Main   Exercise 4H73 by Richard Pavlicek  

Find the Killing Lead

Are your leads on target?

The bidding often provides a clue to the best opening lead.
As West, can you find the killing lead on these auctions?

Warning! If you don’t get at least five right, Richard will
disavow any knowledge of you as a bridge player.

1. None VulWest

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 VulWest

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
2 NT
S 8 7
H 8 7
D A Q 10 8 7 6 5
C A 3
Table

Your lead:

3. E-W VulWest

Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
East

Pass
South
1 C
3 NT
S J 9 6 4 2
H Q J 2
D Q 10 7 3
C 3
Table

Your lead:

4. E-W VulWest

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:

5. Both VulWest

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT
3 H
East

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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6. None VulWest

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
1 NT
3 H
East
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:

7. E-W VulWest
1 S
4 S
Dbl
North
Pass
5 C
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
Pass
South
3 C
Pass
Pass
S A Q J 8 6
H A K J
D K Q 2
C 4 3
Table

Your lead:

8. N-S VulWest

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:

9. None VulWest

2 S
Pass
All Pass
North

4 H
5 D
East

4 S
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:

10. E-W VulWest

Pass
All Pass
North
3 C
5 D
East
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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