Playing a 10-board online robot tourney, I am leading until the last board. On the last board, I hold:
and the auction goes (I am South):
What do you lead? Does this auction call for a trump lead?
Normally, if you double for takeout and partner passes, you ought to lead trumps. The idea is to cut-down ruffs in dummy. And that's what I did, to poor effect (click Next to see the play):
But here, even though they have had a misfit auction, the high-card points are evenly divided. South is better off establishing side-suits. Leading a club was worth 91% and a win. Leading a trump got me 50% and second place.
Notice the bidding. East had J-10 of hearts and bid over 2H which is pathetic.ReplyDelete
True. East probably thought he plays the cards better than West :)Delete
Well, I am slow. It took me a day to realize that Dave was pointing out that this is not a misfit auction -- EW do have a fit in hearts. That's the real reason why the trump lead didn't work.Delete