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LC07 Opening Leads Lesson Board 2


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Take the West hand for Board 2 of the Opening Leads Lesson:

Vul:N-S
Dlr: South
♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 
♠ A2
♥ Q764
♦ K987
♣ 1095
  ♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
  ♠ 
♥ 
♦ 
♣ 
 

We'll start you off with an easy one. South opens 1NT (15-17) and it is your call:

Choose One:

Pass.

2♠ (conventionally hearts and a minor)

2♠ (conventionally diamonds and a major)

Double

♠ A2
♥ Q764 
♦ K987 
♣ 1095

WestNorthEastSouth
       1NT
Pass 3NT All Pass  

 

North raises to 3NT and everyone passes.

What is your opening lead?

Choose One:

♠A

♠4

♠7

♠9

♠10

This is the full deal. Since we as the teachers get to set it up, you can see that anything but a heart lead is no good.
With the heart lead, what do you think will happen?

Choose One:

Declarer will have only 1 heart stopper and after he takes the losing diamond finesse, he will be down 1.

Declarer will have 2 heart stoppers and make the contract easily, possibly with overtricks.

Declarer will have only 1 heart stopper but can make the contract anyway.