- Thursday Aft - August 3, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1082 MP  Geomean: 674 MP
(based on 36 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jonni Faircrest - Ken Gamble 72.45 1st A 0.90
Joyce Newell - Tim Gillott 60.88 1st A 0.90
Brad Dow - David Maddox 59.72 2nd A 0.63
Betty Jackson - Ray Boehne 59.49 3rd A 0.45
Peter De Gregorio - Richard Papst 58.56 2nd A 0.63
Lani Ray - Richard Wasserstrom 54.17 4th A 0.32
Fred Quadros - Lauren Upson 53.70 3rd A 0.45
John Hullman - Salvatore Turano Jr 50.00 1st C 0.24
Deborah Davis - Martha Hawley 47.92 4th A 0.32
Mary Block - Thomas Crawley 47.69 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>August 3, 2017     |CLUB NO.>147082    | 08/03/2017 16:04
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Thomas Crawley           B    .     3     .    103.00  47.69  0.28(B)
 2 Jonni Faircrest        Ken Gamble               A    1     .     .    156.50  72.45  0.90(A)
 3 Perry Miller           Alexander Henderson      B    .     .     .     91.50  42.36
 4 Jerome Weiss           Jean Lesieutre           B    .     .     .     98.00  45.37
 5 Lauren Upson           Fred Quadros             B    3     2     .    116.00  53.70  0.45(A)
 6 Peter De Gregorio      Richard Papst            C    2     1     1    126.50  58.56  0.63(A)
 7 Susan Pratt            Celeste Falor            C    .     .     .     99.50  46.06
 8 Judith Ritchie         Suzanne Taunt            C    .     .     .     77.50  35.88
 9 Deborah Davis          Martha Hawley            A    4     .     .    103.50  47.92  0.32(A)
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Tim Gillott            Joyce Newell             B    1     1     .    131.50  60.88  0.90(A)
 2 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     84.50  39.12
 3 Lani Ray               Richard Wasserstrom      A    4     .     .    117.00  54.17  0.32(A)
 4 Sharyn Siebert         Judy Dudley              C    .     .     .     81.00  37.50
 5 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    3     .     .    128.50  59.49  0.45(A)
 6 John Hullman           Salvatore Turano Jr      C    .     .     1    108.00  50.00  0.24(C)
 7 David Maddox           Brad Dow                 B    2     2     .    129.00  59.72  0.63(A)
 8 Ronald Loiacono        Marianne Van Gelder      A    .     .     .     88.00  40.74
 9 Kristin Smith          Steven Smith             C    .     .     .    104.50  48.38
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AKJT862
Q
A2
♣T86
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠943
AJ5
QJT73
♣J9
♠Q
KT32
85
♣AQ7532
♠75
98764
K964
♣K4
14
911
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6
EW: 2♣ 1 1  ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          8.00   0.00  4♠ N      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  170          5.00   3.00  3♠ N +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  170          5.00   3.00  3♠ N +1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  170          5.00   3.00  3♠ N +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A9-Smith-Smith
  170          5.00   3.00  3♠ N +1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  170          5.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  150          2.00   6.00  4♣ E -3   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  140          1.00   7.00  2♠ N +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        130    0.00   8.00  3♣ E +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A7-Maddox-Dow
2 ♠65
KJ543
AQ2
♣QJ4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ973
A72
J98
♣53
♠AT842
QT6
653
♣K8
♠Q
98
KT74
♣AT9762
13
99
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 3 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣2 ♦2 ♥4 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +600 5-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          8.00   0.00  4♠* E -4  A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  150          6.00   2.00  4♠ W -3   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  150          6.00   2.00  3♣ S +2   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  150          6.00   2.00  3♣ S +2   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A9-Smith-Smith
   50          3.50   4.50  3♠ E -1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
   50          3.50   4.50  2♠ E -1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        100    2.00   6.00  3N N -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        110    1.00   7.00  2♠ E      A1-Block-Crawley vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        140    0.00   8.00  2♠ E +1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
3 ♠KT976
QT2
KJ
♣K54
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠83
94
A654
♣Q8632
♠Q
AK8753
Q93
♣JT9
♠AJ542
J6
T872
♣A7
12
612
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.50   2.50  4♠ S      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  420          5.50   2.50  4♠ S      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  420          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  420          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  420          5.50   2.50  4♠ N      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  170          1.00   7.00  3♠ N +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  170          1.00   7.00  3♠ N +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A9-Smith-Smith
  170          1.00   7.00  3♠ N +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
4 ♠A
AJ3
KJ75
♣AK974
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q8654
8
AT432
♣T6
♠J93
K964
6
♣QJ852
♠KT72
QT752
Q98
♣3
20
67
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4 1♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          8.00   0.00  3N N +2   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  650          7.00   1.00  5 S      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  620          5.50   2.50  4 S      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  620          5.50   2.50  4 N      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  600          4.00   4.00  3N N      A1-Block-Crawley vs A9-Smith-Smith
   90          3.00   5.00  2 N      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        100    1.00   7.00  4 S -1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        100    1.00   7.00  4 S -1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        100    1.00   7.00  4 S -1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A7-Maddox-Dow

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

West passes and North opens 1. East passes and South bids 1. Some aggressive bidders might consider getting involved in the auction with West hand due to the distribution. However, the quality of the suits is not good enough and being vulnerable makes it even less attractive. If West decides to participate in the auction by overcalling 1, North has the chance to double, showing exactly 3-card support in . This double is known as Support Double(s) and simply shows 3-card support for responder’s suit. If opener has extra strength, like in this hand, he can divulge it later. East has enough to raise to 2, but so does South to compete to 3, specially knowing that they hold an 8-card fit. West will pass and North will declare 4. If West decides to pass after South bid of 1, North will bid 2, a reverse bid. Depending on North-South’s agreements, South will try to find out if partner has a 3-card support for hearts and the auction will end up in 4.

Some players will open North’s hand by bidding 2NT, showing a “balanced hand” with 20-21 points. East passes, and if North-South plays regular Stayman, South will bid 3, with the intention of bidding Smolen , if possible. North will bid 3, and now South can bid 3, showing exactly 4 cards in and 5 cards .

Declarer will take 10 tricks, losing a diamond, a heart and a spade.

Today's analysis is done by guest analyst Luz Ortega Dwyer


5 ♠A9874
Q73
AT
♣A65
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QJ
T86
QJ6
♣KT843
♠653
A942
954
♣J92
♠KT2
KJ5
K8732
♣Q7
14
95
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3 6♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥4 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          8.00   0.00  4♠ N +2   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  660          7.00   1.00  3N N +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A9-Smith-Smith
  650          5.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  650          5.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  650          5.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  630          3.00   5.00  3N N +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  620          2.00   6.00  4♠ N      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        100    0.50   7.50  3N N -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        100    0.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A7-Maddox-Dow

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Depending on North-South’s agreements, North might decide to upgrade his hand and open 1NT (showing a 15-17 or good 14 HCP balanced hand with the possibility of holding a 5-card suit of a major) or 1. If North opens 1NT and North-South doesn’t play a version of Puppet Stayman for 1NT opening, the auction will most likely end with South bidding 3NT. Otherwise, the final contract will probably be 4, same as if North opens 1.

In 3NT, declarer has 10 tricks, 5 spades, 2 hearts, 2 diamonds, and a club. On a lead, North must be careful and duck the first two round of clubs to break communication. Otherwise, when East gets in with the Ace of hearts he could return a club and the contract will be in jeopardy.
The way the cards lay out make possible for North-South to score 12 tricks in . However, it is not the greatest slam to play and it is just a lucky board. Notice that declarer is not only missing the Ace of hearts but he is also missing the Q and J of trumps, but as it turns out West holds both of them tight. The friendly diamond break allows declarer to establish the suit and pitch the losing clubs.

Today's analysis is done by guest analyst Luz Ortega Dwyer


6 ♠AKJT2
J753
K76
♣5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q87543
AQ4
Q2
♣T8
♠6
KT92
AJ9854
♣Q6
♠9
86
T3
♣AKJ97432
12
1010
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
EW: 3 2 1♠  ♣2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  130          7.00   1.00  4♣ S      A1-Block-Crawley vs A9-Smith-Smith
  110          6.00   2.00  3♣ S      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
         50    4.00   4.00  4♣ S -1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        100    3.00   5.00  4♣ S -2   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        130    2.00   6.00  4 E      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        150    1.00   7.00  5♣ S -3   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        300    0.00   8.00  4* N -2  A3-Miller-Henderson vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
7 ♠K973
42
QJ543
♣A5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J8
QJ987
A7
♣K843
♠AQ54
T653
K98
♣J7
♠T62
AK
T62
♣QT962
10
1110
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣6 ♥3 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
    PASS       7.50   0.50  Pass Out  A7-Pratt-Falor vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
    PASS       7.50   0.50  Pass Out  A9-Davis-Hawley vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        100    5.50   2.50  1N S -1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        100    5.50   2.50  1N N -1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A9-Smith-Smith
        140    4.00   4.00  3 W      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        170    1.50   6.50  3 W +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        170    1.50   6.50  2 W +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        170    1.50   6.50  2 W +2   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        170    1.50   6.50  1 W +3   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A7-Maddox-Dow

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South passes and West opens 1. Even though West only holds 11 HCP, his hand meets the criteria of the Rule of 20 . This rule states that a player might open the bidding if the high card point sum added to the number of cards held in the two longest suits totals 20 or more. North passes and depending on East-West’s bidding agreements, East has different options to show a raise bid. For example, if East-West plays Bergen raises, East can bid 3 showing 10-12 HCP and 4-card support. If East-West plays standard limit raises, then East can bid 3. If East-West plays that 3 shows a weak raise, then East can bid 1NT, with the intention of bidding 3 later in the auction. West will reject any invitation to game and the final contract will be 3. As long as the defenders do not touch the club suit, declarer can only take 9 tricks, losing 2 hearts and two clubs.

Today's analysis is done by guest analyst Luz Ortega Dwyer


8 ♠T972
A8
QJ65
♣QJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠3
QJT76532
AK74
♣-
♠QJ654
K94
T9
♣AK8
♠AK8
-
832
♣T765432
10
1013
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦6 ♥1 ♠5 NT3
EW: 1 5 2/1♠ 4/3NT  ♣5/4
LoTT: 19 - 21 = -2
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        480    4.50   3.50  5 W +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        480    4.50   3.50  5 W +1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        480    4.50   3.50  5 E +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        480    4.50   3.50  4 W +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        480    4.50   3.50  4 W +2   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        480    4.50   3.50  4 W +2   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        480    4.50   3.50  4 W +2   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A9-Smith-Smith
        480    4.50   3.50  4 W +2   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
       1210    0.00   8.00  6* W     A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Siebert-Dudley

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

It seems that West has two options for his opening bid, either 1 or 4. If West decides to start with 1, North passes and East bids 1. Since 1 is forcing for a round, East knows he can support partner’s hearts later in the auction and show a game forcing hand. South passes and West will probably bid 4 due to his distribution. If East gets too excited about the hand and decides to keycard, the auction will end in 5, when East-West finds out they are missing two key cards. Some players will be able to score 12 tricks depending on the opening lead. Notice that if North does not lead a spade or the Ace of hearts, declarer will be able to ruff one diamond in dummy and use the AK of clubs to pitch a spade and a diamond.

Today's analysis is done by guest analyst Luz Ortega Dwyer


9 ♠AKT8
K7542
A83
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠543
AJ
76542
♣Q74
♠J976
Q9
K9
♣J9862
♠Q2
T863
QJT
♣AKT3
14
77
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4/3 5 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.00   3.00  5 N      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  450          5.00   3.00  5 N      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  450          5.00   3.00  4 N +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  450          5.00   3.00  4 N +1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  450          5.00   3.00  4 N +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  450          5.00   3.00  4 N +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  450          5.00   3.00  4 N +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  420          1.00   7.00  4 N      A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
         50    0.00   8.00  6 N -1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A9-Smith-Smith
10 ♠T842
Q76
AJ8
♣J93
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KQ
KT8
Q92
♣AT652
♠AJ65
AJ542
765
♣7
♠973
93
KT43
♣KQ84
8
1410
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 1♣ -/1 4 3/4♠ 3/4NT
       ♦6/7
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  4 E -1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  100          7.00   1.00  4 E -1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A9-Smith-Smith
  100          7.00   1.00  4 E -1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        170    4.50   3.50  3 E +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        170    4.50   3.50  2 E +2   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        620    2.50   5.50  4 W      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        620    2.50   5.50  4 E      A5-Upson-Quadros vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        650    0.50   7.50  4 E +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        650    0.50   7.50  4 E +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
11 ♠KT9654
J86
52
♣73
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J3
AQ42
Q97
♣J964
♠A8
K9
AKT43
♣AQ52
♠Q72
T753
J86
♣KT8
4
1020
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥2 ♠6 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6 4 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -920 6-EW/6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        180    8.00   0.00  2N E +2   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        400    7.00   1.00  5 E      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        420    6.00   2.00  5 E +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A9-Smith-Smith
        450    5.00   3.00  4 W +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        460    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        490    2.00   6.00  3N E +3   A1-Block-Crawley vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        490    2.00   6.00  3N E +3   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        490    2.00   6.00  3N E +3   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        920    0.00   8.00  6 E      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A1-Gillott-Newell
12 ♠KT987
T5
T9
♣T842
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q53
QJ963
KQ3
♣J5
♠J4
K8742
J7654
♣Q
♠A62
A
A82
♣AK9763
3
117
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5♠ 4NT  ♦6 ♥5
EW: 1 1  ♣1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          8.00   0.00  5* W -4  A3-Miller-Henderson vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  650          6.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A9-Smith-Smith
  650          6.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  500          5.00   3.00  5* W -3  A7-Pratt-Falor vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  300          3.00   5.00  4* W -2  A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  300          3.00   5.00  4* W -2  A9-Davis-Hawley vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  300          3.00   5.00  4* E -2  A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  100          1.00   7.00  3 W -2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A7-Maddox-Dow
   50          0.00   8.00  3 W -1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Even though the Rule of 20 does not apply to West hand, some players will get in the auction opening 1, especially with a favorable vulnerability and a five card suit in a major. Pairs playing strong club systems will open 1, showing 5+ and 10-15HCP. Assuming West opens 1, North passes and East bids 4. South has to decide how to get involved in the auction, his two options are 5 or double. If South decides to bid 5, the auction will probably go pass, pass, pass. If South decides to double, North will likely bid 4. In both 4 and 5, declarer can take 11 tricks, losing one spade and one diamond. If by any chance the final contract is 5 double by East-West, the defense must be careful to score 6 tricks to get plus 800 instead of plus 500. In order to set up a diamond ruff by North, North-South players have to play diamonds before declarer pull out trumps. This way North-South will score two spades, one heart, one diamond ruff, ace of diamonds, and one club.

Today's analysis is done by guest analyst Luz Ortega Dwyer


13 ♠T75432
K632
92
♣J
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠Q8
Q85
43
♣Q87643
♠AKJ
AJ4
AJ86
♣T92
♠96
T97
KQT75
♣AK5
4
618
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥6 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 2NT  ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  3N W -3   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  200          7.00   1.00  3N W -2   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  100          6.00   2.00  3N W -1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        150    4.50   3.50  2N W +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        150    4.50   3.50  2N W +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        180    3.00   5.00  2N W +2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        600    1.50   6.50  3N E      A1-Block-Crawley vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        600    1.50   6.50  3N E      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        630    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A9-Smith-Smith
14 ♠KQJ7
KT3
Q3
♣AJ97
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠32
AQ85
K542
♣T86
♠8654
42
AT86
♣KQ2
♠AT9
J976
J97
♣543
16
99
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1♠ 2NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.50   0.50  1N N +2   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  150          7.50   0.50  1N N +2   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  110          6.00   2.00  1♠ N +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
   90          3.00   5.00  1N N      A1-Block-Crawley vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
   90          3.00   5.00  1N N      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
   90          3.00   5.00  1N N      A5-Upson-Quadros vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
   90          3.00   5.00  1N N      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A7-Maddox-Dow
   90          3.00   5.00  1N N      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A9-Smith-Smith
        100    0.00   8.00  3N N -2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
15 ♠QJ6
KT3
K543
♣T84
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠K2
94
A962
♣AJ962
♠73
J87652
Q
♣K753
♠AT9854
AQ
JT87
♣Q
9
126
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣3 ♥4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3 1NT  ♦5 ♠3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   0.00  4♠ S      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  140          7.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  100          6.00   2.00  5♣ W -2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
   50          3.50   4.50  4♣ W -1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
   50          3.50   4.50  4♣ W -1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
   50          3.50   4.50  4♣ W -1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A9-Smith-Smith
   50          3.50   4.50  4♣ E -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    1.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        130    0.00   8.00  4♣ W      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
16 ♠A932
AK2
AT864
♣Q
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J74
9763
3
♣AT876
♠KQT
J54
K752
♣543
♠865
QT8
QJ9
♣KJ92
17
59
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          7.50   0.50  3N S +2   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  460          7.50   0.50  3N S +2   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  430          6.00   2.00  3N S +1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  420          5.00   3.00  4♠ N      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  210          4.00   4.00  2N S +3   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  150          3.00   5.00  1N S +2   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  130          1.50   6.50  2 N +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  130          1.50   6.50  2 N +2   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A9-Smith-Smith
  110          0.00   8.00  3 N      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Newell
17 ♠754
AQJ
76
♣AQ943
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A
K98642
AK43
♣76
♠KJT3
T75
J8
♣JT82
♠Q9862
3
QT952
♣K5
13
146
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1♠ 2NT  ♥5
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦5/4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 17 = -3
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  4* W -2  A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  120          7.00   1.00  2N N      A5-Upson-Quadros vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  100          5.50   2.50  5* W -1  A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  100          5.50   2.50  4 W -2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
   50          4.00   4.00  3 W -1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
         50    3.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        140    1.50   6.50  3 W      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A9-Smith-Smith
        140    1.50   6.50  3 W      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        170    0.00   8.00  3 W +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
18 ♠KT75
82
J9542
♣T8
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJ2
KJ75
AK87
♣43
♠A98643
AT
3
♣AQ76
♠-
Q9643
QT6
♣KJ952
4
1414
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠1 NT1
EW: 2♣ 2 2 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    7.00   1.00  4♠ E      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        420    7.00   1.00  4♠ E      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A9-Smith-Smith
        420    7.00   1.00  4♠ E      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        450    3.00   5.00  5♠ E      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        450    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        450    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        450    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        450    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        480    0.00   8.00  5♠ E +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
19 ♠K42
KJ8
AKT97
♣A9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J875
T9
8643
♣876
♠T3
A7543
2
♣KJT32
♠AQ96
Q62
QJ5
♣Q54
18
18
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3 5/4♠ 5NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥3 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          7.50   0.50  6N S      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  990          7.50   0.50  6N S      A9-Davis-Hawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  240          6.00   2.00  1N N +5   A1-Block-Crawley vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  150          5.00   3.00  2 N +3   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
         50    2.50   5.50  6N S -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Smith-Smith
         50    2.50   5.50  6N N -1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Newell
         50    2.50   5.50  6N N -1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
         50    2.50   5.50  3N N -1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        100    0.00   8.00  6N S -2   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A7-Maddox-Dow
20 ♠AJ9
KJ2
J8
♣J8743
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠852
Q85
QT762
♣KQ
♠Q
T7643
K543
♣T62
♠KT7643
A9
A9
♣A95
11
95
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 6♠ 5NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣1 ♥6 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          7.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  680          7.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  680          7.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Smith-Smith
  650          3.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  650          3.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  650          3.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  650          3.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  650          3.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  620          0.00   8.00  4♠ S      A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Newell
21 ♠J9
A54
K854
♣Q972
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠53
KQ9732
A2
♣K54
♠Q7642
6
J763
♣AJ8
♠AKT8
JT8
QT9
♣T63
10
128
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1/-♠ 2NT  ♥5 ♠7/6
EW: 2  ♣6/5 ♦6/5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  2N W -4   A1-Block-Crawley vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  200          7.50   0.50  3 W -4   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -2   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
   50          4.50   3.50  2N E -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Smith-Smith
   50          4.50   3.50  2 W -1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        110    1.50   6.50  2 W      A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        110    1.50   6.50  2 W      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        110    1.50   6.50  2 W      A9-Davis-Hawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    1.50   6.50  2 E      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
22 ♠AKT832
JT4
43
♣K9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠7
75
AKQJ872
♣Q73
♠QJ95
862
96
♣J542
♠64
AKQ93
T5
♣AT86
11
124
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 3♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥2 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   1.50  4 S      A1-Block-Crawley vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  420          6.50   1.50  4 S      A5-Upson-Quadros vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          6.50   1.50  4 S      A9-Davis-Hawley vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  420          6.50   1.50  4 N      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  170          4.00   4.00  3 S +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A9-Smith-Smith
  140          2.50   5.50  3♠ N      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  140          2.50   5.50  3 S      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
         50    1.00   7.00  4 S -1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        100    0.00   8.00  4 S -2   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
23 ♠JT
K985
Q72
♣K765
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ842
T2
T953
♣A2
♠K5
A764
K64
♣QJT9
♠9763
QJ3
AJ8
♣843
9
1013
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6/5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  3N E -3   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  200          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  100          4.50   3.50  2N E -1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
  100          4.50   3.50  2N E -1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A9-Smith-Smith
  100          4.50   3.50  2N E -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  100          4.50   3.50  3♠ W -1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        120    1.50   6.50  2N W      A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        120    1.50   6.50  1N E +1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        140    0.00   8.00  2♠ W +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A1-Gillott-Newell
24 ♠KJ
AJ654
AK8
♣A85
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T9872
3
QJ754
♣Q7
♠A43
97
T62
♣KJ964
♠Q65
KQT82
93
♣T32
20
58
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 2NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♥2 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   2.00  4 S +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  450          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  450          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  450          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  450          6.00   2.00  4 N +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  420          2.00   6.00  4 N      A3-Miller-Henderson vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  420          2.00   6.00  4 N      A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A9-Smith-Smith
  420          2.00   6.00  4 N      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
         50    0.00   8.00  6 N -1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
25 ♠983
J
KJ75
♣KT853
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJT7
KQ653
Q3
♣A4
♠654
A742
T98
♣QJ6
♠KQ2
T98
A642
♣972
8
167
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♥4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.50   0.50  2♠ E -1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          7.50   0.50  4 W -1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        110    6.00   2.00  2 E      A5-Upson-Quadros vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        120    5.00   3.00  1N W +1   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        140    3.50   4.50  3 W      A7-Pratt-Falor vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        140    3.50   4.50  2 W +1   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        150    2.00   6.00  1N W +2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Maddox-Dow
        170    0.50   7.50  2 W +2   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        170    0.50   7.50  2 W +2   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A9-Smith-Smith
26 ♠82
943
T96543
♣J2
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KT9754
A72
872
♣Q
♠QJ
QJT8
AQ
♣K8753
♠A63
K65
KJ
♣AT964
1
915
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 2♣ 2 5/4♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -650 5♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    8.00   0.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
        170    6.50   1.50  3♠ W +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A9-Smith-Smith
        170    6.50   1.50  2♠ W +2   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        200    4.50   3.50  3♠ W +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    4.50   3.50  3♠ W +2   A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
        600    3.00   5.00  3N E      A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom
        650    1.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
        650    1.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        680    0.00   8.00  4♠ E +2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Maddox-Dow
27 ♠J952
9
AKQ9
♣KQJ8
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QT
85
T8542
♣T732
♠43
AQ743
J73
♣A54
♠AK876
KJT62
6
♣96
16
211
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 4 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3/4 ♥3 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          8.00   0.00  5♠ S +1   A2-Faircrest-Gamble vs A4-Siebert-Dudley
  450          4.00   4.00  5♠ S      A1-Block-Crawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  450          4.00   4.00  5♠ S      A4-Weiss-Lesieutre vs A8-Loiacono-Van Gelder
  450          4.00   4.00  5♠ S      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Maddox-Dow
  450          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A3-Miller-Henderson vs A6-Hullman-Turano Jr
  450          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A5-Upson-Quadros vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  450          4.00   4.00  4♠ S +1   A7-Pratt-Falor vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  450          4.00   4.00  4♠ N +1   A9-Davis-Hawley vs A9-Smith-Smith
  200          0.00   8.00  2♠ N +3   A6-De Gregorio-Papst vs A3-Ray-Wasserstrom