- Monday Aft - May 28, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 962 MP  Geomean: 644 MP
(based on 32 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Gwen Wagner - Richard Wagner 59.05 1st A 0.90
Gary Feldman - Mark Robbins 58.52 1st A 0.90
Dick Zizic - John Eliason 57.94 2nd A 0.63
Alan Greenberg - Valerie Greenberg 55.95 2nd A 0.63
Carol Lilly - Mary Jane Graham 53.53 3rd A 0.45
Ilona Smith - Ken Ellenberger 52.98 4th A 0.32
Ginny Rockefeller - Irene Petroff 51.85 3rd A 0.45
Marie Offerman - Ray Escobedo 50.23 4th A 0.32
EVENT>Open Mon Aft             |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>May 28, 2018       |CLUB NO.>127100    | 05/28/2018 16:31
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Louise Shaffer         Joan Glenn               A    .     .     .     94.29  49.89
 2 Ray Escobedo           Marie Offerman           C    4     .     .     94.93  50.23  0.32(A)
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    .     .     .     90.00  47.62
 4 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    2     .     .    109.50  57.94  0.63(A)
 5 Carole Cardinal        Carol Hayhurst           C    .     .     .     76.57  40.51
 6 Ronald Landgraff       Joseph Gaynor            B    .     .     .     82.71  43.76
 7 Mark Robbins           Gary Feldman             C    1     1     1    110.60  58.52  0.90(A)
 8 Ginny Rockefeller      Irene Petroff            B    3     2     .     98.00  51.85  0.45(A)
                                          Totals                         756.60

EVENT>Open Mon Aft             |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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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 Ron Saltis             Josh Rosenbluth          A    .     .     .     91.77  48.56
 2 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              C    1     1     1    111.60  59.05  0.90(A)
 3 Buki Burke             Raeann Koerner           B    .     .     .     88.88  47.03
 4 Valerie Greenberg      Alan Greenberg           B    2     2     .    105.75  55.95  0.63(A)
 5 Ilona Smith            Ken Ellenberger          A    4     .     .    100.13  52.98  0.32(A)
 6 Pat Shaw               Ruric Nye                C    .     .     .     88.31  46.72
 7 Mary Jane Graham       Carol Lilly              C    3     3     2    101.17  53.53  0.45(A)
 8 Julie Elliott          Anne Conn                C    .     .     .     68.30  36.14
 9 Elaine McAdams         Christopher Gillmon      B    .     .     .     95.39  50.47
                                          Totals                         851.30

Hands and Results
1 ♠T8
A3
K73
♣JT8432
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K942
87652
JT
♣K7
♠AQJ73
KT4
AQ8
♣A9
♠65
QJ9
96542
♣Q65
8
720
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 2♣ 2 5 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    4.50   2.50  4♠ W +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        450    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        450    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Graham-Lilly
        450    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +1   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        450    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        450    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +1   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        480    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        480    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Once East opens 2NT, West will use Stayman and be delighted to put it in 4. South has a great lead in the "almost perfect" heart sequence. North will play the A and return a heart. Much later in the play, the defense will cash another heart trick/ As it turns out, no other lead would lose the defense those two tricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass2NTPass
3Pass3Pass
4All pass  

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 5, and 11-13.

The Bidding: It is common to open 2NT with a 5-card major. Here, East's 2NT opening protects their positional honors in the red suits. Jerry Helms recommends using regular Stayman over 2NT because of the difficulty Puppet Stayman has when responder is 5-4 in the majors. Those interested in having a way to ask for a 5-card major ask without difficulty with 5-4 hands should consider Muppet Stayman . Here, all methods make it easy to find the spade fit. West places the contract at 4.

The Play: South is likely to lead the Queen, top of an honor sequence. Declarer cannot avoid losing 2 hearts. With the King onside, declarer has 11 tricks.



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2 ♠Q98
J8
J7652
♣863
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ73
AT9
QT8
♣J72
♠AT542
Q54
A4
♣K54
♠6
K7632
K93
♣AQT9
4
1113
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 1 2 4/3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3♠ E -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
   50          5.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
   50          5.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Graham-Lilly
   50          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        140    2.50   4.50  3♠ E      D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        140    2.50   4.50  2♠ E +1   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        170    0.50   6.50  3♠ E +1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        170    0.50   6.50  3♠ E +1   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and South overcalls 2 (not a great suit but a decent opening hand). West should bid 3 to show his limit raise in spades. East can't be blamed for passing--after all, it only makes ten tricks with good luck.



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3 ♠T5
J9732
KQ95
♣43
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKQ832
KQT
84
♣A9
♠J74
A86
7632
♣K86
♠96
54
AJT
♣QJT752
6
188
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 2 2 5♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   1.00  6♠ W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  100          6.00   1.00  6♠ W -1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  100          6.00   1.00  6♠ W -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        200    4.00   3.00  3♠ W +2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        650    2.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        650    2.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        660    1.00   6.00  3N W +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        680    0.00   7.00  4♠ W +2   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D3-Burke-Koerner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West is thrilled to bid the spade game after partner makes a single raise. After the opponents take the first two tricks, declarer goes about her business and takes the next 11 tricks. This should be as flat a board as you're likely to see.



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4 ♠AK53
Q74
J2
♣Q832
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠96
K62
A76
♣KJT74
♠JT72
J83
Q4
♣A965
♠Q84
AT95
KT9853
♣-
12
118
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3/2 2♠  ♣5 NT6
EW: 2♣  ♦2 ♥3 ♠5/4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  4 S +1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D3-Burke-Koerner
  150          4.50   2.50  3 S +2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
  150          4.50   2.50  2 S +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  150          4.50   2.50  2 S +3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  150          4.50   2.50  2 S +3   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        200    1.50   5.50  3N N -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        200    1.50   5.50  2N N -2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        300    0.00   7.00  4 S -3   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After West passes, North opens 1. South will bid and rebid those diamonds and be lucky enough to take a lot of tricks if he plays the red suits right. Lead the J and let it ride if East doesn't cover. Lead low toward the Q. Bid game? Surely not.



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5 ♠KT6
K954
QJ2
♣Q86
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q4
A62
T86
♣JT952
♠AJ753
3
AK7543
♣4
♠982
QJT87
9
♣AK73
11
712
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦2/1 ♠3 NT5/4
EW: 5 4♠  ♣6 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  5* E -2  D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  250          6.00   1.00  4N W -5   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  140          5.00   2.00  3 S      D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
  100          4.00   3.00  3♠ E -2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D8-Elliott-Conn
   50          3.00   4.00  4♠ E -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        150    2.00   5.00  4 E +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        200    1.00   6.00  4 S -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        420    0.00   7.00  4♠ E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Shaw-Nye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East should open 1, planning to bid spades twice if needed to show this very distributional hand. South overcalls 1. West will probably pass and North bid 2 to show his heart support and limit raise. Undeterred, East bids 2. West is likely to bid 3. North has already told his story--so it will go back to East who can finish his description with 3. What will West do? He has a great fit for partner but so few points. Kudoes to any E-W who reach either game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass11
Pass223
Pass4All pass 

The Bidding: North's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After East opens 1, South has a choice of overcalling 1 and making a takeout double. With nice heart texture and just a 3-card spade suit, overcalling 1 seems best. West is a bit light to freely respond 1NT. North cue bids 2 to show an invitational or better heart raise. Grant Baze advised "6-5 come alive" , "distributional hands, however, are offensively orientated. If you are 6 - 5, add an ace to the high card point total of your hand." East bids 2.

South, with 13 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 7, cannot accept a game invitation. South has little interest in defending 2 or 3. South's 3 bid is competitive. West has a diamond fit, the Ace and a working spade honor. West's 3 Cover Cards make game a possibility. East doesn't have many cards in the rounded suits and West has little defense in the rounded suits. Bidding 5 risks going negative. There is no need to stretch for game in mathcpoints. Bidding 4 seems best. Some North-South pairs will double 4 to protect their expected equity. The vulnerability reduces the upside of doubling. The position of North's pointed suit honors increases the risk of doubling. Allowing East-West to play 4 undoubled seems best.

The Play in 4 or 5: With the King onside and spades splitting 3-3, a finesse and a ruff allows declarer to establish their spades without a loser. With a 9-card fit missing the Queen and Jack, it is normal to play for a 2-2 break. When diamonds split 3-1, declarer loses a club and a diamond. Declarer has the texture to pickup diamonds and spades without a loser, but West lacks the needed entries.

The Play 4X: West will likely lead the Queen, top of a doubleton in partner's second suit. Now the defense will have no trouble scoring 2 spades, a spade ruff and their 2 red Aces to hold declarer to 8 tricks.



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6 ♠KQ75
85
JT8753
♣8
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠94
T
KQ942
♣QJ542
♠AJ2
KQ76
A
♣AT973
♠T863
AJ9432
6
♣K6
6
818
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣2 ♦5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 3NT  ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -500 4♠*-NS/4*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  6♣ E -1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        150    5.50   1.50  4♣ E +1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        150    5.50   1.50  3♣ E +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        600    3.00   4.00  3N E      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        600    3.00   4.00  3N E      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        600    3.00   4.00  3N E      D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        660    1.00   6.00  3N E +2   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        800    0.00   7.00  4* S -4  D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and South is likely to jam the bidding with 2. The best West can do is raise clubs. What will East do? I would imagine he'll cross his fingers and bid 3NT. A low heart lead from South will be very friendly. However, South may have noticed the absence of the spade suit in this auction and lead a low spade instead.



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7 ♠AK74
AT65
A85
♣A7
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠JT98
73
QJ
♣QJ653
♠Q532
KQJ4
3
♣KT92
♠6
982
KT97642
♣84
19
711
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3 5NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥3 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  630          4.50   2.50  3N N +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  630          4.50   2.50  3N N +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
  600          2.50   4.50  5 S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Burke-Koerner
  600          2.50   4.50  5 S      D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  150          0.50   6.50  4 S +1   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  150          0.50   6.50  4 N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Vulnerable, South is more likely to pass than to preempt in those diamonds. And what will he do when North opens 1? There's no obvious right answer: 2. 3, even 5 may be chosen. Declarer, so rich in controls, only has two losers when trumps cooperate.



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8 ♠J6
QJ96
AT642
♣K7
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQT3
AKT7
J53
♣Q9
♠K85
84
K9
♣AT8542
♠9742
532
Q87
♣J63
11
1610
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 1 3 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3N W -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D8-Elliott-Conn
   50          5.50   1.50  3N W -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Burke-Koerner
   50          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        180    4.00   3.00  2N W +2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D7-Graham-Lilly
        400    2.50   4.50  3N W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        400    2.50   4.50  3N W      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        450    1.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        490    0.00   7.00  3N W +3   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1NT and will end up in 3NT. Wen North leads a low diamond, how will West play? Assuming that he plays low, South will win the Q and return the eight. Now declarer must play that North has the K, leading the Q or nine, he will make his bid when clubs break. If he leads the Q, North should cover. Now South wins the J, but has no diamond to return (and if he did have a diamond, it would mean the diamonds were 4-4).



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9 ♠T94
AQ9743
T6
♣Q5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AK72
85
K987
♣A43
♠QJ653
KJ62
J4
♣T9
♠8
T
AQ532
♣KJ8762
8
148
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1 3♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.93   0.07  4♠ E -1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        100    5.79   1.21  3 N -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        140    3.50   3.50  3♠ W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        140    3.50   3.50  3♠ E      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        140    3.50   3.50  2♠ E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        800    1.21   5.79  5♣* S -4  D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        870    0.07   6.93  2♠* E +1  D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D7-Graham-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2, certainly not thrilling partner. The best he can do is pass when East passes. Now West reopens with a double. Even though he has hearts, few will pass with the East hand, but rather will choose to bid 3. South is delighted to lead the 10. North wins and returns low. South ruffs and leads a low club. Nine tricks are all that's to be had as long as North leads low on the second heart.



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10 ♠KQJT
Q943
QJ65
♣7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠852
AK72
K43
♣A84
♠7643
85
T987
♣Q62
♠A9
JT6
A2
♣KJT953
11
142
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          5.00   2.00  3N N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  600          5.00   2.00  3N N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
  600          5.00   2.00  3N N      D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  600          5.00   2.00  3N N      D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  600          5.00   2.00  3N N      D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
  150          1.50   5.50  2N S +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  150          1.50   5.50  2N N +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        200    0.00   7.00  3♣ S -2   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D3-Burke-Koerner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. West passes, unless 1NT is available, and this is not a thrilling 14 HCP to fudge with. N-S will play 2NT or 3NT, with a diamond lead from East. Nine tricks should be fairly easy to cash: four spades, two hearts, three diamonds and a club perhaps. It's hard to go after the clubs with only one in the North hand.



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11 ♠-
KQJ9532
A7
♣AK42
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ75
A8
Q98
♣T975
♠AT984
T6
KJT643
♣-
♠J632
74
52
♣QJ863
17
118
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4  ♦1 ♠1 NT6
EW: 4/5 5♠  ♣1 ♥2 NT5
LoTT: 21 - 18 = +3
Par: -300 6*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1210          7.00   0.00  6* N     D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
  750          6.00   1.00  5* N +1  D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
  480          4.00   3.00  5 N +1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  480          4.00   3.00  4 N +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  480          4.00   3.00  4 N +2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ W      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        450    1.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        650    0.00   7.00  5♠* W     D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North can open 2 with this marvelous three loser hand. He will get precious little encouragement from South but will bid 4 anyway. Those Souths playing 2 as a "super negative" will find themselves declaring. West is likely to lead the K. Will he then find the club shift after he wins the trump ace?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass12Pass
344Pass
Pass55Pass
PassDblAll pass 

The Bidding: West falls just short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. Aggressive bidders may open 1. Most will reasonably pass. North's 17 HCP hand has substantial playing strength. Opening a Strong 2 Clubs is a possibility. The downside is the opponents may preempt to an uncomfortable level. Opening 1 seems best. East's 2 Michaels Cue Bid shows 5+ spades and 5+ cards in an unspecified minor. South has nothing to say. West, with good spades an Ace and a double fit, has substantial game interest. West cue bids 3 to show an invitational or better hand. North has no interest in defending. North competes to 4. East's 6-5 distribution, Losing Trick Count of 6, and 14 Support Points make it clear to bid 4. Now North-South must guess whether to compete to 5, and East-West must guess whether to compete to 5.

Grant Baze advised "The 5-level belongs to the opponents" . Here, East-West must guess to claim the 5-level to beat or match the par score. It East-West compete to the 5-level, North is more likely to double than sacrifice.

The Play in Hearts: East must lead a diamond to beat 5. On a diamond lead, the defense has the tempo to score a heart, a diamond, and a club ruff. On a spade lead, declarer has the tempo to draw trump before the defense can establish a diamond trick. Declarer's diamond loser is discarded on dummy's long club. Without a diamond lead, the defense scores just a heart and a club ruff.

The Play in Spades: North has 2 attractive honor suit leads. Here, a club lead costs a valuable tempo. Declarer infers North's likely spade shortness from the auction. So it is safe to begin by cashing the Ace. When North shows out, declarer knows the spade layout. Declarer attacks diamonds, planning to discard their heart loser. When the defense cannot navigate a diamond ruff, declarer scores 12 tricks: 4 + 1 + 5 + 2 ruffs. On a heart lead, the defense has the tempo to score a diamond and a heart, holding declarer to 11 tricks.



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12 ♠J984
J75
642
♣QT9
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AKQ653
A942
J53
♣-
♠72
KQT8
AK987
♣K6
♠T
63
QT
♣AJ875432
4
1415
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦0 ♥0 ♠1 NT1
EW: 7 7 6♠ 6/-NT
       ♣6/5 NT12/5
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -1510 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  250          7.00   0.00  4N W -5   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        480    4.50   2.50  4♠ W +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        480    4.50   2.50  4♠ W +2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        480    4.50   2.50  4 W +2   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        480    4.50   2.50  4 E +2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        510    2.00   5.00  4 E +3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
       1010    1.00   6.00  6 W +1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
       1100    0.00   7.00  5♣* S -4  D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Graham-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. When East bids 2, West now says 2--and East will be thrilled to bid the heart game. What a wonderful fit this is. Bid the grand? It won't fare well if trump don't break, but 6 should be a common contract. West should revalue her hand and go slammin' when East shows an opening hand and four hearts.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass2Pass
2Pass3Pass
3Pass3NT1Pass
52Pass5NTPass
6Pass6Pass
6All pass  
  1. artificial, serious slam interest
  2. asks for key cards excluding clubs

The Bidding: It isn't easy for East-West to bid the grand. After finding their heart fit in a Two Over One Game Force auction, West can use Exclusion to learn they have all key cards outside of clubs, the Queen, and the King. However, West is concerned about a potential diamond loser. If East asks for key cards, West can jump to 5NT to show 2 key cards and a useful void which must be clubs. East doesn't have room to ask about West's holdings in the pointed suits.

At some tables, East-West will arrive at 6 on an Exclusion or regular Roman Keycard auction. It is worth noting that after the heart fit is found, both East and West are unlimited. Many expert partnerships give up a natural 3NT bid after finding a major suit fit to differentiate the willingness to cooperate with a slam try from a serious slam try. Playing Serious 3NT , a cue bid shows a control and the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. A 3NT bid shows strong slam interest. Here, East, with a Losing Trick Count of 5 and 17 Support Points, bids 3NT to show serious slam interest. West will be interested in a grand, but will not be able to count 13 tricks. At Matchpoints , making a slam typically scores well. So few will venture the 7-level.

The Play: With hearts breaking 3-2, declarer has 10 quick winners. 2 club ruffs brings declarer to 12 tricks. As the cards lie, East can establish spades by drawing 2 rounds of trump and ruffing the 3rd round of spades to score 13 tricks. With the Queen falling, declarer can run diamonds to score 13 tricks.



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13 ♠KT3
AK5
Q2
♣AKJ43
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠652
QJT74
754
♣86
♠J97
96
J963
♣Q952
♠AQ84
832
AKT8
♣T7
20
34
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 4 7♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥3 ♠0 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +2210 7♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Shaw-Nye
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D8-Elliott-Conn
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Burke-Koerner
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D7-Graham-Lilly
 1440          4.00   3.00  6N N      D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  690          0.00   7.00  3N N +3   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2NT. Now it's South's responsibility to get them to slam, knowing they have 33-34 HCP. He checks for a spade fit and then asks for Aces. 6NT it is.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 2NTPass6NT
All pass   

The Bidding: After North opens 2NT, South knows the partnership has 33-34 HCP. South places the contract in 6NT.

The Play: Declarer has 10 quick winners. Cashing a high club and running the 10 offers an 18% for 5 club tricks and an 86% chance for 4 club tricks. Here, the finesse against the Queen loses and declarer has 12 tricks.



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14 ♠J5
J765
QJ5
♣AKT3
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠A632
T93
AT973
♣7
♠T84
K82
K4
♣QJ942
♠KQ97
AQ4
862
♣865
12
89
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2/1 2NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.50   0.50  2N N      D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  120          6.50   0.50  2N N      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  100          5.00   2.00  3 W -2   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
   90          4.00   3.00  1N N      D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D8-Elliott-Conn
   50          3.00   4.00  2 W -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
    PASS       2.00   5.00  Pass Out  D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Shaw-Nye
         50    1.00   6.00  2N N -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        100    0.00   7.00  3♣ N -2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D7-Graham-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North rather reluctantly opens 1 and rebids 1NT. Will East now balance in 2? He'd regret it. Just let North struggle along with his 1NT and stay out of hot water.



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15 ♠J94
KQ97
A54
♣K73
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KQ
52
973
♣AQJT85
♠T8532
A8
T62
♣942
♠A76
JT643
KQJ8
♣6
13
124
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 2♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Burke-Koerner
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  620          5.00   2.00  4 N      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  500          2.00   5.00  4♣* W -3  D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  170          1.00   6.00  2 S +2   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        100    0.00   7.00  5 S -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Some will open 1 with the South hand, though they might wish that spade Ace were the heart Ace. If South does pass, West will open 1, North will double/ East may push a bit to bid 1, but no matter: South will go for the heart game. He has only three losers, a club, a heart and a spade.



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16 ♠T2
J962
KT86
♣KJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A876
T3
9752
♣QT3
♠KJ
AK85
QJ43
♣A86
♠Q9543
Q74
A
♣7542
8
618
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3 1 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.50   0.50  3N E -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  200          6.50   0.50  1N W -2   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  100          4.00   3.00  1N E -1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  100          4.00   3.00  1N E -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  100          4.00   3.00  2 E -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
         50    2.00   5.00  1♠ S -1   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
         90    1.00   6.00  1N E      D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        100    0.00   7.00  2 N -2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D6-Shaw-Nye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East is just too good for 1NT--so it's 1 or a "Mexican" 2. When West responds 1, East will jump to 2NT--and West will pass. 3 doesn't seem right with such a balanced hand. What will South lead? Looking at the hand record, we can see that a club is a good choice, but without that boost to knowledge, a low spade will be a common choice. Ah, well...



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17 ♠6
A9752
AT65
♣AQ7
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ82
KQ843
J9
♣K9
♠A9743
T6
742
♣T86
♠JT5
J
KQ83
♣J5432
14
144
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 6 2 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣2 ♦1 ♥5 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +920 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  3 N +2   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  130          5.00   2.00  2 N +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  130          5.00   2.00  2 N +2   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  130          5.00   2.00  2 N +2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  100          3.00   4.00  3♠ E -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
   50          2.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        110    1.00   6.00  2♠ E      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        170    0.00   7.00  2♠ E +2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and bids 2 over South's 1NT response. Now South will, quite rationally, pass. It's a friend;y hand: the K is on side and the clubs break as do trumps. Lots of overtricks here if declarer. missing the K and 10 in clubs finesses by leading low to the Queen and then laying down the Ace.



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18 ♠K762
82
KJ5
♣T865
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠93
T7654
AQ7432
♣-
♠AQJT5
AKQJ9
-
♣K42
♠84
3
T986
♣AQJ973
7
620
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣  ♦3 ♥0 ♠2 NT4
EW: 4/3 7 5♠ 3/1NT  ♣5/4
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -1510 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        480    6.50   0.50  4 W +2   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        480    6.50   0.50  4 E +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        510    4.00   3.00  4 W +3   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D7-Graham-Lilly
        510    4.00   3.00  4 W +3   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        510    4.00   3.00  4 E +3   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        980    2.00   5.00  6 E      D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D6-Shaw-Nye
       1010    0.50   6.50  6 E +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
       1010    0.50   6.50  6 E +1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will East open 2? Two-suiters are notoriously hard to show after 2, so maybe he'll start with 1. South may, even vulnerable) try 3. With only six HCP, will West make a Negative Double ? If so I can imagine East bidding 5, asking West to bid the slam if clubs aren't a problem. It actually makes 7 when the K is on side...go figure.



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19 ♠AT54
J742
J8
♣KJ9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J9
AQ965
Q3
♣T642
♠K8632
83
AK96
♣73
♠Q7
KT
T7542
♣AQ85
10
910
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6 ♠5
EW: 1 1 1♠  ♣6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.50   0.50  4 W -2   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  200          6.50   0.50  2 W -2   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  120          5.00   2.00  1N N +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  100          4.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
         50    2.50   4.50  2N N -1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D3-Burke-Koerner
         50    2.50   4.50  2♣ S -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        100    0.50   6.50  2♠ N -2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        100    0.50   6.50  3♣ N -2   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D7-Graham-Lilly
20 ♠-
QJ96
JT9762
♣AQ7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T9842
875
854
♣43
♠75
AT2
AKQ
♣KT862
♠AKQJ63
K43
3
♣J95
10
016
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/-♣ 3/2 3/2 3♠ 2NT
       ♣8/6
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  870          7.00   0.00  2♠* S +1  D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
  170          6.00   1.00  2♠ S +2   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  140          4.50   2.50  3♠ S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  140          4.50   2.50  2♠ S +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        100    2.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        100    2.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        100    2.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D7-Graham-Lilly
        200    0.00   7.00  2♠ S -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
21 ♠J83
82
QJT32
♣J65
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KT9
KQT654
A76
♣Q
♠7652
A73
K54
♣A74
♠AQ4
J9
98
♣KT9832
5
1411
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2 5 3♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  4 W -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D7-Graham-Lilly
        140    6.00   1.00  3 W      D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        170    5.00   2.00  2 W +2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        420    2.50   4.50  4 W      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        420    2.50   4.50  4 W      D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        420    2.50   4.50  4 W      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
        420    2.50   4.50  4 E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        450    0.00   7.00  4 W +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
22 ♠96
Q982
KT953
♣K9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ5
3
AQJ742
♣654
♠KT73
J5
8
♣AJT732
♠A842
AKT764
6
♣Q8
8
109
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣3 ♦6 ♠6
EW: 4♣ 1 1♠  ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +200 5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Burke-Koerner
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  170          1.00   6.00  3 S +1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D6-Shaw-Nye
         50    0.00   7.00  5 S -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Graham-Lilly
23 ♠A73
KQ72
KT
♣AQ73
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠4
9654
AJ96
♣J942
♠K985
T3
Q85
♣KT86
♠QJT62
AJ8
7432
♣5
18
68
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 3 4♠ 3/2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥4 ♠2/3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.50   0.50  3N N +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Burke-Koerner
  660          6.50   0.50  3N N +2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
  630          5.00   2.00  3N N +1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  600          2.00   5.00  3N N      D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  170          1.00   6.00  2♠ N +2   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        200    0.00   7.00  3♣ N -2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
24 ♠975
KJ
95432
♣JT2
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AK4
T652
A87
♣765
♠Q82
97
JT6
♣K9843
♠JT63
AQ843
KQ
♣AQ
5
116
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣5
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   1.00  1 S +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Burke-Koerner
  140          6.00   1.00  1 S +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  140          6.00   1.00  1 S +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D9-McAdams-Gillmon
  120          4.00   3.00  2N N      D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  110          2.00   5.00  1 S +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  110          2.00   5.00  1 S +1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  110          2.00   5.00  1 S +1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D6-Shaw-Nye
         50    0.00   7.00  3N N -1   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
25 ♠K75
T52
AQJ75
♣Q6
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠-
KQJ87
K982
♣AJT9
♠QJT86
A963
43
♣K2
♠A9432
4
T6
♣87543
12
1410
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥2 ♠6 NT4
EW: 1♣ 1 5 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    7.00   0.00  2♠ N -1   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        170    6.00   1.00  3 W +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D8-Elliott-Conn
        500    5.00   2.00  3♠* S -3  D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
        620    4.00   3.00  4 W      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        630    3.00   4.00  3N W +1   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        650    1.50   5.50  4 W +1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        650    1.50   5.50  4 W +1   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D7-Graham-Lilly
        680    0.00   7.00  4 W +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
26 ♠QJ85
K9
Q652
♣T54
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K97
AQ863
943
♣A3
♠A42
JT542
KT
♣Q62
♠T63
7
AJ87
♣KJ987
8
1310
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠  ♥5 NT6
EW: 2 1/-NT
       ♣5 ♦5/4 ♠5 NT7/4
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   1.50  4 W -2   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
  200          5.50   1.50  4 W -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Shaw-Nye
  200          5.50   1.50  4 W -2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D3-Burke-Koerner
  200          5.50   1.50  4 W -2   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D7-Graham-Lilly
  100          2.00   5.00  4 W -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
  100          2.00   5.00  3 W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D8-Elliott-Conn
  100          2.00   5.00  3 W -1   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        140    0.00   7.00  2 W +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
27 ♠AJT6
J54
96
♣KQ83
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ5
T2
AQ53
♣JT74
♠4
A983
JT872
♣A95
♠98732
KQ76
K4
♣62
11
129
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦2 ♥6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 1 2NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  2♠ N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D8-Elliott-Conn
   50          5.50   1.50  3N W -1   D7-Robbins-Feldman vs D5-Smith-Ellenberger
   50          5.50   1.50  4 E -1   D8-Rockefeller-Petroff vs D7-Graham-Lilly
         50    4.00   3.00  4♠ S -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Shaw-Nye
        150    2.00   5.00  1N W +2   D5-Cardinal-Hayhurst vs D1-Saltis-Rosenbluth
        150    2.00   5.00  3 W +2   D2-Escobedo-Offerman vs D4-Greenberg-Greenberg
        150    2.00   5.00  3 W +2   D6-Landgraff-Gaynor vs D3-Burke-Koerner
        180    0.00   7.00  2N E +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Wagner-Wagner