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You are West, soon to be on opening lead, and you hold:
The auction goes as follows:
South West North East
1NT Pass 2♣ Pass
2♦ Pass 2NT Pass
3NT Pass Pass Pass
In No Trump Opening Leads 101 we are taught to lead “fourth best from our longest and strongest”, and that’s good advice as far as it goes. But it’s just a starting point and, of course, there are numerous exceptions. Do you have any thoughts about why a Heart lead might not be a good idea on this occasion?