For most notrump contracts, your general plan should be:
1 - Count your winners. If you don't have enough top tricks to make your contract, decide which suit offers you the best chance of creating more winners.
2 - Attack that suit first (it will usually be your longest side suit). Give up the tricks you have to lose early.
3 - Stick with one suit at a time. Keep leading it until you've established your tricks (counting the defenders' cards as you go), then cash your winners in the suit. When you move to a different suit, start counting again.
4 - Cash honours in your short suits.
Posted: Fri 02 Oct 2015