- Monday Aft - October 7, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 990 MP  Geomean: 592 MP
(based on 23 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Gary Feldman - Peggy Nielsen 60.42 1st OA 3.00
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 55.83 2/4th OA 1.74
Mike Pemberton - Ron Saltis 55.83 2/4th OA 1.74
Elaine McAdams - Mary Jane Graham 55.83 2/4th OA 1.74
Christopher Gillmon - Marilyn Waples 53.75 3rd OB 0.87
Gwen Wagner - Richard Wagner 52.08 4th OB 0.65
EVENT>Club Appreciation        |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A
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DATE>October 7, 2019    |CLUB NO.>127100    | 10/07/2019 15:54
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Appreciation game       |MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/300  |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=9/C=3                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A  2/4    .     .   |  2/4    .     .     67.00  55.83  1.74(OA)
 2 Richard Wagner         Gwen Wagner              C   .     4     .   |   .     4     .     62.50  52.08  0.65(OB)
 3 Carol Hayhurst         Judy Kupperman           B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     54.50  45.42
 4 Marilyn Waples         Christopher Gillmon      B   .     3     .   |   5     3     .     64.50  53.75  0.87(OB)
 5 Peggy Nielsen          Gary Feldman             B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .     72.50  60.42  3.00(OA)
 6 Nita Whaley            Irene Petroff            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     56.50  47.08
 7 Mark Robbins           Doug Hahn                C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     49.00  40.83
 8 Anne Conn              Louise Shaffer           B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     60.00  50.00
 9 Alan Greenberg         Frank Finck              B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     46.50  38.75
10 Ron Saltis             Mike Pemberton           A  2/4    .     .   |  2/4    .     .     67.00  55.83  1.74(OA)
11 Elaine McAdams         Mary Jane Graham         C  2/4    2     .   |  2/4    2     1     67.00  55.83  1.74(OA)
12 Donald Cline           Anne Cline               A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     53.00  44.17
                                          Totals                                            720.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠J642
KQ82
K5
♣AQ9
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠97
J65
AT8
♣KJ653
♠Q85
97
973
♣T8742
♠AKT3
AT43
QJ642
♣-
15
92
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 6 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          4.00   1.00  6 N      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
  980          4.00   1.00  6 N      A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
  980          4.00   1.00  6 N      A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  480          1.50   3.50  4 N +2   A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
  480          1.50   3.50  4 N +2   A12-Cline-Cline vs A11-McAdams-Graham
  450          0.00   5.00  4 N +1   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Greenberg-Finck

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1NT, which South should be delighted to hear. Use Stayman and find out about your eight card heart fit. How will you look for slam? Asking for aces isn't a great idea with the South hand--no second round control in diamonds and a void. The best South can do is cuebid spades. Partner will then show the club Ace. You still won't know the diamond position, unless yours is a partnership which shows second round controls as well as Aces. It's easy to see with a hand record that a major suit or NT slam is easy, but we aren't clairvoyant! Of course some Souths may just hope for the best and bid six anyway.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPass2
Pass2Pass31
Pass3NT2Pass43
Pass4Pass4
Pass4NTPass5NT4
Pass6All pass 
  1. artificial, heart fit, slam interest, undisclosed shortness
  2. asking
  3. club shortness
  4. an even number of key cards and a void

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3-4, 6, and 8.

The Bidding: After North opens a strong notrump, South responds Stayman. North's 2 response confirms a heart fit. It is common for responder to bid 3 of the other major to confirm a fit and show slam interest. If playing Reverse Baze, South jump to 3 shows a heart fit, slam interest, and undisclosed shortness. North's 3NT rebid asks for South's short suit. South's 4 bid shows club shortness. North's Ace is valuable, but North's Queen may be wasted. North's diamond control and heart honors suggest cooperating with the slam try. So North cue bids their diamond control. South could ask for key cards, but that will not tell whether 12 tricks are available. South cue bids their spade control. Now North asks for key cards. South's 5NT bid show an even number of key cards and a void. North places the contract at 6.

The Lead: The void showing key card response prevented a Queen Ask . So a trump lead might solve a guess for the Queen. An aggressive spade lead may cost a trick, but it may be necessary to build a spade trick. East is likely to choose a hopefully passive diamond lead.

The Play: Declarer has a quick diamond loser. Declarer has a potential heart loser if hearts don't break 3-2. Declarer has a potential spade loser. If diamonds break 3-3, declarer doesn't need to rely on a finesse against the Queen. Here, hearts break 3-2 and and diamonds break 3-3. So declarer has 12 tricks without the spade finesse: 2 + 4 + 4 + 1 + 1 ruff.



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2 ♠KJT9
Q75
92
♣Q742
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A8763
986
Q65
♣86
♠42
A42
KJT87
♣A93
♠Q5
KJT3
A43
♣KJT5
8
612
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 1 1NT  ♣4 ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  2 S +1   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
  130          4.00   1.00  2♣ N +2   A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
  100          2.50   2.50  2♠ W -2   A12-Cline-Cline vs A11-McAdams-Graham
  100          2.50   2.50  2* E -1  A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
   50          1.00   4.00  3 E -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    0.00   5.00  4 S -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

When East opens 1, South may look at a diamond stopper, 14 HCP and two tens, as well as the good texture of the heart and club suits and bid 1NT anyway. North will check for a spade fit and settle in 2NT. It doesn't matter whether West leads spades or diamonds on opening--holding three aces, the defense has plenty of time to get around to diamonds and beat this contract, though East may never picture West with the Q if West starts with a low spade. Declarer should be careful to conceal the Q on the first spade trick to help delude the opponents.



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3 ♠AKQ5
A532
83
♣J97
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠764
J94
KQ9742
♣Q
♠T832
K6
AJT6
♣A86
♠J9
QT87
5
♣KT5432
14
812
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 1♠  ♦4 NT5
EW: 3 1NT  ♣2 ♥3 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  2 S +1   A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
  130          4.00   1.00  3♣ N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
  110          3.00   2.00  3♣ S      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
         50    1.00   4.00  3N N -1   A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A2-Wagner-Wagner
         50    1.00   4.00  1N S -1   A12-Cline-Cline vs A11-McAdams-Graham
         50    1.00   4.00  4 S -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 2. North doubles, and East raises diamonds. Will South come to life and bid those six clubs? On so weak a hand, I'd prefer bidding a six card suit to a four card suit. At the table, that already noted lack of clairvoyance will lead to two trump losers for most players.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
2Dbl3Dbl1
Pass3All pass 
  1. values and more than 1 place to play

The Bidding: In his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, Andrew Gumperz advises disciplined preempts in 2nd seat. Because dealer's pass decreases the likelihood the opponents have a game, preempts should be more constructive. Here, the vulnerability is unfavorable. The Rule of 2-3-4 advises against opening a Weak Two Diamonds with a Losing Trick Count of 8. Larry Cohen advises "Personally, I prefer to look more at my own vulnerability. When I am vulnerable, I tend to be within 2 tricks (roughly) of my bid. When not vulnerable, I am more lax." Here, opening 2 seems best because it is lead directional and constructive. North's small diamond doubleton is a negative, but North's shape and strength require a takeout double.

McCabe is a good agreement when defending the double of a Weak Two because it allows lead directors. 2NT and redouble are used for runouts and Game Tries according to partnership agreement. Here, East can see 8 tricks if the Ace is onside. If West has a 3rd heart a ruff can be navigated in the short hand. If West is short in spades, a Dummy Reversal should provide extra tricks. East is a bit light for a game try. Playing McCabe, East's raise to 3 suggests a preference for a diamond lead.

South's 10 Support Points suggest making a constructive bid. South's Losing Trick Count of 7 suggests a game might be available. Both are inflated by South's singleton diamond. North's takeout double warns that North may not have many diamonds to ruff, decreasing the values of South's singleton. South expects a 9+ card club fit and a 7+ card heart fit. South doesn't need to guess which suit to bid. South's Responsive Double shows values and more than 1 place to play. West has nothing to say. North knows their partnership has a major suit fit. North's 15 Support Points suggest bidding game if South has invitational values. North's Losing Trick Count of 7 suggests declining an invitation. North's doubleton diamond is a negative. South has not promised invitational values. Bidding 3 seems best. If hearts are not one of South's places to play. South will correct to 3. Here, South passes North's 3 bid.

At tables where West passes in 2nd seat, North opens 1. East doesn't have the shape to act. South's priority is to look for a major suit fit. After South responds 1, it is hard to imagine West overcalling 2 when they felt it was too risky to open 2. North's raise to 2 shows a minimum opener with heart support. As Steve Weinstein discussed in his "1m-1M: Now What?" article, opener may have 3-card heart support with shortness or a small doubleton. If your partnership sometimes raises responder's major with 3-card support, it is more risky for your opponents to balance because you may have just a 7-card fit. East isn't eager to defend 2. So East risks a takeout double. South's Losing Trick Count of 7 suggests bidding game. North is a 3rd seat opener. South has an aceless hand. A game try seems sufficient. Methods vary by partnership agreement. A natural 3 game try, if available, seems best because it discloses the double fit. West competes to 3. North's weak clubs and poor heart texture are a concern. North-South are in a force to 3. It is common to play an immediate 3 bid as the weakest action. With that understanding, North can pass to show some willingness to cooperate with the game try. South signs off in 3.

The Play in Hearts: If declared by South, West is likely to lead their singleton club. Now East-West score 5 tricks: 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 ruffs.

At tables where North declares a heart contract, East must find the Ace lead to hold declarer to 8 tricks. A passive spade lead allows declarer the option of attempting to discard their diamond loser. Declarer could cash the Ace and then try cashing 3 rounds of spades. If the 3rd round of spades is ruffed, declarer will have trouble getting back to their hand to finesse against the Queen or lead a heart towards the QT8. North's poor heart texture may make it expensive to ruff 2 diamonds. A declarer who could see through the backs of the cards would drop the King, duck a round of hearts, and score 10 tricks. Given the lack of entries, a declarer might try dropping the Queen. Given the risks, declarer may prefer to draw trump. Declarer cashes the Ace and leads a heart towards the board. East wins their King. Now East can give West a club ruff to hold declarer to 9 tricks. Even if the defense doesn't navigate a club ruff, declarer will likely take a losing finesse against the Queen and score 9 tricks. If East's opening lead is the Ace, West can signal Suit Preference when dummy tables with a singleton. Now East can lead the Ace and navigate a club ruff to hold declarer to 9 tricks.

The Play in Diamonds: Declarer has 3 quick spade losers. A lobbing finesse towards the King holds heart losers to 1. Declarer has 9 tricks: 1 + 1 ruff + 6 + 1.

The Play in Clubs: The defense must cash a diamond before declarer gains the lead to prevent declarer from discarding their diamond loser. Finessing against the Queen provides only a 45% chance of avoiding a 2nd club loser because declarer's poor texture prevents declarer from picking up AQ86 in East's hand. Cashing the Ace and leading a heart towards the Queen offers a 63% chance of avoiding a 2nd heart loser. If East doesn't play an honor, the percentage play is to finesse against the Jack because East might have KJ96 or J96. Here, East plays the King and declarer has just 1 heart loser. A declarer who could see through the backs of the cards would drop West's Queen and score 10 tricks. Declarers taking the percentage play in clubs will loser 2 club tricks and score 9 tricks.



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4 ♠4
AJ865432
K
♣AK2
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q7653
-
8632
♣Q753
♠982
KQ7
AQJT54
♣T
♠AKJT
T9
97
♣J9864
15
412
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4  ♦3 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3 1♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥2
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +500 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          4.50   0.50  4 N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Cline-Cline
  650          4.50   0.50  4 N +1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
  620          2.00   3.00  4 N      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
  620          2.00   3.00  4 N      A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
  620          2.00   3.00  4 N      A11-McAdams-Graham vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        500    0.00   5.00  4♠* S -2  A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 and will be prepared to bid 4 at her next turn. East overcalls 2 and South makes a Negative Double . Whether or not West makes a preemptive diamond raise, North will blast to 4. Will E-W sit for this? It's harder to sacrifice on equal vulnerability, but it would pay odd on this hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass12Dbl
44All pass 

The Bidding: After West passes as dealer, North is too strong to open 4. North sees 4 has good play opposite as little as 2 small hearts and the Queen.. So North might consider opening a Strong 2 Clubs . At tables where North opens 2, East-West will compete to 5 before North has a chance to introduce their heart suit. Now if North bids 5, they may wind up in 6 doubled down 2.

Opening 2 is quite a distortion given North's limited defensive potential. There is little chance 1 will be passed out. Opening 1 seems best. East overcalls 2. South's Negative Double shows spades and some values. West, with diamond support a heart void and a weak hand, has a choice between passing, or raising diamonds to the 3, 4, or 5 level. North and East have shown opening hands. West's diamond length decreases the potential for diamond tricks on defense. South's failure to support hearts suggests South has 2 or less hearts. West infers North and East have 11 or more hearts between them. East potential heart length increases the likelihood a 5 sacrifice may be a phantom. A raise to 3 should be constructive. West has 9 support points, but it isn't clear whether West's Queens are valuable. A weak raise to 4 seems a good compromise. North's 4 bid advertises a hand too strong to bid 4 immediately. West's 4 preemptive raise may have caused North to stretch. East expects to have 2 heart tricks on defense and potentially a diamond trick. A second diamond trick seems unlikely. East cannot reasonably double 4. East passes in tempo.

Now West must guess whether to sacrifice. Normally, you want to preempt as high as you are willing to give the opponents the Last Guess . Here, West's knowledge of the distribution make an immediate 5 sacrifice unattractive. East might have been eager to double a 4 contract. Now, North has shown 8+ hearts. East's failure to double 4 shows show they are not confident they can set 4. West and South have a combined 9+ spades. This decreases the likelihood West's spade Queen will score a trick on defense. There is some chance West's Queen will be valuable on defense. It isn't clear 5X will go for less than the value of 4 making. In order for 5 to be a profitable sacrifice, 4 must be making and 9 tricks must be available in a diamond contract. Neither is clear. West must guess whether to defend 4 or bet the parlay that 4 is making and 9 tricks are available in diamonds.

The Play in Hearts: Declarer has a quick diamond loser and 2 potential heart losers. Declarer has a potential club loser. If the defense doesn't lead a high diamond, declarer will discard their losing diamond on a spade winner. If the defense cashes a high diamond, declarer can discard their potential club loser on a spade winner. With East holding KQ7 behind the Ace, declarer cannot avoid losing 2 heart tricks. Declarer has 10 tricks: 2 + 6 + 2.

The Play in Diamonds: South will likely lead the Ace. When dummy tables with the guarded Queen, some partnerships signal count. Other signal attitude. Either way, the defense will likely navigate a spade ruff. The defense scores 4 tricks: 2 + 1 ruff + 1. Declarer has the remaining 9 tricks. 5 is a profitable sacrifice.



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5 ♠T6
KQ86
74
♣Q9852
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QJ5
T9752
JT82
♣A
♠A743
4
AK965
♣KJT
♠K982
AJ3
Q3
♣7643
7
815
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦2 ♥5 ♠3/4 NT4
EW: 5 2 3♠ 3/2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-E/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        120    5.00   0.00  1N E +1   A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman
        140    4.00   1.00  1♠ E +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Cline-Cline
        150    2.50   2.50  3 E +2   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        150    2.50   2.50  2 E +3   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
        170    1.00   4.00  2 E +4   A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        180    0.00   5.00  2N E +2   A11-McAdams-Graham vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1, to which West replies 1. Now when East bids 1, West will return to diamonds. Knowing of the diamond fit, might East try NT? West could reasonably argue that his hand seems more useful for diamonds and try that game. In either case, declarer has to bang down the top two diamond honors to succeed--though it's slightly more likely that the break is 3-1.



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6 ♠A
JT74
KQ52
♣KJ32
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KJT8532
K93
J4
♣A
♠Q9764
2
A863
♣Q64
♠-
AQ865
T97
♣T9875
14
128
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 3  ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4
LoTT: 19 - 21 = -2
Par: -300 5*-NS/5♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        500    4.50   0.50  6* S -3  A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        500    4.50   0.50  6* S -3  A11-McAdams-Graham vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        620    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Cline-Cline
        620    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
        620    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman
        850    0.00   5.00  5♠* W     A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1, North doubles, and East blasts to 4. Not vulnerable, South might have the nerve to try 5. The sacrifice is a win-win: 5 is only down two, and 5 doesn't make. We should pay more attention to the vulnerability than we do. Favorable vulnerability is a license to steal.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Dbl2NT15
DblAll pass  
  1. artificial, invitational or better spade raise

The Bidding: After two passes, West has a choice between passing, making an undisciplined preempt, and opening 1. West is too strong to pass. Undisciplined preempts can be a winning tactic opposite a passed hand, but shouldn't be used when game is possible. Here, West would have a Losing Trick Count of 6 if a spade fit is available. West opens 1. North Doubles for Takeout . Methods over a takeout double vary by partnership agreement. Many expert partnerships play Transfers Over a Double of One of a Major because it well supports natural bids, lead directors, and differentiates weak raises from Constructive Raises . Here, East has 11 Support Points for spades. East is too strong to jump to 4. A 4 Splinter bid could get the partnership too high opposite a 3rd seat opener. If West is strong, a Splinter bid isn't ideal because a club control cannot be shown at the 3-level or 4-level. Using Jordan , an artificial 2NT bid showing an invitational or better spade raise, seems best.

South, with 5 good hearts and a spade void, must decide at what level they will bid hearts. South's Losing Trick Count of 7 suggests a game is available. South's 11 Support Points suggest inviting game. South has nothing in the side suits, but South distribution has offensive power. Bidding 3 will not accomplish anything. Bidding 4 will push East-West to 4. Now South will have the Last Guess . Bidding 5 immediately at favorable vulnerability seems best because it forces East-West to guess at the 5-level.

West isn't eager to risk the 5-level opposite a passed hand with just 1 Ace. West has a quick trick, potential ruffs, and a potential heart trick. East has shown values. Doubling seems best.

The Play in 5X: In their "Winning Suit Contract Leads" , David Bird and Taf Anthias advise "Side-suit singletons are excellent leads and should nearly always be chosen." They add "Do not be deterred from a singleton lead because your card is an honor." West follows their advice and leads the Ace. East encourage a club continuation. When dummy tables, West knows their is little future in spades. A heart switch is risky. Declarer could win and cash the heart Ace. Now a club ruff, if available, wouldn't be profitable because West would be ruffing with their high trump. After a heart switch, declarer can escape for down 1 if they finesse against the Jack and End Play West to force a ruff and sluff. A diamond or a spade switch allows the defense to score 4 tricks: 1 + 1 + 2 or 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 ruff. West cannot be end played because they can safely exit with a heart.

The Play in 5: Declarer has 2 quick losers and cannot avoid losing a diamond. Ruffing power provides 10 tricks for declarer.



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7 ♠KT63
K965
74
♣K74
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJ92
J832
K653
♣2
♠854
AQT4
Q98
♣Q86
♠Q7
7
AJT2
♣AJT953
9
910
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 2NT  ♥5 ♠6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♦6/5 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          5.00   0.00  2N S      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
  110          3.00   2.00  3♣ S      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-McAdams-Graham
  110          3.00   2.00  3♣ S      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
  110          3.00   2.00  2♣ S +1   A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A12-Cline-Cline
        110    1.00   4.00  2♣ E +1   A10-Saltis-Pemberton vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        200    0.00   5.00  3N S -2   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A8-Conn-Shaffer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 and rebids clubs over North's 1 call. This will pass out at most tables. Even if West doubles over 2 it won't help--North has enough to raise to 3 if necessary. If South takes the club finesse towards the AJ... he'll take 10 tricks.



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8 ♠AQJT32
AJ4
Q
♣A87
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠764
T9
AJ962
♣J62
♠K
KQ8753
K7543
♣5
♠985
62
T8
♣KQT943
18
611
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6♠ 2NT  ♦3 ♥3
EW: 4 3  ♣0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 22 - 19 = +3
Par: +500 7*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          4.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-McAdams-Graham
  480          4.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
  480          4.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A12-Cline-Cline
  260          2.00   3.00  3♠ N +4   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
  100          1.00   4.00  5* E -1  A10-Saltis-Pemberton vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
         50    0.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A8-Conn-Shaffer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Who would ever guess how valuable the A turns out to be? It will shed a lot of losers. But making 6 depends on dropping the singleton King off-side: who's going to do that with four missing? Don't forget that these are "double dummy" solutions where we can see all four hands as we plan the play. That's NOT what happens at the table.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass12132
Pass4All pass 
  1. 5+ hearts and 5+ in an unspecified minor
  2. constructive spade raise

The Bidding: After North opens 1, East has a choice of passing, overcalling 2, or making a Michaels Cue Bid . East's singleton King merits a downgrade. Grant Baze advised "6-5 come alive" , saying a 6-5 hand is worth an extra Ace. So East has the strength for a 2 overcall. Passing would be a mistake. East wants to show their shape. Waiting to bid will only increase the risk of acting. A 2 overcall may make it difficult to show diamonds. The auction may be uncomfortably high. Using a Michaels cue bid to show 5+ hearts and 5+ in an undisclosed minor seems best.

In his "Versus Michaels or Unusual Notrump" article, Larry Cohen discusses defending against 2-suited overcalls. With that agreement, South can bid 3 to show a constructive spade raise. With an invitational or better spade raise, South would have cue bid 3. As I discuss in my "Transfers Over Michaels" article, when a Michaels cue bid specifies only 1 suit, only 1 cue bid is available. This causes problems when responder wants to show a minor. Expert partnerships with good memories might prefer playing transfers in this situation. Either way, South bids a constructive 3, but with transfers South denies having a Mixed Raise . Sometimes, knowing your partner has constructive values and 4+ card support tips the balance in favor of bidding game.

West doesn't have a heart fit. West doesn't know whether East's second suits in clubs or diamonds. West isn't eager to risk the 5-level. North, with 21 Support Points, places the contract at 4. At tables where East-West have an agreement, like Ghestem , which allows East to show long hearts and long diamonds, it is difficult for East-West to find the profitable 5 sacrifice.

The Play in Spades: East has 2 attractive leads: the King, top of an honor sequence, and their singleton club. In their "Winning Suit Contract Leads" , David Bird and Taf Anthias advise "Side-suit singletons are excellent leads and should nearly always be chosen." West needs an entry in order for the singleton lead to be productive. Leading a singleton may give declarer additional incentive to try to drop East's King. It isn't clear West has an entry. Leading the King seems best. Declarer wins their Ace. Dummy's clubs will provide plenty of discards if clubs break 2-2 or 3-1. So declarer doesn't need to prioritize navigating a heart ruff in the short hand. Normally, finessing against the King would offer a 50% chance to avoid a spade loser. The Vacant Spaces principle suggests West is a 2 to 1 favorite to hold the King.

Crossing to dummy to finesse against the King increases the risk of a club ruff. East's King lead suggests East doesn't have the AK. So West has an entry. Crossing with a club can cause 4 to go down if East is void in clubs and has more than 1 spade. Similarly, crossing with a club and taking a losing spade finesse can lead to down 1 if East has Kx. In IMPs scoring, declarer would play safely to make 4 to secure the game bonus. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Matchpoint Strategy" article, "Overtricks and undertricks in all contracts matter. Unless you are certain that your contract is exceptionally good, you will normally play to take maximum tricks." So declarer can reasonably risk crossing in clubs to finesse against the King.

Here, the spade finesse loses and the defense collects 3 tricks. Since East has a singleton spade, the defense cannot collect a 4th trick. Declarers who play conservatively will cash the Ace and drop the King. Now declarer has all the tricks: 6 + 1 + 6. The defense must lead a diamond to prevent declarer from scoring all the tricks.

The Play in Diamonds: Declarer has 3 quick losers. With diamonds breaking 2-1, declarer doesn't have a diamond loser. Lobbing finesses towards the King-Queen quickly establish heart winners. Declarer has 10 tricks.



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9 ♠J974
94
853
♣AKJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K65
A873
A9764
♣7
♠AQ2
62
T
♣QT96542
♠T83
KQJT5
KQJ2
♣3
9
118
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6
EW: 3♣ 1  ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    4.50   0.50  3N N -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
         50    4.50   0.50  3 S -1   A10-Saltis-Pemberton vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        100    2.00   3.00  4 S -2   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
        100    2.00   3.00  3 S -2   A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A12-Cline-Cline
        100    2.00   3.00  2 S -2   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        200    0.00   5.00  4 S -4   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-McAdams-Graham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1, North bids 1. Will East now preempt? He might be sorry if he does! After all he doesn't know partner has all those nice quick tricks. Assuming that East passes, South bids 2. Now North will take a preference for the major. If you must play a seven card fit, choose the one which pays better.



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10 ♠K9
T962
A43
♣Q983
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q875
A7
QT962
♣T2
♠AJT43
J3
K75
♣K74
♠62
KQ854
J8
♣AJ65
9
812
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3  ♦3 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3 3♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  4♠* E -1  A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
  140          4.00   1.00  3 S      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    2.50   2.50  3♠ E      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
        140    2.50   2.50  2♠ E +1   A9-Greenberg-Finck vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
        170    0.50   4.50  3♠ E +1   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A12-Cline-Cline
        170    0.50   4.50  3♠ E +1   A5-Nielsen-Feldman vs A11-McAdams-Graham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

It's nice to have the "boss" suit. East ekes out a 1 call. South might overcall 2, thus allowing West to make a preemptive raise to 3. Vulnerable, North passes. Holding a minimum opener, East does as well. Nice of the K to be in the North hand.



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11 ♠943
QJ864
QJ86
♣9
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ852
A
K2
♣AKJT5
♠A6
K972
T43
♣8742
♠KT7
T53
A975
♣Q63
6
187
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 1 1 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   0.00  5♣ W -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
        110    4.00   1.00  1♠ W +1   A5-Nielsen-Feldman vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        130    3.00   2.00  3♣ W +1   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
        400    2.00   3.00  3N E      A9-Greenberg-Finck vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
        420    0.50   4.50  4♠ W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        420    0.50   4.50  4♠ W      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A12-Cline-Cline

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West has a great hand with two five card suits. When South passes, West bids 1. East bids 1NT and West is justified in bidding a game-forcing 3. East has to decide--4 with a seven card fit, or 5 with at least an eight card fit. It turns out either works well when the Q is on side.



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12 ♠96
4
9754
♣AK7632
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQT7432
T9
A
♣JT5
♠KJ
J853
KJT83
♣84
♠85
AKQ762
Q62
♣Q9
7
119
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1  ♠2 NT4
EW: 3♠  ♣2 ♦5 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
        140    3.50   1.50  3♠ W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    3.50   1.50  3♠ W      A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
        170    1.50   3.50  3♠ W +1   A9-Greenberg-Finck vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
        170    1.50   3.50  2♠ W +2   A5-Nielsen-Feldman vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        200    0.00   5.00  4 S -2   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A12-Cline-Cline

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West is at the top of his bid with 3, but his shortness in hearts makes the preempt most attractive. And it buys the hand when N-S are vulnerable. Will North lead his K or that singleton heart? If it's the latter, West must not ruff the third heart sloppily with any little spade. He's missing the 8 and 9, so he needs to ruff higher.



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13 ♠76
KJ765
9
♣T9862
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AQJT83
T9
863
♣75
♠K94
83
AT54
♣AK43
♠52
AQ42
KQJ72
♣QJ
4
714
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦6 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  3 S      A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
        140    2.00   3.00  3♠ W      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        140    2.00   3.00  3♠ W      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        140    2.00   3.00  3♠ W      A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
        140    2.00   3.00  3♠ W      A12-Cline-Cline vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    2.00   3.00  2♠ W +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Greenberg-Finck

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1--which will stifle South at most tables. West bids spades and repeats them. He isn't interested in game unless partner has a huge hand; he just wants spades to be trump so his hand has more value. There's no place to put his four losers, so 140 should be the common result. If North leads her singleton, West should win NOW and draw trump or he will go down since South has entries in hearts to give North additional ruffs.



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14 ♠J
A872
JT84
♣K932
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠875
KQ93
53
♣A765
♠AQ
JT54
AK6
♣QT84
♠KT96432
6
Q972
♣J
9
916
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 3NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -300 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.00   0.00  4* W -2  A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
  140          4.00   1.00  3♠ S      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        400    3.00   2.00  3N E      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        420    1.50   3.50  4 E      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        420    1.50   3.50  4 E      A12-Cline-Cline vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        430    0.00   5.00  3N E +1   A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A7-Robbins-Hahn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1NT. When West hears that they have a heart fit, he revalues his hand to 10 playing points and bids the game. Will South interfere with those long spades? It's a mighty "hole-y" suit, so I don't think the interference will be too popular.



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15 ♠Q9
QJ2
KT63
♣AQ83
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AJ32
K9743
A2
♣J5
♠4
AT86
954
♣KT972
♠KT8765
5
QJ87
♣64
14
137
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♥2 NT5
EW: 2♣ 4 -/1NT
       ♦5 ♠5 NT6/7
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  4 W -2   A8-Conn-Shaffer vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
   50          4.00   1.00  3 W -1   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        140    3.00   2.00  2 W +1   A12-Cline-Cline vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        200    1.50   3.50  4♠ S -2   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
        200    1.50   3.50  3♠ S -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        420    0.00   5.00  4 W      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. North can't double with only two spades, but he might fudge a point and bid 1NT. East raises the hearts, and South has to decide, at unfavorable vulnerability, whether or not to bid those spades. Again, it's a sorry suit. He might even shove E-W into a game they otherwise might not get to.



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16 ♠A542
KQ
974
♣KQ54
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T86
A63
532
♣AJ86
♠KJ7
9752
KQ86
♣T3
♠Q93
JT84
AJT
♣972
14
99
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          5.00   0.00  1N S +3   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A12-Cline-Cline
  150          4.00   1.00  2N S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
  140          3.00   2.00  1♠ N +2   A11-McAdams-Graham vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
  120          1.50   3.50  1N S +1   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
  120          1.50   3.50  1N S +1   A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
   90          0.00   5.00  1N S      A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1. South bids 1 and then 1NT over North's 1. West may elect to lead clubs because there his only four card suit. South may duck to his nine, though he should know that West doesn't have AJ106 or he would probably have led the top of an interior sequence. West's other choice might be a diamond, the unbid suit.



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17 ♠6
AKQ2
743
♣AJ875
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠873
J98653
Q95
♣Q
♠AQJ5
7
A862
♣K943
♠KT942
T4
KJT
♣T62
14
514
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2NT  ♦6 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.00   0.00  3N S      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
  300          4.00   1.00  3* W -2  A11-McAdams-Graham vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
   50          3.00   2.00  2 W -1   A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A6-Whaley-Petroff
         50    1.50   3.50  2N S -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
         50    1.50   3.50  3♣ N -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    0.00   5.00  3♣ N -2   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A12-Cline-Cline

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens a club. What will East do? His spade suit is good enough to overcall even though it's only four cards long. Then South would bid 1NT and buy the hand unless North elects to rebid his five card club suit. Too bad East has the K943--he has two defensive tricks even though N-S have an eight card fit.



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18 ♠9
AQ874
AK95
♣KQJ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T8752
92
-
♣AT9864
♠AJ6
KT53
J762
♣32
♠KQ43
J6
QT843
♣75
19
49
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2/3 4NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦2 ♥4 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +500 5♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          4.50   0.50  3N S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
  630          4.50   0.50  3N N +1   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A12-Cline-Cline
  130          3.00   2.00  2 N +2   A11-McAdams-Graham vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
  110          2.00   3.00  3 N      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        100    1.00   4.00  5 N -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        200    0.00   5.00  6 S -2   A7-Robbins-Hahn vs A6-Whaley-Petroff

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

This hand will probably pass around to North in fourth seat. North opens 1. South bids 1 and North bids 3. If South bids 4, North will surely go to 5 and has three losers when the heart finesse doesn't work. But it's hard to get to 3NT on this one when North has a stiff spade.



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19 ♠T43
87
AJT
♣J9863
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ62
Q
8653
♣QT5
♠987
AT95
K42
♣742
♠Q5
KJ6432
Q97
♣AK
6
127
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2 2♠ 2/1NT  ♣6 ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    5.00   0.00  2 S -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
        100    4.00   1.00  3 S -2   A10-Saltis-Pemberton vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
        110    3.00   2.00  2♠ W      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        140    1.50   3.50  3♠ W      A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
        140    1.50   3.50  3♠ W      A12-Cline-Cline vs A4-Waples-Gillmon
        150    0.00   5.00  3 S -3   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A11-McAdams-Graham
20 ♠A653
J8763
8
♣J73
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J94
A
K9763
♣AQ94
♠KQT
KQ9
QT42
♣K65
♠872
T542
AJ5
♣T82
6
1415
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5 2 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        630    4.00   1.00  4N E      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
        630    4.00   1.00  3N W +1   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        630    4.00   1.00  3N E +1   A10-Saltis-Pemberton vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
        660    1.00   4.00  3N W +2   A12-Cline-Cline vs A4-Waples-Gillmon
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
21 ♠KJT94
2
JT52
♣AKT
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠75
KJ97
A43
♣8764
♠A632
T
9876
♣QJ53
♠Q8
AQ86543
KQ
♣92
12
87
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2 4♠ 3/2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          4.00   1.00  3N N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
  630          4.00   1.00  3N N +1   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A9-Greenberg-Finck
  630          4.00   1.00  3N N +1   A12-Cline-Cline vs A4-Waples-Gillmon
  600          2.00   3.00  3N N      A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A5-Nielsen-Feldman
  110          1.00   4.00  2 S      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        100    0.00   5.00  4 S -1   A10-Saltis-Pemberton vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
22 ♠J2
T42
AKQT93
♣98
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠753
9653
852
♣732
♠K96
AK
J64
♣KJT54
♠AQT84
QJ87
7
♣AQ6
10
015
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 5 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦0 ♥2 ♠2/0 NT1/0
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          5.00   0.00  3N S +2   A9-Greenberg-Finck vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
  430          4.00   1.00  3N S +1   A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
  420          3.00   2.00  4 S      A5-Nielsen-Feldman vs A12-Cline-Cline
  400          1.50   3.50  3N S      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
  400          1.50   3.50  3N S      A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A11-McAdams-Graham
  200          0.00   5.00  3♠ S +2   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
23 ♠T
Q876
J63
♣T8543
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠86
AT32
T85
♣Q976
♠K7
K54
AKQ72
♣KJ2
♠AQJ95432
J9
94
♣A
3
619
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦2 ♥4 NT2
EW: 2♣ 3 2 2/-NT
       ♠5/4 NT8/4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  4 E -1   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        100    3.00   2.00  4♠ S -1   A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
        100    3.00   2.00  4♠ S -1   A5-Nielsen-Feldman vs A12-Cline-Cline
        100    3.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        150    1.00   4.00  4 E +1   A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        500    0.00   5.00  4♠* S -2  A9-Greenberg-Finck vs A7-Robbins-Hahn
24 ♠J53
AQ62
J95
♣KQ8
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K9862
JT983
QT
♣9
♠T74
74
AK8643
♣A3
♠AQ
K5
72
♣JT76542
13
611
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  3♣ N      A2-Wagner-Wagner vs A8-Conn-Shaffer
         50    4.00   1.00  4♣ N -1   A5-Nielsen-Feldman vs A12-Cline-Cline
        100    3.00   2.00  5♣ S -2   A6-Whaley-Petroff vs A1-Bowen-Benzien
        110    2.00   3.00  3 E      A3-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Saltis-Pemberton
        150    1.00   4.00  3N N -3   A4-Waples-Gillmon vs A11-McAdams-Graham
        250    0.00   5.00  3N N -5   A9-Greenberg-Finck vs A7-Robbins-Hahn