|WHAT CARD TO LEAD?|
Usually the safest and best lead. When you lead a Queen your partner knows that in most cases you have the Jack. Playing a singleton honor (or even a doubleton honor) is usually a poor opening lead. (Unless partner bid the suit.) A two card Sequence can be led against a suit contract but only a three card Sequence against No Trump. The three cards can be a Broken or an Interior Sequence. (see SEQUENCE.)
Try not to get too upset if your
partner makes a bad opening lead.
Top of Nothing. This tells partner that you have nothing higher than this card. By seeing Dummy and his hand he knows what honors Declarer has. Example: With 8 5 4 lead the 8 .
HIGH / LOW DOUBLETON
|RECOMENDATION: Use TON against a No Trump contract; and MUD against a suit contract.|
see TEST XI
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