- Monday Aft - October 2, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1279 MP  Geomean: 853 MP
(based on 36 players)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Helen Rubin - Mitsuo Tatsugawa 64.58 1st A 0.90
Betty Jackson - Lauren Upson 61.57 1st A 0.90
Jim Martin - Joyce Martin 58.33 2nd A 0.63
Arlene Seckel - Kurt Schnebele 57.18 2nd A 0.63
Jerome Weiss - Karin Heidi Hollmann 57.18 3rd A 0.45
Anthony Muller - Joyce Newell 56.94 3rd A 0.45
Brad Dow - Sam Dodson 56.02 4th A 0.32
Judith Ritchie - Marion Keyworth 52.55 4th A 0.32
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>October 2, 2017    |CLUB NO.>217133    | 10/02/2017 16:03
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Judith Ritchie         Marion Keyworth          C    4     .     .    113.50  52.55  0.32(A)
 2 Richard McCormick      Sharyn Siebert           C    .     .     .     91.00  42.13
 3 Dorothy Cody           Alexander Henderson      A    .     .     .     80.50  37.27
 4 Barbara Alexander      Perry Miller             B    .     .     .     98.50  45.60
 5 Jim Martin             Joyce Martin             B    2     1     .    126.00  58.33  0.63(A)
 6 Karin Heidi Hollmann   Jerome Weiss             C    3     2     1    123.50  57.18  0.45(A)
 7 Thomas Crawley         Jean Lesieutre           A    .     .     .    107.00  49.54
 8 Helen Rubin            Mitsuo Tatsugawa         A    1     .     .    139.50  64.58  0.90(A)
 9 Konny Murray           Louis Hembree            B    .     .     .     92.50  42.82
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=4/C=0                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Lauren Upson           Betty Jackson            A    1     .     .    133.00  61.57  0.90(A)
 2 Ron Coffee             Fred Quadros             A    .     .     .    109.50  50.69
 3 Shirley Temple         Jackie Stewart           A    .     .     .     95.00  43.98
 4 Sam Dodson             Brad Dow                 A    4     .     .    121.00  56.02  0.32(A)
 5 William Shellooe       David Maddox             B    .     .     .     95.50  44.21
 6 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    2     1     .    123.50  57.18  0.63(A)
 7 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             B    3     2     .    123.00  56.94  0.45(A)
 8 Nancy Borucki          Judy Lesieutre           A    .     .     .     95.50  44.21
 9 Martha Hawley          Celeste Falor            B    .     .     .     76.00  35.19
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A64
7
AT75
♣AKQ43
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J85
AKJT92
64
♣J7
♠QT72
Q
KQJ2
♣9862
♠K93
86543
983
♣T5
17
1010
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  3♣ N      A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          6.50   1.50  3 W -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A9-Hawley-Falor
   50          6.50   1.50  2 W -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A7-Muller-Newell
        100    5.00   3.00  3♣ N -2   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        110    3.50   4.50  2 W      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        110    3.50   4.50  2 W      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        150    1.50   6.50  2♠ S -3   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        150    1.50   6.50  2 N -3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        500    0.00   8.00  4* N -3  A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A3-Temple-Stewart

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
213DblAll pass
  1. natural

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 4, and 6, 8, and 10.

The Bidding: Sometimes hands with 5 clubs and 4 diamonds are awkward to bid. Here, North has the strength to Reverse . After North opens 1, East doesn't have the shape to act. South, with just 3 HCP, has a choice of passing or Responding Light . As Josh Donn discusses in his "Responding Light" article, the goals of a light response are "to prevent the opponents from finding their best contract, to reach game in case a fit is located, and to improve the contract to a better partscore." North will have just 3 or 4 clubs 54% of the time. Attempting to improve the contract seems best. In 4th seat after the opponents have each bid a suit, it is common to treat a cue bid as natural. With that agreement, West overcalls 2. North's 3 reverse shows a strong hand with longer clubs than diamonds. East knows South's hand must be a joke. South may not respect the force created by North's reverse. If East passes. South may pass and West may compete to 3. A double here cannot show spades. East had the chance to overcall 1. Presumably, the double shows values and the willingness to penalize 3. South and West have nothing to say. The auction ends at 3X.

At tables where South passes initially, West balances with a 1 overcall. A 2 balancing jump overcall would show 13-16 points. North competes with a takeout oriented double or a reverse to 2. A double is quite awkward for South. South lacks the strength to beat 1, but doesn't have a 4-card suit to bid. 1 seems best because it is lead directional and keeps the bidding at the 1-level. When West competes to 2, North may double again. South doesn't expect to score a heart trick. North would have raised with 4 spades. So North is likely 3-1-4-5 or 3-0-4-6. Now North must guess whether to bid 2 and play in their 3-3 fit, or compete to 3 or 3. A reverse by North better positions their partnership to find the profitable 3 sacrifice.

The Play in 3X by North: With length in the trump suit, it is common to tap declarer to gain trump control. West overtakes and continues a heart. Since the location of all the hearts is known, West continues with the Jack or 10 to show no Suit Preference . Declarer ruffs. East can discard to gain trump control, or may overruff if worried about an end play. Declarer wants to establish their club suit. Declarer knows there is no upside in ruffing a club with the 3. So declarer ruffs with the 8 or 9. Declarer is fortunate West cannot overruff. Declarer scrambles 8 tricks for down 1.

The Play in 2 by West: North cashes 2 rounds of clubs. Continuing the Queen would setup a club winner on dummy. So North continues a low club. South ruffs; and declarer overruffs. If declarer draws 2 rounds of trump, they will see the bad trump break. Now good defense will set declarer. North can Hold Up their Ace a round to prevent declarer scoring 2 diamond tricks. When declarer leads a spade, North rises with the Ace and taps declarer. Declarer isn't able to score a spade for their 8th trick. Declarer is down 1.

If the bidding suggests a bad trump split, declarer may delay drawing trump. Now dummy's Queen prevents being shortened by a 5th round of clubs unless the defense gives up a tempo to lead trump. Either way declarer scores 8 tricks. Because delaying drawing trump risks a spade ruff, declarers unaware of the bad trump split will start drawing trump, giving the defense a chance to beat 2.



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2 ♠AT743
A3
AJ2
♣KT3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠8
92
KQ9873
♣AJ98
♠KJ5
KJT84
T4
♣542
♠Q962
Q765
65
♣Q76
16
108
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 3♠ 3NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣5/6 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +500 4*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  2N N +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A5-Martin-Martin vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  120          3.00   5.00  1N N +1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  110          2.00   6.00  2♠ N      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        110    1.00   7.00  3 W      A4-Alexander-Miller vs A7-Muller-Newell
        200    0.00   8.00  4♠ N -2   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A1-Upson-Jackson
3 ♠A64
AJT
832
♣6543
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J7532
K85
K5
♣AQ2
♠KQT9
962
AT7
♣KT7
♠8
Q743
QJ964
♣J98
9
1312
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5/6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -300 4*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        140    6.50   1.50  3♠ W      A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        140    6.50   1.50  3♠ W      A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        170    4.50   3.50  3♠ W +1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A7-Muller-Newell
        170    4.50   3.50  3♠ W +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        620    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        620    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        620    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        620    1.50   6.50  4♠ E      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
4 ♠T95
KT2
5
♣KQT954
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A32
854
AKT962
♣3
♠J6
QJ9763
7
♣AJ82
♠KQ874
A
QJ843
♣76
8
119
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥3
EW: 1 3  ♣5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2♠ S      A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          7.00   1.00  4 E -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        200    5.50   2.50  3♠ S -2   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        200    5.50   2.50  3♠ S -2   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        300    4.00   4.00  4♠ S -3   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        620    2.50   5.50  4 E      A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        620    2.50   5.50  4 E      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        650    0.50   7.50  4 E +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        650    0.50   7.50  4 E +1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A7-Muller-Newell

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass11
Dbl123All pass
  1. exactly 3 hearts

The Bidding: West's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. West's hand merits an upgrade with 3 quick tricks and a good 6-card suit. Opening 1 is clear. A 2 overcall has obstructive value, but North lacks the strength for a 2 overcall or a takeout double. Passing seems best. After East responds 1, South overcalls 1. For most partnerships, Support Doubles are not mandatory. Here, West is happy to make a Support Double showing 3-card support. North competes with an advance to 2 as recommended by the Law of Total Tricks .

East's Losing Trick Count of 7 and 13 Support Points suggest jumping to 4. East's Support Points are inflated by double counting the doubleton Jack. Ruffs in the long hand don't provide extra tricks. The value of East's diamond shortness is questionable. Forcing to game would be an overbid. Would a 3 bid be competitive, invitational, or ambiguous in your partnership? Many expert partnerships use Good Bad 2NT to differentiate invitational and competitive bids. With that understanding, a direct 3 bid is invitational. West's 14 Support Points suggest accepting the invitation. West's LTC of 7 suggests declining the invitation. West's trumps are weak. West's spade entry is likely to be knocked out quickly. There is no need to stretch for games at Matchpoints . Passing seems best.

The Play: South is likely to lead the King, top of an honor sequence. Declarer tries to cash 2 diamonds to discard a spade loser, but North ruffs and declarer overruffs. Now because South doesn't have the 10, declarer can scramble 10 tricks on a cross ruff. To hold declarer to 9 tricks, South must lead the Ace. Now South switches to the King to knockout dummy's Ace entry. Declarer scores 9 tricks: 1 + 4 + 1 + 2 ruffs. The bidding suggests points are equally divided. If East-West bid 4, South may conclude East-West have shortness and find winning trump lead.



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5 ♠Q3
AKT
A9865
♣T62
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AJ85
9532
T3
♣753
♠K762
64
KJ4
♣K984
♠T94
QJ87
Q72
♣AQJ
13
510
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 3 2NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥4/3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   0.00  3 S      A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A1-Upson-Jackson
  130          7.00   1.00  3 N +1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  120          5.00   3.00  2N S      A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  120          5.00   3.00  2N N      A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  120          5.00   3.00  2N N      A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  110          3.00   5.00  2 N +1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    1.00   7.00  3N N -1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        100    1.00   7.00  3N N -1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A7-Muller-Newell
        100    1.00   7.00  3 S -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A4-Dodson-Dow
6 ♠KJ82
KT532
8543
♣-
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A974
A74
J97
♣Q93
♠T3
Q6
2
♣KJT86542
♠Q65
J98
AKQT6
♣A7
7
116
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4 3♠  ♣4 NT6
EW: 3♣  ♦2 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   1.00  5♣* E -1  A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  200          7.00   1.00  5♣ E -2   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  200          7.00   1.00  5♣* E -1  A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  150          5.00   3.00  4 S +1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    3.50   4.50  4 N -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A4-Dodson-Dow
         50    3.50   4.50  4 N -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    1.50   6.50  5 S -2   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    1.50   6.50  5 S -2   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        250    0.00   8.00  3N S -5   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A7-Muller-Newell

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  3Dbl
Pass4All pass 

The Bidding: East is hesitant to preempt 4 because of the unfavorable vulnerability and a desire to give West the opportunity to bid 3NT. A 3 preempt seems sufficient. South has a choice of passing, overcalling 3, venturing 3NT, or making a takeout oriented double. South's strength and shape make passing unattractive. South lacks the strength and tricks for 3NT. South's strong diamond suit makes a 3 overcall attractive. In his "Doubles 2 - Bidding Over Preempts" lecture, Roger Lee advises choosing the most flexible action over a preempt. After a 3 overcall, it isn't possible to play in 3 or 3. Doubling brings 3 and 3 into play, and makes finding a major suit game more likely because partner can consider their Support Points. The downside of doubling is the partnership may land in a 4-3 fit. If 9 tricks are available in 3 or 3, it will beat taking 10 tricks in a diamond partial. Similarly, 4 or 4 making beat 5 making. Sometimes it is difficult to maintain trump control when playing in a 4-3 fit. There is no guarantee 3 is making or diamonds are the partnership's best fit. Lead direction isn't an issue. It is a close call, but doubling seems best.

North has an easy advance to 4 over a takeout double. Over a 3 overcall, North may be tempted to jump to 5. Looking for a major suit fit on the way to 5 seems best. An advance to 3 will be well rewarded.

The Play in 4 by North: East will likely lead their singleton diamond. Declarer wins and leads a heart. West is likely to rise with the Ace to give East a diamond ruff. The defense scores 3 tricks: 1 + 1 + 1 ruff. If West ducks smoothly, a declarer attempting to score 11 tricks may finesse against the Queen. Now the defense score 4 tricks: 1 + 2 + 1 ruff. There is no need to be greedy playing 4. Many partnerships will be playing 5. 4 making 4 will score well. If West holds the AQ, West will rise with the Ace. If West holds Axx, declarer wants West to rise with the Ace. Declarer must judge whether West is more likely to rise with Ace after if the Jack is led or the 8 or 9 is led. An expert defender may suspect the Jack is a ruse to dissuade West from rising with the Ace and giving partner a diamond ruff. An average defender may suspect the Jack is an attempt to finesse against the Queen. Here, declarer can lead any heart from dummy to finesse against the Queen. Declarer chooses the card they believe will work best against the West at their table. Declarers who get the heart suit right score 10 tricks.

The Play in 5 by South: Declarer cannot avoid losing the Ace and the Ace. Declarer needs to avoid losing a 2nd heart trick. A successful finesse against the Queen would allow declarer to score 11 tricks. Before betting the contract on a finesse, declarer would like to test spades. If declarer can establish dummy's 4th spade as a winner, declarer can discard a heart, and have the option of a lobbing finesse towards the King in addition to a finesse against the Queen. The problem is declarer doesn't quite have the communication needed after drawing 2 rounds of trump. Drawing just 1 round of trump risks a spade ruff. Most declarers will draw trump and go down 1 after losing a finesse against the Queen.

A declarer who can see though the backs of the cards would draw 1 round of trump, establish dummy's 4th spade with a finesse against the 9, and take a lobbing finesse towards the King to score 10 tricks.



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7 ♠J876
54
QJ3
♣K876
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A3
AQJT86
9
♣J943
♠Q42
92
AT765
♣AT5
♠KT95
K73
K842
♣Q2
7
1210
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥2/3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2/1 4 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.00   0.00  3 W +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Muller-Newell
        200    5.50   2.50  3 W +2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        200    5.50   2.50  2 W +3   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    5.50   2.50  2 W +3   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        200    5.50   2.50  2 W +3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        620    2.00   6.00  4 W      A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        620    2.00   6.00  4 W      A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        620    2.00   6.00  4 W      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    0.00   8.00  4 W +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A3-Temple-Stewart
8 ♠AKQJ842
J984
T6
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T5
Q2
93
♣AKQ8754
♠763
AT6
J854
♣T96
♠9
K753
AKQ72
♣J32
11
115
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 5 6♠  ♣5 NT5
EW: 2♣  ♦3 ♥2 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  480          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  480          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  480          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  450          4.00   4.00  4♠ N +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Muller-Newell
  230          2.50   5.50  3♠ N +3   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A1-Upson-Jackson
  230          2.50   5.50  3♠ N +3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  200          1.00   7.00  3♠ N +2   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  100          0.00   8.00  5♣ W -2   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
11Pass2
34All pass 

The Bidding: West is too strong to preempt. So West opens 1. North, with a strong spade suit, has little interest in looking for a heart fit. North may be tempted to jump to 4. A jump to 4 may bypass the Par Contract . The need to jump is lower when holding the boss suit. Although North's club void increases the risk of preemption, a 1 overcall seems best. East has nothing to say. South's advance to 2 is forcing or non-forcing constructive depending on partnership agreement. West competes to 3. North offers 4 as thee final contract. West isn't eager to sacrifice with 2-2-2-7 distribution.

The Play: East will likely lead the 10, top of an honor sequence. Declarer ruffs and draws trump. Finessing against East for the Queen and 10 offers a 6% chance for 3 heart tricks, and an 87% chance for 2 heart tricks. Declarer has 5 diamond tricks if diamonds break 3-3, a 28% chance. Declarer has 4 diamond tricks if diamonds break 4-2 and declarer can reenter dummy. Declarer begins with diamonds to combine chances. When diamonds break 4-2, declarer ruffs the 4th round of diamonds. Now declarer has a heart guess. If East has the Ace, a lobbing finesse towards the King provides 12 tricks. If West has A, A2, or A6, a lobbing finesse towards the King gives the defense 3 heart tricks. A finesse against East for the Queen and Ten increases the chance for 11 tricks, but lowers the chance for 12 tricks. East knows declarer is 7-4-2-0. So rising with the Ace on the first round of hearts has no upside. East must duck smoothly and force declarer to guess the heart position.



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9 ♠KT64
AK3
8654
♣J4
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q2
J842
AK9
♣KT32
♠AJ93
65
QJT
♣Q976
♠875
QT97
732
♣A85
11
1310
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 2 2 2♠ 2/3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    7.50   0.50  3♣ W      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        110    7.50   0.50  2♣ W +1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        120    5.50   2.50  2N W      A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        120    5.50   2.50  1N W +1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        150    3.00   5.00  2N W +1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        150    3.00   5.00  1N W +2   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        150    3.00   5.00  1N S -3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        200    1.00   7.00  2 N -4   A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Muller-Newell
        600    0.00   8.00  3N W      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
10 ♠AK875
J72
AQ
♣KQ2
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJ
KT9853
K53
♣A8
♠92
Q64
JT982
♣J76
♠T643
A
764
♣T9543
19
134
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 2 6♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW: -/1  ♣1 ♦5 ♥6/7 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          7.50   0.50  4♠ S +2   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A7-Muller-Newell
  680          7.50   0.50  4♠ S +2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  650          5.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
  650          5.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  600          4.00   4.00  5♣ S      A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  230          3.00   5.00  3♠ N +3   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  200          1.00   7.00  2♠ N +3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  200          1.00   7.00  2♠ N +3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Upson-Jackson
  200          1.00   7.00  3 W -2   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A4-Dodson-Dow

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Dbl212
34All pass 
  1. weak heart raise

The Bidding: After West opens 1 in 3rd seat, North is too strong to overcall 1. So North begins with a double. East, with a quacky 5 Support Points, will pass at most tables. Many expert partnerships plays Transfers Over a Double of One of a Major . With that agreement, East bids 2 to show a weak heart raise. South has 7 Support Points and 1 quick trick. South doesn't want to defend 2. Competing to 2 seems best. The Law of Total Tricks suggests West compete to 3. Opposite a weak raise, there is considerable risk of going down 2 for -200. Bidding 3 has the upside of making a 3 bid by North ambiguous. North, with a Losing Trick Count of 5 and 20 Support Points, expects to make at least 4. South needs to cover 4 losers for 6 to make. With 4 cover cards, South would have made a stronger bid. Bidding 4 seems best.

At tables where East passes North's double of 1, South is likely to advance to 2 planning to bid 2 if North doubles again. When North bids 2 showing 5+ spades and 18+ points, South will drive to the spade game.

The Play: Declarer sees South can easily cover North's 3 heart losers. Declarer is fortunate spades break 2-2. With the King onside declarer doesn't have a diamond loser. Lobbing finesses in clubs hold club losers to 1. Declarer has 12 tricks on the fortunate lie of the cards.



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11 ♠T83
9853
A642
♣95
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQJ
AQ76
K87
♣864
♠965
J2
Q95
♣AKJT3
♠A742
KT4
JT3
♣Q72
4
1511
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3/2 2 2♠ 3/2NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A9-Hawley-Falor
   50          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
   50          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        400    3.00   5.00  3N W      A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A7-Muller-Newell
        400    3.00   5.00  3N W      A4-Alexander-Miller vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        400    3.00   5.00  3N W      A5-Martin-Martin vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        400    3.00   5.00  3N W      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        400    3.00   5.00  3N W      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        460    0.00   8.00  3N W +2   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
12 ♠AT943
J76
8
♣K984
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q752
A93
K6532
♣6
♠86
KT4
QT9
♣QJT32
♠KJ
Q852
AJ74
♣A75
8
98
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1/-
       ♣5 ♦7/6 ♥4 ♠5/4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          8.00   0.00  3N N +1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A7-Muller-Newell
  180          7.00   1.00  2♣* N     A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  150          6.00   2.00  2N S +1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        100    3.50   4.50  3N S -1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        100    3.50   4.50  2N S -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    3.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        100    3.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    1.00   7.00  3N S -2   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        300    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Upson-Jackson
13 ♠KJT7
9732
AJ96
♣Q
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A
QJ85
Q87
♣AJ862
♠Q6542
K6
K532
♣K4
♠983
AT4
T4
♣T9753
11
1411
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 1 -/1♠ 1/2NT
       ♠6/7
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  3N E -2   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A7-Muller-Newell
  200          7.50   0.50  3N E -2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Hawley-Falor
         90    6.00   2.00  2 E      A4-Alexander-Miller vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        110    5.00   3.00  3♣ W      A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        180    3.50   4.50  2N W +2   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        180    3.50   4.50  1N W +3   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    2.00   6.00  2 S -2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        600    0.50   7.50  3N W      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        600    0.50   7.50  3N E      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A1-Upson-Jackson
14 ♠84
76
Q52
♣KQT763
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KJT76
J542
76
♣42
♠532
AT8
AKJ83
♣A8
♠AQ9
KQ93
T94
♣J95
7
516
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 3 2 4♠ 1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  3 E -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        100    6.50   1.50  4♣ N -2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        100    6.50   1.50  3♣ N -2   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A7-Muller-Newell
        140    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        150    4.00   4.00  4♣ N -3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +3   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        200    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +3   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        200    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        200    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +3   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A4-Dodson-Dow
15 ♠74
974
KT
♣Q96432
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠K
AKT52
J653
♣JT8
♠QT853
QJ86
9872
♣-
♠AJ962
3
AQ4
♣AK75
5
125
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 2♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5/4
EW: 1 2  ♣1 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +800 6*-EW-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.50   0.50  5♣ S +1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  620          7.50   0.50  5♣ S +1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A7-Muller-Newell
  300          6.00   2.00  4* W -2  A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  170          4.50   3.50  4♣ S +2   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A1-Upson-Jackson
  170          4.50   3.50  3♣ S +3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  100          2.50   5.50  4* W -1  A9-Murray-Hembree vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  100          2.50   5.50  3* W -1  A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          0.50   7.50  3 W -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A3-Temple-Stewart
   50          0.50   7.50  3 W -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
16 ♠Q8
J93
A8643
♣A94
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠JT72
Q72
JT2
♣Q85
♠A653
KT5
KQ
♣KJT6
♠K94
A864
975
♣732
11
616
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    8.00   0.00  2 N -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-Dodson-Dow
         90    7.00   1.00  1N E      A4-Alexander-Miller vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        120    4.00   4.00  1N E +1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        120    4.00   4.00  1N E +1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A7-Muller-Newell
        120    4.00   4.00  1N E +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        120    4.00   4.00  1N E +1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        120    4.00   4.00  1N E +1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        150    0.50   7.50  2N E +1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        150    0.50   7.50  1N E +2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
17 ♠A74
Q5
QJ98
♣K865
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT
J8432
T5
♣QJT7
♠9863
T76
A762
♣32
♠KJ52
AK9
K43
♣A94
12
64
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 2/3 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          8.00   0.00  3N S +3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  460          6.50   1.50  4N N +1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  430          4.50   3.50  4N S      A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  430          4.50   3.50  4N N      A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A7-Muller-Newell
         50    3.00   5.00  6N N -1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    1.00   7.00  6N N -2   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    1.00   7.00  6N N -2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        100    1.00   7.00  6♠ S -2   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
18 ♠KT985
T3
T8
♣AKT8
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AQ632
AJ2
A6
♣654
♠J
975
J9743
♣QJ97
♠74
KQ864
KQ52
♣32
10
155
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  2♠ W -3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  100          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    3.50   4.50  2N N -1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    3.50   4.50  2 S -1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    3.50   4.50  2 S -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        100    3.50   4.50  2 S -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        100    3.50   4.50  2 S -1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        100    3.50   4.50  2 S -1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        120    0.00   8.00  1N W +1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A7-Muller-Newell
19 ♠T2
AJT43
KQ932
♣5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ8
Q8762
J74
♣T9
♠AJ54
K5
85
♣QJ743
♠9763
9
AT6
♣AK862
10
811
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          8.00   0.00  2N N +2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  150          7.00   1.00  2 N +3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  130          5.00   3.00  4 N      A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  130          5.00   3.00  3 N +1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  130          5.00   3.00  2 N +2   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  120          3.00   5.00  2N S      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Muller-Newell
  110          2.00   6.00  3 N      A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    0.50   7.50  3N N -1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
         50    0.50   7.50  3 N -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A1-Upson-Jackson
20 ♠6543
AKQ8
K843
♣9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q72
76
QJT2
♣7643
♠AJT8
JT
A6
♣QJT85
♠K9
95432
975
♣AK2
12
513
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4 2NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 2/1♣  ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   1.00  3 S +1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  170          7.00   1.00  3 S +1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  170          7.00   1.00  2 S +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  140          5.00   3.00  3 S      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        100    2.00   6.00  4 S -1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   6.00  4 S -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    2.00   6.00  4 S -1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Muller-Newell
        100    2.00   6.00  4 S -1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        100    2.00   6.00  3 S -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A1-Upson-Jackson
21 ♠AK96
-
9875
♣QJT43
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠JT72
AQ52
Q3
♣K86
♠Q5
KJT7
AJT42
♣75
♠843
98643
K6
♣A92
10
1211
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠  ♦6 ♥4 NT4
EW: 1 2/3  ♣4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  3 E -3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  100          6.50   1.50  4 W -2   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          6.50   1.50  4 W -2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Hawley-Falor
   50          3.50   4.50  1N W -1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A4-Dodson-Dow
   50          3.50   4.50  3 W -1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          3.50   4.50  3 W -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A1-Upson-Jackson
   50          3.50   4.50  3 E -1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        110    1.00   7.00  2 W      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Muller-Newell
        120    0.00   8.00  1N W +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
22 ♠765
9652
QJT7
♣82
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q3
J
AK986
♣QJ543
♠AJT4
K874
2
♣K976
♠K982
AQT3
543
♣AT
3
1311
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 5/4♣ 2 1/- 2♠ 2/1NT
       ♥7/6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -600 5♣-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    7.00   1.00  1N S -2   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    7.00   1.00  2 S -2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    7.00   1.00  1* S -1  A9-Murray-Hembree vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        120    5.00   3.00  2N W      A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        130    4.00   4.00  4♣ W      A4-Alexander-Miller vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        150    2.00   6.00  2N E +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A7-Muller-Newell
        150    2.00   6.00  3♣ W +2   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    2.00   6.00  3♣ E +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        660    0.00   8.00  3N E +2   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A3-Temple-Stewart
23 ♠J983
AT9
52
♣J852
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K7
KQ753
K97
♣Q63
♠AT542
J864
AQJ
♣4
♠Q6
2
T8643
♣AKT97
6
1312
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦5 ♥2 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2 5 3♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    7.50   0.50  4 W      A4-Alexander-Miller vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        620    7.50   0.50  4 W      A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        630    6.00   2.00  3N W +1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A3-Temple-Stewart
        650    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        650    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A7-Muller-Newell
        650    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        650    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A4-Dodson-Dow
        650    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A1-Upson-Jackson
24 ♠AT
KT4
KT8653
♣Q9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQ874
9
AQ74
♣AJ3
♠952
AJ532
-
♣76542
♠J63
Q876
J92
♣KT8
12
165
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2 1NT  ♣4 ♥6 ♠4
EW: 2/3♣ 1 2/3♠  ♦5 NT4/6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A3-Temple-Stewart
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A9-Hawley-Falor
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A4-Dodson-Dow
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
   50          4.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   A9-Murray-Hembree vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        500    1.00   7.00  5* N -3  A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
       1100    0.00   8.00  5* N -5  A3-Cody-Henderson vs A7-Muller-Newell
25 ♠-
K83
AT642
♣AQ985
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ64
QT2
J95
♣T6
♠A93
A9754
87
♣732
♠T8752
J6
KQ3
♣KJ4
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 2NT  ♥6 ♠6
EW: -/1♠  ♣2 ♦2 ♥6 ♠6/7 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +400 5-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          8.00   0.00  5 N +1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  400          7.00   1.00  5♣ N      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  170          5.00   3.00  3 N +3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
  170          5.00   3.00  3 N +3   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  170          5.00   3.00  3 N +3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  150          2.50   5.50  2 N +3   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A7-Muller-Newell
  150          2.50   5.50  3♣ N +2   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  130          0.50   7.50  2 N +2   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  130          0.50   7.50  2 N +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Upson-Jackson
26 ♠-
AKT9832
Q83
♣K73
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KQ93
-
JT952
♣A542
♠AJ82
J765
K76
♣J9
♠T7654
Q4
A4
♣QT86
12
1010
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4  ♣6 ♦4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2/3 2♠  ♣6 ♥2 NT6/5
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: +650 5-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  730          8.00   0.00  3* N     A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  650          7.00   1.00  4 N +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Upson-Jackson
  620          5.50   2.50  4 N      A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A3-Temple-Stewart
  620          5.50   2.50  4 N      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A9-Hawley-Falor
  200          3.50   4.50  3♠* W -1  A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A7-Muller-Newell
  200          3.50   4.50  2 N +3   A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
  110          2.00   6.00  2 N      A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A4-Dodson-Dow
  100          1.00   7.00  4♠ W -1   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    0.00   8.00  4 N -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
27 ♠JT
KT65
QJ9
♣Q653
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ873
32
K86
♣J82
♠A95
AQJ97
752
♣K9
♠642
84
AT43
♣AT74
9
914
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 1♣ 1 3 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  3♠ W -1   A6-Hollmann-Weiss vs A3-Temple-Stewart
         90    7.00   1.00  1N E      A1-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A2-Coffee-Quadros
        110    6.00   2.00  2 E      A9-Murray-Hembree vs A9-Hawley-Falor
        140    4.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A6-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    4.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Upson-Jackson
        140    4.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        170    1.50   6.50  2♠ W +2   A4-Alexander-Miller vs A8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        170    1.50   6.50  1♠ W +3   A8-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A7-Muller-Newell
        210    0.00   8.00  1N E +4   A2-McCormick-Siebert vs A4-Dodson-Dow