The Killing Lead by Frank Stewart

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Here’s one more chance to show off your skill at finding a killing opening lead.

Frank Stewart
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Here’s one more chance to show off your skill at finding a killing opening lead. Look at the auction, visualize the dummy and try to anticipate the play — and a winning defense.

The actual West, having bid diamonds, led the ace and queen against four spades. Declarer threw a club on dummy’s king and started the trumps. When East won the second trump, he led a club, but South took the ace and cashed three hearts to discard his last club. Making five.

“Maybe not the best defense,” East sighed.

HEART SUIT

It wasn’t. North’s bidding showed a heart suit, a diamond trick and game-invitational values. South advertised a…Click here to continue reading

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