OK, you might not bid
RHO leads the
a) accept the lead and put your hand down as dummy, or
b) accept the lead and have partner put down the dummy, or
c) have the
d) forbid a heart lead from LHO for as long has he holds the lead and allow the
e) require a heart lead from LHO and allow the
And sorry, but I think
[You might prefer
I know we are prepared for a spade, but I don't know about a heart. So I forbid a heart lead.
Partner argued that the opening lead was blasted out there, but all leads out of turn are fast or partner will beat you to it. So the argument that a fast leader knows what to lead directly contradicts Goldwater's Rule.
What do you lead?
Some were a little surprised by partner's bidding;
offering a choice between AKxxxx and Jxxx seems a
little much, particularly if you plan (hope) to
double at the 5-level and really want a diamond
lead. On the other hand, who hasn't doubled with
something like 2425 and a good but not great hand?
Add in that partner may overcompete expecting that
you have the minors (yes, he should know you could
have the reds, but most of the time, you'll have
the minors, since you will (particularly at matchpoints)