- Monday Aft - April 22, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1165 MP  Geomean: 622 MP
(based on 23 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Anne Cline - Susan Lang 70.83 1st A 0.60
Alan Greenberg - Valerie Greenberg 58.75 1st A 0.60
Donald Cline - Joseph Gaynor 50.42 2nd A 0.42
Anne Conn - Peggy Nielsen 49.58 2nd A 0.42
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>April 22, 2019     |CLUB NO.>127100    | 04/22/2019 15:53
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=3/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    .     .     .     41.50  34.58
 2 Anne Cline             Susan Lang               B    1     1     .     85.00  70.83  0.60(A)
 3 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    .     .     .     60.00  50.00
 4 Tee Downard            Nita Whaley              C    .     .     .     54.00  45.00
 5 Donald Cline           Joseph Gaynor            A    2     .     .     60.50  50.42  0.42(A)
 6 Marie Offerman         Doug Hahn                B    .     .     .     59.00  49.17
                                          Totals                         360.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=5/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Carol Jarboe           Pat Shaw                 C    .     .     .     57.50  47.92
 2 Peggy Nielsen          Anne Conn                B    2     2     .     59.50  49.58  0.42(A)
 3 Louise Shaffer         Elaine McAdams           B    .     .     .     59.00  49.17
 4 Ginny Rockefeller      Irene Petroff            B    .     .     .     56.50  47.08
 5 Ken Ellenberger        Ilona Smith              A    .     .     .     57.00  47.50
 6 Valerie Greenberg      Alan Greenberg           B    1     1     .     70.50  58.75  0.60(A)
                                          Totals                         360.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠T4
KJ94
QJ94
♣JT4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠92
A865
765
♣A652
♠KQJ83
Q7
832
♣Q73
♠A765
T32
AKT
♣K98
8
810
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          4.50   0.50  2N S +1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  150          4.50   0.50  1N S +2   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  120          3.00   2.00  1N S +1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
   90          2.00   3.00  1N S      D2-Cline-Lang vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
         50    1.00   4.00  2 N -1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        100    0.00   5.00  3 N -2   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. Whether North answers 1 or 1, surely East will now bid 1. What South does now depends on agreements: Support Double(s) ? 1NT with a spade stopper? Pass? 1NT is a better choice than pass--at least partner should be able to assume a doubleton heart, or even three(just not four). Even with the unfortunate placing of the heart honors, South should be able to eke out eight tricks. Holding up on the spades will help, too. West's lead of the 9 should suggest a doubleton, nor would East have overcalled a four card suit. And if East had six spades, he might have bid 2 in the first place.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass11Dbl1
Pass2All pass 
  1. 3-card heart support

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3, 6, 8, and 12.

The Bidding: Strong Matchpoints players win more than their fair share of partscore battles. In his "The Race to 1NT" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses why non-vulnerable 1NT contracts tend to score well whether they make or not. Here, the lure of a non-vulnerable 1NT contract may be appealing to both sides.

With 3-3 in the minors, South opens 1 in 3rd seat. North's priority is to look for a major suit fit. After North responds 1, East overcalls 1. Support Double s are not mandatory. South has a choice between passing, rebidding 1NT, and making a Support Double to show 3-card heart support. South has a spade stopper, but their spade texture makes it likely East will quickly establish spade winners. Failing to make a Support Double decreases the likelihood North-South would find an 8-card heart fit. Doubling gives North-South a chance to right-side a notrump contract if North has Qxx. Making a Support Double seems the most flexible action. An enterprising West might now choose to win the race to 1NT. Most Wests will reasonably pass. Either way, North's chunky 4-card heart suit suggests playing in their 4-3 heart fit. East cannot be certain whether North-South are playing in a 7-card fit or an 8+ card fit. So it is difficult to balance. At tables where West doesn't venture a 1NT bid, North's heart texture suggests bidding 2.

The Play in Notrump: If declared by North-South, declarer Holds Up their Ace a round to sever defensive communication in spades. Declarer unblocks the diamonds and cashes their 4 diamond tricks. East is the Dangerous Opponent . If East has the Ace or Ace declarer cannot keep East off lead. A failed finesse against the Queen would allow East to gain the lead. So declarer prefers finessing against the Queen despite holding just 6 clubs. When West wins the Ace, they underlead their Ace, declarer cannot keep East off lead if they hold the Ace. So they play West for the Ace. When North's King wins, they repeat the finesse against the Queen. Declarer has 8 tricks: 1 + 1 + 4 + 2.

If West declares 1NT, North has a choice between a heart lead away from the minor Tenace , an honor sequence lead in partner's suit, or an honor sequence diamond lead. The heart lead risks giving up a trick, but North knows there side has 7 hearts if South made a Support Double. North isn't sure which side has the majority of the clubs. Even so, a club lead is likely. A club lead gives declarer the tempo to escape for -100 for a great board. A heart lead kills East's Queen entry to their long spades. Down 3 will be a top board for North-South.

The Play in Hearts: East leads their King, top of an honor sequence. If declarer reasonably finesses against West for the Queen, East wins and taps declarer by continuing spades. Now West has trump control, and can discard a diamond loser on the 3rd round of spades. Declarer is fortunate East cannot regain the lead. Declarer scores 8 tricks. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would take a lobbing finesse towards the King and then cash 3 diamonds. Now a finesse against the Queen positions declarer to score 9 tricks because West's club discard on the 3rd round of spades doesn't help the defense.

The Play in Spades: With spades breaking 3-3, declarer has 4 spade tricks. The Ace and Ace bring declarer to 6 tricks. -100 is a good save against a making 2 contract and a notrump contract where declarer takes all their tricks.



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2 ♠AK962
A76
A87
♣A6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠74
KJT5
KT93
♣K83
♠QJ83
Q9432
J
♣J75
♠T5
8
Q6542
♣QT942
19
107
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 2♠ 1NT  ♥5
EW: 1  ♣4 ♦3 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  1♠ N +2   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
  110          3.50   1.50  1♠ N +1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
  110          3.50   1.50  1♠ N +1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          2.00   3.00  3* E -1  D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        100    1.00   4.00  2N N -1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        470    0.00   5.00  2* E     D4-Downard-Whaley vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With only a doubleton spade, West probably passes this 10 HCP hand, leaving North to open 1. Assuming that South passes, will West reopen with a double now? It's reasonable to do so. In that case, what will North do? 1NT here would show his values. Double might imply a more balanced hand (doubleton club not appealing). East may come to life with hearts now. There's little to induce South to bid, however.



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3 ♠863
J
JT84
♣T8732
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠2
K42
AKQ92
♣AQJ9
♠AQT974
87653
6
♣K
♠KJ5
AQT9
753
♣654
2
199
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4 4 3♠ 4/3NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -630 4NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  6* E -2  D4-Downard-Whaley vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        140    4.00   1.00  3♠ E      D2-Cline-Lang vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        600    1.50   3.50  3N W      D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        600    1.50   3.50  3N W      D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        600    1.50   3.50  3N W      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        600    1.50   3.50  3N W      D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Don't be tempted to open 1 so you can reverse into diamonds. This hand is plenty good enough for a jump shift from 1 to 3. What will East do over the jump shift? If he happens to bid his heart suit now, West will be delighted to bid the heart game. If he rebids the spades, West will bid 3NT. Even the horrid trump break won't foil 4, though NT is less worrisome to play with all those minor suit winners (yes, I know there's a diamond loser).



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
3Pass3Pass
3NTPass4All pass

The Bidding: West opens 1, planning to jump shift in clubs. East, with longer spades than hearts, responds 1. West's jump shift to 3 is game forcing and ostensibly natural. East bids 3. Does East's 3 bid guarantee 4+ hearts? A 3NT bid would show a heart stopper. Would a 3 bid shows extra spade length. All other hands with interest in 3NT must bid either 3 or 3. One of the 2 bids should be natural. The other could be temporizing. This is an area which many partnerships have not discussed. For most expert partnerships, a 3 bid wold show at least tolerance for opener's diamond suit. Bidding the 4th suit could be natural, but could show a hand with nothing to say. A temporizing 3 bid would make it easy for West to show 3-card support for East's spades. This has implications for bidding 3 directly over 3. So an immediate 3 bid should show willingness to play opposite a doubleton.

Here, East plans to show their 6-5 shape. So East bids 3 which could be temporizing. West's 3NT bid shows a heart stopper. East's 4 bid shows 5 hearts and longer spades. West has already shown their strength and most of their shape. West knows partner has at most 2 cards in the minors. West has no reason to make a move over 4.

The Play: South knows West is 1-3-5-4 (or similar) with a heart stopper. East is 6-5-1-1 or similar. So there is strong potential for a Cross-Ruff . With West holding the King, South leads the Ace to reduce ruffing power. When West drops the Jack, South knows it is safe to continue hearts. The trump leads reduce ruffing power. Declarer has plenty of tricks, but must be careful not to let South ruff in and sever access to West's winners. The safest route for declarer is to cash 3 club winners and 2 diamond winners. Now declarer can cash either a 4th club or a 3rd diamond winner. If South ruffs, they can cash another trump trick, but the must lead a spade into declarer's AQ or give declarer access to West's remaining winner. Declarer has 10 tricks. The defense scores just South's 3 trump tricks.

At tables where South leads a minor, declarer will eventually need to take a lobbing finesse towards the King to score 10 tricks.

The Play in 3NT: At some tables, East-West will not find their heart fit and land in 3NT by West. A spade lead allows the defense to hold declarer to 9 tricks. A heart or club lead makes it easy for declarer to score 10 tricks. A diamond lead hurts declarer's communication. If declarer unblocks the clubs, they will need to rely on a lobbing finesse towards the King to access their winners. Declarer can see 10 or 11 tricks are likely available in a heart contract. Playing for 9 tricks isn't likely to score many Matchpoints . Declarer should unblock the clubs and risk the lobbing finesse towards the King. Here, that line of play is well rewarded. This is an important concept in Matchpoints. When you are in the wrong contract, you need to assess what is needed to avoid a low board and play accordingly.



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4 ♠T75
A962
QJ92
♣KJ
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQ
75
AT74
♣A9875
♠J943
KT83
865
♣T3
♠A862
QJ4
K3
♣Q642
11
134
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.50   0.50  2♣ W -2   D2-Cline-Lang vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
  200          4.50   0.50  2♣* W -1  D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          3.00   2.00  2 W -1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
         70    2.00   3.00  1♣ W      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
         90    1.00   4.00  1 W +1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        100    0.00   5.00  2 N -1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. North might double. Whether he does or not, East passes. If North and East both pass, South can balance with 1NT (12-14 in this seat). North is just strong enough for Stayman, but they'll likely end up in 2NT. Unlucky, isn't it, that East's one good card is the K.



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5 ♠A
93
AQ943
♣T9853
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT98732
K4
7
♣AK4
♠54
76
KT85
♣QJ762
♠KJ6
AQJT852
J62
♣-
10
126
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 5 1NT  ♣5/6 ♠5
EW: 1♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥2 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +500 5♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          5.00   0.00  5♠* W -4  D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
  620          4.00   1.00  4 S      D2-Cline-Lang vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  300          2.50   2.50  4♠* W -2  D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  300          2.50   2.50  4♠* W -2  D4-Downard-Whaley vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        140    1.00   4.00  3♠ W      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        200    0.00   5.00  5* S -1  D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

AT most tables, South will start with 1 and West will bid 1. North can use a Negative Double with his long minors--which South will ignore to jump to 3 and North can now raise to game. With his weak suit, will West have the nerve to sacrifice? It's scary, even on favorable vulnerability.



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6 ♠A5
AQ54
A2
♣AT876
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q8
K2
KQ976
♣KJ92
♠K2
T98
T8543
♣543
♠JT97643
J763
J
♣Q
18
143
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 6 6♠  ♦6 NT6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥1 ♠1 NT1/6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +980 6♠-NS/6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  4* W -2  D2-Cline-Lang vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  480          4.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
  450          3.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  420          2.00   3.00  4♠ S      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
  200          1.00   4.00  3♣ W -2   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    0.00   5.00  3♣ N -2   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. With 18 HCP, North doubles despite the doubleton spade, and will be horrified to hear South bid 4. All will be well, though--as long as South remembers the drill for finessing with his heart holding: missing the K and 10, he leads low to the dummy's Q. When it wins, he lays down the A and is rewarded with no heart losers.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Dbl2NT14
All pass   
  1. artificial, weak diamond raise

The Bidding: As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, a 2nd seat preempt should be disciplined because dealer's pass decreases the likelihood the opponents hand a game. South has nice heart support. Passing is clear despite the favorable vulnerability. After West opens 1, North is too strong to overcall 2. So North begins with a double. East has a balanced hand, but their 5-card diamond support suggests a preemptive raise. Some partnerships use a jump to 3 as a preemptive raise and use an artificial 2NT response to show an invitational raise. The problem with this approach is that if West bids 3NT, the contract would be played by the weaker hand. To allow the stronger hand to declare 3NT, many expert partnerships play Flip-flop . A jump to 3 shows an invitational raise. An artificial jump to 2NT is used to show a preemptive raise. With that understanding, East bids an artificial 2NT to show a weak raise.

It is hard to judge South's hand. South's 11 Support Points are inflated by their singleton honors. South's Losing Trick Count of 8 suggests inviting game. South's 7-card spade suit provides a source of tricks. South's trick taking potential is too great to bid 3. Bidding 4 seems best. North is now in a difficult situation. South didn't cue bid. So South shouldn't be a maximum passed hand. South is clearly bidding on distribution. South likely has a long spade suit that lacked the quality for a 2nd seat preempt, but offers tricks opposite a takeout double. North, with just Ace-doubleton cannot justify a move over 4.

The Play: West leads the King, top of an honor sequence. After winning the Ace, declarer cashes the Ace and exits a spade, declarer is pleased when spades break 2-2. Declarer ruffs the diamond continuation. Declarer now has to decide how to tackle the heart suit. Leading a low heart to finesse against the King offers a 13.6% chance of avoiding a heart loser and a 70.7% chance of holding heart losers to 1. Running the Jack has no chance of avoiding a heart loser, but it allows declarer to avoid a 2nd heart loser when East has a singleton 10 (or similar). This Safety Play brings the chance of avoiding a 2nd heart loser up to 76.3%. At Matchpoints , the line which offers the highest trick taking expectation is typically preferable. Leading a low heart will on average score 2.84 heart tricks. Running the Jack offers an expectation for 2.76 heart tricks. Accordingly, declarer leads a low heart to finesse against West for the King. When the finesse wins and the Ace drops West's King, declarer has 12 tricks on the fortunate lie of the cards: 6 + 4 + 1 + 1.



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7 ♠AT32
T6543
74
♣J8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠84
AQ98
2
♣AKT964
♠K76
2
AKQ653
♣732
♠QJ95
KJ7
JT98
♣Q5
5
1312
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦2 ♥5 ♠5 NT1
EW: 6♣ 5 2 2♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    4.50   0.50  4 E +1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        150    4.50   0.50  3 E +2   D2-Cline-Lang vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        600    3.00   2.00  3N E      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        630    2.00   3.00  3N E +1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
       1370    0.00   5.00  6♣ E      D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and then bids 1 over East's 1 response. What will East do now? He has the spade stopper, so 2NT or 3NT will be hid choice. Even a spade lead won't stop a pile of tricks when the clubs are 2-2. Would I want to bid this slam? Well, the heart finesse has to work and the clubs to break: what do you think?



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8 ♠97
KQ974
Q862
♣A3
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AKQJT62
6
JT
♣652
♠53
532
A953
♣QJ98
♠84
AJT8
K74
♣KT74
11
117
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 4  ♠4 NT5
EW: 2♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +300 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          4.50   0.50  3 N +1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  170          4.50   0.50  3 N +1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
   50          2.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
   50          2.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        140    1.00   4.00  3♠ W      D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        420    0.00   5.00  4♠ W      D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West has a mighty fine suit and opens 3. When North and East both pass, it's up to South to decide whether or not to balance. He may be rewarded with a nice heart game if he does, but the temptation to let them go in a partial will be strong.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
12Pass2
Pass3All pass 

The Bidding: West has a choice between passing, preempting, and opening 1. Preempting 3 with a solid suit risks missing a laydown 3NT or 4 contract. A Weak Two Spades preempt allows West to show a solid suit over an asking bid, but hides West's 7th spade. Passing is inconceivable. West's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. West's J10 doubleton merits a downgrade, but that shouldn't deter West from opening 1. North has a hand which meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22. North's 2 overcall shows 5+ hearts and an opening hand. East is a bit light to make a Negative Double . A pass is no picnic either. Playing Negative Double , responder doesn't have a penalty double available. So opener will strain to reopen with a double when feasible. East doesn't have an attractive bid over a reopening double. Showing 2-card spade support over a potential reopening double seems better than advertising strength you don't have.

After East passes, South's 12 Support Points and Losing Trick Count of 8 suggest inviting game. South's 2 cue bid shows invitational or better values. West has little defense against a heart contract. West doesn't want to bid 3 and give East-West another reason to bid 4. How does your partnership play opener's double of a cue bid? Doubling to direct a lead gives the opponents more options to find the right contract. So most expert partnerships don't want to double to direct the lead. Instead they use a double to say don't lead my suit. Accordingly, West passes South's 2 cue bid. North's 13 Support Points suggest declining the invitation. North's Losing Trick Count of 6½ is in between accepting and declining the invitation. There is no need to stretch to game at Matchpoints . Declining the invitation is reasonable.

West has a guess when 3 passes around. East must have some values for North-South to have stopped below game. Bidding 3 wins if it makes, is a good sacrifice, or pushes East-West too high. It loses if 3 and 3 both go down, 3X goes for a number, or 3 pushes East-West to a making game. If you trust North-South's judgment, balancing with 3 is reasonable.

The Play in Hearts: Declarer has 3 quick losers. Declarer's poor diamond texture makes a 2nd diamond loser likely. Declarer needs a singleton or doubleton Ace, or an end play to avoid a 2nd diamond loser. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would eliminate spade and clubs, draw 2 rounds of trump, and then take a lobbing finesse towards the King. Now South exits a low diamond and North ducks. West is end played and must give declarer a ruff sluff. East cannot rescue West by overtaking. 3 making 3 and 4 down 1 will be common results. If East made a Negative Double over 2, a strong delcarer may well find the end play to score 10 tricks.

The Play in Spades: Declarer has 8 quick winners. The defense must navigate a club ruff to to hold declarer to 8 tricks. If declarer is allowed to draw trump before North-South navigate a ruff, declarer can develop their 9th trick in diamonds or clubs.



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9 ♠AJ7643
T5
A9754
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K2
AKQ973
QJ
♣Q42
♠QT98
8642
K83
♣A5
♠5
J
T62
♣KJT98763
9
179
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦6 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
EW: 2/3 1♠ 5NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    5.00   0.00  5♣ S -3   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        250    4.00   1.00  4♠ N -5   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        300    3.00   2.00  5♣* S -2  D2-Cline-Lang vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        500    2.00   3.00  6♣* S -3  D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        620    0.50   4.50  4 W      D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        620    0.50   4.50  4 W      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Modern style might open 2, but there is some wisdom with not preempting when you can win the first trick in three suits. Rule of 20 would also get a 1 opener from North. What will South do? He has an 8-bagger, but if North has already preempted, be careful--don't make a forcing bid. All this happens before West has a chance. With the best hand (by far!) at the table, he has to worry about all the distribution around the table as well as his collection of quacks.



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10 ♠AT986
95
K8742
♣T
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠72
863
AT6
♣QJ864
♠KJ4
K74
953
♣AK72
♠Q53
AQJT2
QJ
♣953
7
714
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3 4♠  ♣5 NT6
EW: 1♣  ♦3/2 ♥4 ♠2 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3N E -2   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
  170          4.00   1.00  3♠ S +1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  100          3.00   2.00  3♣ E -1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
         90    2.00   3.00  2♣ E      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    1.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        110    0.00   5.00  2♣ E +1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D2-Nielsen-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1, South bids 1, and West raises clubs. Few Norths will have any way to show their interest in the unbid suits--and with only seven HCP, it's not easy to get excited. Still, everyone is vulnerable, so if E-W are down two, N-S will enjoy a very good score anyway.



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11 ♠AJ3
Q2
AT94
♣AJ95
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QT96
K976
KQ65
♣Q
♠752
A3
J873
♣K432
♠K84
JT854
2
♣T876
16
128
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   0.50  2 N +1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  140          4.50   0.50  2 N +1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
  110          2.50   2.50  2 N      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  110          2.50   2.50  2 N      D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  100          1.00   4.00  3 W -2   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
   50          0.00   5.00  3 W -1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With support for both majors, West might open this aceless wonder. NO matter: North can still happily bid 1NT. East can justify raising diamonds, but if he passes, South will transfer to hearts and then pass. If he bids, South may well just stay out of the auction with so few points.



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12 ♠2
Q832
QT32
♣7432
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A75
9765
4
♣KQJ98
♠QJ864
AJT4
A9
♣A6
♠KT93
K
KJ8765
♣T5
4
1016
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣2 ♥1 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 4♠ 3NT  ♦5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.50   0.50  3N E -1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
   50          4.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        420    2.50   2.50  4♠ E      D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        420    2.50   2.50  4♠ E      D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        430    1.00   4.00  3N E +1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        450    0.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 in third seat. What will South do? He might still preempt in diamonds, in which case West will want to blast to the spade game. Even if South passes, those playing Drury will still achieve the spade game. There's also an eight card heart fit, not likely to be popular though it would actually play better. Why go looking for a second trump suit?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Pass
21Pass4All pass
  1. artificial, invitational spade raise

The Bidding: West's hand falls just short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. Some will upgrade based on the club texture and easy rebids. Most will pass. After East opens 1 in 3rd seat, South isn't eager to act at unfavorable vulnerability. Because Opening Light in Third Seat is a common winning tactic. most partnerships play some form of Drury . In his "Reverse Drury and Passed Hand Bidding" article, Gavin Wolpert discusses a 2-way version of Reverse Drury to distinguish 3-card raises from 4+ card raises.

Here, after an artificial 2 Drury spade raise, East has a choice between placing the contract in 4 or describing their hand. If a 4-4 heart fit is available, it may play better because ruffs in either hand can provide additional tricks and the 5-card suit can provide discards. Describing East's distribution may be helpful to the defense. In his "Bridge, Zia and me" book, Michael Rosenberg contrasts a "bashing" bidding style with a more flexible bidding style. "Bashers" tend to jump to the expected contract, hiding information from their partner and the opponents. "Flexers" tend to describe their hand to collaboratively arrive at the right contract at the risk of leaking information to their opponents. With a known 8-card spade fit, jumping to 4 is quite reasonable. Here, a flexible bidding approach allows East-West to find their 4-4 heart fit, learn of West's diamond shortness, and arrive in 4.

The Play in 4: With 4 quick club winners and a likely 5th club trick, declarer will attempt to draw trump and run clubs. When declarer learns of the bad spade break, declarer will have few options. Declarer is fortunate South's King drops under declarer's Ace and North has just 4 diamonds. Declarer has 10 tricks: 3 + 2 + 1 + 1 ruff + 2.

The Play in 4: South will likely make an aggressive diamond lead or a, hopefully passive, club lead. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would have no trouble scoring 12 tricks after a minor suit lead. At the table, declarer will reasonably double finesse against North in hearts allowing East to score their singleton King. When declarer runs the Queen, South has a choice between covering or ducking. If South covers declarer calls for the Ace from dummy and repeats the heart finesse. The finesse wins, but declarer learns of the bad heart break. Declarer will run dummy's clubs. North must follow to 4 rounds. North must ruff the 5th round of clubs to allow South to score a spade for the defense's 2nd trick. If South doesn't cover the Queen, declarer doesn't need to continue spades. Dummy's clubs offer 3 potential discards. However, the bad breaks in both majors hinder declarer's communication. Declarer will likely go down when they attempt to repeat the heart finesse.



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13 ♠9
Q983
AT83
♣J943
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T4
AT2
K652
♣QT86
♠Q8652
J654
74
♣AK
♠AKJ73
K7
QJ9
♣752
7
910
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6/5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          5.00   0.00  3N N      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
  180          3.00   2.00  1N N +3   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  180          3.00   2.00  1N N +3   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  180          3.00   2.00  1N N +3   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  150          1.00   4.00  1N N +2   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
   80          0.00   5.00  1♠ S      D2-Cline-Lang vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 and will pass North's 1NT response. What will East lead? Spades don't sound very promising, so probably a small heart. If the K is played from the dummy, West wins and returns the 10. But if declarer plays the 7, West might save her Ace, just playing the 10 for now. It turns out that the 98 are crucial and provide declarer with another stopper.



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14 ♠A864
K7
K82
♣A764
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠QJ2
642
QT9
♣KJ85
♠KT97
53
A764
♣T92
♠53
AQJT98
J53
♣Q3
14
97
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2NT  ♣6 ♦5/6 ♠6
EW: 1♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.00   0.00  3N N +1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  400          4.00   1.00  3N N      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
  140          3.00   2.00  2 S +1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
         50    1.00   4.00  4 S -1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
         50    1.00   4.00  4 S -1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
         50    1.00   4.00  3 S -1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South has an elegant 2 opener. North might check for an outside winner in the South hand, but should settle for 3 when none appears. Maybe declarer will get lucky and West will lead a club. Maybe not when he has the QJ.



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15 ♠KQ942
76
AKJ52
♣5
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠863
A82
8764
♣AK6
♠AJ
KQT954
3
♣J987
♠T75
J3
QT9
♣QT432
13
1111
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠  ♣4 ♥2 NT3
EW: 3♣ 5 2NT  ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   0.00  5 E -1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        100    4.00   1.00  4♠ N -1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        170    3.00   2.00  3 E +1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        420    1.50   3.50  4 E      D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        420    1.50   3.50  4 E      D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        480    0.00   5.00  4 E +2   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Unless Wests policy is to open all hands with three quick tricks, North will open 1. East overcalls 2, South raises, and, with some trepidation, West bids the heart game. Only very careful club play would allow 10 tricks: lead the J. If South covers, win it and then come back to finesse South for the 10 as well. It will work this time.



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16 ♠Q86
A4
AKT98
♣964
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KT2
J7653
J3
♣Q72
♠J94
Q8
764
♣AJT85
♠A753
KT92
Q52
♣K3
13
78
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 2 5♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          4.50   0.50  3N N      D2-Cline-Lang vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
  400          4.50   0.50  3N N      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
  180          3.00   2.00  2N S +2   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  150          2.00   3.00  4 N +1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  110          1.00   4.00  2♠ S      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
         50    0.00   5.00  5 N -1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 and may end up declarer in 3NT. East leads the J. With a doubleton, all North can do is go up with the King. When it works, he'll cash out for nine tricks. Sigh. If South plays it, West may lead a low heart--very friendly.



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17 ♠KT42
T943
Q
♣8753
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠96
Q65
J876
♣KJT9
♠87
AK8
T9543
♣AQ6
♠AQJ53
J72
AK2
♣42
5
713
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2  ♥6 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   80          5.00   0.00  1♠ S      D2-Cline-Lang vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
         50    3.00   2.00  4♠ S -1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
         50    3.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
         50    3.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    0.50   4.50  2♠ S -2   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        100    0.50   4.50  2♠ S -2   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D2-Nielsen-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. South bids 1 and West raises to 2. North raises spades, which may well buy the hand. Some will bid a preemptive 3 with the North hand, which unfortunately is down, but we can't change the system for one hand.



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18 ♠AJ3
KJ8
QT6
♣9874
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠42
943
AKJ73
♣A62
♠K5
AQ5
9842
♣JT53
♠QT9876
T762
5
♣KQ
11
1210
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥6 NT5
EW: 3♣ 4 1 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  2♠ S      D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
         90    3.50   1.50  1N E      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
         90    3.50   1.50  2 W      D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        110    1.50   3.50  3 E      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        110    1.50   3.50  2 W +1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        200    0.00   5.00  4♠ S -2   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West will get to open 1 at many tables, since South's spade suit is so weak. Will East raise diamonds or bid NT? I'd be inclined to the latter. With their points and values so divided, it's very hard for N-S to get into this auction.



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19 ♠T873
9
AK8632
♣62
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ5
AK52
5
♣AK75
♠9642
JT876
7
♣QJ9
♠A
Q43
QJT94
♣T843
7
204
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣3 ♥1 ♠2 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 3♠  ♦3 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -100 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.00   0.00  5 N      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          3.50   1.50  5 E -1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  100          3.50   1.50  5 E -1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        100    1.50   3.50  5* S -1  D2-Cline-Lang vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        100    1.50   3.50  5* N -1  D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        620    0.00   5.00  4 E      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
20 ♠A964
9
QT73
♣QT42
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q7
A8632
86
♣A653
♠T53
KQJT4
K2
♣KJ8
♠KJ82
75
AJ954
♣97
8
1013
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3  ♦3 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +500 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  4 E -2   D2-Cline-Lang vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
  100          2.50   2.50  4 E -1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  100          2.50   2.50  4 E -1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  100          2.50   2.50  4 E -1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          2.50   2.50  4 E -1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        620    0.00   5.00  4 E      D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
21 ♠JT953
972
K8
♣742
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQ86
KJ653
42
♣K3
♠72
AQT8
AT53
♣A96
♠A4
4
QJ976
♣QJT85
4
1214
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥2 ♠4 NT3
EW: 1 5 3♠ 4NT  ♣6/5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    5.00   0.00  2 W +3   D2-Cline-Lang vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        420    4.00   1.00  4 W      D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
        450    1.50   3.50  4 W +1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
        450    1.50   3.50  4 W +1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        450    1.50   3.50  4 W +1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
        450    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
22 ♠Q73
QT93
J
♣KQT75
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K98
J84
KQ9762
♣A
♠AJ642
7652
83
♣92
♠T5
AK
AT54
♣J8643
10
135
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣  ♦4 ♥5/6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 1 2♠  ♣1 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          4.50   0.50  2N S +2   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
  180          4.50   0.50  1N S +3   D2-Cline-Lang vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  150          3.00   2.00  3♣ S +2   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
  130          1.50   3.50  4♣ S      D4-Downard-Whaley vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  130          1.50   3.50  3♣ S +1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
        100    0.00   5.00  3N N -2   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
23 ♠KT3
63
JT876
♣AT8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠72
K74
KQ54
♣QJ64
♠QJ96
JT95
A2
♣973
♠A854
AQ82
93
♣K52
8
118
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 2 -/1 1♠
       ♣6/7 ♥6/7 NT6
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  2N W -2   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
  120          3.50   1.50  2N N      D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams
  120          3.50   1.50  1N S +1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
         90    2.00   3.00  1N W      D2-Cline-Lang vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    0.50   4.50  1N S -1   D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
        100    0.50   4.50  1N N -1   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
24 ♠AJ986
T75
-
♣AJ976
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T
K864
QJT52
♣843
♠KQ52
QJ3
K9763
♣2
♠743
A92
A84
♣KQT5
10
611
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 3♠ 2NT  ♦4
EW: 3  ♣3 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.00   0.00  4♠ N      D1-Bowen-Benzien vs D2-Nielsen-Conn
  140          4.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   D2-Cline-Lang vs D4-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          3.00   2.00  1N W -2   D3-Zizic-Eliason vs D6-Greenberg-Greenberg
         50    1.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   D6-Offerman-Hahn vs D5-Ellenberger-Smith
         50    1.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   D4-Downard-Whaley vs D1-Jarboe-Shaw
         50    1.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   D5-Cline-Gaynor vs D3-Shaffer-McAdams