- Monday Aft - August 26, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 896 MP  Geomean: 457 MP
(based on 27 players, 3 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Dick Zizic - John Eliason 64.88 1st A 0.80
Mike Pemberton - Ron Saltis 57.50 1st A 0.80
Anne Conn - Peggy Nielsen 55.95 2nd A 0.56
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 55.67 2nd A 0.56
Marilyn Waples - Ruric Nye 50.47 3rd A 0.40
Josh Rosenbluth - Susan Lang 49.47 3rd A 0.40
Carol Jarboe - Pat Shaw 49.07 3rd B 0.28
Elaine McAdams - Marie Offerman 48.90 2nd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>August 26, 2019    |CLUB NO.>127100    | 08/26/2019 15:58
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .     80.17  55.67  0.56(A)
 2 Tee Downard            Nita Whaley              C    .     .     .     60.17  41.78
 3 Dick Zizic             John Eliason             A    1     .     .     93.42  64.88  0.80(A)
 4 Marie Offerman         Elaine McAdams           B    .     2     .     70.42  48.90  0.28(B)
 5 Gary Feldman           Joseph Gaynor            B    .     .     .     56.35  39.13
 6 Mark Robbins           Deborah Triolo           C    .     .     .     70.17  48.73
 8 Marilyn Waples         Ruric Nye                C    3     1     1     72.67  50.47  0.40(A)
                                          Totals                         503.37

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=7/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Peggy Nielsen          Anne Conn                B    2     1     .     80.57  55.95  0.56(A)
 2 Josh Rosenbluth        Susan Lang               B    3     2     .     71.23  49.47  0.40(A)
 3 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              C    .     .     .     70.38  48.88
 4 Tricia Mills           Louise Shaffer           B    .     .     .     63.81  44.31
 5 Ron Saltis             Mike Pemberton           A    1     .     .     82.80  57.50  0.80(A)
 6 Pat Shaw               Carol Jarboe             C    .     3     1     70.66  49.07  0.28(B)
 7 Ginny Rockefeller      Irene Petroff            B    .     .     .     67.81  47.09
 8 Mary Jane Graham       Carol Lilly              C    .     .     .     69.23  48.08
                                          Totals                         576.49

Hands and Results
1 ♠KJ63
KQJ764
62
♣4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠9
82
AQJT984
♣985
♠Q85
AT93
K
♣KQ632
♠AT742
5
753
♣AJT7
10
714
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT5
EW: 2/1♣ 3 1NT  ♥4 ♠3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  3♠ S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
  100          5.00   1.00  5 W -2   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
   50          4.00   2.00  3♣ E -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        150    0.00   6.00  5 N -3   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A8-Graham-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Rule of 20 gives North permission to open 1. East bids 2 and South uses a Negative Double .
Here comes West with 3Will North have the nerve to bid 3 (not that I blame anyone who doesn't!)? So where will this end up? It all depends on the nerve of the participants.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
33Pass4
All pass   

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 5, 9, and 12.

The Bidding: North's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 . North doesn't have a rebid problem. Opening 1 is clear. East would like to have a 6th club for a 2 overcall. The King singleton merits a downgrade. Passing seems best. After South responds 1, West is likely to preempt 3. This puts North in an awkward position. North's 14 Support Points are a bit light for a 3 Free Bid . However, North has little desire to defend 3 and North wants to show their spade fit. The downside of bidding 3 is that South will often raise to 4 when 3 is the last making contract. The ACBL mandates a 10 second pause after a skip bid to avoid communicating unauthorized information. Here, the pause helps hide the difficulty West's preempt causes North. North's Losing Trick Count of 6 tips the balance in favor of risking a 3 bid.

South's 12 Support Points are inflated by their heart shortness. It isn't clear shortness in partner's suit is valuable. Similarly, South's Losing Trick Count of 8 is inflated by South's heart shortness. North was under pressure for their 3 bid. So North might not have full values for their 3 bid. South's AJT7 combination is worth more than 5 HCP. This makes raise Raising to 4 is reasonable.

The Play: Declarer has 2 quick diamond losers and a quick heart loser. Declarer has potential club losers and a potential spade loser. The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage suggests playing to drop the Queen. West's diamond preempt changes the odds. The Vacant Spaces principle tells declarer East more likely to hold the Queen. Cashing the King and finessing against East for the Queen offers a 61% chance of avoiding a spade loser.

West isn't likely to be eager to lead away from their diamond Tenace . So they will likely lead a club. East splits their honors and declarer wins their Ace. If West's club lead isn't a singleton, West will not have AK or KQ. Declarer infers East has the singleton King. Declarer would like to establish some heart winners. Entries to dummy are not an issue if spades break 2-2 or the Queen is singleton. If East has Qxx, entries to dummy could be a problem. If West has the singleton Queen, 9, or 8, declarer can handle a 3-1 break. Declarers who guess to play for a 2-2 break will go down. Declarers who play for a 3-1 break will lead a heart at trick 2. East wins and leads the King. West overtakes and continues high diamonds. Since a singleton 9 or 8 is more likely than a singleton Queen, dummy ruffs the 3rd round of diamonds high to avoid East scoring their Queen. Now declarer runs the Jack, smothering West's 9. Declarer who guess well can score 10 tricks.

The Ace lead allows East-West to beat 4, but the defense isn't easy. East must discard hearts on the 2nd round of diamonds and when dummy ruffs the 3rd round high. Now declarer will not be able to pitch all their club losers.



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2 ♠J9
QJ642
A8654
♣5
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KT75
KT95
T2
♣742
♠Q843
87
K7
♣K9863
♠A62
A3
QJ93
♣AQJT
8
68
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 3 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.00   0.00  3N S      A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A8-Graham-Lilly
  120          5.00   1.00  2N S      A8-Waples-Nye vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        100    2.50   3.50  3N S -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        100    2.50   3.50  3N S -1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        100    2.50   3.50  2N S -1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        100    2.50   3.50  4 S -1   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        300    0.00   6.00  4 N -3   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South is just a tad too good for 1NT in most popular agreements, so opens 1. North bids 1. Now South jumps to 2NT. North bids 3 --New Minor Forcing or Checkback, if you play either gadget--or otherwise will take a preference for diamonds, I hope by bidding the diamond game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass2NT
Pass31Pass32
Pass3Pass3
Pass4Pass4
All pass   
  1. artificial, transfer to 3
  2. forced

The Bidding: South is too strong to open 1NT and too weak to open 2NT. So South begins by opening 1 or 1. As Larry Cohen discusses in his "1-Of-A-Minor Opening" article, styles vary holding 4-4 in the minors. Either way, North responds 1. South's jump to 2NT shows an 18-19 point balanced hand with less than 4 hearts. Many partnerships play New Minor Forcing here. It is better to play Wolff Sign Off or transfers because you can stop in a suit at the 3-level and responder has more options to choose the right game or invite slam. Wolff Sign Off agreements are a memory load. Transfers are recommended because they are easy and are far superior to New Minor Forcing .

If playing new minor forcing, North bids the other major artificially to look for an heart fit. North rebids 3 (if available) or 3NT. Now North must guess whether to play in 3NT, 4, or 5. At tables where South opened 1, North is likely to push for a red suit game. If South opened 1, 3NT is the likely destination for pairs playing new minor forcing.

Playing transfers, North transfers to diamonds to show 4+ diamonds, and then bids 3 to show a game forcing hand with 5+ hearts and 4+ diamonds. 3NT, 4, and 5 are potential game contracts. South, with just 1 spade stopper, has doubts about 3NT. South isn't eager to bypass 3NT. So South expresses doubt by bidding 3, the only bid available below 3NT. North isn't sure whether South is cue bidding in support of a red suit or expressing doubt about 3NT. Either way, 3NT isn't a likely destination. North rebids the diamond suit. Since North didn't bid 4, South infers North is either looking for a slam or South isn't eager to play in a 5-2 heart fit. In Matchpoints , a notrump game or a major suit game are preferable to a minor suit game. So South isn't eager to bid 5. North hasn't showed much enthusiasm for a notrump game or a major suit game. Even so, South may prefer 4 because it requires 10 tricks and offers a higher score. Given North's failure to bid 4, choosing the diamond game is reasonable.

The Play in 3NT: West's standard lead is the 5. East uses the Rule of 11 to determine declarer has 2 cards higher than the 5. Declarer uses the same rule to determine East has 2 cards higher than the 5. Declarer calls for the Jack, hoping West led from KQxx. When East plays the Queen, declarer Holds Up . East continues with their original 4th best spade. Declarer wins the 3rd round of spades. A pushing finesse with the Queen offers a 26.6% chance for 5 diamond tricks and a 100% chance for 4 diamond tricks. When the diamond finesse loses, East leads their 4th spade. West wins and exits passively with a diamond. Declarer must lose a heart or a club for down 1.

The Play in 4: A spade lead positions West to tap declarer and gain control trump control and beat 4. East isn't eager to lead a diamond. Declarer can score 10 tricks on a red suit lead. Declarer has a choice between a direct finesse and a ruffing finesse against the King. Here, declarer must guess to take the direct finesse. Declarer doesn't have the texture for a pushing finesse against the King. Declarer prefers to cash the Ace and lead low towards their hand. It would be a mistake for West to rise with the King. Playing the 10 or 9 gives West the possibility of scoring 2 heart tricks. When declarer's Queen (or Jack) wins, declarer could play a 3rd round of hearts, hoping to score 11 tricks if hearts break 3-3 break. Here, hearts are 4-2 with the King offside. A 3rd round of hearts allows the defense to recover from their lead and beat 4. To benefit from a red suit lead, declarer should cross with the Ace and take a pushing finesse in diamonds. The finesse loses, but declarer scores 10 tricks.

The Play in 5: Declarer has a potential loser in each suit. Declarer has a choice between a ruffing finesse or a direct finesse against the King. In the red suits, a pushing finesse may avoid a loser. Here, both red Kings are offside. So declarer needs to avoid losing a trick in the black suits. Declarer must guess to take the direct finesse against the King to discard their spade loser and score 11 tricks.



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3 ♠Q42
Q9873
AK
♣542
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K75
6
QJT98
♣AT98
♠AT963
AT54
4
♣K76
♠J8
KJ2
76532
♣QJ3
11
1011
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥6 ♠2 NT5
EW: 5/4♣ 2 1 5♠ 2/1NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    5.00   1.00  3 N -2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        140    4.00   2.00  3♠ E      A8-Waples-Nye vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        170    3.00   3.00  3♠ E +1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        200    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +3   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        200    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +3   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        650    0.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A8-Graham-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North may open a slightly light 1 or West will get to open 1. South should raise hearts. Then West shows her limit raise by bidding 3--or even by splintering and jumping to 4. It will be hard for East to visualize game without prodding.



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4 ♠A7
Q63
J9764
♣852
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQJ8
KT754
AQ
♣A4
♠5432
9
KT52
♣JT73
♠T96
AJ82
83
♣KQ96
7
194
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  1 W -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Graham-Lilly
  100          5.50   0.50  1 W -1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
         80    3.50   2.50  1 W      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
         80    3.50   2.50  1 W      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        110    1.50   4.50  1 W +1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        110    1.50   4.50  1 W +1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        170    0.00   6.00  1 W +3   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1, with high hopes. It will be the rare East who tries 1--and if he does, hell find himself in 4. Yikes. Otherwise, West will struggle along in 1 and have no fun at all. Whoever said this game was easy?



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5 ♠AJ
AQ763
K73
♣A85
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K3
92
QJT96
♣T742
♠Q8
KJT
A8542
♣QJ9
♠T976542
854
-
♣K63
18
613
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4/3♠ 1/-NT
       ♣6 ♦4 NT7/5
EW: 1♣ 3  ♥4 ♠3 NT4/6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.00   0.00  4 N      A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
  150          5.00   1.00  5 E -3   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
  100          4.00   2.00  4 E -2   A8-Waples-Nye vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        100    2.50   3.50  3 N -1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        110    1.00   5.00  3 E      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        470    0.00   6.00  3* E     A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Graham-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With a good five card suit and 18 HCP, North opens 1. There's not much East can do. South has heart support and may choose to pass, though I think 2 is a better choice. It's hard to justify a weak jump in spades with three card heart support and a void.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass21Pass32
Pass4All pass 
  1. artificial game try
  2. would accept a game try in clubs, but not spades

The Bidding: It is common to open 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. Here, North is too strong to open 1NT. Opening 1NT risks playing in a 5-2 spade fit when a 5-3 heart fit is available. After North opens 1, East has a choice between passing and overcalling 2. East would prefer a 6th diamond for a 2 overcall. East's diamond texture is poor. East's Queen doubleton merits a downgrade. Passing seems best. South's diamond void isn't quite as valuable with just 3 hearts. So South's 8 Support Points are slightly inflated. Normally, it is right to support with support. Here, South has only 1 honor. So South's 7-card spade suit isn't likely to provide length winners in a heart contract. Should South show their spade suit rather than support hearts? If South responds 1 and West preempts in diamonds at favorable vulnerability, South will be in a difficult position. Raising heart immediately seems best.

North's 19 Support Points suggest bidding 4. North's Support Points are slightly inflated by their AJ doubleton. North's Losing Trick Count of 6 suggests inviting game. If playing Single Raise Constructive , North can jump to game. Otherwise, North's balanced hand, spade duplication and poor texture suggest inviting game. Help Suit Game Tries are often helpful to the opponents. See Steve Robinson's "Game Tries" article for a discussion of why it is preferable to ask where help is available rather than disclose where help is needed. With that approach, North bids the next step as an artificial game try. South isn't a maximum for their simple raise. However, South could have as many as 4 Cover Cards . South would bid 2NT to say they would accept a game try in spades. So South's 3 bid shows they would decline a game try in spades, but accept a game try in clubs. North places the contract in 4.

The Play in 4: East's standard lead is the Queen, top of an honor sequence. Declarer wins the Ace, ruffs a diamond. Declarer could score the first 6 tricks: 2 + 3 ruffs + 1. Declarer would then need to score 4 heart tricks to make 4. That might be possible if a defender has King doubleton and cannot navigate an overruff. Here, East has 2 heart tricks to beat 4. If declarer cashes the Ace and another spade, dummy's spades will set up. Declarer may try to discard a losing club on a spade winner. West must ruff. If East is forced to ruff, declarer can discard their losing club while East ruffs with a winner.

The Play in Spades: A heart lead by West is needed to hold declarer to 9 tricks. If North declares a spade contract, East cannot lead a heart without giving up a trick. Declarer can score 10 tricks by end playing East.



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6 ♠K954
32
7
♣AQJT53
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J72
J765
QT53
♣K2
♠A63
QT94
AJ9842
♣-
♠QT8
AK8
K6
♣98764
10
711
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5/4♠ 3NT  ♦5 ♥5
EW: 1 1  ♣2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 21 = -3
Par: +450 5♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4 W -2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
  130          5.00   1.00  4♣ N      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
         50    3.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
         50    3.00   3.00  5♣ S -1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    3.00   3.00  4♣ N -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        100    0.50   5.50  5♣* S -1  A2-Downard-Whaley vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        100    0.50   5.50  5♣* N -1  A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Graham-Lilly

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Surely East opens 1. West responds 1 and now it's North's bid: double with the two unbid suits? Bid those long clubs? Do something, please. I think clubs will be the more popular choice--and that's all South needs to hear to bid some game, probably 5. A rational argument can be made for 3nT with red suit stoppers.



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7 ♠52
J82
97532
♣KT3
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KT97
764
K864
♣54
♠A3
K95
QT
♣AQ9862
♠QJ864
AQT3
AJ
♣J7
4
615
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 3/2♣ 1 1/- 1♠ 1NT
       ♥7/6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  2N E -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
  100          5.00   1.00  3♣ E -1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        100    3.50   2.50  2♠ S -1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        100    3.50   2.50  2♠ S -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A8-Graham-Lilly
        130    2.00   4.00  3♣ E +1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        200    0.50   5.50  2N S -2   A8-Waples-Nye vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        200    0.50   5.50  2 S -2   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A3-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1, which passes around to East. East can bid 3, intermediate on this auction with a decent club suit. That should take the bids, since South will notice he is vulnerable and go for safety.



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8 ♠JT62
A532
85
♣Q42
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AKQ
KQ876
Q92
♣K7
♠8543
JT
KJ764
♣53
♠97
94
AT3
♣AJT986
7
195
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦3 ♥3 ♠4 NT5
EW: 4 3 3♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  3♣ S      A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
  100          5.00   1.00  2N W -2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        130    4.00   2.00  2 E +2   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        150    3.00   3.00  2N W +1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        170    2.00   4.00  3 W +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        200    1.00   5.00  1 W +4   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A8-Graham-Lilly
        300    0.00   6.00  3♣* N -2  A8-Waples-Nye vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

I don't blame any West who elects to open 2NT, though that will surely land them in some unmakeable game. 1 may pass around to South, balancing in 2. Now West doubles to show support for the unbid suits. With East's weak hand, will she pick the four card major or the much superior minor? There are good arguments for either choice. South doesn't have a happy lead. The doubleton heart might make sense if he ends up getting a trump promotion if East tries to mess with hearts before he draws trumps. South should know that East does not have three hearts, however.



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9 ♠86
832
6432
♣J965
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ2
AJ
KQ87
♣K72
♠QT73
T9765
A9
♣A8
♠954
KQ4
JT5
♣QT43
1
2110
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 3♣ 6 6 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  6N W -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A8-Graham-Lilly
        660    4.00   2.00  3N W +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        660    4.00   2.00  3N W +2   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        660    4.00   2.00  3N W +2   A8-Waples-Nye vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
       1430    1.50   4.50  6♠ W      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
       1430    1.50   4.50  6♠ W      A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
       2210    0.00   6.00  7♠ W      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A3-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West has a lovely 2NT opener. Will East start with Stayman, or transfer to hearts and then bid spades? Stayman is makes it more likely West will be the declarer, an advantage. When West ha four spades, East can check for controls and bid a slam.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
DblPass2Pass
2Pass3Pass
4Pass4Pass
4Pass5Pass
5Pass5Pass
6All pass  

The Bidding: East falls just short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. East's Aces would be more valuable in support of longer suits. Passing is clear. As Josh Donn discusses in his "Light Third Seat Openers" article, opening 1 would force East-West to use their defensive bidding agreements. The vulnerability is favorable. South can pass North's response.

At tables where South passes in 3rd seat, West opens 2NT. Jerry Helms advises against playing Puppet Stayman Over 2NT because of the difficulty with hands (54) in the majors. Regular Stayman is better because it allows responder to use Smolen at the 3-level when opener lacks a 4-card major. Players wishing to check if opener has a 5-card major and handle responder's hands with (54) in the majors can play Muppet Stayman . After finding a spade fit, should East make a slam try? East knows their partnership has 30-31 HCP. East has 2 key cards and the Queen. East is a passed hand. So West will expect 10-11 HCP. Making a slam try is reasonable. After a Stayman auction finds a fit, the standard way to make a slam try is bid the other major. If East bids an artificial 4 as a slam try in spades, West will be happy to ask for key cards and bid 6.

At tables where South reasonably gambles to open a light 1 in 3rd seat to force East-West to use their defensive bidding agreements, West is too strong to overcall 1NT . A jump to 2NT would be an Unusual 2 Notrump overcall showing length in the red suits. So West begins with a double. North has nothing to say. East cue bids 2 to show a maximum passed hand. A cue bid is typically forcing to suit agreement or notrump. West had planned to double and then bid notrump to show a hand too strong to overcall 1NT. After East's 2 cue bid a 2NT bid by West wouldn't be forcing. West bids a natural and forcing 2. East's 3 bid confirms a spade fit, but isn't forcing. West, with a Losing Trick Count of 5, shows their slam interest by cue bidding their club control. East cooperates by showing their diamond control. When West cue bids their heart control, East is too strong to bid 4. East could ask for key cards, but that will not tell East whether 12 tricks are available. Cue bidding 5 seems best. West shows their diamond control. East doesn't have a heart control. So East offers 5 as the final contract. West knows East is a passed hand that cue bid and was willing to cue bid at the 5-level. East must have some Aces and some shape. Why didn't East bid 4NT Roman Keycard ? The answer wouldn't help them. They don't have a source of tricks. West has tricks if partner has bullets and shape. West, with a heart doubleton, places the contract at 6.

The Play: Declarer has a variety of lines available. Ruffing a diamond and a club seems the safest route for 12 tricks. Diamonds present the greatest risk for a defensive overruff. There is a 37.8% chance diamonds will break 5-2 or worse. If spades break 3-2, declarer can afford to ruff high twice. There is a 32.2% chance spades will break 4-1 or worse. The risk of a 6-2 or worse club break is slightly over 20%. So declarer choose to ruff a club with the 7 and ruff a diamond with the Queen (or 10). Here, all suits break well. Declarer has no trouble scoring 12 tricks.



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10 ♠QT
864
AKQ5
♣QJ42
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K6
AQT72
J843
♣KT
♠A753
5
92
♣A97653
♠J9842
KJ93
T76
♣8
14
138
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5/6
EW: 4♣ 1 1 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3 W -2   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
  110          5.00   1.00  2♠ S      A8-Waples-Nye vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
  100          3.50   2.50  2N E -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
  100          3.50   2.50  2N E -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
         90    2.00   4.00  1N E      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A8-Graham-Lilly
        200    1.00   5.00  2 S -2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        300    0.00   6.00  3 N -3   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. North has 14 points, but no good bid. Double is emphatically out with only two spades, and even the AKQ in the diamond suit may not persuade North to overcall a four card suit at the two level. East bids 1. It will be very hard for E-W to get to their most profitable spot, a club part score. West will rebid either 1NT or 2. East just isn't strong enough to show the clubs now.



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11 ♠QJ2
T753
Q983
♣87
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T7
QJ98
J7
♣AJT52
♠K963
K42
K5
♣K964
♠A854
A6
AT642
♣Q3
5
912
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2  ♦5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          5.00   1.00  1N S      A8-Waples-Nye vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
   90          5.00   1.00  2 S      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
   90          5.00   1.00  1 S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    2.00   4.00  1♠ S -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
         50    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A8-Graham-Lilly
         50    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    0.00   6.00  1 W +2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Conn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 on this "aces and spaces" hand. That passes to East, who reopens with a double, allowing E-W to find a club or heart partial which should work well even though hearts are 4-2. West shouldn't jump: his 9 HCP aren't all that much opposite a balancing double.



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12 ♠AKQ5
AKT
Q9754
♣8
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠J984
J
KJT8632
♣2
♠T76
Q8762
A
♣KT93
♠32
9543
-
♣AQJ7654
18
69
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 4 3♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣2/1 ♦6 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          6.00   0.00  4* W -4  A2-Downard-Whaley vs A8-Graham-Lilly
  620          5.00   1.00  4 S      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
  150          4.00   2.00  4♣ S +1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        100    3.00   3.00  3N S -1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        200    2.00   4.00  3N* N -1  A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        300    1.00   5.00  3N N -3   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        500    0.00   6.00  6♣* S -2  A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

What will North do is West opens 3? He surely has the best hand at the table, but double seems wrong with a singleton in one of the unbid suits and no long suit of his own to retreat to. If North does pass, will South try his clubs? It's usually wrong to counter an opponents weak bid with a weak bid of your own. Now, If West just has the courtesy to pass, this hand might be easier for N-S. And maybe not; since South has a four card major, he may not want to make a weak bid in clubs.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
33NTAll pass 

The Bidding: West has nice spade support, but West prefers preempting at favorable vulnerability. North is a now in a difficult position. North doesn't have a suit to overcall and doesn't have the right shape to Double for Takeout . Passing is risky because North-South might have a game and South may not be able to balance. Bidding 3NT is risky. East-West may be able to run clubs. If partner has values in clubs, they may not be accessible. 3NT will play awkwardly if partner doesn't have entries. If North risks an offshape takeout double, North doesn't have a reasonable bid over an advance to 4. In his "Bidding Against Preempts" article, Mike Lawrence describes a similar situation where there are no good options over the preempt. Mike advises "If you agree that bidding against preempts is a pain ... you should preempt more often yourself." To do so, you must relax your standards for preempts.

The ACBL mandates a 10 second pause after a skip bid to avoid communicating unauthorized information. North uses the pause to assess their poor options. Passing is a reasonable option because it is likely to go positive. My preference is to overcall 3NT even though it risks going negative. The chance of a making game compensates for the risk.

At tables where North passes, South cannot reasonably act given the vulnerability holding a preemptive hand themselves. At tables where North bids 3NT, South has a choice between passing and looking for a heart fit. If a heart fit isn't found, South needs to guess whether 4NT or 5 is safer. South knows North has values in diamonds opposite their void. If North has Kx or better, 3NT is likely to be cold. Passing 3NT seems best.

The Play in 3NT: East's singleton Ace blocks the diamond suit. Cashing the Ace may help partner establish diamond winners, but it removes an entry to East's hand and may help declarer get the diamond suit right. Alternatively, East might try to establish their heart suit. Here, a heart lead helps declarer. Declarer covers West's Jack. East cannot lead hearts again without giving declarer a trick. If declarer cashes their spade winners, East will not any convenient exit cards. After finessing against East for the King, declarer can end play East in hearts. If East ducks the 3rd round of hearts, East will be end played with the Ace.

Leading the Ace removes one of declarer's options to end play East. East can passively exit a spade. Declarer will eventually throw East in with a heart or a club, but East can end play dummy to beat 3NT.

The Play in 3: Declarer cannot avoid losing 7 tricks: 3 + 1 + 1 + 2. The defense must avoid establishing dummy's Queen for a discard. With a guarded Queen tabling in dummy, count signals can be used to avoid errors.



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13 ♠AK2
QT93
Q97
♣864
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QT875
A4
T53
♣QJ7
♠J4
J2
J842
♣AK932
♠963
K8765
AK6
♣T5
11
910
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.50   0.50  3 S      A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A8-Graham-Lilly
  140          5.50   0.50  2 N +1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
    PASS       3.00   3.00  Pass Out  A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
    PASS       3.00   3.00  Pass Out  A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
    PASS       3.00   3.00  Pass Out  A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        100    1.00   5.00  4 S -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        140    0.00   6.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

I won't be surprised if this hand passes out, though South has a five card major and 2 1/2 quick tricks, a recipe for bidding these days. North will be delighted to show a limit raise--which South will pass with some alacrity. Play, for once, is easy and straightforward.



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14 ♠A43
AQT
T5
♣AT865
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K98765
J5
J64
♣K4
♠2
984
AQ9832
♣QJ7
♠QJT
K7632
K7
♣932
14
89
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1♠ 4NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  5* E -2  A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  170          4.50   1.50  3 S +1   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
  170          4.50   1.50  3 N +1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
  130          3.00   3.00  3♣ N +1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A8-Graham-Lilly
  100          2.00   4.00  2♠ W -2   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
   50          1.00   5.00  3 E -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        150    0.00   6.00  4 S -3   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 2. South isn't strong enough to bid. I hope West has the sense to advance the diamond preempt instead of trying out spades. North is much less likely to get frisky over 3 because of the elevated level.



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15 ♠QT9862
A65
75
♣87
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠4
QJ743
JT632
♣Q6
♠5
82
Q98
♣AJT5432
♠AKJ73
KT9
AK4
♣K9
6
67
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 5♠ 5NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 20 = -3
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          5.50   0.50  6♠ S      A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
 1430          5.50   0.50  6♠ S      A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A8-Graham-Lilly
  650          1.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        200    0.00   6.00  7N S -2   A8-Waples-Nye vs A3-Wagner-Wagner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South will be flabbergasted when North transfers in spades after South opens 2NT. North will know that slam is unlikely with only 26 or 26 points between the two hands, but the spade game should be universally bid on this one.



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16 ♠AT82
K75
4
♣J7432
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J4
32
AJ9852
♣K65
♠75
AQ64
QT76
♣QT9
♠KQ963
JT98
K3
♣A8
8
910
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2♠  ♦3 NT5
EW: 4 1NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.50   0.50  3♠ N      A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
  140          5.50   0.50  2♠ S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
         50    3.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
         50    3.50   2.50  3♠ S -1   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A8-Graham-Lilly
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ S -2   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        100    1.50   4.50  3♠ S -2   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        130    0.00   6.00  3 W +1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

If West opens 2, North has the pattern but not the values to take any action. East should be delighted to advance the preempt, maybe even to the four level. That's not an invitation, just getting E-W to the 10 trick level when they have 10 trump. That should muzzle South, too.



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17 ♠AT5
KT85
T32
♣J95
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q9872
-
QJ954
♣QT7
♠K43
AQ642
87
♣K63
♠J6
J973
AK6
♣A842
8
712
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣6 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -100 2NT*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.00   0.00  2N N      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A8-Graham-Lilly
   90          5.00   1.00  1N N      A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
   50          3.00   3.00  1N E -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
   50          3.00   3.00  2♠ W -1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
   50          3.00   3.00  2♠ W -1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        110    1.00   5.00  2♠ W      A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        150    0.00   6.00  3♣ S -3   A8-Waples-Nye vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East's 1 opener stops South from acting. West bids 1 and East rebids 1NT. Now West just settle for 2. He'll lose two spades, two diamonds and a club. Don't touch the hearts unless the opponents insist. They're really no help to the West hand or to a spade contract.



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18 ♠83
84
A842
♣T8762
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q75
KQT9653
53
♣5
♠K642
J
T976
♣AQ94
♠AJT9
A72
KQJ
♣KJ3
4
710
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1♠  ♥5 NT6
EW: 2  ♣4 ♦4 ♠6/5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.92   0.08  3 W -1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        100    4.17   1.83  3N S -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        100    4.17   1.83  3♣ S -1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        140    2.42   3.58  2 W +1   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A8-Graham-Lilly
        200    0.67   5.33  3N S -2   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        200    0.67   5.33  2N S -2   A8-Waples-Nye vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens , not thrilled to hear 3 from West. North (I should hope) passes, as will East. Now what? The four level is a lonely place when you have no idea what partner has. Declarer will be delighted that partner's stiff heart is that lovely J.



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19 ♠53
KQT83
A6
♣J984
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ9862
972
T7
♣6
♠A
J654
QJ984
♣753
♠T74
A
K532
♣AKQT2
10
68
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 3 5 5NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣1 ♦4 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +920 6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.50   0.50  5♣ S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
  420          5.50   0.50  5♣ S +1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
  200          4.00   2.00  3 N +2   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
  170          3.00   3.00  4♣ S +2   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
  130          1.50   4.50  4♣ S      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  130          1.50   4.50  4♣ S      A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        100    0.00   6.00  4 N -2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
20 ♠Q974
862
J97
♣JT7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ6
K95
T84
♣AK94
♠A3
QT43
A53
♣Q862
♠T852
AJ7
KQ62
♣53
4
1412
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 4 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  3N W -1   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
        180    5.00   1.00  2N W +2   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        600    3.00   3.00  3N W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        600    3.00   3.00  3N W      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        600    3.00   3.00  3N W      A8-Waples-Nye vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        630    1.00   5.00  3N W +1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        660    0.00   6.00  3N W +2   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
21 ♠AJ96
JT4
AQ2
♣J54
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K7
A982
KJ954
♣Q6
♠T542
K753
763
♣KT
♠Q83
Q6
T8
♣A98732
13
136
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3♠ 3NT  ♦6 ♥6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♥6 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +500 4*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.00   0.00  3N N      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  150          5.00   1.00  3 W -3   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
  130          3.50   2.50  4♣ N      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A7-Rockefeller-Petroff
  130          3.50   2.50  3♣ N +1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
  120          2.00   4.00  2N N      A8-Waples-Nye vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
  100          1.00   5.00  3 W -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
   50          0.00   6.00  3 W -1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
22 ♠Q
KQ872
J3
♣QT854
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJT52
J94
Q64
♣K9
♠K83
653
AK72
♣AJ3
♠9764
AT
T985
♣762
10
1115
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3 1 4♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3N E -2   A8-Waples-Nye vs A8-Graham-Lilly
         50    5.00   1.00  3♣ N -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        120    4.00   2.00  2N E      A2-Downard-Whaley vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        200    3.00   3.00  2♠ W +3   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        620    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        630    0.00   6.00  3N E +1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
23 ♠A95
AK82
A983
♣J2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠JT73
JT9
542
♣AT6
♠62
54
QJT7
♣KQ974
♠KQ84
Q763
K6
♣853
16
68
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 4 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥2 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
  620          4.00   2.00  4 N      A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
  620          4.00   2.00  4 N      A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
  620          4.00   2.00  4 N      A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  200          2.00   4.00  2♠ S +3   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        100    0.50   5.50  3N N -1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        100    0.50   5.50  3N N -1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A8-Graham-Lilly
24 ♠94
JT984
95
♣AT92
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AKQ8
K763
Q
♣KJ83
♠JT653
AQ2
K862
♣6
♠72
5
AJT743
♣Q754
5
1810
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 3 5♠ 3/4NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Rosenbluth-Lang
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A2-Downard-Whaley vs A4-Mills-Shaffer
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A3-Zizic-Eliason vs A6-Shaw-Jarboe
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Offerman-McAdams vs A1-Nielsen-Conn
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A5-Feldman-Gaynor vs A3-Wagner-Wagner
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A6-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A8-Waples-Nye vs A8-Graham-Lilly