Our spot cards are integral to bridge. Sometimes having a five instead of a four can make all the difference. Sometimes we have a touching series of spots, and the card played - at least in some respects - is irrelevant. Once, while explaining how to lead to a beginner, I said, "If you have KQJ10x, lead your king and you will establish other tricks for yourself." The student thought about this, then responded, "Why not lead the 10, and save the higher ones for later?" Why not, indeed!?
In today's "Koch's Korner," John presents us with a hand where our spots matter. Sometimes we play a spot card just to show off or for flair. Other times - we do so because it's the only road to success!