- Thursday Aft - May 30, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1023 MP  Geomean: 321 MP
(based on 33 players, 5 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Douglas Hahn - Judy Kupperman 59.88 1st A 1.00
Josh Rosenbluth - Ruth Resnick 59.30 2nd A 0.70
Iris Acutt - Linda Gruber 58.55 1st A 1.00
Mark Eckhout - Mike Gaddis Jr 55.19 3rd A 0.50
Raeann Koerner - Saurin Chakrabarti 54.79 2nd A 0.70
Dagmar Ragnow - Ginger Lynch 54.72 3rd A 0.50
Allen Dahl - Jody Shapiro 54.12 2nd B 0.39
Harry Anand - John Anderson 53.95 4th A 0.35
Marilyn Waples - Parker Mann 52.62 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>May 30, 2019       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 05/30/2019 16:16
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Gruber          |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=4                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Donald Cline           Lois McCampbell          A    .     .     .     97.27  45.03
 2 Iris Acutt             Linda Gruber             A    1     .     .    126.46  58.55  1.00(A)
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Ginger Lynch             A    3     .     .    118.19  54.72  0.50(A)
 4 Nancy Hall             Linda Forsyth            B    .     .     .     96.56  44.70
 5 Barry Brenner          Louise Shaffer           B    .     .     .    108.40  50.19
 6 Roseann Buckley        Jeanette Mueller         C    .     .     .     92.33  42.75
 7 Raeann Koerner         Saurin Chakrabarti       B    2     1     .    118.35  54.79  0.70(A)
 8 Paula Reach            Perry Shapiro            C    .     .     .     92.07  42.63
 9 Parker Mann            Marilyn Waples           C    .     3     2    113.66  52.62  0.28(B)
10 Jody Shapiro           Allen Dahl               C    4     2     1    116.90  54.12  0.39(B)
                                          Totals                        1080.19

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Charles Clarke         Murray Rosenbluth        A    .     .     .    109.92  50.89
 2 Jeffrey Steward        Maurine Moore            A    .     .     .     85.52  39.59
 3 Ronald Saltis          Sally Rea                A    .     .     .    103.40  47.87
 4 Mark Eckhout           Mike Gaddis Jr           B    3     .     .    119.21  55.19  0.50(A)
 5 Josh Rosenbluth        Ruth Resnick             B    2     2     .    128.08  59.30  0.70(A)
 6 Judy Kupperman         Douglas Hahn             B    1     1     .    129.34  59.88  1.00(A)
 7 Tim Rea                Carole Cardinal          C    .     .     .     93.51  43.29
 8 Harry Anand            John Anderson            C    4     .     1    116.54  53.95  0.35(A)
 9 Suzanne Brenner        Susan Lang               C    .     .     .     86.69  40.13
                                          Totals                         972.21

Hands and Results
1 ♠QJ6
J863
J7
♣AQ54
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠87
4
AQ9652
♣T832
♠K32
KQT
KT83
♣976
♠AT954
A9752
4
♣KJ
11
611
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 4♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥2 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +420 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.94   0.06  4♠ S +1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  420          6.81   1.19  4 S      A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A3-Saltis-Rea
  170          5.69   2.31  2 S +2   A9-Mann-Waples vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  140          4.56   3.44  3♠ S      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  110          3.44   4.56  2♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
         50    1.75   6.25  4♠ S -1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
         50    1.75   6.25  4♠ S -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        150    0.06   7.94  4♠ S -3   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass3LimitPass4
All pass   

South will open in third seat and her partner will make a Limit Raise supporting the suit. Many pairs use some form of Drury in this situation so North's first call may be 2 or 2 depending upon agreement.

South has the proverbial 5 - 5 hand we hear about in the saw and she will carry the partnership to the spade game.

We expect most Wests will not start with a diamond. This will give declarer the tempo to make an overtrick. South will win the likely heart lead and immediately cash one high club from her hand and overtake the next club in dummy. Her intention is to play a third round of the suit to discard her singleton diamond on dummy's good club.

South can now try the spade finesse. This will work and she will not lose any spades. Declarer must lose two hearts.


2 ♠K94
Q
A543
♣KQJ72
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q8653
82
98
♣A985
♠J72
AJ6
KQT72
♣T3
♠AT
KT97543
J6
♣64
15
611
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3  ♦6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♥3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.38   0.63  3♠ W -4   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  200          7.38   0.63  3 S +2   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  140          5.13   2.88  3 S      A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A3-Saltis-Rea
  140          5.13   2.88  3 S      A9-Mann-Waples vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  100          3.44   4.56  3♠ W -2   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        100    2.31   5.69  4 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        200    1.19   6.81  3N N -2   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        300    0.06   7.94  3N N -3   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
3 ♠K752
854
K92
♣Q54
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J963
K
AQT65
♣T93
♠T84
T9732
J3
♣876
♠AQ
AQJ6
874
♣AKJ2
8
101
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 5 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          6.81   1.19  3N S +2   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  460          6.81   1.19  3N S +2   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  460          6.81   1.19  3N N +2   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  430          4.56   3.44  3N S +1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A3-Saltis-Rea
  400          3.44   4.56  3N S      A9-Mann-Waples vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  180          2.31   5.69  1N S +3   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
         50    0.63   7.38  4N S -1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
         50    0.63   7.38  3N S -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   2NT
Pass3Pass3
Pass3NTAll pass 

Like the previous deal we'd examined NS may have a different auction than the one illustrated however they will also arrive at the notrump game. Some partnerships use Puppet Stayman . The convention is used to identify a five card major and it does allow partnerships to discover 4 - 4 fits as well. Those using Puppet Staymen will also learn that the partnership does not have a major suit fit.

Also like the previous deal examined, West will not lead away from her diamond holding. West can do the math. She holds 10 HCPs. Her opponents are in a game contract and must hold at least 25 combined HCPs so she can deduce that her partner holds few if any high cards. East can have at most five HCPs and is likely to hold fewer.

Bridge is not a perfect game. It is a game of probabilities and this afternoon the diamond as an opening lead strikes gold and will likely set the contract. Let's look at what may happen if West leads a low diamond. Declarer will call for a low diamond from dummy and East will win her jack to return the suit. West may take her ace and clear the suit or she may allow dummy's king to win the trick. From the auction she knows that South has four hearts and will consider taking a heart finesse.West can gain the lead and cash her remaining diamonds. On this line of play the defense will set the contract. Should South settle for her game contract? She may cash a few winners prior to making her decision. At matchpoints overtricks are very important and it is often correct to risk your contract to make an overtrick. She will learn that clubs are 3 - 3 and both opponents will follow to three rounds of spades. It does appear that West started with five diamonds. So West has two unknown cards, If West holds the long spade she has a singleton heart.Regardless it appears that East holds either four or five hearts and West holds one or two. Probability is therefore that the K is in the East hand.

Probability is not certainty. After all this good analysis South will go down as West will win the K and cash her diamonds.

If West's opening lead is something safer, such as a club or a spade declarer will win, she will have time to take the heart finesse and will win at least 10 tricks depending how she plays the diamonds. If she rises with the K if the defense leads the suit she will take 11 tricks.


4 ♠72
AJ9864
J42
♣J6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJT53
-
Q83
♣T9842
♠Q8
KQ7
KT9765
♣AQ
♠K964
T532
A
♣K753
7
716
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♦2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 5 4/3♠ 4NT  ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.94   0.06  5 E -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        100    6.81   1.19  4 N -1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        110    5.13   2.88  2♠ E      A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        110    5.13   2.88  2 E +1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        150    2.88   5.13  2N E +1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        150    2.88   5.13  3 E +2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A2-Steward-Moore
        620    1.19   6.81  4♠ W      A9-Mann-Waples vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        660    0.06   7.94  3N E +2   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
5 ♠52
QJ6
AJ943
♣AK4
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J843
T842
K2
♣QT6
♠KQ7
K9
QT8765
♣73
♠AT96
A753
-
♣J9852
15
610
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 3 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4/5 NT4/5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          7.94   0.06  3N N      A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  180          6.81   1.19  2N N +2   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  150          5.13   2.88  2N N +1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  150          5.13   2.88  2 E -3   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  120          3.44   4.56  2N N      A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A2-Steward-Moore
  100          2.31   5.69  2 E -2   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        100    0.63   7.38  3N S -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        100    0.63   7.38  2N N -1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
6 ♠J7654
A987
2
♣Q65
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠82
KQ654
T94
♣AT8
♠Q9
JT3
AJ83
♣7432
♠AKT3
2
KQ765
♣KJ9
7
98
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1 5♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5/4 ♦4 ♥6 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.25   1.75  4♠ N +1   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A2-Steward-Moore
  450          6.25   1.75  4♠ N +1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
  450          6.25   1.75  4♠ N +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  450          6.25   1.75  4♠ N +1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  200          2.31   5.69  3♠ N +2   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  200          2.31   5.69  3♠ N +2   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  200          2.31   5.69  2♠ N +3   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
         50    0.06   7.94  3N N -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass4
All pass   

South should upgrade her hand when she hears partner bid 1. Her jump to 4 suggests a hand with 18 - 19 HCPs. South has a great hand in support of spades. She has a five card sidesuit and a singleton heart. The fact that North bid spades rather than hearts provides a hint that her values are probably in spades rather than hearts. So South sees her singleton heart as an asset to the offense.

We've seen several examples this afternoon where probability has let us down and the expected result has not occurred. Well, here we go again. When South sees the North hand it will not be what she'd expected however North will prevail and make her contract with an overtrick.

East will lead wither a heart or a club. Declarer will win as West will keep her ace in reserve to capture the K. Immediately upon winning the club lead North should lead the 2. The play is intended to put East to the guess. If declarer draws trump East will get a count of her partner's hand. She will learn that West began with two spades and five hearts. The reasoning is this. If West started with six hearts she would have made a Weak Two Bid of 2. If West started with four hearts then North started with five. If North started with five hearts and five spades she would have bid spades first. All this to say that East count North's hand as five spades, four hearts, three clubs and therefore one diamond. So to put East to the guess North should play a diamond before drawing trump. The correct play without any information is for East to play low.

There is one more twist to this consideration. Experienced players know that declarers often lead a singleton early in the play because of just this situation. So East should be leery and consider rising with her A if North plays immediately plays a diamond upon winning the lead.

This is a discussion as the result will remain the same. If East ducks her A declarer may take her two club tricks and crossruff the rest of the hand but East will win a spade in the end. Even if the defense plays a spade upon winning the A North will still come to 11 tricks.

Of course if East takes her ace declarer will draw trump, ruff two hearts and discard a heart on the good diamonds.


7 ♠Q2
A9873
A2
♣Q932
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AKT985
QT
KQ97
♣K
♠J43
K4
J8
♣AJ8754
♠76
J652
T6543
♣T6
12
1710
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦4 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 2 5♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    7.94   0.06  4♠ W      A9-Mann-Waples vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        650    4.56   3.44  4♠ W +1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        650    4.56   3.44  4♠ W +1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        650    4.56   3.44  4♠ W +1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        650    4.56   3.44  4♠ W +1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A2-Steward-Moore
        650    4.56   3.44  4♠ W +1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        680    0.63   7.38  4♠ W +2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        680    0.63   7.38  4♠ W +2   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A8-Anand-Anderson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
123LimitPass
4All pass  

East will show a Limit Raise and West will settle for game. Perhaps if she held two or three aces she might explore for slam.

We don't like North's overcall of 2 however we expect many will venture the bid. We strongly prefer to make an overcall of a better suit. The vulnerable overcall should also deter West from considering that a slam is in the cards.

North is under pressure to find an opening lead. She knows from the auction that her partner is bereft of HCPs. Cashing her two aces may be her bet start.

Declarer must solve how to play the spade suit. If North made the heart overcall declarer can see that the bid was made on a poor suit. If one makes a vulnerable overcall on a poor suit on should have some values. If West places the Q in the North hand she will cash her AK and drop the queen.

If North did not make the overcall declarer has no clue however with nine trump the percentage play is to cash the high spades.

If declarer solves the suit she will make an overtrick.


8 ♠QT9543
QT32
J2
♣J
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K6
J965
KQ543
♣K4
♠AJ2
AK74
986
♣952
♠87
8
AT7
♣AQT8763
6
1212
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
EW: 3 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.94   0.06  2♠ N      A9-Mann-Waples vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
   50          5.69   2.31  4 W -1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
   50          5.69   2.31  4 E -1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
   50          5.69   2.31  4 E -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A2-Steward-Moore
         50    3.44   4.56  3♠ N -1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        140    2.31   5.69  3 E      A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        430    1.19   6.81  3N E +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        500    0.06   7.94  5♣* S -3  A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A3-Saltis-Rea
9 ♠A753
AKQJ96
2
♣T4
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠82
42
KQ43
♣KQ983
♠KQT94
-
AJ87
♣7652
♠J6
T8753
T965
♣AJ
14
1010
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣2 ♦2 ♠4
EW: 4♣ 4 3♠  ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +200 4♠*-EW/5*-EW/5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.94   0.06  5* N     A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  450          5.69   2.31  4 N +1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  450          5.69   2.31  4 N +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  450          5.69   2.31  4 N +1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A2-Steward-Moore
  420          2.31   5.69  4 N      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  420          2.31   5.69  4 N      A9-Mann-Waples vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
  420          2.31   5.69  4 N      A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
         50    0.06   7.94  5 N -1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A3-Saltis-Rea
10 ♠K82
8743
K4
♣T972
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠JT3
JT5
QT96
♣KQ8
♠Q7
96
AJ873
♣AJ43
♠A9654
AKQ2
52
♣65
6
912
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.94   0.06  2♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A2-Steward-Moore
         90    6.81   1.19  1N E      A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        100    4.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        100    4.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        100    4.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        100    4.00   4.00  2 S -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        110    0.63   7.38  3 E      A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        110    0.63   7.38  3 E      A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
11 ♠J972
J7
A954
♣Q76
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KT8643
AQ3
K2
♣T3
♠A5
K954
JT873
♣K4
♠Q
T862
Q6
♣AJ9852
8
1211
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1NT  ♦4/5 ♥5 ♠5
EW: 2 2/1 2♠  ♣4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 2NT*-NS/3♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.38   0.63  4♠ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A2-Steward-Moore
  100          7.38   0.63  4♠ W -2   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
   50          4.00   4.00  4♠ W -1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
   50          4.00   4.00  4♠ W -1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
   50          4.00   4.00  4♠ W -1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A3-Saltis-Rea
   50          4.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        140    0.63   7.38  3♠ W      A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        140    0.63   7.38  3♠ W      A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
12 ♠Q8542
Q
K532
♣873
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠JT7
AK42
A987
♣Q5
♠K93
J9
QT64
♣AJT2
♠A6
T87653
J
♣K964
7
1411
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
EW: 2♣ 3 2 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    7.94   0.06  2 W +1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        130    6.81   1.19  2 W +2   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        150    5.69   2.31  1N E +2   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        200    4.56   3.44  2 S -2   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A2-Steward-Moore
        400    2.31   5.69  3N E      A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        400    2.31   5.69  3N E      A9-Mann-Waples vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        400    2.31   5.69  3♠ N -4   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        430    0.06   7.94  3N W +1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass2NTPass
3NTAll pass  

East shows a hand with 10 - 12 HCPs and West has an easy acceptance to bid the notrump game.

South will lead a low heart. Declarer should play low from dummy. North will win her Q and shift to a spade. Declarer should play low from her hand. South will win a second trick for the defense but cannot profitably continue spades. However no shift is attractive so South should just return a spade.

Declarer wins the first of her two spade tricks and must decide how to play the contract. It appears she can force three club tricks even if the club finesse fails. She has two top hearts and if North holds a diamond honor or two declarer can win two or three diamonds.

Timing is important. Its important that North will her trick before South does. If the spades split 4 - 3 then the defense will score two spade tricks. By letting North win her trick before South does the defense will not be able to continue their attack on the suit. On this deal, with the spades splitting 5 - 2 South will not be able to play a third round of spades.

So East should play on diamonds before she plays on clubs. She can cash the A noting the drop of the jack from the South hand and continue the suit. This will give her three diamond tricks. North will win her K and clear the spades suit however she cannot get in to appreciate her spade tricks.

If East next tries the club finesse it will fail however her work is done. She will come to nine tricks in the form of two spades, three hearts, three diamonds and one club.


13 ♠84
94
A9743
♣AQT4
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJ7
AJ
T862
♣J765
♠AK965
T8653
-
♣K93
♠T32
KQ72
KQJ5
♣82
10
910
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣5/6 ♥4 ♠3 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 4♠  ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -500 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.94   0.06  4♠ E -2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A9-Brenner-Lang
    PASS       6.81   1.19  Pass Out  A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        170    3.44   4.56  3♠ E +1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        170    3.44   4.56  3♠ E +1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        170    3.44   4.56  2♠ E +2   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        170    3.44   4.56  2♠ E +2   A9-Mann-Waples vs A2-Steward-Moore
        170    3.44   4.56  2♠ E +2   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        620    0.06   7.94  4♠ E      A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A8-Anand-Anderson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
22NTPass3
3All pass  

We honestly have no feel for the final contact of this board. North has an easy pass and East has an easy 1 opener. Some Souths will double to get their side in the auction however we are equally comfortable with South's pass. West will support spades. Regardless of South's action North will come into the auction at this point. (We don't like to distort distributional calls which show 5 - 5 but this deal seems perfect for the Unusual notrump call.) East will pass to show her minimum. South will elect diamonds and West will bid 3 to show she is at the top of her raise.

NS are fearful of pushing their opponents into game and may not compete further. Others will carry on to 4 and EW will bid the spade game. At these tables some NS players will bid 5 not certain which side is bidding to make.

At other tables we see EW freely bidding to 4 solely on the shape of the East hand.

South will lead a diamond and East will trump in hand. To succeed in her contract she must establish the heart suit and find North with the A. She cannot afford to draw trump as she has a lot of work to do on the board. So immediately upon winning the lead she should lead a heart toward dummy. South must split her honors lest dummy's J win the first trick. Declarer will take the ace and return the jack to South's king.

South must decide whether to continue diamonds or play a heart for her partner to trump. Declarer will prevail. On the heart return declarer must ruff high in dummy and lead a club toward her king. It matters not whether North takes her ace or ducks. Declarer can draw trump , and has good hearts. If South returns a heart declarer ruffs, gets to dummy with a trump and leads a club.

This is a tough deal but EW should prevail.


14 ♠AJ62
T65
KJ6
♣973
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K7
AK98432
T
♣Q84
♠93
J
AQ9742
♣A652
♠QT854
Q7
853
♣KJT
9
1211
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥2 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2/3♣ 3/4 3/4 -/1♠ 1NT
       ♠6/7
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -420 4-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.81   1.19  4 W -1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A3-Saltis-Rea
   50          6.81   1.19  4 W -1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A8-Anand-Anderson
   50          6.81   1.19  4 W -1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        140    4.00   4.00  3 W      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        140    4.00   4.00  2 W +1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A2-Steward-Moore
        170    2.31   5.69  3 W +1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        420    0.63   7.38  4 W      A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        420    0.63   7.38  4 W      A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A9-Brenner-Lang
15 ♠KT72
AJ863
Q4
♣J4
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J83
Q74
A952
♣953
♠9654
T9
87
♣AKQ82
♠AQ
K52
KJT63
♣T76
11
79
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 4 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          7.94   0.06  3N S      A9-Mann-Waples vs A2-Steward-Moore
  170          6.81   1.19  2 N +2   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  140          5.69   2.31  2 N +1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  110          4.56   3.44  2 S +1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        100    2.88   5.13  2N S -1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        100    2.88   5.13  2N N -1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        200    0.63   7.38  3N S -2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        200    0.63   7.38  3N N -2   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A8-Anand-Anderson
16 ♠95
QT963
95
♣AK83
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A8
AK2
KJ642
♣QJ5
♠KQJT763
84
AQ87
♣-
♠42
J75
T3
♣T97642
9
1812
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦0 ♥5 ♠0 NT0
EW: -/1♣ 7 1 7♠ 5NT  ♣6/7
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -2210 7♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        680    7.94   0.06  4♠ E +2   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        710    5.69   2.31  4♠ E +3   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        710    5.69   2.31  4♠ E +3   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        710    5.69   2.31  4♠ E +3   A9-Mann-Waples vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        720    3.44   4.56  3N W +4   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A2-Steward-Moore
       1460    1.19   6.81  6♠ W +1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
       1460    1.19   6.81  6♠ E +1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
       1460    1.19   6.81  6♠ E +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
111Pass
2NTPass4Pass
5Pass6All pass

The auction proceeds normally until West's third bid. Some North players will not overcall with that hand and poor suit. (We prefer pass however there are some out there who like to get into the action on hands such as this.) East shows her spades and West shows the value of her hand, creating a problem for East. After the 2NT bid East wants to show her fine spade suit, she also wants to show diamond support and she wants to force her side to game. Bids of 3 and 3 are not forcing on this sequence and there exists a possibility that West will pass either bid. So East bids the spade game showing a self - sufficient suit. (The alternative is to manufacture a bid such as 3 which would be forcing.)

West likes her hand and considers that slam may be possible. She cannot use any form of Blackwood to inquire about aces as she has a useless holding in that suit. normally in this situation we cuebid controls up the line. So West's usual next bid to explore for slam would be 5 however West knows her partner will not be able to show a heart control. So West makes the creative bid of 5. Since Eat has control of diamonds and clubs she can bid 6 knowing her partner can control hearts.

Thereis little to the ply of the deal. East will win the opening lead, draw trump and claim.


17 ♠AT
K52
JT872
♣K72
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠852
A9876
A4
♣964
♠KQJ97
QT3
65
♣J53
♠643
J4
KQ93
♣AQT8
11
89
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1NT  ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4-NS/4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.94   0.06  3 S +2   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
  130          6.81   1.19  3 S +1   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A8-Anand-Anderson
   50          5.13   2.88  2♠ E -1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A2-Steward-Moore
   50          5.13   2.88  2♠ E -1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
    PASS       3.44   4.56  Pass Out  A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A3-Saltis-Rea
         50    2.31   5.69  3N N -1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        140    1.19   6.81  3 E      A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        200    0.06   7.94  2♠ S -4   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
18 ♠AQT
Q2
9642
♣QJ53
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K6
T7
AKT853
♣K62
♠J743
AJ543
QJ7
♣9
♠9852
K986
-
♣AT874
11
139
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 3 1/- 2NT  ♣3 ♥7/6 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.94   0.06  4 E -4   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  100          6.25   1.75  3N W -2   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
  100          6.25   1.75  2 E -2   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A9-Brenner-Lang
   50          4.56   3.44  3N W -1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A2-Steward-Moore
         90    3.44   4.56  2 W      A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        110    1.75   6.25  3 W      A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        110    1.75   6.25  2 W +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        130    0.06   7.94  2 W +2   A9-Mann-Waples vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
19 ♠T
K543
742
♣AQ954
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J983
92
AK8
♣K873
♠AQ65
AQT76
QT5
♣J
♠K742
J8
J963
♣T62
9
1115
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠2 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2 4 5/4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.38   0.63  3N W -2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  200          7.38   0.63  4♠ W -2   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A2-Steward-Moore
  100          5.69   2.31  4♠ W -1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A9-Brenner-Lang
         50    4.56   3.44  2♣ N -1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        170    3.44   4.56  1♠ E +3   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        620    1.75   6.25  4♠ W      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        620    1.75   6.25  4♠ W      A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        650    0.06   7.94  4♠ E +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
PassPass1Pass
1Pass3Pass
4All pass  

EW has an easy auction to the spade game. Making the contract will prove a more difficult task. South will lead a club, declarer will play low from dummy. North will win her Q noting the fall of the J from the East hand. North should exit a spade which the best defense at this point in the deal.

If declarer play slow, South will win her king and continue with a trump. Declarer can win the return, get to dummy to try the heart finesse. When declarer cashes the A she notes the drop of the jack making her remaining hearts high. She can draw trump and claim 11 tricks.


20 ♠AK4
QJ862
A
♣AT98
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J952
KT3
T76
♣Q43
♠T83
A754
J532
♣J7
♠Q76
9
KQ984
♣K652
18
66
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 4 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          7.94   0.06  3N N +2   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  630          5.13   2.88  3N S +1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  630          5.13   2.88  3N N +1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A3-Saltis-Rea
  630          5.13   2.88  3N N +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
  630          5.13   2.88  3N N +1   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A2-Steward-Moore
  600          1.75   6.25  3N N      A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  600          1.75   6.25  5♣ N      A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  170          0.06   7.94  1 N +3   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1NT
Pass3NTAll pass 

West will start the defense with a spade. Declarer will win the trick in dummy, unblock the A, play a spade to her hand and cash the high diamonds. She is playing the suit to split 4 - 3. And this afternoon it behaves. Declarer concedes a diamond but establishes four tricks in the suit bringing her trick count to nine: three spades, four diamonds and two clubs.

A quick comment why declarer should come to her hand with a spade is because she wants to keep control of the club suit. She knows she must lose one diamond trick but the defense cannot attack clubs without giving up four tricks in the suit.

East does best to exit a spade. A heart exit allows declarer the opportunity to guess the 10 and make an overtrick.

Note that playing double dummy, declarer must win the first spade and lead the 9, guessing that the 10 is in the West hand to establish the heart suit. On this line declarer can win three spades, two hearts, three diamonds and two clubs. There are too many possibilities of how play can go to discuss here but if both sides play perfectly declarer can come to two heart tricks. At the table it is more reasonable for declarer to go after diamonds than it is to play hearts.


21 ♠Q8
Q6
AKQT95
♣A54
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T6
AK53
J84
♣K632
♠AKJ742
7
763
♣Q97
♠953
JT9842
2
♣JT8
17
1110
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦6 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          7.94   0.06  2 N      A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        100    6.81   1.19  3 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        140    4.56   3.44  3♠ E      A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        140    4.56   3.44  3♠ E      A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        140    4.56   3.44  3♠ E      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        200    1.19   6.81  4 S -2   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        200    1.19   6.81  4* S -1  A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A2-Steward-Moore
        200    1.19   6.81  3 N -2   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
22 ♠KT6
A932
2
♣A9854
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ32
KQ54
QJ5
♣T7
♠A9854
T7
T8
♣KQ32
♠7
J86
AK97643
♣J6
11
119
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 1  ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣6/5 ♦4 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          7.94   0.06  3 S +1   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
  110          6.25   1.75  3 S      A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  110          6.25   1.75  3 S      A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  100          4.56   3.44  3♠ E -1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        110    2.88   5.13  2♠ E      A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        110    2.88   5.13  1♠ E +1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A2-Steward-Moore
        200    0.63   7.38  3N N -4   A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        200    0.63   7.38  4 N -4   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A3-Saltis-Rea
23 ♠QJ
QT8
AKT43
♣J73
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A983
AK652
752
♣K
♠T64
74
J86
♣Q9842
♠K752
J93
Q9
♣AT65
13
143
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.94   0.06  2N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
   90          4.00   4.00  2 N      A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A3-Saltis-Rea
   90          4.00   4.00  2 N      A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
   90          4.00   4.00  2 N      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A2-Steward-Moore
   90          4.00   4.00  2 N      A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
   90          4.00   4.00  2 N      A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A8-Anand-Anderson
   90          4.00   4.00  2 N      A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        100    0.06   7.94  3 N -1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
24 ♠Q743
K
6
♣AKQJ974
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J8
QJ432
75432
♣T
♠AKT52
T986
KT
♣82
♠96
A75
AQJ98
♣653
15
410
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1♠ 5/4NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣0 ♦0 ♠6 NT0
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          7.94   0.06  3N N +3   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A3-Saltis-Rea
  430          6.81   1.19  3N S +1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  190          5.69   2.31  3♣ N +4   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A2-Steward-Moore
  150          4.00   4.00  3♣ N +2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
  150          4.00   4.00  3♣ N +2   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
  130          1.75   6.25  4♣ N      A10-Shapiro-Dahl vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  130          1.75   6.25  3♣ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        100    0.06   7.94  5♣* N -1  A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A8-Anand-Anderson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass112
Pass3Pass3
Pass3NTAll pass 

NS go about their business but East interferes and bids spades. North shows her excellent clubs and South will ask for a spade stopper. Depending upon partnership agreement South will either show a heart stopper as in the auction above or bid 3 asking if North has a stopper in that suit. Most duplicate players will use the latter approach.

East can make the deadly lead of a low spade. West will play the J and declarer must win. If North ducks West will continue a spade and the defense will take the first five tricks to set the contract.

North does not know that East holds the doubleton K10. If she did she could venture a diamond and score 13 tricks on the board.

North will now cash her seven club tricks. She can follow with the K and exit dummy with a diamond. East will play the 10. Declarer has nine tricks in the bag. She can afford to try the diamond finesse. When it works it appears she has 11 tricks but upon cashing the A the K drops and she discovers she has 13 tricks.

East's alternative opening is to cash her two high spades. As she watches the spade cards fall she realizes that North has a tenace over her and she cannot continue the suit. East cannot afford to lead from her 105 into declarer's Q7. So she will sift.

Declarer will play as above and win 11 tricks.


25 ♠65
986
KJ6
♣KT972
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J7
Q4
AQT872
♣Q64
♠A8
AKT752
4
♣J853
♠KQT9432
J3
953
♣A
7
1112
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 3 2NT  ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  4 E -2   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  100          7.00   1.00  4 E -1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A2-Steward-Moore
         50    5.50   2.50  3♠ S -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
         50    5.50   2.50  2♠ S -1   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        100    3.00   5.00  4♠ S -2   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        100    3.00   5.00  3♠ S -2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        100    3.00   5.00  2♠ S -2   A9-Mann-Waples vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        170    1.00   7.00  2 E +2   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        620    0.00   8.00  4 E      A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
26 ♠KT7
AQJT76
A9
♣AQ
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AJ2
42
QJ643
♣J43
♠Q93
K53
K8752
♣T8
♠8654
98
T
♣K97652
20
98
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 2♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣2 ♥3 ♠3/4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  2 N +3   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A2-Steward-Moore
  170          5.50   2.50  3 N +1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  170          5.50   2.50  1 N +3   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  170          5.50   2.50  1 N +3   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
  170          5.50   2.50  1 N +3   A9-Mann-Waples vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  140          2.00   6.00  3 N      A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
  140          2.00   6.00  3 N      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
  140          2.00   6.00  1 N +2   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        100    0.00   8.00  2N N -1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A3-Saltis-Rea
27 ♠KJ842
KT3
KQ
♣Q65
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A763
7
A3
♣AKJT98
♠QT95
J95
J985
♣32
♠-
AQ8642
T7642
♣74
14
164
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4 1NT  ♣4 ♠4
EW: 2/1♣ 3♠  ♦5 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   0.00  2 S +1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A3-Saltis-Rea
   50          6.50   1.50  4♣ W -1   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
   50          6.50   1.50  4♣ W -1   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
         50    5.00   3.00  3 S -1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
         90    4.00   4.00  2♣ W      A9-Mann-Waples vs A9-Brenner-Lang
        110    1.50   6.50  3♣ W      A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        110    1.50   6.50  3♣ W      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A1-Clarke-Rosenbluth
        110    1.50   6.50  2♣ W +1   A1-Cline-McCampbell vs A2-Steward-Moore
        110    1.50   6.50  2♣ W +1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A8-Anand-Anderson
28 ♠KJT73
875
6
♣Q862
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q96
42
QT7543
♣73
♠85
AJT963
K8
♣AJ4
♠A42
KQ
AJ92
♣KT95
6
413
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.94   0.06  4♠ N      A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
  140          5.69   2.31  3♠ S      A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A9-Brenner-Lang
  140          5.69   2.31  2♠ S +1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
  140          5.69   2.31  2♠ N +1   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A3-Saltis-Rea
  100          3.44   4.56  3 E -2   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        100    1.75   6.25  4♠ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        100    1.75   6.25  3♠ S -1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        200    0.06   7.94  4♠* N -1  A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A2-Steward-Moore
29 ♠A532
T43
964
♣964
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠-
98765
QT7
♣AKQT2
♠KQJ976
AKJ2
A5
♣3
♠T84
Q
KJ832
♣J875
4
1118
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥0/1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 3 6 5♠ 6/5NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -1440 6NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.94   0.06  6N W -1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        650    6.25   1.75  5 W      A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A3-Saltis-Rea
        650    6.25   1.75  4 W +1   A9-Mann-Waples vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        660    4.56   3.44  3N E +2   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A2-Steward-Moore
        680    3.44   4.56  4 E +2   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
        690    2.31   5.69  3N W +3   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A9-Brenner-Lang
       1430    0.63   7.38  6 E      A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
       1430    0.63   7.38  6 E      A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
30 ♠AK87
84
K543
♣AJ9
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T93
AQJT32
86
♣Q8
♠-
975
AQ97
♣KT6543
♠QJ6542
K6
JT2
♣72
15
99
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣1 ♦5 ♥1 NT5
EW: 6♣ 1 6  ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -800 6♠*-NS-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    6.25   1.75  3N N -1   A2-Acutt-Gruber vs A3-Saltis-Rea
         50    6.25   1.75  4♠ S -1   A6-Buckley-Mueller vs A2-Steward-Moore
         50    6.25   1.75  3♠ S -1   A7-Koerner-Chakrabarti vs A4-Eckhout-Gaddis Jr
         50    6.25   1.75  3♠ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Lynch vs A5-Rosenbluth-Resnick
        150    3.44   4.56  5♠ N -3   A9-Mann-Waples vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        170    1.75   6.25  3 W +1   A4-Hall-Forsyth vs A7-Rea-Cardinal
        170    1.75   6.25  2 W +2   A8-Reach-Shapiro vs A6-Kupperman-Hahn
        480    0.06   7.94  4 W +2   A5-Brenner-Shaffer vs A9-Brenner-Lang