- Saturday Morn - September 29, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 181 MP  Geomean: 127 MP
(based on 37 players, 3 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Vandiver - Marsha Vandiver 59.52 1st OA 1.46
Barry Tronstad - Denise Tronstad 58.63 2nd OA 1.10
Robert Riveles - Vonnay Brook 58.33 3rd OA 0.82
Mark Eckhout - Mimi Draves 57.14 4th OA 0.62
Harry Anand - Susan Lang 56.25 2/3rd OB 0.69
Lynette Haas - Sharon Matthews 56.25 2/3rd OB 0.69
Darlene Yeowell - Mona Hyman 55.95 3rd SA 0.40
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Sally Rea - Tim Rea 55.36 4th OB 0.44
Sheila Moore - Teresa Moore 51.19 4th SA 0.28
Carol Marquez-Olson - Linda Forsyth 49.70 1st OC 0.82
Adele McGinnis - Sandy Klein 47.62 2nd OC 0.62
Joan Cathcart - Mary Naumann 46.43 3rd OC 0.46
Iris Acutt - Ray Escobedo 45.24 1st SC 0.24
Helen Lynn Weeks - James Weeks 44.05 2nd SC 0.17
EVENT>499er Pairs              |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> D N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>September 29, 2018 |CLUB NO.>131102    | 09/29/2018 15:41
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Championship (80%, 70%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>500/200/100    |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=4                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Robert Carrier         Connie Galloway          C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     67.50  40.18
 2 Robert Riveles         Vonnay Brook             A   3     .     .   |   2     .     .     98.00  58.33  0.82(OA)
 3 James Weeks            Helen Lynn Weeks         C   .     .     .   |   .     .     2     74.00  44.05  0.17(SC)
 4 Tim Rea                Sally Rea                B   .     4     .   |   .     2     .     93.00  55.36  0.44(OB)
 5 Kirit Dharia           Taru Dharia              A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     88.00  52.38
 6 Marsha Vandiver        Kenneth Vandiver         A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    100.00  59.52  1.46(OA)
 7 Iris Acutt             Ray Escobedo             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     1     76.00  45.24  0.24(SC)
 8 Sharon Matthews        Lynette Haas             B  5/6   2/3    .   |   4     1     .     94.50  56.25  0.69(OB)
 9 Shelly Melnick         Ron Melnick              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     53.00  31.55
10 Mark Eckhout           Mimi Draves              A   4     .     .   |   3     .     .     96.00  57.14  0.62(OA)
                                          Totals                                            840.00

EVENT>499er Pairs              |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> D E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>500/200/100    |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=4                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Carol Marquez-Olson    Linda Forsyth            C   .     5     1   |   .     3     1     83.50  49.70  0.82(OC)
 2 Mary Naumann           Joan Cathcart            C   .     .     3   |   .     .     .     78.00  46.43  0.46(OC)
 3 Darlene Yeowell        Mona Hyman               A   .     .     .   |   3     .     .     94.00  55.95  0.40(SA)
 4 Raymond Kilius         Paula Reach              A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     71.50  42.56
 5 Susan Lang             Harry Anand              B  5/6   2/3    .   |   2     2     .     94.50  56.25  0.69(OB)
 6 Barry Tronstad         Denise Tronstad          B   2     1     .   |   1     1     .     98.50  58.63  1.10(OA)
 7 Barbara Fitzgerald     Jeffrey Steward          C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     75.50  44.94
 8 Sandy Klein            Adele McGinnis           C   .     .     2   |   .     .     2     80.00  47.62  0.62(OC)
 9 Teresa Moore           Sheila Moore             A   .     .     .   |   4     .     .     86.00  51.19  0.28(SA)
10 John Anderson          Ann Nickerson            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.50  46.73
                                          Totals                                            840.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AJ5
AKT842
5
♣954
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q872
J
AJT92
♣Q72
♠T96
Q9653
Q74
♣JT
♠K43
7
K863
♣AK863
12
105
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 4 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          7.00   0.00  3N N +2   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D5-Lang-Anand
  150          6.00   1.00  3♣ S +2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
         50    3.50   3.50  3N S -1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
         50    3.50   3.50  3N S -1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
         50    3.50   3.50  3N S -1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D9-Moore-Moore
         50    3.50   3.50  2 N -1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        100    0.50   6.50  3N S -2   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        100    0.50   6.50  4 N -2   D4-Rea-Rea vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass2Pass2NT
Pass4All pass 

With a singleton and a six card major in need of work, North will override any suggestion to play game in notrump, and the sooner the statement is made, the less convincing South needs.

When the J falls, North should reconsider the straightforward line of drawing trumps. Instead, try to ruff diamonds in the North hand, take the spade finesse, hope that spades are 2-2, and cash two clubs. Despite the fact that the A is offside, this plan, eloping with the small trumps by ruffing diamonds while East helplessly follows suit, succeeds.



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2 ♠KQT92
AKT5
AT86
♣-
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J754
Q3
J54
♣A632
♠A6
876
K32
♣KJT94
♠83
J942
Q97
♣Q875
16
811
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2 4 2♠  ♣6 NT6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥2 ♠4/5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   1.00  1♠ N +3   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  170          6.00   1.00  3 N +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D9-Moore-Moore
  170          6.00   1.00  2 S +2   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  140          3.50   3.50  3♠ N      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  140          3.50   3.50  2♠ N +1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  100          2.00   5.00  3♣ E -2   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D5-Lang-Anand
        200    1.00   6.00  4 N -2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
        300    0.00   7.00  3N S -3   D4-Rea-Rea vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass12?Pass
3DblPass3
Pass4All pass 

East made a rather poor overcall, letting South off the hook, but when West raised, North still had enough oomph to double for takeout, and then, optimistically, raise to game.

Optimistic, sir North! Many things are favorably poised for NS, such as the doubleton trump queen, and in some variations it might be necessary to finesse for the spade jack, rather than playing to drop the suit or hope for the ace to be onside.

But it can be made, as you can see from an examination of the hand record. Did you, without that aid? However, plus 170 might be almost as good at matchpoints. Remember, close games that take luck or great skill to fulfill, while paying off in tops, will achieve near tops just by playing your cards well and just being in the right part score.



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3 ♠763
KQ754
7
♣9643
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QT98
92
K95
♣AJ87
♠AJ5
T63
AT8
♣KQ52
♠K42
AJ8
QJ6432
♣T
5
1014
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  2 N      D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D9-Moore-Moore
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  100          5.50   1.50  4♣ E -1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
   90          4.00   3.00  2 S      D4-Rea-Rea vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
         50    3.00   4.00  2 S -1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        100    2.00   5.00  2 S -2   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D5-Lang-Anand
        140    0.50   6.50  3♠ E      D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        140    0.50   6.50  2♠ W +1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass2
DblPassPass3
All pass   

East has the best hand at the table in terms of HCP, but has no good bid after 1 P 1. The pattern is just awful. West to the rescue! The East hand should not get the scent of game from West's competitive double, especially in light of the awful heart holding and the 4333 pattern. Enough to find a good part score.

Spades luckily make 110, trumps compliantly breaking 3-3, but clubs should score 110 in some comfort., so long as diamonds are played first by winning the K. After that, leading a diamond toward the ace cannot be hurt by North's ruffing, for that would be a loser ruffed with a dangerous trump holding.

So 110 is a likely EW score in either spades or clubs. Beating 2 a couple of tricks just isn't quite as good.



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4 ♠AK874
QT8
J
♣A842
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q96
A96
T832
♣KQT
♠T3
K53
AK964
♣J96
♠J52
J742
Q75
♣753
14
1111
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  1♠ N +1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  100          5.50   1.50  2N W -1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  100          5.50   1.50  3 E -1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
   80          3.50   3.50  1♠ N      D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
   80          3.50   3.50  1♠ N      D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        100    2.00   5.00  1♠ N -1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D9-Moore-Moore
        110    1.00   6.00  3 E      D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        200    0.00   7.00  1♠ N -2   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1PassPass
1NTPassPassPass

Balancing notrumps resemble weak notrumps, both being in the 12-14 HCP range for balanced hands. West will balance 1NT when North opens 1 and no one can bid, and South might have a wary eye on the red stripe (dangerous vulnerability, minus 100 for each undoubled trick, 200/500 for doubled undertricks).

1NT is relatively safe, offering East a variety of contracts, but today the 1NT spot seems just about right.



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5 ♠QJT9762
QJ
J
♣A98
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AK53
K76
K
♣KJ642
♠84
5432
Q9765
♣T5
♠-
AT98
AT8432
♣Q73
11
172
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2/3 1 2/4♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +620 4♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  250          7.00   0.00  4♣ W -5   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  170          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  140          4.50   2.50  3♠ N      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  140          4.50   2.50  3♠ N      D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        100    2.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D9-Moore-Moore
        100    2.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        100    2.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        200    0.00   7.00  3♠* N -1  D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 3All pass 

The only reason this hand can possibly take ten tricks is the lucky layout of the club suit, allowing the "intra-finesse" to garner two club tricks for declarer. Here's how it works: In the absence of a terribly unlucky lead such as the T, declarer can lead and pass the 8, losing to the J, but then later, by leading the Q, pins the T and scores two club tricks. Of course, the T lead gives two club tricks on the get-go.

The reason the computer gives South making 4, but North just 2 lies partly on the club situation, but also because West cannot lead a heart with the same effect that a heart lead from East would have. South can thus make ten tricks, North just eight, based on the lead potential.

Of course, South will NEVER play spades, so all of the above is completely academic.



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6 ♠K
KT95
985
♣JT853
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QT62
64
AQT42
♣A2
♠98754
AQJ87
76
♣7
♠AJ3
32
KJ3
♣KQ964
7
127
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦2/3 ♥2 ♠2 NT4
EW: 3 4 5♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.50   0.50  3♣ S      D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  110          6.50   0.50  3♣ S      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D9-Moore-Moore
  100          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
   90          4.00   3.00  2♣ S      D8-Matthews-Haas vs D4-Kilius-Reach
         50    3.00   4.00  3♣ S -1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        200    2.00   5.00  3♠ W +2   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
        650    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        650    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
1112
233Pass
3All pass  

For eight consecutive turns following East's initial pass, everybody bids for eight consecutive turns.

East did a yeoman's job after passing, introducing a nine-high suit and cue-bidding to make a game try, but West cannot quite get there from this beginning. Perhaps his mind should consider that the hearts are probably well-placed on the auction, and that the diamonds might be as well, to justify South's opening bid. That gets West close to bidding game, but it is the spade honors vs. heart honors that are elusive.

Kudos to those EW pairs who do bid game constructively, luck is with those who get pushed.



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7 ♠53
52
AJ52
♣KQJ84
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠4
KQT87
K63
♣7652
♠QJ872
64
Q974
♣T9
♠AKT96
AJ93
T8
♣A3
11
85
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 2 3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4/3 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.50   0.50  5N N      D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  660          6.50   0.50  3N S +2   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  630          3.50   3.50  3N S +1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  630          3.50   3.50  3N S +1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  630          3.50   3.50  3N N +1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D9-Moore-Moore
  630          3.50   3.50  3N N +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  600          0.50   6.50  3N S      D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D5-Lang-Anand
  600          0.50   6.50  3N N      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1NTPass2
Pass2NTPass3NT
All pass   

South needs some value bid from North to bid this game, and North's sequence provides just that, 1NT forcing followed by 2NT showing right at 11 HCP. North has a bit extra in the form of an excellent club suit, but it is not enough to force game after a 1 bid by today's standards.

Making the eleven tricks available as shown by Deep Finesse will require delicate handling and a Deep Finesse, indeed, playing a spade to the nine on the first round of that suit. Perhaps the prior play will suggest that somehow, but normally it would appear that playing spades from the top is the better method, winning against Qx, Jx, QJ, or any singleton honor in the West hand, breaking even against all 3-3 splits.

Nine top tricks may be all some declarers manage.



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8 ♠J9652
7
AQ73
♣975
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠87
984
J9842
♣AJ6
♠AT4
QT6532
5
♣KQ3
♠KQ3
AKJ
KT6
♣T842
7
611
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3♠ 3NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ N      D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  300          6.00   1.00  4* E -2  D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  180          5.00   2.00  2N S +2   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  140          3.00   4.00  3♠ N      D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D9-Moore-Moore
  140          3.00   4.00  3♠ N      D8-Matthews-Haas vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  140          3.00   4.00  2♠ S +1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
   50          0.50   6.50  3 E -1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
   50          0.50   6.50  3 E -1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D5-Lang-Anand

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass11NT
Pass2Pass2
All pass   

The number of tricks taken by declarer will depend precisely on the opening lead.

A trump will result in nine -- A followed by three clubs seems easy for the defense.

A heart lead will allow two club discards, after which declarer will lose one club, one spade, and one diamond.

A diamond lead will threaten eleven tricks unless the diamond ruff can be found -- declarer will play a heart at trick 2, finessing the J, then the AK, discarding clubs, and then a spade. East will lead the K, which West must overtake to give a diamond ruff. Otherwise, eleven tricks.



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9 ♠76
A432
AQT4
♣JT3
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠98543
J6
J753
♣A5
♠QJT
T9875
K86
♣98
♠AK2
KQ
92
♣KQ7642
11
66
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6/5♣ 3 3 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥4 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +920 6♣-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          7.00   0.00  3N S +3   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  460          5.50   1.50  3N S +2   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  460          5.50   1.50  3N S +2   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  420          3.00   4.00  5♣ S +1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  420          3.00   4.00  5♣ S +1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  420          3.00   4.00  5♣ S +1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  130          1.00   6.00  2♣ S +2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D5-Lang-Anand
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D9-Moore-Moore

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass3Pass4
Pass4NTPass6
All pass   

North has 2 1/2 quick tricks and a halfway decent four card diamond suit, suitable for lead purposes, if the opponents gain the lead. Accordingly, an opening bid is not out of line. South bids 2, game forcing, and North is stuck. 3 seems the least of evils, and South is encouraged to bid 4, Minorwood. After North owns up to two key cards, South bids the club slam.

Will South find the only opening bid that beats the contract? A diamond does the trick, but only on trick one.

If that's what it takes, I'd say that the slam should be bid. Otherwise, South knocks out the trump ace, unblocks hearts, ruffs a spade, draws a second trump and discards a diamond on the A. Then get to hand and draw the last trump. Claim time.



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10 ♠2
AT2
852
♣KQ6532
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QT64
QJ865
J43
♣4
♠AKJ53
73
AQ
♣AJ98
♠987
K94
KT976
♣T7
9
619
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3 4♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   1.50  5♠ E -1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D9-Moore-Moore
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2Pass3Pass
3Pass4Pass
4All pass  

The first bid after the raise was ostensibly a game try, declined. However, 4 was clearly a slam try, for game has now been forced, and that fact relates back to the club bid (the cards have not changed).

But West cannot help at all, and East should be happy (well, not really. Let's say East is resigned) to passing 4.



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11 ♠A8752
-
Q3
♣A96543
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J
KJ97
K52
♣KQT87
♠Q9
AT86543
AJ94
♣-
♠KT643
Q2
T876
♣J2
10
1311
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥0 NT3
EW: 3/4 6 1NT  ♣6 ♠4
LoTT: 21 - 21 = 0
Par: -500 6♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ N      D4-Rea-Rea vs D4-Kilius-Reach
         50    6.00   1.00  4♠ N -1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        450    5.00   2.00  5 E      D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        480    2.00   5.00  5 E +1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        480    2.00   5.00  4 W +2   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
        480    2.00   5.00  4 E +2   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        480    2.00   5.00  4 E +2   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D9-Moore-Moore
        480    2.00   5.00  4 E +2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1124
PassPass? 

East will probably bid 5, not really having an alternative. Double is probably the alternative, not 5, for the club void is a drag on the offensive prospects, and with two aces and club shortness, it would appear that the defense would be profitable.

Wrong!

In fact, if West leads a heart, the defense fails and the result will be minus 590. Only a club honor lead beats 4.

5 seems unilateral by East, and unjustified by West, but if anyone can muster that bid, playing hearts is the winner. Slam??? Well, that is a bit much to foresee.

East might expect some support for hearts from West, who is marked with spade shortness, so might well bid 5. That is at least some inference beyond just looking at East's own cards.



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12 ♠9873
T84
A65
♣AJ2
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠QJT
9763
KQ972
♣Q
♠6542
KJ52
T8
♣K97
♠AK
AQ
J43
♣T86543
9
107
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 2♠ 4NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♦6/5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.50   1.50  2N N +1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  150          5.50   1.50  2N N +1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  150          5.50   1.50  2♣ S +3   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D9-Moore-Moore
  150          5.50   1.50  2♣ S +3   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  130          2.50   4.50  3♣ S +1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  130          2.50   4.50  2♣ S +2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  100          1.00   6.00  3 W -2   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
   50          0.00   7.00  1 E -1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
13 ♠864
982
T53
♣KQ87
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJT932
643
Q62
♣9
♠A75
AT
A987
♣AT42
♠K
KQJ75
KJ4
♣J653
5
516
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 1♣ 5 1 5♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  2 S +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D9-Moore-Moore
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  100          5.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
   80          3.00   4.00  1 S      D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        100    2.00   5.00  2 S -1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        170    0.50   6.50  3♠ W +1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
        170    0.50   6.50  2♠ W +2   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D5-Lang-Anand
14 ♠92
AQJ7
QT
♣JT543
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K6
632
J7642
♣AQ2
♠QJ83
9854
AK8
♣K9
♠AT754
KT
953
♣876
10
1013
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 2 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3N E -2   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
   50          6.00   1.00  3 W -1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
         90    4.50   2.50  1N W      D4-Rea-Rea vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
         90    4.50   2.50  2 W      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D9-Moore-Moore
        110    3.00   4.00  2 W +1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        120    2.00   5.00  1N E +1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D5-Lang-Anand
        130    0.50   6.50  2 E +2   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        130    0.50   6.50  2 E +2   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D4-Kilius-Reach
15 ♠AQ3
87654
Q84
♣A3
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T74
KJ92
AK62
♣96
♠J985
-
JT97
♣QJ875
♠K62
AQT3
53
♣KT42
12
115
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 3 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          7.00   0.00  5* W -4  D4-Rea-Rea vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  620          6.00   1.00  4 N      D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  110          5.00   2.00  2 N      D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D5-Lang-Anand
        100    3.50   3.50  4 N -1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        100    3.50   3.50  3 N -1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        200    1.00   6.00  4 S -2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        200    1.00   6.00  4 N -2   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D9-Moore-Moore
        200    1.00   6.00  4 N -2   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
16 ♠Q5
9852
KJ7
♣KQJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AJT9743
4
83
♣A42
♠K62
AKQ7
QT62
♣85
♠8
JT63
A954
♣T763
12
914
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥3 ♠1 NT2
EW: 1♣ 2 1 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    7.00   0.00  3♠ W +2   D4-Rea-Rea vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D5-Lang-Anand
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
        680    0.00   7.00  4♠ W +2   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
17 ♠K72
K8753
Q
♣T764
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJ6
J62
AKJT92
♣K
♠T9854
AT
863
♣J92
♠Q3
Q94
754
♣AQ853
8
175
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2  ♦2 ♠2/3 NT3
EW: 4 3♠ 3/2NT  ♣4 ♥5/4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    7.00   0.00  2 N -2   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        110    5.00   2.00  2♠ E      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        110    5.00   2.00  3 W      D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
        110    5.00   2.00  2 W +1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        130    2.00   5.00  3 W +1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D5-Lang-Anand
        130    2.00   5.00  3 W +1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        130    2.00   5.00  3 W +1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        170    0.00   7.00  3♠ E +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
18 ♠KJ98
K4
T873
♣A86
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T
QJ96
J52
♣KQJT7
♠765
A8753
AK9
♣32
♠AQ432
T2
Q64
♣954
11
1011
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣2 ♦6 ♥2 NT6
EW: 5/4♣ 1/- 5 1NT
       ♦7/6 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  2♠ S      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
   50          6.00   1.00  4 E -1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
    PASS       5.00   2.00  Pass Out  D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D5-Lang-Anand
        170    4.00   3.00  3 E +1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        200    2.00   5.00  3♠ S -2   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
        200    2.00   5.00  3 E +2   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        200    2.00   5.00  3 E +2   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
        450    0.00   7.00  4 E +1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
19 ♠J7
AJ754
964
♣J43
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKT986
QT8
T875
♣-
♠Q42
K962
Q3
♣AK52
♠53
3
AKJ2
♣QT9876
7
914
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2 3♠ 3NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -300 4♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  3♣ S      D4-Rea-Rea vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D5-Lang-Anand
        100    4.00   3.00  5♣ S -2   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        170    2.00   5.00  3♠ W +1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D9-Moore-Moore
        170    2.00   5.00  3♠ W +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        170    2.00   5.00  2♠ W +2   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
        650    0.00   7.00  4♠ W +1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D4-Kilius-Reach
20 ♠864
KT72
QJT8
♣J7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ92
9543
AK9
♣42
♠53
A8
7654
♣AQT65
♠AQT7
QJ6
32
♣K983
7
1110
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1♠  ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 2-EW/2♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  2♣ E -2   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  100          6.00   1.00  1 W -1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
    PASS       5.00   2.00  Pass Out  D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D5-Lang-Anand
        100    3.50   3.50  2 N -1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        100    3.50   3.50  1 N -1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        120    2.00   5.00  1N E +1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D9-Moore-Moore
        300    0.50   6.50  4 N -3   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        300    0.50   6.50  2 N -3   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
21 ♠AT653
Q4
QJT8
♣64
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KJ8
AK9
K96
♣QJ82
♠97
T87653
54
♣753
♠Q42
J2
A732
♣AKT9
9
170
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 3 3♠  ♣6/7 ♥4 NT5
EW: 1 1NT  ♣6 ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   1.00  2♠ N      D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  110          6.00   1.00  3 S      D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  110          6.00   1.00  2 S +1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D9-Moore-Moore
   50          3.00   4.00  2N W -1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
   50          3.00   4.00  3 W -1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
   50          3.00   4.00  3 E -1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
        110    1.00   6.00  2 W      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D5-Lang-Anand
        120    0.00   7.00  1N W +1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
22 ♠9
T42
T8754
♣QT84
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQT82
Q763
93
♣J6
♠76543
A
AQ6
♣9752
♠AJ
KJ985
KJ2
♣AK3
2
810
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3 1NT  ♠4
EW: 3♠  ♣5/4 ♦3 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.00   0.00  3N S +1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  140          6.00   1.00  1 S +2   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D5-Lang-Anand
   90          5.00   2.00  1N S      D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
         50    2.50   4.50  2N S -1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
         50    2.50   4.50  2N S -1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
         50    2.50   4.50  2N S -1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
         50    2.50   4.50  2N S -1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        100    0.00   7.00  2N S -2   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
23 ♠Q432
AKT2
K
♣AK42
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJ
J
A9764
♣J9865
♠T96
8743
QJT5
♣Q7
♠K875
Q965
832
♣T3
19
115
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♥3 ♠2 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +500 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  4 S +1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  620          5.50   1.50  4 S      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  620          5.50   1.50  4 S      D8-Matthews-Haas vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  170          4.00   3.00  2♠ S +2   D4-Rea-Rea vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  140          2.00   5.00  3♠ S      D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
  140          2.00   5.00  3 S      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D5-Lang-Anand
  140          2.00   5.00  3 S      D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
        100    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
24 ♠AJ52
KT962
42
♣J4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K84
Q743
93
♣AKT5
♠97
8
AJ8765
♣9872
♠QT63
AJ5
KQT
♣Q63
9
125
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 4NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥3 ♠2/3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.00   0.00  3N S +1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  420          5.50   1.50  4 N      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D5-Lang-Anand
  420          5.50   1.50  4 N      D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  170          4.00   3.00  2 N +2   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  140          2.50   4.50  3 N      D4-Rea-Rea vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  140          2.50   4.50  1 N +2   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  100          1.00   6.00  2 E -2   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
   50          0.00   7.00  4♣ E -1   D1-Carrier-Galloway vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
25 ♠KJ43
JT92
AK4
♣A8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AT75
7653
J
♣Q954
♠962
AK4
Q65
♣JT62
♠Q8
Q8
T98732
♣K73
16
710
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D9-Moore-Moore
  130          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  110          1.50   5.50  3 S      D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D5-Lang-Anand
  110          1.50   5.50  3 S      D8-Matthews-Haas vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
         50    0.00   7.00  4 S -1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
26 ♠KQJ5
87
7
♣AT9654
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T9764
K96
KQ3
♣73
♠A832
A53
AJT86
♣Q
♠-
QJT42
9542
♣KJ82
10
815
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 2 3♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♥6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  4♠* W -1  D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D5-Lang-Anand
  130          5.50   1.50  4♣ N      D2-Riveles-Brook vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  130          5.50   1.50  4♣ N      D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        140    4.00   3.00  3♠ W      D4-Rea-Rea vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        170    3.00   4.00  2♠ W +2   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        620    2.00   5.00  4♠ W      D8-Matthews-Haas vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
        790    0.50   6.50  4♠* W     D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
        790    0.50   6.50  4♠* W     D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D9-Moore-Moore
27 ♠J2
87
J732
♣Q9874
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QT654
Q9
AK954
♣3
♠A3
AKT6532
Q
♣JT2
♠K987
J4
T86
♣AK65
4
1114
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥1 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4 5 4♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   1.00  4 E -1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
   50          6.00   1.00  4 E -1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
   50          6.00   1.00  4 E -1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        180    4.00   3.00  2N E +2   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
        200    3.00   4.00  3 E +2   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D5-Lang-Anand
        450    2.00   5.00  4 E +1   D2-Riveles-Brook vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        480    0.50   6.50  5 E +1   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D3-Yeowell-Hyman
        480    0.50   6.50  4 E +2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D9-Moore-Moore
28 ♠3
J2
96532
♣A9762
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T7642
T976
A4
♣85
♠QJ985
Q
J87
♣QT43
♠AK
AK8543
KQT
♣KJ
5
48
23
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 5 5NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣3/2 ♦1 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  4 S +1   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      D8-Matthews-Haas vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
  170          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D5-Lang-Anand
        100    1.00   6.00  3N S -1   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D9-Moore-Moore
        100    1.00   6.00  5 N -1   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
        100    1.00   6.00  4 S -1   D4-Rea-Rea vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
29 ♠Q84
K9
AQJ7
♣QJ73
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AT73
AQT83
K5
♣94
♠J96
J62
9832
♣T82
♠K52
754
T64
♣AK65
15
132
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 -/1 2♠ 3NT  ♥6/7
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥6 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +600 3NT-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          7.00   0.00  3N N +2   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D9-Moore-Moore
  630          5.50   1.50  3N N +1   D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D4-Kilius-Reach
  630          5.50   1.50  3N N +1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
  600          4.00   3.00  3N N      D4-Rea-Rea vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  210          3.00   4.00  2N N +3   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  200          2.00   5.00  3♠ N +2   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D8-Klein-McGinnis
  110          1.00   6.00  3 S      D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
        100    0.00   7.00  5♣ N -1   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D5-Lang-Anand
30 ♠Q75
83
KT752
♣A87
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠9863
KJT7542
-
♣64
♠AK
6
AJ9863
♣Q953
♠JT42
AQ9
Q4
♣KJT2
9
414
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1/2♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♥4
EW: 2  ♣4 ♦5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +300 4*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  250          6.50   0.50  5 E -5   D6-Vandiver-Vandiver vs D2-Naumann-Cathcart
  250          6.50   0.50  3 E -5   D10-Eckhout-Draves vs D10-Anderson-Nickerson
  200          4.50   2.50  3N E -4   D4-Rea-Rea vs D7-Fitzgerald-Steward
  200          4.50   2.50  3 E -4   D5-Dharia-Dharia vs D9-Moore-Moore
  100          3.00   4.00  3 W -2   D3-Weeks-Weeks vs D5-Lang-Anand
        110    2.00   5.00  2 W      D7-Acutt-Escobedo vs D4-Kilius-Reach
        140    1.00   6.00  2 W +1   D8-Matthews-Haas vs D6-Tronstad-Tronstad
        230    0.00   7.00  2 W +4   D9-Melnick-Melnick vs D8-Klein-McGinnis