- Monday Aft - May 20, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1040 MP  Geomean: 644 MP
(based on 26 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Greenberg - Valerie Greenberg 65.97 1st A 1.40
Mike Pemberton - Ron Saltis 63.54 2nd A 0.98
Dick Zizic - John Eliason 58.33 3rd A 0.70
Irene Petroff - Margorie Butler 55.90 2nd B 0.56
Gwen Wagner - Joan Cathcart 53.47 3rd B 0.40
Gary Feldman - Joseph Gaynor 52.43 4th B 0.28
Carol Lilly - Pat Shaw 45.14 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> Z
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DATE>May 20, 2019       |CLUB NO.>127100    | 05/20/2019 16:13
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=14/B=10/C=4                     ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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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    .     .     .     68.50  47.57
 2 Joan Cathcart          Gwen Wagner              C    5     3     1     77.00  53.47  0.40(B)
 3 Carol Hayhurst         Buki Burke               B    .     .     .     71.00  49.31
 4 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    3     .     .     84.00  58.33  0.70(A)
 5 Gary Feldman           Joseph Gaynor            B    6     4     .     75.50  52.43  0.28(B)
 6 Anne Conn              Elaine McAdams           B    .     .     .     66.00  45.83
 7 Alan Greenberg         Valerie Greenberg        B    1     1     .     95.00  65.97  1.40(A)
 8 Carol Jarboe           Tricia Mills             C    .     .     .     62.50  43.40
 9 Nita Whaley            Louise Shaffer           B    .     .     .     62.50  43.40
10 Margorie Butler        Irene Petroff            B    4     2     .     80.50  55.90  0.56(B)
11 Deborah Triolo         Mark Robbins             C    .     .     .     62.50  43.40
12 Ron Saltis             Mike Pemberton           A    2     .     .     91.50  63.54  0.98(A)
13 Pat Shaw               Carol Lilly              C    .     .     2     65.00  45.14  0.22(C)
14 Ilona Smith            Ken Ellenberger          A    .     .     .     46.50  32.29
                                          Totals                        1008.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠T874
-
J9654
♣J832
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K
AT3
AKQ87
♣AK96
♠953
J9765
T32
♣75
♠AQJ62
KQ842
-
♣QT4
2
231
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2/3 1/2 1NT  ♣6/5 ♠3
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +300 5*-W-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  5* W -2  Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  150          5.00   1.00  5 E -3   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
   50          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠* S -1  Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠* S -1  Z10-Butler-Petroff vs Z2-Cathcart-Wagner
        180    1.00   5.00  2* W     Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        500    0.00   6.00  4♠* S -3  Z14-Smith-Ellenberger vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 and West doubles. An aggressive North will bid a blocking 3 now. Not many HCP to be sure, but a void and four trumps should not be ignored. East will be delighted to pass.
Imagine how West will feel to find himself then defending 4 with his 23 HCP hand! West starts with the Q. South ruffs and leads the K. West should duck smoothly, giving declarer a chance to err. What next for South? He has a lot of hearts to dispose of and should also worry that East may ruff a club. Management of this hand will be tricky. I can imagine seven, eight, nine and ten trick results.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Dbl4PassPass
DblAll pass  

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 7-8.

The Bidding: After South opens 1 in 3rd seat, West's hand is too strong to overcall. So West begins with a double. North, with 4-card spade support, a void, and a weak hand, preempts with a 4 jump raise. East and South have nothing to say. West is too strong to pass. West has a choice between reopening with a double, bidding 4NT, and bidding 5. As Karen Walker discusses in her "The 12 Habits of Highly Effective Bidders" article, a competitive 4NT bid can have a variety of meanings. If there isn't a solid agreement, bidding 4NT could lead to a disaster. Bidding 5 seems a wild gamble. West doesn't know whether 5 is making or whether it is the best place to play. Doubling seems best.

In his "Double Trouble" article, Larry Cohen advises partner with a balanced hand will typically convert a high level double for penalty. East, with a weak, balanced hand, has no expectation of making 5. East converts the double for penalty, hoping for the best.

The Play: West will likely lead a high diamond. Declarer ruffs and plans to set up hearts with ruffs. So declarer leads a low heart, ruffs, and exits a club. West wins. East shows an even count in clubs. West gives East a club ruff. East exits a trump. Declarer wonders why West didn't lead a trump. Possible reasons include a spade void, a singleton or doubleton King, or the belief a defensive club ruff is needed. Since declarer is attempting to establish a club winner, the defense doesn't need to continue clubs to score a ruff. If East has K953, declarer cannot pickup the King. If declarer guesses West has the singleton King, declarer can drop the King, ruff out the Ace, and score 10 tricks.



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2 ♠J95
943
-
♣AT65432
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q
AQ652
AT873
♣QJ
♠K8643
-
KQ962
♣K87
♠AT72
KJT87
J54
♣9
5
1511
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♦2 ♠6 NT4
EW: 4 3NT  ♣5 ♥5/6 ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  670          6.00   0.00  2* S     Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
  100          5.00   1.00  5* E -1  Z10-Butler-Petroff vs Z2-Cathcart-Wagner
        130    3.50   2.50  4 E      Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        130    3.50   2.50  2 W +2   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        430    1.00   5.00  3N W +1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        430    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        430    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   Z14-Smith-Ellenberger vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. West knows it belongs in game, but where? He starts with 2 and East now bids 3. Want to cross your fingers, West, and hope East has at least the 10xx of clubs? Then 3NT is the best bet. Lacking that optimism, 5 is reasonable till South gets a club ruff. Who could guess that clubs break 7-1? Ouch.



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3 ♠AK84
KT95
AQ54
♣T
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T
QJ8432
J2
♣J732
♠75
A76
KT973
♣984
♠QJ9632
-
86
♣AKQ65
16
57
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 1 7♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5/4 ♥6 ♠0 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +1510 7♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1010          5.00   1.00  6♠ S +1   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
 1010          5.00   1.00  6♠ S +1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
 1010          5.00   1.00  6♠ S +1   Z14-Smith-Ellenberger vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
  980          2.00   4.00  6♠ S      Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
  980          2.00   4.00  6♠ S      Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
  980          2.00   4.00  6♠ N      Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  510          0.00   6.00  5♠ S +2   Z10-Butler-Petroff vs Z2-Cathcart-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

When South opens 1, North should start thinking about slam. He is too good to Splinter , but can certainly use Jacoby 2NT if that's in their agreement. South shows his fine club suit. If North now tries Blackwood, South's answer is 6--showing one control and a heart void. That guarantees 6 and makes the notion of 7 reasonable.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2NT1Pass42
Pass4Pass4
Pass4NTPass63
Pass6All pass 
  1. game forcing raise with 4+ spades
  2. 5+ good clubs and extra values
  3. an odd number of key cards and a heart void

The Bidding: After South opens 1, West isn't eager to preempt on a poor 6-card suit at unfavorable vulnerability. Should North show their club shortness and spade support with a Splinter bid? In his "Splinter Bids" article, Larry Cohen advises against Splintering with 16+ Support Points. Andrew Gumperz , in his "Slam Bidding: Limiting Your Hand with a Splinter" article, explains a limited Splinter bid allows opener to judge whether the partnership is in the slam zone. Here, North is too strong to Splinter. So North uses an artificial Jacoby 2NT response to show a game forcing hand with 4+ spades.

My "Jacoby 2NT" article discusses the problems with the traditional Jacoby 2NT responses. The jump to 4 is the worst part of the agreement because it obstructs the auction opposite an unlimited hand. The Splinter and 5+ card support responses are also terrible because they are ambiguous about opener's strength. Play a modern Jacoby 2NT method, North has the opportunity to immediately confirm or deny holding extra values. Here, North has just 12 HCP, but is hardly a minimum opener. Grant Baze advised "6-5 come alive" , saying a 6-5 hand is worth an extra Ace. South's Losing Trick Count of 4 is comparable to a Strong 2 Clubs opener. North's 4 rebid shows extra values with a good 5+ card club suit. North knows South has strength opposite their club shortness. However, North knows they will be able to ruff several clubs. Furthermore, North knows South has at most 3 cards in the red suits. North also knows the Short Suit Total is 1 or 2. So a slam may be available with 23 working HCP. Here, North-South have far more HCP, but North expects some of the honors to be wasted.

North wants to know whether 2 heart losers are a possibility. So North cue bids their diamond control. South cue bids their heart control. North bids 4NT Roman Keycard . South's jump to 6, as explained in the "Roman Keycard Blackwood (RKC), part 6" article, shows an odd number of key cards, and a heart void. North knows the partnership has all the key cards, but cannot ask for the Queen. North cannot count 13 tricks. Placing the contract in 6 is prudent.

The Play: Declarer has 10 quick winners. 2 club ruffs in the short hand would bring declarer to 12 tricks. If clubs break 4-3, declarer's 5th club would be a winner. Declarer could then discard all of dummy's potential diamond losers. If clubs don't break 4-3, declarer could rely on the diamond finesse or a Squeeze for their 13th trick. Here, clubs break 4-3 and declarer has 13 tricks: 6 + 1 + 1 ruff + 4 + 1 ruff.



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4 ♠3
QJ752
K52
♣KT54
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K986
AKT43
6
♣A63
♠QJ42
9
AJT983
♣J9
♠AT75
86
Q74
♣Q872
9
149
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT6
EW: 3 1 3♠ 1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  3N W -2   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  200          5.50   0.50  6♠ E -2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
  100          3.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
  100          3.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
  100          3.00   3.00  3♠ W -1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        140    1.00   5.00            Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        620    0.00   6.00  4♠ E      Z13-Shaw-Lilly vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. East is not strong enough to show the diamonds but can certainly bid 1. West with distributional help will bid 3 and East goes to 4. To prepare for a cross ruff after a low club opening lead, cash the AK and sluff the losing club, then cash the A.



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5 ♠J64
742
K3
♣98632
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T
T
QT9654
♣AQJT7
♠KQ9832
Q653
J2
♣K
♠A75
AKJ98
A87
♣54
4
911
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣6 ♦4 ♠6
EW: 1/-♣ 2
       ♣7/6 ♥5 ♠6 NT6/5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  3N E -3   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
  100          5.00   1.00  4 E -2   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
   50          2.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
   50          2.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
   50          2.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   Z13-Shaw-Lilly vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
   50          2.50   3.50  4 W -1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        140    0.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   Z11-Triolo-Robbins vs Z3-Hayhurst-Burke

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

After North passes, will East bid 1 or 2? Pass shouldn't be an option. Either way South will bid hearts. If the auction has started 1--2, West can double to show the minors. If it's 2--3, he should pass and stay out of the likely misfit.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1NT
2NT1Pass3All pass
  1. artificial, clubs and diamonds

The Bidding: After North passes, East has a choice between passing, opening 1, or a Weak Two Spades . East's hand meets the Rule of 20 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener, but fails the Suggestion of 22 with just 1 quick trick. East's singleton King merits a downgrade. Opening a Weak 2 risks missing a heart fit. In his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, Andrew Gumperz advises dealer's pass decreases the likelihood the hand belongs to the opponents. So a 2nd seat preempt should be more constructive, showing a good suit with possibly an outside card. Here, East has far better heart support and more outside strength than expected for a spade preempt. Opening 2 risks missing game. Opening 1 with a flawed 11 HCP hand risks getting too high. Generally, when in between opening 1 and 2, it is best to open one or the other. Here, in 2nd seat, the risks of opening 1 or 2 make passing preferable.

It is common to open 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. After South opens 1NT, West makes an Unusual 2 Notrump overcall showing the minors. North has nothing to say. East is less than happy, but knows bidding 3 is asking for trouble. East preference for diamonds ends the auction.

At tables where East opens a weak 2, South has a choice between overcalling 2NT or 3. 2NT is preferable because it narrowly describes South's shape and strength. South's 2NT bid ends the auction.

At tables where East opens 1, South has a choice between overcalling 1NT or 2. Since a 1 opener is likely to have more entries than a preempter, overcalling 1NT with just 1 spade stopper isn't particularly attractive. Overcalling 2 seems best. West's Responsive Double shows points and more than 1 place to play. North is too weak to compete vulnerable at the 3-level. East rebids their spade suit. West's 6-5 hand has significant trick taking potential. West 3 bid shows substantial diamond length, but not enough strength to bid 3 over 2. West's 3 bid ends the auction.

The Play in 1NT: Declarer has 5 quick winners. A finesse against the Queen provides declarer's 6th trick. Declarer's 5th heart provides declarer's 7th trick. The defense has 6 tricks unless they allow declarer to end play East.

The Play in 3: The defensed has 4 quick winners. The defense must navigate a club ruff to hold declarer to 8 tricks.



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6 ♠943
T952
AT93
♣73
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J2
AJ873
J652
♣42
♠AK5
K6
KQ7
♣KJT95
♠QT876
Q4
84
♣AQ86
4
719
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3 3 1♠ 2/1NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  3N E -1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
  100          5.50   0.50  3N E -1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        120    4.00   2.00  2N E      Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        150    3.00   3.00  2N E +1   Z11-Triolo-Robbins vs Z3-Hayhurst-Burke
        630    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        630    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        630    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   Z13-Shaw-Lilly vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With that good club suit, East might decide to open 2NT. If he opens 1 and South overcalls 1, West makes a Negative Double and now East bids 2NT. Most will get to game, but the hand isn't a friendly one: hearts are 4-2 and the club honors are both in the South hand. Down one should have a lot of company.



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7 ♠AQJT7
J43
J5
♣654
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠8543
T92
K87
♣872
♠K62
A65
A62
♣AQ93
♠9
KQ87
QT943
♣KJT
9
317
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5/4 ♥5/4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  2♣ W -2   Z12-Saltis-Pemberton vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
  110          5.00   1.00  2♠ N      Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
  100          4.00   2.00  1N E -1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
   90          3.00   3.00  1N S      Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
         90    2.00   4.00  1N E      Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        100    0.50   5.50  2N S -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        100    0.50   5.50  2♠ N -1   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z10-Butler-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

I might open the South hand if my major were spades, but I'd pass this one. Now East opens 1NT and South is on lead. The 10 is the top of the interior sequence--isn't it nice that partner has the Jack? He plays it to show the doubleton allowing South to continue the suit when he gets in again (and he will!) If spades are led from the dummy, hop up with the A and lead diamonds again for partner.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass11NTDbl
All pass   

The Bidding: South's 11 HCP hand meets the Rule of 20 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener, but fails the Suggestion of 22 with just 1½ quick tricks. If South opens 1, South doesn't have a convenient rebid over a 1 response. In his "Let's Take a Pass" article, Steve Weinstein advises against opening marginal hands with rebid problems. After South passes, West has nothing to say.

Opening Light in Third Seat is a common winning tactic. Here, North's 1 overcall is lead directional and obstructive. East overcalls 1NT. Now South has a choice between doubling for penalty, competing, and passing. Opposite a 1st or 2nd seat opening, doubling would be the clear choice. Opposite a potentially light 3rd seat opener, a penalty double may force North to run. The downside of passing is the hand may belong to North-South. I use a defense against a 1NT overcall of a major suit opening where 2 is artificial showing either diamonds or the other major. 2 shows diamonds and the other major. With that agreement, competing with 2 is a possibility. The vulnerability is important. In his "The Race to 1NT" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses why a non-vulnerable 1NT contract tends to score well whether it makes or not. Here, defeating 1NT offers a better score than making 1NT. So passing has moderate upside and moderate risk. Doubling has high upside and high risk. A diamond lead has some risk, but could be lucrative. If needing a top, doubling is a reasonable gamble. If your having a good game, passing is reasonable.

At tables where South makes a penalty double, West has no reason to believe a better spot than 1NT is available. After West passes, North is in a difficult position. North knows the points are roughly equally divided. North has a nice source of tricks, but has no outside entries. East can easily Hold Up their King and prevent North from taking their spade tricks. The problem with running is North doesn't have a 2nd suit. North has the spade texture to play opposite a singleton. North has a guess between trying to find a side suit fit, sitting for the double, and bidding 2. Bidding a new suit is very risky. If choosing to sit for the double, North may have as few 1 or 2 tricks to offer. Since West will not have many entries, North may be able to get on lead with one of their side suit Jacks. South may have a source of tricks of their own. In 2, North expects to take 4 tricks and can lead through East which may allow another 4 tricks to be scored. It is a close guess. Since 2 isn't necessarily safe, passing the double is a reasonable gamble.

The Play in 1NT by East: Both of North's red Jacks are valuable. Declarer needs to needs to end play South to go down just 1 trick. Most declarers will reasonably finesse against North for the Queen and will do down 2 or 3 tricks. If East had the 2 red Jacks instead of the Queen, declarer would have no trouble making 1NT.



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8 ♠KJ8754
64
T5
♣JT8
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T
AKJ9
8742
♣A732
♠AQ
Q875
KQ9
♣KQ95
♠9632
T32
AJ63
♣64
5
1218
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 5 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.50   1.50  6 W -1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
   50          4.50   1.50  6 E -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
   50          4.50   1.50  6 E -1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
   50          4.50   1.50  6 E -1   Z12-Saltis-Pemberton vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        450    1.50   4.50  5 W      Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        450    1.50   4.50  4 E +1   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        460    0.00   6.00  3N E +2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. Will West bid 1 or 1? If it's the latter, East rebids 3. His rebid over 1 is 2NT--and now West can bid 3(checkback Stayman) and still find the heart fit. Only the location of both the A and the J in the South hand stops 12 tricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
12Dbl3
4Pass4NTPass
51Pass6All pass
  1. 0 or 3 key cards

The Bidding: It is likely East-West will get too high on this deal. With 1-4-4-4 shape, West opens 1 to provide an easy rebid over the expected 1 response. In his "Better Preempts: What is the upside?" article, Andrew Gumperz advises preempting aggressively over a minor suit opening because "opener's hand is wildly undefined. He might hold a 4-3-3-3 12-count or he could hold a distributional 7-4-1-1 19-count." North's 2 jump overcall is preemptive. East's priority is to look for a major suit fit. So East begins with a Negative Double . South, with 4-card spade support and a weak, balanced hand, expects East-West to have game or slam. Opposite a potentially aggressive preempt, South doesn't whether a 4 sacrifice will be profitable against a game. Advancing to 3 seems best because it steals a cue bid, making slam exploration more difficult.

West has a strong heart holding. West's 15 Support Points suggest bidding game. East might not have many spades on this auction. So West's spade shortness might not carry its full weight. West doesn't want to hide their heart support. Bidding 4 seems best. East, with 19 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 4½, bids 4NT, Roman Keycard for hearts. Playing 1430 responses, West's 5 bid shows 0 or 3 key cards. East knows it cannot be zero. East places the contract in 6.

At tables where South choose to advance North's preempt to 4, West doesn't have the strength to risk the 5-level. After West passes, East is happy to penalize 4.

The Play in Hearts: Declarer is fortunate clubs break 3-2. Lobbing finesses against North for the Ace are more likely to succeed than playing North for the Jack and Ten. Here, the Ace and Jack are offside. Declarer cannot avoid losing 2 diamonds. Declarer has 11 tricks.

The Play in 4X: East is likely to the King, top of an honor sequence in partner's suit. Declarer can duck on win their Ace. Either way, East-West know to cash their side suit winners. East-West score 7 tricks for +800. This deal illustrates why advancer should be conservative with a balanced hand.



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9 ♠QT3
Q8
Q652
♣A972
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AK975
7632
A3
♣JT
♠J64
95
KJT9
♣Q854
♠82
AKJT4
874
♣K63
10
127
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♠5
EW: 1♣ 1/2♠  ♦6 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -100 2NT*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.00   0.00  1N N +1   Z12-Saltis-Pemberton vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
         50    5.00   1.00  3 S -1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
        100    4.00   2.00  2N N -2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ W      Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ W      Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ W      Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        140    0.00   6.00  2♠ W +1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 in third seat. West bids 1. North's best bet is probably 1NT. East should bid 2, which will buy the hand. The defense should score five tricks: 2, 2 and the Q.



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10 ♠KQJ753
964
4
♣QT6
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A98
QJ872
T76
♣53
♠42
AKT5
AQ832
♣74
♠T6
3
KJ95
♣AKJ982
8
713
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2♠  ♦6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 1 2 1NT  ♣3 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4 W -2   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
  170          5.00   1.00  2♠ N +2   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
  150          4.00   2.00  3♣ S +2   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  100          2.50   3.50  3 W -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
  100          2.50   3.50  3 W -1   Z11-Triolo-Robbins vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        100    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   Z12-Saltis-Pemberton vs Z4-Zizic-Eliason
        100    0.50   5.50  5♣ S -1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 and South bids 2--most inconvenient for West. North can try 2 since he has good club support, but South is likely to prefer those nice clubs. The defense against spades should be easy: cash a high heart and shift to a trump.



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11 ♠AQJ54
A4
94
♣T542
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K
Q986
KQJ86
♣J97
♠9732
KJ75
A52
♣83
♠T86
T32
T73
♣AKQ6
11
128
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥4
EW: 2 3  ♣2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 16 = +4
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ N      Z12-Saltis-Pemberton vs Z4-Zizic-Eliason
  140          4.50   1.50  2♠ N +1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
  140          4.50   1.50  2♠ N +1   Z11-Triolo-Robbins vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
  140          4.50   1.50  1♠ N +2   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
  100          1.50   4.50  1N E -2   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  100          1.50   4.50  3 W -2   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
   50          0.00   6.00  4 W -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. North bids 1 and East makes a Negative Double . South raises spades. Now West has to decide how daring to be: he has four hearts--but how many points does this deck have, anyhow? He might decide to stay out of trouble with this aceless wonder. N-S probably won't bid game unless pushed into it.



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12 ♠K43
KQT74
9754
♣2
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠QJ82
A82
A62
♣QT5
♠A65
J96
J83
♣A743
♠T97
53
KQT
♣KJ986
8
1310
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.50   0.50  1N E -3   Z12-Saltis-Pemberton vs Z4-Zizic-Eliason
  150          5.50   0.50  2♣ E -3   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
   50          3.50   2.50  2N E -1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
   50          3.50   2.50  2♣ W -1   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out  Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
         90    0.50   5.50  1N E      Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
         90    0.50   5.50  1N E      Z11-Triolo-Robbins vs Z10-Butler-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1, North bids 1--and there East is with 10 points and no good bid except 2 or a chancy 1NT (Jxx isn't a true stopper). At least it's South who has the clubs--good if East has the nerve to finesse toward the 10.



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13 ♠QJ4
T8
K43
♣JT942
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A865
A96
A2
♣AQ85
♠T3
KQ53
QT986
♣K3
♠K972
J742
J75
♣76
7
1810
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 4 3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
        620    5.00   1.00  4 W      Z13-Shaw-Lilly vs Z5-Feldman-Gaynor
        630    3.50   2.50  3N W +1   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        630    3.50   2.50  3N W +1   Z10-Butler-Petroff vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        660    1.00   5.00  3N W +2   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        660    1.00   5.00  3N W +2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        660    1.00   5.00  3N W +2   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and will end up in 3NT. North has a safe lead in the J. He knows his partner can't have a lot but isn't broke--and has no way to know that the Q would be an effective choice. When West leads a low diamond toward the dummy, North should play low without flinching. Left to her own devices, she may play the 10. Good ol' "Second Hand Low."



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14 ♠5
A984
JT92
♣AJ82
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q94
J6532
AQ8
♣63
♠AKT863
K7
76
♣Q74
♠J72
QT
K543
♣KT95
10
912
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♥5 ♠3 NT5
EW: 2 4♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        170    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +1   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        170    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +1   Z13-Shaw-Lilly vs Z5-Feldman-Gaynor
        170    4.00   2.00  2♠ E +2   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
        200    2.00   4.00  2♠ E +3   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        420    1.00   5.00  4♠ E      Z10-Butler-Petroff vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        500    0.00   6.00  5♣* S -3  Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East will surely declare in spades, but how high? What if the red honors were reversed? Then there would only be eight tricks instead of 10. Enjoy the overtricks and don't second-guess yourself.



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15 ♠4
753
QT942
♣AJ75
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AK6
KQ96
K76
♣962
♠JT87
JT842
A83
♣T
♠Q9532
A
J5
♣KQ843
7
156
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1  ♥3 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♦5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          6.00   0.00  2♣ S +2   Z10-Butler-Petroff vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  100          5.00   1.00  4 W -2   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    4.00   2.00  3 S -1   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        150    3.00   3.00  1N W +2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        170    2.00   4.00  2 E +2   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
        200    1.00   5.00  5♣* S -1  Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        420    0.00   6.00  4 W      Z13-Shaw-Lilly vs Z5-Feldman-Gaynor

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. West bids 1NT. North passes and East bids 2 to transfer. Will South now interfere with 3? West has four hearts but only 15 points; prudence is to go quietly, but hearts are hard to resist. Knowing South is 5-5, North might even raise clubs. He also knows from the bidding, if West has accepted the transfer, that South is very short in hearts.



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16 ♠KQ7652
A9
J98
♣T5
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠83
KJT763
AQ2
♣93
♠4
Q42
KT643
♣A876
♠AJT9
85
75
♣KQJ42
10
109
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦2 ♥2
EW: 4 4  ♣3 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3♠ N +2   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
  100          5.00   1.00  5 W -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   Z9-Whaley-Shaffer vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   Z14-Smith-Ellenberger vs Z6-Conn-McAdams

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West should open 1 in first seat, though he might preempt in third. North bids 2 and East 3. South raises spades and should keep bidding as necessary. Maybe declarer will get lucky and set up clubs before diamonds are played. He could sneak in some nice discards.



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17 ♠9652
A9
KJT2
♣K62
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A8
KJ764
8
♣JT973
♠KQJ
Q52
AQ9654
♣8
♠T743
T83
73
♣AQ54
11
914
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥2 ♠6 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 4 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   1.00  4 W -1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
   50          5.00   1.00  4 W -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
   50          5.00   1.00  4 W -1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        110    3.00   3.00  3 E      Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        140    2.00   4.00  3 W      Z9-Whaley-Shaffer vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        170    1.00   5.00  3 W +1   Z14-Smith-Ellenberger vs Z6-Conn-McAdams
        420    0.00   6.00  4 W      Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1and West bids 1. When East rebids 2, as many will, what will West do? His nine HCP is a bit light for 3 when he has no fit for diamonds, but he might try it--and be rewarded with the heart game--East should love his hand after New Minor Forcing .



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18 ♠AKT98
KT5
J75
♣A5
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠743
842
KT3
♣Q732
♠QJ6
Q76
A82
♣KJT6
♠52
AJ93
Q964
♣984
15
513
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4 3♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  3♣ E -3   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
  140          5.00   1.00  1♠ N +2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
  110          4.00   2.00  1♠ N +1   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
  100          2.50   3.50  3♣ E -2   Z14-Smith-Ellenberger vs Z6-Conn-McAdams
  100          2.50   3.50  2♣ E -2   Z9-Whaley-Shaffer vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
   90          0.50   5.50  1N S      Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
   90          0.50   5.50  1N S      Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1, which passes around to North. North will either bid 1--or double if that is too weak in their agreement. It's unlikely anyone will go far: bidding game is tough when the opposition has opened the bidding.



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19 ♠AQJT73
AK42
-
♣J65
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠86
Q53
AJT6
♣K932
♠94
JT986
943
♣T87
♠K52
7
KQ8752
♣AQ4
15
101
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4♣ 3/4 3 6/7♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2/3 ♦3 ♥4 ♠0 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +1510 7♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          6.00   0.00  6♠ N      Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
  480          3.00   3.00  5♠ N +1   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
  480          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
  480          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  480          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
  480          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   Z8-Jarboe-Mills vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
  430          0.00   6.00  3N S +1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
20 ♠QJT4
AKT97
Q32
♣T
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠98
Q643
KJ8
♣QJ93
♠AK2
5
AT954
♣K764
♠7653
J82
76
♣A852
12
914
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣3 ♦2 NT6
EW: 4♣ 4 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.00   0.00  3 N -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        120    5.00   1.00  1N W +1   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        130    3.00   3.00  4 E      Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
        130    3.00   3.00  4 E      Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
        130    3.00   3.00  3 E +1   Z8-Jarboe-Mills vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
        150    1.00   5.00  3 E +2   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        670    0.00   6.00  3* E     Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
21 ♠T4
KJT9753
J3
♣Q5
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KJ975
42
KQ65
♣72
♠Q62
8
AT874
♣J943
♠A83
AQ6
92
♣AKT86
7
97
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 2NT  ♦4 ♠4
EW: 3 2♠  ♣0 ♥0 NT0
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +500 5♠*-EW/6*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  710          6.00   0.00  4 N +3   Z1-Bowen-Benzien vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
  680          4.00   2.00  4♠ N +2   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z9-Whaley-Shaffer
  680          4.00   2.00  5 N +1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
  680          4.00   2.00  5 N +1   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
  650          1.50   4.50  4 N +1   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
  650          1.50   4.50  4 N +1   Z8-Jarboe-Mills vs Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg
  200          0.00   6.00  2 S +3   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
22 ♠2
AK87532
T
♣J987
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠864
9
AK9532
♣A64
♠AQJ973
JT4
Q6
♣32
♠KT5
Q6
J874
♣KQT5
8
1110
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4  ♦2 ♠2 NT5
EW: 3 4♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -100 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
  420          5.00   1.00  4 N      Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
  100          4.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   Z9-Whaley-Shaffer vs Z1-Bowen-Benzien
        100    3.00   3.00  5* N -1  Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
        170    2.00   4.00  3♠ E +1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        200    1.00   5.00  3♠ E +2   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        620    0.00   6.00  4♠ E      Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
23 ♠AKJT
KJ2
Q3
♣Q852
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠4
A754
K842
♣KJ76
♠Q98532
QT3
7
♣A93
♠76
986
AJT965
♣T4
16
118
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1/2♠ 1NT  ♦5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-W/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  2♠ E -1   Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
         90    5.00   1.00  1N W      Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
        100    4.00   2.00  2N N -1   Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins
        120    3.00   3.00  2N W      Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        140    2.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   Z9-Whaley-Shaffer vs Z1-Bowen-Benzien
        200    1.00   5.00  3N N -2   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        300    0.00   6.00  3N N -3   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
24 ♠QJ543
6
65
♣KJ754
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T
AQJT52
AKQ987
♣-
♠A876
743
J4
♣T983
♠K92
K98
T32
♣AQ62
7
165
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠  ♦0 ♥0 NT0
EW: 7 7 2NT  ♣4 ♠5
LoTT: 21 - 18 = +3
Par: -1400 7♠*-NS/8♣*-NS-6
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    6.00   0.00  3♠ S -1   Z4-Zizic-Eliason vs Z8-Jarboe-Mills
        260    5.00   1.00  1 W +6   Z9-Whaley-Shaffer vs Z1-Bowen-Benzien
        440    4.00   2.00  5 E +2   Z3-Hayhurst-Burke vs Z13-Shaw-Lilly
        480    2.50   3.50  4 W +2   Z5-Feldman-Gaynor vs Z10-Butler-Petroff
        480    2.50   3.50  4 W +2   Z6-Conn-McAdams vs Z12-Saltis-Pemberton
        510    1.00   5.00  5 W +2   Z7-Greenberg-Greenberg vs Z14-Smith-Ellenberger
        980    0.00   6.00  6 W      Z2-Cathcart-Wagner vs Z11-Triolo-Robbins