When your partner has BID a suit and you are defending, you should lead partner’s suit unless you clearly have a much better alternative. Also if your partner has LED a suit, you should RETURN PARTNER’S SUIT WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, unless you have something clearly better to do and don’t mind looking for a new partner.
DEFENDING AGAINST A NO-TRUMP CONTRACT
1. If partner has bid a suit lead it;
– top card of a DOUBLETON. (E.g., 7 2 lead 7). (Q 5 lead Q)
– top of touching honours (E.g., Q, J, 3) lead the Q, followed by J, then the 3)
– no sequence in P’s suit lead low (E.g., K 2 3 – lead the 3)
2. If Partner did not bid,
– lead top of touching honours from a 3 card suit or longer in your hand
– no sequence, lead 4th from longest and strongest (with a choice of suits lead the stronger or the unbid suit)
Tips to follow:
DEFINING the sequence, broken sequence and interior sequence!