- Wednesday Aft - October 3, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 489 MP  Geomean: 295 MP
(based on 32 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Patrick - Stafford Kelly 60.71 1st A 0.64
Paula Reach - Rebecca Fox 60.42 1st A 0.64
Evelyn Fox - Richard Fox 58.93 2nd A 0.45
Christopher Gillmon - Richard Wagner 58.33 2nd A 0.45
Buki Burke - John Anderson 55.06 2nd B 0.34
Ray Escobedo - Richard Follenweider 55.06 3rd A 0.32
Douglas Hahn - Iris Acutt 49.40 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>1499er Pairs             |SESSION>Wednesday Aft|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>October 3, 2018    |CLUB NO.>131102    | 10/03/2018 16:00
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>1500/750/300   |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Anne Cline             Anne Conn                B    .     .     .     59.50  35.42
 2 Diane Di Conti         Mary Budd                C    .     .     .     76.00  45.24
 3 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             A    .     .     .     70.50  41.96
 4 Mike Gaddis Jr         Irene Petroff            A    .     .     .     86.50  51.49
 5 Richard Follenweider   Ray Escobedo             C    3     .     1     92.50  55.06  0.32(A)
 6 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C    .     .     .     87.00  51.79
 7 Christopher Gillmon    Richard Wagner           B    2     2     .     98.00  58.33  0.45(A)
 8 Charles Patrick        Stafford Kelly           B    1     1     .    102.00  60.71  0.64(A)
                                          Totals                         672.00

EVENT>1499er Pairs             |SESSION>Wednesday Aft|SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>1500/750/300   |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Barry Tronstad         Denise Tronstad          C    .     .     .     57.50  34.23
 2 Peggy Nielsen          Leander Pemberton        B    .     .     .     91.50  54.46
 3 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               A    2     .     .     99.00  58.93  0.45(A)
 4 Douglas Hahn           Iris Acutt               C    .     .     2     83.00  49.40  0.22(C)
 5 Paula Reach            Rebecca Fox              C    1     1     1    101.50  60.42  0.64(A)
 6 Joan Cathcart          Marsha Vandiver          C    .     .     .     74.50  44.35
 7 Rosemary Reitz         Raeann Koerner           A    .     .     .     72.50  43.15
 8 Buki Burke             John Anderson            B    3     2     .     92.50  55.06  0.34(B)
                                          Totals                         672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠T2
T543
J76
♣A983
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K865
K98
A9532
♣4
♠QJ4
A7
KQ8
♣KQT75
♠A973
QJ62
T4
♣J62
5
1017
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 2 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    6.50   0.50  2N E +1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Fox-Fox
        150    6.50   0.50  3 E +2   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A5-Reach-Fox
        400    4.00   3.00  3N E      A1-Cline-Conn vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        400    4.00   3.00  3N E      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        400    4.00   3.00  3N E      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        430    2.00   5.00  3N E +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        460    0.50   6.50  3N E +2   A3-Jones-Jones vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        460    0.50   6.50  3N E +2   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass2NTPass
3NTAll pass  

Although many will open the East hand with 1NT, it looks too strong for that to me, holding a good five card suit and a full 17 HCP. E/W should end up comfortably in 3NT declared by East whether East opens 1 or 1NT. If East opens 1NT, West will check for a fit and then bid 3NT. If East instead opens 1, West will have to decide whether to bid 1 or 1. Many experts play a style whereby they bypass four card or longer suits to bid a major if they have less than an invitational hand. With 10 HCP, West is close to invitational, but with today's light opening bid style, would you really want to bid over a 1NT rebid by East? Of course, if the E/W agreements allow East to rebid 1 with a balanced hand over 1, then West is probably safe starting with 1. The main danger is that the opponents will compete in s. Overall, I prefer to bid my major unless I'm planning to bid again if partner responds 1NT. This isn't a universal viewpoint though, and you should discuss with your partners when to bid 1 and when to bid a major.

Against 3NT, South doesn't have a great hand to lead from but will likely start with a . Double dummy, declarer can play the King and lead a . This puts North in the uncomfortable situation of going up with the Ace, which will allow the suit to run, or ducking, allowing declarer to win an honor and then switch to s. This could result in declarer making 11 or 12 tricks depending on what North chooses. In practice, though, declarer is more likely to start on the suit. Assuming declarer leads the Queen and Jack and South wins one of those tricks and clears the suit, declarer will be up to nine tricks. With the 10 of s dropping in the North hand, declarer will have to decide whether to finesse South for the 9, or play for the suit to split 3-3. This is an advanced version of a principle known as "Restricted Choice ". Without going into the details here, suffice it to say that odds are 2:1 in favor of finessing South for the 9. So, at matchpoints it is best to finesse, as 3NT looks like the normal contract. In a team game, of course, finessing would be a poor choice as it would risk the contract. The finesse will turn out to be right on this hand, rewarding those who are aware of the concept of Restricted Choice. The difference between +400 and +430 for E/W will be a lot of matchpoints.



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2 ♠KJT94
T7
K5
♣QT85
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠7
A9652
A982
♣KJ6
♠A852
K
QJT76
♣743
♠Q63
QJ843
43
♣A92
9
1210
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♥6 NT5
EW: 5 1 1NT  ♣6 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -400 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.50   0.50  2♠ N      A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  110          6.50   0.50  2♠ N      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
   50          4.50   2.50  4 W -1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A8-Burke-Anderson
   50          4.50   2.50  4 E -1   A3-Jones-Jones vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        110    3.00   4.00  3 E      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        130    1.50   5.50  3 E +1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        130    1.50   5.50  2 W +2   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Fox-Fox
        150    0.00   7.00  4 E +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A5-Reach-Fox

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1122
3Pass3Pass
4All pass  

Both East and South are close to opening this hand, but at most tables it will be West who starts things off with a 1 bid. At this vulnerability, it's a little scary for North to come in with a overcall, given the "Swiss Cheese" nature of their honors, and not holding in shortness. In fact, I wouldn't recommend overcalling at all on this hand. However, if North passes, it looks like E/W will quietly end up in 3. This might be final contract even if North overcalls 1, as it will take some aggressive bidding by South to push E/W to the four level. As it happens, N/S might regret getting pushy on this hand. East has a really good hand for s opposite known shortness, and might well diagnose to bid game. Of course, with the King offside, declarer will have to guess the suit to make 11 tricks in s, but game is still a decent prospect. Certainly 4 should make easily, as declarer can quickly get a cross ruff going even if they misguess in s. If N/S get doubled in a contract it will not go well for them.



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3 ♠A
A964
7654
♣8765
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠97652
8
832
♣QT93
♠J84
QJ2
AKQJ9
♣A4
♠KQT3
KT753
T
♣KJ2
8
218
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  590          7.00   0.00  4* N     A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  420          5.50   1.50  4 S      A1-Cline-Conn vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  420          5.50   1.50  4 S      A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A5-Reach-Fox
  140          3.50   3.50  3 S      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  140          3.50   3.50  3 S      A3-Jones-Jones vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  100          2.00   5.00  4 E -1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
         50    0.50   6.50  4 S -1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Fox-Fox
         50    0.50   6.50  3 S -1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A8-Burke-Anderson

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass31All pass 
  1. Mixed Raise, 7-9 HCP, 4+ s

Everyone but West will be faced with some bidding decisions on this hand. South has a normal 1 opening and North will have to decide whether to call their hand a full four card limit raise or not. With two Aces, the hand is better than an average 8 HCP hand, but the minor suits are really terrible, with no spot cards in either one. Given that on the actual hand, 4 is an excellent contract even with South having strength opposite North's shortness, perhaps North should upgrade their hand to a four card limit raise. If North doesn't upgrade, then they have a hand type very familiar to the regular readers of my commentary, namely the Mixed Raise. A Mixed Raise is a hand with four card or longer support, typically 7-9 HCP, though this can vary a little with vulnerability, some distribution and some defense. A hand that wants to be preemptive, but is too strong to be called a weak raise. The weaker of the two Bergen raises is an example of a Mixed Raise, and many pairs will have this option and use it, bidding either 3 or 3 to show the North hand. Many experts use a direct raise to three of the major to show the Mixed Raise. Although this gives up on a weak raise, the benefit is that it makes it a lot harder for the opponents to enter the bidding, and Mixed Raises are more common that Weak Raises. Notice how much pressure a 3 bid from North puts on East on the actual hand. East has 18 HCP and an excellent five card suit and still can't get in the bidding safely. East has too many major suit losers to want to bid at the four level, even opposite known shortness. Indeed, if East bids 4, North will surely double, and on any defense declarer will go down at least two tricks. As -500 will be worse for East than N/S bidding game, this will be a disaster.

East will be forced to pass, and now it will be South's turn to decide what to do. South has only 12 HCP, so it looks like passing will be normal, but the South hand is better than it first appears opposite a Mixed Raise. Playing in a team game, South might well just take a chance at game. Game will likely depend on whether North has any wasted values. Those who play 3 as their weak Bergen Raise may be at an advantage here, as South can bid 3 as a generic game try, and North should happily accept. Even with the suit not breaking, 4 is an easy make unless West leads a and East wins and leads a low . This will be a difficult defense to find, as it will be a disaster if South holds the KQ or even the K without the Jack. Even on the actual hand, if South gets the s right and plays the King, East will be unhappy at underleading the Ace.



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4 ♠QT73
7652
8
♣KJ62
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠9
A3
QJT973
♣AQT9
♠J54
QJ4
K64
♣8754
♠AK862
KT98
A52
♣3
6
137
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2/3  ♥3 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +500 5*-W-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.50   0.50  3♠ S +1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  170          6.50   0.50  3♠ S +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  140          5.00   2.00  3♠ S      A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  110          4.00   3.00  2♠ S      A3-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reach-Fox
  100          3.00   4.00  2 W -1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A3-Fox-Fox
         90    1.50   5.50  2 W      A1-Cline-Conn vs A8-Burke-Anderson
         90    1.50   5.50  2 W      A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        100    0.00   7.00  4♠ N -1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A4-Hahn-Acutt

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1NT2
34PassPass
4NTPass5Pass
PassDblAll pass 

The bidding is likely to be quite competitive on this hand, given the N/S fit, and the highly offensive nature of the West hand. West has a normal 1 opening and East will bid 1NT. South has a good hand and with both majors should want to get into the bidding. Although it is usually preferable to have a six card suit to overcall at the two level, 2 looks like the normal bid for South and not double. The West hand is too oriented towards offense to either pass or double 2, especially as East has at most six cards in the majors and therefore E/W have at least a nine card minor suit fit, and N/S have at least a nine card fit. Once West bids 3, North should recognize that they have a great hand for s and should not hesitate to jump to game. In fact, if North had an honor in s, I think the North hand would be worth a 4 Splinter bid. West will be left to decide what to do over 4. Despite knowing his side holds half the HCP, it doesn't look like E/W have much defense on this hand. Further, it doesn't look like E/W will go down very much in a minor suit contract. The most important thing for West is to find the right minor suit contract. It certainly looks like most of the time a contract will be better, but East could still be 3316 or something similar, and now s is clearly best. A 5 bid by West would suggest a hand with at least five s, so West can bid 4NT, which asks East to choose a minor suit, but shows no more than four s and longer s. West will almost always be 6-4 on this bidding. Although 4-4 fits often play better than 5-3 or even 6-3 fits, East should not be tempted to choose 5. The minors are likely breaking badly, and East can work out that West will get tapped in s right away. Since the East s aren't good enough to pull trump, it should be clear that a contract will be better. Knowing that the s are a likely source of tricks on defense, North should have no trouble doubling a contract.

How will a contract by N/S fair? Let's say that West leads a . The play is a little bit tricky, as declarer needs to get a set up, pull trump and would prefer to lead s from dummy twice, to play for both the QJ in the East hand or the Ace in the East hand. The bidding will suggest that the Ace is in the West hand, so if declarer messes up the communication, they can still get the hand right by playing for the Ace to be doubleton. I think expert players will make 4 most of the time, but it will go down at tables where declarer plays a to the King without thinking about the other options. A contract has four unavoidable losers. If North leads a to the King, South will switch to their low . Declarer has to win the Ace to hold their losses to a minimum and this will not be an easy play to make. If declarer instead takes a finesse, North can win, and should realize that they can give South a ruff and will still score their other honor later. This will lead to five tricks for the defense. +800 will certainly be a top for N/S, but even +500 will not be bad as not all pairs will make 4.



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5 ♠K64
Q986
KQ52
♣Q4
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQJ
AT54
97
♣J763
♠8753
7
AT864
♣AKT
♠T92
KJ32
J3
♣9852
12
1211
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 1 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   80          7.00   0.00  1 S      A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        110    6.00   1.00  1♠ E +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        140    4.50   2.50  3♠ E      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        140    4.50   2.50  1♠ E +2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        170    3.00   4.00  2♠ E +2   A3-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reach-Fox
        200    1.00   6.00  2 S -2   A1-Cline-Conn vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        200    1.00   6.00  2 S -2   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A3-Fox-Fox
        200    1.00   6.00  2 S -2   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
6 ♠J32
7
Q9863
♣QJ53
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQT95
Q9843
J
♣K7
♠A86
K62
K754
♣T42
♠74
AJT5
AT2
♣A986
6
1110
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2  ♥4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3 E -1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        110    6.00   1.00  2♠ W      A1-Cline-Conn vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        140    3.50   3.50  3♠ W      A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        140    3.50   3.50  3♠ E      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        140    3.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A3-Fox-Fox
        140    3.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        170    0.50   6.50  2♠ W +2   A3-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reach-Fox
        170    0.50   6.50  2♠ W +2   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
7 ♠A76543
A
AT53
♣74
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KJT82
K543
72
♣A2
♠Q9
QT762
-
♣KQT965
♠-
J98
KQJ9864
♣J83
12
119
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 1NT  ♣2 ♥3 ♠6/5
EW: 2♣ 4  ♦1 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +200 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          7.00   0.00  3♠* W -3  A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Reach-Fox
  600          5.50   1.50  5 S      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  600          5.50   1.50  5 S      A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  500          4.00   3.00  5♣* E -2  A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  200          3.00   4.00  3♠ W -2   A3-Jones-Jones vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  150          2.00   5.00  4 S +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A3-Fox-Fox
  100          1.00   6.00  2♠ W -1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        170    0.00   7.00  3 E +1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
8 ♠K74
KQ972
Q
♣6532
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J52
A8
JT642
♣QT9
♠QT963
J5
K53
♣K84
♠A8
T643
A987
♣AJ7
10
89
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ -/1 4 2NT  ♦6/7 ♠6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   0.50  4 N      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  420          6.50   0.50  4 N      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  170          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  170          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  170          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  170          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A3-Fox-Fox
  170          3.00   4.00  1 N +3   A3-Jones-Jones vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  140          0.00   7.00  2 N +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Reach-Fox
9 ♠8
KT92
QJ75
♣Q742
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠QT9
Q753
62
♣9865
♠AK7
A86
9843
♣AKT
♠J65432
J4
AKT
♣J3
8
418
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1/- 1♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥7/6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.50   0.50  3N E -2   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  200          6.50   0.50  1N E -2   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  100          5.00   2.00  1N E -1   A3-Jones-Jones vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
         50    3.50   3.50  2♠ S -1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A3-Fox-Fox
         50    3.50   3.50  2♠ S -1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Reach-Fox
         90    1.50   5.50  1N E      A1-Cline-Conn vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
         90    1.50   5.50  1N E      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
        100    0.00   7.00  2♠ S -2   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A8-Burke-Anderson
10 ♠62
Q9
98632
♣KT53
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J98
JT
J7
♣AJ9872
♠AKT5
K854
AK54
♣6
♠Q743
A7632
QT
♣Q4
5
817
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠3 NT4/5
EW: 3♣ 2 3 4/3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -620 4♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  3N W -1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  100          6.50   0.50  2N W -1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        110    5.00   2.00  2♠ E      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        120    3.00   4.00  2N E      A1-Cline-Conn vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        120    3.00   4.00  2N E      A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        120    3.00   4.00  2N E      A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
        150    0.50   6.50  2N E +1   A3-Jones-Jones vs A3-Fox-Fox
        150    0.50   6.50  2N E +1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A5-Reach-Fox
11 ♠832
T4
K864
♣A742
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A9765
AQJ73
A
♣T5
♠T4
K865
JT732
♣J9
♠KQJ
92
Q95
♣KQ863
7
155
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥3 ♠4 NT6
EW: 4 3♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    7.00   0.00  4♣ S -1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
        110    6.00   1.00  1♠ W +1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        170    4.00   3.00  3 W +1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A5-Reach-Fox
        170    4.00   3.00  3 W +1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        170    4.00   3.00  3 W +1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        420    1.50   5.50  4 W      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        420    1.50   5.50  4 E      A1-Cline-Conn vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        450    0.00   7.00  4 W +1   A3-Jones-Jones vs A3-Fox-Fox
12 ♠AQJ4
T72
T6
♣AQT3
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠63
K6
A92
♣KJ8642
♠KT9872
A94
Q54
♣7
♠5
QJ853
KJ873
♣95
13
119
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 1NT  ♣6 ♠5
EW: 1♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          7.00   0.00  3N N +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  600          6.00   1.00  3N N      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  170          5.00   2.00  3 S +1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  140          4.00   3.00  3 N      A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  100          2.50   4.50  1N E -2   A1-Cline-Conn vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  100          2.50   4.50  3♠ E -2   A3-Jones-Jones vs A3-Fox-Fox
   50          1.00   6.00  3♠ E -1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        200    0.00   7.00  5 S -2   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A5-Reach-Fox
13 ♠A4
JT4
84
♣AQ9432
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQJ82
Q653
QT
♣KJ
♠765
9872
AK63
♣75
♠T93
AK
J9752
♣T86
11
147
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1/2 3NT  ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  3 W -3   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  150          6.00   1.00  4♣ N +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  130          4.50   2.50  3♣ N +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Fox-Fox
  130          4.50   2.50  2♣ N +2   A3-Jones-Jones vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  100          2.50   4.50  2♠ W -1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A5-Reach-Fox
  100          2.50   4.50  2♠ W -1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        110    0.50   6.50  2♠ W      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        110    0.50   6.50  2♠ W      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
14 ♠JT862
QT4
9874
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q9
986
AQT32
♣J53
♠K53
5
J65
♣QT9874
♠A74
AKJ732
K
♣A62
6
96
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♥2 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          6.50   0.50  4 S +2   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  480          6.50   0.50  4 S +2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Fox-Fox
  450          4.00   3.00  5 S      A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  450          4.00   3.00  5 S      A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  450          4.00   3.00  4 N +1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  420          1.00   6.00  4 S      A1-Cline-Conn vs A5-Reach-Fox
  420          1.00   6.00  4 S      A3-Jones-Jones vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  420          1.00   6.00  4 S      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
15 ♠QJ3
A
AJ952
♣J972
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠65
Q93
Q643
♣AQ83
♠AT874
T765
T7
♣65
♠K92
KJ842
K8
♣KT4
13
104
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 2 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          7.00   0.00  3N N +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Fox-Fox
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  600          3.50   3.50  3N N      A3-Jones-Jones vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A5-Reach-Fox
16 ♠T87
KT
KJT84
♣854
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J
Q8532
Q97653
♣9
♠4
964
2
♣AQJT7632
♠AKQ96532
AJ7
A
♣K
7
57
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 6♠  ♣5 ♥6 NT5
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          7.00   0.00  6♠ S      A3-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  480          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +2   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  480          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +2   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  480          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +2   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  450          1.50   5.50  5♠ S      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A3-Fox-Fox
  450          1.50   5.50  4♠ S +1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  450          1.50   5.50  4♠ S +1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A5-Reach-Fox
  450          1.50   5.50  4♠ S +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
17 ♠K863
KJ653
AJ5
♣T
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T52
8
KQ643
♣J942
♠AJ94
Q974
-
♣AK653
♠Q7
AT2
T9872
♣Q87
12
614
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 1NT  ♣3 ♠6
EW: 4♣ 1♠  ♦5/6 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  5♣ E -3   A3-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
   50          5.00   2.00  3N E -1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
   50          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
   50          5.00   2.00  4♣ E -1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A5-Reach-Fox
         50    3.00   4.00  3 N -1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A3-Fox-Fox
        100    1.50   5.50  4 N -2   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        100    1.50   5.50  3 N -2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
        800    0.00   7.00  5* N -4  A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A8-Burke-Anderson
18 ♠K
AKJ843
AJT
♣Q92
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJ8
T652
Q3
♣JT84
♠765432
-
K97654
♣A
♠AT9
Q97
82
♣K7653
18
67
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 5NT  ♦4 ♠4
EW: 2 3♠  ♣2 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +500 6♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1660          7.00   0.00  6* N     A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  650          4.50   2.50  4 N +1   A3-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  650          4.50   2.50  4 N +1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A5-Reach-Fox
  650          4.50   2.50  4 N +1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  650          4.50   2.50  4 N +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  200          2.00   5.00  3 N +2   A1-Cline-Conn vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        110    1.00   6.00  3 E      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A3-Fox-Fox
        590    0.00   7.00  4♠* W     A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
19 ♠KJ84
K
QT5
♣JT642
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q97
AQJ3
K9642
♣7
♠532
64
AJ3
♣KQ853
♠AT6
T98752
87
♣A9
10
1210
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2 2NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3 W -1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
         50    4.50   2.50  2N N -1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
         50    4.50   2.50  2 S -1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
         50    4.50   2.50  2 S -1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
         50    4.50   2.50  2 S -1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
         90    2.00   5.00  1N E      A1-Cline-Conn vs A3-Fox-Fox
        100    1.00   6.00  3 S -2   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Reach-Fox
        150    0.00   7.00  3♠ N -3   A3-Jones-Jones vs A8-Burke-Anderson
20 ♠KT9
K952
A9
♣QJ52
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QJ764
J76
K5
♣K74
♠82
43
QJ2
♣AT9863
♠A53
AQT8
T87643
♣-
13
107
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 6 2♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥1 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +1430 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          7.00   0.00  4 S +2   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  650          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  620          5.00   2.00  4 N      A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Reach-Fox
  200          4.00   3.00  2 S +3   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  170          3.00   4.00  2 S +2   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  140          1.50   5.50  2 S +1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A3-Fox-Fox
  140          1.50   5.50  2 N +1   A3-Jones-Jones vs A8-Burke-Anderson
   90          0.00   7.00  1N N      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
21 ♠J7654
Q76
J32
♣86
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQ
J942
T86
♣AQJ9
♠KT8
AK853
AQ97
♣2
♠932
T
K54
♣KT7543
4
1416
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
EW: 4♣ 6 6 4♠ 6NT
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    4.00   3.00  5 E      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        450    4.00   3.00  4 E +1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A3-Fox-Fox
        450    4.00   3.00  4 E +1   A3-Jones-Jones vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        450    4.00   3.00  4 E +1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
        450    4.00   3.00  4 E +1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Reach-Fox
        450    4.00   3.00  4 E +1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
        450    4.00   3.00  4 E +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        480    0.00   7.00  4 E +2   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
22 ♠J
AKJ9
KQ74
♣8754
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T9874
8
AJ986
♣J3
♠KQ2
65
5
♣AKQT962
♠A653
QT7432
T32
♣-
14
614
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 5  ♣3 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3♠  ♦6 ♥1 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  4♠* W -2  A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  450          5.00   2.00  5 S      A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A3-Fox-Fox
  450          5.00   2.00  5 N      A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  450          5.00   2.00  4 N +1   A1-Cline-Conn vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  100          3.00   4.00  5♣ E -1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Burke-Anderson
         50    1.50   5.50  5 S -1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A5-Reach-Fox
         50    1.50   5.50  5 S -1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
        600    0.00   7.00  5♣ E      A3-Jones-Jones vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
23 ♠7
KJ74
KQJT
♣QT75
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ2
QT52
85
♣J642
♠T964
93
7432
♣K83
♠KJ853
A86
A96
♣A9
12
93
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 4 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          7.00   0.00  3N N +2   A3-Jones-Jones vs A7-Reitz-Koerner
  630          5.50   1.50  3N S +1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
  630          5.50   1.50  3N S +1   A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  600          2.50   4.50  3N S      A1-Cline-Conn vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
  600          2.50   4.50  3N S      A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
  600          2.50   4.50  3N N      A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A5-Reach-Fox
  600          2.50   4.50  3N N      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Burke-Anderson
        200    0.00   7.00  6N N -2   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A3-Fox-Fox
24 ♠94
T3
K752
♣Q9642
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠8
AKQ964
J84
♣A87
♠752
J2
A963
♣KT53
♠AKQJT63
875
QT
♣J
5
148
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣3 ♦2 ♥2 NT3
EW: 3♣ 4 5  ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ S      A6-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Hahn-Acutt
  140          5.50   1.50  3♠ S      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Burke-Anderson
  140          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   A5-Follenweider-Escobedo vs A3-Fox-Fox
         50    3.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   A2-Di Conti-Budd vs A5-Reach-Fox
         50    3.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   A7-Gillmon-Wagner vs A6-Cathcart-Vandiver
        140    2.00   5.00  3 W      A4-Gaddis Jr-Petroff vs A1-Tronstad-Tronstad
        420    0.50   6.50  4 W      A1-Cline-Conn vs A2-Nielsen-Pemberton
        420    0.50   6.50  4 W      A3-Jones-Jones vs A7-Reitz-Koerner