- Tuesday Aft - November 7, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1094 MP  Geomean: 440 MP
(based on 33 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored, missing masterpoint data for 1 ACBL player)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Jean-Claude Tavard 70.37 1st A 0.90
Arline Benzien - Joann Bowen 61.81 1st A 0.90
John Eliason - Maria Black 57.87 2nd A 0.63
Charles Patrick - N Dennis Berg 57.64 2nd A 0.63
Harry Anand - Janis Pulliam 54.40 3rd A 0.45
Dick Zizic - Ronald Saltis 52.31 4th A 0.32
Anne Cline - Dagmar Ragnow 51.16 3rd A 0.45
Gary Feldman - John Anderson 50.23 1st B 0.40
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 48.61 2nd B 0.28
Joyce Tuttle - Kay Mendel 46.76 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>November 7, 2017   |CLUB NO.>131102    | 11/07/2017 15:59
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Maria Black            John Eliason             A    2     .     .    125.00  57.87  0.63(A)
 2 Mike Gaddis Jr         Louise Shaffer           B    .     .     .     92.50  42.82
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Anne Cline               A    3     .     .    110.50  51.16  0.45(A)
 4 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C    4     1     1    108.50  50.23  0.40(B)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .    100.50  46.53
 6 Carole Cardinal        Susan Keller             C    .     .     .     92.50  42.82
 7 Donald Cline           Susan Lang               A    .     .     .    104.00  48.15
 8 Saurin Chakrabarti     Karen Chakrabarti        C    .     2     .    105.00  48.61  0.28(B)
 9 Joann Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    1     .     .    133.50  61.81  0.90(A)
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=5                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Joyce Tuttle           Kay Mendel               C    .     3     2    101.00  46.76  0.28(B)
 2 Harry Anand            Janis Pulliam            C    3     2     1    117.50  54.40  0.45(A)
 3 Ronald Saltis          Dick Zizic               A    4     .     .    113.00  52.31  0.32(A)
 4 Ray Escobedo           Molly Maurette           C    .     .     .     99.00  45.83
 5 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B    .     .     .     94.00  43.52
 6 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C    .     .     .     71.50  33.10
 7 Charles Clarke         Jean-Claude Tavard       A    1     .     .    152.00  70.37  0.90(A)
 8 Allen Dahl             Deborah Kerr             C    .     .     .     99.50  46.06
 9 Charles Patrick        N Dennis Berg            B    2     1     .    124.50  57.64  0.63(A)
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠J3
97
AK62
♣AQT95
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q764
KQJ85
J5
♣K4
♠K82
43
Q43
♣J8632
♠AT95
AT62
T987
♣7
14
126
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 2 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   1.00  1N N +2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  150          7.00   1.00  1N N +2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  150          7.00   1.00  2 N +3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  130          5.00   3.00  2 N +2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  120          4.00   4.00  2N N      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  110          3.00   5.00  3 N      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
   90          2.00   6.00  2♣ N      A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A5-Fox-Fox
         50    1.00   7.00  2♣ N -1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        100    0.00   8.00  3N N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Patrick-Berg

Allan Graves Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1♣Pass1
Pass1NTAll pass

OPENING LEAD: 2♠

The issue here is how to bid the North hand. There are three ways., Open 1♣ and rebid 1NT, open 1♣ and rebid 2♣, or open 1 and rebid 2♣ . With minor suit hands like this my preference is to open clubs, my best suit, and rebid 1NT if I have 12-14 balanced. If I had 5 diamonds and 4 clubs, similar to this hand, I would prefer to open 1 and rebid 2♣. I don't like opening 1♣ and rebidding 2♣ on only a five card suit. The other choice of opening 1 and rebidding 2♣ has a vocal minority in support and has some advantages but partner expects you to have five diamonds. With the normal spade lead you will make 4 for 180 and a good score.


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2 ♠J8
QT864
KT9
♣532
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q75
A53
2
♣QJT986
♠K64
K972
J43
♣A74
♠AT932
J
AQ8765
♣K
6
911
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1♠  ♣3 ♥4 NT5
EW: 4/3♣ 2  ♦3 ♠4/3 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +100 5♣*-E-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.50   0.50  3♠ S +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  170          7.50   0.50  2♠ S +2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  130          4.50   3.50  4 S      A1-Black-Eliason vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  130          4.50   3.50  3 S +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  130          4.50   3.50  3 S +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  130          4.50   3.50  3 S +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
   50          1.50   6.50  2 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A5-Fox-Fox
   50          1.50   6.50  3♣ W -1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        110    0.00   8.00  3♣ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Patrick-Berg

Allan Graves Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1♠
3♣PassPass3
All pass

Unlike the previous hand, with a five card major I prefer to open that rather than my six card minor as it locates our potential major suit fit straight away. The defense will often stay in the dark regarding the undisclosed long side suit. 3♣ is a good choice by West. It is always good to pre-empt. There are some who would open the East hand and I would then overcall 1♠ . The play in 3 should involve finessing the spades twice (the 3♣ bidder is very unlikely to have the K♠,Q♠) and ruffing a spade in dummy in case they are 4-2.


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3 ♠963
AQT6
KQ52
♣J2
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠875
K52
A93
♣AQ65
♠KQT42
87
86
♣T873
♠AJ
J943
JT74
♣K94
12
135
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3  ♣5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  3N W -5   A1-Black-Eliason vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  300          7.00   1.00  1N W -3   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A5-Fox-Fox
  140          4.00   4.00  3 S      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  140          4.00   4.00  3 S      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  140          4.00   4.00  3 N      A7-Cline-Lang vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  140          4.00   4.00  2 S +1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  140          4.00   4.00  2 S +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  110          1.00   7.00  2 S      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  100          0.00   8.00  3♣ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Patrick-Berg

Allan Graves Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1♣Dbl1♠2
DblPass2♠3
Pass3All pass

I prefer to get in early and therefore I would double even with the very mediocre spades. If you do pass it will go 1♠ then a 1NT rebid and now you have to come in with a double showing the other two suits. I prefer the bid now approach as in many ways it is safer. In the example auction, West's double is a Support Double(s) showing three card support. That is a good convention which I recommend. If E-W over compete to 3♠ South should double as a one trick set would be 200, which beats all part-scores.


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4 ♠K
J764
J52
♣KT943
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J43
Q8
T864
♣A762
♠QT9652
AT93
A9
♣5
♠A87
K52
KQ73
♣QJ8
8
710
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 1  ♠4 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -3   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  130          7.00   1.00  3♣ N +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        100    6.00   2.00  3N S -1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        110    5.00   3.00  2♠ E      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        140    4.00   4.00  3♠ E      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        170    2.50   5.50  2♠ E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        170    2.50   5.50  2♠ E +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Fox-Fox
        200    1.00   7.00  2N S -2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        670    0.00   8.00  2♠* E     A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel

Allan Graves Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass2♠All pass

Most top players no longer have a taboo about opening a weak two bid with a side four card major. You can play a simple type of Ogust over the weak two opening. In response to 2NT asking you bid 3♣ - a good hand, 3 - a medium hand, 3M - a poor hand and 3 of the other major as four cards with extra values. On this hand 2♠ steals the pot as South does not quite have a 2NT overcall. Indeed 2NT will fair very badly. 2♠ makes easily and will make 3 unless North South lead trumps initially.

If East had opened 1♠, now South might well come in with 1NT and North can compete to 3♣. Pre-empts are good.


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5 ♠KQ9
AK643
T2
♣Q95
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠64
J9
AKQJ8
♣A632
♠AT872
72
964
♣K74
♠J53
QT85
753
♣JT8
14
157
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♦3 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 4 2♠ 2NT  ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2 N      A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Fox-Fox
   50          7.00   1.00  4 W -1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        110    4.50   3.50  3 W      A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        110    4.50   3.50  3 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        110    4.50   3.50  3 W      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        110    4.50   3.50  2 W +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        130    1.50   6.50  3 W +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        130    1.50   6.50  3 W +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        140    0.00   8.00  2♠ E +1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
6 ♠AJ64
KJ75
JT5
♣AT
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠7
T98
A9876
♣KQ63
♠T9832
Q643
2
♣854
♠KQ5
A2
KQ43
♣J972
14
92
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 3 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Fox-Fox
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  460          6.50   1.50  3N N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  430          3.50   4.50  3N S +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  430          3.50   4.50  3N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  400          2.00   6.00  3N S      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        100    0.50   7.50  6N S -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        100    0.50   7.50  6N S -2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
7 ♠JT96
AJ9
J7
♣JT95
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K
QT2
KQT32
♣8732
♠A875
K5
654
♣AKQ4
♠Q432
87643
A98
♣6
8
1016
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦2 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 -/1♠ 2NT  ♥6 ♠6/7
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   1.00  3N E -2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  200          7.00   1.00  3N E -2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  200          7.00   1.00  3N E -2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  100          4.50   3.50  3N E -1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  100          4.50   3.50  3N E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
         90    3.00   5.00  1N E      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Fox-Fox
        130    2.00   6.00  2♣ E +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        150    1.00   7.00  2N E +1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        630    0.00   8.00  3N E +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
8 ♠742
K97
63
♣K9832
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QT6
QT862
AJ8
♣A4
♠K985
J54
KT542
♣J
♠AJ3
A3
Q97
♣QT765
6
138
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ -/1NT
       ♦3 ♥3 ♠4 NT4/7
EW: 3 3 3♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  3♣ S      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Steward-Hahn
         50    7.00   1.00  4♣ S -1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Fox-Fox
        100    6.00   2.00  4♣ N -2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        140    5.00   3.00  3 W      A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        150    4.00   4.00  5♣ S -3   A1-Black-Eliason vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        170    2.50   5.50  2 W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        170    2.50   5.50  2 W +2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        200    1.00   7.00  3 W +2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        420    0.00   8.00  4 W      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
9 ♠6
T8432
J52
♣AKJ7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠932
AKQ
KQ93
♣943
♠AKJ754
J9
764
♣T5
♠QT8
765
AT8
♣Q862
9
149
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ -/1
       ♣6/7 ♦5 ♥6/7 ♠3 NT5/6
EW: 2 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        140    5.00   3.00  3♠ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        140    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        140    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Fox-Fox
        140    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        140    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        620    1.00   7.00  4♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        620    1.00   7.00  4♠ E      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        620    1.00   7.00  4♠ E      A7-Cline-Lang vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
10 ♠T86
KT4
T87
♣J942
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠973
9732
A62
♣QT6
♠AJ52
A5
KQ53
♣K85
♠KQ4
QJ86
J94
♣A73
4
617
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2 1 3/2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90    7.00   1.00  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Steward-Hahn
         90    7.00   1.00  1N E      A7-Cline-Lang vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
         90    7.00   1.00  1N E      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Fox-Fox
        110    5.00   3.00  2♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        120    3.00   5.00  1N E +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        120    3.00   5.00  1N E +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        120    3.00   5.00  1N E +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        150    0.50   7.50  1N E +2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        150    0.50   7.50  1N E +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
11 ♠A842
KT63
A96
♣K4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠63
875
KT742
♣876
♠K7
QJ42
Q85
♣Q932
♠QJT95
A9
J3
♣AJT5
14
310
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 4/3 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5/4 ♥3 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          7.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  480          7.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  480          7.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Fox-Fox
  450          3.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  450          3.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  450          3.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  450          3.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  240          1.00   7.00  1N N +5   A7-Cline-Lang vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  200          0.00   8.00  3♠ S +2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A9-Patrick-Berg
12 ♠AK54
84
AT
♣AKT32
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠72
762
K98654
♣75
♠J9863
QJ953
J32
♣-
♠QT
AKT
Q7
♣QJ9864
18
35
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 1 3 5♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦6 ♥2 ♠2/1 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1390          7.00   1.00  6♣ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Steward-Hahn
 1390          7.00   1.00  6♣ N +1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
 1390          7.00   1.00  6♣ N +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Fox-Fox
  800          5.00   3.00  5* W -4  A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  640          2.00   6.00  5♣ N +2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  640          2.00   6.00  5♣ N +2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  640          2.00   6.00  5♣ N +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  640          2.00   6.00  5♣ N +2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  640          2.00   6.00  5♣ N +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
13 ♠86
T
KJT963
♣AT95
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T75
AKQ9862
5
♣72
♠AK92
J74
Q8742
♣Q
♠QJ43
53
A
♣KJ8643
8
912
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 1♠  ♥3 NT4
EW: 4  ♣1 ♦5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -200 5♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    8.00   0.00  3 N -1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        170    7.00   1.00  2 W +2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A7-Cline-Lang vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette

Allan Graves Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 2PassPass
23♣35♣
PassPassDblAll pass

The first round of bidding is routine but North comes in with 3♣ on their second turn. With such strong suits this is not as dangerous as it may appear . Even if you get doubled and go down 500 they would have had a game. The 3♣ strikes gold as South can bid 5♣, down one against 4, which makes. Indeed on this auction E-W have to judge well to take their plus score. East's 3 bid is one of those "unassuming Q bids" inviting game in hearts. The key here is that North had a very good diamond suit which protects against a large penalty . There are many ways that 3♣ can win. This case was one of them.


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14 ♠9
K6
Q94
♣AKJ8654
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q75
53
T852
♣QT72
♠JT8642
Q74
A73
♣3
♠AK3
AJT982
KJ6
♣9
13
47
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 6 2♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          7.00   1.00  5 S +1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  480          7.00   1.00  4 S +2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  480          7.00   1.00  4 S +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  450          4.50   3.50  4 S +1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  450          4.50   3.50  4 S +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  420          3.00   5.00  4 S      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  170          2.00   6.00  3 S +1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  150          1.00   7.00  4♣ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
         50    0.00   8.00  3N S -1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
15 ♠KJ9
AKJ
T853
♣J85
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠A
Q96542
A64
♣962
♠654
8
KJ72
♣AKQT4
♠QT8732
T73
Q9
♣73
13
1013
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 6♣ 4 3 3NT  ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -920 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2♠ S      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  100          7.00   1.00  3N E -2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        110    6.00   2.00  2 W      A7-Cline-Lang vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        130    5.00   3.00  4♣ E      A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        140    3.50   4.50  2 W +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        140    3.50   4.50  2 W +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        150    1.50   6.50  3♣ E +2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        150    1.50   6.50  3♣ E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
        550    0.00   8.00  5♣* E     A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
16 ♠52
862
KT3
♣KQ854
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠Q74
AJ9543
AJ
♣J9
♠AK96
QT7
862
♣762
♠JT83
K
Q9754
♣AT3
8
139
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3  ♥3 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4 2♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♦4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    8.00   0.00  3 W      A1-Black-Eliason vs A5-Fox-Fox
        170    5.50   2.50  3 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        170    5.50   2.50  3 W +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        170    5.50   2.50  2 W +2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        170    5.50   2.50  2 W +2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        200    3.00   5.00  2 W +3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        300    2.00   6.00  5* N -2  A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        620    0.50   7.50  4 W      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        620    0.50   7.50  4 W      A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
17 ♠876532
AJ
QJT7
♣A
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KT9
843
943
♣8642
♠J4
K9
AK52
♣JT953
♠AQ
QT7652
86
♣KQ7
12
312
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  3N S      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  140          6.00   2.00  3♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  140          6.00   2.00  3♠ N      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  140          6.00   2.00  2 S +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
         50    3.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A9-Patrick-Berg
         50    3.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
         50    3.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        100    0.50   7.50  4♠ N -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        100    0.50   7.50  4 S -2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A5-Fox-Fox
18 ♠Q4
KT64
A764
♣854
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AT872
953
J52
♣K9
♠95
A87
KQ83
♣JT73
♠KJ63
QJ2
T9
♣AQ62
9
810
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          7.50   0.50  1N N +1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  120          7.50   0.50  1N N +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  110          6.00   2.00  2 N      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A6-Steward-Hahn
   90          5.00   3.00  1N N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
   50          4.00   4.00  1N E -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
         90    2.50   5.50  1N E      A7-Cline-Lang vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
         90    2.50   5.50  1N E      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        100    0.50   7.50  1N N -1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A5-Fox-Fox
        100    0.50   7.50  1N N -1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
19 ♠JT2
7543
JT2
♣T97
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q764
AKQ96
65
♣K6
♠983
T
KQ874
♣J842
♠AK5
J82
A93
♣AQ53
2
146
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4/5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1 2♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    7.50   0.50  1N S -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A6-Steward-Hahn
         50    7.50   0.50  1N N -1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A5-Fox-Fox
        100    5.50   2.50  2N S -2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        100    5.50   2.50  2♣ S -2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        110    3.00   5.00  2♠ E      A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        110    3.00   5.00  2 W      A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        110    3.00   5.00  2 W      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        150    0.50   7.50  3♣ S -3   A7-Cline-Lang vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        150    0.50   7.50  2♣ N -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
20 ♠KQJ765
42
AKQ
♣T9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠94
AKJ985
96
♣J62
♠3
QT73
J843
♣AK43
♠AT82
6
T752
♣Q875
15
910
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4♠  ♣5/6 ♥3 NT5
EW: 1♣ 4  ♦5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +200 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          8.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  620          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  620          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  620          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  620          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  200          3.00   5.00  3♠ N +2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  170          1.50   6.50  3♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  170          1.50   6.50  3♠ N +1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A5-Fox-Fox
        100    0.00   8.00  5♠ N -1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
21 ♠54
QJ62
87652
♣QT
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QJT92
T3
AKQ9
♣A4
♠K3
AK7
T4
♣K97632
♠A876
9854
J3
♣J85
5
1613
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥4 ♠1 NT1
EW: 5♣ 5 2 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    8.00   0.00  2♠ W +3   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        230    7.00   1.00  2♠ W +4   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A5-Fox-Fox
        430    6.00   2.00  3N E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        480    5.00   3.00  5♠ W +1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        490    3.00   5.00  3N E +3   A1-Black-Eliason vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        490    3.00   5.00  3N E +3   A7-Cline-Lang vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        490    3.00   5.00  3N E +3   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        980    1.00   7.00  6♠ W      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        990    0.00   8.00  6N W      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A6-Steward-Hahn
22 ♠A42
7643
754
♣T62
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠JT8
J
AKQ9
♣KQJ98
♠Q75
Q982
J832
♣A7
♠K963
AKT5
T6
♣543
4
179
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥6 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 1 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    8.00   0.00  2♣ W +1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        130    6.50   1.50  3 W +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        130    6.50   1.50  2 W +2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        600    4.50   3.50  3N E      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A5-Fox-Fox
        600    4.50   3.50  3N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        630    2.00   6.00  3N W +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        630    2.00   6.00  3N E +1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        630    2.00   6.00  3N E +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        660    0.00   8.00  3N W +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Patrick-Berg
23 ♠KQ7
JT76
7
♣JT965
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J982
52
QJT
♣Q432
♠AT63
K9
98642
♣K7
♠54
AQ843
AK53
♣A8
7
610
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 5 1♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3/2 ♦6 ♥2 ♠6 NT4/2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          8.00   0.00  4 S +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  650          5.00   3.00  4 S +1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  650          5.00   3.00  4 S +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  650          5.00   3.00  4 S +1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  650          5.00   3.00  4 S +1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  650          5.00   3.00  4 S +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  620          2.00   6.00  4 S      A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A5-Fox-Fox
  200          0.50   7.50  3 S +2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  200          0.50   7.50  3 S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
24 ♠T732
A53
T96
♣T42
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQ9
964
KJ8
♣Q986
♠AJ8
KT2
Q743
♣J53
♠654
QJ87
A52
♣AK7
4
1111
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          8.00   0.00  1N S      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
         50    5.50   2.50  1N S -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A5-Fox-Fox
         50    5.50   2.50  1N S -1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Patrick-Berg
         50    5.50   2.50  1N S -1   A7-Cline-Lang vs A6-Steward-Hahn
         50    5.50   2.50  1 S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
         90    2.50   5.50  1N E      A1-Black-Eliason vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
         90    2.50   5.50  1 E +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        100    0.50   7.50  1♣ S -2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
        100    0.50   7.50  1♣ S -2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
25 ♠842
A73
AJ65
♣854
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠JT76
QJ5
932
♣732
♠AQ
K86
QT84
♣KJ96
♠K953
T942
K7
♣AQT
9
415
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6/5 ♦6/5 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  200          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
  200          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A5-Fox-Fox
  100          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A1-Black-Eliason vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  100          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  100          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  100          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
         90    0.50   7.50  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
         90    0.50   7.50  1N E      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Patrick-Berg
26 ♠QJ
93
J54
♣KQ8542
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T9852
AKJ7
AQ98
♣-
♠A64
T8
T762
♣AJ73
♠K73
Q6542
K3
♣T96
9
149
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦1/2 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 2♣ 5 3 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    8.00   0.00  2♠ W +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
        170    5.50   2.50  2♠ W +2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        170    5.50   2.50  2♠ W +2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A6-Steward-Hahn
        170    5.50   2.50  2♠ W +2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A5-Fox-Fox
        170    5.50   2.50  2♠ E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
        200    3.00   5.00  3♠ W +2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
        620    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A3-Saltis-Zizic
        620    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Patrick-Berg
        650    0.00   8.00  4♠ W +1   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
27 ♠QT9765
AQ976
A
♣J
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠42
K53
JT54
♣Q654
♠K8
T8
Q762
♣AT872
♠AJ3
J42
K983
♣K93
13
69
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 6 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  510          7.50   0.50  4♠ N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tuttle-Mendel
  510          7.50   0.50  4♠ N +3   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Patrick-Berg
  480          3.50   4.50  4♠ N +2   A1-Black-Eliason vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  480          3.50   4.50  4♠ N +2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Shaffer vs A4-Escobedo-Maurette
  480          3.50   4.50  4♠ N +2   A3-Ragnow-Cline vs A6-Steward-Hahn
  480          3.50   4.50  4♠ N +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Dahl-Kerr
  480          3.50   4.50  4♠ N +2   A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Clarke-Tavard
  480          3.50   4.50  4 N +2   A7-Cline-Lang vs A5-Fox-Fox
  450          0.00   8.00  4♠ N +1   A6-Cardinal-Keller vs A3-Saltis-Zizic