- Tuesday Aft - June 5, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1537 MP  Geomean: 640 MP
(based on 38 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Alexander Kolesnik - Emma Kolesnik 62.73 1.88 Red, 1.87 Blk
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 60.42 1.41 Red, 1.40 Blk
Charles Patrick - N Dennis Berg 59.95 1.12 Red, 1.11 Blk
Kenneth Thompson - Larry Pelletier 58.10 0.94 Red, 0.94 Blk
Bob Bradish - Charles Clarke 57.87 0.66 Red, 0.66 Blk
Anne Cline - Ronald Saltis 57.64 0.45 Red, 0.44 Blk
Arline Benzien - Joann Bowen 54.40 0.47 Red, 0.47 Blk
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Ken Ellenberger - Roseann Buckley 53.70 0.63 Red, 0.62 Blk
Nancy Hall - Rosemary Reitz 50.00 0.37 Red, 0.36 Blk
Raeann Koerner - Sharon Beynon 50.00 0.37 Red, 0.36 Blk
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 50.00 0.61 Red, 0.61 Blk
Douglas Hahn - Jeffrey Steward 46.99 0.46 Red, 0.46 Blk
Gary Feldman - John Anderson 45.14 0.23 Red, 0.23 Blk
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>June 5, 2018       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 06/05/2018 16:02
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club - North American Pairs  |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=4                      ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Anne Cline             Ronald Saltis            A   Q            6     .     .   |   4     .     .    124.50  57.64  0.45Red
                                                                                                                        0.44Blk
 2 Kay Mendel             Joyce Tuttle             C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     94.50  43.75
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Dick Zizic               A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     99.50  46.06
 4 Charles Patrick        N Dennis Berg            B   Q   Q        3     1     .   |   3     1     .    129.50  59.95  1.12Red
                                                                                                                        1.11Blk
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     93.50  43.29
 6 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C       Q   Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     2     97.50  45.14  0.23Red
                                                                                                                        0.23Blk
 7 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A   Q            2     .     .   |   2     .     .    130.50  60.42  1.41Red
                                                                                                                        1.40Blk
 8 Jody Shapiro           Perry Shapiro            C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     73.50  34.03
 9 Alexander Kolesnik     Emma Kolesnik            A   Q            1     .     .   |   1     .     .    135.50  62.73  1.88Red
                                                                                                                        1.87Blk
10 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     2   |   .     2     1    101.50  46.99  0.46Red
                                                                                                                        0.46Blk
                                          Totals                                                        1080.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=2                      ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B   Q   Q        .    4/6    .   |   .    3/5    .    108.00  50.00  0.37Red
                                                                                                                        0.36Blk
 2 Lynn Arneill-Brown     Iris Acutt               C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     76.00  35.19
 3 Larry Pelletier        Kenneth Thompson         B   Q   Q        4     2     .   |   1     1     .    125.50  58.10  0.94Red
                                                                                                                        0.94Blk
 4 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B   Q   Q        .     3     .   |   4     2     .    116.00  53.70  0.63Red
                                                                                                                        0.62Blk
 5 Maurine Moore          Allen Dahl               A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     94.00  43.52
 6 Paula Reach            Mike Gaddis Jr           B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    102.00  47.22
 7 Joann Bowen            Arline Benzien           A   Q            .     .     .   |   3     .     .    117.50  54.40  0.47Red
                                                                                                                        0.47Blk
 8 Sharon Beynon          Raeann Koerner           B   Q   Q        .    4/6    .   |   .    3/5    .    108.00  50.00  0.37Red
                                                                                                                        0.36Blk
 9 Bob Bradish            Charles Clarke           A   Q            5     .     .   |   2     .     .    125.00  57.87  0.66Red
                                                                                                                        0.66Blk
10 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C   Q   Q   Q    .    4/6    1   |   .    3/5    1    108.00  50.00  0.61Red
                                                                                                                        0.61Blk
                                          Totals                                                        1080.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠97
JT85
J62
♣K965
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q865
974
KT5
♣AJT
♠AK42
K32
Q9
♣Q872
♠JT3
AQ6
A8743
♣43
5
1014
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣5 ♠5/4 NT5
EW: 2/1♣ 2♠ 2/1NT  ♦5 ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Moore-Dahl
   50          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
   50          6.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        110    5.00   3.00  2♠ W      A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ W      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ W +1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass111
122All pass
  1. yuk!

This week starts off with a whimper ... this a deal I would like to be playing weak notrumps where 1NT is 12-14 high card points . In the auction here after East opens 1, South overcalls 1. This is a really bad overcall, as will be seen in the defense of the hand, North has a natural lead of a heart, but South's overcall in a suit South doesn't really want lead creates a defensive issue and a bad result for North/South.

Bidding* East with 14 hcp but 7½ losers opens the bidding 1 and South overcalls 1 (see commentary above). Some aggressive players might make a Negative Double with 4-3 in the majors, but not with 3 small hearts, West responds 1 and after North raises to 2 East raises 2.

2 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N29A10
2. S3A52
3. W56Q7
4. EA367
5. E410Q9
6. WKJ28
7. W88KJ
8. E8410K
9. N53Q4
10. SA9JK
11. S3762
12. E76J9
13. W510Q4
Made 3 — NS −140

Play* South's overcall of 1 gets North off to the wrong opening lead (the reason it is so important to overcall with good suits) leading 2 instead of the J. This opening lead, and playing the 9 from dummy, gives declarer (West) and undeserved diamond trick in order to pitch a heart on the K. The rest of the hand plays out as normal with the opponents winning AQ + A + K, N/S making 3.

* Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes and the trick-by-trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

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2 ♠KT4
AKJ6
KQT
♣JT5
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJ96
97532
3
♣K83
♠2
T84
AJ975
♣AQ76
♠A8753
Q
8642
♣942
17
611
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 13 - 16 = -3
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  2♠ N +3   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
  110          6.50   1.50  2♠ S      A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  110          6.50   1.50  2♠ N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
   50          5.00   3.00  2♣ E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Reitz-Hall
         90    4.00   4.00  2♣ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        100    2.50   5.50  2N N -1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Moore-Dahl
        100    2.50   5.50  2♠ S -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        110    1.00   7.00  2 W      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        200    0.00   8.00  3♠ N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
3 ♠AK9764
3
K2
♣A983
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠JT2
K8
AQJ73
♣T75
♠Q3
AJT96
T
♣KJ642
♠85
Q7542
98654
♣Q
14
1111
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  3* E -2  A4-Patrick-Berg vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
  400          7.00   1.00  4 E -4   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  200          6.00   2.00  3♣ W -2   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  100          5.00   3.00  3 W -1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
         50    4.00   4.00  2♠ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        100    2.00   6.00  4♠ N -2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Moore-Dahl
        100    2.00   6.00  3♠ N -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    2.00   6.00  3♠ N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        130    0.00   8.00  4♣ W      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
4 ♠Q95
QJ5
AJ432
♣A6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AKT8763
93
7
♣J72
♠J2
AK742
Q86
♣QT4
♠4
T86
KT95
♣K9853
14
812
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2NT  ♥6 ♠4
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  2N N +1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
5 ♠42
K7
98642
♣9865
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AK865
J2
AQT5
♣T2
♠Q
AT8654
K3
♣K743
♠JT973
Q93
J7
♣AQJ
3
1412
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2 4/3 3/2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -420 4-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.50   0.50  3N W -2   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
  100          7.50   0.50  4 E -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
   50          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A5-Moore-Dahl
   50          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        430    2.00   6.00  3N E +1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        450    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        460    0.00   8.00  3N W +2   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass2Pass
31Pass3NTPass
4All pass  
  1. responder's High Reverse

Maybe not the most exciting deal, but this deal contains a very interesting bidding element, a responder's high Reverse . I seem to be on tear about bad overcalls ... some will overcall 1 by South (Yuk!) when South doesn't really want a spade lead, South wants a club lead.

Bidding* East with 12 high card points and 6 losers opens the bidding 1 and West responds 1. (N/S are silent throughout.) East with a 6-card heart suit but no special values rebids 2. West with forcing values of 16 support points for hearts bids 3 as what is called a high reverse or in the case of this deal a responders high reverse. The free bid of a new suit at the 3-level, bypassing a bid in hearts or spades shows forcing values not just bidding out the shape of responder's hand. With limited values West could have made a weaker bid of 2 or even 3, but 3 forces partner to make another call after limiting their hand at 2, and thus, must be showing forcing values. East with no other descriptive bid rebids 3NT and West corrects to 4.

4 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SJQ43
2. W2710Q
3. SJ52Q
4. EA3JK
5. EK7A2
6. WA433
7. W10849
8. S10K97
9. W5987
10. EKA28
11. SQ1064
12. E5985
13. E6J66
Made 4 — NS −420

Play* South has a natural lead in spades but after West bids spades South makes an opening lead of the J. The opening lead does not really matter much, based on the lie of the cards East/West have the right to win the Q and the AQ for N/S making 4.

* Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes and the trick-by-trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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6 ♠Q93
J8762
K
♣A642
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AK5
T94
A982
♣T93
♠82
AKQ5
T764
♣KJ5
♠JT764
3
QJ53
♣Q87
10
1113
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3/2 2 2NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  5* E -2  A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  200          7.00   1.00  3N E -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  100          6.00   2.00  3N W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
         90    4.00   4.00  1N W      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
         90    4.00   4.00  2 E      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         90    4.00   4.00  2 E      A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        110    2.00   6.00  3 E      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        120    1.00   7.00  2N W      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        150    0.00   8.00  1N W +2   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A5-Moore-Dahl
7 ♠Q82
943
K63
♣AQ43
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠3
T87
JT42
♣KT875
♠AK754
AJ652
Q9
♣9
♠JT96
KQ
A875
♣J62
11
414
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1NT  ♣6 ♥4 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 2 1♠  ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  1♠ E -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          7.00   1.00  3 E -1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  100          7.00   1.00  2 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
         80    3.00   5.00  1♠ E      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
         80    3.00   5.00  1♠ E      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Reitz-Hall
         80    3.00   5.00  1♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
         80    3.00   5.00  1♠ E      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
         80    3.00   5.00  1♠ E      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        170    0.00   8.00  2 E +2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
8 ♠KQ
J
AJ763
♣A9865
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J73
KT96543
Q4
♣K
♠AT82
2
T852
♣QJT7
♠9654
AQ87
K9
♣432
15
97
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  3 W -3   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
         50    6.00   2.00  3N S -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    6.00   2.00  3 N -1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
         50    6.00   2.00  3 N -1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A5-Moore-Dahl
        100    3.00   5.00  3N S -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        100    3.00   5.00  4 N -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        100    3.00   5.00  4 N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        150    1.00   7.00  2♠ S -3   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        200    0.00   8.00  3N N -4   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
9 ♠AKJ3
6
J942
♣9843
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q7
Q4
AKQ853
♣Q75
♠984
AK873
7
♣KJT2
♠T652
JT952
T6
♣A6
9
1511
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3 2 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  3N E -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  200          7.50   0.50  4 E -2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
  100          4.50   3.50  3N E -1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  100          4.50   3.50  5 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
  100          4.50   3.50  4 W -1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  100          4.50   3.50  4 W -1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        110    1.50   6.50  3 W      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        110    1.50   6.50  2 W +1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        630    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
10 ♠KQT862
KQ
T954
♣6
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠974
AT3
J7
♣KT974
♠A53
J65
AK83
♣AJ5
♠J
98742
Q62
♣Q832
10
817
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3/4 ♥3 ♠6 NT2
EW: 4♣ 2 2 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  2♠ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  100          7.00   1.00  3 W -1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        110    6.00   2.00  3♣ E      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        130    5.00   3.00  3 E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        180    4.00   4.00  2N E +2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    3.00   5.00  2♠ N -2   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        600    1.50   6.50  3N E      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        600    1.50   6.50  3N E      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        660    0.00   8.00  3N E +2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Bowen-Benzien

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1NT1Pass
22Pass32Pass
2NTPass3NTAll pass
  1. 15-17 high card points balanced
  2. Stayman
  3. maybe 2

Sometimes systems work for you and sometimes against you.

Bidding* East deals and with 17 hcp and a balanced hand opens the bidding 1NT. South passes. Playing 4-way transfers the only way West with 8 hcp can make an invitational bid at 2NT is to first bid 2 as Stayman and when East responds 2, no 4-card major, West rebid 2NT. The problem on this deal is that many holding North's hand might easily overcall 2 over 2 maybe taking away West invitational bid of 2NT. East would need to pass 2 back around to West, but with out a spade stopper it will be hard for West to rebid 2NT. West might double 2 which doubled down 1 for minus 200 will still be a good board for North/South.

Playing standard Jacoby Transfers, West can bid 2NT directly and North will have a much harder time coming into the auction at 3.

3NT by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S43QJ
2. NK3J4
3. NK59A
4. W46A2
5. E53106
6. W710K6
7. EJ878
8. EA792
9. E68105
10. WK43Q
11. W9982
12. WJQAQ
13. E52710
Made 4 — NS −630

Play* If declarer (East) gets the clubs right even the lead of the J will not defeat this 3NT contract.

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11 ♠KQ64
85
AJT
♣KT84
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠873
Q76
8632
♣953
♠AJT92
AT43
KQ9
♣A
♠5
KJ92
754
♣QJ762
13
218
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1/-NT
       ♦6 ♥6/5 ♠5 NT7/6
EW: 1 1 2♠  ♣4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3♠ E -4   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
  110          6.00   2.00  3♣ N      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  110          6.00   2.00  3♣ N      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  110          6.00   2.00  2♣ N +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   90          4.00   4.00  2♣ N      A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
   50          3.00   5.00  2 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        110    2.00   6.00  2♠ E      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        140    1.00   7.00  2 E +1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        530    0.00   8.00  3♠* E     A4-Patrick-Berg vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
12 ♠AK64
QJ5
9843
♣62
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q52
A642
T72
♣KJ7
♠T
9873
KJ
♣AQT985
♠J9873
KT
AQ65
♣43
10
1010
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠  ♣5 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  5♣* E -3  A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  200          7.00   1.00  2♠ S +3   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  100          6.00   2.00  4 E -2   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          4.50   3.50  2 W -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
   50          4.50   3.50  3♣ E -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        100    2.50   5.50  4♠ S -1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        100    2.50   5.50  3♠ S -1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    0.50   7.50  2 W      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        110    0.50   7.50  3♣ E      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Reitz-Hall
13 ♠J6
864
T32
♣AQ542
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T8532
J2
K854
♣KT
♠A74
AK7
Q976
♣J98
♠KQ9
QT953
AJ
♣763
7
714
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 2♠ 1/-NT
       ♣5 ♥5 NT7/6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  870          8.00   0.00  2* S +1  A10-Steward-Hahn vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  400          7.00   1.00  3N E -4   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  200          5.50   2.50  3♠ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  200          5.50   2.50  3 E -2   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  140          4.00   4.00  2 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  100          2.50   5.50  3♠ W -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  100          2.50   5.50  2♠ W -1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        110    0.50   7.50  2♠ W      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        110    0.50   7.50  2♠ W      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
14 ♠K4
7652
K32
♣A753
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J97653
Q93
Q75
♣J
♠82
AJ
T64
♣KQ9862
♠AQT
KT84
AJ98
♣T4
10
610
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 4 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥2 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          8.00   0.00  3 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  140          6.00   2.00  3 N      A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  140          6.00   2.00  2 S +1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  140          6.00   2.00  2 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  120          4.00   4.00  2N S      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
   50          3.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    2.00   6.00  3 N -1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        100    1.00   7.00  4 N -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        200    0.00   8.00  3N S -4   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Bowen-Benzien

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  31Dbl2
Pass4All pass 
  1. preemptive
  2. Takeout Double

In my continuing series on preempts, this week deals with the Weak Two-Bid (Weak Two-Bid ) hand in clubs. East's hand with 10 high card points and a good club suit KQ9862 would be opened as a W2B of 2, 2 or 2 if the clubs were in any other suit. Change the club suit to say K98652 or maybe even Q109862 and I would think the right way to bid East hand is initially pass and then try to back into the auction with clubs. This is the strategy for partnerships that play Flannery or Mini-Roman. But with East hand, especially not vulnerable, East should take action right away.

Bidding* East deals and opens the bidding 3, this instantly puts pressure on South. If South passes, the bidding will most likely pass out and North/South are fixed. In the auction here, however, South with a good 14 hcp and good spades AQ10 and hearts K1084, albeit 3-4 shape, makes a Takeout Double and North thanks be to the gods has a fit and bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EK10JA
2. N6A49
3. EQ493
4. E810JK
5. N2JK3
6. SA642
7. S95K6
8. N310A7
9. SQ729
10. SJQ74
11. N5210Q
12. W5588
13. S8376
Made 4 — NS +420

Play* There is not much to the play of this hand as long as declarer (North) gets the right play on hearts. On the opening lead of the K declarer wins the A in hand and leads a heart up to the K1084 in dummy and it does not matter what heart East plays. Declarer has double stoppers in spades and diamonds, enough to pitch a diamond on dummy's third spade and ruff out giving East/West 2 hearts and 1 club, making 4.

Preemptive Bidding
April 17, 2018 Board 1 - opening 4M
May 8, 2018 Board 17 - opening 4m
May 15, 2018 Board 4 - disciplined preemptive openings, opening 3M
May 22, 2018 Board 16 - bidding slam over the preempt
June 5, 2018 Board 14 - preempting with clubs

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15 ♠AKQ4
AKJ964
KQ
♣5
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠JT93
Q87532
-
♣AKT
♠85
-
AT876543
♣J82
♠762
T
J92
♣Q97643
22
105
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠ 2NT  ♦4
EW: 3  ♣5 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          8.00   0.00  3N N      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  300          6.50   1.50  5* E -2  A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  300          6.50   1.50  5* E -2  A10-Steward-Hahn vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        100    4.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        200    2.00   6.00  3N N -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        200    2.00   6.00  4♠ N -2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    2.00   6.00  4 N -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        500    0.00   8.00  4* N -2  A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Moore-Dahl
16 ♠AQ987
53
KT32
♣KT
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T2
A64
J97
♣Q8752
♠K6
K872
AQ6
♣AJ63
♠J543
QJT9
854
♣94
12
717
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3/2 ♦5 ♥4/3 ♠6 NT3/2
EW: 4♣ 2 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2♠ N      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  100          7.00   1.00  5♣ W -1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A1-Reitz-Hall
         90    6.00   2.00  1N E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    3.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        100    3.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        100    3.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    3.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        130    1.00   7.00  4♣ W      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        150    0.00   8.00  3♣ E +2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
17 ♠62
Q632
T72
♣J954
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJ93
KT5
AJ8
♣632
♠K874
84
Q965
♣AT7
♠QT5
AJ97
K43
♣KQ8
3
139
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♦4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 3♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          8.00   0.00  1N S      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
         50    6.50   1.50  1N S -1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
         50    6.50   1.50  1N S -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    3.00   5.00  1N S -2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Moore-Dahl
        100    3.00   5.00  1N S -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        100    3.00   5.00  1N S -2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        100    3.00   5.00  1N S -2   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        100    3.00   5.00  1N S -2   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        150    0.00   8.00  1N S -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
18 ♠AQ873
AK72
74
♣Q6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT42
Q86
J82
♣K73
♠96
9
AQT63
♣JT982
♠K5
JT543
K95
♣A54
15
77
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 4♠ 4NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥1 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +1400 7*-EW/7♣*-EW-6
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  850          8.00   0.00  5* S     A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  800          7.00   1.00  5♣* E -4  A1-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  650          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  620          4.00   4.00  4 S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  620          4.00   4.00  4 S      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  620          4.00   4.00  4 S      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  200          2.00   6.00  3 S +2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
  170          1.00   7.00  3 S +1   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
  100          0.00   8.00  3♣ W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
19 ♠AQ62
2
KJT9643
♣Q
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T73
KT85
7
♣AJT86
♠KJ5
9763
A852
♣K7
♠984
AQJ4
Q
♣95432
12
811
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣4 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 2♣ 4 1♠  ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 16 = +3
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   1.00  3 N      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  110          7.00   1.00  3 N      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  110          7.00   1.00  2 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
   90          5.00   3.00  2 N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
         50    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
         50    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
         50    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        100    1.00   7.00  2♠ N -2   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        150    0.00   8.00  3♠ N -3   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
20 ♠3
KQT76
QJ743
♣52
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K2
AJ853
A5
♣AKT6
♠AQJT9865
-
62
♣J87
♠74
942
KT98
♣Q943
8
198
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦6 ♥5/6 ♠0 NT0
EW: 6♣ 1 7♠ 7NT  ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        680    8.00   0.00  4♠ E +2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        710    6.50   1.50  4♠ E +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        710    6.50   1.50  4♠ E +3   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Moore-Dahl
       1430    4.00   4.00  6♠ E      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
       1430    4.00   4.00  6♠ E      A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
       1430    4.00   4.00  6♠ E      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
       1460    1.00   7.00  6♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
       1460    1.00   7.00  6♠ E +1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A1-Reitz-Hall
       1460    1.00   7.00  6♠ E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Bowen-Benzien

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Pass
2NT1Pass32Pass
3NTPass43Pass
44Pass55Pass
56Pass77All pass
  1. 18-19 high card points balanced
  2. Major Suit Checkback GF
  3. Roman Keycard Gerber for spades
  4. 4 keycards
  5. king asking
  6. 1 king
  7. Arrgghh!!

I looked at writing up Board 18 but I don't think that is a good slam. However, after West jumps to 2NT, everybody should find a slam on this deal.

Bidding* West deals and opens the bidding 1. East with a really interesting hand of eight spades AQJ109865 and only 6 losers responds 1. West with 19 hcp and a balanced hand jumps to 2NT. East bid of 3 is artificial and game forcing like a New Minor Forcing bid, but after the jump to 2NT is called major suit checkback (see Wolff Signoff discussion). West with nothing else to describe bids 3NT. Some might have East jump to 6, but in the auction here East bids 4 as RKC Gerber¹ for spades (East implied suit). West bid of 4 playing 1430 responses shows 4 keycards specifically the K, A, A and A.

This would now be a great time for a specific king ask bid or even the rare specific suit ask bid
but lets not go down that road. So East bids 5 as king asking and using standard responses 5 shows 1 king not counting the K already shown. East knows that there are no trump (spade) losers and that West holds 3 aces and 1 king to cover four cards in his suit so now bid 6 (or 7 if you feel with 18-19 hcp West will have something else to cover the last loser, Arrgghh!!).

¹ 4NT would be Quantitative notrump bids .

7 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S10A36
2. W23Q7
3. EJ4K6
4. WA1029
5. W37A4
6. E83A5
7. W5J99
8. E79102
9. WJK102
10. EJ4K7
11. W648Q
12. E688Q
13. E5K5Q
Made 7 — NS −2210

Play* So good news and bad news ... the bad news, as predicted, declarer (East) can only count 12 tricks (so the right contract was 6) and in the play will require a finesse for the Q ... the good news, the finesse works.

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21 ♠J87
JT3
AJT97
♣K5
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q943
97
Q5432
♣72
♠KT6
AK65
86
♣Q964
♠A52
Q842
K
♣AJT83
10
412
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          8.00   0.00  3N S      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  500          7.00   1.00  2N* W -3  A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  170          6.00   2.00  2 S +2   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  140          5.00   3.00  3 S      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  100          3.50   4.50  1N W -2   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          3.50   4.50  1N E -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
   90          2.00   6.00  2♣ S      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
         90    1.00   7.00  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        200    0.00   8.00  3N N -2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
22 ♠63
KT54
Q5432
♣87
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠85
A873
T8
♣KQJ52
♠AQJ742
962
76
♣A6
♠KT9
QJ
AKJ9
♣T943
5
1011
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣5 ♥5 ♠3 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♦4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  3♠ E -2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  200          7.50   0.50  3♠ E -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  110          6.00   2.00  2 S +1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          5.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        110    4.00   4.00  2♠ E      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        140    2.50   5.50  2♠ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        140    2.50   5.50  2♠ E +1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        170    0.50   7.50  2♠ E +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        170    0.50   7.50  2♠ E +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
23 ♠A742
J962
A92
♣75
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KQ3
Q4
76
♣AQJ632
♠J86
853
KQ853
♣K8
♠T95
AKT7
JT4
♣T94
9
149
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 2 1NT  ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3N E -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        110    4.50   3.50  3♣ W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        110    4.50   3.50  3♣ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        110    4.50   3.50  2♣ W +1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        110    4.50   3.50  2♣ W +1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    4.50   3.50  2♣ W +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        110    4.50   3.50  2♣ W +1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        130    1.00   7.00  2♣ W +2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        150    0.00   8.00  2♣ W +3   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Moore-Dahl
24 ♠86
K943
AK95
♣JT9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T53
AQ6
J6
♣Q8642
♠AKQ4
872
QT832
♣5
♠J972
JT5
74
♣AK73
11
911
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1 -/1♠
       ♣6 ♥6 ♠6/7 NT5/6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  2N W -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
   50          6.50   1.50  1N W -1   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A1-Reitz-Hall
   50          6.50   1.50  2 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
         90    4.50   3.50  1N W      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Moore-Dahl
         90    4.50   3.50  1N W      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        110    3.00   5.00  2♠ E      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        150    1.50   6.50  2N N -3   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        150    1.50   6.50  1N W +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        200    0.00   8.00  2 N -4   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
25 ♠42
JT4
J3
♣AJ9753
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQ85
A9852
T5
♣84
♠AJT973
KQ3
76
♣Q2
♠6
76
AKQ9842
♣KT6
7
912
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4  ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3 3♠  ♣0 ♦0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +130 4-NS/4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          8.00   0.00  5* S +1  A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  170          7.00   1.00  4 S +2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  100          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
         50    4.50   3.50  5♣ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
         50    4.50   3.50  5♣ N -1   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        100    2.50   5.50  5 S -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    2.50   5.50  5♣* N -1  A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        140    1.00   7.00  3♠ E      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Moore-Dahl
        300    0.00   8.00  5♣* N -2  A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
26 ♠K843
K2
Q54
♣K854
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AJ2
JT43
AK87
♣JT
♠QT9
876
963
♣Q973
♠765
AQ95
JT2
♣A62
11
144
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          8.00   0.00  1N N +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  110          6.50   1.50  2♠ N      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  110          6.50   1.50  1♠ N +1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
  100          5.00   3.00  1 W -1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
   90          4.00   4.00  1N S      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
         70    2.50   5.50  1 W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
         70    2.50   5.50  1 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Reitz-Hall
         90    1.00   7.00  1N W      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   8.00  2♠ N -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
27 ♠53
QJ73
J53
♣Q864
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q2
K964
AQT62
♣72
♠AKJT
A5
974
♣AKJ9
♠98764
T82
K8
♣T53
6
1120
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
EW: 5/6♣ 6 4/5 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  6N W -2   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        400    7.00   1.00  3N E      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
        490    4.50   3.50  5N E +1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        490    4.50   3.50  3N E +3   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        490    4.50   3.50  3N E +3   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
        490    4.50   3.50  3N E +3   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Moore-Dahl
        990    1.00   7.00  6N E      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        990    1.00   7.00  6N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        990    1.00   7.00  6N E      A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
28 ♠Q
AT8754
A963
♣T5
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K6
6
KQJ84
♣AQJ64
♠J87543
Q32
T75
♣7
♠AT92
KJ9
2
♣K9832
10
163
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2NT  ♦5/6 ♠6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   0.00  4 N      A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  170          6.50   1.50  3 N +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  170          6.50   1.50  3 N +1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  150          5.00   3.00  4 W -3   A4-Patrick-Berg vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  100          3.00   5.00  4 W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
  100          3.00   5.00  3 W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Moore-Dahl
  100          3.00   5.00  1♣ W -2   A10-Steward-Hahn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    1.00   7.00  4 N -2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
       1100    0.00   8.00  5* N -4  A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
29 ♠974
J3
K9752
♣A74
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠Q52
A754
6
♣K9852
♠KJ863
T862
AQ3
♣J
♠AT
KQ9
JT84
♣QT63
8
911
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  110          7.00   1.00  3 S      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    4.50   3.50  1N N -1   A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
        100    4.50   3.50  3 N -1   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Moore-Dahl
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
        170    0.00   8.00  3 E +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
30 ♠AJ9874
AT83
K7
♣7
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T5
Q942
AQ2
♣QJT5
♠K3
K7
T653
♣96432
♠Q62
J65
J984
♣AK8
12
116
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 4♠ 2NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ N      A4-Patrick-Berg vs A7-Bowen-Benzien
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ N      A9-Kolesnik-Kolesnik vs A8-Beynon-Koerner
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ N      A10-Steward-Hahn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  200          4.00   4.00  2♠ N +3   A6-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Arneill-Brown-Acutt
  170          2.50   5.50  3♠ N +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Pelletier-Thompson
  170          2.50   5.50  2♠ N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Clarke
  140          1.00   7.00  1♠ N +2   A8-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Reach-Gaddis Jr
         50    0.00   8.00  4♠ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Moore-Dahl