- Thursday Aft - May 17, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1390 MP  Geomean: 825 MP
(based on 35 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jay Fuller - Judy Kupperman 65.97 1st A 0.90
Bob Bradish - Kenneth Thompson 65.28 1st A 0.90
Alan Curtis - Dawn Ligon 61.81 2nd A 0.63
Nancy Hall - Rosemary Reitz 57.18 1st B 0.56
Douglas Hahn - Jeffrey Steward 51.62 2nd B 0.39
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 51.39 2nd A 0.63
Anne Cline - Ronald Saltis 50.69 3rd A 0.45
Buki Burke - Dagmar Ragnow 50.23 4/5th A 0.25
Carol Hayhurst - Joann Bowen 50.23 4/5th A 0.25
Raeann Koerner - Roseann Buckley 47.92 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>May 17, 2018       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 05/17/2018 16:07
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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/2000/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Donald Cline           John Eliason             A    .     .     .     98.00  45.37
 2 Dagmar Ragnow          Buki Burke               B   4/5    .     .    108.50  50.23  0.25(A)
 3 Dick Zizic             Ronald Landgraff         A    .     .     .    101.50  46.99
 4 Judy Kupperman         Jay Fuller               C    1     1     1    142.50  65.97  0.90(A)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    2     2     .    111.00  51.39  0.63(A)
 6 Diane Di Conti         Iris Acutt               C    .     .     .     95.50  44.21
 7 Anne Cline             Ronald Saltis            B    3     3     .    109.50  50.69  0.45(A)
 8 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C    .     .     .     97.00  44.91
 9 Joann Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           B   4/5    .     .    108.50  50.23  0.25(A)
                                          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/2000/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Alan Curtis            Dawn Ligon               A    2     .     .    133.50  61.81  0.63(A)
 2 Mike Gaddis Jr         Arline Benzien           B    .     .     .     93.50  43.29
 3 Bob Bradish            Kenneth Thompson         A    1     .     .    141.00  65.28  0.90(A)
 4 Lorraine Salvatore     Ken Ellenberger          C    .     .     .     89.50  41.44
 5 George Peckham         Ilona Smith              B    .     .     .    100.50  46.53
 6 Harry Anand            Richard Cathcart         C    .     .     .     75.50  34.95
 7 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B    3     1     .    123.50  57.18  0.56(B)
 8 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C    4     2     1    111.50  51.62  0.39(B)
 9 Roseann Buckley        Raeann Koerner           C    .     3     2    103.50  47.92  0.28(B)
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠87
K8643
Q965
♣32
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ952
AJ72
72
♣JT
♠JT3
95
AJT3
♣K874
♠A64
QT
K84
♣AQ965
5
119
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1 2  ♣6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS/3*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2 S      A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
   50          7.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
         50    6.00   2.00  2 S -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    4.50   3.50  1N S -2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        100    4.50   3.50  4 N -2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        110    2.00   6.00  2♠ W      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        110    2.00   6.00  2♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        110    2.00   6.00  2♠ W      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        140    0.00   8.00  3♠ W      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
2 ♠KJT952
J8
JT93
♣3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A43
A653
K5
♣AKQ4
♠Q87
Q942
Q872
♣JT
♠6
KT7
A64
♣987652
6
207
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6/7 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2/1 4 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   2.00  3N W -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
   50          6.00   2.00  3N W -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          6.00   2.00  3N W -1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
   50          6.00   2.00  3N W -1   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
   50          6.00   2.00  4 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        400    3.00   5.00  3N W      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        420    1.50   6.50  4 W      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        420    1.50   6.50  4 W      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        450    0.00   8.00  4 W +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
3 ♠4
KT984
AJ63
♣863
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K7532
AJ
T52
♣A52
♠QJ8
7532
KQ74
♣KT
♠AT96
Q6
98
♣QJ974
8
1211
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT6/5
EW: 2 3♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          6.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  100          6.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
    PASS       4.00   4.00  Pass Out  A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        140    1.50   6.50  3♠ W      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        140    1.50   6.50  3♠ W      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        140    1.50   6.50  3♠ W      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        140    1.50   6.50  3♠ W      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
4 ♠AQT9876
T72
92
♣4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠4
QJ9
AK8763
♣QT7
♠K53
K86543
QT
♣K2
♠J2
A
J54
♣AJ98653
6
1211
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT3
EW: 1 3 3NT  ♣6 ♠3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -200 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   0.00  4♠ N      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
  200          6.00   2.00  5 E -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  200          6.00   2.00  5 E -2   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  200          6.00   2.00  5 E -2   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  170          4.00   4.00  2♠ N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          2.50   5.50  4 E -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          2.50   5.50  4 E -1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        630    1.00   7.00  3N E +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
       1100    0.00   8.00  6♠* N -4  A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

It is unlikely, in my opinion, that E-W will reach the best contract of 3 NT. West deals and opens 1. North, in spite of being vulnerable will probably bid 3. It’s now or never for East. He has to make the anti-intuitive bid of 3 NT to get the top score. South may well bid 4 which E-W will double and set one. +200 should be a decent score for E-W because they can’t make 4. They lose the A, the A and a ruff, and the A. Kudos to any brave soul who bids 3 NT and ducks the first spade. +600 for E-W should garner all the match points.


5 ♠Q7
K93
874
♣KT653
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A8653
Q84
KQT3
♣7
♠J42
JT752
92
♣A82
♠KT9
A6
AJ65
♣QJ94
8
116
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          8.00   0.00  2N S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  150          5.50   2.50  2N S +1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  150          5.50   2.50  1N S +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  150          5.50   2.50  1N S +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  150          5.50   2.50  1N S +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  120          2.50   5.50  2N S      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  120          2.50   5.50  2N S      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  100          1.00   7.00  3♠ W -2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
   50          0.00   8.00  2♠ W -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
6 ♠K743
T43
J975
♣82
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ9
2
AK43
♣KT643
♠82
KJ8
62
♣AQJ975
♠QT65
AQ9765
QT8
♣-
4
1511
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣2 ♦5 NT3
EW: 5♣ 2/1 4/3NT
       ♥5/4 ♠6/5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -500 5*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  6♣ E -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        150    6.50   1.50  4♣ W +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        150    6.50   1.50  4♣ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        600    3.50   4.50  5♣ W      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        600    3.50   4.50  5♣ E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        600    3.50   4.50  5♣ E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        600    3.50   4.50  5♣ E      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        630    0.50   7.50  3N E +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        630    0.50   7.50  3N E +1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Peckham-Smith

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This should be a fairly routine 3 NT for E-W but one never knows. East deals and opens 1. South should overcall 1. West will cue bid 2 and East will retreat to 3. West will probably bid 3, now asking for a stopper. East must cooperate and bid 3 NT. From East’s side, making four should be the normal result. With a low heart lead, there are ten tricks off the top and no reason to mess around. Even with a spade lead, if East puts in the nine, he can still take ten tricks by finessing for the Q later. He needs to do this because he should see that , with a heart lead, he would always take ten tricks. No need to take the risk if playing in a team game.


7 ♠7542
K83
AK7
♣Q65
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠963
AQ64
J
♣J9872
♠AQ
T972
Q953
♣AT3
♠KJT8
J5
T8642
♣K4
12
812
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 3  ♦5 ♠5/4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   0.00  1♠ S +2   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
  120          6.50   1.50  1N N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  120          6.50   1.50  1N N +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  110          4.50   3.50  2♠ S      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  110          4.50   3.50  1♠ S +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          3.00   5.00  3 W -1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        140    1.50   6.50  3 W      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        140    1.50   6.50  2 W +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        300    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -3   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
8 ♠K
86543
QT76
♣K95
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠3
JT72
A82
♣QJ763
♠QJT95
Q
J954
♣AT8
♠A87642
AK9
K3
♣42
8
810
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♦6 ♠6 NT6/5
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2♠ S      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          6.50   1.50  2 E -2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  100          6.50   1.50  2♣ E -2   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
   50          5.00   3.00  2 E -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
         50    4.00   4.00  2 N -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        100    3.00   5.00  2♠ S -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        120    2.00   6.00  1N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        150    0.50   7.50  2N W +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        150    0.50   7.50  1N W +2   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The final contract will all depend on East’s style with 3rd seat openings. After P - P, many will open 1, with the excuse that “I was in third seat “! South is forced to pass. Now, after a 1 NT response by West and two passes, South really has no bid. This could turn out to be fortunate for N-S. Look how the auction would go if East passes in third seat. South will open 1 and North will bid 1 NT. Who could blame south for bidding 2. This will not have a happy ending as South should be down at least two tricks. So much for light openings in third seat!!


9 ♠-
KQ
QT75
♣AKQJ943
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ7532
A32
843
♣6
♠KQ84
J965
J9
♣875
♠T96
T874
AK62
♣T2
17
97
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6  ♥6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠  ♣1 ♦0/1 ♥6 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: +800 6♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  920          8.00   0.00  6♣ N      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
  420          6.00   2.00  5 N +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  420          6.00   2.00  5♣ N +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  420          6.00   2.00  5♣ N +1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  170          2.50   5.50  4 N +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  170          2.50   5.50  4♣ N +2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  170          2.50   5.50  3♣ N +3   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  170          2.50   5.50  3♣ N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  100          0.00   8.00  4♠ W -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
10 ♠52
KT63
J92
♣8753
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AK9
AQJ8
K4
♣K964
♠864
952
QT83
♣AQT
♠QJT73
74
A765
♣J2
4
208
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 ♠4 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 4 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  3N W -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        600    5.50   2.50  3N W      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        600    5.50   2.50  3N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        600    5.50   2.50  3N W      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        600    5.50   2.50  3N E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        630    2.00   6.00  3N W +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        630    2.00   6.00  3N W +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        630    2.00   6.00  3N W +1   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        660    0.00   8.00  3N W +2   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
11 ♠K876
Q9
JT
♣AJ832
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠2
J8532
AQ86
♣K74
♠T953
A64
9742
♣95
♠AQJ4
KT7
K53
♣QT6
11
104
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4♠ 4NT  ♦6 ♥6
EW: -/1  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6/7 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          8.00   0.00  3N S +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  450          6.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  450          6.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
  420          3.50   4.50  4♠ S      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  420          3.50   4.50  4♠ S      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  420          3.50   4.50  4♠ S      A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  420          3.50   4.50  4♠ S      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  400          1.00   7.00  3N S      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
         50    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
12 ♠T83
KQ
AJ976
♣J93
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQ94
JT9532
Q
♣K4
♠K
7
5432
♣AT87652
♠J7652
A864
KT8
♣Q
11
127
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣3 ♥5 NT3
EW: 3♣ 1  ♦4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  3 W -2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
   50          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
   50          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Steward-Hahn
   50          6.00   2.00  2 W -1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    4.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        110    3.00   5.00  3♣ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        130    2.00   6.00  4♣ E      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        200    1.00   7.00  3 N -2   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        300    0.00   8.00  4 N -3   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Peckham-Smith
13 ♠9842
J5
T74
♣QT83
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠3
AK97642
9653
♣6
♠AKJT76
83
Q2
♣AK4
♠Q5
QT
AKJ8
♣J9752
3
717
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 2 5 5♠ 4NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -650 5♠-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          7.00   1.00  4N E -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        200    6.00   2.00  3♠ E +2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        620    5.00   3.00  4♠ E      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        650    3.00   5.00  5 W      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        680    1.00   7.00  4 W +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        710    0.00   8.00  4 W +3   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Either 4 or 4 should make 5. The question is: How do you get there? North deals and passes. East opens 1. Although South has an opening bid, he doesn’t have a bid! A few might overcall a “sick” 2. A couple might close their eyes and double. The sensible thing is to pass. West cannot bid 2 if forcing to game. That leaves 1 NT, unless 3 is invitational. East is probably going to jump to 3. What can west do? What does 4 show now? A spade fit and a cue bid in hearts. The bottom line is +650 should be a good score for E-W. Missing game is a strong possibility but will score below average.


14 ♠96
J97
A3
♣QJT872
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AJ2
632
Q965
♣A43
♠KT843
AK8
J842
♣5
♠Q75
QT54
KT7
♣K96
8
1111
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦2 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 4 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Peckham-Smith
    PASS       6.50   1.50  Pass Out  A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Steward-Hahn
    PASS       6.50   1.50  Pass Out  A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        140    4.00   4.00  3♠ E      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        140    4.00   4.00  3♠ E      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        140    4.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        170    1.50   6.50  3♠ E +1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        170    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        420    0.00   8.00  4♠ E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
15 ♠KT432
AQ
JT75
♣AT
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J9
9732
AQ64
♣873
♠A5
T86
K9832
♣952
♠Q876
KJ54
-
♣KQJ64
14
77
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 2 3 6♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥3 ♠1 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          7.50   0.50  6♠ N      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
 1430          7.50   0.50  6♠ N      A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  680          3.00   5.00  5♠ N +1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  680          3.00   5.00  5♠ N +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  680          3.00   5.00  4♠ N +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  680          3.00   5.00  4♠ N +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  680          3.00   5.00  4♠ N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  680          3.00   5.00  4♠ N +2   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  680          3.00   5.00  4♠ N +2   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South deals and opens 1. West passes and North responds 1. South will raise to 2. North will probably just bid 4. Although 6 and 6 are making due to the favorable position in spades, it takes a lot to even think about it. And you are off two key cards, so bidding slam is virtually impossible from my point of view. Any slam bidders will either be lucky or very sophisticated!


16 ♠QJT72
QJ972
A
♣J6
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠86
K43
QT754
♣754
♠A9
A6
KJ96
♣AKT32
♠K543
T85
832
♣Q98
11
519
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 2NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.50   0.50  3♠ N      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  140          7.50   0.50  3♠ N      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          5.50   2.50  5 W -1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  100          5.50   2.50  5 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
         50    3.50   4.50  3♠ N -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A5-Peckham-Smith
         50    3.50   4.50  3♠ N -1   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        130    1.50   6.50  4 W      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        130    1.50   6.50  3 E +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        910    0.00   8.00  4* W +1  A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
17 ♠64
AT98
654
♣K764
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKJ
K632
Q9
♣AT53
♠98732
QJ74
2
♣J98
♠QT5
5
AKJT873
♣Q2
7
174
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣5 ♥4 ♠3/4
EW: 2♣ 3 2♠  ♦3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          6.50   1.50  4 S      A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  130          6.50   1.50  4 S      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  130          6.50   1.50  3 S +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  130          6.50   1.50  3 S +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
   50          2.50   5.50  4♠ E -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
   50          2.50   5.50  3♠ E -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Reitz-Hall
   50          2.50   5.50  4 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          2.50   5.50  3 W -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        140    0.00   8.00  3♠ E      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Steward-Hahn
18 ♠Q2
J653
AT842
♣75
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K53
T4
73
♣AJT432
♠JT4
AKQ98
J
♣KQ86
♠A9876
72
KQ965
♣9
7
816
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2/-♠  ♣1 ♥1 ♠8/6 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 1NT  ♦4 ♠5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    7.50   0.50  4♣ W +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        170    7.50   0.50  3♣ W +3   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        180    6.00   2.00  2N W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        200    5.00   3.00  3 E +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        400    3.00   5.00  5♣ W      A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        400    3.00   5.00  5♣ E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        400    3.00   5.00  5♣ E      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        420    1.00   7.00  4 E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        430    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
19 ♠T98
K874
852
♣T96
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K3
JT32
AKT976
♣K
♠Q7652
A6
4
♣AQ743
♠AJ4
Q95
QJ3
♣J852
3
1412
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 3 4♠ 3/2NT
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.50   0.50  3N W -1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  100          7.50   0.50  3N W -1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        600    6.00   2.00  3N W      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        620    5.00   3.00  4♠ E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        630    2.00   6.00  3N W +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        630    2.00   6.00  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        630    2.00   6.00  3N E +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        630    2.00   6.00  3N E +1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        630    2.00   6.00  3N E +1   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
20 ♠43
AQT9843
K4
♣AT
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK8
7
QT9532
♣J76
♠Q95
J62
J76
♣K852
♠JT762
K5
A8
♣Q943
13
107
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 2♠ 4NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣4/5 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          8.00   0.00  4 N +2   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  650          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
  650          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  650          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  620          3.50   4.50  4 N      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  620          3.50   4.50  4 N      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  200          1.50   6.50  2 N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  200          1.50   6.50  2 N +3   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Reitz-Hall
  170          0.00   8.00  2 N +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
21 ♠K8742
J6
63
♣A654
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠-
Q87
T97542
♣QJT7
♠T953
AT942
AKQ
♣9
♠AQJ6
K53
J8
♣K832
8
513
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 2♠ 2NT  ♣6/7 ♦2 ♥3
EW: 4 3  ♣5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   0.00  3♠ N      A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  110          7.00   1.00  2♠ N      A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  100          5.50   2.50  4 E -2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  100          5.50   2.50  4* E -1  A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
   50          3.50   4.50  4 E -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          3.50   4.50  4 E -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        140    1.50   6.50  3 E      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        140    1.50   6.50  2 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        420    0.00   8.00  4 E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
22 ♠K93
Q97
K
♣K85432
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ74
JT642
2
♣AT6
♠QT
AK8
JT98743
♣J
♠8652
53
AQ65
♣Q97
11
1011
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 3 2♠ 1NT  ♣5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  2N W -3   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  100          5.50   2.50  4 W -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  100          5.50   2.50  4 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          5.50   2.50  4 W -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          5.50   2.50  3 E -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        140    3.00   5.00  3 W      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        300    2.00   6.00  5♣* N -2  A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        500    1.00   7.00  5♣* N -3  A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        620    0.00   8.00  4 W      A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Steward-Hahn
23 ♠AK86532
64
52
♣J9
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QT
J5
AKQT973
♣QT
♠4
Q9832
8
♣AK7652
♠J97
AKT7
J64
♣843
8
149
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣0 ♦0 ♥4 NT0
EW: 3♣ 4 3  ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  6♣* E -2  A7-Cline-Saltis vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
  200          7.00   1.00  5♣ E -2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  100          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  100          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
  100          5.00   3.00  4 W -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        170    2.50   5.50  4 W +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        170    2.50   5.50  4 W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        200    1.00   7.00  4♠ N -2   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        620    0.00   8.00  5 W +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
24 ♠KQ4
T32
843
♣7432
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AT32
A75
QT76
♣AT
♠J85
KQJ84
A
♣QJ86
♠976
96
KJ952
♣K95
5
1414
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4/5 ♥1 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 5/6 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -980 6-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  6 W -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          7.50   0.50  4 E -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        400    6.00   2.00  3N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        420    5.00   3.00  4 E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        430    3.50   4.50  3N W +1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        430    3.50   4.50  3N E +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        450    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        450    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Peckham-Smith
        450    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
25 ♠543
J
3
♣KQT98532
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJT92
T6
T7
♣AJ4
♠A
AKQ953
K98642
♣-
♠876
8742
AQJ5
♣76
6
1116
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣  ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT2/0
EW: 4 5/4 2♠ 5/4NT  ♣4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -500 6♣*-S-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  5 E -3   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
  200          7.00   1.00  4♠ W -2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          4.50   3.50  6 E -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  100          4.50   3.50  5 E -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          4.50   3.50  4 E -1   A7-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  100          4.50   3.50  4 E -1   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        620    2.00   6.00  4 W      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        850    1.00   7.00  5* E     A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
       1430    0.00   8.00  6 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Curtis-Ligon

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This is a very interesting hand. North deals and presumably, with an eight card suit, will open 4. East can really do nothing but overcall 4. It is tempting to do more but there is no other alternative. South may bid 5 which west will double. A vulnerable East may pull to 5. When West corrects to 5, South will likely pass. He does have a good save at 6 as long as his partner guesses everything right. The play in 5 is interesting. Assume South leads a club. East wins the ace in dummy and, flamboyantly, discards the A. This is followed by three rounds of spades, pitching three diamonds. Now, East must ruff a club back to his hand and draw trumps. He gets out with the 8. South wins and has nothing else to do but cash the A. Plus 650 for E-W should be a very good score.


26 ♠QT752
J72
942
♣75
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KJ64
K9
KQJT63
♣6
♠983
Q53
85
♣KT432
♠A
AT864
A7
♣AQJ98
3
135
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1♠  ♦5/6 NT6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥4/3 ♠6 NT6/5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   0.00  4 S      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  300          7.00   1.00  4 W -3   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  140          5.50   2.50  3 S      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Peckham-Smith
  140          5.50   2.50  2 S +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
        100    3.50   4.50  3 S -1   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        100    3.50   4.50  3 S -1   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        200    1.00   7.00  4 S -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        200    1.00   7.00  4 S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
        200    1.00   7.00  4 S -2   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Reitz-Hall
27 ♠A7
94
A95
♣AJ9865
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠96
A73
JT2
♣KQT74
♠JT84
KT86
Q743
♣2
♠KQ532
QJ52
K86
♣3
13
106
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  2♣* W -3  A1-Cline-Eliason vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  400          7.00   1.00  3N N      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  120          6.00   2.00  2N S      A7-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Peckham-Smith
         50    4.00   4.00  3N S -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Anand-Cathcart
         50    4.00   4.00  3N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Curtis-Ligon
         50    4.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    1.00   7.00  3N N -2   A6-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        100    1.00   7.00  3N N -2   A8-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Reitz-Hall
        100    1.00   7.00  3N N -2   A9-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Buckley-Koerner