Newcomer & Novice #3: Leads against suit contracts – it’s a ruff life


In our continuing saga of opening leads, this month our feature article shifts from leads against Notrump contracts to defending against opponents’ suit contracts. Whether declarer or defender, playing a suit contract is often a “ruff” life.

Last month’s article on Laws discussed the opening lead out of turn, but things could be worse – what about when partner exposes a card before the opening lead? Rubber Bridge players, check out Law 23.

We’ve discussed the Rule of 15 and Rule of 20, so let’s have some fun with the Rule of Anticipation.

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