~A Leads Overview

Preferred Leads Against Suit Contracts

~Partner’s bid suit
~A singleton
~High sequences
~~AKQ
~~KQJ
~~QJT
~~JT9
~~T98
~Broken sequences
~~AKJ
~~KQT
~~AQJ
~~KJT
~Top of nothing
~~T87654–prefer a 6-card suit
~Fourth high
~~K9754
~~QT97

Poor leads

~Underleading an ace
~Lead an ace
~A doubleton in a suit unbid by partner

Preferred Leads Against a NT Contract~Partner’s suit
~Fourth high in a long suit–4 or more
~A short suit (partcularly a major) when the bidding denies the suit in the enemy hands

Poor leads

 ~Fourth down from
~~Jxxx
~~Qxxx
Prefer a suit with two+ honors if only four cards in length

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