- Thursday Aft - May 17, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1588 MP  Geomean: 1004 MP
(based on 28 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Messenger - Yatindra Sahae 65.18 1st A 0.70
Anthony Muller - David Maddox 61.01 1st A 0.70
John Hullman - Malcolm Sprott 53.57 2nd A 0.49
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 51.49 2nd A 0.49
Nancy Borucki - Trulee Ricketts 50.60 3rd A 0.35
Maja - Dinah Irino 49.70 1st B 0.40
Joan Little - Steven Little 48.21 2nd B 0.28
EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>May 17, 2018       |CLUB NO.>147082    | 05/17/2018 16:06
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=5/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Thomas Crawley           B    .     .     .     69.50  41.37
 2 Carol Maggipinto       Ken Gamble               A    2     .     .     86.50  51.49  0.49(A)
 3 Bill Cohen             Bozidar Boncich          C    .     .     .     78.00  46.43
 4 Joan Little            Steven Little            C    .     2     .     81.00  48.21  0.28(B)
 5 Jim Martin             Joyce Martin             B    .     .     .     80.00  47.62
 6 Charles Messenger      Yatindra Sahae           A    1     .     .    109.50  65.18  0.70(A)
 7  Maja                  Dinah Irino              B    3     1     .     83.50  49.70  0.40(B)
                                          Totals                         588.00

EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=4/C=0                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Nancy Borucki          Trulee Ricketts          A    3     .     .     85.00  50.60  0.35(A)
 2 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     72.00  42.86
 3 John Hullman           Malcolm Sprott           B    2     2     .     90.00  53.57  0.49(A)
 4 David Maddox           Anthony Muller           B    1     1     .    102.50  61.01  0.70(A)
 5 Ray Boehne             Jerome Weiss             A    .     .     .     81.00  48.21
 6 Jackie Stewart         Betty Jackson            A    .     .     .     80.00  47.62
 7 Barbara Alexander      Larry Slayton            B    .     .     .     77.50  46.13
                                          Totals                         588.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠87
K8643
Q965
♣32
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ952
AJ72
72
♣JT
♠JT3
95
AJT3
♣K874
♠A64
QT
K84
♣AQ965
5
119
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1 2  ♣6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS/3*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  2 S +1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
  110          5.00   1.00  2 S      D7-Maja-Irino vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
         50    3.50   2.50  2 S -1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
         50    3.50   2.50  2 S -1   D4-Little-Little vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ W      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        140    0.50   5.50  3♠ W      D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        140    0.50   5.50  2♠ W +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
2 ♠KJT952
J8
JT93
♣3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A43
A653
K5
♣AKQ4
♠Q87
Q942
Q872
♣JT
♠6
KT7
A64
♣987652
6
207
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6/7 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2/1 4 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  3N W -2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
   50          3.50   2.50  3N W -1   D4-Little-Little vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
   50          3.50   2.50  3N W -1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D4-Maddox-Muller
   50          3.50   2.50  4 W -1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
   50          3.50   2.50  4 W -1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        420    0.50   5.50  4 W      D1-Block-Crawley vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        420    0.50   5.50  4 W      D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
3 ♠4
KT984
AJ63
♣863
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K7532
AJ
T52
♣A52
♠QJ8
7532
KQ74
♣KT
♠AT96
Q6
98
♣QJ974
8
1211
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT6/5
EW: 2 3♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      D1-Block-Crawley vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      D4-Little-Little vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      D7-Maja-Irino vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
4 ♠AQT9876
T72
92
♣4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠4
QJ9
AK8763
♣QT7
♠K53
K86543
QT
♣K2
♠J2
A
J54
♣AJ98653
6
1211
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT3
EW: 1 3 3NT  ♣6 ♠3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -200 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  930          6.00   0.00  3♠* N +1  D4-Little-Little vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  730          5.00   1.00  3♠* N     D7-Maja-Irino vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  200          4.00   2.00  5 E -2   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D4-Maddox-Muller
  100          2.50   3.50  4 E -1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
  100          2.50   3.50  4 E -1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    1.00   5.00  3 W      D1-Block-Crawley vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        650    0.00   6.00  5 E      D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D5-Boehne-Weiss

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

It is unlikely, in my opinion, that E-W will reach the best contract of 3 NT. West deals and opens 1. North, in spite of being vulnerable will probably bid 3. It’s now or never for East. He has to make the anti-intuitive bid of 3 NT to get the top score. South may well bid 4 which E-W will double and set one. +200 should be a decent score for E-W because they can’t make 4. They lose the A, the A and a ruff, and the A. Kudos to any brave soul who bids 3 NT and ducks the first spade. +600 for E-W should garner all the match points.


5 ♠Q7
K93
874
♣KT653
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A8653
Q84
KQT3
♣7
♠J42
JT752
92
♣A82
♠KT9
A6
AJ65
♣QJ94
8
116
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.00   0.00  3N S      D1-Block-Crawley vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  150          2.50   3.50  2N S +1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  150          2.50   3.50  2N S +1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D4-Maddox-Muller
  150          2.50   3.50  2N S +1   D4-Little-Little vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  150          2.50   3.50  2N S +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
  150          2.50   3.50  2N S +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
  150          2.50   3.50  1N S +2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
6 ♠K743
T43
J975
♣82
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ9
2
AK43
♣KT643
♠82
KJ8
62
♣AQJ975
♠QT65
AQ9765
QT8
♣-
4
1511
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣2 ♦5 NT3
EW: 5♣ 2/1 4/3NT
       ♥5/4 ♠6/5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -500 5*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    6.00   0.00  4♣ W +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      D1-Block-Crawley vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ E      D7-Maja-Irino vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        630    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   D4-Little-Little vs D6-Stewart-Jackson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This should be a fairly routine 3 NT for E-W but one never knows. East deals and opens 1. South should overcall 1. West will cue bid 2 and East will retreat to 3. West will probably bid 3, now asking for a stopper. East must cooperate and bid 3 NT. From East’s side, making four should be the normal result. With a low heart lead, there are ten tricks off the top and no reason to mess around. Even with a spade lead, if East puts in the nine, he can still take ten tricks by finessing for the Q later. He needs to do this because he should see that , with a heart lead, he would always take ten tricks. No need to take the risk if playing in a team game.


7 ♠7542
K83
AK7
♣Q65
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠963
AQ64
J
♣J9872
♠AQ
T972
Q953
♣AT3
♠KJT8
J5
T8642
♣K4
12
812
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 3  ♦5 ♠5/4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  3♠ S +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
  140          4.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   D4-Little-Little vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  140          4.50   1.50  1♠ S +2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          3.00   3.00  2♠ S      D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D4-Maddox-Muller
  100          2.00   4.00  2 W -1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        100    1.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        200    0.00   6.00  3♠ S -2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
8 ♠K
86543
QT76
♣K95
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠3
JT72
A82
♣QJ763
♠QJT95
Q
J954
♣AT8
♠A87642
AK9
K3
♣42
8
810
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♦6 ♠6 NT6/5
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  2♠ S      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    5.00   1.00  2♠ S -1   D4-Little-Little vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
        100    4.00   2.00  2♠ S -2   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        120    2.50   3.50  2N W      D7-Maja-Irino vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        120    2.50   3.50  1N W +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        150    0.50   5.50  1N W +2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        150    0.50   5.50  1N W +2   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D4-Maddox-Muller

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The final contract will all depend on East’s style with 3rd seat openings. After P - P, many will open 1, with the excuse that “I was in third seat “! South is forced to pass. Now, after a 1 NT response by West and two passes, South really has no bid. This could turn out to be fortunate for N-S. Look how the auction would go if East passes in third seat. South will open 1 and North will bid 1 NT. Who could blame south for bidding 2. This will not have a happy ending as South should be down at least two tricks. So much for light openings in third seat!!


9 ♠-
KQ
QT75
♣AKQJ943
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ7532
A32
843
♣6
♠KQ84
J965
J9
♣875
♠T96
T874
AK62
♣T2
17
97
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6  ♥6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠  ♣1 ♦0/1 ♥6 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: +800 6♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.50   1.50  5 N +1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
  420          4.50   1.50  5 N +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          4.50   1.50  5♣ N +1   D4-Little-Little vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
  420          4.50   1.50  5♣ N +1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D4-Maddox-Muller
  170          1.00   5.00  4♣ N +2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  170          1.00   5.00  4♣ N +2   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
  170          1.00   5.00  4♣ N +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
10 ♠52
KT63
J92
♣8753
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AK9
AQJ8
K4
♣K964
♠864
952
QT83
♣AQT
♠QJT73
74
A765
♣J2
4
208
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 ♠4 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 4 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  3N W -1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        630    3.50   2.50  3N W +1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        630    3.50   2.50  3N W +1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        630    3.50   2.50  3N W +1   D4-Little-Little vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        630    3.50   2.50  3N W +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        660    0.50   5.50  3N W +2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
        660    0.50   5.50  3N W +2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D4-Maddox-Muller
11 ♠K876
Q9
JT
♣AJ832
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠2
J8532
AQ86
♣K74
♠T953
A64
9742
♣95
♠AQJ4
KT7
K53
♣QT6
11
104
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4♠ 4NT  ♦6 ♥6
EW: -/1  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6/7 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   D4-Little-Little vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
  450          5.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          2.00   4.00  4♠ S      D1-Block-Crawley vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  420          2.00   4.00  4♠ S      D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  420          2.00   4.00  4♠ S      D7-Maja-Irino vs D4-Maddox-Muller
         50    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
12 ♠T83
KQ
AJ976
♣J93
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQ94
JT9532
Q
♣K4
♠K
7
5432
♣AT87652
♠J7652
A864
KT8
♣Q
11
127
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣3 ♥5 NT3
EW: 3♣ 1  ♦4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.00   0.00  2 E -1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    5.00   1.00  3 N -1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        110    4.00   2.00  2 W      D1-Block-Crawley vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
        130    2.50   3.50  3♣ E +1   D4-Little-Little vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        130    2.50   3.50  3♣ E +1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        200    0.50   5.50  4♠ S -2   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        200    0.50   5.50  3 N -2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
13 ♠9842
J5
T74
♣QT83
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠3
AK97642
9653
♣6
♠AKJT76
83
Q2
♣AK4
♠Q5
QT
AKJ8
♣J9752
3
717
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 2 5 5♠ 4NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -650 5♠-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  7 W -4   D1-Block-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        170    5.00   1.00  3♠ E +1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        650    2.50   3.50  4♠ E +1   D4-Little-Little vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        650    2.50   3.50  4 W +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        710    0.50   5.50  5 W +2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        710    0.50   5.50  4 W +3   D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Stewart-Jackson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Either 4 or 4 should make 5. The question is: How do you get there? North deals and passes. East opens 1. Although South has an opening bid, he doesn’t have a bid! A few might overcall a “sick” 2. A couple might close their eyes and double. The sensible thing is to pass. West cannot bid 2 if forcing to game. That leaves 1 NT, unless 3 is invitational. East is probably going to jump to 3. What can west do? What does 4 show now? A spade fit and a cue bid in hearts. The bottom line is +650 should be a good score for E-W. Missing game is a strong possibility but will score below average.


14 ♠96
J97
A3
♣QJT872
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AJ2
632
Q965
♣A43
♠KT843
AK8
J842
♣5
♠Q75
QT54
KT7
♣K96
8
1111
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦2 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 4 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
    PASS       4.00   2.00  Pass Out  D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
    PASS       4.00   2.00  Pass Out  D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
    PASS       4.00   2.00  Pass Out  D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ E      D1-Block-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ E      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        420    0.00   6.00  4♠ E      D4-Little-Little vs D4-Maddox-Muller
15 ♠KT432
AQ
JT75
♣AT
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J9
9732
AQ64
♣873
♠A5
T86
K9832
♣952
♠Q876
KJ54
-
♣KQJ64
14
77
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 2 3 6♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥3 ♠1 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D4-Little-Little vs D4-Maddox-Muller
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
  680          3.00   3.00  4♠ N +2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D3-Hullman-Sprott

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South deals and opens 1. West passes and North responds 1. South will raise to 2. North will probably just bid 4. Although 6 and 6 are making due to the favorable position in spades, it takes a lot to even think about it. And you are off two key cards, so bidding slam is virtually impossible from my point of view. Any slam bidders will either be lucky or very sophisticated!


16 ♠QJT72
QJ972
A
♣J6
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠86
K43
QT754
♣754
♠A9
A6
KJ96
♣AKT32
♠K543
T85
832
♣Q98
11
519
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 2NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  3♠ N      D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
         50    5.00   1.00  4♠ N -1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    3.50   2.50  3♠ N -2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        100    3.50   2.50  3♠ N -2   D4-Little-Little vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        130    2.00   4.00  4♣ E      D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        150    0.50   5.50  2N E +1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        150    0.50   5.50  4♣ E +1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
17 ♠64
AT98
654
♣K764
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKJ
K632
Q9
♣AT53
♠98732
QJ74
2
♣J98
♠QT5
5
AKJT873
♣Q2
7
174
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2NT  ♣5 ♥4 ♠3/4
EW: 2♣ 3 2♠  ♦3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  3N S      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  200          5.00   1.00  5♠ E -4   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  130          3.00   3.00  4 S      D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
  130          3.00   3.00  3 S +1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D4-Maddox-Muller
  130          3.00   3.00  3 S +1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    0.50   5.50  3♠ W      D4-Little-Little vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        140    0.50   5.50  3 W      D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
18 ♠Q2
J653
AT842
♣75
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K53
T4
73
♣AJT432
♠JT4
AKQ98
J
♣KQ86
♠A9876
72
KQ965
♣9
7
816
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2/-♠  ♣1 ♥1 ♠8/6 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 1NT  ♦4 ♠5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  2♠ N +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  130          5.00   1.00  3 S +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
  110          4.00   2.00  2♠ N      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
   50          3.00   3.00  5♣ E -1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        150    1.50   4.50  4♣ E +1   D4-Little-Little vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        150    1.50   4.50  3♣ W +2   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        170    0.00   6.00  3 E +1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D4-Maddox-Muller
19 ♠T98
K874
852
♣T96
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K3
JT32
AKT976
♣K
♠Q7652
A6
4
♣AQ743
♠AJ4
Q95
QJ3
♣J852
3
1412
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 3 4♠ 3/2NT
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        130    5.00   1.00  3 W +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        180    4.00   2.00  2N E +2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        600    2.00   4.00  3N W      D1-Block-Crawley vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        600    2.00   4.00  3N W      D4-Little-Little vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        600    2.00   4.00  3N E      D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        660    0.00   6.00  3N E +2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
20 ♠43
AQT9843
K4
♣AT
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK8
7
QT9532
♣J76
♠Q95
J62
J76
♣K852
♠JT762
K5
A8
♣Q943
13
107
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 2♠ 4NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣4/5 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   D4-Little-Little vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
  650          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  650          5.00   1.00  4 N +1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  620          3.00   3.00  4 N      D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
  170          1.50   4.50  2 N +2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  170          1.50   4.50  2 N +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        110    0.00   6.00  2 W +1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D4-Maddox-Muller
21 ♠K8742
J6
63
♣A654
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠-
Q87
T97542
♣QJT7
♠T953
AT942
AKQ
♣9
♠AQJ6
K53
J8
♣K832
8
513
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 2♠ 2NT  ♣6/7 ♦2 ♥3
EW: 4 3  ♣5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.50   0.50  3♠ S      D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  140          5.50   0.50  3♠ N      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        100    4.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        170    2.50   3.50  2 W +2   D4-Little-Little vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        170    2.50   3.50  2 E +2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        200    1.00   5.00  3♠ N -2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        420    0.00   6.00  4 E      D7-Maja-Irino vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
22 ♠K93
Q97
K
♣K85432
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ74
JT642
2
♣AT6
♠QT
AK8
JT98743
♣J
♠8652
53
AQ65
♣Q97
11
1011
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 3 2♠ 1NT  ♣5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  3 E -1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        110    5.00   1.00  3 E      D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        130    4.00   2.00  3 E +1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        140    2.50   3.50  3 W      D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        140    2.50   3.50  2 W +1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        150    1.00   5.00  3N S -3   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
        500    0.00   6.00  5♣* N -3  D4-Little-Little vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
23 ♠AK86532
64
52
♣J9
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QT
J5
AKQT973
♣QT
♠4
Q9832
8
♣AK7652
♠J97
AKT7
J64
♣843
8
149
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣0 ♦0 ♥4 NT0
EW: 3♣ 4 3  ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  4 E -1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
  100          5.50   0.50  4 E -1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
        150    3.50   2.50  4 W +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        150    3.50   2.50  3 W +2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        170    1.00   5.00  4 W +2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        170    1.00   5.00  4 E +2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        170    1.00   5.00  3 W +3   D4-Little-Little vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
24 ♠KQ4
T32
843
♣7432
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AT32
A75
QT76
♣AT
♠J85
KQJ84
A
♣QJ86
♠976
96
KJ952
♣K95
5
1414
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4/5 ♥1 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 5/6 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -980 6-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    5.50   0.50  4 E      D1-Block-Crawley vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        420    5.50   0.50  4 E      D7-Maja-Irino vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        430    3.50   2.50  3N W +1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        430    3.50   2.50  3N E +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        450    1.50   4.50  4 E +1   D4-Little-Little vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        450    1.50   4.50  4 E +1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
        460    0.00   6.00  3N W +2   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
25 ♠543
J
3
♣KQT98532
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJT92
T6
T7
♣AJ4
♠A
AKQ953
K98642
♣-
♠876
8742
AQJ5
♣76
6
1116
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣  ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT2/0
EW: 4 5/4 2♠ 5/4NT  ♣4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -500 6♣*-S-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  5* E -1  D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
  200          5.50   0.50  5 E -2   D4-Little-Little vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
  100          3.50   2.50  5 E -1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D4-Maddox-Muller
  100          3.50   2.50  5 E -1   D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        650    1.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    1.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        650    1.00   5.00  5 E      D7-Maja-Irino vs D7-Alexander-Slayton

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This is a very interesting hand. North deals and presumably, with an eight card suit, will open 4. East can really do nothing but overcall 4. It is tempting to do more but there is no other alternative. South may bid 5 which west will double. A vulnerable East may pull to 5. When West corrects to 5, South will likely pass. He does have a good save at 6 as long as his partner guesses everything right. The play in 5 is interesting. Assume South leads a club. East wins the ace in dummy and, flamboyantly, discards the A. This is followed by three rounds of spades, pitching three diamonds. Now, East must ruff a club back to his hand and draw trumps. He gets out with the 8. South wins and has nothing else to do but cash the A. Plus 650 for E-W should be a very good score.


26 ♠QT752
J72
942
♣75
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KJ64
K9
KQJT63
♣6
♠983
Q53
85
♣KT432
♠A
AT864
A7
♣AQJ98
3
135
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1♠  ♦5/6 NT6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥4/3 ♠6 NT6/5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.00   0.00  4 S      D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
  140          5.00   1.00  3 S      D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
  100          4.00   2.00  3 W -1   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
        100    2.00   4.00  4 S -1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        100    2.00   4.00  4 S -1   D4-Little-Little vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        100    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        200    0.00   6.00  4 S -2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
27 ♠A7
94
A95
♣AJ9865
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠96
A73
JT2
♣KQT74
♠JT84
KT86
Q743
♣2
♠KQ532
QJ52
K86
♣3
13
106
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  3N N      D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
         50    5.00   1.00  3♣ N -1   D1-Block-Crawley vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   4.00  3N S -2   D7-Maja-Irino vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
        100    2.00   4.00  3N N -2   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        100    2.00   4.00  3N N -2   D4-Little-Little vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
        100    2.00   4.00  3N N -2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        100    2.00   4.00  3♣ N -2   D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D6-Stewart-Jackson
28 ♠KJT76
A2
Q87
♣754
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠98
K84
KT432
♣KQT
♠A532
76
J96
♣A986
♠Q4
QJT953
A5
♣J32
10
119
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦4/5
EW: 1♣ 2  ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  3 S +2   D1-Block-Crawley vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  200          5.50   0.50  3 S +2   D4-Little-Little vs D1-Borucki-Ricketts
  110          4.00   2.00  1♠ N +1   D7-Maja-Irino vs D7-Alexander-Slayton
    PASS       3.00   3.00  Pass Out  D6-Messenger-Sahae vs D5-Boehne-Weiss
        100    2.00   4.00  3 S -1   D2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs D4-Maddox-Muller
        200    1.00   5.00  3 S -2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-Hullman-Sprott
        510    0.00   6.00  4* W     D3-Cohen-Boncich vs D6-Stewart-Jackson