Opening Leads - Bridge Articles - Bridge with Larry Cohen.
Very good book on opening leads. Like all books by Lawrence it is very extensive and gives many examples. This book is also very systematic. You learn that the most important information for your opening lead is the bidding: with every hand Lawrence gives several different bidding sequences, which all lead to a different opeing lead.
Opening Leads. This is just a summary of the main concepts. There are entire books (Larry's book) on the topic and it is hard to summarize in a brief article.Here are a few guidelines. The 2 most desirable leads are: 1) Top of a sequence, preferably 3 in a row such as KQJ or QJ10.
Making the opening bid in a hand of bridge can be nerve-wracking for novices. After the cards are dealt, you pick them up, sort them, and evaluate the strength of your hand. You may get a chance to make the first bid, called the opening bid. But first, you need to decide if your hand is worth an opening bid.
Opening Leads in Bridge Sowter, Tony Intermediate Defender Opening Leads Versus Suits: Bridge Mini-Series: III ABTA Book of the Year 1992.
As with any bridge technique, there are times when a hold-up should not be used. Suppose that dummy holds the ten and three of spades and you hold ace, jack, five of spades, and spades is the danger suit. West leads a low spade, you properly put on dummy's three, and East plays the queen (or king).
Opening Lead in a Trumps Contract. Last night we were looking at how to decide on the opening lead in a trumps contract. She was teaching me using the sample hands on her site. First, you have to decide which suit to lead: If partner has a bid a suit, lead a card from that suit; If partner hasn’t bid, lead a card from an unbid suit; Which.
Bridge Writing Style Guide There is a wide diversity of bridge writing styles in use today, and this includes professional writers as well. The various diagram layouts, card and bid formations, word usages, spellings, etc., desperately need some kind of uniformity to ease the reader, who has enough problems just absorbing the bridge principles.