irishwolf wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:24 pm
If you have two, ace or king and a lower one, you Must lead the higher one. Here is why: Suppose I am at 3rd seat and order the dealer with (hearts) QH is the up card and I Hold RH, KH 10H any xx xx, you have the AH. It allows me to play low to "force" the Left bower. I can't get the Left but it removes it from play. (Most players do not know this ploy.)
If you have no trump at eldest, then you need to lead me an off suit Ace.
Just making sure people pay attention to this post becuz it's a good one.
To reiterate. If your P calls from the 3rd seat, 1st round--say hearts is trump--and you have:
You MUST lead the KH or the AH.
To understand why this is so, you have to understand why the 3rd Seat maker should not play the Right bower on the first trump lead under many circumstances.
Dealer upcard is the
, 3rd seat orders the dealer up with:
Seat 1 leads the
Seat 2 follows suit with the
If Seat 3 plays with the
on this lead, he is making a CLEAR mistake.
Seat 3 should play the
Why? Becuz if the dealer has a guarded Left, you can't stop him anyways so you might as well let him have the first trick, putting the lead in a good spot for the Maker. But if Seat 2 has the guarded Left, you'll now have a chance to strip him of it!!!
This is why it's so critical for Seat 1 to lead his highest trump in this spot if he has the Ace or King of trump, to give his P a chance to run this play.