In Spades, what should be the first card to play in a round? That is to say, what should be the open lead?
In the Bridge, this question was studied intensively, for example by The world of Bridge: Opening Leads. That source offer the following opening. My question is this opening as strong in Spades?
Of course different opening should be used to different rounds' types, assume a round with no Nil bids, and sum of bids of at least 10 (a.k.a round type: Over)
An Opening Lead:
Top of a doubleton, such as 8 5 or A 3.
King from AKx, With AKT73, lead the king; take your tricks before declarer starts ruffing. Leading the ace would tell partner that you don't have the king.
King from KQx, such as KQ72, to set up a quick winner before declarer can ruff.
Top from solid or nearly-solid honor sequences, with QJT6 or QJ95, lead the queen; with JT983 or JT87, lead the jack, and so on. However, holdings such as QJ53 or T932 are not solid or nearly solid, so look for an alternative plan (see below).
Top from a three-card holding with no honors, such as 987 or 632.
Low from three cards including one or more honors that do not form a sequence. From ♦ QT6 or ♣ K83, lead the lowest card.
Fourth-best card from four-card or longer suits (with no solid or nearly-solid honor sequence). With QJ53, T963, KJ532, or 9873, lead the three-spot; with J97532, lead the five.
Usually, don't underlead an ace.
Top of an interior sequence.