- Monday Morn - August 12, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 350 MP  Geomean: 214 MP
(based on 30 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Barbara Sprenger - Shirley Larsen 64.58 1st A 0.80
Barbara Callaway - Mary Stange 63.10 1st A 0.80
Carol Sendell - Jeannette Stern 61.46 2nd A 0.56
Joe Norton - Stephanie Booth 57.54 2nd A 0.56
Josephine Callahan - Patricia Heller 56.74 3rd A 0.40
Ed Schrenzel - Neville Kirby 53.57 1st C 0.35
Janet Hedlund - Joan Roberts 50.35 3rd A 0.40
Karen Mok - Ray Mok 49.31 1st C 0.14
Fran Soskins - Louise Barnard 46.83 2nd C 0.25
EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM N-S
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DATE>August 12, 2019    |CLUB NO.>228684    | 08/12/2019 14:03
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 70% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/750/200   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=5/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Alan Hedegard          Joseph Howell            A    .     .     .     68.50  47.57
 2 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                C    .     .     1     71.00  49.31  0.14(C)
 3 Joan Roberts           Janet Hedlund            A    3     .     .     72.50  50.35  0.40(A)
 4 Elizabeth Sebring      Richard Vreeland         B    .     .     .     67.00  46.53
 5 Shirley Larsen         Barbara Sprenger         B    1     1     .     93.00  64.58  0.80(A)
 6 Alicia Greenan         Harriet Sundblad         C    .     .     .     43.50  30.21
 7 Jeannette Stern        Carol Sendell            B    2     2     .     88.50  61.46  0.56(A)
                                          Totals                         504.00

EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM E-W
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/750/200   |CLUB>County Public
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=8/C=5                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Joe Norton             Stephanie Booth          B    2     2     .     82.86  57.54  0.56(A)
 2 Mary Quenette          Wolf Sommer              C    .     .     .     60.57  42.06
 3 Josephine Callahan     Patricia Heller          B    3     3     .     81.71  56.74  0.40(A)
 4 Marian Carapezza       Pamela Lawther           C    .     .     .     54.29  37.70
 5 Floyd Viau             Richard Sheere           C    .     .     .     61.14  42.46
 6 Neville Kirby          Ed Schrenzel             C    .     .     1     77.14  53.57  0.35(C)
 7 Mary Stange            Barbara Callaway         B    1     1     .     90.86  63.10  0.80(A)
 8 Fran Soskins           Louise Barnard           C    .     .     2     67.43  46.83  0.25(C)
                                          Totals                         576.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠QT3
JT7
K53
♣T864
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠52
AK954
Q76
♣KJ9
♠K94
Q82
AJ94
♣A52
♠AJ876
63
T82
♣Q73
6
1314
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5/4 5/4 2♠ 5/2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  4 W -1   ♠Q  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        150    5.00   1.00  2♠ S -3   A  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        230    4.00   2.00  2 W +4   ♣4  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        400    3.00   3.00  3N E      ♠7  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
        420    1.50   4.50  4 W      ♠3  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
        420    1.50   4.50  4 W      ♣4  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        480    0.00   6.00  4 W +2   ♣8  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. West bids 1. With New Minor Forcing , West discovers the eight card heart fit and will end up declaring in the heart game. What will North lead? It makes little difference this time; most will lose two spades and a diamond and make their game. A lucky declarer might get to set up the thirteenth diamond before spades are played and enjoy an overtrick.



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2 ♠QJ4
97543
KJ
♣J62
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K3
QT6
AQ6432
♣A8
♠A98
AJ8
85
♣K9754
♠T7652
K2
T97
♣QT3
8
1512
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
EW: 4♣ 6/5 4 2/1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -920 6-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  6N E -6   ♠5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  100          5.00   1.00  3N E -2   ♠5  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
   50          4.00   2.00  3N E -1   ♠5  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        430    2.50   3.50  3N E +1   T  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
        430    2.50   3.50  3N E +1   ♣3  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        460    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   K  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        460    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   T  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM1-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Typically, E-W will end up in 3NT and be disappointed in the missing diamond honors which make that eight card fit no more profitable than the seven card club fit. Still, it will seem right to attack the longer suit first.



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3 ♠Q97652
J976
3
♣AK
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A43
54
KQJ2
♣QJ64
♠KJT8
A2
T54
♣9832
♠-
KQT83
A9876
♣T75
10
138
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 5 2♠  ♣5 NT5
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥2/1 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  690          6.00   0.00  4* S +1  K  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  450          4.50   1.50  4 S +1   K  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  450          4.50   1.50  4 N +1   K  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
  400          3.00   3.00  3♠ E -4   A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  170          2.00   4.00  3 S +1   ♣4  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  140          1.00   5.00  3 S      K  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        100    0.00   6.00  3♠ N -2   T  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM3-Callahan-Heller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Even a liberal application of the Rule of 20 won't have South opening in first seat. West opens 1. Will North bid that ratty spade suit? If he passes. it's East who will bid 1. Now South may chime in with hearts as a passed hand--and North will sit up and take notice with a hand which revalues to 13 points. Will he bid the game? Assuming that South must have some shape as well as a decent suit to come in at the two level, it's possible.



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4 ♠AKT
JT
AQ82
♣AKT7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠954
Q86
T73
♣Q842
♠862
A53
KJ4
♣J653
♠QJ73
K9742
965
♣9
21
49
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 4 5♠ 4/3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          5.00   1.00  3N N      4  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
  600          5.00   1.00  3N N      ♣6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  600          5.00   1.00  3N N      ♣3  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
        100    2.50   3.50  3N N -1   3  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
        100    2.50   3.50  3N N -1   ♣3  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        200    0.50   5.50  3N N -2   ♠6  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        200    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -2   ♣3  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Callahan-Heller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 2NT. South transfers and then bids spades but North will go for the NT game. Playing hearts before spades, he'll wish the East and West hands were reversed, but 10 tricks in NT should be achievable.



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5 ♠6
K5
T842
♣QT9543
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KJT
J8632
965
♣J7
♠AQ8543
T4
J7
♣A62
♠972
AQ97
AKQ3
♣K8
5
611
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 2  ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣2 ♦1 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +500 5♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.50   0.50  3 S +2   ♠T  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  150          5.50   0.50  4♣ N +1   ♠A  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
   50          3.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   A  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
   50          3.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
   50          3.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   A  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
        110    0.50   5.50  2♠ E      A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        110    0.50   5.50  2♠ E      A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Callahan-Heller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West has a maximum for a 2 opener. South is happy to double, and West bumps it to 3. North should love his hand and bid the club game. Happily they break for only one loser-- chances are worth taking.



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6 ♠A98
6
KQT7
♣AQJT5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQ7
KQJ985
A86
♣3
♠JT642
T
J94
♣9642
♠53
A7432
532
♣K87
16
152
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1NT  ♥6 ♠4
EW: 1 1/2♠  ♣2 ♦3/4 NT3/4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3 W -2   ♣A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  130          4.50   1.50  3♣ N +1   T  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  130          4.50   1.50  3♣ N +1   T  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  110          3.00   3.00  3♣ N      T  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        100    1.50   4.50  3N S -2   J  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        100    1.50   4.50  5♣ N -2   T  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        110    0.00   6.00  2 W      ♣A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Callahan-Heller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. North may double, though with only three spades, some will choose to bid 2. East passes. South will rather reluctantly bid 2 if North doubles, though he may well choose to pass if North overcalls 2. Either way, West rebids those nice long hearts. Now if North has already bid clubs, she'll double and South has to decide whether to pass or bid 3. It's a close call. Repeated club leads will make West very uncomfortable.



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7 ♠Q
KJT8
AT874
♣T83
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T962
9
Q6
♣QJ7652
♠KJ87
A65
J953
♣94
♠A543
Q7432
K2
♣AK
10
59
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 5 3NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥1 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  680          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   6  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
  680          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   ♣Q  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  680          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   ♣Q  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  620          2.50   3.50  4 S      ♠2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  620          2.50   3.50  4 S      ♣Q  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  600          1.00   5.00  3N S      ♣6  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
  140          0.00   6.00  2 S +1   ♣Q  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM3-Callahan-Heller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 and will declare in the heart game. West's normal lead is the Q. South can delay drawing trump to ruff spades. He has the luxury of plenty of entries to his hand. This hand should be fun to play if South remembers to get rid of the spades before drawing trump.



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8 ♠8
KQT43
J942
♣K75
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQ73
72
AK53
♣A64
♠AJT942
A96
-
♣J932
♠65
J85
QT876
♣QT8
9
1610
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 5♠ 4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        420    6.00   0.00  4♠ W      2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        450    2.50   3.50  5♠ W      ♣5  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   ♠8  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ E +1   J  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ E +1   5  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ E +1   6  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ E +1   ♣T  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1NT and will be declarer in four spades. The two pitches on diamonds won't eliminate two side losers one way or another. There aren't many flat boards, but this should come close.



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9 ♠87
J42
AJ986
♣AKQ
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T43
QT6
T732
♣J94
♠962
A9853
-
♣T8532
♠AKQJ5
K7
KQ54
♣76
15
34
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 2 6/5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦0 ♥5 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  990          6.00   0.00  6N N      A  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  980          5.00   1.00  6♠ S      ♣6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  480          4.00   2.00  4♠ N +2   A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  420          3.00   3.00  5 N +1   A  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
  400          2.00   4.00  5 N      A  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  230          1.00   5.00  2♠ S +4   ♣9  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
         50    0.00   6.00  7N S -1   T  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM7-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

It's ugly, but North opens 1NT. South will drive to slam, probably in NT. He might transfer, but I wouldn't blame any South who just used Gerber (yes, even without second round control in clubs), settling for small slam when off an Ace. It won't make any difference if North opens 1; South will still go slamming. It's just easier with the initial NT call.



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10 ♠AQ753
QT
AKT2
♣52
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠JT98
98643
3
♣T98
♠K4
A5
QJ765
♣QJ63
♠62
KJ72
984
♣AK74
15
113
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/2 2 3♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          6.00   0.00  3N N +1   7  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  150          5.00   1.00  2N S +1   ♠8  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
  140          4.00   2.00  2♠ N +1   A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  120          3.00   3.00  1N S +1   3  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  110          1.50   4.50  2 N      Q  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  110          1.50   4.50  2 N +1   Q  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        200    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -2   6  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East's 1 passes around to North who has a very nice hand. He's too good just to balance in 1 and doesn't have the right hand for a balancing 2; double is a reasonable choice. East might bid 2 and South will show hearts. Now North will show her spades and South is likely to quit. It's hard to know what to do. Maybe bid 3 and have North try 3NT? It won't work this time without a defensive error, but we can live in hope!



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11 ♠QT873
T5
92
♣JT64
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K6
QJ64
Q75
♣Q875
♠A54
A932
863
♣AK9
♠J92
K87
AKJT4
♣32
3
1015
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 3 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  5♣ W -4   9  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
   90          5.00   1.00  2 S      ♣5  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
         50    4.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
        140    1.50   4.50  3 W      ♠3  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
        140    1.50   4.50  2 W +1   9  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        140    1.50   4.50  1 W +2   9  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        140    1.50   4.50  1 E +2   A  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South's 1 passes around to East, who reopens with a double. They'll now find their heart fit. With 25 points and an eight card fit, it's reasonable to bid game. Alas, not today when there are four red losers.



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12 ♠AKT654
874
T8
♣A9
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q972
QJ6
J643
♣J6
♠J8
32
K5
♣T875432
♠3
AKT95
AQ972
♣KQ
11
74
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 6 6♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥1 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS/6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  690          6.00   0.00  3N S +3   3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
  660          5.00   1.00  3N S +2   3  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  620          4.00   2.00  4♠ N      ♣5  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  600          3.00   3.00  3N N      ♣7  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  170          1.50   4.50  2♠ N +2   ♣4  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  170          1.50   4.50  3 S +1   ♣J  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        100    0.00   6.00  6 S -1   ♣J  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Even with three quick tricks, North may elect to open 2. South bids 3 and is charmed when North shows three card support. Checking for Aces, he finds North with two and tries 6, only losing one trump trick. Take the diamond finesse and then ruff a diamond to make this. If it's overruffed, it will have to be with a high heart honor, eliminating that as a later loser.



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13 ♠KJ7
Q52
AT73
♣QJ2
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AT654
KT743
84
♣8
♠932
J986
QJ9
♣954
♠Q8
A
K652
♣AKT763
13
74
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 1 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥6 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          4.50   1.50  3N N      6  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  600          4.50   1.50  5 S      3  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
  600          4.50   1.50  5♣ S      ♠A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  600          4.50   1.50  5♣ S      8  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  170          2.00   4.00  4 N +2   6  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        100    0.50   5.50  5 N -1   6  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        100    0.50   5.50  5♣ S -1   8  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM3-Callahan-Heller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 and will end up declarer in the NT game. Knock out the A and enjoy some overtricks.



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14 ♠AJ9542
AK94
KJ
♣9
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q83
T76
9862
♣KQ8
♠76
QJ82
T753
♣542
♠KT
53
AQ4
♣AJT763
16
73
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 4/5 7♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 ♠0 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +1510 7♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  490          6.00   0.00  3N N +3   2  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
  480          5.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   Q  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  460          4.00   2.00  3N S +2   2  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  450          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   Q  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  400          2.00   4.00  3N N      2  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  200          1.00   5.00  2♠ N +3   3  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
         50    0.00   6.00  6♠ N -1   2  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM5-Viau-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1, North replies 1. South is more likely to rebid clubs than 1NT; either way, North has to force the bidding with New Minor Forcing before he rebids the spades. The likely heart lead is no bother. North can either ruff out the hearts and conceded a spade trick or set up the clubs and take all 13 tricks when the Q is in the West hand. Either strategy will at least score the small slam.



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15 ♠AT8754
Q4
954
♣97
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠-
AKT65
A8763
♣AK5
♠K9
J982
QJ2
♣JT43
♠QJ632
73
KT
♣Q862
6
188
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2/3 ♦1 ♥1 ♠6 NT2
EW: 4♣ 6 6 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        450    4.50   1.50  5 W      ♠4  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        450    4.50   1.50  4 W +1   ♠A  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
        450    4.50   1.50  4 W +1   ♠A  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
        450    4.50   1.50  4 W +1   ♠4  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        480    1.50   4.50  5 W +1   ♠A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
        480    1.50   4.50  5 E +1   ♠3  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        500    0.00   6.00  4♠* N -2  2  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. Will North bid spades? Unless he's going to have to bid at the three level, East will raise hearts (and perhaps feel better about the location of the K). Bid slam? What if the hearts didn't break and the diamond K10 weren't on side and doubleton? Hmm. Maybe not.



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16 ♠JT94
754
KQ6
♣T83
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AQ
AT986
A85
♣Q95
♠K753
K
74
♣AKJ742
♠862
QJ32
JT932
♣6
6
1614
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦5 ♥3 ♠1 NT0
EW: 7♣ 2 4 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -2000 7*-NS-8
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        660    5.00   1.00  3N W +2   ♠J  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        660    5.00   1.00  3N W +2   ♠4  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        660    5.00   1.00  3N E +2   2  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
        690    2.50   3.50  3N W +3   ♠J  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        690    2.50   3.50  3N W +3   ♠J  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        720    1.00   5.00  3N W +4   ♠4  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
       1470    0.00   6.00  6N E +1   3  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West has a reasonable 1NT opener even if they usually prefer to show the five card major. East relays to clubs and then bids his spades to show this big hand, but West will show little enthusiasm. East should forge on to slam, though, whether it's clubs or NT. Just bidding any slam will probably mean a decent board.



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17 ♠Q85
AK32
Q8
♣A985
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠74
T98
AJ94
♣QJT3
♠J3
QJ654
KT6
♣K42
♠AKT962
7
7532
♣76
15
810
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 4♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♥5
EW: 1  ♣6 ♦5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          5.00   1.00  4♠ S      T  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
  420          5.00   1.00  4♠ N      T  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  420          5.00   1.00  4♠ N      5  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  400          3.00   3.00  3N N      4  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  200          2.00   4.00  2♠ N +3   5  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
         50    0.50   5.50  4♠ S -1   8  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
         50    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1NT and will declare in spades. How many? An optimistic South will bid the game--and be rewarded this time. After all, there's a good chance North will have three spades. Pitch one diamond loser on the heart winners, then ruff at least one other. Alert defense will lead trump, though, after winning a diamond.



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18 ♠QT86
AQJ65
Q52
♣T
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AK974
K92
AT8
♣QJ
♠52
873
KJ764
♣953
♠J3
T4
93
♣AK87642
11
174
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2  ♣3 ♥4/5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3♠ W -4   ♣T  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  110          5.00   1.00  2 N      ♠5  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
   50          3.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   ♣T  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
   50          3.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   ♣T  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
         80    2.00   4.00  1♠ W      ♣T  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        100    1.00   5.00  3♣ S -1   ♠A  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        110    0.00   6.00  1♠ W +1   A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 3 at many tables. West will--to his sorrow it turns out--bid 3, likely to end the bidding. And what a nightmare it is! South cashes two clubs and shifts to the 10. Ouch. Declarer suffers with seven losers.



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19 ♠AKJ2
J9763
4
♣AT7
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠863
5
A9763
♣KJ62
♠975
K82
KQ2
♣Q983
♠QT4
AQT4
JT85
♣54
13
810
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4♠ 4NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥2 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   ♠5  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  450          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   ♣8  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  450          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   ♣3  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
  200          2.50   3.50  3 N +2   ♣3  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  200          2.50   3.50  2 N +3   2  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
  170          1.00   5.00  2 N +2   ♣3  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  140          0.00   6.00  3 N      ♣3  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
20 ♠A652
Q98
AQ72
♣Q6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠943
42
KJT4
♣T875
♠KT8
7653
95
♣KJ94
♠QJ7
AKJT
863
♣A32
14
47
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4/3 4 4♠ 4/3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   4  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  630          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   4  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
  630          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   4  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  600          3.00   3.00  3N S      4  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
  170          2.00   4.00  1 S +3   ♣8  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  140          1.00   5.00  3♠ N      3  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  120          0.00   6.00  1N S +1   4  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
21 ♠T865
AKQ
54
♣KQ43
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J4
8652
AQT983
♣J
♠AQ7
T74
K76
♣AT62
♠K932
J93
J2
♣9875
14
813
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT4
EW: 3 2 2NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        100    6.00   0.00  1♣ N -1   K  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        110    4.50   1.50  3 W      ♠T  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
        110    4.50   1.50  1 W +2   A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        200    2.50   3.50  2♠ S -2   ♣J  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        200    2.50   3.50  3♣ N -2   ♣A  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        400    1.00   5.00  3N E      ♣9  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        800    0.00   6.00  4♠* S -3  8  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
22 ♠A76
-
K9542
♣AK754
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJT32
742
QJ73
♣6
♠98
AQJT8
A86
♣T98
♠K54
K9653
T
♣QJ32
14
611
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♦5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +400 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          6.00   0.00  3* E -2  T  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
  400          4.50   1.50  3N S      4  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
  400          4.50   1.50  5♣ N      A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  150          2.50   3.50  4♣ N +1   A  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
  150          2.50   3.50  2♣ N +3   A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
         50    1.00   5.00  5♣ N -1   A  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
        110    0.00   6.00  2 E      T  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
23 ♠975
T6
A942
♣K975
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ
J82
JT873
♣Q62
♠KT643
AKQ73
-
♣T43
♠J82
954
KQ65
♣AJ8
7
1012
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
EW: -/1♣ 4 4♠  ♣6/7 ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW/4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  3N W -3   ♣5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
  100          5.00   1.00  4 E -1   ♣A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        170    3.50   2.50  3 E +1   K  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
        170    3.50   2.50  3 E +1   K  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel
        210    2.00   4.00  2N W +3   ♣5  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
        620    1.00   5.00  4 E      ♣A  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
        650    0.00   6.00  4 E +1   ♣A  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
24 ♠AJ963
AT
873
♣T73
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K85
52
AQT65
♣J84
♠Q2
KQ6
KJ42
♣Q962
♠T74
J98743
9
♣AK5
9
1013
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3  ♥5 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-NS/3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  3♠ N      A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Carapezza-Lawther
   50          3.50   2.50  1N W -1   ♠6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Callahan-Heller
   50          3.50   2.50  4 E -1   ♣A  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM2-Quenette-Sommer
   50          3.50   2.50  4 E -1   ♣A  MM4-Sebring-Vreeland vs MM8-Soskins-Barnard
   50          3.50   2.50  4 E -1   ♣A  MM7-Stern-Sendell vs MM7-Stange-Callaway
         90    1.00   5.00  1 W +1   A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Viau-Sheere
        110    0.00   6.00  3 E      7  MM3-Roberts-Hedlund vs MM6-Kirby-Schrenzel