N E S W
1NT P
P P

The most straight-forward auction that can exist leads to South playing in everyone’s favourite contract – 1NT. This North-South pair are playing a weak NT (12-14), so South opens 1NT and everyone else passes. North can’t bid their diamonds naturally because of Red Suit Transfers, so they have to shrug and pass. West starts off the defence with a low spade lead. What is your plan to make here? Which long suit are you going to try and establish, and how might you transport the lead to the right place at the right time?

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