- Saturday Morn - June 3, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 158 MP  Geomean: 70 MP
(based on 24 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jerry Cox - John Kneisl 67.50 1st A 0.64
James Pond - Leon Heller 63.13 1st A 0.64
Karen Mok - Ray Mok 57.50 2nd A 0.45
Kathy Pfitzer - Mary Block 55.00 2nd C 0.29
Andrea Carr - Marguerite Primrose 54.38 2nd A 0.45
Carol Sendell - Fran Soskins 51.88 1st B 0.48
Jeff Riehl - Walter Conley 50.63 2nd B 0.34
EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>June 3, 2017       |CLUB NO.>150680    | 06/03/2017 15:53
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DIR> JANET HEDLUND   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 80%, 70% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   40.0 |TOP>   4 |MP LIMITS>500/300/200    |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=6/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            C    .     .     2     44.00  55.00  0.29(C)
 2 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                C    2     2     1     46.00  57.50  0.45(A)
 3 Ginger Minor           Laura Quinn              B    .     .     .     33.50  41.88
 4 Jerry Cox              John Kneisl              B    1     1     .     54.00  67.50  0.64(A)
 5 Jane Altavilla         Mary Krecki              C    .     .     .     34.00  42.50
 6 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            C    .     .     .     28.50  35.63
                                          Totals                         240.00

EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> D E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   40.0 |TOP>   4 |MP LIMITS>500/300/200    |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=4/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Fran Soskins           Carol Sendell            C    .     1     1     41.50  51.88  0.48(B)
 2 Susan Mazzei           Larry Mazzei             C    .     .     .     33.00  41.25
 3 Roger Barry            Martha Barry             C    .     .     .     31.00  38.75
 4 Leon Heller            James Pond               A    1     .     .     50.50  63.13  0.64(A)
 5 Walter Conley          Jeff Riehl               C    .     2     2     40.50  50.63  0.34(B)
 6 Andrea Carr            Marguerite Primrose      A    2     .     .     43.50  54.38  0.45(A)
                                          Totals                         240.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠5
AKT94
87
♣Q7543
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q98
762
K32
♣AKT8
♠A6
Q853
QJT94
♣92
♠KJT7432
J
A65
♣J6
9
129
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥6 NT4
EW: 2 1 2NT  ♣6/5 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          4.00   0.00  2♠ S +1   ♣A  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
         50    2.50   1.50  3♠ S -1   ♣A  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D6-Carr-Primrose
         50    2.50   1.50  3♠ S -1   ♣A  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D3-Barry-Barry
        100    1.00   3.00  3♠ S -2   ♣A  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D4-Heller-Pond
        150    0.00   4.00  3♠ S -3   ♣T  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D5-Conley-Riehl

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass2
All pass   

Preempt when you don't want competition or so that partner can apply the axe if the opponents go wrong! 1 by South would be rather misdirected, by promising more than can be delivered, and by the time the second round is just getting underway, the 1 opening will permit successful competition from East, for after North's 1NT response, 2 gets the suit in and then West has been provided a map for success.

It is true that if North bids 2 as a passed hand that NS can escape competition when South rebids 2, so long as North does not continue with 3! Subside!

Plenty of room for many auctions, but the winning bid is 2 by South.



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2 ♠KQ643
T
A987
♣K94
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J5
765
Q632
♣QJ87
♠A92
AQ842
4
♣AT62
♠T87
KJ93
KJT5
♣53
12
614
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3/2♠ 2/1NT  ♣5 ♥5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          4.00   0.00  3♠ N      4  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D6-Carr-Primrose
  100          3.00   1.00  3 E -2   ♠T  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D3-Barry-Barry
   50          1.50   2.50  3 E -1   ♠7  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D5-Conley-Riehl
   50          1.50   2.50  2 E -1   ♣5  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        200    0.00   4.00  4♠ N -2   4  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D4-Heller-Pond

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1NTPass2Pass
22PassPass
3PassPass3
All pass   

West is too weak to raise hearts, even with three. A direct raise to 2 would absolutely lead to a minus score -- East cannot resist at least a game try. On the other hand, a "preference" to 2 does have the desired effect of slowing East down. But North has seen this auction before and wisely competes with 2 -- note that the forcing 1NT bid did not deter him from bidding immediately, but helped define the hand better by waiting. When West competed to 3, sacrificing, South is finally able to compete as well, with a known spade fit, a presumed diamond fit, and well-placed heart honors!

A nicely fought battle to the par result.



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3 ♠JT96
KQ
874
♣QJ63
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠82
JT43
QJ
♣AT942
♠K74
A7652
K6
♣K75
♠AQ53
98
AT9532
♣8
9
813
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3♠  ♣6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2  ♦3 ♠4/3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          3.50   0.50  3♠ N      5  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D5-Conley-Riehl
  140          3.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   5  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        110    2.00   2.00  2 E      A  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D3-Barry-Barry
        140    1.00   3.00  2 E +1   ♣8  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D6-Carr-Primrose
        170    0.00   4.00  3 E +1   ♠A  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D4-Heller-Pond

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Dbl2
DblPass33
All pass   

East has an opening hand, yes, but THAT suit coupled with scattered points, are the materials from which disasters are created. Two-level vulnerable overcalls need purpose coupled with some semblance of safety or at least something to which one can point as having trick taking potential. East's hand of scattered values, lacking synergy among the randomly located honors, has nothing to be proud of, not even distribution. Passing is far better than overcalling the weak heart suit. With a two-card disparity between hearts and clubs, doubling is also toying with Fate, but at least the double provides two landing spots, and might be a little better than the overcall.
Remember that every call you make creates a basis upon which your partner will make future decisions. Have solid values and predictable suit quality when you make vulnerable two-level overcalls, especially vulnerable and especially between two bidding opponents and a passing partner. It is of no consequence that you have actually hit upon a hand that will make 2 -- the opponents are going to outbid you in any event.



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4 ♠A9874
95
AJT83
♣4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J
AT2
Q7642
♣A873
♠KQ5
KQJ743
5
♣T92
♠T632
86
K9
♣KQJ65
9
1111
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3 1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          3.50   0.50  4 E -1   ♣K  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D4-Heller-Pond
  100          3.50   0.50  4 E -1   ♣J  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D5-Conley-Riehl
        140    2.00   2.00  2 E +1   5  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        170    1.00   3.00  2 E +2   ♣J  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D3-Barry-Barry
        620    0.00   4.00  4 E      ♣5  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D6-Carr-Primrose

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass122
3PassPass3
PassPass? 

An uneasy decision for East. THIS is the sort of hand that is right to overcall vulnerable -- compare favorably to East's prior decision -- a hearty suit, SIX cards in length, along with a singleton and some honors working together. The hand has negatives, of course -- the outside honors are in the opponent's suit, so lend little to offense. And then there is a rather stark lack of aces to deal with.

But is the hand worth doubling 3? There are two probable trump tricks with those spades, but what else? Unless hearts are 2-2 specifically, you don't imagine that East can provide three defensive tricks. A double could certainly backfire.

Suppose East were to flip the coin toward offense and bid 4. On the lead of the K, it would appear that East made the wrong decision. But wait! Win the A and play a small diamond from dummy. Is South up to ducking the ace? It's the only way to defeat 4. Might not North win and underlead a spade to South's imagined K just as well?

We'll see.



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5 ♠7
K652
T87
♣KQ962
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A65
Q97
AQ42
♣AJ5
♠KJ982
A843
K3
♣T8
♠QT43
JT
J965
♣743
8
1711
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 2♣ 3/4 4 4/5♠ 4/5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          4.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   5  D2-Mok-Mok vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  150          3.00   1.00  6♠ E -3   J  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D6-Carr-Primrose
   50          2.00   2.00  3N W -1   ♣6  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        180    1.00   3.00  2N W +2   ♣6  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D4-Heller-Pond
        430    0.00   4.00  3N W +1   ♣6  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D5-Conley-Riehl
6 ♠T543
Q4
K9632
♣AT
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ87
875
74
♣9752
♠A962
K9
AQJT5
♣43
♠K
AJT632
8
♣KQJ86
9
314
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 1NT  ♦6/5 ♠5
EW: 1 2♠  ♣2 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 16 = +3
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          4.00   0.00  5♣ N      A  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D5-Conley-Riehl
  200          2.50   1.50  2 S +3   7  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D6-Carr-Primrose
  200          2.50   1.50  1 S +4   7  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
  110          1.00   3.00  2 S      ♠Q  D2-Mok-Mok vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        100    0.00   4.00  3N N -2   T  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D4-Heller-Pond
7 ♠KJ652
Q6
87
♣KJ32
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ87
T853
QJ52
♣T
♠43
KJ7
AK943
♣965
♠T9
A942
T6
♣AQ874
10
911
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥6 NT6
EW: 4 1  ♣4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
    PASS       4.00   0.00  Pass Out      D2-Mok-Mok vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        110    3.00   1.00  3 E      ♠9  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D5-Conley-Riehl
        130    2.00   2.00  4 E      ♣7  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        150    1.00   3.00  3 E +2   A  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D4-Heller-Pond
        200    0.00   4.00  4♠ N -2   A  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D6-Carr-Primrose
8 ♠T4
A65
AQT95
♣654
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ9863
K
K4
♣Q972
♠J72
QT984
732
♣83
♠K5
J732
J86
♣AKJT
10
143
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣ 3/4 2 1/3NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +300 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          4.00   0.00  3N S      ♠8  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D5-Conley-Riehl
   50          2.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   A  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D4-Heller-Pond
   50          2.50   1.50  2♠ W -1   A  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D6-Carr-Primrose
        100    1.00   3.00  4 N -2   Q  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        140    0.00   4.00  1♠ W +2   ♠T  D2-Mok-Mok vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
9 ♠AT762
K
875
♣KQ42
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q94
T753
K3
♣J873
♠853
A984
642
♣AT5
♠KJ
QJ62
AQJT9
♣96
12
68
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 2/1 3/4♠ 3/2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          4.00   0.00  4♠ N      6  D2-Mok-Mok vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
  130          2.00   2.00  3 S +1   ♣3  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D6-Carr-Primrose
  130          2.00   2.00  2 S +2   T  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  130          2.00   2.00  2 S +2   ♣3  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D3-Barry-Barry
  120          0.00   4.00  2N S      ♣3  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D5-Conley-Riehl
10 ♠QT3
AT72
J9854
♣Q
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠982
985
QT6
♣KT95
♠KJ64
64
A732
♣AJ2
♠A75
KQJ3
K
♣87643
9
513
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6/5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          3.50   0.50  3 N      6  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D3-Barry-Barry
  140          3.50   0.50  2 N +1   ♠6  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D5-Conley-Riehl
        100    1.50   2.50  4 N -1   ♠4  D2-Mok-Mok vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        100    1.50   2.50  4 N -1   A  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D6-Carr-Primrose
        300    0.00   4.00  3 S -3   T  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
11 ♠J42
9752
K8
♣J752
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KT53
AQT
Q9542
♣4
♠Q9
KJ86
A73
♣K863
♠A876
43
JT6
♣AQT9
5
1113
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣
       ♣7/6 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5/4 NT4
EW: 4 3 1/2♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          3.00   1.00  3N E -2   ♣9  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D6-Carr-Primrose
  100          3.00   1.00  3N E -2   ♣9  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          3.00   1.00  4 E -2   ♠6  D2-Mok-Mok vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
   50          1.00   3.00  1N E -1   4  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D3-Barry-Barry
        400    0.00   4.00  3N W      K  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D5-Conley-Riehl
12 ♠943
KT95
J964
♣76
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠KJ82
7643
AQ3
♣54
♠AQT65
A2
KT7
♣AQ3
♠7
QJ8
852
♣KJT982
4
1019
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 1/-♣ 3 3/2 5♠ 4NT
       ♣7/6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        480    2.50   1.50  4♠ E +2   ♣T  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D6-Carr-Primrose
        480    2.50   1.50  4♠ E +2   ♣9  D2-Mok-Mok vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        480    2.50   1.50  4♠ E +2   ♣8  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D3-Barry-Barry
        480    2.50   1.50  4♠ E +2   ♣8  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        980    0.00   4.00  6♠ E      ♣K  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D5-Conley-Riehl
13 ♠A64
T4
T9
♣AJT985
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJ9875
765
K64
♣Q
♠-
AKJ92
J8752
♣K74
♠KT32
Q83
AQ3
♣632
9
812
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1NT  ♦4 ♥4 ♠6
EW: 3 3/2 1♠  ♣4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          4.00   0.00  4 E -2   ♠2  D2-Mok-Mok vs D6-Carr-Primrose
  110          3.00   1.00  3♣ N      A  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D4-Heller-Pond
  100          2.00   2.00  3 E -1   ♠2  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        140    1.00   3.00  2 E +1   3  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D3-Barry-Barry
        200    0.00   4.00  4♣ N -2   A  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
14 ♠KQT653
J8743
-
♣K5
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J8
T96
KT65
♣AJ76
♠74
KQ
QJ42
♣T9432
♠A92
A52
A9873
♣Q8
9
98
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 5 5♠ 3NT  ♣5
EW: 1♣  ♦6 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          4.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   K  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D4-Heller-Pond
  230          3.00   1.00  1♠ N +5   K  D2-Mok-Mok vs D6-Carr-Primrose
  200          1.50   2.50  3♠ N +2   K  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  200          1.50   2.50  3♠ N +2   ♣T  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
  170          0.00   4.00  2♠ N +2   ♣T  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D3-Barry-Barry
15 ♠AQ8732
53
QT73
♣5
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J6
AQ98
J9
♣AJ642
♠KT95
K64
AK8
♣987
♠4
JT72
6542
♣KQT3
8
1313
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥2/3 ♠4 NT2
EW: 4♣ 2 4 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          4.00   0.00  3N W -1   3  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D3-Barry-Barry
        400    3.00   1.00  3N E      ♠4  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D4-Heller-Pond
        430    2.00   2.00  3N E +1   ♠6  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
        460    0.50   3.50  3N E +2   ♣3  D2-Mok-Mok vs D6-Carr-Primrose
        460    0.50   3.50  3N E +2   ♣3  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
16 ♠63
A75
J9543
♣872
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AQ74
KQ6
86
♣QJ53
♠KJ8
T432
K2
♣AK94
♠T952
J98
AQT7
♣T6
5
1414
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 4/3♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          4.00   0.00  3N E -2   ♠2  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D3-Barry-Barry
        630    1.50   2.50  3N E +1   7  D2-Mok-Mok vs D6-Carr-Primrose
        630    1.50   2.50  3N E +1   7  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        630    1.50   2.50  3N E +1   7  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D4-Heller-Pond
        630    1.50   2.50  3N E +1   7  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
17 ♠9876
J6
JT94
♣K83
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T542
Q95
AQ5
♣J52
♠KQJ
83
K8732
♣A94
♠A3
AKT742
6
♣QT76
5
913
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
         50    4.00   0.00  3 S -1   A  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
         90    3.00   1.00  2 E      ♠A  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D3-Barry-Barry
        100    2.00   2.00  4 S -2   A  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        110    1.00   3.00  2♠ E      A  D2-Mok-Mok vs D4-Heller-Pond
        140    0.00   4.00  3♠ W      J  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D5-Conley-Riehl
18 ♠A92
A96
QT8
♣J962
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KQ76
KJ8
K4
♣AQ74
♠T85
3
J97653
♣K83
♠J43
QT7542
A2
♣T5
11
184
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♦4 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3 2♠ -/1NT
       ♥5 NT5/7
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          4.00   0.00  5 E -3   Q  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          2.50   1.50  2N W -2   A  D2-Mok-Mok vs D4-Heller-Pond
  100          2.50   1.50  4 E -2   2  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D3-Barry-Barry
        150    1.00   3.00  1N W +2   A  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D5-Conley-Riehl
        200    0.00   4.00  3* S -1  ♣7  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
19 ♠J6
KQT3
AT973
♣92
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠4
A7542
QJ5
♣QJ83
♠KQT953
96
8
♣AK65
♠A872
J8
K642
♣T74
10
1012
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣2 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 3♠ 1NT  ♦4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          4.00   0.00  2N W -1   7  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D3-Barry-Barry
        110    3.00   1.00  2♠ E      2  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        170    1.50   2.50  3♠ E +1   6  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D5-Conley-Riehl
        170    1.50   2.50  3♠ E +1   2  D2-Mok-Mok vs D4-Heller-Pond
        200    0.00   4.00  2♠ E +3   K  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
20 ♠T42
AK52
K753
♣95
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QJ7
Q83
QJ986
♣A7
♠A85
T974
A
♣J8642
♠K963
J6
T42
♣KQT3
10
129
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 2 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          3.50   0.50  2N E -1   ♣K  D1-Block-Pfitzer vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          3.50   0.50  2 W -1   A  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D5-Conley-Riehl
    PASS       2.00   2.00  Pass Out      D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D3-Barry-Barry
         80    1.00   3.00  1 E      ♣3  D2-Mok-Mok vs D4-Heller-Pond
        120    0.00   4.00  1N W +1   ♣9  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D1-Soskins-Sendell
21 ♠K842
JT84
A752
♣A
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T6
7
Q8
♣KJT98654
♠A73
KQ963
K63
♣Q3
♠QJ95
A52
JT94
♣72
12
614
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 3♠  ♣3 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1NT  ♦3/4 ♥5 ♠3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +100 4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  130          4.00   0.00  2 N +2   K  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          3.00   1.00  5♣* W -1  A  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D5-Conley-Riehl
   50          2.00   2.00  3N E -1   4  D2-Mok-Mok vs D3-Barry-Barry
        130    1.00   3.00  3♣ E +1   J  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D4-Heller-Pond
        430    0.00   4.00  3N E +1   4  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D6-Carr-Primrose
22 ♠KQJ432
J
T32
♣AJT
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠5
A9853
QJ64
♣K74
♠96
KQT762
8
♣Q652
♠AT87
4
AK975
♣983
12
107
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 3  ♦4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 21 = -2
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  690          4.00   0.00  4♠* N +1  2  D2-Mok-Mok vs D3-Barry-Barry
  420          3.00   1.00  4♠ N      K  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  170          2.00   2.00  3♠ N +1   8  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D6-Carr-Primrose
         50    1.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   8  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D4-Heller-Pond
        300    0.00   4.00  5♠* S -2  K  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D5-Conley-Riehl
23 ♠Q52
KQT5
A5
♣K543
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AT3
94
KJ743
♣AJT
♠K8
J763
Q86
♣Q972
♠J9764
A82
T92
♣86
14
138
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          4.00   0.00  2♠ S      9  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D5-Conley-Riehl
   90          3.00   1.00  1N N      6  D2-Mok-Mok vs D3-Barry-Barry
        110    2.00   2.00  2 W +1   K  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
        120    1.00   3.00  1N W +1   5  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D4-Heller-Pond
        300    0.00   4.00  2N N -3   ♣2  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D6-Carr-Primrose
24 ♠AT
AK87
K96
♣AK94
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠942
QT9
Q5
♣QJ532
♠KQ873
J432
32
♣T7
♠J65
65
AJT874
♣86
21
76
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 6 3 3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥3 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +920 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  520          3.50   0.50  3N N +4   ♠7  D3-Minor-Quinn vs D5-Conley-Riehl
  520          3.50   0.50  3N N +4   ♠7  D4-Cox-Kneisl vs D2-Mazzei-Mazzei
  490          2.00   2.00  3N N +3   ♠7  D2-Mok-Mok vs D3-Barry-Barry
  460          1.00   3.00  3N N +2   ♠7  D6-Garvin-Garvin vs D6-Carr-Primrose
  400          0.00   4.00  5 S      ♣3  D5-Altavilla-Krecki vs D4-Heller-Pond

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass2NTPass3NT
All pass   

A standard auction. West's Q drops, and South has two key doubletons, not to mention an extraordinary collection of prime values in the North hand. In fact, come to think of it, North should probably upgrade those controls and spot cards to a 2 opener. Nonetheless, it still takes a lot for the slam to come home.

3NT should the the normal contract. However, with East on lead, twelve tricks will normally be the result for that spade suit is a terrible trap! A spade lead yields a twelfth trick to the NS ten and jack: two spades, two hearts, two clubs and six diamonds -- "eight ever, nine never" works on this hand.



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