- Monday Morn - July 23, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 253 MP  Geomean: 163 MP
(based on 32 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Rauch - Joseph Howell 67.60 1st A 0.80
Charlene Reimnitz - Joel Reimnitz 64.63 1st A 0.80
Karen Mok - Ray Mok 60.54 2nd A 0.56
Fran Soskins - Louise Barnard 54.21 2nd A 0.56
Barbara Sprenger - Shirley Larsen 54.04 3rd A 0.40
Joe Norton - Stephanie Booth 52.42 3rd A 0.40
EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>July 23, 2018      |CLUB NO.>228684    | 07/23/2018 14:10
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DIR> Janet Hedlund   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/350/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Charles Rauch          Joseph Howell            A    1     .     .    113.57  67.60  0.80(A)
 2 Joan Roberts           Jane Altavilla           A    .     .     .     56.06  33.37
 3 Cord Hedegard          Richard Vreeland         B    .     .     .     75.57  44.98
 4 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B    .     .     .     84.86  50.51
 5 Shirley Larsen         Barbara Sprenger         B    3     2     .     90.79  54.04  0.40(A)
 6 Alicia Greenan         Harriet Sundblad         C    .     .     .     70.00  41.67
 7 Fran Soskins           Louise Barnard           C    2     1     1     91.08  54.21  0.56(A)
 8 Mary Quenette          Wolf Sommer              C    .     .     .     88.77  52.84
                                          Totals                         670.70

EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/350/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Joel Reimnitz          Charlene Reimnitz        B    1     1     .    108.57  64.63  0.80(A)
 2 Joe Norton             Stephanie Booth          A    3     .     .     88.07  52.42  0.40(A)
 3 Patricia Heller        Carol Sendell            A    .     .     .     83.18  49.51
 4 Floyd Viau             Richard Sheere           C    .     .     .     68.35  40.68
 5 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                C    2     2     1    101.71  60.54  0.56(A)
 6 Pamela Lawther         Bob Gore                 C    .     .     .     76.55  45.57
 7 Barbara Callaway       Anjalie Kulkarni         B    .     .     .     80.07  47.66
 8 Elizabeth Sebring      Janet Hedlund            A    .     .     .     64.50  38.39
                                          Totals                         671.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A732
K962
J72
♣K6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q94
AQT4
K854
♣Q4
♠KJ85
3
A63
♣AT832
♠T6
J875
QT9
♣J975
11
1312
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥4/5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 2 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          7.00   0.00  3N W -2   ♠2  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
   50          5.50   1.50  3N E -1   ♠2  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
   50          5.50   1.50  3N E -1   5  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Lawther-Gore
        110    4.00   3.00  1♠ E +1   9  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A5-Mok-Mok
        170    3.00   4.00  2♠ E +2   ♣5  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A2-Norton-Booth
        180    2.00   5.00  2N W +2   6  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        400    0.50   6.50  3N W      ♠2  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        400    0.50   6.50  3N E      ♣5  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A4-Viau-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

3NT will be the usual landing place for E-W, but it won't be easy to achieve. The clubs look like a great source of tricks and aren't. To get two heart tricks, lead low to the 10, not the Q, which doesn't seem like a percentage play when you have only one heart in the East hand. Give up a diamond trick and win the 13th diamond...I predict lots of sets, even down two.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis

The Play: North doesn't have an attractive lead. West has a heart stopper on this auction. West could easily have heart length. Even so, leading the unbid suit is reasonable. On the lead of the 2, declarer covers South's heart Jack with the Queen. A lobbing finesse towards the Queen with the intent of a later direct finesse against the Jack offers a 28% chance for 4 tricks and a 75% for 3 tricks. The Ace is already a winner. Attacking spades is best because you are guaranteed to establish 2 winners and have a 64% chance of a 3rd spade trick.

Here, spades and diamonds are cooperative. Now declarer can score a 10th trick by squeezing and end playing North.



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2 ♠QT872
A5
A2
♣AKT6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A4
QT9762
T98
♣54
♠63
J4
KJ5
♣QJ8732
♠KJ95
K83
Q7643
♣9
17
68
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 1 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  680          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   J  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A2-Norton-Booth
  680          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   5  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  650          4.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   J  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  650          4.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   4  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  650          4.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   ♣Q  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  630          2.00   5.00  3N N +1   ♣7  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A5-Mok-Mok
  200          0.50   6.50  3♠ N +2   ♣Q  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A3-Heller-Sendell
  200          0.50   6.50  2♠ N +3   J  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Not vulnerable, West might trot out 2 in third seat. In that case, North has an awkward hand, but may even just bid 2. This time, South will come to life and bid 4; even if he takes into account the possibility that the K is dead, he should raise spades. If West passes, it's even easier for N-S to find their game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
22Pass4
All pass   

The Bidding: After 2 passes, West opens a Weak Two Hearts . As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 2)" article, it pays to preempt very aggressively in 3rd seat especially at favorable vulnerability. Some may venture a 3 preempt. North doesn't have the shape to Double for Takeout . So they overcall in spades despite the mediocre suit. South's 12 Support Points include a seemingly poorly placed King. With 4-card support, a 5-card suit, and shortness, jumping to 4 is reasonable. Since North was under pressure for their overcall, inviting game is a reasonable option. North is happy to accept.

At tables where South shows a strong spade raise for a passed hand by cue bidding 3, North can cue bid controls to learn they are missing 2nd round control of diamonds. Now when North learns they are missing a key card, they will settle in 5. Similarly, If South Splinter in clubs, North realizes their AK are not pulling their full weight. North can still cooperate, but shouldn't use Roman Keycard . Asking for key cards isn't a slam try. It is a check to confirm you are not off 2 key cards. Instead, North should cue bid. South, with a poor hand for their Splinter, will not be eager to venture the 5-level.

The Play: Declarer cannot avoid losing the Ace and the King. Declarer has 11 tricks: 4 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 2 ruffs, or 4 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 ruff.



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3 ♠AKQJ76
AK76
3
♣75
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠4
Q2
AT65
♣AKQT63
♠2
JT84
9742
♣J942
♠T9853
953
KQJ8
♣8
17
152
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 5♠  ♣4 ♦6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♥4 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 21 = -2
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  690          7.00   0.00  4♠* N +1  ♣J  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  450          3.50   3.50  5♠ N      ♣J  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  450          3.50   3.50  5♠ N      ♣2  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  450          3.50   3.50  4♠ S +1   ♣A  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  450          3.50   3.50  4♠ S +1   ♣A  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A2-Norton-Booth
  450          3.50   3.50  4♠ N +1   J  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  450          3.50   3.50  4♠ N +1   7  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A5-Mok-Mok
  420          0.00   7.00  4♠ N      ♣J  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A3-Heller-Sendell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. What will North do? Some may double and will be flabbergasted when South bids spades--and I wouldn't knock a South who got optimistic and jumped to 2 in response to the double. But North will find out quickly that they're off two Aces and will settle for the game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1DblPass2
34All pass 

The Bidding: After West opens 1, North is too strong to overcall. So North begins by doubling. East's pathetic hand has 5 Support Points for clubs. East expects North-South to have at least an 8-card spade fit. However, East cannot justify acting over the double.

In his "Double Trouble" article, Larry Cohen advises how to respond to a takeout double. Here, South's 9 Support Points suggest jumping to 2. South's Losing Trick Count of 8 make cue bidding an option. South's diamond texture and 5-card support merit an upgrade. Cue bidding 2 seems best. West obstructs by bidding 3. North's jump to 4 makes clear they have a hand too strong to overcall 1. South, with no key cards, isn't likely to make a move.

The Play: Declarer has 2 quick losers. Declarer's 2 heart stoppers provide the tempo needed to establish 2 diamond winners to discard their losing hearts. Declarer has 11 tricks: 6 + 2 + 2 + 1 ruff.



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4 ♠JT732
KT53
J52
♣Q
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K86
86
AK94
♣AK95
♠54
A7
T8763
♣J876
♠AQ9
QJ942
Q
♣T432
7
175
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3 2♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 2NT  ♥4 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          7.00   0.00  2 S +1   A  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  100          6.00   1.00  4 W -1   ♠J  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A2-Norton-Booth
         90    4.50   2.50  1N W      ♠J  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
         90    4.50   2.50  1N W      3  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        110    3.00   4.00  1♣ W +2   3  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        120    2.00   5.00  1N W +1   ♠3  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        180    1.00   6.00  1N W +3   ♠3  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Mok-Mok
        300    0.00   7.00  3♠ N -3   T  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Lawther-Gore

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1NT. Many will get to play there, though some will want to compete with the more shapely N-S hands, even daunted by so few HCP. East has no opinion... A spade lead will get declarer's attention. True, the diamonds don't break, but there are four club tricks for the careful declarer. The drop of the Q is unlikely to be a falsecard, so next lead low to the J and then toward the K9 for four tricks in the suit.



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5 ♠Q6542
765
Q83
♣AT
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J98
AT84
K9
♣Q873
♠AKT73
J93
J52
♣K2
♠-
KQ2
AT764
♣J9654
8
1012
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥4 ♠3 NT4/3
EW: 3 3♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          7.00   0.00  3♠ E -2   ♣5  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
   50          6.00   1.00  3♠ E -1   A  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Lawther-Gore
        110    5.00   2.00  2♠ E      K  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        140    3.00   4.00  3♠ E      K  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A2-Norton-Booth
        140    3.00   4.00  3♠ E      K  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Mok-Mok
        140    3.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   A  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        170    1.00   6.00  3♠ E +1   J  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        200    0.00   7.00  1N S -2   4  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A4-Viau-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

E-W will play a spade partial, and the spots will make that horrid break less troublesome--You might describe North's spade holding as "Q,deuce, deuce, deuce, deuce." Trumps aside, the hand has lots of promise. The likely opening lead of the K is especially friendly--and the A is politely on-side.



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6 ♠A2
A4
QT54
♣AQ543
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K9654
J3
862
♣T82
♠QJT7
QT2
KJ
♣KJ96
♠83
K98765
A973
♣7
16
413
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 4 2/1NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          7.00   0.00  4 S +1   J  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  300          6.00   1.00  1♣ E -3   A  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  200          5.00   2.00  2 N +3   ♣6  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  140          4.00   3.00  3 N      ♠Q  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A3-Heller-Sendell
         50    2.00   5.00  3N N -1   ♠7  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Lawther-Gore
         50    2.00   5.00  2N N -1   ♠Q  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A2-Norton-Booth
         50    2.00   5.00  4 S -1   ♣T  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        150    0.00   7.00  4 S -3   ♣8  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Mok-Mok

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. South may bid some number of hearts, and West will pass in any case. Now North has to decide what to do. He has a lot of points, but if partner has preempted, he has few sure tricks to offer. Indeed, the clubs look(and are) largely wasted. It's the good trump break and the diamonds which save this contract--not luck we can count on.



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7 ♠JT72
Q85
AJ8
♣J43
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K854
T
K964
♣AQ86
♠A63
J9743
T73
♣95
♠Q9
AK62
Q52
♣KT72
9
125
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.50   0.50  2N W -3   ♣J  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  300          6.50   0.50  2 E -3   ♠Q  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  200          5.00   2.00  2N W -2   ♣J  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  120          4.00   3.00  1N S +1   ♠5  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        100    2.50   4.50  1N S -1   ♣6  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        100    2.50   4.50  2♣ S -1   4  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A2-Norton-Booth
        200    1.00   6.00  2 S -2   ♣6  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Mok-Mok
        300    0.00   7.00  3N S -3   4  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and rebids 1NT over the 1 response. That will pass back to West, but what can she do with a singleton heart? A low diamond opening lead will give declarer an extra trick as long as he remembers "second hand low," winning the Q in his hand and then finessing West for the K. A spade lead might turn out to be more neutral, but diamonds are an unbid suit.



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8 ♠KQ54
65
A862
♣A93
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A96
A842
T
♣K6542
♠87
K97
J9753
♣QT8
♠JT32
QJT3
KQ4
♣J7
13
116
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠  ♣6 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          7.00   0.00  1N W -3   ♠4  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  120          6.00   1.00  2N N      5  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  110          5.00   2.00  2♠ N      ♣8  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A6-Lawther-Gore
         50    3.00   4.00  2N N -1   5  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A3-Heller-Sendell
         50    3.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   ♣8  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A4-Viau-Sheere
         50    3.00   4.00  2♠ S -1   T  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
         90    1.00   6.00  2♣ W      6  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A2-Norton-Booth
        150    0.00   7.00  3 N -3   ♣8  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Mok-Mok

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Many a West will pass, leaving it to North to open 1. South will bid 1 and then raise spades, finding the spade partial quickly. Defenders might let declarer establish the hearts in time to shag a couple of minor suit losers, but 10 tricks are unlikely on this one if there's an initial club lead.



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9 ♠KQ
AK8
KJ73
♣AJ65
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J432
42
64
♣T9843
♠9876
QJT75
Q85
♣2
♠AT5
963
AT92
♣KQ7
21
15
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 7 4 4♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦0 ♥3 ♠2 NT0
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +1520 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  990          6.50   0.50  6N N      Q  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  990          6.50   0.50  6N N      7  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  520          4.00   3.00  3N S +4   ♣3  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  520          4.00   3.00  3N N +4   Q  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Mok-Mok
  520          4.00   3.00  3N N +4   Q  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  490          2.00   5.00  3N N +3   7  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A3-Heller-Sendell
  430          1.00   6.00  3N N +1   Q  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A2-Norton-Booth
         50    0.00   7.00  6N S -1   ♣T  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South will be thrilled when North opens 2NT. Slam should be pretty sure with 33-34 HCP in the two hands. He can check for Aces but will settle for six when he knows of no particular suit length to generate extra tricks. And the two-way diamond finesse is a pure guess. East will lead the Q, top of a sequence, giving nothing away.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 2NTPass6NT
All pass   

The Bidding: After North opens 2NT, South knows the partnership has 33-34 HCP. Typically 33 HCP are needed for balanced hands to make 6NT. South places the contract in 6NT.

The Play: Declarer has 11 quick winners. Declarer has a 2 way finesse for the Queen. If declarer guesses the diamonds, they score all the tricks. If declarer misguesses the diamonds, they score 12 tricks.



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10 ♠KT87
T92
J3
♣7652
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AJ4
A4
KT85
♣KQT4
♠9653
KQ53
Q964
♣J
♠Q2
J876
A72
♣A983
4
178
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
EW: 3♣ 4 3 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 13 - 16 = -3
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          7.00   0.00  3N W -2   ♠7  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  100          5.00   2.00  3N W -1   ♠7  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A2-Norton-Booth
  100          5.00   2.00  2N W -1   ♠7  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  100          5.00   2.00  2N W -1   ♠7  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A5-Mok-Mok
        140    3.00   4.00  1♠ W +2   ♠7  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        150    2.00   5.00  2N W +1   ♠7  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Viau-Sheere
        600    1.00   6.00  3N W      ♠7  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
        630    0.00   7.00  3N W +1   ♣2  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1NT. East is just good enough to bid Stayman and then 2NT--and West will happily carry on to the game. A little spade lead isn't so scary if declarer remembers the Rule of 11 and realizes his 9 will eventually be good.



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11 ♠84
QJ3
AQT65
♣754
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQT5
2
J432
♣KT93
♠K9632
A
97
♣AQJ86
♠J7
KT987654
K8
♣2
9
1014
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3  ♣2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5♠ 2NT  ♦6 ♥3
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          7.00   0.00  4 S +1   3  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A6-Lawther-Gore
         50    5.50   1.50  4 S -1   ♠A  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Heller-Sendell
         50    5.50   1.50  4 S -1   ♣6  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Viau-Sheere
        100    4.00   3.00  5 S -2   ♠A  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        170    3.00   4.00  3♠ W +1   Q  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A2-Norton-Booth
        450    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        450    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   ♣2  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A5-Mok-Mok
        690    0.00   7.00  4♠* E +1  K  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Eight card suits make their own weather. South can open 4 and really put it to the opponents. North should bid 5 right now, knowing there's an 11 card fit. Yes, E-W can make 5, but will they ever get to bid it? The usual practice is to lead winners early when defending on this sort of wild hand--E-W are likely to get their three black winners and trump Ace before declarer gets a chance to play diamonds.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   4
PassPass4All pass

The Bidding: With an 8-card heart suit, South wants to open 4. South is missing 3 of the top 4 heart honors, but has good heart texture. Opening 4 seems best. Conservative bidders will prefer preempting at the 3-level.

In his "Bidding Over Preempts" lecture, Roger Lee advises "when one of us has shortness, it pays to bid if it's reasonable." Here, the question is whether it is reasonable for West to Double for Takeout . Over a 3 preempt, doubling with 13 Support Points is reasonable. West's shape and the vulnerability lower the risk of acting. After 3 is doubled for takeout, North has a choice between passing, advancing the preempt, and bidding 4 to suggest a diamond lead. North expects 4 to make. Bidding 4 is a bad idea because it increases the chance the East-West reach 4. North, with 3 hearts and 9 HCP, believes East-West are likely to bid game if they pass. Asking for a diamond lead seems best. North has slam interest, but would want to protect West's potential diamond honors. So North cue bids 4. West offers 4 as the final contract. East can reasonably pass 4. If East wants to make a slam try, they should cue bid 5 to express concern about diamonds, and East-West arrive at 5.

Over a 4 preempt, it is riskier for West to act. East will leave in the double with many balanced or semi-balanced hands where 4 is making. With a shapely hand, East may bid when 4 is going down and no making contract is available for East-West. The ACBL mandates a 10 second pause after a skip bid to avoid communicating unauthorized information with a quick bid or quick pass. Passing in tempo after a 10 second pause seems best. If West cannot pass in tempo, West should be inclined to double. A pass after a break in tempo may make it difficult for East to act if passing is a logical alternative. At tables where South's 4 preempt is followed by 2 passes, East has a difficult balancing decision. East doesn't have the shape to Double for Takeout. East's poor spade suit makes a 4 overcall risky. Passing is also risky. 4 may be making when 4 or 5 or making or are good saves. It is a close choice between passing and bidding 4. Preempts work. If East guesses to bid 4, West should consider East was acting under pressure and not make a slam move.

The Play in 4: If East declares 4 and North didn't ask for a diamond lead, South will lead their singleton club. Now declarer has no trouble scoring 11 trick. If South leads the King, North overtakes, because the King may be a singleton. North cashes the King and attempts to give South an overruff. Declarer must ruff with the King to score 11 tricks.

The Play in 4: The defense must quickly cash precisely 2 spades and 1 club to hold declarer to 9 tricks. If West leads the Ace and continues with the 5, it is easy for East to infer declarer has 2 spades. Now East will cash their Ace and later collect their master trump. If East-West don't cash their side suit winners correctly, declarer will cash 3 diamonds and discard a black suit loser.



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12 ♠Q4
J7652
KQ6
♣K65
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠752
Q94
A853
♣J73
♠K98
T
JT74
♣AQ982
♠AJT63
AK83
92
♣T4
11
710
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥4/3 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          7.00   0.00  1N W -4   ♠Q  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Heller-Sendell
  150          5.50   1.50  1N W -3   ♠Q  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  150          5.50   1.50  1N N +2   ♣2  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  140          4.00   3.00  3 N      J  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  120          3.00   4.00  2N N      ♣8  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Viau-Sheere
   50          2.00   5.00  2♣ E -1   A  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A2-Norton-Booth
        100    1.00   6.00  3 N -1   4  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A5-Mok-Mok
        200    0.00   7.00  2♠ S -2   ♣3  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South will get to open 1 in fourth seat at many tables, though 1 from East seems reasonable to me since clubs could be rebid after a heart responds. If East does open, South might take a chance and double with both majors and will get away with it this time when North bids hearts. I think South is a bit light for a double and would be wise just to overcall 1. North will still bid 2 since she has a tolerance for spades, and they should reach their heart partial easily. It's only the bad heart break which stops 10 tricks.



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13 ♠QJ4
932
AQ
♣JT753
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T7
AQJT764
K
♣AKQ
♠98
K8
JT864
♣9842
♠AK6532
5
97532
♣6
10
194
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4♠  ♣5 ♥3 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4  ♦5 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +200 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          7.00   0.00  5* W -1  ♠Q  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Heller-Sendell
  140          6.00   1.00  3♠ S      ♣A  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        170    5.00   2.00  1 W +3   ♣3  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
        620    2.50   4.50  4 W      ♠Q  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A5-Mok-Mok
        620    2.50   4.50  4 W      ♠Q  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-Norton-Booth
        620    2.50   4.50  4 W      ♣J  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A6-Lawther-Gore
        620    2.50   4.50  4 W      ♣3  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A4-Viau-Sheere
        650    0.00   7.00  4 W +1   ♠Q  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When South opens 2, West can just bid 4, knowing how unlikely it is that his partner can limit the spade losers. North, however, can hope South is light in hearts and may up the ante with 4. Now the ball is in West's court again. Pass? it's tough. If he does pass, he might start with the A and then shift to a trump. If he gets in again, he should lead trump again, too.



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14 ♠J52
K42
Q643
♣A92
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KT843
A3
J98
♣T43
♠76
T965
T2
♣KJ765
♠AQ9
QJ87
AK75
♣Q8
10
84
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 3 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  460          6.50   0.50  3N S +2   ♠4  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A5-Mok-Mok
  460          6.50   0.50  3N S +2   A  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  430          4.50   2.50  3N S +1   ♠4  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Heller-Sendell
  430          4.50   2.50  3N S +1   ♠4  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  400          2.50   4.50  3N S      ♠4  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  400          2.50   4.50  3N S      ♠4  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-Norton-Booth
  130          1.00   6.00  2 S +2   ♣3  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A6-Lawther-Gore
        100    0.00   7.00  5 S -2   A  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South is a bit heavy for 1NT, so most will start with 1. North's most likely response is 1NT--and South will surely raise the NT. 2NT is enough, though, promising 18-19 and not punishing North if his response has been at the bottom of the range. Not this time; North will be delighted to bid the game. An opening club lead will have declarer ignoring second hand low this time. He also needs to take the spade finesse and knock out the A.



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15 ♠A32
KJ2
K74
♣JT54
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠5
Q85
T9852
♣K732
♠KQ864
973
A3
♣986
♠JT97
AT64
QJ6
♣AQ
12
59
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3/2 4/3 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   ♠6  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A5-Mok-Mok
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   ♠6  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Heller-Sendell
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   ♠6  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  630          3.00   4.00  3N N +1   ♠6  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  630          3.00   4.00  3N N +1   ♠6  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  630          3.00   4.00  3N N +1   ♠6  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-Norton-Booth
  600          1.00   6.00  3N N      ♠6  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  120          0.00   7.00  2N N      ♠Q  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1--on the only hand pattern which requires bidding a three card diamond suit. North bids 2NT, and South raises to three NT. The low spade lead will not worry declarer, though she has finesses to plan for in clubs and hearts.



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16 ♠AT97
K
KQ94
♣T974
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠-
Q93
AJT8763
♣865
♠QJ65
AT765
2
♣AKJ
♠K8432
J842
5
♣Q32
12
715
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4/5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 2 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          7.00   0.00  5* W -2  ♠A  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  400          6.00   1.00  3N E -4   ♠2  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Norton-Booth
  300          5.00   2.00  3N E -3   ♠2  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  200          4.00   3.00  4 E -2   5  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  100          2.50   4.50  2N E -1   ♠3  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A5-Mok-Mok
  100          2.50   4.50  4 E -1   ♠K  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        100    0.50   6.50  4♠ S -2   A  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A4-Viau-Sheere
        100    0.50   6.50  3♠ S -2   ♣A  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A3-Heller-Sendell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West may open a really irritating 3. If he does, East will have to control the impulse to try 3 or 3NT. Partner may not have a side entry and will just be even more in the soup. It's hard to stifle the impulse, but a new suit would be forcing, and what would you want to do when partner now rebids the diamonds--a very likely possibility.



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17 ♠A82
AKT75
K42
♣53
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q4
Q842
Q63
♣K742
♠JT9765
J93
J8
♣Q6
♠K3
6
AT975
♣AJT98
14
95
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 4 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          6.93   0.07  4 N +1   ♠J  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A6-Lawther-Gore
  430          5.21   1.79  3N N +1   ♠J  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  430          5.21   1.79  3N N +1   ♠9  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  400          3.50   3.50  3N N      ♠J  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A5-Mok-Mok
  150          2.36   4.64  2♠ E -3   6  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
  130          1.21   5.79  3 S +1   ♠Q  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        100    0.07   6.93  3N N -2   ♠J  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South should be very careful--2 is almost an overbid. That puts it to North, who can only bid 3. Now South can shrug and try 3NT. AT least the club honors are divided and diamonds break. The double stopps in the majors make this hand relatively easier to play than South might have feared.



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18 ♠JT3
QT4
KQ
♣AJ972
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q7
AK987
J932
♣QT
♠652
653
A87
♣K865
♠AK984
J2
T654
♣43
13
127
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5
EW: 1 2  ♣5 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          7.00   0.00  4 W -4   ♣A  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  150          6.00   1.00  3 W -3   ♠J  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A5-Mok-Mok
  140          5.00   2.00  2♠ S +1   A  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  110          4.00   3.00  2♠ S      A  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
        100    2.50   4.50  3♠ S -1   A  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Norton-Booth
        100    2.50   4.50  2♠ S -1   A  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        110    1.00   6.00  2 W      K  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        140    0.00   7.00  2 W +1   K  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A6-Lawther-Gore

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. North bids 2 and East raises hearts. South may fear they're being robbed, but what can she do? It's hard to bid those spades with only eight points and bare tolerance for clubs.
Thus, West will declare in hearts. What will North lead? The K seems likely. If declarer holds up, maybe North will just continue. Then, will declarer have the lucky image that South can be finessed for the 10?



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19 ♠KT65
Q
QT954
♣T74
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QJ4
863
K632
♣KQ3
♠A82
A7542
A7
♣A92
♠973
KJT9
J8
♣J865
7
1116
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2 3 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.50   1.50  4 W -1   J  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A3-Heller-Sendell
  100          5.50   1.50  4 E -1   ♠9  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  100          5.50   1.50  4 E -1   J  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  100          5.50   1.50  4 E -1   8  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        140    3.00   4.00  3 E      ♠7  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A2-Norton-Booth
        170    2.00   5.00  3 E +1   J  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A5-Mok-Mok
        600    1.00   6.00  3N W      5  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        620    0.00   7.00  4 E      ♣5  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A6-Lawther-Gore
20 ♠98
K94
9532
♣AKQ2
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQ7532
T65
KT
♣J3
♠J4
AQ2
AJ84
♣T985
♠AT6
J873
Q76
♣764
12
912
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 1 1 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        140    6.50   0.50  2♠ W +1   ♣A  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        140    6.50   0.50  2♠ W +1   ♣Q  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        150    5.00   2.00  2N E +1   3  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A6-Lawther-Gore
        170    3.00   4.00  2♠ W +2   ♣A  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A4-Viau-Sheere
        170    3.00   4.00  2♠ W +2   ♣A  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
        170    3.00   4.00  2♠ W +2   ♣A  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A2-Norton-Booth
        200    1.00   6.00  3 N -2   ♠J  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A5-Mok-Mok
        300    0.00   7.00  3 S -3   ♣J  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
21 ♠QT76
A865
K862
♣Q
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KJ3
QJ3
QJ
♣AJT62
♠92
T972
A943
♣954
♠A854
K4
T75
♣K873
11
154
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♦6 ♠4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          7.00   0.00  2♠ S      Q  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A2-Norton-Booth
  100          6.00   1.00  2 E -2   ♠4  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A6-Lawther-Gore
   80          5.00   2.00  1♠ S      Q  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A3-Heller-Sendell
         90    4.00   3.00  1♣ W +1   ♠6  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
        100    3.00   4.00  2♠ S -1   ♣6  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A5-Mok-Mok
        110    2.00   5.00  1 E +1   T  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A4-Viau-Sheere
        150    0.50   6.50  1N W +2   5  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        150    0.50   6.50  1N W +2   2  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
22 ♠QJT82
KQJ4
K974
♣-
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K95
532
653
♣J765
♠A3
876
AJT
♣AQT82
♠764
AT9
Q82
♣K943
12
415
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2 2 3♠  ♣5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1NT  ♦4 ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ N      A  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A4-Viau-Sheere
  170          6.00   1.00  2♠ N +2   ♣8  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A2-Norton-Booth
  140          4.50   2.50  2♠ N +1   6  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
  140          4.50   2.50  2♠ N +1   ♣A  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
  100          3.00   4.00  3♣ E -1   9  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A6-Lawther-Gore
         70    2.00   5.00  1♣ E      9  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A5-Mok-Mok
        120    0.50   6.50  1N E +1   ♣3  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        120    0.50   6.50  1N E +1   ♣3  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
23 ♠AKT7
KQ2
954
♣Q75
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q862
J963
A3
♣A42
♠53
AT854
KT82
♣K3
♠J94
7
QJ76
♣JT986
14
1110
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 4 1♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          6.93   0.07  2N N      ♠3  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
        140    5.79   1.21  3 E      ♣J  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        170    3.50   3.50  3 W +1   ♣J  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
        170    3.50   3.50  2 E +2   ♣T  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A5-Mok-Mok
        170    3.50   3.50  2 E +2   ♣6  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
        200    1.21   5.79  3N N -2   5  A3-Hedegard-Vreeland vs A6-Lawther-Gore
        620    0.07   6.93  4 E      ♣J  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A2-Norton-Booth
24 ♠9
A85
AKT65
♣9543
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KJ75
KQ642
Q
♣AK2
♠AQ82
T3
J87
♣QJT6
♠T643
J97
9432
♣87
11
1810
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 5♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.79   1.21  4♠ E -1   Q  A2-Roberts-Altavilla vs A4-Viau-Sheere
   50          5.79   1.21  4♠ E -1   9  A7-Soskins-Barnard vs A7-Callaway-Kulkarni
   50          5.79   1.21  4♠ E -1   ♣8  A1-Rauch-Howell vs A2-Norton-Booth
        140    3.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   A  A5-Larsen-Sprenger vs A3-Heller-Sendell
        420    1.79   5.21  4♠ E      6  A4-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Sebring-Hedlund
        420    1.79   5.21  4♠ E      ♣7  A6-Greenan-Sundblad vs A5-Mok-Mok
        450    0.07   6.93  4♠ W +1   A  A8-Quenette-Sommer vs A1-Reimnitz-Reimnitz