- Thursday Aft - August 30, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1358 MP  Geomean: 593 MP
(based on 40 players, 3 non ACBL players ignored, missing masterpoint data for 1 ACBL player)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bob Bradish - Kenneth Thompson 70.56 1st A 1.10
Donald Cline - John Eliason 62.10 1st A 1.10
Alan Curtis - Ron Westwood 61.15 2nd A 0.77
Jay Fuller - Judy Kupperman 60.02 2nd A 0.77
Charles Clarke - Jean-Claude Tavard 56.33 3rd A 0.55
Anne Cline - Ronald Saltis 55.64 2nd B 0.45
Dennis Charles - Mike Gaddis Jr 52.94 1st B 0.72
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Anne Conn - Susan Lang 52.93 2nd B 0.50
Carol Hayhurst - Joann Bowen 50.47 3rd B 0.32
Charles Patrick - Maria Black 50.22 3rd B 0.36
Josh Rosenbluth - Maurine Moore 49.38 4th B 0.25
Joyce Tuttle - Kay Mendel 48.52 2nd C 0.28
Alain Cardinal - Carole Cardinal 47.10 2nd C 0.28
EVENT>Fast Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>August 30, 2018    |CLUB NO.>131102    | 08/30/2018 17:48
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  165.0 |TOP>  10 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=8/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Donald Cline           John Eliason             A    1     .     .    204.94  62.10  1.10(A)
 2 Mark Eckhout           Mimi Draves              C    .     .     .    130.41  39.52
 3 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    .     .     .    171.42  51.95
 4 Judy Kupperman         Jay Fuller               C    2     1     1    198.06  60.02  0.77(A)
 5 Anne Cline             Ronald Saltis            B    4     2     .    183.61  55.64  0.45(B)
 6 Iris Acutt             Paula Reach              C    .     .     .    144.53  43.80
 7 Joann Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           B    .     3     .    166.56  50.47  0.32(B)
 8 Jerome Serling         Billy Blanchard          B    .     .     .    146.91  44.52
 9 Jean-Claude Tavard     Charles Clarke           A    3     .     .    185.89  56.33  0.55(A)
10 Kay Mendel             Joyce Tuttle             C    .     .     2    160.10  48.52  0.28(C)
11 Gary Feldman           John Anderson            C    .     .     .    122.81  37.22
                                          Totals                        1815.24

EVENT>Fast Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  165.0 |TOP>  10 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=9/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ron Westwood           Alan Curtis              A    2     .     .    201.81  61.15  0.77(A)
 2 Linda Forsyth          Virginia Celeste         C    .     .     .     92.19  27.94
 3 Josh Rosenbluth        Maurine Moore            B    .     4     .    162.94  49.38  0.25(B)
 4 Susan Lang             Anne Conn                C    4     2     1    174.68  52.93  0.50(B)
 5 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B    .     .     .    161.58  48.96
 6 Jeffrey Steward        Barbara Fitzgerald       C    .     .     .    148.56  45.02
 7 Dennis Charles         Mike Gaddis Jr           B    3     1     .    174.69  52.94  0.72(B)
 8 Harry Anand            Richard Cathcart         C    .     .     .    144.22  43.70
 9 Bob Bradish            Kenneth Thompson         A    1     .     .    232.84  70.56  1.10(A)
10 Alain Cardinal         Carole Cardinal          C    .     .     2    155.44  47.10  0.28(C)
11 Maria Black            Charles Patrick          B    .     3     .    165.72  50.22  0.36(B)
                                          Totals                        1814.67

Hands and Results
1 ♠AT972
854
Q974
♣8
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QJ53
Q97
KJ2
♣T76
♠K64
AK3
A53
♣Q432
♠8
JT62
T86
♣AKJ95
6
916
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♠ 1/2NT  ♣6 ♦6/5 ♥6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140         10.00   0.00  2 S +1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  100          8.50   1.50  3N E -2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  100          8.50   1.50  2♠ W -2   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
   50          7.00   3.00  3N E -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        120    5.00   5.00  2N E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        120    5.00   5.00  2N E      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        120    5.00   5.00  2N E      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        150    3.00   7.00  2N E +1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A4-Lang-Conn
        400    1.00   9.00  3N E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        400    1.00   9.00  3N E      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A11-Black-Patrick
        400    1.00   9.00  3N E      A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1NTPass
2♣Pass2Pass
2NTPass3NTAll pass

East will bid the notrump game as she has a "good" 16 HCP hand. We think most will fail at their game.

The first eight tricks will be easy for East to find. South will likely lead a club. If East plays the ♣10 from dummy she will have her first trick. She has three hearts and two diamonds and she knows she can force at least two spades. That brings her to the total of eight.

When declarer plays on spades the ♠8 will appear from the South hand. This card makes North♠ spots in spades good and North will continue spades when she takes her ace. Declarer will be in the awkward [position of not being able to win a ninth trick.

If she tries clubs, South will win four club tricks. If she continues spades, North will win at least three spade tricks. North always has a diamond trick. South will always have a heart trick and two clubs.


2 ♠A74
QT42
A9863
♣3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T963
9763
T54
♣82
♠K85
K
K72
♣AQT764
♠QJ2
AJ85
QJ
♣KJ95
10
015
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 4 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660         10.00   0.00  3N S +2   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  650          9.00   1.00  4 S +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  620          8.00   2.00  4 S      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  250          7.00   3.00  2 E -5   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  200          6.00   4.00  3♣ E -4   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A11-Black-Patrick
  150          5.00   5.00  2 E -3   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  140          3.50   6.50  3 N      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  140          3.50   6.50  2 N +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  130          2.00   8.00  2 N +2   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        100    1.00   9.00  4 S -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        200    0.00  10.00  4 S -2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A4-Lang-Conn

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1♣1NT
Pass2♣Pass2
Pass4All pass

If East bids clubs a second time South will show her hearts in response to partner's Stayman inquiry and the partnership will end in the heart game.

West will lead a club. This establishes declarer♠ ♣K as a trick however it will not affect the final result as South must lose ine spade, one diamond and one club.

This may be a flat board of the night.


3 ♠KJ92
T84
K2
♣QT83
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A875
KQ73
T87
♣54
♠T6
652
Q95
♣AKJ62
♠Q43
AJ9
AJ643
♣97
9
910
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 -/1 2♠ -/1NT
       ♣6 ♥6/7 NT6/7
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          9.89   0.11  2N S +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
  130          8.67   1.33  2 S +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  110          7.44   2.56  2♠ S      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
   90          5.61   4.39  1N S      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
   90          5.61   4.39  1N N      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
         50    2.56   7.44  3N S -1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
         50    2.56   7.44  3♠ N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
         50    2.56   7.44  2♠ N -1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
         90    0.11   9.89  2♣ E      A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A4-Lang-Conn
4 ♠KT73
Q83
AQ93
♣A9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q98
KJ5
J654
♣T72
♠AJ5
742
8
♣KQ8543
♠642
AT96
KT72
♣J6
15
710
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2/1 2♠  ♣4 NT6
EW: 3♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  1N N +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  120          9.00   1.00  1N N +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  110          7.00   3.00  2♠ N      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Lang-Conn
  110          7.00   3.00  2♠ N      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  110          7.00   3.00  3 N      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  100          5.00   5.00  3♣ E -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A11-Black-Patrick
         90    4.00   6.00  2♣ E      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        110    3.00   7.00  3♣ E      A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        200    1.50   8.50  2N N -2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        200    1.50   8.50  2N N -2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        300    0.00  10.00  4 S -3   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
5 ♠T53
J9
AQ632
♣AQ4
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J7
AT2
KJ54
♣J862
♠AKQ2
Q87
87
♣T973
♠9864
K6543
T9
♣K5
13
1011
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1/2♣ -/1NT
       ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6/7
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  1N N +2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  110          9.00   1.00  2 N +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
   90          7.50   2.50  2 N      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Lang-Conn
   90          7.50   2.50  2 N      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
    PASS       5.50   4.50  Pass Out  A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
    PASS       5.50   4.50  Pass Out  A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        100    3.00   7.00  1N N -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A11-Black-Patrick
        100    3.00   7.00  2 S -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    3.00   7.00  2 N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        120    1.00   9.00  1N W +1   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        300    0.00  10.00  2N N -3   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
6 ♠T862
2
J932
♣AK98
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K53
AK74
Q75
♣JT2
♠AQ4
QJ96
AK6
♣754
♠J97
T853
T84
♣Q63
8
1316
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
EW: 2♣ 2 4 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   0.00  6 E -2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        620    6.50   3.50  4 E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A11-Black-Patrick
        620    6.50   3.50  4 E      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        620    6.50   3.50  4 E      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Lang-Conn
        620    6.50   3.50  4 E      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        620    6.50   3.50  4 E      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        620    6.50   3.50  4 E      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        630    1.50   8.50  3N E +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        630    1.50   8.50  3N E +1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        630    1.50   8.50  3N E +1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        630    1.50   8.50  3N E +1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A9-Bradish-Thompson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1NTPass
2♣Pass2Pass
4All pass

EW will have a simple auction and get to the heart game after a Stayman inquiry.

This is an interesting layout as declarer always has 10 tricks and the defense always has three. Regardless how the play goes on this board. Declarer has not suit in which she can fabricate another trick.

There is not possibility for an extra trick.


7 ♠T2
J97
KQ53
♣AT32
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A
QT63
T96
♣QJ974
♠Q843
85
AJ87
♣K65
♠KJ9765
AK42
42
♣8
10
910
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1 3♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6/7 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♥4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   0.00  2N W -2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  170          9.00   1.00  2♠ S +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  140          6.50   3.50  3♠ S      A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  140          6.50   3.50  2♠ S +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  140          6.50   3.50  2♠ S +1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  140          6.50   3.50  2 S +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        100    3.00   7.00  2N N -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A4-Lang-Conn
        100    3.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        100    3.00   7.00  3♠ S -1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        200    0.50   9.50  4♠ S -2   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        200    0.50   9.50  3♠ S -2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Black-Patrick
8 ♠Q43
J72
K9852
♣J7
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K2
AT5
AJ76
♣A864
♠8765
K9864
T43
♣3
♠AJT9
Q3
Q
♣KQT952
7
163
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2♣ -/1NT
       ♦4 ♥3/4 ♠6 NT6/7
EW: 2 3 1♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130         10.00   0.00  2♣ S +2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
         50    9.00   1.00  3♣ S -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        140    6.00   4.00  3 W      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        140    6.00   4.00  3 W      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        140    6.00   4.00  3 E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        140    6.00   4.00  3 E      A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        140    6.00   4.00  2 E +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Black-Patrick
        150    3.00   7.00  3♠ S -3   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A4-Lang-Conn
        170    1.00   9.00  3 W +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        170    1.00   9.00  2 W +2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        170    1.00   9.00  2 E +2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
9 ♠J52
K97
9732
♣972
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KT863
QJ32
K84
♣4
♠Q4
AT8
A5
♣KQJT65
♠A97
654
QJT6
♣A83
4
916
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 2 5 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130   10.00   0.00  2♣ E +2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        150    8.00   2.00  3♣ E +2   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A4-Lang-Conn
        150    8.00   2.00  3♣ E +2   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        150    8.00   2.00  2♣ E +3   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        170    6.00   4.00  3 W +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        600    4.00   6.00  3N E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        600    4.00   6.00  3N E      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        600    4.00   6.00  3N E      A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        630    1.50   8.50  3N W +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Black-Patrick
        630    1.50   8.50  3N E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        660    0.00  10.00  3N W +2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A1-Westwood-Curtis

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1♣Pass
1♠Pass3♣Pass
3Pass3NTAll pass

East shows her has as does her partner and they end in the notrump game. South will lead a high diamond.

As is typical of misfitting hands, declarer has communication difficulties.

She can force out the ♣A and take the heart finesse. These plays will give her at least nine tricks.

Let's say she wins the opening lead in her hand with the A. She plays on clubs. South will eventually take her ace and continue diamonds. Declarer is in dummy for the last time and must try the heart finesse. She will lead the Q. North must not cover. If she does declarer will score four heart tricks bringing her trick total to 11. If North plays low declarer can repeat the heart finesse, eventually dropping the king, however she has no entry to dummy to cash the long heart.


10 ♠AKJ92
Q6
T964
♣J9
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠874
KT7
KJ72
♣T82
♠653
AJ852
5
♣AK63
♠QT
943
AQ83
♣Q754
11
712
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1NT  ♦6 ♠5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   0.00  3 E -1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A11-Black-Patrick
        100    8.00   2.00  2♠ S -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        100    8.00   2.00  2♠ N -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        100    8.00   2.00  2♠ N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        110    5.00   5.00  2 E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Lang-Conn
        110    5.00   5.00  2 E      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        110    5.00   5.00  2 E      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        140    2.00   8.00  3 E      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        140    2.00   8.00  3 E      A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        140    2.00   8.00  2 E +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        200    0.00  10.00  2♠ N -2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
11 ♠AKJT
J83
K763
♣53
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q7652
AK94
J8
♣AJ
♠983
Q5
AQ52
♣9874
♠4
T762
T94
♣KQT62
12
158
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5 ♠4 NT6
EW: -/2♣ -/1 1 2/3♠ 1NT
       ♣6/8 ♦6/7
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          9.95   0.05  4♠* W -2  A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
   50          7.75   2.25  3♠ W -1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Reitz-Hall
   50          7.75   2.25  2♠ W -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
   50          7.75   2.25  2♠ W -1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  AVE+   NP    6.00   0.00            A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Lang-Conn
        110    5.00   5.00  2♠ W      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        110    5.00   5.00  2♠ W      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        140    2.80   7.20  3♠ W      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A11-Black-Patrick
        140    2.80   7.20  2♠ W +1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        420    1.15   8.85  4♠ W      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        470    0.05   9.95  2♠* W     A1-Cline-Eliason vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
12 ♠62
J742
K98
♣K932
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠75
T5
A6432
♣AQJT
♠AKQ843
AK93
J7
♣6
♠JT9
Q86
QT5
♣8754
7
1117
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥2 ♠0 NT1
EW: 3♣ 5 4 7♠ 5NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -1510 7♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  6 E -3   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        420    9.00   1.00  4♠ E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Lang-Conn
        480    7.50   2.50  4♠ E +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        480    7.50   2.50  4♠ E +2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        490    5.50   4.50  3N W +3   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        490    5.50   4.50  3N E +3   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        510    2.50   7.50  4♠ E +3   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        510    2.50   7.50  4♠ E +3   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        510    2.50   7.50  4♠ E +3   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        510    2.50   7.50  4♠ E +3   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        980    0.00  10.00  6♠ E      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A11-Black-Patrick

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1♠Pass
2♣Pass2FSFPass
3♣Pass3♠Pass
4♠All pass

Most Wests will open their hand. This is reasonable however they will have a difficult time at their third bid. East will show her spades and then bis the Fourth Suit creating a force. (A bid of 3♠ by East is not forcing and she may play there.) West cannot rebid her diamonds nor can she comfortably rebid her clubs. Without a heart stopper she cannot try 3NT although we can envision some making this bid.

West will bid out her hand pattern and West will opt for the spade game.

We expect most declarers to win 12 tricks.

East will win the opening lead and her plan is to ruff one heart and discard losers on dummy's clubs. So she will win the opening lead, cash two high hearts and ruff a heart. As she has no convenient entry to her hand we can see East cashing the ♣A and continuing with the queen. Ir North plays low East may discard a heart. She can continue clubs discarding a diamond. If North covers East will ruff, draw trump and use a diamond to get to dummy to discard her losing diamond on the good clubs. This line will win 13 tricks for declarer.

Some Easts may take the club finesse immediately thinking they will be able to discard losers on
dummy's clubs. This is definitely the case however East will have lose one trick to North. On this line East will only win 12 tricks for a bottom board.


13 ♠AQJ9654
KJ3
-
♣J74
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠K
A75
AQ7542
♣K53
♠73
QT84
J63
♣Q982
♠T82
962
KT98
♣AT6
12
165
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5
EW: 1♣ 2 2  ♠3/4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +500 4*-EW/4*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          9.50   0.50  4♠ N      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  620          9.50   0.50  4♠ N      A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A11-Black-Patrick
  200          7.50   2.50  3♠ S +2   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  200          7.50   2.50  3♠ N +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  170          6.00   4.00  3♠ N +1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Lang-Conn
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
14 ♠T86
QJT8743
85
♣8
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KJ753
2
J6
♣A7654
♠94
A65
AK9
♣KQJT9
♠AQ2
K9
QT7432
♣32
3
917
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♦5 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 2 5♠ 5NT  ♥6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -920 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130   10.00   0.00  4♣ W      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        300    9.00   1.00  3* N -2  A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        400    8.00   2.00  5♣ E      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        420    5.50   4.50  4♠ W      A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A11-Black-Patrick
        420    5.50   4.50  4♠ E      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        420    5.50   4.50  5♣ W +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        420    5.50   4.50  5♣ W +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        460    2.50   7.50  3N E +2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        460    2.50   7.50  3N E +2   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Lang-Conn
        490    1.00   9.00  3N E +3   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        650    0.00  10.00  3N* E +1  A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1NTPass
2TransferPass2♠Pass
3NTAll pass

East will open and West will reasonably transfer her partner into spades. East will bid the notrump game as she has two five card suits and expects one of them to be a source of tricks.

South will lead a diamond and declarer will have three diamond tricks. She sees she has five clubs and one heart but most importantly she has the tempo on the board and can afford to fabricate a spade trick of two.

We can see East leading a spade and finessing the ♠J from dummy. When this wins she will return to her hand and repeat the finesse, this time playing the ♠K if South plays low. If South takes her ace East will later get to dummy with the ♣A to cash a second spade trick.

We expect most to make 12 tricks in notrump.

South must lead her K to inflict the most damage however this is not going to happen unless North doubled the Transfer Bid during the auction. On the lead of the K, East must duck at lead one round of hearts to sever communication between the North - South hands.


15 ♠AQ6
JT
Q432
♣6532
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠JT98
Q74
T97
♣T97
♠K7
AK862
AJ86
♣A4
♠5432
953
K5
♣KQJ8
9
319
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥4/3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 2 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   0.00  4 E -2   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
         90    9.00   1.00  2 E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        110    7.50   2.50  1 E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        110    7.50   2.50  1 E +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        140    5.00   5.00  1 E +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        140    5.00   5.00  1 E +2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        140    5.00   5.00  1 E +2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A11-Black-Patrick
        170    2.00   8.00  1 E +3   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        170    2.00   8.00  1 E +3   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        170    2.00   8.00  1 E +3   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Lang-Conn
        500    0.00  10.00  1N* S -2  A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
16 ♠AKT4
AJ74
96
♣AJT
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J653
95
QT73
♣852
♠9872
K832
K4
♣K93
♠Q
QT6
AJ852
♣Q764
17
39
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3♣ 4/3 4 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490         10.00   0.00  3N N +3   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  460          7.50   2.50  3N N +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  460          7.50   2.50  3N N +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  460          7.50   2.50  3N N +2   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Lang-Conn
  460          7.50   2.50  3N N +2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  430          4.00   6.00  3N N +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Black-Patrick
  430          4.00   6.00  3N N +1   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  430          4.00   6.00  3N N +1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  400          2.00   8.00  3N N      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
         50    1.00   9.00  3N N -1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        100    0.00  10.00  3N N -2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A9-Bradish-Thompson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1NTPass3NT
All pass

East will lead a spade which dies declarer no good since she must play the ♠Q from dummy.

Declarer has holes in every suit and will go about her business of building tricks. Since she's in dummy we think her next play will be to try the heart finesse. This will lose to East who is endplayed unless she continues hearts.

Declarer will win the second heart trick in dummy and now try the club finesse. This too loses. However declarer has 10 tricks in the form of three spades, three hearts, three clubs and one diamond.

Any effort to create another overtrick will result in the defense winning three tricks so although declarer may create more tricks for herself she will nto be able to cash them all.


17 ♠853
KT964
Q762
♣6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KT6
QJ75
A95
♣KQ8
♠A974
A8
J84
♣T743
♠QJ2
32
KT3
♣AJ952
5
159
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5/6 ♦6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2♠ 2NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500         10.00   0.00  2* W -3  A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  200          9.00   1.00  3N W -4   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  100          7.50   2.50  3N W -2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  100          7.50   2.50  2 W -2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
   50          6.00   4.00  2N W -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        110    5.00   5.00  2♠ E      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        120    3.50   6.50  2N W      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Lang-Conn
        120    3.50   6.50  2N W      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        150    2.00   8.00  2N W +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Black-Patrick
        180    1.00   9.00  2N W +2   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        430    0.00  10.00  3N W +1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
18 ♠A
AQ8763
T972
♣J4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠987642
-
4
♣AK7652
♠KQT3
KT5
J53
♣T93
♠J5
J942
AKQ86
♣Q8
11
79
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4 4 1NT  ♣2 ♠2
EW: 4♣ 5♠  ♦3 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  790         10.00   0.00  4* N     A3-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Black-Patrick
  650          9.00   1.00  4 N +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        100    6.50   3.50  5 N -1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        100    6.50   3.50  5 N -1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    6.50   3.50  4 N -1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A4-Lang-Conn
        100    6.50   3.50  4 N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        450    3.50   6.50  5♠ W      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        450    3.50   6.50  5♠ E      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        500    2.00   8.00  6* N -2  A1-Cline-Eliason vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        650    0.50   9.50  5♠* W     A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        650    0.50   9.50  5♠* E     A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
19 ♠J86
JT93
T3
♣T954
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠72
K86
AQ65
♣AJ87
♠54
Q7542
J874
♣Q3
♠AKQT93
A
K92
♣K62
2
145
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5
EW: 2 2  ♣6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  530         10.00   0.00  3♠* S     A5-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  420          9.00   1.00  4♠ S      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  170          7.00   3.00  3♠ S +1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  170          7.00   3.00  3♠ S +1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Lang-Conn
  170          7.00   3.00  2♠ S +2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  140          3.50   6.50  3♠ S      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
  140          3.50   6.50  3♠ S      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  140          3.50   6.50  3♠ S      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A11-Black-Patrick
  140          3.50   6.50  2♠ S +1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
         50    1.00   9.00  4♠ S -1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        140    0.00  10.00  3 E      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
20 ♠95
K832
932
♣AKT5
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ86
QT97
AQT
♣72
♠QT74
AJ
KJ4
♣J984
♠A32
654
8765
♣Q63
10
1212
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠3 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   0.00  3N E -2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  100          9.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        140    8.00   2.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        170    6.50   3.50  3♠ E +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        170    6.50   3.50  3♠ E +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        200    5.00   5.00  2 N -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        600    4.00   6.00  3N E      A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        620    1.50   8.50  4♠ E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        620    1.50   8.50  4♠ E      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A11-Black-Patrick
        620    1.50   8.50  4♠ E      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        620    1.50   8.50  4♠ E      A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Lang-Conn
21 ♠AQ732
96
T87
♣A94
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠85
AKT54
A64
♣QJ2
♠KT
QJ8732
QJ5
♣K3
♠J964
-
K932
♣T8765
10
1412
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2♠  ♦6 ♥2 NT2
EW: 1 5 3NT  ♣5 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          9.50   0.50  5 E -1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A4-Lang-Conn
   50          9.50   0.50  4 E -1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        420    7.50   2.50  4 E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        420    7.50   2.50  4 E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        450    3.00   7.00  4 E +1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        450    3.00   7.00  4 E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        450    3.00   7.00  4 E +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        450    3.00   7.00  4 E +1   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        450    3.00   7.00  4 E +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        450    3.00   7.00  4 E +1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        450    3.00   7.00  4 E +1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A11-Black-Patrick

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
2NTJacobyPass4MinimumAll pass

West will get very excited when she hears her partner open. However when East shows a minimum and no interest in exploring for slam she we go quietly and settle for the heart game.

There is little to the play of this board. The defense will score two aces.

Declarer will draw trump, establish clubs and then discard a diamond on dummy's long club. (Yes a three card suit can be long!!))


22 ♠96
KJ
AT632
♣AK65
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQ874
432
KQ9
♣94
♠KJ32
QT985
75
♣83
♠T5
A76
J84
♣QJT72
15
116
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 2NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +130 4-NS/4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  510         10.00   0.00  4* N     A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A11-Black-Patrick
  150          9.00   1.00  2N N +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  130          6.50   3.50  4 N      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  130          6.50   3.50  3 N +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  130          6.50   3.50  3 N +1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  130          6.50   3.50  3♣ S +1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  100          3.00   7.00  3♠ W -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  100          3.00   7.00  3♠ W -1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
  100          3.00   7.00  3♠ W -1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        110    1.00   9.00  2♠ W      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A4-Lang-Conn
        300    0.00  10.00  5* N -2  A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
23 ♠A865
KT
A962
♣JT5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KJ
A976
QT83
♣A84
♠Q743
854
K5
♣Q932
♠T92
QJ32
J74
♣K76
12
147
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         10.00   0.00  3♠ E -3   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  200          9.00   1.00  1N W -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  100          7.50   2.50  2♠ E -1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  100          7.50   2.50  2 W -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
         80    6.00   4.00  1♠ E      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
         90    4.50   5.50  1N W      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A11-Black-Patrick
         90    4.50   5.50  1N W      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A4-Lang-Conn
        100    3.00   7.00  1N S -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        120    2.00   8.00  1N W +1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        200    0.50   9.50  2♠ N -2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        200    0.50   9.50  2♠ N -2   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
24 ♠J842
43
KT982
♣52
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T
T98
AJ53
♣KJ974
♠AQ763
AKJ762
-
♣A6
♠K95
Q5
Q764
♣QT83
4
918
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥0 ♠2 NT1
EW: 5♣ 2 7 3/5♠ 6/5NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -1510 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170   10.00   0.00  1♠ E +3   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        450    8.50   1.50  4 E +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        450    8.50   1.50  4 E +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        480    6.50   3.50  4 E +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A11-Black-Patrick
        480    6.50   3.50  4 E +2   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        510    3.50   6.50  5 E +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        510    3.50   6.50  4 E +3   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        510    3.50   6.50  4 E +3   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        510    3.50   6.50  4 E +3   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A4-Lang-Conn
       1010    0.50   9.50  6 E +1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
       1010    0.50   9.50  6 E +1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Pass
2Pass2♠Pass
3Pass4♣Pass
4Pass6All pass

East has a huge hand and will not be deterred from getting to slam. She needs little form her partner.

There are several roads to 12 tricks. South will likely lead a minor. East will call for the ♣9 or ♣J from dummy if that suit is lead. Now she will play a spade to her hand and ruff a spade, she can ruff a diamond to ruff another spade dropping the ♠K. (Her spades are now good.) She will draw two rounds of trump, dropping the Q.

As quickly as that East will have 13 tricks.

If South leads a diamond, declarer will follow the same line to come to 13 tricks.

At times, bridge can be an easy game.


25 ♠AT5432
K8
QT
♣AK9
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q8
J432
A8
♣QJ862
♠K97
QT765
K742
♣5
♠J6
A9
J9653
♣T743
16
108
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 3♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣5 ♦4 ♠4 NT4/5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   3.00  3♠ N      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  140          7.00   3.00  3♠ N      A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  140          7.00   3.00  2♠ N +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A4-Lang-Conn
  140          7.00   3.00  2♠ N +1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A11-Black-Patrick
  140          7.00   3.00  1♠ N +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  140          7.00   3.00  1♠ N +2   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
  140          7.00   3.00  1♠ N +2   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  110          2.50   7.50  2♠ N      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  110          2.50   7.50  1♠ N +1   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
         50    0.50   9.50  3♠ N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Reitz-Hall
         50    0.50   9.50  3♠ N -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
26 ♠A75
KT
AT9832
♣87
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T98432
72
KJ
♣Q53
♠J6
AQ65
Q54
♣JT96
♠KQ
J9843
76
♣AK42
11
610
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 3 2NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630         10.00   0.00  3N S +1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  600          8.00   2.00  3N S      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A4-Lang-Conn
  600          8.00   2.00  3N S      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  600          8.00   2.00  3N S      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  140          6.00   4.00  3 S      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  110          5.00   5.00  3 N      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A11-Black-Patrick
        100    3.50   6.50  3N S -1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        100    3.50   6.50  2N N -1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        200    1.00   9.00  3N S -2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        200    1.00   9.00  2N S -2   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        200    1.00   9.00  1N N -2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
27 ♠KT98
5
AK87
♣AK83
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠2
J8743
JT92
♣T72
♠AQ5
T92
Q653
♣964
♠J7643
AKQ6
4
♣QJ5
17
28
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 2 3 5♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          8.50   1.50  5♠ S      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A4-Lang-Conn
  450          8.50   1.50  5♠ S      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  450          8.50   1.50  5♠ S      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
  450          8.50   1.50  5♠ S      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
         50    3.50   6.50  6♠ S -1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
         50    3.50   6.50  6♠ S -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A5-Reitz-Hall
         50    3.50   6.50  6♠ S -1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
         50    3.50   6.50  6♠ S -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    3.50   6.50  6♠ S -1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A11-Black-Patrick
         50    3.50   6.50  6♠ S -1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        300    0.00  10.00  7♠* S -2  A3-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
28 ♠-
AKQJ984
QJ8
♣AJ6
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T976
5
AT9653
♣Q7
♠KQJ8
6
742
♣T9543
♠A5432
T732
K
♣K82
18
66
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 2♠ 5NT  ♦6
EW: -/1
       ♣5 ♦6/7 ♥1 ♠4/5 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +1400 7*-W-6
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430         10.00   0.00  6 N      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  800          9.00   1.00  5♠* E -4  A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
  680          4.00   6.00  5 N +1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A11-Black-Patrick
  680          4.00   6.00  5 N +1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Lang-Conn
  680          4.00   6.00  4 S +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  680          4.00   6.00  4 N +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  680          4.00   6.00  4 N +2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  680          4.00   6.00  4 N +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  680          4.00   6.00  4 N +2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  680          4.00   6.00  4 N +2   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
  680          4.00   6.00  4 N +2   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
29 ♠K76
KT98752
6
♣62
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T8
AQ63
AJT72
♣75
♠QJ95
J4
K93
♣KT94
♠A432
-
Q854
♣AQJ83
6
1110
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2♠  ♦4 NT5
EW: 2/1 2/1NT  ♣5 ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   0.00  3 W -2   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
  140          7.50   2.50  3♠ S      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  140          7.50   2.50  3 N      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Lang-Conn
  140          7.50   2.50  2 S +1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  140          7.50   2.50  2 N +1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  110          4.50   5.50  2 N      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
  110          4.50   5.50  2 N      A5-Cline-Saltis vs A11-Black-Patrick
        100    2.50   7.50  3 N -1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        100    2.50   7.50  2 N -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        200    1.00   9.00  4 N -2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        500    0.00  10.00  4* N -2  A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
30 ♠K932
K94
J96
♣A74
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠4
J8
AK542
♣KQJT9
♠QT85
A653
87
♣632
♠AJ76
QT72
QT3
♣85
11
146
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣3 ♦4 NT6
EW: 4♣ 3  ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   0.00  2N W -2   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
   50          7.50   2.50  3N W -1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A11-Black-Patrick
   50          7.50   2.50  3N E -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
   50          7.50   2.50  3N E -1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
   50          7.50   2.50  3♣ W -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
         90    4.50   5.50  2 W      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Reitz-Hall
         90    4.50   5.50  2♣ W      A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Lang-Conn
        110    2.50   7.50  2 W +1   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        110    2.50   7.50  2♣ W +1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        130    0.50   9.50  2♣ W +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        130    0.50   9.50  2♣ W +2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
31 ♠972
Q52
Q53
♣AK84
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠QT6
T97
KJ94
♣Q76
♠K843
KJ843
AT2
♣9
♠AJ5
A6
876
♣JT532
11
811
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1NT  ♦5/4 ♥3 ♠4
EW: 2 4 2/3♠  ♣6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   0.00  2 E -2   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A11-Black-Patrick
   50          9.00   1.00  3 E -1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        100    7.00   3.00  2N S -1   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        100    7.00   3.00  3♣ N -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
        100    7.00   3.00  2♣ N -1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        110    5.00   5.00  2 E      A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
        140    4.00   6.00  2 E +1   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        170    2.00   8.00  2 W +2   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        170    2.00   8.00  2 E +2   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Lang-Conn
        170    2.00   8.00  1 E +3   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
        200    0.00  10.00  3♣ S -2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
32 ♠J5
A7632
Q65
♣AT9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠Q87
QJ
K73
♣KQJ63
♠KT94
954
AJ8
♣752
♠A632
KT8
T942
♣84
11
148
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦6 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 2♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   0.00  2♠ E -2   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
  110          9.00   1.00  2 N      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  100          8.00   2.00  2♠ E -1   A6-Acutt-Reach vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
         50    6.50   3.50  2 N -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
         50    6.50   3.50  2 N -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
         80    5.00   5.00  1♠ W      A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Lang-Conn
         90    4.00   6.00  1N W      A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        100    2.50   7.50  3 N -2   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal
        100    2.50   7.50  2 N -2   A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A11-Black-Patrick
        110    0.50   9.50  2♠ E      A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        110    0.50   9.50  3♣ W      A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
33 ♠Q43
A7
Q9764
♣AT3
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J975
84
AJ5
♣K985
♠6
KJ632
KT83
♣J76
♠AKT82
QT95
2
♣Q42
12
98
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1 3♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  2N N +1   A9-Tavard-Clarke vs A7-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  140          9.00   1.00  3♠ S      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A2-Forsyth-Celeste
  110          8.00   2.00  2♠ S      A11-Feldman-Anderson vs A11-Black-Patrick
   80          7.00   3.00  1♠ S      A6-Acutt-Reach vs A1-Westwood-Curtis
         50    5.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Anand-Cathcart
         50    5.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A8-Serling-Blanchard vs A5-Reitz-Hall
         50    5.00   5.00  2♠ S -1   A7-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Rosenbluth-Moore
        100    2.50   7.50  3N S -2   A10-Mendel-Tuttle vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ S -2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Steward-Fitzgerald
        150    0.50   9.50  3N S -3   A2-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Lang-Conn
        150    0.50   9.50  2N N -3   A5-Cline-Saltis vs A10-Cardinal-Cardinal