- Monday Aft - October 8, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1087 MP  Geomean: 650 MP
(based on 29 players, 3 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Greenberg - Valerie Greenberg 63.65 1st OA 3.38
Gwen Wagner - Richard Wagner 63.59 2nd OA 2.54
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 63.31 3rd OA 1.90
Ruric Nye - Tricia Mills 56.05 4th OA 1.43
Carol Jarboe - Pat Shaw 54.46 5th OA 1.07
Joseph Gaynor - Richard Follenweider 53.23 3rd SA 0.85
EVENT>Open Club Appreciation   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>October 8, 2018    |CLUB NO.>127100    | 10/08/2018 15:59
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Appreciation game       |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=1                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Louise Shaffer         Joan Glenn               B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     71.15  42.35
 2 Raeann Koerner         Buki Burke               B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     76.07  45.28
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A   3     .     .   |   2     .     .    106.36  63.31  1.90(OA)
 4 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     73.79  43.92
 5 Alan Greenberg         Valerie Greenberg        B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .    106.93  63.65  3.38(OA)
 6 Richard Follenweider   Joseph Gaynor            B   .     .     .   |   3     2     .     89.43  53.23  0.85(SA)
 7 Mark Robbins           Roseann Buckley          B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     76.28  45.40
 8 Tee Downard            Carol Lilly              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     70.91  42.21
                                          Totals                                            670.92

EVENT>Open Club Appreciation   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/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 Elaine McAdams         Mary Jane Graham         C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     89.66  53.37
 2 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              C   2     2     1   |   1     1     1    106.83  63.59  2.54(OA)
 3 Peggy Nielsen          Anne Conn                B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     58.84  35.02
 4 Ron Saltis             Mike Pemberton           A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     80.73  48.05
 5 Ginny Rockefeller      Irene Petroff            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     72.00  42.86
 6 Ruric Nye              Tricia Mills             C   4     3     2   |   2     2     2     94.16  56.05  1.43(OA)
 7 Anne Cline             Donald Cline             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     77.00  45.83
 8 Carol Jarboe           Pat Shaw                 C   5     4     .   |   3     .     .     91.50  54.46  1.07(OA)
                                          Totals                                            670.72

Hands and Results
1 ♠KQ94
T843
AJ87
♣4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJT532
75
Q2
♣K62
♠876
AKQJ
-
♣QT9873
♠-
962
KT96543
♣AJ5
10
1012
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣3 ♥6 ♠4
EW: 4♣ 1/- 3♠  ♦3 ♥7/6 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW/5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  5♠ W -3   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D6-Nye-Mills
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-McAdams-Graham
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Cline-Cline
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    0.00   7.00  5 N -1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. Opposite a passed partner, South obstructively bids 3. West tries 3 and North will happily bid 4. No one could blame East for raising the spades which North will double. The opening A is ruffed. What now? Take some pitches on the hearts? It won't help. Nor will finessing the spade, since North will now lead his singleton club. Luckily for declarer, South has no re-entry.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass13
Dbl44Pass
4All pass  

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

The Bidding: After East opens 1, South has a choice between overcalling 1 and preempting in diamonds. South's spade void suggests East-West have a spade fit. A constructive auction has little upside holding 8 HCP opposite a passed hand. Preempting with a jump to 3 seems best.

West lacks the strength to bid a natural and forcing 3. West has little desire to defend 3. West's distribution makes a Negative Double attractive. North has a nice offensive hand in support of diamonds, but also has good defense against a major suit contract. North has no desire to defend 4. So North advances the preempt to 4. East, with 17 Support Points for a major, offers 4 as the final contract. West corrects to 4. North is happy to defend 4. South, having already preempted to force East-West to guess, shouldn't take the Last Guess with a phantom 5 sacrifice.

The Play in 4: With trump length, it is often better to tap declarer. So North leads their Ace. Dummy's void allows declarer to avoid the diamond tap by ruffing in the short hand. North has 3 spade tricks with their KQ94 sitting over declarer. Declarer cannot avoid losing a club trick for down 1.

The Play in Diamonds: Declarer has 3 quick heart losers. The lead of the Ace would be quite costly, allowing declarer to discard 2 heart losers. On a passive defense, declarer has 10 tricks: 7 + 1 + 2 ruffs.



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2 ♠J6
76
97654
♣KJ93
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AT52
K84
Q3
♣Q875
♠84
QJT
AT82
♣AT42
♠KQ973
A9532
KJ
♣6
5
1111
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1/2NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.50   0.50  1♠ S +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  110          6.50   0.50  1♠ S +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Cline-Cline
   80          5.00   2.00  1♠ S      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
   50          4.00   3.00  2N E -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D6-Nye-Mills
        100    2.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-McAdams-Graham
        100    2.50   4.50  2 S -1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
        120    0.50   6.50  2N W      D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        120    0.50   6.50  2N W      D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When South opens 1, North's wisest course is to Pass. East, already a passed hand, may reopen with a double--and West will be delighted to bid 1NT. South should think twice about bidding 2 when his partner couldn't reply. Now North's J will be a welcome sight for South. South should remember to play the 7 to signal his interest in having the suit continued.



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3 ♠K95
T54
J8
♣AJ842
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠8732
QJ3
9642
♣Q6
♠Q64
A872
Q53
♣K53
♠AJT
K96
AKT7
♣T97
9
511
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 3 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥4 ♠4/3 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          6.50   0.50  3N S +1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  430          6.50   0.50  3N N +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  210          5.00   2.00  2N N +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  180          3.00   4.00  2N S +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  180          3.00   4.00  2N S +2   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  180          3.00   4.00  2N S +2   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  150          0.50   6.50  1N N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Cline-Cline
  150          0.50   6.50  1N N +2   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D6-Nye-Mills

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT and North bids game (9 HCP and a playing point for the fifth club. What will West lead? Both four card suits are poor, but the absence of a Stayman bid from North nudges toward the major suit choice. Nice of the missing club honors to be divided (from Declarer's POV).



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1NT
Pass2NTAll pass 

The Bidding: After South opens a strong notrump, North has a choice between inviting game and forcing to game. North's Jack-doubleton is a negative. North's 5-card club suit merits an upgrade. North's texture is better than average. If North had the 10 or 9, the increased likelihood of developing club winners would justify forcing to game. Here, forcing to game would be a bit aggressive. Most will use the partnership's method to show a balanced game invitation.

As Gavin Wolpert discusses in his "4 Way Transfers with Range Ask" article, "the major flaw of 4-way transfers as they were taught to me (2 for , 2NT for ) was that the trade-off of using 1NT-2NT to show diamonds meant that in order to invite with 8-9 points you now needed to go through Stayman. This caused declarer to unnecessarily reveal information about the majors which in a touch-and-go 2NT or 3NT is not ideal." To avoid needlessly disclosing opener's distribution, you can use an artificial jump to 3 as a transfer to diamonds. This gives you a natural 2NT response. Alternatively, you can use an artificial 2 as a Range Ask to show a hand with clubs or a hand interested in whether opener is near the top of their range.

Here, North has good texture, but will decline an invitation with their flat minimum hand.

The Play: As David Bird and Taf Anthias discuss in their "Winning Notrump Leads" book, a major suit lead is suggested when opener denies a 4-card major (or when responder doesn't look for a major suit fit). Here, West's 4 small spades and lack of an entry make a heart lead more attractive than a spade lead. East could easily have 4-5 hearts on the auction.

Here, a standard 4th best lead allows declarer to score 11 tricks. A heart lead holds declarer to 9 tricks.



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4 ♠AT9754
AQ9
4
♣AQT
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K6
J743
QJT753
♣9
♠J3
KT65
A6
♣J7654
♠Q82
82
K982
♣K832
16
79
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 5/4♠ 5/4NT  ♦6 ♥5
EW: 1 1/2  ♣4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +660 5NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  680          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Nye-Mills
  650          4.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  650          4.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D7-Cline-Cline
  650          4.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  620          1.50   5.50  4♠ N      D2-Koerner-Burke vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  620          1.50   5.50  4♠ N      D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  170          0.00   7.00  3♠ N +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D1-McAdams-Graham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Even if West preempts those diamonds, it won't slow North down. North's suit is weak for a 3 bid, but that would make it easy for South to bid the game. If declarer notices that the 9 is gone and West is out of clubs, he can maybe engineer an extra pitch in hearts.



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5 ♠AJ5
-
AQ72
♣KJ9863
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KT32
QJ5
JT43
♣52
♠9874
K842
65
♣Q74
♠Q6
AT9763
K98
♣AT
15
75
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 7 4 2/3♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥3 ♠4 NT0
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1370          7.00   0.00  6♣ N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  690          4.00   3.00  5N S +1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D7-Cline-Cline
  690          4.00   3.00  4N N +2   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  690          4.00   3.00  3N N +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  690          4.00   3.00  3N N +3   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  690          4.00   3.00  3N N +3   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  660          1.00   6.00  3N N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Nye-Mills
        100    0.00   7.00  5 S -1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

This hand makes a pile of tricks IF East is finessed for the Q. The more intuitive way to play clubs is to lead to the Ace and let the 10 ride, holding declarer to a mere 12 tricks. Luckily, a heart lead is unlikely from either hand so there's time...



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass2Pass21
Pass2NTPass3NT
All pass   
  1. artificial game force

The Bidding: After North opens 1 and South responds 1, North has a choice between rebidding 2, jumping to 3, or reversing to 2. In his "Reverses" article, Larry Cohen advises a reverse shows roughly 17-20 points counting useful distribution. The usefulness of a void in partner's suit is questionable. North is on the border between a minimum rebid and reversing or jumping to show extra values. With a void in partner's suit, going low with a 2 rebid seems best.

It is important to have invitational, game forcing, and signoff sequences after opener rebids their minor. A simple an effective agreement is to treat the cheapest new suit by responder as an artificial Game Force . See my 3rd Suit Forcing article for a discussion. With that agreement, South's 2 rebid is artificial and game forcing. North has positional stoppers in the suits which have not been bid naturally. North could bid 2NT to protect those stoppers. On this auction, East-West could have a 9-card heart fit. It may be valuable to have South declare a notrump contract to protect their heart honors. A 3 bid would be ambiguous. It could be natural or a notrump probe. A pointed suit lead is likely. Rebidding 2NT to protect North's stoppers seems best.

South, with stoppers in the pointed suits and just 13 HCP, is happy to play 3NT.

The Play: East is likely to lead their 4th best spade. Declarer uses the Rule of 11 to determine West has 2 spades higher than the 4. West uses the same rule to determine declarer has 3 spades higher than the 4. Declarer calls for the Queen, hoping to retain their AJ. West covers. Declarer doesn't Hold Up because they don't want a heart switch. Cashing the Ace and running the 10 offers a 39.6% chance to score 6 club tricks. Finessing against East for the Queen on the first round of clubs has less chance of scoring 6 club tricks because it cannot pickup a singleton Queen held by West. Here, East holds the Queen and the book line provides just 5 club tricks.

If West holds on to their diamonds on the run of the clubs, declarer scores 11 tricks: 2 + 1 + 3 + 5, losing a club and a diamond. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would take the backward finesse against the Queen and double finesse against West for the J10 to score all the tricks.



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6 ♠963
KT
962
♣J8654
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠542
Q975
K74
♣QT9
♠J87
AJ2
AQT53
♣K2
♠AKQT
8643
J8
♣A73
4
715
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  1N E -1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
         50    6.00   1.00  3♣ N -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
         90    5.00   2.00  1N E      D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D7-Cline-Cline
        110    3.50   3.50  2 E +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        110    3.50   3.50  2 E +1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        120    2.00   5.00  1N E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
        180    1.00   6.00  2N E +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Nye-Mills
        670    0.00   7.00  2* W     D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D1-McAdams-Graham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1NT, which passes out. South can take her five defensive tricks, but that's all she wrote. Play hearts for four winners by leading a low heart to the J, laying down the A and then cashing the Q9.



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7 ♠93
Q765
J943
♣Q87
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJT64
-
Q72
♣T9542
♠AK2
K8
AT865
♣KJ6
♠875
AJT9432
K
♣A3
5
518
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣2 ♦3/2 ♠2 NT3/2
EW: 5♣ 4 5♠ 2/-NT
       ♥4 NT8/5
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  730          6.93   0.17  3* S     D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  620          5.79   1.50  4 S      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  200          4.64   2.83  3♠ W -2   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D6-Nye-Mills
  140    NP    3.50   0.00  3 S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  100          2.36   4.17  5♠ W -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Cline-Cline
        100    1.21   5.50  3 S -1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        200    0.07   6.83  4* S -1  D2-Koerner-Burke vs D1-McAdams-Graham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. A preemptive 3 raise would certainly make life harder for E-W, but East will double anyway and West should realize the huge potential of this hand and bid 4. As Bergen so famously declared, "points, schmoints!" To play diamonds, lead low to the A and lose only one trick in the suit.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2Dbl3
3Pass4All pass

The Bidding: South's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. South's singleton King merits a downgrade. South is too strong to preempt. Opening 1 seems best. West lacks the strength to act. North responds with a simple raise to 2. If playing Constructive Raises , North would respond 1NT with a hand which wouldn't accepts any Game Try . Either way, East is too strong to overcall. So East begins with a double.

South's 16 Support Points are inflated by their singleton King. South has no game interest, but isn't eager to defend a potential 2, 3, or 3 contract. Since several Game Tries are available, it is common to treat a raise to the 3-level as competitive. West, with 10 Support Points, has a choice advancing to 3 or making a Responsive Double to show more than 1 place to play. Here, West's spade length and texture makes emphasizing spades attractive. East, with 19 Support Points opposite a freely bid advance to 3, wants to drive to game. The question is which game. East has just 3-card support. With just a doubleton King heart stopper, 3NT is risky. West's failure to make a Responsive Double suggests preferring the spade game.

North's heart raise decreases South's defensive prospects. If South judges 4 is making, they don't need much from North to make 5 a profitable sacrifice. South may back their judgment by bidding 5. Since East-West voluntarily bid a game, they are in a Forcing Pass situation. Normally, a hand with 5 HCP would double to suggest defending out of concern 5r will go down. West's heart void increases West's offensive potential. Passing to leave the decision to East seems best. East's Losing Trick Count of 6 is a bit light for their jump to 4. East follows Grant Baze's advice that "The 5-level belongs to the opponents" . East's double ends the auction.

The Play in 4: Declarer has 2 potential diamond losers and 2 potential club losers. Declarer cashes the Ace, planning to take a lobbing finesse towards the Queen. When the singleton King falls, declarer has just 1 diamond loser. Finessing against North for the Queen holds club losers to 1. Declarer scores 11 tricks.

The Play in 5X: Declarer has a diamond loser, a club loser, and 2 spade losers. For a sacrifice to be profitable, declarer needs to pickup the heart suit without a loser. If East-West begin with 3 round of spades, declarer has no opportunity to gather information about the side suits before making a decision on the heart suit. With an 11-card heart fit missing the King, the book play is to try to drop the King. Declarer's who play for the drop go down 3 for an expensive -800.

If East-West are concerned declarer has just 2 spades, they may be reluctant to lead a 3rd round of spades. Declarer then has time to play on diamond and clubs and learn West doesn't have an Ace or King in the side suits. Declarer's who guess West's 3 bid was based on a spade void can escape for down 2, a profitable sacrifice.



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8 ♠8754
A52
J92
♣Q85
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AT93
JT98
Q4
♣K93
♠KJ
KQ7
T8753
♣T74
♠Q62
643
AK6
♣AJ62
7
109
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1 2 1♠  ♣6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.93   0.17  3♣ E -3   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
   50    NP    5.79   0.00  2 E -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    4.64   1.50  2♠ N -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
         90    3.50   2.83  1N E      D2-Koerner-Burke vs D1-McAdams-Graham
        100    1.79   4.83  2♠ N -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Cline-Cline
        100    1.79   4.83  2♠ N -2   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D6-Nye-Mills
        110    0.07   6.83  2 W      D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens a fourth seat 1. West has to decide whether to pass or bid an off-shape double with both majors (I favor pass). North bids 1 and now South may pass or may bid 1NT. Either way, West will congratulate himself for passing and making a plus score.



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9 ♠KJ75
Q92
T8742
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠QT94
KT75
J5
♣AT9
♠86
AJ6
K9
♣K87432
♠A32
843
AQ63
♣QJ6
6
1011
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  3 W -3   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  130          6.00   1.00  3 S +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  120          5.00   2.00  1N S +1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D6-Nye-Mills
  110          3.00   4.00  3 S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Cline-Cline
  110          3.00   4.00  3 S      D2-Koerner-Burke vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  110          3.00   4.00  3 S      D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  100          0.50   6.50  3♣ E -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          0.50   6.50  3♣ E -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. West has the pattern but not the points for a double. North bids 1, prepared to prefer diamonds if South doesn't have spade support. Will East chance that weak suit for a 2 bid? No matter--then North will surely raise diamonds. Vulnerable, West won't get too frisky.



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10 ♠K97654
K52
83
♣62
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQJ
AQ8
KQT62
♣Q4
♠8
9763
J954
♣T875
♠T32
JT4
A7
♣AKJ93
6
201
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦4 ♥6 NT6
EW: 3 1 1NT  ♣6 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  730          7.00   0.00  3♠* N     D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  300          6.00   1.00  3 E -3   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  200          5.00   2.00  2N W -2   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  140          4.00   3.00  2♠ N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  110          3.00   4.00  2♠ N      D2-Koerner-Burke vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  100          2.00   5.00  4 W -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        100    1.00   6.00  3♠ N -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D7-Cline-Cline
        200    0.00   7.00  2N S -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Nye-Mills

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South surprises West by opening 1. West doubles and North bids spades. Over South's 1NT rebid, West doubles again or bids her diamonds, but North will bid 2. It's hard to fly on one wing. West has to stay out of trouble, especially vulnerable when the opponents are making no move past part score.



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11 ♠85
8542
Q9752
♣Q7
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ9
QT973
6
♣J543
♠AT743
AJ
AK4
♣KT8
♠K62
K6
JT83
♣A962
4
619
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3/2♣ 3 4♠ 2NT  ♦6/5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D7-Cline-Cline
        110    6.00   1.00  2 E      D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
        140    5.00   2.00  3♠ E      D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D1-McAdams-Graham
        170    4.00   3.00  2 E +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ E      D2-Koerner-Burke vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ E      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ E      D8-Downard-Lilly vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
        450    0.00   7.00  4♠ E +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Nye-Mills

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

In fourth seat, East might justify 2NT, but most will open 1 and then bid the spade game when West raises. Who would have guessed how essential the J10 are for making this hand? Lead the J or even a low club to the 10 and limit the club losers to only one.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
PassPass2NTPass
31Pass32Pass
4All pass  
  1. 5+ hearts
  2. 5 spades + 2 hearts

The Bidding: South's hand falls just short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After 3 passes, East has a choice between opening 1 or upgrading to a 2NT opener based on their spade length, prime honors, and texture. If East-West have a method to ask opener for a 5-card major, opening 2NT seems best because it right-sides a notrump contract. Jerry Helms advises against playing Puppet Stayman Over 2NT because of the difficulty of handling hands where responder is 5-4 in the majors. Many experts play a modification, Muppet Stayman , to address this problem. As part of that agreement, East isn't obligated to complete the Jacoby Transfer to 3 when holding 5 spades and 2 hearts. Instead, East shows their 5-card spade suit. West, with 9 support points for spades, places the contract in 4.

At tables where East opens 1, the auction is simple. West raises to 2. East, with 20 Support Points, places the contract at 4.

The Play: South is likely to lead the Jack, top of an honor sequence. Declarer wins the Ace (or King), cashes a second high diamond, and ruffs a diamond. Declarer loses the finesse against the King. South passively exits a spade. Declarer must decide how to use their last dummy entry. A finesse against the King offers a 50% chance of success. Finessing against the Queen will provide 2 club tricks only when North has the singleton or doubleton Queen. The odds favor finessing against the King. After losing the heart finesse, declarer cannot avoid losing 2 club tricks for down 1.

A declarer who could see though the backs of the cards would play North for Queen doubleton and score 10 tricks.

The Play in 3NT: A diamond lead gives the defense the tempo to score 3 diamond tricks. Declarer cannot reach dummy to take the spade finesse. Cashing the Ace is a winner if the King is singleton, a 5.6% chance. Declarer prefers to create 2 entries to dummy by leading low towards the board. When dummy's Queen (or equivalent) wins, declarer suspects both major suit Kings are offside. Continuing spades allows declarer to escape for down 1. If declarer takes a losing finesse against the King, declarer is down 2.



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12 ♠QT4
Q5
K9832
♣853
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K
AK72
T754
♣AKT6
♠J97632
J4
QJ
♣Q42
♠A85
T9863
A6
♣J97
7
177
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1 2♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -3   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  100          6.00   1.00  1N W -2   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
   50          4.00   3.00  3N W -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
   50          4.00   3.00  2N W -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
   50          4.00   3.00  2♣ W -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-Nye-Mills
        120    1.50   5.50  2N W      D2-Koerner-Burke vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        120    1.50   5.50  2N W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    0.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D7-Cline-Cline

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West's optimism is dashed when partner responds 1. East will repeat the spades and buy the hand from a very reluctant partner--but it's one of the few makeable contracts--thus proving the importance of length as well as strength.



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13 ♠QT8
86
K86
♣Q9853
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J74
QT92
AT4
♣AK7
♠96532
K
QJ972
♣J4
♠AK
AJ7543
53
♣T62
7
147
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣5 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  2N W -2   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        100    5.50   1.50  2 S -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    5.50   1.50  2 S -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
        110    3.50   3.50  2♠ E      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-McAdams-Graham
        110    3.50   3.50  2♠ E      D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    2.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        200    0.50   6.50  2 S -2   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D7-Cline-Cline
        200    0.50   6.50  2 S -2   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D6-Nye-Mills

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When South opens 1, West might better bid 1NT than double. Either way, the contract is likely to be a spade partial, missig high honors in trump but having few other worries.



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14 ♠AKJ953
2
QJ98
♣AJ
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠8642
J86
A42
♣754
♠7
AKQ43
T6
♣KT632
♠QT
T975
K753
♣Q98
16
512
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥4
EW: 3♣ 2  ♦2 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 16 = +3
Par: +300 5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ N      D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  170          4.00   3.00  3♠ N +1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D7-Cline-Cline
  170          4.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  170          4.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  170          4.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  170          4.00   3.00  1♠ N +3   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D6-Nye-Mills
  100          1.00   6.00  3 E -2   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
         50    0.00   7.00  4♠ N -1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 but won't be able to stay in the opponents' spade auction. When 1 passes around to North, he can bid 2 to show his good suit and opening hand, but is unlikely to get to game unless pushed there by East. South just happens to have a "magic" 7 HCP opposite North's holdings.



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15 ♠KQ3
AQJ854
QJ8
♣9
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J97652
93
542
♣63
♠A84
K6
AKT3
♣AQ84
♠T
T72
976
♣KJT752
15
120
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1/-NT
       ♦6 ♠4/3 NT7/6
EW: 1 3♠  ♣6 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  2N E -3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
   50          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D7-Cline-Cline
   50          5.50   1.50  3 W -1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    3.50   3.50  3N N -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D6-Nye-Mills
        100    3.50   3.50  3 N -1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        140    2.00   5.00  3♠ W      D8-Downard-Lilly vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        200    1.00   6.00  3* N -1  D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-McAdams-Graham
        500    0.00   7.00  4* N -2  D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1, East doubles, and South ekes out a heart raise (4 HCP and three for the singleton). Even if North bids 3, East can double again and West finally will bid spades. With a trick to lose in each suit, 3 comes home to West's surprise.



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16 ♠KQ42
KQ5
K963
♣72
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AJT6
A6
Q7
♣AK943
♠973
T932
4
♣QJT85
♠85
J874
AJT852
♣6
13
183
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2  ♣4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦3 ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  5♣ W -3   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D6-Nye-Mills
  140          6.00   1.00  3 S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  130          4.00   3.00  4 S      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  130          4.00   3.00  3 S +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  130          4.00   3.00  3 S +1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D7-Cline-Cline
  100          2.00   5.00  5♣ W -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D1-McAdams-Graham
        100    1.00   6.00  5* S -1  D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
        110    0.00   7.00  3♣ W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West's 1 is doubled by North. East might ignore her four hearts to make a preemptive club raise, but South can still bid 3. Who will blink first? Vulnerable, E-W may be reluctant to go to 4, but it's really unlikely to be doubled.



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17 ♠JT62
K62
J6
♣KT76
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A43
Q4
Q83
♣QJ952
♠9875
AT3
KT92
♣83
♠KQ
J9875
A754
♣A4
8
117
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3 1♠ -/1NT
       ♣6 NT6/7
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  1N S +2   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D7-Cline-Cline
  140          4.00   3.00  3 S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  140          4.00   3.00  2 S +1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D6-Nye-Mills
  140          4.00   3.00  2 S +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  140          4.00   3.00  2 S +1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  140          4.00   3.00  2 S +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
         50    0.50   6.50  4 S -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D1-McAdams-Graham
         50    0.50   6.50  2 S -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, raised to 2 by North. This demonstrates the preemptive quality of a single raise. South might try one more level, but I'd be inclined to stop. If E-W then come to life, 3 is a reasonable choice for South.



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18 ♠8
AK986
Q962
♣A53
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J94
42
JT854
♣J84
♠K75
T73
K73
♣KT92
♠AQT632
QJ5
A
♣Q76
13
39
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 6 6/5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥0 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-S/6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          7.00   0.00  6 N      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  710          6.00   1.00  4 N +3   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  680          5.00   2.00  4 N +2   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  660          4.00   3.00  3N N +2   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D6-Nye-Mills
  620          2.00   5.00  4 N      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  620          2.00   5.00  4 N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  620          2.00   5.00  4 N      D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D7-Cline-Cline
        100    0.00   7.00  6 N -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D1-McAdams-Graham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South may have the longer suit, but it's North's hearts in which they have an eight card fit. 4 will prevail with overtricks at most tables. Use dummy's trumps to ruff out the spades, especially if you have the A as an entry. With a trump lead (likely), win high in the North hand, play spades and ruff spades as described above.



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19 ♠T8
T9863
AJ53
♣Q5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ9
AQJ5
T984
♣6
♠Q752
K42
Q7
♣K742
♠643
7
K62
♣AJT983
7
1510
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT5
EW: 1 2 3♠ 1NT  ♣5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Cline-Cline
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
         50    3.00   4.00  4♣ S -1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
        140    2.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        150    1.00   6.00  2N E +1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D6-Nye-Mills
        170    0.00   7.00  3♠ E +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-McAdams-Graham
20 ♠A3
AQT76
63
♣K864
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J6
53
AJT9742
♣Q7
♠Q984
K98
K85
♣J93
♠KT752
J42
Q
♣AT52
13
89
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3♠  ♦5 NT5
EW: 2 2NT  ♣3 ♥3 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +500 4NT*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  4 N +1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  620          5.00   2.00  4♠ S      D8-Downard-Lilly vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  620          5.00   2.00  4 N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Cline-Cline
  620          5.00   2.00  4 N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  170          2.00   5.00  3 N +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  170          2.00   5.00  3 N +1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  170          2.00   5.00  2 N +2   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D6-Nye-Mills
        100    0.00   7.00  4 S -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
21 ♠85
AT965
JT6
♣KT2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T43
J
754
♣QJ7654
♠K9762
KQ3
82
♣983
♠AQJ
8742
AKQ93
♣A
8
48
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 18 = -3
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.00   2.00  4 S +1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
  650          5.00   2.00  4 N +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  650          5.00   2.00  4 N +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Cline-Cline
  650          5.00   2.00  4 N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  650          5.00   2.00  4 N +1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  620          2.00   5.00  4 N      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  150          1.00   6.00  3 S +2   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D6-Nye-Mills
        100    0.00   7.00  6 N -1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
22 ♠QJ
K53
AKQT953
♣A
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠8
AQ982
74
♣K8643
♠T74
JT4
J6
♣QJ952
♠AK96532
76
82
♣T7
19
95
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 6♠ 6NT  ♣5 ♥5
EW: 1♣ 1  ♦0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  940          7.00   0.00  6 N +1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D1-McAdams-Graham
  510          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
  510          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
  510          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D7-Cline-Cline
  480          2.50   4.50  4♠ S +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
  480          2.50   4.50  4♠ S +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Nye-Mills
  460          1.00   6.00  3N N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
  450          0.00   7.00  4♠ S +1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
23 ♠K74
Q6
KT94
♣QJ65
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJ862
K82
J2
♣A87
♠9
AT7
AQ853
♣KT92
♠QT53
J9543
76
♣43
11
1313
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 5♣ 4 3 3♠ 3/4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3N E -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Nye-Mills
  100          6.00   1.00  3N E -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
        600    4.50   2.50  3N W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        600    4.50   2.50  3N W      D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D1-McAdams-Graham
        630    1.50   5.50  3N W +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Wagner-Wagner
        630    1.50   5.50  3N W +1   D2-Koerner-Burke vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
        630    1.50   5.50  3N W +1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
        630    1.50   5.50  3N W +1   D8-Downard-Lilly vs D7-Cline-Cline
24 ♠765
T832
J42
♣542
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q2
KQ7
T3
♣AKQJT3
♠AJT943
AJ965
Q8
♣-
♠K8
4
AK9765
♣9876
1
1712
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣0 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 5♣ 5 4♠ 1NT  ♦5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          7.00   0.00  6N* E -5  D8-Downard-Lilly vs D7-Cline-Cline
   50          5.50   1.50  4 E -1   D5-Greenberg-Greenberg vs D1-McAdams-Graham
   50          5.50   1.50  5♣ W -1   D7-Robbins-Buckley vs D5-Rockefeller-Petroff
        400    4.00   3.00  5♣ W      D2-Koerner-Burke vs D4-Saltis-Pemberton
        420    3.00   4.00  4 E      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D3-Nielsen-Conn
        430    2.00   5.00  3N W +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Nye-Mills
        450    1.00   6.00  4 E +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D8-Jarboe-Shaw
        480    0.00   7.00  4 E +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Wagner-Wagner