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  • A little confidence…
  • A reason to lead a trump
  • Spare a little thought
  • What could partner have led from?
  • How many cards does a one of a suit opening show?
  • Avoid Minor Suits?
  • Minor Suit Games?
  • Have you got the Ace of Trumps?
  • When to force declarer
  • Working out partners cards
  • Drawing inferences from your partners card
  • Keep a card to beat dummy
  • Finesse against Dummy
  • Passive leading a trump
  • The Power of the King from King-Queen lead
  • Initial Utilities of your opening lead
  • When to lead passively
  • When to lead Agressively
  • In Notrumps lead Declarers Shortage
  • “The dog did nothing in the night time”
  • Loser-on-Loser
  • The Trump Coup
  • “En Passant”
  • Remember to Duck
  • Dummy reversal
  • Scramble
  • Describing your shape
  • Don’t be greedy
  • Do you want this suit to be trumps?
  • Signalling when giving a ruff
  • When to leave the ladder
  • Jump rebids
  • Fourth Suit Forcing
  • “If you’d held…”
  • When not to trump
  • Lead to the Lower Honour first
  • What are my alternatives
  • Which Finesse to take?
  • Picture partner’s hand
  • Think in patterns
  • How to play poor contracts
  • The Ruffing Finesse
  • Cross ruffing is rarely wise
  • Don’t Panic in 1NT
  • Setting up a side suit
  • Draw or Delay?
  • Can you afford to trump high?
  • Ruff as high as you can afford
  • You need a good reason to delay drawing trumps
  • Ruff in Dummy
  • A good routine
  • The easy life
  • When to accept an invite
  • When to leave it to partner
  • Try to imagine Dummy
  • Committed to a crossruff?
  • Take your side-suit winners first, when considering a crossruff
  • Calculating winners
  • When not to crossruff
  • Setting up a suit for discards
  • Overlapping winners
  • Returning Partners Suit
  • Which Card to Switch to?
  • What does partners lead mean?
  • Trump leads
  • Perils of a doubleton lead
  • Dangerous doubleton
  • The attacking short suit lead
  • Which is worse?
  • Always?
  • “Never underlead an ace”
  • Make the best of a bad lot
  • Choice of opening lead
  • What makes a good opening lead?
  • When to lead a trump
  • Lead passively against an unconvincing auction
  • Lead aggressively against a confidently bid contract
  • V’s Notrumps, lead declarer’s likely singleton
  • What partner did not bid
  • Work out dummys shape from the bidding
  • Do I have a better lead?
  • When to look elsewhere
  • What to lead in partners suit?
  • When does The Defence begin?
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