- Monday Morn - August 13, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 266 MP  Geomean: 150 MP
(based on 32 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Hedegard - Jeannette Stern 69.64 1st A 0.80
Fran Soskins - Louise Barnard 66.07 1st A 0.80
Anjalie Kulkarni - Marian Carapezza 62.20 2nd A 0.56
Floyd Viau - Richard Sheere 59.23 2nd A 0.56
Charles Rauch - Joseph Howell 56.55 3rd A 0.40
Carol Sendell - Patricia Heller 51.49 3rd A 0.40
Barbara Callaway - Neville Kirby 49.11 1st C 0.24
Karen Mok - Ray Mok 41.37 2nd C 0.17
EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM N-S
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DATE>August 13, 2018    |CLUB NO.>228684    | 08/13/2018 14:14
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/400/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Charles Rauch          Joseph Howell            A    3     .     .     95.00  56.55  0.40(A)
 2 Richard Sheere         Floyd Viau               C    2     2     2     99.50  59.23  0.56(A)
 3 Mary Stange            Richard Vreeland         A    .     .     .     67.00  39.88
 4 Joan Roberts           Jane Altavilla           B    .     .     .     78.00  46.43
 5 Shirley Larsen         Barbara Sprenger         B    .     .     .     86.50  51.49
 6 Alicia Greenan         Harriet Sundblad         C    .     .     .     44.50  26.49
 7 Fran Soskins           Louise Barnard           C    1     1     1    111.00  66.07  0.80(A)
 8 Elizabeth Sebring      Judith Perry             C    .     .     .     90.50  53.87
                                          Totals                         672.00

EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/400/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Neville Kirby          Barbara Callaway         C    .     .     1     82.50  49.11  0.24(C)
 2 Joe Norton             Stephanie Booth          A    .     .     .     85.50  50.89
 3 Patricia Heller        Carol Sendell            B    3     2     .     86.50  51.49  0.40(A)
 4 Anjalie Kulkarni       Marian Carapezza         B    2     1     .    104.50  62.20  0.56(A)
 5 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                C    .     .     2     69.50  41.37  0.17(C)
 6 Pamela Lawther         Bob Gore                 C    .     .     .     62.50  37.20
 7 Alan Hedegard          Jeannette Stern          A    1     .     .    117.00  69.64  0.80(A)
 8 Wolf Sommer            Mary Quenette            C    .     .     .     64.00  38.10
                                          Totals                         672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AQ85
AQ6
J94
♣K84
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J92
97
K8
♣AQ9765
♠KT43
JT83
A75
♣32
♠76
K542
QT632
♣JT
16
108
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1  ♣4 ♠6/5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦4 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +100 4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          7.00   0.00  1N N +1   3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  110          6.00   1.00  2♠ N      ♣3  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM5-Mok-Mok
   90          5.00   2.00  1N N      ♠3  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
         50    3.50   3.50  3N S -1   ♣8  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
         50    3.50   3.50  2N S -1   ♣9  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
        100    1.50   5.50  2♠ N -2   ♣3  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        100    1.50   5.50  1♣ N -2   J  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        150    0.00   7.00  4 N -3   ♣2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North will play 1NT. With a spade lead, North wins and leads the J. He need to persist with diamonds to have any hope of making his bid. East will hold up, but the K is a sure entry. But what if West balances with 2? Now South should come in with 2 rather than going quietly.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPassPass
3All pass  

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3, 5, 10, and 12.

The Bidding: After North opens a strong notrump, East has nothing to say. South's weakness and shape don't allow South to look for a heart fit. In his "The Race to 1NT" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses how a non-vulnerable 1NT contract tends to score well whether it makes or not. Mel's Rule of 2 advises West to compete in the balancing seat. West could use the partnership's method to compete in clubs. Competing at the 2-level makes it easy for North-South to find a fit if they have one. Jumping to 3 seems best.

Without a jump to 3, North-South will find their diamond fit and may well compete to 3.

The Play in 1NT by North: East is likely to lead a major. Leading the Jack, top of an honor sequence seems safest. Declarer wins East's major suit lead and puts a diamond on the table. Now East isn't likely to find the winning play to rise with the Ace and shift to a club. If West doesn't show their club suit in the auction, 1NT is likely to make.

The Play in 3: The book line with this club holding is to finesse against South for the Jack-Ten. If that fails, declarer can finesse against South for the Queen. That offers a 47% of holding club losers to 1. Given North's 1NT opening, it is likely East has 2 entries. Taking the book line seems best. Here, South must play the Jack or Ten. West's Queen loses to North's King. Declarer finesses against North for the Queen and uses the spade entry to finesse against South for the remaining club honor. When South plays their remaining club honor, West covers. With both black suits cooperating, declarer has 9 tricks.

The Play in 3 by South: On a spade lead, declarer reasonably finesses against the King and goes down. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would rise with the Ace and later Squeeze East in the majors.

On a heart lead, declarer can win and begin drawing trump to prevent a defensive ruff. East must lead a 3rd round of trump to prevent declarer from scoring a heart ruff in the short hand. Declarer can make 3 by end playing East.



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2 ♠J98
KJ74
KJ654
♣8
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A432
A8
AQ8
♣KQ64
♠KQ6
9653
72
♣A752
♠T75
QT2
T93
♣JT93
9
199
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 5♣ -/2 2/3 4♠ 3NT
       ♦6/8
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          7.00   0.00  4 W -2   ♣8  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
        140    6.00   1.00  1♠ W +2   ♣8  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        150    5.00   2.00  2N E +1   ♣3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        400    3.50   3.50  3N W      5  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        400    3.50   3.50  3N W      4  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        430    1.00   6.00  3N W +1   5  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        430    1.00   6.00  3N W +1   5  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        430    1.00   6.00  3N W +1   4  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West is just shy of 2NT so opens 1. Will North overcall 1? If he does, East's 1 promises at least four hearts and denies an interest in spades. That inference will make it easy for West to bid 3NT--no point in showing the spades. North might even make an optimistic takeout double. Either way, East bids hearts and West will end up in the NT game.



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3 ♠J742
A762
KQJT
♣Q
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QT8
KT3
3
♣AT9865
♠AK65
4
9764
♣K732
♠93
QJ985
A852
♣J4
13
910
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3  ♣2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 5♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          7.00   0.00  3 S +1   3  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  140          5.50   1.50  2 S +1   ♣A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
  140          5.50   1.50  2 S +1   ♣T  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
    PASS       4.00   3.00  Pass Out      MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
         50    2.50   4.50  3 S -1   ♠Q  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
         50    2.50   4.50  2 S -1   3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        150    0.50   6.50  5 N -3   ♠A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        150    0.50   6.50  4♣ W +1   A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and South responds 1. West's club suit is so tawdry that, vulnerable, he's unlikely to bid, so North raises hearts. South won't go further unless pushed, even with the secondary diamond fir. His black suit losers are all too apparent, and the opponents will figure this out. Then, when hearts break badly, there are only nine tricks to be had.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Pass1
Pass2Dbl3
All pass   

The Bidding: West's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. North opens 1 in 3rd seat. East doesn't have the shape to act. South's priority is to look for a major suit fit. After South's 1 response, it is risky for West to overcall 2 at unfavorable vulnerability. North's 16 Support Points are inflated by the singleton Queen. A raise to 2 seems best. East Doubles for Takeout . For most partnerships, East's takeout double shows values. If playing OBAR doubles, East's double may be a balancing double in the direct seat which wouldn't guarantee values.

As Steve Weinstein discusses in his "1m-1M: Now What?" article, opener may raise responder's major with 3-card support and shortness or a small doubleton. So it is possible, North-South have an 8-card fit rather than a 9-card fit. Even so, competing to 3 seems best given the double fit. Now West must decide whether to compete to 4. On this board, an OBAR style makes it much riskier for West to compete to 4 at unfavorable vulnerability.

The Play in 3: The defense has 3 quick winners in the black suits. Declarer cannot pickup West's KT3 without a loser. Declarer scores 9 tricks: 4 + 4 + 1 ruff.

The Play in 4: With clubs breaking 2-1, declarer doesn't lose a club trick. Declarer loses just the 2 red Aces. Declarer has 11 tricks: 3 + 2 ruffs + 6.



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4 ♠AJ83
KQ865
T3
♣A2
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q
A743
AK76
♣J987
♠T952
T92
98
♣QT63
♠K764
J
QJ542
♣K54
14
142
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 3♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          7.00   0.00  3N S      A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  140          6.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   A  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  120          5.00   2.00  1N N +1   6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  110          3.50   3.50  2♠ S      A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  110          3.50   3.50  2♠ S      A  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Mok-Mok
   80          2.00   5.00  1 N      9  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        200    0.50   6.50  3♠ N -2   9  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        200    0.50   6.50  3 N -2   8  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When West opens 1, some Norths will bid 1 and others will take a chance and double even with this club holding. East passes and South will happily bid spades. Now the diamond and spade positions will cost the reasonable game contract in spades. However, what if North overcalls hearts instead of doubling? Now they might even play NT.



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5 ♠AJ73
AJT9
QJ5
♣QJ
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T2
Q8765
97643
♣5
♠Q54
K432
8
♣96432
♠K986
-
AKT2
♣AKT87
16
25
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 6 3 7♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥4 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 2070          7.00   0.00  6♠** N    6  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
 1470          5.50   1.50  6N N +1   8  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
 1470          5.50   1.50  6N N +1   ♣3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
 1440          3.50   3.50  6N N      2  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Mok-Mok
 1440          3.50   3.50  6N N      ♣3  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  720          2.00   5.00  3N N +4   2  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
  680          1.00   6.00  4♠ S +2   ♣5  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
  650          0.00   7.00  4♠ S +1   ♣5  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Lawther-Gore

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When North opens 1NT, South should be excited with 17 HCP and a five card suit. He may start with Stayman and then whop knows? Surely slam, but there's no way of knowing about those invaluable QJ holdings and both minors as well as the compliant Q and 10. 6NT will be the common choice and the likely opening heart lead will find declarer cashing out rather than taking any chances.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPass2
Pass2Pass51
Pass5NT2Pass63
Pass64All pass 
  1. Key card excluding the Ace
  2. 1 or 4 key cards
  3. Queen ask
  4. no Queen

The Bidding: After North opens a strong notrump, South has slam interest. South begins with Stayman. North's 2 rebid shows 4 spades and denies 4 hearts. The common way to show a spade fit, slam interest, and heart shortness is to Splinter to 4. The expert agreement is to use an artificial 3 bid, reverse Baze , to show a spade fit, slam interest, and shortness in an unspecified suit. Opener then asks for the shortness. The problems with either approach is opener will not cooperate with no control in a minor suit. Using Exclusion key card seems best. When opener shows 1 key card, not counting the Ace, responder asks for the Queen. North's 6 bid denies the Queen and ends the auction.

The Play: Declarer has all the tricks in the side suits. Declarer's planning focuses on the spade suit. Cashing the Ace and then leading a low spade towards dummy holds spade losers to 1 on any 3-2 or 4-1 break. Normally, it is best to play safely to make a slam in Matchpoints because a making slam tends to score very well. Here, the vast majority of the field should reach slam. So declarer can reasonably consider lines which offer a better chance to score all the tricks. Cashing the King and then finessing against West for the Queen offers a 41% chance of avoiding a spade loser and an 89% chance of holding spade losers to 1. Finessing against West for the Queen on the first round has a slightly lower chance of avoiding a spade loser because East could score a singleton Queen, but offers a 97% chance of avoiding 2 spade losers. That gives finessing against the Queen on the first round, the highest trick taking expectation. Here, all the book line allow the defense to score a spade trick.

A declarer who could see through the backs of the cards would run the Jack and smother West's 10.



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6 ♠972
J642
76
♣9632
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠53
AK
QJ98543
♣J5
♠A84
Q987
KT
♣KQT4
♠KQJT6
T53
A2
♣A87
1
1114
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          7.00   0.00  3N* E -2  ♠K  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  200          5.50   1.50  3N E -2   ♠T  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  200          5.50   1.50  3N E -2   ♠T  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
  100          4.00   3.00  5 W -1   ♠9  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        130    2.50   4.50  3 W +1   ♠9  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        130    2.50   4.50  2 W +2   ♠2  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        150    0.50   6.50  3 W +2   2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        150    0.50   6.50  3 W +2   ♣9  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and South overcalls 1. Surely West will bid 2, eliciting what response from East? He's forced to bid. He might try 2, looking for NT if West has a stopper, too. Not this time. West will rebid the diamonds and East would be wise to let it go.



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7 ♠AT763
Q832
J5
♣AK
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K5
AKT75
Q
♣QJ984
♠Q4
J64
AT9632
♣T7
♠J982
9
K874
♣6532
14
157
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 3  ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  800          7.00   0.00  4* W -3  ♣A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  170          6.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   4  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  140          5.00   2.00  3♠ N      A  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
  100          4.00   3.00  4 W -1   ♣A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        110    3.00   4.00  2 W      ♣A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        140    1.50   5.50  3 W      ♣A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        140    1.50   5.50  3 W      ♣A  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        170    0.00   7.00  2 W +2   ♠A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1, overcalled 1 by North. East has just enough to raise hearts and South will cause trouble with a preemptive 3 bid (four trumps and single raise values at best). Now West has to decide whether or not to push to 4. He'll buy it if he does--and be doubled with all of North's defensive tricks.



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8 ♠KT54
87
QT764
♣96
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QJ2
QJ
985
♣AJT83
♠9876
AKT6
AK
♣Q52
♠A3
95432
J32
♣K74
5
1116
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 1 3 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   2  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
   50          6.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   ♣4  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        210    5.00   2.00  1N E +4   3  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        430    2.50   4.50  3N E +1   3  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        430    2.50   4.50  3N E +1   3  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        430    2.50   4.50  3N E +1   3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        430    2.50   4.50  3N E +1   2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        460    0.00   7.00  3N E +2   3  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1NT and will end up in the NT game. With two possible entries, it makes sense for South to lead a low heart--not that it will produce much this time. NO matter--all roads lead to 11 tricks when the club finesse works.



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9 ♠A
Q2
K87
♣AKJT942
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQ42
A9765
32
♣Q5
♠JT9765
T4
AJ6
♣87
♠83
KJ83
QT954
♣63
17
116
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 1 2NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +400 5-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          7.00   0.00  5♣ N +1   A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
  400          6.00   1.00  3N S      T  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  170          5.00   2.00  3♣ N +3   ♠J  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  150          3.50   3.50  4♣ N +1   ♠7  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
  150          3.50   3.50  3♣ N +2   T  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
  130          2.00   5.00  4♣ N      ♠J  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
         50    1.00   6.00  5♣ N -1   ♠J  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        140    0.00   7.00  3♠ E      ♣6  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North isn't quite good enough for 2, so opens 1. South responds a diamond (except for the dedicated Walshites who bid 1). If it's 1, West may double for a major suit. North may well just jump to 5--"science" isn't easy with bizarre hands. The two red aces should be the only losers.



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10 ♠A
AQJT9
KJ8643
♣J
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T5
K76542
52
♣987
♠QJ964
3
A7
♣Q6543
♠K8732
8
QT9
♣AKT2
16
39
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 6 4 3♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥3 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1370          7.00   0.00  6 N      ♣3  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  660          6.00   1.00  3N S +2   5  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  620          5.00   2.00  5 N +1   3  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
  180          4.00   3.00  2N S +2   5  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  170          2.50   4.50  4 N +2   3  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  170          2.50   4.50  3 N +3   ♣4  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  140          1.00   6.00  2 N +1   A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        300    0.00   7.00  6 N -3   ♠Q  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North starts with 2--no jumping when you have so much story to tell. South bids 3 and now North makes the game forcing call of 3. South will make a delayed raise in diamonds and North can check for aces and settle confidently into 6, though an adventerous soul will risk 6NT. Score!



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass2Pass3
Pass3Pass3
Pass4Pass5
Pass5Pass6
All pass   

The Bidding: After South opens 1, North has a choice between responding 2 or 2. Either way, North will to go to 4-level to show 5-5 or better in the red suits. Starting with 2 seems best because it allows North to show 5-6 hearts and longer diamonds. 2/1 Styles vary by partnership agreement. If playing the Bergen style, South patterns out by bidding 3. North's 3 rebid is ambiguous. It could be natural, could show a partial heart stopper, or could show a non-positional heart stopper. South, lacking a heart stopper, temporizes with 3. North's 4 bid shows their true shape. South knows their is at most 1 loser in the black suits. With a diamond fit and the ability to ruff hearts, South cooperates by cue bidding the Ace. North cue bids their Ace. South, with just 1 key card, doesn't cue bid their 2nd club control. South offers 6 as the final contract, ending the auction.

If playing the Lawrence style, South doesn't have the strength to show the club suit. So South uses the default 2 rebid which doesn't promise extra length. North shows their hearts as planned. It isn't clear whether 3 is natural or a notrump probe. South, with clubs well stopped, offers 3NT as the final contract. North's 4 bid shows their distribution. The auction proceeds as discussed above.

The Play in 6: Declarer has 5 diamond winners after knocking out the Ace. Declarer has 5 quick winners in the side suits. 2 heart ruffs bring declarer to 12 tricks. If the defense begins with the Ace and a diamond, declarer can only ruff 1 heart. So declarer has only 11 established winners. Declarer has a choice between a club finesse and a heart finesse for their 12th trick. Declarer combines chances by attempting to drop the Queen. When the Queen doesn't fall, declarer finesses against West for the King and scores 12 tricks.



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11 ♠32
QT
QJ753
♣AQT2
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ7
87
AK2
♣J8643
♠98
K6532
964
♣K97
♠AKT654
AJ94
T8
♣5
11
116
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2 4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  430          7.00   0.00  3N N +1   3  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  420          5.00   2.00  4♠ S      A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  420          5.00   2.00  4♠ S      A  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
  420          5.00   2.00  4♠ S      A  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  170          3.00   4.00  3♠ S +1   ♣4  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
  140          1.50   5.50  2♠ S +1   A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  140          1.50   5.50  2♠ S +1   ♣6  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        100    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -2   A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. Playing 2/1, North bids 2 and now South has to decide: 2 or 2? With this weakish hand, maybe 2, but when North raises, South may try game. It's a friendly hand when spades break and the K is on side.



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12 ♠J
J95432
KQT43
♣6
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K942
AT
J9875
♣J9
♠AQ865
Q
2
♣AKQT52
♠T73
K876
A6
♣8743
7
917
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣1 ♦5 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6♠ 3NT  ♦6 ♥3
LoTT: 22 - 19 = +3
Par: -800 7*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        450    7.00   0.00  4♠ E +1   A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        480    4.50   2.50  5♠ E +1   6  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        480    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +2   8  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
        480    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +2   A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        480    4.50   2.50  4♠ E +2   A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        980    1.00   6.00  6♠ E      A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        980    1.00   6.00  6♠ E      A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        980    1.00   6.00  6♠ E      A  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM5-Mok-Mok

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

With this three loser hand, I wouldn't blame South for opening 2, but two-suited hands are notoriously hard to describe without jamming the bidding to the three level and above. This time, West will raise East's spade rebid, and East will be off to the raises, happily bidding the slam when West has two key cards,



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Pass
1Pass1Pass
2Pass4Pass
4Pass4NTPass
51Pass6All pass
  1. 2 key cards without the Queen

The Bidding: After West passes, North isn't eager open a Weak Two Hearts with a poor suit at unfavorable vulnerability. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, 2nd seat is a position for disciplined preempts. East opens 1. West's response depends on the partnership's style. If using a Walsh style , West's priority is to show their major suit. So West bypasses their 5-card diamond suit and responds 1. Now North has the opportunity to show their red 2-suiter. The risk of showing their shape is that it may make play easier for East-West if they buy the contract. Another risk is South making a costly lead away from a heart honor. The unfavorable vulnerability makes a sacrifice less likely to be profitable. There is a good case for passing. A lead directional 2 bid is risky. Whatever North chooses, East's 4 rebid is game forcing, and shows a spade fit and a source of tricks in clubs. West is a passed hand. West can reasonably cue their heart control, denying a heart control. That is all East needs to hear to drive to slam. If North shows their shape, South, with a heart fit and well fitting honors, can venture a 4 bid. It is common to use a 4 bid as the weakest action. West's hand is reasonable. So West passes. North competes to 5. This is clearly a Forcing Pass situation. East passes and then pulls West's double to show slam interest. West must guess whether to bid slam.

At tables where East-West bid up the line, West responds 1. Now North cannot show their shape. East's 1 rebid is natural and wide ranging. East could have a minimum opener, but could be near a jump shift in strength. West raises to 2. Now East invites slam with a jump to 4 showing a spade fit and a source of tricks in clubs. When West cue bids their heart control, East uses Roman Keycard and drives to slam.

The Play: Declarer can pickup a 4-0 spade break. Declarer cashes the Ace (or Queen) first as a Safety Play . When both defenders follow, declarer draws trump and claims 12 tricks.



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13 ♠Q9
A73
K7
♣AQJ653
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AK8653
QT8
J98
♣T
♠-
KJ954
Q5432
♣974
♠JT742
62
AT6
♣K82
16
106
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2♠ 3NT  ♦5 ♥5
EW: 2 2  ♣3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +500 4*-EW/4*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          7.00   0.00  4 E -3   ♣K  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  200          6.00   1.00  4 E -2   ♠Q  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  150          5.00   2.00  2♣ N +3   4  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  110          4.00   3.00  2♣ N +1   2  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        100    3.00   4.00  5♣ N -1   5  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        110    2.00   5.00  3 E      ♣K  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        200    1.00   6.00  5♣ N -2   3  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        500    0.00   7.00  5♣* N -2  5  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

The bidding on this one could be wild! Say North opens 1: East bids 2NT (lower two unbid suits, this time diamonds and hearts). South may bid 3 anyway, and West will happily bid 4. Exasperated, North will double, but there's little else he can do even with his 16 HCP. He daren't try 5 but will settle for the sure profit.



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14 ♠J863
Q983
KT4
♣K4
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQ97
AK54
83
♣JT2
♠KT52
7
AQ75
♣Q875
♠4
JT62
J962
♣A963
9
1411
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 2 1 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.50   0.50  4♠ W -2   3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  100          6.50   0.50  4♠ E -2   J  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
   50          3.50   3.50  3N W -1   3  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   J  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Norton-Booth
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   2  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM5-Mok-Mok
   50          3.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   ♣A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        420    0.50   6.50  4♠ E      ♣3  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        420    0.50   6.50  4♠ E      ♣3  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West will open 1 and sigh with relief when they find their 4-4 spade fit. Even the bad spade break won't hurt this hand when the K is onside.



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15 ♠KT52
AKT72
KT4
♣8
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠963
Q543
6
♣KT954
♠A84
96
AQ5
♣A7632
♠QJ7
J8
J98732
♣QJ
13
514
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 2♠  ♣3 NT5
EW: 3/4♣ 2NT  ♦4 ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          7.00   0.00  3 S      ♣4  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM5-Mok-Mok
   50          6.00   1.00  4♣ E -1   J  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        110    4.50   2.50  3♣ E      J  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        110    4.50   2.50  2♣ E +1   T  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
        130    3.00   4.00  4♣ E      8  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        180    2.00   5.00  1N E +3   A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        200    0.50   6.50  1N S -2   ♣3  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        200    0.50   6.50  4* S -1  ♣K  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. East doubles, and South can now make a non-forcing call of 2, warning North that he has no more than two hearts. Shape may get a 3 bid from a bold West, the danger being that East might bid 5. On second thought...West may have second thoughts. North might then bid 3, but the auction should fizzle pretty quickly.



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16 ♠T752
KJ52
AQJT9
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KQ98
QT6
K532
♣82
♠J4
9873
6
♣AQ9654
♠A63
A4
874
♣KJT73
11
107
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.50   0.50  2N S +1   ♠K  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  150          6.50   0.50  3 N +2   ♣A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  130          5.00   2.00  2 N +2   ♣A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  110          4.00   3.00  1 N +1   6  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
         50    2.50   4.50  3N S -1   ♠K  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
         50    2.50   4.50  3N S -1   ♣2  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        100    0.50   6.50  4 N -2   6  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        100    0.50   6.50  2♣ S -2   2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

With great diamonds and both majors, North opens 1. If East bids 3, South may pass, waiting for a reopening double--but will North have the nerve to double with 11 HCP? South's other option is to bid NT. which will be rewarded when the significant red honors are both in the West hand.



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17 ♠753
7542
J3
♣AK87
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKT8
K3
9764
♣JT3
♠QJ942
J86
KT2
♣62
♠6
AQT9
AQ85
♣Q954
8
117
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 4 1NT  ♠5
EW: 1♠  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          7.00   0.00  4 N      ♠Q  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  200          6.00   1.00  3 N +2   ♠Q  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  170          5.00   2.00  3 N +1   ♠Q  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  140          4.00   3.00  2 N +1   ♠Q  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
   90          3.00   4.00  1N N      ♠Q  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Norton-Booth
   50          1.50   5.50  3♠ E -1   A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Mok-Mok
   50          1.50   5.50  2♠ W -1   J  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        110    0.00   7.00  1♠ E +1   A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. West either passes or bids 1 with this nice four card suit. North makes a Negative Double is West does bid and East will go off like a bomb raising spades to the three level. South will shake that off and happily bid 4.



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18 ♠82
QT96
K75
♣J764
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K74
AK75
QJ9
♣Q95
♠A6
J4
8642
♣AKT82
♠QJT953
832
AT3
♣3
6
1512
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣2 ♦3 ♥4/3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 4 3 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          7.00   0.00  4 W -2   ♠8  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
   50          6.00   1.00  3N W -1   ♠8  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
        120    4.50   2.50  2N W      T  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        120    4.50   2.50  1N W +1   ♠8  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        130    3.00   4.00  4♣ E      ♠Q  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        400    2.00   5.00  3N W      ♠2  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        430    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   ♠9  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        460    0.00   7.00  3N W +2   6  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West will be charmed to hear East open 1, not so charmed by South's spade overcall (maybe even 2). If South does bid spades, West starts with a Negative Double , bidding the NT game when partner doesn't have four hearts. How to get that 10th trick? Either because the defense cashes diamonds or by leading low toward the dummy's J the first time hearts are led.



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19 ♠KJ
QJ52
KT98
♣Q97
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AQT
T764
J2
♣AKJ8
♠8643
AK3
AQ76
♣T3
♠9752
98
543
♣6542
12
1513
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4/5♣ 4 4/5 4/5♠ 4/5NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          7.00   0.00  3N W -2   8  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  100          6.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   5  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
        150    5.00   2.00  2N W +1   T  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        600    3.50   3.50  3N W      Q  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        600    3.50   3.50  3N E      ♠2  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      9  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      9  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        630    0.00   7.00  3N W +1   T  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
20 ♠T52
QJ
94
♣T98753
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠8
T74
AK763
♣KQJ6
♠764
A952
QT5
♣A42
♠AKQJ93
K863
J82
♣-
3
1310
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣5 ♦3 ♥4 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4/3 2 1NT  ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -130 4-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.50   0.50  2N* W -1  ♠T  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  200          6.50   0.50  5* W -1  ♠T  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  170          5.00   2.00  2♠ S +2   ♣A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        130    3.50   3.50  3 W +1   ♠T  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        130    3.50   3.50  3 W +1   ♠2  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      ♠A  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        150    0.50   6.50  4 W +1   ♠2  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        150    0.50   6.50  2 W +3   ♠T  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
21 ♠K
Q87
K964
♣T9632
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠63
K52
QT8753
♣A8
♠8754
JT43
AJ2
♣KJ
♠AQJT92
A96
-
♣Q754
8
910
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5♣ 4♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥6
EW: 2  ♣2 ♥6 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +2   2  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  170          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +2   7  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  170          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +2   ♣A  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
  170          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +2   ♣A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  140          2.50   4.50  3♠ S      ♣A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
  140          2.50   4.50  2♠ S +1   ♣A  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  110          1.00   6.00  2♠ S      T  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
   50          0.00   7.00  4 W -1   ♠K  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
22 ♠54
53
Q53
♣AKQJ53
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQ98
2
A9742
♣862
♠KT762
KT964
KJ8
♣-
♠J3
AQJ87
T6
♣T974
12
1010
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦2 ♥6/5 ♠1 NT3
EW: 5 1 6♠  ♣3 NT4
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: -800 7♣*-NS-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        130    7.00   0.00  3 W +1   ♣A  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        170    6.00   1.00  3♠ E +1   ♣T  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        230    5.00   2.00  2♠ E +4   A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        300    4.00   3.00  5♣* N -2  ♠6  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
        650    3.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   ♣A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
        680    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   T  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        680    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   ♣A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
        850    0.00   7.00  5♠* E     A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
23 ♠AJT5
872
A9752
♣2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠87
KQ93
KQ64
♣A75
♠92
AJT64
T83
♣J64
♠KQ643
5
J
♣KQT983
9
146
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5♠  ♦6 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2  ♣2 ♦6 ♠2 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1130          7.00   0.00  3♠* S +2  ♠2  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern
  990          6.00   1.00  4♠* N +1  3  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  650          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
  650          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
  620          3.00   4.00  4♠ S      K  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  200          1.50   5.50  3♠ N +2   ♣A  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
  200          1.50   5.50  2♠ S +3   K  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        100    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   K  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
24 ♠AJT
KT63
AJ63
♣86
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q7
AQ8542
74
♣A52
♠864
J7
KQT92
♣JT4
♠K9532
9
85
♣KQ973
13
127
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 4♠ 3NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ S      4  MM8-Sebring-Perry vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ S +2   7  MM2-Sheere-Viau vs MM4-Kulkarni-Carapezza
  180          5.00   2.00  2N N +2   9  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM8-Sommer-Quenette
  170          4.00   3.00  3♠ S +1   5  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  150          3.00   4.00  3 W -3   ♣8  MM1-Rauch-Howell vs MM2-Norton-Booth
   50          2.00   5.00  2 W -1   ♣8  MM3-Stange-Vreeland vs MM6-Lawther-Gore
        110    0.50   6.50  2 W      2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Heller-Sendell
        110    0.50   6.50  2 W      ♣8  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Hedegard-Stern