(67) Opening Leads: Card Combinations and More

Hi All -

This week is a focus on fundamentals.   In this document we examine what are the normal (standard leads) from many different holdings -- versus both suit contracts and notrump.  We also discuss the purpose of these leads.    

This lesson assumes no information from the auction and just tries to ensure that we all understand what the standard plays are from these common holdings.   At the table there will frequently be more information to consider and we will be departing from these "textbook" lead choices, but unless we know the default leads it will be difficult for us to know when to vary from them.  

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Take Care,