- Thursday Aft - January 25, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1393 MP  Geomean: 853 MP
(based on 36 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Marilyn Brett - Nancy Wood 62.27 1st A 0.90
Bob Bradish - Kenneth Thompson 59.95 1st A 0.90
Donald Cline - Linda Beutel 59.72 2nd A 0.63
Buki Burke - Rosemary Reitz 58.56 2nd A 0.63
Jo Ann Jackson - William Todd 55.32 3rd A 0.45
Mike Gaddis Jr - Nancy Hall 52.55 1st B 0.40
Carol Hayhurst - Joann Bowen 50.00 3rd A 0.45
Babette Brenner - Louise Shaffer 49.54 2nd B 0.34
Raeann Koerner - Roseann Buckley 47.69 1st C 0.32
Alain Cardinal - Carole Cardinal 43.98 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>January 25, 2018   |CLUB NO.>131102    | 01/25/2018 15:57
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/1000 |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Rosemary Reitz         Buki Burke               B    2     1     .    126.50  58.56  0.63(A)
 2 Judy Kupperman         Jay Fuller               C    .     .     .     92.00  42.59
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Larry Pelletier          A    .     .     .     98.00  45.37
 4 Diane Di Conti         Iris Acutt               C    .     .     .     97.50  45.14
 5 Nancy Wood             Marilyn Brett            A    1     .     .    134.50  62.27  0.90(A)
 6 Helen Elardo           Renate Jones             B    .     .     .    105.00  48.61
 7 Joann Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           A    3     .     .    108.00  50.00  0.45(A)
 8 Babette Brenner        Louise Shaffer           C    4     2     1    107.00  49.54  0.34(B)
 9 Ilona Smith            George Peckham           B    .     .     .    103.50  47.92
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/1000 |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Donald Cline           Linda Beutel             A    2     .     .    129.00  59.72  0.63(A)
 2 Dennis Charles         Julie Elliott            C    .     .     .     90.00  41.67
 3 Josh Rosenbluth        Charles Clarke           A    .     .     .    111.00  51.39
 4 Harry Anand            Janis Pulliam            C    .     .     .     81.50  37.73
 5 Roseann Buckley        Raeann Koerner           C    .     2     1    103.00  47.69  0.32(C)
 6 Nancy Hall             Mike Gaddis Jr           B    4     1     .    113.50  52.55  0.40(B)
 7 William Todd           Jo Ann Jackson           A    3     .     .    119.50  55.32  0.45(A)
 8 Alain Cardinal         Carole Cardinal          C    .     .     2     95.00  43.98  0.22(C)
 9 Bob Bradish            Kenneth Thompson         A    1     .     .    129.50  59.95  0.90(A)
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠62
QJ84
T542
♣965
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J9543
AK5
98
♣832
♠A
T9763
A63
♣AT74
♠KQT87
2
KQJ7
♣KQJ
3
812
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥5
EW: 1♣ 2  ♦5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 2NT*-NS/2♠*-NS/3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  3 E -2   A5-Wood-Brett vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
   50          6.00   2.00  3 E -1   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
   50          6.00   2.00  3 E -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Todd-Jackson
   50          6.00   2.00  3 E -1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
         50    3.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
         50    3.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        110    2.00   6.00  2 E      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        470    1.00   7.00  2* E     A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        500    0.00   8.00  3♠* S -3  A6-Elardo-Jones vs A2-Charles-Elliott

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

North deals and passes. East will open 1 heart. South has a choice of double or 1. Let’s assume he bids 1, probably more frequent than a take out double. West raises to 2, followed by 2 passes. South has a good hand and should not sell out to 2. He can re-open with a double and North will likely bid 2. East does not have another bid, neither does South. To salvage a few match points, West must double. It’s hard to imagine South allowing E-W to play in 2. That is the limit of the E-W hands so they need to double anything higher.


2 ♠9643
J953
982
♣Q6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J87
K62
J5
♣JT975
♠A
A874
KQT43
♣K32
♠KQT52
QT
A76
♣A84
3
616
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣2 ♦3 ♥4 NT6
EW: 4♣ 3 3 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2♠ S      A5-Wood-Brett vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
         90    7.00   1.00  2♣ W      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        100    6.00   2.00  2♠ S -1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        110    4.50   3.50  2 E      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        110    4.50   3.50  3♣ W      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        130    3.00   5.00  3♣ E +1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        150    1.50   6.50  3 E +2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        150    1.50   6.50  3♣ W +2   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        300    0.00   8.00  3♠ S -3   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A1-Cline-Beutel
3 ♠J98
QJ4
AKT6
♣872
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ543
T9853
Q
♣K3
♠AT72
AK7
J983
♣64
♠6
62
7542
♣AQJT95
11
1012
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥2 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4 5♠ 4NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    8.00   0.00  3♣ S -2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        170    7.00   1.00  3♠ E +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        200    6.00   2.00  5♣ S -4   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        620    4.00   4.00  4♠ W      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        620    4.00   4.00  4♠ W      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        620    4.00   4.00  4♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        650    2.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        800    0.50   7.50  5♣* S -4  A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        800    0.50   7.50  5♣* S -4  A5-Wood-Brett vs A9-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

With just a combined 22 points, E-W will probably not get to game unless pushed. South deals and should pass. However, some will open 3 at favorable vulnerability. This may be enough to push E-W to game. If it goes 3 - P - P - x, West will likely bid 4. East will then declare 4. With a favorable location of the A and the QJ, this should roll home. If, instead, South passes West will also pass. North will open 1. East makes a T-O double. If I were South, I would bid 2. In any event, left to their own devices, E-W will probably languish in a part score. Those pairs bidding and making 4 will share the top score.


4 ♠T95
K643
AK7
♣QJ6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A
82
QJT8632
♣AK3
♠KQ8632
T95
54
♣98
♠J74
AQJ7
9
♣T7542
13
145
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1  ♦2 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   2.00  2N W -1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  100          6.00   2.00  2♠ E -1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        100    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        110    2.00   6.00  2♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        150    1.00   7.00  3 W +2   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        710    0.00   8.00  4* W     A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Charles-Elliott
5 ♠T6
KJ3
K32
♣AQ652
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q874
A864
96
♣KT3
♠A53
Q9
AQT875
♣94
♠KJ92
T752
J4
♣J87
13
912
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2/3 1 2♠ 1/2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   1.00  1N W -1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
   50          7.00   1.00  3 E -1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
   50          7.00   1.00  3 E -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
         90    5.00   3.00  2 E      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        110    2.50   5.50  3 E      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        110    2.50   5.50  3 E      A6-Elardo-Jones vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        110    2.50   5.50  3 E      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        110    2.50   5.50  2 E +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        300    0.00   8.00  1N N -3   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
6 ♠AQ98
AT9
J762
♣Q4
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J4
Q75
KQ95
♣J965
♠7653
K6
84
♣KT832
♠KT2
J8432
AT3
♣A7
13
96
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4 3♠ 4/2NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦4 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.50   0.50  4 S +1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  450          7.50   0.50  4 S +1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  420          5.00   3.00  4 S      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  420          5.00   3.00  4 S      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  420          5.00   3.00  4 S      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  200          3.00   5.00  3 S +2   A5-Wood-Brett vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  170          2.00   6.00  3 S +1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  140          1.00   7.00  3 S      A6-Elardo-Jones vs A1-Cline-Beutel
         50    0.00   8.00  4 S -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
7 ♠K7
QT543
8
♣JT982
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ3
6
KQJ632
♣AQ7
♠JT
AJ97
T9
♣K6543
♠986542
K82
A754
♣-
6
189
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 2♣ 4/3 1/-♠ 5/4NT
       ♥6 ♠7/6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.00   0.00  3 W +3   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        600    7.00   1.00  5 W      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        630    6.00   2.00  3N E +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        690    0.00   8.00  3N W +3   A5-Wood-Brett vs A7-Todd-Jackson
8 ♠JT2
J53
QJ6
♣A643
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠96
94
K8532
♣KJ95
♠854
A72
AT74
♣Q72
♠AKQ73
KQT86
9
♣T8
9
710
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5
EW: 1♣ 2  ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   2.00  4♠ S      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  420          6.00   2.00  4♠ S      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  420          6.00   2.00  4♠ S      A5-Wood-Brett vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  420          6.00   2.00  4♠ S      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  420          6.00   2.00  4 N      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
  170          1.50   6.50  3♠ S +1   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Cline-Beutel
  170          1.50   6.50  3♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  170          1.50   6.50  3♠ S +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  170          1.50   6.50  2♠ S +2   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Another hand where N-s can make game with just 23 points between the two hands. Again, it is not likely game will be bid at many tables. It will be common for the bidding to go P - P - P - 1. North just has a simple raise to 2. South does have an attractive playing hand but partner couldn’t even bid Drury . South will make a game try of 3. Although North has 9 points, he has only 3 trumps and just Jxx in the help suit. He has nothing more than a 3 bid, which should be the final contract at most tables. Aggressive bidders will be rewarded as there are ten tricks available in either hearts or spades!


9 ♠9
Q7652
AK6
♣A762
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠8752
T8
T7
♣KJT54
♠JT64
K93
QJ94
♣93
♠AKQ3
AJ4
8532
♣Q8
13
47
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 5 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.00   1.00  4 N +1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  450          7.00   1.00  4 N +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  450          7.00   1.00  4 N +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  420          2.50   5.50  4 N      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Cline-Beutel
  420          2.50   5.50  4 N      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  420          2.50   5.50  4 N      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  420          2.50   5.50  4 N      A6-Elardo-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  420          2.50   5.50  4 N      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  420          2.50   5.50  4 N      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
10 ♠QJT3
AT42
J964
♣A
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠2
876
AQ2
♣K87643
♠A965
KJ93
T8
♣JT5
♠K874
Q5
K753
♣Q92
12
99
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   1.00  2♠ S      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  110          7.00   1.00  2♠ S      A6-Elardo-Jones vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  110          7.00   1.00  2♠ S      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        100    4.50   3.50  1N S -1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        100    4.50   3.50  3♠ N -1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        180    3.00   5.00  2♣* W     A5-Wood-Brett vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        200    1.50   6.50  4♠ S -2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        200    1.50   6.50  3♠ S -2   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        300    0.00   8.00  3♠ S -3   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
11 ♠AKT982
Q
762
♣A97
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠4
A82
AT843
♣Q865
♠63
JT75
KQJ9
♣K42
♠QJ75
K9643
5
♣JT3
13
1010
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6
EW: 1♣ 3  ♥6 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
  450          7.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  420          6.00   2.00  4♠ N      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Cline-Beutel
  200          5.00   3.00  3♠ N +2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  170          3.00   5.00  3♠ N +1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  170          3.00   5.00  3♠ N +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  170          3.00   5.00  3♠ N +1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  140          1.00   7.00  2♠ N +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  100          0.00   8.00  5* W -1  A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
12 ♠K98
KJ862
4
♣KT96
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠654
7
T9876
♣AQ42
♠AJ2
AQ9
AKQJ
♣J75
♠QT73
T543
532
♣83
10
622
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4/3 ♦2 ♠5 NT3
EW: 3♣ 5 2♠ 4NT  ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        180    8.00   0.00  2N E +2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        400    6.50   1.50  3N E      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        400    6.50   1.50  3N E      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        430    3.50   4.50  3N E +1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        430    3.50   4.50  3N E +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        430    3.50   4.50  3N E +1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        430    3.50   4.50  3N E +1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        490    0.50   7.50  3N E +3   A5-Wood-Brett vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        490    0.50   7.50  3N E +3   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Cline-Beutel
13 ♠964
J93
963
♣AJ83
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AK8752
A64
AKJ7
♣-
♠Q3
KQ872
Q4
♣T642
♠JT
T5
T852
♣KQ975
6
199
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 1♣ 4 7 7♠ 2NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -2210 7♠-EW/7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  3N W -1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        710    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +3   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        710    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +3   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        710    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +3   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        710    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +3   A5-Wood-Brett vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        710    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +3   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        710    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +3   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        710    3.50   4.50  4 E +3   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        710    3.50   4.50  4 E +3   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A2-Charles-Elliott

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

In doubt many pairs will get to the grand slam. A bad spade split would doom 7. A bad heart split would doom 7. However, a small slam could be bid often. After 3 passes, West opens 1. If East bids 1 NT, West will surely jump shift to 3. When East preferences to 3, West can complete his hand pattern and bid 4. Look at East’s 9 point hand now!! It couldn’t be better for this bidding. I would cooperate and bid 5. West will probably now just bid 6. It will be very unlikely for him to envision 4 great cards in East’s hand - Q, KQ and Q. In the unlikely but possible event that East bids 2 over 1, West can simply bid 5 NT, grand slam force. This would request East to bid 7 with 2 of the top 3 heart honors. East bids the grand and there is nothing to the play. 13 tricks are there for the taking.


14 ♠832
762
T873
♣963
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠97
83
AKQJ54
♣KQT
♠KQJT5
K
92
♣J8754
♠A64
AQJT954
6
♣A2
0
1510
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣3 ♦3 ♠3
EW: 4♣ 4 4♠  ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  5* W -1  A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  100          7.00   1.00  5* W -1  A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  100          7.00   1.00  5* W -1  A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A2-Charles-Elliott
   50          5.00   3.00  5 W -1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        100    3.00   5.00  5* S -1  A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        100    3.00   5.00  5 S -2   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        100    3.00   5.00  5* N -1  A1-Reitz-Burke vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        200    1.00   7.00  3♠ E +2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        420    0.00   8.00  4♠ E      A5-Wood-Brett vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
15 ♠AQ3
872
AQ9
♣8642
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠JT8
AQJT6
874
♣K3
♠52
5
KJT652
♣AQ95
♠K9764
K943
3
♣JT7
12
1110
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 4 1 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  5 E -1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        110    6.50   1.50  3 E      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        110    6.50   1.50  3 E      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        130    4.00   4.00  4 E      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        130    4.00   4.00  3 E +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        130    4.00   4.00  3 E +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        150    2.00   6.00  2 E +3   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        400    0.50   7.50  3N W      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        400    0.50   7.50  5 E      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
16 ♠K43
AK53
K2
♣AJ83
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J2
T64
AQJT84
♣42
♠A765
Q82
76
♣QT97
♠QT98
J97
953
♣K65
18
88
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          7.50   0.50  2N N      A5-Wood-Brett vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  120          7.50   0.50  1N N +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  110          5.00   3.00  2♠ S      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  110          5.00   3.00  2♠ S      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  110          5.00   3.00  2 N      A6-Elardo-Jones vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
         50    3.00   5.00  2 N -1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        100    1.50   6.50  2N N -2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        100    1.50   6.50  4♠ S -2   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        150    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -3   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
17 ♠AQ8653
K9543
-
♣A6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T42
J2
AJT93
♣QJ8
♠K
QT76
KQ752
♣KT7
♠J97
A8
864
♣95432
13
913
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 5♠ 2NT  ♦4
EW: 3  ♣5 ♥3 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          8.00   0.00  5♠* N     A9-Smith-Peckham vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  140          7.00   1.00  3 N      A5-Wood-Brett vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  100          5.50   2.50  5 W -2   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  100          5.50   2.50  5 W -2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
   50          4.00   4.00  4 W -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Charles-Elliott
         50    2.50   5.50  5♠ N -1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A1-Cline-Beutel
         50    2.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        150    1.00   7.00  5♠ N -3   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        300    0.00   8.00  5♠* N -2  A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

North deals and opens 1. If East passes, South should raise to 2. Even though he just has 5 hcp’s, they are good cards. North should bid 4. With only 13 points but such great distribution, take a chance and bid game. With the K lead, North plays hearts first. If he ruffs the third heart with the J, he will see that West doesn’t have the K. He can either ruff the fourth heart and then cash the A, or lead a spade to the ace and then ruff it. Either way, he loses a spade and a club-making 5 for +450. If E-W get in the bidding, they have a 300 point save in 5. This would be a great result if N-S don’t take the “push”.


18 ♠987
Q73
AQJ52
♣Q7
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J643
KT92
6
♣T952
♠KT2
85
T84
♣AJ843
♠AQ5
AJ64
K973
♣K6
11
48
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3 2♠ 3NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦2 ♥4 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +300 4♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  660          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A5-Wood-Brett vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  660          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A1-Cline-Beutel
  660          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  630          2.00   6.00  3N S +1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  630          2.00   6.00  3N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  630          2.00   6.00  3N S +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  630          2.00   6.00  3N S +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
  630          2.00   6.00  3N S +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
19 ♠84
K8
Q65
♣QT9743
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ9
964
AKT7
♣A2
♠T76532
T32
842
♣6
♠Q
AQJ75
J93
♣KJ85
7
190
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2  ♦4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3 3♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♥4
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          8.00   0.00  3♣ N +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  110          7.00   1.00  3♣ S      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  100          5.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  100          5.50   2.50  4♠ E -1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        140    4.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        170    2.50   5.50  3♠ E +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        170    2.50   5.50  2♠ E +2   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        620    0.50   7.50  4♠ W      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        620    0.50   7.50  4♠ E      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Cline-Beutel
20 ♠J843
QT8
QT7
♣T73
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQ95
J52
K92
♣AQ8
♠2
76
J6543
♣K9542
♠KT76
AK943
A8
♣J6
5
164
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣3 ♦3 ♥6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -110 3-EW/3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  5♣ E -2   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  200          7.50   0.50  4♣ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  140          6.00   2.00  2 S +1   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        110    4.50   3.50  3♣ E      A5-Wood-Brett vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        110    4.50   3.50  3♣ E      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        120    2.00   6.00  1N W +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        120    2.00   6.00  1N W +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        120    2.00   6.00  1N W +1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        150    0.00   8.00  1N W +2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Todd-Jackson
21 ♠T9843
43
T954
♣Q3
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K7
KQT82
AQ73
♣A2
♠AQJ52
A765
J6
♣T7
♠6
J9
K82
♣KJ98654
2
1812
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥0 ♠1 NT0
EW: 1♣ 4 7 5♠ 7NT
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -1520 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    8.00   0.00  4 W +1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        510    7.00   1.00  4 W +3   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        980    5.50   2.50  6 W      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        980    5.50   2.50  6 E      A6-Elardo-Jones vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
       1010    2.00   6.00  6 W +1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
       1010    2.00   6.00  6 W +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Cline-Beutel
       1010    2.00   6.00  6 W +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
       1010    2.00   6.00  6 W +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Todd-Jackson
       1010    2.00   6.00  6 W +1   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A9-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

North deals and passes. East will open 1. South will likely pre-empt with 3, even though he is vulnerable. West bids 3 and East will raise to 4. West will go on and bid Blackwood. He can learn East has both missing aces and, disappointingly, no kings. He will probably sign off in 6. Even though 7 and 7 NT can be made, it is unlikely that either will be bid. I expect +1010 for E-W will be slightly above average. No trump “hogs” will be rewarded with careful play and +1020. They have to squeeze North in spades and diamonds and South in diamonds and clubs.


22 ♠875
J654
Q84
♣A92
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K
T8
AK765
♣KT765
♠AQT96
AKQ3
T92
♣Q
♠J432
972
J3
♣J843
7
1317
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 5 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 13 - 15 = -2
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  6N W -2   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        600    7.00   1.00  5 W      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        630    4.50   3.50  3N W +1   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        630    4.50   3.50  3N W +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        630    4.50   3.50  3N W +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        630    4.50   3.50  3N E +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        660    1.00   7.00  4N W +1   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        660    1.00   7.00  3N W +2   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        660    1.00   7.00  3N E +2   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A1-Cline-Beutel
23 ♠6
KQ987
J7
♣Q8653
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AT972
J52
86
♣KJT
♠KQJ8
T6
K52
♣A942
♠543
A43
AQT943
♣7
8
913
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 5  ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: +500 5♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          8.00   0.00  4 N +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  100          6.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  100          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  100          6.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        110    4.00   4.00  2♠ W      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ W      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ W      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      A9-Smith-Peckham vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        600    0.00   8.00  3N E      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
24 ♠AKQ965
A8
86532
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J8743
KJ964
J
♣72
♠T2
Q32
T94
♣AKJT3
♠-
T75
AKQ7
♣Q98654
13
610
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 4♠ 3NT  ♥6
EW: 1/-  ♣5 ♦2 ♥7/6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          8.00   0.00  3♠* N +1  A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  450          7.00   1.00  4♠ N +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  400          6.00   2.00  5 S      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  170          3.50   4.50  3♠ N +1   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
  170          3.50   4.50  3♠ N +1   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  170          3.50   4.50  2♠ N +2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  170          3.50   4.50  2♠ N +2   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        100    1.00   7.00  6 S -2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        250    0.00   8.00  4 N -5   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A7-Todd-Jackson
25 ♠K5
QJ63
AQ72
♣J74
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A94
A52
K85
♣AT32
♠T732
84
JT63
♣KQ9
♠QJ86
KT97
94
♣865
13
156
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2 1♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  2♠ E -2   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
  140          6.50   1.50  3 S      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A2-Charles-Elliott
  140          6.50   1.50  2 S +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A1-Cline-Beutel
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A7-Todd-Jackson
  100          2.00   6.00  2♠ E -1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    1.00   7.00  2 S -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        110    0.00   8.00  2♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
26 ♠T62
QT92
A54
♣973
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AK954
754
T93
♣J4
♠QJ7
63
K6
♣AKQT62
♠83
AKJ8
QJ872
♣85
6
815
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2  ♣1 ♠1 NT2
EW: 4♣ 4♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        170    6.50   1.50  2♠ W +2   A1-Reitz-Burke vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        170    6.50   1.50  2♠ W +2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr
        230    5.00   3.00  3♠ W +3   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        620    4.00   4.00  4♠ W      A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A1-Cline-Beutel
        680    1.00   7.00  4♠ W +2   A6-Elardo-Jones vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        680    1.00   7.00  4♠ W +2   A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        680    1.00   7.00  4♠ E +2   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
27 ♠KQJ3
7542
-
♣J9764
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AT62
KQ93
T8
♣AKT
♠54
AJT8
AK764
♣Q5
♠987
6
QJ9532
♣832
7
1614
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥1 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2/3♣ 3 5 3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  6 W -1   A5-Wood-Brett vs A1-Cline-Beutel
   50          7.50   0.50  6 W -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Buckley-Koerner
        420    6.00   2.00  4 W      A1-Reitz-Burke vs A2-Charles-Elliott
        450    3.00   5.00  5 W      A6-Elardo-Jones vs A3-Rosenbluth-Clarke
        450    3.00   5.00  5 W      A8-Brenner-Shaffer vs A7-Todd-Jackson
        450    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A9-Smith-Peckham vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        450    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   A2-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Anand-Pulliam
        450    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Cardinal-Cardinal
        460    0.00   8.00  3N W +2   A3-Ragnow-Pelletier vs A6-Hall-Gaddis Jr