- Monday Aft - September 10, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1024 MP  Geomean: 649 MP
(based on 27 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Nancy Hall - Peggy Nielsen 59.92 1st A 0.70
Ilona Smith - Ken Ellenberger 56.80 2nd A 0.49
Dick Zizic - John Eliason 55.85 1st A 0.70
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 55.40 2nd A 0.49
Mike Pemberton - Ron Saltis 54.21 3rd A 0.35
Pat Shaw - Ruric Nye 52.28 2nd B 0.28
Gary Van Valin - Sally Van Valin 52.18 3rd A 0.35
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 50.85 2nd B 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>September 10, 2018 |CLUB NO.>127100    | 09/10/2018 16:16
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=4/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Louise Shaffer         Joan Glenn               A    .     .     .     73.63  43.83
 2 Tee Downard            Marilyn Waples           C    .     .     .     79.83  47.52
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .     93.08  55.40  0.49(A)
 4 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    1     .     .     93.83  55.85  0.70(A)
 5 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B    .     2     .     85.42  50.85  0.22(B)
 6 Irene Petroff          Ginny Rockefeller        B    .     .     .     74.17  44.15
 7 Gary Van Valin         Sally Van Valin          B    3     1     .     87.67  52.18  0.35(A)
                                          Totals                         587.63

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ron Saltis             Mike Pemberton           A    3     .     .     91.08  54.21  0.35(A)
 2 Peggy Nielsen          Nancy Hall               B    1     1     .    100.67  59.92  0.70(A)
 3 Pat Shaw               Ruric Nye                C    .     2     1     87.83  52.28  0.28(B)
 4 Ilona Smith            Ken Ellenberger          A    2     .     .     95.42  56.80  0.49(A)
 5 Roseann Buckley        Mark Robbins             B    .     .     .     77.83  46.33
 6 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              C    .     .     .     68.17  40.58
 7 Mary Jane Graham       Elaine McAdams           C    .     .     .     66.37  39.51
                                          Totals                         587.37

Hands and Results
1 ♠KJ62
AKJ7
QJT4
♣Q
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠95
93
K9853
♣AK72
♠AT8
T86542
72
♣86
♠Q743
Q
A6
♣JT9543
17
104
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1 4/5♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  420          4.50   1.50  4♠ N      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  420          4.50   1.50  4♠ N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  200          3.00   3.00  2♠ S +3   D2-Downard-Waples vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  170          2.00   4.00  2♠ N +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  150          1.00   5.00  3 E -3   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
         50    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D2-Nielsen-Hall

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and raises South's 1 response to 3. South is glad to oblige with the game. South should look at the potential in the club suit when the opening lead is the A. West probably has the K as well, so South can take the ruffing finesse: Lead the J and let it ride if West doesn't cover. All South will lose is the two black Aces.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass3Pass4
All pass   

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 6, 8, and 12.

The Bidding: The ACBL considers a 1NT opening with a singleton Ace, King, or Queen to be natural. Here, North has a choice between opening 1 or 1NT. If North opens 1 and South responds in a major, North has an easy rebid. The downsides of opening 1NT include missing a major suit fit if South has a 4-card major and cannot Stayman, playing in the wrong strain if South wishes to signoff in 3, and the potential of the defense running clubs against a notrump contract. Opening 1 seems best because it is more likely to find a major suit fit and North has comfortable rebids. When South responds 1, North's 20 Support Points are inflated by the singleton Queen. Jumping to 3 to show a spade fit and extra values is sufficient. South's singleton Queen merits a downgrade. Even so, South has enough strength and Cover Cards to comfortably place the contract at 4.

At tables where North chooses to open 1NT, South has the strength to respond Stayman. So all paths lead to 4.

The Play: If South declares 4, West is likely to lead the Ace or King according to partnership agreements. It is common to signal Suit Preference when a singleton tables in dummy. Here, East doesn't have a preference. Whatever the continuation, declarer wins and begins drawing trump. When East wins their Ace, they lead a diamond through South. Declarer rises with the Ace, finishes drawing trump and takes a ruffing finesse to establish their clubs, Declarer's diamond loser is discarded on a heart winner. Declarer has 11 tricks.

If North declares 4, a diamond lead allows the defense to hold declarer to 10 tricks. If declarer finesses against East, West scores their King immediately. If declarer plays the Ace at trick 1, hoping to discard their losing diamond, East can attempt to give West a heart ruff. Ruffing high to avoid a defensive heart ruff doesn't work because East's trumps are promoted. The defense scores a spade, a club, and either a diamond or a 2nd trump trick.



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2 ♠7
K43
T986
♣AQJ82
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AJ543
9
AJ3
♣KT43
♠KT62
J875
Q752
♣9
♠Q98
AQT62
K4
♣765
10
136
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2/3  ♦5 ♠2 NT5
EW: 1 4♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT3/4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        140    4.50   1.50  3♠ W      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    4.50   1.50  3♠ W      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        200    3.00   3.00  3♠ W +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        300    2.00   4.00  4 S -3   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        420    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      D2-Downard-Waples vs D3-Shaw-Nye
        450    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. North might double, but East will surely raise spades. Now there won't be too much of a bidding war since N-S are vulnerable, but competition may push E-W into their makeable game. Note the diamond finesse: lead low toward the AJ3. Don't lead the Q missing the King and the ten. This time you're rewarded when the K now drops under the Ace.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Dbl23
3All pass  

The Bidding: South's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. At most tables, South will pass in 2nd seat. West opens 1 in 3rd seat. North Doubles for Takeout . East's response will vary depending on partnership agreements. Many expert partnerships, play Transfers Over a Double of One of a Major . With that agreement, East bids an artificial 2 to show a constructive spade raise. At most tables, East will raise to 2. Either way, South, with 12 Support Points, advances to 3. West's 16 Support Points suggest making a Game Try . There is no room to make a Game Try. So a Maximal Double would substitute as a Game Try. West's Losing Trick Count of 7 advises against making a Game Try. At Matchpoints , there is no need to stretch for game. Competing to 3 seems best. North isn't eager to defend 3, but bidding 4 is risky. North has only 3 hearts. The vulnerability is unfavorable. Bidding 4 may push East-West to a making spade game. Passing seems best.

At tables where South opens 1. West prefers a 1 overcall to a takeout double to show their 5-card spade suit. North, with 13 Support Points for hearts, cue bids 2 to show an invitational or better spade raise. East infers West's heart shortness. With 4-card support and a singleton of their own. Jumping to 4 at favorable vulnerability is attractive. This is a Forcing Pass situation. North-South must double 4 or compete to 5. Both are losing options here.

The Play in Hearts: West doesn't have an attractive lead. Leading the Ace seems best. When a singleton table in dummy, it is common to signal Suit Preference . Asking for a club shift is risky. Declarer may be able to score 10 tricks in the rounded suits. Continuing spades to tap dummy and increase the likelihood of scoring the Jack seems best. So East plays an intermediate 6. The spade continuation is awkward for declarer. Declarer has difficulty reaching their hand. Even if declarer picks up the heart suit, they cannot repeat the finesse against West's King. Declarer scores just 9 tricks. A club continuation at trick 2 also works as long as West doesn't discard a club. Looking at dummy's strong 5-card club suit, West has no difficulty realizing the importance of maintaining their club guard.

The Play in Spades: At most tables, North will lead their 3. South sees dummy's singleton club and can infer Wes'ts heart shortness. Declarer has an easy route to 11 tricks on a Cross-Ruff . It takes a diamond lead to hold declarer to 10 tricks. A diamond ruff provides the defense's 3rd trick.



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3 ♠AT
AQ9
T974
♣Q974
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J8
KJ5
AQJ2
♣KJ62
♠KQ92
743
K863
♣85
♠76543
T862
5
♣AT3
12
168
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2♣ 2 1♠  ♦5 NT5
EW: 2 2NT  ♣4 ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS/3♣*-N-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  3N W -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  100          5.50   0.50  2 W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        110    4.00   2.00  3 E      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        120    2.00   4.00  1N W +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        120    2.00   4.00  1N W +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        120    2.00   4.00  1N W +1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        600    0.00   6.00  3N W      D2-Downard-Waples vs D3-Shaw-Nye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1NT and will likely buy the hand. Will North lead the 10 or a low club? Either is rational. All West wants to do is keep South from leading hearts. Luckily for West, South has only one entry which goes early if the opening lead is a low club.



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4 ♠643
T976543
42
♣A
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠JT72
AQ
K
♣QJ9854
♠K9
KJ82
JT5
♣K632
♠AQ85
-
AQ98763
♣T7
4
1311
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2 3♠  ♣4 NT5
EW: 3/2♣  ♦3 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  3N E +2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  130          4.50   1.50  4 S      D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  130          4.50   1.50  3 S +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  110          3.00   3.00  3 S      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  100          1.50   4.50  4♣ W -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  100          1.50   4.50  3♣ W -1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        660    0.00   6.00  3N E +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Buckley-Robbins

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1, North passes and East bids 1. Now South has to choose--2 or double ? Either is reasonable. West rebids her clubs, North passes, and East may raise clubs--or even cuebid diamonds looking for NT. No matter--South will bids those lovely diamonds.



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5 ♠8
KJ7652
A874
♣75
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQ53
T4
JT963
♣96
♠9764
Q93
-
♣AKJ842
♠KJT2
A8
KQ52
♣QT3
8
710
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3/2  ♣4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3♠  ♦5 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠* W -1  D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        100    3.50   2.50  4 N -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
        100    3.50   2.50  4 N -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        100    3.50   2.50  3 N -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        100    3.50   2.50  3 N -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        200    0.50   5.50  4 S -2   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        200    0.50   5.50  4 N -2   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D3-Shaw-Nye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Not everyone will want to open 2 with North's less than stellar heart suit. If North passes, then it's East who must decide whether or not to preempt in clubs with this excellent suit. This will be a tough hand for North to play. Of course if North passes and South bids NT, North will transfer to hearts. No fun anywhere for declarer with this one.



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6 ♠A973
9
J4
♣J97643
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K4
AT653
Q98
♣AKQ
♠65
KQ8
AT52
♣T852
♠QJT82
J742
K763
♣-
6
189
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥3 NT3
EW: -/1♣ 2 2/1 2/3NT
       ♣6/7 ♠2
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  4 W -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  200          5.50   0.50  4 E -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  100          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D3-Shaw-Nye
         50    3.00   3.00  3♠ S -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        600    2.00   4.00  3N W      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        620    1.00   5.00  4 W      D2-Downard-Waples vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        660    0.00   6.00  3N W +2   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and East raises. West may just bid the game, or he may use a Help Suit Game Try--which will also get them to game. Lacking anything better to do, North leads a club. To his dismay, South ruffs and now leads the Q. Ouch!



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass212
44PassPass
DblAll pass  
  1. artificial, invitational heart raise

The Bidding: West is too strong to open 1NT and too weak to open 2NT. So West opens 1 in 3rd seat. East, a passed hand with 10 Support Points, wants to invite a heart game. Because opening light in 3rd seat is a common winning tactic, East uses to Drury to allow the partnership to stop at the 2-level. As Gavin Wolpert discusses in his "Reverse Drury and Passed Hand Bidding" article, some partnerships use an artificial 2 response and an artificial 2 response to differentiate between 3-card and 4+ card raises. South infers North's heart shortness. Since North didn't act over 1, North is likely to be weak. East-West are likely to have a heart game. South risks a 2 overcall to suggest a sacrifice. West's Losing Trick Count of 5½ suggests a slam isn't likely. West bids 4. North sacrifices in 4. This is a Forcing Pass situation. East is happy to leave the decision to West. West doubles for penalty.

At tables where South doesn't overcall 2, East-West arrive at 4 and North-South aren't likely to find their making "sacrifice".

The Play in 4: A club lead destroys 4. South ruffs and finesses against declarer's King. The defense quickly scores 2 spades and 2 club ruffs, and will eventually score a diamond trick. If South could see through the backs of the cards, they would underlead their spades. Now the defense can navigate a 3rd club ruff to hold declarer to 7 tricks.

If the defense doesn't navigate a club, declarer has an easy path to 10 tricks. Declarer cashes the King and Queen as a Safety Play against a 4-1 break. When North shows out on the 2nd round of hearts, declarer has a marked finesse against the Jack. Double finessing the diamonds offers a 75% chance of holding diamond losers to 1. When South wins the King, they shift to the Queen, finessing declarer's King. The defense scores a diamond and 2 spades to hold declarer to 10 tricks.

The Play in 4X: The "sacrifice" is highly profitable with the King and King well positioned for declarer, and West holding AKQ tight. 3 ruffs establish North's club suit. Declarer picks up spades without a loser. Declarer eliminates East's spades, hearts, and clubs while taking 10 tricks: 2 + 2 ruffs + 3 + 3 ruffs. When declarer exits a diamond at trick 12, East has no choice but to concede a diamond for declarer's 11th trick.

In his "Limit Bids: Evaluating Hands for Slams Part 3" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses how a good trump fit and a low Short Suit Total allows dramatically decreases the HCP needed to score a lot of tricks. This board takes Andrew's point to the extreme with the favorable lie of the cards.



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7 ♠532
AKJ973
98
♣J4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T96
QT42
QT2
♣Q32
♠J74
65
AK743
♣AT9
♠AKQ8
8
J65
♣K8765
9
612
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥3 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   1.50  3 N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  140          4.50   1.50  3 N      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  140          4.50   1.50  2 N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  140          4.50   1.50  2 N +1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  110          2.00   4.00  2♠ S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        100    1.00   5.00  2 N -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D3-Shaw-Nye
        200    0.00   6.00  3N S -2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D2-Nielsen-Hall

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and North responds 1. East is likely to overcall 2, which will pass around to North. North's 2 bid is not forcing and should buy the contract. If E-W don't break clubs, declarer might even be able to run the spades and shag a club loser--though this time East has the A so it's irrelevant.



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8 ♠T9865
4
754
♣QJ96
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A
T52
AKQJ963
♣73
♠QJ43
K863
T2
♣A82
♠K72
AQJ97
8
♣KT54
3
1410
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2♠  ♦3 ♥6 NT3
EW: 3 3NT  ♣5 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -300 4♠*-NS/4♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.92   0.08  6N E -3   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
   50          4.17   1.83  5 W -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D3-Shaw-Nye
   50          4.17   1.83  5 W -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        400    1.83   4.17  3N E      D2-Downard-Waples vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        400    1.83   4.17  3N E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        430    0.08   5.92  3N E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West is much to good for 3 and 4 shows a different sort of hand, so 1 it is. East will bid 1 and West quite reasonably bids 3 now. East will try 3NT and be rewarded with nine tricks--ten with an opening heart lead.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Pass
3NTAll pass  

The Bidding: After West opens 1, East respond 1. Since a takeout double and an Unusual 2 Notrump overcall are available to show the unbid suits, it is common to treat a cue bid in the sandwich seat as natural. Here, a natural 2 overcall is risky. South only has 5 hearts, and could be tapped in diamonds. Passing seems best. West's jump to 3NT is an offer to play with a source of tricks in diamonds. South could make a Lightner Double Double asking for a heart lead, but South isn't sure a heart lead will set 3NT. South has good support for a club or a spade lead. Passing seems best.

The Play: North longest suit is spades, but it may be difficult to establish North's weak spade suit. Clubs are likely to be easier to establish. North prefers leading the Queen, top of an honor sequence, because clubs may be easier to establish. Declarer has 9 quick winners. Declarer may try for a 10th trick by running the Queen. Lacking the 10, South shouldn't cover the Queen. If south errs, declarer has their 10th trick.



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9 ♠J72
93
T6
♣AT9852
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AT63
QT84
AKQ
♣73
♠94
7652
832
♣QJ64
♠KQ85
AKJ
J9754
♣K
5
153
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  3 E -3   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  200          4.50   1.50  1N W -2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  200          4.50   1.50  3 E -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  100          3.00   3.00  1N W -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    1.50   4.50  3N S -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaw-Nye
         50    1.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        110    0.00   6.00  2 E      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South's 1 opener is overcalled 1NT which East will pass with some (rightful) trepidation. If East dares Stayman, he'll be delighted to hear 2--but what would he do if the answer were 2. pray tell? Vulnerability will make this a painful hand for E-W.



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10 ♠AKQ4
AKT87
764
♣5
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠95
Q43
JT532
♣A72
♠JT763
5
AQ
♣KQ863
♠82
J962
K98
♣JT94
16
712
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          4.50   1.50  3 N +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  170          4.50   1.50  3 N +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  170          4.50   1.50  3 N +1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  170          4.50   1.50  2 N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  140          1.00   5.00  3 N      D2-Downard-Waples vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  140          1.00   5.00  3 N      D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
  140          1.00   5.00  2 N +1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. West bids 1NT and North comes in with 2. East and South both pass. North will enjoy several overtricks, but I can't see this game being bid. Try making it if West has the A...



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11 ♠KQJ
T9
K75
♣Q8732
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠97
Q6
AT9632
♣J54
♠T2
AK843
J84
♣KT6
♠A86543
J752
Q
♣A9
11
711
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦4 ♥6
EW: 3 1  ♣5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.50   0.50  4♠ S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  420          5.50   0.50  4♠ S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ S      D2-Downard-Waples vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ S      D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
         50    1.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
         50    1.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D7-Graham-McAdams
         50    1.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

This is far from an ideal Rule of 20 hand, but I won't be surprised if some open 1 or even 2 with this mangy suit. It's awfully convenient to find partner with three high honors. Even so nine tricks are there to enjoy. If South passes, either North or East will probably act.



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12 ♠Q53
974
AT
♣AJ763
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠976
KT832
82
♣542
♠AKJT842
AJ
QJ6
♣K
♠-
Q65
K97543
♣QT98
11
319
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4  ♥6 ♠4/3 NT4
EW: 3♠  ♣2 ♦3 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaw-Nye
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        140    3.00   3.00  1♠ E +2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        170    2.00   4.00  1♠ E +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        200    1.00   5.00  3♠ E +2   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        420    0.00   6.00  4♠ E      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Five losers preclude a 2 bid for East--and even 4 will turn out to be too much at most tables. If South starts with a diamond, North will be able to score her trump Queen on the third diamond lead and there's no getting around a club loser without outstanding luck.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Pass
Pass234
All pass   

The Bidding: North's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. Most will reasonably pass. East's singleton King isn't carrying it full wait. East opens their powerful hand 1. South lacks the strength to overcall 2. Preempting with a weak diamond suit at unfavorable vulnerability is risky. South has 12 Support Points, but doubling for takeout opposite a passed hand is risky. It is easy to imagine going for -200 or worse in 2. Passing seems best. West, with 4 Support Points for spades, has nothing to say.

North has a choice between passing, balancing 1NT, and balancing 2. North's Q53 aren't much of a stopper. Balancing 2 seems best. East has no interest in defending 2 or a potential 3 bid. East jumps to 3. South, with a great passed hand in support of clubs, competes to 4. East was expecting a positive score on the board. That doesn't mean they can beat 4. Some may double thinking 4 making for North-South will be a terrible board and they don't have much to lose if it makes. However, they have no reason to think this auction is unusual. Passing seems best. West can infer East's club shortness. West, with 3-card spade support and a potentially useful King, has a close choice between passing and bidding 4. Bidding 4 is a winner when it makes or when it is a profitable sacrifice over a making 4 contract. Bidding 4 loses when it goes for a number, is a phantom sacrifice, or pushes North-South to a making 5 contract. West's spade length decreases the likelihood of scoring spade tricks on defense. Since East didn't double 4, there is a good chance for 4 is making. Given West's 2 Cover Cards , it is likely 9 tricks are available in a spade contract. It is a close choice between passing and risking a 4 sacrifice.

The Play in 4: East leads the Ace or King according to their agreements. Dummy ruffs. If East had the Ace-King, they might have led a heart. This negative inference increases the likelihood West has the Ace or the King. If so, West cannot hold the King. They would have responded to East's 1 opening bid. Declarers who back their judgment drop East's King. Now declarer can establish diamonds with a ruff and score 11 tricks: 1 ruff + 5 + 5.

East must lead the Ace and continue their Jack to hold declarer to 10 tricks. It would be quite the false care to continue the Jack from AKJ(10). Declarer reasonably places East with AJ doubleton and ducks from dummy. Now West must make the same inference and rise with the King and give East a heart ruff.

The Play in 4X: South's standard lead is the 10, top of an interior sequence. If playing Coded Nines and Tens, South would lead the 9 to show the 10 and either the Queen or King. Since Coded leads are very helpful to an astute declarer, few experts use them for the opening lead. Either way, North plays the Ace and drops South's King. Now North can switch to the Ace and score the first 4 tricks by continuing diamonds and scoring a ruff.

On a passive club continuation, declarer ruffs. With a 2-1 spade break and a 3-3 heart break, declarer could score the rest of the tricks. Declarer cashes the Ace and learns North started with Q53. Declarer has 2 potential entries to dummy, the King and a diamond ruff. Declarer cashes the Ace. Playing standard Count Signals , North plays the 4 to unambiguously show an odd count. When declarer continues the Jack, South knows covering would be a disaster. South ducks and dummy overtakes with the King. At this point declarer could take the marked spade finesse to score 9 tricks: 7 + 2. Declarer prefers to try to score a diamond ruff for their 10th trick. The bad diamond split foils declarer's plan. North overruffs to score the defense's 4th trick.



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13 ♠K6
AKQT642
Q
♣KJ6
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J5432
J3
932
♣T74
♠AT98
98
AT54
♣A53
♠Q7
75
KJ876
♣Q982
18
212
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 4 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1160          6.00   0.00  1* N +5  D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
  650          4.50   1.50  4 N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  650          4.50   1.50  4 N +1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  620          3.00   3.00  4 N      D2-Downard-Waples vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  300          2.00   4.00  4♠ W -3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  170          0.50   5.50  3 N +1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  170          0.50   5.50  3 N +1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D3-Shaw-Nye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North can open 2 but won't get beyond the heart game with South's "quacky" holding--no aces for the declaring side except in trump. What will East lead? A trump seems the best bet. Will East cover the Q? Can't be blamed for ducking and there goes a loser.



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14 ♠AKJ6
Q952
KJ85
♣Q
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠74
A4
76432
♣K876
♠T982
JT87
Q
♣A942
♠Q53
K63
AT9
♣JT53
16
77
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3 4♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.50   0.50  3N S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  400          5.50   0.50  3N S      D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  180          3.00   3.00  1N S +3   D2-Downard-Waples vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  180          3.00   3.00  1N S +3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  180          3.00   3.00  1N S +3   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  140          1.00   5.00  2♠ N +1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    0.00   6.00  3N S -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Hall

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and South bids 1NT. If North invites with 2NT, South will be glad to go to game--as he also will if North reverses instead of raising the NT. Either minor suit lead from West does no harm to declarer. Nine tricks coming up.



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15 ♠AT75
J87
T64
♣JT3
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠K842
43
Q72
♣K874
♠QJ963
6
AJ95
♣A96
♠-
AKQT952
K83
♣Q52
6
812
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♠4
EW: 2/1♣ 2 3♠  ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   1.00  5♠* E -1  D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  100          5.00   1.00  4♠* E -1  D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
  100          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -2   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        100    2.00   4.00  5 S -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        100    2.00   4.00  5 S -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        100    2.00   4.00  5 S -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D3-Shaw-Nye
        200    0.00   6.00  5 S -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and may jump to the heart game even when North bids 1 in response. Most will bid a non-forcing 3, though. and bid a sigh of relief when East holds the A. Overtricks are welcome, but 3 is the safe place to land.



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16 ♠AJ543
3
Q942
♣AK5
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K86
Q87
65
♣98643
♠QT72
AJ9
AKJ83
♣J
♠9
KT6542
T7
♣QT72
14
516
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 1  ♦6/5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1 2/1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: -100 3♣*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.00   0.00  2N N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  100          4.50   1.50  2 E -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
  100          4.50   1.50  2 E -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D3-Shaw-Nye
         50    2.50   3.50  2N N -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
         50    2.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
         90    1.00   5.00  2 E      D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    0.00   6.00  2N S -2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D7-Graham-McAdams

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and East bids 2. South has the shape but not the values to use a Negative Double . When 2 passes back to North, he'll pass, too. South leads his 9 and gets a ruff, then a second ruff when he returns a club. But East's stiff club will end the defensive party.



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17 ♠42
J
JT973
♣QJT84
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K76
98
A62
♣AK976
♠QJT853
T6432
K4
♣-
♠A9
AKQ75
Q85
♣532
5
146
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1 4♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    6.00   0.00  3♠ E      D2-Downard-Waples vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        170    3.50   2.50  3♠ E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        170    3.50   2.50  3♠ E +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaw-Nye
        170    3.50   2.50  2♠ E +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        170    3.50   2.50  1♠ E +3   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D7-Graham-McAdams

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will South open 1 or 1NT? The latter is popular these days. If it is 1, West will double and East may just go for 4, a great contract even when North gets to discard on the second heart lead--so what! Just three major suit losers for the defense.



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18 ♠T8
865
K63
♣QJ632
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AQJ72
T4
85
♣T984
♠4
AJ
AQJT974
♣A75
♠K9653
KQ9732
2
♣K
6
716
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦2/1 ♠4 NT2/1
EW: 3♣ 5 2♠ 5NT  ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   0.50  5 E -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D7-Graham-McAdams
   50          5.50   0.50  4 E -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        400    3.50   2.50  5 E      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        400    3.50   2.50  5 E      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        430    2.00   4.00  3N E +1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        460    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
        460    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaw-Nye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. South bids 2 (5-5 or more in the majors) and West passes. North will choose hearts and East will jump in diamonds. Will this be enough to coax a bid out of West? That Michaels Cue Bid bid will be a real disincentive. Several finesses have to work for the diamond game to succeed--and the odds are agin 'em.



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19 ♠K982
Q9832
Q2
♣72
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A763
KJ74
AT8
♣63
♠T
T65
K63
♣QJT854
♠QJ54
A
J9754
♣AK9
7
126
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥6
EW: 3♣ 1  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  2♠ S +2   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  150          5.00   1.00  2N S +1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  140          3.50   2.50  1♠ S +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
  120          1.50   4.50  2N S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  120          1.50   4.50  1N S +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
         50    0.00   6.00  2N S -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
20 ♠AT85
9865
3
♣Q952
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J62
AQJ
AQJT8
♣64
♠KQ7
T742
K764
♣AT
♠943
K3
952
♣KJ873
6
1512
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦1 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
EW: 6 4 2♠ 4NT  ♣6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -1370 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    6.00   0.00  3 W +3   D2-Downard-Waples vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        600    5.00   1.00  3N E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaw-Nye
        620    4.00   2.00  4 E      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        660    3.00   3.00  3N E +2   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        690    1.00   5.00  3N W +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
        690    1.00   5.00  3N W +3   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        690    1.00   5.00  3N W +3   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
21 ♠AQ943
93
AK7
♣KJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠5
854
QJT98432
♣4
♠T876
AJT6
-
♣AQ972
♠KJ2
KQ72
65
♣T653
17
311
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 3/2♠ 3NT  ♦4 ♥6/5
EW: 2  ♣4 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +300 4*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.50   0.50  5* W -2  D2-Downard-Waples vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  300          5.50   0.50  5* W -2  D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ N      D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ N      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Shaw-Nye
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        200    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
22 ♠AQJ
KT43
73
♣KT52
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K863
A95
KT54
♣Q8
♠T5
J872
A96
♣AJ94
♠9742
Q6
QJ82
♣763
13
1210
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5/4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT5/4
EW: 2♣ 2 3 1/2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         80    6.00   0.00  1 E      D2-Downard-Waples vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
         90    5.00   1.00  1N E      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        110    3.00   3.00  1 E +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Shaw-Nye
        110    3.00   3.00  1 E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        110    3.00   3.00  2 W +1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
        130    1.00   5.00  2 W +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        150    0.00   6.00  2♠ S -3   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
23 ♠KJT54
652
Q3
♣J93
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠97632
-
J874
♣A865
♠A
T743
AKT65
♣KQ2
♠Q8
AKQJ98
92
♣T74
7
516
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1/2 ♦0 ♥6 ♠4 NT3
EW: 5♣ 7 3♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -2000 7*-NS-7
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  3 S      D2-Downard-Waples vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        130    5.00   1.00  3♣ W +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        170    4.00   2.00  4 E +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        190    3.00   3.00  4 E +3   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
        200    1.50   4.50  3 S -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        200    1.50   4.50  2 S -2   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
       1100    0.00   6.00  4* S -4  D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Shaw-Nye
24 ♠AJ3
AQJ
5432
♣542
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQ84
KT4
K8
♣K986
♠T
8753
QJT96
♣JT7
♠97652
962
A7
♣AQ3
12
144
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♠ 1/2NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6
EW: 1 1  ♣6 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  1♠ S +2   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
   50          4.00   2.00  1N W -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Graham-McAdams
   50          4.00   2.00  1♠ W -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Shaw-Nye
   50          4.00   2.00  2♣ W -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
         70    2.00   4.00  1♣ W      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
         90    1.00   5.00  2♣ W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        150    0.00   6.00  1N W +2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
25 ♠75
T8653
4
♣KQJ73
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K642
AKQ
J6
♣8654
♠QT83
J
AQ92
♣AT92
♠AJ9
9742
KT8753
♣-
6
1313
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♦5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2/1 3/2♠ 2NT  ♥6/5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  6♠ W -4   D2-Downard-Waples vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  200          5.00   1.00  3♠ W -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  100          3.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  100          3.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
        800    0.00   6.00  5* N -4  D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
26 ♠K65
J
T7
♣QJT8762
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T9
6532
K532
♣K95
♠A3
QT74
QJ9864
♣3
♠QJ8742
AK98
A
♣A4
7
69
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 5♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥6 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.00   0.00  4♠ S +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
  650          4.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  650          4.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  650          4.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  620          1.50   4.50  4♠ S      D2-Downard-Waples vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  620          1.50   4.50  4♠ S      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D7-Graham-McAdams
        100    0.00   6.00  5♠ S -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
27 ♠QJ8
3
AT4
♣JT9864
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T32
KQJ7
K3
♣Q732
♠K64
A92
J8652
♣K5
♠A975
T8654
Q97
♣A
8
1111
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1 2♠  NT6
EW: 1NT  ♣5/4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  2♠ S +1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  110          5.00   1.00  3♣ N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  100          4.00   2.00  2N E -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Nielsen-Hall
   50          3.00   3.00  1N E -1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
    PASS       1.50   4.50  Pass Out  D2-Downard-Waples vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
    PASS       1.50   4.50  Pass Out  D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    0.00   6.00  3♣ N -1   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D3-Shaw-Nye
28 ♠AK6
AQJ98
J3
♣AT6
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T32
532
T
♣Q98732
♠QJ
T764
A942
♣KJ4
♠98754
K
KQ8765
♣5
19
211
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 2 5♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦1 ♥3 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +1370 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.00   0.00  3N N +2   D5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs D3-Shaw-Nye
  650          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D7-Graham-McAdams
  630          3.50   2.50  3N N +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Wagner-Wagner
  630          3.50   2.50  3N N +1   D6-Petroff-Rockefeller vs D5-Buckley-Robbins
  620          2.00   4.00  4 N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  600          1.00   5.00  3N N      D2-Downard-Waples vs D4-Smith-Ellenberger
  210          0.00   6.00  2N N +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Nielsen-Hall