- Monday Aft - February 4, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1066 MP  Geomean: 698 MP
(based on 27 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Maja - Walter Thorpe 71.13 1st OA 2.48
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 56.85 2nd OA 1.86
Judith Ritchie - Marion Keyworth 56.55 3/4th OA 1.23
Anthony Muller - Joyce Newell 56.55 3/4th OA 1.23
Jerome Weiss - Lauren Upson 53.57 5th OA 0.78
Arlene Seckel - Frances Baca 52.38 2nd OC 0.71
Helen Rubin - Jack Crary 51.79 3rd SA 0.35
Bill Cohen - Charles Rauch 48.51 1st SC 0.16
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> F N-S
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DATE>February 4, 2019   |CLUB NO.>217133    | 02/04/2019 16:08
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Championship (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=3/C=2                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B   2     1     .   |   2     1     .     95.50  56.85  1.86(OA)
 2 Charles Rauch          Bill Cohen               C   .     .     .   |   .     .     1     81.50  48.51  0.16(SC)
 3 Judy Lesieutre         Nancy Borucki            A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     71.50  42.56
 4 Barbara Alexander      Janice Flowers-Sonne     C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     64.50  38.39
 5 Jack Crary             Helen Rubin              A   .     .     .   |   3     .     .     87.00  51.79  0.35(SA)
 6 Walter Thorpe           Maja                    A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    119.50  71.13  2.48(OA)
 7 Mary McCormick         Jean Lesieutre           A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     68.50  40.77
                                          Totals                                            588.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> F E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=6/C=4                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Lauren Upson           Jerome Weiss             B   5     4     .   |   3     .     .     90.00  53.57  0.78(OA)
 2 Sam Dodson             Brad Dow                 A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     69.50  41.37
 3 Joyce Piekerscill      Marie Dantzenberg        C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     68.50  40.77
 4 Frances Baca           Arlene Seckel            C   .     .     2   |   .     .     2     88.00  52.38  0.71(OC)
 5 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             B  3/4   2/3    .   |  1/2   1/2    .     95.00  56.55  1.23(OA)
 6 Annemarie Von Adelung  Karin Heidi Hollmann     C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     82.00  48.81
 7 Marion Keyworth        Judith Ritchie           C  3/4   2/3    1   |  1/2   1/2    1     95.00  56.55  1.23(OA)
                                          Totals                                            588.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠942
KJT8
5
♣JT863
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T87
A7
AKQJ8
♣975
♠AQJ65
9432
943
♣2
♠K3
Q65
T762
♣AKQ4
5
147
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1  ♦3 ♠3 NT6
EW: 4 3♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♥5
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: -100 5♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          5.00   1.00  4♣ S      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  130          5.00   1.00  3♣ S +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  130          5.00   1.00  2♣ S +2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F1-Upson-Weiss
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ E      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
        140    2.50   3.50  2♠ E +1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
        170    0.50   5.50  2♠ E +2   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F5-Muller-Newell
        170    0.50   5.50  2♠ E +2   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South might elect to flout normal practice and open 1, given the disparity in the suits. Then West will overcall 1. North can justify a Negative Double because of his terrific club support. That will leave the one level for East to bid spades. South retreats quietly. West raises the spades, and now North pushes with clubs. Feels like a game of chicken...



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
111Dbl1
2Pass2Pass
3Pass4All pass
  1. exactly 3-card heart support

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3-4, 8, and 15.

The Bidding: In his "1-Of-A-Minor Opening" article, Larry Cohen discusses opening with 4-4 in the minors. "There are three differing schools of thought, but no right answer. Some experts espouse opening 1 (to leave the most room). Others advocate 1 (to be able to bid clubs next without reversing), while still others open the stronger (most honors) minor with 4-4. I have no recommendation on this - other than it isn't very important." Here, South wants a club lead if defending. South has comfortable rebids. Opening 1 seems best. West overcalls 1. North's priority is to look for a major suit fit. So North responds 1.

Some partnerships play Rozenkranz Doubles here to differentiate between a diamond raise with an honor from raises without an honor. There isn't a significant need for Snapdragon Doubles here. It is better to use a double differentiate between a 4-card and a 5+ card spade suit. Some prefer to use a double to show a weaker spade suit. Either way, East has a comfortable 1 response. It is common for the 1 advance to be constructive and non-forcing.

South's makes a Support Redouble showing exactly 3-card heart support. If East showed 5+ spades, West can invite game with a jump to 3. If East could have a 4-card spade suit, West forces with a 2 cue bid. Either way, East-West arrive at 4.

At tables where South opens 1, West has nothing to say. North attempts to improve the contract with a 1 response. After East overcalls 1, South's Support Double shows exactly 3 hearts. West's cue bids 2 to show an invitational or better spade raise. East has 10 Support Points and knows West has at most 2 hearts. Ruffs in the long hand don't create extra tricks. West, with15 Support Points, wants to be in game opposite a non-minimum overcall. So West makes a second Game Try . East is happy to accept.

The Play: It is common for South to lead the Ace from Ace-King. North wants a diamond shift. It is common to play Suit Preference when dummy tables with a singleton. Here, it is common to use attitude signals. North discourages a club continuation. A diamond switch allows North-South to navigate a diamond ruff to beat 4. If South doesn't find the diamond switch, declarer scores 10 tricks: 4 + 1 + 5.



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2 ♠KQ63
KJ94
A962
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J9
A32
KQ87
♣9742
♠T87
T876
J54
♣QJ8
♠A542
Q5
T3
♣AT653
16
104
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 4 5♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          6.00   0.00  3N N +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  620          3.00   3.00  4♠ S      F1-Eby-Eby vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  620          3.00   3.00  4♠ S      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  620          3.00   3.00  4♠ S      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F5-Muller-Newell
  620          3.00   3.00  4♠ S      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  620          3.00   3.00  4♠ N      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F2-Dodson-Dow
        100    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

I wouldn't open light with the West hand because of the doubleton spade, leaving the field clear for North top open 1 and then raise partner's 1 to 3. South will happily accept the invitation. With only two clear red suit losers and trump behaving, 10-11 tricks come in. Plan to set up the North hand--it has fewer losers.



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3 ♠K762
KJ
AQ632
♣A8
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QJ9
QT963
J
♣9732
♠A4
A8754
K9874
♣J
♠T853
2
T5
♣KQT654
17
612
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3♣ 1/- 3/2♠ 2NT
       ♦7/6 ♥3
EW: 3/4  ♣3 ♦6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -100 4♠*-S/5♣*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   0.00  4♠ N      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  400          5.00   1.00  3N N      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  100          4.00   2.00  2 E -1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F5-Muller-Newell
   90          3.00   3.00  1N N      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
         50    2.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F1-Upson-Weiss
        170    0.50   5.50  3 E +1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        170    0.50   5.50  2 E +2   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F2-Dodson-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Unless South elects to open 3, North is more likely to open 1 than 1NT (Spades are an easy rebid if partner responds 1). After a 1 opener, East can still bid 1. South isn't strong enough for a Negative Double , which would have North jumping to the spade game, or bidding it over West's vigorous heart raise.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1NT212NT2
Pass33All pass 
  1. diamonds and a major
  2. artificial, a competitive hand or a game for with a diamond stopper
  3. forced

The Bidding: In his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, Andrew Gumperz advises preempting aggressively in 1st seat. At most tables, South will pass as dealer. North has a choice between opening 1 and 1NT with their 17 HCP semi-balanced hand. North prefers 1NT to narrowly describe their strength and protect their major suit Kings. East's red suit texture is poor, but their shape is good. If playing a method like Cappelletti , Hello , or Woolsey where you cannot play in your minor at the 2-level, East may reasonably choose to pass with poor texture at unfavorable vulnerability. If playing DONT or Meckwell , overcalling 2to show diamonds and a majors seems best. If East passes, few partnerships allow responder to Stayman and then signoff in clubs. So responder will give up on finding a spade fit and use their method to signoff in spades. As Gavin Wolpert discusses in his "4 Way Transfers with Range Ask" article, using Four-suit transfers causes opener to needlessly share information about opener's distribution when holding an invitational hand without a 4-card major. To avoid leaking information, many experts prefer using an artificial 2 bid as a Range Ask . Here, the range ask is used to signoff in clubs.

At tables where East overcalls 2 showing diamonds and a major, it is common to play lebensohl to differentiate between hands which want to compete and hands which want to force. Some prefer Transfer lebensohl to better handle invitational hands. Either way, South bids an artificial 2NT. West has a major suit fit. If East's major is hearts, West wants to compete to 3. If East's major is spades, South is likely planning to signoff in clubs in which case East should be short in clubs. It is common to use a double by advancer to ask the overcaller to further describe their hand. Doubling is risky at unfavorable vulnerability. Many will reasonably prefer defending 3 with club length and diamond shortness.

At tables where South ventures a 3 preempt on their 6-card suit, North has a difficult guess. 3NT could be cold or hopeless. North's strength increases the likelihood the hand belongs to North-South. North's heart doubleton makes it less likely North can penalize East-West intervention. Bidding 3NT seems a reasonable gamble. At tables where North passes a 3 preempt, East should follow the advice Roger Lee gives in his "Bidding Over Preempts" lecture. Roger recommends straining to compete if reasonable with shortness in the preemptor's suit, and advises choosing the most flexible bid. Here, East's shape isn't ideal, but A4 isn't a terrible holding. Doubling to get 3 suits (maybe 2½ here) in play seems best. East will be pleased when West advances to 3.

The Play in 3: Normally, a long suit is led when holding trump length in hopes of tapping declarer. Here, West's weak club suit and South's known length makes the Jack singleton diamond lead more attractive. Declarer, holding the 10, had no trouble recognizing the lead as a singleton or top of a doubleton. So declarer rises with the Ace and draws trump. Declarer exits with the 10, promoting dummy's Queen. East wins their King. East knows declarer has 5 cards in the majors. East prefers returning a diamond to underleading an Ace. This allows declarer to discard their singleton heart. Declarer always has 2 spade losers. Declarer begins by leading a low spade from the board, finessing against East for the 9. West wins their 9 and exits a heart. Declarer ruffs and takes a lobbing finesse towards the King. Declarer loses 3 spades tricks. Declarer must guess the spades to score 10 tricks. At tables where West leads the Queen, it is easy for declarer to play the Ace with East. So declarer ducks, freezing the spade suit. West switches to their singleton Jack. Declarer follows the previously discussed line, but it easier for the defense to see the need to cash out to hold declarer to 9 tricks.

The Play in 3: With the King onside, declarer can score 10 tricks on a Cross-Ruff if declared by West. If declared by East, a heart lead holds declarer to 9 tricks.

The Play in 3 by North: East leads their singleton Jack. Declarer has no trouble recognizing it as a singleton or top of a doubleton. Declarer wants to draw trump, but cannot easily reach dummy. Since declarer cannot avoid at least 2 trump losers, declarer begins by exiting a low spade. East could rise with the Ace and try to put West on lead to navigate a spade ruff. Since West isn't likely to have a quick entry, East prefers ducking. Based on the play of the trump suit, West infers East has A4. If so, West can navigate a diamond ruff. West switches to the Jack. Declarer is down 1 or 2 depending on whether they risk the diamond finesse. A declarer who could see through the backs of the cards would exit the King at trick 2 put East on lead.

The Play in 3NT: East has a guess between a heart lead and a diamond lead. A diamond lead allow declarer to score 9 tricks. A heart lead beats 3NT.



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4 ♠AT54
AQ54
A9
♣QT9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQJ86
63
865
♣764
♠93
K2
T42
♣AKJ832
♠72
JT987
KQJ73
♣5
16
611
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 1♠ 1NT  ♣5
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥2 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.00   1.00  4 S +1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  650          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  650          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  620          2.00   4.00  4 S      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F5-Muller-Newell
  620          2.00   4.00  4 N      F1-Eby-Eby vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  620          2.00   4.00  4 N      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  110          0.00   6.00  3 S      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT with his very balanced hand. East may overcall 2. Now South's bid will depend on their agreement. South should think well of her hand--not the HCP but the fine shape and the solidity of the suits. North will be thrilled to raise hearts to game. As the saying goes, "Points--schmoints!"



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1NT3All pass

The Bidding: After North opens a strong notrump, East has a choice between using their partnership's method to try to play 2, and a 3 jump overcall. If playing DONT or Meckwell , East can double as the first step to show a club 1-suiter. If playing Cappelletti , an artificial 2 bid is used to show a 1-suiter. Over a double or a 2 overcall, it is common to play systems on. It will be easy for North-South to find their likely spade fit. It is hard to imagine East buying the contract at 2. An immediate 3 jump overcall seems best because it makes it difficult for North-South to find their likely major suit fit.

It is common to play Negative Doubles over interference. Here, South doesn't have the shape or defensive potential to justify a takeout oriented double. If South passes, 3 is likely to pass out. South doesn't want to defend 3. The problem with responding 3 or 3 is that it establishes a Game Force . If there is a heart fit, South's Losing Trick Count of 7 suggests a game will be available opposite working values. East's vulnerable 3 bid decreases the likelihood North has much wasted in clubs. However, South doesn't know whether North has a heart fit or whether their high cards are working. If you agree preempts like this give you uncomfortable guesses, maybe you should preempt more often. If South passes, East's 3 bid buys the contract. If South overcalls 3, North-South arrive at 3NT. If South guesses to overcall 3, North-South arrive at 4.

At tables where East passes, doubles, or overcalls 2, South uses a Jacoby Transfer to show 5+ hearts. After South Super Accepts the transfer showing 4+ hearts and a maximum, South places the contract in 4.

The Play in 3: South leads the King, top of an honor sequence. North overtakes and returns the 9. South wins and cashes a 3rd diamond winner. South doesn't want to give declarer a ruff-and-sluff, and doesn't wants to break hearts or clubs for declarer. So South exits with the 7, top of a doubleton. Declarer calls for the Jack (or similar). Since South didn't lead a spade initially, North infers South's 7 is top of a doubleton. So North Holds Up their Ace. Declarer is on dummy for the last time.

If North opened a 15-17 HCP 1NT, South will have 1-2 additional HCP. Declarer would like to take a lobbing finesse toward their King. The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage adage suggests playing to drop the Queen. North's strength, North's distribution, and the Vacant Spaces principle suggest finessing against the Queen. With just 1 entry to dummy, declarer cannot do both. Declarer combines chances by taking a lobbing finesse towards their King. The lobbing finesse succeeds, but declarer cannot pickup clubs without a loser. North-South scores 6 tricks for +200.

The play in 3NT: If East showed clubs, East can place North with the guarded Queen. East would like to see dummy. Most partnerships use the Ace or the King as the power lead, asking partner to unblock or give count. East uses their partnership's power lead. When West signals an odd count, East knows declarer has Qxx or Qxxxx. East switches to the 9, hoping West can gain the lead. West plays the Jack, lowest of touching honors. Declarer cannot afford to Hold Up . Declarer can cash out for down 2. On the run of the diamonds, East needs to guard hearts and needs to keep a spade for communication. So East must discard clubs. Note that a low club opening lead allows declarer to make 3NT on a Squeeze end play if declarer reads the end position.

The Play in 4: East leads the Ace (or King) according to partnership agreement. When a singleton table in dummy, it is common to signal Suit Preference . West plays their highest club to request a spade shift. With the King offside, the defense holds declarer to 10 tricks.



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5 ♠63
K9743
J98
♣KJ2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q92
J
K54
♣T98753
♠JT8
AT62
T62
♣Q64
♠AK754
Q85
AQ73
♣A
8
67
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 4 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.00   1.00  4♠ S      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  620          5.00   1.00  4 N      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  620          5.00   1.00  4 N      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  600          2.50   3.50  3N N      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  600          2.50   3.50  3N N      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  180          1.00   5.00  2N N +2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  110          0.00   6.00  1♠ S +1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F5-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North responds 1NT to South's 1 opener, then bidding 3 over South's jump-shift to 3. Leading low to the Q, declarer will lose only two hearts and a diamond--showing why we keep the bidding open after partner uses a strong jump shift.



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6 ♠KQ4
A2
Q9632
♣KQ6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJT85
985
7
♣A874
♠9763
JT7
KT5
♣T93
♠2
KQ643
AJ84
♣J52
16
94
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2/1 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          6.00   0.00  3N N +3   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  460          5.00   1.00  3N N +2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  430          3.00   3.00  3N N +1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  430          3.00   3.00  3N N +1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  430          3.00   3.00  3N N +1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F5-Muller-Newell
  400          0.50   5.50  3N N      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  400          0.50   5.50  3N N      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Using the Rule of 20 , South can open 1. North has various choices, but this hand is a bit strong for 3NT with 16 HCP and a five card suit. South will raise 2 to 3 and now North can bid 3NT. East might as well lead a spade--it's an unbid major.



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7 ♠QJ5
AKJ973
K5
♣Q6
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠932
54
T963
♣JT94
♠A84
QT
J84
♣A8752
♠KT76
862
AQ72
♣K3
16
111
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 5 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +650 5♠-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.00   0.00  4 N +2   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  650          3.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  650          3.50   2.50  5 N      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  650          3.50   2.50  5 N      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F5-Muller-Newell
  650          3.50   2.50  4 S +1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  630          1.00   5.00  3N S +1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        100    0.00   6.00  6 N -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F1-Upson-Weiss

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North can use Fourth Suit forcing to create a game force:
1 1
1 2 (4SF)
2 4

There's no heart rebid North can make which shows the value of this hand.



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8 ♠AKQJ7
A7
AQ97
♣Q9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠965
QJ8543
6
♣T65
♠T842
62
KT
♣AJ432
♠3
KT9
J85432
♣K87
22
38
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 2 5♠ 5/4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +460 5NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          6.00   0.00  3N S +3   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  460          5.00   1.00  3N S +2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  400          1.50   4.50  5 S      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  400          1.50   4.50  5 S      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F5-Muller-Newell
         50    0.00   6.00  6♠ N -1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F4-Baca-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2. South bids 2 and now North may well bid 2 given his weak clubs. South bids 3(natural) or maybe even 3NT. Protecting those Kings might be as important as concealing the stronger hand. East had better cash the A after he wins the K or it might just "disappear."



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass213Pass2
Pass3Pass3NT
All pass   
  1. artificial, strong, and forcing
  2. artificial, game forcing

The Bidding: The ACBL requires a Weak 2 bid to have at least 3 HCP and a range not greater than 8 HCP. So most will as dealer. North opens a Strong 2 Clubs . As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts: What is the upside?" article, interfering in strong 2 auctions can be profitable because opener has announced they expect to make a game and no information about distribution has been exchanged. At most tables, East will pass with their mediocre 5-card club suit. It is common for South to respond 2 Diamonds Waiting . West now ventures a 2 overcall. North's 2 bid is natural and forcing. South could show their weak 6-card diamond suit. Showing their heart stopper with a natural 2NT bid seems best. North has a choice between bidding 3NT or showing their diamond suit. Bidding 3 seems best because a slam may be available despite potentially increasing the likelihood of a club lead. South raises to 4. North bids 4 which may be Kickback or a cue bid depending on partnership agreement. If a cue bid, South declines by offering 4NT as the final contract. If Kickback, South shows 0 key cards and the auction ends in 4NT.

At tables where East interferes with a 3 overcall, it is common for South's pass to establish a Game Force . West has 3-card support and a singleton, shouldn't raise. West knows this is a position for aggressive interference and shouldn't punish partner for overcalling. North's 3 bid is natural. South offers 3NT as the final contract. North, expecting a club lead through their Q9 doubleton, isn't eager to make a slam try by showing their diamond suit.

The Play: Clubs turns out to be the defense's best suit. Notrump is best played from North's side to protect the Q9 doubleton. If right-sided, declarer has time to setup their diamonds and score 11 tricks.

If South declares a notrump contract, they have 11 tricks on any lead other than a club. On a club lead, playing the Queen is normal if East didn't overcall their club suit. Playing the Queen allows the defense to hold declarer to 9 tricks. If East overcalled 3, declarer would play their Queen only if planning to Hold Up their King. If the King is onside, declarer doesn't need to Hold Up their King. If the King is offside, a losing finesse would put East on lead to cash their clubs. Declarer has good club texture. Playing the Queen squanders declarer's club texture. Since their isn't upside to holding up, declarer calls for the 9 from dummy. East plays the Jack, finessing dummy's Queen. South wins their King. If the Jack is an honest card, West holds the 10. That means clubs are blocked. This allows declarer to finesse against the King. When the finesse loses, the defense can cash 2 clubs to hold declarer to 10 tricks. If West unblocks their 10, declarer scores 11 tricks.



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9 ♠K
QJ8765
QT97
♣75
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQT5
K93
43
♣QT83
♠6
T2
AKJ862
♣K962
♠J987432
A4
5
♣AJ4
8
1111
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥6 ♠6 NT3
EW: 5♣ 4 1♠ 4NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    5.00   1.00  3 N -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
         50    5.00   1.00  3 N -1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F2-Dodson-Dow
         50    5.00   1.00  2 N -1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
        100    2.50   3.50  3♠ S -2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
        100    2.50   3.50  3 N -2   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F4-Baca-Seckel
        150    0.50   5.50  3 N -3   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F1-Upson-Weiss
        150    0.50   5.50  3 N -3   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F5-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Does North open 2? If he does, will East overcall the diamonds? This hand may take a lot of tricks, but the disruption of the original preempt will be hard to overcome. If North passes, E-W will find 3NT without much trouble. And it works when South has to unblock with that doubleton heart.



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10 ♠AKQ9
J5
754
♣JT85
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T8652
Q
983
♣Q932
♠43
AT973
AJ6
♣764
♠J7
K8642
KQT2
♣AK
11
49
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 2 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥4 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  630          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  630          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  600          2.50   3.50  3N N      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  600          2.50   3.50  3N N      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F2-Dodson-Dow
        100    1.00   5.00  3N N -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        200    0.00   6.00  4* S -1  F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F5-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North bids 1 and then bids 2NT over 2 with 11 HCP and a club stopper. South will be delighted to bid the NT game. Nice of East to have the diamond honors. Will East still lead hearts when South has opened them?



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11 ♠92
J432
KQT
♣9762
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ8765
96
A63
♣Q3
♠J
KQ87
984
♣AJT84
♠AT43
AT5
J752
♣K5
6
1111
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1♠  ♦6 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -80 1♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   1.00  3♠ W -2   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  100          5.00   1.00  2♠ W -2   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  100          5.00   1.00  2♠ W -2   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
   50          2.50   3.50  2♠ W -1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
   50          2.50   3.50  2♠ W -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F5-Muller-Newell
        100    1.00   5.00  3 S -2   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F4-Baca-Seckel
        110    0.00   6.00  2♠ W      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F1-Upson-Weiss

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. Will West bid 1 or 2(discounting the Q)? Either way, North isn't strong enough to bid anything. Nor should East rescue. With the expected Diamond lead, there's no way to come up with more than six tricks.



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12 ♠KQJ6
K72
T
♣KJ963
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠32
T96
QJ863
♣A84
♠AT854
A3
972
♣T75
♠97
QJ854
AK54
♣Q2
13
78
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 4 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.00   1.00  4 S      F1-Eby-Eby vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  620          5.00   1.00  4 S      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  620          5.00   1.00  4 S      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F2-Dodson-Dow
        100    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
        100    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F5-Muller-Newell
        100    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        100    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F4-Baca-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1, rebidding 1 over the heart response. South uses Fourth Suit Forcing, knowing he can play NT if partner doesn't have heart support. West leads the Q, so South must be careful--he has two diamond losers. Instead of drawing trump right away or cashing the K and then trying to ruff both diamonds on the table, set up the spade pitches. When they win the A and continue diamonds, you can then draw trump and pitch those losers on spades.



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13 ♠975
98742
Q4
♣K93
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AKJ43
J
A76
♣AJ62
♠82
KT63
JT983
♣75
♠QT6
AQ5
K52
♣QT84
5
184
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6 ♠5 NT5/6
EW: 1♣ 3 1 2♠ -/1NT
       NT6/7
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    5.50   0.50  1N S -1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F5-Muller-Newell
        100    5.50   0.50  2 N -1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
        110    3.50   2.50  2♠ W      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        110    3.50   2.50  1♠ W +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F1-Upson-Weiss
        170    2.00   4.00  2♠ W +2   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F2-Dodson-Dow
        200    1.00   5.00  2♠ W +3   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
        800    0.00   6.00  2* N -3  F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F4-Baca-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When South has opened 1, West must decide: just overcall 1 or double and then bid spades. Either might work. Neither North nor East will be very helpful to partner. With an opening club lead, duck the first club so you can win the second and ruff a club.



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14 ♠KJ32
A63
A874
♣A2
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠65
T975
K965
♣T98
♠AQT984
-
J3
♣KJ653
♠7
KQJ842
QT2
♣Q74
16
311
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3 5/4 4NT  ♣6/5 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          6.00   0.00  4♠* E -5  F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  500          5.00   1.00  4♠* E -3  F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  430          4.00   2.00  3N N +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  420          2.50   3.50  4 S      F1-Eby-Eby vs F5-Muller-Newell
  420          2.50   3.50  4 S      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
         50    0.50   5.50  4 S -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F4-Baca-Seckel
         50    0.50   5.50  4 S -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East is way too good to open 2 in first seat, so 1 it is. South will jump in with (I hope) 3 and North may look at her spades and bid 3NT. At least that means there won't be an opening lead through North's spade holding. At least declarer knows West must be broke or close to it as he plans the play of this hand.



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15 ♠AQ87
AQJT63
K93
♣-
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J9
K4
AJT54
♣K653
♠T43
87
Q862
♣QT87
♠K652
952
7
♣AJ942
16
124
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 6 6♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥1 ♠1 NT1/2
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-NS/6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          6.00   0.00  6 N      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  680          3.00   3.00  5 N +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F5-Muller-Newell
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  650          0.00   6.00  4 N +1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. North doubles, then will go slamming when South jumps in spades(Counting diamond shortness as well as HCP). What a friendly hand! Hearts and spade both break and West has all the important cards. Fun for any declarer!



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1DblPass2
Pass41Pass4
Pass4Pass4
Pass4NTPass52
Pass6All pass 
  1. game forcing with club shortness and a spade fit
  2. 2 key cards without the Queen

The Bidding: After West opens 1, North is too strong to overcall. So North begins with a takeout double. East's weak balanced hand is defensively oriented. A Free Bid raise to 2 should show constructive values. Passing seems best. South, with 11 Support Points, has a choice between jumping to 2 and jumping to 3. Jumping in spades seems best because it is space efficient and majors are a priority. North has a spade fit and slam interest. North is interested in the King, and the King in the majors. To avoid 2 diamond losers, South will need the Ace, Queen, 2 or less diamonds, or the Ace and an entry. Given West's 1 opening and East's pass, it is likely missing honors are well positioned. North could jump to 5 to ask Exclusion key card for spades, but that will not tell North whether a slam is available. If South's values are primarily in clubs, South's hand may be inaccessible. Since a 3 bid would be natural and forcing, a jump to 4 should be a Splinter bid showing spade support, club shortness, and slam interest. North well describes their hand with a 4 Splinter bid.

In his "Limit Bids: Evaluating Hands for Slams Part 3" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses how a trump fit with shortness in both hands allows slams to be with less HCPs than normally required. Here, South's Ace should be useful. Only the Jack is wasted. South's diamond shortness should be quite valuable. South cooperates by cue bidding their diamond control. North cue bids their heart control. South offers 4 as the final contract. North bids 4NT Roman Keycard . When South shows 2 key cards without the Queen, North places the contract in 6.

At tables where East makes weak jump raise to 3 over North's takeout double, South makes a Responsive Double to show values and more than one place to play. North knows they have a major suit fit. North forces with a 4 cue bid. When South shows their spade suit, North knows South has spades and clubs. North cannot discern whether South has wasted values in clubs on this auction. However, East's diamond raise allows North to infer South is very unlikely to have more than 2 diamonds. North asks for key cards. When South shows 2 key cards without the Queen, North places the contract in 6.

The Play: Declarer expects East to hold the King and Ace for their 1 opening bid. Declarer is concerned about a defensive ruff. So declarer prioritizes drawing trump, ending in South's hand. Declarer cashes the Ace discarding a diamond from North's hand. Now declarer runs the 9, finessing against West for the King. When the finesse succeeds, declarer has 12 tricks: 4 + 6 + 1 (or 1 ruff) + 1.



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16 ♠Q963
K73
854
♣KQ3
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K8752
52
K9
♣8754
♠J4
QJT8
Q732
♣J62
♠AT
A964
AJT6
♣AT9
10
67
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4/3 3 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥4 ♠4 NT3/2
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          6.00   0.00  3N S +2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F5-Muller-Newell
  430          4.50   1.50  3N S +1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  430          4.50   1.50  3N S +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  400          3.00   3.00  3N S      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  210          2.00   4.00  1N S +4   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  150          1.00   5.00  1N S +2   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
         50    0.00   6.00  3N S -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F4-Baca-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT and will end up in 3NT after Stayman fails to uncover a major suit fit. Lead diamonds repeatedly from the dummy to score three tricks there. With a low spade, there are also three spade tricks.



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17 ♠KT54
J
QT862
♣Q52
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠76
KT752
4
♣AJ984
♠QJ832
AQ96
7
♣K63
♠A9
843
AKJ953
♣T7
8
812
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣3 ♥2 ♠5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 2♠  ♦3 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -100 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.00   1.00  5 S      F1-Eby-Eby vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  400          5.00   1.00  5 S      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  400          5.00   1.00  5 S      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  130          3.00   3.00  3 S +1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F5-Muller-Newell
        100    2.00   4.00  5* S -1  F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenber
        300    1.00   5.00  6* S -2  F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F2-Dodson-Dow
        420    0.00   6.00  4 W      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F1-Upson-Weiss

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. South bids 2. Now West has just enough for a Negative Double . North will raise diamonds, and East will go on in hearts. North will even bid 5 if necessary over a heart game bid from East.



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18 ♠AQ9
KQJ94
KQ
♣T95
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠8
852
AT9
♣K87432
♠KJ732
T3
J8743
♣Q
♠T654
A76
652
♣AJ6
17
77
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1♠ 2NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.00   0.00  3N N      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenber
  170          5.00   1.00  3 N +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  140          4.00   2.00  3 N      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F2-Dodson-Dow
        100    2.00   4.00  4 N -1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F4-Baca-Seckel
        100    2.00   4.00  4 N -1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F1-Upson-Weiss
        100    2.00   4.00  4 N -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F5-Muller-Newell
        300    0.00   6.00  6 N -3   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North is too good by most standards to open 1NT, so it's 1. South bids 2 (whether or not East overcalls 1). North will bid 3 or even a help suit game try of 3 and with nine HCP, South might raise to game. Without a spade lead, it hasn't much of a chance.



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19 ♠A6
QT7
Q9862
♣QT3
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q73
K83
T43
♣AK52
♠T5
A652
K75
♣9874
♠KJ9842
J94
AJ
♣J6
10
127
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6/5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      F1-Eby-Eby vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  140          4.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  140          4.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  140          4.50   1.50  2♠ N +1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  110          1.50   4.50  2♠ S      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  110          1.50   4.50  2♠ S      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F5-Muller-Newell
         50    0.00   6.00  3♠ S -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenber
20 ♠T
Q742
9864
♣KT65
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AKQ43
AJ
T752
♣AQ
♠J9865
T53
J3
♣943
♠72
K986
AKQ
♣J872
5
202
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 3  ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F5-Muller-Newell
  100          5.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        100    4.00   2.00  3 N -1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
        120    2.50   3.50  2N W      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenber
        120    2.50   3.50  2N W      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F2-Dodson-Dow
        170    0.50   5.50  3♠ W +1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F4-Baca-Seckel
        170    0.50   5.50  3♠ W +1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F1-Upson-Weiss
21 ♠J2
A4
KQ62
♣AT643
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠86543
J76
T43
♣82
♠K97
T53
875
♣K975
♠AQT
KQ982
AJ9
♣QJ
14
16
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 7 7 4♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦0 ♥0 ♠3 NT0
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 2220          6.00   0.00  7N N      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F1-Upson-Weiss
 1470          4.50   1.50  6N N +1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F4-Baca-Seckel
 1470          4.50   1.50  6N N +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
 1440          2.50   3.50  6N S      F1-Eby-Eby vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
 1440          2.50   3.50  6N S      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  690          0.50   5.50  3N S +3   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F5-Muller-Newell
  690          0.50   5.50  3N N +3   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
22 ♠T62
QJT6
65
♣AK64
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q98
AK987
97
♣J75
♠AJ5
42
AK82
♣T982
♠K743
53
QJT43
♣Q3
10
1012
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -80 1♠-EW/1-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  2N E -3   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F5-Muller-Newell
  200          5.00   1.00  3 W -2   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  100          2.50   3.50  2N W -1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  100          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  100          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  100          2.50   3.50  2 W -1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
         90    0.00   6.00  1N E      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F1-Upson-Weiss
23 ♠862
QJ6
K63
♣AQ86
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K95
AK954
T975
♣K
♠AQJ3
72
J4
♣JT753
♠T74
T83
AQ82
♣942
12
139
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 2 2♠ 1NT
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   1.00  2N W -1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  100          5.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  100          5.00   1.00  2 W -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F2-Dodson-Dow
         90    3.00   3.00  1N W      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        110    1.00   5.00  2♠ E      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
        110    1.00   5.00  2 W      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F5-Muller-Newell
        110    1.00   5.00  2 W      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F4-Baca-Seckel
24 ♠KJ5
AK42
98
♣AKT3
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQT7
Q63
K
♣QJ962
♠98432
8
AJT2
♣854
♠6
JT975
Q76543
♣7
18
145
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4 2NT  ♣6 ♠5
EW: -/1♣ 1♠
       ♣6/7 ♦3 ♥3 NT4/5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   0.00  4 S +1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  430          5.00   1.00  4N N      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  420          3.00   3.00  4 S      F1-Eby-Eby vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F5-Muller-Newell
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      F5-Crary-Rubin vs F4-Baca-Seckel
        100    0.50   5.50  5* N -1  F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        100    0.50   5.50  4 S -2   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F1-Upson-Weiss
25 ♠AJ9874
K73
KJ65
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠3
Q642
QT4
♣KQ974
♠QT6
AJT
983
♣JT52
♠K52
985
A72
♣A863
12
98
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3 1/- 5/3♠ 1NT
       ♣5 ♥7/5
EW: 2♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠2/3 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  420          3.50   2.50  4♠ N      F1-Eby-Eby vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  420          3.50   2.50  4♠ N      F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  420          3.50   2.50  4♠ N      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F5-Muller-Newell
  420          3.50   2.50  4♠ N      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
         50    0.50   5.50  6♠ N -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
         50    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F4-Baca-Seckel
26 ♠AQ973
J
76432
♣Q8
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K6
Q98
AQ5
♣T7543
♠T52
KT53
KJT8
♣K2
♠J84
A7642
9
♣AJ96
9
1110
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2 4♠  NT6
EW:  ♣5 ♦5/6 ♥5 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          6.00   0.00  3* W -4  F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  230          5.00   1.00  2♠ N +4   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  180          4.00   2.00  1N S +3   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  170          2.50   3.50  2♠ N +2   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F5-Muller-Newell
  170          2.50   3.50  2♠ N +2   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  140          1.00   5.00  3♠ N      F1-Eby-Eby vs F2-Dodson-Dow
    PASS       0.00   6.00  Pass Out  F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F1-Upson-Weiss
27 ♠JT
KJ652
98
♣K642
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A94
T9874
AKQ3
♣J
♠K752
A3
J42
♣A975
♠Q863
Q
T765
♣QT83
8
1412
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 3 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.50   1.50  3N E -1   F1-Eby-Eby vs F2-Dodson-Dow
   50          4.50   1.50  3N E -1   F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F4-Baca-Seckel
   50          4.50   1.50  3N E -1   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F1-Upson-Weiss
   50          4.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
        120    2.00   4.00  2N E      F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F5-Muller-Newell
        400    1.00   5.00  3N W      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
        430    0.00   6.00  3N E +1   F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie
28 ♠AKT6
2
965
♣KQ953
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠953
Q7653
AJ8
♣J2
♠Q742
KT9
42
♣8764
♠J8
AJ84
KQT73
♣AT
12
85
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 2 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          5.50   0.50  3N S +2   F1-Eby-Eby vs F2-Dodson-Dow
  660          5.50   0.50  3N S +2   F4-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F1-Upson-Weiss
  630          3.50   2.50  3N S +1   F5-Crary-Rubin vs F3-Piekerscill-Dantzenberg
  630          3.50   2.50  3N S +1   F6-Thorpe-Maja vs F5-Muller-Newell
  600          1.00   5.00  3N S      F2-Rauch-Cohen vs F4-Baca-Seckel
  600          1.00   5.00  3N S      F3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs F6-Von Adelung-Hollmann
  600          1.00   5.00  5 S      F7-McCormick-Lesieutre vs F7-Keyworth-Ritchie