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        This Tuesday file can be found at the Saturday Newcomer file Dec 1

Tuesday Evening Pairs Tuesday Eve Session November 27, 2018
Scores after  5 rounds  Average:   20.0      Section  TT
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  4   57.50   23.00  A   1                0.60(A)  Alan Hedegard - Louis Hembree
  2   55.00   22.00  A   2                0.42(A)  Charles Messenger -  Maja
  3   52.50   21.00  B         1          0.24(B)  Jean Engvall - Leon Heller
  6   51.25   20.50  B                             Janet Hedlund - Debeliah Anthony
  5   45.00   18.00  A                             Sharon Larson - Leonard Chriss
  1   38.75   15.50  C                             Tom Hughes - Sam Callaway

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
A Q 7 5 4
7 4 3
Q 2
K 9 3
K J 10 9 8 2
Q 5
A J 8 3
4
N
WE
S
A 10 9 8 6 2
7 6
A J 10 8 5
11
11    9
9
6 3
K J
K 10 9 5 4
Q 7 6 2
NTPar
N/S66265−420
E/W7710/977
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−2 41002.000.006-Hedlund-Anthony1-Hughes-Callaway
W−1 3501.001.004-Hedegard-Hembree2-Messenger-Maja
E3 61400.002.005-Larson-Chriss3-Engvall-Heller

I wish I could remember hands and how they were bid, better. But I can't!

If I am north, I open 1 Spade (11 HCP and 1 "length" point). That should WARN west not to bid Spades too high.

IF North passes, I am going to open East hand! With 6-5 distribution, I open the 5 Card suit and then bid the 6 card suit TWICE!

South passes then and West bids 1 Spade (OR 1 Diamond if you do not bypass a diamond suit - look on your card for that black box in the "Minor Opening" square)

East bids Hearts and West re-bids Spades and East will rebid Hearts seeing he has no help in spades. West should NOT go to 3 Spades when East bids so. As 6-2 "golden fit" way better than a 6-0 non fit.

Pair 1 got a BOTTOM because of an extra "undertrick". "Double Dummy" says E/W can make 7 tricks in Spades.


Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
A 10 9 8 3
Q 7
7 5
Q J 10 5
K Q 6
A J 4 3
10 8 6 2
A 3
N
WE
S
7
K 6
A K Q J 9 4 3
K 8 7
9
14    16
1
J 5 4 2
10 9 8 5 2
9 6 4 2
NTPar
N/S07306−990
E/W1269126
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E6 J4202.000.006-Hedlund-Anthony1-Hughes-Callaway
3 NTW6 Q4901.001.005-Larson-Chriss3-Engvall-Heller
3 NTW7 105200.002.004-Hedegard-Hembree2-Messenger-Maja

North led the Ten of Spades which allows E/W to make all 7 tricks! I got a Bottom.

East opens 1 Diamond. South passes.

West should bid 1 Heart!

North should pass! having no 10-5-2 overcall and I would NOT overcall a Spade! For all North knows, East may bid a Spade. North, DONT overcall.

East rebids 2 (or 3) Diamonds.

West, knowing East does NOT have 4 Spades.. can Bid 3 NT.

Duplicate pairs will "reach" to bid a NT because of the extra 10 points!!!

IF you play diamonds, you need to bid your slam to bet a better score than 3 NT. And 6 Diamonds is not as good as 6 No Trump!

No Trump
Majors
Minors - is the "pecking order" for pairs games!

the TOP OF A RUN lead of the Queen of Clubs (which is the better lead - TOP OF A RUN, TOP OF A RUN, TOP OF A RUN) gets a better score than Top of an INTERNAL RUN! Learn this lesson "vicariously" from reviewing hands and NOT learn it the hard way when it cost's you matchpoints at a bridge table.


Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
9 6 2
K Q 10 2
9 8 7
Q 9 4
K 5 4 3
9 7 5
K 10 6 4 2
8
N
WE
S
10
A 3
A Q J
A J 10 7 6 5 2
7
6    16
11
A Q J 8 7
J 8 6 4
5 3
K 3
NTPar
N/S57613−600
E/W866119
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
×E−2 Q5002.000.005-Larson-Chriss3-Engvall-Heller
S−2 81001.001.004-Hedegard-Hembree2-Messenger-Maja
E4 A1300.002.006-Hedlund-Anthony1-Hughes-Callaway

YOU got a TOP because South (I know who it was) Led an "Unprotected" Ace against a Suit Contract!!!!! You got a GIFT. Just say "thank you"!

I have lectured NOT to do that 17 times at our Monday game in Seaside two years ago. The offender here does NOT come regularly for the Monday Lessons.

By the way, the Monday Game in Seaside has LOTS fewer expert players than Tue Evening.


Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
7 2
A 10 6
A K Q 5
A 8 4 3
Q 9 3
Q 7 4
6 4 2
K J 9 6
N
WE
S
K J 10 8 5 4
K 8 5
8 7 3
Q
17
8    9
6
A 6
J 9 3 2
J 10 9
10 7 5 2
NTPar
N/S77988+140
E/W4/5644/54
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTN3 86002.000.006-Hedlund-Anthony1-Hughes-Callaway
1 NTN2 101201.001.005-Larson-Chriss3-Engvall-Heller
E−1 J1000.002.004-Hedegard-Hembree2-Messenger-Maja

Holding the East hand, I would NOT lead 4th best when I have an "internal sequence".

Yes, the JT without the 9 is a "short" internal sequence but it's better than 4th best. Since partner has the Q & 9 with an extra one, it's hard to see how 3 NT makes.

North has only 1 spade Stopper and east gets in with the king of hearts, unless he discards two small hearts.

N/S get 1 Spade, 1 Heart, 4 Diamonds (when they mercifully break 3-3) and 1 Club.
1 + 1 + 4 + 1 does NOT make 9.


Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
K 4
Q 10 7 4
10 9 8 2
9 6 3
A J 10 8 6 3
A K
K Q 3
Q 2
N
WE
S
Q 7 5 2
9 8 5
A 6
A K J 7
5
19    14
2
9
J 6 3 2
J 7 5 4
10 8 5 4
NTPar
N/S11431−990
E/W12129912
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−1 7502.000.001-Hughes-Callaway5-Larson-Chriss
W6 49800.501.504-Hedegard-Hembree3-Engvall-Heller
W6 109800.501.506-Hedlund-Anthony2-Messenger-Maja

Your opponents went for the GRAND SLAM. You got a top!

Say "thank you" quietly and move to the next board.

IF the hands are "reversed", it Makes! BE HAPPY!!!!

Missing 1 Key Card (the King of Trumps) only makes the GRAND SLAM a 50-50 proposition, unless it's singleton and you successfully "drop" it.


Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
K J 10
Q 5
Q J 10 7 6 5 4
K
Q 9 8 2
A 9 8 6 2
9 8 3
7
N
WE
S
7 6 4
K 10 7
2
A Q 9 8 6 2
12
6    9
13
A 5 3
J 4 3
A K
J 10 5 4 3
NTPar
N/S965106+400
E/W36737
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
N5 71502.000.004-Hedegard-Hembree3-Engvall-Heller
N4 71300.501.501-Hughes-Callaway5-Larson-Chriss
N4 71300.501.506-Hedlund-Anthony2-Messenger-Maja

My partner made an extra trick. Good for him!!!!! (and me).

I like the 7 of Spade lead better than leading "away" from a King, unless my partner overcalled (in which case I lead my King because partner has the other 2 high honors when he/she overcalls!)


Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
5 3
K 7 5
A K 8 5 3
Q J 5
K Q 10 8
J 8 3 2
10 9
K 8 2
N
WE
S
J
4
Q J 6 4 2
A 10 7 6 4 3
13
9    8
10
A 9 7 6 4 2
A Q 10 9 6
7
9
NTPar
N/S89975+140
E/W53368
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S3 101401.500.501-Hughes-Callaway5-Larson-Chriss
S3 101401.500.506-Hedlund-Anthony2-Messenger-Maja
S−1 K1000.002.004-Hedegard-Hembree3-Engvall-Heller

You got a "tie" for Top and I got a BOTTOM, because I went for GAME.
GREEDY ME!

I fell in love with my hand. I had too many spade losers in my hand.


Board 8
West Deals
None Vul
Q J 10 6 4
J 7
J 8
K 9 8 7
5
10 9 5
Q 10 7 6 4 3
J 5 4
N
WE
S
9
K Q 8 6 3
K 5 2
A 10 3 2
8
3    12
17
A K 8 7 3 2
A 4 2
A 9
Q 6
NTPar
N/S810446+420
E/W42886
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S5 104502.000.004-Hedegard-Hembree3-Engvall-Heller
S4 104201.001.006-Hedlund-Anthony2-Messenger-Maja
W−1 4500.002.001-Hughes-Callaway5-Larson-Chriss

I got a TOP because East "cashed out" her Ace of Clubs, letting me win BOTH my
Queen and King separately.

Aces are meant to take Kings, she should NOT have done that.

Learn that lesson from this hand and NOT at the bridge table!!!


Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
A K Q 9 8 5
4 2
Q
A K 8 7
J 7 4
10 6 5 3
J 9 8 2
10 3
N
WE
S
K Q J 7
A 10 7 6 5 3
Q 5 2
18
2    12
8
10 6 3 2
A 9 8
K 4
J 9 6 4
NTPar
N/S10105410+430
E/W32892
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
N4 K4201.001.002-Messenger-Maja1-Hughes-Callaway
N4 K4201.001.005-Larson-Chriss4-Hedegard-Hembree
N4 K4201.001.006-Hedlund-Anthony3-Engvall-Heller

Same contract.
Same Lead.
Same result.

Don't see that very often.


Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
10 8 2
5
K J 10 8 7 2
K Q 5
A J 6 4 3
K J 8 3
4
J 10 6
N
WE
S
7 5
10 9 6 2
A 9
A 9 8 4 2
9
10    8
13
K Q 9
A Q 7 4
Q 6 5 3
7 3
NTPar
N/S74/53/494−140
E/W68949
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−3 43002.000.005-Larson-Chriss4-Hedegard-Hembree
S−1 A1000.501.502-Messenger-Maja1-Hughes-Callaway
S−1 41000.501.506-Hedlund-Anthony3-Engvall-Heller

West is in a BAD contract. Clubs is WAY BETTER.

It was probably me, but I can't remember for sure.


Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
A Q
J 10 9 7 3
K 10
K 8 7 6
K 7 4 3
Q 8 5
8 7 4 2
J 10
N
WE
S
J 10 9 6 5
K 4
6 5 3
Q 9 2
13
6    6
15
8 2
A 6 2
A Q J 9
A 5 4 3
NTPar
N/S128121211+990
E/W15112
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTS6 34902.000.006-Hedlund-Anthony3-Engvall-Heller
S6 J4801.001.005-Larson-Chriss4-Hedegard-Hembree
S5 34500.002.002-Messenger-Maja1-Hughes-Callaway

Some days you just get lucky sitting at the table with the best pair in the room.


Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
K 9 7 4
Q 6 3
K 9 7
A K 3
A J 3
10 8 7 4
Q 5
10 7 6 5
N
WE
S
10 8 5 2
A K J 9
J 6
Q 8 2
15
7    11
7
Q 6
5 2
A 10 8 4 3 2
J 9 4
NTPar
N/S866/510/97/6+130
E/W47736
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
1 NTN3 A1501.500.502-Messenger-Maja1-Hughes-Callaway
1 NTN3 A1501.500.506-Hedlund-Anthony3-Engvall-Heller
1 NTN1 A900.002.005-Larson-Chriss4-Hedegard-Hembree

N/S can take 8 tricks "off the top", once they get in. If E/W "give" them another trick, they make 9 tricks.

After the Ace of Hearts lead, dummy has the 5 & 2 of Hearts.
West "signals" with the 4 (I have NO HELP for you in Hearts), his LOWEST card.

East must "try" to get to his partner West, in another suit. East Can't lead a club!
Can't lead a Heart, so must choose a or .

If a is chosen, East has 4 discards to make - IF diamonds "run".

East MUST discard all 4 spades and keep 3 Clubs or else his/her queen will "fall" and the jack of clubs will be good.


Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
J 10
K Q 9 6 4
J 6 5 3
7 5
K Q 9 8 7 4
3
K 4
A 9 6 3
N
WE
S
A
J 10 8 5 2
A Q 10 2
K 4 2
7
12    14
7
6 5 3 2
A 7
9 8 7
Q J 10 8
NTPar
N/S11412−1430
E/W101291010
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W5 72002.000.003-Engvall-Heller1-Hughes-Callaway
W5 36501.001.006-Hedlund-Anthony4-Hedegard-Hembree
3 NTE5 Q6600.002.002-Messenger-Maja5-Larson-Chriss

12 HCP across from 14 HCP SHOULD result in "GAME"!

North passes, East opens 1 Heart.
South passes and West bids 1 Spade. (No jumping, we play "weak" jump shifts.

North should pass (no 10-5-2 in his hand. He/she has the "5" and "2" but NOT the 10 to overcall at the 2 level VUL!)

East bids 2 Diamonds. South passes (no 10-5-2 either).

West Now must Make a "Forcing" bid of a New suit or JUMP in Spades, "inviting" GAME (or maybe jump to game himself).

I can't remember my or our bidding. (weak memory)


Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
A Q J 7
K 5
A Q 9 8 6
A 9
8 6 2
10 6 4 2
J 10 4
Q 4 3
N
WE
S
10 9 3
A Q J
K 5 2
K 7 6 5
20
3    13
4
K 5 4
9 8 7 3
7 3
J 10 8 2
NTPar
N/S8/79788/7+140
E/W4/5464/55
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
1 NTN4 51802.000.002-Messenger-Maja5-Larson-Chriss
N2 A901.001.003-Engvall-Heller1-Hughes-Callaway
3 NTN−1 Q500.002.006-Hedlund-Anthony4-Hedegard-Hembree

I had to be WEST as I would NEVER lead the Queen of Hearts against a No Trump.

With the North hand, I would open 2 NT!

I know, 2 doubletons. Too Bad.

With the 5 lead, declarer plays the Jack, covered by Q & Ace.
Low to the King and diamond Finesse. East wins.


Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
K J 10 9 7 6
Q 9 4 2
10 7 6
A Q 2
J 7 6 3
Q 9 8 5 2
3
N
WE
S
8 3
A K 10 8
A K 6
K J 9 4
6
9    18
7
5 4
5
J 10 7 4 3
A Q 8 5 2
NTPar
N/S4/37/6346−420
E/W961095
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−1 10502.000.003-Engvall-Heller1-Hughes-Callaway
W3 21101.001.002-Messenger-Maja5-Larson-Chriss
E4 54200.002.006-Hedlund-Anthony4-Hedegard-Hembree

E/W have two 8 card "golden" fits. A MAJOR and a Minor. Duplicate pairs are going for the Major 4-4 fit instead of a 5-3 Minor "fit".

If your trump suit is 4-4, you 5-3 other fit May provide you with some discards, once trumps are pulled.

With you trump suit being 5-3, your 4-4 side suit will NOT give you any discards!

Remember that.

Talk with me if you don't understand it. Alan


Board 16
West Deals
E-W Vul
A J 9 7 2
K 7 4
9 3 2
9 2
K Q 10 4
J
A K 6
A Q 7 6 3
N
WE
S
8
A Q 6 5 3 2
Q 4
J 10 5 4
8
19    9
4
6 5 3
10 9 8
J 10 8 7 5
K 8
NTPar
N/S23140−1370
E/W119/1011812
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E−1 51002.000.002-Messenger-Maja5-Larson-Chriss
3 NTW4 76301.001.003-Engvall-Heller1-Hughes-Callaway
3 NTW6 36900.002.006-Hedlund-Anthony4-Hedegard-Hembree

You are in the correct contract. Good.


Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
6 4 3
10 9 8 6 5
7
A Q 5 2
Q 10 8 5 2
7 3
J 10 8 4
K 4
N
WE
S
K J 9 7
A 4
K 6 3
J 9 6 3
6
6    12
16
A
K Q J 2
A Q 9 5 2
10 8 7
NTPar
N/S8712810+980
E/W46133
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E−3 71502.000.006-Hedlund-Anthony5-Larson-Chriss
W−2 71001.001.003-Engvall-Heller2-Messenger-Maja
W−1 7500.002.001-Hughes-Callaway4-Hedegard-Hembree

Pair 6 recorded the wrong defender as declarer in the bridgemate.

My partnership kept contract LOW.

North passes
West opens 1 club.
South should bid 1 NT (but I can't remember if she did.)
I bid 1 Spade.
East raised to 2 Spades, and me, with my 6 HCP didn't bid again.

I had already bid my FULL values and do NOT have a second bid.

UNLESS one counts 6 HCP, 1 length point in Spades, 2 for two Doubletons,

I don't do that. It's still only 9, not enough to "invite" with a bigger bid. I was west.

South should be more active and they can make 12 Hearts, Double Dummy says.

South should "double" East's 2 Spade bid and North should then bid Hearts.


Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
A J 7 3
Q 9 8 7 3
A 6 3
K
8 6 5 2
10 6 5 4 2
J 8 7
7
N
WE
S
Q 10 4
10 9 5
A Q 9 8 5 3 2
14
1    8
17
K 9
A K J
K Q 4 2
J 10 6 4
NTPar
N/S111012108+1430
E/W23125
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
×E−5 A11002.000.006-Hedlund-Anthony5-Larson-Chriss
E−4 A2001.001.003-Engvall-Heller2-Messenger-Maja
E−2 A1000.002.001-Hughes-Callaway4-Hedegard-Hembree

I can't remember this. You got stuck with a pair that didn't overbid! Bad Luck.


Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
K Q 6 2
A 10 9
8 4 2
K J 7
8
K 7 4
K 7 3
A 10 6 5 3 2
N
WE
S
A 5 3
8 5 3
A J 9 6 5
8 4
13
10    9
8
J 10 9 7 4
Q J 6 2
Q 10
Q 9
NTPar
N/S69753+140
E/W744/688/9
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S−1 8501.001.001-Hughes-Callaway4-Hedegard-Hembree
S−1 3501.001.003-Engvall-Heller2-Messenger-Maja
S−1 3501.001.006-Hedlund-Anthony5-Larson-Chriss

Double Dummy says N/S can make 7 tricks in Hearts.

South should Pass.

I was West and I passed (I think)

You were north and bid 1 club, 3rd hand.
East Passed (I think)
and Sough bid 1 Heart (up the line, I would.)
Three passes. You should have bid 1Spade (You have FULL opener).

South bids 2 Spades, and you, as a MINIMUM OPENER must PASS!
Your side should be in 2 Spades, making!!! you get a TOP then.


Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
6 5 4 2
A 5
A 9 5 3
A Q J
A K Q 10 8 3
8 6
7
K 10 6 2
N
WE
S
9
Q 9 7 4 2
Q 8 6 4 2
9 3
15
12    4
9
J 7
K J 10 3
K J 10
8 7 5 4
NTPar
N/S76999+140
E/W364/333
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W2 A1101.500.501-Hughes-Callaway4-Hedegard-Hembree
W2 A1101.500.503-Engvall-Heller2-Messenger-Maja
S−2 A2000.002.006-Hedlund-Anthony5-Larson-Chriss

N/S have a 4-2 fit in Hearts. South bid BADLY!


NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP11.309.208.6510.85
Balanced Hands91077
Voids1103
Singletons551110
Long Suits (>6)1003

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