NEVER lead trump on defense, page 4


2 trump, 2 green aces





One hand is where a trump lead can be very effective is when you're sitting in the 1st seat. The dealers had just picked up the card and you hold 2 of the same suit along with 2 green aces. A trump lead is the best way to increase the chance of making those aces work for your team.


Below is on such example:


Table Position

Almost never lead trump example

The dealer sits in the East position and turns up the jack of diamonds. Bidding gets passed back around and he picks up the jack. Even though he doesn't hold an ace this is still a very biddable hand. He has two sure tricks, he just needs his partner to get one more.


Almost never lead trump example

Meanwhile, South looks at his hand and thinks about the possibility of a euchre. He holds both green aces and making make both good would help achieve that goal. One way to make this happen is to take out a round of trump. He starts by leading the king, as it is the higher of the two, leading the 9 may allow the maker to take the trick using only a small trump.


West plays the queen and north seat correctly plays low saving his ace. The maker(E) takes the trick with the left. By doing this he is letting his partner know he still has the right. (Yes, this also lets everyone else know he most likely called with only the two bowers.) The bidding team now have their first trick and 4 trump have been played.


Almost never lead trump example

Now the dealer/maker(E), after taking the last trick, leads the king of clubs. His team has one trick and because he holds the right their team is assured that they have a second trick. South takes the trick with the ace of clubs. Both teams now have taken a trick.


Almost never lead trump example

Next South leads the ace of spades. He's looking to take a second trick. West plays the 9 of hearts. North follows suit with the 10 of spades and the maker(E) also has to follow suit and plays the jack. Because the ace walked, it gives the opposition 2 tricks.


Almost never lead trump example

Remembering that clubs had already been led once, South seat leads the 10. With 3 trump still un-played the second lead of a suit is likely to be trumped. Maybe it could be his partner. West plays the queen and North seat trumps in with the ace. Now the maker(E) has no choice but to overtrump with the right. This leaves 1st seat with the remaining trump and 2 points for the euchre.




Suggested Further Reading:

NEVER lead trump on defense, page 1
Until you learn when is the correct time

NEVER lead trump on defense, page 2
example, cards properly played

NEVER lead trump on defense, page 3
example, cards NOT properly played

NEVER lead trump on defense, page 4
Unless you hold 2 trump, 2 green aces

NEVER lead trump on defense, page 5
Unless you hold 1 trump, 2 green aces

NEVER lead trump on defense, page 6
A combination of three techniques are used

What Card should I Lead? page 1
Help me understand what card to lead

Defending against a 'lone' call - 1
Use the proper lead to stop call









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