- Thursday Aft - June 20, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1853 MP  Geomean: 928 MP
(based on 82 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Donald Cline - Mark Eckhout 68.15 3.66 Red, 3.65 Blk
Gail Kahan - Margaret Splittgerber 64.72 2.74 Red, 2.74 Blk
Charles Clarke - Dawn Ligon 63.61 2.06 Red, 2.05 Blk
Carol Carpenter - Del Moen 63.43 1.54 Red, 1.54 Blk
Debra Cameron - Gayle Larson 61.30 1.51 Red, 1.51 Blk
Bob Gruber - Linda Gruber 59.72 0.87 Red, 0.86 Blk
Josh Rosenbluth - Kenneth Thompson 59.35 1.14 Red, 1.13 Blk
Raeann Koerner - Roseann Buckley 58.98 0.85 Red, 0.85 Blk
Janice Richter - Margaret Bissell 57.87 0.51 Red, 0.51 Blk
Annetta Patrick - Charles Patrick 57.31 0.56 Red, 0.56 Blk
Debra Triolo - Mark Robbins 57.31 0.56 Red, 0.56 Blk
Kenneth Vandiver - Marsha Vandiver 57.22 0.53 Red, 0.53 Blk
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Brian Lebow - Linda Beutel 55.09 0.21 Red, 0.21 Blk
Carol Hayhurst - Joann Bowen 55.09 0.21 Red, 0.21 Blk
Robert Bass - Steve Gross 54.81 0.18 Red, 0.18 Blk
Deborah Steffen - Ronald Morris 54.35 0.28 Red, 0.27 Blk
James Edmondson - Judy Edmondson 53.15 0.16 Red, 0.16 Blk
Nancy Hall - Rosemary Reitz 52.78 0.25 Red, 0.25 Blk
Dennis Charles - Jeffrey Steward 52.13 0.13 Red, 0.13 Blk
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 50.74 0.15 Red, 0.14 Blk
Maxine Prisyon - Sondra Wikman 50.46 0.40 Red, 0.39 Blk
John Anderson - Lorraine Salvatore 47.96 0.30 Red, 0.29 Blk
Bob Bonhof - Bobbie Dohan 41.94 0.25 Red, 0.24 Blk
EVENT>Open Pairs National P Qua|SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>June 20, 2019      |CLUB NO.>131102    | 06/20/2019 16:36
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club - North American Pairs  |RANK WITH>B
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AVE>  270.0 |TOP>  20 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=21/B=12/C=5                     ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Nancy Spelke           Tish Gainey              A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    251.00  46.48
 2 Mike Gaddis Jr         Arline Benzien           B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    190.00  35.19
 3 Lorraine Salvatore     John Anderson            C           Q    .     .     4   |   .     .     .    259.00  47.96  0.30Red
                                                                                                                        0.29Blk
 4 Joann Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           A   Q            .     .     .   |   7     .     .    297.50  55.09  0.21Red
                                                                                                                        0.21Blk
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .     5     .    274.00  50.74  0.15Red
                                                                                                                        0.14Blk
 6 Maxine Prisyon         Sondra Wikman            C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     3   |   .     .     2    272.50  50.46  0.40Red
                                                                                                                        0.39Blk
 7 Gail Kahan             Margaret Splittgerber    A   Q            2     .     .   |   1     .     .    349.50  64.72  2.74Red
                                                                                                                        2.74Blk
 8 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   8     4     .    285.00  52.78  0.25Red
                                                                                                                        0.25Blk
 9 Barry Brenner          Douglas Hahn             C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    208.50  38.61
10 Carol Carpenter        Del Moen                 A   Q            4     .     .   |   2     .     .    342.50  63.43  1.54Red
                                                                                                                        1.54Blk
11 Roseann Buckley        Raeann Koerner           B   Q   Q        .     3     .   |   3     1     .    318.50  58.98  0.85Red
                                                                                                                        0.85Blk
12 Dagmar Ragnow          Buki Burke               A   Q            .     .     .   |   .     .     .    264.50  48.98
                                          Totals                                                        3312.50

EVENT>Open Pairs National P Qua|SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  270.0 |TOP>  20 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=21/B=14/C=5                     ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Dawn Ligon             Charles Clarke           A   Q            3     .     .   |   2     .     .    343.50  63.61  2.06Red
                                                                                                                        2.05Blk
 2 Ronald Morris          Deborah Steffen          B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .     4     .    293.50  54.35  0.28Red
                                                                                                                        0.27Blk
 3 Paula Reach            Rebecca Fox              C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    193.00  35.74
 4 Maurine Moore          Marilyn Brett            A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    253.50  46.94
 5 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    163.00  30.19
 6 Jeffrey Steward        Dennis Charles           B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .     6     .    281.50  52.13  0.13Red
                                                                                                                        0.13Blk
 7 Mark Eckhout           Donald Cline             A   Q            1     .     .   |   1     .     .    368.00  68.15  3.66Red
                                                                                                                        3.65Blk
 8 Kenneth Thompson       Josh Rosenbluth          B   Q   Q        7     2     .   |   5     2     .    320.50  59.35  1.14Red
                                                                                                                        1.13Blk
 9 Anne Conn              Barbara Fitzgerald       C           Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     .    225.50  41.76
10 Anne Cline             Ronald Saltis            A   Q            .     .     .   |   .     .     .    292.00  54.07
11 Sally Rea              Floyd Richards           B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    207.00  38.33
12 Bobbie Dohan           Bob Bonhof               C           Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     2    226.50  41.94  0.25Red
                                                                                                                        0.24Blk
                                          Totals                                                        3167.50

EVENT>Open Pairs National P Qua|SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> B N-S
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AVE>  270.0 |TOP>  20 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=21/B=12/C=5                     ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 David White            Pat Larin                A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    246.50  45.65
 2 Marsha Vandiver        Kenneth Vandiver         C   Q   Q   Q    .     6     2   |   6     3     1    309.00  57.22  0.53Red
                                                                                                                        0.53Blk
 3 Beverly Iles           Carole Cardinal          B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    235.00  43.52
 4 Judy Kupperman         Jay Fuller               B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    222.00  41.11
 5 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    253.00  46.85
 6 Arleen Harvey          Jonathan Harvey          C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    232.50  43.06
 7 Janice Richter         Margaret Bissell         A   Q            .     .     .   |   4     .     .    312.50  57.87  0.51Red
                                                                                                                        0.51Blk
 8 Annetta Patrick        Charles Patrick          B   Q   Q        .    4/5    .   |   5     2     .    309.50  57.31  0.56Red
                                                                                                                        0.56Blk
 9 William Carlson Jr     Sara Carlson             A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    237.50  43.98
                                          Totals                                                        2357.50

EVENT>Open Pairs National P Qua|SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> B E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  270.0 |TOP>  20 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=21/B=14/C=5                     ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Robert Bass            Steve Gross              A   Q            .     .     .   |   8     .     .    296.00  54.81  0.18Red
                                                                                                                        0.18Blk
 2 Debra Cameron          Gayle Larson             C   Q   Q   Q    5     1     1   |   3     1     1    331.00  61.30  1.51Red
                                                                                                                        1.51Blk
 3 James Edmondson        Judy Edmondson           B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .     5     .    287.00  53.15  0.16Red
                                                                                                                        0.16Blk
 4 Linda Gruber           Bob Gruber               A   Q            6     .     .   |   4     .     .    322.50  59.72  0.87Red
                                                                                                                        0.86Blk
 5 Linda Beutel           Brian Lebow              A   Q            .     .     .   |   7     .     .    297.50  55.09  0.21Red
                                                                                                                        0.21Blk
 6 Debra Triolo           Mark Robbins             B   Q   Q        .    4/5    .   |   6     3     .    309.50  57.31  0.56Red
                                                                                                                        0.56Blk
 7 Ginger Lynch           Harry Anand              C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    176.00  32.59
 8 Ken Ellenberger        Louise Shaffer           B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    224.00  41.48
 9 Peggy Nielsen          Leander Pemberton        B       Q        .     .     .   |   .     .     .    259.00  47.96
                                          Totals                                                        2502.50

Hands and Results
1 ♠AK532
KQJ32
K4
♣2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T864
AT76
5
♣8763
♠QJ9
4
J982
♣AKJ54
♠7
985
AQT763
♣QT9
16
412
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 2♠ 3NT  ♣4
EW: 2♣  ♦3 ♥2/3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450         20.00   0.00  4 N +1   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A5-Fox-Fox
  420         19.00   1.00  4 N      A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  200         18.00   2.00  3 N +2   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  170         15.50   4.50  3 N +1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A11-Rea-Richards
  140         11.50   8.50  3 N      A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A6-Steward-Charles
  140         11.50   8.50  3 N      A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  140         11.50   8.50  2 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  140         11.50   8.50  2 N +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A3-Reach-Fox
   50          8.00  12.00  4♣ E -1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A2-Morris-Steffen
         50    4.50  15.50  4 N -1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Moore-Brett
        100    1.00  19.00  4 N -2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        150    0.00  20.00  4 N -3   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  170         15.50   4.50  2 N +2   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  170         15.50   4.50  2 N +2   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
  170         15.50   4.50  2 N +2   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  110          9.00  11.00  2 N      B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
         50    4.50  15.50  3N S -1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
         50    4.50  15.50  1♠ N -1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
         50    4.50  15.50  4 N -1   B1-White-Larin vs B1-Bass-Gross
         50    4.50  15.50  4 N -1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B7-Lynch-Anand
         50    4.50  15.50  3 N -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B2-Cameron-Larson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass4All pass 

Some Norths will open 1 however we prefer the 1 opening with the intention of reversing into spades. North has a huge hand with great playing potential. Not only does she have two five - card suits but her singleton is a useless card. All her honor cards are working.

South will show a simple raise but that's enough for North to bid the heart game.

Some East players may overcall in clubs. We prefer to have a longer suit to overcall in a minor. Furthermore East has no outside values and her hand needs a lot of help.

East will lead the A and West will discourage. Seeing the Q in dummy it does not seem right to continue clubs.East will likely shift to a diamond.

When North sees dummy she will be optimistic that her contract is coming home. She expects a reasonable break in diamonds and trump. Declarer will win the opening lead with her K. Wanting to save her other diamond as a late entry to dummy we think many Norths will cash the A and ruff a spade to get to dummy. Declarer will now lead a heart toward her hand and play the K.

She might cash a high spade and ruff a spade. When she cashes the A it doesn't help the defense if West ruffs as all they will get is one club and two hearts.

Declarer is now in the driver's seat since she can continue diamonds and eventually when she gets to her hand she can play high trump.


2 ♠T764
A72
KJ93
♣43
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A3
JT94
T765
♣KT5
♠Q
Q8653
A84
♣AJ96
♠KJ9852
K
Q2
♣Q872
8
813
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4
EW: 1♣ 1 3  ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140         17.00   3.00  3♠ N      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A5-Fox-Fox
  100         14.50   5.50  4 E -2   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A3-Reach-Fox
  100         14.50   5.50  4 E -2   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A11-Rea-Richards
   50         11.00   9.00  4 E -1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
   50         11.00   9.00  4 E -1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
   50         11.00   9.00  4 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
   50         11.00   9.00  4 E -1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
   50         11.00   9.00  4 E -1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Moore-Brett
        100    7.00  13.00  3♠ S -1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        140    4.50  15.50  3 E      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        200    3.00  17.00  4♠* S -1  A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A6-Steward-Charles
        500    0.00  20.00  4♠* S -2  A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  680         20.00   0.00  4♠ S +2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  150         19.00   1.00  4 E -3   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  140         17.00   3.00  3♠ S      B7-Richter-Bissell vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  140         17.00   3.00  3♠ S      B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        100    7.00  13.00  4♠ S -1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        100    7.00  13.00  4♠ S -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        140    4.50  15.50  3 E      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        420    1.50  18.50  4 E      B1-White-Larin vs B1-Bass-Gross
        420    1.50  18.50  4 E      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B2-Cameron-Larson
3 ♠AQ4
J875
4
♣AT873
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T83
QT63
QJ92
♣Q2
♠5
AK92
KT8653
♣J5
♠KJ9762
4
A7
♣K964
11
711
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6♠ 3NT  ♦4 ♥6
EW: 2 1  ♣1 ♠0 NT1
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  510         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A6-Steward-Charles
  510         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A3-Reach-Fox
  510         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A5-Fox-Fox
  510         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Moore-Brett
  480         10.50   9.50  4♠ S +2   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  480         10.50   9.50  4♠ S +2   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A11-Rea-Richards
  450          6.00  14.00  4♠ S +1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  260          3.50  16.50  3♠ S +4   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  260          3.50  16.50  3♠ S +4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  230          1.50  18.50  3♠ S +3   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  230          1.50  18.50  3♠ S +3   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  170          0.00  20.00  3♠ S +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  510         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  510         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  510         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  480         10.50   9.50  4♠ S +2   B1-White-Larin vs B1-Bass-Gross
  480         10.50   9.50  4♠ S +2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  480         10.50   9.50  4♠ S +2   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  480         10.50   9.50  4♠ S +2   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  450          6.00  14.00  4♠ S +1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
  450          6.00  14.00  4♠ S +1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
4 ♠T9
Q
KQJ9762
♣K93
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQJ53
K843
54
♣Q4
♠A82
AJ96
83
♣JT76
♠764
T752
AT
♣A852
11
1110
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3  ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3 3♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130         17.00   3.00  4 N      A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  130         17.00   3.00  4 N      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A6-Steward-Charles
  130         17.00   3.00  3 N +1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  130         17.00   3.00  2 N +2   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A3-Reach-Fox
  110         13.50   6.50  3 N      A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  100         10.50   9.50  3♠ W -1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  100         10.50   9.50  3♠ W -1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Fox-Fox
        100    6.50  13.50  4 N -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        100    6.50  13.50  4 N -1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A4-Moore-Brett
        140    3.00  17.00  3♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Rea-Richards
        140    3.00  17.00  2♠ W +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        170    0.00  20.00  3♠ W +1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  200         20.00   0.00  4 E -2   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  130         17.00   3.00  3 N +1   B1-White-Larin vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
  110         13.50   6.50  2 N +1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  100         10.50   9.50  4♠ W -1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  100         10.50   9.50  3 W -1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
    PASS       8.00  12.00  Pass Out  B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        140    3.00  17.00  3♠ W      B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        140    3.00  17.00  3♠ W      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        140    3.00  17.00  3 W      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B1-Bass-Gross
5 ♠T96
J8743
KQ92
♣2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q8
K2
AJ765
♣AQT6
♠KJ2
A9
T83
♣J8543
♠A7543
QT65
4
♣K97
6
169
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦4 ♠5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 1♠ 4NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         20.00   0.00  3 W -2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
   50         18.00   2.00  3N W -1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A4-Moore-Brett
   50         18.00   2.00  3 W -1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A3-Reach-Fox
        130   12.50   7.50  3♣ W +1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        130   12.50   7.50  2♣ W +2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        150    9.00  11.00  1N E +2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        180    8.00  12.00  2N E +2   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        200    6.50  13.50  3♠ S -2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A6-Steward-Charles
        200    6.50  13.50  3 N -2   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Fox-Fox
        400    3.50  16.50  3N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Rea-Richards
        430    1.00  19.00  3N W +1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        430    1.00  19.00  3N W +1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
   50         18.00   2.00  3N W -1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        110   16.00   4.00  3 W      B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        130   12.50   7.50  4 E      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        130   12.50   7.50  3♣ W +1   B1-White-Larin vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        130   12.50   7.50  3♣ W +1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        130   12.50   7.50  3♣ E +1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        300    5.00  15.00  3♠ S -3   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        400    3.50  16.50  3N W      B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        430    1.00  19.00  3N W +1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B1-Bass-Gross

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
1NTPass2NTPass
3NTAll pass  

We don't really like West's 1NT opening bid however it does best describe her hand. East will invite the game and West will accept as she has a "good 16." She has a five card suit which is all the more reason to accept the invitation.

We expect North to lead a low heart. Although she has a weak heart suit, she does have an outside entry and if her partner holds an honor or two perhaps the defense can establish the suit.

Declarer has few entries to dummy. She has one entry in hearts and she can force at least one entry in spades.

West cannot come to nine tricks without the club finesse working. If the club finesse fails the defense will return a heart and then when declarer dislodges the A the defense will cash enough hearts to set the contract. (South must be careful and unblock the suit.)

Declarer must be equally careful to not block the clubs. So after winning the opening lead in dummy declarer should call for the J and play the 10 from her hand. She will continue clubs however after she takes the third round of the suit she has the 6 as an entry to dummy.

However prior to cashing her good clubs she should dislodge the A. The reason to do that now is that if declarer cashes her clubs, South can win the second spade trick and declarer will not get to cash her other good spade.

Upon playing spades declarer will win 10 tricks, two spades, two hearts, one diamond and five clubs.


6 ♠K2
KJ
KT72
♣K7654
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A97
632
98654
♣92
♠8543
AQ8754
J
♣AQ
♠QJT6
T9
AQ3
♣JT83
13
413
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥3 ♠5/4 NT4
EW: 4 1♠ 3NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -500 5♣*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130         20.00   0.00  3♣ N +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A4-Moore-Brett
  110         16.50   3.50  3♣ N      A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  110         16.50   3.50  3♣ N      A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  110         16.50   3.50  3♣ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Rea-Richards
  110         16.50   3.50  3♣ N      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A3-Reach-Fox
         50   10.50   9.50  4♣ N -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A2-Morris-Steffen
         50   10.50   9.50  3♣ N -1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
         50   10.50   9.50  3♣ N -1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        100    6.00  14.00  4♣ N -2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        150    2.50  17.50  2 S -3   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A6-Steward-Charles
        170    1.00  19.00  3 E +1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Fox-Fox
        200    0.00  20.00  2♠ S -4   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  110         16.50   3.50  3♣ N      B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  110         16.50   3.50  3♣ N      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
         50   10.50   9.50  4♣ N -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B1-Bass-Gross
         50   10.50   9.50  3♣ N -1   B1-White-Larin vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
         50   10.50   9.50  3♣ N -1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        100    6.00  14.00  4♣ S -2   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        100    6.00  14.00  4♣ N -2   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        140    4.00  16.00  1 E +2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        150    2.50  17.50  2 S -3   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
7 ♠85
AQT8752
KJ8
♣A
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ9
K96
Q32
♣Q763
♠KT7
4
A975
♣KJT85
♠J6432
J3
T64
♣942
14
1311
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♦4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3/4♣ 2 1♠  ♥4/5 NT5/6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         19.50   0.50  3N W -3   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Steward-Charles
  200         17.50   2.50  5♣ W -2   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  200         17.50   2.50  5♣ W -2   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  170         16.00   4.00  3 N +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A5-Fox-Fox
  100         13.50   6.50  1N W -1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        100   11.50   8.50  3 N -1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A4-Moore-Brett
        130    9.50  10.50  4♣ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        130    9.50  10.50  3♣ W +1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        200    6.00  14.00  4 N -2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A11-Rea-Richards
        200    6.00  14.00  4 N -2   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A3-Reach-Fox
        500    2.50  17.50  4* N -2  A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        800    0.50  19.50  5* N -3  A8-Reitz-Hall vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  300         19.50   0.50  5♣ E -3   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  140         15.00   5.00  3 N      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  100         13.50   6.50  5♣ W -1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B1-Bass-Gross
        100   11.50   8.50  3 N -1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        200    6.00  14.00  4 N -2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        200    6.00  14.00  4 N -2   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        200    6.00  14.00  4 N -2   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        500    2.50  17.50  4* N -2  B1-White-Larin vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        800    0.50  19.50  5* N -3  B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
8 ♠QT9864
K
KJT
♣AT4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠-
AJT986
A85
♣KQJ7
♠AKJ75
432
94
♣632
♠32
Q75
Q7632
♣985
13
158
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3/4 ♦6 ♥2/3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 4 2♠ 1NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         20.00   0.00  4 W -2   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
   50         19.00   1.00  4 W -1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        150   18.00   2.00  2♠ N -3   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A5-Fox-Fox
        170   16.50   3.50  3 W +1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A3-Reach-Fox
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A4-Moore-Brett
        450    4.00  16.00  4 W +1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A11-Rea-Richards
        450    4.00  16.00  4 W +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        450    4.00  16.00  4 W +1   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        450    4.00  16.00  4 W +1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Steward-Charles
        170   16.50   3.50  3 W +1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      B1-White-Larin vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      B7-Richter-Bissell vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        420   11.00   9.00  4 W      B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        450    4.00  16.00  4 W +1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        500    0.50  19.50  3♠* N -3  B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        500    0.50  19.50  2♠* N -3  B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B1-Bass-Gross

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
11PassPass
3Pass3Pass
4All pass  

West will pattern out her hand and bid game when partner prefers hearts to clubs.

North does not have a good lead. We think North will likely try a diamond. Declarer will win her ace and return the suit.

Declarer has few entries to dummy. She can ruff a diamond to lead a heart however she must first lose one diamond. If South wins the second round of diamonds she may lead a heart in an effort to reduce dummy's ability to ruff. If that happens it doesn't matter if declarer rises with her A or plays a low heart. She will bring the suit home for one heart loser. Declarer will lose one heart, one diamond and one club to make her contract.

If North wins the second diamond and plays a third round of diamonds declarer will win in dummy to lead a heart toward her hand. This however is declarer's last entry to dummy. To bring the heart suit home with only bone loser she must find the hearts splitting 2 - 2 or she must find North with a singleton honor. When she leads a heart from dummy South will play low. West must guess to rise with the ace and she will be a hero on this board.


9 ♠Q8
AJ532
A842
♣K9
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T43
K
Q973
♣A7543
♠A9
QT98
KT6
♣QJ82
♠KJ7652
764
J5
♣T6
14
912
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣4 ♦5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 3NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -300 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         19.50   0.50  2 N      A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A11-Rea-Richards
  110         19.50   0.50  2 N      A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A3-Reach-Fox
   80         17.50   2.50  1 N      A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A5-Fox-Fox
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Cline-Saltis
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A2-Morris-Steffen
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Steward-Charles
        100    5.50  14.50  3 N -2   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        100    5.50  14.50  2 N -2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        110    2.50  17.50  3♣ W      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A4-Moore-Brett
        200    0.50  19.50  3N N -4   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
   80         17.50   2.50  1 N      B1-White-Larin vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B1-Bass-Gross
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
         50   12.00   8.00  2 N -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        100    5.50  14.50  3 N -2   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        100    5.50  14.50  2 N -2   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        110    2.50  17.50  3♣ W      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        200    0.50  19.50  1N N -4   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
10 ♠QJ64
T642
Q
♣AJ63
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AT7
J987
T54
♣KQ9
♠9852
AQ
AK86
♣T84
♠K3
K53
J9732
♣752
10
1013
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: -/1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣6/7 ♥6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         20.00   0.00  2N E -3   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A3-Reach-Fox
  200         18.00   2.00  2N E -2   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A6-Steward-Charles
  120         16.00   4.00  1N S +1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Moore-Brett
  100         13.50   6.50  2N E -1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A5-Fox-Fox
  100         13.50   6.50  1N W -1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A11-Rea-Richards
  100         13.50   6.50  1N E -1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  100         13.50   6.50  2 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
         90    9.00  11.00  1N W      A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A10-Cline-Saltis
         90    9.00  11.00  1N W      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
         90    9.00  11.00  1N W      A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        120    3.00  17.00  2N W      A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        120    3.00  17.00  1N W +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  200         18.00   2.00  3N E -2   B1-White-Larin vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  200         18.00   2.00  2N E -2   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
         90    9.00  11.00  1N W      B7-Richter-Bissell vs B1-Bass-Gross
         90    9.00  11.00  1N W      B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        100    6.00  14.00  1N S -1   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        120    3.00  17.00  1N W +1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        120    3.00  17.00  1N W +1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        120    3.00  17.00  1N W +1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        150    0.00  20.00  1N W +2   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
11 ♠QT94
AKQ2
QJ
♣863
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AK32
3
AK98532
♣K
♠J
976
64
♣AJT7542
♠8765
JT854
T7
♣Q9
14
176
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
EW: 5♣ 6 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -920 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130   19.00   1.00  3 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        170   12.50   7.50  4 W +2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        170   12.50   7.50  3 W +3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        170   12.50   7.50  3 W +3   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A3-Reach-Fox
        170   12.50   7.50  4♣ E +2   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Moore-Brett
        170   12.50   7.50  4♣ E +2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        170   12.50   7.50  3♣ E +3   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A5-Fox-Fox
        250    7.00  13.00  4 S -5   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        400    6.00  14.00  5♣ E      A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        420    2.50  17.50  5 W +1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        420    2.50  17.50  5 W +1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A11-Rea-Richards
        420    2.50  17.50  5 W +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A6-Steward-Charles
        130   19.00   1.00  4 W      B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        130   19.00   1.00  4♣ E      B1-White-Larin vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        150   17.00   3.00  3♣ E +2   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B1-Bass-Gross
        170   12.50   7.50  4 W +2   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        170   12.50   7.50  3 W +3   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        200    8.00  12.00  3 S -4   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        420    2.50  17.50  5 W +1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        420    2.50  17.50  5 W +1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        420    2.50  17.50  5 W +1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B5-Beutel-Lebow

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1DblPass1
3All pass  

West will keep bidding diamonds to whichever level NS force her. NS on the other hand will find their heart fit but go quietly as they have too many losers in the outside suits.

The defense will get one trick. Declarer will win as soon as possible, unblock the K, cash one high spade and ruff a spade. Now she can discard a losing spade on the A. she can ruff a heart to hand to draw the last remaining trump.

Note that if declarer exits dummy with a club South can ruff, promoting a trump trick for the defense. Declarer should count clubs and upon realizing that only one club is outstanding she should not try to get to her hand with a club but rather by ruffing a heart.


12 ♠QJ2
6432
K54
♣K85
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠7643
AT95
A97
♣J4
♠KT8
KQJ
JT62
♣Q93
♠A95
87
Q83
♣AT762
9
912
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠6/5 NT6
EW: 1 2 1♠  ♣6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         20.00   0.00  1N E -3   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A5-Fox-Fox
  100         18.00   2.00  2N E -2   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  100         18.00   2.00  4 W -2   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A6-Steward-Charles
   50         13.50   6.50  1N E -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
   50         13.50   6.50  1N E -1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
   50         13.50   6.50  2 W -1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A3-Reach-Fox
         90    7.50  12.50  1N E      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A11-Rea-Richards
         90    7.50  12.50  1N E      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        110    3.50  16.50  2 W      A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        110    3.50  16.50  1 W +1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A4-Moore-Brett
        120    1.50  18.50  1N W +1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        120    1.50  18.50  1N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  100         18.00   2.00  3 W -2   B1-White-Larin vs B7-Lynch-Anand
   50         13.50   6.50  1N E -1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
   50         13.50   6.50  1N E -1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
   50         13.50   6.50  3 E -1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
         80    9.50  10.50  1 W      B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
         80    9.50  10.50  1 W      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        100    5.50  14.50  3♣ S -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        100    5.50  14.50  2♣ S -1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B1-Bass-Gross
        200    0.00  20.00  3♣ S -2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B2-Cameron-Larson
13 ♠8
AQ8752
AJ6
♣KQ5
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠K973
J943
K98
♣94
♠JT65
T6
Q532
♣J83
♠AQ42
K
T74
♣AT762
16
74
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 3 5 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦3 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +1370 6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1370         20.00   0.00  6♣ S      A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A4-Moore-Brett
  690         16.00   4.00  3N S +3   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  690         16.00   4.00  3N S +3   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Reach-Fox
  690         16.00   4.00  3N S +3   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  690         16.00   4.00  3N N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
  660         10.00  10.00  3N S +2   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  660         10.00  10.00  3N N +2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  660         10.00  10.00  3N N +2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A11-Rea-Richards
  660         10.00  10.00  3N N +2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  630          3.00  17.00  3N N +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  630          3.00  17.00  3N N +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  630          3.00  17.00  3N N +1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A6-Steward-Charles
  720         19.00   1.00  3N S +4   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  690         16.00   4.00  3N S +3   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B1-Bass-Gross
  680         13.00   7.00  4 N +2   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  660         10.00  10.00  3N S +2   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  650          6.50  13.50  4 N +1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  650          6.50  13.50  4 N +1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
  630          3.00  17.00  3N S +1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  630          3.00  17.00  3N N +1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  620          0.00  20.00  4 N      B1-White-Larin vs B6-Triolo-Robbins

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass3Pass4
All pass   

We don't get to support partner often enough with a singleton trump but this afternoon

If East's opening lead is a diamond the defense will win three tricks, one heart and two diamonds.

On the other hand if East leads something other than a diamond declarer has the tempo on the deal and will score overtricks. She will win the lead, taking the A if necessary and draw trump. She will play four rounds of trump, letting West have her heart trick. Declarer can win the return and now she can cash five club tricks making 12 tricks in all.


14 ♠AK5
J94
QT3
♣T983
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T92
7632
95
♣AK72
♠Q87
A85
KJ86
♣J65
♠J643
KQT
A742
♣Q4
10
711
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠ 1/-NT
       ♣6 ♥6 NT7/6
EW: 1♣ 1/-  ♦6 ♥7/6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120         18.50   1.50  1N N +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A11-Rea-Richards
  120         18.50   1.50  1N N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
   90         14.50   5.50  1N N      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
   50         12.00   8.00  2♣ W -1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
    PASS       9.50  10.50  Pass Out  A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A2-Morris-Steffen
    PASS       9.50  10.50  Pass Out  A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A6-Steward-Charles
         50    6.00  14.00  2N S -1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A4-Moore-Brett
        100    3.50  16.50  2N N -2   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        100    3.50  16.50  1N N -2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        120    2.00  18.00  1N E +1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        150    1.00  19.00  3N N -3   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        250    0.00  20.00  6♣ S -5   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Reach-Fox
  150         20.00   0.00  2 E -3   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  100         17.00   3.00  2♣ E -2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B1-Bass-Gross
   90         14.50   5.50  1N N      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
   90         14.50   5.50  1N N      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B7-Lynch-Anand
   90         14.50   5.50  1N N      B7-Richter-Bissell vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
    PASS       9.50  10.50  Pass Out  B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
    PASS       9.50  10.50  Pass Out  B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B2-Cameron-Larson
         50    6.00  14.00  1N S -1   B1-White-Larin vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
         50    6.00  14.00  1N N -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
15 ♠AJ96
A865
KT4
♣Q5
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q7
KT72
Q2
♣KJ862
♠KT42
Q94
J963
♣94
♠853
J3
A875
♣AT73
14
116
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120         18.50   1.50  1N S +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A11-Rea-Richards
  120         18.50   1.50  1N N +1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A4-Moore-Brett
  110         16.00   4.00  2♠ N      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  100         14.00   6.00  2 W -2   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  100         14.00   6.00  2♣ W -2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
   90         11.00   9.00  1N N      A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A3-Reach-Fox
   90         11.00   9.00  2 N      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
   50          8.50  11.50  1♠ E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
   50          8.50  11.50  1♠ E -1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A6-Steward-Charles
        100    6.00  14.00  2N N -1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        200    3.00  17.00  2 S -2   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        400    0.50  19.50  4 N -4   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  120         18.50   1.50  2N N      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  120         18.50   1.50  1N S +1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  100         14.00   6.00  1N W -2   B1-White-Larin vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
   90         11.00   9.00  1N S      B7-Richter-Bissell vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        100    6.00  14.00  2 N -1   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B1-Bass-Gross
        100    6.00  14.00  2 N -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        200    3.00  17.00  3 N -2   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        200    3.00  17.00  2 S -2   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        400    0.50  19.50  3N N -4   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
16 ♠AKJ875
J652
-
♣A52
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠964
873
QT53
♣QT8
♠T32
AK94
98
♣KJ63
♠Q
QT
AKJ7642
♣974
13
411
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2/3 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450         18.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  450         18.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A11-Rea-Richards
  450         18.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A5-Fox-Fox
  430         14.50   5.50  3N N +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A3-Reach-Fox
  400         10.50   9.50  3N S      A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  200          8.00  12.00  3♠ N +2   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A6-Steward-Charles
  200          8.00  12.00  3♠ N +2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  170          5.00  15.00  3♠ N +1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  170          5.00  15.00  3♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Moore-Brett
  170          5.00  15.00  3♠ N +1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        100    0.50  19.50  5 S -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        100    0.50  19.50  5 S -2   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  450         18.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  450         18.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  430         14.50   5.50  3N N +1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
  420         12.50   7.50  4♠ N      B1-White-Larin vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  420         12.50   7.50  4♠ N      B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B1-Bass-Gross
  400         10.50   9.50  3N S      B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  200          8.00  12.00  3♠ N +2   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
         50    2.50  17.50  4♠ N -1   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
         50    2.50  17.50  4 N -1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B2-Cameron-Larson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass2
Pass2Pass3
Pass3Pass4
All pass   

Some players like to bid notrump on deals where they have no fit with partner. This is usually not a good tactic as communication between hand is often difficult.

As has happened earlier this afternoon, North will pattern out her hand and South will support with a singleton honor.

It appears that North might have four losers however on this deal North will prevail and come to 10 tricks.

East will cash two heart tricks.IF East switches to a spade in order to prevent a heart ruff declarer will win in dummy, cash two high diamonds and discard two losers. She can come to her hand with a club and draw trump. Her J is a winner and she has one trick to lose.

If East continues a third round of hearts declarer can ruff in dummy, cash her top diamonds discarding two clubs. She can come to her hand to draw trump. On this line she will make an overtrick.

If East exits a club after cashing her top hearts declarer will win to ruff a heart high, cash her top diamond discarding clubs and and ruff a club tog et to her hand. She can now draw trump and again she will make 11 tricks.


17 ♠987
Q962
QJ94
♣A4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KT5
J74
AK75
♣975
♠QJ42
T53
86
♣QJ62
♠A63
AK8
T32
♣KT83
9
116
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400         20.00   0.00  3N S      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A6-Steward-Charles
  210         19.00   1.00  1N S +4   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A5-Fox-Fox
  180         16.50   3.50  1N S +3   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A11-Rea-Richards
  150         12.50   7.50  2N S +1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  150         12.50   7.50  1N S +2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  150         12.50   7.50  1N S +2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  150         12.50   7.50  1N S +2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A3-Reach-Fox
  140          9.00  11.00  1 N +2   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  120          8.00  12.00  1N N +1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  110          5.00  15.00  2 S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Moore-Brett
  110          5.00  15.00  1 N +1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  100          1.00  19.00  1N W -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  200         18.00   2.00  2 W -4   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  180         16.50   3.50  1N N +3   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
  150         12.50   7.50  1N S +2   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  150         12.50   7.50  1N S +2   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B1-Bass-Gross
  110          5.00  15.00  2 N      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  110          5.00  15.00  2 N      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  110          5.00  15.00  1 N +1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  100          1.00  19.00  2♠ E -2   B1-White-Larin vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  100          1.00  19.00  2♠ E -2   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
18 ♠K32
AK864
654
♣K8
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠95
T3
KQ932
♣Q765
♠AQT
Q952
8
♣J9432
♠J8764
J7
AJT7
♣AT
13
79
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦6 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +100 3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         20.00   0.00  5♣* E -2  A8-Reitz-Hall vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  170         19.00   1.00  1♠ S +3   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A11-Rea-Richards
  150         18.00   2.00  3 W -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Moore-Brett
  140         16.50   3.50  3♠ S      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  140         16.50   3.50  2♠ S +1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  110         12.00   8.00  2♠ S      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A6-Steward-Charles
  110         12.00   8.00  2♠ S      A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A3-Reach-Fox
  110         12.00   8.00  2♠ S      A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
   50          8.50  11.50  3♣ E -1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
   50          8.50  11.50  3♣ E -1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        100    5.00  15.00  4♠ S -1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A5-Fox-Fox
        400    0.00  20.00  3N S -4   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  120         15.00   5.00  2N S      B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B1-Bass-Gross
  110         12.00   8.00  2♠ S      B1-White-Larin vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  110         12.00   8.00  2♠ S      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
         90    7.00  13.00  2♣ E      B7-Richter-Bissell vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        100    5.00  15.00  2N N -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        100    5.00  15.00  2 N -1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        200    2.50  17.50  2N N -2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        200    2.50  17.50  3♠ S -2   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        300    1.00  19.00  3N N -3   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B7-Lynch-Anand
19 ♠82
76
Q762
♣AK987
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KT73
KJ92
AKJ8
♣2
♠96
AQT3
T95
♣JT54
♠AQJ54
854
43
♣Q63
9
157
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4/5 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2 3/4 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -620 4-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         19.50   0.50  4 E -2   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A11-Rea-Richards
  200         19.50   0.50  4 E -2   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  100         16.50   3.50  4 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Reach-Fox
  100         16.50   3.50  4 W -1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A5-Fox-Fox
         50   13.50   6.50  2♠ S -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        100   10.00  10.00  2♠* S -1  A8-Reitz-Hall vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        110    8.00  12.00  3 W      A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        140    5.00  15.00  3 W      A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A6-Steward-Charles
        170    2.00  18.00  3 W +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A4-Moore-Brett
        170    2.00  18.00  3 E +1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        170    2.00  18.00  3 E +1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        250    0.00  20.00  3♠ S -5   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  100         16.50   3.50  4 E -1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
  100         16.50   3.50  3 E -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
         50   13.50   6.50  2♠ N -1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
         90   12.00   8.00  1N E      B7-Richter-Bissell vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        100   10.00  10.00  2♠ S -2   B1-White-Larin vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        100   10.00  10.00  4♣ N -2   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        130    7.00  13.00  3 W +1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        140    5.00  15.00  3 E      B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        140    5.00  15.00  3 E      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B1-Bass-Gross
20 ♠A9
A65
87632
♣K32
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KT32
K9
5
♣AQT764
♠Q86
QT732
AK9
♣98
♠J754
J84
QJT4
♣J5
11
1211
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥3/4 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 3♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400         20.00   0.00  3N E -4   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A6-Steward-Charles
  300         19.00   1.00  3N E -3   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  200         15.00   5.00  3N W -2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A4-Moore-Brett
  200         15.00   5.00  3♠ W -2   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  100         10.00  10.00  2N E -1   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  100         10.00  10.00  2 E -1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
         90    8.00  12.00  1N E      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        110    6.00  14.00  2 E      A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A11-Rea-Richards
        110    6.00  14.00  2 E      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A5-Fox-Fox
        130    3.50  16.50  3♣ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Reach-Fox
        130    3.50  16.50  3♣ W +1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        140    1.50  18.50  3 E      A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  200         15.00   5.00  3N W -2   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  200         15.00   5.00  3N E -2   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
  200         15.00   5.00  3N E -2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  200         15.00   5.00  3N E -2   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
  200         15.00   5.00  2N E -2   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  100         10.00  10.00  3 W -1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        110    6.00  14.00  2 E      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        140    1.50  18.50  3 E      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B1-Bass-Gross
        600    0.00  20.00  3N E      B1-White-Larin vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
21 ♠QJ985
T74
QJ
♣QT3
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A62
9632
K763
♣K6
♠4
AKQ85
92
♣AJ972
♠KT73
J
AT854
♣854
8
1014
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣1 ♦4 ♥1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 2 6 5NT  ♠6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420   19.00   1.00  4 E      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A5-Fox-Fox
        450   16.50   3.50  4 E +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        450   16.50   3.50  4 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Reach-Fox
        450   16.50   3.50  4 E +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A11-Rea-Richards
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A4-Moore-Brett
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A6-Steward-Charles
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  150         20.00   0.00  2 E -3   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        450   16.50   3.50  4 E +1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   B1-White-Larin vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B1-Bass-Gross
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        480    7.00  13.00  4 E +2   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B2-Cameron-Larson

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
3Pass4All pass

West will show a Limit Raise according to partnership agreement. Some pairs use Bergen Raises, others jump to the three level. Some play Limit Jacoby in this situation and others will temporize and then jump to the three level. Regardless of methods everyone should end in 4.

The defense is helpless on this layout. Both the A and the Q are placed so that declarer will win those finesses. Even if East eschews the club finesse and cashes the AK followed by a club ruff, the favorable split allows declarer to score all her clubs.


22 ♠J7
AJ9
AT73
♣A965
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQT64
QT42
-
♣T872
♠9532
K86
Q5
♣QJ43
♠K8
753
KJ98642
♣K
14
88
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2/4NT  ♣5 ♥6 ♠4
EW: 2♣ 1 3♠  ♦2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460         20.00   0.00  3N S +2   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  400         16.50   3.50  5 S      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A3-Reach-Fox
  400         16.50   3.50  5 N      A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  150         11.50   8.50  3 S +2   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A6-Steward-Charles
  150         11.50   8.50  3 S +2   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  150         11.50   8.50  3 S +2   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A11-Rea-Richards
  130          7.00  13.00  4 S      A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  130          7.00  13.00  3 S +1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  130          7.00  13.00  3 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Morris-Steffen
         50    2.00  18.00  5 S -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
         50    2.00  18.00  5 S -1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A4-Moore-Brett
         50    2.00  18.00  5 S -1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A5-Fox-Fox
  400         16.50   3.50  5 S      B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  400         16.50   3.50  5 S      B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  400         16.50   3.50  5 S      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
  400         16.50   3.50  5 S      B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  150         11.50   8.50  3 S +2   B1-White-Larin vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
  130          7.00  13.00  3 S +1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  130          7.00  13.00  3 S +1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B1-Bass-Gross
         50    2.00  18.00  5 S -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
         50    2.00  18.00  5 S -1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
23 ♠Q4
A2
654
♣J97652
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠3
KJ9643
QJ8
♣A83
♠KJT762
Q87
T973
♣-
♠A985
T5
AK2
♣KQT4
7
116
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1NT  ♦5 ♥4 ♠5
EW: 1 3 2♠  ♣4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500         20.00   0.00  4♠* E -2  A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A5-Fox-Fox
  150         17.50   2.50  3♣ N +2   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  110         16.00   4.00  3♣ N      A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  100         14.50   5.50  4 W -1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  100         14.50   5.50  4 W -1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A4-Moore-Brett
        110    9.00  11.00  2 W      A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        110    9.00  11.00  2 W      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        140    6.50  13.50  3 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        200    4.00  16.00  4♣* S -1  A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A6-Steward-Charles
        400    2.00  18.00  3♠ S -4   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A11-Rea-Richards
        500    0.50  19.50  4♠ N -5   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A3-Reach-Fox
        500    0.50  19.50  5♣* N -2  A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  200         19.00   1.00  3♠* E -1  B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
  150         17.50   2.50  3♣ S +2   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        100   12.00   8.00  4♣ S -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B1-Bass-Gross
        100   12.00   8.00  4♣ N -1   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B7-Lynch-Anand
        100   12.00   8.00  4♣ N -1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        110    9.00  11.00  2 W      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        140    6.50  13.50  3 W      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        200    4.00  16.00  5♣ S -2   B1-White-Larin vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        200    4.00  16.00  5♣ N -2   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
24 ♠9
AQ954
K93
♣A642
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QJ63
KT86
A
♣T873
♠4
3
QJT87542
♣QJ9
♠AKT8752
J72
6
♣K5
13
106
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5♠ 3NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥2 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500         18.50   1.50  5* E -3  A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A11-Rea-Richards
  450         17.00   3.00  4♠ S +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A5-Fox-Fox
  420         13.50   6.50  4♠ S      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A4-Moore-Brett
  420         13.50   6.50  4♠ S      A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  420         13.50   6.50  4 N      A8-Reitz-Hall vs A3-Reach-Fox
  170         10.00  10.00  3♠ S +1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A6-Steward-Charles
         50    5.50  14.50  4♠ S -1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A10-Cline-Saltis
         50    5.50  14.50  4 N -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
         50    5.50  14.50  4 N -1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
         50    5.50  14.50  4 N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Morris-Steffen
         50    5.50  14.50  4 N -1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        100    1.00  19.00  5* N -1  A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  800         20.00   0.00  6* E -4  B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  500         18.50   1.50  5* E -3  B7-Richter-Bissell vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
  420         13.50   6.50  4 N      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B2-Cameron-Larson
  420         13.50   6.50  4 N      B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  420         13.50   6.50  4 N      B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B1-Bass-Gross
         50    5.50  14.50  6♠ S -1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
         50    5.50  14.50  4 N -1   B1-White-Larin vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
         50    5.50  14.50  4 N -1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
        150    0.00  20.00  5 N -3   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass133
Pass4Pass4
All pass   

We don't see many Souths unilaterally playing is spades when they know their side has an eight card heart fit.

East will lead a high diamond. West will take her ace and shift to a club.

Declarer will win in dummy, and probably lead a heart., finessing the 9. She can now cash the A and ruff a club, followed by two high spades discarding a diamond from hand. SHe now ruffs a spade and ruffs her last club.

She can now cash her K which West will ruff however declarer has the last two tricks.


25 ♠KT9632
-
8
♣AT8432
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠84
J76542
AT92
♣9
♠AJ5
T983
QJ43
♣J6
♠Q7
AKQ
K765
♣KQ75
7
59
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4♠ 2NT  ♦6 ♥5
EW: 2  ♣1 ♦6 ♠1/2 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450         17.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Rea-Richards
  450         17.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  450         17.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A3-Reach-Fox
  450         17.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
  430         15.00   5.00  3N S +1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A10-Cline-Saltis
  420         13.00   7.00  4♠ N      A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A5-Fox-Fox
  420         13.00   7.00  5♣ N +1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
  400         10.50   9.50  3N S      A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A2-Morris-Steffen
         50    6.00  14.00  5♠ N -1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        100    1.00  19.00  6N S -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        100    1.00  19.00  6N S -2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A4-Moore-Brett
        100    1.00  19.00  6N S -2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A6-Steward-Charles
  920         20.00   0.00  6♣ S      B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  420         13.00   7.00  5♣ N +1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B1-Bass-Gross
  400         10.50   9.50  3N S      B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B7-Lynch-Anand
         50    6.00  14.00  6♠ N -1   B1-White-Larin vs B2-Cameron-Larson
         50    6.00  14.00  6♠ N -1   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
         50    6.00  14.00  6♠ N -1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
         50    6.00  14.00  4♠ S -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
         50    6.00  14.00  7♣ S -1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
         50    6.00  14.00  6♣ S -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
26 ♠J952
J85
J864
♣K9
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K84
KQ4
Q932
♣Q85
♠T3
A72
AT7
♣A6432
♠AQ76
T963
K5
♣JT7
6
1212
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 1 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         18.00   2.00  3N W -2   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A4-Moore-Brett
  200         18.00   2.00  3N E -2   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
  100         14.00   6.00  3N E -1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A2-Morris-Steffen
  100         14.00   6.00  2N W -1   A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Rea-Richards
  100         14.00   6.00  2N E -1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        110   10.50   9.50  3♣ E      A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A5-Fox-Fox
        120    7.50  12.50  2N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        120    7.50  12.50  1N E +1   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A6-Steward-Charles
        130    5.00  15.00  3♣ E +1   A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A3-Reach-Fox
        150    3.00  17.00  2N E +1   A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        150    3.00  17.00  1N E +2   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        600    0.50  19.50  3N W      A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
  300         20.00   0.00  3N W -3   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B7-Lynch-Anand
  200         18.00   2.00  3N W -2   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B5-Beutel-Lebow
  100         14.00   6.00  2N W -1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
  100         14.00   6.00  2N W -1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        110   10.50   9.50  3♣ E      B5-Smith-Zizic vs B1-Bass-Gross
        120    7.50  12.50  2N E      B1-White-Larin vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        120    7.50  12.50  2N E      B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        150    3.00  17.00  2N W +1   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        600    0.50  19.50  3N E      B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
27 ♠74
KT8
KQJ2
♣J975
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K82
7643
A6
♣Q632
♠AQJ96
Q9
753
♣A84
♠T53
AJ52
T984
♣KT
10
913
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1  ♣6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3/2♠ 1NT  ♦4 ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         20.00   0.00  3 N      A4-Bowen-Hayhurst vs A11-Rea-Richards
   50         18.50   1.50  3♠ E -1   A1-Spelke-Gainey vs A5-Fox-Fox
         50   16.50   3.50  3 N -1   A11-Buckley-Koerner vs A10-Cline-Saltis
        110   14.50   5.50  2♠ E      A6-Prisyon-Wikman vs A3-Reach-Fox
        110   14.50   5.50  2♠ E      A12-Ragnow-Burke vs A12-Dohan-Bonhof
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A7-Eckhout-Cline
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   A3-Salvatore-Anderson vs A9-Conn-Fitzgerald
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   A7-Kahan-Splittgerber vs A2-Morris-Steffen
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   A8-Reitz-Hall vs A4-Moore-Brett
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   A10-Carpenter-Moen vs A8-Thompson-Rosenbluth
        170    0.00  20.00  2♠ E +2   A9-Brenner-Hahn vs A6-Steward-Charles
   50         18.50   1.50  2♠ E -1   B8-Patrick-Patrick vs B7-Lynch-Anand
         50   16.50   3.50  3 S -1   B9-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs B9-Nielsen-Pemberton
        140    7.00  13.00  3♠ E      B1-White-Larin vs B2-Cameron-Larson
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   B2-Vandiver-Vandiver vs B4-Gruber-Gruber
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   B3-Iles-Cardinal vs B6-Triolo-Robbins
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   B4-Kupperman-Fuller vs B8-Ellenberger-Shaffer
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   B5-Smith-Zizic vs B1-Bass-Gross
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   B6-Harvey-Harvey vs B3-Edmondson-Edmondson
        140    7.00  13.00  2♠ E +1   B7-Richter-Bissell vs B5-Beutel-Lebow