- Monday Aft - July 17, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1217 MP  Geomean: 826 MP
(based on 32 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 66.37 1.69 Red, 1.69 Blk
Freya Charney - Stan Charney 61.90 1.27 Red, 1.27 Blk
Konny Murray - Marianne Van Gelder 57.74 0.95 Red, 0.95 Blk
Barbara Alexander - Susan Pratt 56.85 0.72 Red, 0.71 Blk
Barbara Wegener - Kathy High 54.46 0.54 Red, 0.53 Blk
Betty Jackson - Ray Boehne 50.89 0.59 Red, 0.59 Blk
Judy Lesieutre - Nancy Borucki 50.30 0.43 Red, 0.42 Blk
Mary Cotham - Sam Dodson 49.70 0.28 Red, 0.28 Blk
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>July 17, 2017      |CLUB NO.>217133    | 07/17/2017 15:57
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club - North American Pairs  |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=8/C=1                       ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B   Q   Q        1     1     .   |   1     1     .    111.50  66.37  1.69Red
                                                                                                                        1.69Blk
 2 Marianne Van Gelder    Konny Murray             B   Q   Q        3     3     .   |   2     2     .     97.00  57.74  0.95Red
                                                                                                                        0.95Blk
 3 Jerome Weiss           Judy Dudley              B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     55.00  32.74
 4 Dorothy Cody           Perry Miller             B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     62.50  37.20
 5 Thomas Crawley         Jean Lesieutre           B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     81.00  48.21
 6 Barbara Alexander      Susan Pratt              C   Q   Q   Q    4     4     .   |   3     3     .     95.50  56.85  0.72Red
                                                                                                                        0.71Blk
 7 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.00  46.43
 8 Kathy High             Barbara Wegener          B   Q   Q        5     5     .   |   .     .     .     91.50  54.46  0.54Red
                                                                                                                        0.53Blk
                                          Totals                                                         672.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=7/C=1                       ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Freya Charney          Stan Charney             B   Q   Q        2     2     .   |   1     1     .    104.00  61.90  1.27Red
                                                                                                                        1.27Blk
 2 Bill Cohen             Brad Dow                 B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     82.00  48.81
 3 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     81.50  48.51
 4 Nancy Borucki          Judy Lesieutre           B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   3     2     .     84.50  50.30  0.43Red
                                                                                                                        0.42Blk
 5 Sam Dodson             Mary Cotham              B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .     3     .     83.50  49.70  0.28Red
                                                                                                                        0.28Blk
 6 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C           Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     .     68.00  40.48
 7 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A   Q            .     .     .   |   2     .     .     85.50  50.89  0.59Red
                                                                                                                        0.59Blk
 8 Andrea Carr            Maria Gussner            B       Q        .     .     .   |   .     .     .     83.00  49.40
                                          Totals                                                         672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠KJT72
QT72
A4
♣QJ
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AQ
AKJ
T7
♣AKT952
♠86
865
K986
♣8764
♠9543
943
QJ532
♣3
13
213
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣2 ♦5 ♥4 NT2
EW: 4/5♣ 1/2 1/2 3/5NT
       ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    7.00   0.00  3♣ W +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        150    5.50   1.50  3♣ W +2   A4-Cody-Miller vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    5.50   1.50  3♣ W +2   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A3-Muller-Newell
        180    4.00   3.00  2N W +2   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        430    2.50   4.50  3N W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Charney-Charney
        430    2.50   4.50  3N W +1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        490    0.50   6.50  3N W +3   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        490    0.50   6.50  3N W +3   A8-High-Wegener vs A7-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South might pass, but a better strategy is to raise--either to 2 or 3 depending on your agreement. There may be only three HCP, but four trumps and a useful singleton shouldn't be ignored. South should realize that West probably has a great hand--and the preemptive raise will be a nasty hindrance.West knows full well that he has the best hand at the table, but with no diamond stopper NT seems like a terrible idea. He starts with a double. When East bids 3, West just might try 3NT. This time, the club honors cooperate, and a spade lead gives ten tricks easily. On equal vulnerability, a save in spades might be too expensive.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
3NTAll pass  

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 6, 10, and 15.

The Bidding: After North opens 1, South raises to 2. If a weak raise to 3 is available, South will take advantage of it. Either way, West likes their chances to make 3NT. If North-South guess to sacrifice at 4, West isn't will to contract for 10 tricks. So West doubles for penalty.

The Play in 3NT: A major suit lead, gives declarer their 11th trick. With East-West holding 24 HCP and North opening the bidding, South cannot hold much. Declarer can enter dummy with a club to take a finesse against South in the major which wasn't led, but North is likely to have the missing honors. Running the clubs and watching the discards seems best. South's discards show weakness in the majors and some values in diamonds. North must keep an exit card to avoid giving declarer their 12th trick. Because a lobbing finesse towards the King risks the defense cashing diamond tricks, declarer prefers cashing out before attempting the lobbing finesse. With the Ace onside, declarer has 11 tricks on a major suit lead.

On an unlikely minor suit lead, declarer must engineer an end play to score 11 tricks.

The Play in 4X: Declarer can enter dummy with a club ruff to finesse against West for the Queen. The defense scores 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 for -300. A diamond lead allows declarer to avoid a diamond loser and escape for -100.



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2 ♠J3
Q862
KJT832
♣3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KT762
T54
65
♣965
♠Q98
K973
AQ
♣JT42
♠A54
AJ
974
♣AKQ87
7
312
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 2 2NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.50   0.50  3N S      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  600          6.50   0.50  3N S      A8-High-Wegener vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  150          4.50   2.50  2N S +1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A3-Muller-Newell
  150          4.50   2.50  2 S +3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Charney-Charney
  130          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  110          2.00   5.00  2 S +1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        100    1.00   6.00  3N S -1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When East opens 1, South's best bet is 1NT. After West passes, North has to decide: Pass, Stayman, or a relay to diamonds. The choice will depend on the meaning of a subsequent bid after opener responds in spades or diamonds. This one is likely to be all over the park. Play is simple when clubs provide all those discards.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Dbl
Pass2Pass3NT
All pass   

The Bidding: After East opens 1, South has a choice of overcalling 1NT or doubling. It is common to play a 15-18 HCP range for a 1NT overcall . South's 18 HCP hand has 5 quick tricks. South's club length may provide an additional trick. Upgrading South's hand seems best. So South begins with a double. West is too weak to respond 1. North's 11 Support Points over value the Jack doubleton. Even so, North is too strong for an advance to 1 or 1. Jumping to 2 risks losing the heart suit, but a jump to 2 distorts North's shape. Jumping to 2 seems best.

With North showing 9-11 Support Points, South offers 3NT as the final contract, ending the auction.

The Play: A club lead gives declarer the tempo to establish dummy's diamonds. East must find a spade switch to hold declarer to 9 tricks. Declarer must Hold Up in spades to make 3NT.

On a spade 4th best spade lead, East uses the Rule of 11 to determine declarer has 1 higher card than the 6. West cannot have the AK on this auction. If West has ATxx(x), East-West will have no difficulty beating 3NT. If West has KTxx(x), the defense will be difficult. East wins the first 2 spade tricks as declarer Holds Up . West's 2 shows West started with a 5-card suit. Ducking 2 rounds with K54 would be quite a risky line. Declarer would prefer playing for a 4-4 spade break and the Queen onside. East infers declarer started the A54. Unless West has an entry, continuing spades has no upside. East expects to score 2 diamond tricks. If West has the Queen, a club switch will set 3NT. If South has a doubleton Ace, a heart switch sets 3NT. It is a difficult guess for East at trick 3.

Here, a spade continuation or a club switch gives declarer the tempo to knockout the Ace and Queen to make 3NT. A heart switch sets 3NT. The need to switch after a Hold Up severs defensive communication is a common theme, but can sometimes be difficult to recognize at the table.



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3 ♠AT
43
K753
♣JT965
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K7
AKQ875
J98
♣Q8
♠J86543
92
QT64
♣3
♠Q92
JT6
A2
♣AK742
8
153
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
EW: 1♠  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          4.00   3.00  4♣ S      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  130          4.00   3.00  4♣ S      A8-High-Wegener vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  130          4.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  130          4.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  130          4.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  130          4.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A3-Muller-Newell
  130          4.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        140    0.00   7.00  3 W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. West bids 1 and North should make a preemptive raise to 3--which will no doubt please East! South passes and East has to decide if it's worth taking another call on unfavorable vulnerability: maybe not.



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4 ♠JT94
KT9864
QT
♣9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQ86
J75
A843
♣T7
♠A532
Q3
KJ92
♣K43
♠7
A2
765
♣AQJ8652
6
1013
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2 1♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ W -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ E -2   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ E -2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          3.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A1-Charney-Charney
  100          3.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A3-Muller-Newell
  100          3.00   4.00  3 E -1   A8-High-Wegener vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    1.00   6.00  3♣ S -1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        110    0.00   7.00  3 E      A4-Cody-Miller vs A5-Dodson-Cotham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Opening 2 with the North hand in second seat is a dangerous idea. Your suit is questionable, partner might have spades...So East gets to open 1. South, opposite a passed partner may decide to bid 3 instead of only 2. Neither will deter a Negative Double from West. Alas, the black suit distribution will sink any otherwise promising spade contract. And then there are the hearts. Ugh!



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5 ♠T85
A963
J95
♣T72
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QJ3
QT4
A84
♣Q854
♠K6
KJ72
KQT3
♣K63
♠A9742
85
762
♣AJ9
5
1115
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
EW: 3♣ 4/3 4/3 2/1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -420 4-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        400    5.00   2.00  3N E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        400    5.00   2.00  3N E      A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A1-Charney-Charney
        400    5.00   2.00  3N E      A4-Cody-Miller vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        400    5.00   2.00  3N E      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        400    5.00   2.00  3N E      A8-High-Wegener vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        430    1.00   6.00  3N W +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        430    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A3-Muller-Newell
        430    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A2-Cohen-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1NT. Unless they are playing Puppet Stayman , West just bids 3NT. Missing three aces, this hand is just a slog to get tricks established. Luckily, diamonds break around the table, but hearts and clubs both need work. Work on hearts right away.



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6 ♠5
JT975
KJT53
♣K6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQ876
AQ
A642
♣84
♠AJT3
K43
9
♣AJ532
♠942
862
Q87
♣QT97
8
1513
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6 ♠0 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 1 7♠ 4NT
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -2210 7♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  6♠ W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        620    6.00   1.00  4♠ W      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A3-Muller-Newell
        650    4.50   2.50  4♠ W +1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A1-Charney-Charney
        650    4.50   2.50  4♠ W +1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        680    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        680    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        680    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +2   A8-High-Wegener vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
       1430    0.00   7.00  6♠ W      A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A2-Cohen-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East should revalue her hand once West bids 1. It's not good enough for a Splinter , but well worth a jump raise. The auction might go: 1--1; 3--4; 4NT...Bidding the grand isn't so easy, but 6 is eminently reachable.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
12NT13Pass
4Pass4Pass
4NT2Pass53Pass
5NT4Pass65Pass
6All pass  
  1. 5+ and 5+
  2. Asks for key cards for
  3. 2 key cards without the Queen
  4. Asks for lowest King
  5. King, no King or King

The Bidding: After East opens 1, West responds 1. At favorable vulnerability opposite a passed hand, North can show the red suits with a Michaels Cue Bid , an Unusual 2 Notrump overcall, or a takeout double. Doubling has no obstructive value. A cue bid would allow East to cheaply show spade support with a double. An unusual 2NT overcall is preferable because it forces East to commit to the 3-level to show spade support.

East has 16 Support Points for spades. The Unusual Versus Unusual defense typically applies to responder. East has 16 Support Points, but just a Losing Trick Count of 7. Bidding 3 is sufficient. West, with 17 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 5, has slam interest. West's 4 Cue Bid shows a diamond control and denies a club control.

East cue bids 4. West knows East wouldn't bid 4 without a club control. If playing Last Train cue bids, East's 4 cue bid shows a club control, but doesn't promise a heart control. Either way, West bids 4NT Roman Keycard . East answers 4 showing 2 key cards without the Queen. West's 5NT bid guarantees all the key cards. It is increasingly common for 5NT to ask for Specific Kings . With that understanding, East bids 5. West's 6 bid ends the auction.

The Play: North will likely lead a passive Jack. Declarer has 10 quick winners. 2 diamond ruffs would bring declarer to 12 tricks. A 3rd diamond ruff offers the potential to take all the tricks. The passive lead and strong spade texture allows declarer to try for all the tricks without much risk to making 6. An overruff is possible. Declarer doesn't want a second round of trumps led. So declarer delays drawing trump.

The auction would have been different if North had 7 or 8 diamonds. So declarer cashes the Ace and ruffs a diamond with the 3. Declarer returns to hand with a heart and ruffs another diamond. Declarer calls for the King, and is pleased to be able to discard a club when South follows. Declarer cashes the Ace. Now declarer has at least 12 tricks on a Cross-Ruff . 13 tricks are available if South has the 9. When North cannot overruff, declarer has all the tricks.



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7 ♠T
AQ9864
3
♣QJ854
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A63
73
K842
♣A763
♠QJ85
KJ52
J76
♣T2
♠K9742
T
AQT95
♣K9
9
118
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2 1♠  NT6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6/5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.50   0.50  4 S -1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A1-Charney-Charney
        100    6.50   0.50  4 N -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        200    4.50   2.50  4 N -2   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        200    4.50   2.50  3 N -2   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        300    2.00   5.00  3N N -3   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        300    2.00   5.00  3N N -3   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A3-Muller-Newell
        300    2.00   5.00  3N N -3   A8-High-Wegener vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        400    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -4   A4-Cody-Miller vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North really isn't strong enough to bid a new suit at the two level in most agreements, so will say 1NT. South bids 2. Now North bids 2 and South should pass. This sounds like a real misfit, so quit as low as possible.



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8 ♠A852
AJ7
KQ54
♣A9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K7
K96
63
♣KJ8652
♠96
Q8432
A982
♣Q4
♠QJT43
T5
JT7
♣T73
18
108
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 4NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  420          5.50   1.50  4♠ S      A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  420          5.50   1.50  4♠ S      A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  200          4.00   3.00  2♠ S +3   A4-Cody-Miller vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  170          3.00   4.00  2♠ N +2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A3-Muller-Newell
  140          2.00   5.00  3♠ S      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  120          1.00   6.00  2N S      A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A1-Charney-Charney
         50    0.00   7.00  2N N -1   A8-High-Wegener vs A5-Dodson-Cotham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North is too good for 1NT, so 1 starts the auction. South responds 1 and North revalues the hand to 19 playing points in support of spades and goes directly to game. With the K on side, game is makeable. In fact, if West makes the incautious lead of the doubleton diamond, declarer will be able to shag the heart loser and make an overtrick.



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9 ♠AKT4
KJ73
9543
♣4
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q85
A986
A6
♣AJT8
♠J76
42
KQJ8
♣Q973
♠932
QT5
T72
♣K652
11
159
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 1 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3N W -1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A1-Charney-Charney
         50    6.00   1.00  3♠ N -1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        120    5.00   2.00  2N W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        180    2.50   4.50  2N W +2   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        180    2.50   4.50  2N W +2   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        180    2.50   4.50  2N W +2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A3-Muller-Newell
        180    2.50   4.50  2N W +2   A8-High-Wegener vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        630    0.00   7.00  3N W +1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After three passes. West opens 1NT. East can raise but many will not get to game--which only makes because the K cooperates and spades break: the odds are not in favor of this one.



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10 ♠QJT52
-
AKJ73
♣J83
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A9
KQ84
Q95
♣A965
♠K43
J65
864
♣KT72
♠876
AT9732
T2
♣Q4
12
157
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣5 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1/2♣ -/1 1NT
       ♦4/5 ♥6/7 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3N W -2   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  140          5.00   2.00  2♠ N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  140          5.00   2.00  2♠ N +1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  140          5.00   2.00  2♠ N +1   A8-High-Wegener vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  110          2.50   4.50  2♠ N      A4-Cody-Miller vs A3-Muller-Newell
  110          2.50   4.50  2♠ N      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
         90    0.50   6.50  1N W      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A1-Charney-Charney
         90    0.50   6.50  1N W      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A2-Cohen-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1NT. If North has a way of showing a two-suited hand, he'll use it and N/S will find their nice spade partial. Otherwise, West will play 1NT and should be able to cash seven tricks since North can't get South in twice so she can lead diamonds and spades.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NT21Pass22
Pass2PassPass
Dbl3Pass2NTAll pass
  1. and a major
  2. pass or correct
  3. takeout oriented

The Bidding: As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, preempts in 2nd seat after dealer passes are typically constructive because dealer's pass decreases the chance the opponents have a game. In 2nd seat, Andrew suggests "good suits, but not solid, with possibly an outside card." South's heart suit is rather poor for a 2nd seat vulnerable Weak Two . So passing seems best.

At tables when South passes, West opens 1NT. North's overcall depends on the partnership's defensive agreements. If playing Meckwell or DONT , North overcalls 2 showing diamonds and a major. If playing Cappelletti or Woolsey , North bids 2 showing spades and a minor. Either way North-South are positioned to find their spade fit. East has reasonable values to compete, but lacks the shape for a Negative Double and doesn't have a suit of their own. If West balances with a takeout oriented double, East would be well advised to prefer 2NT to risking 3 in a potential 4-3 fit.

At tables where South opens 2, West uses the mandatory 10 second pause after a skip bid to choose between overcalling 2NT and passing hoping for a reopening double. If East transfers to spades, West's hearts may be ruffed. The vulnerability makes a penalty attractive. Passing seems best. It is increasingly popular to play a 2 response is non-forcing over Weak Two. If that agreement is available, bidding 2 now is attractive. If North passes, South will declare 2. If North bids 2, West is likely to balance with 2NT. East can infer West had a penalty double of 2 and has a spade stopper, but East has nothing to say. 2NT ends the auction.

The Play in 2: A diamond lead allows declarer to escape for down 1 if willing to take the diamond finesse. If the defense doesn't take their clubs early, declarers willing to risk the diamond finesse can avoid going down 2. If West begins with the Ace or Ace, the defense shouldn't have difficulty scoring 4 tricks in the black suits and 3 trump tricks for +200 and a top board.

The Play in 2: If the defense leads trump, declarer cannot ruff a diamond or a club. However, the 8 becomes an entry to dummy. Declarer cashes the Ace, discarding a potential club loser. Now declarer takes the diamond finesse. When the finesse wins and diamond break 3-3, declarer has 9 tricks: 3 + 1 + 5.

Other leads fare no better. The club suit is frozen. The defense cannot attacks clubs without setting up a club trick for declarer. A diamond lead finesses West's Queen. A heart lead allows declarer to win the Ace and discard a club. Declarer has no trouble taking 9 tricks.

The Play in 2NT: North will likely the King or Ace, whichever asks for attitude. When South discourages, North switches to the Queen. Declarer knows North's diamonds will run if South can lead a diamond through declarer. Declarer has 4 quick winners. Declarer can develop another trick in clubs. However, hearts offer better potential. When declarer leads a heart to the Jack and North shows out, the good news is declarer has 3 heart tricks with a marked double finesse against South. The bad new is South leads a 2nd round of diamonds finessing declarer's Queen. The defense score 1 heart and 5 diamonds to beat 2NT. Declarer has the same 7 tricks available defending 2.



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11 ♠AJ9
JT72
9874
♣Q9
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T832
AQ3
T53
♣AK8
♠7654
K865
Q6
♣632
♠KQ
94
AKJ2
♣JT754
8
135
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  3♠* E -2  A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  180          5.00   2.00  2N S +2   A8-High-Wegener vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  180          5.00   2.00  1N S +3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  180          5.00   2.00  1N S +3   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  130          3.00   4.00  2 S +2   A4-Cody-Miller vs A3-Muller-Newell
  120          2.00   5.00  1N S +1   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A1-Charney-Charney
  100          1.00   6.00  2 E -2   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Dodson-Cotham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 at some tables, to make a 2 rebid easy. Others will just open 1 and rebid 1NT with no singletons in the hand. NT will buy it if that's the rebid. Otherwise, North will prefer diamonds. Either contract should succeed.



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12 ♠QT743
A7543
K74
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K5
KJ6
Q98532
♣93
♠A82
Q2
A6
♣QT8652
♠J96
T98
JT
♣AKJ74
9
912
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT4
EW: 2/3♣ 3 1/2NT  ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  2♠ N      A4-Cody-Miller vs A3-Muller-Newell
         90    6.00   1.00  2♣ E      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        100    5.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    3.50   3.50  4♠ N -2   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        200    3.50   3.50  3♠ S -2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        300    2.00   5.00  4 N -3   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A1-Charney-Charney
        470    1.00   6.00  3♣* E     A8-High-Wegener vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        500    0.00   7.00  4♣ S -5   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A8-Carr-Gussner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

How North wishes West had opened a minor so he could use Michaels Cue Bid . As it is, Pass is the only safe action for now. That leaves East to open 1. West responds 1 and now North can bid 2. With her majors roughly equal, South chooses hearts. What now for West? Repeat diamonds? Overbid by a King with 2NT? Or just pass. 2 will fail, so at least that's a positive score for the defenders.



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13 ♠K73
K753
T3
♣AKJT
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AT52
64
KQ75
♣984
♠QJ98
QJ
A962
♣Q53
♠64
AT982
J84
♣762
14
912
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 2NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.50   0.50  3 N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  170          6.50   0.50  2 S +2   A8-High-Wegener vs A3-Muller-Newell
  110          5.00   2.00  2 S      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  100          3.00   4.00  3♠ W -1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          3.00   4.00  3♠ W -1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          3.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        110    0.50   6.50  2♠ W      A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        110    0.50   6.50  2♠ W      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A1-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After North opens 1 and raises hearts, West should balance instead of passing quietly. He doubles to show 4-4 in the unbid suits, and East chooses spades. Then N-S have to go to 3 or pass and watch E-W make their bid.



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14 ♠52
AK96
743
♣9762
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q973
J5
AK95
♣J54
♠KJT4
8732
JT2
♣QT
♠A86
QT4
Q86
♣AK83
7
117
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 2NT*-NS/3*-NS/3♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          7.00   0.00  1N S +3   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  150          5.00   2.00  1N S +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  150          5.00   2.00  1N S +2   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  150          5.00   2.00  1N S +2   A8-High-Wegener vs A3-Muller-Newell
  120          3.00   4.00  1N S +1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
   90          1.00   6.00  1N S      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A8-Carr-Gussner
   90          1.00   6.00  1N S      A4-Cody-Miller vs A2-Cohen-Dow
   90          1.00   6.00  1N S      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A1-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT. This is likely to be the final contract. With a spade lead, South has one spade, four hearts and two clubs. This time, a low diamond lead will give away an overtrick. South has to concede the lead to cash three club tricks, and will be lucky that the dangerous opponent, East, doesn't win the trick.



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15 ♠A73
AK764
J7
♣Q86
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q86
J5
QT9
♣AJ542
♠J54
832
642
♣KT73
♠KT92
QT9
AK853
♣9
14
104
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 6 5♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥1 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +1430 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          7.00   0.00  4 N +2   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  650          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  630          4.50   2.50  3N S +1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  630          4.50   2.50  3N S +1   A8-High-Wegener vs A3-Muller-Newell
  620          1.50   5.50  4 S      A4-Cody-Miller vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  620          1.50   5.50  4 N      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  620          1.50   5.50  4 N      A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  620          1.50   5.50  4 N      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A1-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. When North bids 1, South says 1. Now North has to force the bidding to find out if South has three card heart support--clubs, the Fourth Suit serve the purpose. Will they reach the slam? It won't work unless diamonds are 3-3 so two discards are available. I predict game with various overtricks will be much more common than slam.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass1
Pass21Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass4All pass 
  1. artificial game force

The Bidding: A 2 overcall of a 1 opening is very obstructive. Here, West has a mediocre 5-card club suit and a 10 HCP quacky hand. The favorable vulnerability may entice some to obstruct with a 2 overcall, but most will reasonably pass.

At tables when West passes, North responds 1. With a singleton club, North has a choice between rebidding 1 or 2. As Steve Weinstein discusses in his "1m-1M: Now What?" article, a 1 response allows South to show their pattern if North bids 1NT. So South rebids 1. North's 2 bid is artificial and game forcing, 4th Suit Forcing . South's 2 bid shows 3-card heart support. North's 3 bid confirms hearts as trump. Both North and South are unlimited at this point. South cue bids their spade control. To disambiguate serious slam tries from the willingness to cooperate with a slam try, many expert partnerships use an artificial 3NT bid. If using 3NT to show a serious slam try, North has nothing to cue bid. So North bids 4, ending the auction.

If using 3NT to show willingness to cooperate with a slam try, North, with 3 key cards, bids 3NT. South, with 15 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 6, is willing to cooperate, but South's minor suits make cue bidding awkward. If South cue bids 4, North will bid 4 with diamond shortness or 4 without diamond shortness. That will provide little help determining if a slam is available. South cannot be sure the 5-level is safe. Cue bidding will not accomplish anything without risking the 5-level. Bidding 4 seems best.

The Play: If East leads a club, West wins the Ace. Looking at the singleton club in dummy, it is tempting to return a club to reduce dummy's ruffing power. Without a heart return, the defense may score 2 heart tricks if East has Axx or Kxx and declarer guesses poorly. Because declarer didn't show spade support, the defenders infer declarer has 3 or less spades. The King might be a valuable entry to dummy's diamonds. A spade return works well if East has the Ace, but is costly otherwise. Returning a club seems best. East's trumps may be promoted if dummy is tapped.

Normally, declarer would have a 76% chance of avoiding a heart loser. After ruffing a club, declarer's chance to pickup the heart suit drops to 73% because declarer cannot reasonably pickup the suit when East has the singleton 8. If declarer ruffs a second club, a 3-2 trump break is needed to avoid a loser, a 68% chance.

Here, with hearts breaking 3-2 and diamond breaking 3-3, declarer can setup the diamonds with a ruff and score 12 tricks: 2 + 4 + 4 + 1 ruff + 1 ruff.



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16 ♠3
KT3
QT94
♣AK753
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠QT8
J62
A72
♣QJ62
♠J95
8754
K65
♣984
♠AK7642
AQ9
J83
♣T
12
104
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 4 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          6.50   0.50  3N N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  430          6.50   0.50  3N N +1   A8-High-Wegener vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  420          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  420          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  420          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  420          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  400          1.00   6.00  3N N      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Muller-Newell
         50    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A1-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North will open 1: no worry about rebidding this good a suit when partner responds 1. Now South bids new minor before jumping in spades, thus creating a Game Force . Will it be 3NT or 4? With that singleton, North will prefer 3NT, nor should South be worried. Either contract depends on a good spade break--yahoo!



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17 ♠AK8652
T84
Q8
♣A9
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QJT97
K3
J4
♣J762
♠-
Q765
KT97653
♣43
♠43
AJ92
A2
♣KQT85
13
85
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3♣ 4 4♠ 5NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣2/3 ♥3 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          7.00   0.00  5* E -4  A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  500          6.00   1.00  5* E -3  A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  420          5.00   2.00  4♠ N      A8-High-Wegener vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  300          4.00   3.00  5* E -2  A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        100    2.00   5.00  3N S -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        100    2.00   5.00  4♠* N -1  A4-Cody-Miller vs A1-Charney-Charney
        100    2.00   5.00  4♠ N -2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        470    0.00   7.00  3* E     A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South bids 2 and will settle for spades when North rebids them. Even the bad spade break won't cause trouble when it's West who also has the long clubs. Whichever red suit East leads will benefit declarer; East has no reason for leading clubs. Bad trump breaks are demoralizing, but North shouldn't lose focus.



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18 ♠KQJ62
Q83
QT4
♣94
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠9853
54
KJ8
♣K853
♠7
AK96
A932
♣AJT6
♠AT4
JT72
765
♣Q72
10
716
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 5♣ 4 2 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -400 5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  3N W -2   A8-High-Wegener vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          6.50   0.50  3N E -2   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
   50          5.00   2.00  3N E -1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Muller-Newell
        110    3.00   4.00  2 E +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        110    3.00   4.00  2 E +1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A1-Charney-Charney
        110    3.00   4.00  2♣ E +1   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        120    1.00   6.00  1N E +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        430    0.00   7.00  3N E +1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A5-Dodson-Cotham

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and isn't thrilled to hear 1 from partner. (And 1 effectively muzzles North!) East rebids 2 and West will quit. It may make a lot of tricks on the cross-ruff, but no one is likely to contract for 11 tricks.



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19 ♠J7542
5
T65
♣JT76
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKQT
8
J974
♣AQ92
♠8
KQJ7642
32
♣K85
♠963
AT93
AKQ8
♣43
2
169
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥2 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 3 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Muller-Newell
  100          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
  100          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  100          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A8-High-Wegener vs A1-Charney-Charney
        140    1.50   5.50  3 E      A4-Cody-Miller vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        140    1.50   5.50  3 E      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        600    0.00   7.00  3N W      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
20 ♠J52
85
7632
♣7654
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠96
QT72
K95
♣AKJT
♠A83
KJ964
QJT
♣Q9
♠KQT74
A3
A84
♣832
1
1313
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥2 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 4 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    4.50   2.50  4 E      A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        620    4.50   2.50  4 E      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        620    4.50   2.50  4 E      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        620    4.50   2.50  4 E      A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        620    4.50   2.50  4 E      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        620    4.50   2.50  4 E      A8-High-Wegener vs A1-Charney-Charney
        650    0.50   6.50  4 E +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Muller-Newell
        650    0.50   6.50  4 E +1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A8-Carr-Gussner
21 ♠T64
AT94
Q73
♣A52
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AK8
Q632
AK
♣KQJ9
♠92
K87
JT6542
♣84
♠QJ753
J5
98
♣T763
10
224
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 ♠5 NT4/5
EW: 3♣ 4 3 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Muller-Newell
   50          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
   50          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A8-Carr-Gussner
   50          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Cohen-Dow
   50          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
   50          4.50   2.50  3N W -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        400    1.00   6.00  3N W      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        430    0.00   7.00  3N W +1   A8-High-Wegener vs A1-Charney-Charney
22 ♠Q94
A2
JT8
♣AQT83
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠JT7
984
A75
♣K976
♠AK8532
J53
Q94
♣4
♠6
KQT76
K632
♣J52
13
810
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 5  ♠6/5 NT6
EW: 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 ♥2 NT3/5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          7.00   0.00  3N N +2   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A3-Muller-Newell
  300          5.50   1.50  4♠ E -3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  300          5.50   1.50  3♠ E -3   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
  200          3.50   3.50  2♠ E -2   A8-High-Wegener vs A8-Carr-Gussner
  200          3.50   3.50  3 S +2   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Charney-Charney
  130          2.00   5.00  3♣ N +1   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
  100          1.00   6.00  3♠ E -1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        110    0.00   7.00  2♠ E      A4-Cody-Miller vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
23 ♠Q8
AQ986
AT64
♣K3
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AKJ63
K2
J982
♣T4
♠72
4
K73
♣AQJ9765
♠T954
JT753
Q5
♣82
15
1210
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣2 ♦4 ♠3 NT2
EW: 5♣ 2 2♠ 1/5NT  ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  5♣ E -1   A8-High-Wegener vs A8-Carr-Gussner
        130    5.00   2.00  4♣ E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        130    5.00   2.00  4♣ E      A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        130    5.00   2.00  4♣ E      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    3.00   4.00  3♠ W      A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        150    2.00   5.00  4♣ E +1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        300    1.00   6.00  4 N -3   A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Charney-Charney
        660    0.00   7.00  3N W +2   A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A3-Muller-Newell
24 ♠432
T8
976532
♣64
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQT8
Q7
KJ8
♣QJ97
♠65
AK9532
A
♣T852
♠KJ97
J64
QT4
♣AK3
0
1511
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
EW: 5♣ 2 4 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  5 E -1   A6-Alexander-Pratt vs A4-Borucki-Lesieutre
        200    6.00   1.00  3 W +2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A6-Shellooe-Maddox
        400    5.00   2.00  3N W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        420    3.50   3.50  4 W      A2-Van Gelder-Murray vs A3-Muller-Newell
        420    3.50   3.50  4 W      A5-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Charney-Charney
        450    1.00   6.00  4 W +1   A3-Weiss-Dudley vs A5-Dodson-Cotham
        450    1.00   6.00  4 W +1   A4-Cody-Miller vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        450    1.00   6.00  4 W +1   A8-High-Wegener vs A8-Carr-Gussner