- Saturday Morn - August 5, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 160 MP  Geomean: 77 MP
(based on 44 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Karen Mok - Ray Mok 65.08 1st A 0.88
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 60.71 1st A 0.88
Andrea Carr - Marguerite Primrose 59.13 2nd A 0.62
Leon Heller - Patricia Heller 57.14 2nd A 0.62
John Mahoney - William Shellooe 56.75 2nd B 0.56
Fran McGrew - Pamela Lawther 53.97 3rd B 0.40
Partnership Pct Rank MP
James Pond - Robert Sokol 53.57 3rd A 0.44
Fran Soskins - Mary Block 52.38 2nd B 0.45
Bill Breen - Jeannette Stern 52.38 4/5th A 0.25
Gloria Didion - James Didion 48.81 4th B 0.28
Nooria Noor - Walter Conley 48.41 3rd B 0.32
EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>August 5, 2017     |CLUB NO.>150680    | 08/05/2017 12:43
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DIR> JANET HEDLUND   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/300/100    |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=8/C=4                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Mary Block             Fran Soskins             B   4/5    2     .     66.00  52.38  0.45(B)
 2 Jeannette Stern        Bill Breen               A   4/5    .     .     66.00  52.38  0.25(A)
 3 Charles Rauch          Janice Skow              B    .     .     .     57.00  45.24
 4 Robert Sokol           James Pond               A    3     .     .     67.50  53.57  0.44(A)
 5 Ellen Lux              Susan Mehra              C    .     .     .     57.00  45.24
 6 Ron Lawson             Barbara Callaway         C    .     .     .     52.00  41.27
 7 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                C    1     1     1     82.00  65.08  0.88(A)
 8 Walter Conley          Nooria Noor              C    .     3     2     61.00  48.41  0.32(B)
 9 Jane Altavilla         Mary Krecki              B    .     .     .     52.50  41.67
10 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B    .     .     .     57.50  45.63
11 Marguerite Primrose    Andrea Carr              A    2     .     .     74.50  59.13  0.62(A)
                                          Totals                         693.00

EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/300/100    |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=10/C=3                     ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Fran McGrew            Pamela Lawther           B    4     3     .     68.00  53.97  0.40(B)
 2 William Shellooe       John Mahoney             B    3     2     .     71.50  56.75  0.56(B)
 3 Bob Gore               Barbara Moxley           C    .     .     .     60.50  48.02
 4 James Didion           Gloria Didion            C    .     4     1     61.50  48.81  0.28(B)
 5 Leon Heller            Patricia Heller          A    2     .     .     72.00  57.14  0.62(A)
 6 Ginger Minor           John Kneisl              B    .     .     .     57.00  45.24
 7 Susan Mazzei           Larry Mazzei             B    .     .     .     57.00  45.24
 8 Joel Reimnitz          Charlene Reimnitz        B    1     1     .     76.50  60.71  0.88(A)
 9 Carolyn Treakle        Richard Treakle          B    .     .     .     59.00  46.83
10 Martha Barry           Roger Barry              C    .     .     .     58.50  46.43
11 Mike McWalters         Carol Sendell            B    .     .     .     51.50  40.87
                                          Totals                         693.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A3
Q82
QJT9
♣Q652
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KJT42
J754
A2
♣A9
♠95
63
K8765
♣JT73
♠Q876
AKT9
43
♣K84
11
134
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ -/1 1/2 2NT
       ♦6/7 ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          6.00   0.00  1N N +1   6  A7-Mok-Mok vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
   90          5.00   1.00  1N N      ♠9  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A10-Barry-Barry
        100    3.00   3.00  2N N -2   ♠9  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        100    3.00   3.00  2N N -2   ♠5  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        100    3.00   3.00  3 S -2   ♠J  A8-Conley-Noor vs A4-Didion-Didion
        140    1.00   5.00  2♠ W +1   ♣2  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
        150    0.00   6.00  3N S -3   ♠4  A1-Block-Soskins vs A1-McGrew-Lawther

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
1DblPass2
PassPassPass 

South might be tempted to bid 1NT because of his spade stopper, but the lack of spade intermediates, the worthless doubleton diamond, poor clubs, and excellent hearts pushes firmly toward the 2 call.

For North's part, the Negative Double seems perfect except for the slight drawback of having just three hearts. The alternative, 2, drives toward the worst-scoring partial. Notrump might work, hearts might work, clubs might work if partner rebids them. Double is the most flexible call.

2 makes because all of West's efforts to defeat the contract fail. A spade lead crashes, a club suit helps resolve issues for declarer, a heart lead resolves trumps, and an attacking diamond lead wins a quick third round ruff, but then West is truly endplayed, and for his trouble has weakened his trump holding so that the declarer can draw all of the trumps followed by leading a club to the queen, felling next the A on an "obligatory finesse," and endplaying West in spades, making three!

How cool! So the bottom line is that with length in trumps, you ought to be leading YOUR long suit, and that means a spade. So what if you give up a trick! It is only one trick given, and it turns out to be an investment. Later on, you can likely lead them to advantage, especially if declarer plays on trumps.



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2 ♠T985
KQT3
JT8
♣KQ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ3
98
K9543
♣AJ8
♠Q64
A75
Q72
♣T965
♠A72
J642
A6
♣7432
11
128
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT5/6
EW: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/3*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  2 S +1   ♣A  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  110          5.00   1.00  2 S      3  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  100          4.00   2.00  1N E -2   2  A1-Block-Soskins vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
   50          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   2  A7-Mok-Mok vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
   50          2.50   3.50  1N E -1   2  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A10-Barry-Barry
         90    1.00   5.00  1 E +1   K  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        110    0.00   6.00  3 W      ♠T  A8-Conley-Noor vs A4-Didion-Didion

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass1NTPass
PassDblPass2
PassPassPass 

Where there's a will, there's a way. After NS both pass early on, balancing is the prescribed method of competing against a low-level contract. Often a notrump response to a minor suit will hide a fit, and North risks a club bid by South, expecting a) that one of the majors will produce a fit, and b) that South will prefer to respond in a poor major suit rather than a poor club suit.

Yeppers, that's the ticket!



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3 ♠987
8763
AT64
♣87
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AQT54
K
K83
♣T632
♠KJ6
J9
QJ75
♣QJ95
♠32
AQT542
92
♣AK4
4
1211
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 1 2♠  ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠* W -1  3  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  140          4.50   1.50  3 S      ♠A  A8-Conley-Noor vs A4-Didion-Didion
  140          4.50   1.50  1 S +2   ♠5  A7-Mok-Mok vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
  100          2.00   4.00  4♠ W -1   8  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  100          2.00   4.00  3♠ W -1   8  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  100          2.00   4.00  3♠ W -1   8  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A10-Barry-Barry
        140    0.00   6.00  3♠ W      A  A1-Block-Soskins vs A1-McGrew-Lawther

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
133Pass
PassPass  

North's 3 bid was preemptive. Should South bid game opposite a preempt? If so, will he pick off the K singleton? There is no reason to do so.

If NS defend, a club led or shift ensures one heart, one top diamond, two clubs, and a club ruff, for down one, plus 100 to NS.

Game by North does not rate to make, either in theory or practice. If North had as much as the K and the A, there would have been a normal raise, not a preempt, and the point is to tell partner the difference, have the message understood, and to take the appropriate action.

Not the best result possible for NS, but getting the best possible result over and over should pay.



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4 ♠J3
KQT9
AT52
♣KT2
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A8
A654
J8
♣97654
♠KQT9
J732
Q973
♣3
♠76542
8
K64
♣AQJ8
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♦5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.50   0.50  1N N +2   2  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Heller-Heller
  150          5.50   0.50  1N N +2   3  A7-Mok-Mok vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
  120          3.50   2.50  2N N      ♠9  A1-Block-Soskins vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  120          3.50   2.50  1N N +1   2  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out      A8-Conley-Noor vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        100    0.50   5.50  2N N -1   ♠K  A2-Stern-Breen vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        100    0.50   5.50  2N N -1   ♣K  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A9-Treakle-Treakle

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass1NTPassPass
Pass   

South's rebid is not clear. Spades are so weak as to be unattractive for rebidding consideration. The opponents have not bid hearts, so partner probably has that suit under control. Hopefully. 2 might be a useful call, but it is artificial, so not rational. 2 might be a bid, but only out of fear of the heart suit. And only if not conventional!

2 and 2 are logical alternatives to passing 1NT, and today the pass wins.



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5 ♠JT832
A54
98
♣A83
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠974
T6
AQ743
♣KT7
♠KQ
KQJ98
65
♣QJ52
♠A65
732
KJT2
♣964
9
914
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT6
EW: 4♣ 2 4 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.50   0.50  3N W -1   ♠3  A8-Conley-Noor vs A3-Gore-Moxley
   50          5.50   0.50  2N E -1   ♠5  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
         90    4.00   2.00  1N W      ♠J  A1-Block-Soskins vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
        100    3.00   3.00  2♠ N -1   K  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        130    2.00   4.00  2♣ E +2   T  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Heller-Heller
        170    1.00   5.00  3 E +1   ♠A  A2-Stern-Breen vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        180    0.00   6.00  2N E +2   2  A7-Mok-Mok vs A1-McGrew-Lawther

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1NTPass22
PassPass2Pass
PassPass  

A funny thing about bridge is that if you cannot justify a bid on merit, a pass is usually best! North ventured out into No-Man's land with his 2 bid, when considering the vulnerability. The worst thing about his hand is the possession of three hearts! The auction produced by EW suggests that South may well also hold three hearts, thus an extra loser if North declares. Many players fail to heed such warning signals, but they do better to hear and heed.

The point about not acting and benefiting relates, however, to EW. East has no reason at all to bid again with an aceless wonder and only five hearts, not imagining even an eight-card fit. Venturing to the three level is rather too much of a risk. The benefit for such thinking is that defending will produce a really nice profit, for EW can take seven tricks, gaining plus 200, by simply leading hearts, and then shifting to clubs after taking two defensive tricks there. Two heart tricks, two club tricks, two diamond tricks, and a spade will look mighty fine on the score sheet and the matchpoint result tally.



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6 ♠Q8
QT7643
A
♣A965
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠653
J9
T84
♣KT842
♠A7
K852
K762
♣J73
♠KJT942
A
QJ953
♣Q
12
411
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 5♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   J  A2-Stern-Breen vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   T  A8-Conley-Noor vs A3-Gore-Moxley
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   ♣4  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  420          2.00   4.00  4♠ S      ♣T  A1-Block-Soskins vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  420          2.00   4.00  4♠ S      ♣4  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  420          2.00   4.00  4♠ S      ♣2  A7-Mok-Mok vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        150    0.00   6.00  4 N -3   ♠A  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass2Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass3Pass4
All pass   

A totally awkward auction, but the result will be OK for NS. The given auction seems likely to occur with some regularity, North begging for a heart preference with the 3 bid and South for a spade preference with 3! Lo and behold, North begrudgingly accommodates.



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7 ♠AK973
74
Q73
♣J94
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J654
A98
A
♣AQT62
♠Q2
Q652
K9852
♣73
♠T8
KJT3
JT64
♣K85
10
157
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ -/1 -/1♠
       ♣6/7 ♦5/7 ♥5/6 ♠5/7 NT6
EW: 1 1NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  3 E -3   J  A1-Block-Soskins vs A10-Barry-Barry
  200          5.00   1.00  3N W -2   ♠A  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A3-Gore-Moxley
  120          3.50   2.50  1N S +1   A  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  120          3.50   2.50  1N S +1   ♣6  A2-Stern-Breen vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
         90    1.50   4.50  2 E      ♠8  A8-Conley-Noor vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
         90    1.50   4.50  2♣ W      ♠A  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Didion-Didion
        200    0.00   6.00  1♠ N -2   ♣5  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Minor-Kneisl

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
11DblPass
1NTPassPassPass

West might choose otherwise over the negative double: 2 seems all right in general, but with only five and a potential spade stop if East will just assist in the matter, 1NT is better on that score, and any club tricks will count in notrump. 2 on a three card suit by West might work, considering the singleton diamond, but it IS just a three-card suit, and later competition might lead East to a wrong decision. Besides, the diamond singleton is the ACE!

1NT seems the best choice under the circumstances, and it turns out to be the only contract that can be made!



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8 ♠A73
AT73
Q765
♣J5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T864
KQJ
AK4
♣T96
♠KQJ2
54
93
♣AK742
♠95
9862
JT82
♣Q83
11
1313
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 1 1 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    6.00   0.00  3♠ E +1   J  A2-Stern-Breen vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      9  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      2  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      J  A1-Block-Soskins vs A10-Barry-Barry
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      J  A8-Conley-Noor vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      J  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      8  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Didion-Didion

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Dbl1Pass
2Pass4All pass

The opponents don't ALWAYS have four cards in each major, and EW brush North's takeout double aside with superior cards.

Making 4 is rather much a breeze when the suit breaks 3-2.



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9 ♠K2
AK86
QJ873
♣43
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q7
Q973
T4
♣KT872
♠J9864
J54
AK5
♣J6
♠AT53
T2
962
♣AQ95
13
710
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 1/2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.50   0.50  1N S +2   ♠7  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A3-Gore-Moxley
  150          5.50   0.50  1N S +2   ♣7  A1-Block-Soskins vs A10-Barry-Barry
  120          3.50   2.50  1N N +1   ♠J  A2-Stern-Breen vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
  120          3.50   2.50  1N N +1   A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  110          1.50   4.50  2 N      A  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Didion-Didion
  110          1.50   4.50  3 N      ♠6  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
         50    0.00   6.00  2N S -1   ♠Q  A8-Conley-Noor vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass1NTPassPass
Pass   

Bland hand. No competition is feasible with the assets available at this vulnerability, so East will be on lead against 1NT and the 6 will hit the felt table (are your tables felt? More likely some hard surface, but the lead will be the 6 nevertheless). When declarer calls for a small spade from dummy, West must play the 7! While I knighted the play with an exclamation point, it really is rather routine, isn't it? West must leave the queen in the quiver for fear of finessing East's jack later. And if East has the Jack, then the Rule of Eleven will tell West that the seven is correct.. If East has lead from KJ964, then the queen would hold the first trick, but the declarer's nine would provide a second stopper. So the seven is again the right card.

It will take some doing for North to come to eight tricks, and it is the fact that the T falls doubleton that gets the job done. Playing on the long diamond suit is clearly the right way to play, and the danger might be that the club suit will be a distraction.



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10 ♠K643
974
AKT64
♣9
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A7
AKQT
J952
♣853
♠QJ
6532
Q83
♣KQ62
♠T9852
J8
7
♣AJT74
10
1410
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          5.50   0.50  3 E -3   7  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
  300          5.50   0.50  3♣ E -3   A  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Gore-Moxley
  200          3.00   3.00  4 E -2   7  A2-Stern-Breen vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  200          3.00   3.00  2 W -2   A  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A4-Didion-Didion
  200          3.00   3.00  2 E -2   7  A1-Block-Soskins vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  140          1.00   5.00  3♠ S      A  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        120    0.00   6.00  1N E +1   ♠2  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass11NT
22PassPass
Pass   

South's passed-hand 1NT bid is clearly Unusual for the black suits, typically 5-5, perhaps 5-4, in the unbid suits, and North will not fail to bid in the partnership's nine-card fit! Game seems a long way off, but aggressive pairs might think of it.



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11 ♠965
AJ74
JT32
♣Q3
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠743
83
AQ64
♣AKJ2
♠K2
Q92
K975
♣T964
♠AQJT8
KT65
8
♣875
8
148
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠  ♣5 ♦5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2  ♥4/3 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  250          6.00   0.00  3N E -5   ♠A  A2-Stern-Breen vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  170          5.00   1.00  2♠ S +2   ♣A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Heller-Heller
   50          3.50   2.50  3 W -1   ♣Q  A1-Block-Soskins vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
   50          3.50   2.50  3 E -1   5  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out      A4-Sokol-Pond vs A4-Didion-Didion
        100    1.00   5.00  2♠ S -2   8  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        150    0.00   6.00  1N E +2   ♠T  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Gore-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1NTDbl
PassPassPass 

In your dreams, South leads a heart, the defense rattles off four heart tricks, being careful to win the last in the North hand, and then five spades, taking the first nine tricks! Down three, plus 500 to NS!

Dream on. First, South might open the bidding, as the requirements for an opening bid are disintegrating before our eyes, and the bid is not that bad, with strong spades and both majors -- some would look at the T and justify the bid on that slender reed, saying that tipped the balance! Second, South might bid 2 instead of doubling. Third, South might lead a spade to set up the tricks, rather than a risky heart lead. Or maybe he would.

There isn't anything clear about any of this, but that means that the dream auction and play for NS is very unlikely to occur.



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12 ♠6
Q
KQ642
♣QJT653
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠JT3
AK985
93
♣AK8
♠AQ9542
J643
AT5
♣-
♠K87
T72
J87
♣9742
10
1511
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6 6♠ 4NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW/6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.50   0.50  6♠ E -1   J  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Heller-Heller
   50          5.50   0.50  6 W -1   K  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        200    4.00   2.00  4♣ S -2   A  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A4-Didion-Didion
        450    3.00   3.00  4 W +1   ♠6  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        480    1.50   4.50  4♠ W +2   Q  A1-Block-Soskins vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
        480    1.50   4.50  4♠ E +2   ♣9  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        980    0.00   6.00  6♠ W      ♠6  A2-Stern-Breen vs A11-McWalters-Sendell

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
12NT3Pass
4Pass4Pass
4Pass5Pass
6All pass  

Lots to talk about here. 1 is routine, but North's 2NT Unusual for the minor suits is risky even with the 5-6 pattern, perhaps just enough intermediate strength for safety, and perhaps not terribly misleading to partner. But it is not North's partner who needs information. East has a monster hand in support of hearts, and must communicate that fact to partner. There are several products on the market to combat the Unusual notrump -- "Lower, Lower," so that clubs relates to hearts and diamonds relates to spades, is one. 3 and 3 are used interchangeably in one system or another as providing support for partner and the other minor relating to the other major in some respect.
Let's work on the best way. Lower, Lower does not strike me as best. The solution suggested here is lifted directly from a suggestion decades ago in The Bridge World, but I cannot recall the author to give proper credit.

If the auction starts 1 [2NT] 3, I cannot for the life of me understand why that can be non-forcing, because of the potential for a misfit disaster, lacking sufficient strength to overcome partner's need to convert to 4. So let's start with the agreement that bidding three of the other major is strong and game forcing to overcome that particular objection. Everyone agrees that three of opener's major is just competitive, and not forcing, showing some values without being invitational. Opener can go to game with extras.

The crux of the matter is the choice of minors for the support bid, leaving the other minor to suggest playing in the other major, something resembling a weak two bid. Here's the argument for 3 being the other major bid and 3 being the limit raise invitational bid in partner's major: If 3 is chosen as the "other major," then opener has the option of bidding 3 with only five cards in his opening bid suit without a clear preference for the other major, while 3 of the major suit will show a six card suit or better by elimination of the five-card definition! 3, the limit raise, needs no such definition, and opener can use his length to determine whether to accept!



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13 ♠AKQT3
KJ964
-
♣752
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J975
-
JT975
♣J983
♠4
AQT85
Q32
♣AT64
♠862
732
AK864
♣KQ
13
312
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦5
EW: 2♣ -/1  ♦6/7 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        100    4.50   1.50  5♠ N -1   ♣A  A2-Stern-Breen vs A10-Barry-Barry
        100    4.50   1.50  4♠ N -1   3  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Didion-Didion
        100    4.50   1.50  4♠ N -1   2  A1-Block-Soskins vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        100    4.50   1.50  4♠ N -1   2  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        200    2.00   4.00  4♠ N -2   8  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        300    1.00   5.00  6♠ N -3   A  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        800    0.00   6.00  4* N -3  ♠4  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A5-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis

With a distributional opening bid opposite an opening bid and a fit, expect most of the field to play 4. If North has bid hearts, perhaps a speculative double by East might be ventured. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, they say. This venture will surely gain a top!

The most likely defense is for East to lead the A and another club, followed by two top diamonds, North discarding two hearts, followed by a heart. Oops!



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14 ♠T5
JT765
KJ632
♣4
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQ764
9
QT84
♣KT2
♠J
AK4
A75
♣A97653
♠K9832
Q832
9
♣QJ8
5
1116
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥6 ♠4 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 3♠ 4NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  3 W -2   ♠T  A2-Stern-Breen vs A10-Barry-Barry
   50          4.50   1.50  5♣ E -1   9  A1-Block-Soskins vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
   50          4.50   1.50  5♣ E -1   9  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Didion-Didion
        100    3.00   3.00  3 S -2   ♣K  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        150    2.00   4.00  2♣ E +3   5  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        180    1.00   5.00  2N E +2   2  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        420    0.00   6.00  5♣ E +1   2  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A5-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass2Pass
2Pass3NTAll pass

2 might be employed as a variant of New Minor Forcing , but it doesn't matter to East, who must show a maximum and red suit stoppers, regardless of the meaning. Everything works, and even the diamond spots have position.

Good game, good score.



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15 ♠K975
T742
652
♣98
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AJT62
KQ83
J7
♣73
♠83
A9
KQ943
♣AKT5
♠Q4
J65
AT8
♣QJ642
3
1116
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥3 ♠3 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 4 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        140    6.00   0.00  2♠ W +1   ♣9  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        180    5.00   1.00  1N E +3   ♣4  A2-Stern-Breen vs A10-Barry-Barry
        400    3.50   2.50  3N W      5  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        400    3.50   2.50  3N E      ♣2  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Didion-Didion
        430    2.00   4.00  3N W +1   2  A1-Block-Soskins vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        460    1.00   5.00  3N E +2   ♣4  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        490    0.00   6.00  3N E +3   ♣4  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A5-Heller-Heller
16 ♠KT42
K63
Q92
♣KQT
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J65
A854
A853
♣J2
♠Q73
QJT97
7
♣A873
♠A98
2
KJT64
♣9654
13
109
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2♠ 1NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣5 ♦4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  130          6.00   0.00  2 S +2   ♣J  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A4-Didion-Didion
   90          5.00   1.00  1N N      9  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
         50    4.00   2.00  3 S -1   A  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A5-Heller-Heller
        100    3.00   3.00  3N N -2   5  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        140    1.50   4.50  3 E      ♣9  A1-Block-Soskins vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        140    1.50   4.50  3 E      ♣9  A2-Stern-Breen vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
        300    0.00   6.00  5* N -2  7  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
17 ♠A52
965
KJ83
♣K97
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT9
AJ43
A76
♣QJ2
♠KJ764
K
Q942
♣863
♠83
QT872
T5
♣AT54
11
149
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 1 2♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
         90    5.50   0.50  1N W      3  A2-Stern-Breen vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
         90    5.50   0.50  2 E      7  A1-Block-Soskins vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        120    4.00   2.00  1N W +1   3  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A5-Heller-Heller
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ E      T  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
        140    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +1   6  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        140    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +1   2  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A4-Didion-Didion
        140    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +1   T  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
18 ♠QT
AKQ962
62
♣K52
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠32
854
AKQ873
♣J7
♠KJ964
JT
T54
♣T43
♠A875
73
J9
♣AQ986
14
105
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 1♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣1 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   4  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  200          2.50   3.50  3 N +2   T  A1-Block-Soskins vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  200          2.50   3.50  3 N +2   T  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A5-Heller-Heller
  200          2.50   3.50  3 N +2   4  A2-Stern-Breen vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  200          2.50   3.50  3 N +2   4  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A4-Didion-Didion
  200          2.50   3.50  3 N +2   4  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  200          2.50   3.50  2 N +3   5  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
19 ♠AJ3
KJ9
KT42
♣KT9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QT9
6
98763
♣QJ43
♠K5
A85432
Q
♣A752
♠87642
QT7
AJ5
♣86
15
513
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/- 1♠ 2NT  ♣3 ♦7/6 ♥5
EW: 3♣ 2  ♦6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 3NT*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          6.00   0.00  2N N      ♣2  A7-Mok-Mok vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  110          4.50   1.50  2♠ N      6  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
  110          4.50   1.50  2♠ N      Q  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ N -2   Q  A2-Stern-Breen vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        110    2.00   4.00  2 W      ♣8  A1-Block-Soskins vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        150    1.00   5.00  4♠ N -3   A  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A5-Heller-Heller
        870    0.00   6.00  2* E +1  ♠8  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A10-Barry-Barry
20 ♠543
QT9
KQJ3
♣J72
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQ9876
8
765
♣AT5
♠KJT
KJ74
A42
♣K84
♠2
A6532
T98
♣Q963
9
1015
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
EW: 1♣ 2 4♠ 4NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   K  A7-Mok-Mok vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          5.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   K  A1-Block-Soskins vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        140    4.00   2.00  3♠ W      J  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        170    3.00   3.00  2♠ W +2   K  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      K  A2-Stern-Breen vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      K  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A5-Heller-Heller
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ E      3  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A10-Barry-Barry
21 ♠K943
KJ85
64
♣AQ7
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT865
T7
KT
♣J842
♠AJ2
A9
AJ983
♣K95
♠7
Q6432
Q752
♣T63
13
617
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♦4 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 4♠ 2NT  ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  3N E -3   3  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A10-Barry-Barry
   50          5.00   1.00  2N E -1   5  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        110    4.00   2.00  2♠ W      J  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        140    2.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   6  A1-Block-Soskins vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
        140    2.50   3.50  2♠ E +1   ♣3  A7-Mok-Mok vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        150    1.00   5.00  1N E +2   ♠7  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A5-Heller-Heller
        180    0.00   6.00  1N E +3   ♣T  A2-Stern-Breen vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
22 ♠QJT972
AT753
-
♣J3
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠-
Q9
QJ976
♣K98764
♠A843
J864
K3
♣QT2
♠K65
K2
AT8542
♣A5
8
810
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3/4 5/6♠ 1NT  ♣4/5
EW: 2♣  ♦6 ♥3 ♠1 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +980 6♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  480          5.50   0.50  5♠ N +1   ♣2  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  480          5.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   ♣2  A7-Mok-Mok vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  420          3.00   3.00  4♠ N      4  A2-Stern-Breen vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  420          3.00   3.00  4♠ N      4  A8-Conley-Noor vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      ♣2  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
         50    0.50   5.50  3N S -1   ♣7  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A4-Didion-Didion
         50    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   ♣2  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
23 ♠-
A9874
T
♣KQ95432
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠4
K65
AJ542
♣AT86
♠QJT9853
Q
Q973
♣J
♠AK762
JT32
K86
♣7
9
128
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 -/1NT
       ♦2/3 ♠3 NT6/7
EW: 4 3♠  ♣4/5 ♥2/3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   3  A7-Mok-Mok vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  620          5.00   1.00  4♠ N      ♠Q  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
  500          4.00   2.00  5* W -2  A  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
        200    2.50   3.50  3 S -2   A  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A4-Didion-Didion
        200    2.50   3.50  4♣ N -2   3  A2-Stern-Breen vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        790    1.00   5.00  4♠* E     ♣2  A8-Conley-Noor vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        800    0.00   6.00  1♠* S -3  5  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
24 ♠AKJ9
K8
953
♣Q965
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q43
Q5
AQ8742
♣A3
♠8765
J63
KT
♣J872
♠T2
AT9742
J6
♣KT4
13
145
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 2♠  ♦6 NT6
EW: 1 1NT  ♣3 ♥2 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  180          6.00   0.00  2N N +2   T  A7-Mok-Mok vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  140          5.00   1.00  3 S      7  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  110          4.00   2.00  2 S      ♣A  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
  100          3.00   3.00  3 W -2   K  A2-Stern-Breen vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
         50    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   A  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
         50    1.50   4.50  4 N -1   K  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A4-Didion-Didion
        150    0.00   6.00  4 S -3   ♣A  A8-Conley-Noor vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
25 ♠AKT97
QJ7
QT
♣QJ7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠65
96
K975
♣K9653
♠843
K8432
J62
♣82
♠QJ2
AT5
A843
♣AT4
15
64
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3/5 3 5/6♠ 5/6NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥4 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +990 6NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  460          6.00   0.00  3N S +2   ♣5  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   3  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   3  A7-Mok-Mok vs A5-Heller-Heller
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   3  A8-Conley-Noor vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  450          3.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   ♣8  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A3-Gore-Moxley
  430          1.00   5.00  3N S +1   ♣7  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
         50    0.00   6.00  6N N -1   2  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A10-Barry-Barry
26 ♠Q875
AKJ5
QT9
♣KT
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AK6
96
J643
♣J865
♠T932
Q874
A
♣Q974
♠J4
T32
K8752
♣A32
15
98
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 1NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  2N N +1   2  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A10-Barry-Barry
  120          4.50   1.50  1N N +1   4  A7-Mok-Mok vs A5-Heller-Heller
  120          4.50   1.50  1N N +1   ♣4  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        100    2.00   4.00  3N N -1   4  A8-Conley-Noor vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        100    2.00   4.00  2N N -1   4  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        100    2.00   4.00  1N N -1   ♠T  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        200    0.00   6.00  3 S -2   ♠A  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
27 ♠KQJ2
KQ8
KT6
♣J98
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A9753
A63
873
♣74
♠64
95
A954
♣QT632
♠T8
JT742
QJ2
♣AK5
15
86
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  430          5.50   0.50  3N N +1   ♣3  A8-Conley-Noor vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  430          5.50   0.50  3N N +1   ♣3  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  420          4.00   2.00  4 N      ♠6  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A3-Gore-Moxley
  170          3.00   3.00  3 N +1   ♣3  A7-Mok-Mok vs A5-Heller-Heller
  150          2.00   4.00  3N N +1   2  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A10-Barry-Barry
         50    1.00   5.00  4 N -1   ♠6  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        100    0.00   6.00  3N N -2   ♣3  A3-Rauch-Skow vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
28 ♠-
J43
AK43
♣AQT982
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AK85
AQ982
T65
♣4
♠T92
T76
J972
♣J53
♠QJ7643
K5
Q8
♣K76
14
132
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/6♣ 3 1 1/2♠ 3/4NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1370 6♣-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          5.50   0.50  5♣ N      6  A7-Mok-Mok vs A4-Didion-Didion
  600          5.50   0.50  5♣ N      6  A8-Conley-Noor vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  150          3.50   2.50  4♣ N +1   T  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  150          3.50   2.50  3♣ N +2   3  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  130          1.50   4.50  3♣ N +1   7  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
  130          1.50   4.50  3♣ N +1   6  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        100    0.00   6.00  5♣ N -1   T  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A10-Barry-Barry
29 ♠J872
J3
AT72
♣A43
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T54
T98
KQ54
♣T96
♠AK6
KQ52
J93
♣Q52
♠Q93
A764
86
♣KJ87
10
515
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1/- 2♠  ♥7/6 NT6
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  1N E -3   ♠9  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  200          5.00   1.00  1N E -2   ♣7  A8-Conley-Noor vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
  100          4.00   2.00  1N E -1   ♣7  A7-Mok-Mok vs A4-Didion-Didion
         90    2.00   4.00  1N E      4  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
         90    2.00   4.00  1N E      ♣7  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
         90    2.00   4.00  1N E      ♣7  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A10-Barry-Barry
        120    0.00   6.00  1N E +1   4  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
30 ♠AJ6
54
K632
♣A432
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KT95
KT2
85
♣9765
♠843
Q9873
Q4
♣KJ8
♠Q72
AJ6
AJT97
♣QT
12
68
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 1 3♠ 3/4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥5 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  460          6.00   0.00  3N N +2   7  A7-Mok-Mok vs A4-Didion-Didion
  430          5.00   1.00  3N N +1   5  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  400          4.00   2.00  5 S      ♠5  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A8-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  210          3.00   3.00  1N N +4   5  A4-Sokol-Pond vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  130          1.50   4.50  3 S +1   2  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A10-Barry-Barry
  130          1.50   4.50  3 S +1   8  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A2-Shellooe-Mahoney
        100    0.00   6.00  5 S -2   ♠5  A8-Conley-Noor vs A6-Minor-Kneisl
31 ♠KJ6
86
KT876
♣AT2
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠QT8
T
J95432
♣Q73
♠952
75432
Q
♣KJ86
♠A743
AKQJ9
A
♣954
11
56
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 6 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  690          6.00   0.00  3N N +3   ♣8  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
  660          5.00   1.00  3N N +2   ♣6  A8-Conley-Noor vs A5-Heller-Heller
  650          3.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   T  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
  650          3.50   2.50  4 S +1   4  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
  630          2.00   4.00  3N N +1   ♣6  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
  600          1.00   5.00  3N S      ♣Q  A7-Mok-Mok vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        100    0.00   6.00  4 S -1   4  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A10-Barry-Barry
32 ♠64
AQ63
J4
♣AQJ73
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A852
T82
K986
♣KT
♠QJT73
K5
AQ5
♣842
♠K9
J974
T732
♣965
14
1012
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2/4 4♠ 1/4NT  ♣5 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -500 5*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   4  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
        140    4.00   2.00  3♠ E      4  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A1-McGrew-Lawther
        140    4.00   2.00  3♠ E      ♣5  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A10-Barry-Barry
        140    4.00   2.00  3♠ E      ♣5  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
        170    1.50   4.50  3♠ E +1   ♣5  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        170    1.50   4.50  2♠ E +2   4  A8-Conley-Noor vs A5-Heller-Heller
        620    0.00   6.00  4♠ E      ♣5  A7-Mok-Mok vs A3-Gore-Moxley
33 ♠K742
K9872
84
♣J7
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠9
AJT5
KQ65
♣A953
♠QJ5
6
AT973
♣KQT6
♠AT863
Q43
J2
♣842
7
1412
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥6 ♠6 NT3
EW: 6♣ 6 1 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -920 6-EW/6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        150    6.00   0.00  2♣ E +3   J  A5-Lux-Mehra vs A10-Barry-Barry
        170    5.00   1.00  3 W +3   ♠J  A8-Conley-Noor vs A5-Heller-Heller
        400    4.00   2.00  5♣ E      ♠A  A11-Primrose-Carr vs A11-McWalters-Sendell
        420    2.50   3.50  5 E +1   ♠8  A9-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Mazzei-Mazzei
        420    2.50   3.50  5 E +1   ♠3  A7-Mok-Mok vs A3-Gore-Moxley
        460    0.50   5.50  3N W +2   7  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Treakle-Treakle
        460    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   ♠6  A6-Lawson-Callaway vs A1-McGrew-Lawther