- Monday Morn - December 10, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 278 MP  Geomean: 128 MP
(based on 36 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
David Ow - Glenn Chee 63.31 1st OA 3.56
Mary Stange - Patricia Heller 59.10 2nd OA 2.67
Alan Hedegard - Joseph Howell 57.52 3rd OA 2.00
Janet Hedlund - Louise Barnard 56.72 4th OA 1.50
Barbara Callaway - Neville Kirby 56.25 5th OA 1.13
Carol Sendell - Jeannette Stern 53.10 2nd SA 1.25
Sally Reed - Wayne McIntyre 52.98 3rd SA 0.89
Elizabeth Sebring - Judith Perry 52.21 2nd OC 0.74
Floyd Viau - Richard Sheere 51.19 5th OB 0.48
EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM N-S
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DATE>December 10, 2018  |CLUB NO.>228684    | 12/10/2018 14:34
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club ACBL Membership         |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=9/B=6/C=2                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,--------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |        |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  | Adjust |Awards   |
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 1 Alan Hedegard          Joseph Howell            A   3     .     .   |   1     .     .     96.64  57.52          2.00(OA)
 2 Bob Gore               Richard Vreeland         B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     80.29  47.79
 3 Wayne McIntyre         Sally Reed               B   .     3     .   |   3     1     .     89.00  52.98          0.89(SA)
 4 Joan Roberts           Jane Altavilla           A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     83.93  49.96
 5 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     72.71  43.28
 6 Shirley Larsen         Barbara Sprenger         B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     80.00  47.62
 7 Alicia Greenan         Harriet Sundblad         C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     72.09  42.91   -2.00
 8 Jeannette Stern        Carol Sendell            A   .     .     .   |   2     .     .     89.21  53.10   -2.00  1.25(SA)
 9 Elizabeth Sebring      Judith Perry             C   .     4     2   |   4     2     1     87.71  52.21          0.74(OC)
                                          Totals                                            751.58          -4.00

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=9/B=7/C=4                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,--------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |        |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  | Adjust |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ -------- ---------
 1 Floyd Viau             Richard Sheere           C   .     5     .   |   .     3     2     86.00  51.19          0.48(OB)
 2 Joe Norton             Debeliah Anthony         B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     68.71  40.90
 3 Mary Quenette          Wolf Sommer              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     72.61  43.22   -2.00
 4 Neville Kirby          Barbara Callaway         C   5     2     1   |   4     2     1     94.50  56.25          1.13(OA)
 5 Louise Barnard         Janet Hedlund            A   4     .     .   |   3     .     .     95.29  56.72   -2.00  1.50(OA)
 6 Tom Hughes             Sam Callaway             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     50.57  30.10
 7 Patricia Heller        Mary Stange              A   2     .     .   |   2     .     .     99.29  59.10          2.67(OA)
 8 Marian Carapezza       Anjalie Kulkarni         B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.29  46.60
 9 David Ow               Glenn Chee               B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .    106.36  63.31          3.56(OA)
                                          Totals                                            751.62          -4.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠K932
QJ875
K95
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q54
93
732
♣QJT82
♠J6
KT4
AT8
♣AK643
♠AT87
A62
QJ64
♣97
9
515
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.50   0.50  2♠ W -3   ♣5  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  150          6.50   0.50  5♣ W -3   ♣5  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  110          5.00   2.00  2 N      ♣A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Heller-Stange
         90    3.00   4.00  1N E      4  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
         90    3.00   4.00  1♣ E +1   ♣9  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
         90    3.00   4.00  1♣ E +1   ♣9  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        100    1.00   6.00  4* N -1  ♣A  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        120    0.00   7.00  1N E +1   ♠7  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Anthony

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1NT and will buy the hand at many tables since the N-S points are so divided. A few may reach the spade fit, but they'll be the exception except in open games with more aggressive competitors. With a spade lead and continuation, declarer may even get seven tricks easily. If North leads hearts, East must be careful to cover the Q to create a stopper with the 10.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1NTPass
Pass21Pass2
All pass   
  1. majors

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3-4, 6, and 11.

The Bidding: East opens a strong notrump. South isn't eager to act with their balanced hand. West has nothing to say. The Mel's Rule of 2 advises North to balance. Defensive methods vary by partnership agreement. North uses the partnership agreement to show both majors. South, with 12 Support Points for spades, has game interest. South could "cue bid" 2NT to invite game. West's pass denied invitational values. So East-West have at most 23 HCP. North-South have 17-25 HCP. North-South could have a game. Since the 3-level isn't necessarily safe, advancing to 2 seems best. It is common to play Negative Doubles over notrump interference. Here, East's 2-3-3-5 distribution makes it likely a takeout oriented double will leave the partnership in a 4-3 fit at the 3-level. Competing to 3 is risky. Passing seems best.

At tables where North-South use the Woolsey , North balances with an artificial 2 to show the majors. This gives East the opportunity to double to show their club suit. Now West is positioned to compete to 3 and North-South must guess whether to pass, double, or compete to 3.

The Play in Spades: Declarer has just a 9% chance to pickup spades without a loser, needing to drop a singleton honor and finesse the remaining honor or find QJ doubleton. It is better to finesse on the first round of spades. This provides a 94% chance to hold spade losers to 1. Here, the 3-2 spade break ensures declarer loses just 1 spade trick. When a heart honor is led from North's hand, East can afford to cover holding KT4. Without the Ten, it would be best to duck the first round to give declarer a guess on how to proceed. Declarer loses a trick in each suit. Declarer has the remaining 9 tricks.

The Play in 3: Declarer has 6 quick winners. A ruff will provide declarer's 7th trick. Declarer has a choice of how to play the heart suit. A lobbing finesse towards the King offers a 50% chance of scoring the King. Finessing against the QJ offers a 63% chance of establishing a heart trick because declarer can still rely on a lobbing finesse towards the King if it fails. Here, an initial finesse against the QJ provides a heart trick for declarer. If the defense breaks spades prematurely, a spade winner will be established for declarer's 8th trick. To hold declarer to 8 tricks, the defense must knockout the Ace and take their 2 diamond tricks. Now the defense can finesse against the King and cash their spade winners.

The Play in 1NT: Failing to balance if expensive for the defense. Declarer has 6 quick winners. So the best the defense can do is beat 1NT a trick for +50. That isn't an easy task. The defense must develop their diamond tricks, finesse against the King, and cash their spades. If the timing isn't right, declarer will score a spade or a heart for their 7th trick.



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2 ♠AQ53
K62
9653
♣Q8
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT742
J
T872
♣JT5
♠98
AT973
AKQJ
♣93
♠K6
Q854
4
♣AK7642
11
314
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          7.00   0.00  3* E -3  ♣A  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  150          5.50   1.50  4♣ S +1   J  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  150          5.50   1.50  3♣ S +2   J  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
  130          4.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   ♠2  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  120          3.00   4.00  2N N      J  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM9-Ow-Chee
         90    2.00   5.00  2 E      ♣A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        100    1.00   6.00  3N N -1   A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        200    0.00   7.00  3N N -2   A  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and South bids 2. What now for North? Knowing partner has an opening hand, his 11 HCP look mighty good. He might cross his fingers and bid 2NT with his 9-high diamond suit. South will either pass or bid 3, keeping them safe. Play is straightforward with all those black suit tricks--and they'll make nine tricks if East leads a heart instead of cashing his diamond winners first.



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3 ♠QT6
7543
AQJT
♣T5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J982
AT9
96
♣KJ92
♠AK53
KJ82
54
♣AQ3
♠74
Q6
K8732
♣8764
9
917
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 5♣ 5 5♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          7.00   0.00  4♣ E -1   K  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        170    5.50   1.50  3♠ W +1   A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        170    5.50   1.50  2♠ W +2   A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        230    4.00   3.00  2♠ W +4   3  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        620    2.50   4.50  4♠ E      3  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        620    2.50   4.50  4♠ E      2  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        650    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   Q  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        650    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   ♣4  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Even with this good shape, not many will open an ultra-light 1 with the North hand. No matter: east would double, South should raise diamonds to the three level preemptively, and West should still bid her spades, getting to the spade game. Even not vulnerable, N-S can't afford to sacrifice with this one trick pony of a hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Dbl2NT1
Dbl234Pass
4All pass  
  1. artificial, weak diamond raise
  2. values and more than 1 place to play

The Bidding: After 2 passes, North has a choice between passing and Opening Light in Third Seat . Opening a lead directing 1 seems best. North can pass any response. East Doubles for Takeout . South wants to preempt in diamonds. If North-South play Jordan , 3 is preemptive. Since Jordan requires responder to bid an artificial 2NT to show an invitational (or better) diamond raise, it sometimes wrong sides a notrump contract. To avoid that, many partnerships prefer Flip-flop . With that agreement, 3 is invitational and 2NT is an artificial preemptive raise. After South uses their partnership's method to show a preemptive diamond raise, West uses a Responsive Double to show values and more than 1 place to play. East forces to game with a 4 cue bid. West offers 4 as the final contract, ending the auction.

At tables where North passes in 3rd seat, East opens a strong notrump. West responds 2 Stayman. East's 2 rebid shows 4 hearts. As Gavin Wolpert discusses in his "4 Way Transfers with Range Ask" article, continuations vary by partnership agreement. If playing Four-suit transfers , West rebids 2 to show an invitational hand with 4 spades and not 4 hearts. The problem with traditional 4 suit transfer is sometimes going thru Stayman without a 4-card to invite game. This needlessly discloses opener's distribution. If using a natural 2NT invitation or an artificial 2 Range Ask , West has a choice of bidding 2 or 2NT to invite game. Either way, West is showing 4 spades. My preference is to use a 2 rebid to show a hand which is more suit oriented, and a 2NT rebid to show a hand which is more notrump oriented. This allows opener with 4 spades to use their judgment on whether to play 3NT or 4. West uses the partnership's method to invite game with 4 spades. West, with a maximum and a spade fit, places the contract in 4.

The Play: On a diamond lead, the defense scores 2 diamond tricks. They must eventually score a spade trick. Declarer has a 2 way finesse for the Queen. Declarers who guess correctly score 10 tricks.

A diamond lead isn't necessary for the defense to score 2 diamond tricks. Declarer draws 2 rounds of trump and attempts to cash 4 rounds of clubs for a diamond discard. The defense is fortunate North has the 3rd spade and just 2 clubs. North ruffs the 3rd round of clubs and can cash 2 rounds of diamonds. If North holds the 2nd round of diamonds, North is end played and must lead a heart for declarer or give declarer a ruff and sluff. To give declarer a chance to go wrong, South must win the 2nd round of diamonds and exit a club.



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4 ♠AJ2
Q932
KQT963
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠98
864
854
♣AK432
♠KT75
K75
J7
♣JT75
♠Q643
AJT
A2
♣Q986
12
78
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 6 6 4/3♠ 4/5NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥1 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1430 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          7.00   0.00  3N S +1   ♣A  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  620          6.00   1.00  4♠ S      ♣A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  180          5.00   2.00  2N S +2   ♣A  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        100    3.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   ♣A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        100    3.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   ♣A  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        200    1.50   5.50  4♠ S -2   ♠8  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        200    1.50   5.50  4♠ S -2   ♣A  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        300    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -3   ♣A  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North is way too good for a preempt and opens 1. South bids 1 and North 2. Now South will bid 3NT, buying the hand. With a low club opening lead, South snatches her winner and cashes out for nine tricks. Yes--both major suit kings are on-side, but is it worth the risk?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass2Pass3NT
All pass   

The Bidding: After North opens 1, South's priority is look for a major suit fit. So South responds 1. In his "1m-1M: Now What?" article, Steve Weinstein shares advice on when to rebid your minor and when to raise responder's major with 3-card support and shortness. "When you rebid 2 of your minor, partner will aggressively raise with a doubleton honor and a decent hand that might have passed 1NT or a raise to 2 of a major. "We don’t have a hard and fast rule, as it really comes down to judgment, but as a guideline you can try this: opener can raise to 2M holding 3-6 shape with a hand that’s good for partner’s major and not so good for 3NT. The worst suit that will rebid 2m with 3-card support is approximately AJ9xxx." Here, North's diamonds are good. Rebidding 2 seems best. South, with 13 HCP and values in the rounded suits, places the contract in 3NT.

The Play: West's standard lead is their 4th best club. East plays the 10, lower of touching honors. Declarer's Queen take the trick. If playing Smith Echo , both East and West signal they like clubs when declarer cashes their Ace. On the run of the diamonds, East discards 2 spades, a club, and a heart. West discards 3 cards in the majors. Declarer has the option of cashing out for 9 tricks. In a team game where the game bonus is far more important than an overtrick, declarer will not risk their game contract. In Matchpoints , overtricks are important. 3NT will be a common contract. Declarers who go for an overtrick, have a choice between finessing heart or spades. There is no reason for the defense to signal honestly on this board. Declarer's who finesse against the King will go down. Finessing against the King allows declarer to score 11 or 12 tricks depending on discards and entries.



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5 ♠Q87
JT62
AT65
♣AQ
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠64
A5
K972
♣KJ973
♠AKJT3
KQ3
QJ8
♣82
♠952
9874
43
♣T654
13
1116
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3/2 ♥5 ♠3/2 NT3/2
EW: 4♣ 3/4 2 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          7.00   0.00  2N E -1   4  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        180    6.00   1.00  2N W +2   ♠7  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        400    3.50   3.50  3N E      4  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        400    3.50   3.50  3N E      3  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        400    3.50   3.50  3N E      ♣4  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        400    3.50   3.50  3N E      ♣4  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        430    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   4  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        460    0.00   7.00  3N E +2   4  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM9-Ow-Chee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and West overcalls 1. To his intense surprise, East shows a diamond stopper (2NT) and East is delighted to bid the NT game. No lead can hurt it. Poor South couldn't get in with a crow bar and West certainly won't lead clubs while there's any alternative. The bidding tells him that North has ALL the outstanding values.



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6 ♠-
AT
AQT4
♣AKT9654
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T862
62
KJ875
♣Q8
♠A7
KQJ98743
9
♣J7
♠KQJ9543
5
632
♣32
17
611
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 4♠ 3NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣1/2 ♦3 ♠2/3 NT3/4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  920          6.93   0.07  6♣ N      ♠A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  460          5.79   1.21  3N N +2   K  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  450          4.64   2.36  4♠ N +1   6  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM9-Ow-Chee
  100          3.50   3.50  4 E -1   ♣3  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
         50    1.21   5.79  4N N -1   K  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
         50    1.21   5.79  4♠ S -1   6  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
         50    1.21   5.79  4♠ S -1   6  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM7-Heller-Stange

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East buys the hand with his 4 opener only is North is a total wimp. Vulnerable, E-W must be careful not to offer the opponents even a greater profit. East told his story with his first bid and shouldn't reiterate. The K is a much safer lead than the A on this auction.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  13
Pass4All pass 

The Bidding: East has a choice between opening 1 or 4. East would open 4 without the Ace. East is a bit strong for a preempt opposite an unpassed hand. If playing Namyats , East would well describe their hand with an artificial 4 bid. Otherwise, opening 1 seems best. South's 3 weak jump overcall is preemptive. West has nothing to say. It is rare to raise partner with a void, but North has plenty of tricks to offer. If South's spades are good, 4 should be a good contract. The concern is South may have a made an undisciplined preempt at favorable vulnerability. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts: What is the upside?" article, aggressive preempts after a major suit opening have less upside because a major suit opening is more descriptive than a minor suit opening. So North expects South to have a reasonable preempt. North places the contract at 4. East-West aren't eager to sacrifice at unfavorable vulnerability.

The Play: With the King onside, declarer has 5 winners in the side suits. Declarer's spade texture allows declarer to score 5 trump tricks.



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7 ♠AKJ
AQ85
T86
♣432
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠642
9432
AK2
♣A97
♠T87
KT6
J93
♣QJ85
♠Q953
J7
Q754
♣KT6
14
117
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6/5 ♠6/5 NT6/5
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.50   0.50  1♠ S +2   9  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  140          6.50   0.50  1♠ S +2   A  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  120          4.50   2.50  2N S      A  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  120          4.50   2.50  1N N +1   6  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
  110          2.50   4.50  2♠ S      A  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  110          2.50   4.50  2♠ S      A  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  100          1.00   6.00  2♣ E -1   Q  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM9-Ow-Chee
   90          0.00   7.00  1N N      ♣5  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Heller-Stange

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Even with three quick tricks, West will probably pass, leaving North to open. Some will elect to open the four card heart suit rather than either of those minors--a reasonable strategy. This time partner will bid 1 and North will pass happily .



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8 ♠K94
K7
Q9853
♣KQ3
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q85
AQJ85
K72
♣85
♠AJ76
T6432
J6
♣J4
♠T32
9
AT4
♣AT9762
13
127
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 2NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  550          7.00   0.00  5* N     2  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  150          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   J  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Heller-Stange
  110          5.00   2.00  3 N      T  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  100          4.00   3.00  4 W -2   ♣K  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
   50          2.50   4.50  4 W -1   3  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM9-Ow-Chee
   50          2.50   4.50  4 E -1   8  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        100    1.00   6.00  4 N -2   4  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        140    0.00   7.00  2 W +1   Q  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Anthony

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and North bids 2. East does not have a 4 bid, five trumps not withstanding. The hand is just too balanced. A single raise or a preemptive raise to 3 is a gracious plenty with this hand. Who knows? Maybe South will over-reach with 4.



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9 ♠K53
QT
T643
♣QJ53
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AT6
3
KQJ752
♣982
♠Q987
KJ9754
9
♣K7
♠J42
A862
A8
♣AT64
8
109
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1 1 1♠  ♣4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 3♣-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          7.00   0.00  3 W -3   ♣Q  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  200          4.50   2.50  2 E -2   A  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  200          4.50   2.50  3 W -2   ♣Q  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  200          4.50   2.50  3 W -2   ♣3  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Heller-Stange
  200          4.50   2.50  3 W -2   ♣3  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  100          1.50   5.50  3 E -1   A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM9-Ow-Chee
  100          1.50   5.50  3 E -1   A  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
         50    0.00   7.00  4♣ S -1   3  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East has a hand not ideally suited to 2 (four spades and an outside king, suit not so great. In many cases, South will get to open 1. East has an obnoxious 2 bid (1 just doesn't use up enough room). 2 might buy the hand. If South does reopen with a double, East has to decide whether to pass or bid 3: either might be right.



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10 ♠Q93
Q42
J752
♣KQJ
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K876
95
KQ8
♣9532
♠T42
KJ876
43
♣T74
♠AJ5
AT3
AT96
♣A86
11
84
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2 2♠ 2/3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          6.50   0.50  3N S +1   ♠6  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  630          6.50   0.50  3N S +1   ♠6  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      ♠8  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM9-Ow-Chee
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      ♠6  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM7-Heller-Stange
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      ♠6  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      ♠6  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        100    1.00   6.00  3N S -1   ♠6  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        200    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   ♠6  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens a nasty--but necessary--1NT. North bids the game and now declarer has to go looking for tricks (pity about the clubs...). West may choose a spade since North didn't use Stayman. That won't help. Then both diamond honors are off-side. It's likely to be a case of misery loves company.



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11 ♠5
J
AKJ97653
♣AT8
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T64
82
82
♣QJ6432
♠A92
KQT543
QT
♣97
♠KQJ873
A976
4
♣K5
13
311
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 2 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥5 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +920 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  920          7.00   0.00  6 N      ♠A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
  420          5.50   1.50  4♠ S      8  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
  420          5.50   1.50  5 N +1   K  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  400          2.50   4.50  5 N      K  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM7-Heller-Stange
  400          2.50   4.50  5 N      K  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  400          2.50   4.50  5 N      K  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  400          2.50   4.50  5 N      4  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        100    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -2   8  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM9-Ow-Chee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, North bids 2 and no one could blame East for bidding 2. Now South has decisions: rebid the spades? Make a penalty double of hearts? North won't care. He might even bid Blackwood and try 6 when partner has an Ace, taking a chance that the Q will cooperate.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2Pass2
Pass3Pass3NT
Pass4Pass4NT
All pass   

The Bidding: After South opens 1, North's 2 response is a Two Over One Game Force . For partnerships using a 2 response to show a balanced Game Force or a Game Force with clubs, North's 2 response shows 5+ diamonds. There is some upside to a lead directing 2 overcall, but it is risky. If East passes, South shows their heart suit. North rebids their diamonds. South has a choice between showing their 6th spade or their club stopper. South prefers 3NT to protect their King. North's diamond trick potential justifies a slam try. So North bids 4. It is common to cue bid to cooperate with the slam try. South, with just 1 Ace and a singleton diamond, bids 4NT to decline to slam try. 4NT ends the auction.

At tables where East ventures a lead directional 2 overcall, South doubles for penalty. North isn't eager to defend 2. So North rebids their diamonds. South offers 3NT as the final contract. If North makes a slam try, the auction ends in 4NT.

The Play: The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage suggests declarer play to drop the Queen. Here, the Queen drops and declarer has 11 winners. A heart lead holds declarer to 11 tricks. A pointed suit lead allows declarer to establish spade winners and score 12 tricks. A club lead allows declarer to score a 3rd club trick. Declarer can now Squeeze East in the majors and score all the tricks.



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12 ♠QJ5
K8432
AQ
♣J74
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AT973
7
KJ8732
♣Q
♠84
AQJ95
6
♣K6532
♠K62
T6
T954
♣AT98
13
1010
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 1NT  ♣7/6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5
EW: 2 1 2♠  ♣6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   1.00  3♠ W -3   2  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  150          6.00   1.00  4 W -3   8  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  150          6.00   1.00  2 W -3   ♠Q  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM7-Heller-Stange
  100          4.00   3.00  3N E -2   ♣8  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
   50          3.00   4.00  3 W -2   6  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        110    2.00   5.00  2♠ W      K  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        300    1.00   6.00  2N S -3   ♠A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        420    0.00   7.00  4♠ W      A  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM9-Ow-Chee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will West invoke the Rule of 20 and open 1? North may well overcall 1, which East would pass, hoping partner will reopen with a double. Not this time. West bids 1 and East passes. South might want to act, but 9 HCP just isn't appealing with only two of partner's suit.



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13 ♠AT975
A5
9872
♣J4
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J2
J73
A64
♣AKQ87
♠Q864
Q9864
J3
♣52
♠K3
KT2
KQT5
♣T963
9
155
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2♠ 2NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣5 ♦4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          7.00   0.00  1N N +1   ♣A  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  110          5.00   2.00  2♠ N      6  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  110          5.00   2.00  2♠ N      ♣5  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
  110          5.00   2.00  2 S +1   ♣A  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  100          3.00   4.00  2 W -1   ♣J  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        100    2.00   5.00  2 S -1   ♣A  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        110    1.00   6.00  2 W      ♠A  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        120    0.00   7.00  1N W +1   ♠T  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will East open 1 with such short majors to make opening light less appealing? Maybe--to indicate a likely lead for partner. Then West will bid 2 and North might try an ambitious 2. East passes, and the auction is over. Even the bad spade break won't be too big a problem. The diamonds are great and hearts and clubs manageable.



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14 ♠KJ5
AK7
KJ95
♣K42
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠9864
T65
AQ82
♣J8
♠AT2
J
T643
♣AQT53
♠Q73
Q98432
7
♣976
18
711
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♦4 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  180          7.00   0.00  2N N +2   ♣5  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  140          6.00   1.00  2 S +1   ♠9  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  120          5.00   2.00  2N N      ♠A  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
   50          4.00   3.00  2N W -1   A  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
         50    3.00   4.00  2N N -1   ♣5  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        100    1.00   6.00  4 S -2   ♣J  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        100    1.00   6.00  4 S -2   ♣J  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        100    1.00   6.00  2 N -2   J  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North has 18 points but may elect to open 1NT anyway opposite a passed partner and in fourth seat. South will transfer and pass with pleasure. East leads a low diamond. West wins the Ace and shifts to the J for three more defensive tricks. Then East also gets toe A.



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15 ♠J2
KJ5
A74
♣QJ975
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KT743
9843
Q53
♣8
♠5
Q72
KJT862
♣AT6
♠AQ986
AT6
9
♣K432
12
510
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 3♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +600 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  130          6.50   0.50  3♣ N +1   ♠5  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  130          6.50   0.50  2♣ N +2   ♠5  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        110    5.00   2.00  3 E      ♠A  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        200    4.00   3.00  4♠ S -2   ♣8  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        300    2.50   4.50  3N N -3   T  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        300    2.50   4.50  3N N -3   3  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        400    0.50   6.50  4N N -4   J  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        400    0.50   6.50  3N N -4   8  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North might jump to 2NT if they don't play Jacoby, a forcing 1NT for the 2/1 players, and even 2 for Standard American holdouts. East muddies the waters with 2 or even 3 on this vulnerability, and all South can do is bid the club game. If East leads a low spade, declarer must rise with the Ace and ruff a diamond before the hand gets out of control.



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16 ♠J7642
T73
6
♣T983
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AT95
J964
K74
♣Q5
♠Q3
AKQ2
AT5
♣AJ72
♠K8
85
QJ9832
♣K64
1
1020
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 5 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          7.00   0.00  6N E -4   Q  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        620    5.50   1.50  4 E      8  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        620    5.50   1.50  4 E      Q  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        650    2.50   4.50  4 E +1   Q  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        650    2.50   4.50  4 E +1   Q  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        650    2.50   4.50  4 E +1   3  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        650    2.50   4.50  4 E +1   2  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        800    0.00   7.00  4* S -4  ♠A  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 2NT and ends up declaring in 4. South leads the Q. Win, draw trump and lead the Q, then drive out the J and create a pitch for that diamond loser.



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17 ♠54
QT
AJ753
♣J954
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJT3
K763
K84
♣76
♠KQ87
J982
T96
♣32
♠962
A54
Q2
♣AKQT8
8
116
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 2NT  ♥6 ♠6
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +400 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.50   0.50  2N S +1   ♠3  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM9-Ow-Chee
  150          6.50   0.50  2♣ S +3   ♠3  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  130          4.50   2.50  4♣ S      2  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM7-Heller-Stange
  130          4.50   2.50  3♣ S +1   3  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  120          3.00   4.00  1N N +1   ♠3  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
  100          2.00   5.00  3♠ W -2   A  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
         50    1.00   6.00  3N S -1   ♣7  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        130    0.00   7.00  2♣ W +2   3  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Norton-Anthony

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT. Most will pass the West hand. North bids an invitational 2NT and South passes. 2NT is plenty high enough! The opposition will cash their four spade tricks. Then East might get out with a low club (weak suit on his right), but it's not so clear for West.



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18 ♠AJ9
AKJ9
953
♣A92
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠72
Q542
Q874
♣873
♠64
83
AJT62
♣QJT6
♠KQT853
T76
K
♣K54
17
48
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 6♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +1400 7*-EW-6
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  710          7.00   0.00  4♠ S +3   ♣7  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
  680          5.00   2.00  5♠ S +1   2  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  680          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +2   2  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM7-Heller-Stange
  680          5.00   2.00  4♠ S +2   2  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  650          2.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   2  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  650          2.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   4  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  650          2.00   5.00  4♠ N +1   ♣Q  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM9-Ow-Chee
  630          0.00   7.00  3N N +1   ♣6  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North bids 2 and South repeats her spades. Now North can, in 2/1, bis a "slow arrival" 3, but South has nothing to cuebid. He might take a chance and mention the singleton diamond--all North needs to hear to go to slam. Nice of the Q to be on side since it's crucial to the success of this slam.



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19 ♠JT63
KQ
AQJ976
♣3
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠974
86
KT2
♣87652
♠Q8
AJT9752
3
♣AJ4
♠AK52
43
854
♣KQT9
13
312
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5♠ 5NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♦2 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  460          7.00   0.00  3N N +2   J  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
  450          6.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   6  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  420          4.50   2.50  4♠ N      A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
  420          4.50   2.50  4♠ N      3  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  200          3.00   4.00  3 E -2   ♠A  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  170          1.50   5.50  3♠ S +1   A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  170          1.50   5.50  2♠ S +2   6  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  150          0.00   7.00  3 N +2   A  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Heller-Stange
20 ♠Q973
KQT
J32
♣975
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠82
AJ
A9754
♣JT84
♠AKJ
9742
KQT
♣A32
♠T654
8653
86
♣KQ6
8
1017
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
EW: 5♣ 5 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        600    7.00   0.00  3N E      ♠6  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        630    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   ♠6  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        630    5.00   2.00  3N E +1   ♠4  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        630    5.00   2.00  3N E +1   ♠4  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        660    3.00   4.00  3N E +2   ♠4  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        690    1.00   6.00  3N E +3   ♠4  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        690    1.00   6.00  3N E +3   ♠4  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        690    1.00   6.00  3N E +3   ♣K  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
21 ♠AQ82
AJ432
J9
♣A4
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K7
95
T874
♣QT963
♠JT9
T876
32
♣KJ52
♠6543
KQ
AKQ65
♣87
16
55
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 7 7 6♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦0 ♥0 ♠1 NT0
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  720          7.00   0.00  3N N +4   ♠J  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
  680          5.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   T  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  680          5.50   1.50  4 N +2   3  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
  660          3.50   3.50  3N S +2   ♣2  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  660          3.50   3.50  3N N +2   ♣2  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  650          2.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   ♣3  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
  200          1.00   6.00  3♠ N +2   ♣5  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  170          0.00   7.00  4 S +2   ♣3  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Heller-Stange
22 ♠52
8652
AQJ2
♣943
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T
AT93
93
♣AKQJ62
♠Q943
KJ74
K7654
♣-
♠AKJ876
Q
T8
♣T875
7
149
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♠
       ♣2 ♦4/3 ♥2 ♠7/6 NT3
EW: 5♣ 3 5 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          7.00   0.00  5♣ W -2   ♠5  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        110    6.00   1.00  3♣ W      A  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        130    5.00   2.00  3♣ W +1   ♠5  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        150    3.50   3.50  4♣ W +1   A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        150    3.50   3.50  3♣ W +2   ♠5  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        170    2.00   5.00  3 E +1   ♠A  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        620    1.00   6.00  4 E      ♠A  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        650    0.00   7.00  4 E +1   ♠A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
23 ♠K98
JT73
J5
♣AKQ8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q542
K6
QT6
♣6432
♠A7
Q542
K8743
♣97
♠JT63
A98
A92
♣JT5
14
79
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 3♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          7.00   0.00  3N N      4  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  140          6.00   1.00  1♠ S +2   6  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  110          4.50   2.50  2♠ S      Q  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
  110          4.50   2.50  3♣ N      ♠A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM9-Ow-Chee
   90          3.00   4.00  1N N      4  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
   80          2.00   5.00  1♠ S      ♣2  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        100    0.50   6.50  3N N -1   4  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        100    0.50   6.50  3♠ S -1   ♣4  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
24 ♠QJ8732
J5
J65
♣Q6
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K6
AQ63
KT9
♣KT98
♠A54
97
AQ2
♣AJ732
♠T9
KT842
8743
♣54
7
1515
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦2 ♥3 ♠4 NT1
EW: 7♣ 5 4 3♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1440 7♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          7.00   0.00  5 E -1   8  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        190    6.00   1.00  3♣ E +4   ♠T  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        440    4.50   2.50  5♣ W +2   ♠Q  MM1-Hedegard-Howell vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        440    4.50   2.50  5♣ W +2   J  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Norton-Anthony
        460    2.50   4.50  4N W +1   ♠Q  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        460    2.50   4.50  3N W +2   ♠7  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        490    0.50   6.50  3N W +3   ♠3  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        490    0.50   6.50  3N W +3   ♠2  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
25 ♠A9742
74
973
♣KJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠63
T32
T2
♣Q96542
♠KQJT5
KQ86
KQJ5
♣-
♠8
AJ95
A864
♣AT73
8
217
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2NT  ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1/-♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠7/6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -3   ♣A  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM9-Ow-Chee
  200          6.00   1.00  3N* E -1  A  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  100          4.50   2.50  2♠ E -1   ♣3  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
  100          4.50   2.50  2 E -1   ♠8  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM7-Heller-Stange
         50    3.00   4.00  1N N -1   ♠K  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        110    1.50   5.50  2♠ E      ♣A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        110    1.50   5.50  1♠ E +1   A  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        500    0.00   7.00  3♣* N -3  K  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
26 ♠Q5
T6
KQ98
♣AT532
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠97432
-
J7432
♣Q76
♠AJT86
AQ32
A
♣K98
♠K
KJ98754
T65
♣J4
11
318
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦6 ♠2 NT5
EW: 1/-♣ 5♠ 1NT  ♣7/6 ♦6 ♥4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  930          7.00   0.00  3* S +1  ♠9  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
  140          6.00   1.00  3 S      ♠7  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   T  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        620    4.00   3.00  4♠ E      ♣4  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
        650    2.00   5.00  5♠ E      9  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        650    2.00   5.00  5♠ E      4  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        650    2.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   ♣J  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM7-Heller-Stange
        800    0.00   7.00  5* S -3  ♠9  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM9-Ow-Chee
27 ♠T953
T4
8532
♣KQT
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ64
K875
Q6
♣A76
♠A7
A3
AKJT97
♣983
♠J82
QJ962
4
♣J542
5
1416
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥4 ♠1 NT1
EW: 3♣ 6 3 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    6.00   1.00  3 W +3   ♣K  MM3-McIntyre-Reed vs MM6-Hughes-Callaway
        170    6.00   1.00  3 E +3   Q  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Quenette-Sommer
        170    6.00   1.00  3 E +3   9  MM7-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Barnard-Hedlund
        420    4.00   3.00  5 E +1   ♠8  MM2-Gore-Vreeland vs MM4-Kirby-Callaway
        520    2.00   5.00  3N W +4   ♠T  MM4-Roberts-Altavilla vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        520    2.00   5.00  3N W +4   ♠T  MM9-Sebring-Perry vs MM9-Ow-Chee
        520    2.00   5.00  3N W +4   ♠3  MM5-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Viau-Sheere
       1020    0.00   7.00  6N W +1   ♣Q  MM8-Stern-Sendell vs MM7-Heller-Stange