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Al Roth would teach GIB what to lead holding KQJ

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Posted 2021-July-31, 14:19

Those of you who are experienced GIB players, would know that the strategy of GIB defence is called "random". It has no plan and no signal. All it does is to make as passive safety play as possible. The defensive language of GIB is simply to play partner holding 4 Aces or trump AKQJ, so that we can beat 4S.

Al Roth once said, when God dealt you KQJ, he's asking you to lead the suit.
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One of those everyday dull boards. If an everyday dull lead of K, would quickly setup 4 tricks.
GIB chose the most passive safety trump. So it's over after trick one.

I'm not complaining anything, coz compare to the numerous astonishing play by GIB, this is pretty normal.
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Posted 2021-July-31, 16:23

Good play by GIB to avoid the obvious KQJ lead. This avoids setting up a 4th round diamond winner for declarer which can be used to pitch a winning club from dummy, or pitch a 3rd round losing heart.
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Posted 2021-July-31, 21:43

Singleton trump leads are horrid.
If partner has Qxx you have just picked it up.
On the bright side at least Gib didn't have the singleton Q (or worse offside stiff K).
Surely with singleton honour Gib would still have led trump.
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Posted 2021-August-03, 19:22

I think GIB would lead K from KQJ10
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