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North leads the 8Clubs defending 3NT So I see the lead pick it at first as a 4 card suit but then I do the maths and realise there are only 2 higher cards Q and J Since I have the other 3 higher clubs…So I ponder does he hav QJ8…So my stunning plan is Take the club return it low to his QJ and then over take the third club so we take the first 5 tricks…Nice plan till it turns out he is defending NT by leading a short suit Grrrrr
Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
W N E S
– P 1♥ P
1♠ P 2♦ P
3N P P P
Good to be thinking it through like that. Here’s a further thought to make it more interesting. If North had QJ8 what card would he lead?
The 5 of Spades LOL…Well the Q if they are going to lead from the short suit set that way not quite a top of an internal sequence but you would forgive it. It was just leading from shortage that totally through me off. I tend to fall back on all my early lessons for defending against a NT contract mainly lead from length first (forth in the sequence) then lead from strength if they combine you are happy 🙂
Hmmm, what about the lesson that talks about leading the unbid suit? Not sure that a spade lead from North around to a suit bid by West is the long term winning strategy. 😉
Funny thing is I was so thrown by the lead I didn’t even think of the other “rules” since all bids are real the unbid seems logical now good grief 🙂
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