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#1 User is offline   pclayton 

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Posted 2004-November-24, 11:27

Scoring: MP


You hear the following auction:

1N - 2
2 - 3N

1N was 14-16.

Your lead?
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Posted 2004-November-24, 11:33

hehe, you need some help from pd on heart suit, leas h7. hoping pd has hk or h9
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Posted 2004-November-24, 13:34

10 of h=zero or 2 higher.
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Posted 2004-November-24, 13:49

Low heart. Great if it catches the nine or king with partner, mabye better if it catches nine in dummy and he plays low and partner plays the eight. But the real reason is I have two entries. IF I start a high heart, declarer might duck, so that when partner wins his side suit winner (partner could have around 4 points here), he will still have a heart to return. Thus, we win 2@H, partners winner, and my two side suit winners. (of course, happy days if partner has @HK).

Be prepared for all the "you cheater" accusations when you lead low from QJTxx on this auction and catch partner with the heart KING-doubleton, but hey, with your side suit entries, small has to be correct, so you should be able to defend yourself. I would lead a tricky fifth best maybe, just to preven the cover if heart nine is in dummy, and to keep from warning declarer to early.
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Posted 2004-November-24, 14:01

small
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Posted 2004-November-24, 15:46

Q


Oh sorry it is a problem, mmm low ? :-P
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Posted 2004-November-24, 16:55

Low H. Can't lead a S; partner did not double 2C; D lead is ugly so there is not much left.
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Posted 2004-November-24, 18:04

10, showing honor higher than J
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Posted 2004-November-24, 18:22

Low heart was a big winner. Pard (me) had A2.

Except this hand led Queen. Declarer botched the play and blocked a side suit so we still beat it 1 by killing a side entry.

Favorite pard sitting same direction found the low heart lead and beat it 2.
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Posted 2004-November-25, 12:15

I think the reason we have to lead small here is that RHO bid heart suits and is marked with 4card hearts. If he didnt bid it, then I think HQ is the normal lead.
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