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Suit Leads & Strategy


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S J 8 7
H A K 7
D A K J 6
C 7 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
Lead
D 9
S 7
C Q
D 5!
C 6
D 7!
2nd
K!
3
2
4
4
8
3rd
2
2
K!
S 4
A
S 5
4th
3
A
5
6
10
J
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
S A 5 4
H Q 8 6 2
D 9
C Q J 9 6 3
TableS K 3
H J 10 9 3
D 10 7 5 2
C A K 8
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Deceptive play
Read partner’s lead
Overtaking play
S Q 10 9 6 2
H 5 4
D Q 8 4 3
C 10 5
2 S by South9 top tricksLose 1 trump trickdown 1 -50


West

2 H
North

Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A J 10
H Q 2
D 10 9 8 5
C 10 9 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 N
Lead
H 4!
S 3
C 10!
C 4!
D 2
D K
D 4
C 7
D 7
S 2
C 9!
2nd
5
4
Q
A
5
J
Q
8
C J!
10
H 8
3rd
Q
K
K
5
A
3
H 6
H 7
H 10
9
H 9
4th
A
A
2!
3
6
8
9
6
10
5
S 6
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
7 4
S K 8 7 6 2
H 10 6 5
D 3 2
C A 7 2
TableS 9 3
H A K J 8 7
D A K 7 4
C Q 3
Bidding

Play

Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
Leading trumps
Attack dummy’s entry
S Q 5 4
H 9 4 3
D Q J 6
C K J 6 4
4 H by East8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 H
East

Pass
AP
South
1 D
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 9 2
H K 8 7 4 3 2
D 10 2
C K Q
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 E
Lead
C 4
S 8!
D 3
S 7!
H 6
D 10
S 4
2nd
2
9
A!
J
10
K
3
3rd
A
10
2
Q
K
4
6
4th
Q
K
6
A
9
5
2
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
S 8 7 6
H Q J 10 5
D A 7 5
C A 9 8
TableS Q 10 5 4
H 9
D K 8 6
C J 10 6 4 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Set up dummy’s suit
Choose lead at suit
Attack dummy’s entry
S A K 3
H A 6
D Q J 9 4 3
C 7 5 2
2 H by North7 top tricksLose 2 trump tricksdown 1 -50


West
1 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 3
H Q J 10 6
D 10 9 7 4 3
C J 7
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 W
7 W
Lead
H Q
S 2!
H 5
S 3!
S 6!
S Q
S 10
2nd
K
5
3
4
K
H 6
D 4
3rd
A
9
8
A
D 3
D 2
D 6
4th
2
J
10
8
7
H 7
D 5!
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
S K Q 10 8 5
H 9 8 4 2
D A
C A K 6
TableS J 7 4
H K 5
D K 8 6 2
C Q 5 4 3
Bidding
Play

Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Pseudo squeeze
Shift to trumps
Protect dummy’s suit
S A 6 2
H A 7 3
D Q J 5
C 10 9 8 2
4 S by West9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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