ACBL logo

Intermediate and newcomer players - sharpen your game with this series of tutorials. You can browse the index by topic, or read them in order. Learn even more at ACBL's Learn page.

 

 

BRIDGE BITES  #62

      

 

MEA CULPA

                                      Brian Gunnell

 

You are West, about to be on lead, and you hold:

            K

            KJ2

            AQT432

            Q76

 

The auction:               South   West     North    East

                                    1♠         2         4♠         Pass

                                    Pass    Pass                                   

 

No opening lead looks especially appealing, does it?”  We suppose that we’d lead a Heart or a Club, but we cannot come up with a convincing reason why one is better than the other.  When this deal came up in a team game, the losing team came up with a Club lead.  This is the full deal: