- Thursday Aft - May 3, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1316 MP  Geomean: 825 MP
(based on 35 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Josh Rosenbluth 74.31 1st A 0.90
Bob Bradish - Ken Thompson 60.19 1st A 0.90
Arline Benzien - Mike Gaddis Jr 58.56 2nd A 0.63
Ron Westwood - Teryl Burke 57.18 3rd A 0.45
Jay Fuller - Judy Kupperman 51.62 2nd A 0.63
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 51.39 3rd A 0.45
Dennis Charles - Julie Elliott 51.16 1st B 0.40
Carole Cardinal - JoAnn Bowen 50.46 4th A 0.32
Ken Ellenberger - Lorraine Salvatore 48.84 2nd B 0.28
EVENT>Ven Th Aft Opn Prs - RmG |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> G N-S
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DATE>May 3, 2018        |CLUB NO.>131102    | 05/03/2018 18:41
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DIR> Bob Gruber      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=3/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 JoAnn Bowen            Carole Cardinal          A    4     .     .    109.00  50.46  0.32(A)
 2 Susan Lang             Anne Conn                C    .     .     .     84.50  39.12
 3 Dick Zizic             Ronald Landgraff         A    .     .     .     92.50  42.82
 4 Judy Kupperman         Jay Fuller               C    2     1     .    111.50  51.62  0.63(A)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    3     .     .    111.00  51.39  0.45(A)
 6 Dagmar Ragnow          Marilyn Brett            A    .     .     .     94.00  43.52
 7 Josh Rosenbluth        Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .    160.50  74.31  0.90(A)
 8 Marie Offerman         Louise Shaffer           A    .     .     .    107.50  49.77
 9 Ilona Smith            George Peckham           A    .     .     .    101.50  46.99
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Ven Th Aft Opn Prs - RmG |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> G E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Roseann Buckley        Raeann Koerner           B    .     .     .    101.00  46.76
 2 Jeff Steward           Doug Hahn                C    .     .     .     89.00  41.20
 3 Teryl Burke            Ron Westwood             A    3     .     .    123.50  57.18  0.45(A)
 4 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               A    .     .     .     84.50  39.12
 5 Lorraine Salvatore     Ken Ellenberger          B    .     2     .    105.50  48.84  0.28(B)
 6 Mike Gaddis Jr         Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .    126.50  58.56  0.63(A)
 7 Bob Bradish            Ken Thompson             A    1     .     .    130.00  60.19  0.90(A)
 8 John Anderson          Gary Feldman             C    .     .     .    101.50  46.99
 9 Dennis Charles         Julie Elliott            B    4     1     .    110.50  51.16  0.40(B)
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠T972
AK64
6
♣A983
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KJ6
T7
KJT75
♣QT7
♠Q53
Q95
AQ82
♣KJ6
♠A84
J832
943
♣542
11
1014
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
   50          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G9-Charles-Elliott
   50          6.50   1.50  2N E -1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G4-Reitz-Hall
   50          6.50   1.50  4 W -1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        110    3.00   5.00  3 W      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        110    3.00   5.00  3 E      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        110    3.00   5.00  3 E      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        120    1.00   7.00  2N E      G2-Lang-Conn vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        400    0.00   8.00  3N E      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
2 ♠AQ62
J2
AKJ
♣Q965
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJT
T8
T963
♣A872
♠74
K64
Q842
♣KJ43
♠9853
AQ9753
75
♣T
17
89
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 1 5 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥2 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +650 5♠-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  650          7.00   1.00  4 S +1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G2-Steward-Hahn
  650          7.00   1.00  4 S +1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  630          5.00   3.00  3N N +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G9-Charles-Elliott
  620          4.00   4.00  4 S      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  600          3.00   5.00  3N N      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
  170          2.00   6.00  2 N +2   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        100    0.50   7.50  4 S -1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        100    0.50   7.50  3 S -1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G3-Burke-Westwood
3 ♠T64
J973
83
♣9875
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A2
AT84
QJ52
♣AJ6
♠K97
K
AKT94
♣QT32
♠QJ853
Q652
76
♣K4
1
1615
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥2 ♠3 NT0
EW: 7♣ 7 4 4♠ 7NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        690    7.00   1.00  4N W +2   G2-Lang-Conn vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        690    7.00   1.00  3N W +3   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        690    7.00   1.00  3N W +3   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        720    4.00   4.00  5N W +2   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        720    4.00   4.00  4N W +3   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        720    4.00   4.00  3N E +4   G5-Jones-Jones vs G9-Charles-Elliott
       1100    2.00   6.00  5♠* S -5  G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
       1440    0.50   7.50  6N W      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
       1440    0.50   7.50  6N W      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G8-Anderson-Feldman

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

It is very unlikely that anyone will bid 7 NT, the top scoring contract. Probably, many will not bid slam. After all, there are 16 hcp’s opposite 15. South passes and West will open a strong NT. North passes. East may just bid 3 NT, or Puppet Stayman if available. I think I would bid minor suit Stayman if I had that bid in my arsenal. In my case, I would bid Baron 2 NT. This asks partner to bid his 4 card suits up the line. He would respond 3 diamonds. Now, east can make some move toward slam. West has really good cards when his partner supports diamonds. There is no way to count 13 tricks so E-W will probably settle for 6. This should score pretty well. Once again, the no trump bidders will do well, especially if they bid 6 NT.


4 ♠A52
8643
AKQT2
♣Q
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QJ
AK
J8763
♣J543
♠K9743
Q9752
-
♣K86
♠T86
JT
954
♣AT972
15
128
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥5 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 2♠  ♦5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  3♣ W -4   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G3-Burke-Westwood
  200          6.00   2.00  2♠ E -2   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  200          6.00   2.00  3 W -2   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
  200          6.00   2.00  3 E -2   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G9-Charles-Elliott
  120          4.00   4.00  1N N +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G2-Steward-Hahn
         90    3.00   5.00  1N W      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      G5-Jones-Jones vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        170    1.00   7.00  2♠ E +2   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        200    0.00   8.00  3 N -2   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
5 ♠T87
632
KT92
♣KT6
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A92
KT874
54
♣AJ9
♠K63
AQ95
QJ
♣Q874
♠QJ54
J
A8763
♣532
6
1214
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 3♣ 4 2NT  ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G2-Lang-Conn vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G5-Jones-Jones vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        420    4.00   4.00  4 W      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        420    4.00   4.00  4 E      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
6 ♠K7
8752
A942
♣QJ3
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠9862
KQ96
-
♣98762
♠AJT4
AT4
QT8
♣AT5
♠Q53
J3
KJ7653
♣K4
10
515
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣3 ♥5 ♠3
EW: 4♣ 2 4♠  ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   1.00  3 S      G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G3-Burke-Westwood
  110          7.00   1.00  2 S +1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
  110          7.00   1.00  2 S +1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          5.00   3.00  1N E -1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G2-Steward-Hahn
   90          3.50   4.50  2 S      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G4-Reitz-Hall
   90          3.50   4.50  2 S      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
         50    2.00   6.00  3 S -1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        100    1.00   7.00  4* S -1  G5-Jones-Jones vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        140    0.00   8.00  3♠ E      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
7 ♠KQ73
AQ543
JT7
♣6
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T6
T2
52
♣AKQJT42
♠A842
J986
86
♣753
♠J95
K7
AKQ943
♣98
12
105
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4 3♠  ♣5 NT5
EW: 2♣  ♦1 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   0.00  4 N      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G3-Burke-Westwood
  600          6.00   2.00  5 S      G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
  600          6.00   2.00  5 S      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  600          6.00   2.00  5 S      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  150          2.50   5.50  4 S +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
  150          2.50   5.50  4 S +1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G2-Steward-Hahn
  150          2.50   5.50  4 S +1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  150          2.50   5.50  3 S +2   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        200    0.00   8.00  3 N -2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
8 ♠Q32
2
AJT98
♣KQ73
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A9764
KT4
Q7532
♣-
♠K8
AQ976
K
♣AT954
♠JT5
J853
64
♣J862
12
916
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥2 ♠2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 2 5 5♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  4 E -1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G2-Steward-Hahn
   50          7.50   0.50  4 E -1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        200    6.00   2.00  2 E +3   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      G2-Lang-Conn vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      G5-Jones-Jones vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        450    0.00   8.00  4 E +1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G9-Charles-Elliott
9 ♠AQJ
T965
KJ54
♣74
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K
AQ32
AQ932
♣AJT
♠98532
KJ8
7
♣KQ93
♠T764
74
T86
♣8652
11
209
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 4 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  100          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        600    4.00   4.00  3N W      G2-Lang-Conn vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        600    4.00   4.00  3N W      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        600    4.00   4.00  3N W      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        600    4.00   4.00  3N W      G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        600    4.00   4.00  3N W      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        620    1.00   7.00  4 W      G5-Jones-Jones vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        630    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
10 ♠AK84
9854
QJT
♣J3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠72
KJ3
A7542
♣A54
♠T96
T72
6
♣QT8762
♠QJ53
AQ6
K983
♣K9
11
122
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣4
EW: 3♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.50   1.50  4♠ S      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G2-Steward-Hahn
  620          6.50   1.50  4♠ S      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  620          6.50   1.50  4♠ S      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
  620          6.50   1.50  4♠ S      G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
  600          4.00   4.00  3N S      G2-Lang-Conn vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        100    2.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        100    2.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        100    2.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -2   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G3-Burke-Westwood
11 ♠A743
AJ5
T2
♣QJ96
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q
943
KJ954
♣7432
♠KT62
KQ2
AQ83
♣K5
♠J985
T876
76
♣AT8
12
617
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 1 2/1♠
       ♣7/6 ♦4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  1N E -1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
         90    6.00   2.00  1N E      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G4-Reitz-Hall
         90    6.00   2.00  1N E      G5-Jones-Jones vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         90    6.00   2.00  1N E      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        110    3.50   4.50  3 W      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        110    3.50   4.50  3 W      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        150    2.00   6.00  1N E +2   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        180    1.00   7.00  1N E +3   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        210    0.00   8.00  1N E +4   G2-Lang-Conn vs G9-Charles-Elliott
12 ♠AK
93
KJ98
♣AKQ92
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T942
K
AT54
♣J643
♠J75
AQJT42
63
♣75
♠Q863
8765
Q72
♣T8
20
88
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3  ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1 -/1NT
       ♣3/4 ♦3 ♠6 NT6/7
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +110 3-NS/3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          8.00   0.00  3N N      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
  150          7.00   1.00  3♣ N +2   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  120          6.00   2.00  2N N      G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
  110          5.00   3.00  3 N      G2-Lang-Conn vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        100    3.50   4.50  3N N -1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        100    3.50   4.50  3 N -1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        200    2.00   6.00  4 N -2   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        300    0.50   7.50  3N N -3   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        300    0.50   7.50  3N N -3   G5-Jones-Jones vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

West deals and passes. North will likely open 2 NT, in spite of the flaws. South might take a chance with Stayman, depending on how confident he is in his partner’s declarer play! Although not a good contract, some might take nine tricks. If East makes a somewhat normal lead of the Q, that will be the end of the defensive prospects in that suit. Otherwise, declarer will fail miserably. It is possible to end play West if declarer guesses the distribution correctly, he can first knock out the A, then cash the A, K. Next he plays four rounds of clubs and West is in. With some good card reading, he may come to nine tricks and a top board.


13 ♠A5
K4
AQJT6
♣J962
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJ
98652
954
♣KQ7
♠K74
A73
732
♣AT83
♠T98632
QJT
K8
♣54
15
811
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣6 ♥6 NT6
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          8.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  150          7.00   1.00  1N N +2   G2-Lang-Conn vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
  140          5.50   2.50  2♠ S +1   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
  140          5.50   2.50  2♠ N +1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G9-Charles-Elliott
  110          3.50   4.50  2♠ S      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  110          3.50   4.50  2♠ N      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
   90          2.00   6.00  2 N      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        100    0.50   7.50  3N N -1   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        100    0.50   7.50  3♠ N -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
14 ♠J7643
9875
T62
♣5
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KQ
KJ42
Q843
♣643
♠-
QT
AK97
♣AKQT982
♠AT9852
A63
J5
♣J7
1
1118
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣1 ♦0 ♥2 NT2
EW: 6♣ 6 3 5NT  ♠6
LoTT: 19 - 21 = -2
Par: -920 6-EW/6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        650    4.00   4.00  5♣* E +1  G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        920    2.50   5.50  6♣ E      G2-Lang-Conn vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        920    2.50   5.50  6♣ E      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        940    1.00   7.00  6♣ E +1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
       1090    0.00   8.00  6♣* E     G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G3-Burke-Westwood

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

It’s hard to predict the final contract. The contract could conceivably be played in clubs, diamonds or NT. The slam bidders may be pushed there by too aggressive bidding by N-S. East deals and will open 1. South likely overcalls 1, though some may bid 2. West makes a Negative Double and North raises to either 3 or 4. Over 2, 4 is probably the right bid. This may goad East in to slam. It will appear that West has cards in hearts and diamonds. This makes bidding 6 a reasonable shot. In the unlikely event that West becomes declarer in 3 NT, North will lead a spade, West should pitch a diamond on the first trick. Now, if South doesn’t cash his A, he doesn’t get it! Slam bidders will score above average.


15 ♠3
J83
AJ832
♣AK95
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J7
AQ
QT74
♣QT764
♠AQT8642
K42
9
♣J8
♠K95
T9765
K65
♣32
13
1110
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3  ♣6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   2.00  2N W -1   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G3-Burke-Westwood
   50          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
   50          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G9-Charles-Elliott
   50          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G2-Steward-Hahn
   50          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      G5-Jones-Jones vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        430    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
16 ♠T
T7632
JT843
♣94
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ953
KQ4
9
♣J76
♠72
85
AKQ65
♣AQ53
♠Q864
AJ9
72
♣KT82
1
1415
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 2/1 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  5♣ W -2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        620    7.00   1.00  4♠ W      G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        630    5.50   2.50  3N W +1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        630    5.50   2.50  3N E +1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        660    1.00   7.00  3N W +2   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        990    0.00   8.00  4♠* W +1  G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G9-Charles-Elliott
17 ♠K9
K853
Q96
♣8654
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q653
AJ62
874
♣73
♠AJ42
T74
AJ5
♣AKJ
♠T87
Q9
KT32
♣QT92
8
718
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣  ♣7/6 ♦5 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1/-♣ 2 3 4♠ 3NT  ♣7/6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  3N E -1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
         90    7.00   1.00  1N E      G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        120    6.00   2.00  1N E +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        150    5.00   3.00  1N E +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        200    4.00   4.00  2♠ E +3   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        400    3.00   5.00  3N E      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ E      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ E      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        450    0.00   8.00  4♠ E +1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G3-Burke-Westwood

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Due to the fortunate lie of the spades and hearts, 4 is the winning contract on the E-W hands. One possible auction is:

P - 1 - P - 1, P - 2NT - P - 3, P - 3 - P - 4, P - P - P

3 being checkback to see if East has three hearts or four spades (or both). South may be reluctant to lead a diamond. A spade lead seems normal. This will help East. After drawing trumps, he must lead a low heart to the jack, playing for honor doubleton on his left. Presumably, North will win and return a diamond. This will set up two tricks for the defense. But, as luck would have it, the Q will drop under the ace. Plus 420 should be a fine score for E-W. Some may just bid 3 NT where they should be held to nine tricks.


18 ♠75
AQ62
5
♣AT8632
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠86
JT853
A3
♣KQ54
♠KJT92
K9
KT92
♣J7
♠AQ43
74
QJ8764
♣9
10
1011
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1/2 1  ♠6 NT5
EW: 2NT  ♣5 ♦5/4 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  3 W -3   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G3-Burke-Westwood
  100          6.00   2.00  3♠ E -2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  100          6.00   2.00  2♠ E -2   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          6.00   2.00  2♠ E -2   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
   50          3.50   4.50  3N W -1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
   50          3.50   4.50  2♠ E -1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
    PASS       2.00   6.00  Pass Out  G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        150    1.00   7.00  2N W +1   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        400    0.00   8.00  3N W      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
19 ♠K65
T83
J8
♣KQ952
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠32
AKJ
KQ9
♣A8763
♠T87
652
AT75
♣JT4
♠AQJ94
Q974
6432
♣-
9
175
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4/5 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 1 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  3♣* W -2  G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
  110          6.00   2.00  2♠ S      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
  110          6.00   2.00  2♠ S      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G9-Charles-Elliott
  110          6.00   2.00  1♠ S +1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  100          4.00   4.00  2♣ W -1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G2-Steward-Hahn
         50    2.50   5.50  3♠ S -1   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
         50    2.50   5.50  2♠ S -1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        150    0.50   7.50  1N W +2   G2-Lang-Conn vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        150    0.50   7.50  1N W +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G3-Burke-Westwood
20 ♠KQ983
9872
T9
♣K9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ
AKJT6
75
♣QT62
♠T42
43
KQJ63
♣AJ5
♠765
Q5
A842
♣8743
8
1511
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
EW: 4/5♣ 4 5 2♠ 4/5NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  3N W -1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        110    7.00   1.00  3♣ W      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        130    5.50   2.50  2 E +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        130    5.50   2.50  3♣ W +1   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        150    4.00   4.00  3♣ W +2   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        170    3.00   5.00  3 W +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        210    2.00   6.00  2N W +3   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        600    1.00   7.00  3N W      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        630    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
21 ♠2
83
AQ3
♣AQ98642
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQT654
65
76
♣J73
♠K9
AKQ972
JT4
♣K5
♠J873
JT4
K9852
♣T
12
716
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2  ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦2
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4 E -2   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          6.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
   50          6.50   1.50  4 E -1   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        140    4.50   3.50  3 E      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        140    4.50   3.50  3 E      G5-Jones-Jones vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        200    2.50   5.50  3 E +2   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        200    2.50   5.50  3 E +2   G2-Lang-Conn vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        420    0.50   7.50  4 E      G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        420    0.50   7.50  4 E      G9-Smith-Peckham vs G2-Steward-Hahn
22 ♠K9
T2
AJ932
♣KQJ9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A82
K9
QT764
♣A42
♠QJT76
A765
8
♣T76
♠543
QJ843
K5
♣853
14
137
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2/3♠  ♣6 ♦5/6 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.50   0.50  2 N      G5-Jones-Jones vs G2-Steward-Hahn
  110          7.50   0.50  2 N      G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          6.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
         50    5.00   3.00  3♣ N -1   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        100    4.00   4.00  3♣ N -2   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        110    2.50   5.50  2♠ E      G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        110    2.50   5.50  2♠ E      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        140    0.50   7.50  2♠ E +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        140    0.50   7.50  2♠ E +1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
23 ♠T98764
Q3
K62
♣Q2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠32
J9764
A83
♣J97
♠QJ
AK5
JT95
♣AKT6
♠AK5
T82
Q74
♣8543
7
618
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 4 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    8.00   0.00  3♠ N -1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        140    7.00   1.00  1 W +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        170    4.00   4.00  2 W +2   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        170    4.00   4.00  2 E +2   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        170    4.00   4.00  2 E +2   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        170    4.00   4.00  2 E +2   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        170    4.00   4.00  1 W +3   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        180    1.00   7.00  2N E +2   G2-Lang-Conn vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   8.00  2 E +3   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G7-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This is a tough hand to predict. South deals and passes, as does West. A vulnerable North should probably pass. However, in these times where pre-empts run rampant, a few will open 2. East will double and South can up the ante to 3. West doesn’t really have enough to bid 4. When the auction gets back to East, he will likely double again. Now, West can compete to 4. With the Q dropping doubleton, and one diamond honor in front of the ace, declarer should score +620. The only obstacle would be for South to play the 8 under the ace. This would give west the option of trying to smother the doubleton 10 in South’s hand -- an unlikely play.


24 ♠83
J542
KJT64
♣J8
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠JT97652
QT3
-
♣A43
♠AK4
A97
A82
♣K962
♠Q
K86
Q9753
♣QT75
6
718
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
EW: 4♣ 2 6♠ 6NT  ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    8.00   0.00  4♠ W +1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        460    6.50   1.50  3N E +2   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        460    6.50   1.50  3N E +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G2-Steward-Hahn
        480    3.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   G2-Lang-Conn vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        480    3.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        480    3.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        480    3.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        480    3.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        800    0.00   8.00  5* N -4  G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G3-Burke-Westwood
25 ♠8
863
T84
♣KT9653
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q54
AKQJT97
93
♣4
♠KT732
5
KJ762
♣QJ
♠AJ96
42
AQ5
♣A872
3
1210
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 1  ♥4 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣2 ♦6 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +400 5♣-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1400          8.00   0.00  6♠* E -5  G5-Jones-Jones vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
 1100          7.00   1.00  5♠* E -4  G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G2-Steward-Hahn
  550          6.00   2.00  5♣* S     G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
  200          5.00   3.00  3 W -2   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          4.00   4.00  3 W -1   G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G3-Burke-Westwood
         50    2.50   5.50  1N S -1   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    2.50   5.50  4♣ S -1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G9-Charles-Elliott
        170    0.50   7.50  3 W +1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G4-Reitz-Hall
        170    0.50   7.50  2 W +2   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
26 ♠J7
632
A843
♣A876
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠94
Q974
QT9
♣KJ54
♠AQT82
AK5
J762
♣9
♠K653
JT8
K5
♣QT32
9
814
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣6/5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   1.50  2N W -1   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G9-Charles-Elliott
  100          6.50   1.50  2♠ E -1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G4-Reitz-Hall
  100          6.50   1.50  2 W -1   G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G2-Steward-Hahn
  100          6.50   1.50  2 W -1   G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
        110    3.00   5.00  2♠ E      G5-Jones-Jones vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
        110    3.00   5.00  2♠ E      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G3-Burke-Westwood
        110    3.00   5.00  2♠ E      G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        120    1.00   7.00  1N W +1   G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        300    0.00   8.00  2 N -3   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
27 ♠AT86
53
KQJT86
♣8
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J4
AT84
94
♣AQ763
♠Q93
J96
A73
♣KT42
♠K752
KQ72
52
♣J95
10
1110
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 1NT  ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 3*-EW/4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  2N E -4   G7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs G5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  140          7.00   1.00  3♠ N      G1-Bowen-Cardinal vs G2-Steward-Hahn
  110          5.50   2.50  3 N      G4-Kupperman-Fuller vs G8-Anderson-Feldman
  110          5.50   2.50  3 N      G5-Jones-Jones vs G1-Buckley-Koerner
  100          4.00   4.00  1N E -2   G9-Smith-Peckham vs G9-Charles-Elliott
   50          3.00   5.00  2N E -1   G2-Lang-Conn vs G4-Reitz-Hall
         50    2.00   6.00  3 N -1   G8-Offerman-Shaffer vs G7-Bradish-Thompson
        110    0.50   7.50  3♣ W      G3-Zizic-Landgraff vs G6-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        110    0.50   7.50  3♣ W      G6-Ragnow-Brett vs G3-Burke-Westwood