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Unread post by Richardb02 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:27 pm

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The next order looks absolutely correct. The card distribution appears to doom the order. What would you lead and how would you play the hand?[/color]


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Unread post by Tbolt65 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:50 am

Lead queen of clubs. With this hand make up.


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Unread post by Dlan » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:30 am

Tbolt65 wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:50 am
Lead queen of clubs. With this hand make up.

There will always be those hands that defies the expected card distribution. Not much can be done about that. I agree with Ed on leading the trump queen. The odds favor east holding the other bower. Even if they don’t, the hope is to take 4 trump out of play.
Also, even if leading hearts was correct, leading the queen is not. It is giving your partner bad information. Assume for a minute that he held ace-nine instead of north. How would that affect his choice of what card to play?

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Unread post by RedDuke » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:01 pm

Agree with leading the trump queen. The hope is that either your partner will take it with the other bower or that one of your opponents will, thus promoting your left to boss trump. As Don correctly points out, the odds favor your partner having the other bower. If one of the opponents has it then it's probably the only trump they have, otherwise they would have ordered.

By leading the heart queen, you incorrectly tell your partner that you don't have anything in hearts. If you led the king instead, you'd be telling your partner that you will take this trick (if he had the ace) and then he can make his ace good later. If your partner had the Ace-9 then he could just play the nine instead of wasting his ace.

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