- Saturday Morn - March 9, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 170 MP  Geomean: 69 MP
(based on 35 players, 3 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carolyn Treakle - Richard Treakle 64.29 1st A 0.80
Deane Satow - Ellie Satow 59.39 2nd A 0.56
Bob Gore - Mary Kalinyak 59.12 3rd A 0.40
Kathy Pfitzer - Mary Block 58.03 1st A 0.80
Bill Breen - Donna Jett 56.26 2nd A 0.56
Mary Castagna - Susan Mehra 55.57 1st B 0.42
Ginger Minor - Norma Riggs 55.48 2nd B 0.29
Jeff Riehl - Roger Barry 51.59 4th A 0.28
EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>March 9, 2019      |CLUB NO.>150680    | 03/09/2019 12:36
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 70%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/50     |CLUB>H & H Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=1                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            A    1     .     .     73.12  58.03  0.80(A)
 2 Susan Mehra            Mary Castagna            C    3     1     .     70.02  55.57  0.42(B)
 3 Bill Breen             Donna Jett               A    2     .     .     70.89  56.26  0.56(A)
 4 Norma Riggs            Ginger Minor             B    4     2     .     69.90  55.48  0.29(B)
 5 Mike McWalters         Carol Sendell            B    .     .     .     64.16  50.92
 6 Fran Soskins           Louise Barnard           B    .     .     .     57.19  45.39
 7 Jane Altavilla         Mary Krecki              B    .     .     .     48.42  38.43
 8 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            A    .     .     .     59.09  46.90
 9 Cord Hedegard          Nooria Noor              B    .     .     .     57.74  45.83
10 Alan Hedegard          Ted Hill                 A    NE    .     .     60.87  48.31
                                          Totals                         631.40

EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/50     |CLUB>H & H Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Roger Barry            Jeff Riehl               C    4     3     2     65.00  51.59  0.28(A)
 2 Fran McGrew            Patricia Haynes          A    .     .     .     63.58  50.46
 3 Ellie Satow            Deane Satow              C    2     2     1     74.83  59.39  0.56(A)
 4 Albert Low             Sam Callaway             C    .     .     .     51.07  40.53
 5 Carolyn Treakle        Richard Treakle          B    1     1     .     81.00  64.29  0.80(A)
 6 Cindy Walker           Lonny Walker             C    .     .     .     57.07  45.29
 7 John Kneisl            Barbara Moxley           B    .     .     .     53.59  42.53
 8 George Mills           Sylvia Teixeira          C    .     .     .     46.33  36.77
 9 Bob Gore               Mary Kalinyak            A    3     .     .     74.49  59.12  0.40(A)
                                          Totals                         566.96

Hands and Results
1 ♠QJ2
743
AQ975
♣A3
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AK43
AQT2
KJ
♣Q54
♠T975
6
T64
♣T9762
♠86
KJ985
832
♣KJ8
13
190
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 1NT  ♣5 ♠5
EW: 1/2♣ 1/2♠  ♦5 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 2NT*-NS/3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          5.92   0.08  2 N +1   ♠T  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
   50          4.17   1.83  2N W -1   3  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
   50          4.17   1.83  3♠ W -1   K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        110    2.42   3.58  2♠ W      7  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        150    0.67   5.33  1N N -3   ♣T  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        150    0.67   5.33  3 N -3   ♣2  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Satow-Satow

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
DblRdblPassPass
1PassPass2
2PassPassPass

West has to get a grip on reality. When the opponents both bid, partner must have a near Yarborough -- and here that is almost true, except for three tens! So West should just compete, not jump around. After all, what value hath the KJ? NADA! What value the Q? NADA! What value the Q? Unknown, but not nearly the value of an honor fitting with spades.

So West needs to remain calm, compete for a while, and see what happens. It is likely that by doubling, then bidding spades twice, a heart lead will be induced, and making the contract will be possible.

Evaluation changes with the bidding!



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2 ♠KT43
AK86
K4
♣KT5
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AQ
J3
9732
♣AJ943
♠J9852
T54
AQ5
♣Q6
♠76
Q972
JT86
♣872
16
129
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♦6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1/2♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          5.33   0.67  1N N +1   ♠5  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  120          5.33   0.67  1N N +1   ♠5  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Satow-Satow
   50          3.58   2.42  2 W -1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        100    1.83   4.17  1N N -1   ♠5  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        100    1.83   4.17  1N N -1   ♣Q  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        110    0.08   5.92  2♠ E      2  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
11NT2Pass
PassPass  

East might double rather than bid, with nine points, but (1) the old fear of third seat openers might deter, and NS can actually find, and would perhaps be motivated to find, their heart fit, a contract (2) that actually makes! Instead, 2 is a reasonable shot, and will likely make. Interestingly, the computer suggests that the opening lead matters -- West can make 2 on a double-dummy basis, while East can make only 1. That's an interesting fact, and should motivate the reader to learn by determining what lead could possibly make that one trick difference.



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3 ♠Q32
QT9653
K
♣AKQ
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AK84
J
7643
♣JT93
♠T9765
87
QJ
♣7654
♠J
AK42
AT9852
♣82
16
93
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 6 1♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦0 ♥0 ♠6 NT0
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +980 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  980          5.33   0.67  6 N      ♠T  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  980          5.33   0.67  6 N      ♠2  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  480          3.00   3.00  5 N +1   ♠T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Barry-Riehl
  480          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   ♠T  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
  460          1.25   4.75  4N N +1   ♠6  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
  230          0.08   5.92  2 N +4   ♠T  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Satow-Satow

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass2
Pass2NTPass3!
Pass4NTPass5
Pass6All pass 

"Quality-Quantity" is a very useful adjunct to bidding after a single raise by opener of responder's major suit, wheeling all sorts of descriptive bids into gear. While I don't have any author to source on this convention, here is how I have played it: After 1m - 1M; 2M - 2NT, these are my methods:

3 - three card support, minimum hand
3 - three card support, maximum hand
3 - four card support, minimum hand
3 - four card support, maximum hand, AND WHEN HEARTS ARE TRUMP, a singleton !
When hearts are trump bid 4 with a max, four trumps, and no singleton or rebiddable m.

In addition, my methods permit Splinter bids in either unbid suit (see 3 above), i.e., 1 - 1; 2 - 2NT; 4 would be a singleton club and here 4 would be a singleton heart. Or 4, after the 1 opener, would show five diamonds, four spades, and 2-2 in the unbid suits, with a maximum hand.

So here, 3 shows four hearts, a singleton spade, and a maximum hand. North finds the magic cards easily with 4NT, and the small slam is easily reached. East had better lead a spade to get the one trick to which the defense is entitled.



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4 ♠KQ43
97
KQ5
♣A873
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J86
AJ63
42
♣KJ64
♠A5
52
J9873
♣QT52
♠T972
KQT84
AT6
♣9
14
107
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3 4♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          5.92   0.08  4♠ N      7  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
  150          4.17   1.83  1N S +2   ♠6  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  150          4.17   1.83  1N S +2   4  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        100    1.25   4.75  3N N -1   7  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A6-Walker-Walker
        100    1.25   4.75  1N N -1   9  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        100    1.25   4.75  4♠ N -1   4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Low-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass1Pass3
Pass4All pass 

An easy enough auction. South has a super maximum game invitation, and simply bidding game would not be far afield, but some of our partners open real dregs, so deferring to partner's judgment cannot be wrong, either. 3 is enough -- let partner participate!

There is some play to this, however. Declarer must negotiate the J! Suppose a diamond lead around to the ten or ace - if East plays the J. Now if a spade to the king is allowed to Win, declarer might have some problems. A heart back to the king (will West also duck??!!) and when another spade is lead and West follows small again, what is declarer to do?

On the other hand, if East WINS the A, then the proper play is clear -- run the T!

Another issue is how to play if the defense somehow leads clubs and forces declarer to ruff with the intermediates. Well, fine, but that helps declarer take some tricks while using up his trump energy, so that will not defeat the contract, even if two trumps are lost, for only one heart additionally will fall in the defense camp.

Potentially and interesting defensive hand, if East can find the duck of the A



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5 ♠652
QJT2
8752
♣Q8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AKQJ7
5
963
♣9653
♠98
K943
AKJ
♣AT42
♠T43
A876
QT4
♣KJ7
5
1015
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 2 1 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  850          5.92   0.08  5* N     ♠A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Low-Callaway
  100          4.17   1.83  3N E -2   ♣7  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A6-Walker-Walker
  100          4.17   1.83  4♠ W -2   Q  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        400    2.42   3.58  3N E      6  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        420    0.67   5.33  4♠ W      Q  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        420    0.67   5.33  4♠ E      A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A1-Barry-Riehl

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass1NTPass
2Pass2Pass
3NTAll pass  

Nine tricks in notrump are easy, and West should see the benefit after failing to find a spade fit. Only ten HCP, but FIVE tricks make the hand a game bid.

2 was, of course, New Minor Forcing , asking for clarification of opener's major suit holdings. Hearts should have the priority over spades even when opener has three spade support for responder's spade suit -- how else do you find a 4-4 heart fit when responder is 54xx? After the heart bid fails to locate a fit in that suit, 3NT suggests passing without three spades, or returning to spades with three -- why else the New Minor Forcing bid?

A quick glance shows no problem playing and making 3NT. On a spade lead, a club should be played to develop a trick in the side suit with the majority of cards, and the T inserted. Then South has the same problem as on the opening lead -- a bit endplayed. Another spade is met with another club and that suit, when cleared, gives South the third opportunity to toss a trick into the fray. Meanwhile, the 9 is an entry for later spade plays after the ninth trick is developed.

If declarer plays any other way -- such as running the spade suit prematurely, he will squeeze himself and ruin the hand.



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6 ♠4
KQJ52
J
♣KQJT76
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠82
874
AK973
♣842
♠AKQJT
9
Q8652
♣93
♠97653
AT63
T4
♣A5
13
712
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5  ♦1 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4 1♠  ♣2 ♥1 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          5.92   0.08  5* N     ♠A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Low-Callaway
  500          4.75   1.25  6* W -2  K  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A6-Walker-Walker
  480          3.58   2.42  4 N +2   ♠A  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  230          2.42   3.58  2 N +4   ♠A  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
         50    1.25   4.75  5♣ N -1   ♠A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        750    0.08   5.92  5* E     ♣A  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1NT22Pass
34!4Pass
5All pass  

With this amazingly powerful two-suited hand, North cannot be shut out below the 4 level, and South will have a field day deciding between doubling 4 and bidding on to five hearts. Actually, the winning call is to double 4 (plus 800 after repeatedly leading hearts and clubs, East can take just five trumps and two diamonds (after South is exhausted of trumps).

But 5 is probably an easier bid to make than to double with puny spades, five though they be. The defensive bonanza is somewhat dependent on East's not having SIX spades and on North's having such fine cards -- well that should be a given, based on the auction, but still.

In any event, West would convert to 5, now wouldn't he? And then it is on to 5 anyway.



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7 ♠-
AT8632
87543
♣94
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q854
K5
JT9
♣J652
♠AT62
QJ97
6
♣AQ83
♠KJ973
4
AKQ2
♣KT7
4
713
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3 1NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   90          5.92   0.08  2 S      ♣5  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    3.58   2.42  1♠ S -1   J  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        100    3.58   2.42  4 N -1   6  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        100    3.58   2.42  4 N -1   ♣A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        200    0.67   5.33  3N S -2   ♣6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        200    0.67   5.33  1♠ S -2   J  A3-Breen-Jett vs A3-Satow-Satow
8 ♠Q2
74
AT632
♣KT96
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A974
K8
9875
♣752
♠JT8
A652
Q4
♣AJ43
♠K653
QJT93
KJ
♣Q8
9
712
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          5.92   0.08  2 S      ♣5  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
   90          4.17   1.83  2 N      ♠J  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Barry-Riehl
   90          4.17   1.83  2 N      A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
   50          2.42   3.58  1♠ W -1   7  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
         50    0.67   5.33  3 N -1   ♠J  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
         50    0.67   5.33  2 N -1   ♣6  A3-Breen-Jett vs A3-Satow-Satow
9 ♠QT652
82
Q87
♣AT9
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A73
JT54
T5
♣QJ86
♠K9
AKQ97
K92
♣754
♠J84
63
AJ643
♣K32
8
815
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3 1NT  ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.92   0.08  4 E -1   ♣2  A3-Breen-Jett vs A3-Satow-Satow
        110    4.75   1.25  2 E      ♠4  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        140    3.58   2.42  3 E      ♠J  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        170    1.83   4.17  3 E +1   A  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        170    1.83   4.17  2 E +2   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        620    0.08   5.92  4 E      A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
10 ♠JT432
K942
T63
♣T
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K97
T
QJ4
♣J87432
♠85
AJ8753
A95
♣K9
♠AQ6
Q6
K872
♣AQ65
4
712
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 2♣ 1/-
       ♦6/5 ♥7/6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.33   0.67  1N W -1   2  A3-Breen-Jett vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  100          5.33   0.67  2 E -1   T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        110    3.58   2.42  2 E      ♣A  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Low-Callaway
        140    2.42   3.58  2 E +1   ♣Q  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        300    1.25   4.75  4♠ N -3   9  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A6-Walker-Walker
        400    0.08   5.92  3N S -4   T  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A3-Satow-Satow
11 ♠J54
A2
KJ9
♣KT653
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AKT32
J8
Q763
♣QJ
♠976
K9754
AT42
♣2
♠Q8
QT63
85
♣A9874
12
137
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1NT  ♦4 ♥6 ♠4
EW: 2 1 2/3♠  ♣4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  1N E -3   ♣9  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  110          4.17   1.83  3♣ N      ♠7  A3-Breen-Jett vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  110          4.17   1.83  3♣ N      ♠6  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Low-Callaway
  100          1.83   4.17  3♠ W -2   ♠4  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A6-Walker-Walker
  100          1.83   4.17  3♠ W -2   ♣K  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A3-Satow-Satow
         50    0.08   5.92  4♣ N -1   ♠7  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Barry-Riehl
12 ♠AK4
AJ4
AK32
♣865
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q87
T73
Q97
♣J742
♠T95
KQ96
J85
♣AQ9
♠J632
852
T64
♣KT3
19
512
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♦6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          5.92   0.08  2N N      K  A3-Breen-Jett vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  110          4.75   1.25  1 N +2   Q  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A6-Walker-Walker
  100          3.58   2.42  1N E -2   ♠2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
   90          2.42   3.58  1N N      ♠T  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A3-Satow-Satow
   70          1.25   4.75  1 N      6  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Low-Callaway
        100    0.08   5.92  2 N -1   ♣9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Barry-Riehl
13 ♠KQ432
T3
Q4
♣AQ62
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A9
A2
A53
♣J98743
♠T875
J9
KJT987
♣K
♠J6
KQ87654
62
♣T5
13
138
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♦1 ♠6 NT5
EW: 3♣ 4 1♠ 2NT  ♥4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        110    6.00   0.00  3♣ W      T  A3-Breen-Jett vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        200    4.00   2.00  2N N -2   7  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A4-Low-Callaway
        200    4.00   2.00  4 S -2   ♣9  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Satow-Satow
        200    4.00   2.00  3 S -2   ♣7  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        300    1.50   4.50  4 S -3   ♣9  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        300    1.50   4.50  4 S -3   ♣7  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        600    0.00   6.00  3N W      ♠3  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
14 ♠AQJ4
A862
AQ4
♣T3
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T72
543
J8
♣K7652
♠9
JT9
KT9732
♣AQ4
♠K8653
KQ7
65
♣J98
17
410
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 5♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦6/5
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  490          6.00   0.00  3N N +3   T  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  460          5.00   1.00  3N N +2   2  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
  450          3.00   3.00  4♠ S +1   ♣5  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  450          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   T  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Satow-Satow
  450          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   3  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A4-Low-Callaway
  420          0.50   5.50  4♠ N      J  A3-Breen-Jett vs A1-Barry-Riehl
  420          0.50   5.50  4♠ N      J  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
15 ♠T765
KJ842
3
♣QJT
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠94
953
J9864
♣982
♠AQ3
Q76
Q752
♣A76
♠KJ82
AT
AKT
♣K543
7
114
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 4 5♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  990          6.00   0.00  4♠* S +1  ♣9  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A4-Low-Callaway
  620          4.50   1.50  4♠ S      9  A3-Breen-Jett vs A1-Barry-Riehl
  620          4.50   1.50  4♠ S      8  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        200    1.50   4.50  3N S -2   6  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Satow-Satow
        200    1.50   4.50  3N S -2   6  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        200    1.50   4.50  3N S -2   6  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        200    1.50   4.50  2N S -2   9  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
16 ♠-
T93
AJT63
♣A7653
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T5
AJ865
854
♣QJ4
♠AQJ62
KQ2
Q97
♣K2
♠K98743
74
K2
♣T98
9
817
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1  ♥4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 1 1/-♠ 2/1NT
       ♣4 ♦5 ♠7/6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.92   0.08  4 E -2   K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
  100          4.17   1.83  2N W -1   J  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  100          4.17   1.83  3 E -1   2  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A3-Satow-Satow
        100    2.42   3.58  2N N -2   ♠J  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Walker-Walker
        140    1.25   4.75  3 E      ♣T  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A4-Low-Callaway
        150    0.08   5.92  2N W +1   6  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
17 ♠A52
KT863
AQ6
♣T9
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠63
9742
KT4
♣Q862
♠KQT974
QJ
J9
♣AJ7
♠J8
A5
87532
♣K543
13
514
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 3 1NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  2♠ E -3   A  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  100          3.58   2.42  2♠ E -2   A  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  100          3.58   2.42  2♠ E -2   A  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A3-Satow-Satow
  100          3.58   2.42  1♠ E -2   A  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A4-Low-Callaway
         50    0.67   5.33  1N S -1   ♠6  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Walker-Walker
         50    0.67   5.33  1♠ S -1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
18 ♠A964
72
QT964
♣T3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KQJT
854
A3
♣AKQ5
♠73
AKQ63
K82
♣642
♠852
JT9
J75
♣J987
6
1912
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 5♣ 3 6 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.92   0.08  5 E -1   ♠2  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        200    4.17   1.83  2 E +3   ♠5  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Walker-Walker
        200    4.17   1.83  2 E +3   ♣9  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A4-Low-Callaway
        480    2.42   3.58  4 E +2   ♠8  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        490    1.25   4.75  3N W +3   6  A10-Hedegard-Hill vs A3-Satow-Satow
        980    0.08   5.92  6 E      J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
19 ♠AT652
J652
K3
♣52
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ8
A8
6
♣QJT8643
♠93
Q97
AQJ754
♣AK
♠J74
KT43
T982
♣97
8
1216
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦3/2 ♥6 ♠6 NT1
EW: 6♣ 4 1 1♠ 6/5NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -1440 6NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        110    5.50   0.50  3 E      ♠J  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A3-Satow-Satow
        110    5.50   0.50  3 E      ♣9  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Low-Callaway
        150    4.00   2.00  2♣ W +3   ♠2  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Walker-Walker
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ W      ♠A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        620    1.50   4.50  5♣ W +1   J  A3-Breen-Jett vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        620    1.50   4.50  5♣ E +1   3  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        630    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   ♠5  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
20 ♠64
T762
863
♣A864
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A97
AK843
T2
♣Q73
♠KT
Q9
AQJ954
♣K92
♠QJ8532
J5
K7
♣JT5
4
1315
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 4 2♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  6N W -1   ♣A  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        110    5.00   1.00  3 E      ♠Q  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Low-Callaway
        150    4.00   2.00  3 E +2   ♠Q  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        180    3.00   3.00  2N W +2   7  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Walker-Walker
        620    2.00   4.00  4 W      ♠6  A3-Breen-Jett vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        660    1.00   5.00  3N W +2   ♣4  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A3-Satow-Satow
        690    0.00   6.00  3N E +3   ♠5  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
21 ♠K5
A82
Q9762
♣876
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q92
JT9
83
♣KQ942
♠J8643
K73
A
♣JT53
♠AT7
Q654
KJT54
♣A
9
89
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4 2NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1/-♠  ♦2 ♥3 ♠7/6 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          3.50   2.50  3 S +2   ♠9  A3-Breen-Jett vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
  150          3.50   2.50  3 S +2   J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Low-Callaway
  150          3.50   2.50  2 S +3   J  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A3-Satow-Satow
  150          3.50   2.50  2 S +3   J  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
  150          3.50   2.50  2 S +3   9  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  150          3.50   2.50  2 S +3   ♣K  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Barry-Riehl
  130          0.00   6.00  3 S +1   ♣9  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Walker-Walker
22 ♠QJ84
97
T2
♣AQ976
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠75
QJT53
J964
♣K4
♠KT2
A86
AK3
♣T853
♠A963
K42
Q875
♣J2
9
714
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6/5
EW: 1/- 2/1
       ♣5 ♦7/6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          5.92   0.08  4 W -3   ♠Q  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
  200          4.75   1.25  4 W -2   ♠Q  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  100          2.42   3.58  2 W -1   T  A3-Breen-Jett vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  100          2.42   3.58  2 W -1   T  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A4-Low-Callaway
  100          2.42   3.58  3 W -1   ♠Q  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Walker-Walker
        150    0.08   5.92  1N E +2   ♠3  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
23 ♠KJ9742
A7
T82
♣72
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠65
KQJT
A64
♣KQ43
♠AQT83
9432
KQJ
♣A
♠-
865
9753
♣JT9865
8
1516
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT1
EW: 3♣ 4 5/4 4♠ 6NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  800          5.92   0.08  5♠* W -3  A  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A4-Low-Callaway
  200          4.75   1.25  6N* W -1  ♠7  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        140    3.58   2.42  3♠ W      ♣7  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Walker-Walker
        660    1.83   4.17  4N W +1   ♠7  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        660    1.83   4.17  3N W +2   ♠7  A3-Breen-Jett vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        690    0.08   5.92  3N W +3   ♠7  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Mills-Teixeira

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1NT2Dbl!All pass

If there were EVER a board that would pay off to play penalty doubles after an overcall of partner's 1NT opening bid, this must be it. EW can make ten tricks in spades and here they are defending a vulnerable overcall in that suit at the two level!!!

How do the negative doublers respond to this? They suggest that East should PASS!!! Really? Yes, really, I guess. Then they EXPECT the opening 1NT bidder to re-open the bidding with a double and that the penalty falls back into the lap of the EW pair. Sure, I agree that the double in the balancing seat by the opening 1NT bidder is for takeout, but...........

No, I'll just keep my penalty doubles, thank you. No Negative Double , no "stole my bid" doubles, "mirror" doubles. If they waltz into my partner's notrump bid, they will have to worry about being penalized.

Exception -- if they overcall 2, then unless it means both majors, my double is Stayman.

Relish the penalty double. Some suggest it is a disappearing species, but I hold on dearly to it, especially when considering the awful overcalls encountered.

Oh, if North passes and EW get to slam in hearts, South's Lightner Double double will have no problem being interpreted as a spade lead indicator -- will EW be able to scurry off into 6NT and escape? A sad day for the Lightner Double , if so.



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24 ♠J72
7654
AJ8
♣QT8
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q95
KJ92
K7
♣9762
♠AT63
T8
T654
♣AK5
♠K84
AQ3
Q932
♣J43
8
911
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♣ -/1 1♠  ♦6 ♥6/7 NT6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -80 1♠-EW/1-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          5.33   0.67  2 N      ♠6  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Walker-Walker
  110          5.33   0.67  1 N +1   ♣A  A3-Breen-Jett vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
    PASS       3.58   2.42  Pass Out      A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A4-Low-Callaway
         50    2.42   3.58  2N S -1   ♠5  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
         90    1.25   4.75  1N W      4  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        150    0.08   5.92  1 N -3   ♣A  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
25 ♠K8
T86
K863
♣Q876
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q9763
A975
74
♣A3
♠J5
J3
AQJT2
♣T954
♠AT42
KQ42
95
♣KJ2
8
109
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣6 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  3N N      2  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
  120          5.00   1.00  1N N +1   Q  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A1-Barry-Riehl
         50    3.50   2.50  1N N -1   T  A3-Breen-Jett vs A6-Walker-Walker
         50    3.50   2.50  2 S -1   ♠3  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        100    1.50   4.50  2N S -2   ♠6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    1.50   4.50  2 S -2   7  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        170    0.00   6.00  2♠ W +2   ♣7  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Satow-Satow
26 ♠9
J82
AQJ9873
♣T6
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K873
K763
4
♣KJ32
♠AQJ2
QT
T
♣AQ9875
♠T654
A954
K652
♣4
8
1015
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣2 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
EW: 5♣ 1 4♠  ♦4 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 21 = -1
Par: -500 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   ♣4  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Satow-Satow
  110          5.00   1.00  3 N      T  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      A  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      K  A3-Breen-Jett vs A6-Walker-Walker
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ E      4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        650    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   A  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
27 ♠J963
QT92
Q
♣AK72
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AKQT74
A76
752
♣5
♠2
K
AKJT8
♣QJT963
♠85
J8543
9643
♣84
12
1314
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 5♠ 5NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    5.50   0.50  2♠ W +2   ♣A  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        170    5.50   0.50  2♠ W +2   ♣A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        200    4.00   2.00  2♠ W +3   ♣A  A3-Breen-Jett vs A6-Walker-Walker
        230    3.00   3.00  3♠ W +3   ♣A  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        400    2.00   4.00  3N W      2  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A1-Barry-Riehl
        460    1.00   5.00  3N W +2   ♣2  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Treakle-Treakle
        610    0.00   6.00  4N* W     Q  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Satow-Satow
28 ♠6
872
QJ9864
♣963
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQ532
KT
A73
♣A87
♠KJ984
J965
T2
♣KJ
♠T7
AQ43
K5
♣QT542
3
179
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥3/4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 2 5♠ 4/3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    5.92   0.08  2♠ W +2   Q  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
        200    4.75   1.25  3♠ W +2   2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Walker-Walker
        430    3.58   2.42  3N W +1   Q  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        450    1.25   4.75  4♠ W +1   Q  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        450    1.25   4.75  4♠ W +1   Q  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        450    1.25   4.75  4♠ W +1   8  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Low-Callaway
29 ♠J8542
82
Q6532
♣7
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQ
KQT965
97
♣864
♠AT6
743
4
♣KQJ932
♠973
AJ
AKJT8
♣AT5
3
1010
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♥4
EW: 4♣ 2  ♦3 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  3 S +2   9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Walker-Walker
  140          4.75   1.25  2♠ S +1   K  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  130          3.58   2.42  4 S      K  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  100          2.42   3.58  4 W -1   Q  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Low-Callaway
        100    1.25   4.75  4♠ N -1   ♣K  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        140    0.08   5.92  3 W      ♣7  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
30 ♠63
K8654
8654
♣K3
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K975
Q3
AQT
♣J962
♠A82
T972
K2
♣QT84
♠QJT4
AJ
J973
♣A75
6
129
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
         50    4.17   1.83  1♠ S -1   Q  A4-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
         50    4.17   1.83  3 N -1   ♣4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Walker-Walker
         50    4.17   1.83  2 N -1   ♣4  A5-McWalters-Sendell vs A9-Gore-Kalinyak
         50    4.17   1.83  2 N -1   ♣4  A6-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
         90    1.25   4.75  2♣ W      8  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Low-Callaway
        150    0.08   5.92  2N N -3   ♣4  A9-Hedegard-Noor vs A8-Mills-Teixeira