- Saturday Morn - September 16, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 140 MP  Geomean: 66 MP
(based on 32 players, 4 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Fran McGrew - June Raddicchi 67.13 1st OA 1.39
Charles Rauch - Incy Brooks 61.05 2nd OA 1.04
Anne Mahoney - John Mahoney 60.85 3rd OA 0.78
Hetty Eddy - Janice Flowers-Sonne 53.83 4th OA 0.59
Marguerite Primrose - Robert Sokol 53.57 5/6th OA 0.39
Nooria Noor - Walter Conley 53.57 3rd OC 0.46
Larry Mazzei - Susan Mazzei 51.99 3rd SA 0.36
Rosemary Blankley - Walter Blankley 50.73 4th SA 0.25
Karen Mok - Nancy Green 48.02 2nd SC 0.21
EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>September 16, 2017 |CLUB NO.>150680    | 09/16/2017 12:47
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DIR> JANET HEDLUND   |RATING>Club Championship (80%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/300/100    |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=8/C=3                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     58.08  46.10
 2 Janice Flowers-Sonne   Hetty Eddy               B   4     4     .   |   2     2     .     67.83  53.83  0.59(OA)
 3 Charles Rauch          Incy Brooks              C   2     2     1   |   1     1     1     76.92  61.05  1.04(OA)
 4 Jeannette Stern        Carol Sendell            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     63.83  50.66
 5 Norma Riggs            Ginger Minor             B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     51.33  40.74
 6 Walter Conley          Nooria Noor              C  5/6    5     3   |  3/4    3     .     67.50  53.57  0.46(OC)
 7 Robert Sokol           Marguerite Primrose      A  5/6    .     .   |  3/4    .     .     67.50  53.57  0.39(OA)
 8 Bill Geary             Steve Geary              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     63.00  50.00
 9 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     50.99  40.47
                                          Totals                                            566.98

EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/300/100    |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=8/C=5                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Betty Pribula          Amy Pofcher              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     49.08  38.95
 2 Fran McGrew            June Raddicchi           B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .     84.58  67.13  1.39(OA)
 3 Ron Lawson             Barbara Callaway         C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     58.17  46.17
 4 Susan Mazzei           Larry Mazzei             B   .     .     .   |   3     3     .     65.51  51.99  0.36(SA)
 5 Anne Mahoney           John Mahoney             C   3     3     2   |   2     2     1     76.67  60.85  0.78(OA)
 6 Walter Blankley        Rosemary Blankley        B   .     .     .   |   4     .     .     63.92  50.73  0.25(SA)
 7 Bob Gore               Barbara Moxley           C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     50.00  39.68
 8 Leon Heller            John Kneisl              A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     61.67  48.94
 9 Nancy Green            Karen Mok                C   .     .     .   |   .     .     2     60.50  48.02  0.21(SC)
                                          Totals                                            570.10

Hands and Results
1 ♠J764
T942
653
♣A7
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K93
J86
K982
♣Q52
♠82
K53
AT4
♣KT963
♠AQT5
AQ7
QJ7
♣J84
5
910
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  2♠ S +1   8  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
   90          4.50   1.50  1N S      2  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A7-Gore-Moxley
   90          4.50   1.50  1N S      2  A6-Conley-Noor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        100    2.00   4.00  1N S -2   2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        100    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -2   2  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A9-Green-Mok
        100    2.00   4.00  3♠ S -2   2  A8-Geary-Geary vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        150    0.00   6.00  3 N -3   ♣6  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Heller-Kneisl

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1NT
PassPassPass 

The mathematicians say that there is a sixty percent chance that South will have a four card major to fit North's holdings, giving a little bit of impetus to North to remove from 1NT, but not enough. Change one card -- the A -- and the resulting pattern so that North has A653 and the 7 singleton, and everyone would bid 2, passing the response. So while hardly anyone would actually bid Stayman with the North hand, it is not unreasonable to do so, just risky.

How else does one arrive at a spade partial? Well, how about using a weak notrump, so that South would bid 1, North 1, and then South's 1 rebid would end the auction?

Oh, dear! Then there is a school of thought, highly defended, that after 1 - 1, South should rebid 1NT, showing strength and "General" pattern, rather than continue the search for a four-four major suit. Those very articulate arguments go on to show how the later bidding will simply not reflect the balanced pattern of the South hand.

Yes, but they will miss the spade fit. It appears that most will miss the spade fit, so matchpoints will primarily be distributed based on the play of the hand, focusing on the opening lead. A club will do wonders for the defense, but either a diamond from West or a major suit, hoping to hit partner, will give declarer a head start.

Too many variations to predict a result, so a prime source of differentiation in the rankings. Here lie matchpoints.



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2 ♠Q
A963
QJ6
♣KT643
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AJT9872
J
93
♣QJ2
♠43
QT8752
82
♣A85
♠K65
K4
AKT754
♣97
12
96
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3NT  ♥6 ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥6 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +300 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  3 S +2   J  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A9-Green-Mok
  130          4.00   2.00  4 S      ♠A  A8-Geary-Geary vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  130          4.00   2.00  4 S      J  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
  130          4.00   2.00  3♣ N +1   7  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
   50          2.00   4.00  3♠ W -1   Q  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        100    1.00   5.00  5 S -1   ♠A  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A7-Gore-Moxley
        400    0.00   6.00  5 S -4   J  A6-Conley-Noor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  23
Pass3NTAll pass 

You can't have everything. East makes a pushy but very reasonable first seat preempt at favorable vulnerability, far from discipline, motivated by destructive goals. Some seats and vulnerabilities require discipline, but this combination of factors opens the door for many partnerships.

South brushes the preempt aside, showing strength and a diamond suit, and North has ample strength, diamond fit, and heart stopper to trot out 3NT. Spade stopper? Who needs that? Partner overcalled and must have something else. Hope that includes a spade honor, then we are golden!

Such are the maneuvers required to overcome preempts. North would shrug if South had the A instead of a spade honor, and tip the cap to the preempt.



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3 ♠K6
QT5
KJ92
♣AT98
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ83
6432
T4
♣Q62
♠Q942
K9
AQ863
♣53
♠T75
AJ87
75
♣KJ74
13
711
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 3 3NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  1N N +2   6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
  120          4.00   2.00  2N N      8  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  120          4.00   2.00  1N S +1   ♠3  A8-Geary-Geary vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  120          4.00   2.00  1N N +1   ♠5  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
  110          1.50   4.50  2♣ S +1   ♠3  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
  110          1.50   4.50  2♣ N +1   ♠2  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A9-Green-Mok
   90          0.00   6.00  1N S      ♠3  A6-Conley-Noor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Pass1
Pass1NTPassPass
Pass   

Lucky lie of the cards plus a little guesswork brings home nine tricks in notrump, but there is nothing close to bidding it in the air. Matchpoints to good guessers. Two factors suggest playing West for the club queen: After the 6 lead, there will be extra room in the West hand to hold any particular card (Q), and also declarer will want to lose a club trick, worst case scenario, to East, so that a spade does not come through the king. Therefore, most will get the clubs right, ant then the Q may be advanced.

In the light of the foregoing, looks like a spade lead from East would have been better!



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4 ♠AT82
963
T7
♣8752
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠543
QT75
K8432
♣9
♠K76
AK4
QJ65
♣KJT
♠QJ9
J82
A9
♣AQ643
4
517
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3 3 1NT  ♣6/5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3N E -2   ♣4  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Gore-Moxley
   90          5.00   1.00  2♣ S      7  A6-Conley-Noor vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        100    3.50   2.50  2♣ S -1   3  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        100    3.50   2.50  2♣ S -1   3  A8-Geary-Geary vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        110    2.00   4.00  2 E +1   ♣A  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        180    0.50   5.50  1N E +3   ♣5  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        180    0.50   5.50  1N E +3   ♣4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Green-Mok

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1NTPass
2Pass2Pass
PassPass  

Hearken back to Board 1, where a hypothetical Garbage Stayman auction was suggested, but rejected. Here West has an absolutely fine GS hand -- bid Stayman and pass any response.

2 is the result, and while not perfect, far better than playing 1NT, and justifiable on both theoretical and empirical grounds.



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5 ♠A72
83
AK986
♣KT2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KT865
A4
J742
♣86
♠3
KQ9765
T5
♣A943
♠QJ94
JT2
Q3
♣QJ75
14
89
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1♠  ♥6 NT6
EW: 1 1NT  ♣5 ♦4 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS/2♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          6.00   0.00  3N S      ♠6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Green-Mok
  110          5.00   1.00  3 N      ♠3  A6-Conley-Noor vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
  100          4.00   2.00  3 E -2   3  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
   50          3.00   3.00  3 E -1   ♣3  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Gore-Moxley
        100    1.50   4.50  1N N -1   6  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        100    1.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   ♣8  A8-Geary-Geary vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        200    0.00   6.00  3 N -2   7  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
6 ♠A932
9
AK742
♣642
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KJ
JT72
Q3
♣K9875
♠Q8
AQ853
J986
♣AJ
♠T7654
K64
T5
♣QT3
11
1014
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3 E -2   T  A6-Conley-Noor vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
  100          3.00   3.00  4 E -1   ♠T  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  100          3.00   3.00  4 E -1   ♠T  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
  100          3.00   3.00  4 E -1   ♠7  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
  100          3.00   3.00  4 E -1   ♠4  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  100          3.00   3.00  4 E -1   T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Green-Mok
        140    0.00   6.00  3 E      ♠7  A8-Geary-Geary vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
7 ♠T9863
2
AJT84
♣87
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJ42
T7
2
♣QT6432
♠Q7
AJ983
KQ95
♣A9
♠K5
KQ654
763
♣KJ5
5
716
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4/3♣ 1 3/2 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          6.00   0.00  2* E -2  ♠K  A8-Geary-Geary vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
  200          5.00   1.00  2 E -2   K  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
  100          4.00   2.00  3N E -1   ♣J  A6-Conley-Noor vs A9-Green-Mok
        110    3.00   3.00  2♣ W +1   2  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        200    2.00   4.00  1 S -2   2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        400    0.50   5.50  1N S -4   ♣7  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        400    0.50   5.50  2 N -4   ♣A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
8 ♠95
43
JT95
♣AQJ73
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J72
Q865
Q72
♣KT8
♠AQT83
KT2
AK
♣942
♠K64
AJ97
8643
♣65
8
816
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
EW: -/1 1♠
       ♣5 ♦5 ♥6/7 NT6/5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  3♠ E -2   ♣6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
   50          4.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   A  A6-Conley-Noor vs A9-Green-Mok
   50          4.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   8  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
   50          4.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   ♣6  A8-Geary-Geary vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
         50    2.00   4.00  3♣ N -1   A  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        140    0.50   5.50  3♠ E      A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        140    0.50   5.50  1♠ E +2   A  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
9 ♠32
A632
T62
♣J542
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠8
K985
QJ753
♣983
♠AQJ7
J7
K98
♣AKT6
♠KT9654
QT4
A4
♣Q7
5
618
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 2/1 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
         90    6.00   0.00  1N E      ♠6  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        100    5.00   1.00  1♠ S -2   ♣9  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        150    3.00   3.00  2N E +1   ♠6  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        150    3.00   3.00  2N E +1   ♠5  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        150    3.00   3.00  2♠ S -3   ♣9  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        180    0.50   5.50  2N E +2   ♠T  A6-Conley-Noor vs A9-Green-Mok
        180    0.50   5.50  2N E +2   ♠5  A8-Geary-Geary vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
10 ♠KQ9
Q54
AT7
♣6543
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T72
AJT98
K2
♣AT9
♠J3
K63
QJ98643
♣Q
♠A8654
72
5
♣KJ872
11
129
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2♠  ♦3 ♥5/4 NT6
EW: 4 2  ♣4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  4 W -3   ♣6  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  200          5.00   1.00  4 W -2   ♠K  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          4.00   2.00  3 W -1   ♠K  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ N -1   K  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A9-Green-Mok
        110    2.00   4.00  3 E      ♠5  A8-Geary-Geary vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        300    1.00   5.00  4♠ N -3   Q  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Gore-Moxley
        380    0.00   6.00  2* E +1  ♠A  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
11 ♠KT7
Q852
Q5
♣JT94
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ2
T73
K93
♣7652
♠A98643
64
42
♣K83
♠5
AKJ9
AJT876
♣AQ
8
67
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1/-♠  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2 ♠7/6 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  480          6.00   0.00  4 N +2   ♠A  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
  450          3.50   2.50  4 N +1   ♠A  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  450          3.50   2.50  4 N +1   ♣3  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A9-Green-Mok
  450          3.50   2.50  4 N +1   ♣3  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
  450          3.50   2.50  4 N +1   ♣3  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
  200          1.00   5.00  3 N +2   4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Gore-Moxley
         50    0.00   6.00  6 N -1   ♠A  A8-Geary-Geary vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
12 ♠A75
J852
KQ76
♣96
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T2
AK7
8532
♣KQJ5
♠93
QT963
JT
♣A742
♠KQJ864
4
A94
♣T83
10
137
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4♠  ♣3 ♥4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3  ♦3 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +300 5*-EW/5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          6.00   0.00  4♠ S      A  A8-Geary-Geary vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
  170          5.00   1.00  3♠ S +1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  140          3.00   3.00  3♠ S      7  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A9-Green-Mok
  140          3.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  140          3.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        100    1.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   ♣6  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        140    0.00   6.00  3 E      ♠K  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
13 ♠AQT
AQ74
T8
♣KQJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠2
653
AK9652
♣T72
♠K543
92
QJ743
♣A3
♠J9876
KJT8
-
♣9654
18
710
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 5 3♠  ♦4 NT5
EW: 3 1NT  ♣2 ♥2 ♠3
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          5.92   0.08  4 N +1   ♣A  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
  620          4.75   1.25  4 S      K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  200          3.58   2.42  4* E -1  ♣6  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
  100          2.42   3.58  4 E -1   ♠7  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        300    1.25   4.75  3N N -3   4  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        500    0.08   5.92  5♠* S -2  A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
14 ♠9753
T6542
9
♣A96
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KT
KQ7
AKQT83
♣QJ
♠AQJ2
J
764
♣K8752
♠864
A983
J52
♣T43
4
2011
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5 2 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        150    5.33   0.67  3 W +2   T  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
        150    5.33   0.67  2 W +3   T  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        170    3.58   2.42  4 W +2   6  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        420    1.83   4.17  5 W +1   ♠9  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        420    1.83   4.17  5 E +1   A  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        490    0.08   5.92  3N W +3   4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
15 ♠K5
KQ84
K62
♣A982
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AT73
AJT5
4
♣K754
♠QJ2
62
QJ9873
♣T3
♠9864
973
AT5
♣QJ6
15
126
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4/5 ♠5/6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.92   0.08  3 E -4   ♣Q  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
  180          4.75   1.25  1N N +3   9  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  120          3.58   2.42  1N N +1   7  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
  100          2.42   3.58  2N W -2   ♣2  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
   50          1.25   4.75  2N W -1   4  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        200    0.08   5.92  3♣ S -2   4  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
16 ♠J
JT86
AK83
♣J862
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A9753
72
JT954
♣4
♠QT6
AKQ4
Q762
♣KT
♠K842
953
-
♣AQ9753
10
516
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1  ♦3 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3 3♠ 2/-NT
       ♣4/3 ♥6 NT8/5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  4 W -4   A  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  130          5.00   1.00  2♣ S +2   5  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A9-Green-Mok
  100          3.50   2.50  1N E -1   ♣Q  A6-Conley-Noor vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  100          3.50   2.50  3♠ E -1   ♣A  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
   90          2.00   4.00  2♣ S      7  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        110    0.50   5.50  2♠ E      5  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
        110    0.50   5.50  2 E      ♣A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
17 ♠94
A8
AJ93
♣J9875
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKQ32
JT752
6
♣A4
♠J
K9643
Q842
♣KT3
♠T8765
Q
KT75
♣Q62
10
149
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥2 ♠5 NT5
EW: 5 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        110    6.00   0.00  2♠ W      A  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A7-Gore-Moxley
        170    5.00   1.00  2 W +2   ♣7  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A9-Green-Mok
        420    3.50   2.50  4 E      ♣Q  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        420    3.50   2.50  4 E      ♣6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        450    1.00   5.00  4 W +1   ♣J  A6-Conley-Noor vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        450    1.00   5.00  4 E +1   5  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
        450    1.00   5.00  4 E +1   ♣Q  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
18 ♠T8652
9
K53
♣AJ76
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ93
Q8
876
♣Q432
♠A74
T532
AJ92
♣T9
♠Q
AKJ764
QT4
♣K85
8
89
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 4 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          4.00   2.00  3 S      8  A6-Conley-Noor vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  140          4.00   2.00  3 S      6  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
  140          4.00   2.00  2 S +1   ♠K  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
  140          4.00   2.00  2 S +1   6  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  140          4.00   2.00  2 S +1   ♣2  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A9-Green-Mok
  110          1.00   5.00  2 N      ♣2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        100    0.00   6.00  2 S -1   ♠9  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
19 ♠T63
QT7
Q984
♣943
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AQJ8
95
J763
♣Q87
♠954
AK4
K52
♣JT65
♠K72
J8632
AT
♣AK2
4
1011
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 1 2♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  1N S +2   3  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
  140          5.00   1.00  2 S +1   5  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  110          4.00   2.00  2 S      3  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
   90          3.00   3.00  1N S      ♠A  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out      A5-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
         50    1.00   5.00  1N S -1   ♠8  A6-Conley-Noor vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
         90    0.00   6.00  1N E      3  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
20 ♠T93
K982
K932
♣T4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠875
AQ4
J87
♣AJ62
♠K6
J76
AQT54
♣987
♠AQJ42
T53
6
♣KQ53
6
1210
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 1NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  1N W -2   ♠3  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
  110          5.00   1.00  1♠ S +1   8  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
  100          3.50   2.50  2N W -1   ♠T  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  100          3.50   2.50  3 E -1   ♠3  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A7-Gore-Moxley
   90          2.00   4.00  1N N      5  A6-Conley-Noor vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        120    1.00   5.00  2N W      ♠3  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        130    0.00   6.00  2 E +2   ♠A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
21 ♠75
T972
65
♣AK972
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T9
KQJ84
AJT973
♣-
♠AQJ6
3
Q842
♣J854
♠K8432
A65
K
♣QT63
7
1110
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦1 ♥3 ♠5 NT6
EW: 6/5 2 1/-♠ 1NT
       ♣4 ♠7/6
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -920 6-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  2 W -1   ♠T  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A7-Gore-Moxley
        150    4.00   2.00  4 W +1   ♣A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
        150    4.00   2.00  3 W +2   ♠7  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        150    4.00   2.00  2 W +3   ♣A  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        170    1.50   4.50  2 W +2   ♠7  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        170    1.50   4.50  2 W +2   ♠7  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        460    0.00   6.00  3N E +2   ♣Q  A6-Conley-Noor vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
4!!Pass5All pass

Dear audience: You are all familiar with four level minor suit jumps over weak two bids showing two suited hands with the minor chosen and the "other major" not bid by the opponents (e.g., [2] 4, showing spades and clubs, such as AQJxx x xx KQJxx). Some totally incorrectly refer to these descriptive jumps as "Roman" jump overcalls, but those always showed the suit bid and the next higher, so 4 over a 2 opening bid would be defined as clubs and diamonds in "Roman" jumps.

Others inaccurately but comfortably refer to these jumps as "Leaping Michaels Cue Bid ," but Mike Michaels never used and certainly did not invent these bids. Perhaps inspired by Roman jumps, but refined, the actual inventor was Meyer Schleifer, a hall of fame player. Let us honor this exceptional player and resolve to use the correct name for this bid!

So much for the restricted use over a weak two bid. Some (few) world class players have been observed using the method after a three level preempt in a major, so that a four level minor overcall promises the same two suits as Schleifer. Too rich for my blood, but I am just reporting facts.

However, extending the use of Schleifer seems reasonable after a one level opening, as here. In one bid West gets to describe a very useful holding in the red suits, far more descriptive as to power, and faster in defining the actual suits, which may on occasion be most useful. Is it not the goal of bridge bidding to paint a picture for partner to use to make decisions? I commend this method. Several other applications have been discovered, and may be revealed in future pages. Keep reading the Common Game!

Too bad East could not be the declarer, for twelve tricks are then available (no spade lead through the ace).



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22 ♠985
872
K2
♣AQ762
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQJT2
QJ5
A975
♣5
♠A764
A9
QJT83
♣83
♠3
KT643
64
♣KJT94
9
1311
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3  ♦2 ♠3 NT6
EW: 4 4♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -300 5*-NS/5♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   ♣A  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A9-Green-Mok
    PASS       4.50   1.50  Pass Out      A5-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
    PASS       4.50   1.50  Pass Out      A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        170    3.00   3.00  3♠ W +1   7  A8-Geary-Geary vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        300    2.00   4.00  5♣* N -2  ♠A  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      9  A6-Conley-Noor vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
        650    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   8  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A7-Gore-Moxley
23 ♠K986
AK5
AQ3
♣AQ5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A53
84
76542
♣J32
♠7
Q7632
J98
♣K986
♠QJT42
JT9
KT
♣T74
22
56
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 2 2 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  690          5.50   0.50  3N N +3   3  A6-Conley-Noor vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
  690          5.50   0.50  3N N +3   ♣9  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  660          3.50   2.50  3N N +2   8  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
  660          3.50   2.50  3N N +2   3  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A9-Green-Mok
  650          1.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   8  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
  650          1.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   8  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  650          1.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   4  A8-Geary-Geary vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
24 ♠T984
J754
Q98
♣K5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠-
AK962
JT65
♣QT84
♠KJ65
QT3
A3
♣A963
♠AQ732
8
K742
♣J72
6
1014
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 NT4
EW: 5♣ 2/1 4 3/-NT
       ♠6 NT9/6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  250          6.00   0.00  4 W -5   ♠T  A6-Conley-Noor vs A4-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          5.00   1.00  4 W -2   ♠T  A8-Geary-Geary vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
   50          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   ♠T  A2-Flowers-Sonne-Eddy vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
         50    2.50   3.50  3♠ S -1   A  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
         50    2.50   3.50  2♠ S -1   ♣8  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A9-Green-Mok
        180    1.00   5.00  2N E +2   ♠A  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        500    0.00   6.00  4♠* S -3  A  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A7-Gore-Moxley
25 ♠J3
QT74
T9654
♣K8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T954
95
32
♣AJT52
♠Q86
KJ632
A87
♣63
♠AK72
A8
KQJ
♣Q974
6
510
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2/1 1♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2-S/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  430          6.00   0.00  3N N +1   ♣3  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
  400          5.00   1.00  3N S      ♣5  A6-Conley-Noor vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
         50    3.00   3.00  3N N -1   A  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
         50    3.00   3.00  3N N -1   7  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
         50    3.00   3.00  2N S -1   ♠T  A8-Geary-Geary vs A7-Gore-Moxley
        100    0.50   5.50  3N S -2   ♣5  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Green-Mok
        100    0.50   5.50  3 S -2   ♠4  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
26 ♠A832
QT94
KQJ9
♣T
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K
A753
A52
♣AQJ84
♠QJ96
K2
T74
♣K965
♠T754
J86
863
♣732
12
189
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 1 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 17 = -3
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.50   0.50  3N* W -1  K  A8-Geary-Geary vs A7-Gore-Moxley
  200          5.50   0.50  5♣* W -1  K  A6-Conley-Noor vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
  100          4.00   2.00  3N W -1   K  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A8-Heller-Kneisl
        170    3.00   3.00  3♣ W +3   K  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        210    2.00   4.00  2N W +3   9  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
        580    1.00   5.00  1N* W +2  K  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Green-Mok
        660    0.00   6.00  3N W +2   K  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
27 ♠Q6
KJ8753
53
♣AQ5
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AJT542
T4
Q7
♣J82
♠7
AQ962
A82
♣K973
♠K983
-
KJT964
♣T64
12
813
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  4 E -4   J  A5-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Pribula-Pofcher
   50          5.00   1.00  2♠ W -1   5  A7-Sokol-Primrose vs A5-Mahoney-Mahoney
        100    4.00   2.00  3* N -1  ♠7  A6-Conley-Noor vs A3-Lawson-Callaway
        150    3.00   3.00  3N S -3   J  A8-Geary-Geary vs A7-Gore-Moxley
        200    2.00   4.00  5 S -4   T  A3-Rauch-Brooks vs A6-Blankley-Blankley
        250    1.00   5.00  3 N -5   ♠6  A9-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Green-Mok
        500    0.00   6.00  3* N -3  ♠7  A4-Stern-Sendell vs A8-Heller-Kneisl