Aces on Bridge — Daily Columns

The Aces on Bridge: Friday, January 24th, 2020


Robert LiptonFebruary 7th, 2020 at 12:55 pm

The contract can’t be made on a diamond lead and continuation, but who would lead anything but a high Club or a distant-second Spade?


Bobby WolffFebruary 7th, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Hi Robert,

As we all know, if an opponent always got off to his best lead, it would, in the long run, often spell finis to the declarer.

However not to worry, since even those who have previously seen the hand records (cheaters) would likely not make, thought to be impossible leads, since even one of them made public, might forever ruin their reputation, or, at the very least, cause undesirable, but valid, significant suspicion.

However, thinking positive, executing any form of trump coup, not usually the most difficult form of high-level declarer play, and because of its special grace in execution, is possibly the most common and pleasurable form of winning, especially when it establishes the contract trick.

Too often, many experienced veteran players need to have the high of doing so, if for no other reason, than to remind them of why bridge is the greatest mind game ever.