Method, Further Reading

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