- Saturday Morn - June 2, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1409 MP  Geomean: 734 MP
(based on 18 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Suzanne Robertson - Virgil Taylor 61.81 1st A 0.90
Kenneth Thompson - Larry Pelletier 57.64 2nd A 0.63
Dennis Charles - Floyd Richards 56.94 3rd A 0.45
Dick Zizic - Ilona Smith 56.25 4th A 0.32
Pradeep Garg - Usha Garg 53.47 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A
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DATE>June 2, 2018       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 06/02/2018 14:55
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   36.0 |TOP>   3 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/1250 |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
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 Bob Bradish            Josh Rosenbluth          A    .     .     .     32.50  45.14
 2 Anne Conn              Julie Elliott            C    .     .     .     25.00  34.72
 3 Larry Pelletier        Kenneth Thompson         B    2     2     .     41.50  57.64  0.63(A)
 4 Dagmar Ragnow          Marilyn Brett            B    .     .     .     31.00  43.06
 5 Pradeep Garg           Usha Garg                C    .     .     2     38.50  53.47  0.22(C)
 6 Dennis Charles         Floyd Richards           C    3     3     1     41.00  56.94  0.45(A)
 7 Virgil Taylor          Suzanne Robertson        B    1     1     .     44.50  61.81  0.90(A)
 8 Sheila Moore           Teresa Moore             C    .     .     .     29.50  40.97
10 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    4     .     .     40.50  56.25  0.32(A)
                                          Totals                         324.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠QJT754
5
KT73
♣64
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠83
AQJT93
84
♣AKQ
♠9
K7642
62
♣JT932
♠AK62
8
AQJ95
♣875
6
164
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠  ♣2 ♥1 NT2
EW: 4♣ 4  ♦2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 21 = -1
Par: +100 5*-EW/5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          3.00   0.00  4♠* N +1  A6-Charles-Richards vs A5-Garg-Garg
        100    2.00   1.00  5♠* N -1  A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        420    1.00   2.00  4 W      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Moore-Moore
        650    0.00   3.00  5* W     A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 2Pass4
5!PassPassPass

Preempts are a two-edged sword, and increasing the preempt, even with a fair expectation of making the contract, does nothing to provide useful information to the partnership upon which a reliable decision can be made. Roll the dice? Prepare to accept the consequences.

West has little reason to believe his partner has such super support, but does at least expect shortness in spades opposite, leaving some room for trump support.

Down one is good bridge -- provided the opponents can make their contract!



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2 ♠J742
Q72
9
♣K7532
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AK83
AJ9
J764
♣J9
♠QT
T64
K85
♣AQT84
♠965
K853
AQT32
♣6
6
1411
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3 2 3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          3.00   0.00  3♣ W -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Moore-Moore
        400    2.00   1.00  3N E      A6-Charles-Richards vs A5-Garg-Garg
        430    0.50   2.50  3N W +1   A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        430    0.50   2.50  3N E +1   A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass2NTPass
3NTPassPassPass

Everything works for EW, who can theoretically make ten tricks, West will bid 3NT with 14 HCP opposite the 11 promised by the passed-hand 2NT just because the points are there, so "bid it and see what happens."

Reliance on the point count is much more reasonable with balanced hand facing balanced hand.

With communications destroyed between defenders in the diamond suit, the club suit can be established to ensure the contract. Ten tricks requires the following reasonable line of play:

Win the K, trick one, then lead a heart to the nine. Win the club return with the 9, then lead the J, overtaking and continuing clubs to set up the suit (discard a diamond from dummy, relying on your card reading that the diamond suit is split 5-1). Win the club return, cash the rest of the clubs, pitching the remaining diamonds from dummy, then take another heart finesse. At the end, you will have to cash three spades for your ten tricks, yielding the last to North's J.



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3 ♠T3
AK6
Q6542
♣Q95
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q42
Q95432
K
♣AJ4
♠965
J7
AJ98
♣KT63
♠AKJ87
T8
T73
♣872
11
129
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    3.00   0.00  1N N -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Moore-Moore
        100    2.00   1.00  2N N -2   A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        150    1.00   2.00  2N E +1   A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        500    0.00   3.00  3* N -3  A6-Charles-Richards vs A5-Garg-Garg

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1NTPass
2PassPass2
PassPassPass 

Down two can be good bridge, just as much as down one, provided the negative score is less negative than the score available to the opponents.

So in theory, minus 100 for down two in 2 (who would double?) is better than minus 110 for 2 making. The only problem is that some EW pairs might actually bid again, and go minus, rewarding some enterprising Souths in an unexpected way.

Trading plus scores for minus scores is not good bridge.



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4 ♠-
AT932
KT97542
♣T
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AKJ42
K654
J6
♣87
♠Q6
QJ
AQ8
♣AKQ932
♠T98753
87
3
♣J654
7
1220
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥3 ♠3 NT1
EW: 4/5♣ 2/3 4♠ 6NT  ♦5/6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          3.00   0.00  6♠* W -2  A8-Moore-Moore vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
        620    1.50   1.50  4♠ W      A5-Garg-Garg vs A2-Conn-Elliott
        620    1.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
       1440    0.00   3.00  6N E      A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A6-Charles-Richards

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
123Pass
3Pass4NTPass
5Pass6NTAll pass

While East might just bid 4NT over 2, there are some logical folks out there who play 4NT as asking for just aces unless a suit has been designated specifically as trump, and they may well have the best of the argument. Therefore the bidding diagram shows a cue bid agreeing spades as trump before launching into some number of notrump at the slam level -- six or seven. When East rebids 4NT, the foundation of the cue bid agreeing spades clarifies that this is a key card ask in spades, and North's 5 response denies one key card, so the small slam is taken.

Twelve tricks are surprisingly not the easiest of tasks, but a careful declarer will first set up the heart tricks before venturing out into any of the "running" suits. Did you really think that BOTH clubs and spades were going to run? Be cognizant of the fact that bidding and making slams is generally rewarded with an acceptable number of matchpoints, with or without overtricks. Be a pessimist and do your best to ensure contracts.

After a spade lead the awareness hits you in the face. After a diamond lead, plunk down the Q, continuing with a heart if North ducks. But suppose North wins the first or second heart and continues with a high diamond, setting up his suit topper. South will have to discard a spade on the second diamond, squirming a bit. When North wins the diamond and the second heart has been played (whether sooner or later), then South should start on spades, expecting to claim. But the spade situation is a dash of cold water in the face. Nevertheless, declarer continues with a spade to the jack, followed by a winning heart. Look what that does to South's near-Yarborough! South cannot continue to geart the spade suit, so hopefully discards a club from Jxxx, but that is also deadly, as the remaining spade winners provide a diamond discard and then the club suit runs for contract.

It did not appear that declarer would need a squeeze at the sight of dummy, and certainly not against a hand with one high card point! But then, it really isn't about "points," is it? It's about tricks!



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5 ♠J96
K52
QT743
♣85
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT53
AJ64
A9
♣K62
♠K8
QT3
J65
♣AJT74
♠A742
987
K82
♣Q93
6
1411
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 ♠4/5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 4 2♠ 3/1NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    3.00   0.00  2♣ W +1   A5-Garg-Garg vs A2-Conn-Elliott
        130    2.00   1.00  3♣ W +1   A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A6-Charles-Richards
        400    0.50   2.50  3N E      A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        400    0.50   2.50  3N E      A8-Moore-Moore vs A4-Ragnow-Brett

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
1Pass2NTPass
3NTAll pass  

An auction reminiscent of board 2! East passes a slightly below opening bid standard hand and then jumps to 2NT, showing exactly that, without a major suit, and opener accepts.

This time, however, the contract is most unlikely to succeed. North will lead the 4 and declarer should play low from dummy, setting up two diamond tricks whenever North has the T. However, with the K and J in defense-favorable locations, making the contract depends on playing clubs in a very unnatural fashion, and with all of those factors working against declarers, I expect no one to make game in notrump without unexpected assistance from the defense.

Minus scores should pepper the EW score card, so the matchpoints will go toward those who go down the least.



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6 ♠AJ
QJT87
K7
♣K975
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠72
93
Q862
♣AJT82
♠KQT6
542
AJT3
♣63
♠98543
AK6
954
♣Q4
14
710
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3  ♥4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          2.50   0.50  2 N +1   A5-Garg-Garg vs A2-Conn-Elliott
  140          2.50   0.50  2 N +1   A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A6-Charles-Richards
  110          1.00   2.00  2 N      A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
         50    0.00   3.00  2 S -1   A8-Moore-Moore vs A4-Ragnow-Brett

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass1Pass2
PassPassPass 

The vulnerability will probably dissuade West from making a 2NT unusual call against the opponents' fit auction, but some enterprising souls will bid regardless. It certainly seems that providing two suits from which partner may choose is better than putting all of the eggs in the club basket.

But 2 making two will suffice for NS, who seem to have little incentive to go higher.



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7 ♠JT86
T
QJ853
♣AQ4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠752
98543
T62
♣62
♠AK3
AJ72
974
♣987
♠Q94
KQ6
AK
♣KJT53
10
012
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 2 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          2.50   0.50  3N S +3   A6-Charles-Richards vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  690          2.50   0.50  3N S +3   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  660          1.00   2.00  3N S +2   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
  150          0.00   3.00  1N S +2   A8-Moore-Moore vs A7-Taylor-Robertson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass2NT
Pass3NTAll pass 

On the lead of a heart, East might win and pause to take stock (a habit that is highly recommended). A knee-jerk return of the heart suit will lead to declarer's cashing twelve tricks: five clubs, five diamonds, and two hearts.

How can East avoid that awful fate? Primarily by adding the points shown by declarer with the 2NT jump rebid (18-19) to the dummy's points (10) and East's points (12). 22 for dummy and East plus at least 18 adds to 40. Therefore, West has zero!

Cash the AK and fold your cards, East!



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8 ♠96
9764
J8632
♣85
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQ85
3
AKT54
♣K63
♠-
AQ82
Q
♣AQJT9742
♠AJT7432
KJT5
97
♣-
1
1515
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦4 ♥5/4 ♠6 NT1
EW: 7♣ 3/2 2 1♠ 6NT
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -1440 7♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        490    3.00   0.00  3N W +3   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
        940    1.50   1.50  6♣ E +1   A6-Charles-Richards vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        940    1.50   1.50  6♣ E +1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
       1440    0.00   3.00  7♣ E      A8-Moore-Moore vs A7-Taylor-Robertson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass2Pass
2Pass3Pass
4!Pass5!Pass
63Pass7All pass
  1. Splinter in support of the rebid clubs (honor third is good support)
  2. EXCLUSION RKCB
  3. Two key cards

2 -- Here is an argument in favor of promising extra values for the bid. East will rely on that fact during this auction. 3 properly emphasizes the length and strength as well as the orientation of the hand

After 3, West must recognize the power of East's hand and the slam potential, the question then becoming how best to present a picture of West's hand. 4 is an easy answer, but a Splinter bid of 4 (what else could that be?) must be considered, promising at least a second round heart control and good club support.

Now for the coup de grace! 5, which cannot possibly mean spades, is the infamous, sometimes controversial, Exclusion RKCB! East knows everything except the key card situation. Exclusion prevents an accident if West holds the A and the K, along with the K.

When West shows two key cards outside of spades, along with those promised "extras" from the 2 bid, 7 seems an easy contract that should be a virtual laydown (K is rather a must card, but that should be part of the "extras," too!



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9 ♠T75
QJ
T8432
♣654
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A9632
T9743
K
♣KJ
♠KJ4
K862
J5
♣QT83
♠Q8
A5
AQ976
♣A972
3
1110
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2NT  ♥4 ♠4
EW: 3 3♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -100 3NT*-NS/4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   0.00  3 W -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        140    1.50   1.50  3 W      A6-Charles-Richards vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        140    1.50   1.50  3 E      A8-Moore-Moore vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
        170    0.00   3.00  3 E +1   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
10 ♠K
KQ543
QJT6
♣765
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q87
T9
7432
♣KQJ3
♠AJ9654
A6
8
♣AT98
♠T32
J872
AK95
♣42
11
813
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2  ♣1 ♠2 NT2
EW: 6♣ 5♠ 3NT  ♦4 ♥4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -1100 6*-NS/6*-NS-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    3.00   0.00  3♠ E +1   A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
        200    2.00   1.00  2♠ E +3   A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A5-Garg-Garg
        620    0.50   2.50  4♠ E      A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A6-Charles-Richards
        620    0.50   2.50  4♠ E      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Conn-Elliott

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis

The magic of the 4-4 fit. Off two key cards if spades are a key suit, and with just 13 HCP opposite 8, no one will bid the club slam, but just notice why you can make more tricks in clubs than in spades -- First, assume that the opening lead is a heart (on any other lead, ruffing a diamond after yielding a diamond gives the twelfth). Having thwarted the diamond ruff, draw trumps and tackle spades. When clubs are 3-2, leaving declarer and dummy with a trump each, running the spades allows discards in the heart suit, so that a heart ruff can be substituted for the diamond ruff and twelve tricks result.

In spades, there is no discard and no chance at all of twelve tricks..

Even if the bidding begins 1 - 2; 3 - 4, the most encouraging possible auction, there is nothing to indicate that spades are solid, and game will be the most anyone bids.



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11 ♠A76
A952
Q932
♣53
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K53
KQJ8
654
♣KT4
♠J8
T763
KT8
♣9762
♠QT942
4
AJ7
♣AQJ8
10
124
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          2.00   1.00  4♠ S      A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A5-Garg-Garg
  420          2.00   1.00  4♠ S      A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
  420          2.00   1.00  4♠ S      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Conn-Elliott
         50    0.00   3.00  4♠ S -1   A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A6-Charles-Richards
12 ♠K
K874
QT642
♣975
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠J952
QT
J87
♣JT62
♠QT83
A5
AK5
♣AQ43
♠A764
J9632
93
♣K8
8
519
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♦6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          3.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A6-Charles-Richards
  100          2.00   1.00  4♠ W -2   A7-Taylor-Robertson vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
   50          1.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Conn-Elliott
        140    0.00   3.00  3♠ W      A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A5-Garg-Garg
13 ♠T84
A75
J762
♣Q42
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJ6532
KQ2
54
♣KT
♠AK7
J98
KT
♣A8753
♠9
T643
AQ983
♣J96
7
1115
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥5 ♠1 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1 4♠ 1NT  ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    1.50   1.50  4♠ E      A2-Conn-Elliott vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
        620    1.50   1.50  4♠ E      A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Charles-Richards
        620    1.50   1.50  4♠ E      A8-Moore-Moore vs A5-Garg-Garg
        620    1.50   1.50  4♠ E      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
14 ♠63
J3
QT974
♣QT73
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K82
AQT864
J3
♣A8
♠AJ974
K7
2
♣KJ964
♠QT5
952
AK865
♣52
5
1412
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♥1 ♠1 NT2
EW: 6♣ 6 5♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          3.00   0.00  6♠ E -1   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
        450    1.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Charles-Richards
        450    1.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A8-Moore-Moore vs A5-Garg-Garg
        450    1.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
15 ♠J53
AQJ6
QJ
♣QJ43
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠987
543
K9
♣K9862
♠KQT4
KT
T763
♣AT7
♠A62
9872
A8542
♣5
14
612
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/- 2
       ♣5/4 ♦7/6 ♠6/5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/2♠*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   0.00  1N W -2   A8-Moore-Moore vs A5-Garg-Garg
        100    1.50   1.50  3 N -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        100    1.50   1.50  2 S -1   A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Charles-Richards
        300    0.00   3.00  3 S -3   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
16 ♠KQJ2
AJT954
K97
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠8763
Q2
QT2
♣8542
♠A
K86
J864
♣AKQJ6
♠T954
73
A53
♣T973
14
418
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3♠  ♣4 ♦5 NT6
EW: 3♣ 2 1NT  ♥3 ♠3/4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          3.00   0.00  3 N +1   A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A8-Moore-Moore
         50    2.00   1.00  2 N -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
         90    1.00   2.00  1N E      A5-Garg-Garg vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
        150    0.00   3.00  1N E +2   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
17 ♠764
KQ
743
♣K9863
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A52
T532
KJT9
♣72
♠QT3
J9764
5
♣AJT4
♠KJ98
A8
AQ862
♣Q5
8
88
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/2 1♠  ♥5 NT6
EW: 2/1 1/-NT
       ♣6/5 ♦5 ♠5 NT7/6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 2♠*-NS/3*-N-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          3.00   0.00  1N S +1   A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A8-Moore-Moore
        100    2.00   1.00  1N N -2   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
        110    1.00   2.00  2 W      A5-Garg-Garg vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
        200    0.00   3.00  2N N -4   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
18 ♠AJT9643
4
J85
♣65
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠7
KT653
K73
♣K984
♠K5
A872
T6
♣JT732
♠Q82
QJ9
AQ942
♣AQ
6
98
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3 3/4♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3  ♦4 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          2.50   0.50  4♠ S      A2-Conn-Elliott vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  620          2.50   0.50  4♠ S      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
        100    0.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A8-Moore-Moore
        100    0.50   2.50  4♠ N -1   A5-Garg-Garg vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
19 ♠AKT64
QT985
-
♣A95
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠97
J6
KQ92
♣JT876
♠QJ32
742
T73
♣K43
♠85
AK3
AJ8654
♣Q2
13
76
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 6 5/4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥1 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +980 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          2.00   1.00  4 N +2   A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
  480          2.00   1.00  4 N +2   A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A2-Conn-Elliott
  480          2.00   1.00  4 N +2   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Garg-Garg
  450          0.00   3.00  4 N +1   A6-Charles-Richards vs A8-Moore-Moore
20 ♠KT8532
AK76
K8
♣T
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J96
532
T973
♣763
♠AQ7
4
AQ652
♣9842
♠4
QJT98
J4
♣AKQJ5
13
112
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 5/4 3/2♠ 4/-NT
       ♦6/5 NT10/6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥1 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +650 5-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          3.00   0.00  4 N +1   A6-Charles-Richards vs A8-Moore-Moore
  620          1.00   2.00  4 S      A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
  620          1.00   2.00  4 S      A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A2-Conn-Elliott
  620          1.00   2.00  4 S      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Garg-Garg
21 ♠753
KJ32
94
♣9863
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AK98
T
AJ732
♣JT5
♠QJT6
AQ84
Q8
♣AQ7
♠42
9765
KT65
♣K42
4
1317
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 ♠1 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 4 6♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        430    3.00   0.00  3N E +1   A3-Pelletier-Thompson vs A2-Conn-Elliott
        450    1.50   1.50  4♠ W +1   A6-Charles-Richards vs A8-Moore-Moore
        450    1.50   1.50  4♠ E +1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Garg-Garg
        480    0.00   3.00  4♠ E +2   A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
22 ♠AJT654
7
J65
♣652
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠9
QT952
QT9742
♣T
♠KQ8
AJ63
83
♣AKQ9
♠732
K84
AK
♣J8743
6
419
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 3 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -500 4♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          3.00   0.00  5 W -2   A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  100          1.50   1.50  4 W -1   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A8-Moore-Moore
  100          1.50   1.50  4 W -1   A5-Garg-Garg vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        600    0.00   3.00  3N E      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Charles-Richards
23 ♠86542
K853
42
♣T5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJ9
T7
T86
♣AQ986
♠KQ73
4
KJ7
♣K7432
♠T
AQJ962
AQ953
♣J
3
1112
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 5  ♣3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥1 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          3.00   0.00  4 S +1   A5-Garg-Garg vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  100          2.00   1.00  5♣ W -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Charles-Richards
        130    1.00   2.00  4♣ W      A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        150    0.00   3.00  3♣ E +2   A2-Conn-Elliott vs A8-Moore-Moore
24 ♠AKQJ98763
98
-
♣K8
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T54
AQ52
AQ9754
♣-
♠-
43
KJT83
♣QJT732
♠2
KJT76
62
♣A9654
13
127
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5♠  ♣4/5 ♦0 ♥4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 7 1/3  ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 24 - 21 = +3
Par: -300 7♠*-N-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          3.00   0.00  5♠ N      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Charles-Richards
         50    2.00   1.00  5♠ N -1   A5-Garg-Garg vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        750    1.00   2.00  5* W +2  A4-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
       1090    0.00   3.00  6* W     A2-Conn-Elliott vs A8-Moore-Moore
25 ♠AKQ8
84
AK83
♣A53
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T97
AK752
QJ72
♣Q
♠J432
QT
T64
♣K864
♠65
J963
95
♣JT972
20
126
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 1 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          3.00   0.00  2N N +1   A6-Charles-Richards vs A2-Conn-Elliott
  110          2.00   1.00  2♠ N      A8-Moore-Moore vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
         50    1.00   2.00  2N N -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
        100    0.00   3.00  2N N -2   A5-Garg-Garg vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
26 ♠KQT5
T542
J53
♣T2
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J42
AJ873
QT9
♣73
♠A986
K6
AK6
♣AKQ4
♠73
Q9
8742
♣J9865
6
823
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 4 5 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        630    2.50   0.50  3N E +1   A5-Garg-Garg vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
        630    2.50   0.50  3N E +1   A6-Charles-Richards vs A2-Conn-Elliott
        660    0.50   2.50  3N E +2   A8-Moore-Moore vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        660    0.50   2.50  3N E +2   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
27 ♠652
KJ62
Q753
♣K9
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AJ
AQT973
2
♣AJT8
♠QT987
8
AJ984
♣43
♠K43
54
KT6
♣Q7652
9
167
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 3 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   0.00  4 W -2   A5-Garg-Garg vs A4-Ragnow-Brett
   50          1.50   1.50  4 W -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Taylor-Robertson
   50          1.50   1.50  3 W -1   A6-Charles-Richards vs A2-Conn-Elliott
        140    0.00   3.00  3 W      A8-Moore-Moore vs A1-Bradish-Rosenbluth