- Tuesday Aft - June 19, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 857 MP  Geomean: 310 MP
(based on 38 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bob Bradish - Charles Clarke 71.76 1st A 1.00
Ken Ellenberger - Roseann Buckley 65.05 1st B 0.72
Dagmar Ragnow - Dick Zizic 57.18 1st A 1.00
Anne Cline - Ronald Saltis 56.25 2nd A 0.70
Jody Shapiro - Perry Shapiro 54.63 1st B 0.64
Gary Feldman - John Anderson 52.78 3rd A 0.50
Lorraine Salvatore - Sharon Matthews 52.31 2nd B 0.45
Leander Pemberton - Raeann Koerner 51.62 3rd B 0.32
Barbara Fitzgerald - Mike Gaddis Jr 51.39 3rd B 0.36
Harry Anand - Richard Cathcart 50.69 2nd C 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>June 19, 2018      |CLUB NO.>131102    | 06/19/2018 16:06
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=8/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Anne Cline             Ronald Saltis            A    2     .     .    121.50  56.25  0.70(A)
 2 Carol Marquez-Olson    Linda Forsyth            C    .     .     .     81.00  37.50
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Dick Zizic               A    1     .     .    123.50  57.18  1.00(A)
 4 Raeann Koerner         Leander Pemberton        C    .     3     .    111.50  51.62  0.32(B)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .     86.00  39.81
 6 Iris Acutt             Lynn Arneill-Brown       C    .     .     .    108.50  50.23
 7 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B    .     .     .    109.00  50.46
 8 Sharon Matthews        Lorraine Salvatore       C    4     2     2    113.00  52.31  0.45(B)
 9 Jody Shapiro           Perry Shapiro            C    3     1     1    118.00  54.63  0.64(B)
10 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B    .     .     .    108.00  50.00
                                          Totals                        1080.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=9/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Charles Patrick        Lucia Garcia Fernandez   B    .     .     .    104.50  48.38
 2 Colleen Conway         Judy Shaw                C    .     .     .     62.00  28.70
 3 Bob Bradish            Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .    155.00  71.76  1.00(A)
 4 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B    2     1     .    140.50  65.05  0.72(B)
 5 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B    .     .     .     88.50  40.97
 6 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C    3     2     1    114.00  52.78  0.50(A)
 7 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B    4     3     .    111.00  51.39  0.36(B)
 8 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C    .     .     .    103.50  47.92
 9 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C    .     .     .     91.50  42.36
10 Harry Anand            Richard Cathcart         C    .     4     2    109.50  50.69  0.28(C)
                                          Totals                        1080.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠J5
Q987
KQJT3
♣K2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q9632
-
72
♣QJT865
♠AKT87
T42
A986
♣A
♠4
AKJ653
54
♣9743
12
515
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣2 ♦6 ♠0 NT6
EW: 4♣ 7♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥3
LoTT: 22 - 20 = +2
Par: -1510 7♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  5♠ E -1   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        100    7.00   1.00  5* S -1  A1-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        450    6.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A5-Fox-Fox
        480    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        510    2.50   5.50  5♠ W +2   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        510    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        510    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +3   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        510    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +3   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        790    0.00   8.00  4♠* E +2  A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Dbl11
222234
4PassPass5
5PassPassDbl4
All pass   
  1. Takeout Double
  2. maybe 1
  3. 16+ high card points & spades
  4. penalty

This week starts off with a tricky deal. Some East/West might get to slam at 6, but I don't think slam is reachable by E/W unless North/South push E/W into 6.

Bidding* North opens the bidding 1, some might just over call 1 with East's hand but with 15 hcp, 4 Quick Tricks and just 6 losers , in the auction here, East doubles first with the plan to rebid spades. South responds 1. If there is any bid in this auction, I question it is West bid of 2 - some might have West bid 1 or even Pass. North supports hearts and East now defines his shape and values with 2. After East's double and rebid of spades, West with a void in hearts and 5 spades is defensively bidding spades at any level. In the auction here West gets to 5 and South doubles for penalty.

5× by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SA694
2. W35K4
3. E73QJ
4. W62A3
5. E2627
6. WQK89
7. E10J9Q
8. WJ364
9. W10887
10. W8K94
11. W210A5
12. EAK7J
13. E1055Q
Made 7 — NS −850

Play* The actual play of this deal is pretty easy on any opening lead. In the play here declarer (East) pulls two rounds of trump and plays on clubs A and ruffing the K and pitching on good clubs.

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

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2 ♠953
5
KQT3
♣AT764
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J42
Q7
J6
♣QJ9853
♠AKQ87
AJ843
742
♣-
♠T6
KT962
A985
♣K2
9
714
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3/2 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
EW: 1 2♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.50   0.50  4♠ E -3   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  150          7.50   0.50  4♠ E -3   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          3.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
   50          3.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
   50          3.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
   50          3.50   4.50  3♠ E -1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A5-Fox-Fox
   50          3.50   4.50  3♠ E -1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          3.50   4.50  2♠ E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        140    0.00   8.00  2♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
3 ♠Q93
3
KQT75
♣JT95
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠JT2
Q42
J96
♣A873
♠K6
AJ876
843
♣K64
♠A8754
KT95
A2
♣Q2
8
811
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  470          8.00   0.00  2♠* S     A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
  170          7.00   1.00  2♠ S +2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  140          5.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  140          5.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  140          5.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A5-Fox-Fox
  110          2.50   5.50  2♠ S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  110          2.50   5.50  2♠ S      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    0.50   7.50  3♠ S -1   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
         50    0.50   7.50  2♠ S -1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
4 ♠832
8
KQJT763
♣A7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠95
AKT972
2
♣KJ64
♠QT764
Q43
A9
♣QT8
♠AKJ
J65
854
♣9532
10
1110
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣4 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 4 2♠ 1NT  ♦3
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -200 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          8.00   0.00  4 N      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A5-Fox-Fox
  100          7.00   1.00  4 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    6.00   2.00  3 W      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A10-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        790    0.00   8.00  4* W     A1-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Anand-Cathcart

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
13142Pass
4All pass  
  1. preemptive
  2. cuebid

In my continuing series on preemptive bidding, this deal focuses on bidding to game over the preempt. In the auction here over 1 North preempts 3 which I think is a really bad bid. North has a great hand with 10 high card points , a great diamond suit KQJ10763 and only 6 losers . I think North is good enough to overcall 2, if however, North decides to preempt, 3 is not near high enough. North should preempt to 4 and then South might compete to 5 even vulnerable.

Bidding* West opens the bidding 1 and in the auction here North overcalls 3. This gives East perfect opportunity to cuebid 4 (game forcing) showing support for hearts and at the 4-level probably first round control for diamonds otherwise might just bid 4.

4 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NKA82
2. E4JA8
3. W23Q6
4. E35K7
5. W10243
6. W9662
7. W47109
8. E856A
9. NQ947
10. WK3Q5
11. WJ87J
12. W9JQA
13. SK51010
Made 4 — NS −620

Play* The play of this deal is easy. On any lead, declarer (West) pulls 3 rounds of trump and loses 2 spades and A (with North having length in diamonds, play South with length in clubs).

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
June 19, 2018 Board 4 - bidding game over the preempt

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



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5 ♠QT
86
AKQJ2
♣KQ64
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AK8653
AJ
73
♣T97
♠7
KT97542
64
♣AJ3
♠J942
Q3
T985
♣852
17
128
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥1 ♠4 NT3
EW: 1♣ 4 2♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        170    6.50   1.50  3 E +1   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A5-Fox-Fox
        170    6.50   1.50  3 E +1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        200    5.00   3.00  3 E +2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        420    2.00   6.00  4 E      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        420    2.00   6.00  4 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        420    2.00   6.00  4 E      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        420    2.00   6.00  4 E      A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        420    2.00   6.00  4 E      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
6 ♠J832
K64
AQ32
♣T7
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT94
A9
JT4
♣KQJ9
♠-
QJ8732
96
♣65432
♠AQ765
T5
K875
♣A8
10
143
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2 3♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♥4
EW: 3♣ 2  ♦3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          8.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  200          7.00   1.00  5 E -2   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  140          5.00   3.00  3♠ S      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
  140          5.00   3.00  3♠ S      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A5-Fox-Fox
  140          5.00   3.00  3♠ S      A10-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Steward-Hahn
         50    3.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    1.00   7.00  4♠ S -2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    1.00   7.00  4♠* S -1  A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    1.00   7.00  4♠* S -1  A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
7 ♠KJT95
KQ62
2
♣542
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ8
954
QJT98
♣A7
♠4
AJT87
AK6
♣JT83
♠7632
3
7543
♣KQ96
9
1313
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4/5 ♦2 ♥2 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 5 5/4NT  ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -660 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  5 W -1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        130    7.00   1.00  3 W +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        200    6.00   2.00  3 E +2   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Fox-Fox
        600    5.00   3.00  5 W      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        620    4.00   4.00  4 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        650    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        680    1.50   6.50  4 W +2   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        680    1.50   6.50  4 E +2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        690    0.00   8.00  3N W +3   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
112132
3NTAll pass  
  1. 5+ hearts and 10+ high card points
  2. weak jump raise

I don't often advocate masterminding an auction, but this auction just looks right.

Bidding* West opens the bidding 1 and North overcalls 1. East responds 2 which promises 5+ hearts and 10+ hcp. South supports spades with 3 a weak jump raise. In all my teaching the partnership should strive to find 8-card major suit fits, and thus, West should be raising hearts BUT! With South's bid of 3 West will need to bid 4 and all partner has promised is 10 hcp. With West holding AQ8 surely West will get a spade lead on opening lead against 3NT and maybe with 23 combined hcp and two spade stoppers West reasons he might take 9 tricks vs 10 tricks in 4 PLUS! If partner is playing in hearts surely South will lead a spade right through the AQ8 taking away the spade tenace.

3NT by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NJ47Q
2. W9QA3
3. EJ54K
4. NK36A
5. W52106
6. E8776
7. E64Q2
8. WJ5A3
9. EK31010
10. E7289
11. E89A4
12. W8210K
13. W95JQ
Made 6 — NS −690

Play* This deal plays in 3NT like driving one of those big smooth Cadillac cruisers from the 60s, you know those babies with big fins. Sure enough against 3NT North leads a spade OMG. Declarer wins the Q in hand and finesses for the KQ and drives out a losing heart honor. With 2 pitches on hearts, declarer (West) makes 6.

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



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8 ♠J74
J3
K7
♣AKJT93
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K52
T862
852
♣Q74
♠Q986
954
J643
♣85
♠AT3
AKQ7
AQT9
♣62
13
53
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 7 7 5♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥0 ♠2 NT0
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +1520 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1020          7.50   0.50  6N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
 1020          7.50   0.50  6N S +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  990          5.50   2.50  6N S      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  990          5.50   2.50  6N S      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
  920          4.00   4.00  6♣ N      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  520          3.00   5.00  3N S +4   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Fox-Fox
  490          2.00   6.00  3N S +3   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  130          1.00   7.00  3 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        100    0.00   8.00  6N N -2   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
9 ♠T3
432
A9754
♣954
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A75
J65
K3
♣J7632
♠862
QT7
QJ62
♣AKT
♠KQJ94
AK98
T8
♣Q8
4
912
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣4 ♦6 NT5
EW: 2♣  ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  4 W -5   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  300          7.00   1.00  3♣ W -3   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  200          6.00   2.00  2♣ W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  110          4.00   4.00  2♠ S      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  110          4.00   4.00  1♠ S +1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A5-Fox-Fox
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   80          1.50   6.50  1♠ S      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
   80          1.50   6.50  1♠ S      A10-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    0.00   8.00  2 S -1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A2-Conway-Shaw
10 ♠AKT8
9
QJ94
♣9875
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠2
J876
A53
♣AT643
♠QJ97543
KQ5
8
♣KQ
♠6
AT432
KT762
♣J2
10
913
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2 3♠  ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  4♠* E -2  A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  110          7.00   1.00  3 S      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        110    4.50   3.50  2♠ W      A10-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        110    4.50   3.50  2♠ E      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        140    1.50   6.50  3♠ E      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        140    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        140    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  121
Pass2NT2Pass3
PassPass3All pass
  1. Michaels Cue Bid _cuebid">Michaels Cuebid (hearts and minor)
  2. asks for undisclosed minor

Now for the funky deal of the week.

Bidding* East deals and opens 1. South makes a Michaels Cuebid of 2 showing hearts and an undisclosed minor. West smoothly passes. North's bid of 2NT asks South to show his undisclosed minor. East smoothly passes. South bids 3 showing his second suit. But when West cannot double 3, East with 7-spades balances with 3.

3 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SJ39Q
2. EK267
3. E87A4
4. W2K36
5. N9KA6
6. SK597
7. EQ448
8. E92710
9. NQJ23
10. E438A
11. NJ510A
12. E510J8
13. W105Q6
Made 3 — NS −140

Play* The play of this deal is not difficult, on the opening lead of the J declarer (East) wins in hand with the Q and immediately cashes the K. Crosses to the A and leads the 2 from dummy. North rises with the K knowing declarer will need to play spades from hand. So North/South win 3 spades and the A.

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11 ♠AQ95
A4
A532
♣QT5
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T63
Q96
KT4
♣J976
♠J874
J83
QJ7
♣842
♠K2
KT752
986
♣AK3
16
65
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 5 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          8.00   0.00  3N N +3   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  460          7.00   1.00  3N S +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  430          5.50   2.50  3N S +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  430          5.50   2.50  3N N +1   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  400          2.50   5.50  3N S      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  400          2.50   5.50  3N S      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  400          2.50   5.50  3N S      A10-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  400          2.50   5.50  3N N      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
         50    0.00   8.00  6N S -1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
12 ♠Q84
Q43
KT54
♣KJ3
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠972
A
QJ76
♣97642
♠65
J752
932
♣QT85
♠AKJT3
KT986
A8
♣A
11
73
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 6 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1440          8.00   0.00  6N N      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
 1430          6.00   2.00  6♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Conway-Shaw
 1430          6.00   2.00  6♠ S      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
 1430          6.00   2.00  6 S      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  650          3.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  650          3.50   4.50  4 S +1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  630          2.00   6.00  4N N      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  600          1.00   7.00  3N S      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    0.00   8.00  6♠ S -1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A10-Anand-Cathcart

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPassPass1
Pass21Pass22
Pass33Pass6
All pass   
  1. Drury (3 spades & 10-12 total points)
  2. full opening hand
  3. natural & max values

This is a slam everyone should reach.

Bidding* After three passes, South with a monster 2 suited hand of 19 high card points and just 4 losers opens the bidding 1. (East/West silent throughout.) North responds 2 as 3-card Drury showing 3-cards in spades and limit raise values.

6 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. WA379
2. W7310A
3. SJ246
4. S37Q5
5. NK5106
6. NJQK4
7. SA742
8. S8JK3
9. N59A6
10. S10982
11. S82Q5
12. N4JK9
13. S6Q108
Made 6 — NS +1430

Play* With the opening lead of the A, the play of this deal is not difficult, lots of winners and the A broadcast East to have the J.

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13 ♠A987
T985
KT8
♣Q3
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KT5
KQ72
A94
♣972
♠643
-
Q763
♣AKJT85
♠QJ2
AJ643
J52
♣64
9
1210
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4/3 ♥6 ♠6/5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 1 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -4   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
  200          7.00   1.00  5♣ E -2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          5.50   2.50  3N W -1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          5.50   2.50  2♠ W -1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    4.00   4.00  3♣ E      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        130    3.00   5.00  3♣ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
        200    2.00   6.00  3 S -2   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        600    1.00   7.00  3N W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        630    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Conway-Shaw
14 ♠T5
QJ94
Q83
♣AJ86
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQJ9
AT
JT97
♣Q32
♠K8763
K872
6542
♣-
♠42
653
AK
♣KT9754
10
146
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1/-  ♦3 ♥7/6 ♠3 NT6
EW: 3 4♠  ♣3 ♥6 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  3♣ S      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        110    7.00   1.00  3 W      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    5.50   2.50  3♠ E      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    5.50   2.50  2♠ W +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        170    3.50   4.50  3♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        170    3.50   4.50  1♠ E +3   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        420    1.00   7.00  4♠ W      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        420    1.00   7.00  4♠ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
        420    1.00   7.00  4♠ E      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
15 ♠T8
AJT9
K63
♣JT94
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KJ2
852
QJ4
♣AK72
♠AQ764
74
A752
♣63
♠953
KQ63
T98
♣Q85
9
1410
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 4 4♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        110    6.00   2.00  2♠ E      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        140    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
        150    4.00   4.00  1N W +2   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        170    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        170    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +2   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        170    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +2   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        420    0.00   8.00  4♠ E      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
16 ♠KJ73
QT84
85
♣KQ3
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠54
K7
KQJT97643
♣-
♠T2
AJ62
A2
♣AJ642
♠AQ986
953
-
♣T9875
11
914
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/2♠  ♦0 ♥6 NT0
EW: 5 2NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -500 5♠*-N-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  6 W -1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        110    7.00   1.00  3 W      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        150    6.00   2.00  4 W +1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        600    5.00   3.00  5 W      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        620    3.00   5.00  5 W +1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Fox-Fox
        620    3.00   5.00  5 W +1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        620    3.00   5.00  5 W +1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        640    1.00   7.00  5 W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        750    0.00   8.00  5* W     A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
17 ♠4
J982
AT964
♣A86
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J92
AKQ73
5
♣Q743
♠KQT87
T6
KQJ2
♣J5
♠A653
54
873
♣KT92
9
1212
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 1  ♣7/6 ♥6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  5♠ E -2   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Fox-Fox
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A8-Steward-Hahn
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          4.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        420    1.00   7.00  4♠ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        430    0.00   8.00  3N E +1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
18 ♠AKQJ32
J62
2
♣K98
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠8
Q54
T873
♣A7543
♠T764
AKT
AQ64
♣QT
♠95
9873
KJ95
♣J62
14
615
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5
EW: 2♣ 3  ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  730          8.00   0.00  3♠* N     A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  110          6.00   2.00  2♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
  110          6.00   2.00  2♠ N      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  110          6.00   2.00  2♠ N      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
   50          3.00   5.00  1N E -1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          3.00   5.00  3 E -1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
   50          3.00   5.00  3♣ E -1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Fox-Fox
        110    1.00   7.00  3♣ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   8.00  3♠ N -2   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A8-Steward-Hahn
19 ♠JT732
AT983
6
♣T6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AK94
2
AT4
♣A9542
♠Q65
K7
J982
♣KQ83
♠8
QJ654
KQ753
♣J7
5
1511
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣2 ♦4 ♠4 NT2
EW: 5♣ 3 3♠ 4NT  ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -500 5*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  1 S +1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Conway-Shaw
         50    6.50   1.50  3 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    6.50   1.50  3 S -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Fox-Fox
        100    5.00   3.00  4 S -2   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        170    4.00   4.00  4♣ W +2   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        500    3.00   5.00  5* S -3  A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        630    2.00   6.00  3N E +1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        660    0.50   7.50  3N E +2   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        660    0.50   7.50  3N E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
20 ♠Q86
K6
AKJ93
♣KQ9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J542
Q7
Q854
♣A64
♠AT7
AT83
62
♣T852
♠K93
J9542
T7
♣J73
18
98
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4/5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          8.00   0.00  3N N      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  150          6.50   1.50  2N N +1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  150          6.50   1.50  1N N +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  120          4.50   3.50  2N N      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  120          4.50   3.50  2N N      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  110          2.50   5.50  2 N      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Fox-Fox
  110          2.50   5.50  1 N +2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
   90          1.00   7.00  2 N      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        200    0.00   8.00  2 N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
21 ♠32
A652
KQ86
♣T96
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQ95
QJ9
A74
♣K73
♠AT8
T87
T952
♣A54
♠J764
K43
J3
♣QJ82
9
158
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2 1 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          7.00   1.00  3N E -1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
   50          7.00   1.00  2♠ W -1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Conway-Shaw
         90    4.50   3.50  1N W      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Fox-Fox
         90    4.50   3.50  1N W      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        120    2.50   5.50  2N W      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        120    2.50   5.50  2N W      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        150    0.50   7.50  1N W +2   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        150    0.50   7.50  1N W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
22 ♠53
J98532
986
♣98
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ642
4
KJ7
♣AK32
♠KQ87
AQT7
T5
♣QJ5
♠T9
K6
AQ432
♣T764
1
1614
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥4 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6/5♣ 3 3 6♠ 6/5NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -1440 6NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        650    8.00   0.00  4♠ W +1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A5-Fox-Fox
        680    4.50   3.50  4♠ W +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        680    4.50   3.50  4♠ W +2   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        680    4.50   3.50  4♠ W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        680    4.50   3.50  4♠ W +2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        680    4.50   3.50  4♠ W +2   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        680    4.50   3.50  4♠ W +2   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
       1430    0.50   7.50  6♠ W      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
       1430    0.50   7.50  6♠ W      A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A8-Steward-Hahn
23 ♠Q985
J2
AK98
♣T92
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AK6
AT543
QT6
♣43
♠T2
K98
72
♣AK8765
♠J743
Q76
J543
♣QJ
10
1310
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3/4♣ 1 4 -/1♠ 3NT
       ♠6/7
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  3N E -2   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  200          7.50   0.50  4 W -2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        170    5.50   2.50  3 W +1   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        170    5.50   2.50  2 W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        300    4.00   4.00  3♠ S -3   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        620    1.50   6.50  4 W      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        620    1.50   6.50  4 W      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A5-Fox-Fox
        620    1.50   6.50  4 W      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        620    1.50   6.50  4 W      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
24 ♠AQ986
3
K63
♣QT97
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T43
Q82
852
♣AJ43
♠-
KT9654
AT97
♣K62
♠KJ752
AJ7
QJ4
♣85
11
710
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠  ♣6 ♦5/6 ♥4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ S      A10-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ N      A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A5-Fox-Fox
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ N      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ N      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ N      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  420          4.50   3.50  4♠ N      A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  170          0.00   8.00  3♠ S +1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
25 ♠Q9
AJT8
KJ4
♣A632
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠86
76
953
♣KQT975
♠543
K9543
QT2
♣84
♠AKJT72
Q2
A876
♣J
15
55
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 6/5 5 6♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          8.00   0.00  6N N      A1-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  980          6.00   2.00  6♠ N      A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  980          6.00   2.00  6♠ N      A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Fox-Fox
  980          6.00   2.00  6♠ N      A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  480          4.00   4.00  4♠ N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
  450          3.00   5.00  4♠ N +1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    1.00   7.00  6N N -1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    1.00   7.00  3N N -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
         50    1.00   7.00  6♠ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
26 ♠QJ8632
5
Q864
♣J3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠5
K87632
J92
♣A64
♠9
Q94
A73
♣KQ8752
♠AKT74
AJT
KT5
♣T9
6
811
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3  ♦4 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          8.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  620          7.00   1.00  4♠ S      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  500          6.00   2.00  5* W -2  A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  170          4.50   3.50  3♠ S +1   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Fox-Fox
  170          4.50   3.50  2♠ S +2   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  100          3.00   5.00  5♣ W -1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    1.50   6.50  4♠ S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        100    1.50   6.50  4♠ S -1   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        620    0.00   8.00  4 W      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
27 ♠J3
KQJ874
J6
♣J53
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ765
AT6
A42
♣K2
♠A94
932
KQ93
♣987
♠T82
5
T875
♣AQT64
9
169
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4 4♠ 4NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        100    7.00   1.00  2 N -2   A1-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        170    5.00   3.00  3♠ W +1   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        170    5.00   3.00  3♠ W +1   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Fox-Fox
        170    5.00   3.00  2♠ W +2   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        420    2.50   5.50  4♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Patrick-Fernandez
        420    2.50   5.50  4♠ W      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        430    1.00   7.00  3N E +1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        450    0.00   8.00  4♠ W +1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
28 ♠A7532
JT42
J87
♣T
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q86
KQ3
T3
♣QJ932
♠KJ
A765
AKQ6
♣K86
♠T94
98
9542
♣A754
6
1020
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
EW: 5♣ 3 4 2♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  6N E -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        430    7.00   1.00  3N E +1   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        460    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Fox-Fox
        460    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        460    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        460    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
        460    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        490    0.50   7.50  3N E +3   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        490    0.50   7.50  3N E +3   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
29 ♠KJT732
87
9732
♣7
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠8
KQJ543
K86
♣J84
♠Q64
A6
QT4
♣AKQT9
♠A95
T92
AJ5
♣6532
4
1017
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣1 ♦5 ♥1 NT2
EW: 5♣ 1 5 3/-NT
       ♠5 NT9/6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  3N E -3   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Conway-Shaw
        650    6.00   2.00  4 E +1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
        650    6.00   2.00  4 E +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Fox-Fox
        650    6.00   2.00  4 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        680    2.00   6.00  4 W +2   A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Steward-Hahn
        680    2.00   6.00  4 W +2   A10-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
        680    2.00   6.00  4 E +2   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        680    2.00   6.00  4 E +2   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        680    2.00   6.00  4 E +2   A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
30 ♠AQ2
T653
842
♣632
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠9
QJ74
T965
♣Q754
♠T5
AK982
QJ7
♣A98
♠KJ87643
-
AK3
♣KJT
6
514
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 2 3  ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          8.00   0.00  4♠* S +1  A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Fox-Fox
  420          5.00   3.00  4♠ S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  420          5.00   3.00  4♠ S      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Conway-Shaw
  420          5.00   3.00  4♠ S      A8-Matthews-Salvatore vs A6-Feldman-Anderson
  420          5.00   3.00  4♠ S      A9-Shapiro-Shapiro vs A8-Steward-Hahn
  420          5.00   3.00  4♠ S      A10-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Anand-Cathcart
  170          1.00   7.00  3♠ S +1   A2-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth vs A3-Bradish-Clarke
  170          1.00   7.00  3♠ S +1   A4-Koerner-Pemberton vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  170          1.00   7.00  3♠ S +1   A7-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger