- Monday Aft - December 17, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 789 MP  Geomean: 430 MP
(based on 33 players, missing masterpoint data for 1 ACBL player)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mike Pemberton - Ron Saltis 72.62 1st A 0.90
Alan Greenberg - Carol Jarboe 56.55 2nd A 0.63
Gwen Wagner - Richard Wagner 55.36 3/4th A 0.39
Joseph Gaynor - Marilyn Waples 55.36 3/4th A 0.39
Doug Hahn - Ginny Rockefeller 53.44 1/2nd A 0.77
Anne Conn - Elaine McAdams 53.44 1/2nd A 0.77
Ken Ellenberger - Louise Shaffer 53.17 3/4th A 0.39
Gary Feldman - Peggy Nielsen 53.17 3/4th A 0.39
Pat Shaw - Ruric Nye 50.26 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>December 17, 2018  |CLUB NO.>127100    | 12/17/2018 16:33
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Alan Greenberg         Carol Jarboe             C    2     1     1    106.88  56.55  0.63(A)
 2 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .     83.81  44.34
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Carole Cardinal          A    .     .     .     74.81  39.58
 4 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    .     .     .     90.56  47.92
 5 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              C   3/4   2/3    .    104.63  55.36  0.39(A)
 6 Mark Eckhout           Mimi Draves              C    .     .     .     68.06  36.01
 7 Marilyn Waples         Joseph Gaynor            B   3/4   2/3    .    104.63  55.36  0.39(A)
 8 Tee Downard            Joan Glenn               B    .     .     .     79.88  42.26
 9 Mike Pemberton         Ron Saltis               A    1     .     .    137.25  72.62  0.90(A)
                                          Totals                         850.51

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Louise Shaffer         Ken Ellenberger          A   3/4    .     .    100.50  53.17  0.39(A)
 2 Iris Acutt             Lynn Arneill-Brown       C    .     .     .     73.50  38.89
 3 Peggy Nielsen          Gary Feldman             B   3/4    3     .    100.50  53.17  0.39(A)
 4 Mary Jane Graham       Irene Petroff            B    .     .     .     90.00  47.62
 5 Doug Hahn              Ginny Rockefeller        C   1/2   1/2    1    101.00  53.44  0.77(A)
 6 Ruric Nye              Pat Shaw                 C    .     .     2     95.00  50.26  0.22(C)
 7 Elaine McAdams         Anne Conn                B   1/2   1/2    .    101.00  53.44  0.77(A)
 9 Ken Vandiver           Marsha Vandiver          C    .     .     .     94.50  50.00
                                          Totals                         756.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AQT3
987
T75
♣AJ4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J
Q6
KQ982
♣Q8632
♠87652
T53
AJ4
♣95
♠K94
AKJ42
63
♣KT7
11
105
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 4♠ 2NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.50   0.50  4 S +1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  450          6.50   0.50  4 S +1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  420          4.50   2.50  4 S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  200          3.00   4.00  3 S +2   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  110          2.00   5.00  2♠ N      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
   50          1.00   6.00  4 W -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-McAdams-Conn
         50    0.00   7.00  4 S -1   D2-Jones-Jones vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. West jumps to 2NT to show 5-5 in the minor suits. Now partnership agreement will determine what North bids. 3 could show a limit raise in hearts, while 3 would just be a decent 8-10 points. South can cross her fingers and bid the game, pretty sure partner has some points in spades and wondering about the club situation. Most will take only 10 tricks in hearts, losing the trump finesse.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
2NT132Pass4
All pass   
  1. length in both minors
  2. invitational or better heart raise

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

The Bidding: North's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After South opens 1, West's jump to 2NT is an Unusual 2 Notrump overcall showing 5-5 or longer in the minors. As Larry Cohen discusses in his "Versus Michaels Cue Bid or Unusual Notrump" article, it is common to use cue bids of the suits shown by the overcaller to show an invitational or better raise and an invitational or better hand with length in the 4th suit. Which cue bid is used to show the raise varies by partnership agreement. North uses the agreed cue bid to show a limit raise for hearts. South, with 15 Support Points, places the contract at 4.

The Play: West has a choice of leading their singleton spade or their King, top of touching honors. Leading the singleton will not be beneficial unless East has an entry. The biggest risk of leading the singleton is that it may encourage declarer to play to drop West's Queen. Leading the King seems best. The defense takes the first 2 diamond tricks. When declarer gains the lead, they take a losing heart finesse. Declarer has the rest of the tricks. Declarer doesn't need to risk a club finesse. Declarer discards their 3rd club on dummy's long spade.

At tables where West leads their singleton Jack, the cost of a losing heart finesse is high. Declarer knows they can discard a diamond loser on dummy's spades. So declarer is likely to cash their high hearts. When the Queen drops, declarer finishes drawing trump, discards a losing diamond, and finesses against West for the Queen. Declarer takes 12 tricks: 4 + 5 + 3.



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2 ♠AT82
32
952
♣T942
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠976
QT98
KQ6
♣AQ6
♠Q3
754
AJ74
♣J753
♠KJ54
AKJ6
T83
♣K8
4
138
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/3*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          7.00   0.00  1N S +1   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
   90          5.00   2.00  1N S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-McAdams-Conn
   90          5.00   2.00  1N S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D4-Graham-Petroff
   90          5.00   2.00  1N S      D8-Downard-Glenn vs D6-Nye-Shaw
   50          3.00   4.00  2 E -1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        100    2.00   5.00  1N S -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        120    1.00   6.00  1N E +1   D2-Jones-Jones vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        200    0.00   7.00  3♠ N -2   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT, likely to pass out. With the 10 lead. South may take four spade tricks and three hearts and make the bid. With an opening hand, East may want to take action--if their partnership has a means to do so--it's awkward with only 13 HCP and many will pass. Now will North have a good way to run from NT in most agreements.



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3 ♠A7
T654
AKT5
♣Q43
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KJ8652
-
97642
♣AJ
♠T93
AK732
J3
♣T87
♠Q4
QJ98
Q8
♣K9652
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4♣ -/1 2/3 -/3NT
       ♦6/7 ♠4/5 NT6/9
EW: 2♠  ♣3 ♦5/6 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   0.00  2 S +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  130          6.00   1.00  3♣ S +1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  100          5.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
         50    4.00   3.00  3 N -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        100    2.50   4.50  4* S -1  D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        100    2.50   4.50  4 N -2   D2-Jones-Jones vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        140    0.50   6.50  2♠ W +1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        140    0.50   6.50  2♠ W +1   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D4-Graham-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 2--no scruples about his distribution should deter it. North may take a chance and doubles. East raises spades. Now South has a reasonable 4 call if North doubled. This will make with a spade lead, but founder otherwise--and the nasty break will make it feel horrid, too. I predict lots of minus scores on this one.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
2Dbl3All pass

The Bidding: South's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. West's hand meets the Rule of 20 , but fails the Suggestion of 22 with just 1½ quick tricks. West AJ doubleton merits a downgrade. Opening a Weak Two Spades seems preferable to opening 1. North Doubles for Takeout . At most tables, East will advance the preempt to 3. Many expert partnerships play McCabe , giving East the option to request a heart lead. Either way, South has a competitive decision. South expects their partnership to have the balance of power. South can make a Responsive Double to show values and more than 1 place to play. South isn't confident a making contract at the 4-level is available, and isn't sure their quacky hand will take many tricks against a spade contract. A Responsive Double wins when if partner converts it for penalty and 3 is set, a 4-level contract is made, or a 4-level contract provides a good sacrifice. A Responsive Double loses when it is converted for penalty and 3 makes, or a 4-level contract goes down when 3 was going down. The Queen is unlikely to carry much value. Discounting the Queen and passing seems prudent. North lacks the strength to act over 3.

At tables where South makes a Responsive Double, North, with a minimum and reasonable defense, is likely to convert the double for penalty. If North pulls the double to 4, South will show their heart suit. East expects to beat 4. but has little defense against a club contract. West cannot have many hearts on the auction. So ruffs may be possible if North-South run to 5. The problem is South will likely be the one to bid clubs, and East doesn't have any entries outside of hearts. A double of 5 isn't likely to be lucrative. Passing 4 seems best.

The Play in 3: It is common to lead the Ace from AKx(x). South plays the 8. If playing Upside Down Attitude , the 8 looks discouraging. North shifts to a club. Declarer takes South's King with their Ace. Declarer exits a diamond. Since declarer could have the Queen, North rises with the Ace. When South's Queen drops, North expects declarer to be 6-5 or 5-5 in the pointed suits. If declarer's Ace was a singleton, prospects of beating 3 are dim. North cashes their Queen. Declarer's Jack falls, making dummy's 10 the high club. North's only option at this point is to lead a 3rd round of diamonds, hoping South can overruff. Declarer calls for a high ruff from dummy. South overruffs with the Queen. North's Ace provides the setting trick.

If playing standard signals the 8 looks encouraging. There are 3 situations where South would encourage. They hold the Queen, the 8 is top of a doubleton, or the 8 is a singleton. A singleton is unlikely, but declarer could be 6-5 or 5-5 in the pointed suits. North continues with the King. South's Queen drops. It isn't clear South can overruff dummy. Holding Q8, South would play the 8 and then the Queen whether or not they could overruff. Declarer needs to ruff out North's 10. Switching to a club seems best. Declarer's Ace beats South's King. Play proceeds as discussed above.

The Play in 4 by South: A spade lead gives declarer the option to duck their Ace, hoping West led away from their King. Since a 2nd seat Weak 2 bid should be constructive, ducking seems best. When declarer attempts to draw trump, they get the bad news. East wins and continues spades. Declarer leads another round of hearts. East wins and exits a heart. Declarer cannot draw East's last trump, because the defense will run spades. East will eventually score a trump trick along with West's Ace to set 4. If declarer misguesses the clubs, the defense will score 2 club tricks. Note that declarer can score 10 tricks if East doesn't take their AK early and declarer guesses the minors. Declarer takes their club tricks and executes a Trump Coup by leading diamonds from dummy. Declarer's overruff holds East to 2 trump tricks.



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4 ♠83
K5432
K92
♣T32
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AT942
T8
75
♣AK64
♠QJ75
AJ6
83
♣9875
♠K6
Q97
AQJT64
♣QJ
6
118
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1/2  ♣4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.50   1.50  2 S      D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  110          5.50   1.50  3 S      D2-Jones-Jones vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  110          5.50   1.50  3 S      D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  110          5.50   1.50  3 S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    3.00   4.00  3 N -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        140    1.50   5.50  3♠ W      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        140    1.50   5.50  3♠ W      D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        170    0.00   7.00  2♠ W +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Nye-Shaw

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West may reasonably open 1. East will raise to the two or even the three level, depending on their agreement. All of this before poor South, with the best hand at the table, has any chance to bid. It will be hard for South to resist bidding, though. Even with poor defense, 10 tricks aren't available.



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5 ♠52
KQJ98
AK3
♣QT6
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K94
7432
J976
♣A9
♠AQT3
AT6
Q84
♣K53
♠J876
5
T52
♣J8742
15
815
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 3 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   D2-Jones-Jones vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
   50          4.00   3.00  2N E -1   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
   50          4.00   3.00  2N E -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Nye-Shaw
   50          4.00   3.00  2N E -1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
   50          4.00   3.00  2N E -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
   50          4.00   3.00  2 W -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D4-Graham-Petroff
         90    1.00   6.00  2 W      D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        120    0.00   7.00  1N E +1   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Depending on style, North opens 1 or 1NT. If it's 1, East will bid 1NT with her flat hand, though Double is also defensible. East has just enough to raise. South should lead that singleton rather than his own suit when he has no reentry.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTAll pass 

The Bidding: As Larry Cohen discusses in his "Should I Open 1NT w/ a 5-card Major?" article, it is common to open 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. Defenses to a notrump opening vary by partnership agreement. Many defenses use a double as an artificial bid. East's hand is marginal for a penalty double. Passing seems best. South has nothing to say. West isn't eager to balance. Passing seems best.

At tables where North opens 1, East overcalls 1NT. West expects their partnership to have 23-26 HCP. If North-South play 5-Card Majors , South has at most 2 hearts. Inviting game is reasonable, but West's heart texture is a concern. North will likely be able to establish their heart suit. Since 3NT may have difficulty opposite a maximum, passing 1NT is reasonable.

The Play in 1NT: At tables where North declares 1NT, East will likely lead a spade since no passive lead is available. West doesn't know whether the 3 is 3rd best or 4th best. West is likely to assume East is making a passive lead. If so, playing the 9, finessing the Jack seems best. The 9 wins. East-West have 7 tricks: 4 + 1 + 2. Even if West plays the King at trick, the defense can develop a diamond trick to set 1NT.

At tables where East declares 1NT, South isn't likely to lead their club suit with no entries. South leads a heart, hoping North can establish their long hearts. Declarer knows hearts are 5-1. So there is no benefit to holding up. Normally, cashing the high spades would provide a 62% chance to score 4 spade tricks. Here, the Vacant Spaces principle gives finessing against South for the Jack a 75% chance of success. If declarer gets the spades wrong, they can develop their 7th trick in diamonds. Declarer begins with a lobbing finesse towards the Queen. If that failed, declarer could finesse against South for the 10. Here, North has the AK and the Queen provides declarer's 7th trick.



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6 ♠Q85
53
K86
♣KJ643
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K64
A8762
AQT43
♣-
♠AT92
QJ
975
♣Q975
♠J73
KT94
J2
♣AT82
9
139
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦2 ♥4 ♠4/5 NT5
EW: 4 3 2♠ 2/1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.50   0.50  3N E -2   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  200          6.50   0.50  3 W -2   D2-Jones-Jones vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  100          4.50   2.50  1N E -1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  100          4.50   2.50  3 W -1   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
         80    3.00   4.00  1 W      D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        110    2.00   5.00  2♠ E      D8-Downard-Glenn vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        140    1.00   6.00  1 W +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        150    0.00   7.00  2 W +3   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens hearts, the higher of his two five card suits though certainly not the stronger. East bids 1 and then "corrects" to hearts when West bids 2. The K may be on side, but the middle cards will still net South two defensive tricks. North should resist the urge to balance when it has to be at the three level.



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7 ♠T9
J932
Q87
♣KQ76
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQJ52
T87
KT6
♣84
♠8764
A6
AJ5432
♣3
♠K3
KQ54
9
♣AJT952
8
109
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2  ♦1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6 6♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥4
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: -1100 7♣*-NS-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.50   0.50  4 S      D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  620          6.50   0.50  4 S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  140          5.00   2.00  3 N      D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  110          4.00   3.00  2 N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        100    3.00   4.00  4 N -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        170    2.00   5.00  3♠ W +1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        230    1.00   6.00  3♠ W +3   D2-Jones-Jones vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        650    0.00   7.00  4♠ W +1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. Over West's 1 bid, North just has enough (barely) for a Negative Double . East should be delighted to raise spades--with a cuebid or even a Splinter . Will most E-W pairs get to game? Maybe not, but the hand plays like a dream for 12 tricks if North is finessed for the Q. Will that always happen? Nope.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
1Dbl414
PassPass45
PassPassDblAll pass
  1. 4+ spades, club shortness, game forcing

The Bidding: After South opens 1, West overcalls 1. North's priority is to look for a major suit fit. So North makes a Negative Double . East, has a choice between inviting game or forcing to game. East's 13 Support Points and 4-card spade support suggest inviting game opposite a simple 1-level overcall. East's diamond length may provide a source of tricks. East's 3 cards in the rounded suits make it likely North-South have a double fit. This is likely to be a competitive auction. Splinter to show East's club shortness, spade fit, and offensive potential seems best. South, with 17 Support Points for hearts, shows their heart fit, planning to later show their club length. West has nothing wasted in clubs, but doesn't have many club for East to ruff. West doesn't have any slam interest. It is common to play an immediate bid to the forced level is the weakest action. West's hand isn't a minimum. So West passes. East bids 4.

South bids 5 as planned. Since East created a Game Force with their 4 Splinter, East-West are in a Forcing Pass situation. West isn't eager to compete to the 5-level. With no defense in the rounded suits, West prefers to leave the decision to East. North recognizes South is offering a choice of games/sacrifices. North prefers 5 to avoid defensive club ruffs. East's hand is offensive oriented. East's spade texture makes competing to the 5-level more risky. Grant Baze advised "The 5-level belongs to the opponents" . East has 2 defensive tricks. Doubling for penalty is reasonable. Given that West denied a minimum overcall and showed willingness for West to bid 5, East infers West has good spades and likely holds a diamond honor. With honors in the rounded suits, West would have likely doubled 5. Bidding 5 is risky. Both pointed suits will likely need to picked up without a loser. Doubling seems best.

The Play in 5X: West isn't eager to lead away from their spade Tenace . West the 6. East knows the 6 is either a singleton, 3rd best, or 4th best. East expects it to be 3rd or 4th best. East finesses against North's Queen. Since West didn't lead a spade, East infers West doesn't have AK or KQ. If declarer has the Ace, a spade return is needed to establish a spade trick before declarer can establish their hearts. East switches to a spade. The defense scores 4 tricks: 2 + 1 + 1 for +300.

The Play in 5: Declarer has a quick club loser and the defense can knockout the Ace to establish a potential heart winner. If declarer looses a spade or diamond trick, the defense will cash their heart winner to set 5. Declarer is fortunate the King is onside. The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage suggests playing to drop the Queen. The auction reveals South has a lot of cards in the rounded suits. Declarer knows South held K3 doubleton. South is likely to be short in diamonds. Declarer doesn't have the texture to pickup a 4-0 break, but can handle a 3-1 break. Declarer cashes the King as a Safety Play and then finesses against North for the Queen. Declarer scores 12 tricks on this fortunate lie of the cards.



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8 ♠AJ8654
-
AQ96
♣AKT
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q92
KQ653
K5
♣985
♠K73
J742
T843
♣Q3
♠T
AT98
J72
♣J7642
18
106
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 5 2 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1440 7♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +2   D2-Jones-Jones vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +2   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +2   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  170          4.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  140          2.50   4.50  3♠ N      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  140          2.50   4.50  3♠ N      D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
   90          1.00   6.00  2 N      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
         50    0.00   7.00  4♠ N -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and South just ekes out a 1NT response. West will probably stay mum with only 10 points, and North jump-shifts in diamonds. With a decent heart stopper and club length, South grits his teeth and bids 3NT, which plays pretty well, even with a low heart lead. Drop the Q? South will be desperate for an entry to his hand and may play for that card to be doubleton to create an entry to his established clubs. It's a 40% play which pays off this time.



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9 ♠KT6
952
A4
♣T9643
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQ9743
8764
6
♣Q2
♠2
-
KQT852
♣AKJ875
♠J85
AKQJT3
J973
♣-
7
813
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♦3
EW: 3♣ 3  ♥3 ♠5/4 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  4♠ W -5   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  400          5.50   1.50  3♠ W -4   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  400          5.50   1.50  5 E -4   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  300          3.50   3.50  5♣ E -3   D2-Jones-Jones vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  300          3.50   3.50  4♣ E -3   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  200          2.00   5.00  4♣ E -2   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  100          1.00   6.00  4♣ E -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
         50    0.00   7.00  4 S -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D4-Graham-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Doesn't East wish North had opened a major?! Then he could jump to 4NT to have partner pick his game-level minor suit bid. Not today. East opens 1 and South bids 1. West can justify 1 (or even 2). If it's 1, North will raise the hearts and South will bull on to the heart game if he's an optimist. Still, it's only 12 HCP...



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10 ♠Q62
KQ7
AQ6
♣AT85
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠875
32
K95432
♣K4
♠KJT43
AJT65
J8
♣2
♠A9
984
T7
♣QJ9763
17
610
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1/- 4NT  ♦6 ♥7/6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣2/3 ♥5/6 NT2/3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          7.00   0.00  3N N      D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ E -2   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  130          4.00   3.00  4♣ S      D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  130          4.00   3.00  4♣ S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  130          4.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  100          2.00   5.00  2♠ E -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    1.00   6.00  3N N -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
        140    0.00   7.00  3♠ E      D2-Jones-Jones vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East can call on the Rule of 20 and open 1. West bids 2 and North may not be able to stand it and will double, knowing his partner can't have more than two hearts. South will bid clubs. Will anyone play this in NT? Not often given the split location of the spade honors for N-S.



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11 ♠AT9
QJ
A543
♣KQ93
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ52
A9632
K6
♣64
♠8643
K
QT987
♣JT7
♠J7
T8754
J2
♣A852
16
126
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 1NT  ♦6 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          7.00   0.00  1N S +1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  110          6.00   1.00  3♣ S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  100          5.00   2.00  1N E -2   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
   90          3.50   3.50  1N N      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D7-McAdams-Conn
   90          3.50   3.50  2♣ S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
   50          2.00   5.00  2 E -1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        100    1.00   6.00  2 N -2   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
        110    0.00   7.00  2♠ W      D2-Jones-Jones vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and North doubles. Now East bids a natural 1, South passes, and West is pleased to raise to 2. North might double again with her minors, and that will elicit 3 from a reluctant South. At least trump break this time, so 3 has a chance.



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12 ♠J9873
KT6
T7
♣Q93
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T
J9843
Q864
♣K82
♠642
Q72
52
♣T7654
♠AKQ5
A5
AKJ93
♣AJ
6
62
26
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5/6 3 7♠ 5/6NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥4 ♠0 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +2210 7♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          6.00   1.00  3N S +3   D2-Jones-Jones vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  690          6.00   1.00  3N S +3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  690          6.00   1.00  3N S +3   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  680          4.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  650          3.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
        100    2.00   5.00  7♠ N -1   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        200    0.50   6.50  6N S -2   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        200    0.50   6.50  6 N -2   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D6-Nye-Shaw

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens either 2 or 3NT, depending on their style. Now North should be thrilled to have 6 HCP. He transfers to spades for starters. Wow! South should check for Aces, find partner with a King and happily bid the spade slam. Poor West may well lead a little diamond or even a little heart and make life very easy for declarer.



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13 ♠7653
5432
KQJ5
♣4
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J4
98
AT8
♣AKJ875
♠QT8
AJ76
963
♣T96
♠AK92
KQT
742
♣Q32
6
137
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 3♠  ♣5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.50   1.50  3♠ S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  140          5.50   1.50  3♠ S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  140          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  140          5.50   1.50  2♠ N +1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D4-Graham-Petroff
         90    2.50   4.50  2♣ W      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D6-Nye-Shaw
         90    2.50   4.50  2♣ W      D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        100    1.00   6.00  1N S -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   7.00  2 N -2   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and will end up declarer in a spade partial. Will West ever get--or want--a chance to bid his clubs. It might go 1--P--1--P; 1--2 now from West is a natural suit. North will raise spades and West will be on lead. He should be mindful of the missing spots and read the 6 as discouraging. What then? Maybe the J.



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14 ♠876
KJ3
K5
♣AK754
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T52
9874
T84
♣QJ6
♠KQ943
QT6
63
♣982
♠AJ
A52
AQJ972
♣T3
14
37
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 7 4 3♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦0 ♥3 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +1440 7-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          7.00   0.00  6N S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  490          5.00   2.00  3N S +3   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  490          5.00   2.00  3N S +3   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  490          5.00   2.00  3N N +3   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  460          1.50   5.50  3N S +2   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  460          1.50   5.50  3N S +2   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  460          1.50   5.50  3N N +2   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  460          1.50   5.50  3N N +2   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D7-McAdams-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

A venturesome South might open 1NT, but 1 will be more popular. North bids 2. If this is a Game Force , South can just rebid 2 and see what happens. Not many will get to any NT slam, nor would it work well with a defensive spade lead and a natural club loser. Playing Diamonds, on the other hand, the club loser ruffs out for an easy 13 tricks.



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15 ♠AQJT5
J632
AK
♣KJ
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠K8763
T8
T74
♣A95
♠42
Q9
J8532
♣QT32
♠9
AK754
Q96
♣8764
19
75
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 6 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥1 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +1430 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          6.50   0.50  6 S      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D6-Nye-Shaw
 1430          6.50   0.50  6 S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  680          5.00   2.00  4 S +2   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  650          3.00   4.00  4 S +1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  650          3.00   4.00  4 S +1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  650          3.00   4.00  4 S +1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  630          1.00   6.00  3N S +1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  620          0.00   7.00  4 S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North may decide on a third seat 2NT just to protect the tenaces, but 1 will be more popular. South bids 1NT and North jump-shifts in hearts if he doesn't let the poor quality of the heart suit deter him. Who would have the nerve to run the 9 for the first lead of the suit? More will go up with the Ace and take the ruffing defense since we aren't clairvoyant and there's been no opposition bidding to help guide the play.



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16 ♠86543
9
K5
♣Q9732
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K
Q8654
T84
♣J854
♠AQJ9
AT7
AJ976
♣6
♠T72
KJ32
Q32
♣AKT
5
616
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/-♠  ♦3 ♥3 ♠7/6 NT4
EW: 3 4/3 2NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -500 4♠*-S-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  2N E -2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  100          6.00   1.00  1N W -1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
         50    5.00   2.00  3♣ N -1   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        110    4.00   3.00  1 W +1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        130    3.00   4.00  2 E +2   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        140    2.00   5.00  3 W      D2-Jones-Jones vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        150    1.00   6.00  2♠ N -3   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        500    0.00   7.00  4♣* N -3  D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D4-Graham-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. West bids 1 and East 1. West can't sit for that and will probably bid 2. Now East should show his heart support, incidentally indicating his shortness in clubs. That's as far as West can be pushed.



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17 ♠T94
QT973
764
♣T6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJ87
KJ652
JT3
♣9
♠Q65
A4
Q8
♣KQ8542
♠K32
8
AK952
♣AJ73
2
1013
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 2♠ 1NT  ♦6/5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  100          5.50   1.50  2 W -2   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  100          5.50   1.50  3♣ E -2   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
   50          2.50   4.50  3♠ W -1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D6-Nye-Shaw
   50          2.50   4.50  2♠ W -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
   50          2.50   4.50  2 W -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
   50          2.50   4.50  3♣ E -1   D2-Jones-Jones vs D7-McAdams-Conn
         90    0.00   7.00  2♣ E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and South bids 1. Now West uses a Negative Double and East repeats her clubs. Will West make one more stab with 2? This could get expensive with the horrendous break.



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18 ♠AQJ9753
K
T3
♣J32
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠2
A7632
K85
♣A876
♠KT6
JT85
A72
♣T94
♠84
Q94
QJ964
♣KQ5
11
118
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3 1NT  ♦6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  170          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  170          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  110          4.00   3.00  2♠ N      D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    3.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        140    1.50   5.50  3 W      D2-Jones-Jones vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        140    1.50   5.50  3 W      D8-Downard-Glenn vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   7.00  4♠ N -2   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West may open 1 a bit light, making it easy for North to bid 3. Now East even with four trump is unlikely to act. North is safe as long as there's no penalty double. And West, even with this excellent distribution, is unlikely to reopen at this heady level.



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19 ♠T87
954
QJ87
♣A63
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A3
AJT2
AK42
♣QT5
♠KQ5
KQ7
T965
♣K84
♠J9642
863
3
♣J972
7
1813
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5 5 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  5 W -1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
        630    5.00   2.00  4N W      D8-Downard-Glenn vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        630    5.00   2.00  4N E      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        630    5.00   2.00  4N E      D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        660    1.50   5.50  3N W +2   D2-Jones-Jones vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        660    1.50   5.50  3N W +2   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        660    1.50   5.50  3N W +2   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        660    1.50   5.50  3N W +2   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D7-McAdams-Conn
20 ♠AK543
Q53
98764
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J92
AJ987
T
♣9763
♠T876
K
KQJ532
♣T4
♠Q
T642
A
♣AKQJ852
9
69
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 3 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5/6 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 14 = +3
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.50   0.50  3N S +2   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  660          6.50   0.50  3N N +2   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D7-McAdams-Conn
  630          5.00   2.00  3N S +1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  150          3.50   3.50  4♣ S +1   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  150          3.50   3.50  4♣ S +1   D2-Jones-Jones vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  130          2.00   5.00  3♣ S +1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        100    0.50   6.50  5♣ S -1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        100    0.50   6.50  4♣ S -1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
21 ♠63
Q653
Q9874
♣53
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q942
AJT
A3
♣AQJT
♠J75
874
T6
♣K9762
♠AKT8
K92
KJ52
♣84
4
184
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣4 ♠5/6 NT5/6
EW: 3♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.50   0.50  3 S      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  110          6.50   0.50  3 S      D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  100          5.00   2.00  3N W -2   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D4-Graham-Petroff
   50          3.00   4.00  3N E -1   D2-Jones-Jones vs D6-Nye-Shaw
   50          3.00   4.00  4♣ E -1   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D7-McAdams-Conn
   50          3.00   4.00  4♣ E -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        100    1.00   6.00  3 S -1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
        110    0.00   7.00  3♣ W      D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
22 ♠K873
T9753
-
♣KQT9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ52
Q6
A86
♣J532
♠A9
AK8
KQJT9543
♣-
♠T64
J42
72
♣A8764
8
1017
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦0 ♥6 ♠5 NT0
EW: 7 1♠ 2/3NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -1700 7*-NS/8♣*-NS-7
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  6N E -3   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        620    6.00   1.00  5 E +1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
        640    4.50   2.50  5 E +2   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        640    4.50   2.50  5 E +2   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        690    3.00   4.00  3N W +3   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
       1370    1.50   5.50  6 W      D2-Jones-Jones vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
       1370    1.50   5.50  6 E      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
       2140    0.00   7.00  7 E      D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
23 ♠AQJ65
K83
AJ85
♣8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠4
QT962
KQ43
♣KQ9
♠T932
7
2
♣AJ76532
♠K87
AJ54
T976
♣T4
15
125
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2 4♠  ♣4 NT6
EW: 3♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +500 5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   D2-Jones-Jones vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  170          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  170          6.00   1.00  2♠ N +2   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  140          3.00   4.00  3♠ N      D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  140          3.00   4.00  3♠ N      D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  140          3.00   4.00  3♠ N      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        120    1.00   6.00  2N E      D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        750    0.00   7.00  5♣* E     D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D7-McAdams-Conn
24 ♠T95
KT9
A983
♣K95
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AJ
AJ764
QJ65
♣32
♠Q8
3
KT742
♣A8764
♠K76432
Q852
-
♣QJT
10
139
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦2 ♥5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 5 2/1 2NT  ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -400 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.50   0.50  3♠ S      D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  140          6.50   0.50  2♠ S +1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
   50          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   D2-Jones-Jones vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
         50    3.50   3.50  3♠ S -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D7-McAdams-Conn
         50    3.50   3.50  3♠ S -1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        120    2.00   5.00  1N E +1   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        130    1.00   6.00  3 E +1   D4-Zizic-Eliason vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        510    0.00   7.00  4* W     D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
25 ♠93
AKT93
943
♣QJ2
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠42
87
A765
♣K7543
♠AJ
QJ6542
JT82
♣6
♠KQT8765
-
KQ
♣AT98
10
79
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/4♠ 2NT  ♦6/5 ♥6
EW: 1 1  ♣4 ♠3/2 NT5/4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D6-Nye-Shaw
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ N      D2-Jones-Jones vs D4-Graham-Petroff
  140          1.00   6.00  2♠ S +1   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
         50    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D7-McAdams-Conn
26 ♠KQJT7
J8
986
♣JT2
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠94
QT76
432
♣AK65
♠82
K532
AKQJ
♣843
♠A653
A94
T75
♣Q97
8
913
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3 3 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3 W -2   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  100          6.00   1.00  3 W -1   D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
        100    3.50   3.50  3♠ N -1   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
        100    3.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D6-Nye-Shaw
        100    3.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        100    3.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   D8-Downard-Glenn vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        110    1.00   6.00  2 W      D2-Jones-Jones vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        200    0.00   7.00  3♠ N -2   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
27 ♠AK653
KT5
K7
♣QT2
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ9742
Q872
A6
♣3
♠-
J96
QJ9543
♣AK94
♠T8
A43
T82
♣J8765
15
911
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 3 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣5/6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.00   0.00  3N N +1   D1-Greenberg-Jarboe vs D2-Acutt-Arneill-Brown
  150          6.00   1.00  4 W -3   D5-Wagner-Wagner vs D1-Shaffer-Ellenberger
  120          5.00   2.00  2N N      D9-Pemberton-Saltis vs D9-Vandiver-Vandiver
  100          4.00   3.00  3 W -2   D2-Jones-Jones vs D4-Graham-Petroff
        100    3.00   4.00  2N N -2   D7-Waples-Gaynor vs D5-Hahn-Rockefeller
        110    1.50   5.50  2 W      D8-Downard-Glenn vs D7-McAdams-Conn
        110    1.50   5.50  2 E +1   D6-Eckhout-Draves vs D3-Nielsen-Feldman
        150    0.00   7.00  3♠ N -3   D3-Bowen-Cardinal vs D6-Nye-Shaw