BBO Discussion Forums: Lead against NT - 1 - BBO Discussion Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Lead against NT - 1

#1 User is offline   apollo1201 

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 581
  • Joined: 2014-June-01

Posted 2019-June-16, 14:25

From this WE league. IMPs, all red. RHO deals and opens 1NT (strong), all pass. You have to find a lead with:

9xx
JTx
Q7xx
Jxx

Unfortunately, I can’t create polls.
0

#2 User is offline   rmnka447 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 2,366
  • Joined: 2012-March-18
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Illinois
  • Interests:Bridge, Golf, Soccer

Posted 2019-June-17, 08:57

You have 4 points. Opener has 15-17. LHO likely has no more than 8. That accounts for 27-29 points, so partner likely has 11-13 HCP.

None of your suit holdings are likely to be set up easily. Even if you can set up , you have no entry to cash the trick.

So, you effort to beat 1 NT, should be keyed towards taking your best shot at setting up long suit tricks in partner's hand.

Lead the J as it requires only 1 honor and length in partner's hand to set up long suit tricks.
0

#3 User is offline   gszes 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 3,492
  • Joined: 2011-February-12

Posted 2019-June-20, 19:41

Normally I would lead the heart J trying to hit partner. IF we are playing a system where 2c shows a one suited hand I would lead a small club since p could easily be afraid of showing clubs which would have to be played at the 3 level.
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

3 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users