- Monday Aft - March 26, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 905 MP  Geomean: 518 MP
(based on 28 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Dick Zizic - John Eliason 61.11 1st A 0.70
Arline Benzien - Joann Bowen 60.02 2nd A 0.49
Leander Pemberton - Ronald Saltis 58.02 1st A 0.70
Gary Feldman - Mark Robbins 53.67 2nd A 0.49
Carol Jarboe - Pat Shaw 53.08 3rd A 0.35
Joseph Gaynor - Ronald Landgraff 49.30 3rd A 0.35
Carol Hayhurst - Carole Cardinal 48.11 1st B 0.16
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>March 26, 2018     |CLUB NO.>127100    | 03/26/2018 16:33
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DIR> Louise Shaffer  |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 70% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/800/200   |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=2/C=0                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Joan Glenn             Elaine Mcadams           A    .     .     .     69.83  41.57
 2 Tee Downard            Marilyn Waples           B    .     .     .     70.83  42.16
 3 Joann Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .    100.83  60.02  0.49(A)
 4 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    1     .     .    102.67  61.11  0.70(A)
 5 Carole Cardinal        Carol Hayhurst           B    .     1     .     80.83  48.11  0.16(B)
 6 Ronald Landgraff       Joseph Gaynor            A    3     .     .     82.83  49.30  0.35(A)
 7 Ilona Smith            Ken Ellenberger          A    .     .     .     80.83  48.11
                                          Totals                         588.65

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/800/200   |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=6/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ronald Saltis          Leander Pemberton        A    1     .     .     97.48  58.02  0.70(A)
 2 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              B    .     .     .     75.17  44.74
 3 Ginny Rockefeller      Irene Petroff            B    .     .     .     69.67  41.47
 4 Perry Shapiro          Jody Shapiro             C    .     .     .     83.17  49.51
 5 Mary Jane Graham       Anne Conn                B    .     .     .     83.67  49.80
 6 Mark Robbins           Gary Feldman             B    2     1     .     90.17  53.67  0.49(A)
 7 Pat Shaw               Carol Jarboe             C    3     2     .     89.17  53.08  0.35(A)
                                          Totals                         588.50

Hands and Results
1 ♠K
J7
KJ986
♣AKQ53
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A964
KT8
AQT2
♣62
♠QT75
A9542
5
♣J87
♠J832
Q63
743
♣T94
17
137
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥4 ♠4 NT6
EW: -/1 3 3♠ -/1NT
       ♣6 ♦6/7 NT6/7
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
   50          5.00   1.00  4 E -1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
   50          5.00   1.00  2 E -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Graham-Conn
         50    2.00   4.00  3N N -1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
         50    2.00   4.00  3 N -1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    2.00   4.00  4♣ N -1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        200    0.00   6.00  4 N -4   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 (higher suit with 5-5). Even with this great shape, East is too weak to take action and passes, as does South. West's best bet is 1NT. This hand is a great illustration of why most players lower the values for 1NT in the balancing seat. East uses Staymanand is delighted to pass 2.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1PassPass
1NT2Dbl1Pass
2All pass  
  1. stayman

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 4, 6, 12-13, and 17.

The Bidding: With 5-5 in the minors, it is standard to open 1. South is a bit light to act. In his Responding Light article, Josh Donn advises the main goals of responding with less than the traditional 6 points are "to prevent the opponents from finding their best contract, to reach game in case a fit is located, and to improve the contract to a better partscore." Here, North will have 4 diamonds only if they are 4-4-3-2, a 4% chance. South will reasonably pass at most tables. West balances 1NT. As Karen Walker discusses in her "Balancing Over One-Bids" article, West's balancing 1NT bid shows 11-14 HCP. North competes to 2. East's double is Stayman West's 2 bid ends the auction.

At some tables South will respond a light 1 hoping to improve the contract or prevent the opponents from find their best contract. See Josh Donn's "Responding Light" article.
After a 1 response, West has nothing to say. North rebids 2. South takes a preference for diamonds. When 2 is passed around, East can infer their side has roughly half the deck since North-South didn't look for game. This isn't a fit auction, South has simply taken a preference. As Larry Cohen discusses in his "Larry and the Law: Balancing" article, balancing on a non-fit auction is more risky. Since North-South didn't look for game, West is marked with a good hand. East can infer West's distribution prevented them from acting. East doesn't want to defend 2. Balancing with 2 is a reasonable option.

The Play in 2: East-West can score 8 tricks for a 2 trick set, but if not doubled that will not compensate for taking 9 tricks in a major suit partscore. If East-West allow declarer to score a heart trick or if West underleads their Ace, declarer can escape for down 1.

The Play in 2 and 2: Declarer must lose a heart, and 2 clubs. There is little chance to avoid a spade loser. Leading low towards the K offers a 74% chance of limiting spade losers to 1. Doubling finessing offers similar chances. Here, both lines hold spade losers to 1. The defense cannot prevent declarer from ruffing the 3rd round of clubs without giving up their trump trick. Declarer scores 9 tricks.



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2 ♠AQ42
9863
84
♣AT5
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠875
Q5
AQT7
♣KQ96
♠T96
J4
652
♣87432
♠KJ3
AKT72
KJ93
♣J
10
131
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 5 5♠ 4/5NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +660 5NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.00   0.00  4 N +2   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  650          2.50   3.50  4 S +1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  650          2.50   3.50  4 S +1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  650          2.50   3.50  4 S +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Graham-Conn
  650          2.50   3.50  4 S +1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
  650          2.50   3.50  4 S +1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  650          2.50   3.50  4 S +1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A6-Robbins-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. Will West double with only three spades and two points of 13 in hearts? It's aggressive! North will brush aside any action from West to show a limit raise, and off to game they'll go. Play is easier to plan when you know the location of all missing points (As you will if West doubles).



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3 ♠J876
QJ
AKT542
♣K
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ942
32
J763
♣63
♠AT3
KT97
Q8
♣Q742
♠5
A8654
9
♣AJT985
14
611
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3  ♠6 NT6
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   0.00  4 S      A2-Downard-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  400          5.00   1.00  3N N      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Graham-Conn
         50    3.50   2.50  3 S -1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    3.50   2.50  4♣ S -1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        100    1.50   4.50  3N N -2   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        100    1.50   4.50  4* S -1  A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        150    0.00   6.00  4 S -3   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A6-Robbins-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South has a great 1 opener using the Rule of 20 . West will probably pass, and North bids 1. It will be hard to stay out of game, and the unfortunate East heart holding is the only roadblock--but a formidable one, sadly. Down one will be a common result.



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4 ♠AJT7
9653
Q85
♣72
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q62
K72
AJT972
♣9
♠K54
QJT
64
♣AQT64
♠983
A84
K3
♣KJ853
7
1012
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 3 -/1 1NT  ♣6 ♥6/7 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  2N E -4   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
  100          5.00   1.00  2N E -1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
         90    4.00   2.00  1N E      A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        110    3.00   3.00  2 W +1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        120    1.50   4.50  2N E      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        120    1.50   4.50  1N E +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Graham-Conn
        630    0.00   6.00  3N E +1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Only a very old-fashioned West won't open 2.This is likely to buy the hand, though N-S will pay for any foolhardy bids this time.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
2All pass  

The Bidding: The downside of opening a Weak Two Diamonds is East-West may miss a major suit fit. Many expert partnerships play a 2 or 2 response as constructive, but not forcing. That agreement makes it easier to find a major suit fit. After West preempts 2, North and East have nothing to say. South has a balancing decision. South has 12 Support Points. The doubleton King is a negative. If North had values and diamond shortness they would have acted. Passing seems best.

The Play: A double finesse holds diamond losers to 1. If North doesn't lead a spade, declarer cannot avoid losing 2 spade tricks. Declarer scores 9 tricks: 1 + 2 + 5 + 1.



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5 ♠T653
AJ
Q74
♣AQ97
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A984
KQT82
J3
♣85
♠Q
9653
962
♣KJ643
♠KJ72
74
AKT85
♣T2
13
106
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    5.50   0.50  4♠ N -1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        100    5.50   0.50  4♠ N -1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A5-Graham-Conn
        200    3.50   2.50  4♠ S -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        200    3.50   2.50  3♠ N -2   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        400    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -4   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        500    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -5   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        500    0.50   5.50  3♠ S -5   A2-Downard-Waples vs A2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. Will South bid 1 or 1? I prefer the former, which puts the contract in the North hand which is a bit stronger. If South does bid a diamond, West can double or bid 1 depending on their style--and East will up the ante by competing in hearts. Who will flinch first?



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6 ♠QT94
983
942
♣J86
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠8
J76542
J5
♣A732
♠AK753
AQT
Q86
♣K9
♠J62
K
AKT73
♣QT54
3
618
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥1 ♠4 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 3♠ 4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  2N E -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  100          5.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        110    3.50   2.50  2♠ E      A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        110    3.50   2.50  2♠ E      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        150    2.00   4.00  2 N -3   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        630    1.00   5.00  3N W +1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A5-Graham-Conn
        660    0.00   6.00  3N E +2   A2-Downard-Waples vs A2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Way too strong for 1NT, East opens 1. South can justify 2--and West is too weak for a Negative Double which would push partner to the two or even the three level. Though that is where East will now put himself. West will want to get out in hearts--and should bid game on this show of strength from partner.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1NTPass2NTPass
3Pass4All pass

The Bidding: East is too strong to open 1NT, and too weak to open 2NT. So East begins with 1. West would like to have a 6-card suit for a 2 overcall. The singleton King and the unsupported Jack are negatives. Passing seems best. West lacks the strength to respond at the 2-level. So West responds 1NT. East shows their strong balanced hand by rebidding 2NT. East shows their heart suit. It is common to play a 3 rebid as forcing. East's raise to 4 ends the auction.

The Play: A diamond lead gives the defense the chance to take the first 2 tricks. If so, declarer can discard their club losers on a spade winner and a diamond winner. Declarer's finesse against the King fails. Declarer has 10 tricks. Without a diamond lead, declarer can discard a losing diamond on a spade winner. Declarer plans on ruffing 2 clubs in the short hand. So declarer may well drop the singleton King. Declarer can score 12 tricks if they use their ruffing power to setup the 5th spade as a winner. On a diamond lead, if South plays the 10, hoping North has the Jack, declarer can take all the tricks.



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7 ♠K85
AJ3
85
♣AQJ98
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q942
T62
QJ4
♣KT6
♠JT6
KQ754
AT3
♣52
♠A73
98
K9762
♣743
15
810
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1/- 2♠ 3/2NT
       ♥7/6
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥6 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  3 E -4   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  200          5.00   1.00  2 E -2   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
  150          4.00   2.00  1N N +2   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  120          2.50   3.50  2N S      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  120          2.50   3.50  1N N +1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        100    0.50   5.50  3N N -1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        100    0.50   5.50  2♠ S -1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A5-Graham-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT which passes out. With a lucky low heart lead and the K onside and the A well placed, there will be lots of overtricks. Bid it? Hardly!



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8 ♠QT753
A6
T7
♣AQT4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠62
KJ983
86542
♣J
♠K9
T54
AKJ
♣97652
♠AJ84
Q72
Q93
♣K83
12
511
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4♠ 4NT  ♦5 ♥5
EW: 2 1  ♣4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          4.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  450          4.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  450          4.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
  450          4.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  430          2.00   4.00  3N S +1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  420          1.00   5.00  4♠ N      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
  200          0.00   6.00  3♠ N +2   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A5-Graham-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Once North opens 1, the "boss" suit will win any arguments and should score up 10 tricks. Nice of the J to fall--not to speak of the K being doubleton.



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9 ♠AK732
AK
8654
♣52
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J6
JT752
AQT32
♣7
♠T94
Q94
K9
♣AJ643
♠Q85
863
J7
♣KQT98
14
810
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥4
EW: 1 3  ♣4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS/4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  140          5.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A5-Graham-Conn
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
         50    2.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
         50    2.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

The bidding starts 1--P--2. Now West has to decide what to do, vulnerable, with his 5-5 hand. His hearts are paltry, so I'm betting most will pass. The singleton club is unlikely to cause much trouble this time.



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10 ♠J953
A84
AJ3
♣982
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AK7
965
964
♣QJ63
♠-
KQT32
KT82
♣AKT7
♠QT8642
J7
Q75
♣54
10
1015
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 3 5 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4 E -1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        620    4.00   2.00  4 E      A2-Downard-Waples vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        620    4.00   2.00  4 E      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        620    4.00   2.00  4 E      A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A5-Graham-Conn
        630    2.00   4.00  3N W +1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        650    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        650    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and many will get to game. An opening diamond lead should have declarer using a club to get to the dummy to shag two diamond losers on spades NOW. Then draw trump and score up the overtrick.



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11 ♠73
KJ9
AQJT85
♣K4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T8
QT65
74
♣AJ532
♠KJ9642
4
K92
♣Q87
♠AQ5
A8732
63
♣T96
14
79
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 2NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW: -/1♣ -/1♠
       ♣6/7 ♦2 ♥2/3 ♠6/7 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.50   0.50  4 S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  420          5.50   0.50  4 S      A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  400          4.00   2.00  3N S      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  200          3.00   3.00  3 S +2   A2-Downard-Waples vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  180          2.00   4.00  2N S +2   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A5-Graham-Conn
  170          1.00   5.00  3 S +1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        100    0.00   6.00  4* S -1  A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A6-Robbins-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. An aggressive East will bid 2, forcing South to decide: Pass, 2NT or 3. Hearts are the only viable game, and then only if South finesses the 9 and then the J (with fingers crossed).



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12 ♠QJ5
KJ9
KT84
♣J74
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K73
754
965
♣T965
♠T9862
T863
J3
♣83
♠A4
AQ2
AQ72
♣AKQ2
11
31
25
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 5 3♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥2 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1440          3.50   2.50  6N S      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
 1440          3.50   2.50  6N S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
 1440          3.50   2.50  6N S      A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A5-Graham-Conn
 1440          3.50   2.50  6N S      A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
 1440          3.50   2.50  6N S      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
 1440          3.50   2.50  6N S      A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
 1370          0.00   6.00  6 S      A2-Downard-Waples vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens either 2 or 3NT depending on their style. With 11 HCP opposite 25, North will ask for Aces and Kings and settle on 6NT--luckily, since the K is off-side. A missing King might not be so serious if North had a long suit--but this 3-3-4-3 hand needs caution.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPassPass2
Pass2Pass3NT
Pass5NTPass6NT
All pass   

The Bidding: North's hand falls well short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 . After 2 passes. East, in 3rd seat with 1 HCP, knows South has a big hand. At favorable vulnerability an enterprising East may psych an opening bid to cause confusion. At most tables, South will open a Strong 2 Clubs after 3 passes. It is common to play a 2 Diamonds Waiting response. Now South, with a 25 HCP balanced hand jumps to 3NT. Because the 3NT jump rebid is so obstructive, many expert partnerships prefer using the Kokish Relay . With that agreement, South's rebid is an artificial 2 which shows either 5+ hearts or a 24+ HCP balanced hand. North is forced to rebid 2. Now South's 2NT rebid shows 24+ HCP.

Either way, North knows the partnership has 35+ HCP. North jump to 5NT invites the grand. South doesn't have extras for their sequence. South places the contract at 6NT.

The Play: Declarer has 11 quick winners. Declarer can pickup Jxxx(x) in West's hand. So declarer cashes the Ace and Queen. When diamonds break 3-2, declarer has 12 tricks. Declarer finesses against the King for their 13th trick. When the finesse fails, declarer score +1440.



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13 ♠95
6
AKQ842
♣AJ85
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AQT7
AQ843
97
♣97
♠KJ86432
JT
T6
♣Q3
♠-
K9752
J53
♣KT642
14
127
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 -/1  ♥6/7 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♠  ♣1 ♦1/0 ♥6 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +800 6♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  640          6.00   0.00  5 N +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  620          3.50   2.50  5 N +1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A5-Graham-Conn
  620          3.50   2.50  5 N +1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  620          3.50   2.50  5♣ N +1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
  620          3.50   2.50  5♣ N +1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  200          1.00   5.00  5♠ E -2   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        300    0.00   6.00  5 N -3   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

The bidding will be wild and wooly on this one, maybe starting 1--3--X--4S. Now North might trust partner and bid 5--but West is likely to go to 5. Will South try 6? If he does, will West sacrifice yet again, having shoved them into a makeable slam?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 12Dbl
33Pass4
45All pass 

The Bidding: After North opens 1, East wants to preempt. East's 7-2-2-2 distribution and poor spade texture are negatives. Preempting a vulnerable 3 is too risky. East prefers a 2 weak jump overcall. South's 13 Support Points are too much to pass. South has a choice between making a Negative Double and Freely Bidding 3 or 3. A Negative Double seems best because it suggests 2 places to play.

West has a difficult decision. Advancing to 4 could easily push North-South to a minor suit game which they might not otherwise bid. Advancing to 3 may make North's rebid ambiguous. A heart lead may allow a game contract to be defeated. North, with a Losing Trick Count of 6 and 18 Support Points, is interested in a minor suit game or slam. If a cue bid below game is available, North will take advantage of it. Otherwise, North bids 5 to offer a choice of games. South's spade void gives South more Cover Cards than expected. With just 1 control in the minors, South isn't likely to bid slam. West has hopes of beating 5 or 5 on a heart lead. Unaware of North-South's distribution, West prefers defending to sacrificing.

The Play in 5 or 5: Typically with a 9-card fit, declarer's follow the "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage and attempt to drop the Queen. If East showed a 7-card spade suit, the Vacant Spaces principle suggests
cashing the King and then finessing against West for the Queen. If East showed a 6-card spade suit, it is a tossup between playing for the drop and finessing against West after cashing the King. Here, playing for the drop allows declarer to score 12 tricks. Without a heart lead, declarer can score all the tricks.

The Play in 5X: Declarer has 4 losers in the minors. With the King onside, declarer has the rest of the tricks.



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14 ♠AQJT85
Q
Q92
♣943
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠-
AT742
76
♣KQT865
♠97642
98
AJ84
♣A2
♠K3
KJ653
KT53
♣J7
11
99
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1 2♠  ♣4 ♦6/7 ♥5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 1NT  ♦6/5 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  470          6.00   0.00  2♠* N     A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  140          5.00   1.00  3♠ N      A2-Downard-Waples vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
  110          4.00   2.00  2♠ N      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A5-Graham-Conn
        100    3.00   3.00  3 S -2   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        130    2.00   4.00  4♣ W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        150    1.00   5.00  3 S -3   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        250    0.00   6.00  3 S -5   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Rule of 20 , West opens 1. Will North just count HCP and bid 1--or will he look at the quality of his points and bid 2? I'd ignore the Q and always preempt with this one. East and South pass. Should West stick out her neck and bid 3? Looks dangerous...



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15 ♠Q
986
QT762
♣K863
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠9642
5
K985
♣JT95
♠AT75
T73
A4
♣A742
♠KJ83
AKQJ42
J3
♣Q
7
412
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♠5
EW: 1♣ 2♠  ♦6 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.00   0.00  4 S      A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  150          5.00   1.00  3♠ W -3   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
  140          3.50   2.50  3 S      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A5-Graham-Conn
  140          3.50   2.50  3 S      A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
   50          2.00   4.00  2♠ W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        100    0.50   5.50  4 S -1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        100    0.50   5.50  4 S -1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, raised by North to 2. North will decline if South assays a game invitation--and it's the spades which may be the problem, since it's hard to get back to the South hand for a second ruff. And East with those Aces should be leading trump.



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16 ♠K932
J
KJ8643
♣K9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T7
K7632
Q
♣QJT54
♠AQ65
AT95
AT
♣A82
♠J84
Q84
9752
♣763
11
818
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦6/5 ♥0 ♠2 NT0
EW: 7♣ 7 4♠ 7NT  ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  6 W -1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        260    4.50   1.50  3 W +4   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        260    4.50   1.50  3 E +4   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        600    3.00   3.00  3N E      A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        650    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A5-Graham-Conn
        680    0.50   5.50  4 W +2   A2-Downard-Waples vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        680    0.50   5.50  4 W +2   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

If North ekes out a Rule of 20 1, East doubles and West should jump in hearts in response. The lie of the cards is incredibly friendly, but few will think of slam.



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17 ♠-
K7
AJ83
♣AQT8643
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT943
Q9
T976
♣72
♠KJ8765
T53
K4
♣J5
♠A2
AJ8642
Q52
♣K9
14
48
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 5 7 7NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣0 ♦1 ♥0 NT0
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +1520 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  920          6.00   0.00  6 N      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
  520          5.00   1.00  3N S +4   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  510          3.50   2.50  4 S +3   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  510          3.50   2.50  4 S +3   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A5-Graham-Conn
  450          2.00   4.00  5 S      A2-Downard-Waples vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
  440          0.50   5.50  5♣ N +2   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  440          0.50   5.50  5♣ N +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. After West's 2 overcall, South freely bids 3. North may rebid her clubs or even bid 4. South repeats the hearts (they are in a game-forcing auction, surely) and North can check for Aces and at least bid a small slam.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 112
34Pass4
Pass5NT1Pass6
All pass   
  1. pick a slam

The Bidding: After North opens 1, East overcalls 1. South's 2 response in competition isn't a Two Over One Game Force . It shows 5+ hearts and invitational or better values. West's semi-balanced hand makes a weak raise to 4 risky. A preemptive raise to 3 seems sufficient. North's hand has considerable offensive. North's 4 rebid could be natural. It could be a cue bid in support of hearts. South has a full opener, an extra heart, and fitting honors in the minors. Cooperating with the slam try is reasonable. South's cue bid of a spade control shows slam interest and a potentially wasted spade honor. North isn't sure what slam is best. North consults South by bidding 5NT Pick-a-Slam . If North has 3+ hearts, they would have bid 6. If North was 5-5 in the minors, they would have opened 1. So North should have 4+ diamonds and longer clubs. South's poor heart texture makes 6 risky. Bidding 6 seems best.

The Play in 6: Attempting to setup hearts with a ruff risks a defensive ruff or overruff. Declarer prefers to draw trump before cashing their top hearts. If the Queen doesn't drop, declarer can score 12 tricks by discarding a diamond on the Ace. When the Queen falls, declarer has all the tricks.

The Play in 6: On a spade lead, declarer has a choice of ruffing or winning the Ace. Ruffing is safer. Now declarer is forced to drop the Queen and score all the tricks.



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18 ♠9
8
J972
♣AQ98543
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT
AKJT75
63
♣T76
♠Q876432
Q943
AT
♣-
♠AK5
62
KQ854
♣KJ2
7
98
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4  ♥3 ♠3 NT6
EW: 4 4♠  ♣1 ♦1 NT4
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +100 5♠*-EW/5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  640          6.00   0.00  5 S +2   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  620          5.00   1.00  5♣ N +1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  600          4.00   2.00  3N S      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        100    3.00   3.00  6♣ N -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        300    2.00   4.00  3N S -3   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        450    0.50   5.50  5 W      A2-Downard-Waples vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        450    0.50   5.50  4 W +1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A5-Graham-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Few will open 3 with the East hand with a bad suit and a four card major outside.. South opens 1NT and West bids 2. With all those clubs, North may well bid something--but it won't stop East from raising hearts now. Who will be the last bidder standing on this one?



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19 ♠AJT98
K964
8
♣K64
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ752
-
T962
♣QJT9
♠-
QT8732
AKQ753
♣8
♠643
AJ5
J4
♣A7532
11
811
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2♣ 2♠  ♦1 ♥6 NT6
EW: 5 -/1 1NT  ♣4 ♥6/7 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -500 5♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    5.50   0.50  3♠ N -2   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A5-Graham-Conn
        100    5.50   0.50  3♠* N -1  A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        130    4.00   2.00  4 E      A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        150    3.00   3.00  4 E +1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        500    2.00   4.00  4♠* N -3  A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        800    1.00   5.00  4♠* N -4  A2-Downard-Waples vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        950    0.00   6.00  5* E +1  A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
20 ♠J952
Q6
753
♣QT32
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KT6
A9
AKQJ2
♣987
♠Q3
KJT73
T96
♣AK4
♠A874
8542
84
♣J65
5
1713
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
EW: 4♣ 6 6 2♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  6N W -1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A5-Graham-Conn
        650    5.00   1.00  4 E +1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        660    4.00   2.00  3N W +2   A2-Downard-Waples vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        690    2.50   3.50  3N W +3   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        690    2.50   3.50  3N E +3   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
       1440    0.50   5.50  6N W      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
       1440    0.50   5.50  6N W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
21 ♠JT74
92
AKQ98
♣64
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠853
JT86
T7
♣9532
♠KQ2
Q53
J65
♣QJT8
♠A96
AK74
432
♣AK7
10
111
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 6 4 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥3 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          5.00   1.00  3N S +3   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  690          5.00   1.00  3N S +3   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  690          5.00   1.00  3N N +3   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
  660          3.00   3.00  3N S +2   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  630          1.50   4.50  3N S +1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  630          1.50   4.50  3N S +1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
  210          0.00   6.00  1N S +4   A2-Downard-Waples vs A5-Graham-Conn
22 ♠K732
AT87
9852
♣3
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q6
QJ32
KT
♣K7654
♠AJ98
K95
AQ3
♣QJ8
♠T54
64
J764
♣AT92
7
1117
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠4 NT2
EW: 4♣ 2 4 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        600    6.00   0.00  3N E      A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        630    4.50   1.50  3N E +1   A2-Downard-Waples vs A5-Graham-Conn
        630    4.50   1.50  3N E +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        660    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        660    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        660    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        690    0.00   6.00  3N W +3   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
23 ♠K62
54
T73
♣AT732
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJ93
KJ2
KQ864
♣J
♠T875
A973
AJ2
♣Q5
♠A4
QT86
95
♣K9864
7
1311
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦3 ♥5 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3 2 3♠  ♣4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  5 W -4   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        170    4.00   2.00  2♠ W +2   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      A2-Downard-Waples vs A5-Graham-Conn
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
24 ♠KT
AJ8
AKQ754
♣84
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ96
K
JT
♣AQJT76
♠875432
Q654
9
♣K5
♠J
T9732
8632
♣932
17
175
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2  ♣3 ♠2 NT6
EW: 4♣ 4♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   0.50  5♠ W -1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
   50          5.50   0.50  5♠ E -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    4.00   2.00  4 N -1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        100    1.50   4.50  3 S -2   A2-Downard-Waples vs A5-Graham-Conn
        100    1.50   4.50  5 N -2   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    1.50   4.50  5 N -2   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    1.50   4.50  4 N -2   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
25 ♠T5
83
T64
♣KJT943
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q2
K95
KQ982
♣Q82
♠AKJ97
Q7
J753
♣76
♠8643
AJT642
A
♣A5
4
1211
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2NT  ♦4 ♠4
EW: 3 2♠  ♣3 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3NT*-NS/3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  2N W -2   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  200          5.50   0.50  4 W -2   A2-Downard-Waples vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  140          4.00   2.00  2 S +1   A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
         50    1.50   4.50  3 S -1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    1.50   4.50  5♣ N -1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
         50    1.50   4.50  5♣ N -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
         50    1.50   4.50  3♣ N -1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A5-Graham-Conn
26 ♠A86
A5
KQT9
♣AKJ2
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJ
742
7542
♣T973
♠T9432
K96
3
♣8654
♠K75
QJT83
AJ86
♣Q
21
33
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 6 4♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 13 - 16 = -3
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1440          4.00   2.00  6N N      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
 1440          4.00   2.00  6N N      A2-Downard-Waples vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
 1440          4.00   2.00  6N N      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
 1440          4.00   2.00  6N N      A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
 1440          4.00   2.00  6N N      A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A5-Graham-Conn
 1430          1.00   5.00  6 S      A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  690          0.00   6.00  4N S +2   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
27 ♠Q63
7
A92
♣A98764
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J2
KJT2
K86
♣KJT2
♠K987
A8654
QJT5
♣-
♠AT54
Q93
743
♣Q53
10
1210
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4 4 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.33   0.67  4 E -1   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A5-Graham-Conn
   50          5.33   0.67  4 E -1   A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe
        420    1.83   4.17  4 W      A2-Downard-Waples vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
        420    1.83   4.17  4 W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
        420    1.83   4.17  4 W      A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        420    1.83   4.17  4 E      A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
28 ♠KQJT974
83
T74
♣8
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠85
Q654
932
♣KT64
♠63
AJ7
KQJ865
♣QJ
♠A2
KT92
A
♣A97532
6
514
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 6♠ 3NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣6/5 ♦6 ♥5 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          6.00   0.00  5* E -4  A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Robbins-Feldman
  680          5.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   A6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs A5-Graham-Conn
  650          3.50   2.50  4♠ NS +1   A4-Zizic-Eliason vs A1-Saltis-Pemberton
  650          3.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A1-Glenn-Mcadams vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  620          1.50   4.50  4♠ N      A2-Downard-Waples vs A4-Shapiro-Shapiro
  620          1.50   4.50  4♠ N      A5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs A3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  600          0.00   6.00  3N S      A7-Smith-Ellenberger vs A7-Shaw-Jarboe