- Thursday Aft - April 11, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1722 MP  Geomean: 834 MP
(based on 29 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Anne Cline - Larry Pelletier 60.90 1st A 1.50
Alan Curtis - Ron Westwood 58.65 2nd A 1.13
Charles Clarke - Linda Gruber 57.44 3rd A 0.84
Buki Burke - Dagmar Ragnow 55.45 4th A 0.67
Raeann Koerner - Roseann Buckley 54.49 1st B 0.56
Donald Cline - John Eliason 54.17 6th A 0.32
Ginger Lynch - Harry Anand 51.28 1st C 0.40
Dennis Charles - Mike Gaddis Jr 48.72 3rd B 0.28
Gary Feldman - Jody Shapiro 47.76 2nd C 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A
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DATE>April 11, 2019     |CLUB NO.>131102    | 04/11/2019 16:11
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=15/B=7/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Donald Cline           John Eliason             A    6     .     .     91.00  54.17  0.32(A)
 2 Joann Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           A    .     .     .     73.77  43.91
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Buki Burke               A    4     .     .     93.15  55.45  0.67(A)
 4 John Anderson          Lorraine Salvatore       C    .     .     .     64.08  38.14
 5 Judy Kupperman         Bob Deal                 C    .     .     .     70.00  41.67
 6 Gary Feldman           Jody Shapiro             C    .     .     2     80.23  47.76  0.28(C)
 7 Anne Cline             Larry Pelletier          A    1     .     .    102.31  60.90  1.50(A)
 8 Dennis Charles         Mike Gaddis Jr           B    .     3     .     81.85  48.72  0.28(B)
 9 Linda Gruber           Charles Clarke           A    3     .     .     96.50  57.44  0.84(A)
10 Kenneth Thompson       Josh Rosenbluth          A    .     .     .     84.00  50.00
11 Roseann Buckley        Raeann Koerner           B    5     1     .     91.54  54.49  0.56(B)
12 Ginger Lynch           Harry Anand              C    .     2     1     86.15  51.28  0.40(C)
13 Barry Brenner          Douglas Hahn             C    .     .     .     70.00  41.67
14 Ron Westwood           Alan Curtis              A    2     .     .     98.54  58.65  1.13(A)
15 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    .     .     .     75.92  45.19
                                          Totals                        1259.04

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q9832
K4
KQ7
♣Q83
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠6
AJ2
A932
♣A9654
♠AJT4
QT75
JT64
♣J
♠K75
9863
85
♣KT72
12
139
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦3 ♥4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 4 3 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  3♣ W -3   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
  100          5.00   1.00  3♣ W -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
   50          3.00   3.00  3♣ W -1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A12-Lynch-Anand
   50          3.00   3.00  3♣ W -1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
   50          3.00   3.00  3♣ W -1   A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth vs A2-Bowen-Hayhurst
        170    1.00   5.00  3 E +1   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        300    0.00   6.00  3♠* N -2  A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A9-Gruber-Clarke

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
PassPassDblPass
3Pass3All pass

North will open and South will support. The defense wants to compete however they will have a difficult time entering the auction. East does not have a bid at her first turn, nor does West. When the auction is passed around to East at her second turn she knows the HCPs are about evenly distributed since North made no effort to move beyond the partial. East knows that North has minimum opener and South has 6 - 9 HCPs. Doing a little arithmetic East concludes that West holds around 12 HCPs. The bonus is that East knows her partner has a singleton spade. (North has shown five spades and South has shown three. East has four.)

So East doubles to get her side into the auction. West will bid clubs, East will correct to diamonds. (Note that East does not try hearts as West would likely bid hearts if she had four of them. West would have bypassed her five card club suit to bid hearts.)

South will naturally lead a spade however she might consider leading a diamond. When the offense bids two suits and settles on a third declarer is planning to crossruff the hand, On this auction East implied hearts with her double, West bid clubs and the offense ended in diamonds. The auction suggests a diamond lead.

At the table we expect most Souths to lead a spade. East will win, play a club to dummy, cash the A and start ruffing clubs in her hand and spades in dummy. if left unimpeded East will score 11 tricks. North will ruff in on the fourth round of clubs. Unfortunately when North continues diamonds she will give up her second diamond trick. South will have her back and will win a diamond later in the hand. When North ruffs in she will hold declarer to 10 tricks.


2 ♠832
T7653
Q76
♣AJ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠95
Q984
32
♣KQ763
♠QT7
K
AKJ984
♣T42
♠AKJ64
AJ2
T5
♣985
7
713
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦4
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
  100          6.00   0.00  3♣ W -2   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        100    5.00   1.00  2♠ S -1   A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth vs A2-Bowen-Hayhurst
        110    3.50   2.50  3 E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        110    3.50   2.50  2 E +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        130    2.00   4.00  2 E +2   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        200    0.50   5.50  3♠ S -2   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A12-Lynch-Anand
        200    0.50   5.50  3♠ S -2   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
3 ♠Q96
QJ
QJ5
♣T8532
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K53
A984
T982
♣Q6
♠J7
KT532
A763
♣J9
♠AT842
76
K4
♣AK74
8
99
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3♠  ♦5 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2 2  ♣4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  2♠ S +3   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
  140          3.00   3.00  3♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A12-Lynch-Anand
  140          3.00   3.00  3♠ S      A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
  140          3.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
  140          3.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A15-Smith-Zizic
  140          3.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth vs A2-Bowen-Hayhurst
  110          0.00   6.00  2♠ S      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
4 ♠K3
QJ63
K52
♣AJT3
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QJT972
T54
Q3
♣K9
♠864
K7
J764
♣Q865
♠A5
A982
AT98
♣742
14
86
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 5 1♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.00   0.00  4 S +2   A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth vs A2-Bowen-Hayhurst
  650          4.00   2.00  4 S +1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A12-Lynch-Anand
  650          4.00   2.00  4 S +1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
  650          4.00   2.00  4 N +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  620          2.00   4.00  4 S      A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
  170          0.50   5.50  3 S +1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
  170          0.50   5.50  3 S +1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A15-Smith-Zizic

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
2Dbl34
All pass   

This board is an example of more than one bridge principle. EW will jam the auction and NS must have the tools to deal with the interference. The play of the club suit brings up a percentage play which occurs frequently and the play of trump brings up another bridge principle which this afternoon must be ignored.

East starts the lesson by opening 2. She does not have a very good hand however her spade length suggests that she preempt to make life more difficult for her opponents. North doubles to get her side in the auction and East will elevate the preempt. South bids the game.

West will lead the Q. Declarer will win.

Let's look at the play of the other suits out of context of th play of the board. The way to play clubs is to lead a club toward dummy and finesse, come to hand and repeat the finesse. This will win two club tricks 75% of the time.

It appears declarer must lose one diamond. However if declarer leads the 10 and West covers declarer can now finesse East for the J. Declarer can return to dummy and repeat the finesse. This is a situation where West should not cover an "honor with an honor." (How is West to know? Well the lead of the 10 suggests that the J is in the East hand. West can deduce that if she covers the 10 her partner's jack can be finessed.)

The heart suit offers a similar play and it requires a similar play by the defense. If declarer leads the Q and East covers declarer can finesse West for the 10. interestingly, when declarer leads the Q East must nor cover an "honor with an honor." Declarer must now guess to lead a low heart and drop the K. South should get the position right if East plays low as she has no choice. If the Q wins the trick declarer cannot repeat the heart finesse since she is missing the 10 so she will play a heart to the ace.

Declarer must seesaw between suits to time the play correctly. She will win the opening lead in dummy to lead the Q and play hearts according to what East does. Once in her hand declarer can play either a club or diamond. If the defense slips declarer may come to 12 tricks however we expect most to win 11.


5 ♠JT7
JT8
98
♣K8763
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K432
K742
QJ5
♣Q4
♠Q96
A653
AT43
♣95
♠A85
Q9
K762
♣AJT2
5
1110
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5 ♠6
EW: 1 2/1 1♠  ♣4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3*-E-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   1.00  3 E -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
   50          5.00   1.00  3 E -1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A3-Ragnow-Burke
   50          5.00   1.00  2 E -1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A12-Lynch-Anand
        100    2.00   4.00  1N S -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        100    2.00   4.00  1 S -1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        100    2.00   4.00  1 S -1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        110    0.00   6.00  2 E      A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
6 ♠AQJ6
Q5
8752
♣KT2
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT974
932
K64
♣A3
♠853
J7
J
♣QJ98754
♠2
AKT864
AQT93
♣6
12
105
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 5 2/3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥1 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          6.00   0.00  4 S +2   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  460          5.00   1.00  3N N +2   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A3-Ragnow-Burke
  450          4.00   2.00  4 S +1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  430          3.00   3.00  3N N +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
  420          2.00   4.00  4 S      A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
         50    0.50   5.50  6 S -1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
         50    0.50   5.50  6 S -1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A12-Lynch-Anand

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass4All pass 

South starts slowly and bids her hand pattern. She shows at least five diamonds and longer hearts. North knows where to place the contract.

West must lea the A to hold declarer to 11 tricks. As a rule, it's usually not a good idea to lead an unsupported ace against a suit contract however NS have had a strong auction. She knows her K is not well placed as North likely has the A. From the auction it sounds like South has at most two clack cards so if the defense is going to score the A it may be now. (This lead may backfire if South is void in clubs and North holds the K.)

If West does not lead her A declarer should win the win in hand and immediately take the spade finesse and discard her losing club on dummy's winning spade. (If the spade finesse doesn't work declarer stands a chance of only winning 10 tricks however at matchpoints this is a necessary risk.)

Declarer also wants to play diamonds by leading toward the strength in her hand, After making the play in spades she should cash a high heart from her hand, then play a heart to dummy's Q and lead a diamond. She strikes gold when East plays the J. She is safe to take the finesse as it appears East has no more trump and be unable to ruff a diamond. (East dropped the J on the second round of the suit.)


7 ♠7
T43
KT65
♣KT853
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KQ854
K965
A4
♣92
♠JT2
J7
872
♣AQJ64
♠A963
AQ82
QJ93
♣7
6
129
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  3♠ W -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        100    5.00   1.00  3 S -1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        140    2.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A12-Lynch-Anand
        140    2.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        200    0.00   6.00  3 S -2   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A3-Ragnow-Burke
8 ♠9872
6
A9862
♣J62
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠JT63
K75
T3
♣AKQT
♠AQ4
T832
QJ7
♣874
♠K5
AQJ94
K54
♣953
5
139
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 1♠ 1/-NT
       ♦4 ♥6 NT7/6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  1N E -2   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
         90    5.00   1.00  1N E      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A3-Ragnow-Burke
        100    4.00   2.00  2 S -2   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A12-Lynch-Anand
        120    3.00   3.00  1N E +1   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        150    2.00   4.00  1N E +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        200    1.00   5.00  3 N -4   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        400    0.00   6.00  3N E      A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
9 ♠KT
Q42
J94
♣AQJ74
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q532
AK87
AK52
♣K
♠86
J53
T876
♣9532
♠AJ974
T96
Q3
♣T86
13
191
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2♠ 3NT  ♦5 ♥6
EW: 1/2 -/1
       ♣4 ♥6/7 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          5.50   0.50  1N N      A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
   90          5.50   0.50  1N N      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
         50    3.00   3.00  1N N -1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
         50    3.00   3.00  2♠ S -1   A12-Lynch-Anand vs A4-Anderson-Salvatore
         50    3.00   3.00  3♣ N -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
         90    1.00   5.00  2 E      A15-Smith-Zizic vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        110    0.00   6.00  2 E +1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A9-Gruber-Clarke

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
DblPass2Pass
3Pass3All pass

West has the best hand at the table and she won't let anyone forget it. She'll get her side into the auction with a double and then she will ask her partner to bid 3NT with a club stopper by bidding the opponents suit. East on the other hand can't put the brakes on fast enough. Without a stopper in clubs East will go back to her original suit and the auction should end.

The defense will win the five obvious tricks. There ar several lines however they will score two spades, one diamond, one heart and one club.

South will likely lead a club, her partner's suit. North will win the club and must decide how best to continue the defense. She might consider that declarer is planning to crossruff the hand and play a trump. She might consider continuing clubs thus shortening dummy's trump but allowing declarer to score dummy's low trump. She might consider playing her K and continuing the suit to get a spade ruff however she knows that declarer has has three spades and may overruff. (Partner bid spades promising at least four and dummy has four. North has two so she will be able to score at most one ruff.)

We like the return of a diamond. North isn't expecting to win a diamond trick do playing the suit will shorten both declarer and dummy. Playing for the spade ruff may help declarer by establishing the Q for the offense. Ironically, on this line declarer will eventually win the Q as the South will be forced to play spades.

If North returns a club at Trick 2, declarer will win in dummy, cash her top hearts and exit a heart. North will win and must again consider how to direct the defense. NS will set the contract however it will only be by one trick.


10 ♠A
QJ86
AKJ54
♣T94
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠743
KT9752
T
♣KQ7
♠J95
A3
763
♣AJ862
♠KQT862
4
Q982
♣53
15
810
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦1 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          6.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  200          4.50   1.50  3♠ S +2   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
  200          4.50   1.50  3♠ S +2   A12-Lynch-Anand vs A4-Anderson-Salvatore
  170          2.50   3.50  3♠ S +1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  170          2.50   3.50  3 N +3   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        200    0.50   5.50  2N N -2   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        200    0.50   5.50  4♠ S -2   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
11 ♠AT62
J92
643
♣542
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q85
8
AKQ87
♣J976
♠KJ94
AQT543
-
♣K83
♠73
K76
JT952
♣AQT
5
1213
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/3 ♦5 ♥4/3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 3 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  3N W -2   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A15-Smith-Zizic
  100          5.50   0.50  3 E -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
   50          2.50   3.50  3N W -1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
   50          2.50   3.50  3N W -1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
   50          2.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   A12-Lynch-Anand vs A4-Anderson-Salvatore
   50          2.50   3.50  3 E -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        420    0.00   6.00  4 E      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
1NTPass2NMFPass
2Pass2Pass
3NTAll pass  

This is an ugly board to bid. West will open and East will immediately set her sights on game expecting to be in a major. East will show her hearts and West has the first difficult option. She can rebid her diamonds promising six (most partnerships play that the rebid promises six) or she can bid 1NT with a singleton heart. East will now use New Minor Forcing for two reasons. She wants to force the partnership to game. More importantly East wants to learn about her partner's holdings in the major suits. West denies having three hearts or four spades. East might at this point jump to 4 as she is expecting partner to have two hearts for her notrump bid however she does have the better option of rebidding her hearts and letting West pick the final contract.

North will probably lead a club, the unbid suit. South will take two club tricks and clear the suit. Although this establishes two tricks fir declarer it doesn't hurt the defense as declarer must ultimately win at least two heart tricks or three spade tricks. To win three spades declarer must find the 10. This is a guess as she cannot get a count of either the North nor the South hands. Her better chance is to lead a heart toward dummy and finesse the 10. This will drive out the king and give her enough tricks to make her contract. When South wins her K she must switch to a spade lest declarer score an overtrick.


12 ♠J72
872
963
♣Q864
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q843
J5
K842
♣AJ5
♠AT5
KQT943
7
♣T97
♠K96
A6
AQJT5
♣K32
3
119
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3 2♠ 1NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          6.00   0.00  1N S      A12-Lynch-Anand vs A4-Anderson-Salvatore
        140    4.50   1.50  2 E +1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        140    4.50   1.50  2 E +1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        170    3.00   3.00  2 E +2   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        200    2.00   4.00  3 S -2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        400    0.50   5.50  3N S -4   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A15-Smith-Zizic
        400    0.50   5.50  4♣ N -4   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
13 ♠942
97642
872
♣95
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A85
QT3
KJT4
♣Q76
♠K73
AKJ5
AQ953
♣K
♠QJT6
8
6
♣AJT8432
0
1220
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦1 ♥2 ♠3 NT1
EW: 6 5 3♠ 6NT  ♣5
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -1400 7♣*-NS-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    6.00   0.00  4 E +2   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        500    5.00   1.00  4♣* S -2  A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        620    3.50   2.50  4 E      A13-Brenner-Hahn vs A5-Kupperman-Deal
        620    3.50   2.50  5 E +1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        650    2.00   4.00  5 E      A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        660    1.00   5.00  3N E +2   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Lynch-Anand
       1440    0.00   6.00  6N W      A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A14-Westwood-Curtis

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass23
PassPass3Pass
4Pass4NTPass
51Pass6All pass
  1. 2 Keycards without the Q

South does all she can to disrupt the auction for EW. Some Easts might open 2NT however with a hand which is oriented to being in one of the red suits we think opening 2 will prove to be more descriptive. South will show her clubs as she has a six loser hand. And she'd like her partner to lead a club.

West passes to show values. A double by West in this situation shows a poor hand. East will bid her diamonds and West will show her support. The partnership should drive to the diamond slam. A few partnerships may reach the notrump slam however it's difficult to learn about the club stopper in notrump. We think most will bid the slam in diamonds.

South must make a decision. She has a six loser hand. That is one too many to make the sacrifice profitable. She needs to find one trick from partner or something good to happen. It's unlikely partner holds an ace or the K as EW bid their slam on strength. South needs to hold her spade losers to two and she needs to hold her club losers to one either because she drops a singleton honor or the clubs split 2 - 2.

We think South should not bid 7. The probability of clubs splitting 2 -2 is 41%. and the probability of there being a singleton honor is 25%. This provides a combined probability that clubs will behave of 66%. However spades must also behave. Declarer must lose exactly tow spades for the sacrifice to be profitable. We've ruled out the possibility of North holding either the ace or king of spades. So North must either have the 9 or the suit must split in such a way that South will lose two tricks. (For example if the defense has six spades the suit must split 3 - 3.) it is too complex a calculation for this space however that number is less than 50%.


14 ♠97
QJ9653
976
♣A9
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KJ6
K7
KQ852
♣752
♠T5
T842
AT4
♣8643
♠AQ8432
A
J3
♣KQJT
7
124
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 3♠  ♦6 NT6
EW: 1NT  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      A13-Brenner-Hahn vs A5-Kupperman-Deal
  140          4.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Lynch-Anand
         50    1.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
         50    1.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
         50    1.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
15 ♠T8
QJ
AK753
♣QT98
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AJ543
AT72
J82
♣6
♠KQ762
K985
Q9
♣K7
♠9
643
T64
♣AJ5432
12
1013
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3  ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4 4♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-EW/4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
   50          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
   50          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        170    2.50   3.50  3♠ W +1   A13-Brenner-Hahn vs A5-Kupperman-Deal
        170    2.50   3.50  3♠ E +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A15-Smith-Zizic
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
16 ♠AKJT93
7
T64
♣K42
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠762
QJ83
9872
♣AQ
♠5
T9
AKQ3
♣JT7653
♠Q84
AK6542
J5
♣98
11
910
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♦4
EW: 3♣ 2  ♥4 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  5* W -2  A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  420          4.50   1.50  4♠ N      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A15-Smith-Zizic
  420          4.50   1.50  4♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
  170          2.50   3.50  3♠ N +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
  170          2.50   3.50  3♠ N +1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
         50    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
         50    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   A13-Brenner-Hahn vs A5-Kupperman-Deal

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass2
Pass2Pass4
All pass   

North has a great spade suit. We can see some opening 2 with the North hand however we are comfortable opening the more aggressive 1. South also has a great hand and will who her hearts before supporting spades and bidding the game.

Declarer has a lot of work to do however she should prevail and make her contract. Her plan is to establish dummy's heart suit. She has one entry in hearts and it appears she has two entries to dummy in spades. So she can cash one top heart and ruff a heart. Then she can play a spade to dummy and ruff another heart. She can now cash a high spade in hand and play a third round of spades to get to dummy drawling the outstanding trump along the way, Dummy's hearts will now run.

But wait!! East can thwart this plan. If East cashes three rounds of diamonds dummy's trump length is shortened and declarer can no longer establish and cash the heart suit. On this line declarer must ruff the third round of diamonds in dummy Now she must draw trump in three rounds, cash the top hearts discarding a club from her hand and lead a club toward her hand hoping the A is onsida.


17 ♠T85
K97
K9854
♣T6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q963
QJ4
AJ3
♣K94
♠AKJ742
852
T6
♣72
♠-
AT63
Q72
♣AQJ853
6
138
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 2  ♠4 NT5
EW: 3♠ 2NT  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  5♣ S      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A14-Westwood-Curtis vs A6-Feldman-Shapiro
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ E      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ E      A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ E      A15-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        140    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A12-Lynch-Anand
18 ♠AKQ8
84
Q754
♣862
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠73
T75
K92
♣AJ973
♠J2
AQJ32
AJ86
♣T4
♠T9654
K96
T3
♣KQ5
11
813
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3 3 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4 E -2   A14-Westwood-Curtis vs A6-Feldman-Shapiro
   50          4.50   1.50  4 E -1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A12-Lynch-Anand
   50          4.50   1.50  4 E -1   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        110    3.00   3.00  2 E      A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        140    1.00   5.00  2 E +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        140    1.00   5.00  2 E +1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        140    1.00   5.00  2 E +1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
19 ♠K53
T96542
Q8
♣K9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QT9
Q
J9643
♣8752
♠AJ742
3
52
♣QJT64
♠86
AKJ87
AKT7
♣A3
8
58
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 5 5/2NT  ♣5 ♠6/5
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          5.00   1.00  5 S +1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  480          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
  480          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   A14-Westwood-Curtis vs A6-Feldman-Shapiro
  450          1.50   4.50  4 S +1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
  450          1.50   4.50  4 S +1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
  450          1.50   4.50  4 S +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A15-Smith-Zizic
  450          1.50   4.50  4 S +1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A12-Lynch-Anand

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass4All pass 

North has the perfect 4 bid. Her hand holds fewer than 10 HCPs and she has at least five hearts for partner. South would like to bid more with her great hand however she trusts partner and passes quietly.

Play of this board is somewhat routine. Declarer will win the opening lead unless it's a spade, draw trump cash some winners and eventually lead a spade toward dummy's K. She will lose two spades.

West may have a difficult time with her opening lead. No suit shows promise and if she selects a spade she will put her partner under pressure to solve the position. If West leads the Q East has an easy time as she can cash two spades if declarer covers. (West however should not lead the Q.) If West opts to lead a spade she should lead the 9. This however makes it difficult for East to read as a lead from a holding including the Q. When declarer plays low from dummy there is no reason for East to rise with her ace. She should keep that card to later win the king.

This is an interesting position which occurs frequently. If East concludes that South holds the Q the correct play is for East to play low. If East takes her ace declarer will later score two tricks with the queen and king. By playing low East allows declarer to score her queen but later prevents declarer from winning her king.


20 ♠Q74
K
AJ74
♣KQJ94
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J86
Q986543
QT
♣8
♠AKT53
T72
K3
♣653
♠92
AJ
98652
♣AT72
16
510
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3/2NT  ♥4 ♠4
EW: 3 2♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +200 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.00   0.00  3N N      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
  300          5.00   1.00  3♠ E -3   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A12-Lynch-Anand
  180          4.00   2.00  2N S +2   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  150          3.00   3.00  4 S +1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
  130          2.00   4.00  3♣ N +1   A14-Westwood-Curtis vs A6-Feldman-Shapiro
        100    1.00   5.00  5♣ N -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        110    0.00   6.00  1♠ E +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A15-Smith-Zizic

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
3BID  

West is going to jam the auction with her weak hand. Although she is vulnerable, from her seat tit appears that the other side has at least a game so she does everything she can to make it difficult for them to find their best spot.

North is in an untenable position. If she passes her side will defend 3. If she doubles she fears that partner will bid spades and she will have to select a minor suit. Although her hand contains 16 HCPs the K may be worthless making her hand worth only 13 HCPs.

If North doubles South may bid 3NT a contract which will likely make at the table as West will lead a heart. The heart lead gives South the tempo to play on diamonds and establish that suit. If east does not cash her high spades when she wins her diamond trick declarer will win 11 tricks, two hearts, four diamonds and five clubs. South may choose the notrump bid as she does have a heart stopper and she expects North to be holding spades because of the double.


21 ♠JT92
-
KJT3
♣QT975
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠-
AKQJ973
Q986
♣A3
♠AK875
64
A5
♣J842
♠Q643
T852
742
♣K6
7
1612
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥1 ♠5/6 NT1/2
EW: 1♣ 2 6 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  6 W -2   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
   50          4.50   1.50  6N E -1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
   50          4.50   1.50  6 W -1   A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr vs A15-Smith-Zizic
        980    2.50   3.50  6 W      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        980    2.50   3.50  6 W      A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
       1510    1.00   5.00  7 W      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
       1620    0.00   6.00  6** W    A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A12-Lynch-Anand

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
2Pass3Pass
4All pass  

There is not much to the play of this board. North cannot lead a trump. Declarer's plan is to trump one diamond in dummy. She will win the opening lead, get to dummy with a diamond, cash the top spades discarding a club and a diamond and exit a diamond. North will win but still cannot play a trump so declarer will trump her losing diamond. She can draw trump and make two overtricks.

For partnerships playing 2/1 east has a difficult second bid. One of the most misunderstood aspects of the system is that Easts 3 bid is considered a "High Level Reverse" and promises a hand worth 17 - 18 HCPs. This is not the case fro Standard players however for those who play 2/1, if they want to play the system precisely, East must find a different bid. Most will simply bid 3 as this is a Feature of the system which is often misplayed. No harm comes of it and the partnership will get to their heart game.


22 ♠982
T62
T92
♣A976
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ7
A9
K65
♣KQJ3
♠Q54
KQJ43
Q8743
♣-
♠T63
875
AJ
♣T8542
4
2110
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥1 ♠1/0 NT2
EW: 3♣ 6 6 6♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -1430 6♠-EW/6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  7N E -1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
  100          5.50   0.50  6N W -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A12-Lynch-Anand
        660    2.50   3.50  3N W +2   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        660    2.50   3.50  3N W +2   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        660    2.50   3.50  3N W +2   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        660    2.50   3.50  3N W +2   A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr vs A15-Smith-Zizic
       1430    0.00   6.00  6 W      A1-Cline-Eliason vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass2Pass
3FSFPass3Pass
3NTAll pass  

West will make a Fourth Suit Forcing bid to keep the auction open as she thinks her side may have a slam in the cards. They do, however it a difficult one to bid and a hard slam to make.

Even if East does not open she will get excited when her partner opens 2NT. East has two five card suits and a void. The heart slam is the easier on to make as trump splits 3 - 3. Declarer must make the right play in diamonds to score her slam. Declarer must play South for the doubleton A. She will lead a diamond to the king in the West hand and then duck a diamond, This will give her four diamond tricks.

When East bids 3 West can place three spades in her hand as she would have raised immediately with four. West can pattern out East's hand as 3541 or 3550. Holding the A West may opt for the heart slam.


23 ♠943
K63
T9832
♣92
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A652
4
AKJ4
♣QJ53
♠Q
AQJ752
76
♣A864
♠KJT87
T98
Q5
♣KT7
3
1513
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4/3 ♥2 ♠5 NT3
EW: 6♣ 3 5 2/1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -1370 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3N W -2   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
  100          4.50   1.50  3N W -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A12-Lynch-Anand
  100          4.50   1.50  3N E -1   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        600    3.00   3.00  3N W      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        620    2.00   4.00  5♣ W +1   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Cline-Pelletier
        630    1.00   5.00  3N W +1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        650    0.00   6.00  4 E +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A9-Gruber-Clarke

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
1Pass3Pass
3NTAll pass  

North will lead a top diamond against the notrump game. This will give declarer the tempo she needs to comfortably establish her heart suit. West will win the diamond lead in her hand and lead a heart to the Q in dummy. She needs the hearts to split 3 - 3 or for the king to fall doubleton to bring the suit in with one loser. She should duck a heart after the finesse works to maintain control of the suit. The advantage of the ducking play is that it will prevent the loss of two heart tricks should hearts not behave for her. When she regains the led she can cash her top hearts. Since the suit splits 3 - 3 she will only have lost one heart trick. Had she cashed the A on the second round of hearts and the suit split 4 - 2 she would have lost two heart tricks.

The defense will at this point switch to spades however declarer is in control. She will win her ace and cash her top tricks. She will score one spade, five hearts, three diamonds and one club.

If North miraculously leads a spade declarer must duck two rounds and win the third to retain control. She cannot play hearts the same way since if South gains the lead she will be able to cash her spade tricks, setting the contract.


24 ♠KQ62
A54
T9
♣KQ76
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A8
KQJ93
76
♣AJ94
♠JT75
T762
A5
♣832
♠943
8
KQJ8432
♣T5
14
155
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣6 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2 2NT  ♣6 ♦3 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +100 3NT*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  510          6.00   0.00  4* S     A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
  300          5.00   1.00  4* W -2  A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A12-Lynch-Anand
  130          4.00   2.00  2 S +2   A1-Cline-Eliason vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  100          3.00   3.00  4* W -1  A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A9-Gruber-Clarke
        140    1.50   4.50  3 W      A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        140    1.50   4.50  3 W      A15-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Cline-Pelletier
        200    0.00   6.00  3 W +2   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
25 ♠KJT8
QJ54
95
♣QT8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠9753
K63
T642
♣74
♠Q
AT972
AJ83
♣A96
♠A642
8
KQ7
♣KJ532
9
315
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦5/4 ♥6
EW: 2 1  ♣3 ♠4/3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   0.00  4♠ N      A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  170          4.50   1.50  3♠ N +1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A12-Lynch-Anand
  170          4.50   1.50  1♠ N +3   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
  140          2.00   4.00  3♠ N      A9-Gruber-Clarke vs A1-Cline-Eliason
  140          2.00   4.00  2♠ N +1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
  140          2.00   4.00  2♠ N +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
  100          0.00   6.00  3 E -1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
26 ♠AK854
J6
J854
♣97
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T
KT74
AKQ2
♣KQ86
♠J732
AQ53
T76
♣43
♠Q96
982
93
♣AJT52
9
177
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 2 4 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.00   0.00  2♠ N -1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A12-Lynch-Anand
        140    5.00   1.00  3 W      A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        170    4.00   2.00  2 W +2   A15-Smith-Zizic vs A13-Brenner-Hahn
        620    2.50   3.50  4 W      A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        620    2.50   3.50  4 E      A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        650    0.50   5.50  4 W +1   A9-Gruber-Clarke vs A1-Cline-Eliason
        650    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
27 ♠KJ874
AKQ7
T5
♣97
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AT62
JT964
92
♣AQ
♠93
53
AKQ
♣KJ8654
♠Q5
82
J87643
♣T32
13
1113
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 4NT  ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   0.00  5♣ E -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
        110    5.00   1.00  3♣ E      A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A15-Smith-Zizic
        130    4.00   2.00  3♣ E +1   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        430    1.50   4.50  3N W +1   A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        430    1.50   4.50  3N W +1   A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A12-Lynch-Anand
        430    1.50   4.50  3N W +1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        430    1.50   4.50  3N E +1   A9-Gruber-Clarke vs A1-Cline-Eliason
28 ♠82
AKQ864
96
♣T97
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q7
53
KQ432
♣J652
♠KJT9653
T92
A
♣AQ
♠A4
J7
JT875
♣K843
9
814
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1NT  ♦6 ♠4
EW: 2♠  ♣6 ♦6 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A2-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Buckley-Koerner
   50          5.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A7-Cline-Pelletier vs A14-Westwood-Curtis
        140    3.50   2.50  2♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Burke vs A15-Smith-Zizic
        140    3.50   2.50  2♠ E +1   A9-Gruber-Clarke vs A1-Cline-Eliason
        170    2.00   4.00  2♠ E +2   A4-Anderson-Salvatore vs A8-Charles-Gaddis Jr
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      A5-Kupperman-Deal vs A10-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      A6-Feldman-Shapiro vs A12-Lynch-Anand