10 seems "too much" standard.
¤ 1 Does it mean U would lead 10 with A109x, K109x, Q109x and 109xx? Or
2¤ With 4 BAD card U lead 2nd best which is less standard.
Altogether is 10 an honor or not. In practice its paramaont to know on a 10 ...
Example 9 and 14 are the closest to this thread.
Part title (p 129-139) is "Returning partner's lead" in Chapter 5 "Later leads against no trumps contracts" the whole subject of this thread.
Tips for Tops (1988) G Rozenkranz p 110-118. But i disagree Cannot distinguish remaining ...
What is a default agrement here. System's on? Then 3♦ would be GF. Even so. From 2♠ Different inferences can be drawn about length and/or strength of possible bids.
- a simple 3♠ is asking for ♠ stopper. But what if S has a slamish one ...
then responder will choose Moysian ♥ 4-3 fit
Everybody should know that with original 5 cards they shouldnt return original 4th best but lowest when dummy is singleton(See Journalist Leads p 129-139)
Add: If they prefer its not ...
Do you mean that they dont know that 2♠ would be strong (whatever agreed strength), usally GF, then 1♠ followed by 3♥ has just below GF stength? Those bids seems so basic..
Then 3♥ is not GF just show a precise strength(over here 16 to ...
As over here we support directly with 4cards, 2♠ shows a minimum opening with 3 cards and 3♠ a maximum opening with 3 card (Dont we forget to inform partner if he has a hand suitable for slam)
Hence 2♥ is default bid denying 3c ♠.
Declarer only advised opps if the explanation given by E is not the agreement.
I.E.If 2♥ is one suited by agrement and E explains ♥ +m, W has to say its one suited at the lead moment (Before it would be UI to partner)