- Monday Aft - July 16, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1208 MP  Geomean: 844 MP
(based on 32 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Betty Jackson - Ray Boehne 60.71 1st OA 2.63
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 57.44 2nd OA 1.97
Judy Lesieutre - Nancy Borucki 54.76 3rd OA 1.48
Anthony Muller - Humiston Ray 54.46 4th OA 1.11
Fred Quadros - Lauren Upson 54.17 5/6th OA 0.73
Catherine Molnar - Marion Keyworth 54.17 5/6th OA 0.73
Gerard Kapolka - Mitsuo Tatsugawa 50.00 3rd SA 0.40
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> F N-S
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DATE>July 16, 2018      |CLUB NO.>217133    | 07/16/2018 15:31
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Championship (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/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             Hetty Eddy               C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.50  46.73
 2 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B   2     1     .   |   1     1     .     96.50  57.44  1.97(OA)
 3 Barbara Alexander      Janice Flowers-Sonne     C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     79.50  47.32
 4 Gerard Kapolka         Mitsuo Tatsugawa         A   .     .     .   |   3     .     .     84.00  50.00  0.40(SA)
 5 Jim Martin             Joyce Martin             B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     81.50  48.51
 6 Trulee Ricketts        Phyllis Sokol            A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.50  46.73
 7 Marianne Van Gelder    Konny Murray             B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     82.50  49.11
 8 Marion Keyworth        Catherine Molnar         C  5/6   3/4    2   |   2     2     1     91.00  54.17  0.73(OA)
                                          Totals                                            672.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> F E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/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 Ron Coffee             Jerome Weiss             B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     69.00  41.07
 2 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     74.00  44.05
 3 Nancy Borucki          Judy Lesieutre           A   3     .     .   |   2     .     .     92.00  54.76  1.48(OA)
 4 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    102.00  60.71  2.63(OA)
 5 Lauren Upson           Fred Quadros             B  5/6   3/4    .   |   .     2     .     91.00  54.17  0.73(OA)
 6 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     66.00  39.29
 7 Sharon Larson           Maja                    B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     86.50  51.49
 8 Humiston Ray           Anthony Muller           C   4     2     1   |   3     1     1     91.50  54.46  1.11(OA)
                                          Totals                                            672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A2
832
J
♣J986532
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠643
A74
KQT75
♣K7
♠Q5
965
A932
♣AQT4
♠KJT987
KQJT
864
♣-
6
1212
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 3♠  ♦2 NT3
EW: 4/3 1NT  ♣5 ♥4 ♠3
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ S      F2-Eby-Eby vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          6.00   1.00  4 W -2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
         50    5.00   2.00  5♠ S -1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    4.00   3.00  4♣ N -2   F5-Martin-Martin vs F8-Ray-Muller
        130    3.00   4.00  3 W +1   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        150    1.50   5.50  4 E +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        150    1.50   5.50  4 E +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F7-Larson-Maja
        400    0.00   7.00  5 E      F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1, South bids 1 and West shows a limit raise in diamonds. This comes ack to South: will she bid e or 3? Probably the former with only 10 HCP. West may well go to 4 and buy the hand. With the likely heart lead, East draws trump and uses that third good club to discard a heart. There's no point in throwing a spade since he has only two spades in the closed hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass11
2Pass3All pass

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 4, 6, 8, and 11.

The Bidding: North's weak clubs make a 3 preempt unattractive. After East opens 1, South overcalls 1. West's 2 cue bid shows an invitational or better diamond raise. North has nothing to say. East's 3 bid says they would decline an invitation to game. South's spade and heart texture offer a source of tricks if South can stay in control of the hand. South can infer North's diamond shortness, but cannot be sure North has spade tolerance. South's 3 small diamonds are a negative. Passing seems best. West's 13 Support Points opposite a hand which declined an invitation suggests 5 isn't likely to make. East bypassed the chance to bid 2NT to show a balanced hand with a spade stopper. Passing seems best.

The Play in 3: South is likely to lead the King top of an honor sequence. Now declarer can draw trump and cash the King. When South shows out, declarer has a marked finesse against the Jack. Declarer can discard West's heart losers on their club winners. Declarer scores 11 tricks: 1 + 2 ruffs + 4 + 4. An unlikely spade lead and club shift is needed to hold declarer to 10 tricks.

The Play in 3: West is likely to lead the King, top of an honor sequence. When a singleton diamond tables in dummy, it is common to signal Suit Preference . The 2 would suggest a club preference. The 9 would likely be interpreted as asking for a heart shift. An intermediate card tends to suggest a continuation or a trump switch. Here, the 3 isn't likely to be recognized as an intermediate card. If East reasonably wants a trump switch, overtaking the King and leading a spade is the way to go.

It takes a trump lead to hold declarer to 9 tricks. Without a trump lead, declarer scores 1 or 2 diamonds ruffs. If declarer ruffs 2 diamonds, North will score the Queen. If declarer ruffs only 1 diamond, they will not lose a spade trick. Either way declarer has 10 tricks.



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2 ♠J65
AKT542
K8
♣A2
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠3
Q9
643
♣KQT9853
♠K92
73
QJT9752
♣J
♠AQT874
J86
A
♣764
15
77
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7 7♠ 7NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1♣  ♦6 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1400          7.00   0.00  7* E -6  F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
  800          6.00   1.00  5♣* W -4  F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  710          3.50   3.50  5♠ S +2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  710          3.50   3.50  4♠ S +3   F5-Martin-Martin vs F8-Ray-Muller
  710          3.50   3.50  4♠ S +3   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  710          3.50   3.50  5 N +2   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F5-Upson-Quadros
  680          0.50   6.50  5♠ S +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F7-Larson-Maja
  680          0.50   6.50  4♠ S +2   F2-Eby-Eby vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East may muddy the waters with a non-vul 3 opener. South may try 3 and East will bump the preempt to 4. This aggressive bidding will make it very hard for N-S to go beyond game--nor would slam make if the major suit honors didn't cooperate. North should just raise spades rather than mention her hearts.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  33
44All pass 

The Bidding: After East opens with a 3 preempt, South has a choice between passing, doubling, and overcalling 3. In his "Doubles 2 - Bidding Over Preempts" lecture, Roger Lee advises "when one of us has shortness, it pays to bid if it's reasonable" and "if you don't want to defend the current contract, try to bid." Here South has just 11 HCP and the vulnerability is unfavorable. Bidding is risky. South doesn't want to defend 3. South's diamond shortness suggests North may have difficulty balancing if North passes. So passing is also risky. South's diamond shortness and good 6-card suit tips the balance towards an aggressive 3 overcall.

West, with spade shortness and a diamond fit is likely to advance the preempt to 4 or 5. There is something to be said for a lead directional advance to 4. In general, you want to preempt to the desired level as fast as possible. In his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, Andrew Gumperz advises agreeing to preempt aggressively in 1st seat. Given the favorable vulnerability, East may have stretched for their preempt. West's spade shortness increases West's offensive potential. West's Queen doubleton is more defensive oriented. West's club length makes it unclear whether West's slow honors are valuable on offense or defense. With a better offensive hand, raising the preempt to 5 would be attractive. Here, raising to 4 seems sufficient.

North, with 17 Support Points for spades, has a choice between doubling, bidding 4, bidding 4, or looking for a spade slam. A double would typically be a Responsive Double . Making a Responsive Double with support for partner's major is not advised. Bidding 4 with support for South's spade suit is also a bad idea. North has no reason to believe the King is carrying its full weight. The 5-level isn't necessarily safe. Bidding 4 seems best.

At tables where South passes over 3, West wants to advance to 4 but prefers a club lead. So West bids 4. North's King-doubleton is a terrible holding. It is very risky for North to enter the auction at the 4-level. Absent unauthorized information, East-West are likely to buy the contract at 4.

The Play in Heart or Spades: The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage advises playing for the Queen to drop with a 9-card fit. Given East's preempt, the Vacant Spaces principle makes finessing against West for the Queen a 62.5% favorite. Here, declarer cannot go wrong. With the King onside, declarer has all the tricks.

The Play in Diamonds: West's clubs are of no use to declarer. If the defense draws 2 rounds of trump and taps dummy in spades before the Ace is knocked out, they can navigate 7 ticks: 2 + 2 + 2 + 1. The lead of the Ace or prematurely cashing the Ace would allow declarer to score 7 tricks.



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3 ♠KT972
94
T73
♣Q76
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠8543
5
AQ96
♣JT93
♠AJ
KQJ62
42
♣AK54
♠Q6
AT873
KJ85
♣82
5
718
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 3 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3N W -2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  100          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F7-Larson-Maja
  100          4.50   2.50  3 E -1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          4.50   2.50  5♣ W -1   F5-Martin-Martin vs F8-Ray-Muller
        150    2.00   5.00  2N E +1   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        600    1.00   6.00  3N W      F2-Eby-Eby vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        620    0.00   7.00  5♣ E +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and West responds 1. Now East bids 3 and West has a dilemma: risk 3NT with no actual spade stopper? bid 3? raise clubs? If the diamonds show a stopper, that would be my choice. I'd wonder if we have a club slam. If I raise clubs, we'll surely get at least to game. What will South lead? He doesn't have an attractive choice and might even lead trumps. That's probably good for the defense if declarer contemplates a cross-ruff.



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4 ♠K3
KQ9764
AJ63
♣6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠6
J3
K9752
♣A9542
♠AQJT98
A52
Q
♣Q87
♠7542
T8
T84
♣KJT3
13
815
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦5/4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 1 3♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    7.00   0.00  2♠ E      F2-Eby-Eby vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        140    4.00   3.00  3♠ E      F1-Block-Eddy vs F8-Ray-Muller
        140    4.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        140    4.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        140    4.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    4.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        300    0.50   6.50  4 N -3   F5-Martin-Martin vs F7-Larson-Maja
        300    0.50   6.50  3 N -3   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. East bids 1, which passes back to North. North and East both bid their suits again, East prevailing with the "boss" suit. East should lead diamonds before clubs or trump to create a needed winner. Now when he gets to the dummy with the A he can discard a loser as well as taking the trump finesse.



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5 ♠J74
Q532
K85
♣863
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠982
K864
QJ73
♣Q2
♠AKQ65
A97
A2
♣KJ5
♠T3
JT
T964
♣AT974
6
821
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 2♣ 4 5 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F8-Ray-Muller
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        480    0.00   7.00  4♠ E +2   F5-Martin-Martin vs F7-Larson-Maja

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 2NT. Those playing Puppet Stayman will find the spade fit; others will play 3NT. This time, there's no advantage to the trump suit, but the percentage players will still prefer the major--the odds are 2-1 it will play better. This hand is in the third for which that isn't true.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass2Pass
2Pass2NTPass
3NTAll pass  

The Bidding: East's prime 21 HCP hand is too strong to open 2NT. So East begins with a Strong 2 Clubs opening. At unfavorable vulnerability, South isn't inclined to interfere. It is common to play 2 Diamonds Waiting . East prefers a 2NT rebid because it well describes their shape and strength. West expects the partnership to have 30-31 (32) HCP. Typically, 33 HCP are needed for balanced hands to bid a slam. West's slow honors and balanced distribution advise against looking for a slam.

Should West look for a major suit fit? In his "Matchpoints" book, Kit Woolsey advises a suit contract can score more than a notrump contract if trumps are needed to act as a stopper, or needed to ruff a loser. Additionally, a trump suit can give declarer more options in the play to execute a Squeeze or end play. Here, the partnership's strength makes it less likely trump there are losers to ruff or trump is needed to act as a stopper. Even if a major suit fit is available, a notrump contract has a good chance to score better. Bidding Stayman or Puppet Stayman would reveal information about opener's hand. With little reason to believe a suit contract would be superior, West places the contract in 3NT.

The Play in 3NT: South is likely to lead the 10, top of an interior sequence. Billy Miller advises against playing Coded Nines and Tens on the opening lead because they are too helpful to declarer. If playing Coded Nines and Tens opening leads, South would lead the 9. No matter the lead, declarer has 11 tricks: 5 + 2 + 2 + 2.

The Play in 4: Declarer doesn't need to ruff a club. With East-West holding 29 HCP, it isn't a surprise the same 11 tricks are available in notrump and spades.



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6 ♠KQ952
98
A652
♣K9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A
A63
KQ98
♣QT863
♠74
QJ752
JT3
♣A74
♠JT863
KT4
74
♣J52
12
158
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3 4 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -300 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  3N W -3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        100    5.00   2.00  4♠ N -2   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    5.00   2.00  4♠ N -2   F5-Martin-Martin vs F7-Larson-Maja
        100    5.00   2.00  3♠ N -2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F8-Ray-Muller
        130    2.50   4.50  4♣ W      F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        130    2.50   4.50  3♣ W +1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    1.00   6.00  4♠ N -3   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        620    0.00   7.00  4 E      F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F5-Upson-Quadros

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West should think about his rebid before opening: if partner bids 1 over a 1 opener, what now? This time, it's North who bids 1, East passes, and South will raise spades (preemptively to 3, ideally). West doubles and North may bid 4 now on the vulnerability. Otherwise, East will happily bid hearts--and then North will have the same decision to make once again.



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7 ♠A
74
KT6532
♣AT96
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q86
986
Q4
♣KQ754
♠JT9
AKQJ53
A8
♣32
♠K75432
T2
J97
♣J8
11
915
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠  ♣5 ♥3 NT4
EW: 1/2♣ 3/4 1/3NT  ♦4 ♠6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -500 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4 W -1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F7-Larson-Maja
        140    3.50   3.50  3 E      F2-Eby-Eby vs F8-Ray-Muller
        140    3.50   3.50  3 E      F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        140    3.50   3.50  3 E      F5-Martin-Martin vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    3.50   3.50  3 E      F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        140    3.50   3.50  2 E +1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        140    3.50   3.50  2 E +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        170    0.00   7.00  3 E +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

In third seat. North opens 2. East isn't quite strog enough for 3 so just overcalls at the two level. South passes, as will West and North at most tables. On an opening low diamond lead, East plays low from the table and hopes North will err and out up the K.



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8 ♠J842
AKT762
8
♣94
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q73
QJ
K97
♣KJT32
♠K965
54
AQJT4
♣AQ
♠AT
983
6532
♣8765
8
1216
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣1 ♦1 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 3♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  3N W -3   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
   50          4.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
   50          4.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F5-Upson-Quadros
   50          4.00   3.00  5 E -1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
   50          4.00   3.00  5♣ W -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F8-Ray-Muller
   50          4.00   3.00  5♣ W -1   F5-Martin-Martin vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        420    1.00   6.00  5 E +1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        430    0.00   7.00  3N E +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F7-Larson-Maja

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West has a 12 point hand that I'd open--but reluctantly. North jumps to 2 and East surely makes a Negative Double . West repeats her clubs and buys the hand--perhaps at 4 if East bids 3 looking for a heart stopper. This will be overbid to game--and fail with best defense, Two hearts and a spade should be the inevitable losers.



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9 ♠AT62
K6
AK873
♣Q5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQ875
Q3
962
♣942
♠3
AT98754
J4
♣J86
♠J94
J2
QT5
♣AKT73
16
76
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 1 4♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥6 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  520          7.00   0.00  3N N +4   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F5-Upson-Quadros
  490          5.00   2.00  3N N +3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F8-Ray-Muller
  490          5.00   2.00  3N N +3   F5-Martin-Martin vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  490          5.00   2.00  3N N +3   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  460          3.00   4.00  3N N +2   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
  420          2.00   5.00  4♠ N      F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  200          1.00   6.00  3 E -2   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  150          0.00   7.00  3 N +2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F7-Larson-Maja

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

With an easy spade rebid, North opens 1 rather than 1NT. Vulnerable, East is unlikely to preempt, but South has a real response problem. He's a bit light for 2 but his majors make 2NT impossible. So 2 it is. North rebids 2 and South can ask for a heart stopper with 3. North's 3NT will look mighty great when both minors come in for five tricks each. Bid the slam? Not likely.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPass3NT
All pass   

The Bidding: North has a choice between opening 1 and 1NT with their semi-balanced 16 HCP hand. North doesn't have a rebid problem either way. In general, you should look for reasons to open 1NT. Here, North opens 1NT to protect their doubleton honors. The unfavorable vulnerability makes it unattractive for East to preempt. It is common to open 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. Many expert partnerships use Low Information Puppet Stayman to locate a 5-3 major suit fit. South's slow honors increase the likelihood notrump will play well. South doesn't bother looking for a 5-3 spade fit. South places the contract in 3NT.

The Play: The potential to run 7 heart tricks makes a heart lead attractive. The standard lead for East is the 10, top of an interior sequence. Billy Miller advises against playing Coded Nines and Tens on the opening lead because they are too helpful to declarer. If playing Coded Nines and Tens opening leads, East would lead the 9. Either way, North scores their King. With diamonds and clubs behaving well for declarer, declarer scores 12 tricks. Since West can guard spades and East can guard hearts, there is no Squeeze for a 13th trick.

On a minor suit lead, West is Squeezed on the run of the minors and must come down to KQ Q. If declarer comes down to the A K6, they can score a 12th trick if they guess to smother the Queen. On a spade lead, declarer covers West's honor with the Ace. On the run of the minors West must come down to K Q. Declarer can score a 12th trick if they guess to smother the Queen.



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10 ♠64
T8743
KQ
♣A874
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠JT53
95
J9864
♣95
♠A82
K6
AT2
♣KQT62
♠KQ97
AQJ2
753
♣J3
9
216
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 1/-♠ 2/1NT
       ♦5 ♠7/6
EW: 2/1  ♣6 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.50   0.50  1N E -2   F2-Eby-Eby vs F7-Larson-Maja
  200          6.50   0.50  1N E -2   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          4.50   2.50  1N E -1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  100          4.50   2.50  1N E -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
         90    2.50   4.50  1N W      F1-Block-Eddy vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
         90    2.50   4.50  1N E      F5-Martin-Martin vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        120    0.50   6.50  1N E +1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        120    0.50   6.50  1N E +1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F8-Ray-Muller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1NT, South will probably pass with flat distribution and only 13 HCP. West's action will depend on their agreement: he might bid Stayman, hoping to hear diamonds or spades from partner, prepared to bid 3 (to play) to show a weak hand--if that is their agreement. Vulnerable, this may get painful. West might also pass, hoping for rescue.



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11 ♠QT
AQJ
QJ
♣A87542
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J9
9875432
A65
♣3
♠K7643
6
KT873
♣KJ
♠A852
KT
942
♣QT96
16
510
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1NT  ♦5 ♥5 ♠6
EW: 2 2 1♠  ♣4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +100 3*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  210          7.00   0.00  2N N +3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F7-Larson-Maja
  150          6.00   1.00  3♠ E -3   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
   90          5.00   2.00  1N N      F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F8-Ray-Muller
   50          4.00   3.00  3 W -1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   5.00  3N N -2   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    2.00   5.00  3N N -2   F5-Martin-Martin vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        100    2.00   5.00  3N N -2   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    0.00   7.00  3♠ S -3   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F1-Coffee-Weiss

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North's doubletons are just too weak for an off-pattern 1NT, so 1 it is. If East overcalls 1, South can bid 1NT. Even with seven cards in the suit, West will pass at most tables. East now bids 2 which passes back to North--3 seems reasonable. Now who will stop? In time?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1NT21Dbl2
Pass3All pass 
  1. + a major
  2. takeout oriented with values to compete to 2NT

The Bidding: West isn't eager to preempt in their anemic heart suit. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, a 2nd seat preempt should be constructive. North has a choice between opening their semi-balanced 16 HCP hand 1NT or 1. 1NT seems best because it is constructive, obstructive, protects their doubleton honors. Defenses to a 1NT opening vary by partnership agreement. If playing Meckwell or DONT , East overcalls 2 to show diamonds and a major.

Larry Cohen's "Notrump Interference - Advanced" article discusses how to handle interference over your 1NT opening bid. South could cue bid to show a game forcing hand with a 4-card major. Many play an immediate cue bid denies a (diamond) stopper. South's hand is only invitational. Beginning with a Negative Double seems best. South plans to run to 2 if North bids 2. West expects South to have at least 3 hearts for their double. North should have at least 2 hearts for their 1NT opener. East is likely to have a heart void or singleton. With shortness in both hands, a diamond contract should play well. North-South likely have a club fit. Competing to 3 is risky. A trump lead is marked on this auction. North-South know they have the balance of power. The main of objective of competing over 1NT is to get the opponents out of their 1NT contract. That goal is accomplished. So West passes. North bids 3 over South's takeout oriented double, ending the auction.

At tables where North opens 1 in 3rd seat, East overcalls 1. South has a choice between raising clubs and bidding 1NT. With a spade stopper and just 4 clubs, responding 1NT is clear. West isn't eager to introduce their heart suit. South's 1NT Free Bid response typically shows 8-10 HCP. So game is a possibility. North's poor club texture makes a 2NT invitation preferable to jumping to 3. South's 9 HCP are borderline for accepting the invitation. South's club fit and club texture are likely to tip the scales to accept the invitation.

The Play in 3: With a 10-card club fit missing the King and Jack, the book play is to begin by cashing the Ace. This avoids a club loser when the King is singleton, a 26% chance. If East doesn't give away a trick with a spade lead, the defense will score 4 tricks: 1 + 2 + 1.

The Play in 3X: South knows East-West are bidding on distribution. A trump lead to reduce ruffing power seems best. Declarer is likely to go down 2 on a trump lead. To escape for down 1, declarer needs to win the trump lead with Ace and then lead a club towards the King. Later declarer must guess to smother North's remaining spade honor.

The Play in 3NT by South: West leads their Jack, top of a doubleton. Seeing the 10 in dummy, East knows South has at least 4 or 5 spades. With that recognition, it is easy for East to find the killing diamond shift when in with a club.

The Play in 3NT by North: A diamond lead immediately beats 3NT. If East reasonably leads a spade, declarer asks dummy to play low and wins West's Jack with the Queen. West's play of the Jack denies the 10. So declarer has either QT9 or QT. Either way, there isn't much future in the spade suit. East shifts to a diamond when in with a club to set 3NT 2 tricks.



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12 ♠JT97
A2
KQ8
♣A842
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠8543
Q986
J7
♣JT5
♠62
KJT5
6542
♣Q76
♠AKQ
743
AT93
♣K93
14
46
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 6 2 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥5 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: +1370 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          6.50   0.50  3N S +3   F2-Eby-Eby vs F7-Larson-Maja
  690          6.50   0.50  3N S +3   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  680          5.00   2.00  4♠ N +2   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F8-Ray-Muller
  660          2.00   5.00  3N S +2   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  660          2.00   5.00  3N N +2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  660          2.00   5.00  3N N +2   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  660          2.00   5.00  3N N +2   F5-Martin-Martin vs F5-Upson-Quadros
  660          2.00   5.00  3N N +2   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South bids 1, rather hoping for a heart bid from partner, but instead hears 1. Now 2 is forcing and asks for a stopper, so they'll end up in 3NT. Happily the diamonds break well enough. Just make sure to get the spade honors out of South's hand while North still has entries.



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13 ♠943
A2
9873
♣Q942
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQT876
QJ9
KJ
♣86
♠A5
8764
AT52
♣KJ5
♠J2
KT53
Q64
♣AT73
6
1212
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3/4 ♥4 ♠2/3 NT3
EW: 1 3 3♠ 4NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          4.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F5-Upson-Quadros
  100          4.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          4.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F8-Ray-Muller
  100          4.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F5-Martin-Martin vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
  100          4.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        170    1.00   6.00  2♠ W +2   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        620    0.00   7.00  4♠ W      F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F7-Larson-Maja

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and West bids 1. Over the 1NT rebid, East bids 3--or even 4 if ambitious. East, naturally, is stopping ASAP. Usually leading doubletons to a silent partner isn't a good bet. but it works this time. North gets a ruff and eventually South will also get the A.



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14 ♠T973
J54
J94
♣A73
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠52
AT72
732
♣K942
♠KJ86
8
KQ865
♣Q65
♠AQ4
KQ963
AT
♣JT8
6
711
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2/1♠ 2NT  ♦6/5
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   0.00  2 S +2   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  140          5.50   1.50  3 S      F1-Block-Eddy vs F5-Upson-Quadros
  140          5.50   1.50  3 S      F2-Eby-Eby vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          4.00   3.00  2 S      F5-Martin-Martin vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
  100          3.00   4.00  1N W -2   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F7-Larson-Maja
         50    1.50   5.50  3 S -1   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
         50    1.50   5.50  3 S -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    0.00   7.00  4 S -2   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F8-Ray-Muller

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT at most tables these days, and plays it there. Ironically a heart lead is likely. Then declarer will look for a minor suit extra trick. Lead a low diamond. and insert the 10. If East should "split" his honors, that 9 will still produce another trick. The missing 9 will thwart an extra club trick.



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15 ♠AJ6
52
QJ54
♣A962
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q984
KQT83
83
♣KT
♠KT73
J7
AK762
♣74
♠52
A964
T9
♣QJ853
12
1011
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5 ♠4
EW: 1 2 3♠  ♣3/4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  1N N +2   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  120          6.00   1.00  1N N +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
   90          5.00   2.00  1N N      F2-Eby-Eby vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
    PASS       4.00   3.00  Pass Out  F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F7-Larson-Maja
        110    3.00   4.00  2 W      F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    2.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        170    0.50   6.50  3♠ E +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F8-Ray-Muller
        170    0.50   6.50  3 W +1   F5-Martin-Martin vs F4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1, rebidding 1NT over the heart response from South. E-W may be able to make spades--but how do they get into the bidding? Luckily the club honors cooperate or 1NT wouldn't have a chance.



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16 ♠AQ6
QT96
AQ6
♣J76
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠8
A854
JT972
♣A42
♠KJ54
J7
843
♣KQT3
♠T9732
K32
K5
♣985
15
910
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5
EW: 2♣ 1  ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -90 2♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          7.00   0.00  1N N +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F7-Larson-Maja
         50    3.50   3.50  1N N -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F5-Upson-Quadros
         50    3.50   3.50  1N N -1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
         50    3.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   F5-Martin-Martin vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
         50    3.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    3.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F8-Ray-Muller
         50    3.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    0.00   7.00  2♠ N -2   F1-Block-Eddy vs F4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT and ends up playing 2. Too many losers when the spades break so badly and off-side. East starts the defense with the K and has a ducky time. Six tricks come to the defense without much effort.



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17 ♠974
AQJ76
87
♣Q43
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ2
T4
542
♣A9872
♠JT83
93
QT63
♣KT6
♠A65
K852
AKJ9
♣J5
9
96
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 5 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥2 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          7.00   0.00  3N S +2   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  420          4.00   3.00  4 S      F1-Block-Eddy vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
  420          4.00   3.00  4 S      F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F7-Larson-Maja
  420          4.00   3.00  4 S      F5-Martin-Martin vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  420          4.00   3.00  4 S      F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          4.00   3.00  4 N      F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  140          1.00   6.00  3 S      F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F8-Ray-Muller
         50    0.00   7.00  4 S -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F5-Upson-Quadros

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT and will play the heart game. Hearts are no problem, but that opening spade lead was scary. Take the diamond finesses in desperation, needing the pitches. Poor East, with the Q10, he's defenseless against aggressive finessing( that is, finesse tje 9 and then the Q.)



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18 ♠KQT
Q642
2
♣AK432
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A98764
A
KJ96
♣Q6
♠5
J873
A8753
♣J85
♠J32
KT95
QT4
♣T97
14
146
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦2 ♠4 NT5
EW: 5 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -400 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    5.00   2.00  3♠ W      F2-Eby-Eby vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        140    5.00   2.00  2♠ W +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F7-Larson-Maja
        140    5.00   2.00  2♠ W +1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        140    5.00   2.00  2♠ W +1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    5.00   2.00  2♠ W +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    1.50   5.50  3 S -2   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F8-Ray-Muller
        200    1.50   5.50  3♣ N -2   F5-Martin-Martin vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        400    0.00   7.00  3♣ N -4   F1-Block-Eddy vs F4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and North overcalls 2. East has the pattern but not the points for a double, so will pass. West rebids the spades or bids 2, depending on style. East will come to life if it's diamonds, though not too lively! Will they get to game? Would you want to be there if spades weren't 3-3?



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19 ♠T94
Q32
J8
♣QJT87
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠86
AJ984
KT65
♣A9
♠KQJ73
K76
A42
♣52
♠A52
T5
Q973
♣K643
6
1213
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 1♣ 4 5 5♠ 2NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  4 W -1   F5-Martin-Martin vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          6.50   0.50  4 W -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        620    3.00   4.00  4 W      F1-Block-Eddy vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        620    3.00   4.00  4 W      F2-Eby-Eby vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        620    3.00   4.00  4 W      F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        620    3.00   4.00  4 W      F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F8-Ray-Muller
        620    3.00   4.00  4 W      F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        650    0.00   7.00  4 W +1   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F7-Larson-Maja
20 ♠942
KT86
764
♣T93
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQJ8
QJ2
AQ5
♣KQ2
♠T65
A543
KJ
♣AJ87
♠K73
97
T9832
♣654
3
2113
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥2 ♠0 NT0
EW: 7♣ 6 5 7♠ 7NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
       1430    7.00   0.00  6♠ W      F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
       1440    6.00   1.00  6N W      F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F5-Upson-Quadros
       1470    2.50   4.50  6N W +1   F1-Block-Eddy vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
       1470    2.50   4.50  6N W +1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
       1470    2.50   4.50  6N W +1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F8-Ray-Muller
       1470    2.50   4.50  6N W +1   F5-Martin-Martin vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
       1470    2.50   4.50  6N W +1   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F7-Larson-Maja
       1470    2.50   4.50  6N W +1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
21 ♠J6
A985
82
♣T9654
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q85
K74
KQJ53
♣A2
♠A32
J62
9764
♣KQ3
♠KT974
QT3
AT
♣J87
5
1510
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3 1♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  3N W -1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        180    6.00   1.00  1N W +3   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F7-Larson-Maja
        400    2.50   4.50  3N W      F1-Block-Eddy vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        400    2.50   4.50  3N W      F2-Eby-Eby vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        400    2.50   4.50  3N W      F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F8-Ray-Muller
        400    2.50   4.50  3N W      F5-Martin-Martin vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        400    2.50   4.50  3N W      F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        400    2.50   4.50  3N E      F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
22 ♠QT85
7654
JT
♣AT5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠6
AJ832
854
♣KQJ3
♠KJ732
QT9
K9
♣862
♠A94
K
AQ7632
♣974
7
119
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  3* W -2  F5-Martin-Martin vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  100          5.50   1.50  3 W -1   F2-Eby-Eby vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          5.50   1.50  3 W -1   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F7-Larson-Maja
         50    3.50   3.50  3 S -1   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
         50    3.50   3.50  3 S -1   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F8-Ray-Muller
        140    1.00   6.00  3 W      F1-Block-Eddy vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    1.00   6.00  3 W      F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F5-Upson-Quadros
        140    1.00   6.00  3 W      F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
23 ♠QT985
76
AK85
♣JT
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KJ74
AJ8432
973
♣-
♠A62
KQT9
QT62
♣82
♠3
5
J4
♣AKQ976543
10
911
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣  ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 3 2♠  ♣2 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 21 = -1
Par: +500 5*-EW/5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  910          7.00   0.00  4♣* S +1  F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F5-Upson-Quadros
  600          4.50   2.50  5♣ S      F1-Block-Eddy vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
  600          4.50   2.50  5♣ S      F5-Martin-Martin vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
  600          4.50   2.50  5♣ S      F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  600          4.50   2.50  5♣ S      F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F8-Ray-Muller
  500          2.00   5.00  5* W -2  F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
  200          1.00   6.00  5 W -2   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F7-Larson-Maja
        200    0.00   7.00  6♣* S -1  F2-Eby-Eby vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
24 ♠Q4
63
QT64
♣AT864
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T95
AQT2
K85
♣972
♠AJ876
875
AJ
♣KQ5
♠K32
KJ94
9732
♣J3
8
915
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 1 4 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    7.00   0.00  2♠ E +2   F7-Van Gelder-Murray vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    4.50   2.50  2♠ E +3   F1-Block-Eddy vs F2-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    4.50   2.50  2♠ E +3   F4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs F7-Larson-Maja
        200    4.50   2.50  2♠ E +3   F5-Martin-Martin vs F1-Coffee-Weiss
        200    4.50   2.50  2♠ E +3   F6-Ricketts-Sokol vs F4-Boehne-Jackson
        210    2.00   5.00  2N E +3   F8-Keyworth-Molnar vs F8-Ray-Muller
        420    1.00   6.00  4♠ E      F2-Eby-Eby vs F3-Borucki-Lesieutre
        430    0.00   7.00  3N E +1   F3-Alexander-Flowers-Sonne vs F5-Upson-Quadros