Count Your Losers – Hand 1

When we’re in a suit contract, start by counting your losers. Going suit-by-suit, we see that we have two spade losers, two heart losers, one diamond loser, and no club losers.

You might ask, “But dummy only has a doubleton in hearts and we have the ace and king. How can we have two losers?” Until we actually ruff those hearts, they are still losers.

When we are counting our losers in bridge, we have to count for every possible loser.

The question with this hand is: how can we get rid of those heart losers?

Watch the video and then try playing through the hand below:

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