~Preferred Leads

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Preferred Leads Against a Suit Contract
~Partner’s bid suit
~A singleton in a side suit
~High Runs
~AKQ                                                                  TIER 1 LEADS
~KQJ
~QJT
~JT9
~T98
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~Broken Runs                              
~AKJ
~KQT                                                                   TIER 2 LEADS
~QJ9
~KJT
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~Top of Nothing
~T87654–prefer a 6-card suit                              TIER 3 LEADS
~Fourth High
~K9754
~QT87
Poor Leads
~An Ace
~Underlead 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–four cards or more
~A short suit when the bidding denies the suit in the enemy hands–preferably an honor from honor small

Poor Leads Against NT
~Fourth down from
~Jxxx
~Qxxx
~Kxxx
Prefer a suit with two+ honors if only four cards in length

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