LEARNING CENTER

Larry's Bridge Quizzes
SHARE:

Opening Leads #2


quiz-pic

Opening leads are one of the most difficult topics in bridge. Even the best players will make leads that look foolish every now and then. That said, forcing yourself to think about opening leads will also make sure that you are paying close attention to the auction. See if you can find the winning lead on the following hands. 

You might also consider getting Larry's book on Defense HERE or try Larry's Defense Webinar series which you can find HERE

You are West and you hold:

♠ 1094  
♥ 5  
♦ A10543  
♣ QJ62
 

What is your lead after the following auction?

YouNorthEastSouth
   1♠  Pass  1NT
 Pass  2♠  Pass  3♠
 All Pass      
Choose One:

♠10

♠4

♠5

♠A

♠4

♠2

♠Q

You are West and you hold:

♠A32 ♠K7643 ♠864 ♠75

What do you lead after this auction?

YouNorthEastSouth
   1♠ Pass  2♠
 Pass  2♠ Pass   3♠
 Pass  3NT Pass  6♠
 All Pass      
Choose One:

♠A

♠2

♠4

♠4

♠7

You are West and you hold: 

♠4 ♠K54 ♠J1098 ♠A5432

 

What is your lead after this auction?

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  3♠
 Pass  3♠  Pass  5NT*
 Pass  6♠  All Pass  

*5NT is known as "Pick-a-slam"

 

Choose One:

♠4

♠4

♠J

♠A

You are West and you hold: 

♠KQJ5 ♠A6 ♠K10742 ♠43

 

What do you lead after this auction?

WestNorthEastSouth
       3NT*
 All Pass      

*This is a gambling 3NT bid, showing a solid 7-card suit (usually a minor) with no outside aces or kings.

Choose One:

♠K

♠A

♠4

You are West and you hold:

♠AQ72 ♠KJ5 ♠KQ94 ♠64

What is your lead after this auction: 

YouNorthEastSouth
       2NT
 Pass  3NT  All Pass  
Choose One:

♠2

♠5

♠K

♠4

♠6

You are West and you hold: 

♠ 983  
♥ 973  
♦ AJ32  
♣ Q76
 

What is your lead after this auction?

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  1♠  4♠
 All Pass      
Choose One:

♠9

♠7

♠3

♠Q

♠7

♠6

Other

You are West and you hold (again): 

♠ 983  
♥ 973  
♦ AJ32  
♣ Q76
 

What is your lead after this auction?

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  1♠  1♠
2♠  2♠  Pass  4♠
All Pass      
Choose One:

♠9

♠7

♠3

♠Q

♠7

♠6

Other