LESSON 1.7: OFFENSIVE TRICKS

a) Offensive tricks are card combinations that may be expected to win one or more tricks when becoming declarer

b) Estimation of expected offensive tricks

    - number of tricks in the trump suit, assuming a normal distribution of the missing
      trumps between the opponents
          
    - plus quick tricks in your side suits
        
    - plus one trick for each four-card or more suit

A Q J 5 2 4 OT (trumps) A K 2 OT K Q 8 1 OT A J 10 1 OT


          

Total 8 Offensive tricks


          

A Q J 8 7 2 5 OT (trumps) A K 2 OT K 7 1/2 OT J 3 2 0 OT


          

Total 7 1/2 Offensive tricks


          

A K Q J 10 8 2 7 OT (trumps) A K 2 OT K 4 1/2 OT 9 8 0 OT


          

Total 91/2 Offensive tricks


        
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