Advanced Lesson 26, Opening Leads Part 3

Here we go again with more hands for us to discover the best opening lead playing against Notrump contracts. Of course, going beyond viewing our cards to listening carefully to the auction is a start. Then comes the “CIA” – Counting, Inferences and Analysis of what was said, what wasn’t said, considering everyone’s assets (length, strength and honors). Whew, while all this may sound daunting, it’s also fun to play Sherlock Homes so off we go!

Part 1 – Hands 1-2, 30 minutes
Part 2, Hand 3-4, 34 minutes
Part 3, Hands 5-8, 41 minutes

As always, we here at BridgeHands have Bridge hands complete with narration and animated card play for everyone (regardless of who is the declarer and defender). Our emphasis is to get inside the minds of the “Big Why,” the rationale behind everyone’s bid or play, including an analysis on hand evaluation, bidding and animated card play.  

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Advanced Lesson 25 – Part 1

Advanced Lesson 25 – Part 2

Advanced Lesson 25 – Part 3

As always and until our next show, Happy Trails until we meet again!