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Opening Leads at Suits


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

1. None Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
Pass

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

Your lead _____

2. E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

3 S
Pass
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S

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

Your lead _____

3. N-S Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

4 H
East
1 S
Pass
South
3 H
Pass

S 5 4 2
H 3 2
D 10 9 8 4 2
C Q 7 6
Table

Your lead _____

4. Both Vul

West
1 S
Dbl
North
Dbl
Pass
East
Rdbl
Pass
South
2 D
Pass

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

Your lead _____

5. None Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 S
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 NT
4 S

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

Your lead _____

6. E-W Vul

West

Pass
4 S
Pass
North

2 H
Pass
Pass
East

2 S
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
5 H

S Q J 9 4 2
H 6 5 3
D 10
C Q 9 7 3
Table

Your lead _____

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West

Pass
Pass
North
1 C
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
Pass

S Q J 7
H J 9 2
D A 10 8 2
C 9 8 7
Table

Your lead _____

8. Both Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North
1 C
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
Pass

S J 10 4 2
H J 10 6 4
D A J 8 5
C 7
Table

Your lead _____

9. None Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 H
Pass
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 D
4 H

S K Q 9 3
H 3 2
D J 10 9 7 3
C K J
Table

Your lead _____

10. E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 S
East

Dbl
Pass
South
1 NT
2 S
Pass

S 10 9 7 2
H J 10 8 5
D Q J 4
C 7 3
Table

Your lead _____

11. N-S Vul

West

1 S
Pass
North

2 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
Pass

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

Your lead _____

12. Both Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 H
3 S
Pass
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 S
4 S

S A K 3
H J 10 9 2
D Q 9 8 2
C 10 2
Table

Your lead _____

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Answers

1.D 3

2.C 4

3.S 2

4.H J

5.S 6

6.D 10

7.S Q

8.H 4

9.H 2

10.C 7

11.C 10

12.D 2

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