LESSON 37.2: LAVINTHAL DISCARDS

a) A relatively low card shows a preference for the suit ranking immediately below the suit being discarded (clubs ask for spades)

b) A relatively high card shows a preference for the suit ranking immediately above the suit being discarded (spades ask for clubs)

c) Advantages of Lavinthal discards:

   - allows suggesting a shift to a given suit from two other suits

   - avoids wasting a high card in a suit you wish your partner to shift

   - reduces the possibility of falsecarding by declarer

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