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                  Welcome Sharon Armbrust

Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session June 5, 2017
Scores after  6 rounds  Average:   60.0      Section  MM  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  1   67.08   80.50  A   1                0.60(A)  Terry Handley - Joseph Howell
  4   54.58   65.50  B   2     1          0.42(A)  Kate Lach - Grace Stout
  2   52.50   63.00  B         2          0.28(B)  Jerry Cox - Scott Hanham
  3   47.08   56.50  C               1    0.12(C)  Richard Sheere - Pamela Lawther
  5   45.42   54.50  C                             Alicia Greenan - Harriet Sundblad
  6   33.33   40.00  B                             Joan Roberts - Debeliah Anthony

Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session June 5, 2017
Scores after  6 rounds  Average:   60.0      Section  MM  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  6   60.83   73.00  C   1     1     1    0.60(A)  Louise Barnard - Fran Soskins
  5   55.00   66.00  C   2     2          0.42(A)  Marian Carrapeza - Anjalie Kulkarni
  4   52.92   63.50  B                             Patricia Heller - Carol Sendell
  2   48.75   58.50  A                             Joe Norton - Stephanie Booth
  1   46.25   55.50  A                             Mary Stange - Patricia Haynes
  3   36.25   43.50  C                             Barbara Callaway - Sharon Armbrust

                   You can ignore the lowers section.  I created another section so I
                  could enter hand records on another Bridgemate while you played.
                       I don't think Bill Gates or Senator Harris showed up!
                                   But I may have seen Barney there!     Alan

Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session June 5, 2017
Scores after  0 rounds  Average:    0.0      Section  QQ
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  1    0.00    0.00  A  1/6               0.29(A)  Alan Hedegard - Betty Hedegard
  2    0.00    0.00  A  1/6               0.29(A)  Cord Hedegard - Janet Hedlund
  3    0.00    0.00  C  1/6   1/4   1/4   0.29(A)  Keith Hedlund - X   Arnold Hedlund
  4    0.00    0.00  C  1/6   1/4   1/4   0.29(A)  Atilla  The Hunn - Barney Flintstone
  5    0.00    0.00  C  1/6   1/4   1/4   0.29(A)  Velma Flintstone - The Godfather
  6    0.00    0.00  C  1/6   1/4   1/4   0.29(A)  Bill Gates - Senator Harris

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
8 7 4
Q 3
K Q J 5
Q J 7 3
9
A 8 7
A 6 4 3
A K 8 6 2
N
WE
S
A K 10 6 3
K 10 4 2
8 7 2
10
11
15    10
4
Q J 5 2
J 9 6 5
10 9
9 5 4
NTPar
N/S54335−420
E/W8910108
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
3 NTW−3 K1505.000.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM1-Stange-Haynes
E−2 101004.001.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
E−1 10503.002.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM6-Barnard-Soskins
1 NTW1 5902.003.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM4-Heller-Sendell
W3 Q1101.004.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM2-Norton-Booth
W4 J1300.005.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
Section QQ
3 NTW−4 Q2000.000.00QQ6-Gates-HarrisQQ1-Hedegard-Hedegard

Bill Gates and Senator Harris did not beat me and my evil twin!
.
The computer program, "Double Dummy", says Hearts can make 4! The only way I can see
that happening is:
With the 10 of Diamond led, declarer;
Wins the Ace of Diamonds in dummy;
Plays Ace and King of clubs, discarding a Diamond from the East hand.
Leading a Diamond, forcing the evil opponents to lead something. IF South underleads the QJ of Spades, East gets a bonus Spade and can discard another Diamond from dummy. If South leads a trump, East escapes with only one Heart loser!

What do computers know about bridge anyway!


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
K J 2
J 10 3
8 7 5 3 2
K 2
A 9 6 3
K 9 7 6
10
Q 10 8 5
N
WE
S
5
A Q 5 4 2
A K J 6
A 6 3
8
9    18
5
Q 10 8 7 4
8
Q 9 4
J 9 7 4
NTPar
N/S24142−980
E/W10912910
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
E−1 8505.000.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
E5 84503.002.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
E5 74503.002.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM2-Norton-Booth
E5 44503.002.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM4-Heller-Sendell
E6 74801.004.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM1-Stange-Haynes
×E7 413100.005.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM6-Barnard-Soskins
Section QQ
E5 24500.000.00QQ6-Gates-HarrisQQ1-Hedegard-Hedegard

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Six hearts doubled making 7! That's a big number!
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...............................................................................The double does NOT increase the matchpoints. A top is a top and a Bottom is a Bottom!
At a team game, it would be a BIG SWING!


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
A K 9
9 5 3
K 6 3
J 10 5 4
J 7 4 3
8 6
A J 4
A Q 9 3
N
WE
S
Q 8 5
Q J 10 7 4
Q 10 9 5
8
11
12    7
10
10 6 2
A K 2
8 7 2
K 7 6 2
NTPar
N/S65557−110
E/W67886
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
W−1 J1005.000.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
PassPass4.001.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM2-Norton-Booth
N−1 Q503.002.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM1-Stange-Haynes
1 NTW1 9902.003.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
1 NTE2 71201.004.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM4-Heller-Sendell
N−3 Q1500.005.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM6-Barnard-Soskins
Section QQ
6 NTE−5 25000.000.00QQ6-Gates-HarrisQQ1-Hedegard-Hedegard

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No Trump Played twice.
If East plays it, I would lead the 4th best from longest & strongest: 2 of Clubs
...............................................................................
If West played it, How did the bidding go? West opens 1 club, North passes, East bids 1 Heart.
South passes. Does West bid 1 NT, bypassing his/her 4 card Spade suit? Why?
If I was East, I would let west play 1 Spade. Reason: I have 2 Queens, neither of which might live. I have told my partner about my 6-9 HCP and west did NOT show any extra points. The HCP are divided 19-21. Don't go too high.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
A K J 7 2
K 8
8 7
A 9 8 5
A Q 10 9 2
A 10 6 5
K J 6 4
N
WE
S
Q 9 8
J 7 6 3
K 9 4 2
10 3
15
14    6
5
10 6 5 4 3
5 4
Q J 3
Q 7 2
NTPar
N/S68337−500
E/W75109/106
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
×W−1 A2005.000.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM2-Norton-Booth
N−1 31003.501.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM1-Stange-Haynes
N−1 91003.501.50MM2-Cox-HanhamMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
W5 A2002.003.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM4-Heller-Sendell
N−3 J3001.004.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM6-Barnard-Soskins
W4 A6200.005.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
Section QQ
W4 26200.000.00QQ6-Gates-HarrisQQ1-Hedegard-Hedegard

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
A 8 5
K 8 6 5 4 3
6 3
8 4
10 9 7
10 9
Q J 10 7 4
K J 5
N
WE
S
K Q 4 2
A
A K 9 8
10 9 7 6
7
7    16
10
J 6 3
Q J 7 2
5 2
A Q 3 2
NTPar
N/S42723−420
E/W6106119
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
1 NTW−1 3505.000.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM4-Heller-Sendell
E2 7904.001.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
E4 21303.002.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM2-Norton-Booth
E5 21501.004.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM6-Barnard-Soskins
E5 21501.004.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM1-Stange-Haynes
E5 Q1501.004.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
Section QQ
S4 76200.000.00QQ6-Gates-HarrisQQ1-Hedegard-Hedegard

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Half the pairs played diamonds, making 5! It's not an easy game to get to!
.
Several players asked about this hand.
Does North open 2 Hearts?


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
Q 10 5 4 3
K 4 2
A J 8
10 5
A 8 6
Q 10 6
Q 9 5 4 2
Q 4
N
WE
S
J 9 7
9 8 7 5
K 10 6 3
J 3
10
10    5
15
K 2
A J 3
7
A K 9 8 7 6 2
NTPar
N/S11108612+920
E/W13561
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
3 NTN4 64304.500.50MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM4-Heller-Sendell
3 NTN4 44304.500.50MM4-Lach-StoutMM1-Stange-Haynes
N4 64203.002.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM6-Barnard-Soskins
S5 44002.003.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM2-Norton-Booth
N6 41701.004.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
S5 61500.005.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni

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No trump makes because the clubs divide 2 - 2 ! Not the most likely distribution. a 3-1 split
is much more likely. If you are lucky, as here, clubs run for 7 tricks.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
K Q 10 9 2
7
8 6 2
J 8 7 2
8 7
K Q 3 2
J 10 7 5 3
6 3
N
WE
S
A 6 3
J 10 5
A K 9
A K 5 4
6
6    19
9
J 5 4
A 9 8 6 4
Q 4
Q 10 9
NTPar
N/S26324−630
E/W1069108
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
W−2 82005.000.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM1-Stange-Haynes
2 NTE−1 Q1003.501.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM6-Barnard-Soskins
3 NTE−1 41003.501.50MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
N−1 A1002.003.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM2-Norton-Booth
×N−2 A5001.004.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTW3 26000.005.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM4-Heller-Sendell

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 8
West Deals
None Vul
10 6 4 3 2
A K 10 9
Q 5
K 3
A Q J 8
8 4 3
J 8 4 3
A 9
N
WE
S
9 5
6 5
K 9 7 2
J 10 8 5 2
12
12    4
12
K 7
Q J 7 2
A 10 6
Q 7 6 4
NTPar
N/S88967+140
E/W55476
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
3 NTS3 34005.000.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM6-Barnard-Soskins
S3 A1403.501.50MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM4-Heller-Sendell
N3 51403.501.50MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
3 NTS−2 A1001.503.50MM2-Cox-HanhamMM2-Norton-Booth
S−2 A1001.503.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTS−3 31500.005.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM1-Stange-Haynes

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3 NT makes 3 with the 3 of Diamonds and goes down 3 with the same lead.

Something different must have happened on the way to trick 13!


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
A K 4 3 2
10 3
A 3 2
K 7 5
6
K 4 2
J 7 4
Q J 8 6 4 3
N
WE
S
J 9
A J 9
K Q 9 8 6 5
A 2
14
7    15
4
Q 10 8 7 5
Q 8 7 6 5
10
10 9
NTPar
N/S69623−300
E/W74610/118
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
×N4 A5905.000.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
N5 K4504.001.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM2-Norton-Booth
N4 94202.502.50MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
N4 A4202.502.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM4-Heller-Sendell
N3 K1401.004.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM6-Barnard-Soskins
E3 51100.005.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM1-Stange-Haynes

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
4 2
7 2
Q 10 9 8 3
J 7 5 2
K Q 5
Q 5 4 3
A 5 2
K 9 3
N
WE
S
A 10 9 6
A K J 8
7 6
A Q 8
3
14    18
5
J 8 7 3
10 9 6
K J 4
10 6 4
NTPar
N/S11152−1440
E/W121212810
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
6 NTW−1 101005.000.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
E6 36803.002.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W6 106803.002.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM1-Stange-Haynes
W6 36803.002.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM2-Norton-Booth
3 NTE6 76901.004.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM4-Heller-Sendell
W6 814300.005.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM6-Barnard-Soskins

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If you are West, playing in 6 NT, you can count 11 top tricks. If Spades split 3-3 (not the most
likely distribution) you can make 4 Spade tricks, 4 Hearts, 3 clubs, and 1 Diamond.

Win the Ace of Diamonds, and play on hearts, giving the opponents a chance to discard a Spade.
North must make two discards and South must discard once, on the 4th heart. IF South discards a Spade, 6 NT comes sailing home.

E/W made 6 Hearts with 4 different leads. If I am North, I'm leading the 10 of Diamonds, top of an internal "Run". Even tho West has a "square" hand, East's doubleton diamond is "Perfect" for West. Draw hearts in 3 rounds, take 3 top spades, 3 top Clubs (9 tricks so far), Ace of Diamonds (10 tricks), give up a diamond, and a trump in each hand to ruff anything else. Bernard & Soskins bid a NICE SLAM!


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
A 8 4
7 6
A 7 5
8 7 6 5 3
10 6
J 10 3
K Q J 6 2
Q J 4
N
WE
S
9 5 3
K 9 5 2
9 8 4 3
K 9
8
10    6
16
K Q J 7 2
A Q 8 4
10
A 10 2
NTPar
N/S9119711+450
E/W42462
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
S4 K4205.000.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S−1 K503.002.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM1-Stange-Haynes
S−1 Q503.002.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
S−1 K503.002.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM2-Norton-Booth
S−2 K1001.004.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM6-Barnard-Soskins
S−4 K2000.005.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM4-Heller-Sendell

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Against South playing Spades, the "TOP OF A RUN" IS THE BEST LEAD!!!!

TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN

A K Q J is the best run, K Q J is the next best run, Q J T is the third best run.
8, 7, 6 is NOT a "top of a run" I would lead from.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
A
A Q 10 8 3
7
A K J 10 9 4
K 10
7 6 5
9 8 3
Q 8 7 6 3
N
WE
S
Q 9 7 5 4
K 4
A Q 6 4 2
5
18
5    11
6
J 8 6 3 2
J 9 2
K J 10 5
2
NTPar
N/S9810610+620
E/W45253
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
N5 56504.500.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
N5 56504.500.50MM4-Lach-StoutMM6-Barnard-Soskins
N5 42002.502.50MM2-Cox-HanhamMM1-Stange-Haynes
N5 42002.502.50MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM2-Norton-Booth
N4 Q1701.004.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
N4 41300.005.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM4-Heller-Sendell

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Did MOST North's open 2 clubs????
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IF you have a 6 - 5 hand, one of which is a major, you are supposed to open your longer minor and then bid and re-bid your major, the second rebid of your major says you have 5 (not 4) and your minor is therefore longer.
-------------------------
If North opens 1 Heart, south has enough to bid 2 Hearts (6 HCP and a singleton = 9 playing points).
North should bid 4 Hearts with two singletons and 18 HCP.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
J 7 5
9 8 7 3
K Q 8 7 6 5
A 6
Q J 6 2
K 8 3 2
J 9 3
N
WE
S
K Q 10 8 3
K 10 5
A Q J 10 4
6
11    15
8
9 4 2
A 4
9 7 6 5
A 10 4 2
NTPar
N/S31219−1100
E/W610/1110124
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
3 NTW−2 52005.000.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM2-Norton-Booth
E4 A1304.001.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
E5 A6003.002.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM4-Heller-Sendell
W6 K6201.004.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM6-Barnard-Soskins
W6 K6201.004.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W6 A6201.004.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM1-Stange-Haynes

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Did North bid the 6 card Club suit? Shouldn't with a void OR a 4 card major.

What does East bid???? Spades makes game but only because they are 3-3, not the expected distribution (have I said that before?).


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
A 10 7 5 2
6 5 2
K 10 9 2
K
K 4
A K J 9 8 7
5
10 8 7 3
N
WE
S
Q 9 8 6
10 4 3
8 4
A Q 6 4
10
11    8
11
J 3
Q
A Q J 7 6 3
J 9 5 2
NTPar
N/S563104−100
E/W661039
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
S4 A1305.000.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM6-Barnard-Soskins
S−1 A504.001.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM4-Heller-Sendell
N−2 101003.002.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W4 K1702.003.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM1-Stange-Haynes
W5 A2001.004.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
W4 K4200.005.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM2-Norton-Booth

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
Q 7
10 4 3
A 8 2
9 8 7 3 2
A 9 8 6 4 3
5 2
9 3
Q J 10
N
WE
S
J 2
A K Q J 6
K J 7 5
K 6
6
7    18
9
K 10 5
9 8 7
Q 10 6 4
A 5 4
NTPar
N/S44446−140
E/W89987
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
W−1 3504.001.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM4-Heller-Sendell
W−1 9504.001.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM6-Barnard-Soskins
W−1 9504.001.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W2 21102.003.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM2-Norton-Booth
E4 61701.004.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
3 NTE4 44300.005.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM1-Stange-Haynes

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 16
West Deals
E-W Vul
K 8 6 3
10
8 6 5 4
A Q 10 6
Q 10
A K J 8
A Q J 10 2
J 9
N
WE
S
A 4
Q 9 6 5
K 9 7
K 8 7 4
9
18    12
1
J 9 7 5 2
7 4 3 2
3
5 3 2
NTPar
N/S18/7113/2−1100
E/W12512129
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
E−1 31004.500.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM4-Heller-Sendell
E−1 21004.500.50MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM1-Stange-Haynes
E4 36202.003.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM6-Barnard-Soskins
E4 36202.003.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
E4 36202.003.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
E5 36500.005.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM2-Norton-Booth

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Consistent leads by 5 pairs, hoping for a RUFF! I bet it didn't happen even once.
---------------
6 Hearts by East can make with a SPADE lead of the 2!
Second hand low lets the Ten force out the King. ( would a South underlead a KING against
a slam? I vote NO! That gives East 2 Spade tricks, 4 Heart tricks, 5 Diamond tricks, ending in dummy and leading towards the king of clubs. With the king "onside", North must take the Ace!
BUT IT'S lucky.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
10 8 6 2
J 7 3
Q 10 8 2
8 2
K Q 4
A 10 9
7 5 4
K J 9 3
N
WE
S
A 7 3
K Q 6 5
K 3
Q 10 6 5
3
13    14
10
J 9 5
8 4 2
A J 9 6
A 7 4
NTPar
N/S35363−420
E/W9/8810/9710
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
3 NTW−1 2504.001.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
3 NTW−1 2504.001.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTW−1 2504.001.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM1-Stange-Haynes
1 NTW2 21202.003.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM4-Heller-Sendell
3 NTW4 24300.504.50MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM6-Barnard-Soskins
3 NTW4 24300.504.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM2-Norton-Booth

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5 of 6 led a 4th best Diamond against NT.

I might have picked the 2 of Spades.

The Queen of Diamonds works very well - but that is 100% hindsight!!!!!!!!

IF declarer plays "low" on the first Diamond, does South play the ACE???????
IF Declarer has the Queen, south has just given declarer two diamond tricks.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
2
A Q 8 3
A K 4
K Q J 7 4
A 10 6 5 3
J 10 4
8 2
9 8 2
N
WE
S
J 8 4
K 9 7
J 10 6 5
A 10 6
19
5    9
7
K Q 9 7
6 5 2
Q 9 7 3
5 3
NTPar
N/S9799/89+600
E/W46444
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
3 NTN5 56605.000.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTN4 66302.502.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
3 NTN4 J6302.502.50MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM1-Stange-Haynes
3 NTN4 76302.502.50MM4-Lach-StoutMM4-Heller-Sendell
3 NTN4 56302.502.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM2-Norton-Booth
1 NTN3 71500.005.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM6-Barnard-Soskins

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19 HCP across from 7 should be in GAME.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
K Q 8 3 2
J 5 4
K Q 9
A J
9 4
A Q 8 6
10 7
K 10 8 5 2
N
WE
S
A J 10 7
K 3
J 4 2
Q 9 7 4
16
9    11
4
6 5
10 9 7 2
A 8 6 5 3
6 3
NTPar
N/S66674−110
E/W66759
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
N1 4805.000.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM6-Barnard-Soskins
N−1 9502.502.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
1 NTN−1 4502.502.50MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM1-Stange-Haynes
N−1 7502.502.50MM4-Lach-StoutMM4-Heller-Sendell
N−1 4502.502.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM2-Norton-Booth
W3 K1100.005.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni

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What a wonderful hand NOT to have to play!!!!!!!!!

Were these "computer" deals??????


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
A Q 8 3 2
10 8 4 2
K 5 3
10
10 9 7 6 4
A Q J 5
Q 2
J 3
N
WE
S
5
K 9 7
A J 9 8 7
9 5 4 2
9
10    8
13
K J
6 3
10 6 4
A K Q 8 7 6
NTPar
N/S676/557−90
E/W76775
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
S5 61505.000.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM1-Stange-Haynes
E−1 Q1004.001.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM2-Norton-Booth
N−1 91002.502.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
2 NTN−1 71002.502.50MM4-Lach-StoutMM4-Heller-Sendell
S−2 Q2000.504.50MM2-Cox-HanhamMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S−2 102000.504.50MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM6-Barnard-Soskins

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
10 6 2
A 10 9
7 6 4
K 10 9 8
9
7 6 5 3
9 8 5 3
A Q 6 3
N
WE
S
8 5 4
K Q 8
A J 10 2
5 4 2
7
6    10
17
A K Q J 7 3
J 4 2
K Q
J 7
NTPar
N/S910757+620
E/W33675
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
S5 A6504.500.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM2-Norton-Booth
S5 66504.500.50MM4-Lach-StoutMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
S4 91702.502.50MM2-Cox-HanhamMM4-Heller-Sendell
S4 71702.502.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM1-Stange-Haynes
S−1 71000.504.50MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM6-Barnard-Soskins
S−1 71000.504.50MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 22
East Deals
E-W Vul
J 9 6 4 2
A 5
A 10 6 5 3
A
K Q 3 2
Q J 7 4 2
K 9 6 2
N
WE
S
K Q 8
J 10 9 8 7 6 4
8
Q 8
13
11    8
8
A 10 7 5 3
K 9
J 10 7 5 4 3
NTPar
N/S612399+980
E/W51944
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
N6 84805.000.00MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM1-Stange-Haynes
N5 84503.002.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM4-Heller-Sendell
N5 K4503.002.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM6-Barnard-Soskins
N5 84503.002.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
×E−1 A2001.004.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM2-Norton-Booth
E4 A6200.005.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni

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IF East is playing hearts, this is a good example of why you should not lead an
"Unprotected" Ace against a suit contract.

An "Unprotected" Ace is an Ace without the King standing beside the Ace, "Protecting" it.
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If you don't understand this, ask me next Monday.


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 23
South Deals
Both Vul
J 5
A 8 6 3 2
10 3
K 8 4 3
A 9 6 4 2
K 7
A 8 7 5 4
10
N
WE
S
K 8
Q 5 4
K Q J 2
A Q J 6
8
11    18
3
Q 10 7 3
J 10 9
9 6
9 7 5 2
NTPar
N/S23412−1370
E/W10/111091210/11
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
W−1 A1005.000.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTE3 36004.001.00MM4-Lach-StoutMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
3 NTW4 36302.502.50MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM6-Barnard-Soskins
3 NTE4 76302.502.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM1-Stange-Haynes
3 NTE5 J6601.004.00MM1-Handley-HowellMM2-Norton-Booth
6 NTE6 214400.005.00MM2-Cox-HanhamMM4-Heller-Sendell

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If East is playing 6 NT, how is the 2 of Clubs led?


Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game

Board 24
West Deals
None Vul
9 7
A 10 7 5
10 9 2
K J 8 4
J 5 4
K Q 6 4
K 4
Q 7 6 2
N
WE
S
Q 10 6 2
J 2
J 5 3
A 10 9 5
8
11    8
13
A K 8 3
9 8 3
A Q 8 7 6
3
NTPar
N/S77896+110
E/W56537
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section MM
1 NTN3 51504.500.50MM1-Handley-HowellMM2-Norton-Booth
E−3 31504.500.50MM4-Lach-StoutMM3-Callaway-Armbrust
N3 51403.002.00MM5-Greenan-SundbladMM5-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S2 2901.503.50MM2-Cox-HanhamMM4-Heller-Sendell
S2 K901.503.50MM6-Roberts-AnthonyMM1-Stange-Haynes
S−1 2500.005.00MM3-Sheere-LawtherMM6-Barnard-Soskins

Monday Morning Oldermeyer Game


NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP9.888.5410.1711.42
Balanced Hands11121113
Voids1121
Singletons8867
Long Suits (>6)0101