- Saturday Morn - October 20, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1600 MP  Geomean: 541 MP
(based on 22 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Kenneth Thompson 68.23 1st A 1.10
Gary Ansok - Larry Pelletier 56.77 2/3rd A 0.66
Dagmar Ragnow - Nancy Hall 56.77 2/3rd A 0.66
Pradeep Garg - Usha Garg 52.08 4th A 0.39
Naum Grutman - Nava Grutman 51.39 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A
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DATE>October 20, 2018   |CLUB NO.>131102    | 10/20/2018 14:53
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   54.0 |TOP>   4 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=7/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Larry Pelletier        Gary Ansok               B   2/3    1     .     61.31  56.77  0.66(A)
 2 Naum Grutman           Nava Grutman             C    .     3     .     55.50  51.39  0.28(B)
 4 Mike Gaddis Jr         Paula Reach              B    .     .     .     47.00  43.52
 5 William Carlson Jr     Sara Carlson             A    .     .     .     47.81  44.27
 6 Pradeep Garg           Usha Garg                C    4     2     1     56.25  52.08  0.39(A)
 7 Bob Deal               Panda Kroll              C    .     .     .     45.56  42.19
 8 Kenneth Thompson       Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .     73.69  68.23  1.10(A)
 9 Dagmar Ragnow          Nancy Hall               A   2/3    .     .     61.31  56.77  0.66(A)
10 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    .     .     .     47.81  44.27
11 Nancy Wood             George Peckham           B    .     .     .     47.81  44.27
12 Josh Rosenbluth        Marilyn Brett            B    .     .     .     50.63  46.88
                                          Totals                         594.68

Hands and Results
1 ♠AQJ8
Q6
KJT84
♣A9
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠762
AT5
Q75
♣8652
♠K3
KJ987
62
♣QT73
♠T954
432
A93
♣KJ4
17
69
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♦2 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          3.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
  450          3.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Garg-Garg vs A10-Smith-Zizic
  420          2.00   2.00  4♠ N      A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A7-Deal-Kroll
  120          1.00   3.00  1N N +1   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
         50    0.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass3Pass4
All pass   

Game is not laydown, but with chances in both diamonds and spades to avoid a loser, it would be downright unfair to fail in this contract. South has enough to accept the invitation to game despite the 4333 patter and weak trumps.... Barely.



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2 ♠A965
63
AJ95
♣972
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T72
QJ74
73
♣AQJ8
♠K43
AT98
T62
♣T64
♠QJ8
K52
KQ84
♣K53
9
107
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          3.00   1.00  1N S +1   A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
  120          3.00   1.00  1N S +1   A6-Garg-Garg vs A10-Smith-Zizic
  120          3.00   1.00  1N S +1   A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A7-Deal-Kroll
   90          1.00   3.00  1N S      A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        100    0.00   4.00  3N S -1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass1NT
All pass   

1NT can be defeated with alert defense. After a heart lead and continuation, South will play the Q, losing to the king. If East continues hearts, there is a risk that the wrong hand will win the fourth heart, and the clubs will not be attackable. If East wins the fourth heart, it is necessary to lead the T to take all of the defensive tricks. Failure to lead a club when in with the K or to lead the correct club when in with the fourth heart will lead to declarer's success and the defense's matchpoint disaster.



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3 ♠97
JT64
AKJ982
♣K
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠JT82
3
Q5
♣A96532
♠AK4
KQ9875
64
♣JT
♠Q653
A2
T73
♣Q874
12
713
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3/2NT  ♣5 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♦3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          3.50   0.50  3 N      A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A7-Deal-Kroll
  110          3.50   0.50  3 N      A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
         50    2.00   2.00  4 N -1   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        100    1.00   3.00  5 N -2   A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        110    0.00   4.00  2 E      A6-Garg-Garg vs A10-Smith-Zizic

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass11Dbl
Pass223
PassPassPass 

North opens his good six-card suit, and when South makes a Negative Double of East's 1 overcall, rebids. When East perseveres in hearts, South cannot envision defense sufficient to take the plus 200, so competes to 3. Further action by East would be foolhardy and suicidal, so 3 becomes the final contract.

Declarer must draw trumps immediately for fear of the heart ruff, and is rewarded with the 2-2- trump split, permitting a later heart ruff to reach the Q, next on the agenda for establishment.

When the smoke clears, North has nine tricks.



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4 ♠92
J63
AJ4
♣KT742
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQT65
AQ852
KQ
♣3
♠AJ87
T4
T82
♣AQ96
♠43
K97
97653
♣J85
9
1611
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
EW: 2♣ 2 5 6♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1430 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        650    3.50   0.50  4♠ W +1   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A10-Smith-Zizic
        650    3.50   0.50  4♠ W +1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        680    1.50   2.50  5♠ W +1   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
        680    1.50   2.50  4♠ W +2   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
       1430    0.00   4.00  6♠ W      A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass2NTPass
3Pass4Pass
4NTPass5Pass
6All pass  

East's hand is either a limit raise or a forcing to game spade raise. With 11 HCP one might think just a limit raise, but here are the factors that argue for the upgrade: The J is worth far more than a stray jack in any other suit (a club jack, cozying up with the queen, would be good), there is a fourth trump, the club honors seem to have potential, and there are two aces in the mix. In losing trick count analysis, there are four potential covers for partner. An optimist bids 2NT, a pessimist contents with the limit raise.

After the 3 bid, showing shortness, East regrets the upgrade and announces the misfit by leaping to game ("fast arrival" works in this context). However, there is no stopping East after the 2NT start, and after East reluctantly acknowledges possession of two aces, West bulls into slam. (Actually, West might envision wasted club honor(s) and a missing heart king on this exact auction, but optimism is optimism).

When the K is onside, the slam rolls. Since it takes very little else to make this slam, it is not a bad contract, after all.



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5 ♠Q873
AQ952
J42
♣8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J94
KJ84
876
♣QT3
♠AK652
T3
KQ5
♣K72
♠T
76
AT93
♣AJ9654
9
715
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2/1 1/-♠
       ♠7/6 NT6
EW: 1NT  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          4.00   0.00  3♠* E -3  A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
  100          2.50   1.50  3♠ E -2   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A10-Smith-Zizic
  100          2.50   1.50  2♠ E -2   A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
   50          0.50   3.50  2♠ E -1   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
   50          0.50   3.50  2♠ E -1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass12
2PassPassPass

All bids seem reasonable to a doomed contract. Whether South leads top of a doubleton heart or A and a club for North to ruff with suit preference for diamonds, it seems likely that the defensive crossruff will defeat the contract. On a heart lead, North should see the necessity of getting the clubs going before continuing with the heart attack. So, heart to the queen, club to the ace, club ruff, etc. Also, there is no parking place for the second diamond.

Plus 200 for NS seems likely.



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6 ♠A4
JT53
AJT52
♣A6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T62
AK62
8763
♣J2
♠KQJ873
7
KQ
♣K987
♠95
Q984
94
♣QT543
14
814
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2  ♠3 NT5
EW: 4♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -500 5*-NS/5*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    2.50   1.50  3♠ E +1   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
        170    2.50   1.50  3♠ E +1   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A10-Smith-Zizic
        170    2.50   1.50  3♠ E +1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        170    2.50   1.50  3♠ E +1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        620    0.00   4.00  4♠ E      A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2Dbl4All pass

Here it would be a good thing for EW to have as part of their arsenal the 1NT forcing bid to differentiate between good single raises (usually the potential to cover three of East's losers) rather than bad raises (less than three potential cover cards). This concept is not really "constructive" raise theory, but common parlance seems to have transferred the original meaning of that term to this idea. It is a good, sound idea, and if in place on this hand, East will feel comfort in simply bidding 4, not worrying about a partner who would raise on, say, Jxxx Kxxx Jx Qxx. My partners won't raise on that junk, and so I would bid 4 with the East hand, not having much worry about finding a useful dummy.

Indeed, despite only seven "working" points, (the J is basically worthless), 4 is a fine contract, and rolls.



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7 ♠KQ863
96
JT5
♣KQ3
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠JT92
AJT43
AQ72
♣-
♠A7
Q5
964
♣T87652
♠54
K872
K83
♣AJ94
11
126
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5/6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 3 1♠  NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  2♣* E -1  A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A6-Garg-Garg
        100    3.00   1.00  1N S -1   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        140    1.50   2.50  3 W      A11-Wood-Peckham vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        140    1.50   2.50  2 W +1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
        200    0.00   4.00  2N S -2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A9-Ragnow-Hall

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
2!Pass2Pass
PassPass  

Flannery! East is not terribly upset, having two honors in partner's suits, and chooses the known 5-2 fit.

Making three with ease when the diamonds and hearts both behave.

Non-Flannery players will run into 1 [1] and wonder what to do with the East hand, but eventually, after East passes and South bids 1NT, West will bid 2 and East will take a preference to 2. If South then continues showing values with 2, the punishment will commence, and plus 200 or more will fill the EW coffers, making up for board 5!



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8 ♠52
Q4
J98532
♣963
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠8764
9632
6
♣8752
♠AKJT
T5
KQT
♣AQJT
♠Q93
AKJ87
A74
♣K4
3
020
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 1NT  ♣5 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 2NT*-NS/3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.00   0.00  3 S      A7-Deal-Kroll vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
  100          1.50   2.50  2N E -2   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A6-Garg-Garg
  100          1.50   2.50  2N E -2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
  100          1.50   2.50  2N E -2   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
  100          1.50   2.50  4♠ E -2   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass2NT1Dbl
32Pass3Dbl
PassPassPass 
  1. How rare is it to make a penalty double of a 2NT opening bid? If such a thing exists, here it is!
  2. Desperation Stayman

Against 2NT, whether doubled or not, South will be rewarded with a low heart lead (Fourth best works!), but many will likely lead the ace. The appearance of 9xxx should give South pause, and maybe will then lead small, recovering all of the heart tricks that were offered by the deal, but many will think that there is no entry to dummy, and why give a heart to DECLARER's Qx?

The double of 3 is not nearly as clear as the original one, but is likely a "continuation bet," from the frustration of losing his prey. No matter -- the cards are still favorable to NS, and plus 200 will be South's reward for holding good cards and aggressive behavior.



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9 ♠KQT2
A9
75
♣K9643
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J54
KT7
Q8432
♣87
♠973
Q43
JT96
♣JT2
♠A86
J8652
AK
♣AQ5
12
64
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 2 5 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          3.50   0.50  6N S      A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A6-Garg-Garg
  990          3.50   0.50  6N S      A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
  490          2.00   2.00  3N S +3   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
  460          1.00   3.00  3N S +2   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
  450          0.00   4.00  4 S +1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass1Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass3Pass41
Pass4Pass6
All pass   
  1. Minorwood

When a minor suit is agreed as trump, whether by inference or direct statement, it is far more convenient to use four of that minor suit as the key card ask, with subsequent trump queen and side suit king inquiries all intact. The extra room needed for minor suits was first recognized by Easley Blackwood in his early book and writings on his toy, "Blackwood," everybody's favorite 4NT bid. He suggested that a certain number of aces were required for the 4NT bidder to have, depending on whether the minor suit were diamonds or clubs. The problem he saw, of course, was the dilemma if responder showed "1" with a 5 response when the asker also held just one, so he wrote, correctly, that opener was required to have two aces to ask 4NT when clubs were trump, and at least one when diamonds were trump.

Minorwood has no such issues, for there are five steps between the Minorwood ask and signing off in five of the minor when the requisite aces or keycards are missing.

There are some issues that many players seem to be uncertain about, leaving many uncomfortable with the convention. However, for regular partnerships or any tournament player, adoption, study, and use of Minorwood seems beneficial, almost obligatory.

Here, the use of Fourth Suit Forcing (2) and the 3 cue bid do not quite fulfill the requirement to show a club fit, so North's 3 bid is just showing a value, not necessarily the ace. Nonetheless, 4 is clearly Minorwood, because the 3 prelude clearly blossoms as a control bid in support of clubs, and NOW 4 is without any doubt Minorwood. So it does seem that to use Minorwood requires some tap-dancing and an experienced player/partnership to employ. Having successfully managed those tasks, however, this slam is easy for our practitioners!



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10 ♠J
Q9854
9832
♣853
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T752
KT62
KT
♣KQ4
♠K86
3
AQJ75
♣A762
♠AQ943
AJ7
64
♣JT9
3
1114
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥6 ♠4 NT3
EW: 3/2♣ 3 1 3/2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    4.00   0.00  2 E +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A7-Deal-Kroll
        130    3.00   1.00  2♣ E +2   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        150    2.00   2.00  2 E +3   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        180    1.00   3.00  1N E +3   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A6-Garg-Garg
        630    0.00   4.00  3N W +1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
11 ♠J6543
J865
4
♣KT4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T9
K9432
J2
♣7652
♠872
T7
98653
♣A98
♠AKQ
AQ
AKQT7
♣QJ3
5
44
27
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4/5 4 6♠ 5/6NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥3 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +990 6NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          4.00   0.00  6N S      A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
  980          3.00   1.00  6♠ N      A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A7-Deal-Kroll
  490          2.00   2.00  3N S +3   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
  480          1.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
  450          0.00   4.00  4♠ N +1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A6-Garg-Garg

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   2
Pass2Pass2!1
Pass22Pass2NT
Pass3Pass3
Pass3Pass4
Pass5Pass6
All pass   
  1. Kokish!
  2. Forced.

"Kokish" is a convention named after Canadian Eric Kokish, an expert's expert. The idea is that 2 shows either (A) a balanced hand so good that game is forced, or (B) a real heart hand with or without a side suit. 2 is almost forced by responder, having nothing at all to do with spades. North's J6543 is a coincidence. The 2NT rebid shows typically 25+ HCP.

After that start, North sees 30+ HCP, a club honor control, a diamond shortness control, and nine major suit cards, so enjoys thoughts of slam. After Stayman denied four trumps, North showed five+ spades and South expressed enthusiasm for spades despite having denied four. 4 was a control bid for spades, suggesting slam interest while denying a club control (control bids are up the line). North HAS a club control and the only bid that suggests slam is 5. 5 should show specifically the ace, so South understands 5 to show second round control of clubs and some other reason for optimism. Since that second round control might be a singleton, 6NT is out.

6 rolls home when the hearts go away on diamonds. The proper play is to win the heart opening lead with the ace, play A and ruff a diamond to set up the suit, then draw trumps and discard the losing hearts. With the J falling on the second round of that suit, the more careful line is not required, but in case the J were guarded thrice, the ruff would be necessary. On the other hand, if spades are not 3-2, that line would not succeed, and the diamonds must self-serve. So the best of all is to win the heart, draw TWO trumps, and, fining them breaking, ruff a diamond, then finish trumps.



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12 ♠AQT765
Q
A743
♣K8
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠2
AK8
Q5
♣AQJT752
♠98
97532
KJ92
♣64
♠KJ43
JT64
T86
♣93
15
164
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♥5
EW: 3♣ 2  ♦5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +100 4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  930          4.00   0.00  3♠* N +1  A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A7-Deal-Kroll
  100          3.00   1.00  5♣* W -1  A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        100    2.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A6-Garg-Garg
        130    1.00   3.00  3♣ W +1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
        510    0.00   4.00  4♣* W     A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
13 ♠QJ42
AKQJ6
542
♣T
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A85
T74
QT973
♣Q7
♠KT763
83
AK8
♣KJ3
♠9
952
J6
♣A986542
13
814
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   1.00  3♠ E -1   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A10-Smith-Zizic
  100          3.00   1.00  3♠ E -1   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A11-Wood-Peckham
  100          3.00   1.00  3♠ E -1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        110    1.00   3.00  2 W +1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        300    0.00   4.00  4 N -3   A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A6-Garg-Garg
14 ♠AJ
Q987652
9
♣AJ8
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KQT5
AK
KJ83
♣T73
♠874
T4
Q52
♣K6542
♠9632
J3
AT764
♣Q9
12
165
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣4 ♦5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 2♠  ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW/4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  530          4.00   0.00  3* N     A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
  170          2.00   2.00  3 N +1   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A10-Smith-Zizic
  170          2.00   2.00  3 N +1   A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A6-Garg-Garg
  170          2.00   2.00  2 N +2   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A11-Wood-Peckham
  110          0.00   4.00  2 N      A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
15 ♠AJ6542
AQT9
9
♣T7
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q973
5
AJ542
♣Q98
♠8
J8762
KQT6
♣AK4
♠KT
K43
873
♣J6532
11
913
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♥6 NT5
EW: 5  ♣6 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: -400 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    3.50   0.50  3 W      A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        110    3.50   0.50  3 W      A9-Ragnow-Hall vs A6-Garg-Garg
        130    2.00   2.00  3 W +1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        150    0.50   3.50  3 W +2   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A10-Smith-Zizic
        150    0.50   3.50  3 W +2   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A11-Wood-Peckham
16 ♠K7
AQT53
J764
♣K8
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A982
976
K5
♣JT53
♠J643
KJ42
982
♣A7
♠QT5
8
AQT3
♣Q9642
13
89
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1 1NT  ♠6/5
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          3.50   0.50  2 N +1   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A7-Deal-Kroll
  110          3.50   0.50  2 N +1   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A11-Wood-Peckham
   90          2.00   2.00  2 N      A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A6-Garg-Garg
        100    0.50   3.50  3N S -2   A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
        100    0.50   3.50  3N N -2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A10-Smith-Zizic
17 ♠J8
J8
KQT83
♣A763
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q742
95
A54
♣K954
♠KT93
A63
J962
♣J8
♠A65
KQT742
7
♣QT2
11
99
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 3 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          2.50   1.50  3 S +1   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A7-Deal-Kroll
  170          2.50   1.50  3 S +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A10-Smith-Zizic
  170          2.50   1.50  3 S +1   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A11-Wood-Peckham
  170          2.50   1.50  2 S +2   A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
        100    0.00   4.00  4 S -2   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A6-Garg-Garg
18 ♠AJT
A862
AQT6
♣J3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q84
KQ7
532
♣T982
♠763
T54
J987
♣Q75
♠K952
J93
K4
♣AK64
16
73
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 5 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          3.00   1.00  3N S +2   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A11-Wood-Peckham
  660          3.00   1.00  3N N +2   A1-Pelletier-Ansok vs A7-Deal-Kroll
  660          3.00   1.00  3N N +2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A10-Smith-Zizic
  630          0.50   3.50  3N S +1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A6-Garg-Garg
  630          0.50   3.50  3N N +1   A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
19 ♠KQ9864
J54
KT
♣J5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠JT7
Q96
AQ3
♣AT63
♠A2
K873
J95
♣KQ72
♠53
AT2
87642
♣984
10
1313
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 3 1♠ 1/3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          4.00   0.00  3N W -3   A6-Garg-Garg vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
  200          3.00   1.00  4 W -2   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
  100          2.00   2.00  4 E -1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A7-Deal-Kroll
        300    1.00   3.00  2♠* N -2  A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
        630    0.00   4.00  3N E +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
20 ♠964
Q74
T74
♣AQJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJT32
KT62
J8
♣85
♠A8
J93
KQ62
♣7643
♠Q75
A85
A953
♣KT2
9
810
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ -/1  ♦6/7 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 2♠  ♣6 ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          4.00   0.00  1N N +2   A6-Garg-Garg vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
  100          3.00   1.00  2♠ W -1   A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
        110    2.00   2.00  1♠ W +1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A7-Deal-Kroll
        140    1.00   3.00  2 W +1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
        300    0.00   4.00  3♣ S -3   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
21 ♠JT3
AQJ3
J3
♣KJ32
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q87
K765
KQ95
♣86
♠A4
T42
A8762
♣A94
♠K9652
98
T4
♣QT75
13
1012
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 2 1 1NT  ♣5 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   0.00  3 E -1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A7-Deal-Kroll
        110    2.00   2.00  3 E      A6-Garg-Garg vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        110    2.00   2.00  3 E      A11-Wood-Peckham vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
        110    2.00   2.00  2 E +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
        200    0.00   4.00  3♠ S -2   A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
22 ♠64
KT943
JT9654
♣-
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q8532
AJ6
Q
♣Q874
♠K97
Q852
A832
♣J2
♠AJT
7
K7
♣AKT9653
4
1110
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2 2NT  ♠5
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦3 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          4.00   0.00  3N N +1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
  200          3.00   1.00  3♠ W -2   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
  100          2.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
         50    1.00   3.00  3♣ S -1   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        150    0.00   4.00  5 N -3   A6-Garg-Garg vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
23 ♠KQJ
Q2
7
♣A865432
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠65
AJ654
AQ943
♣9
♠AT97
KT7
KT5
♣KJT
♠8432
983
J862
♣Q7
12
1114
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦1 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
EW: 5 5 3♠ 5NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   0.00  5 W -1   A7-Deal-Kroll vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        620    3.00   1.00  4 W      A6-Garg-Garg vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        650    2.00   2.00  4 W +1   A11-Wood-Peckham vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
        660    1.00   3.00  3N E +2   A10-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
        690    0.00   4.00  3N E +3   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
24 ♠8432
9
AJ875
♣Q76
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T975
QJ3
942
♣J83
♠KJ6
K864
KQ6
♣K42
♠AQ
AT752
T3
♣AT95
7
415
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 2 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS/4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          4.00   0.00  2 S      A11-Wood-Peckham vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
   90          2.50   1.50  1N S      A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A8-Thompson-Clarke
   90          2.50   1.50  1N N      A10-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach
         80    1.00   3.00  1♠ E      A6-Garg-Garg vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        120    0.00   4.00  2N E      A7-Deal-Kroll vs A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson
25 ♠Q964
87
AT2
♣KJ98
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KJ2
K4
KJ9875
♣63
♠A7
AJ6
Q43
♣AQT75
♠T853
QT9532
6
♣42
10
1117
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥5 ♠5 NT1
EW: 4♣ 6 1 2♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        630    4.00   0.00  3N E +1   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A6-Garg-Garg
        660    2.00   2.00  3N E +2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A11-Wood-Peckham
        660    2.00   2.00  3N E +2   A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
        660    2.00   2.00  3N E +2   A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A10-Smith-Zizic
        690    0.00   4.00  3N E +3   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
26 ♠J
QJ4
A82
♣AJT842
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q873
T85
97643
♣3
♠AK542
AK6
T5
♣K96
♠T96
9732
KQJ
♣Q75
13
217
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 2 1 4♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    4.00   0.00  4♣ N -1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A11-Wood-Peckham
        140    3.00   1.00  3♠ E      A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A6-Garg-Garg
        170    2.00   2.00  3♠ E +1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
        620    0.50   3.50  4♠ E      A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
        620    0.50   3.50  4♠ E      A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A10-Smith-Zizic
27 ♠87654
KQ42
8
♣Q43
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQT
T953
KJ93
♣82
♠32
AJ87
A42
♣JT95
♠KJ9
6
QT765
♣AK76
7
1010
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 1♣ 2 3 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    3.50   0.50  2♠ N -1   A8-Thompson-Clarke vs A6-Garg-Garg
         50    3.50   0.50  2♣ S -1   A12-Rosenbluth-Brett vs A9-Ragnow-Hall
        100    1.50   2.50  2♠ N -2   A4-Gaddis Jr-Reach vs A1-Pelletier-Ansok
        100    1.50   2.50  2♣ S -2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A11-Wood-Peckham
        530    0.00   4.00  3* W     A5-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A10-Smith-Zizic