Bridge & other card games/lead question

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Hi

Pass, Pass.Pass. 2NT, all pass

Player on lead has

x x x x x
A K J x
10 x
10 x

What is the best lead ?
4th best spade ?
4th best heart ?
A hearts ?

Thanks

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Hi,

I would lead the K of hearts which partner should encourage if he holds the queen and discourage otherwise. This puts partner on alert that you want him to lead a heart when he gets the lead. I would then shift to a spade at trick 2 but maybe my second highest spot card to tell partner that I have no honor in that suit. Leading a low spade would imply having an honor. Partner should have 10 points or so and is likely to get the lead at some point since the likelihood of declarer taking 8 top tricks is pretty small. He can then lead a heart to you.  

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I can answer questions on bidding and on cardplay with the caveat that the former may necessarily involve some subjectivity. I have been playing tournament bridge for over 20 years and I have won several regional tournaments.

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