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The Aces on Bridge: Tuesday, February 8th, 2022


Mircea GiurgeuFebruary 22nd, 2022 at 9:41 pm

Hi Bobby,

Is West not better off to start diamonds on this auction? (although as you said in the text declarer might have three small spades)

bobbywolffFebruary 23rd, 2022 at 1:52 am

Hi Mircea,

At least to me, the combination of my hand (West) and the bidding, suggests a spade lead, making me happy to oblige since it is also my best suit.

North started out with a one diamond opening bid, and although that could be relatively short, his next bid was a club raise, certainly prepared to be taken back into playable diamonds.

However, opening leads are only educated guesses, but even with that as a backdrop, at least to me, the spade lead easily looks like the right choice.