Asim Ulke: I bid 3H. If partner passes this so be it; I can not stop clubs. Hopefully partner will bid 3S with a doubleton spade and the spade game will be reached. LEAD: C—This bidding makes no sense unless the dummy will table a 6 card side suit headed by AK or AKQ. Declarer obviously has 3 key cards. Partner is either void in a suit or has a sure trump trick like QJT. The later would be in hearts and most players name a solid major in the bidding. So that is unlikely. I think therefore that the dummy's suit is Clubs. On the other hand the only side suit that has been bid is diamons. Did partner request a diamond lead? I dont know but I have some protection against diamond suit being established. So I lead a club. Wow!
Herb Sachs: 3H: If I bid three hearts, partner has plenty of room to bid 3 spades if he has a doubleton. Or even a singleton honor. I don’t like it and I never raise second suits with three. I like the Q of hearts and partner may have a 6card suit. If I lbid 3 spades a spade, partner will not know I have a heart card LEAD: I lead a diamond. Either for an unusual lead—or they aren’t making it!!
PJ Prabu:3S. Showing a sixth S, denying a C stopper, and waiting for more info from pd. 3-card support is not enough to raise pd's second suit and bypassing 3NT. I like my hand very much with the Qs in pd's suits; but will pass any game bid and will bid 4D over 4C.. LEAD: HT. My first reaction was to lead the "safe" CQ on the premise that the opponents appear to have their signals mixed and pd has a trump trick. On second thought, LHO's bid may be based on AKQTxx of H as the source of tricks and a H ruff is required to beat the contract. The lead of the T instead of the J or 5 is a little deception, should pd not have a H void.
Bill Holt: I bid 3S. Tough problem. Options as I see them are 3NT (with open clubs), 4d (getting past 3NT) and 3S (your Spades aren't worth another bid). I am going to bid 3S in the hopes that partner can bid 3NT or 4d. I don't like to bid beyond 3NT when I sense it is the likely best place to play. Partner won't play me for a club card as with I would have bid 3NT myself. LEAD: the Q of Clubs. Dummy has not bid any suit naturally and there is no side-suit shape information available. I have a LOT of stuff here facing a doubling partner on this auction. I am going passive. Sounds like dummy is some wild distributional hand.
Mary Carns: #1. 3S. Least of evils LEAD: JH. Partner has a void. Normally I would guess that the void is in my longest suit, but I have 3 longest suits. Here is how I decided on a heart: Responder has to have a source of tricks, and only 2 keycards (declarer has 3). He can't think he has a big source of tricks in a minor, given my holding in those suits. So, he is probably 2-suited in spades and hearts. Something like AKxxx, KQxxxx, x, x. So pard's most likely void is hearts.
Gail Carns: 3S Most people don't play that 2S showed 6 and I don't have a C stopper. LEAD: DQ I don't seem to have a long suit
Roni Atkins: 4D - I don't like it, but I have no other call. LEAD: Q of clubs - It calls for first suit bid by dummy or an unusual lead. I don't have either available and want to make the lead that is least likely to give anything away.
Jim Bachelder: 3H! Certainly with honor doubleton, I would bid 3H, so I'll try it now before I go past 3NT. If partner now calls 3NT, I'll happily pass. What contract would you like to play if partner's hand is: X, AKJTX, KJXX, QXX ? LEAD: QC I'm leading the pedestrian queen of clubs which is least likely to give something away, like a red suit lead. If this is a lightner double, I have no clue which of my 3 four card suits to lead. It sounds like the opponents are off the trump ace and partner can double the 7NT runout as well. Certainly he can't have a trump stack and with QJT, he'd be happy with his plus
Trudy Cohn: BID: 4D LEAD: I will lead the Club Q. I really have no idea what the double indicates and so will make the lead least likely to give up a trick.
Ernie Retetagos: 4D seems normal. Raising partner with trump support is usually a good idea. LEAD QC An experienced partnership may have discussed similar auctions in which a diamond lead is requested. I would have to have this discussion and a lot of trust in partner to lead a a diamond.
Florine Walters: 3S I'm not sure sure as to whether my second bid of two spades indicates six, but whether it does or not I am still bidding three spades. While I am not crazy about this bid if in our system two spades shows six, but on the other hand I do not want to go past three no trump. It is up to partner to further clarify their hand by bidding 3 NT with a club stopper, 4 diamonds with five, 4 hearts with six and with none of the above 4 spades. LEAD: JD. Partner is asking me to make an unusual lead, thus a diamond, the only unusual lead. Of course, partner could be a bore and hold the trump ace, but you still have to lead a diamond just in case he is not!!!
Brian Ellis: 3S. I had not previously promised a 6 card suit. Now I do. Furthermore, there is nothing else to say. A raise to 4D would promise a 4 card suit and if 3NT is right, it has to be from partner's side LEAD: QC The double is for an unusual lead, normally the first suit bid by dummy, who has not bid a suit. I may have all 3 suits stopped, so it seems that partner has a trump trick. I will lead the club queen and hope I have not given the grand away
Jim Bossert: 3 hearts. 3NT should be played by pard. LEAD: Q of clubs. I know I'm supposed to know what to do but I don't.
Richard Katz: I Bid 3S. LEAD: JH. The rationale for this bid is that if opponents count on making 7 with the diamond or club suit, they cannot do it because I have those suits. The only way they can possibly make 7 is by running a long heart suit with shortness in the dummy where they can ruff out my heart after pulling trump. My partner must be void in hearts to double.