- Monday Aft - May 14, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1339 MP  Geomean: 810 MP
(based on 28 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Celeste Falor - Sharon Larson 62.80 1st A 0.70
David Maddox - William Shellooe 61.31 1st A 0.70
Judy Lesieutre - Nancy Borucki 55.95 2nd A 0.49
Helen Rubin - Mitsuo Tatsugawa 52.98 2nd A 0.49
Barbara Alexander - Janice Flowers-Sonne 52.38 3rd A 0.35
Arlene Seckel - Kurt Schnebele 52.38 3rd A 0.35
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>May 14, 2018       |CLUB NO.>217133    | 05/14/2018 16:18
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=4/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Mary Block             Patricia Heller          C    .     .     .     62.00  36.90
 2 Jean Lesieutre         Thomas Crawley           A    .     .     .     81.50  48.51
 3 Barbara Alexander      Janice Flowers-Sonne     C    3     2     2     88.00  52.38  0.35(A)
 4 Andrea Carr            Maria Gussner            C    .     .     .     80.00  47.62
 5 Sharon Larson          Celeste Falor            C    1     1     1    105.50  62.80  0.70(A)
 6 Walter Thorpe          Phyllis Sokol            A    .     .     .     82.00  48.81
 7 Mitsuo Tatsugawa       Helen Rubin              A    2     .     .     89.00  52.98  0.49(A)
                                          Totals                         588.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ron Coffee             Jerome Weiss             B    .     .     .     74.50  44.35
 2 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             C    .     .     .     70.00  41.67
 3 Nancy Borucki          Judy Lesieutre           A    2     .     .     94.00  55.95  0.49(A)
 4 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C    1     1     1    103.00  61.31  0.70(A)
 5 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    .     .     .     84.50  50.30
 6 Sharyn Siebert         Trulee Ricketts          B    .     .     .     74.00  44.05
 7 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            C    3     2     .     88.00  52.38  0.35(A)
                                          Totals                         588.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠T42
972
QT4
♣AQ73
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQJ8
KJT5
A92
♣65
♠5
AQ843
K85
♣T842
♠A9763
6
J763
♣KJ9
8
149
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 4 2NT  ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.00   0.00  2♠* S -1  D5-Larson-Falor vs D2-Muller-Newell
        170    3.50   2.50  3 W +1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        170    3.50   2.50  3 W +1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        170    3.50   2.50  3 E +1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        170    3.50   2.50  2 E +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        420    1.00   5.00  4 E      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        500    0.00   6.00  3♠* S -3  D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Even a bold South will probably choose to pass in third seat this time, leaving West to open 1. After he raises East's hearts, East should make a game try and West will cooperate. There's no need to lose three minor suit tricks: the spades will provide pitches.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
1NT2132Pass
4All pass  
  1. less than constructive spade raise
  2. game force with 5+ hearts

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3, 5, 7, and 12.

The Bidding: After 2 passes, South opens a light 1 in 3rd seat. West has a choice between passing and a light 1NT overcall . With good texture and spades well stopped, overcalling 1NT seems best. North raises to 2. It is common to play lebensohl after interference over 1NT . The problem with the traditional version of Lebensohl on this auction is advancer has no way to show an invitational hand with hearts. When holding an invitational hand, advancer must guess whether to advertise a competitive hand or a game forcing hand. Here, East knows West has wasted values opposite their shortness. So West may guess to compete. On the other hand, East has 12 Support Points. East's spade shortness can act as an additional spade stopper. Game forcing seems best. After a natural game forcing advance to 3, East-West arrive at 4.

To avoid guessing, many expert partnerships play Transfer lebensohl . With that agreement, East bids an artificial 3 to show an invitational or better hand with 5+ hearts. West can infer East's spade shortness. With a minimum and 6 HCP opposite East's shortness, West bids 3 to say they would decline an invitation. East treats their hand as a Game Force and bids 3NT to offer a choice of games. West, with 4-card heart support and a doubleton club, places the contract in 4.

At tables where South passes in 3rd seat, West opens 1. East responds 1. West is a bit light to jump to 3. So West raises to 2. East's 12 Support Points suggest inviting game. East's Losing Trick Count of 7 suggests jumping to game. Either way, East-West arrive at 4.

The Play: When East leads their singleton spade, South has no winning options. Going up with the Ace gives East-West 3 spade winners. Declarer easily scores 10 tricks: 3 + 5 + 2. Ducking fairs no better. Declarer can score 10 tricks on a Dummy Reversal or by ruffing clubs in the short hand.



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2 ♠KJ96
872
A976
♣AK
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠754
A53
QJT5
♣QT5
♠AT3
KQT9
K8
♣J876
♠Q82
J64
432
♣9432
15
913
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  1N E -2   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
   50          5.00   1.00  2♣ E -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    4.00   2.00  1N N -1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D2-Muller-Newell
        120    2.50   3.50  1N W +1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        120    2.50   3.50  1N E +1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        150    1.00   5.00  1N W +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        500    0.00   6.00  2* S -2  D4-Carr-Gussner vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. Will West respond 1 or 1NT? I prefer the latter because I am not interested in a four card major from partner. That will muzzle North and pass out. Declarer will be mighty glad spades break. The red suits will be a great source of winners.



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3 ♠9653
QT5
AQJT5
♣5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ72
AKJ97
83
♣2
♠4
632
62
♣AKQ9864
♠AT8
84
K974
♣JT73
9
149
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♥3 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3 1♠  ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  5 W -3   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          3.50   2.50  5 E -1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  100          3.50   2.50  4 W -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
  100          3.50   2.50  4 W -1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          3.50   2.50  4 W -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        170    1.00   5.00  3 W +1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D2-Muller-Newell
        620    0.00   6.00  4 W      D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When West opens 1, East is in a nasty position. His best bet is 1NT, though some won't resist 2. No matter: West now bids hearts. Some Easts will insist upon clubs, others will pass hearts. As usual, the major is worth a lot more.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass2Pass
2Pass3Pass
3Pass4All pass

The Bidding: After West opens 1, North is a bit light to overcall 2. Some may take liberties at favorable vulnerability opposite a passed hand. Playing Standard American, East could comfortably respond 2. Playing Two Over One Game Force , a 2 response would be game forcing. East's clubs may be running. 3NT may make opposite a minimum opener. Responding 1NT could easily miss a game. Responding 2 could easily get the partnership too high. Many expert partnerships use a jump to 3 as a natural Invitational Jump Shift . Here, East has more trick taking potential than expected for an invitational jump shift. Despite the risk of getting too high, responding 2 seems best. West's 2 rebid shows 5+ spades and 4+ hearts. East rebids 3. West's 3 rebid suggests 5+ spades and 5+ hearts. East places the contract at 4.

The Play: North is likely to lead their singleton club. If West has the Ace, they might try a club lead through East. Club shortness is also a possibility. Declarer wins the Ace (or similar) and calls for another high club, discarding a diamond loser. North ruffs. North expects declarer to be 6-5-1-1 or 5-5-2-1. If declarer is 6-5-1-1, North must switch to a spade and hope South has the Ace. Now a 3rd round of clubs would give North a Trump Promotion for the defense's 3rd trick. If declarer is 5-5-2-1, that defense would be quite costly. Declarer would pitch their diamond loser on the 3rd round of clubs. If declarer has the Ace, North could consider underleading the Ace, hoping South has the King.

South can use a Suit Preference signal to help North. On the 2nd round of clubs, South knows both West and North are out. North doesn't need a count signal. A Suit Preference signal is what is needed. With that understanding, South plays the Jack at trick 2 to show their spade entry. North-South must guess whether to cash a diamond before the 3rd round of clubs is led. If declarer is 6-5-1-1, attempting to cash a diamond will allow declarer to score 11 tricks. In IMPs scoring, the goal is to set the contract. In Matchpoints scoring, where an overtrick can be costly, determining the defensive goal is more complicated. Here, the defense must cash a diamond before leading a 3rd round of clubs to set 4.



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4 ♠765
9865
AT8
♣QJ5
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AKJ93
74
J
♣AKT64
♠84
KJT32
542
♣872
♠QT2
AQ
KQ9763
♣93
7
164
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 -/3NT
       ♣4 ♥4/5 ♠4/5 NT6/9
EW: 3♣ 1 2♠  ♦4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +200 4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  3♠ W -3   D5-Larson-Falor vs D2-Muller-Newell
  200          5.00   1.00  3♠ W -2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          4.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        100    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        140    0.00   6.00  3♠ W      D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Coffee-Weiss

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 with high hopes--soon to be dashed by East's pass. South can bid 3 to show a decent suit and an opening hand. Now West has to think, should I bid those clubs? Everyone's too high already, alas. If only North has the doubleton spade...



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5 ♠864
KJT754
72
♣A2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AK3
63
KQ83
♣KJ93
♠QJT2
AQ2
A94
♣QT6
♠975
98
JT65
♣8754
8
1615
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥5 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6 2 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    6.00   0.00  3♣ W +3   D5-Larson-Falor vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        480    5.00   1.00  4♠ W +2   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        490    2.50   3.50  4N E +2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D2-Muller-Newell
        490    2.50   3.50  4N E +2   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        490    2.50   3.50  3N W +3   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        490    2.50   3.50  3N E +3   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        990    0.00   6.00  6N E      D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

2 isn't outlandish with the North hand, but nothing should slow E-W down very much. East has a clear-cut 2NT, showing a 1NT opener and hearts stopped, so West should check for Aces and bid the slam. Knock out the A and rack up a nifty 12 tricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 22NTPass
4NTAll pass  

The Bidding: After North opens a Weak Two Hearts , East overcalls 2NT. West, with 16 HCP, expects the partnership to have 31-34 HCP. Typically 33 HCP are needed for 2 balanced hands to make 6NT. Here, East is a minimum for their 2NT overcall. East's flat distribution is a negative. East's texture and AQ over North are positives. Assuming North has the King for their weak 2 opening, the defense cannot have 2 quick cashers. If needing a top, bidding 6NT is a reasonable game. Most will appropriately decline the Quantitative invitation with a minimum 2NT overcall.

The Play: The King is onside as expected. East's texture fits with West's hand. Declarer knocks out the Ace and tests diamonds. When diamonds break 4-2, declarer takes the heart finesse for their 12th trick.



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6 ♠A952
JT874
K9
♣63
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT63
A6
Q876
♣AT2
♠Q874
K932
A43
♣Q8
♠J
Q5
JT52
♣KJ9754
8
1311
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3 1 3♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -500 4♣*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.50   1.50  3N W -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          4.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D2-Muller-Newell
  100          4.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
  100          4.50   1.50  3♠ W -1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        140    2.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        150    1.00   5.00  3♣ S -3   D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        170    0.00   6.00  2♠ E +2   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and eventually they find the nice 4-4 spade fit, only unappealing because of the nasty trump break. East can raise to 3, but West has a minimum and should decline the invitation. No lead causes much trouble, luckily.



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7 ♠KQT98
T74
T97
♣K9
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠4
K982
AKJ5
♣J832
♠6
J653
Q8632
♣AT5
♠AJ7532
AQ
4
♣Q764
8
127
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3/4
EW: 2♣ 4 3  ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +200 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          3.50   2.50  4♠ S      D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
  620          3.50   2.50  4♠ S      D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D2-Muller-Newell
  620          3.50   2.50  4♠ S      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  620          3.50   2.50  4♠ S      D5-Larson-Falor vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
  620          3.50   2.50  4♠ S      D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  620          3.50   2.50  4♠ S      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
  200          0.00   6.00  3♠ S +2   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South will surely play spades. How high? Not many will get to the game, which depends on North's club length. How does one find that out?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Dbl21Dbl4
4NTPass5Pass
PassDblAll pass 
  1. constructive spade raise

The Bidding: After South opens 1, West Doubles for Takeout . Many expert partnerships play Transfers Over a Double of One of a Major because it allows responder to differentiate weak raises from Constructive Raises and gives responder the ability to cheaply show side suits or suggest a lead. With that agreement, North bids an artificial 2 to show a constructive spade raise. East, with 10 Support Points, has a choice between advancing to 3 or making a Responsive Double . A Responsive Double seems best because it shows more than one place to play. South, with 17 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 5½, places the contract at 4. Because everyone at the table has shown a good hand, it is easy to infer distribution has played a role in the bidding. West knows their partnership has a double fit. South was confident enough to bid 4 without making a Game Try . West is inclined to believe South. A sacrifice should be profitable. West consults East on the best sacrifice by bidding 4NT. East shows their 5-card diamond suit. North-South double to protect their equity.

The Play in 4: It doesn't take long for declarer to draw trump. Declarer has a quick loser in diamonds and clubs. Declarer has plenty of ruffing power. Declarer finesses against East for the King. When the finesse loses, declarer has 10 tricks.

The Play in 5X: Declarer has a quick spade loser. Declarer must avoid losing 4 tricks in the rounded suits for their sacrifice to be profitable. After the defense cashes a spade and declarer draws trump, declarer can force the defense to lead a suit for them or give declarer a ruff-and-sluff. Here, the heart suit is friendly for declarer. Leading towards the King makes it easy to pickup the suit for 1 loser. The potential for an end play improves declarer's chances to hold club losers to 1. Declarer begins by leading a low club towards hand. Here, North's K9 doubleton makes it easy for declarer to pickup the clubs for 1 loser. Declarer scores 10 tricks for a profitable sacrifice.



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8 ♠AKQT86
963
Q
♣T75
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠93
AQ854
K6
♣KQJ6
♠J72
KT72
J95
♣A98
♠54
J
AT87432
♣432
11
159
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3  ♦6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   0.50  4 W -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          5.50   0.50  4 W -1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        140    4.00   2.00  3♠ W      D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        170    3.00   3.00  3 W +1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        420    1.50   4.50  4 W      D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D2-Muller-Newell
        420    1.50   4.50  4 W      D5-Larson-Falor vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        500    0.00   6.00  4♠* N -3  D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Over West's 1, North surely bids 2 and East raises to 3. Many will get to the heart game, and it's only the singleton diamond in the North hand which beats it. Bad luck can't be helped.



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9 ♠A2
QT654
KQ
♣KQT4
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T9875
932
76
♣976
♠K63
J8
AJT94
♣A32
♠QJ4
AK7
8532
♣J85
16
013
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2/1 4 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          4.50   1.50  4 S      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
  420          4.50   1.50  4 N      D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  200          3.00   3.00  3 N +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
         50    1.50   4.50  3N N -1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
         50    1.50   4.50  4 N -1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        100    0.00   6.00  6 N -2   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D2-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North may open 1NT with this paltry suit and hefty doubletons. If so, he'll play 3NT (unless the partnership uses Puppet Stayman ), which founders on a diamond lead in all likelihood. No matter what we've agreed to play, a hand will come up which makes us wish otherwise.



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10 ♠AKT
T842
JT8
♣842
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q98654
-
AK2
♣KT95
♠32
KQ65
Q97543
♣7
♠J7
AJ973
6
♣AQJ63
8
127
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3  ♦4 ♠4/5 NT6
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  730          6.00   0.00  3* S     D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  620          5.00   1.00  4 S      D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
  140          4.00   2.00  3 S      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        100    3.00   3.00  3 S -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D2-Muller-Newell
        200    1.50   4.50  4* S -1  D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        200    1.50   4.50  4 S -2   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        500    0.00   6.00  4* S -2  D5-Larson-Falor vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, West bids 1 and North can jump to 3 with single raise values and four trump. South can be forgiven for an optimistic 4 bid when trumps are 4-0 and the K is off-side. Not a lucky hand.



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11 ♠AQ6
AQJ8
A542
♣62
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K54
K76
JT97
♣KT4
♠987
T942
86
♣Q987
♠JT32
53
KQ3
♣AJ53
17
102
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 6 4/5 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +920 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  520          6.00   0.00  3N N +4   D5-Larson-Falor vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
  460          4.00   2.00  3N N +2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
  460          4.00   2.00  3N N +2   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D2-Muller-Newell
  460          4.00   2.00  3N N +2   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
  430          1.50   4.50  3N S +1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  430          1.50   4.50  3N N +1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
  400          0.00   6.00  3N N      D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North has a bit of a problem hand. He might solve it with a light 2NT opener, but most will start with 1. South now bids 1 and North must slightly misrepresent his hand with a forcing reverse to 2. That should draw 3NT from South, making a pile when both major suit Kings are cooperative. Use the diamonds for transport to the South hand to repeat those finesses.



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12 ♠KJT76
T
K84
♣QT63
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠95
QJ8542
AJ97
♣J
♠AQ84
AK93
T
♣A972
♠32
76
Q6532
♣K854
9
917
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥0 ♠4 NT3
EW: 1♣ 2 7 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -1510 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        480    5.00   1.00  4 W +2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        480    5.00   1.00  4 W +2   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D2-Muller-Newell
        480    5.00   1.00  4 E +2   D5-Larson-Falor vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        510    1.50   4.50  4 W +3   D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        510    1.50   4.50  4 W +3   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        510    1.50   4.50  4 W +3   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        510    1.50   4.50  4 W +3   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

If West does open 2 (and many won't, wanting a better suit), North will pass and East should go for slam right away. It makes an overtrick when the spade finesse works, but the small slam will be all it's reasonable to try. If West passes, East will Splinter or just raise hearts to game, and it will be harder for West to visualize how great there fit really is. A Splinter in diamonds will help.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
2Pass2NTPass
31Pass3Pass
4Pass6All pass
  1. A good preempt with the Ace or King

The Bidding: After West opens a Weak Two Hearts , North hs a choice between passing, overcalling 2, and doubling for takeout. North is too weak to overcall. North's 12 Support Points are a bit light for a takeout double. North's quacky hand and the unfavorable vulnerability suggest passing. East, with 20 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 5, is interested in slam. Asking for key cards will not help. East is more concerned about West's shape. If East-West have a method to ask the preempter for shortness, getting to slam is easy. Few partnerships have such a method. If a new suit response is forcing, East has the option of using a Splinter bid to show their shortness. West has poor trump, but should cooperate with an Ace and shortness of their own. Now the partnership reaches 6.

For partnerships playing a new suit by responder as non-forcing, a Splinter bid isn't available. A jump to 4 would be forcing and natural. So East has to be more creative with their slam try. East could use a 2NT asking bid. If 2NT asks for a Feature , a 3 response is good only if the Feature is the Ace. Similarly, a good-hand bad-suit response isn't particularly helpful. East can proceed to cue bid. When West cooperates by cue bidding their club shortness, East places the contract in 6.

The Play: Even if North leads a trump, declarer can navigate 3 diamond ruffs to score 12 tricks. If willing to risk the spade finesse, declarer can score a 13th trick. If the finesse loses and South leads a 2nd round of hearts, declarer will not be happy. Without a trump lead, declarer can score their 3 ruffs and take the spade finesse with little risk.



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13 ♠A42
-
AQ65
♣AKJ762
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJ986
KQJ53
K
♣Q5
♠KT73
T6
T93
♣T843
♠5
A98742
J8742
♣9
18
143
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 7 3 4NT  ♠5
EW: 1♠  ♣1 ♦0 ♥4 NT1
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +1700 7♠*-EW-6
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  640          6.00   0.00  5 N +2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
  620          4.00   2.00  5♣ N +1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D2-Muller-Newell
  620          4.00   2.00  5♣ N +1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  620          4.00   2.00  5♣ N +1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
  600          2.00   4.00  5 N      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  170          1.00   5.00  3♣ N +3   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
  110          0.00   6.00  3♣ N      D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and South naturally bids 1. Now North reverses into diamonds and South should come to life. He has a terrific hand for his strong partner. I don't advise bidding seven off the trump king--who knows where it will be?



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14 ♠9653
Q6
96
♣KQ976
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K
KT752
AQT87
♣AJ
♠QT2
AJ9
KJ5
♣T532
♠AJ874
843
432
♣84
7
1711
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦1 ♥1 NT1
EW: 2♣ 5 5 5NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   0.00  4 W -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        200    5.00   1.00  3 W +2   D5-Larson-Falor vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        230    4.00   2.00  2 W +4   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D2-Muller-Newell
        420    3.00   3.00  4 W      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        450    1.50   4.50  4 W +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        450    1.50   4.50  4 W +1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        480    0.00   6.00  4 W +2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West will bid the heart game whether or not East has Drury in his convention arsenal. The natural opening club lead will hold them to five at most tables.



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15 ♠A7
AT54
KT854
♣J7
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠K985
963
Q
♣T6532
♠QJT3
KQ
AJ762
♣AK
♠642
J872
93
♣Q984
12
520
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-  ♣4 ♦5 ♥7/6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 4♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D2-Muller-Newell
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
   50          4.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        120    2.00   4.00  2N E      D5-Larson-Falor vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        140    1.00   5.00  3♠ W      D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        170    0.00   6.00  3♠ W +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East will be aghast when North opens 1. He doubles with this big hand, and West is more likely to respond 1 than 2. Now East raises to 3 and West will (reluctantly) go on to game if he trusts his partner. Trust will be rewarded this time.



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16 ♠KQ84
AJ94
-
♣KJT75
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J2
62
KT95
♣A8642
♠A976
KT
AJ32
♣Q93
♠T53
Q8753
Q8764
♣-
14
814
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣5 ♦5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2NT  ♥3 ♠5/6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.50   0.50  3 S +1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  170          5.50   0.50  3 N +1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D2-Muller-Newell
  100          4.00   2.00  3 W -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
         50    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    1.50   4.50  4 S -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
         50    1.50   4.50  1♣ N -1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. West will be reluctant to double with only two hearts, but he can justify 1NT--or pass. Either way, South is unlikely to want to bid. North can only hope he gets a chance to reopen with a double, which will elicit a heart bid from South. It may take 10 tricks, but I can't imagine anyone bidding it.



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17 ♠J84
J973
A54
♣AJT
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K5
86
QT9632
♣Q43
♠AQ97
K542
K8
♣K72
♠T632
AQT
J7
♣9865
11
715
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 3  ♣6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90    6.00   0.00  1N E      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        110    4.50   1.50  3 W      D5-Larson-Falor vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        110    4.50   1.50  3 W      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D2-Muller-Newell
        150    2.00   4.00  1N E +2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        150    2.00   4.00  1N E +2   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        150    2.00   4.00  3♠ S -3   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        400    0.00   6.00  3N E      D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1NT. Most will pass with the West hand, giving declarer a long row to hoe. This time, the transfer to 3 is better, but the odds are in favor of passing. Things are a bit easier for declarer with a spade lead--be careful to leave the K on the board as a potential entry to the diamonds--though North should hold up to make that suit inaccessible.



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18 ♠J7432
98
Q53
♣K84
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K985
QJ7
K6
♣QT62
♠AQ
KT652
T8742
♣3
♠T6
A43
AJ9
♣AJ975
6
119
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦5 ♥3 NT6
EW: 1 3 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  580          6.00   0.00  2♣* S +2  D5-Larson-Falor vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        100    5.00   1.00  2♣ S -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        120    4.00   2.00  1N W +1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    3.00   3.00  3 E      D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        200    1.00   5.00  3♠ N -2   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        200    1.00   5.00  2♠ S -2   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D2-Muller-Newell
        200    1.00   5.00  3♣* S -1  D4-Carr-Gussner vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North's 1 bid may embolden East to show this ragged two-suiter, but I think many will just pass. South's 1NT rebid will pass back to East--and now I think double is more justified. On the vulnerability, West might pass; otherwise, she'll choose hearts and settle down to an easy part score.



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19 ♠9653
JT85
AQ6
♣QT
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A742
AQ4
972
♣AJ4
♠QJ8
9
JT4
♣K87632
♠KT
K7632
K853
♣95
9
157
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦5 ♠5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 2♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -500 4*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3N W -2   D5-Larson-Falor vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        110    5.00   1.00  3♣ W      D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        130    3.00   3.00  3♣ W +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        130    3.00   3.00  3♣ W +1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        130    3.00   3.00  3♣ E +1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        210    1.00   5.00  1N W +4   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        600    0.00   6.00  3N E      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D2-Muller-Newell
20 ♠-
72
KQT843
♣KQ743
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠92
643
A976
♣J962
♠AKQ7654
KQ5
2
♣T8
♠JT83
AJT98
J5
♣A5
10
514
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 2  ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣3 ♦2 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  4♠* W -2  D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D2-Muller-Newell
  200          5.00   1.00  3♠* E -1  D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  170          4.00   2.00  4 N +2   D5-Larson-Falor vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
  100          3.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    2.00   4.00  5 N -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    1.00   5.00  5 N -2   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        500    0.00   6.00  5* S -2  D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
21 ♠K763
KT9
J87
♣876
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J9
Q853
AT654
♣T2
♠A82
62
Q932
♣AQ94
♠QT54
AJ74
K
♣KJ53
7
712
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 3♠  ♦4 NT6
EW: 3 1NT  ♣6 ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  2♠ N +1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
         90    5.00   1.00  2 E      D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    2.50   3.50  3 E      D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        110    2.50   3.50  3 E      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D2-Muller-Newell
        110    2.50   3.50  3 E      D5-Larson-Falor vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        110    2.50   3.50  2 E +1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        120    0.00   6.00  1N E +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
22 ♠KJT84
J92
A7
♣852
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A752
AK5
85
♣QJ97
♠Q
T83
QT96432
♣T6
♠963
Q764
KJ
♣AK43
9
144
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦5
EW: 2  ♣5 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  5* E -2  D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          5.00   1.00  3♠ N      D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  110          3.00   3.00  2♠ N      D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
  110          3.00   3.00  2♠ N      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D2-Muller-Newell
  110          3.00   3.00  2♠ N      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
   90          1.00   5.00  1N S      D1-Block-Heller vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
         50    0.00   6.00  3♠ N -1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
23 ♠K6
9862
9
♣Q98762
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ873
AKJ5
KQT2
♣-
♠T54
43
A6543
♣K53
♠J92
QT7
J87
♣AJT4
5
197
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦1 ♥4 ♠1 NT4
EW: 6 3 6♠ 3/1NT  ♣5
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -1400 7♣*-NS-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    6.00   0.00  4♠ W      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        650    3.00   3.00  5♠ W      D1-Block-Heller vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ W +1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ W +1   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D2-Muller-Newell
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ W +1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ W +1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        680    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +2   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
24 ♠Q6
QJ42
QJ3
♣A862
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠73
98653
9542
♣K3
♠AJ92
K7
AKT6
♣T95
♠KT854
AT
87
♣QJ74
12
315
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2/1 3♠ 3NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣4/3 ♦6 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  2N S +1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
  140          5.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  110          3.50   2.50  2♠ S      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D2-Muller-Newell
  110          3.50   2.50  2♠ S      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
  100          2.00   4.00  2 E -2   D1-Block-Heller vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
         50    1.00   5.00  3N N -1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
         80    0.00   6.00  1♠ E      D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
25 ♠96542
T842
T7
♣43
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQJT8
J9
QJ62
♣JT
♠K3
A63
K8
♣AQ8765
♠7
KQ75
A9543
♣K92
0
1216
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♦5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4♣ 2/1 4♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  3N W -1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
         50    5.00   1.00  3 S -1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        150    4.00   2.00  3♣ E +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Muller-Newell
        630    3.00   3.00  3N E +1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    2.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        660    1.00   5.00  3N E +2   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        690    0.00   6.00  3N E +3   D4-Carr-Gussner vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
26 ♠Q73
J
KT
♣AKT8762
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J2
T875
AQ9
♣QJ94
♠AK9
K9432
J83
♣53
♠T8654
AQ6
76542
♣-
13
1011
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 3♠  ♥5 NT5
EW: 2 2NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  4 E -2   D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Muller-Newell
  200          5.50   0.50  3 E -2   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
  110          4.00   2.00  2♠ S      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        100    2.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    2.00   4.00  3♣ N -1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        400    0.00   6.00  5 S -4   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
27 ♠K9
AJ54
J842
♣T63
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠JT653
63
AKQ
♣982
♠A842
T7
T95
♣AQJ7
♠Q7
KQ982
763
♣K54
9
1011
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
    PASS       6.00   0.00  Pass Out  D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Muller-Newell
        140    3.50   2.50  3♠ W      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        140    3.50   2.50  3♠ W      D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        140    3.50   2.50  3♠ W      D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    3.50   2.50  2♠ W +1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        170    0.50   5.50  3♠ W +1   D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        170    0.50   5.50  3♠ W +1   D5-Larson-Falor vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
28 ♠J62
A6542
762
♣J2
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AT5
KJ3
9
♣AK8763
♠Q
T98
AQT8543
♣Q4
♠K98743
Q7
KJ
♣T95
6
1510
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥4 ♠6 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 3 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    6.00   0.00  3♣ W      D4-Carr-Gussner vs D1-Coffee-Weiss
        130    5.00   1.00  3 E +1   D3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs D6-Siebert-Ricketts
        150    4.00   2.00  3♣ W +2   D5-Larson-Falor vs D3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        400    3.00   3.00  3N W      D2-Lesieutre-Crawley vs D4-Shellooe-Maddox
        430    2.00   4.00  3N W +1   D6-Thorpe-Sokol vs D5-Boehne-Jackson
        460    1.00   5.00  3N W +2   D7-Tatsugawa-Rubin vs D7-Schnebele-Seckel
        490    0.00   6.00  3N W +3   D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Muller-Newell