- Tuesday Aft - June 12, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1363 MP  Geomean: 615 MP
(based on 30 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 60.71 1st A 0.80
Bob Bradish - Charles Clarke 60.12 1st A 0.80
Barbara Fitzgerald - Mike Gaddis Jr 55.36 2nd A 0.56
Anne Cline - Maurine Moore 55.06 2nd A 0.56
Douglas Hahn - Susan Lang 52.98 3rd A 0.40
Arline Benzien - Joann Bowen 51.49 3rd A 0.40
Harry Anand - Richard Cathcart 50.30 2nd B 0.34
Jody Shapiro - Perry Shapiro 49.11 2nd B 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>June 12, 2018      |CLUB NO.>131102    | 06/12/2018 15:35
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=4/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Anne Cline             Maurine Moore            A    2     .     .     92.50  55.06  0.56(A)
 2 Ronald Saltis          Raeann Koerner           A    .     .     .     78.00  46.43
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Dick Zizic               A    .     .     .     88.00  52.38
 4 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C    .     .     .     61.00  36.31
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .     79.00  47.02
 6 Jody Shapiro           Perry Shapiro            C    .     2     .     82.50  49.11  0.22(B)
 7 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A    1     .     .    102.00  60.71  0.80(A)
 8 Susan Lang             Douglas Hahn             C    3     1     1     89.00  52.98  0.40(A)
                                          Totals                         672.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Joann Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    3     .     .     86.50  51.49  0.40(A)
 2 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B    2     1     .     93.00  55.36  0.56(A)
 3 Bob Bradish            Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .    101.00  60.12  0.80(A)
 4 Richard Cathcart       Harry Anand              C    .     2     1     84.50  50.30  0.34(B)
 5 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B    .     .     .     79.00  47.02
 6 Anne Conn              Irene Petroff            B    .     .     .     80.50  47.92
 7 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C    .     .     .     74.00  44.05
 8 Robert Carrier         Faye King                C    .     .     .     73.50  43.75
                                          Totals                         672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠KJ95
KT8
AQ2
♣A52
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠743
Q976
J976
♣Q6
♠AT8
52
T85
♣KJT98
♠Q62
AJ43
K43
♣743
17
58
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2/3 ♠2/3 NT2/3
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.00   0.00  3N N +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  400          6.00   1.00  3N N      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    3.00   4.00  3N N -1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A6-Conn-Petroff
         50    3.00   4.00  3N N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Carrier-King
         50    3.00   4.00  3N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
         50    3.00   4.00  3N N -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
         50    3.00   4.00  3N N -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    0.00   7.00  3N N -2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
2 ♠53
KQ94
AT53
♣A95
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T864
72
K9862
♣QT
♠K97
JT53
J74
♣K62
♠AQJ2
A86
Q
♣J8743
13
58
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 4 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3/2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  630          4.00   3.00  3N N +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  630          4.00   3.00  3N N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  630          4.00   3.00  3N N +1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  600          1.50   5.50  3N S      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  600          1.50   5.50  3N N      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  210          0.00   7.00  2N N +3   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Carrier-King

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass11
Pass22Pass23
Pass4All pass 
  1. denies 4 hearts
  2. Fourth Suit Forcing
  3. promises 3 hearts

This week starts off with a difficult deal to bid.

Bidding* South opens the bidding 1 and North responds 1 (4+ hearts). South's rebid of 1 denies 4 hearts and promise 4 exactly spades. North's rebid of 2 is Fourth Suit Forcing (Fourth Suit Forcing ) artificial and forcing (depending on partnership agreements F1 or GF) asking partner to further define his hand. Typically, a partnership has defined responses to 4SF and South's 2 denies a diamond stopper an shows exactly 3 hearts. With North holding A1053 (maybe 1½ diamond stoppers) many will bid 3NT shying away from a Moysian fit (4-3) in hearts. Give North the J or even the 9 such that North holds A1095 and this just might be the right call, but North knows this auction will get diamond lead and 3NT, not having a source of tricks, just does not look comfortable, North goes for 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E4QKA
2. N5769
3. S410A2
4. N37Q8
5. SA459
6. S2104K
7. N3J88
8. SJ655
9. E3A79
10. S8Q96
11. W2KJJ
12. NQ1076
13. N10K32
Made 5 — NS +650

Play* In the play here East leads a diamond and declarer (North) wins the A and immediately ruffs a diamond. With limited transportation, declarer takes the spade finesse against the K and when this wins now cashes the A and cross ruffs a spade and a diamond. This play allows declarer to get 2 diamond ruffs in dummy.

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

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3 ♠32
JT74
J72
♣KQT3
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QJ86
532
AQT5
♣A6
♠AT
AQ98
963
♣J754
♠K9754
K6
K84
♣982
7
1311
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 3 2/1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  3N E -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  100          6.50   0.50  3 W -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Carrier-King
        110    5.00   2.00  2 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        120    3.50   3.50  2N W      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        120    3.50   3.50  2N E      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    2.00   5.00  2 E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        150    0.50   6.50  2N E +1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A6-Conn-Petroff
        150    0.50   6.50  1N E +2   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
4 ♠JT6
75
AKJT98
♣KJ
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQ2
A642
7654
♣52
♠K974
KQT9
Q
♣T643
♠853
J83
32
♣AQ987
13
1010
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 2♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.50   0.50  2 N +3   A1-Cline-Moore vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  150          6.50   0.50  2 N +3   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  110          4.50   2.50  2 N +1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          4.50   2.50  2 N +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
   90          2.50   4.50  2 N      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
   90          2.50   4.50  2 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Carrier-King
        140    0.50   6.50  3 W      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        140    0.50   6.50  2 W +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Conn-Petroff
5 ♠KQT6
82
KJ76
♣T96
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠752
KJT4
83
♣A873
♠843
A753
Q94
♣Q54
♠AJ9
Q96
AT52
♣KJ2
9
88
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 1 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          6.00   1.00  2N S +2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  180          6.00   1.00  2N S +2   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  180          6.00   1.00  2N S +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  150          4.00   3.00  2N S +1   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  120          2.50   4.50  2N S      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  120          2.50   4.50  2N S      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        100    1.00   6.00  2N S -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    0.00   7.00  2N S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Carrier-King
6 ♠KT986
AKQ3
AQT
♣3
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQ4
T9
K763
♣KT87
♠J7
762
J854
♣A964
♠532
J854
92
♣QJ52
18
126
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3/4 4♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥3 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS/4-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   0.50  4 S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  420          6.50   0.50  4 S      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  170          4.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  170          4.00   3.00  1♠ N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Carrier-King
  170          4.00   3.00  2 N +2   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  140          1.50   5.50  1♠ N +2   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  140          1.50   5.50  3 S      A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          0.00   7.00  1♠ N +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Conn-Petroff

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Dbl122Pass3
Pass24Pass3
Pass4All pass 
  1. Takeout Double
  2. less than 10 points
  3. crap
  4. 18-19 high card points

I'm not sure everyone will get to game on this deal.

Bidding* West opens the bidding 1 and North with 18 hcp first makes a Takeout Double, requiring South to take a call, with the plan to rebid spades showing 16+ hcp. After East raises to 2, South with 4 hcp is off the hook and passes. West passes 2 and North bids 2 showing a hand of 18-19 hcp.¹ After North shows a bid hand South with 5 support points bids 3 and game is on! North with 21 support points and AQ10 (anticipating a diamond opening lead) bids 4.

¹ If North doubles and bid it just shows 16+ hcp, but after South shows no values (crap) North bid of 2 now shows a much better hand of 18-19 hcp.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E49KA
2. NQ527
3. N10J36
4. S24K7
5. N8J5A
6. WQ922
7. W936J
8. SQ83A
9. E84310
10. N6457
11. NK7810
12. NA9510
13. NQ6JK
Made 4 — NS +420

Play* Sure enough a diamond opening lead sets up North's the AQ and a ruff of North's third diamond. Finessing West (the bidder) for the A declarer (North) has 2 spades to loose as well as 1 club, making 4.

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



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7 ♠KT9763
-
AK94
♣KQ4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q2
AK983
J875
♣53
♠A85
76
T632
♣JT76
♠J4
QJT542
Q
♣A982
15
105
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 3 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥4 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Carrier-King
  650          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  650          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  200          2.50   4.50  2♠ N +3   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  200          2.50   4.50  2♠ N +3   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  110          1.00   6.00  2 S      A1-Cline-Moore vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    0.00   7.00  4 S -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   21
Pass22Pass3
Pass33Pass4
All pass   
  1. W2B
  2. natural & forcing F1
  3. invitational (pass or bid 4)

This deal should not be hard to bid or to play.

Bidding* South opens the bidding 2 and North responds 2. Unless the partnership has some other agreements, South just rebids 3 (no other logical bid). North bids 3 as invitational saying ... I heard to your hearts twice, don't bid them again ... either bid 4 or pass. South with Jx and shortness in diamonds bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E2Q59
2. S23K6
3. N4347
4. SJQKA
5. E7233
6. N10542
7. N9858
8. N47A5
9. S99Q10
10. NA1010J
11. N76J8
12. N668A
13. NKJQK
Made 6 — NS +680

Play* The play is interesting but not hard. On the lead of a diamond (really doesn't matter) declarer (North) wins the Q in dummy and transfers to K and ruffs a second diamond. Declarer now leads the J from dummy, as the cards lie it does not matter what West plays. In the play here West covers the J with the Q, but if West ducks the spade, on next spade trick North can smother the Q. The key to making 6 on this deal is to ruff a diamond before leading on trump.

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8 ♠Q965
-
A532
♣A9753
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AKJ3
QJT9
Q74
♣T4
♠74
AK7652
J98
♣J2
♠T82
843
KT6
♣KQ86
10
139
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 1♠  ♥4 NT5
EW: 3  ♣3 ♦4/5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4 E -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Conn-Petroff
   50          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Carrier-King
   50          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A5-Reitz-Hall
       1100    0.00   7.00  5* N -5  A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
9 ♠4
Q763
Q953
♣Q432
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A
JT98
AKJ84
♣K96
♠KQT987
54
T7
♣AT7
♠J6532
AK2
62
♣J85
6
169
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 2 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.50   0.50  3N W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  200          6.50   0.50  4♠* E -1  A8-Lang-Hahn vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  100          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        110    3.00   4.00  2 W +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Conn-Petroff
        170    2.00   5.00  3♠ E +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Carrier-King
        600    0.50   6.50  3N W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        600    0.50   6.50  3N W      A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
10 ♠KQ53
A9432
KQ97
♣-
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠762
8
T43
♣JT9532
♠AJ94
KQJ76
J
♣K84
♠T8
T5
A8652
♣AQ76
14
115
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2 1♠ 3NT  ♣5
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  2♠ E -3   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Carrier-King
  130          6.00   1.00  2 S +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  110          4.00   3.00  3 S      A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  110          4.00   3.00  3 S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  110          4.00   3.00  2 S +1   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  100          2.00   5.00  1 E -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        200    0.50   6.50  5 S -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    0.50   6.50  5* S -1  A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
11 ♠A652
T75
Q5
♣K842
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KJ943
K83
A8
♣T73
♠-
J96
JT432
♣AJ965
♠QT87
AQ42
K976
♣Q
9
117
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/3*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  2♠ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    6.00   1.00  2 S -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Carrier-King
        100    3.50   3.50  1N N -2   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    3.50   3.50  1N N -2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        100    3.50   3.50  1N N -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    3.50   3.50  2 S -2   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        120    1.00   6.00  2N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Conn-Petroff
        200    0.00   7.00  1N N -4   A1-Cline-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
12 ♠7
J984
942
♣AJ763
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AJT8642
Q52
6
♣K4
♠Q3
763
AQJT85
♣52
♠K95
AKT
K73
♣QT98
6
109
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3  ♦6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1 2♠  ♣3 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  4♠ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          6.50   0.50  4♠* W -1  A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Carrier-King
   50          5.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    4.00   3.00  2♠ W      A1-Cline-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        140    1.50   5.50  3♠ W      A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        140    1.50   5.50  3♠ W      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        140    1.50   5.50  3♠ W      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        140    1.50   5.50  2♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Conn-Petroff
13 ♠K
Q62
KT9832
♣KJ9
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠93
KJ
J74
♣AT7654
♠AT87
9874
Q
♣Q832
♠QJ6542
AT53
A65
♣-
12
98
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3 4♠ 2NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦2 ♥3/4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          7.00   0.00  3N N +1   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  170          6.00   1.00  2♠ S +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  140          4.50   2.50  2♠ S +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A8-Carrier-King
  140          4.50   2.50  3 S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  130          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    1.50   5.50  4♠ S -1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    1.50   5.50  5 N -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        300    0.00   7.00  3N N -3   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bradish-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
2122333
All pass   
  1. maybe pushy
  2. limiting
  3. limiting

This is a hard game to bid 4 or 5.

Bidding* North opens the bidding 1 and South responds 1. West overcalls 2 and North rebids 2, and thus, limiting his hand. East raises to 3 and South rebids 3, and thus, limiting his hand. After 3 about the only way North/South should get to game is if East/West compete pushing N/S into game.

3 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. WA984
2. S23KA
3. EQA42
4. SQ9310
5. SJ487
6. S3K29
7. W10K25
8. NK467
9. N1075J
10. S5JQ8
11. N93A5
12. NJQ66
13. S10768
Made 4 — NS +170

Play* The play is not difficult. The play on diamonds is interesting. In the play here West leads diamonds after winning the A. But left to his on devices declarer (South) with West bidding plans on diamond values to be in West hand and therefore cashes the A first dropping the Q. Based on a line of restricted choices, would finesse West for the J.

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14 ♠Q6
AJ653
A9752
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J7532
QT
T6
♣J963
♠A
987
KQJ83
♣A852
♠KT984
K42
4
♣QT74
14
414
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3 2♠ 2/1NT  ♣5
EW: 1♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   0.00  3♠ N +1   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  140          5.00   2.00  3 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  140          5.00   2.00  2 N +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A8-Carrier-King
  140          5.00   2.00  2 N +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  110          2.50   4.50  2 S      A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  110          2.50   4.50  2 N      A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    0.50   6.50  4 N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
         50    0.50   6.50  3 N -1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
15 ♠T63
A9864
2
♣AKJ8
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J972
Q5
AQJ3
♣T97
♠A84
KJ3
T764
♣632
♠KQ5
T72
K985
♣Q54
12
108
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   2.00  3 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  140          5.00   2.00  2 N +1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  140          5.00   2.00  2 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  140          5.00   2.00  2 N +1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  140          5.00   2.00  2 N +1   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  110          2.00   5.00  2 N      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        100    0.50   6.50  3N S -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        100    0.50   6.50  4 N -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A8-Carrier-King
16 ♠7
872
AQT3
♣Q9862
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠JT543
J3
J85
♣T73
♠AK92
K9
962
♣AJ54
♠Q86
AQT654
K74
♣K
8
315
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥1 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          7.00   0.00  5 S +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  450          5.50   1.50  4 S +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
  450          5.50   1.50  4 S +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Carrier-King
  300          4.00   3.00  3♠ E -3   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  200          2.00   5.00  3♠ E -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  200          2.00   5.00  3 S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  200          2.00   5.00  3 S +2   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          0.00   7.00  3♠ E -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Conn-Petroff
17 ♠AKQ
J753
96
♣AT84
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠82
T
QJT87
♣97632
♠T963
AK9862
2
♣KQ
♠J754
Q4
AK543
♣J5
14
312
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3 E -4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  140          6.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  120          4.50   2.50  2N N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Carrier-King
  120          4.50   2.50  1N N +1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
         50    3.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    2.00   5.00  3♠ S -2   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    1.00   6.00  4♠ S -4   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        300    0.00   7.00  4♠* N -2  A1-Cline-Moore vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
18 ♠J74
9542
A93
♣T85
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q5
K3
K42
♣AKJ762
♠96
AQJ876
75
♣943
♠AKT832
T
QJT86
♣Q
5
167
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 5♠  ♣1 ♥1 NT1
EW: 3♣ 3  ♦2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +500 6*-EW/6♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1130          7.00   0.00  3♠* S +2  A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  650          6.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          3.50   3.50  4 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
   50          3.50   3.50  4 E -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Conn-Petroff
   50          3.50   3.50  4♣ W -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
   50          3.50   3.50  4♣ W -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Carrier-King
        140    1.00   6.00  3 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        480    0.00   7.00  4 E +2   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
19 ♠Q72
Q5
KQJ85
♣863
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A9654
AK832
A4
♣5
♠KJT3
T6
7
♣AKJT92
♠8
J974
T9632
♣Q74
10
1512
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦6 ♥2 ♠0 NT1
EW: 6♣ 1 5 7♠ 5NT
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -2210 7♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    7.00   0.00  4♠ W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        650    5.00   2.00  5♠ W      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        650    5.00   2.00  4♠ W +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A6-Conn-Petroff
        650    5.00   2.00  4♠ W +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        680    3.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A8-Carrier-King
       1430    1.00   6.00  6♠ W      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
       1430    1.00   6.00  6♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
       1430    1.00   6.00  6♠ E      A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Reitz-Hall

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1241Pass
42Pass4NT3Pass
54Pass55Pass
66All pass  
  1. Splinter
  2. slam try
  3. RKC Blackwood (spades)
  4. 3 keycards 1430
  5. queen asking
  6. does not have the Q

Here is a very interesting slam.

Bidding* West opens the bidding 1 and North overcalls 2 giving East a great opportunity to Splinter with 4. If North doesn't overcall East makes a forcing 4-card support bid probably Jacoby 2NT or maybe 2/1 bid of 2 to force the auction. In the auction here West's bid of 4 shows extra values, otherwise, West would just bid 4.

6 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NK73A
2. W47J8
3. E37A2
4. W9QK9
5. E69A5
6. WKQ104
7. W8810J
8. EA758
9. EK446
10. E2Q63
11. W25910
12. W3J106
13. W5QJ2
Made 7 — NS −1460

Play* Making 6 is pretty much a lay down establishing clubs for discards of hearts. Making 7 is based on finding the Q.

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20 ♠Q2
KT82
T9863
♣KQ
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A7
93
KQ54
♣AT964
♠KJ64
A64
AJ2
♣J87
♠T9853
QJ75
7
♣532
10
1314
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥5 ♠4 NT1
EW: 5♣ 4 1 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW/5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  100          5.50   1.50  3N E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          5.50   1.50  3N E -1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        120    4.00   3.00  2N E      A1-Cline-Moore vs A6-Conn-Petroff
        600    2.00   5.00  3N W      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        600    2.00   5.00  3N E      A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A8-Carrier-King
        600    2.00   5.00  3N E      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        660    0.00   7.00  3N E +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
21 ♠542
KQ953
A5
♣J53
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQ
T876
9842
♣K62
♠KJT76
A
KT6
♣AQ98
♠983
J42
QJ73
♣T74
10
917
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 2 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    6.50   0.50  3♠ E +2   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        200    6.50   0.50  2♠ E +3   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        230    4.00   3.00  3♠ E +3   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A8-Carrier-King
        230    4.00   3.00  3♠ E +3   A8-Lang-Hahn vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        230    4.00   3.00  2♠ E +4   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        430    1.50   5.50  3N W +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A6-Conn-Petroff
        430    1.50   5.50  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        450    0.00   7.00  4♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
22 ♠5
AKJ6543
J32
♣72
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A43
8
KT8765
♣954
♠KT72
QT7
Q4
♣AJ86
♠QJ986
92
A9
♣KQT3
9
712
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠ 1/-NT
       ♣6 ♦5/4 NT7/5
EW: 2/1  ♣6 ♥4/3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   1.00  4 N      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  420          6.00   1.00  4 N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  420          6.00   1.00  4 N      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A8-Carrier-King
  140          3.00   4.00  3 N      A1-Cline-Moore vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  140          3.00   4.00  3 N      A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  140          3.00   4.00  3 N      A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
         50    1.00   6.00  3N S -1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        100    0.00   7.00  4 S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
23 ♠KT
T8
J98
♣J76532
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A5
KJ742
T2
♣K984
♠QJ986
A
Q543
♣AQT
♠7432
Q9653
AK76
♣-
5
1115
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 1 3/2♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.50   0.50  6N W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  200          6.50   0.50  3N W -2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          4.50   2.50  4♠ E -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  100          4.50   2.50  3♣ W -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Conn-Petroff
        140    3.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A4-Cathcart-Anand
        600    2.00   5.00  3N W      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A8-Carrier-King
        630    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        800    0.00   7.00  3* S -3  A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Reitz-Hall
24 ♠AT864
A543
T
♣952
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠9
J982
QJ8732
♣J3
♠-
KQ6
A95
♣AKT8764
♠KQJ7532
T7
K64
♣Q
8
516
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 NT5
EW: 5♣ 4 2  ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 21 - 21 = 0
Par: -100 5♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  5♠* S     A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  420          5.50   1.50  4♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Conn-Petroff
  420          5.50   1.50  4♠ S      A8-Lang-Hahn vs A8-Carrier-King
  170          4.00   3.00  3♠ S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          3.00   4.00  5♣* E -1  A1-Cline-Moore vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    2.00   5.00  5♠ S -1   A4-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    1.00   6.00  5♠* S -1  A6-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        400    0.00   7.00  5♣ E      A2-Saltis-Koerner vs A4-Cathcart-Anand