- Monday Aft - December 10, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1143 MP  Geomean: 766 MP
(based on 36 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Helen Rubin - Mits Tatsugawa 62.96 1st A 0.90
Leonard Chriss - Steven Rubin 59.63 1st A 0.90
Diana Dragt - Kenneth Johnson 58.80 2nd A 0.63
Arlene Seckel - Kurt Schnebele 57.90 2nd A 0.63
Jack Crary - Mary McCormick 55.56 1st B 0.56
Bill Cohen - Scott Hanham 55.09 2nd B 0.39
David Maddox - William Shellooe 54.08 3rd A 0.45
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 51.62 3rd B 0.28
Lauren Upson - Ron Coffee 51.19 4th A 0.32
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> F N-S
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DATE>December 10, 2018  |CLUB NO.>217133    | 12/10/2018 16:22
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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/1500/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/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 Mary Block             Hetty Eddy               C    .     .     .     93.50  43.29
 2 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    .     3     .    111.50  51.62  0.28(B)
 3 Bill Cohen             Scott Hanham             C    4     2     1    119.00  55.09  0.39(B)
 4 Helen Rubin            Mits Tatsugawa           A    1     .     .    136.00  62.96  0.90(A)
 5 Jackie Stewart         Konny Murray             B    .     .     .     90.00  41.67
 6 Jean Lesieutre         Barbara Alexander        B    .     .     .     83.00  38.43
 7 Judith Ritchie         Marion Keyworth          C    .     .     .     92.00  42.59
 8 Jack Crary             Mary McCormick           B    3     1     .    120.00  55.56  0.56(B)
 9 Kenneth Johnson        Diana Dragt              A    2     .     .    127.00  58.80  0.63(A)
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> F E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             B    .     .     .    104.94  48.58
 2 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    2     1     .    125.06  57.90  0.63(A)
 3 Nancy Borucki          Judy Lesieutre           A    .     .     .     95.75  44.33
 4 Lauren Upson           Ron Coffee               A    4     .     .    110.56  51.19  0.32(A)
 5 Vinny Mcloughlin       Joanne Wicker            B    .     .     .    105.80  48.98
 6 Leonard Chriss         Steven Rubin             A    1     .     .    128.81  59.63  0.90(A)
 7 Celeste Falor          Martha Hawley            B    .     .     .     98.75  45.72
 8 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C    3     2     1    116.81  54.08  0.45(A)
 9 Frances Baca           Joseph Truskot           C    .     .     .     86.31  39.96
                                          Totals                         972.79

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
  150          8.00   0.00  4♣ E -3   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  140          7.00   1.00  3♠ N      F2-Eby-Eby vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
   50          6.00   2.00  3♣ E -1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F9-Baca-Truskot
         90    3.00   5.00  1N E      F1-Block-Eddy vs F1-Muller-Newell
         90    3.00   5.00  1N E      F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
         90    3.00   5.00  1N E      F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
         90    3.00   5.00  1N E      F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F4-Upson-Coffee
         90    3.00   5.00  1N E      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        120    0.00   8.00  1N E +1   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F6-Chriss-Rubin

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
  120          7.50   0.50  2N N      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  120          7.50   0.50  2N N      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  110          6.00   2.00  2♣ S +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  100          5.00   3.00  3 E -2   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          4.00   4.00  3 E -1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F9-Baca-Truskot
         90    3.00   5.00  2 E      F1-Block-Eddy vs F1-Muller-Newell
        100    2.00   6.00  3N N -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        200    1.00   7.00  3N* N -1  F8-Crary-McCormick vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        300    0.00   8.00  3♠ N -3   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker

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
  100          7.50   0.50  3N E -1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F1-Muller-Newell
  100          7.50   0.50  3N E -1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    6.00   2.00  2 N -1   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        620    4.00   4.00  4♠ W      F2-Eby-Eby vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        620    4.00   4.00  4♠ W      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        620    4.00   4.00  4♠ E      F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    1.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        650    1.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        680    0.00   8.00  4♠ E +2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker

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
 1370          8.00   0.00  6 N      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  690          7.00   1.00  3N S +3   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  660          6.00   2.00  3N S +2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  630          4.50   3.50  3N S +1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  630          4.50   3.50  3N S +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F1-Muller-Newell
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  170          2.00   6.00  2 N +2   F2-Eby-Eby vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  120          1.00   7.00  2N S      F1-Block-Eddy vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        100    0.00   8.00  3N S -1   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F6-Chriss-Rubin

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
   50          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        170    7.00   1.00  2♠ E +2   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        430    4.00   4.00  3N W +1   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        430    4.00   4.00  3N W +1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        430    4.00   4.00  3N W +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        430    4.00   4.00  3N W +1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        430    4.00   4.00  3N E +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        460    0.50   7.50  3N W +2   F2-Eby-Eby vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        460    0.50   7.50  3N W +2   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F1-Muller-Newell

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
  800          8.00   0.06  5* E -3  F2-Eby-Eby vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  400          6.00   2.31  3N N      F1-Block-Eddy vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  400          6.00   2.31  5♣ N      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
  400          6.00   2.31  5♣ N      F5-Stewart-Murray vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  200   AVE+   4.00   4.80  4* E -1  F8-Crary-McCormick vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
         50    3.00   4.56  5♣ N -1   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        100    1.50   6.25  6♠ S -2   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        100    1.50   6.25  4♠ S -2   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        200    0.00   7.94  6♠ S -4   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F1-Muller-Newell

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
  200          8.00   0.00  1N E -2   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  130          7.00   1.00  4 N      F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  120          6.00   2.00  1N N +1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F1-Muller-Newell
  110          5.00   3.00  1♠ S +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
   90          3.50   4.50  1N N      F1-Block-Eddy vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
   90          3.50   4.50  1N N      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
         90    2.00   6.00  1N E      F5-Stewart-Murray vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        100    0.50   7.50  1N N -1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        100    0.50   7.50  1N N -1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F6-Chriss-Rubin

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
  110          8.00   0.00  3♣ N      F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          7.00   1.00  4 W -2   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
   50          5.00   3.00  4 W -1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F7-Falor-Hawley
   50          5.00   3.00  4 W -1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F9-Baca-Truskot
   50          5.00   3.00  4 W -1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        100    2.50   5.50  5 N -2   F2-Eby-Eby vs F1-Muller-Newell
        100    2.50   5.50  5 N -2   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    0.50   7.50  3 W      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        140    0.50   7.50  2 W +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox

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
  300          7.50   0.50  2 E -3   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  300          7.50   0.50  3 W -3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F1-Muller-Newell
  200          5.50   2.50  2 E -2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  200          5.50   2.50  2 E -2   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          3.50   4.50  3♣ N      F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  110          3.50   4.50  3♣ N      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  100          2.00   6.00  2 E -1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        110    1.00   7.00  3 W      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        140    0.00   8.00  2 E +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F9-Baca-Truskot

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
  660          8.00   0.00  3N S +2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  630          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  630          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      F5-Stewart-Murray vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F1-Muller-Newell
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  600          3.00   5.00  3N N      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        100    0.00   8.00  3N S -1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker

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
  920          7.50   0.50  6 N      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  920          7.50   0.50  6 N      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  460          6.00   2.00  3N S +2   F2-Eby-Eby vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  420          4.00   4.00  5 N +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  420          4.00   4.00  5 N +1   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  420          4.00   4.00  5 N +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  400          1.50   6.50  3N S      F5-Stewart-Murray vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
  400          1.50   6.50  5 N      F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F1-Muller-Newell
        150    0.00   8.00  6♠ S -3   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel

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
  150          6.50   1.50  3N E -3   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  150          6.50   1.50  3♠ W -3   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  150          6.50   1.50  3♠ W -3   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  150          6.50   1.50  4 W -3   F1-Block-Eddy vs F7-Falor-Hawley
   50          3.00   5.00  3♠ W -1   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
   50          3.00   5.00  3 W -1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
   50          3.00   5.00  2 W -1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F1-Muller-Newell
        170    1.00   7.00  2♠ W +2   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        300    0.00   8.00  3N S -3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F9-Baca-Truskot

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
  300          8.00   0.00  2♣ W -3   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  200          7.00   1.00  3 W -2   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  110          5.50   2.50  2♠ N      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  110          5.50   2.50  1♠ N +1   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F1-Muller-Newell
  100          4.00   4.00  2 W -1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
   90          3.00   5.00  1N S      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   6.00  2♠ N -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        110    1.00   7.00  2 E      F5-Stewart-Murray vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        200    0.00   8.00  2♠ N -2   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F7-Falor-Hawley

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
  110          7.50   0.50  2 S      F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  110          7.50   0.50  2 N      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  100          6.00   2.00  2♣ W -2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
         50    4.50   3.50  4 S -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    4.50   3.50  3 N -1   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F1-Muller-Newell
        100    2.50   5.50  4 S -2   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    2.50   5.50  4 S -2   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        110    1.00   7.00  2♣ E +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        250    0.00   8.00  3 N -5   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel

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
  600          8.00   0.00  3N N      F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F1-Muller-Newell
  150          7.00   1.00  2N N +1   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    5.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        100    5.50   2.50  5♣ N -1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        200    3.50   4.50  3N N -2   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    3.50   4.50  2♠ S -2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        300    1.00   7.00  3N N -3   F1-Block-Eddy vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        300    1.00   7.00  3N N -3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        300    1.00   7.00  3N N -3   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F7-Falor-Hawley

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
  200          8.00   0.00  6N E -2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  100          7.00   1.00  6 E -1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      F2-Eby-Eby vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      F8-Crary-McCormick vs F1-Muller-Newell
        630    3.00   5.00  3N E +1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        650    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        650    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        650    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox

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
  400          8.00   0.00  3N S      F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  270          7.00   1.00  1N S +6   F2-Eby-Eby vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  170          6.00   2.00  3♣ S +3   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  150          4.00   4.00  1N S +2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  150          4.00   4.00  1N S +2   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
  150          4.00   4.00  3♣ S +2   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F1-Muller-Newell
  120          2.00   6.00  2N S      F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
   50          1.00   7.00  2 E -1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        470    0.00   8.00  2♠* W     F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel

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
  720          8.00   0.00  3N N +4   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F1-Muller-Newell
  680          5.00   3.00  5♠ S +1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  680          5.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  680          5.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  680          5.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  680          5.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  650          1.00   7.00  5♠ S      F1-Block-Eddy vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  650          1.00   7.00  4♠ S +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
  650          1.00   7.00  4♠ N +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox

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
  480          7.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  480          7.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  480          7.00   1.00  4♠ N +2   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  450          5.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
  420          2.50   5.50  4♠ S      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F1-Muller-Newell
  420          2.50   5.50  4♠ S      F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  420          2.50   5.50  4♠ S      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          2.50   5.50  4♠ N      F1-Block-Eddy vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        630    0.00   8.00  3N E +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F7-Falor-Hawley
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
        600    8.00   0.00  3N E      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        630    5.00   3.00  3N E +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        630    5.00   3.00  3N E +1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        630    5.00   3.00  3N E +1   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F1-Muller-Newell
        630    5.00   3.00  3N E +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        630    5.00   3.00  3N E +1   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        660    1.50   6.50  3N E +2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        660    1.50   6.50  3N E +2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        690    0.00   8.00  3N E +3   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F7-Falor-Hawley
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
  720          8.00   0.00  3N N +4   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  690          6.50   1.50  3N S +3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
  690          6.50   1.50  3N N +3   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F7-Falor-Hawley
  680          4.00   4.00  4♠ N +2   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F1-Muller-Newell
  680          4.00   4.00  4♠ N +2   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  680          4.00   4.00  4♠ N +2   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
  650          1.50   6.50  4♠ S +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  650          1.50   6.50  4♠ N +1   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    0.00   8.00  6♠ N -2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
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
        130    8.00   0.00  3♣ W +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        140    7.00   1.00  3 E      F1-Block-Eddy vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        150    4.50   3.50  3♣ W +2   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        150    4.50   3.50  3♣ W +2   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        150    4.50   3.50  3♣ W +2   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    4.50   3.50  3♣ W +2   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F1-Muller-Newell
        200    2.00   6.00  4♠ S -4   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        620    1.00   7.00  4 E      F2-Eby-Eby vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        650    0.00   8.00  4 E +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F4-Upson-Coffee
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
  600          8.00   0.00  3N N      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F9-Baca-Truskot
  140          6.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F4-Upson-Coffee
  140          6.50   1.50  2 N +1   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
  120          5.00   3.00  2N S      F2-Eby-Eby vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
  110          4.00   4.00  1♠ S +1   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F7-Falor-Hawley
   90          3.00   5.00  1N N      F1-Block-Eddy vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    1.00   7.00  1N N -1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        100    1.00   7.00  2♠ S -1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F1-Muller-Newell
        100    1.00   7.00  2 N -1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
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
  150          8.00   0.00  6N W -3   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        460    7.00   1.00  4N W +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        490    4.00   4.00  4N W +2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        490    4.00   4.00  3N W +3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        490    4.00   4.00  3N W +3   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        490    4.00   4.00  3N W +3   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        490    4.00   4.00  3N W +3   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F1-Muller-Newell
        520    1.00   7.00  4N W +3   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        990    0.00   8.00  6N W      F5-Stewart-Murray vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
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
  200          7.50   0.50  2♠* E -1  F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  200          7.50   0.50  1♠* E -1  F8-Crary-McCormick vs F7-Falor-Hawley
   90          6.00   2.00  1N N      F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F9-Baca-Truskot
         50    5.00   3.00  1N N -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        100    3.50   4.50  1N N -2   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        100    3.50   4.50  2 S -2   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        110    2.00   6.00  2 E      F5-Stewart-Murray vs F1-Muller-Newell
        120    1.00   7.00  2N E      F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    0.00   8.00  3♠ E      F1-Block-Eddy vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
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
  100          8.00   0.00  6♠ E -1   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        650    3.50   4.50  5♠ E      F2-Eby-Eby vs F4-Upson-Coffee
        650    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        650    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F1-Muller-Newell
        650    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        650    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        650    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        650    3.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F9-Baca-Truskot
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
        490    7.50   0.50  3N E +3   F5-Stewart-Murray vs F1-Muller-Newell
        490    7.50   0.50  3N E +3   F9-Johnson-Dragt vs F9-Baca-Truskot
        520    4.00   4.00  3N W +4   F3-Cohen-Hanham vs F6-Chriss-Rubin
        520    4.00   4.00  3N W +4   F4-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs F8-Shellooe-Maddox
        520    4.00   4.00  3N W +4   F6-Lesieutre-Alexander vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        520    4.00   4.00  3N W +4   F7-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F5-Mcloughlin-Wicker
        520    4.00   4.00  3N W +4   F8-Crary-McCormick vs F7-Falor-Hawley
        920    1.00   7.00  6 E      F1-Block-Eddy vs F2-Schnebele-Seckel
        990    0.00   8.00  6N W      F2-Eby-Eby vs F4-Upson-Coffee