- Tuesday Aft - January 23, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1333 MP  Geomean: 737 MP
(based on 34 players)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 70.53 1st A 0.90
Bob Bradish - Charles Clarke 67.72 1st A 0.90
Dick Daskais - Maurine Moore 64.88 2nd A 0.63
Arline Benzien - Joann Bowen 60.32 2nd A 0.63
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 53.44 3rd A 0.45
Anne Cline - Susan Lang 53.28 1st B 0.48
Buki Burke - Charles Patrick 52.38 2nd B 0.34
Anne Conn - Irene Petroff 50.26 4th A 0.32
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>January 23, 2018   |CLUB NO.>131102    | 01/23/2018 15:56
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |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 Arlene Broslow         Mike Gaddis Jr           B    .     .     .     92.50  48.94
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Dick Zizic               A    .     .     .     68.50  36.24
 4 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           C    3     1     1    101.00  53.44  0.45(A)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .     79.50  42.06
 6 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C    .     .     .     77.50  41.01
 7 Bob Bradish            Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .    128.00  67.72  0.90(A)
 8 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                C    4     2     .     95.00  50.26  0.32(A)
 9 Joann Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .    114.00  60.32  0.63(A)
                                          Totals                         756.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Donald Cline           Josh Rosenbluth          A    1     .     .    133.31  70.53  0.90(A)
 2 Buki Burke             Charles Patrick          B    4     2     .     99.00  52.38  0.34(B)
 3 Maurine Moore          Dick Daskais             A    2     .     .    122.63  64.88  0.63(A)
 4 Harry Anand            Janis Pulliam            C    .     .     .     66.38  35.12
 5 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B    .     .     .     80.44  42.56
 6 Anne Cline             Susan Lang               C    3     1     1    100.69  53.28  0.48(B)
 7 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B    .     .     .     71.44  37.80
 8 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C    .     .     .     83.25  44.05
 9 Ronald Saltis          Leander Pemberton        A    .     .     .     93.38  49.41
                                          Totals                         850.52

Hands and Results
1 ♠J9
T9832
KT7
♣T83
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ64
K5
Q632
♣Q54
♠83
64
AJ84
♣AJ762
♠AT752
AQJ7
95
♣K9
4
1210
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♦4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3 1♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.50   0.50  1♠ S +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  110          6.50   0.50  1♠ N +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
   50          5.00   2.00  3 W -1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Burke-Patrick
         50    4.00   3.00  3 S -1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Fox-Fox
        100    3.00   4.00  1♠ S -2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Cline-Lang
        110    1.50   5.50  2♣ E +1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        110    1.50   5.50  2♣ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
        120    0.00   7.00  2N E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass1Pass1NT22
3All pass  
  1. no suitable bid
  2. unusual notrump

"do the math" I teach juniors to play bridge differently than I teach adults. I teach juniors (Hilton Head Junior Bridge) to play bridge as applied math and they get the math, but no matter how hard I try to teach adults they just don't get the math. Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: After two passes, South opens the bidding 1. If East just applies the rules, this deal could easily go 1 - All Pass. But in the auction here East "does the math" and considers West must have near opening values and therefore must hold spades, otherwise, West might have taken action over 1. East, as a passed hand, balances 1NT as unusual for the minors, otherwise East would have doubled for hearts.* And despite South being given an opportunity to reenter the auction with 2, West bids his better minor of 3.

Some with North's hand might consider bidding 3, but vulnerable 3x down 1 is -200 and E/W cannot make +200 on their own playing diamonds.

* 1NT can't be a natural balancing 1NT as South has shown spades and West could not bid because of a spade holding, so East cannot hold spades.

3 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NJ3A6
2. SA5106
3. SQK94
4. WQKA5
5. E82K9
6. W3789
7. S10Q10J
8. EA9410
9. E7K53
10. S7484
11. E65Q8
12. W62JJ
13. W2327
Made 3 — NS −110

Play: The play of this deal is not difficult. West wins the second trick (spades in this play) and with South's bidding of the majors naturally, finesses North for the K. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

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2 ♠KQ83
J2
AQ9
♣KQ54
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠65
KQ73
7653
♣T63
♠AJ9742
8
J42
♣987
♠T
AT9654
KT8
♣AJ2
17
56
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 4 4/3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 13 - 16 = -3
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          6.00   1.00  3N S +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  630          6.00   1.00  3N N +1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Fox-Fox
  630          6.00   1.00  3N N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  620          4.00   3.00  4 S      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Burke-Patrick
  600          3.00   4.00  3N N      A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
  180          2.00   5.00  2N N +2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Cline-Lang
        200    0.50   6.50  6 S -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        200    0.50   6.50  6 S -2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Steward-Hahn
3 ♠63
T754
A42
♣J965
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J982
K2
97
♣KT842
♠KT4
AQ8
KQJT5
♣AQ
♠AQ75
J963
863
♣73
5
721
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3 2 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    7.00   0.00  3 W +2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        600    5.50   1.50  3N E      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Fox-Fox
        600    5.50   1.50  3N E      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        630    2.50   4.50  4N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
        630    2.50   4.50  3N E +1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        630    2.50   4.50  3N E +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        630    2.50   4.50  3N E +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        660    0.00   7.00  3N E +2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Cline-Lang
4 ♠KT2
Q2
875
♣AK964
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ97643
AK6
A3
♣Q
♠Q5
9843
JT642
♣J7
♠8
JT75
KQ9
♣T8532
12
184
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦6 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1 1 3♠  ♣4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          5.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Fox-Fox
        100    3.00   4.00  4♣ N -1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    1.00   6.00  3♠ W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        140    1.00   6.00  3♠ W      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cline-Lang
        140    1.00   6.00  3♠ W      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
5 ♠A3
A8
KQ98
♣KJT97
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J975
KT96
42
♣Q42
♠T642
QJ73
763
♣83
♠KQ8
542
AJT5
♣A65
17
63
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 7 2 3♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥5 ♠4 NT0
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1470          6.50   0.50  6N N +1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
 1470          6.50   0.50  6N N +1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cline-Lang
  720          4.00   3.00  3N N +4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  720          4.00   3.00  3N N +4   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  720          4.00   3.00  3N N +4   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Fox-Fox
  690          1.50   5.50  3N S +3   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  690          1.50   5.50  3N N +3   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        200    0.00   7.00  6N N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass2NT1Pass6NT
All pass   
  1. 18-19 high card points & balanced hand

There are a number of ways of bidding this deal might proceed. North for the briefest time considers opening this deal 1NT, but the purpose of bidding is to give the most accurate description of your hand. Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: With 2-2-4-5 shape and 17 hcp North chooses to open the bidding 1 with the plan on rebid to Reverse into diamonds, but when South responds 1, North has to reconsider his best rebid. With 19 support points for diamonds North chooses to rebid 2NT to show a balanced 18-19 hcp balanced hand. South does the math of 18 hcp + 14 hcp = 32 hcp and bids 6NT. Yes, yes, yes South can go through some ace/keycard asking (insert your favorite agreements here), but it is not reasonable with just 32 combined hcp to reach for 7 of any thing.

6NT by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E35KA
2. N8354
3. NA689
4. N32K7
5. SQ5810
6. SJ2K7
7. NJ85Q
8. WJK44
9. W91072
10. W109J6
11. EQ1069
12. E6A4Q
13. SA273
Down 4 — NS −400

Play: On the play of this deal, declarer (South) can see if the Q can be found then 7NT should be easy however, if the Q cannot be found then the opponents will certainly beat the contract with the continuation of hearts, therefore, it makes no sense to duck the first heart. Might as well jump up on the first trick and leave some doubt about hearts. South can run off 3 spades + 1 heart + 4 diamonds and 2 clubs for 10 tricks then try to guess the clubs. Since both pairs can protect against hearts, it does not look like a heart/club squeeze is possible, and thus, might as well finesse for the Q.

So that it is easy to see here instead of running off winners, declarer on trick 2 T2 leads the J from dummy with the intention to see of East will cover the J ... when East doe not cover South goes up with the A with the plan to finesse West for the Q. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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6 ♠T98
Q953
AQJ32
♣Q
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ62
A7
KT7
♣KT87
♠K54
KJ4
8654
♣A42
♠Q73
T862
9
♣J9653
11
1511
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 1/3 4/5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        600    7.00   0.00  3N E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        630    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
        630    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        630    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Fox-Fox
        660    2.00   5.00  3N W +2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cline-Lang
        660    2.00   5.00  3N W +2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A3-Moore-Daskais
        660    2.00   5.00  3N W +2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        690    0.00   7.00  3N W +3   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
7 ♠2
KJ92
QJT83
♣AT4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJ64
T86
9654
♣93
♠AT
Q73
AK7
♣KQ762
♠K98753
A54
2
♣J85
11
318
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          7.00   0.00  3 W -4   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Cline-Lang
  200          5.50   1.50  3N W -2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  200          5.50   1.50  3♣ E -2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  120          4.00   3.00  2N N      A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  110          3.00   4.00  2♠ S      A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A2-Burke-Patrick
  100          2.00   5.00  1N E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Moore-Daskais
         90    1.00   6.00  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Fox-Fox
        200    0.00   7.00  3N N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
8 ♠A7
QT87632
Q2
♣52
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠5
J5
AK9543
♣JT86
♠K32
9
T876
♣AKQ97
♠QJT9864
AK4
J
♣43
8
912
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠  ♣1 ♦1 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5  ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  3 S      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    5.50   1.50  3♠ S -1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
         50    5.50   1.50  3 N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Fox-Fox
        100    3.00   4.00  5 N -2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        100    3.00   4.00  4 N -2   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        100    3.00   4.00  4 N -2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Cline-Lang
        150    1.00   6.00  4 W +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Moore-Daskais
        400    0.00   7.00  5♣ E      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
9 ♠T6
83
KQJT985
♣J2
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQ984
AQJT
7642
♣-
♠2
K7652
-
♣AKT9843
♠KJ753
94
A3
♣Q765
7
1310
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♥0 ♠4 NT4
EW: 6♣ 7 2♠  ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -2210 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4 E -1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        170    6.00   1.00  4♣ E +2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Cline-Lang
        600    5.00   2.00  5♣ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Fox-Fox
        620    3.50   3.50  5♣ W +1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        620    3.50   3.50  5♣ E +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        650    2.00   5.00  4 W +1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        710    0.50   6.50  5 W +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Moore-Daskais
        710    0.50   6.50  5 E +2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 3142Pass
43Pass54Pass
55Pass6All pass
  1. preemptive
  2. strong two suiter
  3. natural
  4. natural
  5. natural

Preemptive bids never make auctions easier. Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: North opens the bidding 3 and East makes a forcing bid of 4 (typically a strong two suited hand). Many with South's hand white vs. red might bid 5, but we will have South pass in this auction. After West bids 4, East bids 5. West with a void in clubs . bids 5 and East bids 6.

6 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NK237
2. EA542
3. E4610J
4. WQ359
5. WJ8K4
6. E25A6
7. W257A
8. EK76Q
9. E10QA10
10. W4J67
11. E93810
12. E8JQ9
13. E3K98
Made 7 — NS −1460

Play: The play of this deal is not hard, with a little planning declarer (West) sets up the club suit as a Dummy Reversal . Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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10 ♠AKJ94
95
Q8
♣AK92
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠76
K843
42
♣87643
♠QT32
JT762
7653
♣-
♠85
AQ
AKJT9
♣QJT5
17
33
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 1 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥6 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N S      A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A7-Fox-Fox
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Burke-Patrick
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N S      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N S      A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N S      A8-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Moore-Daskais
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N S      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Cline-Lang
  720          0.00   7.00  3N S +4   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Steward-Hahn
11 ♠Q642
952
QT97
♣Q4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠97
KT84
AJ863
♣A9
♠AJ53
76
K52
♣K873
♠KT8
AQJ3
4
♣JT652
6
1211
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 1 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          7.00   0.00  1N S      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          6.00   1.00  3N W -1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Moore-Daskais
         50    5.00   2.00  2♣ S -1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
         90    3.50   3.50  2 W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Burke-Patrick
         90    3.50   3.50  2 W      A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    2.00   5.00  2N N -2   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A7-Fox-Fox
        120    1.00   6.00  2N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Cline-Lang
        180    0.00   7.00  2N W +2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Steward-Hahn
12 ♠7
AQ942
QT953
♣J5
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K985
K763
876
♣73
♠JT643
85
KJ4
♣AT2
♠AQ2
JT
A2
♣KQ9864
9
69
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 4 -/1♠ 2/4NT
       ♠6/7
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.50   0.50  3N S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Cline-Lang
  660          6.50   0.50  3N S +2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  630          5.00   2.00  3N S +1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A7-Fox-Fox
  600          4.00   3.00  3N S      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  170          3.00   4.00  4♣ S +2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  150          2.00   5.00  4♣ S +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
   50          1.00   6.00  3♠ E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        300    0.00   7.00  3N S -3   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Moore-Daskais
13 ♠J9
Q74
JT64
♣J843
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AQ6
A
K32
♣AKT972
♠K84
9632
AQ95
♣Q6
♠T7532
KJT85
87
♣5
5
2011
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥4 ♠3 NT0
EW: 7♣ 7 2 4♠ 7NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        690    4.50   2.50  3N W +3   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A6-Cline-Lang
        690    4.50   2.50  3N W +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        690    4.50   2.50  3N W +3   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Fox-Fox
        690    4.50   2.50  3N W +3   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        690    4.50   2.50  3N W +3   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        690    4.50   2.50  3N E +3   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
        720    1.00   6.00  3N E +4   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
       1370    0.00   7.00  6♣ W      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Moore-Daskais

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
1Pass1Pass
2Pass3Pass
3NTPass4NTPass
5Pass6Pass
6NTAll pass  

Lots of slams today! Some might have West open the bidding 2NT, in which case bidding 6NT might be easier than this auction. Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes on: http://thecommongame.com

Bidding: In this auction West opens the bidding 1 and after a response of 1 West makes a Reverse into 2 (forcing). East raise to 3 and the auction continues with West bidding 3NT and East using Blackwood (Yuk!) to 6, at which point West can convert to 6NT.

6NT by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NJ87Q
2. W94Q5
3. E65A3
4. WK823
5. W10J67
6. N73KA
7. W2498
8. E52KJ
9. W310A8
10. EQ566
11. E410A9
12. W749J
13. W2QK10
Made 6 — NS −1440

Play: The play of this contract is all about taking the right finesse. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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14 ♠A964
K64
K975
♣J8
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J
QJ987
JT82
♣Q92
♠753
A2
AQ63
♣K543
♠KQT82
T53
4
♣AT76
11
713
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5
EW: 1♣ 3 2  ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   0.00  3♠ S +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  140          5.50   1.50  3♠ S      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Fox-Fox
  140          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  110          4.00   3.00  2♠ S      A8-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Burke-Patrick
  100          3.00   4.00  4 W -2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Moore-Daskais
         50    2.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        130    0.50   6.50  4 E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        130    0.50   6.50  2 E +2   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A6-Cline-Lang
15 ♠K953
JT3
QJ986
♣A
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠A72
Q7
K53
♣Q8743
♠QT86
8
A742
♣K962
♠J4
AK96542
T
♣JT5
11
119
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 5 2NT  ♣3 ♠5
EW: 3♣ 1♠  ♦5 ♥2 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +500 6♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          6.50   0.50  4 S +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  650          6.50   0.50  4 S +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Fox-Fox
  200          3.00   4.00  3 S +2   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A6-Cline-Lang
  200          3.00   4.00  3 S +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
  200          3.00   4.00  2 S +3   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Burke-Patrick
  170          1.00   6.00  3 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  140          0.00   7.00  2 S +1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Moore-Daskais
16 ♠KJ73
63
AQT532
♣T
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A65
T7
964
♣AQJ95
♠T98
QJ542
K
♣8743
♠Q42
AK98
J87
♣K62
10
116
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 -/1 3♠ 3NT  ♣5 ♥6/7
EW: 2♣  ♦2 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3♣* W -1  A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Burke-Patrick
  150          6.00   1.00  3 N +2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  130          5.00   2.00  2 N +2   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
   90          4.00   3.00  1N S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    2.50   4.50  3N S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
         50    2.50   4.50  2♠ N -1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    0.50   6.50  3N S -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Cline-Lang
        100    0.50   6.50  3N S -2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Moore-Daskais
17 ♠9
J3
AK9
♣KQJ9842
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K83
AT9872
J
♣T75
♠Q62
K4
Q87654
♣A6
♠AJT754
Q65
T32
♣3
14
811
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠ 2/1NT  ♦6 ♥4
EW: 1 2  ♣4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  3♠ S      A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  130          6.00   1.00  4♣ N      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  110          5.00   2.00  3♣ N      A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          4.00   3.00  3 W -2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Burke-Patrick
         50    2.50   4.50  4♣ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
         50    2.50   4.50  3♣ N -1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    0.50   6.50  4♣ N -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    0.50   6.50  3♣ N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Cline-Lang
18 ♠9863
QT65
-
♣AT853
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT52
742
KQ64
♣Q2
♠Q
K
AJT7532
♣J964
♠AK74
AJ983
98
♣K7
6
811
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 6 5♠  ♦4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣3 ♥1 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +800 7*-EW-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          7.00   0.00  5 S +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  650          6.00   1.00  4 S +1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Cline-Lang
  300          5.00   2.00  5* E -2  A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  200          4.00   3.00  3 N +2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  100          3.00   4.00  5 E -2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
   50          2.00   5.00  4 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
        110    1.00   6.00  3 E      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        150    0.00   7.00  3 E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
19 ♠6
QT762
K5
♣AQT74
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ9
43
AT76
♣K85
♠QT8
AJ9
Q9842
♣J9
♠75432
K85
J3
♣632
11
1510
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   1.50  3N W -2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
  200          5.50   1.50  2N W -2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A7-Fox-Fox
  200          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  200          5.50   1.50  3♠ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          3.00   4.00  3N W -1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        130    2.00   5.00  4 E      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        630    0.50   6.50  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Moore-Daskais
        630    0.50   6.50  3N E +1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
20 ♠AT863
J3
986
♣J85
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠7
K75
KT743
♣T943
♠Q42
AQ864
A5
♣A76
♠KJ95
T92
QJ2
♣KQ2
6
616
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3 4 2NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  4 E -1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  100          6.50   0.50  4 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        120    4.00   3.00  1N E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Moore-Daskais
        120    4.00   3.00  1N E +1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
        120    4.00   3.00  1N E +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A7-Fox-Fox
        150    0.50   6.50  1N E +2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        150    0.50   6.50  1N E +2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
21 ♠AJ65
T973
982
♣75
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q93
J862
Q4
♣J643
♠87
KQ4
AKT75
♣Q92
♠KT42
A5
J63
♣AKT8
5
614
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6
EW: 1 1  ♣6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  140          6.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  110          4.50   2.50  2♠ S      A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A7-Fox-Fox
  110          4.50   2.50  1 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          3.00   4.00  3 E -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          1.50   5.50  1N W -1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Burke-Patrick
   50          1.50   5.50  3 E -1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        100    0.00   7.00  1N S -1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
22 ♠QJ52
J94
T65
♣753
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A943
AT8
32
♣A962
♠876
652
QJ98
♣T84
♠KT
KQ73
AK74
♣KQJ
4
123
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.00   0.00  3N S +1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  400          5.50   1.50  3N S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Fox-Fox
  400          5.50   1.50  3N S      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
  170          4.00   3.00  3♠ S +1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  150          3.00   4.00  2N S +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A6-Cline-Lang
  120          2.00   5.00  2N S      A8-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Steward-Hahn
         50    0.50   6.50  3N S -1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A3-Moore-Daskais
         50    0.50   6.50  2N S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Burke-Patrick
23 ♠A3
KT9542
Q3
♣AQ5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KQJ6
Q73
K98
♣974
♠T842
6
J76
♣T8632
♠975
AJ8
AT542
♣KJ
15
111
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 5 1♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          7.00   0.00  3N S +2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  650          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A6-Cline-Lang
  620          3.00   4.00  4 N      A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  620          3.00   4.00  4 N      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Fox-Fox
  620          3.00   4.00  4 N      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  620          3.00   4.00  4 N      A8-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  620          3.00   4.00  4 N      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
  170          0.00   7.00  1 N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Burke-Patrick
24 ♠63
AQJ
AK542
♣Q87
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T82
T
Q93
♣JT6543
♠KQ54
K9873
87
♣92
♠AJ97
6542
JT6
♣AK
16
38
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 6/5 3 5/4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥4 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +920 6-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          5.00   2.00  3N N +2   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  460          5.00   2.00  3N N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Burke-Patrick
  460          5.00   2.00  3N N +2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  460          5.00   2.00  3N N +2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A6-Cline-Lang
  460          5.00   2.00  3N N +2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  430          2.00   5.00  3N N +1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
  400          0.50   6.50  3N N      A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  400          0.50   6.50  5 N      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Fox-Fox
25 ♠AQ
AJ6
QT85
♣AK82
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T3
KT75
632
♣J754
♠KJ9852
Q2
974
♣93
♠764
9843
AKJ
♣QT6
20
46
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 5/4 5/3 2/1♠ 5/4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +460 5NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          7.00   0.00  6N N      A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  460          4.50   2.50  3N N +2   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A2-Burke-Patrick
  460          4.50   2.50  3N N +2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  460          4.50   2.50  3N N +2   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Fox-Fox
  460          4.50   2.50  3N N +2   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  430          1.50   5.50  3N N +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Cline-Lang
  430          1.50   5.50  3N N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    0.00   7.00  6 N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Moore-Daskais
26 ♠4
Q9643
KQ84
♣K85
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KQ5
KT852
AJ65
♣T
♠A983
7
932
♣J7432
♠JT762
AJ
T7
♣AQ96
10
135
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1/2 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣4/5 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          7.00   0.00  3* W -4  A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  600          6.00   1.00  3N N      A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
  300          4.50   2.50  2 W -3   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Moore-Daskais
  300          4.50   2.50  2 W -3   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Fox-Fox
  200          3.00   4.00  2 W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Cline-Lang
        100    1.50   5.50  3N N -1   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A2-Burke-Patrick
        100    1.50   5.50  2N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth
        300    0.00   7.00  3N N -3   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
27 ♠-
98642
AK7632
♣JT
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A8643
75
T9
♣Q985
♠KJ95
AK
854
♣K432
♠QT72
QJT3
QJ
♣A76
8
614
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 1NT  ♣5 ♠4
EW: 2♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.00   0.00  4 N +1   A8-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Fox-Fox
  200          6.00   1.00  3 N +2   A7-Bradish-Clarke vs A5-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ W -2   A1-Broslow-Gaddis Jr vs A2-Burke-Patrick
   50          3.00   4.00  3♠ W -1   A4-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
   50          3.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Cline-Lang
   50          3.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   A9-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    1.00   6.00  3N S -1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Moore-Daskais
        140    0.00   7.00  3♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Cline-Rosenbluth