- Monday Morn - April 8, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 293 MP  Geomean: 175 MP
(based on 30 players)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Barbara Callaway - Mary Stange 60.53 1st A 0.80
Josephine Callahan - Mary Lou Donnegan 57.69 2nd A 0.56
Janet Hedlund - Richard Papst 56.55 1st A 0.80
Anjalie Kulkarni - Neville Kirby 56.16 3rd A 0.40
Fran Soskins - Louise Barnard 53.24 2nd A 0.56
Joseph Howell - R.Terry Handley 53.04 3rd A 0.40
Joseph Garvin - Julie Garvin 52.08 2nd B 0.28
Mary Quenette - Wolf Sommer 47.69 2nd C 0.17
EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM N-S
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DATE>April 8, 2019      |CLUB NO.>228684    | 04/08/2019 14:06
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/400/120   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=5/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Joseph Howell          R.Terry Handley          A    3     .     .     76.38  53.04  0.40(A)
 2 Bob Gore               Richard Vreeland         B    .     .     .     68.48  47.56
 3 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B    .     2     .     75.00  52.08  0.28(B)
 4 Richard Papst          Janet Hedlund            A    1     .     .     81.43  56.55  0.80(A)
 5 Shirley Larsen         Barbara Sprenger         B    .     .     .     70.09  48.67
 6 Fran Soskins           Louise Barnard           C    2     1     .     76.66  53.24  0.56(A)
 7 Susan Mazzei           Carol Sendell            B    .     .     .     66.29  46.03
 8 Joan Roberts           Jane Altavilla           A    .     .     .     61.81  42.92
                                          Totals                         576.14

EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM E-W
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/400/120   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=7/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Floyd Viau             Richard Sheere           C    .     .     .     51.75  35.94
 2 Sally Reed             Wayne McIntyre           B    .     .     .     75.42  52.38
 3 Mary Stange            Barbara Callaway         B    1     1     .     87.17  60.53  0.80(A)
 4 Mary Quenette          Wolf Sommer              C    .     .     2     68.67  47.69  0.17(C)
 5 Josephine Callahan     Mary Lou Donnegan        C    2     2     1     83.08  57.69  0.56(A)
 6 Elizabeth Sebring      Judith Perry             C    .     .     .     57.42  39.88
 7 Neville Kirby          Anjalie Kulkarni         B    3     3     .     80.87  56.16  0.40(A)
                                          Totals                         504.38

Hands and Results
1 ♠942
A96
Q96
♣A964
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AQT5
J85
KJ873
♣3
♠7
T3
AT542
♣KJT52
♠KJ863
KQ742
-
♣Q87
10
118
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦2 NT6
EW: 1♣ 4 1NT  ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          6.00   0.00  5* W -3  ♠4  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  110          5.00   1.00  2♠ S      ♣3  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  100          4.00   2.00  5 W -2   ♠9  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠ S -2   ♣3  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        100    2.50   3.50  4 S -2   ♣3  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        150    1.00   5.00  4 S -3   ♠A  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        610    0.00   6.00  4* W +1  ♠9  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM6-Sebring-Perry

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

N-S may well get to the spade game, which founders on the dreadful split. What will West lead
against a spade contract? It might be the singleton club. In that case, South will play low from the dummy and East wins the King. East returns the 2 to ask for a diamond return, expecting to win the A and give partner another ruff. It's not to be, but the trump position will still take lots of defensive tricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass22NT132
DblAll pass  
  1. 2 places to play
  2. competitive

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3-4, 7, and 10.

The Bidding: South, with 5-5 in the majors opens 1 in 3rd seat. West has nothing to say. North's raise to 2 shows 3+ spades and 6-10 points. Allowing your opponents to play in their fit at the 2-level is losing bridge. See Larry Cohen's "I Can't Stand It" article for his perspective. Here, if East doesn't balance in the direct seat, West is poorly positioned to act in the balancing seat.

To avoid allowing the opponents to play in their fit at the 2-level, some partnerships agree to play OBAR bids (balance in the direct seat after the opponents bid and raise). While it is common to play an Unusual 2 Notrump overcall to show the lower unbid suits, that isn't the best treatment here. If East had a two suiter with hearts and a minor, they might still want to compete. It is better to play a Scrambling 2NT in this situation to show 2 places to play. Either way, East bids an artificial 2NT to balance in the direct seat.

South expects East-West to find their expected diamond fit. South's 5½ Losing Trick Count and 16 Support Points suggest inviting game. South's diamond void inflates the Losing Trick Count and Support Points of an otherwise minimum opener. It isn't clear whether South's diamond void is valuable. South's lack of Aces and mediocre texture are negatives. Inviting game is too optimistic. South knows their partnership has an 8+ spade fit. If North has less than 5 diamonds, East-West have a 9+ card diamond fit. With those assumptions, the Law of Total Tricks suggests 17 tricks would be available between a spade contract and a diamond contract. Competing to 3 seems reasonable. South's 3 bid isn't invitational. If South wanted to invite game, South would bid 3, 3, or 3 depending on their partnership's Game Try agreements.

West now has a difficult decision. West has great defense against spades. West can infer East's spade shortness. If East's 2NT bid showed the minors, West expects diamonds to play well. If East's 2NT bid showed 2 places to play, West cannot assume a diamond fit. You don't want to punish partner for balancing, but 3 is unlikely to make. South's failure to invite game suggests points are evenly divided. Spades are breaking badly. West's spades are over South. A 2 trick set is conceivable. Doubling seems better than passing or competing to the 4-level.

The Play in Spades: With trump length, it is typically best to lead your long suit to try to gain trump control. Here, a diamond lead taps declarer. Declarer can play on hearts to scramble 8 tricks. Dummy's 9 puts pressure on West with later rounds of hearts. It is possible for declarer to score 9 tricks on a club lead, but that requires a Double Dummy line of play.

The Play in Diamonds: Declarer has 2 quick heart losers and a quick club loser. Declarer has no trump losers if diamonds break 2-1. Declarer can handle any 3-0 break, but must guess who to play for 3 diamonds. South's spade length suggests guarding against North holding 3 diamonds.

At many tables, a spade lead will allow declarer to discard a heart loser. When declarer leads a club towards dummy, North must rise with the Ace or another loser will disappear.



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2 ♠QT9832
8
AQJ87
♣T
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠75
64
KT432
♣KQ64
♠AK4
AKQT732
6
♣32
♠J6
J95
95
♣AJ9875
9
816
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣6 ♦6 ♥2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 3 3/4NT  ♦6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  4 E -1   ♠J  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        100    5.00   1.00  4♠ N -1   6  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        140    4.00   2.00  3 E      ♠6  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        200    3.00   3.00  4♠* N -1  A  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
        420    2.00   4.00  4 E      ♣A  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        450    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   ♠J  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        450    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   9  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM3-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

I will be surprised if any pairs aren't playing 4 on this one, but it's a tough hand. After east opens 1 and West bids 1NT, North can bid 2 showing five spades and a minor. Then against hearts, South leads the J or the 9. If it's the diamond, North wins with the J and returns the 10. All declarer can do is watch; he is not in control of his own fate this time.



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3 ♠7652
Q9
A32
♣JT32
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠-
AKJ87
KT7
♣AK874
♠AQT943
43
Q654
♣5
♠KJ8
T652
J98
♣Q96
7
188
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥2 ♠3 NT3/4
EW: 4♣ 4/5 5 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  7 W -4   A  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  100          3.50   2.50  3N W -1   2  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  100          3.50   2.50  3N W -1   ♣J  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
  100          3.50   2.50  4♠ E -1   8  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
  100          3.50   2.50  4 W -1   ♣2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        620    1.00   5.00  4 E      2  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        630    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   ♣3  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM1-Viau-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West can certainly justify a jump-shift. He has two good five card suits, 17 HCP and a void. A likely auction: 1--1; 3--3; 4--4. It's hard to think of NT with these shapely hands. North has an easy lead in the J. What is West going to do with all those clubs? Use the dummy's little trump. Ruff a club at trick two, pitch a diamond on the A and ruff a spade. If you lead a diamond instead, defense can win it and take the last trump off the board.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
3Pass3Pass
3NTAll pass  

The Bidding: After West opens 1, East responds 1. West's 3 jump shift rebid is natural and game forcing. 4th Suit Forcing isn't needed in this auction because East-West are already in a Game Force , but that doesn't guarantee a 3 rebid by responder would be natural. The auction is crowded. A jump to 4 would show an invitational hand with 3-card support. If playing Constructive Raises , a 3 rebid would show 3-card support and less than constructive values. If not playing Constructive Raises, a 3 rebid is a simple preference with nothing else to say. A 3NT rebid would guarantee a diamond stopper. With a 5-card spade suit, East could temporize with 3, allowing West to show 3-card spade support with a 3 rebid. East doesn't need 3-card spade support. So East bids 3 now. West, with diamonds stopped, offers 3NT as the final contract.

Now East must decide whether to pass, bid 4, or bid 4. West certainly has spade shortness on this auction. There is risk that East's spade length and texture will be squandered in a 3NT contract. In a 4 contract, East spades will be valuable, but it may be difficult to draw trump. In a heart contract, East's club shortness may be valuable, and there may be better access to East's hand. Playing in a 6-1 or 6-0 spade fit isn't attractive when a 7+ card heart fit is available. It isn't clear whether 3NT or 4 is best. 3NT requires only 9 tricks. That may influence East to guess to play 3NT.

The Play in 3NT: Declarer cannot easily reach dummy. Fortunately, the Queen is doubleton. So declarer can score 4 heart tricks. Declarer has 2 quick club winners and can develop a long club. With the Jack onside, declarer can score 2 diamond tricks. Declarer will have access to the Ace if the defense leads spades or with a lobbing finesse towards the Queen. Declarer will score 9 tricks if they use East's entry to finesse against the Jack rather than the Queen.

The Play in 4: Without a trump lead, declarer can ruff 2 clubs. Now declarer cannot finesse against the Queen. East may give declarer a losing option by leading a heart. Declarer should view that gift suspiciously. With the Jack onside, declarer can score 11 tricks.

A heart lead is hard to imagine from Q9 doubleton, but declarer can score 11 tricks by scoring their low hearts en passant or with an end play.



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4 ♠AQ7
T872
K653
♣A8
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T2
AQ65
AQ2
♣QJ64
♠8
K
JT974
♣KT9752
♠KJ96543
J943
8
♣3
13
157
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣2 ♦3
EW: 4♣ 2  ♥5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  790          6.00   0.00  4♠* S     ♣Q  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  620          4.50   1.50  4♠ S      ♣Q  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
  620          4.50   1.50  4♠ S      ♣4  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
  200          3.00   3.00  5♣* W -1  T  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        200    2.00   4.00  4♠* S -1  A  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        630    0.50   5.50  3N W +1   3  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        630    0.50   5.50  3N W +1   3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Viau-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1NT. Will East just pass, or will he transfer to clubs? Either might be justified. If east passes, an ambitious South might bid 2; if East bids 2 to ask partner to bid clubs, South can certainly double the artificial bid to ask for a spade lead.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1NTPass21Dbl
PassPass3All pass
  1. range ask or clubs

The Bidding: After West opens a strong notrump, North has nothing to say with their balanced hand. East's 7 HCP hand merits a downgrade for their singleton King. Their 6-5 distribution merits an upgrade. Grant Baze advised a 6-5 hand is worth an extra Ace. Game is possible opposite the right hand. In a team game, the vulnerable game bonus makes a 37.5% game a break-even proposition. At Matchpoints , rewards are based on how many pairs you outscore. So bidding low percentage games has substantial downside. Here, East's Aceless hand with just 1 prime honor in the minors needs substantial help for 5 or 5 to make.

Some partnerships use Minor Suit Stayman with length in both minors. Here, East's club suit is stronger and longer than their diamonds. Advertising a club 1-suiter seems best. Many partnerships play Four-suit transfers . The downside of using 2 and 2NT as transfers to clubs and diamonds respectively is the need to use Stayman with a balanced invitational hand without a 4-card major. This needlessly leaks information about opener's distribution. Using 3 as a transfer to diamonds and keeping 2NT as natural is substantially better, but that gives up the ability to use a 3 response as Low Information Puppet Stayman . As Gavin Wolpert discusses in his "4 Way Transfers with Range Ask" article, it is advisable to use an artificial 2 response to show a hand with long clubs or a hand wishing to know whether opener is a maximum. With that agreement, East bids an artificial 2. South's double is lead directional. West, with a minimum lacking a club stopper, passes showing a minimum opener without a spade stopper. North isn't eager to risk the 3-level. East's 3 bid ends the auction.

The Play in Clubs: If East declares 3, South will lead their singleton diamond. Declarer has no trouble recognizing the 8 as either a singleton or top of a doubleton. If it is a doubleton, East can allow North's King to win the first trick, cutting defensive communication in diamonds. Declarer prefers to rise with the Ace and cash their heart winners to discard a spade loser. This smother's East's King, but that isn't a concern. When declarer leads a trump at trick 4, South cannot score a diamond ruff. Declarer has 11 tricks. A spade lead holds declarer to 10 tricks.

The Play in Spades: If North declares a spade contract after a lead directing double, East can lead their singleton King. Now the defense can navigate a heart ruff to hold declarer to 8 tricks. If South declares a spade contract, Double Dummy defense is required to hold declarer to 8 tricks.



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5 ♠4
A96
AT86
♣J9852
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQ86
52
42
♣AQT63
♠KJT9
QJ3
QJ953
♣4
♠7532
KT874
K7
♣K7
9
1210
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2/1  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   4  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        100    4.50   1.50  4 S -1   ♠A  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        100    4.50   1.50  3 S -1   4  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ E      8  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        110    2.00   4.00  1♠ E +1   T  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        110    2.00   4.00  1♠ E +1   4  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        300    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -3   A  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 in fourth seat and is delighted when East has four spades. East should be cautious counting shortness in the suit partner has opened. Indeed, the paucity of red quick tricks will doom any game contract. South will probably lead a heart--and that could develop a pitch for one of dummy's diamonds. Maybe there will be 10 tricks at some tables.



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6 ♠AJT642
KT
K6
♣K97
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQ5
7
AQT9
♣A6542
♠983
QJ983
J852
♣Q
♠7
A6542
743
♣JT83
14
156
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2♠ 2NT  ♦4
EW: 2  ♣5 ♥5 ♠4/5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          4.50   1.50  2N W -2   ♠J  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  200          4.50   1.50  2N W -2   ♠J  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  200          4.50   1.50  1N W -2   ♠J  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
  200          4.50   1.50  3 W -2   ♠A  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  110          1.50   4.50  2♠ N      ♣Q  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
  110          1.50   4.50  1♠ N +1   ♣Q  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
         50    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -1   ♣Q  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West and North both like their hands less and less as the bidding progresses. West opens 1 or maybe 1 and North bids 1, East might not even think he has enough for a Negative Double (I agree). South passes. Now West knows that East is not "trap" passing with spade length; he probably just doesn't have a very good hand. West's best bet is to pass. No good will come of bidding again.



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7 ♠AJT93
T875
K63
♣T
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q875
K3
J8754
♣A4
♠K642
AQJ96
AQ9
♣3
♠-
42
T2
♣KQJ987652
8
1016
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦1 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
EW: 6/5 5/4 4♠ 6NT  ♣5/4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -1400 7♣*-NS-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4 E -1   ♣J  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        100    5.00   1.00  3♣ S -1   8  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        200    4.00   2.00  4♣* S -1  4  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        500    2.50   3.50  5♣* S -2  ♠5  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        500    2.50   3.50  5♣* S -2  K  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        620    0.50   5.50  4 E      ♣K  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
        620    0.50   5.50  4 E      ♣K  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

5 with a great nine card suit describes the South hand--and makes life miserable for E-W. On the vulnerability, E-W might settle for doubling--and the post mortem will be painful. The fact is, though, that preempts work. Sometimes we just have to look forward to the next hand. Note that a lower preempt gives the opponents room to communicate--just what South doesn't want.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   4
PassPassDblPass
4All pass  

The Bidding: South wants to preempt in clubs to make it difficult for East-West to find their expected spade fit. Preempting 5 is reasonable with a 9-card suit, but is risky. If East-West don't have a game, 5 down 2 would be a bottom. East-West likely have a spade fit. Spades are breaking badly. A spade contract might not play well for East-West. Preempting 4 seems sufficient.

How high does your partnership play Takeout Double ? If you treat a double of 4 or 5 as penalty, what is East supposed to do with this hand? Larry Cohen recommends playing Takeout Doubles thru infinity . Larry advises "A high-level takeout double should be removed only if the partner of the doubler has lots of shape. Certainly a pull to the 5-level should not be undertaken unless the distribution is extreme (like a 6-card suit, or a big 2-suiter, or a void...)." Here, West doesn't have the shape to pull East's "takeout" oriented double of 5.

At tables where South preempts 4, East balances with a "takeout" oriented double. West has a choice between converting the double for penalty, bidding 4, or bidding 4. Bidding 4 risks playing in a 4-3 fit. West's 5-card diamond suit is weak. Passing could be right if East-West don't have a game. West's 12 Support Points suggest a game is available. Bidding 4 seems best. North shouldn't be eager to double 4. The double might help East-West make 4. North's lack of defense against a red suit or notrump contract is a bigger concern. Passing 4 is clear.

The Play in Clubs: The defense has 5 quick winners to hold declarer to 8 tricks. If the defense allows declarer to cash dummy's Ace, declarer before they cash their red suit winners, declarer will score a 9th trick.

The Play in Spades: North has 3 natural spade tricks and has the long spade. To prevent North from scoring their long spade, declarer must avoid allowing North to score a cheap ruff. To avoid a diamond loser, declarer needs to guess to smother the 10. Declarer can score 10 tricks if they guess the diamonds and Cross-Ruff the last 2 tricks smothering North's 3.



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8 ♠95
KQJ93
AK
♣QJ65
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠432
6
T8542
♣A972
♠AQJT
52
QJ73
♣K83
♠K876
AT874
96
♣T4
16
413
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2NT  ♦5 ♠6
EW: 2  ♣5 ♥3 ♠6/5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          3.00   3.00  4 S      ♣A  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      ♠A  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      ♠A  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      2  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      Q  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      ♣K  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  420          3.00   3.00  4 N      ♣3  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

N-S will surely get to 4. South should remember to revalue the hand with hearts as trump and accept any invitation to bid game. North can be very methodical: draw trump and lead a low club toward the 10. Happily the A is on side.



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9 ♠AQ8
98732
A63
♣J9
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠9753
AT5
K54
♣AQ6
♠KJT64
64
J92
♣K74
♠2
KQJ
QT87
♣T8532
11
138
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2  ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.50   0.50  4♠ E -2   K  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  200          5.50   0.50  4♠ E -2   K  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  110          4.00   2.00  2 N      ♣4  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
  100          3.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   K  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
         50    1.50   4.50  4 N -1   J  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
         50    1.50   4.50  3 N -1   ♣4  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        200    0.00   6.00  4 N -4   ♣4  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and then raises spades. Declarer should avoid leading diamonds--wait for the defense to help you. If South leads a low diamond, hold your breath, cross your fingers and be rewarded for second hand low, eliminating one of your diamond losers. Use clubs to get to the dummy for the spade finesse(s). Start by leading the 9 and let it ride if North doesn't cover. Draw trump, play three rounds of clubs, cash the A and lead another heart. Just be patient.



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10 ♠42
AJ98
AT6
♣QT96
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠8763
542
K984
♣K3
♠KT95
K76
Q5
♣A542
♠AQJ
QT3
J732
♣J87
11
612
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2 1/-♠ 3/2NT
       ♠7/6
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.50   0.50  1N W -2   8  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  200          5.50   0.50  2♠ W -2   ♠4  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
  120          4.00   2.00  2N N      4  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
         80    3.00   3.00  1♠ E      2  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        100    2.00   4.00  2 S -1   ♣A  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        200    0.50   5.50  3N S -2   4  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        200    0.50   5.50  3 S -2   ♠3  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM3-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. Depending on their style, West will bid 1 or 1. Either way, E-W will likely play 2...and have no fun at all, especially vulnerable. with all he high spade honors off-side, there's little to be done. Play the minors and hope to develop a cross-ruff. Remember, if you plan to cross-ruff, you have to take winners first. Cash the K, then the A and ruff. Now lead a low diamond toward the Q. Hope North isn't inspired to lead trump. You just might get away with this.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass2Pass
PassDblPass3
All pass   

The Bidding: After East opens 1, South has nothing to say. West's response depends on the partnership's style. At tables where East-West bid up the line, West responds 1. North passes, and East rebids 1. West's raise to 2 shows less than invitational values. If North-South use OBAR bids, North can "balance" with a takeout double in the direct seat. As Kitty Cooper discusses in her "2NT in Competion" , sacrificing a natural advance to 2NT allows partnerships to find a 4-4 fit more frequently. Here, South has just one 4-card suit. Converting the double for penalty would be quite a gamble. A natural 2NT bid, if available, would be risky. Bidding 3 risks playing in a 4-3 fit, but seems best. South's 3 bid ends the auction. If North-South don't balance in the direct seat, West's 2 bid ends the auction.

At tables where East-West use a Walsh style , West, with less than game forcing values, bypasses their diamond suit and responds 1. North doesn't have the shape to act. East's raise to 2 shows a minimum opener with spade support. As Steve Weinstein discusses in his "1m-1M: Now What?" article, many expert partnerships raise with 3-card support and shortness or a small doubleton. North balances with a takeout oriented double, South's 3 bid ends the auction.

The Play in 2: With the AQJ behind the King, declarer has just 1 spade trick and can navigate a ruff for their 2nd trump trick. A lobbing finesse towards the King provides a heart trick. Declarer has 2 quick club winners and can promote a diamond trick by knocking out the Ace. That brings declarer to 6 tricks. If the defense allows declarer to navigate 2 club ruffs, declarer will score a 7th trick. If the defense breaks diamonds early, declarer can score a 2nd diamond trick. The defense can prevent declarer from scoring 2 club ruffs. North's red Aces provide the entries needed for North-South to draw West's remaining trump after ruffing a club. Because West doesn't have any additional entries, the diamond suit blocks and declarer cannot benefit from North rising with the Ace. Down 2 will be a common result.

The Play in 3: With trump length, it is common to lead your long suit in hopes of gaining trump control. When East's King is taken by the Ace, West knows declarer has the Queen. Finessing against West for the 98 is a Safety Play offering almost a 90% chance to hold diamond losers to 2. The Safety Play offers just a 1.3% chance to score 3 diamond tricks. Some declarers may prefer to run the Jack first. This offers an 87% chance to hold diamond losers to 2, but provides a 4.6%. Both lines have similar trick taking expectations. Here, if declarer leads a low diamond at trick 2, West must play an intermediate diamond to achieve a 2 trick set. If declarer runs the Jack, should West cover? If South has QJxx, West can only score 1 diamond trick. If East has the singleton Queen, covering costs a trick. If East has the doubleton Queen, ducking makes it easy for declarer to hold diamond losers to 1. A defender who can see through the backs of the cards would cover the Jack to give declarer a nasty guess on the second round of diamonds. Using the book line declarer would lose 3 diamond tricks. A defender who could see through the backs of the cards would have led the King at trick 1 to achieve a 2 trick set.

Should going down in 3 when 2 was going down deter North-South from balancing in the future? Absolutely not. Letting the opponents routinely play in their fit at the 2-level is losing bridge. You have to accept the occasional bad result to earn the rewards balancing provides over the long term.



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11 ♠A98742
J97
7
♣T98
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KJ53
T86
T83
♣J64
♠Q
AQ3
AKQ942
♣AK3
♠T6
K542
J65
♣Q752
5
524
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4 2 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.00   1.00  5 W -1   ♣T  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
   50          5.00   1.00  5 E -1   2  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
   50          5.00   1.00  4 W -1   ♣T  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        150    3.00   3.00  4 E +1   ♠6  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        210    2.00   4.00  2N E +3   2  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        460    1.00   5.00  3N W +2   ♠A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
        550    0.00   6.00  5* E     2  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

A daring North might open a weak 3 in third seat on this terrible hand--surely East has a great hand. East then has to decide: double or bid 4 and miss any chance at 3NT. He could try another tack--bid 3, inviting West to bid 3NT with spades stopped. Now, west has a bad hand, but if he understands the question he can bid 3NT. Even if they haven't had a discussion about this bidding, 3 is unlikely to be Michaels Cue Bid .



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12 ♠AKJ8
T95
KJ54
♣J6
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠43
QJ4
76
♣AT5432
♠762
AK876
A8
♣K87
♠QT95
32
QT932
♣Q9
13
714
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣1 ♥1 NT1
EW: 5♣ 5 3NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  2♠ S +1   Q  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        100    4.50   1.50  4♠ S -1   7  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        100    4.50   1.50  3♠ N -1   A  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        200    3.00   3.00  4 N -2   A  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        230    2.00   4.00  3 E +3   3  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        260    1.00   5.00  2 E +5   2  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        420    0.00   6.00  4 E      ♠5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1, starting a lively auction:
1 1 X 2
2 3 P 4
is a possibility. Vulnerable, N-S shouldn't be eager to take a save against NV opponents. When the clubs break, the hand is easy for declarer.



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13 ♠9865
T72
KT2
♣K85
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQ42
94
J98
♣AQJ3
♠A73
A853
75
♣T974
♠JT
KQJ6
AQ643
♣62
6
138
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1  ♣4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          6.00   0.00  2* E -2  A  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  400          5.00   1.00  2N W -4   2  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
  200          3.50   2.50  4♠ W -2   T  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  200          3.50   2.50  2 E -2   ♠J  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  130          2.00   4.00  2 S +2   ♠K  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
   90          1.00   5.00  2 S      ♠K  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        100    0.00   6.00  2 S -1   ♣3  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

When South opens 1, West has a problem: pass or bid 1 with this opening hand which has no five card suit and can't double with a doubleton heart. Who knows what would be right? If West passes, North will bid 1. Without enough points to reverse, South rebids 2, ending the auction at most tables. Play is routine when trumps break. Take your four losers and score up +110.



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14 ♠K852
AJ
QJ654
♣87
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQT97
95
KT73
♣Q3
♠J64
73
A
♣AKJ9652
♠3
KQT8642
982
♣T4
11
1113
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♦6 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ -/1 4♠  ♦6/7 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
   50          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        300    4.00   2.00  4* S -2  ♣Q  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
        420    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      A  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        420    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      A  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        420    1.50   4.50  4♠ W      A  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        420    1.50   4.50  5♣ E +1   ♠3  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East is much too good to open 3--and it would be a shame to miss that eight card spade fit, since there are 10 tricks in either black suit. Even with the bad break and the K off-side, spades are the higher-scoring choice. There's a reason we talk about that "Golden" fit in a major. It's profitable. Use the K to shag a heart in the dummy if possible.



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15 ♠J8
KT8765
632
♣98
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AK6543
-
QJ8
♣QT62
♠92
942
AK54
♣AJ43
♠QT7
AQJ3
T97
♣K75
4
1212
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♦1 ♠2 NT6
EW: 6♣ 5 5♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -920 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        400    5.50   0.50  5 N -4   A  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        400    5.50   0.50  4 N -4   ♠9  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   3  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   ♣9  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   ♣9  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        480    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +2   ♣9  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. If West passed, North has the hand for a weak jump shift, but will he want to bid 3 over West's 1 overcall? Not likely., he's vulnerable against NV opponents. East jumps to 2NT: 11-12 points and an excellent club stopper. Now west can bid 4. When North leads the 9, Declarer spurns the finesse in case that was a singleton lead. Now he bangs down the AK--there's no point in finessing missing QJ10.



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16 ♠T876
Q3
9652
♣Q74
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠Q
A98652
T4
♣AT63
♠K9
KT7
AQ83
♣J982
♠AJ5432
J4
KJ7
♣K5
4
1013
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣2 ♦5 ♥2 NT3
EW: 5/4♣ 2 4 3NT  ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -500 5♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          6.00   0.00  2♠ S      A  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        100    5.00   1.00  2♠ S -2   A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        200    4.00   2.00  3 W +2   ♣4  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        620    2.50   3.50  4 W      ♠A  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
        620    2.50   3.50  4 W      ♠6  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        650    0.50   5.50  4 W +1   ♠8  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        650    0.50   5.50  4 W +1   ♠8  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Rule of 20 opens 1 with the West hand. East makes a forcing bid and then bids the heart game. South will inject a spade bid, but they won't defend unless North is very aggressive, worthwhile on this favorable vulnerability.



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17 ♠K73
A654
A974
♣JT
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J
JT8
KJ82
♣K6532
♠86
Q973
Q63
♣A874
♠AQT9542
K2
T5
♣Q9
12
98
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♦6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          4.00   2.00  4♠ S      ♠J  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  420          4.00   2.00  4♠ S      J  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
  420          4.00   2.00  4♠ S      8  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  420          4.00   2.00  4♠ S      2  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
  420          4.00   2.00  4♠ S      2  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  170          0.50   5.50  3♠ N +1   J  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  170          0.50   5.50  2♠ S +2   2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 and rebids 1NT over South's 1 response. That's all South needs to hear to bid the spade game. Whatever West leads, all roads lead to 10 tricks. It would take some monumental error--like giving declarer a sluff and a ruff--to avoid three defensive tricks.



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18 ♠KT
AQ632
87
♣KQ52
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J653
JT
T652
♣J64
♠8742
974
A43
♣A87
♠AQ9
K85
KQJ9
♣T93
14
38
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 5 3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  660          5.50   0.50  3N S +2   ♠3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
  660          5.50   0.50  3N N +2   ♣7  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
  650          4.00   2.00  4 S +1   2  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  630          3.00   3.00  3N S +1   ♠3  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  620          2.00   4.00  4 S      ♠3  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  200          1.00   5.00  3 N +2   A  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  170          0.00   6.00  3 N +1   ♠8  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Stange-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1NT and will end up declarer in 4. Everything cooperates, and all East will see is his two aces. Yawn.



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19 ♠KQ86
874
KQ83
♣64
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠JT7
AT3
97
♣QT832
♠A4
KJ2
AJ654
♣K97
♠9532
Q965
T2
♣AJ5
10
716
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6/5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 2 1♠ 3/4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
         90    5.00   1.00  1N E      5  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
         90    5.00   1.00  1N E      5  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
         90    5.00   1.00  2 E      5  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        120    3.00   3.00  2N W      ♠6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        630    2.00   4.00  3N E +1   5  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
        660    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   5  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        660    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   ♣5  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
20 ♠A3
K9765
KJ7
♣KJ4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ862
A843
8
♣T87
♠Q95
T
AT62
♣Q9632
♠T74
QJ2
Q9543
♣A5
15
88
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2 1NT  ♣5 ♠4
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  660          6.00   0.00  3N N +2   ♣2  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  620          5.00   1.00  4 N      2  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  170          4.00   2.00  2 N +2   ♣9  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  140          3.00   3.00  3 N      ♠Q  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
  100          2.00   4.00  3♠ W -1   5  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
   90          1.00   5.00  1N S      ♠6  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        200    0.00   6.00  4 N -2   ♣6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
21 ♠Q7654
QT962
9
♣84
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K93
J7
AQ53
♣QJ62
♠AJ
A43
T8762
♣AK3
♠T82
K85
KJ4
♣T975
4
1316
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥5 ♠5 NT0
EW: 7♣ 7 2 2♠ 7NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -1520 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        100    5.92   0.08  6N N -1   4  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        400    4.75   1.25  3N W      9  MM4-Papst-Hedlund vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        430    3.58   2.42  3N E +1   ♣5  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        460    1.83   4.17  3N E +2   ♣5  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        460    1.83   4.17  3N E +2   ♣5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        490    0.08   5.92  3N E +3   ♣5  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
22 ♠87
AK2
J8542
♣K54
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KJT54
Q43
9
♣QJ32
♠AQ3
JT85
KQ6
♣A76
♠962
976
AT73
♣T98
11
916
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 3♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  3N E -3   3  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  100          4.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   ♣8  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  100          4.50   1.50  4 W -1   5  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        500    3.00   3.00  4* N -3  ♣A  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        600    2.00   4.00  3N E      3  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ E      A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
        650    0.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   3  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
23 ♠T7432
T84
T7
♣A96
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q
A9752
96543
♣KT
♠A85
KJ6
AKJ
♣J543
♠KJ96
Q3
Q82
♣Q872
4
917
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦2 ♥2 NT4
EW: 1♣ 5 5 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  5 W -4   ♠2  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
  200          4.00   2.00  3N E -2   ♣2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
  200          4.00   2.00  5 W -2   ♣A  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  200          4.00   2.00  4 E -2   ♣2  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
  100          2.00   4.00  4 E -1   Q  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan
        170    1.00   5.00  2 E +2   ♣2  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        600    0.00   6.00  3N E      ♠6  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
24 ♠Q8
AJ8
KQJ9
♣AKJ3
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AJ973
KQT92
-
♣T94
♠KT654
43
A83
♣Q52
♠2
765
T76542
♣876
21
109
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠3 NT6
EW: 2 4♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  4♠* W -2  ♣A  MM7-Mazzei-Sendell vs MM7-Kirby-Kulkarni
  210          5.00   1.00  2N N +3   3  MM8-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  200          4.00   2.00  5♠** E -1 ♣8  MM1-Howell-Handley vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
         50    2.50   3.50  2N N -1   ♠5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Stange-Callaway
         50    2.50   3.50  3♣ S -1   K  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM4-Quenette-Sommer
        590    0.50   5.50  4♠* W     ♣A  MM3-Garvin-Garvin vs MM6-Sebring-Perry
        590    0.50   5.50  4♠* E     7  MM6-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Callahan-Donnegan