- Monday Aft - June 19, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1211 MP  Geomean: 888 MP
(based on 30 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Konny Murray - Marianne Van Gelder 62.82 1st A 1.50
Helen Rubin - Mitsuo Tatsugawa 59.93 2nd A 1.05
Judy Dudley - Shirley Temple 55.77 3rd A 0.75
Judy Lesieutre - Nancy Borucki 54.81 4th A 0.53
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 54.17 3rd B 0.44
Fred Quadros - Lauren Upson 50.64 4th B 0.31
Andrea Carr - Laura Gherman 50.00 1st C 0.32
Arlene Seckel - Jane Williamson 47.11 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A
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DATE>June 19, 2017      |CLUB NO.>217133    | 06/19/2017 16:01
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=15/B=11/C=4                     ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    5     3     .     91.00  54.17  0.44(B)
 2 Helen Rubin            Mitsuo Tatsugawa         A    2     .     .    100.69  59.93  1.05(A)
 3 Madonna Henderson      Alexander Henderson      B    .     .     .     65.69  39.10
 4 Bee Melendez           Barbara Deasy            C    .     .     .     74.85  44.55
 5 Jim Martin             Joyce Martin             B    .     .     .     77.00  45.83
 6 Judy Lesieutre         Nancy Borucki            A    4     .     .     92.08  54.81  0.53(A)
 7 Thomas Crawley         Jean Lesieutre           A    .     .     .     74.85  44.55
 8  Maja                  Betty Jackson            A    .     .     .     84.54  50.32
 9 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             B    .     .     .     83.50  49.70
10 Jane Williamson        Arlene Seckel            C    .     .     2     79.15  47.11  0.22(C)
11 Lauren Upson           Fred Quadros             B    6     4     .     85.08  50.64  0.31(B)
12 Shirley Temple         Judy Dudley              B    3     2     .     93.69  55.77  0.75(A)
13 Andrea Carr            Laura Gherman            C    .     .     1     84.00  50.00  0.32(C)
14 Kurt Schnebele         Laura Quinn              C    .     .     .     68.38  40.70
15 Marianne Van Gelder    Konny Murray             B    1     1     .    105.54  62.82  1.50(A)
                                          Totals                        1260.04

Hands and Results
1 ♠K9
KT985
KT8
♣854
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A6532
Q43
A6
♣972
♠74
AJ76
J43
♣KQJ6
♠QJT8
2
Q9752
♣AT3
9
1012
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  2N E -3   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  120          5.00   1.00  2N S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  100          4.00   2.00  2N E -2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
   50          3.00   3.00  2N E -1   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ W      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        120    1.00   5.00  2N E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        150    0.00   6.00  2 N -3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A9-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and West responds 1. Over East's rebid of 1NT, West is strong enough to use New Minor Forcing--2. East doesn't have three spades but can rebid 2. Now West is likely to bid 2NT which East certainly will pass. An opening diamond lead will be costly, but it's not a crazy contract--just not a lucky onr.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass11
1Dbl1Pass2
DblPass2All pass
  1. + fit or tolerance

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3, 11, 16, and 24.

The Bidding: East's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. So East opens 1. South has a choice between passing and overcalling 1. Passing may provide an opportunity to make a takeout double for the pointed suits. In general, it is best to get in and out of the auction quickly. Overcalling 1 seems best. West responds 1. North makes a Snapdragon Double to show hearts and diamond tolerance (or better). East has a choice between passing and bidding 1NT. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "The Race to 1NT" article, non-vulnerable 1NT contracts tend to score well whether they make or not. Here, North-South are likely to compete in diamonds. With a minimum opener and just a partial diamond stopper, passing seems best.

South offers 2 as the final contract. West, with 10 HCP and 2 quick tricks opposite an opening bid, expects a positive score on the board. West isn't eager to defend 2. For most partnerships, Support Doubles are not mandatory. So there is a chance East has 3-card spade support. West's weak spade texture makes bidding 2 unattractive. A Balance of Power double seems best.

East isn't eager to convert the double for penalty. East doesn't want to bid 2NT with just a partial diamond stopper. Bidding 3 on a 4-card suit would be quite a view. East's reasonable choices are bidding 2 or 2. West has shown 4+ spades. With a good 5-card spade suit, West may have bid 2 rather than double. Bidding 2 seems best because it puts all potential contracts in play. West infers South's heart shortness. Playing in a 4-3 fit when North is known to have heart length isn't attractive, but 2 and 2NT are not likely to play better. Passing 2 seems best. The Law of Total Tricks advises against competing to 3.

The Play: With clubs breaking 3-3, declarer has 2 club tricks. The pointed suit Aces bring declarer to 4 tricks. With the King onside, declarer has at least 2 heart heart tricks. Because South has a singleton heart, the defense cannot prevent West from scoring the Queen. That brings declarer to 7 tricks. Declarer can ruff a spade en passant for their 8th trick.



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2 ♠QT9
KQ97
853
♣KJT
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A8432
32
QJ92
♣65
♠J6
AJ8654
K
♣A942
♠K75
T
AT764
♣Q873
11
713
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣6 ♦6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   0.50  2 E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Maja-Jackson
   50          5.50   0.50  2 E -1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        110    2.50   3.50  2 E      A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        110    2.50   3.50  2 E      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        110    2.50   3.50  2 E      A5-Martin-Martin vs A9-Muller-Newell
        110    2.50   3.50  2 E      A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        140    0.00   6.00  2 E +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A12-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After East opens 1 and West bids 1, N-S will stay out of the auction. East's 2 rebid will buy the hand. With a better hand, East might have bid 2, but not with this minimal hand. A 4-1 trump break is hard to manage, especially when there are so few entries to the West hand. A club
opening lead will present challenges. East can win it and immediately lead the K. South will probably duck. looking at the QJ on the board. Now East leads a spade to the Ace, but he's probably going to lead toward the long hearts. Of course, if South does take the A, life is simpler: when East gets back in, he leads to the A and throws two black losers on the diamonds.



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3 ♠K8
AJ94
J6
♣AKQ32
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AQJ76432
3
2
♣985
♠T9
K6
T98754
♣764
♠5
QT8752
AKQ3
♣JT
18
73
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 5 5NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣1 ♦4 ♥1 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          6.00   0.00  6 S      A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Maja-Jackson
  450          4.50   1.50  5 S      A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
  450          4.50   1.50  5 S      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
         50    1.50   4.50  6 S -1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A12-Temple-Dudley
         50    1.50   4.50  6 S -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
         50    1.50   4.50  6 S -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A9-Muller-Newell
         50    1.50   4.50  6 S -1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A13-Carr-Gherman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North will be astounded when South opens 1 and surely will look for slam by whatever methods they use. Unfortunately, the opponents have a chasing A and the trump King is offside. Those who use Keycard Blackwood will know they're off two key cards and may well stop in five.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
44NTPass51
Pass5All pass 
  1. 1 or 4 key cards

The Bidding: After South opens 1, West preempts in spades. Despite the unfavorable vulnerability, preempting 4 with an 8-card suit suit seems best. North, with 20 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 5, has slam interest. The vulnerability makes penalizing 4 worth considering. How does your partnership play a double of 4? In his "Negative Doubles" article, Larry Cohen advises "doubles on any level should NOT show length/strength in the opponent's suit. They should all be takeout/cards."

What would a 4NT bid mean in your partnership? In his "4NT - Ace Asking, Quantitative , or Take-Out (Feb/Mar 2011)" article, Steve Robinson advises "you and your favorite partner should decide what various non-jump 4NT bids mean. Default means are: After partner bids a major-suit, a non-jump 4NT is ace asking. After partner bids a minor-suit, a non-jump 4NT is choice of suits."

With the above agreements, North can show values with a takeout oriented double or make a slam move. With 20 Support Points and a LTC of 5, North is interested in slam. The lack of a diamond control is an issue, but the 4 preempt doesn't leave room for cue bidding. If no slam is available, it may be better to double hoping partner converts the double for penalty. Given the slam potential, asking for key cards seems best. When South shows 1 or 4 key cards, North knows it is 1, and places the contract at 5.

The Play: West is likely to lead their singleton diamond or the Ace. On a diamond lead, declarer suspects West has diamond shortness. Declarer has to decide whether to risk the finesse against the King. Losing to the singleton King would be expensive. Here, the King is guarded and West has just 1 trump. So all paths lead to 11 tricks.

On the Ace lead and a spade continuation, declarer has no need to win the trick with the King. So declarer ruffs their winner and finesses against the King. When the finesse loses, declarer settles for 11 tricks.



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4 ♠32
82
KJ854
♣8543
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ876
954
97
♣AQ6
♠AT9
J76
A632
♣T97
♠Q54
AKQT3
QT
♣KJ2
4
109
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          6.00   0.00  4♠* W -3  A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  140          5.00   1.00  3 S      A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Maja-Jackson
  110          4.00   2.00  1 S +1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        110    2.50   3.50  2♠ W      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        110    2.50   3.50  2♠ W      A5-Martin-Martin vs A9-Muller-Newell
        140    1.00   5.00  2♠ W +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
        200    0.00   6.00  1N S -2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A13-Carr-Gherman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

17 HCP and a fine five card major is a lot for 1NT, so South opens 1. West overcalls 1, North passes, and East raises spades. South is really stuck for a rational rebid, even with this nice hand. Minus 110 coming up.



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5 ♠KQ543
95
8
♣Q9754
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AT96
KT72
952
♣62
♠-
8643
AKJ6
♣AJT83
♠J872
AQJ
QT743
♣K
7
713
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 3 2NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Muller-Newell
   50          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A11-Upson-Quadros
   50          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
   50          4.00   2.00  4 E -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Maja-Jackson
   50          4.00   2.00  3 W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        140    1.00   5.00  3 W      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        170    0.00   6.00  2 W +2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A12-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Even great shape won't excuse opening the North hand. East opens 1 and South doubles (better than 1 with good major suit support). West bids 1 and North 1, denying more than eight points. East will raise hearts and it's North who should now bid 2--unless he decided to jump to 2 on the first round. Vulnerable, N-S will be wise not to compete beyond the two level.



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6 ♠854
KQ76
5
♣AK732
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K3
AJ9832
982
♣T9
♠JT
54
AKT643
♣J85
♠AQ9762
T
QJ7
♣Q64
12
89
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥6
EW: 1 -/1  ♣3 ♥6/7 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A9-Muller-Newell
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Maja-Jackson
  420          3.00   3.00  4♠ S      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
  200          1.50   4.50  3♠ S +2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  200          1.50   4.50  3 W -2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A12-Temple-Dudley
  170          0.00   6.00  3♠ S +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A11-Upson-Quadros

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East has a nice 2 opener. South can just excuse 2 which North will take to game. South can argue that he would have opened 1 with his hand, so he's okay overcalling, but it's a close call. Nice when partner has the best hand at the table and trump break, isn't it?



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7 ♠AK95
84
JT9864
♣8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J7
QJT32
K3
♣QT65
♠63
AK75
Q
♣AKJ432
♠QT842
96
A752
♣97
8
917
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠  ♣2 ♥1 NT2
EW: 4♣ 4 1NT  ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -200 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    6.00   0.00  3 W +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        620    3.50   2.50  4 W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        620    3.50   2.50  4 W      A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        620    3.50   2.50  4 W      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        620    3.50   2.50  4 E      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        650    0.50   5.50  4 W +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        650    0.50   5.50  4 W +1   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A9-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

I couldn't bring myself to open 2 with the North hand, even in fourth seat, so East will get to open 1. He will certainly bid 3 in support of West's response, and West with nine HCP should go on to game. Of course, if South should venture a 1 overcall, North won't let go below game, having an excellent sacrifice against the opposition's heart game, even vulnerable.



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8 ♠652
J863
AQ963
♣4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KJT98
-
K874
♣AKQ2
♠7
KQ975
JT5
♣JT87
♠AQ43
AT42
2
♣9653
7
167
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/3 -/1♠
       ♣4/5 ♦6 ♠5/7 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 2NT  ♥4 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3NT*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  2♠ W -3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  100          5.00   1.00  2♣ W -2   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A9-Muller-Newell
         90    4.00   2.00  2♣ W      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        110    3.00   3.00  3♣ W      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        130    1.50   4.50  3♣ W +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        130    1.50   4.50  2♣ W +2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        150    0.00   6.00  2 N -3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Maja-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 with high hopes, but they'll be dashed by East, who will pass 2 having found the partial he has help for. South is stymied with only one diamond so will pass. He may suspect that he and North have a fit, but how to find it?



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9 ♠K542
T952
T862
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠986
A63
Q43
♣JT84
♠AQJ7
Q
AKJ
♣Q7632
♠T3
KJ874
975
♣AK9
3
719
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♦5 ♠4 NT6/5
EW: 5♣ 1 3♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -600 5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  2N W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  100          5.50   0.50  2N W -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Muller-Newell
         50    4.00   2.00  2 S -1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        100    3.00   3.00  3 S -2   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        140    2.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        150    1.00   5.00  4♣ E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        620    0.00   6.00  4♠ E      A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Maja-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1, and South bids 1. West will probably pass. With only seven HCP, the one heart stopper doesn't look like enough, and raising to 2 isn't so appealing with this very flat hand. North raises hearts, maybe even to 3 if they play the jump preemptive. Now, East may think he's being robbed, but there isn't much that seems safe unless West has been able to respond. If West has bid, East will surely want to bid some game.



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10 ♠K72
QJ86
97
♣AT42
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQ8
AKT42
KQ8
♣76
♠T654
975
A32
♣953
♠J93
3
JT654
♣KQJ8
10
184
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥5 ♠5/6 NT6
EW: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4 W -2   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  120          5.00   1.00  1N N +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
         80    4.00   2.00  1 W      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Muller-Newell
         90    3.00   3.00  1N W      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        100    2.00   4.00  3♣ N -1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        110    0.50   5.50  2 W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        110    0.50   5.50  1 W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A12-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

A hopeful West opens 1, which passes around to South. South has an awkward hand: good distribution but too few points to dare to double. He may balance in one of the minors. If it's clubs, West might double and induce East to show a heart raise. If it's diamonds, West might bid NT, and then East will "correct" to hearts.



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11 ♠A763
KQJT6
J84
♣2
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KT2
A42
Q95
♣KT53
♠Q4
93
AKT72
♣Q874
♠J985
875
63
♣AJ96
11
1211
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW/3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  2 N      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Muller-Newell
         50    4.50   1.50  3 N -1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Maja-Jackson
         50    4.50   1.50  3 N -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
        110    2.50   3.50  3 E      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        110    2.50   3.50  3 E      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        130    0.50   5.50  4 E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        130    0.50   5.50  4 E      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A12-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When West opens 1, North has to decide whether to bid 1 or to double. I have a slight preference for the latter. East is better bidding 1 than redoubling over a minor suit opener, but South may try 1 anyway. With only 12 points, West should resist the temptation to bid 1NT--maybe the opponents will overbid! Raising diamonds is worrisome if partner might have only four--that depends on partnership style in an auction like this. North must be careful to resist raising. Partner already knows he has spade support.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1122
PassPass3All pass

The Bidding: West's flat hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. West's Tens merit an upgrade. Opening 1 seems best. North has a choice between overcalling 1 and making a takeout double. Doubling risks playing in a 4-3 diamond fit when a 5-3 heart fit is available. Overcalling 1 seems best. North may be able to get the pointed suits in play with a double later.

East has a choice between responding 2 or cue bidding 2 to show an invitational or better club raise. If West has a 3-card club suit, cue bidding risks playing a 4-3 fit when a 5-3 diamond fit is available. A 2 response is not a Two Over One Game Force in competition. A 2 response seems best because it is lead directional and may allow East to show their club support at the 3-level.

South competes with 2 as recommended by the Law of Total Tricks . West has a choice between passing, raising diamonds, bidding 2NT, and making a Support Double . Since the auction is above 2, many partnerships will not have a Support Double available. Passing with a minimum opener seems best. North has nothing to say. East, as planned, raises to 3 showing invitational values. East has 9+ cards in the minors. West has no ruffing values. East will be able to ruff hearts or spades. Playing in clubs seems preferable. The auction ends at 3.

The Play: North leads the King, top of an honor sequence. If playing Rusinow , North leads the Queen, second of touching honors. Declarer ducks and wins the heart continuation.

Playing a club to the King is a Safety Play to hold club losers to 2, but offers just a 35% chance for 3 club tricks. Playing a club to the Queen and then finessing against South for the Jack offers a 46% for 3 club tricks and an 89% for 2 club tricks. Finessing against South for the Jack on the first round of trump offers a 40% chance to hold club losers to 1 and a 97% chance to hold club losers to 2. Finessing on the first round seems best because it provides the highest trick taking expectation and avoids the risk of the defense drawing all the trump prematurely.

When the finesse against the Jack succeeds, declarer will have little trouble scoring 9 tricks. The defense collects 2 clubs, 1 heart, and a spade.



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12 ♠QT32
K6
AQT3
♣753
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A84
T972
986
♣JT4
♠J5
J
K7542
♣AQ982
♠K976
AQ8543
J
♣K6
11
511
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥3 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.00   0.00  4♠ N      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A11-Upson-Quadros
  170          3.50   2.50  1♠ N +3   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
  170          3.50   2.50  3 S +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  170          3.50   2.50  3 S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A12-Temple-Dudley
  170          3.50   2.50  2 S +2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Muller-Newell
  100          1.00   5.00  3♣ E -2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A8-Maja-Jackson
   50          0.00   6.00  3 E -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East wishes North had opened a major so he could bid the Unusual 2NT--absent that, he passes, or opens 1, and South bids her hearts or doubles, depending on East's action. North can raise hearts with Kx or bid 1. Any action he takes will have South looking for a major suit game. North should be glad to cooperate. Even the bad heart break won't stop the game. Declarer should avoid taking the spade finesse. Overtake the Jack and take the ruffing finesse instead for no losers in the suit this time.



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13 ♠KT7
T3
J94
♣T7532
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J853
86
A853
♣AK9
♠962
AKQ9742
2
♣Q4
♠AQ4
J5
KQT76
♣J86
4
1211
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
EW: 1♣ 4 2♠ 4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    5.50   0.50  3 E +2   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        200    5.50   0.50  2 E +3   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        650    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A9-Muller-Newell
        650    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        650    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        650    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        650    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A10-Williamson-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 3. South passes--13 HCP just isn't enough for a four level overcall opposite a passed partner. West happens to have a perfect hand. But he won't know it, so +170 will be a common enough result on this one.



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14 ♠T7
AKJ2
KT4
♣A954
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K853
5
Q985
♣KQ76
♠A9642
Q9876
J7
♣2
♠QJ
T43
A632
♣JT83
15
107
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 1 1/- 1NT
       ♥7/6 ♠4
EW: 3♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  2 E -2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        100    5.00   1.00  2N N -2   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        110    4.00   2.00  2♠ W      A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        140    2.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        170    0.50   5.50  3♠ W +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        170    0.50   5.50  2♠ E +2   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A9-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

With only one heart, West won't want to open light. North p[ens 1NT and if East has a way of showing both majors, he has the shape to do so, especially not vulnerable. That finds their excellent spade fit, worth bidding even if South tries 2NT. Mighty nice when trumps are 2-2.



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15 ♠J3
AT973
Q987
♣Q6
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KQT6
K85
T52
♣JT9
♠7542
Q2
J643
♣K75
♠A98
J64
AK
♣A8432
9
96
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 4 3NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.00   0.00  4 S      A1-Eby-Eby vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
  170          5.00   1.00  3 N +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A9-Muller-Newell
  140          4.00   2.00  3 S      A5-Martin-Martin vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        100    2.00   4.00  4 S -1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        100    2.00   4.00  4 N -1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        100    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        200    0.00   6.00  2N S -2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Maja-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT. North transfers to hearts and rebids 2NT. South will be delighted to bid the heart game, which works well with trumps even cooperating for a change. Also clubs are 3-3: lose a club, ruff a club and end up with four club tricks.



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16 ♠93
A975
KQT732
♣9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KJT65
K43
J54
♣AK
♠A872
QT862
8
♣QJ5
♠Q4
J
A96
♣T876432
9
159
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥2 ♠2 NT5
EW: 4 3♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -500 5*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Maja-Jackson
  100          5.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        500    4.00   2.00  5* N -3  A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        620    3.00   3.00  4♠ W      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        650    1.50   4.50  5♠ W      A5-Martin-Martin vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        650    1.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
        800    0.00   6.00  5* N -4  A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A9-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

In today's style, West opens 1NT rather than 1. No matter: all roads should lead to the spade game which founders on the terrible heart break, though South can't get partner in for a second ruff unless he underleads the A--not a likely event.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1NT335
PassPassDblAll pass

The Bidding: As Larry Cohen advises in his "Should I Open 1NT w/ a 5-card Major?" article, opening 1NT avoids awkward rebid problems. After West opens 1NT, North has a choice of preempting in diamonds or showing a 2-suite. Given the disparity between the red suits and the obstructive value of a 3 overcall, preempting 3 seems best. East has a choice between making a Negative Double , bidding 3, and cue bidding 4. Doubling risks defending 3 when a vulnerable game is available. Cue bidding gets both majors in play, but bypasses 3NT. Forcing with a natural 3 response seems best.

South, with a diamond fit and heart shortness, advances the preempt to 5 at favorable vulnerability. Neither East nor West is eager to compete at the 5-level. The auction ends with a double of 5.

The Play: The defense must get diamonds going early to hold declarer to 8 tricks.



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17 ♠Q2
K987
QT643
♣76
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠986
AT654
A98
♣53
♠AJT74
32
J2
♣AJ84
♠K53
QJ
K75
♣KQT92
7
811
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1  ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.00   0.00  1N N +1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  100          5.00   1.00  3♠ E -2   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A8-Maja-Jackson
   50          4.00   2.00  1N E -1   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
         50    3.00   3.00  1N S -1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        140    1.00   5.00  3♠ E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        140    1.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        140    1.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East might use the Rule of 20 (or the Rule of 20 + 2 QT) to open 1. South will still bid 2 and West will raise spades. North, though not broke, really has nothing to say--nor will South want to go to the three level with a partner who's passed twice. There are limited assets there, so East needs to use his dummy carefully: ruff clubs or lead up to his hand twice.



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18 ♠92
74
AQT987
♣AJ5
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q653
QT32
J
♣Q762
♠AT
AKJ6
643
♣T843
♠KJ874
985
K52
♣K9
11
712
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥5
EW: 1♣ 2  ♦3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  4* E -2  A1-Eby-Eby vs A11-Upson-Quadros
  130          5.00   1.00  4 N      A5-Martin-Martin vs A12-Temple-Dudley
  110          4.00   2.00  2♠ S      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Muller-Newell
  100          2.50   3.50  3 E -2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  100          2.50   3.50  3 E -2   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
   50          1.00   5.00  3 E -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        110    0.00   6.00  2 E      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A8-Maja-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

The auction starts 1--1--Negative Double. With tolerance for spades, North will trot out that long diamond suit. East will still bid his nice hearts, but South will rightly assume partner is short in hearts and raise the diamonds. While minor suit contracts certainly aren't popular, they do have their uses.



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19 ♠Q8532
Q86
83
♣JT6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K64
AKT52
A95
♣Q3
♠T7
9
KQ7642
♣K985
♠AJ9
J743
JT
♣A742
5
168
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/5 ♦2 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
EW: 2♣ 5 2 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.00   0.00  2♠ N -2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A13-Carr-Gherman
        130    5.00   1.00  3 E +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        150    2.00   4.00  2N W +1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Muller-Newell
        150    2.00   4.00  4 W +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        150    2.00   4.00  3 W +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        150    2.00   4.00  3 W +2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        150    2.00   4.00  2 W +3   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
20 ♠J5
T5
964
♣AQT963
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠9
KJ7
QJ7532
♣KJ2
♠AT8764
AQ4
A8
♣75
♠KQ32
98632
KT
♣84
7
1114
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3 1 2♠  ♣5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  3N E -5   A5-Martin-Martin vs A12-Temple-Dudley
  200          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  100          3.50   2.50  3♠ E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A11-Upson-Quadros
  100          3.50   2.50  3♠ E -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ E      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Muller-Newell
        600    1.00   5.00  5 W      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        630    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
21 ♠QJ4
8654
J874
♣43
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T9732
T7
Q63
♣875
♠K85
Q3
AKT9
♣A962
♠A6
AKJ92
52
♣KQJT
4
216
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 4 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +500 4♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          4.50   1.50  3 S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A9-Muller-Newell
  170          4.50   1.50  2 S +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
  170          4.50   1.50  2 S +2   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A8-Maja-Jackson
  170          4.50   1.50  2 N +2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A12-Temple-Dudley
  150          2.00   4.00  3♠ W -3   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  100          1.00   5.00  1N E -2   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
   50          0.00   6.00  2♠ E -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A11-Upson-Quadros
22 ♠K52
AQ965
QT9
♣Q3
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T743
T43
65
♣AJ62
♠A86
K2
KJ3
♣98754
♠QJ9
J87
A8742
♣KT
13
511
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 1NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 2♣ 1/-♠  ♦4 ♥4 ♠7/6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   0.00  4 N      A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A8-Maja-Jackson
  400          5.00   1.00  3N S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A9-Muller-Newell
  140          3.50   2.50  3 N      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  140          3.50   2.50  3 N      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  130          2.00   4.00  2 S +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A11-Upson-Quadros
         50    1.00   5.00  4 N -1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        100    0.00   6.00  4 N -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
23 ♠AQJ
A9
J653
♣AJ64
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KT862
752
T87
♣T7
♠9743
QJ843
A9
♣52
♠5
KT6
KQ42
♣KQ983
17
37
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 3 2♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥4 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          4.50   1.50  4N N +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A11-Upson-Quadros
  690          4.50   1.50  3N N +3   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A12-Temple-Dudley
  690          4.50   1.50  3N N +3   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A9-Muller-Newell
  690          4.50   1.50  3N N +3   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  660          1.50   4.50  3N N +2   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  660          1.50   4.50  3N N +2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
  620          0.00   6.00  5 N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
24 ♠J632
Q64
532
♣A95
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T84
KJT853
K4
♣J4
♠AKQ9
A972
AQJ86
♣-
♠75
-
T97
♣KQT87632
7
820
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 7/6 7 6/5♠  ♣5 NT5
LoTT: 21 - 21 = 0
Par: -1510 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    6.00   0.00  4 W +1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        510    4.00   2.00  5 W +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        510    4.00   2.00  5 W +2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A9-Muller-Newell
        510    4.00   2.00  5 E +2   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
        980    2.00   4.00  6 E      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A13-Carr-Gherman
       1010    0.50   5.50  6 W +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
       1010    0.50   5.50  6 W +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A11-Upson-Quadros

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
2Pass2NT5
PassPass6Pass
6Pass7All pass

The Bidding: After West opens a Weak Two Hearts , East is interested in slam. East wants to bid Exclusion . So East begins with a 2NT asking bid. South, with an 8-card club suit and a heart void, preempts 5. West and North have nothing to say. 5, 5, and 5 would all be offers to play. Not many partnerships have a clear agreement on what 5NT would mean. East isn't willing to stop below 6. Cue bidding 6 seems best.

East is clearly looking for a grand. Why didn't East bid 4 Preempt Roman Key Card (or 4NT Roman Keycard )? The most likely reason is they have a void. South's preempt suggests the void is in clubs. West's hand is hardly a maximum. Missing 2 of the top 3 heart honors is a negative, but the King is a positive. Bidding 7 seems too aggressive. Showing willingness to cooperate with the grand slam try seems best. Since there is only 1 bid available below 6, a 6 bid by West wouldn't necessarily show a diamond control. It shows a hand interested in a grand, but unwilling to venture beyond 6. West cooperates by bidding 6.

East must now guess whether to bid 6 or 7. West wouldn't cooperate with QJxxxx. So West certainly has the King and another useful card. If West has KQxxxx and shortness would they cooperate? Slam would be on a finesse at worst. If West's additional card is the King, 13 tricks are likely. With a partner capable of deducing the club void, bidding 7 seems best.

The Play: North leads the Ace which is ruffed in dummy. Declarer can pickup a 3-0 heart break as long as they play the right honor first. Normally, there would be an 11% chance North is void in hearts and an 11% chance South is void in hearts. Given South's preempt, the chance of South being void in hearts rises to 26%; and North's chance of being void in hearts drops to 2%. So declarer cashes the King as a Safety Play against South being void in hearts. When South shows out, declarer has a marked finesse against North's Queen. It is fortunate declarer holds the Jack-Ten. Otherwise the 3-0 break would doom the grand slam. Declarer has all the tricks.



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25 ♠J82
K82
AK3
♣QT62
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KT743
J95
8652
♣J
♠65
AQT3
QJ974
♣A4
♠AQ9
764
T
♣K98753
13
513
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1NT  ♦3 ♥4 ♠5
EW: 4 2 2♠  ♣4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3♠ W -2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A11-Upson-Quadros
  110          4.50   1.50  3♣ N      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  110          4.50   1.50  2♣ N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A9-Muller-Newell
         50    2.00   4.00  5♣ N -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
         50    2.00   4.00  4♣ N -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Maja-Jackson
         50    2.00   4.00  4♣ N -1   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        130    0.00   6.00  4 E      A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A13-Carr-Gherman
26 ♠752
T983
AJ953
♣7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠43
742
T842
♣JT32
♠AQ8
A5
KQ76
♣K865
♠KJT96
KQJ6
-
♣AQ94
5
118
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 4 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦6/5 ♥3/2 ♠3 NT5/4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A9-Muller-Newell
  650          5.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A15-Van Gelder-Murray vs A13-Carr-Gherman
  620          4.00   2.00  4 N      A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A12-Temple-Dudley
  500          3.00   3.00  2N E -5   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  170          1.50   4.50  2♠ S +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
  170          1.50   4.50  3 N +1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A11-Upson-Quadros
  140          0.00   6.00  2♠ S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Maja-Jackson
27 ♠9
963
AQ853
♣QT75
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQJ8
AKT85
K64
♣8
♠542
J
JT92
♣K9642
♠KT763
Q742
7
♣AJ3
8
175
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5/6 ♠5 NT5
EW: -/1♣ 1 1 1♠ 2/1NT
       ♣6/7
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  3* W -2  A5-Martin-Martin vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
  100          5.00   1.00  2 W -2   A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A12-Temple-Dudley
   50          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A11-Upson-Quadros
         50    3.00   3.00  1♠ S -1   A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
         90    2.00   4.00  2 W      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Maja-Jackson
        110    1.00   5.00  2 W      A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
        400    0.00   6.00  3N W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A9-Muller-Newell
28 ♠K
9
T2
♣AKQT97652
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠8653
AJ73
743
♣43
♠QJT4
KQ864
AKQ5
♣-
♠A972
T52
J986
♣J8
12
517
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣  ♦4 ♥2 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3 5 3♠  ♣2 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  750          6.00   0.00  5♣* N     A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Maja-Jackson
  600          5.00   1.00  5♣ N      A7-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A14-Schnebele-Quinn
  150          4.00   2.00  4♣ N +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A10-Williamson-Seckel
        200    2.50   3.50  6♣ N -2   A2-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs A11-Upson-Quadros
        200    2.50   3.50  5♣* N -1  A6-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A12-Temple-Dudley
        450    1.00   5.00  4 W +1   A3-Henderson-Henderson vs A15-Van Gelder-Murray
        500    0.00   6.00  6♣* N -2  A1-Eby-Eby vs A9-Muller-Newell