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All comments by David Boxley
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Richard, although I have never read it I'm sure it is an improvement for use after a fit has been established. The thing is, I would prefer traditional methods for evaluation in that case. I only use LTC for evaluating hands when deciding whether to, or what to, open or overcall, particularly for preempts. That is why I brought it up in the context of this problem.
March 28
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Ron Klinger did not invent LTC. The fact that he called it MODERN means that there is an OLD version which is the one I use :)
March 27
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You need a remedial math class :) I am using the original, non-adjusted LTC.
March 27
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Why not? One in each suit.
March 27
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Yes, x AQxxx AQxxxx x. Isn't that it? Obviously that's unadjusted :)
March 27
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Count 1 loser in a suit for each missing A,K or Q but no losers for each 4th or longer card. Obviously this is only a rough guideline but is a good starting point, to be adjusted later in the auction. That's the way I learned it, at least I think is was.
March 27
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I would require a 7 bagger and even then I would be prepared to apologize. It's just a matter of partnership tranquility.
March 27
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PaulH, that's a 4 LTC hand. Isn't that good enough to show the suit lengths in order?
March 27
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It just seems like a lot of bidding room to take up with this good a hand. I would have thought something like xx KQJTxxx x QJx. It's not an auction that comes up very often so I don't know.
March 27
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Thanks Steve. The way I play it is very simplistic compared to that convention, not as accurate but easier to explain to partner.
March 27
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Thank you Jim, that will save lots of time for this lazy person.
March 27
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Partner should know that you may not have spades, that your 3NT balance may be based on tricks with clubs stopped. If he removes, he should have VERY long spades.
March 27
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Can you furnish us with a url to download these, Jim?
March 27
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I agree on this hand but I'm sure you don't mean always passive vs 6NT.
March 27
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I'll throw in a commercial for a toy I like. 1 (p) 2 showing a GF hand with 4+ spades and exactly 3 hearts, a hand that's difficult to show otherwise. 2NT by opener asks spade length by steps.
March 27
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Why did I jump to 4?
March 27
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I normally have bad partners who pass.
March 27
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Do you remember their auctions?
March 27
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Even if you run lho out of spades it doesn't mean that you can make 2 or 3NT.
March 27
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:), I wouldn't need this robust a diamond suit to open 1. In fact, I wouldn't open 1 unless my diamonds were considerably worse than my hearts.
March 27
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