Bridge Deal of the Week (March 30 2016)

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 KQJ9852
 6
 873
 A2
Deal
76
 AKJ742
  AJ95
  9

 

 

 

Problem


The Auction:

 

West North East South
1♣ 3♠ Pass 4NT
Pass 5♠ Pass 6♠

 

North is playing 6♠. East, who has solidly passed all through the auction, leads the 3, so right in the beginning you are faced with a dilemma: to finesse or not to finesse?

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Although an old bridge proverb tells us never to accept a finesse offered by the opponents, this might be a case of Bottom Of Something type lead.

A small card led -- Bottom Of Something -- signals that the leader has a useful high card in this suit.

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