- Saturday Morn - October 12, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 224 MP  Geomean: 90 MP
(based on 46 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 65.00 1st OA 4.13
Jeff Riehl - Roger Barry 64.72 2nd OA 3.10
Sally Reed - Wayne McIntyre 64.44 3rd OA 2.32
Deane Satow - Ellie Satow 58.61 4th OA 1.74
Leon Heller - Patricia Heller 58.33 5th OA 1.31
Kathy Pfitzer - Mary Block 57.78 3rd SA 1.03
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Rauch - Janice Skow 53.61 4th SA 0.72
Alan Hedegard - Janet Hedlund 53.33 4th SA 0.72
Albert Low - Sam Callaway 51.94 3rd OC 0.64
Barbara Moxley - Carol Sendell 51.94 5/6th OB 0.45
Frances Baca - Julie Anongos 50.83 4th OC 0.48
EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>October 12, 2019   |CLUB NO.>150680    | 10/12/2019 13:44
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Appreciation game       |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   90.0 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/300/100   |CLUB>H & H Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=7/C=3                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            A   6     .     .   |   3     .     .    104.00  57.78  1.03(SA)
 2 Janice Flowers-Sonne   Mary Kalinyak            A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     82.00  45.56
 3 Karen Mok              Nancy Green              B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     70.00  38.89
 4 Charles Olvis          Miranda Morris           C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     81.00  45.00
 5 Jeff Riehl             Roger Barry              C   2     2     1   |   1     1     1    116.50  64.72  3.10(OA)
 6 Wayne McIntyre         Sally Reed               B   3     3     .   |   2     2     .    116.00  64.44  2.32(OA)
 7 Jane Altavilla         Mary Krecki              B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     75.50  41.94
 8 Susan Mehra            Mary Castagna            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     86.00  47.78
 9 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     72.00  40.00
10 Carol Sendell          Barbara Moxley           B   .    5/6    .   |   5     3     .     93.50  51.94  0.45(OB)
11 Charles Rauch          Janice Skow              A   .     .     .   |   4     .     .     96.50  53.61  0.72(SA)
12 Keith Hedlund          Joan Roberts             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     87.00  48.33
                                          Totals                                           1080.00

EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   90.0 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/300/100   |CLUB>H & H Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=10/C=7                     ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Sharon Chibidakis      James Chibidakis         B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     87.50  48.61
 2 Ann Mahoney            John Mahoney             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     90.00  50.00
 3 Albert Low             Sam Callaway             C   .    5/6    3   |   5     3     2     93.50  51.94  0.64(OC)
 4 Julie Anongos          Frances Baca             C   .     .     4   |   .     4     3     91.50  50.83  0.48(OC)
 5 Leon Heller            Patricia Heller          A   5     .     .   |   3     .     .    105.00  58.33  1.31(OA)
 6 Lynn Farris            Rosalind Fisher          C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     83.50  46.39
 7 Suzanne Haley          Paula Cole               B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .    117.00  65.00  4.13(OA)
 8 Deane Satow            Ellie Satow              C   4     4     2   |   2     2     1    105.50  58.61  1.74(OA)
 9 John Kneisl            Elizabeth Sebring        B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     57.00  31.67
10 Marcy Klein            Mark Klein               C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     64.00  35.56
11 Debeliah Anthony       Rita Sturgeon            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     89.50  49.72
12 Janet Hedlund          Alan Hedegard            A   .     .     .   |   4     .     .     96.00  53.33  0.72(SA)
                                          Totals                                           1080.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠QT74
AKT4
976
♣J5
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AK9862
Q72
A82
♣4
♠-
9653
Q43
♣Q87632
♠J53
J8
KJT5
♣AKT9
10
134
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/2 3/2 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  800          9.00   0.00  3♠* W -4  A  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  430          8.00   1.00  3N N +1   3  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A3-Low-Callaway
  200          6.50   2.50  2♠ W -4   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  200          6.50   2.50  2♠ W -4   ♣6  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
  150          4.50   4.50  2♠ W -3   A  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  150          4.50   4.50  2♠ W -3   A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Satow-Satow
  100          2.50   6.50  2♠ W -2   A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  100          2.50   6.50  2♠ E -2   ♣J  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Heller-Heller
         50    0.50   8.50  2N N -1   ♣6  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A10-Klein-Klein
         50    0.50   8.50  2 N -1   ♣8  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A7-Haley-Cole

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
1DblPass2
Pass2NTAll pass 

North's auction is automatic through South's rebid of 2, but then must make an assessment between a simple preference to 2 or a 2NT rebid, typically promising about 11 HCP. Well, the major suit holdings are good and the matchpoint advantage of playing notrump should sway most players.

3NT seems out of reach during the bidding, but the favorable location of both minor suit queens plus the fact that East is essentially endplayed before the opening lead means that the notrump contract will easily provide ten tricks.

Should be a fairly even board.



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2 ♠K93
KQ86543
K3
♣4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J5
92
AJ854
♣JT93
♠AT82
7
QT9762
♣Q7
♠Q764
AJT
-
♣AK8652
11
78
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 6 2/3♠ 4NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♥1 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 21 = -1
Par: +1100 7*-EW-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1430          9.00   0.00  6 N      ♠A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  680          8.00   1.00  4 N +2   2  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  650          4.50   4.50  5 N      7  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
  650          4.50   4.50  5 N      7  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  650          4.50   4.50  4 N +1   T  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Satow-Satow
  650          4.50   4.50  4 N +1   7  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A10-Klein-Klein
  650          4.50   4.50  4 N +1   7  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A7-Haley-Cole
  650          4.50   4.50  4 N +1   6  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Heller-Heller
  200          1.00   8.00  3 N +2   T  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  150          0.00   9.00  5 E -3   ♣K  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A3-Low-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
115Pass
Pass5Pass6
PassPassPass 

Nice try, EW, but North ain't giving up and South must love the heart honors and three first round controls.

If East bids 2 to begin operations, South will double and no matter how high West continues the diamond barrage, North will bid hearts. South will still find a slam bid.

Well, on paper -- but bidding slams is usually going to obtain about 75% on such boards. Courage and evaluation will carry the day for this matchpoint hunt.



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3 ♠K
Q95
AT852
♣T632
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q864
AJ742
J3
♣KJ
♠T532
K6
Q
♣AQ8754
♠AJ97
T83
K9764
♣9
9
1211
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣4 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 3♠  ♦3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          9.00   0.00  3N W -4   5  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  200          6.00   3.00  4♠ W -2   A  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A10-Klein-Klein
  200          6.00   3.00  4♠ W -2   2  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
  200          6.00   3.00  4♠ W -2   ♣T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  200          6.00   3.00  2♠ W -2   A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
  200          6.00   3.00  2♠ W -2   2  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  110          3.00   6.00  3 N      K  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A7-Haley-Cole
  100          2.00   7.00  3N W -1   5  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        140    0.50   8.50  3♠ W      A  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A8-Satow-Satow
        140    0.50   8.50  3♠ E      ♣9  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Anongos-Baca

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
2Pass3All pass

I always point out Flannery opening bids and the appropriate continuations when they arise. The 3 bid is invitational to game and West quickly passes. The difficult suit happens to be trumps, and the proper way to handle it is to duck around a trick in the suit,

A standard opening bid of 1 will create a divergence between/among 1, 2, and perhaps 1NT forcing, primarily because West has not yet been able to describe the 4-5 major suit pattern. 1 on a T-high suit might not be very appealing without prior knowledge of Opener's pattern, and still after West raises spades, East will be trying for game with a 3 bid. Some West's might bid on to game with the KJ holdings.

Flannery does have concrete advantages (and some disadvantages), and is worthy of consideration. 3 making three.



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4 ♠Q76
Q8
J763
♣Q654
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T543
J653
-
♣AKJT7
♠KJ9
74
KQ9854
♣32
♠A82
AKT92
AT2
♣98
7
99
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2NT  ♣5/6 ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♥5/6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  800          9.00   0.00  3N* E -3  T  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A10-Klein-Klein
  400          8.00   1.00  4♠** E -1 A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  200          6.50   2.50  3♣ W -2   Q  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  200          6.50   2.50  3♣ W -2   Q  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A6-Farris-Fisher
   90          5.00   4.00  1N N      8  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A8-Satow-Satow
        100    3.50   5.50  2N N -1   K  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        100    3.50   5.50  2 S -1   ♣A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A7-Haley-Cole
        200    2.00   7.00  2 S -2   ♣A  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
        300    1.00   8.00  3 S -3   ♣A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        500    0.00   9.00  3N N -5   8  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Anongos-Baca

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis

If East opens a light 1, South has an easy 1 overcall and should land on his feet. A 2 (non-Flannery) opening will get South into some difficulties, for finding the one and only makeable contract higher than 1 is 2NT!

On the other hand, if East opens 1 and South overcalls, a Negative Double by West risks a 2 rebid, leading to a negative score and fewer matchpoints than otherwise likely.

Results all over the place, the highest risk being to an overly aggressive NS auction. North's quacky misfit should silence him from any forward-going action.



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5 ♠94
AJ8
A874
♣J654
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q86
K52
T3
♣QT982
♠AKT72
Q94
652
♣A7
♠J53
T763
KQJ9
♣K3
10
713
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          8.50   0.50  1N W -2   8  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
  100          8.50   0.50  3♠ E -2   K  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A10-Klein-Klein
   50          5.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   K  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
   50          5.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   K  A3-Mok-Green vs A3-Low-Callaway
   50          5.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   K  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Satow-Satow
   50          5.50   3.50  2♠ E -1   K  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A7-Haley-Cole
        110    2.00   7.00  2♠ E      K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        110    2.00   7.00  2♠ E      K  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A5-Heller-Heller
        110    2.00   7.00  2♠ E      K  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
        140    0.00   9.00  2♠ E +1   K  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
2PassPassPass

The uncertain distribution plus unfavorable vulnerability should discourage NS's particiapation with flattish hands, but North might double 2 after having originally passed. South, in that case, needs to select a contract on the basis of safety (3) rather than maximum gain (3), for there is no assurance of a plus score, opposite North's original pass. Safety first, trump quality = safety.



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6 ♠AQT42
Q76
42
♣Q92
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J5
AK52
KJT5
♣A64
♠976
T984
AQ8
♣K83
♠K83
J3
9763
♣JT75
10
169
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3 4 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -500 4♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          8.50   0.50  3N W -1   ♠T  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  100          8.50   0.50  4 W -1   4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
         50    7.00   2.00  2♠ N -1   ♣3  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A5-Heller-Heller
        120    5.00   4.00  2N W      ♠4  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Satow-Satow
        120    5.00   4.00  2N W      ♠4  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        120    5.00   4.00  1N W +1   ♠4  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A10-Klein-Klein
        140    3.00   6.00  3 W      ♣2  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        620    1.00   8.00  4 W      ♠T  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        620    1.00   8.00  4 W      4  A3-Mok-Green vs A3-Low-Callaway
        620    1.00   8.00  4 W      4  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A7-Haley-Cole

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NTPass2Pass
2Pass? 

Game makes, yes, but because of the fortuitous West doubleton and non-wasted spade, and the diamond fit/club discard and 3-2 trumps. A really close game, and one hears that plus scores are to be coveted, close games eschewed.

So where is the decision point? East should either bid 4 and take the blame for a disaster, credit for success, or 3 and be prepared to win the postmortem either way!



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7 ♠A32
Q873
A74
♣843
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠765
A65
QT
♣AKQ97
♠QJ
KJ942
J983
♣T5
♠KT984
T
K652
♣J62
10
158
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3  ♦6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          9.00   0.00  4 W -3   ♠2  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  200          6.50   2.50  4 W -2   7  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  200          6.50   2.50  4 W -2   ♣8  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  200          6.50   2.50  4 E -2   ♠8  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  200          6.50   2.50  4 E -2   ♠4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A10-Klein-Klein
  100          4.00   5.00  2♣ W -1   3  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        110    3.00   6.00  2 E      ♠8  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A3-Low-Callaway
        150    2.00   7.00  2N W +1   4  A3-Mok-Green vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        170    1.00   8.00  3 E +1   2  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A8-Satow-Satow
        210    0.00   9.00  1N W +4   3  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A4-Anongos-Baca

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1NTPass2Pass
2PassPass2
3PassPassPass

West has nice clubs and nice hearts, so might well take the push. South's 2 bid is typical matchpoint competitive stuff.

East's hand is rather undefined for West's decision, but again, matchpoint scoring suggests bidding.



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8 ♠T7
QT4
KJ842
♣KJ5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQJ6
KJ76
T6
♣AT7
♠A932
A952
Q
♣Q986
♠854
83
A9753
♣432
10
1412
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥3 ♠3 NT6
EW: 4♣ 4 4♠ 1NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-EW/4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          8.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   ♣5  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A10-Klein-Klein
   50          8.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   8  A3-Mok-Green vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        120    7.00   2.00  1N E +1   5  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A8-Satow-Satow
        170    6.00   3.00  3 W +1   A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
        420    3.00   6.00  4♠ E      8  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        420    3.00   6.00  4 W      ♠T  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        420    3.00   6.00  4 E      ♠8  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A3-Low-Callaway
        420    3.00   6.00  4 E      A  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        420    3.00   6.00  4 E      A  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        450    0.00   9.00  4♠ E +1   3  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Pass
2Pass4All pass

West is scheduled to lose one heart, one diamond, and one club -- but the play of the club suit will prove challenging -- do you play twice toward the AT7, relying on the excellent spots, or ace and toward the Q986? The probabilities suggest the losing, former action. Unless North makes a 1 overcall, suggesting values, the normal play in clubs will be take and will fail. However, a 1 overcall should probably lead West to the other line of attacking clubs, leading to success.

In the event that North does overcall and West does tackle clubs successfully, how many Norths will understand that the overcall led to a poor result? Was the 1 bid so obstructive or so likely to lead to buying the contract that it should have been made? Was the diamond lead the only likely line of defense to any EW contract? If not, then passing the North hand would have been the better part of valor, and setting the 4 contract might well be the reward.



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9 ♠KT82
AJ954
J7
♣T5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠63
KQ872
A542
♣43
♠AQJ75
T63
8
♣QJ72
♠94
-
KQT963
♣AK986
9
910
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2NT  ♥5/4 ♠6/5
EW: 2  ♣5/4 ♦3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          9.00   0.00  4 W -4   J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  300          8.00   1.00  4 W -3   ♣T  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  200          7.00   2.00  3 W -2   J  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Heller-Heller
  130          5.50   3.50  3 S +1   7  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A10-Klein-Klein
  130          5.50   3.50  4♣ S      7  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A7-Haley-Cole
         50    3.50   5.50  1N S -1   7  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
         50    3.50   5.50  5 S -1   K  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        100    2.00   7.00  4 S -2   ♠3  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        140    1.00   8.00  3 W      J  A3-Mok-Green vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        500    0.00   9.00  5* S -3  ♠3  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A3-Low-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass12
2DblPass3
Pass3All pass 

Prediction -- lots of bidding beyond the ability to make the final contracts, whether "won" by NS or EW!

Some East players will open the bidding 1 and that will launch many South players immediately to heights unbecoming the assets held. Perhaps South is unlucky to have partner's holdings totally (well, except for the J) be totally worthless. Or perhaps having a more pessimistic outlook would look less than fondly at the xx and being fearful that North might have useless heart honors might not be quite as unexpected as one concludes after the disaster.

2 is not a bad bid at all, and a later 3 will at least somewhat describe a good hand with both minors, without having a perfecto. Perfect!?

West will do "something" after a 2 overcall -- 2, perhaps, or a Negative Double . 2, somewhat of a stretch, at least shows values and concentration, if a slight overbid. North might double, objecting to 2 (penalty). East will pass, but South will pull to 3, now convinced of the wastage opposite, and just lowering the objective to a making contract. North's 3 fills that bill nicely.



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10 ♠K8
AK3
AQJ
♣AKT94
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q64
QT98
764
♣Q63
♠JT32
J74
T53
♣852
♠A975
652
K982
♣J7
24
62
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 7 5 5♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥2 ♠2 NT0
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1470          8.50   0.50  6N N +1   ♠2  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A3-Low-Callaway
 1470          8.50   0.50  6N N +1   ♠2  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A10-Klein-Klein
 1440          6.50   2.50  6N S      T  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A4-Anongos-Baca
 1440          6.50   2.50  6N S      8  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Heller-Heller
  720          4.50   4.50  3N S +4   8  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A7-Haley-Cole
  720          4.50   4.50  3N N +4   ♣5  A3-Mok-Green vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  690          3.00   6.00  3N N +3   ♠2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  660          2.00   7.00  3N N +2   ♠2  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
  630          1.00   8.00  3N N +1   ♠J  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
  150          0.00   9.00  2♣ N +3   ♠J  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass2Pass2
Pass3NTPass6NT
All pass   

24 HCP, a very good five card suit, and good quality honors makes 3NT for standard bidders a good rebid after a 2 waiting bid. South should eschew Stayman 4 and simply make a value decision.

Other ways of responding to 2 opening bids should not change much. Playing control step responses, 2 - 2, showing an ace and a king, should force game and North could rebid 2NT, without feat of being passed. Then south might utilize Stayman, but after a denial and South's signoff, showing a balanced hand with that ace and king, North would select, again, 6NT.

Kokish 2 - 2; 2! - 2 (forced); 2NT would lead to South's having to make the slam try. After 3 - 3, 4NT would be quantitative and North again accepts.

With the Q onside third, making all thirteen tricks will not be a problem -- one finesse, repeated, will solve all problems'



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11 ♠QT875
K2
4
♣AQ653
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠96
J73
AK765
♣KJT
♠J43
965
QT932
♣84
♠AK2
AQT84
J8
♣972
11
123
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 6 6♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦6 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +980 6♠-NS/6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1100          9.00   0.00  5* W -5  K  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
  480          5.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Satow-Satow
  480          5.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   3  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  480          5.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   2  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Anongos-Baca
  480          5.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   2  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  480          5.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   2  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A3-Low-Callaway
  480          5.50   3.50  4 S +2   K  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
  450          2.00   7.00  4♠ N +1   3  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A10-Klein-Klein
  420          1.00   8.00  4♠ N      Q  A3-Mok-Green vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  400          0.00   9.00  5♣ N      Q  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A5-Heller-Heller
12 ♠86432
A962
T6
♣85
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQJ7
J4
QJ2
♣Q764
♠KT5
QT5
A97
♣AKJ2
♠9
K873
K8543
♣T93
4
1317
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦5 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 3♠ 4NT  ♥6/5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          9.00   0.00  5♣ W -1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Satow-Satow
        130    8.00   1.00  2♣ W +2   T  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        150    7.00   2.00  1N E +2   4  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A10-Klein-Klein
        180    6.00   3.00  1N E +3   3  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        400    5.00   4.00  3N W      ♠3  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        430    3.00   6.00  3N E +1   3  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A3-Low-Callaway
        430    3.00   6.00  3N E +1   5  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        430    3.00   6.00  3N E +1   4  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        460    0.50   8.50  3N E +2   4  A3-Mok-Green vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        460    0.50   8.50  3N E +2   4  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A5-Heller-Heller
13 ♠AT94
J93
JT875
♣J
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠653
AKQT85
6
♣KQ9
♠Q8
74
AQ943
♣A874
♠KJ72
62
K2
♣T6532
7
1412
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥2 NT3
EW: 3♣ 2 5 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          8.00   1.00  4 W -1   ♣J  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A3-Low-Callaway
  100          8.00   1.00  4 W -1   ♣J  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A5-Heller-Heller
  100          8.00   1.00  4 W -1   ♣J  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        140    6.00   3.00  3 W      ♣J  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        170    5.00   4.00  3 W +1   ♣J  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
        200    4.00   5.00  3 W +2   ♣J  A3-Mok-Green vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        600    3.00   6.00  3N W      ♠4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        620    1.00   8.00  4 W      ♠A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Haley-Cole
        620    1.00   8.00  4 W      ♣J  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        620    1.00   8.00  4 W      ♣J  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
14 ♠84
QJ75
AT4
♣A943
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q5
AK86
Q76
♣KJ62
♠AKJ73
943
J98
♣Q8
♠T962
T2
K532
♣T75
11
1511
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2♣ 2 2 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        150    9.00   0.00  2N W +1   ♣3  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A5-Heller-Heller
        170    8.00   1.00  2♠ E +2   2  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A3-Low-Callaway
        400    4.50   4.50  3N W      Q  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
        400    4.50   4.50  3N W      5  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        400    4.50   4.50  3N W      5  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        400    4.50   4.50  3N W      ♣3  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        400    4.50   4.50  3N W      ♣3  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        400    4.50   4.50  3N E      ♠9  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Haley-Cole
        420    1.00   8.00  4♠ W      4  A3-Mok-Green vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        460    0.00   9.00  3N E +2   2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Farris-Fisher
15 ♠JT2
J986
8542
♣62
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AQ76
AQ7
A76
♣J75
♠K9843
K3
J3
♣AT93
♠5
T542
KQT9
♣KQ84
2
1711
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4♣ 1 1 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        420    8.50   0.50  4♠ W      8  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        420    8.50   0.50  4♠ W      ♣6  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        430    6.50   2.50  3N W +1   9  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        430    6.50   2.50  3N W +1   6  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Satow-Satow
        450    3.50   5.50  5♠ W      5  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A3-Low-Callaway
        450    3.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   6  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        450    3.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   ♣6  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A7-Haley-Cole
        450    3.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   ♣6  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        480    0.50   8.50  4♠ W +2   ♣6  A3-Mok-Green vs A10-Klein-Klein
        480    0.50   8.50  4♠ E +2   ♣K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Heller-Heller
16 ♠AKQJ95
52
9
♣KT52
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠742
J87
KT3
♣Q964
♠T3
KQT64
AJ765
♣J
♠86
A93
Q842
♣A873
13
611
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4♠ 4NT  ♦5 ♥4
EW: 2 2  ♣2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 16 = +3
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          7.50   1.50  4♠ N      K  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  420          7.50   1.50  4♠ N      K  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A4-Anongos-Baca
  420          7.50   1.50  4♠ N      K  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  420          7.50   1.50  4♠ N      ♣5  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
  170          4.50   4.50  3♠ N +1   ♣J  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  170          4.50   4.50  2♠ N +2   K  A3-Mok-Green vs A10-Klein-Klein
  140          3.00   6.00  3♠ N      ♣J  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A7-Haley-Cole
         50    1.00   8.00  4♠ N -1   K  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A3-Low-Callaway
         50    1.00   8.00  4♠ N -1   ♣J  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Satow-Satow
         50    1.00   8.00  3♠ N -1   ♣J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Heller-Heller
17 ♠AKQ53
J542
A4
♣A4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠9
AQ987
976
♣KJT9
♠T82
-
KQJT83
♣Q832
♠J764
KT63
52
♣765
18
108
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3/2♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♦3
EW: 4♣ 3  ♥6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -100 4♠*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          8.50   0.50  4♠ N      K  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A3-Low-Callaway
  420          8.50   0.50  4♠ N      K  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  150          7.00   2.00  2N N +1   T  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
  140          6.00   3.00  3♠ N      K  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
         50    4.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   K  A3-Mok-Green vs A8-Satow-Satow
         50    4.50   4.50  3♠ N -1   K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        130    2.00   7.00  3 E +1   ♠4  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        130    2.00   7.00  3 E +1   ♠4  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A7-Haley-Cole
        130    2.00   7.00  4♣ W      ♠A  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        570    0.00   9.00  3* E +1  ♣7  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Heller-Heller
18 ♠AJT9864
A6
-
♣AKQ8
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠32
Q9
AKT9743
♣T4
♠Q5
42
Q865
♣J9765
♠K7
KJT8753
J2
♣32
18
95
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 7 7♠  ♦6 NT6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +2210 7♠-NS/7-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1460          9.00   0.00  6 S +1   A  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
 1430          8.00   1.00  6 S      A  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A3-Low-Callaway
  800          7.00   2.00  5* W -4  A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Anongos-Baca
  710          4.00   5.00  5♠ S +2   A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
  710          4.00   5.00  4♠ N +3   Q  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
  710          4.00   5.00  4♠ N +3   5  A3-Mok-Green vs A8-Satow-Satow
  710          4.00   5.00  4 S +3   A  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  710          4.00   5.00  4 S +3   A  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A7-Haley-Cole
  680          0.50   8.50  5 S +1   A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  680          0.50   8.50  4 S +2   A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass2
Pass2Pass3
Pass5Pass5
Pass6All pass 

Will West overcall 3 over a 2 weak two bid? South has seven hearts, but 3 is rather much, vulnerable, so 2 is the selected opening. For the moment, let's assume that West passes, and then we will come back to that issue.

Do you subscribe to the idea that a new suit in response is nonforcing? Such a pessimistic view. Some (of my) partnerships play at least that a new Major suit is forcing, while minors are nonforcing, but I'd rather play all new suits forcing, some of them (3) being conventional.

Anyhow, playing a reasonable (not to say the only way) 2 as forcing in response to South's weak two, surely Kx is good enough for a raise, music to North's ear. Then 5 is Exclusion 0314 Roman Keycard Blackwood , and 5 shows "1," hence South holds the K, at least doubleton.

Yes, it is not shown how to find out if South has the Q or three trumps, or assurance of holding the K, or the Q or J, or a doubleton club, for seven, but such perfection is unlikely to matter much.

Here, even missing both major queens, seven rolls. Lucky? Yes. But at least bid the small slam, please. If you don't play 2 as forcing, you are going to be gambling a lot with your selection, whatever it is.

If West overcalls 3, then you go back to the same issue -- is 3 forcing? If not, roll the dice. On the assumption that you don't bid 3 on weak hands and just long spades (bidding on a misfit is a bad foundation for good results), then you should treat is as forcing. Then South will raise and North will be deprived of the Exclusion bid, but at least can make some assumptions as to the location of key honors and bid 6.



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19 ♠4
T75
973
♣KQ9863
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠653
64
KT852
♣JT2
♠AKJT9872
AQ2
6
♣A
♠Q
KJ983
AQJ4
♣754
5
418
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 3  ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♠ 4NT  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -500 6*-NS/6♣*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        200    9.00   0.00  3♠ E +2   J  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A10-Klein-Klein
        230    7.50   1.50  3♠ E +3   ♣7  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
        230    7.50   1.50  2♠ E +4   K  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
        650    6.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   ♣4  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        680    2.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   K  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A5-Heller-Heller
        680    2.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   K  A3-Mok-Green vs A7-Haley-Cole
        680    2.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   K  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        680    2.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   8  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        680    2.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A3-Low-Callaway
        680    2.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Satow-Satow

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2DblPass
3Pass4All pass

East shows a monster hand needing almost nothing to have a fair shot at game in his own hand. West has only one favorable combination of factors -- three trumps and two hearts, but not, surely, enough for bidding more.

But East's sequence is so strong that changing West's K to the ace would be enough. That's how strong the sequence is.

Many will just bid 4, and likely that will end the conversation. NS just don't seem to have enough continue the competition, although they have a good sacrifice in either clubs or hearts.



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20 ♠T865
AQ82
9
♣KT86
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQ9732
KT954
6
♣Q
♠K
63
KJT8432
♣A32
♠J4
J7
AQ75
♣J9754
9
1111
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2NT  ♦4 ♥6 ♠5
EW: 1 1 2♠  ♣3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          9.00   0.00  3N E -6   ♣5  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
  500          8.00   1.00  3N E -5   ♣5  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A5-Heller-Heller
  400          7.00   2.00  3N E -4   ♣5  A3-Mok-Green vs A7-Haley-Cole
  300          6.00   3.00  5 E -3   ♣4  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  200          4.00   5.00  4♠ W -2   9  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A3-Low-Callaway
  200          4.00   5.00  4♠ W -2   9  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
  200          4.00   5.00  3 E -2   ♠J  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  100          1.50   7.50  4♠ W -1   9  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Anongos-Baca
  100          1.50   7.50  3♠ W -1   9  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A10-Klein-Klein
        110    0.00   9.00  3 E      ♣5  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Satow-Satow
21 ♠962
AQT92
64
♣752
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQ743
-
KQ975
♣AT4
♠KJ8
763
AJ2
♣J963
♠T5
KJ854
T83
♣KQ8
6
1510
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♦1 ♠1 NT2
EW: 4♣ 6 6♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        140    9.00   0.00  3♠ W      6  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
        200    7.50   1.50  3♠ W +2   2  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        200    7.50   1.50  3♠ W +2   6  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A10-Klein-Klein
        300    6.00   3.00  3 N -3   ♠4  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        450    3.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   2  A3-Mok-Green vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        450    3.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   6  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A4-Anongos-Baca
        450    3.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   6  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Heller-Heller
        450    3.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Low-Callaway
        480    0.50   8.50  4♠ W +2   ♠6  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A8-Satow-Satow
        480    0.50   8.50  4♠ W +2   6  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Haley-Cole
22 ♠84
KQ2
A3
♣AJT532
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQT
AJ873
T8
♣Q96
♠762
6
KQJ6542
♣87
♠KJ953
T954
97
♣K4
14
136
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1♠ 2/3NT  ♦3
EW: 4  ♣4 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 4NT*-N-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          9.00   0.00  3N W -5   ♣T  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  110          7.50   1.50  3♣ N      6  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Kalinyak vs A4-Anongos-Baca
  110          7.50   1.50  3♣ N      K  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A10-Klein-Klein
  100          5.50   3.50  3 E -1   ♣K  A3-Mok-Green vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  100          5.50   3.50  3 E -1   ♣K  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Chibidakis-Chibidakis
        100    4.00   5.00  3♣ N -2   6  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A8-Satow-Satow
        110    3.00   6.00  3 E      ♣K  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Heller-Heller
        130    2.00   7.00  4 E      ♣K  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Low-Callaway
        150    1.00   8.00  4♣ N -3   6  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        200    0.00   9.00  4♣ N -4   6  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Haley-Cole
23 ♠6
JT96
AK98
♣QJ97
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KT83
AQ874
Q32
♣6
♠Q9
K52
T64
♣A8432
♠AJ7542
3
J75
♣KT5
11
119
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2♠  ♥5 NT6
EW: 2  ♣6 ♦6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          9.00   0.00  2♠ S      A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  100          7.50   1.50  3 W -1   ♠6  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A4-Anongos-Baca
  100          7.50   1.50  3 W -1   ♠6  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
        100    5.50   3.50  2♠ S -1   ♣6  A3-Mok-Green vs A5-Heller-Heller
        100    5.50   3.50  2♠ S -1   ♣6  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A10-Klein-Klein
        110    3.50   5.50  2 W      A  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A7-Haley-Cole
        110    3.50   5.50  2 W      A  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A8-Satow-Satow
        200    1.00   8.00  4♠ S -2   ♣6  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
        200    1.00   8.00  3♠ S -2   ♣6  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Farris-Fisher
        200    1.00   8.00  3♠ N -2   ♣6  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
24 ♠AKQT986
T4
KQ82
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠42
Q97
A963
♣T854
♠J75
AKJ82
J4
♣AJ2
♠3
653
T75
♣KQ9763
14
615
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2/3  ♣6 ♦5 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +100 4*-W-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          8.50   0.50  4♠ N      A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Farris-Fisher
  420          8.50   0.50  4♠ N      A  A11-Rauch-Skow vs A10-Klein-Klein
  300          7.00   2.00  4* E -2  ♠3  A6-McIntyre-Reed vs A11-Anthony-Sturgeon
  170          6.00   3.00  3♠ N +1   A  A8-Mehra-Castagna vs A4-Anongos-Baca
  140          3.50   5.50  3♠ N      A  A3-Mok-Green vs A5-Heller-Heller
  140          3.50   5.50  3♠ N      A  A4-Olvis-Morris vs A7-Haley-Cole
  140          3.50   5.50  3♠ N      A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A9-Kneisl-Sebring
  140          3.50   5.50  3♠ N      A  A12-Hedlund-Roberts vs A12-Hedlund-Hedegard
         50    0.50   8.50  4♠ S -1   K  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-Mahoney-Mahoney
         50    0.50   8.50  4♠ N -1   A  A10-Sendell-Moxley vs A8-Satow-Satow