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comment What is the best lead when calling next on a declined bower?
I believe the logic is ♡A is vulnerable to 4 trump cards. Were these out of play then leading ♡A is a guaranteed trick. Then the hope is that on a diamond lead you draw a trump from the dealer's partner and one from your own partner reducing the total available to play to 2. In this case your partner should now have the lead. You then give them an opportunity to lead one of their strong suits, perhaps gaining a trick. If your partner leads an off suit ace and is trumped then there is 1 trump remaining outstanding. If your partner leads trump then you are holding the only remaining trump.
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comment What is the best lead when calling next on a declined bower?
IOW, leading ♡A opens my parter to trumping the trick. Leading either diamond does the same thing, but leaves me with an off ace in reserve.
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comment What is the best lead when calling next on a declined bower?
While the dealer is likely strong in red and probably has a heart to follow a lead of ♡A, it's completely unknown what their partner has. The off ace becomes valuable once everyone is void in trump, here we know where 3 are, 4 to find. If the partner trumps my diamond, it gives my partner a chance to trump the trick with the dealer likely having to follow diamond.
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comment Has anyone heard of a rule called “19 back” for 0 point hands?
@Dave I agree, usually scoring 0 points is harsh enough
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