Has anyone ever told you that more tricks are given away on opening lead than at any other time during the play of the hand? I have certainly experienced that pain when, after making my opening lead I realized I just gave away a trick or did something even worse and allowed the opponents to score up a game.
If you are often struggling to find the right lead, a good lead, or maybe just a better lead than the one you’re thinking of making, then you will want to sign up for my new two-part series:
Part 1: OPENING LEADS AGAINST NO TRUMP CONTRACTS
Part 2: OPENING LEADS AGAINST SUIT CONTRACTS
Here is a sampling of the topics we will cover in theses courses:
Opening leads against No Trump contracts:
When should I not lead from my longest suit?
Which card is best from a particular holding?
Which suit do I lead after a Stayman or Transfer auction?
Should I lead a major or a minor?
What about leading against 1NT contractsspecifically?
Opening leads against a suit contract:
Leading against a low-level part score contract.
When to lead shortness.
When to lead trump.
What to lead after a preemptive opening.
What and how to lead when partner has bid a suit.
To register for the course please email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org