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Lead against a slam?

Poll: Lead against a slam? (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Your Lead?

  1. A Spade (1 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  2. A Heart (11 votes [78.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 78.57%

  3. A Diamond (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. King of clubs (2 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 User is offline   Tramticket 

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Posted 2018-February-12, 03:37


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Posted 2018-February-12, 04:24

i'm boring I have a singleton so I lead it
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Posted 2018-February-12, 07:54

1st rule of bridge - don't lead trumps against a slam. (In fact you should hardly ever lead trumps at all - it gives away a tempo and finesses off partner's honour, if he has one.)

Since West could have doubled for a diamond lead (presumably) you are down to a heart or the King of Clubs - A heart may disrupt communication, the King of clubs may set up a winner if declarer can't get rid of it.
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Posted 2018-February-12, 08:10

It appears the opps are missing at least one key card so a heart lead gives us a roughly 50% chance to set the hand almost immediately. If p has the dia A it is horrible for us and if they have the club A there is an extremely good chance all of our club strength is wasted. Leading a singleton is not always the answer but here it seems like a reasonable shot at setting a small slam and no I would not x because I am so sure this will work:))))

1st rule of bridge when you have a known long side suit well covered by all means lead trumps to try and cut down on cross ruffing efforts (sorry i couldn't resist that)

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Posted 2018-February-12, 08:29

If K sets up a trick opponents are terrible slam bidders, so i think you have only one choice.
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