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Lead Out of Turn

This is a two-part topic.  First, Looking only at the South hand and auction, answer the poll question.  Second, scroll down to see North hand and plan the play.

Regional KO, bracket 2.  Last hand in the round robin; you led opponents by 5 at the compare, but botched a game earlier in the 2nd half and propbably losing the othher match, so making this is do-or-die.

South
A97
KJ42
K976
AQ
W
N
E
S
P
P
P
1NT
2
X
2
3NT
P
P
P

While West was contemplating the opening lead, East faced the 10.  You call the director and she explains that you have 5 options.  Make your choice using the poll below, then look at the North hand.  No peeking!

 

 

 

 

North
K63
Q87
Q104
J987
South
A97
KJ42
K976
AQ
W
N
E
S
P
P
P
1NT
2
X
2
3NT
P
P
P

Okay, now plan the play.  If you chose option 5 as I did, trick one goes 4, 7, T, Q.

 

 

Accept the lead. Then you can see the dummy before playing to trick 1 from hand.
Accept the lead and become dummy. Partner declares.
Refuse the lead, and leave the 10 as a penalty card. West leads whatever they like.
Refuse the lead, and bar West from leading a
Refuse the lead, and require West to lead a club.

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