One of the most critical skills you can develop when declaring or defending is counting hands. If you know who has more spades or diamonds - or who is likely to have more - your odds of knowing what line to take increases dramatically.
Sometimes, however, when you have counted the hands, counter-intuitive action is required. Today's column by Larry Cohen highlights just these types of hands.
If you want to take the total number of tricks which are due to you - heed Larry's lessons!