- Tuesday Aft - November 19, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1092 MP  Geomean: 473 MP
(based on 42 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Buki Burke - Ron Saltis 69.65 1st OA 3.06
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 63.50 2nd OA 2.30
Gary Feldman - Marjorie Butler 60.96 3rd OA 1.72
Mike Pemberton - Raeann Koerner 59.09 4th OA 1.29
Charles Clarke - Dawn Ligon 58.35 5th OA 0.97
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 56.50 6th OA 0.73
Ken Ellenberger - Roseann Buckley 55.35 3rd OB 0.85
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Harry Anand - John Anderson 54.41 2nd OC 0.69
Lorraine Salvatore - Mimi Draves 53.50 3rd OC 0.52
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 52.06 2nd SB 0.53
Anne Conn - Irene Petroff 47.98 3rd SB 0.38
Owen Smith - Robert Carrier 47.43 1st SC 0.46
Barry Brenner - Tim Rea 45.35 2nd SC 0.32
EVENT>Open Pairs Unit Champ    |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>November 19, 2019  |SANCTION>L1911547A | 11/19/2019 16:10
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Unit Championship            |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  135.0 |TOP>  10 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=8/C=4                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ken Ellenberger        Roseann Buckley          B   .     3     .   |   3     2     .    149.45  55.35  0.85(OB)
 2 Gary Feldman           Marjorie Butler          C   3     1     1   |   2     1     1    164.60  60.96  1.72(OA)
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A   2     .     .   |   1     .     .    171.45  63.50  2.30(OA)
 4 Dagmar Ragnow          Debra Triolo             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    103.45  38.31
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    130.45  48.31
 6 Louise Shaffer         Michele Houghtaling      B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     99.05  36.69
 7 Kay Mendel             Joyce Tuttle             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    118.45  43.87
 8 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    129.40  47.93
 9 Lorraine Salvatore     Mimi Draves              C   .     5     3   |   .     .     .    144.45  53.50  0.52(OC)
10 Susanne Gillingham     Charles Patrick          B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    128.45  47.57
11 John Anderson          Harry Anand              C   .     4     2   |   4     3     2    146.90  54.41  0.69(OC)
                                          Totals                                           1486.10

EVENT>Open Pairs Unit Champ    |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  135.0 |TOP>  10 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=8/C=4                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    115.60  42.81
 2 Dawn Ligon             Charles Clarke           A   5     .     .   |   3     .     .    157.55  58.35  0.97(OA)
 3 Raeann Koerner         Mike Pemberton           B   4     2     .   |   2     1     .    159.55  59.09  1.29(OA)
 4 Ron Saltis             Buki Burke               A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    188.05  69.65  3.06(OA)
 5 Robert Carrier         Owen Smith               C   .     .     .   |   .     .     1    128.05  47.43  0.46(SC)
 6 Tim Rea                Barry Brenner            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     2    122.45  45.35  0.32(SC)
 7 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A   6     .     .   |   4     .     .    152.55  56.50  0.73(OA)
 8 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    105.60  39.11
 9 Mary Silverman         Shirley Cann             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     83.60  30.96
10 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B   .     .     .   |   .     2     .    140.55  52.06  0.53(SB)
11 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B   .     .     .   |   .     3     .    129.55  47.98  0.38(SB)
                                          Totals                                           1483.10

Hands and Results
1 ♠A953
QJ8
A73
♣K52
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQJ7
2
QT98
♣J983
♠8
K97653
4
♣AQT76
♠T642
AT4
KJ652
♣4
14
99
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣3 ♥6 NT6
EW: 4♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120         10.00   0.00  1N N +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  110          8.50   1.50  2♠ N      A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  110          8.50   1.50  1♠ N +1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  100          6.00   4.00  2* E -1  A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  100          6.00   4.00  2 E -2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  100          6.00   4.00  4♣ E -2   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          4.00   6.00  2 E -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        100    2.50   7.50  4♠ N -2   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    2.50   7.50  2♠ N -2   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        110    1.00   9.00  2♣ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        500    0.00  10.00  4♠* N -3  A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Saltis-Burke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 11Dbl1
22All pass 
  1. Negative Double

This week starts off with a difficult deal all the way around.

Auction: North deals and with 14 high card points and 8 losers opens the bidding 1. East has some choices holding K97653 and 9 hcp East would typically make a weak jump overcall with 2, but East also holds an nice club suit of AQ1076 so East can wait or in the auction here overcalls 1. South makes a Negative Double for spades and West with decent 9 hcp bids 2 his best minor and the one he would want on lead. North bids 2 and all pass. It is interesting to note North's opening bid of 1 kept in turn West from bidding 2 and East from making a dangerous bid of 3.

2 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E4K107
2. S49KA
3. E942Q
4. N2723
5. S10JA8
6. N5648
7. S6Q53
8. W837J
9. S6QA6
10. N85107
11. W99105
12. NJKAJ
13. S2K3Q
Made 3 — NS +140

Play: The play of the 2 contract is tricky. On opening lead declarer (North) realizes missing many spade honors KQJ it doesn't bode well to try to pull trump. Declarer decides to utilize dummy's weak trumps ruffing clubs, so wins the opening lead of the 4 with the K in dummy and immediately leads clubs up to the K finessing against the A. East wins the A and returns the 9 which declarer wins in hand and leads his first club to be ruffed in dummy. Declarer now leads the 10 from dummy which West covers and North wins in hand with the A and lead his second club to be ruffed in dummy. Declarer now leads a spade off dummy which West wins with the Q and shifts to diamonds. Declarer can now win the J A and still has 9x sitting behind West Kx, making 3.

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2 ♠9864
J
J432
♣QJ95
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJT5
K98
K987
♣87
♠AK
AQT53
Q6
♣AT63
♠732
7642
AT5
♣K42
5
919
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 2 5 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    7.00   3.00  4 E      A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        420    7.00   3.00  4 E      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        420    7.00   3.00  4 E      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        420    7.00   3.00  4 E      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        420    7.00   3.00  4 E      A8-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        420    7.00   3.00  4 E      A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        420    7.00   3.00  4 E      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        450    2.00   8.00  4 E +1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        450    2.00   8.00  4 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        450    2.00   8.00  4 E +1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        460    0.00  10.00  3N E +2   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A9-Silverman-Cann
3 ♠AQJT3
Q7
53
♣AKT7
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠862
J98543
T72
♣9
♠974
T2
AKQJ4
♣854
♠K5
AK6
986
♣QJ632
16
110
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 1 5♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦6 ♥6 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  520          9.00   1.00  3N S +4   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  520          9.00   1.00  3N S +4   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  520          9.00   1.00  3N S +4   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  450          7.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  440          5.50   4.50  5♣ S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  440          5.50   4.50  5♣ S +2   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  400          4.00   6.00  5♣ S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  200          2.50   7.50  3♠ N +2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  200          2.50   7.50  2♠ N +3   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  190          1.00   9.00  2♣ S +5   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
         50    0.00  10.00  6♣ N -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass1NT1
Pass22Dbl32NT
Pass4NT4Pass5
Pass6All pass 
  1. 12-14 high card points
  2. NMF or XYZ
  3. lead directional
  4. quantitative

Here is an ugly auction, not off to a great start this week.

Auction: South deals and with 13 hcp and 7 losers opens the bidding 1. North responds 1 and after South rebids 1NT North bids 2 as either New Minor Forcing or XYZ game forcing asking opener to further define his hand. East double of 2, an artificial bid, is lead directional. South should rebid 3 but in the auction here, rebids notrump, 2NT is a mistake. North with 16 hcp and 6 losers overvalues his hand and bids 4NT as Quantitative notrump bids and South bids 5 and North bids 6. While South's bid of 2NT was a bad bid, it should warn North off of 6 and North should pass 5.

6 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. W23J8
2. EQ675
3. E1069Q
4. N74Q9
5. S91010A
6. NA832
7. NK5J3
8. N39K8
9. S56A7
10. N72AJ
11. S68104
12. S24JK
13. SK5Q4
Down 1 — NS −50

Play: If East doesn't double 2 it will be hard for West to find a diamond opening lead, prob ably lead a heart. But the opening lead of a diamond gives East/West 2 diamond tricks, down 1.

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4 ♠9
985
Q987632
♣98
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQJ4
Q43
K4
♣AQT4
♠8732
KT6
AJ
♣6532
♠KT65
AJ72
T5
♣KJ7
2
188
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2/3 ♥4 ♠2/3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 4♠ 5/4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   3.00  3N E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  100          7.00   3.00  3N E -1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  100          7.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          7.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  100          7.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  100          7.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  100          7.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A11-Petroff-Conn
         90    3.00   7.00  1N W      A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A9-Silverman-Cann
        140    2.00   8.00  2♠ W +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    1.00   9.00  2 N -2   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        620    0.00  10.00  4♠ E      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A4-Saltis-Burke
5 ♠AQJ98
T
QJ3
♣AQ94
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K754
AKJ83
75
♣KT
♠632
Q7542
T64
♣J6
♠T
96
AK982
♣87532
16
143
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 1 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥6 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +1370 6-NS/6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620         10.00   0.00  5♣ N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  600          9.00   1.00  5♣ N      A2-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  200          7.50   2.50  2♠ N +3   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  200          7.50   2.50  5 W -4   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  170          5.50   4.50  3♣ N +3   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  170          5.50   4.50  2♣ N +4   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  150          3.50   6.50  4 W -3   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  150          3.50   6.50  4 W -3   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  100          1.50   8.50  4 W -2   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          1.50   8.50  3 W -2   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
   50          0.00  10.00  2 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1NT1
Pass2Pass3
Pass32Pass33
Pass54Pass65
All pass   
  1. 1NT Forcing
  2. control in & slam interest
  3. control in
  4. no control in
  5. control in

In contrast to Board 3, here is a deal where North/South could get to 6m.

Auction: North deals and with 16 high card points and 5 losers opens the bidding 1. South responds 1NT Forcing F1 and West passes, waiting. North bids 2 and South bids 3. North bids 3 as a control in hearts, denying a control in diamonds and showing extra values. South bids 3 as a control in spades. North bids 5 denying a control in diamonds and South holding AK bids 6.

6 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E427Q
2. NA2104
3. N8325
4. S310Q6
5. NAJ5K
6. NJ685
7. N310A8
8. SK3104
9. S6J47
10. NQ687
11. S9K9Q
12. NJ57K
13. S9A92
Made 7 — NS +1390

Play: This is not a hard contract to play, declarer North has no alternative but to finesse for the K. In the play here a diamond is lead on opening lead North wins in hand to protect against a bad diamond split, Cashes the A and ruffs a spade in dummy to take the club finesse for the K. The play is easy after this North cashes the A dropping the K and J and runs diamonds.

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6 ♠542
AQT632
75
♣98
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J86
984
AJ92
♣752
♠AK93
5
QT4
♣KQT63
♠QT7
KJ7
K863
♣AJ4
6
614
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣4 ♦4 ♠4
EW: 3♣ 3/2 2♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140         10.00   0.00  3 N      A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  120          9.00   1.00  1N S +1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  110          7.00   3.00  2 N      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  110          7.00   3.00  2 N      A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  110          7.00   3.00  2 N      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  100          4.50   5.50  4♣ E -1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          4.50   5.50  3♣ E -1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
         50    2.50   7.50  3 S -1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A9-Silverman-Cann
         50    2.50   7.50  3 N -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        100    0.50   9.50  4 S -2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        100    0.50   9.50  3 N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
7 ♠6
KT732
AK32
♣T43
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠JT4
Q
T9765
♣AKQJ
♠AQ7
AJ98
QJ
♣9762
♠K98532
654
84
♣85
10
1314
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 1 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90   10.00   0.00  2♣ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Silverman-Cann
        180    9.00   1.00  1N E +3   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        210    8.00   2.00  1N E +4   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        600    6.50   3.50  3N W      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        600    6.50   3.50  3N E      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        630    4.50   5.50  3N E +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        630    4.50   5.50  3N E +1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        660    1.50   8.50  3N E +2   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        660    1.50   8.50  3N E +2   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        660    1.50   8.50  3N E +2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        660    1.50   8.50  3N E +2   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A6-Rea-Brenner
8 ♠K85
QT
KQ65
♣AT53
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J74
K7643
A72
♣98
♠3
A982
J943
♣KQJ7
♠AQT962
J5
T8
♣642
14
811
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3
EW: 1♣ 2 3/4  ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -300 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170         10.00   0.00  2♠ S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  120          9.00   1.00  1N N +1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A6-Rea-Brenner
         50    6.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    6.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
         50    6.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
         50    6.00   4.00  2♠ S -1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
         50    6.00   4.00  2♠ S -1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        100    2.00   8.00  4♠ S -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        100    2.00   8.00  3♠ S -2   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        100    2.00   8.00  3♠ S -2   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        170    0.00  10.00  3 W +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Saltis-Burke
9 ♠KJ63
72
754
♣8764
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T82
Q985
-
♣KQJT52
♠95
A643
AQ9632
♣9
♠AQ74
KJT
KJT8
♣A3
4
810
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2/3♠ 2NT  ♣4/5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 3/2  ♦5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +140 3♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  2N S +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  140          8.50   1.50  3♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  140          8.50   1.50  3♠ N      A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  120          7.00   3.00  2N S      A2-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          6.00   4.00  3♣ W -1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   90          5.00   5.00  1N S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        100    3.50   6.50  2N S -2   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        100    3.50   6.50  4♠ S -2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        110    2.00   8.00  2 E      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        150    1.00   9.00  3N S -3   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        200    0.00  10.00  2 W +3   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
10 ♠6
KQ863
J75
♣A763
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q87
A7
KQ83
♣KJ98
♠J94
92
AT942
♣Q52
♠AKT532
JT54
6
♣T4
10
157
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3♠  ♣4 ♦3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 2  ♥2 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.50   0.50  2N W -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  200          9.50   0.50  2 N +3   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  170          8.00   2.00  2♠ S +2   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  140          6.00   4.00  2♠ S +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  140          6.00   4.00  2♠ S +1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  140          6.00   4.00  3 N      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  110          4.00   6.00  2♠ S      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          2.00   8.00  1N W -1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  100          2.00   8.00  1N W -1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  100          2.00   8.00  3 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        130    0.00  10.00  3 W +1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A5-Carrier-Smith

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NT12Pass4
All pass   
  1. 15-17 high card points

It is often hard to reach a game after the opponents have opened 1NT.

Auction: East deals and passes. Many with South's hand will open 2, but with 4 hearts many will first pass and wait with spades South can always get into the auction. West with 15 hcp and a balanced hand opens the bidding 1NT. Now to South's surprise North overcall 2 as natural. Many partnerships will have a systems bid to show hearts or show a major and minor, but it should not make a difference. South now has 12 support points for hearts and bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E947K
2. N3210A
3. WJA24
4. N64A7
5. SK839
6. S10Q8J
7. N62J8
8. S5864
9. S33710
10. S2959
11. S10KQQ
12. NJA6Q
13. E55K7
Made 5 — NS +650

Play: With the lead of a club, East/West should always win a club, a diamond and a heart. But in the auction here East realizes North/South have gotten to game on shape not strength and leads a heart to shorten ruffing values and protect partner's values. This contract is easy to play, declarer (North) wins the first heart and while still has control of clubs leads a second heart knocking out the A. Now it is easy to set up spades for club pitches on spades.

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11 ♠K32
8
KJ7
♣AT7642
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQT96
75
AT96
♣Q9
♠J4
AT932
Q42
♣K83
♠875
KQJ64
853
♣J5
11
1210
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 1 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          9.00   1.00  3N E -2   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  100          9.00   1.00  2 E -2   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  100          9.00   1.00  2 E -2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
   50          6.50   3.50  3N E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          6.50   3.50  2 E -1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    5.00   5.00  3♣ N -1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        110    4.00   6.00  2♠ W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        170    2.00   8.00  3♠ W +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        170    2.00   8.00  3♠ W +1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        170    2.00   8.00  2♠ W +2   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A9-Silverman-Cann
        400    0.00  10.00  3N W      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
12 ♠AJ42
762
-
♣J75432
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠98
AJ9
KQ532
♣AT9
♠KT
QT83
AT64
♣Q86
♠Q7653
K54
J987
♣K
6
1411
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 3 5NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   0.00  6 W -4   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  100          9.00   1.00  4 E -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          7.50   2.50  3 E -1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Petroff-Conn
   50          7.50   2.50  5 W -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A9-Silverman-Cann
        130    5.50   4.50  3 W +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        130    5.50   4.50  3 E +1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        150    3.50   6.50  2N W +1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        150    3.50   6.50  2 W +3   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        400    2.00   8.00  3N W      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        460    1.00   9.00  3N W +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        490    0.00  10.00  3N E +3   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
13 ♠AK8
3
98763
♣T853
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠975
KQT92
4
♣AJ74
♠Q42
A5
KT5
♣KQ962
♠JT63
J8764
AQJ2
♣-
7
1014
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠  ♣3 ♥5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2/1  ♦4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         10.00   0.00  3 W -3   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  200          9.00   1.00  4 W -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          8.00   2.00  5♣ E -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    6.00   4.00  3♣ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        110    6.00   4.00  3♣ E      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        110    6.00   4.00  3♣ E      A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        130    4.00   6.00  4♣ E      A8-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        150    2.50   7.50  2N E +1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        150    2.50   7.50  3♣ E +2   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        600    0.50   9.50  3N E      A2-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        600    0.50   9.50  3N E      A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
14 ♠Q3
953
KQ8
♣97542
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AKJT
A4
J954
♣T83
♠652
K87
AT72
♣AQ6
♠9874
QJT62
63
♣KJ
7
1313
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 2 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          9.00   1.00  3N E -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          9.00   1.00  3N E -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  100          9.00   1.00  3N E -2   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A9-Silverman-Cann
   50          6.00   4.00  3N E -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          6.00   4.00  3N E -1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
   50          6.00   4.00  3N E -1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        400    3.00   7.00  3N E      A2-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        400    3.00   7.00  3N E      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        400    3.00   7.00  3N E      A8-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        420    1.00   9.00  4♠ W      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        430    0.00  10.00  3N E +1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A4-Saltis-Burke
15 ♠J97
A864
AK85
♣KQ
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T63
QJ975
-
♣JT863
♠Q52
K2
QJ632
♣975
♠AK84
T3
T974
♣A42
17
48
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          9.50   0.50  3N N +2   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  660          9.50   0.50  3N N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  630          7.00   3.00  3N N +1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  630          7.00   3.00  3N N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  630          7.00   3.00  3N N +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  600          4.00   6.00  3N N      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  600          4.00   6.00  3N N      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  600          4.00   6.00  3N N      A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  100          2.00   8.00  2* W -1  A8-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        100    1.00   9.00  3N N -1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        500    0.00  10.00  5* S -2  A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A4-Saltis-Burke
16 ♠T5
A432
KQJ42
♣A2
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K4
J9765
83
♣J873
♠QJ93
KQ
A75
♣Q964
♠A8762
T8
T96
♣KT5
14
514
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  1N S +2   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  120          6.00   4.00  2N N      A2-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  120          6.00   4.00  1N N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  120          6.00   4.00  1N N +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  120          6.00   4.00  1N N +1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  120          6.00   4.00  1N N +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  120          6.00   4.00  1N N +1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  120          6.00   4.00  1N N +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          2.00   8.00  2♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Saltis-Burke
   90          1.00   9.00  2 N      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
         50    0.00  10.00  2♠ N -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
17 ♠A986
KQ5
J97
♣K83
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KT5
JT982
KT3
♣96
♠QJ74
643
A4
♣AQT5
♠32
A7
Q8652
♣J742
13
713
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          9.50   0.50  2 S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Petroff-Conn
   90          9.50   0.50  2 S      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    6.50   3.50  2N S -1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
         50    6.50   3.50  1N N -1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Silverman-Cann
         50    6.50   3.50  1N N -1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A6-Rea-Brenner
         50    6.50   3.50  3♣ N -1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        140    2.50   7.50  2 W +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        140    2.50   7.50  2 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        140    2.50   7.50  2 W +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    2.50   7.50  1 W +2   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        170    0.00  10.00  2 W +2   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
18 ♠2
QJ7
AKQ65
♣QT74
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J83
AK64
T43
♣K52
♠T765
T83
J872
♣98
♠AKQ94
952
9
♣AJ63
14
111
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 13 - 15 = -2
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          9.40   0.60  3N N +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  630          9.40   0.60  3N N +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  600          4.45   5.55  3N S      A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  600          4.45   5.55  3N S      A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  600          4.45   5.55  3N N      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  600          4.45   5.55  3N N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  600          4.45   5.55  3N N      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  600          4.45   5.55  3N N      A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  600          4.45   5.55  3N N      A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        100    0.05   9.95  3N S -1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A6-Rea-Brenner
19 ♠963
J954
K
♣AKJ65
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AQT542
876
T3
♣T7
♠J7
KQ32
87654
♣92
♠K8
AT
AQJ92
♣Q843
12
66
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/6♣ 3/5 3 -/1♠ 1/5NT
       ♠6/7
EW:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥4 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +920 6♣-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          7.00   3.00  3N S +3   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  490          7.00   3.00  3N S +3   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  490          7.00   3.00  3N S +3   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  490          7.00   3.00  3N S +3   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  490          7.00   3.00  3N S +3   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  490          7.00   3.00  3N S +3   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  490          7.00   3.00  3N S +3   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  170          3.00   7.00  3♣ S +3   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  150          2.00   8.00  4♣ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  130          1.00   9.00  3♣ N +1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  110          0.00  10.00  2 N +1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A2-Ligon-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
21Dbl2Pass3
Pass5Pass6
All pass   
  1. weak jump overcall
  2. Negative Double

Here is another one of those deal where most pairs will play in notrump.

Auction: South deals and with 16 high card points opens the bidding 1 many will open 1NT. West makes a weak jump overcall of 2. North has options, North could bid 3 but with 12 hcp and 4 hearts chooses to first make a Negative Double. Many will have South bid some level of notrump, but in the auction here South bids 3 knowing that North can make a Western cuebid of 3 if that is the right option, and if in fact North does bid 3 then South will bid 3NT. In the auction here North bids 5 and South bids 6.

6 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. W69QA
2. S23K4
3. NA237
4. N59Q10
5. SA1035
6. SQ568
7. SJ497
8. S9246
9. S41062
10. NK787
11. N53108
12. S8QJJ
13. NJKKA
Made 6 — NS +920

Play: The play for 6 is not hard. If West doesn't lead the A, then declarer (South) sets up diamonds for spade pitches, if West does lead the A, declarer set up diamonds for heart pitches.

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20 ♠97
AJ654
T4
♣T952
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J8432
KQ87
87
♣QJ
♠QT65
3
AK52
♣A876
♠AK
T92
QJ963
♣K43
5
913
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  100          8.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  100          8.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  100          8.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        140    3.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    3.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    3.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        140    3.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        140    3.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        140    3.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        140    3.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A9-Silverman-Cann
21 ♠KJT
KJ8743
-
♣K864
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q6
T96
QT863
♣A75
♠A842
Q2
K7542
♣Q3
♠9753
A5
AJ9
♣JT92
11
811
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3/4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630         10.00   0.00  3N S +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  620          9.00   1.00  4 N      A2-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  200          7.50   2.50  3 N +2   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  200          7.50   2.50  2 N +3   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  140          4.50   5.50  2 N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  140          4.50   5.50  2 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  140          4.50   5.50  2 N +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  140          4.50   5.50  2 N +1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  100          2.00   8.00  3 E -2   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          1.00   9.00  3 E -1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        400    0.00  10.00  4 N -4   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
22 ♠J987543
T93
T7
♣5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K
QJ7
KQ94
♣87642
♠AT
86542
63
♣QJ93
♠Q62
AK
AJ852
♣AKT
1
117
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 5♠ 3/4NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          8.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  450          8.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  450          8.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  450          8.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  450          8.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  420          4.50   5.50  4♠ S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
  420          4.50   5.50  4♠ S      A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
  200          3.00   7.00  3♠ S +2   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
         50    2.00   8.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        150    1.00   9.00  4 N -3   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    0.00  10.00  3N S -4   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A4-Saltis-Burke
23 ♠932
JT64
KT643
♣6
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠JT765
Q975
952
♣9
♠A8
K832
Q
♣AKQJT2
♠KQ4
A
AJ87
♣87543
4
319
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣4 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♦2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.50   0.50  5♣ E -2   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  200          9.50   0.50  4♣ E -2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  150          8.00   2.00  3 S +2   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
  130          7.00   3.00  3 N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  100          5.50   4.50  4♣ E -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A5-Carrier-Smith
  100          5.50   4.50  3♣ E -1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        110    4.00   6.00  2 E      A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        130    2.00   8.00  4♣ E      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        130    2.00   8.00  3♣ E +1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        130    2.00   8.00  3♣ E +1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        140    0.00  10.00  3 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
24 ♠K
A8743
J96
♣KT83
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QT87
65
T87
♣A764
♠AJ9542
Q9
A4
♣Q95
♠63
KJT2
KQ532
♣J2
11
613
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4  ♣6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦3 ♥3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420         10.00   0.00  4 N      A2-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  100          8.50   1.50  4♠ E -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  100          8.50   1.50  4♠ E -2   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    4.50   5.50  3♠ E      A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        140    4.50   5.50  3♠ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        140    4.50   5.50  3♠ E      A8-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    4.50   5.50  3♠ E      A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        140    4.50   5.50  3♠ E      A11-Anderson-Anand vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        140    4.50   5.50  2♠ E +1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        170    0.50   9.50  3♠ E +1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        170    0.50   9.50  3♠ E +1   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A4-Saltis-Burke
25 ♠984
9872
KJ5
♣J64
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A72
A53
643
♣KQT7
♠T653
KQJ4
AQ82
♣5
♠KQJ
T6
T97
♣A9832
5
1312
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3/4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 3 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   0.00  3N E -1   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A9-Silverman-Cann
         90    9.00   1.00  2♣ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        600    5.00   5.00  3N W      A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        600    5.00   5.00  3N W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        600    5.00   5.00  3N W      A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        600    5.00   5.00  3N W      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        600    5.00   5.00  3N W      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        600    5.00   5.00  3N W      A8-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        600    5.00   5.00  3N W      A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
        630    0.50   9.50  3N W +1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        630    0.50   9.50  3N W +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A11-Petroff-Conn
26 ♠953
KJ73
QT76
♣T6
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJ2
T
A853
♣Q9842
♠A
AQ542
K942
♣J53
♠KT8764
986
J
♣AK7
6
914
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5/4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 1 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         10.00   0.00  2N W -3   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A9-Silverman-Cann
  200          8.50   1.50  4 E -2   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Rea-Brenner
  200          8.50   1.50  4 E -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          7.00   3.00  2♠ S      A8-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
  100          5.50   4.50  3N E -1   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A4-Saltis-Burke
  100          5.50   4.50  3 E -1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        100    3.50   6.50  2♠ S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    3.50   6.50  2♠ S -1   A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Carrier-Smith
        110    2.00   8.00  2 E +1   A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        200    1.00   9.00  3♠ S -2   A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        500    0.00  10.00  3♠* S -2  A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
27 ♠AK5
8632
8743
♣87
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠JT9842
Q5
QJ52
♣6
♠63
AKJT94
9
♣AKJ5
♠Q7
7
AKT6
♣QT9432
7
616
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣6/5 ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          9.00   1.00  3♠ W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          9.00   1.00  4 E -1   A10-Gillingham-Patrick vs A2-Ligon-Clarke
   50          9.00   1.00  3 E -1   A2-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Rea-Brenner
        140    7.00   3.00  2 E +1   A11-Anderson-Anand vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        150    6.00   4.00  4 S -3   A9-Salvatore-Draves vs A9-Silverman-Cann
        170    4.00   6.00  3 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        170    4.00   6.00  2 E +2   A1-Ellenberger-Buckley vs A4-Saltis-Burke
        170    4.00   6.00  2 E +2   A8-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Rosenbluth-Cline
        420    1.00   9.00  4 E      A4-Ragnow-Triolo vs A10-Kupperman-Hayhurst
        420    1.00   9.00  4 E      A6-Shaffer-Houghtaling vs A3-Koerner-Pemberton
        420    1.00   9.00  4 E      A7-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Carrier-Smith