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Standard Count - The play of a high-low signal showing a even number of cards in declarer's side suit or Notrump contract (also see Trump Echo), first discarding a higher card and subsequently discarding a lower card.  Many players also use high-low signals to shows a (positive) standard attitude of the card led by partner in certain situations.

Examples: Opponent leads the SA in Declarer's side suit or Notrump contract apparently the top of a sequence. Count signals normally take precedence over attitude signals in suits controlled by the opposition. Partner signals:

High-low shows an even number of cards in the suit

Low-high shows an odd number of cards in the suit

Conditions for count signals:

Opponent leads a suit

One partner leads the suit, other partner follows playing to the trick (although most players show attitude signals in this scenario)

When the value of providing count signals to partner exceeds the value to declarer

Also see Details on signaling
 

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