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Find the Killing Lead

Are your leads on target?


The bidding often provides an important clue to the best opening lead. Study these auctions and see if you can find the killing lead as West.

Warning! Miss them all, and Richard will disavow any knowledge of having you as a bridge student.

1. None Vul

West

Dbl
North

Pass
East

Pass
South
1 D
Pass

S A K 10 9
H A K 10 8
D 4
C J 10 9 4
Table

Your lead _____

2. N-S Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North

3 NT
East

Pass
South
2 NT
Pass

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

Your lead _____

3. E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 S
2 NT
Pass
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Dbl
South
1 NT
3 NT
Pass

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

Your lead _____

4. Both Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 NT
3 H
Pass
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 H
4 H

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

Your lead _____

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West

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

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

Your lead _____

6. N-S Vul

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
4 S
Pass
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Dbl
South
4 C
6 D
Pass

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

Your lead _____

7. None Vul

West

2 S
Pass
Pass
North

4 H
5 D
Pass
East

4 S
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 NT
6 H

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

Your lead _____

8. E-W Vul

West

Pass
Pass
North
3 C
5 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
4 NT
6 S

S A 5 2
H Q 10 8 5
D Q 10 8 5
C 5 2
Table

Your lead _____

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Answers

1.D 4

2.D A

3.S 8

4.H 2

5.D 2

6.C 3

7.S Q

8.C 5

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