~Preferred Leads

 

Preferred Leads Against a Suit Contract

 

~Partner’s bid suit

~A singleton in a side suit

~High Runs

          ~AKQ

          ~KQJ

          ~QJT

          ~JT9

          ~T98

~Broken Runs

          ~AKJ

          ~KQT

          ~QJ9

          ~KJT

~Top of Nothing

          ~T87654–prefer a 6-card suit

~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

 

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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