Killing Leads

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Review the bidding Examine your cards Analyse the situation Lead!

Planning
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The Bidding

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Consider the following:

Type of Contract
NT vs Trump? Partial vs Game vs Slam?

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Consider the following:

Type of Contract
NT vs Trump Effectiveness of short suit lead Underleading ace Trump lead

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Consider the following:

Type of Contract
Partial vs Game vs Slam Partial: Aggressive Game: Depends Slam: Depends Grand slam: Very passive
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Consider the following:

Suggested Shape/Points
Opponent’s/partner’s bid suit? Opponent’s/partner’s HCP?
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Example

1NT - 2C 2D - 3NT
What is opponent’s hand shape? What lead should you make?

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Example

1C - 1S 2C - 2H 4H - P
What is opponent’s hand shape? What lead should you make?
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Example 1H - 1S 2C - 2NT 3C - 3NT 1H - 1S 2C - 2NT 3C - 3H 3NT - P

What is the difference?
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Consider the following:

Confidence
Invitational/Game forcing? Scientific/unscientific?

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Example

1NT-2NT-3NT
vs

1NT-3NT
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Consider the following:

Lead Direct
Double of artificial bids Lightner’s double

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Your Hand

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Examine your cards:
How many HCPs do I/partner hold? Do I have an attractive lead? Will my lead give a trick? Trump considerations

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Common errors
Leading ace without supporting king Leading doubleton honours in unbid suit Leading singleton trump Underleading ace in trump

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Trump lead
When there is a possible crossruff When partner has shown a strong bid When opponent preferred trump over NT When partner pass your takeout double

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A note on forcing defense

With length, Lead length
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Your Agreements

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Lead signals
Top honour from touching honours? 3/5th or 4th best? Does low promise honour? MUD? Ace for attitude? King for count?

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Lightner’s double
Double of slam/3NT Lead opponent’s first bid suit Avoid partner’s suit Usually asking for ruffs

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Lead directing double
Double of artificial forcing bid? Double of cue bid/RKCB response Failure to double?

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Your Lead
You are west

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DEALER EAST, EW VULNERABLE
West North East P P AP 4H P South 1NT 4S

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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Q753 KQJ 8752 A2

DEALER WEST, EW VULNERABLE
West P P AP North 1C 2NT East 1H P South 1NT 3NT

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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KJ753 K2 752 762

DEALER WEST, EW VULNERABLE
West P P AP North 1C 2NT East 1H P South 1NT 3NT

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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KJ753 32 752 QJ2

DEALER NORTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North P P P 1S 3D East P P AP South 1D 2D

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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T9 JT876 T4 AKT9

DEALER NORTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North P P P 1NT 4H East P P AP South 1H 3H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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T985 J8 T2 T9876

DEALER NORTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North P P P 1NT 4H East P P AP South 1H 3H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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AQ98 J82 T KQJ76

DEALER NORTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North P P P 1NT 4H East P P AP South 1H 3H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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T98 A82 T2 T9876

DEALER NORTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North P P P 1NT 4H East P P AP South 1H 3H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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T98 QJ8 T2 T9876

DEALER SOUTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North P P P 2C 4H East P P AP South 1H 3C

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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T9854 K8 T75 A98

DEALER EAST, EW VULNERABLE
West North East P P P 2C 3NT P AP South 1NT 2D

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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Q753 AK9 8752 92

DEALER EAST, EW VULNERABLE
West North East P P 3NT AP South 1NT

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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Q753 AK9 8752 92

DEALER NORTH, EW VULNERABLE
West 1D P P North P P! 1H 3NT East P P P AP South 1C! X! 2NT

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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QJ9 KJ8 KJ752 J8

DEALER NORTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West 2H P AP North 1S 3C 4C East P P P South 2C 3NT 5C

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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5 QT8764 K743 KT

DEALER SOUTH, ALL VULNERABLE
West P 4S AP North 3C 6C East 3S P South 2C 4H 6H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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J73 T87 A9 97532

DEALER WEST, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West P P P P P North 1D 2C 3H 4NT 6H East P P P P AP South 1H 2S 4H 5D

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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953 T8 QT92 QT92

DEALER SOUTH, ALL VULNERABLE
West North East South 1C 1D P X 2H P AP 1H!

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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A53 Q AJ963 AQ32

DEALER SOUTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North East South 1NT P P X AP

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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642 JT6 KJ86 972

DEALER SOUTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North East 1NT AP South 2H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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642 T6 J862 9872

DEALER SOUTH, NS VULNERABLE
West P P AP North 1C! 4D East 2S P South P X! 4H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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A73 J65 2 KT8765

DEALER NORTH, ALL NON VULNERABLE
West North P P 3NT East P AP South 2NT

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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AQ732 97 Q54 765

DEALER SOUTH, EW VULNERABLE
West North East South 1H P P 2H 4H P AP 3D!

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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J QT32 KQJT K742

DEALER SOUTH, EW VULNERABLE
West North East South 1H P P 2H 4H P AP 3D!

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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QT32 J KQJT K742

DEALER SOUTH, EW VULNERABLE
West P P P P North 2C 3H 4NT 7H East P P P X South 1H 2H 4C 5D AP

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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8732 J3 82 K7432

POWERFUL LEADS BERMUDA BOWL 2011, USA1 VS USA2 DEALER SOUTH, EW VULNERABLE
Hurd P P P P P P
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Weinstein Wooldridge 2D 3S 4C 4NT 5D 6S P P P P P

Levin 2C 2S 3NT 4H 5C 5H

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣

J9 J2 A7542 J965

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ J9 J2 A7542 J965 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣

732 T63 KJT8 K82 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ AKQT865 AK9 96 A 4 Q8754 Q3 QT743

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