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Leads Against Slams


As West, what is your opening lead with each hand?

1. None Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

3 S
5 H
Pass
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 NT
6 S

S J 3
H Q 9 7 4
D J 6 2
C Q 8 6 3
Table

Your lead _____

2. E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North
1 S
3 H
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
6 H

S 8 6 2
H 5
D A Q 6 5 3
C J 10 9 4
Table

Your lead _____

3. E-W Vul

West

1 S
Pass
Pass
North

3 D
6 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
4 NT
Pass

S A J 10 7 5 3
H A 10 4
D
C J 10 6 2
Table

Your lead _____

4. N-S Vul

West

4 H
Pass
Pass
North

4 NT
6 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
5 D
Pass

S
H Q J 10 9 8 7 4
D K 9 6 4
C 10 9
Table

Your lead _____

5. None Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
1 NT
4 H
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 H
6 H

S 3
H 8 7 4 2
D K 7 4 3
C K J 10 7
Table

Your lead _____

6. N-S Vul

West

3 H
Pass
Pass
North

4 NT
6 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
5 D
Pass

S 7
H K J 8 7 6 5 2
D 9 7
C 10 9 8
Table

Your lead _____

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West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

4 NT
6 C
East

Pass
Pass
South
3 C
5 C
Pass

S Q J 5 4
H 10 8 7 6 5 3
D 5
C A 8
Table

Your lead _____

8. Both Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

3 D
4 NT
6 H
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 D
5 H
Pass

S J 10 6 3
H A
D 10 6 4 3
C Q 9 7 4
Table

Your lead _____

9. None Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

4 NT
Pass
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
6 NT

S A J 8 4 3
H J 8 5 2
D 9 8
C J 3
Table

Your lead _____

10. N-S Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
3 D
5 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 NT
6 NT

S 8 4 2
H K 7 4 3
D A 2
C 9 8 4 3
Table

Your lead _____

11. Both Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 C
4 NT
6 H
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
Dbl
South
3 H
5 D
Pass

S 8 3 2
H 8
D J 10 8 7 5
C J 9 7 2
Table

Your lead _____

12. None Vul

West

Pass
5 D
Pass
North

2 C
6 H
Pass
East

3 D
Dbl
South
1 S
3 H
Pass

S Q 8 6 5 4 3
H 4
D Q 8 7 2
C 8 2
Table

Your lead _____

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Answers

1.C 3

2.D A

3.C 2

4.D 4

5.H 2

6.S 7

7.S 4

8.D 3

9.D 9

10.H 3

11.C 2

12.S 5

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