- Monday Aft - November 4, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 822 MP  Geomean: 417 MP
(based on 18 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Anne Conn - Louise Shaffer 63.00 1st A 0.50
Mike Pemberton - Ron Saltis 59.00 2nd A 0.35
Christopher Gillmon - Ruric Nye 56.50 1st A 0.50
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 50.00 2nd A 0.35
Gary Feldman - Peggy Nielsen 46.00 1st B 0.24
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>November 4, 2019   |CLUB NO.>127100    | 11/04/2019 15:47
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   50.0 |TOP>   4 |MP LIMITS>None/800/300   |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=5/B=3/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .     50.00  50.00  0.35(A)
 2 Irene Petroff          Marilyn Waples           B    .     .     .     45.50  45.50
 3 Ruric Nye              Christopher Gillmon      C    1     1     .     56.50  56.50  0.50(A)
 4 Marie Offerman         Carol Jarboe             B    .     .     .     48.50  48.50
 5 Mark Robbins           Deborah Triolo           A    .     .     .     49.50  49.50
                                          Totals                         250.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   50.0 |TOP>   4 |MP LIMITS>None/800/300   |CLUB>Ojai Valley Civic Bridge
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=5/B=3/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Peggy Nielsen          Gary Feldman             B    .     1     .     46.00  46.00  0.24(B)
 2 Carol Lilly            Nita Whaley              C    .     .     .     38.00  38.00
 3 Ginny Rockefeller      Mary Jane Graham         C    .     .     .     44.00  44.00
 4 Anne Conn              Louise Shaffer           A    1     .     .     63.00  63.00  0.50(A)
 5 Ron Saltis             Mike Pemberton           A    2     .     .     59.00  59.00  0.35(A)
                                          Totals                         250.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠JT72
T982
KJ62
♣8
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A64
A54
Q54
♣KQT5
♠K953
J73
8
♣A9763
♠Q8
KQ6
AT973
♣J42
5
158
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣4 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2♠ 2NT  ♦4 ♥6/5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +100 3NT*-EW/3♠*-EW/4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   0.00  2♠ E -2   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
         50    3.00   1.00  3 S -1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
         90    2.00   2.00  1N W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    1.00   3.00  4 S -2   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        140    0.00   4.00  1♠ E +2   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Conn-Shaffer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

When South opens 1, it's a close decision whether to bid 1NT or to double with the West hand.
If it's a double, North can make his natural reply of 1. Then East bids 1 or 2. If North overcalls 1NT, North isn't quite strong enough to make a penalty double, but can certainly raise diamonds. What East does then will depend on their agreements. No one is getting far with the points fairly evenly divided. East should be reluctant to defend, especially if West doubles. How high will he be pushed?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
1NT22NT1Pass
32All pass  
  1. artificial, a compettivie hand, or a Game Force with a stopper
  2. forced

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3, 6, 10. and 12.

The Bidding: After South opens 1 in 3rd seat, West overcalls 1NT. Defenses to a 1NT overcall vary by partnership agreement. You will not often buy the contract in a minor suit at the 2-level. So it is good to have a way to show both majors. In his "Defending a 1NT Overcall" article, Andrew Gumperz recommends using 2 to show both majors and 2 to show a long major. At most tables, North will bid a natural 2. This board illustrates why playing Stolen Bids is a bad idea. What is East supposed to do if a double shows a Jacoby Transfer to hearts? It is much better to play Negative Doubles . Here, a takeout oriented double is quite risky. West will convert the double for penalty with 4+ diamonds. East isn't eager to defend 2X if North-South have an 8-card fit. In your partnership would a 3 bid by East be competitive or game forcing. To avoid guessing, many partnerships play lebensohl . With that agreement, East could bid Game Force with an immediate 3 bid or could use an artificial 2NT bid to signoff in 3. There is no way to show clubs and invitational values. Here, East's texture is poor. Using Lebensohl to compete in 3 seems best. Now South must guess whether to compete to 3. With West sitting behind them with a strong notrump hand, bidding 3 seems quite risky.

At tables where North-South use Andrew's recommended defense, North bids an artificial 2 to show the majors. Similar to Stayman, this provides the ability to play in diamonds, hearts, or spades. It is common to play Systems On after a 2 overcall of your partner's 1NT bid. The range of a 1NT overcall is typically 15-18. East-West could have 26 HCP and could have a spade fit. An invitational sequence is available. East's double of North's artificial 2 bid is Stayman. South, with no 4-card major, has a choice between passing and bidding 2. North should be prepared for a 2 rebid. South bids 2to show diamonds. West's pass denies a 4-card major. North doesn't want to give East the chance to easily clarify their intentions. North bids 3 now. East knows their partnership has the majority of the HCPs, but is in a terrible situation. East is likely to make a Negative Double . West isn't eager to convert the double for penalty, but doesn't have many good options. West might try 3NT because it pays a bonus if it makes.

The Play in Clubs: With clubs breaking 3-1, declarer has 5 club tricks. Declarer can ruff East's 4th spade for their 6th trick. Declarer has 3 quick winners in the majors. The defense scores a spade, 2 hearts, and a diamond to hold declarer to 9 tricks.

The Play in Diamonds: West will likely lead their King, top of an honor sequence. When a singleton tables in dummy, it is common for 3rd hand to signal Suit Preference . Here East doesn't want a heart shift. East could play the 9 to ask for a spade shift. East isn't particularly eager for spade shift. So they might signal with their 7. A middle club, if readable, suggests continuing clubs or leading a trump. Either way, declarer will not have a problem. The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage suggests playing to drop the Queen with a 9-card fit. The auction suggests West has the Queen. Declarer ignores the adage, planning to finesse against West for the Queen. Declarer delays drawing trump because they may be forced to ruff clubs. Declarer turns to spades to establish a spade winner. This can allow declarer to discard their low heart so they will not need to finesse against the Jack. The defense will likely force declarer to ruff 2 clubs. This forces declarer to take a first round diamond finesse. Declarer must avoid allowing West to gain a Trump Promotion with a 4th round of spades. With a bit of care, declarer will score 9 tricks.

The Play in Notrump: North leads the 2 to South's Ace. South returns their original 4th best to help North count the hand. If declarer plays the Queen, everything is easy for North. If declarer ducks, North has a choice between allowing the 7 to hold or overtaking with the Jack. If declarer has Q543 and hid the 3, North cannot overtake and cash the King. If West has Q54, the defense can cash the first 5 tricks if North overtakes the Jack and cashes the King. What would South lead from AT97. South would know declarer has 4 diamonds. So it would be important to try to retain the lead if a finesse needed to be repeated. South should lead back the 10. That inference might help North play the Jack, cash the King, and lead back their 6.

Here, declarer only has 8 quick winners. So even if North fails to unblock, the defense can still hold declarer to 8 tricks. South will continue the 3 which shows either A73 or AT973. That is clarified when North cashes their 4th diamond. South now has a choice between playing their 10 or 9. There are 3 suits which South might want back and only 2 cards to show a Suit Preference . My agreement is the higher card shows a preference for the highest suit. The lower card is ambiguous. The 10 seems like a safe exit card. Here, 10 finesses East's Jack. Declarer wins the Ace and cashes 5 clubs to reach a 3-card ending. West holds A64. East holds K9 J. South could come down to the King, their remaining diamond, and the Queen. Even if declarer has ATx, they cannot untangle the spades as long as North Keeps Jxx.



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2 ♠2
AK7
Q52
♣JT9842
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ643
3
843
♣KQ65
♠975
QJT85
AJ7
♣A7
♠AQT8
9642
KT96
♣3
10
912
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1  ♠5/6 NT6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          4.00   0.00  3N N      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  150          3.00   1.00  1N E -3   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
   50          2.00   2.00  2 E -1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
    PASS       1.00   3.00  Pass Out  A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    0.00   4.00  2N S -1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. South is in a quandary--double with a singleton in an unbid suit, 1 shows a five card suit. I'd pick the latter if a gun was held to my head, but I'd pass by preference. Then West bids 1 and East rebids 1NT. West uses New Minor Forcing and they find their spade fit. If North, not unreasonably, starts with the high hearts, declarer will have an easier time.



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3 ♠AQ942
J
A843
♣T52
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K86
75
972
♣AK963
♠J
AQ983
QJT5
♣Q74
♠T753
KT642
K6
♣J8
11
1012
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 4♠  ♣5 ♦5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1/2 -/1NT
       ♥6 ♠3 NT6/7
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          4.00   0.00  3♠ N +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  140          3.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
         50    1.50   2.50  3♠ N -1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    1.50   2.50  2♠ N -1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        110    0.00   4.00  3♣ W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 in third seat. If East doubles, South bids 3, but what if East bids 2? Now, not at all sure game is likely, South passes, hoping partner will reopen with a double if West also passes. West might bid 3 and then South will raise spades. this one could end up all over the map.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Dbl21
3PassPass3
All pass   
  1. artificial, a constructive spade raise

The Bidding: After North opens 1 in 3rd seat, East has a choice between passing, doubling, and making a takeout double. Opening light in 3rd seat, hoping to steal the board or at least force the opponents to use their defensive bidding agreements, is a common winning tactic. Passing with values and shortness in opener's suit helps the opponents steal boards. East's singleton spade Jack and quacky hand merit a bit of a downgrade. East is a minimum for a 2 overcall. If West doesn't have a heart fit, the play in 2 would be ugly. If rescue is needed, East-West would have to run to 2NT or the 3-level. Support Points are used when contemplating a takeout double. Here, East's 15 Support Points merit a bit of a downgrade for their singleton Jack. Even so, East has the strength for a takeout double. Doubling seems best because it is the most flexible action and well describes East's shape.

Agreements to defend a takeout a takeout double vary by partnership agreement. Many expert partnerships play Transfers Over a Double of One of a Major . With that agreement, South can bid an artificial 2 to show a constructive raise. If available, South uses the partnership's method to show a constructive raise or a Mixed Raise . Otherwise, South makes a simple raise to 2. West has 11 Support Points. West's King may be poorly placed. Competing to 3 is reasonable. If West had values and more than 1 place to play, they could have made a Responsive Double . East infers West has just 1 place to play, clubs. North, with 14 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 7, has no desire to compete to the 3-level. South expects a 9+ card spade fit. The Law of Total Tricks advises South to compete to the 3-level.

The Play: Finessing against the King avoids a spade loser when West has Kx or East has the singleton Jack, a combined 28% chance. Here, East's Jack is singleton, and a second finesse brings home the spade suit without a loser. Declarer has 2 quick losers in the club suit and a quick loser in the heart suit. Declarer needs to ruff or discard 2 losing diamonds and a losing club. The auction suggests West has less than 4 diamonds. So there is risk of an overruff. Declarer sees the need to develop a heart trick for a diamond discard. Declarer takes a lobbing finesse towards the King. East, holding the Ace and Queen, sees no upside to ducking. So East takes their Ace. Now declarer can discard a diamond on the King. Declarer has 10 tricks on this fortunate layout: 5 + 1 + 2 + 1 ruff + 1 ruff.



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4 ♠A7
J543
AJ2
♣9865
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K43
K9762
94
♣A32
♠T982
QT8
KQT7
♣T7
♠QJ65
A
8653
♣KQJ4
10
107
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW: -/1
       ♣4 ♦4 ♥6/7 ♠6 NT6/5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          4.00   0.00  3♣ N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  110          3.00   1.00  2 S +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
   90          1.50   2.50  1N S      A2-Petroff-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
   90          1.50   2.50  1N N      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        100    0.00   4.00  2N S -1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens in fourth seat--and I have no argument with preferring 1 to 1 as the choice for bidding. Will West bid 1? If so, North reasonably bids 1NT. East may raise hearts and buy the hand. At least the placement of the diamond honors is friendly.



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5 ♠J973
AQ84
JT62
♣8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K8
JT3
Q753
♣KQ62
♠T52
976
A984
♣AT9
♠AQ64
K52
K
♣J7543
8
118
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 3♠  ♦6 NT6
EW: 1NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          3.50   0.50  2♠ S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  140          3.50   0.50  2♠ S +1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
         70    2.00   2.00  1 E      A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        100    1.00   3.00  3♠ S -1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        200    0.00   4.00  1N S -2   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 and will declare in a spade partial--probably 3 if North calls her hand worth a limit raise. Not that South should accept the invitation. Declarer may steal a diamond trick by leading the J from the dummy: if East plays "second hand low," the singleton K will cash. Otherwise, the hearts break to create a pitch. Play of this hand is complex--which hand is the master from which to count losers?



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6 ♠AJT64
8
T84
♣QT65
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K972
K976
Q9
♣972
♠85
AQJT2
A752
♣AJ
♠Q3
543
KJ63
♣K843
7
816
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ -/1 2♠  ♦5/7 ♥4 NT5
EW: 3 1NT  ♣4 ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS/4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  4 E -2   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  100          3.00   1.00  4 E -1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        140    1.50   2.50  3 E      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    1.50   2.50  2 E +1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        620    0.00   4.00  4 E      A2-Petroff-Waples vs A2-Lilly-Whaley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 and West raises--to 2 at least. N-S stay out of the bidding at most tables. East will make a game try and West will decline with this thready eight count. What will South lead? A trump might be safest, since it's hard to tell which minor would be safer.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2Pass21Pass
2NT2Pass3Pass
4All pass  
  1. artificial game try
  2. would accept a game try in spades

The Bidding: East has a choice between opening 1 or 1NT. East's hand is semi-balanced. East doesn't have a rebid problem. Opening 1NT potentially wrong sides a notrump contract. Opening 1 seems best. West has a Mixed Raise for hearts. Some partnerships play Bergen Raises which use an artificial 3 (or 3) response to show a Mixed Raise. This creates problems when responder has an invitational hand with a long minor. It is better to play a jump to 3 or 3 as a natural Invitational Jump Shift . At most tables, West will respond 2.

Now North is in a difficult position. South may have difficulty balancing if 2 is passed around. Some partnerships address this problem by allowing a balancing bid in the direct seat after the opponents bid and raise, an OBAR bid. With that agreement North can "balance" 2. Otherwise North must pass. Either way, East's 18 Support Points suggest jumping to game. East's Losing Trick Count of 6 suggest inviting game. East's Support Points are inflated by 2 doubletons. East's AJ doubleton would be more valuable in support of a longer suit. Ruffs in the long hand don't typically provide additional tricks. Inviting game seems best.

Sadly Help Suit Game Tries are still taught to new players. Disclosing where declarer needs help often helps the defense. It is better to ask where help is available rather than disclose where help is needed. See Steve Robinson's "Game Tries" article for a discussion. If using the next step to ask where help is available, East bids an artificial 2 to invite game. It is good to use 2 to ask, because it leaves 3 bids available for responder to show where they would accept a game try. West's Losing Trick Count of 9 suggests declining the game try. West's 9 Support Points and 3 Cover Cards suggest cooperating with the game try. West prefers to cooperate with the game try. West's artificial 2NT bid says they would accept a game try in spades. East isn't looking for help in spades. East could bid 3 to say that spades isn't where help is needed, or they could bid to a suit to specify where help is needed. East is happy to have help in either minor. So East bids 3. If East had a hand like x AQxxx Axxx Axx, they might have made a game try in clubs, leaving room for a counter game try in diamonds. Bidding 3 suggests they need help in both minors, but possibly with a greater emphasis on diamonds. West's King may not be wasted. It can provide a trick if South (or East) has the Ace. West has no help in clubs, but does have help in diamonds. Opposite a 3-level bid showing a Mixed Raise, East might have bid 4 directly. West's Cover Cards suggest much of the field will be in game. Joining them by bidding 4 is reasonable. If needing a top, passing 3 is a reasonable gamble. 4 will likely require some luck to make.

The Lead: The auction suggests declarer will struggle to score 10 tricks. South has honors behind declarer. East-West have not shown a side suit that can provide discards. A passive lead is indicated. South backs their judgment by leading a trump.

The Play: Declarer has 7 quick winners. 2 Ruffs in the short hand will provide 2 additional tricks (3 ruffs in the long hand, a Dummy Reversal , will also provide 2 additional tricks. Declarer hopes a lobbing finesse towards the King will provide their 10th trick. Here, the Ace is behind the King. The defense scores 4 tricks: 2 + 1 + 1. Note than an aggressive diamond lead allows declarer to score 10 tricks.



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7 ♠J974
65
T76
♣KQJ4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQT3
K983
A93
♣62
♠K86
AQT72
J54
♣T9
♠52
J4
KQ82
♣A8753
7
1310
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1 3 3♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   0.00  4 E -1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        140    2.50   1.50  2 E +1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        140    2.50   1.50  2 E +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        170    1.00   3.00  3 E +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        620    0.00   4.00  4 E      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West has the rare hand where 1 is necessary with a three card suit. He's rewarded when partner responds in a major. At most they will get to 3, since West will certainly refuse to go on. If South leads the K, declarer might as well take the Ace--there's no Bath Coup here.



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8 ♠J94
J652
AK9
♣QJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A72
A9
J73
♣AKT54
♠KT83
KQ
T654
♣863
♠Q65
T8743
Q82
♣72
12
168
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 14 - 17 = -3
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  3N W -4   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
         50    3.00   1.00  2 S -1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        120    2.00   2.00  1N W +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        150    0.50   3.50  2N W +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        150    0.50   3.50  3 N -3   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A4-Conn-Shaffer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1NT, glad to have a decent five card suit with these Aces and spaces. East tries Stayman, and they settle in NT--maybe game if West is feeling hopeful. Unfortunately the heart honors clash, damning a reasonable game bid.



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9 ♠6
95
KT9743
♣AQT3
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ532
73
A8
♣K65
♠T74
KJT84
Q5
♣J92
♠A98
AQ62
J62
♣874
9
137
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 1 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 NT2/3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +400 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  150          2.50   1.50  4 N +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
  150          2.50   1.50  3 N +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
         50    1.00   3.00  5* N -1  A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        110    0.00   4.00  2♠ W      A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Unless South opens light in third seat, West will get to open spades in fourth seat. This time, if South happens to bid diamonds, North won't be repressed. If South passes, West can bid 2 in fourth seat to show an opening hand and his six nice spades. If he's lucky, he'll buy it low enough not to be in peril.



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10 ♠9852
AQJ63
8
♣AKT
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KQT3
T8
AKQ92
♣82
♠6
K942
JT543
♣J53
♠AJ74
75
76
♣Q9764
14
145
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♦4
EW: 3  ♣4 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  4* W -1  A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        100    2.50   1.50  3♠ S -1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        100    2.50   1.50  3 N -1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        110    0.50   3.50  3 W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        110    0.50   3.50  3 W      A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. Will North double or bid 1? I prefer the double. East can then make a preemptive raise of diamonds, stopping South who won't want to bid at the three level. North will, though, and will double again. Alas, it's too high vulnerable when spades misbehave so abominably.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1131Pass
PassDblPass3
All pass   
  1. weak raise

The Bidding: After West opens 1 in 3rd seat, North has a choice between overcalling 1 or making a takeout double. Doubling has the benefit of getting 3 suits in play, but risks playing in a 7-card club fit when an 8-card heart fit is available. North has the strength to make a takeout double later if necessary. Overcalling 1 seems best.

When defending an overcall, it is common to play a jump raise as preemptive. East has 8 Support Points for diamonds. Jacks aren't quite worth 1 HCP. So you could argue East's values are less than constructive. East's spade singleton suggests North-South have a spade fit. Preempting 3 makes it difficult to reach a game or to penalize North-South, but it isn't clear either is a concern here. The potential to make it difficult for North-South to find their spade fit motivates a 3 preemptive raise. North balances with a double. South advances to 3. West has great defense against spades, but isn't sure how many diamond are cashing. It is difficult for West to penalize 3.

At tables where East makes a constructive raise, it is easy for West to penalize 3 if North-South compete over 3.

The Play in Diamonds: Declarer has 2 quick club losers. A lobbing finesse towards the King holds heart losers to 1. When dummy's singleton spade is led through South, South shouldn't have any trouble rising with the Ace to hold declarer to 9 tricks.

The Play in Spades: With South holding AJxx, West has 3 spade tricks. The defense has a quick diamond winner. Declarer cannot avoid a heart loser unless East leads a heart or the defense gives declarer a ruff-sluff. The defense scores 5 tricks to hold declarer to 8 tricks. 3 doubled down 1 will be a top for East-West. 3 down 1 undoubled beats tables where East-West score 110 playing 3.



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11 ♠K9763
643
-
♣QJ654
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQJ8
KT8
K93
♣A97
♠5
QJ975
AJ72
♣KT3
♠T42
A2
QT8654
♣82
6
1711
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 2♣ 4 4/5 1/2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -450 5-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    3.00   1.00  4 W      A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        420    3.00   1.00  4 W      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        420    3.00   1.00  4 E      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        430    1.00   3.00  3N E +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        460    0.00   4.00  3N W +2   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1NT and will be declarer in 4. North might think the Q is a safe lead, but that treacherous 10 in the East hand says otherwise. Declarer wins the A in her hand and then later finesses poor North.



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12 ♠AKQJ74
432
93
♣62
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠-
75
KQJ7642
♣A754
♠T32
AKQT986
T
♣K3
♠9865
J
A85
♣QJT98
10
1012
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣6 ♦1 ♥1 NT4
EW: 1♣ 6 6  ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: -800 6♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    4.00   0.00  4♠ N -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        200    3.00   1.00  4♠ N -2   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        450    2.00   2.00  4 E +1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        480    0.50   3.50  5 E +1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        480    0.50   3.50  4 E +2   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Lilly-Whaley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West happily opens 3. North might grumble but most will be afraid to bid 3 with such a flat hand and only 10 points. East will just blast to 4. With a club lead, win the K and lead the 10, overtaking if South ducks and continuing to discard a spade. South's best bet then is to lead the A hoping to kill the dummy. Not so, since a spade ruff also works.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
11231
Pass45All pass
  1. invitational raise with 4+ trump and an offensive oriented hand

The Bidding: West's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. With a spade void, some Wests may choose to preempt in diamonds. At favorable vulnerability, West can compete in diamonds. Opening 1 seems best. North overcalls 1. East's 2 response in competition isn't a Two Over One Game Force . It shows 5+ hearts, 10+ points, and is forcing.

South, with 11 Support Points for spades and a potential source of tricks in clubs, has a choice between a preemptive raise, and invitational raise, and a Splinter bid. A 4 Splinter bid would show 4+ spades, heart shortness, and game forcing values. North's overcall showed 5+ spades and 8-17 points. It isn't clear 4 is making. If 3 is the Par Contract , forcing to 4 would be quite expensive. A preemptive raise to 3 gives up the chance for a North-South game. When 2 cue bids are available, it is a good agreement is to use the extra cue bid to differentiate an offensive oriented invitational raise from an invitational raise which is more defensive. I prefer using the higher cue bid to show the offensive oriented invitational raise. With that agreement, South cue bids 3 to show an invitational raise with 4+ spades and an offensive oriented hand.

West doesn't want to bid 4 and bypass a potential 3NT contract. So West passes. North knows East-West have a game or a slam. There is no chance 3 will buy the contract. Despite the unfavorable vulnerability, North expects 4 to be a profitable sacrifice. North doesn't wait to put pressure on East-West. North bids 4. East expects their partnership to have the majority of the HCP, but it could be close. North-South are clearly bidding on distribution. East isn't certain how many heart tricks will be available on defense. If West has the Ace or the Ace, a singleton diamond lead will be profitable. If not, North-South may be able to quickly draw East's trump. The auction suggests West has spade shortness. It is easy to imagine hands where 4 and 5 are both making. North bid 4 knowing the vulnerability. Bidding 5 seems best. East's 5 bid is likely to end the auction.

Auctions will vary dramatically on this distributional board. At some tables West may preempt in diamonds. At some tables, South will preempt in spades. If North-South don't have a way to distinguish an offensive oriented distributional raise from a defensive oriented invitational raise, it is harder for North to quickly reach 4. A wide variety of results can be expected on this distributional deal.

The Play in Hearts: Having already shown spade support, South can lead the 9 to deny an honor. Declarer ruffs and leads a diamond to their 10. North signals an even number of diamonds. If South ducks their Ace, declarer can ruff a spade, cross to their King, and play their hearts from the top. South will be Squeezed in the minors. Declarer scores all the tricks. If South takes their Ace, declarer will soon be drawing trump and claiming 12 tricks.

The Play in Spades: East has a choice of two of the best possible leads. The can lead from their AKQ honor sequence or lead a singleton in partner's suit. Both leads provide the same result. With reasonable defense, declarer cannot avoid losing 2 clubs, 1 heart, and a diamond. Declarer has 6 spade winners. Declarer has a quick winner in diamonds for their 7th trick. Declarer will not finish drawing trump until they navigated to hear ruffs for the 8th and 9th tricks. 4 doubled is a profitable sacrifice over a non-vulnerable game. 6 doubled is a profitable sacrifice over 6 or 6, but it will not win many Matchpoints .



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13 ♠Q9632
QJ
KQ2
♣Q64
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠87
T42
T643
♣KT97
♠KJT54
AK86
98
♣AJ
♠A
9753
AJ75
♣8532
12
316
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣
       ♣7/6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT6/5
EW: 1 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         80    4.00   0.00  1♠ E      A2-Petroff-Waples vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        110    2.50   1.50  2♠ E      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        110    2.50   1.50  2 E      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        140    1.00   3.00  1♠ E +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        360    0.00   4.00  1♠* E +1  A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North might open this bunch of quacks 1. Then East reasonably might try 1NT, buying the hand. It will be hard going. How lucky that the QJ are doubleton. That will let declarer eke out seven tricks.



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14 ♠KT93
AKQ95
T8
♣53
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQ52
J76
K3
♣JT62
♠J86
T2
J642
♣A974
♠74
843
AQ975
♣KQ8
12
116
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.00   0.00  4 N      A2-Petroff-Waples vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  170          3.00   1.00  3 S +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  140          2.00   2.00  2 N +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  130          1.00   3.00  3 S +1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        150    0.00   4.00  3 N -3   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Conn-Shaffer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. Will North double or bid 1? Either can be argued. If it's 1, South shows a limit raise if he can--that will depend on whether or not East makes a jump raise of clubs. It's unlikely that N-S will find it easy to get to game, especially if East is preemptive and uses up a lot of bidding room.



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15 ♠J9
98
A64
♣QJT863
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T6
AJ72
KQ98
♣K74
♠KQ74
QT64
53
♣A92
♠A8532
K53
JT72
♣5
8
1311
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT3/4
EW: 2♣ 3 4 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    3.50   0.50  3 E      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        140    3.50   0.50  3 E      A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        170    2.00   2.00  3 W +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        400    1.00   3.00  3N E      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        420    0.00   4.00  4 W      A2-Petroff-Waples vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. If North should make a preemptive bid with those clubs, East uses a Negative Double and West declarer in hearts. Otherwise, East will be the declarer in 4. Either way, South leads that singleton club and is disappointed when it's West who has the trump Ace. If Declarer leads diamonds too soon, though, South will score a ruff.



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16 ♠T76543
K
9765
♣A4
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J
AT982
AQ32
♣K76
♠Q82
7653
KT
♣J952
♠AK9
QJ4
J84
♣QT83
7
146
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥5
EW: 1♣ 2  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          4.00   0.00  2♠ N      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
  100          2.50   1.50  3 W -1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  100          2.50   1.50  3 W -1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
         50    1.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        140    0.00   4.00  2 W +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A4-Conn-Shaffer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West bids 1 and East raises. Will South double? Not many will be that optimistic. If 2 passes back to North, he can balance in 2: his failure to bid 1 when he had the chance warns South that the suit must be suspect. The "boss" suit will prevail if North does balance.



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17 ♠QT8763
64
J83
♣A4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJ2
AKJ8
Q742
♣K3
♠K95
95
6
♣JT98765
♠4
QT732
AKT95
♣Q2
7
184
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2/3 ♥6 ♠5 NT3/6
EW: 4♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    3.50   0.50  2♠ N -2   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        100    3.50   0.50  3 S -2   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        130    2.00   2.00  4♣ E      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        300    1.00   3.00  3* S -2  A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        430    0.00   4.00  3N W +1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North's suit is so paltry most will pass, allowing South to open 1. What will West do? 18 HCP is a lot for 1NT, but it's probably the best choice with almost half the hand's points in the opponent's suit. East reasonably relays to 3 this time, and they settle in a superior contract.



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18 ♠96
96
K64
♣AQJ975
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠432
A5
AQJ953
♣83
♠T875
T7432
T8
♣T4
♠AKQJ
KQJ8
72
♣K62
10
110
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 4 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦6 ♥3 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          3.50   0.50  4N S +1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  660          3.50   0.50  4N S +1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  620          1.00   3.00  5♣ S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
  620          1.00   3.00  5♣ S +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
  620          1.00   3.00  5♣ S +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. West bids 2. Now North with his 1- HCP and great clubs had to decide what next--he might bid 3 to show a club raise, or he might cross his fingers and bid 2NT with a diamond stopper. That would thrill South, who will be delighted to bid 3NT. I'm not adverse to opening 2NT with 19 HCP--but not with a small doubleton and both majors like this hand.



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19 ♠KQJT83
Q87
65
♣KT
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠7652
K952
AT7
♣63
♠A
T64
KQ832
♣Q985
♠94
AJ3
J94
♣AJ742
11
711
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦5 ♥6 NT6
EW: 2  ♣6 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          4.00   0.00  3N S +3   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
         50    2.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
         50    2.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
         50    2.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        100    0.00   4.00  3N S -2   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
20 ♠A976
AT96
A
♣8752
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QT2
KQJ743
85
♣T4
♠J8543
2
Q97
♣KQ63
♠K
85
KJT6432
♣AJ9
12
88
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 3 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥4 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          4.00   0.00  3N N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
  600          2.50   1.50  3N N      A2-Petroff-Waples vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  600          2.50   1.50  5 S      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  130          1.00   3.00  3 S +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
        100    0.00   4.00  4 S -1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
21 ♠K3
AK8654
7
♣J962
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQT9865
97
62
♣AT
♠742
QT
A43
♣Q8543
♠J
J32
KQJT985
♣K7
11
108
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 4 1NT  ♠4
EW: 3♠  ♣6 ♦3 ♥3 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          4.00   0.00  6♠* W -4  A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  650          3.00   1.00  4 N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  620          2.00   2.00  4 N      A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
  500          1.00   3.00  5♠* W -3  A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
   50          0.00   4.00  4♠ W -1   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
22 ♠QT8
KQ63
AJT7
♣74
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠53
AT94
864
♣T985
♠K2
J852
Q9532
♣J3
♠AJ9764
7
K
♣AKQ62
12
47
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 3 6♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥4 ♠0 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          3.00   1.00  6♠ S      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  980          3.00   1.00  6♠ S      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  980          3.00   1.00  6♠ S      A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
  490          1.00   3.00  3N N +3   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
  480          0.00   4.00  4♠ S +2   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
23 ♠AQ
J8652
A62
♣KQ9
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J973
KT
J875
♣J86
♠K85
A73
K94
♣AT53
♠T642
Q94
QT3
♣742
16
614
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦4 ♠5/4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          4.00   0.00  1 N +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
        100    3.00   1.00  2 N -1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
        110    2.00   2.00  1♠ W +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
        200    1.00   3.00  1N N -2   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
        300    0.00   4.00  4 N -3   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
24 ♠KJ4
-
AKJ98
♣AT863
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ3
T98643
T6
♣75
♠982
AQ5
Q753
♣J92
♠T765
KJ72
42
♣KQ4
16
69
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 4 2 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2/3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +920 6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          3.50   0.50  3N S +1   A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  430          3.50   0.50  3N S +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  210          2.00   2.00  2N N +3   A2-Petroff-Waples vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
  130          1.00   3.00  3♣ N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
         50    0.00   4.00  3N S -1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham
25 ♠K
KT964
AQT74
♣Q4
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠QT985
5
92
♣AK873
♠762
QJ8
J65
♣T962
♠AJ43
A732
K83
♣J5
14
94
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥2 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          4.00   0.00  4 N +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Lilly-Whaley
  420          2.00   2.00  4 N      A2-Petroff-Waples vs A4-Conn-Shaffer
  420          2.00   2.00  4 N      A3-Nye-Gillmon vs A1-Nielsen-Feldman
  420          2.00   2.00  4 N      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A5-Saltis-Pemberton
  170          0.00   4.00  3 N +1   A4-Offerman-Jarboe vs A3-Rockefeller-Graham