- Monday Aft - August 14, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1196 MP  Geomean: 806 MP
(based on 40 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 59.72 1st A 1.00
Bill Cohen - Tim Higginson 59.03 1st A 1.00
Marianne Van Gelder - Ronald Loiacono 58.80 2nd A 0.70
Jerome Weiss - Ron Coffee 56.71 3rd A 0.50
Mary Cotham - Sam Dodson 56.02 2nd A 0.70
Judy Lesieutre - Nancy Borucki 55.79 4th A 0.35
Jackie Stewart - Konny Murray 51.16 3rd A 0.50
Lauren Upson - Tim Gillott 50.69 4th A 0.35
Barbara Deasy - Bee Melendez 46.76 1st C 0.24
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>August 14, 2017    |CLUB NO.>217133    | 08/14/2017 16:04
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    1     1     .    129.00  59.72  1.00(A)
 2 Marianne Van Gelder    Ronald Loiacono          A    2     .     .    127.00  58.80  0.70(A)
 3 Ron Coffee             Jerome Weiss             B    3     2     .    122.50  56.71  0.50(A)
 4 Bee Melendez           Barbara Deasy            C    .     .     1    101.00  46.76  0.24(C)
 5 Perry Miller           Barbara Alexander        B    .     .     .     89.00  41.20
 6 Judy Lesieutre         Nancy Borucki            A    4     .     .    120.50  55.79  0.35(A)
 7 Helen Rubin            Mitsuo Tatsugawa         A    .     .     .    105.00  48.61
 8 Judith Ritchie         Marion Keyworth          C    .     .     .     93.00  43.06
 9 Andrea Carr            Maria Gussner            C    .     .     .     97.50  45.14
10 Larry Slayton          Brad Dow                 A    .     .     .     95.50  44.21
                                          Totals                        1080.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Jackie Stewart         Konny Murray             B    3     2     .    110.50  51.16  0.50(A)
 2 Tim Gillott            Lauren Upson             B    4     3     .    109.50  50.69  0.35(A)
 3 Freya Charney          Stan Charney             A    .     .     .     94.00  43.52
 4 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             B    .     .     .    107.50  49.77
 5 Bill Cohen             Tim Higginson            C    1     1     1    127.50  59.03  1.00(A)
 6 Shirley Temple         Judy Dudley              B    .     .     .     92.00  42.59
 7 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C    .     .     .    106.50  49.31
 8 Mary Cotham            Sam Dodson               A    2     .     .    121.00  56.02  0.70(A)
 9 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    .     .     .    108.00  50.00
10 Deborah Davis          Dinah Irino              C    .     .     .    103.50  47.92
                                          Totals                        1080.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠965
J73
T8
♣KQJ63
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT84
KQ9
A73
♣A87
♠AK32
A542
K54
♣54
♠J7
T86
QJ962
♣T92
7
1514
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
EW: 2♣ 3 5 6♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    7.50   0.50  4♠ W +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A10-Davis-Irino
        450    7.50   0.50  4♠ W +1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A3-Charney-Charney
        460    6.00   2.00  3N W +2   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        480    2.50   5.50  4♠ W +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        480    2.50   5.50  4♠ W +2   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A4-Muller-Newell
        480    2.50   5.50  4♠ W +2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        480    2.50   5.50  4♠ W +2   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        480    2.50   5.50  4♠ W +2   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        480    2.50   5.50  4♠ W +2   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A9-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East has the rare hand where it's necessary to open a three card diamond suit. When he then raises West's spades. West will become declarer at the spade game. No one will be thinking of slam, but when the hearts break around the table, West will be able to discard his losing diamond and cash 12 tricks. Since trump also cooperate, declarer will have no trouble ruffing his extra minor suit cards.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass2Pass
3NTPass4All pass

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 2, 5, 7, and 18.

The Bidding: East opens 1, 1, or 1NT depending on their notrump range and the number of diamonds promised when opening 1. At tables where East opens 1 or 1, West's priority is to look for a major suit fit. After West responds 1, East raises to 2. West offers a choice of games by jumping to 3NT. East, with no slow honors and poor texture prefers the spade game.

At tables where East opens 1NT, West has a choice between looking for a spade fit or placing the contract in 3NT. It is a close decision. If playing a 14-16 HCP 1NT range, West knows the partnership has at 29-31 HCP. The extra strength and West's flat distribution increase the likelihood 3NT will score better than 4. Using Stayman reveals information opener's distribution which may help the defense. Holding just 1 slow honor in the side suits makes it more likely a ruff can provide an extra trick. East could hold a maximum with 5 spades. If so, a slam may be available. Jumping to 3NT is reasonable. Some may prefer a Stayman response. Using Low Information Puppet Stayman , if available, is attractive. Low Information Puppet Stayman doesn't disclose whether opener has a 4-card major. If East shows 5 spades, West can make a slam try. If not, West places the contract in 3NT.

The Play in 3NT: With spades and hearts breaking, declarer has 11 quick winners.

The Play in 4: East's doubleton club allows declarer to score an extra trick with a ruff. Declarer has 12 tricks: 4 + 4 + 2 + 1 + 1 ruff.



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2 ♠8654
753
JT53
♣92
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K
AJ2
A94
♣AKQT83
♠QT7
QT98
K762
♣64
♠AJ932
K64
Q8
♣J75
1
217
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
EW: 6♣ 4 6 3♠ 6NT
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.00   0.00  3♣ W +3   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A3-Charney-Charney
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ W +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A4-Muller-Newell
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ W +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A10-Davis-Irino
        460    5.00   3.00  3N W +2   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        490    2.50   5.50  4N E +2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        490    2.50   5.50  3N E +3   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        490    2.50   5.50  3N E +3   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        490    2.50   5.50  3N E +3   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        980    0.00   8.00  6 E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Stewart-Murray

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West has a five loser hand, but might decide to open 2 anyway. Will they end up in the NT game or the club game? Like last hand, friendly distribution allows 12 tricks: the K is just where declarer hopes it will be. If West opens 1, he will have to invent a jump shift to show this enormous hand. There's no club rebid that will do short of just bidding the game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass11
Dbl1Pass2Pass
2Pass2NTPass
3NTAll pass  
  1. exactly 3

The Bidding: South's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After East and South pass, West has a choice between opening 1, 2NT, or 2. Opening 2NT hides West's trick taking potential and risks playing in a 6-1 spade fit. Opening a Strong 2 Clubs and rebidding a natural and forcing 3 is reasonable. The favorable vulnerability reduces the risk of spade preemption. If East is weak with club shortness, opening 2 will likely result in recording a negative score on the board. Rebids are easy after a 1 opening. Over a 1 response, West can show a strong hand with a source of tricks in clubs by jumping to 3NT. Over a red suit response, West can manufacture a Reverse , planning to show 3-card support and shortness later. West's club length reduces the risk 1 will passout. Opening 1 seems best.

Here, all paths lead to 3NT. The above auction shows West opening 1. East using a Walsh style 1 response, bypassing their diamond suit. After East overcalls 1, West's Support Double shows exactly 3 hearts. North has 4-card spade support, but the unfavorable vulnerability and a Losing Trick Count of 11 suggests passing. East is a bit weak to bid 2NT. With good heart texture, bidding 2 seems best. West's cue bid establishes a Game Force . East's 2NT bid shows their spade stopper and suggests a 4-card heart suit. West's 3NT bid ends the auction.

The Play: With clubs breaking 3-2 and the King onside, declarer can score 12 tricks. If the opening lead isn't a spade, declarer can comfortably use East's King entry to finesse against the King. Declarer wants South to cover. So declarer leads the Queen, planning to unblock the Jack if South doesn't cover. If South covers declarer has 12 tricks outside of spades. If South Holds Up their King, the heart suit blocks. Declarer can still score 12 tricks by cashing their winners and exiting the King. South has nothing but spades. The Queen provides declarer's 12th trick.

If a spade is led and West's King wins the trick, taking the heart finesse risks putting the Dangerous Opponent on lead. Declarer runs their clubs before making a decision on the heart finesse. South has difficulty finding 3 discards. Declarer may sense South's difficulty and infer South has the King. If South discards a heart or covers the Queen, the hearts are no longer blocked and declarer scores all the tricks: 1 + 4 + 2 + 6.



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3 ♠QT32
AQ94
98
♣Q95
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠65
2
AKJ63
♣AJ763
♠A9874
JT763
T75
♣-
♠KJ
K85
Q42
♣KT842
10
135
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/-  ♦4 ♥7/6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  3N W -2   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
  200          7.50   0.50  3 W -2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Stewart-Murray
         90    4.50   3.50  2 W      A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A4-Muller-Newell
         90    4.50   3.50  2 W      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        100    2.50   5.50  3N S -2   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A3-Charney-Charney
        100    2.50   5.50  3 N -2   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    1.00   7.00  3N N -4   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        380    0.00   8.00  2* W +1  A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A10-Davis-Irino

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, so East just overcalls 1(Unusual NT not available if you play it shows the two minors). North has an ideal Negative Double . East sighs (inwardly, only, of course) and raises diamonds. That will end the bidding at most tables. West has a lot of clubs to ruff: he should try to shag as many as possible, though the opponents should lead trump if they get the chance as the hand progresses.



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4 ♠K7652
T975
KQ4
♣K
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QT
AQ2
T86532
♣A9
♠J
K843
J97
♣T8632
♠A9843
J6
A
♣QJ754
11
125
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 4♠ 3NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥5 ♠1 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A10-Davis-Irino
  680          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
  680          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A1-Stewart-Murray
  680          6.50   1.50  4♠ N +2   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  620          3.00   5.00  4♠ N      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  620          3.00   5.00  4♠ N      A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A4-Muller-Newell
  620          3.00   5.00  4♠ N      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
  230          0.50   7.50  3♠ S +3   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
  230          0.50   7.50  2♠ S +4   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A2-Gillott-Upson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North does not have the right disposition of his honors to consider this hand for the Rule of 20 . But he will be thrilled to bid the spade game after partner opens 1. Play is simple since West is unlikely to lead a heart. He'll get to discard his heart losers on the long diamonds. Trump even break--yummy. With any lead but a heart, declarer has 12 tricks.



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5 ♠52
AQ7
J752
♣J543
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AKQJ9764
9
A
♣AT6
♠3
JT8432
984
♣Q98
♠T8
K65
KQT63
♣K72
8
183
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 3 5♠ 4NT  ♦5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.00   0.00  3♠ W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A10-Davis-Irino
        420    5.50   2.50  4♠ W      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        420    5.50   2.50  4♠ W      A5-Miller-Alexander vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        420    5.50   2.50  4♠ W      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        420    5.50   2.50  4♠ W      A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        450    1.50   6.50  5♠ W      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        450    1.50   6.50  4♠ W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        450    1.50   6.50  4♠ W +1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A4-Muller-Newell
        450    1.50   6.50  4♠ W +1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A6-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South may open 1 in third seat, which will make life a little harder for West, who otherwise would be opening 2 on this three loser hand. Over 1, he'll double and then bid 4. East should go on if hehas any values, but it will be easy to pass with this dog.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Dbl22Pass
3Pass3Pass
4All pass  

The Bidding: After East opens 1 in 3rd seat, West's hand is too strong to overcall 1 or 4. So West begins with a double. North's raise to 2 is constructive. East has a choice between passing or bidding hearts. A preemptive jump to 4 is excessive. A jump to 3 would show invitational values. East doesn't have the values for a constructive advance to 2, but that is compensated by the extra heart length. Bidding 2 seems best. West shows the strength of their hand by cue bidding and then bidding 4. The unfavorable vulnerability and balanced hands dissuade North-South from sacrificing. East knows West has a monster, but West has no help. The auction ends at 4.

The Play: North will likely lead a diamond. Declarer has 10 quick winners. Declarer can try a lobbing finesse towards the Queen or can finesse against North for the Jack for their 11th trick. Declarer may wish to cash 6 of their 8 spades to watch the discards. Declarer can then exit a heart and see if North-South break clubs. Declarers who guess the club suit will score 11 tricks.



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6 ♠Q987
8542
K7
♣KT3
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠3
6
AT98643
♣AQ94
♠AT6
JT97
QJ2
♣J85
♠KJ542
AKQ3
5
♣762
8
109
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT5
EW: 2♣ 4  ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          8.00   0.00  4♠ S      A9-Carr-Gussner vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  200          6.50   1.50  5* W -1  A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  200          6.50   1.50  5* W -1  A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
         50    4.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A10-Davis-Irino
         50    4.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
         50    4.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        100    2.00   6.00  5♠ S -2   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A4-Muller-Newell
        130    1.00   7.00  3 W +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    0.00   8.00  3N N -3   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A8-Cotham-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. West has a peculiar hand--2 is the best bet for the moment. North has a lovely 3 call if that shows single raise values but four card support. The jump will probably stop East from raising with this very flat hand. If 3 passes back to West, will he repeat his suit? bid 4? Pass? I can imagine any of these scenarios. Now, what does West lead? His singleton heart is pointless since he has only one trump. So iy is likely to be the A--which will allow South to shag a loser. He won't know whether it should be a heart or a club--but a club is the likelier choice, since it takes a 4-1 heart break to create a heart loser. Alas...



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7 ♠AKJ765
J953
96
♣2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T8432
K8
KQ75
♣K8
♠Q
74
AJT83
♣AT965
♠9
AQT62
42
♣QJ743
9
1111
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠  ♣5 ♦2 NT5
EW: 2♣ 5 2NT  ♥4 ♠6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -500 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   0.00  3 S      A9-Carr-Gussner vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  100          7.00   1.00  3♣ E -1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    5.50   2.50  2♠ N -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        100    5.50   2.50  3 S -1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A3-Charney-Charney
        150    4.00   4.00  3 E +2   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        300    3.00   5.00  2♠ N -3   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        400    2.00   6.00  2N N -4   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        600    0.50   7.50  3N E      A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A10-Davis-Irino
        600    0.50   7.50  5 E      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A1-Stewart-Murray

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2 in third seat. This is awkward for East: over 1 he could have bid 2NT for the minors, but over 2, 2NT shows a NT opener and a spade stopper--not exactly what he has. Will he just overcall 3? If he does, his partner is likely to bid the diamond game, knowing from his hand that East can have few spade losers. N-S have a great heart fit, but few will findit unless South plays a hunch and opens this hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
12Pass3
All pass   

The Bidding: Auctions will vary dramatically across The Common Game . The following discusses 3 of the many possibilities. South's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. An upgrade is merited with the 10 and honors working in support of South's long suits. Passing risks the auctions getting uncomfortably high before South's next bid. Opening 1 seems best. West's 1 overcall isn't lead directional or obstructive, but getting the boss suit in play is generally a good idea. Playing Negative Doubles , North cannot double 1 for penalty. North can pass, hoping South reopens with a double. There is no upside looking to penalize 1. North-South have a 9+ card hit. East-West certainly have a minor suit fit. "Support with support" is a valuable bridge maxim. North's 13 Support Points and Losing Trick Count of 7 suggest a game is available. East and South have at most 2 spades between them. So the value of North's spade honors is suspect. Cue bidding to show an invitational or better raise seems best.

East would like to make a Responsive Double to show values and more than one place to play, but most play a double of the cue bid shows spade support. East doesn't have the strength to bid both minors. East prefers passing to guessing which minor to bid. South's 13 Support Points suggest declining an invitational raise. South's LTC of 6 suggests accepting an invitation. Having already upgraded the hand to open 1, bidding 3 to show a hand which would decline an invitational heart raise seems best. West has nothing to say. East's pass backs their decision not to Splinter . East could double here to show cards, but that is risky. Passing seems best. If West doesn't overcall 1, North will not downgrade their spade holding, and North-South are likely to reach 4. East may bid 4NT to "sacrifice" in a minor.

At tables where South passes initially, West's hand meets the Rule of 20 . After West opens 1, North has nothing to say. East's hand meets the Rule of 20. So some may Game Force with a 2 response. With a singleton spade and just 11 HCP, going low with a 1NT response seems best. If West passed initially, they will not be eager to make a Michaels Cue Bid and force the auction to the 3-level. After West bids 2, East invites game with a raise to 3. West declines the invitation.

The Play in 3: The defense has 3 quick winners, and will eventually collect the offside King to hold declarer to 9 tricks. Declarers who are allowed to draw trump before the defense collects 2 diamond tricks will score 10 tricks. Declarer's who finesse against the Queen will go down in 3. Declarers who drop the Queen will have no trouble with the 5-2 club break. Declarer can ruff 2 clubs and discard 2 clubs.

The Play in 3NT: Declarer has 7 quick winners. The King behind the Ace provides declarer's 8th trick. Unless North leads a low spade or South leads a low club, the defense will not have any trouble beating 3NT.

The Play in 3 or 5: Declarer has 2 quick losers in the majors. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would force South to split their club honors on the first round of clubs, and later take a ruffing finesse against South's remaining honor. Declarer's lacking x-ray vision will not be able to handle the 5-1 split if the defense break clubs.



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8 ♠A9
AK5432
8543
♣4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠54
QT9
AQJT7
♣832
♠QJT6
876
-
♣AQJT95
♠K8732
J
K962
♣K76
11
910
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2 3 2/1♠  ♣6/5 NT6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  4♣* E -3  A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A1-Stewart-Murray
  420          7.00   1.00  4 N      A9-Carr-Gussner vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  150          6.00   2.00  4♣ E -3   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
  140          4.50   3.50  3 N      A1-Eby-Eby vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
  140          4.50   3.50  3 N      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          2.50   5.50  3♣ E -2   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          2.50   5.50  3♣ E -2   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A2-Gillott-Upson
   50          1.00   7.00  3♣ E -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A10-Davis-Irino
        100    0.00   8.00  3♠ S -2   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A3-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2. What will East do? He has only 10 HCP and all those little hearts--not a pretty sight. As a passed hand, South will be wise to pass rather than make a forcing 2 bid and maybe hear partner have to rebid those hearts. At least her singleton is an honor. Will West balance in the pass-out seat? Unlikely.



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9 ♠AQT873
Q7
-
♣T9642
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠954
A85
J9764
♣AQ
♠J2
J943
AQ82
♣875
♠K6
KT62
KT53
♣KJ3
8
118
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 4/3♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ S      A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A3-Charney-Charney
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ N      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A1-Stewart-Murray
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ N      A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A10-Davis-Irino
  420          6.50   1.50  4♠ N      A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  170          2.50   5.50  3♠ N +1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  170          2.50   5.50  3♠ N +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
  170          2.50   5.50  2♠ N +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
  170          2.50   5.50  2♠ N +2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
  140          0.00   8.00  2♠ N +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A6-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When North opens 2, South may look at all those kings, hope for the best and raise. Bid game? Not likely. It's only because the clubs set up that this hand has a chance at 10 tricks.



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10 ♠5
9543
KQT7
♣AK98
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T73
JT
AJ5
♣QJ532
♠AKJ9842
AQ7
6
♣74
♠Q6
K862
98432
♣T6
12
914
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3  ♣6 ♠3 NT3
EW: 1♣ 4♠ 3NT  ♦4 ♥4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -500 5*-NS/5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        170    7.00   1.00  3♠ E +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A10-Davis-Irino
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A4-Muller-Newell
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A3-Charney-Charney
        650    3.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A6-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. When West raises, will North still double? He has a valuable hand, but those hearts are paltry, and the three level seems precarious. No matter: East will bid the spade game and be held to 10 tricks only if South leads a club. The third club lead gives South either a ruff or a trump promotion. On the plus side, the clubs are now set up to pitch East's heart losers so he doesn't also lose a heart trick.



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11 ♠Q74
Q62
JT6
♣Q742
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J6
A943
9753
♣K93
♠K8
KJ75
KQ42
♣J86
♠AT9532
T8
A8
♣AT5
7
813
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥5
EW: 2 2  ♣6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +100 3*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.50   0.50  3♠ S +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
  170          7.50   0.50  2♠ S +2   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  140          6.00   2.00  3♠ S      A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
  110          4.00   4.00  2♠ S      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A10-Davis-Irino
  110          4.00   4.00  2♠ S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A4-Muller-Newell
  110          4.00   4.00  2♠ S      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    1.00   7.00  3♠ S -1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A1-Stewart-Murray
         50    1.00   7.00  3♠ S -1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A3-Charney-Charney
         50    1.00   7.00  3♠ S -1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A6-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North raises a level, and East has to decide if he want to invite partner into the action. Holding the K in a bad place, he may decide to pass. Play the clubs by leading toward the Q. Luckily, West does have that King.



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12 ♠Q9754
QJ4
J8
♣A72
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AJT8
A872
A95
♣96
♠632
K
QT6432
♣KQ8
♠K
T9653
K7
♣JT543
10
1310
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4 3♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  5 W -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A4-Muller-Newell
        130    5.00   3.00  3 W +1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A10-Davis-Irino
        130    5.00   3.00  3 W +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        130    5.00   3.00  3 W +1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        130    5.00   3.00  3 W +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        130    5.00   3.00  2 W +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        180    2.00   6.00  2N W +2   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A3-Charney-Charney
        400    1.00   7.00  2♠ N -4   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        430    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A2-Gillott-Upson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Here's another 1 opener on three cards--against the odds to have two of these in one set of boards. East will show a limit raise in Diamonds, and West can take a chance on NT. South won't be able to return the opening spade lead, and nothing else endangers the contract.



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13 ♠A6
QT7
T98
♣KQT54
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J4
AJ543
J653
♣87
♠Q952
8
Q742
♣AJ92
♠KT873
K962
AK
♣63
11
79
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1/- 3 3♠ 2NT  ♦7/6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.50   0.50  2♠ S +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
  140          7.50   0.50  2 S +1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  110          6.00   2.00  2♠ S      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        100    4.00   4.00  2N S -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A3-Charney-Charney
        100    4.00   4.00  2N N -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        100    4.00   4.00  2N N -1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A4-Muller-Newell
        200    2.00   6.00  2N N -2   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        300    0.50   7.50  3N N -3   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        300    0.50   7.50  3N N -3   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A10-Davis-Irino

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 in third seat. If 2 isn't Drury , North will bid it and then South will bid 2. North has no diamond stopper, so will (rightly) be reluctant to try NT. He may take a two card preference for spades--more likely than passing 2. If 2 is Drury, North has a real bidding problem. 2NT shows shape and values--but there's that pesky lack of a diamond stopper. This one will worry a lot of players.



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14 ♠Q63
Q954
K
♣AT543
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AT875
762
QT2
♣86
♠J
JT
J9763
♣KQJ92
♠K942
AK83
A854
♣7
11
69
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 4♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥2 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.50   2.50  4 S +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A1-Stewart-Murray
  450          5.50   2.50  4 N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
  450          5.50   2.50  4 N +1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
  450          5.50   2.50  4 N +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A3-Charney-Charney
  450          5.50   2.50  4 N +1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
  450          5.50   2.50  4 N +1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A10-Davis-Irino
  420          2.00   6.00  4 N      A5-Miller-Alexander vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  140          1.00   7.00  2 S +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A4-Muller-Newell
         50    0.00   8.00  4 N -1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A2-Gillott-Upson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

This time opener does have four cards for his minor suit opener, much the more common case. He raises North's 1 answer--maybe even to 3 since his singleton club has value, and North will be glad to bid game. Will East lead a singleton when he has only two trump? It will pay off this time! Or will he make the more orthodox lead of the K?



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15 ♠K976
KJT4
972
♣J7
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AT43
A63
JT
♣A854
♠Q82
92
AQ853
♣Q93
♠J5
Q875
K64
♣KT62
8
1310
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♦4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3 2♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   2.00  2N W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
   50          6.00   2.00  2N W -1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
   50          6.00   2.00  1N W -1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A1-Stewart-Murray
   50          6.00   2.00  1N E -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A3-Charney-Charney
   50          6.00   2.00  3♣ W -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        110    3.00   5.00  1♠ W +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A4-Muller-Newell
        120    1.50   6.50  2N W      A5-Miller-Alexander vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        120    1.50   6.50  1N W +1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A10-Davis-Irino
        150    0.00   8.00  1N W +2   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A2-Gillott-Upson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North has the shape but not the points for a double. East has to bid either 1 or 1NT, depending on their style. One way or the other, East will probably declare in 1NT. Even a heart lead won't stop it. A club lead would even give time for some overtricks.



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16 ♠Q942
KQ3
KQ62
♣97
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KJ7
T6
AJT973
♣KJ
♠A3
A8742
5
♣QT863
♠T865
J95
84
♣A542
12
1310
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 3 1♠ 2/3NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -600 3NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3N W -2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A10-Davis-Irino
  100          6.50   1.50  4 E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        110    5.00   3.00  3 W      A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        130    4.00   4.00  3 W +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A4-Muller-Newell
        150    3.00   5.00  2N W +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A3-Charney-Charney
        180    2.00   6.00  2N W +2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        600    0.50   7.50  3N W      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        600    0.50   7.50  3N W      A9-Carr-Gussner vs A1-Stewart-Murray

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. East now bids 1. Whether West elects to repeat the diamonds or even to bid 1NT to protect those tenaces, East will use New Minor Forcing . Will they play 3 or 3NT? Depends on the audacity of West.



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17 ♠AT943
93
T765
♣86
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠2
KJ52
AQJ93
♣A72
♠KQJ6
T76
842
♣KJ9
♠875
AQ84
K
♣QT543
4
1510
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3/4 ♠4 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4 3 2♠ 4/3NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -430 4NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    8.00   0.00  2 W +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A10-Davis-Irino
        150    7.00   1.00  1N W +2   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        180    5.00   3.00  1N W +3   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A4-Muller-Newell
        180    5.00   3.00  1N W +3   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        180    5.00   3.00  1N E +3   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A3-Charney-Charney
        210    3.00   5.00  1N E +4   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        400    2.00   6.00  3N E      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        430    0.50   7.50  3N W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        430    0.50   7.50  3N E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A2-Gillott-Upson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South may open 1 since he can tolerate either major in response, or he may pass. Either way, West bids diamonds. North will pass unless South sends for her. East may try 1 or even 1NT. West will certainly want to keep going with 15 HCP. With any luck they'll get to 3NT. If South has passed, North will probably lead the 10. Anything South leads will benefit the opposition.



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18 ♠A
763
9752
♣JT872
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJT962
AQ42
-
♣KQ5
♠K743
T9
KQJT63
♣3
♠85
KJ85
A84
♣A964
5
149
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/2♣  ♣6/8 ♦4 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
EW: 3 2 5♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        450    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        450    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        450    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A10-Davis-Irino
        450    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A4-Muller-Newell
        450    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        450    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A3-Charney-Charney
        450    4.00   4.00  4♠ E +1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
       1210    0.00   8.00  6♠* W     A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A2-Gillott-Upson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Those four spades won't deter a modern bidder from opening 2--and he will be thrilled when partner bids 2--off they go to the spade game. The defense only gets to cash its two black aces.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  2Pass
2Pass41Pass
4All pass  
  1. support and shortness

The Bidding: East's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. East may reasonably upgrade their hand based on the diamond texture. Opening a heavy Weak Two Diamonds is reasonable, but risks missing a spade fit. Many partnerships play a response in a new suit is non-forcing. This makes it easier for responder to offer a higher scoring contract.

At tables where East opens 2, South doesn't have the right shape to act. South passes after waiting the mandatory 10 seconds after a skip bid. West has nice trick taking potential, but East's wasted values in diamonds make game less likely unless there is a fit. Whether forcing or not, responding 2 seems best. East Splinters in clubs to show a fit and shortness. West, with a Losing Trick Count of 4, needs 3 Cover Cards to make a slam. West's wasted values in clubs and East's wasted values in diamonds make a slam unlikely. West prudently places the contract at 4.

At tables where East upgrades their hand and opens 1, South doesn't have the shape to act. West responds 1. East raises to 2. West, with a Losing Trick Count of 4, looks for slam by making a Game Try . East's Losing Trick Count of 6 suggests accepting a Game Try. East's 13 Support Points suggest declining the Game Try. After upgrading to open the bidding, declining a Game Try seems best. West places the contract at 4.

The Play: The cards lie favorably for declarer. Declarer has the entries to dummy to finesse the King and take a ruffing finesse against the Ace. If North doesn't lead a club initially, North must switch to clubs when in with the Ace to hold declarer to 11 tricks.



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19 ♠A975
T9
A
♣K96432
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠82
QJ6
T987
♣AJ75
♠KT64
83
J65432
♣8
♠QJ3
AK7542
KQ
♣QT
11
84
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3♠ 2NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.50   0.50  4 S +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
  450          7.50   0.50  4 S +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A3-Charney-Charney
  420          4.50   3.50  4 S      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  420          4.50   3.50  4 S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A1-Stewart-Murray
  420          4.50   3.50  4 S      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  420          4.50   3.50  4 S      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A2-Gillott-Upson
         50    1.50   6.50  5 S -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Muller-Newell
         50    1.50   6.50  4 S -1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A10-Davis-Irino
        150    0.00   8.00  6 S -3   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
20 ♠T82
KJT976
8
♣Q76
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ
Q43
AQ4
♣AK952
♠AQ6
852
T972
♣J43
♠97543
A
KJ653
♣T8
6
197
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 1 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3 E -2   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  100          6.50   1.50  2N W -1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          6.50   1.50  3♣ W -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    5.00   3.00  2 N -1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A10-Davis-Irino
        130    4.00   4.00  2♣ W +2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        150    3.00   5.00  2N W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        200    2.00   6.00  2 N -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Muller-Newell
        600    1.00   7.00  3N W      A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        630    0.00   8.00  3N E +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A3-Charney-Charney
21 ♠97
K94
A95
♣J8643
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AKJ83
T32
J7
♣AQ5
♠QT654
AQ8
K83
♣72
♠2
J765
QT642
♣KT9
8
1511
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 1 2 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  6♠ E -1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Muller-Newell
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A3-Charney-Charney
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A10-Davis-Irino
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        450    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
22 ♠A32
A94
JT4
♣A874
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠987
QJ76
K63
♣K53
♠QT4
K2
AQ985
♣QJT
♠KJ65
T853
72
♣962
13
914
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣6 ♦5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1NT  ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    8.00   0.00  2♠ S -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A4-Muller-Newell
         90    6.00   2.00  1N E      A5-Miller-Alexander vs A2-Gillott-Upson
         90    6.00   2.00  1N E      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A1-Stewart-Murray
         90    6.00   2.00  2 E      A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    4.00   4.00  2♠ S -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Charney-Charney
        120    3.00   5.00  1N E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A10-Davis-Irino
        150    1.00   7.00  1N W +2   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        150    1.00   7.00  1N E +2   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        150    1.00   7.00  1N E +2   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
23 ♠A8653
K9
K7432
♣Q
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠974
T75
A5
♣J8432
♠KQ
A32
QJT986
♣T6
♠JT2
QJ864
-
♣AK975
12
512
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 4♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥3 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   0.00  4 N      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A10-Davis-Irino
  200          7.00   1.00  2* E -1  A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Charney-Charney
  140          6.00   2.00  3♠ N      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A4-Muller-Newell
        100    4.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        100    4.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        200    2.00   6.00  3N N -2   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        200    2.00   6.00  3N N -2   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    2.00   6.00  4♠ N -2   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        300    0.00   8.00  4♠ N -3   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
24 ♠943
74
K965
♣KT98
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K65
K9
842
♣AJ742
♠87
AQT653
AJT
♣Q5
♠AQJT2
J82
Q73
♣63
6
1113
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT3/2
EW: 3♣ 1 4 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  4 E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Charney-Charney
        170    6.50   1.50  3 E +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A4-Muller-Newell
        170    6.50   1.50  3 E +1   A10-Slayton-Dow vs A1-Stewart-Murray
        200    5.00   3.00  3 E +2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A10-Davis-Irino
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      A5-Miller-Alexander vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        420    3.00   5.00  4 E      A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        450    0.50   7.50  4 E +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        450    0.50   7.50  4 E +1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
25 ♠KJT9764
94
KT5
♣Q
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQ852
AQJ65
J
♣A6
♠-
T873
A864
♣T9752
♠3
K2
Q9732
♣KJ843
9
184
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥2 ♠6 NT4/5
EW: 1♣ 5 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  5 E -1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A4-Muller-Newell
        100    7.00   1.00  3♠ N -2   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        300    6.00   2.00  3♠* N -2  A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        500    5.00   3.00  4♠* N -3  A9-Carr-Gussner vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        620    3.00   5.00  4 W      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        620    3.00   5.00  4 E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Gillott-Upson
        620    3.00   5.00  4 E      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A3-Charney-Charney
        650    0.50   7.50  4 W +1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        650    0.50   7.50  4 E +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A1-Stewart-Murray
26 ♠985
AJ6
9
♣AK7532
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K2
Q72
JT63
♣J864
♠AQJT73
83
AK74
♣Q
♠64
KT954
Q852
♣T9
12
716
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3 3♠ -/2NT
       ♣5 ♥5 NT6/8
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  100          7.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          7.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        140    3.00   5.00  3♠ E      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A3-Charney-Charney
        140    3.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A4-Muller-Newell
        140    3.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
        140    3.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        140    3.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    0.00   8.00  3♠ E +2   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A1-Stewart-Murray
27 ♠AKQ843
K
A76
♣854
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T962
762
T98542
♣-
♠J7
AJ84
K
♣AKJ962
♠5
QT953
QJ3
♣QT73
16
017
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 3♠ 3NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  3♣ E -3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
  140          5.50   2.50  3♠ N      A9-Carr-Gussner vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
  100          3.00   5.00  3♣ E -2   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A1-Stewart-Murray
   50          2.00   6.00  3♣ E -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
         50    0.50   7.50  3♠ N -1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A4-Muller-Newell
         50    0.50   7.50  3♠ N -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A3-Charney-Charney
28 ♠Q62
QJ94
T8
♣JT94
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K8
87653
KQ
♣AKQ2
♠AJ954
AKT
AJ3
♣85
♠T73
2
976542
♣763
6
1717
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥1 ♠0 NT0
EW: 6♣ 5 6 7♠ 7NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -1520 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  6 W -2   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A3-Charney-Charney
   50          7.00   1.00  6 W -1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
        450    5.50   2.50  5 W      A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        450    5.50   2.50  5 W      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A10-Davis-Irino
        990    4.00   4.00  6N W      A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A4-Muller-Newell
       1020    2.50   5.50  6N W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
       1020    2.50   5.50  6N W +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
       1210    1.00   7.00  6* W     A9-Carr-Gussner vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
       1520    0.00   8.00  7N W      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A2-Gillott-Upson
29 ♠KT3
Q863
A854
♣84
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠984
J5
J7
♣AQ9532
♠7
AT974
KT93
♣KJ6
♠AQJ652
K2
Q62
♣T7
9
811
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 4♣ 2  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   0.00  4♠ S      A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  170          6.00   2.00  3♠ S +1   A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A3-Charney-Charney
  170          6.00   2.00  2♠ S +2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  170          6.00   2.00  2♠ S +2   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A4-Muller-Newell
  140          2.50   5.50  3♠ S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
  140          2.50   5.50  3♠ S      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A10-Davis-Irino
  140          2.50   5.50  2♠ S +1   A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  140          2.50   5.50  2 S +1   A5-Miller-Alexander vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        130    0.00   8.00  4♣ W      A9-Carr-Gussner vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
30 ♠A86
J865
J63
♣A74
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠JT975
Q72
5
♣KQ85
♠K42
AKT93
9
♣JT32
♠Q3
4
AKQT8742
♣96
10
811
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣3 ♥4 ♠4
EW: 3/2♣ 3 3♠  ♦2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW/4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  550          8.00   0.00  5* S     A2-Van Gelder-Loiacono vs A3-Charney-Charney
  430          7.00   1.00  3N N +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A2-Gillott-Upson
  400          6.00   2.00  5 S      A3-Coffee-Weiss vs A5-Cohen-Higginson
  150          5.00   3.00  3 S +2   A9-Carr-Gussner vs A8-Cotham-Dodson
         50    3.50   4.50  6 S -1   A7-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A4-Muller-Newell
         50    3.50   4.50  5 S -1   A8-Ritchie-Keyworth vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        100    2.00   6.00  5* S -1  A5-Miller-Alexander vs A9-Boehne-Jackson
        140    1.00   7.00  3 E      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A7-Shellooe-Maddox
        420    0.00   8.00  4 E      A10-Slayton-Dow vs A10-Davis-Irino