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When making tricks in suits, remember the maxim that tells you in which order to play your sequential high cards between your hand and dummy:
If leading from the hand with the shorter length, lead the highest card.
If leading from the hand with the longer length, lead the lowest card.
Think L-L: Lowest-Longest.
Exercise: How would you play these suits? You are leading from your hand
|Hand a)||Hand b)||Hand c)|
♠ K 2
♦ A Q 3 2
♣ A K J 5 2
♠ A Q 3
♦ K J 4
♣ Q 3
Lead ♠3 first – lowest card from the longer length – to ♠K – highest card from the shorter length. Now ♠2 back to ♠AQ.
Lead ♦K first, then, reapplying the motto, ♦J, then ♦4 to ♦AQ.
Lead ♣Q first, then ♣3 over to ♣AKJ. Unless the suit splits 5-1 or 6-0 (unlikely), you will have a long card (♣5).