- Thursday Aft - December 28, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 774 MP  Geomean: 432 MP
(based on 31 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Margaret Peterson - Mark Peterson 64.58 1st A 0.80
Josh Rosenbluth - Ronald Saltis 55.95 1st A 0.80
Buki Burke - Christopher Gillmon 55.65 2nd A 0.56
John Anderson - Kent Jones 54.17 2nd A 0.56
Mary Kay Imdieke - Nancy Hall 52.98 3rd A 0.40
Raeann Koerner - Sharon Beynon 52.68 3rd B 0.28
Lorraine Salvatore - Saurin Chakrabarti 52.38 1st C 0.24
Mark Eckhout - Mimi Draves 51.19 3rd A 0.40
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>December 28, 2017  |CLUB NO.>131102    | 12/28/2017 15:39
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Margaret Peterson      Mark Peterson            A    1     .     .    108.50  64.58  0.80(A)
 2 Judy Kupperman         Douglas Hahn             C    .     .     .     83.00  49.40
 3 Joann Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           A    .     .     .     66.00  39.29
 4 Mark Eckhout           Mimi Draves              C    3     2     1     86.00  51.19  0.40(A)
 5 Helen Elardo           Renate Jones             B    .     .     .     72.50  43.15
 6 Anita McDermott        Nancy Wood               B    .     .     .     83.50  49.70
 7 Kent Jones             John Anderson            B    2     1     .     91.00  54.17  0.56(A)
 8 Susan Lang             Anne Conn                C    .     .     .     81.50  48.51
                                          Totals                         672.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=7/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Buki Burke             Christopher Gillmon      B    2     1     .     93.50  55.65  0.56(A)
 2 Mary Kay Imdieke       Nancy Hall               B    3     2     .     89.00  52.98  0.40(A)
 3 Josh Rosenbluth        Ronald Saltis            A    1     .     .     94.00  55.95  0.80(A)
 4 Linda Forsyth          Kay Mendel               C    .     .     .     80.50  47.92
 5 Lorraine Salvatore     Saurin Chakrabarti       C    .     .     1     88.00  52.38  0.24(C)
 6 Iris Acutt             Raymond Koerner          C    .     .     .     66.00  39.29
 7 Dennis Charles         Julie Elliott            B    .     .     .     72.50  43.15
 8 Sharon Beynon          Raeann Koerner           B    .     3     .     88.50  52.68  0.28(B)
                                          Totals                         672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A3
T
K2
♣AKJ87432
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q64
AJ854
A976
♣9
♠JT82
KQ92
853
♣T5
♠K975
763
QJT4
♣Q6
15
116
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 1NT  ♥5 ♠6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♦5 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +400 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.50   0.50  5♣ N      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  400          5.50   0.50  5♣ N      A8-Lang-Conn vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  300          4.00   2.00  4* E -2  A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  150          1.50   4.50  4♣ N +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  150          1.50   4.50  4♣ N +1   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  150          1.50   4.50  3♣ N +2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  150          1.50   4.50  3♣ N +2   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
2 ♠8742
J94
A65
♣JT4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AQJT5
86
KJ8
♣A73
♠63
AQ75
43
♣Q9652
♠K9
KT32
QT972
♣K8
6
158
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1
       ♣2 ♦6/7 ♥5 ♠2 NT2/3
EW: 4♣ 1 4♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   0.50  3N W -1   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
   50          5.50   0.50  2♠ W -1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        110    4.00   2.00  1♠ W +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        120    3.00   3.00  2N W      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        140    1.50   4.50  2♠ W +1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        140    1.50   4.50  2♠ W +1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        430    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
3 ♠KT762
8
QJ5
♣AK75
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ98
K97
AK98
♣42
♠Q5
JT62
643
♣QT63
♠43
AQ543
T72
♣J98
13
155
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦6 ♥6 NT5/6
EW: 1 1 1NT  ♣5 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3 W -2   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  100          4.50   1.50  2N W -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  100          4.50   1.50  1N W -1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        120    3.00   3.00  2N W      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        150    1.50   4.50  2♠ N -3   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        150    1.50   4.50  2♠ N -3   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        200    0.00   6.00  1N S -4   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
4 ♠KJ9
94
KQ6
♣KJ732
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T73
QT7
JT3
♣AT85
♠AQ4
K52
98742
♣96
♠8652
AJ863
A5
♣Q4
13
79
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠5 NT5/6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  1N W -2   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  150          5.00   1.00  2N N +1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  120          4.00   2.00  2N N      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  110          3.00   3.00  2 S      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
   90          2.00   4.00  1N N      A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        100    1.00   5.00  2N N -1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        200    0.00   6.00  2N N -2   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
5 ♠AJ73
KQ84
A3
♣K64
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K62
A976
J754
♣A9
♠T54
J52
QT6
♣Q832
♠Q98
T3
K982
♣JT75
17
125
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2 3♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.00   0.00  3N N      A7-Jones-Anderson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
  180          4.50   1.50  1N N +3   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  180          4.50   1.50  1N N +3   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  150          3.00   3.00  1N N +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  120          2.00   4.00  1N N +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A7-Charles-Elliott
   90          0.50   5.50  1N N      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
   90          0.50   5.50  1N N      A8-Lang-Conn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
6 ♠K86
T3
82
♣KT9753
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠532
J865
AKT95
♣6
♠QT9
AQ9
J74
♣J842
♠AJ74
K742
Q63
♣AQ
6
810
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥6
EW: 2 1  ♣3 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS/3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          6.00   0.00  3♣ S +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  120          4.50   1.50  1N S +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  120          4.50   1.50  1N S +1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
   90          3.00   3.00  1N S      A7-Jones-Anderson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
         50    1.50   4.50  3N S -1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
         50    1.50   4.50  3♣ N -1   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        150    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -3   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
7 ♠K52
AT9865
632
♣4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T9
Q732
K975
♣AKQ
♠AQ8763
J
8
♣JT987
♠J4
K4
AQJT4
♣6532
7
148
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2 2  ♣2 ♠3 NT5
EW: 4♣ 4♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  5♣ E -3   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  100          5.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        140    4.00   2.00  3♠ E      A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        150    3.00   3.00  3♣ E +2   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        170    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +2   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        170    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        620    0.00   6.00  4♠ W      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A1-Burke-Gillmon

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South deals and will probably open 1. West has no convenient bid. It’s possible some would overcall 1 NT with only 14 points. In that case, North would bid 2. Otherwise, he will bid 1. East will no doubt enter the auction, possibly with 2. South should pass and West might well pass. North may decide to compete with 3. Now, West will probably back in with 3. He would do better to double if he’s not going to bid game. East can make 4 but, if the opponents lead clubs, he can’t afford to let the ten of spades ride. He will need to lead the 10 to the queen and cash the ace. Otherwise, South can give North an unlikely club ruff. Plus 170 will likely be above average. Those bidding and making 4 should share the top score.


8 ♠K4
J542
AQJT7
♣A2
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠87
Q973
K43
♣JT85
♠AQJ3
AK8
85
♣9764
♠T9652
T6
962
♣KQ3
15
614
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2 1/- 1♠ 1NT
       ♣5 ♥7/6
EW: 2♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +110 3-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  2♠ N      A8-Lang-Conn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  100          4.50   1.50  3 W -2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  100          4.50   1.50  2 E -2   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A7-Charles-Elliott
         50    1.50   4.50  2♠ N -1   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
         50    1.50   4.50  2♠ N -1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
         50    1.50   4.50  2♠ N -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
         50    1.50   4.50  2♠ N -1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
9 ♠4
JT765
J632
♣J74
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q973
42
A4
♣QT986
♠T62
AKQ3
K875
♣K3
♠AKJ85
98
QT9
♣A52
3
815
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5/4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 1 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   80          6.00   0.00  1♠ S      A7-Jones-Anderson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        100    5.00   1.00  1♠ S -2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        120    4.00   2.00  2N E      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        150    3.00   3.00  2N E +1   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        180    2.00   4.00  2N E +2   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        200    1.00   5.00  2♠ S -4   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        630    0.00   6.00  3N E +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
10 ♠-
QT862
AT83
♣KQ92
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AKQ95
K93
7654
♣7
♠T72
AJ7
KQ2
♣AJT8
♠J8643
54
J9
♣6543
11
1215
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/3 ♦2 ♥5/4 ♠2 NT2
EW: 2/3♣ 4 2 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    5.50   0.50  4♠ E      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        620    5.50   0.50  4♠ E      A5-Elardo-Jones vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        650    4.00   2.00  4♠ W +1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        660    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        660    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        660    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        790    0.00   6.00  4♠* E     A7-Jones-Anderson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
11 ♠K543
K42
93
♣KQ73
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q87
Q8753
K7
♣864
♠J96
AJ
Q864
♣JT52
♠AT2
T96
AJT52
♣A9
11
79
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.50   0.50  3N S      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  400          5.50   0.50  3N N      A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
  150          4.00   2.00  1N N +2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  140          3.00   3.00  3♠ N      A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  120          1.50   4.50  2N S      A7-Jones-Anderson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  120          1.50   4.50  2N S      A8-Lang-Conn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  110          0.00   6.00  2♠ N      A5-Elardo-Jones vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
12 ♠85
K873
K853
♣Q62
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQJT74
-
AT
♣JT984
♠6
Q964
J97642
♣K5
♠K932
AJT52
Q
♣A73
8
126
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣5/4 ♦4 ♠4
EW: 2/1♣ 2 3/2♠  ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  140          5.00   1.00  3 S      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
   50          3.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
   50          3.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        140    2.00   4.00  3♠ W      A8-Lang-Conn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        170    1.00   5.00  3♠ W +1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        400    0.00   6.00  3N E      A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
13 ♠AKQJ
A86
AK73
♣A6
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T
KT54
J6542
♣942
♠632
J32
Q9
♣JT853
♠98754
Q97
T8
♣KQ7
25
44
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3/4 3 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          6.00   0.00  6♠ N      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  690          4.50   1.50  3N N +3   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  690          4.50   1.50  3N N +3   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  660          1.00   5.00  3N N +2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  660          1.00   5.00  3N N +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  660          1.00   5.00  3N N +2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

North deals and will undoubtedly open 2, unless playing Precision . South bids 2. If that is game forcing, then North might rebid 2 NT to give the partnership more room to explore. Otherwise, North has to rebid 3 NT. South could either transfer and bid 4 NT or 5 NT, requesting partner to pick a slam, or simply bid 4 NT. With 8 tricks in his own hand, South will probably carry on. Although 6 NT can be made, 6 is safer because, barring 4-0 spades, declarer can pitch a heart on the long club and eventually ruff a heart in his hand for his 12 th trick. Just getting to slam should be above average.


14 ♠AJ4
K93
AKQ95
♣83
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠QT985
JT
JT864
♣K
♠K732
AQ765
3
♣T95
♠6
842
72
♣AQJ7642
17
79
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6/4♣ 2 6/5NT  ♥6 ♠3
EW: -/1 3♠
       ♣1 ♦3/5 ♥6/7 NT1
LoTT: 21 - 18 = +3
Par: +800 7♠*-EW-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          5.00   1.00  3N N +2   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  460          5.00   1.00  3N N +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  460          5.00   1.00  3N N +2   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
         50    2.00   4.00  3N N -1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
         50    2.00   4.00  3N N -1   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A7-Charles-Elliott
         50    2.00   4.00  3N N -1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        100    0.00   6.00  3N N -2   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This should produce a myriad of results. If East and South pass, West, not vulnerable, may open a slightly frisky 2. North will overcall 2 NT and East is likely to bid 4. He has a great playing hand for spades, with four trumps, a singleton and the K probably in front of the ace- queen. South may bid 5. If West leads the Js, that will defeat the contract right away. If, instead, South opens 3, what will North do? Some will make a disciplined pass. Others will bid 3 NT. With a great guess in clubs, that will roll home. Realistically, it will be down one after North takes the club finesse (assuming a heart lead). I imagine a plus score for North-South will be huge.


15 ♠KQ954
A3
94
♣KJT7
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T872
J7
QT85
♣863
♠A
Q9542
AK3
♣AQ94
♠J63
KT86
J762
♣52
13
319
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 NT6/5
EW: 2♣ 3 3 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  4♣* E -3  A6-McDermott-Wood vs A7-Charles-Elliott
   50          4.50   1.50  3N W -1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
   50          4.50   1.50  3♣ E -1   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ N -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        110    2.00   4.00  2 E      A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        140    1.00   5.00  2 E +1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        200    0.00   6.00  3N N -2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
16 ♠-
KJ8762
A96
♣7652
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J9762
A
K42
♣KQJT
♠AQ53
QT9
J5
♣A983
♠KT84
543
QT873
♣4
8
1413
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2  ♣3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3/4♣ 4♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -500 5*-NS/5*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   2.00  3N W -1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  100          4.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  100          4.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  100          4.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  100          4.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        620    0.50   5.50  4♠ W      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        620    0.50   5.50  4♠ W      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
17 ♠J854
AK74
AJ6
♣J5
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T3
Q9
K8753
♣A764
♠AQ76
JT2
T
♣KQ832
♠K92
8653
Q942
♣T9
14
912
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣4 ♦6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1 1NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  2 S +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
   50          4.50   1.50  2N E -1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
   50          4.50   1.50  1N W -1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
         50    3.00   3.00  2 N -1   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
         80    2.00   4.00  1♠ E      A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
         90    1.00   5.00  1N E      A7-Jones-Anderson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        130    0.00   6.00  3♣ W +1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
18 ♠AK3
JT94
T8654
♣2
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q742
K83
KJ9
♣QJ3
♠T9
A765
A7
♣T9754
♠J865
Q2
Q32
♣AK86
8
128
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          6.00   0.00  1N S      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
   50          5.00   1.00  1 E -1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
    PASS       4.00   2.00  Pass Out  A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        100    2.50   3.50  1♠ S -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        100    2.50   3.50  1♠ S -1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        200    1.00   5.00  3 S -2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        300    0.00   6.00  1N N -3   A8-Lang-Conn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
19 ♠KT7
QJ9832
2
♣KT6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q8652
A
Q654
♣AJ2
♠A3
KT54
AT983
♣87
♠J94
76
KJ7
♣Q9543
9
1311
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
EW: -/1♣ 4 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣6/7
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  4♠ W -2   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  200          5.50   0.50  5 E -2   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  100          3.50   2.50  3N E -1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  100          3.50   2.50  5 E -1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        100    2.00   4.00  3 N -2   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        150    1.00   5.00  3 E +2   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        600    0.00   6.00  3N E      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
20 ♠K4
J976
KQ83
♣K53
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ6
T853
A2
♣AT84
♠T875
42
J75
♣Q962
♠Q932
AKQ
T964
♣J7
12
133
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  1N* E -2  A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  140          4.50   1.50  2 N +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
  140          4.50   1.50  1 N +2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  120          3.00   3.00  1N N +1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  110          2.00   4.00  2 N +1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        100    0.50   5.50  3N N -1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        100    0.50   5.50  3N N -1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
21 ♠Q
T87
9874
♣AT432
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠943
AK5
J62
♣Q986
♠T82
J63
AKQ3
♣KJ7
♠AKJ765
Q942
T5
♣5
6
1014
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥5 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  4 W -3   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  140          5.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  110          4.00   2.00  2♠ S      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
  100          2.50   3.50  3 E -2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  100          2.50   3.50  2♣ W -2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
   50          1.00   5.00  3 E -1   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        100    0.00   6.00  3♠ S -1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
22 ♠973
KJT954
Q76
♣6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠8
Q8
K842
♣T87432
♠KT5
62
JT53
♣AQJ9
♠AQJ642
A73
A9
♣K5
6
511
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 5/6♠ 6NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥0 ♠1/0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          6.00   0.00  5♣* E -4  A8-Lang-Conn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  980          5.00   1.00  6 N      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  420          1.00   5.00  4♠ S      A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  420          1.00   5.00  4♠ S      A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  420          1.00   5.00  4♠ S      A5-Elardo-Jones vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Left to their own devices, I would think the normal contract will be 4. Some may make 5, others 6. If East passes, the normal auction should be P - 1 - P - 2, P - 4. What should West lead? If he leads a diamond, declarer should win the queen and finesse a spade. Now, if he leads a heart to the king and another spade, he will take all thirteen tricks. However, it will be more problematic with a club lead to the ace and a diamond shift. He can still make six but he needs to win the A and lead a heart to the king. Now, a spade finesse. He needs another entry so he must ruff the good K and finesse again in spades. I doubt many will bid six so plus 710 should score near the top. Ironically, if East opens 1, the likelihood of getting to slam increases. South should double, West will bid 3 and North chips in 3. This possibly could lead to 6, but not too likely!


23 ♠AKQ
AQ962
A8
♣T83
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J863
KJ
764
♣K652
♠75
853
QT932
♣Q94
♠T942
T74
KJ5
♣AJ7
19
84
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 6 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          6.00   0.00  3N N +3   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
  650          0.00   6.00  4 N +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This is another hand that makes slam which should not be bid and probably won’t be. After two passes, North will probably open 1. Some up-graders may open 2 NT. This will likely lead to 3 NT, which can make a lucky 6 because of the K J doubleton in the West hand. Otherwise, the auction should go 1 - P - 2 - P - 4. Some inventive Norths might bid 3 NT over 2H. This will yield a great score.


24 ♠97
AKQ96
J732
♣A7
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AK532
543
A
♣KJT3
♠QJT6
-
KT965
♣8652
♠84
JT872
Q84
♣Q94
14
156
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♦5 ♠1 NT6
EW: 6♣ 2 6♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.00   0.00  4 N -2   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        450    4.00   2.00  5♠ W      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        450    4.00   2.00  4♠ W +1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        450    4.00   2.00  4♠ W +1   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        480    2.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        500    0.50   5.50  5* N -3  A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        500    0.50   5.50  5* N -3  A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
25 ♠5
T97432
J2
♣AK72
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AT84
AQ65
86
♣JT4
♠QJ976
J
AK4
♣9653
♠K32
K8
QT9753
♣Q8
8
1111
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4♠ 3NT  ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  2 S +1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        140    5.00   1.00  3♠ E      A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        170    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        650    0.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        650    0.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
26 ♠AQ8
J4
A96
♣AK543
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠97542
A973
KJ7
♣T
♠KJ
K65
T8
♣QJ9872
♠T63
QT82
Q5432
♣6
18
810
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5/4 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          6.00   0.00  2 N      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        120    5.00   1.00  2N E      A7-Jones-Anderson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        180    4.00   2.00  2♣* E     A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
        300    3.00   3.00  2N N -3   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        400    1.00   5.00  3N N -4   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        400    1.00   5.00  1N N -4   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        400    1.00   5.00  3♣ N -4   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
27 ♠KJ97653
T3
6
♣432
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AT
K986
AK98
♣AJ6
♠Q4
AQ
Q32
♣KQ9875
♠82
J7542
JT754
♣T
4
1915
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥3 ♠6 NT0
EW: 7♣ 5/6 4 1♠ 7NT
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -1520 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    6.00   0.00  5♣ E +1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        520    3.00   3.00  4N W +3   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        520    3.00   3.00  3N W +4   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        520    3.00   3.00  3N W +4   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        520    3.00   3.00  3N W +4   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        520    3.00   3.00  3N E +4   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
       1020    0.00   6.00  6N W +1   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Another potential slam which should be bid with some frequency. I am not a fan of up-grading but, once again, it will serve E-W well. After South passes, if West opens 1, North will bid 3. East will probably bid 4 and slam should be reached somewhere. Clubs and no trump are the likely resting places. If West opens 2 NT and North does not intervene, I would check for aces and kings with the East hand. He will find partner with three aces and two kings. He can almost count 13 tricks, assuming a good club break. He can count 6 clubs and 3 side aces. The two kings will bring the total to 11. The queens should provide the twelfth and thirteenth tricks unless West holds A K doubleton. That would be very unlucky. I would take a chance on 7 NT. Those who miss slam will be on the bottom in scoring!


28 ♠J84
A6
KJ8654
♣43
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AK
KJ97
AQ2
♣A875
♠T975
8542
T9
♣J92
♠Q632
QT3
73
♣KQT6
9
211
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2 1/2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥4/5
EW: 2  ♣6 ♦4/5 ♠5 NT5/6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.50   0.50  2N W -3   A1-Peterson-Peterson vs A2-Imdieke-Hall
  150          5.50   0.50  2N W -3   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  100          3.50   2.50  3N W -2   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  100          3.50   2.50  2N W -2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        120    1.50   4.50  2N W      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        120    1.50   4.50  2N W      A7-Jones-Anderson vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        150    0.00   6.00  2N W +1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
29 ♠AKT6
J8
Q2
♣AT632
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J93
K62
AT3
♣KJ75
♠875
Q9753
J986
♣Q
♠Q42
AT4
K754
♣984
14
125
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 1 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5/6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  2 W -2   A8-Lang-Conn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  150          4.00   2.00  2N N +1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  150          4.00   2.00  1N S +2   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
  150          4.00   2.00  1N S +2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  110          1.50   4.50  2♠ S      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  110          1.50   4.50  2♠ N      A5-Elardo-Jones vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        100    0.00   6.00  3N S -1   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
30 ♠864
QJ
AK943
♣Q84
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠QJ52
AK32
QT
♣AJ9
♠AK73
T6
J2
♣KT763
♠T9
98754
8765
♣52
12
1711
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥5 ♠0 NT2
EW: 5♣ 2 5♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  6♠ E -2   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
   50          5.00   1.00  3N W -1   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        400    3.50   2.50  3N W      A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        400    3.50   2.50  3N W      A6-McDermott-Wood vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
        450    1.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        450    1.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        450    1.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A8-Lang-Conn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
31 ♠K2
4
AT96532
♣K75
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q764
9652
Q7
♣A63
♠JT93
AQ73
-
♣Q9842
♠A85
KJT8
KJ84
♣JT
10
89
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 1 4NT  ♣6 ♠5
EW: 1♣ 1♠  ♦2 ♥6 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          5.50   0.50  3N S +2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel
  660          5.50   0.50  3N N +2   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
  630          4.00   2.00  3N S +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Charles-Elliott
  150          3.00   3.00  3 N +2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        100    1.50   4.50  6 S -1   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        100    1.50   4.50  5 S -1   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        200    0.00   6.00  6* S -1  A8-Lang-Conn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
32 ♠QJ63
654
987
♣KT8
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KT5
AK9
AQ5
♣A765
♠97
QT873
JT642
♣9
♠A842
J2
K3
♣QJ432
6
203
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
EW: 1♣ 6 6 5NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -1430 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        230    6.00   0.00  3 W +3   A7-Jones-Anderson vs A6-Acutt-Koerner
        620    5.00   1.00  4 W      A8-Lang-Conn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        660    4.00   2.00  3N W +2   A2-Kupperman-Hahn vs A3-Rosenbluth-Saltis
        680    1.50   4.50  4 W +2   A3-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Salvatore-Chakrabarti
        680    1.50   4.50  4 W +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Charles-Elliott
        680    1.50   4.50  4 W +2   A5-Elardo-Jones vs A1-Burke-Gillmon
        680    1.50   4.50  4 W +2   A6-McDermott-Wood vs A4-Forsyth-Mendel