Join Bridge Winners
The opening leads (part 2)

This is the second segment of a series which examines all the opening leads of Wladow-Elinescu in the knockout stages of the Senior championships in Bali. In the first segment, we looked just at the hands of the partner of the opening leader, and asked the question: What suit (if any) would one signal for the opening lead if one could give such a signal. This hands were presented in the article. They were also presented in an online survey. The URL for this is:

http://bridge-hand-player.appspot.com/kit_woolsey_opening_leads_part_1.html

If you haven't done so already, I suggest you take this survey. It is important in order to establish an unbiased estimate of what signal the partner of the opening leader would probably have given if he were giving a signal.

In this segment, the opening leader's hand is shown but with no information other than the bidding. You are asked to judge what opening lead you would make. There will be a survey on this also. The URL for this survey is:

http://bridge-hand-player.appspot.com/kit_woolsey_opening_leads_part_2.html

In the third segment you will presented with the same opening lead problems, but this time with the information that partner has signalled his preference. You will also have information about whether or not partner is balanced, and if he is distributional what his short suit is. You might or might not choose a different opening lead with this new information. There will also be a survey on this.

In the fourth segment, the results of the surveys will be compiled. The full hands will be shown, along with the opening lead which was chosen at the table.

Finals segment 6

Board 18

South
7532
109
8765
963
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
2
X
2
P
P
P

1NT: 14-16

2: Transfer

Board 19

North
9753
J6
A832
982
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
2
P
2
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 20

South
9742
96
KJ76
Q103
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1
P
1
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

1: Strong

1: 0-7

Board 21

South
J97
K107642
A9
87
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
X
P
2
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

1: Strong

Board 23

South
QJ5
Q1097
52
AQ54
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
1
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

1: 11-15 2+ diamonds

Board 28

North
10743
K9653
3
A87
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

1: 11-15 2+ diamonds

Board 29

South
K93
A874
A9
Q653
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
1
P
3
P
P
P

Board 31

North
J763
J10
Q652
Q62
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
X
P
2
P
P
P

Finals segment 5

Board 2

South
3
J7643
8763
J85
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

Board 3

North
3
K43
73
KQJ8643
W
N
E
S
P
1
4
4NT
P
5
P
6
P
P
P

Board 4

South
K876
J8
KQ54
J53
W
N
E
S
P
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 5

South
J9852
J5
K875
J9
W
N
E
S
1
1
1
4
P
P
P

Board 7

North
A1062
K
K75432
KJ
W
N
E
S
P
1
X
1NT
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

Board 8

South
A
KJ432
K10872
K8
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
2
3
P
4
P
P
P

2: Hearts and a minor

Board 11

North
Q53
1073
976
10543
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
X
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

1: Strong

1: 0-8

2: 5+ diamonds, 4 hearts

Board 12

North
1086
KQ95
KJ10932
W
N
E
S
1
3
4
P
4
P
4NT
P
5
P
5
P
6
P
6
P
P
P

Board 13

South
AQ96
A104
Q64
742
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
1
2
3
3
4
4
P
P
5
P
P
P

Finals segment 3

Board 4

South
43
9762
A92
K862
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
P
2
P
4
P
4
P
P
P

Board 5

South
753
108532
Q10865
W
N
E
S
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
5
P
7
X
P
P
7NT
P
P
P

4: RKC hearts

Board 9

North
K8642
Q4
76
Q872
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

2: Relay to 2 for invite

Board 10

South
AJ73
75
A963
1084
W
N
E
S
2
P
P
P

Board 11

North
Q82
AJ103
K10953
2
W
N
E
S
P
1NT
P
2
X
2
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

3: 4 hearts, 5 spades

Board 12

South
Q106
632
KQ752
106
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

1: 11-15 2+ diamonds

2: Relay to 2 for invite

Board 13

South
KJ1075
AQ96
6
AJ10
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
X
3
5
X
P
P
P

1: 11-15 2+ diamonds

Board 16

South
KQ95
76
K9
AK654
W
N
E
S
P
2NT
P
3
P
3
3
X
P
P
P

2NT: Both minors or 6+ diamonds

3: Pass or correct

Finals segment 2

Board 18

South
AQJ
K10932
J103
J6
W
N
E
S
1
1
2
2
3
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

1: 11-15 2+ diamonds

Board 20

North
J953
Q62
AK1063
K
W
N
E
S
1
2
4
P
P
P

Board 22

North
A83
103
J3
AJ10953
W
N
E
S
2
P
2NT
P
3
P
3
P
3NT
P
4
P
4
P
4
P
P
P

2: Short diamonds

3: Minimum

3NT: 4-4-1-4

4: Forces 4, planned signoff

Board 23

North
9652
104
10754
K32
W
N
E
S
P
P
P
1
P
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 24

North
J93
96
Q8643
972
W
N
E
S
1
P
4
P
P
P

4: Not necessarily preemptive

Board 30

South
43
9732
KQ76
982
W
N
E
S
2NT
P
3
P
3
P
3NT
P
4
P
P
P

Board 31

South
J4
A9864
1054
1096
W
N
E
S
P
P
P
1NT
P
3
X
3
P
4
P
P
P

3: Puppet Stayman

Semi finals segment 6

Board 18

South
952
AJ4
732
9652
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

Board 21

North
A2
654
Q72
Q10864
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
1
2
X
3
3
P
4
P
P
P

Board 23

North
982
A8
J10643
A42
W
N
E
S
2
P
P
3
P
3
3
4
P
P
4
P
P
5
X
P
P
P

Board 24

North
A854
8765
7
J954
W
N
E
S
3
P
P
P

Board 26

South
AK
75
A643
107654
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

Board 28

North
973
K1083
KJ104
98
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
1
X
3
5
P
5
P
P
P

Board 30

North
A107
K109
10853
964
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4
X
XX
P
4NT
P
5
P
6
P
P
P

Semi-finals segment 5

Board 1

North
AJ63
K
K1098
KQ32
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
1
X
P
P
P

Board 2

North
A876
A74
108
KQ105
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
P
P

Board 3

South
942
KJ5
Q107532
7
W
N
E
S
P
P
P
1
2
2
P
2NT
P
P
P

Board 4

North
872
J4
AJ654
A109
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

Board 10

South
8
KQ9752
743
542
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
2
X
P
2
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 14

South
K107
9865
QJ
J865
W
N
E
S
1
P
2
3
3
P
4
P
P
P

Board 15

North
1043
AJ76
KQ76
73
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

Semi-finals segment 3

Board 4

South
KQJ7
10
K852
AQJ8
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1
P
2
X
2
P
P
X
P
P
P

Board 8

South
QJ92
J6
A103
AKJ3
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
P
P

Board 9

South
J10
7
AKQ87
Q9743
W
N
E
S
P
P
2NT
X
5
P
P
X
P
5
P
P
P

Board 11

North
65
KJ1075
A83
Q64
W
N
E
S
P
1
2
X
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

Board 13

North
A94
A96542
1095
5
W
N
E
S
P
P
P
1NT
2
P
2
P
P
X
P
2
P
P
P

2: 1 major

Board 14

North
J7642
965
1052
KJ
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
P
P
X
P
P
XX
P
2
P
P
X
P
P
P

Board 16

North
AJ7
9754
6
K10984
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
P
P

Semi-finals segment 2

Board 18

South
AK73
J1074
9
KJ94
W
N
E
S
1
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
4
P
P
P

Board 19

South
AQ5
QJ63
107
Q874
W
N
E
S
1NT
2
2
4
P
P
X
P
P
P

2: spades

Board 22

North
A964
J72
10973
K8
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1
P
2NT
P
P
P

Board 24

South
94
K8743
KQJ4
83
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
2
3
P
P
3
4
P
P
P

Board 25

South
93
J104
K9842
654
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

2: majors

Board 29

South
A84
QJ983
4
Q832
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 30

North
AQ
J743
A97
QJ74
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
P
P

Board 32

North
10972
Q107
8742
96
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1
P
1
P
3
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Quarter-finals segment 6

Board 19

North
542
A8
Q10754
1042
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

3: Limit raise

Board 22

South
K92
A832
A963
Q7
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
P
P

Board 23

South
J62
Q1073
Q954
92
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 24

North
8
K86
KQJ83
A842
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
P
1
2
2
3
X
P
3
P
P
P

Board 25

South
Q873
75
74
AK874
W
N
E
S
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

Board 26

South
1084
1098742
8
Q82
W
N
E
S
P
P
P
1
1
3
3
4
4
P
P
X
P
P
P

Board 27

North
K84
J64
J532
K107
W
N
E
S
P
1
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

Board 28

North
Q102
K1042
J10
J1096
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
2NT
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

1: Strong

1: Spades

Board 29

North
AQ
Q8762
QJ9
942
W
N
E
S
1
1NT
3
4
P
4NT
P
5
P
P
P

Board 31

South
Q76
10763
AQ
9832
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
2
X
XX
3
P
P
P

Board 32

South
AJ72
AK9
84
AQJ9
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

2: transfer to spades

Quarter-finals segment 5

Board 1

North
Q952
AQJ5
42
Q86
W
N
E
S
1NT
X
P
2
P
P
X
P
P
P

Board 2

South
9
Q108654
J54
KQ9
W
N
E
S
1
2
P
4
6
P
P
P

1: Strong

Board 5

South
AJ
Q97
A8
KQJ1072
W
N
E
S
P
1
2
P
P
X
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
P
P

Board 8

North
764
A54
A1083
QJ2
W
N
E
S
2
P
3
P
3
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 14

South
KQ109
6543
J92
106
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
P
P

Board 15

North
52
K1087
KQJ63
AQ
W
N
E
S
P
1
X
XX
2
P
3
3
P
4
P
P
P

Quarter-finals segment 4

Board 18

South
972
K875
Q3
Q864
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
P
P

Board 20

North
74
6
AKQ53
KQ983
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
X
P
P
P

Board 21

North
K108
A964
A5
J732
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
1
P
P
2
3
P
P
P

Board 22

South
AQJ97
Q8632
K2
6
W
N
E
S
P
1
2
P
3
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 24

North
AK87
J6
64
KJ1076
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
P
P

Board 25

South
K98432
82
9
AK92
W
N
E
S
2
2
P
2NT
P
3
P
P
P

Board 26

North
974
K104
Q542
AJ3
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

Board 27

North
J942
AJ84
985
J2
W
N
E
S
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 31

North
Q43
7
Q843
96532
W
N
E
S
1
4
P
P
P

Board 32

South
985
Q85
QJ8643
6
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
P
2
X
3
P
P
P

Quarter-finals segment 3

Board 7

North
Q43
84
AQ932
A83
W
N
E
S
P
1NT
P
3NT
P
P
P

Board 10

North
AK642
109
95
KQJ2
W
N
E
S
P
P
1NT
P
2
P
2NT
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
P
X
P
P
P

Board 11

North
A63
108
742
109863
W
N
E
S
2
X
3
P
P
4
P
4
P
5
P
5
P
P
P

Board 12

South
K76542
9843
AK
6
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
1
2
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
P
P

Board 14

South
42
KQ10865
74
KQ3
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
1NT
P
P
P

Board 15

North
K
A8642
A10742
63
W
N
E
S
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
P
P

 

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