- Tuesday Aft - December 19, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 962 MP  Geomean: 320 MP
(based on 38 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bob Bradish - Charles Clarke 70.23 1st A 1.00
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 59.67 1st A 1.00
Leander Pemberton - Raeann Koerner 57.34 2nd A 0.70
Jody Shapiro - Perry Shapiro 56.67 2nd A 0.70
Dick Zizic - Ronald Landgraff 54.15 3rd A 0.50
Ken Ellenberger - Roseann Buckley 54.03 3rd A 0.50
Lynette Haas - Sharon Matthews 53.43 4th A 0.35
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 52.11 2nd B 0.39
John Eliason - Richard Follenweider 50.57 3rd B 0.28
Gary Feldman - John Anderson 48.00 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>December 19, 2017  |CLUB NO.>131102    | 12/19/2017 16:15
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
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=10/B=7/C=4                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A    1     .     .    128.89  59.67  1.00(A)
 2 Richard Follenweider   John Eliason             B    .     3     .    109.23  50.57  0.28(B)
 3 Dick Zizic             Ronald Landgraff         A    3     .     .    116.96  54.15  0.50(A)
 4 Anne Cline             Susan Lang               B    .     .     .     97.67  45.22
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    4     2     .    112.56  52.11  0.39(B)
 6 Diane Di Conti         Iris Acutt               C    .     .     .     88.78  41.10
 7 Jody Shapiro           Perry Shapiro            C    2     1     1    122.41  56.67  0.70(A)
 8 Deborah Kerr           Anne Conn                C    .     .     .     92.07  42.63
 9 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C    .     .     2    103.69  48.00  0.22(C)
                                          Totals                         972.26

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=10/B=8/C=6                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Bob Bradish            Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .    151.70  70.23  1.00(A)
 2 Harry Anand            Janis Pulliam            C    .     .     .     90.23  41.77
 3 Joann Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    .     .     .    109.44  50.67
 4 Linda Forsyth          Mike Gaddis Jr           B    .     .     .     83.91  38.85
 5 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B    3     2     .    116.71  54.03  0.50(A)
 6 Paula Reach            Guy Williams             C    .     .     .     98.57  45.63
 7 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C    .     .     .     85.47  39.57
 8 Saurin Chakrabarti     Chara Clark              C    .     .     .    103.87  48.09
 9 Lynette Haas           Sharon Matthews          C    4     3     2    115.41  53.43  0.35(A)
10 Leander Pemberton      Raeann Koerner           C    2     1     1    123.85  57.34  0.70(A)
                                          Totals                        1079.16

Hands and Results
1 ♠AKJ865
K82
2
♣J43
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠432
Q64
QT54
♣AT8
♠97
J
AKJ763
♣K976
♠QT
AT9753
98
♣Q52
12
812
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3  ♥1 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          7.94   0.06  4 S +2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
  140          5.13   2.88  3♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  140          5.13   2.88  3♠ N      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
  140          5.13   2.88  3 S      A4-Cline-Lang vs A6-Reach-Williams
  140          5.13   2.88  3 S      A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
  100          2.31   5.69  4 E -2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    0.63   7.38  4♠ N -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
         50    0.63   7.38  4♠ N -1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Steward-Hahn

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 121Dbl2
Pass2333
44PassPass
Dbl4All pass  
  1. near opening values
  2. Negative Double
  3. linchpin pin: showing better hand
  4. penalty double

This week starts off with a tricky defense. In a competitive auction, the auction here is pretty straight forward. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: North opens 1 and East overcalls 2. Some with South's hand of 8 high card points and a decent 6-card suit A1097xx will response 2 (a judgment call), but with only 8 hcp we will have South first make a Negative Double with the plan to rebid hearts (standard bidding). Some with North's hand will rebid 2, instead of raising hearts on 3-card support (either is fine in this auction).

In auctions there is often a linchpin bid, a key bid that is vital to establishing the partnerships fits and values and defining how high the bidding might reach. In this auction East bid of 3 (shows a good rebiddable suit of 6+ diamonds) sets the tone of the auction where East is saying I think this might be our auction. As a result, after South raises to 3, West raises to 4. And thus, when North bids 4, West holding Qxx and the A doubles for penalty.

4× by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EA8412
2. E62A3
3. W84K5
4. EK952
5. NKJ34
6. N87A6
7. S10Q56
8. W46910
9. SQ10J9
10. S93J3
11. S71087
12. S52K7
13. SQQAJ
  1. discouraging
Down 1 — NS −100

Play: As would be expected East leads off with the A, but West counting diamonds know the diamonds are 6-4-2-1 and declarer only has one diamond. West discourages continuance of diamonds playing the 4 (his lowest diamond); East shifts to clubs (the unbid suit). And so East/West win the A, A and K and then as long as West Ducks the first heart trick, E/W also win a heart trick. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

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2 ♠AJ6
8432
T62
♣T85
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q75
QT5
AK3
♣KJ97
♠K982
A7
QJ985
♣43
♠T43
KJ96
74
♣AQ62
5
1510
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/5 ♦3 ♥5/6 ♠3/4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 4 1 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.38   0.63  3N W -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
   50          7.38   0.63  3N W -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        150    5.69   2.31  2N E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        400    4.56   3.44  3N W      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        430    1.75   6.25  3N W +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        430    1.75   6.25  3N W +1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A6-Reach-Williams
        430    1.75   6.25  3N W +1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        430    1.75   6.25  3N W +1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Steward-Hahn
3 ♠K8
AK986
KJ9
♣QJT
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A942
QJ
T64
♣AK82
♠QT3
732
AQ52
♣963
♠J765
T54
873
♣754
17
148
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♦5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♥5/6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.38   0.63  2 N      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
  110          7.38   0.63  1 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  100          5.69   2.31  3 W -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
   90          4.56   3.44  1N N      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Steward-Hahn
   80          3.44   4.56  1 N      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
         90    2.31   5.69  1N E      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    0.63   7.38  3 N -2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        100    0.63   7.38  2 N -2   A4-Cline-Lang vs A6-Reach-Williams
4 ♠A7
QJ8652
A64
♣A8
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T64
A4
52
♣KJT742
♠Q82
K97
JT873
♣Q6
♠KJ953
T3
KQ9
♣953
15
88
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 5 3♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥2 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.38   0.63  4 N      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  620          7.38   0.63  4 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Steward-Hahn
  200          5.69   2.31  2 N +3   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Reach-Williams
  170          4.56   3.44  2 N +2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
  140          2.31   5.69  3 N      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
  140          2.31   5.69  3 N      A4-Cline-Lang vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  140          2.31   5.69  3 N      A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        100    0.06   7.94  4 N -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Haas-Matthews

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass2Pass2
Pass31Pass4
All pass   
  1. linchpin bid: showing better hand

The bidding on this deal should be very easy. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: North opens the bidding 1 and South responds 1. Some with West hand might consider a preemptive club bid, but in an open auction vulnerable West should pass. North with 15 high card points bids 2 a much stronger bid than rebidding 2. South raises hearts showing 2-card support (same auction as if South had first made a 1NT Forcing bid). The linchpin bid in this auction North raises to 3 confirming 6-hearts and via the 2 bid much better hand than bidding 2 directly.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EJK56
2. S3A27
3. W2439
4. S1048K
5. E10Q7A
6. NA634
7. NJ934
8. NQ252
9. N58510
10. N6896
11. NAQKJ
12. N77J10
13. S9K8Q
Made 5 — NS +650

Play: East makes a natural lead of the J which wins in dummy and leads trumps. In the play (finessing for the Q if necessary), all declarer (North) loses is the A and K. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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5 ♠J4
KQ82
AKJ2
♣AQ8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQ986
6
653
♣T962
♠A7532
AJT
Q98
♣74
♠T
97543
T74
♣KJ53
20
511
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 4/3 1NT  ♠4
EW: 3♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  790          7.94   0.06  4* N     A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Reach-Williams
  620          5.13   2.88  4 N      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  620          5.13   2.88  4 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Steward-Hahn
  620          5.13   2.88  4 N      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Haas-Matthews
  620          5.13   2.88  4 N      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
   50          2.31   5.69  4♠ E -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        100    0.63   7.38  4 N -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        100    0.63   7.38  4 N -1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
6 ♠Q62
K754
954
♣AKJ
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AT54
6
AKQJ
♣8542
♠KJ
J832
8732
♣T76
♠9873
AQT9
T6
♣Q93
13
145
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♦4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3  ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.38   0.63  1 S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
  110          7.38   0.63  1 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Steward-Hahn
   90          5.69   2.31  1N N      A4-Cline-Lang vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    4.56   3.44  2 S -1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        100    3.44   4.56  3 S -2   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Reach-Williams
        110    1.19   6.81  3 W      A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        110    1.19   6.81  2 W +1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        110    1.19   6.81  2 W +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Haas-Matthews
7 ♠87
J865
Q7
♣KQ752
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KJ4
KT2
KJT98
♣84
♠T9653
974
A2
♣T93
♠AQ2
AQ3
6543
♣AJ6
8
114
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1/2NT  ♦6 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    5.69   2.31  3N S -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        100    5.69   2.31  3N S -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        100    5.69   2.31  3N S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Reach-Williams
        100    5.69   2.31  3N S -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        100    5.69   2.31  3♣ N -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        200    1.75   6.25  3N S -2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        200    1.75   6.25  3N S -2   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        300    0.06   7.94  2N S -3   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
8 ♠AKQ5
QJT763
96
♣T
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J876
985
-
♣AQ7543
♠943
AK2
AKJ8
♣J98
♠T2
4
QT75432
♣K62
12
716
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2/3 ♦6 ♠4 NT2/3
EW: 3♣ 2♠ 4NT  ♦4 ♥5
LoTT: 15 - 18 = -3
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.94   0.06  5♣ W -3   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          6.81   1.19  4♠ E -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
         50    5.13   2.88  3 N -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
         50    5.13   2.88  2 N -1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        100    3.44   4.56  3 N -2   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        130    2.31   5.69  3♣ W +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        430    1.19   6.81  3N E +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        500    0.06   7.94  4* N -3  A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Reach-Williams
9 ♠A842
A953
T63
♣AT
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ7
K62
J8
♣J964
♠95
QT87
Q92
♣8753
♠T63
J4
AK754
♣KQ2
12
114
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.94   0.06  3N S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Haas-Matthews
  400          5.69   2.31  3N S      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  400          5.69   2.31  3N N      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
  400          5.69   2.31  3N N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Reach-Williams
  180          3.44   4.56  2N N +2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  130          1.75   6.25  3 S +1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
  130          1.75   6.25  2 S +2   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        100    0.06   7.94  3N N -2   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass21
Pass2NT2Pass3NT3
All pass   
  1. Inverted Minor forcing to 2NT
  2. invitational & stoppers in both majors
  3. game values & a stopper in clubs

This deal is included in today's analysis continuing the theme of understanding how minor suit bidding fits into the system of bidding. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: North deals and opens 1 - this is the rare 4-4-3-2 hand where opening 1 does not show 4-cards in diamonds. South raises 2 an Inverted Minor forcing raise in diamonds showing 10+ high card points and typically 5-diamonds.* While the 2 bid is natural responses to 2 are conventional. And the linchpin bid in this auction is North rebid of 2NT as an invitational bid showing stoppers in both majors. With a stopper in only one major North would have bid the stoppers suit. With game values and a stopper in clubs South can bid 3NT.

* Some might play the conventional response of 2 as Criss-Cross and game forcing.

3NT by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E74KA
2. N32A8
3. S2JA5
4. N69KJ
5. S7610Q
6. E3K410
7. S5727
8. S4958
9. SQ649
10. S3JA5
11. N3QJ2
12. E106K9
13. E810Q8
Made 3 — NS +400

Play: If the missing diamonds are split 3-2 this is an easy play contract to play. Declarer wins the opening lead of a heart and cashes the AK and leads a third diamond. The opponents can cash out some hearts but declarer (North) now has 1 spade + 1 heart + 4 diamonds + 3 clubs for 9 tricks.

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10 ♠J632
T7
A6
♣A7652
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K8754
AKJ6
832
♣Q
♠QT
Q82
KJT4
♣KJ94
♠A9
9543
Q975
♣T83
9
1312
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT3
EW: 1♣ 2 3 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    7.94   0.06  1N E +2   A4-Cline-Lang vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        170    6.81   1.19  3 E +1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        600    3.44   4.56  3N E      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        600    3.44   4.56  3N E      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        600    3.44   4.56  3N E      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        600    3.44   4.56  3N E      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        600    3.44   4.56  3N E      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        630    0.06   7.94  3N E +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
11 ♠QJT7
AKT862
4
♣Q4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠9652
5
KQ98
♣JT53
♠A4
QJ94
JT
♣AK862
♠K83
73
A76532
♣97
12
615
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2  ♣2 ♠6 NT4
EW: 4♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.81   1.19  2 N      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  110          6.81   1.19  2 N      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
  110          6.81   1.19  2 N      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
         50    4.00   4.00  3 N -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
         50    4.00   4.00  3 N -1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        100    2.31   5.69  3* N -1  A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        110    0.63   7.38  2♠ W      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        110    0.63   7.38  3♣ E      A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Haas-Matthews
12 ♠974
7643
KQJ
♣J93
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K62
JT8
AT9
♣AT42
♠A85
A
8743
♣KQ875
♠QJT3
KQ952
652
♣6
7
1213
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♦3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 2♠ 3NT  ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
    PASS       7.94   0.06  Pass Out  A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        130    5.13   2.88  3♣ W +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        130    5.13   2.88  3♣ E +1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        130    5.13   2.88  3♣ E +1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        130    5.13   2.88  3♣ E +1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        400    1.19   6.81  3N W      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        400    1.19   6.81  3N E      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        400    1.19   6.81  5♣ E      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
13 ♠QJ6
5
Q7543
♣J973
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A9753
AT3
T9
♣Q65
♠KT
964
AKJ8
♣T842
♠842
KQJ872
62
♣AK
6
1011
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 1 1 2♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.25   1.75  2 S -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        100    6.25   1.75  2 S -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        100    6.25   1.75  2 S -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        100    6.25   1.75  2 S -1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        110    3.44   4.56  2♠ W      A4-Cline-Lang vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        200    1.75   6.25  2 S -2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        200    1.75   6.25  2 S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        300    0.06   7.94  1N N -3   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
14 ♠K9
KQT93
K96
♣KQ3
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J3
A8
AQJT842
♣A8
♠AQT8764
5
75
♣JT6
♠52
J7642
3
♣97542
16
167
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 5 5♠ 5NT  ♣6 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    7.94   0.06  4 W +1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        300    6.81   1.19  5* N -2  A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        480    4.56   3.44  4♠ E +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        480    4.56   3.44  4♠ E +2   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        480    4.56   3.44  4♠ E +2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        510    2.31   5.69  4♠ E +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        650    1.19   6.81  5* W +1  A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        690    0.06   7.94  4♠* E +1  A4-Cline-Lang vs A3-Bowen-Benzien

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  31Pass
425PassPass
Dbl3All pass  
  1. preemptive
  2. Hmmmmmm?
  3. penalty

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Bidding: East deals and opens the bidding 3 and West raises to 4. What is North suppose to do? The linchpin bid in this auction is West bid of 4: did West bid 4 as a continuation of the preempt or did West bid 4 because he feels the partnership can make 4. If West has bid 4 as a continuation of the preempt North is going to look pretty foolish if North/South can may 5. If 4 is for real then North's K is certainly in danger and South did not take any action. Hmmmmmm?

In the auction presented here, North bids 5 and when West doubles, North knows before seeing dummy it was the wrong decision.

5× by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E73A6
2. WJKA2
3. EQ539
4. E52A3
5. W8K44
6. NK528
7. N9107Q
8. S5A36
9. W8KJ9
10. NQ107J
11. N107610
12. N98J4
13. S42Q6
Down 3 — NS −500

Play: East leads out the 7 and West wins and switches to spades. double dummy says down 4 but down 3 doubled here should be a very good board. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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15 ♠Q
J97
AQ96
♣QJ932
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KJ8542
T53
KJ32
♣-
♠73
AQ62
74
♣KT754
♠AT96
K84
T85
♣A86
12
89
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 2 1♠ 3/4NT
EW:  ♣4/3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.94   0.06  3♠ W -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  120          6.81   1.19  2N S      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  100          5.69   2.31  2♠ W -2   A4-Cline-Lang vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
   50          4.00   4.00  2♠ W -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Steward-Hahn
   50          4.00   4.00  2♠ W -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        100    2.31   5.69  3N N -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        200    1.19   6.81  3♣ N -2   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        300    0.06   7.94  3 S -3   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass11Pass1
Pass2Pass3NT
All pass   
  1. linchpin bid

The hand with 12-15 high card points and 5-4-3-1 shape, 4-diamonds and 5-clubs, continues to perplex bidders. If you open this hand 1 and partner responds 1M North has no rebid! North can't rebid 2 (reverse) and can't rebid 1NT (singleton). Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: North opens the bidding 1 the linchpin bid in this auction and after a response of 1 rebids 2 (no problem with a rebid). South knows there is no major suit fit and with 11 hcp and a fit in either clubs or diamonds or both bids 3NT. Some might just bid 2NT but I think this hand is good enough to just take all bidding away and bid 3NT.

3NT by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. W37A8
2. E245J
3. NQ465
4. N310A8
5. S8367
6. S842K
7. E6K109
8. S10JQ4
9. NJ762
10. N9510J
11. NQ7AK
12. S9293
13. S5KAQ
Made 5 — NS +660

Play: On opening lead West does not lead away from his spades (thinking not to give a trick away) and leads hearts. East wins the opening lead with the A and could switch to spades but in the play here continues hearts. If East does switch to spades, the contract can be held to 3NT. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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16 ♠QJ4
6
AKJ82
♣QJ93
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T87
AKQ
954
♣KT75
♠A953
JT987
Q76
♣A
♠K62
5432
T3
♣8642
14
1211
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.81   1.19  3 E -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          6.81   1.19  3 E -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
  100          6.81   1.19  3 E -1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        110    3.44   4.56  2 E      A4-Cline-Lang vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        110    3.44   4.56  2 E      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Reach-Williams
        110    3.44   4.56  2 E      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        140    1.19   6.81  3 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        300    0.06   7.94  5♣* N -2  A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
17 ♠72
864
A8
♣KQ7652
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K963
AK75
QJT
♣98
♠QJ5
JT2
9742
♣AJT
♠AT84
Q93
K653
♣43
9
139
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2 2 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.94   0.06  3 W -3   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  100          6.81   1.19  3 W -2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Reach-Williams
        100    5.69   2.31  2♠ S -2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        110    4.56   3.44  1 W +2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        120    3.44   4.56  1N E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        130    2.31   5.69  2 W +2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        150    1.19   6.81  2N E +1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        300    0.06   7.94  3♣* N -2  A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
18 ♠Q
83
QJT7654
♣Q32
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT8652
K6
82
♣AT9
♠974
QT42
A3
♣K876
♠AK3
AJ975
K9
♣J54
7
89
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2  ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          7.94   0.06  3N N +2   A4-Cline-Lang vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  150          5.69   2.31  4 N +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  150          5.69   2.31  3 N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
  150          5.69   2.31  3 N +2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A9-Haas-Matthews
   50          2.88   5.13  3♠ W -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Reach-Williams
   50          2.88   5.13  2♠ W -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        400    1.19   6.81  3N S -4   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        530    0.06   7.94  3♠* W     A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
19 ♠K97
QT2
AT82
♣KT6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T5
J6
KJ65
♣QJ532
♠AQ
AK754
Q73
♣874
♠J86432
983
94
♣A9
12
815
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦5 ♥4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 2  ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.81   1.19  2♠ S      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
  110          6.81   1.19  2♠ S      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
  110          6.81   1.19  1♠ S +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Haas-Matthews
  100          4.56   3.44  1N W -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Steward-Hahn
         50    2.88   5.13  2♠ S -1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
         50    2.88   5.13  2♠ S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        120    1.19   6.81  2N E      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A6-Reach-Williams
        150    0.06   7.94  1N W +2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
20 ♠42
952
972
♣KQJ64
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQJ6
AKQJ
QJ5
♣53
♠T983
63
KT84
♣A82
♠K75
T874
A63
♣T97
6
207
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 2♣ 5 4 6♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -1430 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        120    7.94   0.06  1N W +1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A6-Reach-Williams
        170    6.81   1.19  2♠ E +2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        630    5.69   2.31  3N W +1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        680    2.31   5.69  4♠ W +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Haas-Matthews
        680    2.31   5.69  4♠ W +2   A4-Cline-Lang vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        680    2.31   5.69  4♠ W +2   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        680    2.31   5.69  4♠ E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        680    2.31   5.69  4♠ E +2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
2NT1Pass32Pass
3Pass3NT3Pass
4Pass54Pass
55Pass5N6Pass
6All pass  
  1. 20-21 high card points
  2. Stayman
  3. 4 spades
  4. club control A
  5. heart control
  6. K

A very interesting slam auction. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: West deals and with 20 hcp opens the bidding 2NT. East bids 3 as (regular) Stayman and West rebids 3 (4 or more hearts). East rebids 3NT showing 4 spades and West agrees on spades. With protection in North's short suits East tries for slam with a 5 control bid and West (bypassing diamonds) bid 5 as a control bid. East knowing his K is now a key card bids 5NT the linchpin bid in this auction showing a willingness to play in notrump, and thus, conveying a high card in diamonds. West with the QJx bids 6.

6 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NKA75
2. E10564
3. E37J2
4. WA48K
5. WA534
6. WK268
7. WQ9210
8. WJ787
9. W36910
10. E46Q2
11. W5910A
12. S9QQ8
13. WJJK3
Made 6 — NS −1430

Play: The play of this deal is very easy winning the opening lead and finessing for the K. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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21 ♠K72
A93
KJT
♣KT52
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠JT653
KQ2
7
♣Q874
♠AQ84
J84
AQ92
♣J3
♠9
T765
86543
♣A96
14
814
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 1 2 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.94   0.06  4♠ W -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        100    6.25   1.75  1N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        100    6.25   1.75  1N N -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        140    4.56   3.44  3♠ W      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A6-Reach-Williams
        170    2.31   5.69  3♠ W +1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        170    2.31   5.69  2♠ E +2   A4-Cline-Lang vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
        170    2.31   5.69  1 W +3   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        200    0.06   7.94  2♠ W +3   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Haas-Matthews
22 ♠987
K62
KQ54
♣872
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT54
QT
J872
♣943
♠Q62
9874
A
♣AJT65
♠AJ3
AJ53
T963
♣KQ
8
611
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2 2NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 2♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.38   0.63  3♣ E -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          7.38   0.63  2♣ E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        100    4.00   4.00  2N S -2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        100    4.00   4.00  2N S -2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        100    4.00   4.00  1N S -2   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Reach-Williams
        100    4.00   4.00  3 N -2   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        150    0.63   7.38  1N S -3   A4-Cline-Lang vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        150    0.63   7.38  3 N -3   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
23 ♠9
KQT95
AK76
♣865
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJT8
42
952
♣AT97
♠K7652
J86
J8
♣KJ3
♠Q43
A73
QT43
♣Q42
12
99
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3  ♣5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.94   0.06  4 N      A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Reach-Williams
  170          6.81   1.19  2 N +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Steward-Hahn
  140          5.69   2.31  2 N +1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    2.88   5.13  4 N -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        100    2.88   5.13  4 N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        100    2.88   5.13  4 N -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        100    2.88   5.13  3 N -1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        110    0.06   7.94  2♠ E      A4-Cline-Lang vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
24 ♠QJT9
Q3
J9864
♣Q2
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K87
T65
732
♣A853
♠32
AK7
AKT
♣KJT94
♠A654
J9842
Q5
♣76
8
718
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
EW: 5♣ 2 2 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.94   0.06  2 E -2   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        130    5.69   2.31  3♣ E +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        130    5.69   2.31  3♣ E +1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A10-Pemberton-Koerner
        130    5.69   2.31  3♣ E +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        210    3.44   4.56  2N W +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
        400    2.31   5.69  3N E      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        430    1.19   6.81  3N W +1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Reach-Williams
        490    0.06   7.94  3N E +3   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
25 ♠A862
K9875
K732
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠9754
T64
Q986
♣A2
♠J3
AJ2
AJT
♣KT876
♠KQT
Q3
54
♣QJ9543
10
614
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣6 ♦6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  3 W -4   A4-Cline-Lang vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  300          6.50   1.50  2N W -3   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  300          6.50   1.50  3♣ E -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
  200          4.50   3.50  2♣* E -1  A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  200          4.50   3.50  2♣ E -2   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Haas-Matthews
  150          3.00   5.00  2N S +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Reach-Williams
  140          2.00   6.00  2 N +1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A7-Steward-Hahn
         50    1.00   7.00  2 N -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        150    0.00   8.00  1N E +2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
26 ♠Q987
KJ
Q9862
♣T6
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KT54
Q8
A53
♣KJ85
♠632
T74
KJ7
♣AQ92
♠AJ
A96532
T4
♣743
8
1310
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1 2♠ -/2NT
       ♥6 NT6/8
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.50   0.50  2 S      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  110          7.50   0.50  2 S      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Reach-Williams
   80          6.00   2.00  1 S      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Haas-Matthews
         90    5.00   3.00  2♣ E      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A7-Steward-Hahn
        100    3.00   5.00  3 S -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
        100    3.00   5.00  2 S -1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        100    3.00   5.00  2 S -1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        130    1.00   7.00  3♣ E +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
        150    0.00   8.00  1N E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
27 ♠875
KT82
KQ3
♣A84
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K62
A7543
J986
♣K
♠T94
-
T752
♣QT9753
♠AQJ3
QJ96
A4
♣J62
12
112
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 4 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          6.50   1.50  4N S      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A7-Steward-Hahn
  430          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  430          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Reach-Williams
  430          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  420          3.00   5.00  4 S      A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
  420          3.00   5.00  4 S      A4-Cline-Lang vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  420          3.00   5.00  4 S      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
  180          1.00   7.00  1N N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Bradish-Clarke
         50    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Haas-Matthews
28 ♠A3
QJ3
K8742
♣K52
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠764
AT752
AJ6
♣T7
♠52
864
53
♣QJ9843
♠KQJT98
K9
QT9
♣A6
13
93
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 2 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          7.94   0.06  3N N +2   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
  650          4.00   4.00  5♠ S      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  650          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
  650          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A7-Steward-Hahn
  650          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Haas-Matthews
  650          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A6-Reach-Williams
  650          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
  200          0.06   7.94  3♠ S +2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
29 ♠T632
J93
QT
♣KQ52
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJ98
T5
AJ
♣JT963
♠74
A74
K9643
♣A84
♠AK5
KQ862
8752
♣7
8
911
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2  ♣4 ♦5 ♠5/6 NT6/5
EW: 3♣ 1 1♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.38   0.63  2 S +1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
  140          7.38   0.63  2 S +1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A7-Steward-Hahn
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A8-Kerr-Conn vs A6-Reach-Williams
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark
        100    0.63   7.38  4 S -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    0.63   7.38  2 S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Haas-Matthews
30 ♠AK8
AT82
J985
♣T4
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠JT6
643
K62
♣AJ76
♠Q43
K7
Q743
♣9853
♠9752
QJ95
AT
♣KQ2
12
97
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠ 1/2NT  ♣5/6 ♦6
EW: 1♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.38   0.63  2 N +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Anand-Pulliam
  140          7.38   0.63  1 S +2   A7-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Forsyth-Gaddis Jr
         50    3.44   4.56  4♠ N -1   A2-Follenweider-Eliason vs A3-Bowen-Benzien
         50    3.44   4.56  4 S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Haas-Matthews
         50    3.44   4.56  4 N -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    3.44   4.56  4 N -1   A4-Cline-Lang vs A7-Steward-Hahn
         50    3.44   4.56  4 N -1   A8-Kerr-Conn vs A6-Reach-Williams
        100    0.06   7.94  4 N -2   A9-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Chakrabarti-Clark