- Monday Aft - October 22, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1179 MP  Geomean: 572 MP
(based on 29 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Donald Cline 65.63 1st A 0.80
Dick Zizic - John Eliason 61.51 1st A 0.80
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 60.72 2nd A 0.56
Mike Pemberton - Ron Saltis 59.72 2nd A 0.56
Joseph Gaynor - Richard Follenweider 55.56 1st B 0.48
Gwen Wagner - Richard Wagner 53.82 3rd A 0.40
Mark Robbins - Roseann Buckley 50.79 2nd B 0.34
Carol Lilly - Mary Jane Graham 50.40 1st C 0.24
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>October 22, 2018   |CLUB NO.>127100    | 10/22/2018 15:43
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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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 Louise Shaffer         Joan Glenn               B    .     .     .     47.43  32.94
 2 Tee Downard            Marilyn Waples           C    .     .     .     60.57  42.06
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .     87.43  60.72  0.56(A)
 4 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    1     .     .     88.57  61.51  0.80(A)
 5 Mark Robbins           Roseann Buckley          B    .     2     .     73.14  50.79  0.34(B)
 6 Richard Follenweider   Joseph Gaynor            B    3     1     .     80.00  55.56  0.48(B)
 7 Gary Van Valin         Sally Van Valin          C    .     .     .     66.29  46.03
 8 Carol Lilly            Mary Jane Graham         C    .     .     1     72.57  50.40  0.24(C)
                                          Totals                         576.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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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   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ron Saltis             Mike Pemberton           B    2     1     .     86.00  59.72  0.56(A)
 2 Peggy Nielsen          Anne Conn                B    .     .     .     70.00  48.61
 3 Ginny Rockefeller      Irene Petroff            B    .     .     .     62.50  43.40
 4 Alan Greenberg         Anthony Hirsch           C    .     .     .     55.00  38.19
 5 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              C    3     2     1     77.50  53.82  0.40(A)
 6 Elaine McAdams         Carol Jarboe             C    .     .     .     58.50  40.63
 7 Donald Cline           Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .     94.50  65.63  0.80(A)
                                          Totals                         504.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠654
7
KQ53
♣JT864
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠98
AT32
64
♣K9532
♠AQT3
QJ9
JT87
♣Q7
♠KJ72
K8654
A92
♣A
6
712
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1 1♠  NT6
EW: 1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  2N E -3   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  110          4.50   1.50  2♠ S      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  110          4.50   1.50  2♠ N      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
   80          3.00   3.00  1 S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
   50          2.00   4.00  1N W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        100    1.00   5.00  2N N -2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        150    0.00   6.00  3N S -3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. With a singleton club and only 15 HCP, South just overcalls 1. West can reasonably bid 1NT, buying the hand. Honoring his partner's overcall, North leads his lone heart, ironically costing the defense nothing (though it won't feel so great at the time. If South were to double, West would bid 1 and East 1--at which point West would bid 1NT. This time North will lead a minor, either a low diamond or the J. All roads lead to seven tricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1NT
All pass   

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 4, 6, 12, and 14.

The Bidding: East's hand meets the Rule of 20 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener, but fails the Suggestion of 22 with just 1½ quick tricks. East's texture merits an upgrade. East's quacky hand merits a downgrade. Aggressive bidders will open 1. Conservative bidders will pass.

At tables where East opens 1, South has a choice between overcalling 1, overcalling an offshape 1NT, and an offshape Michaels Cue Bid . Overcalling 1 risks losing the spade suit. Overcalling 1NT risks missing a major suit fit. There is also the risk partner will compete in clubs. A Michaels cue bid risks partner competing too high in spades bases on the Law of Total Tricks . Overcalling 1NT seems best because it well describes South's strength. A 1NT overcall is likely to end the auction. If South prefers a 1 overcall, West's 1NT response ends the auction. A Michaels cue bid allows North to buy the contract at 2.

At tables where East passes in 2nd seat, South has a choice between opening 1, or opening an offshape 1NT. If North-South play Flannery that is the systemic bid here. South isn't strong enough to reverse if the auction begins P-1-P-1NT. South is too strong to pass a Semi-Forcing 1NT response. So South would need to rebid their diamond fragment. In general, it is best to look for reasons to open 1NT. The unattractive 2 rebid is sufficient motivation to open 1NT. A 1NT opening is likely to buy the contract. If South opens 1, North responds 1NT. South's 2 rebid ends the auction. At tables where North opens 2 Flannery North places the contract in 2. West doesn't know whether North-South have a fit. So it is difficult for West to balance. For a discussion of Flannery see Steve Weinstein's "I love Flannery (I'm serious)" article. Going down in 1NT scores better for North-South than allowing East-West to make 1NT.

The Play in 1NT by South: If East opened 1, West may lead a diamond which turns out to be passive. A passive defense will set 1NT. On a 4th best club lead, East uses the Rule of 11 to determine declarer has 1 card higher than the 3. If that card is the Ace or King, it is expensive to play the Queen. If declarer holds the 9 or 5, the defense can still score their AKQ. So ducking seems best. Ducking allows the defense to beat 1NT. Playing the Queen allows a declarer to make 1NT with careful play.

The Play in 1NT by West: On the auction P-1-1-1NT, North has a choice between leading their heart singleton or their Jack, top of an honor sequence. Either way, declarer has no trouble making 1NT. This board illustrates the point Andrew Gumperz makes in his "The Race to 1NT" article.

The Play in 2 by South: Based on an uncontested 1-1NT-2 auction, West infers dummy's heart shortness. So West leads a diamond to reduce ruffing power. Declarer calls for the King (or Queen) to allow a low heart to be led from dummy. East splits their honors. Whether or not declarer covers, the defense wins and leads a 2nd round of trump. Declarer wins, cashes the Ace, ruffs a heart, ruffs a club, and ruffs a heart. Declarer calls for a spade from dummy. Since the defenders hold 6 spades and dummy has clubs stopped, declarer can double finesse spades, expecting the defense to be forced to lead a spade later. Declarer's Jack wins, and declarer exits a heart. East knows declarer is 4-5-1-3 and sees the potential of being end played. So East plays the 10, hoping West can gain the lead. When declarer's Jack holds and West drops the 8, declarer must guess who has the 9. If declarer guesses to play the King and smother West's 8, East is end played and must allow declarer to score their 8th trick with the 7. Exiting a low spade allows the defense to score all the remaining tricks for down 1.

The Play in 2: At tables where South opens Flannery or makes a Michaels cue bid, North is likely to buy the contract at 2. East's spade length increases the likelihood North has just 3 spades. If so, North is likely to have 2 or less hearts. If East infers the potential Cross-Ruff , East may find the low spade lead needed to beat 2.



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2 ♠KQ754
J9
K832
♣KJ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J93
853
AJT76
♣T7
♠A8
Q72
54
♣AQ9652
♠T62
AKT64
Q9
♣843
13
612
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 2NT  ♥6 ♠5/4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  3♠ N +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  140          5.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  110          4.00   2.00  2♠ N      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  100          3.00   3.00  2♣ E -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
   50          1.50   4.50  3♣ E -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
   50          1.50   4.50  3♣ E -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        130    0.00   6.00  3♣ E +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Cline-Clarke

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and many a South will overcall 1, wanting the lead. With tolerance for hearts (a doubleton), North may try 1, which South will raise, setting the contract. East doesn't have a good lead and may choose the 5 as the least of evils. It will matter little. North should remember second hand low--That may draw the A from West.



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3 ♠Q862
J9
AQT75
♣92
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K4
T83
92
♣KQJ864
♠AJ7
Q7652
K64
♣T5
♠T953
AK4
J83
♣A73
9
910
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  4♣* W -2  D2-Downard-Waples vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  140          5.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
   90          4.00   2.00  1N N      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
    PASS       2.50   3.50  Pass Out  D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
    PASS       2.50   3.50  Pass Out  D8-Lilly-Graham vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        100    1.00   5.00  3♠ N -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        150    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -3   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D2-Nielsen-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

What will West do when South opens 1? Very little, I imagine. North will bid 1 and then raise spades. The two level will be the limit. Vulnerable, E-W won't want to push it very far when the opponents are making no move on their own. With three spade losers, declarer should look for ways to ruff in and cash little spades on their own.



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4 ♠KJ8
T865
J973
♣K3
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T962
43
Q4
♣AJ986
♠AQ753
-
AK862
♣Q42
♠4
AKQJ972
T5
♣T75
8
715
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣2/1 ♦4 ♠2
EW: 5♣ 3 5♠  ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.00   0.00  4 S -1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        620    5.00   1.00  4♠ E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        650    3.00   3.00  5♠ E      D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        680    1.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        850    0.00   6.00  5♠* E     D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When West raises spades even after South's vigorous vulnerable preempt, East will be pleased to bid the game ("5-5 come alive," if you will). On equal vulnerability, South won't dare take a save against any opponents who aren't wimps--down 800 is too costly. Play is easy when North has the missing spade honors.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass13
3Pass4All pass

The Bidding: After East opens 1 in 3rd seat, South has a choice between bidding 2, 3, or 4. South's heart length decreases their defensive potential. South's spade singleton makes it likely East-West have a spade fit. If so, overcalling 2 has little obstructive value. If East-West have a game, South needs just 1 trick from North for a 4 sacrifice to be profitable. If East-West don't have a game, 4 down 2 or 4X down 1 will be expensive. A 4 preempt could drive East-West to a game which they might not otherwise bid. Preempting 3 seems best opposite a passed hand.

After a jump bid, the ACBL requires a 10 second pause to help avoid conveying unauthorized information. Here, West uses the pause to determine whether to bid 3. The Law of Total Tricks suggests competing to 3. The problem is a 3 bid is ambiguous. It could be competitive or invitational. South should have good playing strength for their vulnerable 3 overcall. Opposite a passed hand, South's jump overcall can be wide ranging. West cannot be confident 3 is going down. There is no guarantee East will balance. Competing to 3 seems best despite the ambiguity.

North has 4-card heart support. North's hand is defensively oriented. North isn't eager to push East-West to 4. Passing seems best. East, with 20 Support Points, is happy to bid game. Since West could have invitational values, East cue bids their diamond control looking for slam. West, with less than invitational values, doesn't cooperate. North isn't eager to sacrifice with their balanced defensively oriented hand.

The Play in 5X: West leads the 10, top of an honor sequence. Declarer calls for the Jack. East's Queen wins. There is no rush to cash the Ace. If South has another spade, it isn't going anywhere. East switches to the King. West plays the 4. If playing standard signals, West wouldn't play the 4 from Q104,Q54, 104, or 54. So West's 4 is a singleton or West holds Q4. Either way, it is safe for East to underlead their Ace. If West has King-singleton or Queen-doubleton, East could cash the Ace and give West a Trump Promotion . The best chance for a 3 trick set is if West has the Ace and can gain a ruff or Trump Promotion. So East cashes a second high diamond and leads a 3rd round of diamonds. Here, declarer has the texture to ruff high. Declarer draws trump and takes a lobbing finesse towards the King. West rises with the Ace, taking the defense's 4th trick. Declarer has 9 tricks: 7 + 1 + 1 ruff. -500 is a profitable sacrifice.

The Play in Spades: North's KJ8 sitting over dummy's 10962 is worth a trump trick. Covering the 10 and 9 promotes North's 8 to a trump winner. To pickup clubs without a loser, declarer can play for a singleton King, King-doubleton onside, double finesse against the King-Ten, or play for the King onside and attempt to smother the 10. The book line is to run the Queen. If East covers the Queen, a second run finesse against the 10 can be attempted. This line offers a 25% chance of avoiding a club loser. Here, the King is offside. The defense collects a spade and a club to hold declarer to 11 tricks.



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5 ♠KQ96
J64
KQJ2
♣53
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T7532
A32
4
♣K974
♠A84
KQT9
876
♣AJ6
♠J
875
AT953
♣QT82
12
714
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥3 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3 2♠ 1NT  ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   0.50  3♠ W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
   50          5.50   0.50  3♠ W -1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        110    4.00   2.00  2♠ W      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        140    2.00   4.00  3♠ W      D2-Downard-Waples vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        140    2.00   4.00  3♠ W      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        140    2.00   4.00  2 E +1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        200    0.00   6.00  4* S -1  D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. East has a reasonable double and West will choose spades if South doesn't make a preemptive diamond raise. If West gets aggressive, they'll probably get too high, though East should be pessimistic with her flat distribution.



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6 ♠J9
T95
KJ854
♣Q64
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQ842
87
T976
♣T3
♠KT765
AJ63
A2
♣K2
♠3
KQ42
Q3
♣AJ9875
7
615
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1  ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠ 1NT  ♣4/3 ♦5 ♥6/5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    5.50   0.50  5♣* S -1  D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        100    5.50   0.50  5♣* N -1  D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        170    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      D2-Downard-Waples vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West's hand is a good example of why five trumps in themselves are not enough to raise 1 to 4--not even five good trumps. West lacks a singleton and a second source of tricks and should be content to make a preemptive raise to 3 when South doubles or overcalls 2. Nothing sits right to accomplish 10 tricks for declarer.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  12
233All pass

The Bidding: Opening 1NT with 5 spades and 4 hearts risks missing a major suit fit. East doesn't have a rebid problem. Opening 1 seems best. South could pass and hope for an opportunity to double for the rounded suits. In general, it is best to get in and out of the auction quickly. South overcalls 2. If North-South have a heart fit, North may be able to make a Responsive Double . West, with 4 Cover Cards , isn't eager to preempt. A simple raise to 2 seems best. North has no desire to defend 2. An affordable cue bid isn't available here. Some partnerships use a Good Bad 2NT to distinguish a competitive club raise from an invitational club raise. North uses the partnership's method to show a competitive raise to 3.

East, with 17 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 6, has game interest. East's King seems poorly placed. Even so, a Game Try is in order. Some partnerships play Help Suit Game Tries here. Because a help suit Game Try is often more helpful to the defense, some partnerships prefer using the cheapest new suit as an artificial Game Try. East uses the partnership's method to invite game. West's 8 Support Points are not carrying their full weight. With a 10+ card spade fit, the Queen is likely a duplicated value. West's doubletons offer ruffing potential. Since East will have shortness or at least one doubleton, there is risk West's doubletons are duplicated. Normally, with 4 Cover Cards, West would be happy to accept a Game Try. Here, it is questionable whether West's Cover Cards are working. There is no need to stretch to game at Matchpoints . Declining the invitations seems best. Now North-South must decide whether to compete to 4. If North-South compete to 4, East doubles to protect their equity.

The Play in Spades: Declarer has 5 spade winners. The Ace, Ace, and 2 diamond ruffs to bring declarer to 9 tricks. For their 10th trick, declarer can attempt to establish a 2nd heart winner to discard a club, can take a lobbing finesse towards the King, or hope to establish a diamond winner for a club discard. With South overcalling 2, a lobbing finesse towards the King isn't attractive.

If East used an artificial Game Try, it is likely South will lead the King, top of an honor sequence. Declarer wins the Ace, draws trump and leads the 8 from dummy. North must cover with the 9 (or 10). Declarer could duck and play South for KQ doubleton or KQx. If North held 4 hearts, they might have made a Responsive Double rather raise to 3. With that clue, declarer covers with the Jack and South wins the Queen. When declarer ruffs a heart and North plays the 9 (or 10), declarer's 6 is promoted to a winner for their 10th trick.

If East makes a help suit Game Try in hearts, South will be dissuaded from leading a heart. None of South's other leads are attractive. A spade lead or diamond lead turns out to be passive. The key to the defense is for North to infer South holds the Ace from their failure to lead a club. If South held both the Ace and King, they would certainly have led a high club. So North infers declarer has the King or Ace. This helps North recognize the potential upside of gaining the lead to shoot a club through declarer. On a spade lead, declarer cannot score a 10th trick trick as long as North covers the 8 and 7. On the Queen lead, North must overtake with the King to assure they will gain the lead with the King or the Jack to finesse against declarer's King. If North fails to overtake the Queen, declarer can end play South in the rounded suits if they guess the hearts.

The Play in 4: Declarer doesn't have the entries to dummy, to take 2 lobbing finesses towards the King-Queen and finesse against the King. Declarer leads the Queen, hoping to establish diamond winners and create an entry to dummy. Playing standard signals, North might be tempted to play the 10 to show an event count. It is best not to signal with a card which may be needed. So East plays the 7, their highest affordable diamond. If dummy doesn't overtake, East ducks to prevent declarer from reaching dummy in diamonds. If dummy overtakes, East must win the Ace and return a diamond to take out declarer's diamond entry to dummy. East splits the 10-9 to force dummy to play the Jack. Declarer can now finesse against the King and draw trump. Declarer can try exiting with the King. West shows an even count. If East wins their Ace, they will be end played. East must duck, end playing declarer.



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7 ♠KJT
AT52
JT
♣T863
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠5
983
87532
♣A754
♠Q742
J74
AKQ4
♣J9
♠A9863
KQ6
96
♣KQ2
9
413
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 4♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣4 ♥3 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.50   0.50  2♠ S +2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  170          5.50   0.50  2♠ S +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  140          4.00   2.00  2♠ S +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        100    2.50   3.50  3♠ S -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        200    1.00   5.00  3N S -2   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        300    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -3   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North will raise to 2 and the auction will be over. Without a diamond lead, if declarer guesses spades correctly, declarer can shag a minor suit loser on the 13th heart. But a diamond lead might well be chosen, and some will not finesse spades "correctly" (for this hand). Besides, there's nothing wrong with overtricks.



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8 ♠QJT
KT87
K76
♣972
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AK952
AQ
95
♣AKT6
♠63
J9642
J32
♣J85
♠874
53
AQT84
♣Q43
9
203
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥4 ♠4/5 NT6
EW: 4♣ 3 2♠  ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   0.00  3 W -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        110    4.00   2.00  1♠ W +1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        110    4.00   2.00  1♠ W +1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        110    4.00   2.00  1♠ E +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        140    1.50   4.50  1♠ W +2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        170    0.00   6.00  1♠ W +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Cline-Clarke

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will West open 1 or 2NT (mainly to protect the heart tenace)? If it's the latter, East will transfer to hearts and pass. If it's 1, that may pass out and will do all right when trumps are 3-3. At least the clubs are also 3-3.



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9 ♠T95
AK53
AQ6
♣T62
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AK63
QJ98
543
♣J3
♠QJ87
T642
9
♣Q985
♠42
7
KJT872
♣AK74
13
115
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 3NT  ♥6 ♠5
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥6 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          4.50   1.50  3 S +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  150          4.50   1.50  3 N +2   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  150          4.50   1.50  2 S +3   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D7-Cline-Clarke
  150          4.50   1.50  2 S +3   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  130          1.00   5.00  3 S +1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  130          1.00   5.00  3 N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
  130          1.00   5.00  3 N +1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D2-Nielsen-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 (though some will reasonably say 1 is superior this time). South may bid 2 before raising diamonds, but with neither having a spade stopper--and no way to know that spades are 4-4, who will dare to try 3NT? Unfortunately, there are three unavoidable losers in a diamond contract, even with the pitch on the K.



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10 ♠AKQ864
Q92
T4
♣K3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J97
KJ5
J6
♣AQJ95
♠53
A86
AK85
♣8742
♠T2
T743
Q9732
♣T6
14
1311
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣4
EW: 3♣  ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4♣ W -2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  100          3.50   2.50  4♣ W -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D7-Cline-Clarke
  100          3.50   2.50  4♣ W -1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          3.50   2.50  3♣ W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  100          3.50   2.50  3♣ W -1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        100    1.00   5.00  2♠ N -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        110    0.00   6.00  3♣ W      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Some will open any hand with three Quick Tricks; they will open the East hand 1. Others will pass it to West, who will open 1. Either way, West will bid those spades and South will stay out of the action. A club partial if the best bet for E-W.



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11 ♠K9764
J9
92
♣K852
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A5
8732
AK753
♣QJ
♠QT32
QT4
JT
♣9764
♠J8
AK65
Q864
♣AT3
7
145
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ -/1 -/1 1♠ 1NT
       ♦6/7 ♥6/7
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  1N S +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  110          5.00   1.00  2♠ N      D8-Lilly-Graham vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
   90          4.00   2.00  1N S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
         50    2.50   3.50  2N S -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
         50    2.50   3.50  1N S -1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        100    1.00   5.00  1♠ S -2   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        150    0.00   6.00  1N S -3   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, muzzling West, and North bids 1. Over South's 1NT rebid, will North pass or bid 2? Arguments can be made for either action, but I think 2 will be popular. The bad break will be painful. What will East lead? A low club could be effective (or lucky) this time.



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12 ♠6
T54
T985
♣AKQ94
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠QT854
K3
AQJ
♣JT5
♠K2
J92
K742
♣8632
♠AJ973
AQ876
63
♣7
9
137
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 4 1♠ 1/2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  3 S +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  200          5.50   0.50  4 E -4   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  140          3.00   3.00  3 S      D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
  140          3.00   3.00  2 S +1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  140          3.00   3.00  2 S +1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  110          1.00   5.00  2 S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        200    0.00   6.00  4 S -2   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D7-Cline-Clarke

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. Over East's 1NT, what will South do? Pass? Bid 2? North will be delighted to raise hearts--a 2 cuebid to show a limit raise is legit. Even so, it will be hard for South to go to game with all those spades. The secret weapon, of course, is those dynamite clubs.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Dbl1NT2
Pass3Pass3
Pass4Pass4
All pass   

The Bidding: After West opens 1, North has a choice between passing, overcalling 2, and making a takeout double. A 2 overcall is lead directional, but typically shows 6+ clubs and a opening hand. A takeout double seems best with 12 Support Points because it gets 3 suits in play. East responds 1NT. South, with 15 Support Points, forces with a 2 cue bid. West has nothing to say. North shows their club suit. South's 3 rebid is natural and forcing. North's 4 rebid shows a takeout double with 4+ clubs, 4+ diamonds, and 3 hearts. South places the contract in 4.

The Play: Without a diamond lead, declarer can discard their 2 diamond losers. When the J105 fall, declarer leads the 9 from dummy, discarding a spade. West ruffs with the 3. When West leads a pointed suit rather than a heart, declarer suspects West has the King. Declarer wins the return, ruffs a spade, ruffs a diamond, and ruffs a spade high. East overruffs with the Jack. If East exits a diamond, declarer is forced to drop West's King. East exits a heart to give declarer a losing option. Declarer knows West started with QT854 JT5 and knows West has at least 2 diamond honors. East has shown up with the King, the Jack. Because West's opening lead wasn't a diamond, declarer infers East has the King and/or Ace. If East also held the King, they would have redoubled North's takeout double and might have doubled 4. Declarer infers West has the King and drops it to score 10 tricks: 1 + 1 ruff + 5 + 3.

If the defense begins with 3 rounds of diamonds, a declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would cash the Ace and exit a heart. Now declarer can score 10 tricks: 1 + 1 ruff + 4 + 4.



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13 ♠J65
JT98
A98
♣KQ3
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AQ943
K653
6
♣A97
♠K2
AQ74
QJ7
♣T852
♠T87
2
KT5432
♣J64
11
1312
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 4♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW/4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        170    5.00   1.00  3 E +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        180    4.00   2.00  2N E +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
        200    3.00   3.00  3 N -2   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        620    2.00   4.00  4 E      D2-Downard-Waples vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        630    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        660    0.00   6.00  3N E +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. It's the rare South who will preempt, vulnerable, on this poor diamond suit, so West will get to bid 1. The heart game should be popular, making 10 tricks even with the terrible break. All those useful spade tricks make a huge difference. 1 club trick, 4 heart tricks and 5 spade tricks make the game. A rare lucky declarer will also get to ruff a diamond in the West hand for an overtrick.



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14 ♠J7652
K94
Q
♣Q973
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AK4
QJ63
87653
♣5
♠93
A8
AKJ94
♣KJ62
♠QT8
T752
T2
♣AT84
8
1016
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥3 ♠6/5 NT3
EW: 1♣ 6 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -920 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    6.00   0.00  3 E +3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        420    5.00   1.00  5 E +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        430    4.00   2.00  3N E +1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        460    1.50   4.50  3N W +2   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        460    1.50   4.50  3N E +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        460    1.50   4.50  3N E +2   D2-Downard-Waples vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        460    1.50   4.50  3N E +2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. West will show her four hearts and then raise diamonds. Since the diamond slam is very hard to bid, it's likely that the winning contract will be the NT game. Luckily, the red suits cooperate.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass2Pass
3Pass3NTAll pass

The Bidding: East is reluctant to open 1NT with their semi-balanced hand because it is likely to result in wrong-siding a notrump contract or playing in a 5-2 major suit fit. East prefers to open 1. West's priority is to look for a major suit fit. So West responds 1. North is a bit weak to double for the black suits. A 1 overcall could encourage an expensive spade lead. The hand likely belongs to East-West. Passing seems best.

East's 2 rebid is wide ranging. East could have a minimum opener or a hand just below a jump shift. West, with 10 HCP and 13 Support Points for diamonds, has a choice between inviting game and forcing to game. With a weak diamond suit and shortness in partner's second suit, inviting game seems best. West has 2 ways to invite game. West could jump to 3 to show their diamond or bid 2NT to show their spade stopper. Raising diamonds doesn't preclude playing 3NT. West prefers jumping to 3 to show their fit. East, with 16 HCP and 18 Support Points, wants to play in the right game. East's 3 bid accepts the Game Try , but is ambiguous. It could show 3-card heart support or could show concern about spades. West's 3NT bid shows a spade stopper and ends the auction.

The Play in 3NT: North's standard lead is the 5. South uses the Rule of 11 to determine declarer has 2 cards higher than the 5. Declarer uses the same rule to determine South has 3 cards higher than the 5. With a 10-card diamond fit missing the Queen, declarer can pickup any break other than South holding Qxx. That gives declarer an 89% chance of avoiding a diamond loser. When diamonds break 2-1, declarer has 8 winners. Declarer can cash the Ace and lead a low heart to hand. This provides 3 tricks if a defender has the singleton King or South has King-doubleton. Leading the Queen for a pushing finesse gives up the chance for 3 heart tricks, but gains a tempo when the King is onside. The problem with a pushing finesse is it leaves declarer with just 1 heat stopper if North covers with the King and blocks the heart suit when South has the King. Declarer delays the decision and plays on diamonds ending in West's hand. The defense needs to guard the rounded suits. So they may discard most of their spades. The defensive discards may help declarer guess the clubs and score 10 tricks.

The Play in Diamonds: Declarer has a quick club loser. Declarer has an 89% chance of avoiding a diamond loser. A finesse against the King offers a 50% chance of avoiding a heart loser. With diamonds breaking 2-1 and the King onside, declarer has 12 tricks: 2 + 2 + 5 + 3 ruffs. At Matchpoints , a 50% slam is best avoided. Here, 6 scores all the Matchpoints.



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15 ♠A7
KJ983
64
♣AK64
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠JT3
A2
AKJ83
♣985
♠K8654
T7
T92
♣JT2
♠Q92
Q654
Q75
♣Q73
15
134
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3  ♦6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.00   0.00  4 N      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  170          5.00   1.00  3 N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  140          2.50   3.50  3 N      D2-Downard-Waples vs D7-Cline-Clarke
  140          2.50   3.50  3 N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  140          2.50   3.50  3 N      D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  140          2.50   3.50  3 N      D8-Lilly-Graham vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  100          0.00   6.00  3♠ E -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D5-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. North bids 1 which South will raise. Even if North makes a game try, South will decline with the "quacky" flat hand--and four losers are had to avoid without a defensive error.



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16 ♠A53
A943
T532
♣A3
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K9872
KJ8
AQ6
♣J4
♠QJ4
Q62
KJ
♣KQT87
♠T6
T75
9874
♣9652
12
1414
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 1 2 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        600    6.00   0.00  3N W      D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        620    3.00   3.00  4♠ W      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        620    3.00   3.00  4♠ W      D2-Downard-Waples vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        620    3.00   3.00  4♠ W      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        620    3.00   3.00  4♠ W      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        620    3.00   3.00  4♠ W      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        650    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Once West opens 1, East will make sure that they get to the spade game. North should look at his three aces and realize that there's nothing else to be expected from partner. In fact, when he sees those clubs, he should cash his heart Ace before it goes away.



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17 ♠KT
AK943
A763
♣98
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q52
QJ6
KJ5
♣QT72
♠AJ864
T8
T4
♣J654
♠973
752
Q982
♣AK3
14
116
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3 1NT  ♣5 ♠6/5
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  3♠ E -3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  140          5.00   1.00  3 N      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
         50    3.00   3.00  4 N -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
         50    3.00   3.00  4 N -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
         50    3.00   3.00  2 N -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        100    0.50   5.50  4 N -2   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    0.50   5.50  4 N -2   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South will raise 1 to 2. Unless someone now balances, that will buy the hand. With diamonds only producing two tricks, this hand will only make 8-9 tricks. At least trumps are 3-2.



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18 ♠AK9
63
KQJ3
♣A962
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠862
AT4
T987
♣J73
♠QJ5
J975
654
♣Q85
♠T743
KQ82
A2
♣KT4
17
56
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 4 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.00   0.00  3N N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  630          4.00   2.00  3N S +1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  630          4.00   2.00  3N S +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
  630          4.00   2.00  3N N +1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  600          2.00   4.00  3N N      D2-Downard-Waples vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  150          1.00   5.00  1N N +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D7-Cline-Clarke
  130          0.00   6.00  3♣ S +1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

A possible auction is 1--1; 1--2(artificial Game Force ); 2NT--3NT. West has no better lead than the 10--at least it costs nothing. There are a lot of "honest" suits on this hand: spades and clubs are both 4-3-3-2; the red suits are both 4-4-3-2.



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19 ♠AQT9
5
AKT
♣AJT96
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠872
AKQT2
9762
♣2
♠K5
9643
J4
♣KQ875
♠J643
J87
Q853
♣43
18
99
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 3♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦5 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ N      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Cline-Clarke
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    2.00   4.00  2♣ N -1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        100    0.00   6.00  3♠ S -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
20 ♠83
Q85
742
♣JT932
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠9
97432
A6
♣Q7654
♠KQ765
K
QJ985
♣K8
♠AJT42
AJT6
KT3
♣A
3
614
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1/-  ♣5 ♦7/6 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  2 E -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  150          5.00   1.00  1N S +2   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  100          4.00   2.00  2 E -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
         90    3.00   3.00  2 E      D2-Downard-Waples vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        100    1.00   5.00  2N S -1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        100    1.00   5.00  2N S -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
        100    1.00   5.00  2 S -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
21 ♠A742
J5
QT7
♣AJ32
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q3
T86
A984
♣8765
♠KJ865
32
K53
♣QT9
♠T9
AKQ974
J62
♣K4
12
69
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 5 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥2 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.50   0.50  4 S      D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  620          5.50   0.50  4 S      D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  180          4.00   2.00  2N N +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  170          2.50   3.50  3 S +1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
  170          2.50   3.50  2 S +2   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  110          1.00   5.00  2 S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        100    0.00   6.00  4 N -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
22 ♠J62
AKJ5
KJ842
♣A
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQ84
Q3
76
♣J8654
♠A3
T97642
3
♣K973
♠T975
8
AQT95
♣QT2
17
87
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2♠ 3NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦2 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          6.00   0.00  4* E -3  D2-Downard-Waples vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
  430          5.00   1.00  3N N +1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
  400          3.50   2.50  3N N      D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
  400          3.50   2.50  3N N      D8-Lilly-Graham vs D7-Cline-Clarke
  130          1.50   4.50  3 N +1   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  130          1.50   4.50  3 N +1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        100    0.00   6.00  6 S -2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
23 ♠KT743
8
J876
♣843
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠-
J64
Q532
♣AKQT96
♠AJ85
KQT3
AT
♣J72
♠Q962
A9752
K94
♣5
4
1215
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣2 ♦4 ♥4 NT2
EW: 4♣ 2/1 3 5/4NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  6♣ W -2   D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
        210    5.00   1.00  2N E +3   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff
        660    3.00   3.00  3N E +2   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        660    3.00   3.00  3N E +2   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
        660    3.00   3.00  3N E +2   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D7-Cline-Clarke
        690    1.00   5.00  3N E +3   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
       1440    0.00   6.00  6N E      D2-Downard-Waples vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
24 ♠JT2
AT85
J76
♣A52
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠9653
973
T932
♣Q3
♠AK8
Q2
K84
♣KJT76
♠Q74
KJ64
AQ5
♣984
10
216
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  3 S      D3-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-McAdams-Jarboe
  120          5.00   1.00  1N N +1   D5-Robbins-Buckley vs D1-Saltis-Pemberton
   50          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   D1-Shaffer-Glenn vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
   50          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   D2-Downard-Waples vs D4-Greenberg-Hirsch
   50          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   D7-Van Valin-Van Valin vs D5-Wagner-Wagner
   50          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   D8-Lilly-Graham vs D7-Cline-Clarke
         50    0.00   6.00  4 N -1   D6-Follenweider-Gaynor vs D3-Rockefeller-Petroff