- Monday Morn - September 24, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 300 MP  Geomean: 142 MP
(based on 30 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Joan Roberts - Joseph Howell 64.09 1st A 0.80
Alan Hedegard - Anjalie Kulkarni 56.74 1st A 0.80
Joe Norton - Stephanie Booth 56.26 2nd A 0.56
Fran Soskins - Louise Barnard 52.38 2nd A 0.56
Elizabeth Sebring - Judith Perry 51.59 3rd A 0.40
Charles Rauch - Janet Hedlund 50.99 3rd A 0.40
David Ow - Sam Callaway 50.93 3rd B 0.28
Barbara Callaway - Neville Kirby 48.90 2nd B 0.28
EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM N-S
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DATE>September 24, 2018 |CLUB NO.>228684    | 09/24/2018 14:28
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/500/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=7/C=5                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Joan Roberts           Joseph Howell            A    1     .     .     92.29  64.09  0.80(A)
 2 Richard Vreeland       Bob Gore                 B    .     .     .     67.33  46.76
 3 Richard Sheere         Floyd Viau               C    .     .     .     69.23  48.08
 4 David Ow               Sam Callaway             C    .     3     .     73.34  50.93  0.28(B)
 5 Shirley Larsen         Barbara Sprenger         B    .     .     .     65.81  45.70
 6 Alicia Greenan         Harriet Sundblad         C    .     .     .     57.61  40.01
 7 Fran Soskins           Louise Barnard           C    2     1     1     75.42  52.38  0.56(A)
 8 Judith Perry           Elizabeth Sebring        C    3     2     2     74.29  51.59  0.40(A)
                                          Totals                         575.32

EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM E-W
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AVE>   72.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/500/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=5/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Neville Kirby          Barbara Callaway         C    .     2     1     70.42  48.90  0.28(B)
 2 Joe Norton             Stephanie Booth          B    2     1     .     81.01  56.26  0.56(A)
 3 Patricia Heller        Josephine Callahan       B    .     .     .     70.33  48.84
 5 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                C    .     .     .     66.75  46.35
 6 Charles Rauch          Janet Hedlund            A    3     .     .     73.42  50.99  0.40(A)
 7 Anjalie Kulkarni       Alan Hedegard            A    1     .     .     81.71  56.74  0.80(A)
 8 Mary Quenette          Mary Stange              B    .     .     .     61.59  42.77
                                          Totals                         505.23

Hands and Results
1 ♠JT7
T743
432
♣A52
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠9864
92
J876
♣Q74
♠KQ3
KQJ
AKQ
♣KJ86
♠A52
A865
T95
♣T93
5
324
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 2 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        120    6.00   0.00  2N E      5  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        150    5.00   1.00  2N E +1   6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        400    3.50   2.50  3N E      8  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        400    3.50   2.50  3N E      3  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        430    1.00   5.00  4N E      5  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        430    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   5  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        430    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   5  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

With a balanced 24 HCP, East opens 2 and rebids 2NT. West, even with only three HCP, might check for a spade fit and bid 3NT: it's close! If you can persuade North to take the first or second club trick, you'll even have a way to the 13th diamond. If N-S show count on defense, though, North might holdup till the third club lead.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass21Pass
22Pass2NTPass
3Pass3Pass
3NTAll pass  
  1. strong, artificial, forcing
  2. waiting

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 5-6, and 12.

The Bidding: East opens a Strong 2 Clubs after counting their 24 HCP. It is common to respond 2 Diamonds Waiting . At most tables, East rebids 2NT to show 22-24 HCP. West knows the partnership has 25-26 HCP. Jerry Helms recommends against using Puppet Stayman Over 2NT (or 2-2-2NT) because of the difficulty handling hands which are 5-4 in the majors. Partnerships with good memories wishing to ask opener if they have a 5-card major should consider using Muppet Stayman . Over a 3 Stayman bid, East's 3 rebid denies a 4-card major. West places the contract at 3NT.

Using standard methods, East would jump to 3NT over West's 2 waiting bid if holding 25-27 HCP. This jump often makes it risky for responder to look for a major suit fit. It also makes slam bidding awkward. Many expert partnerships prefer using the Kokish Relay with a 24+ HCP balanced hand. This enables East to show 24+ HCP by going through the relay and then bidding 2NT. Here, all paths lead to 3NT.

The Play: Declarer cannot reach dummy. So dummy's Jack is left stranded. The 3-3 club break allows declarer to score 3 club tricks. With hearts breaking 4-4, the defense cannot prevent declarer from scoring 9 tricks: 1 + 2 + 3 + 3.



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2 ♠T72
K854
J73
♣K63
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJ983
A
AT4
♣AJT2
♠AK6
QJT62
K9
♣Q75
♠54
973
Q8652
♣984
7
1615
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 3 5/6 6♠ 5/6NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -990 6NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.50   0.50  6♠ E -1   5  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
   50          5.50   0.50  6♠ E -1   ♣9  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
    PASS       4.00   2.00  6♠ W      ♣8  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        490    2.50   3.50  5N E +1   5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        490    2.50   3.50  3N E +3   5  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        980    1.00   5.00  6♠ E      ♣8  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        990    0.00   6.00  6N E      7  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM3-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Assuming that East opens 1NT, West will first transfer to spades and then bid 3. When East shows spade support, West can go slamming. The spade slam is easier to play. Note that if South starts with a low diamond, East plays low and wins North's Jack with the K. Now he can finesse South for the Q.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1NTPass
21Pass2Pass
3Pass3Pass
4Pass4Pass
4NTPass52Pass
5NTPass63Pass
6All pass  
  1. 5+ spades
  2. 2 key cards without the Queen
  3. King, but not King

The Bidding: In his "Should I Open 1NT w/ a 5-card Major?" article, Larry Cohen advises opening 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. West's uses a Jacoby Transfer to show their 5-card spade suit. West's 3 rebid is natural and game forcing. East bids 3 to confirm a spade fit. West cue bids their club control. West knows East's 4 cue bid shows the King. West bids 4NT Roman Keycard . East's 5 rebid shows 2 key cards without the Queen. West's 5NT bid confirms all the key cards and the Queen. It is increasingly common for 5NT to ask for Specific Kings rather than the number of Kings. When East denies the King, West places the contract in 6.

Note that if East opens 1, they don't have a reasonable rebid over West's 1 response.

The Play: Declarer can pick up a 5-0 spade break. Declarer has 9 winners. A diamond ruff provides declarer's 10th trick. The finesse against the King fails, but declarer now has 2 additional club winners for their 11th and 12th tricks.



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3 ♠632
4
AKQJT5
♣Q74
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AT
KJT32
8764
♣52
♠985
Q875
32
♣AKJ8
♠KQJ74
A96
9
♣T963
12
810
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♥4
EW: 3  ♣5 ♦4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  2♠ S +3   J  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
  150          5.00   1.00  3 N +2   5  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
  130          4.00   2.00  4 S      ♣A  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
  110          3.00   3.00  3 N      ♣A  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
         50    2.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   ♣5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        680    1.00   5.00  4 W +2   A  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM5-Mok-Mok
       1430    0.00   6.00  Pass Out      MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

In third seat, North may open 2 instead of one--that Q isn't much of a deterrent. Given the distribution of points in the other three hands, it may even buy the contract. If North does open 1, it's possible that N-S will find their spade fit instead. It would be dangerous for South to bid 2 over 2: if partner has no fit, he'd rebid the diamonds, not a happy prospect.



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4 ♠K64
QJ2
AJ96
♣976
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJT82
AT76
Q7
♣T5
♠Q
84
KT832
♣AKJ32
♠9753
K953
54
♣Q84
11
1113
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 4♣ 4 3 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3N E -2   6  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        120    5.00   1.00  2N W      6  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        150    4.00   2.00  2 E +3   3  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        600    2.50   3.50  3N W      Q  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        600    2.50   3.50  3N E      ♠3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        630    0.50   5.50  3N W +1   6  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        630    0.50   5.50  3N W +1   6  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West might try a Rule of 20 1 bid (I'd like it a lot better if the Q were a heart). Now it will be difficult for East to imagine they don't belong in game. If West passes initially, they're less likely to go overboard on this misfit.



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5 ♠QT7
T5
QJ5
♣KQ753
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠843
KQJ98
T9
♣842
♠A
7432
K642
♣AT96
♠KJ9652
A6
A873
♣J
10
611
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 4♠ 1NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣5 ♦4/3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   K  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
  620          5.00   1.00  4♠ S      K  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  140          3.00   3.00  3♠ S      K  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
  140          3.00   3.00  3♠ S      K  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
  140          3.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   K  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        100    0.50   5.50  4♠ S -1   K  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        100    0.50   5.50  4♠ S -1   K  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Mok-Mok

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. If North has a way to show a three card limit raise, South may try it. Luckily a diamond lead is not costly. Still, I wouldn't criticize anyone who takes a pessimistic view on this one.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass21Pass4
All pass   
  1. artificial, invitational or better spade raise

The Bidding; East's 11 HCP hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. East's Ace singleton isn't carrying its full weight. Passing seems best. After South opens 1, North's Drury 2 response is artificial showing an invitational or better spade raise. East would like to Double for Takeout of spades, but it is common to play a double of an artificial bid shows that suit. South's 17 Support Points are slightly inflated by their Jack singleton. Even so, South has more than enough to place the contract at 4.

At tables where East opens 1 in 2nd seat, South overcalls 1. West lacks the strength to respond 2. So they make a Negative Double . North's 2cue bid shows an invitational or better spade raise. East's 2 rebid shows a minimum opener with 4+ hearts. South places the contract at 4. The favorable vulnerability makes sacrificing more attractive, but East-West don't know whether 4 is making and cannot be certain 8 tricks are available in a heart contract.

The Play in 4: West's standard lead is the King, top of an honor sequence. Declarer cannot avoid losing the 2 black Aces. The heart lead establishes a heart winner for the defense's 3rd trick. Declarer needs to avoid losing a diamond trick. Declarer cannot expect their diamond texture to provide 4 diamond tricks. So declarer plans to discard diamond losers on dummy's clubs. Declarer wins the Ace and leads their Jack. Using standard Count Signals , West's 2 shows an odd number of clubs. If the 2 were a singleton, West would have led it. So East infers West has 3 clubs, and declarer's Jack is a singleton. East wins their Ace, but cannot prevent declarer from scoring 10 tricks: 5 + 1 + 2 + 2. Note the favorable lie of the diamond suit allows declarer to smother West's doubleton 10-9 and score 4 diamond tricks.

The Play in 5X: South is likely to lead their singleton Jack, hoping to navigate a club ruff. Declarer, holding the 10, shouldn't have any trouble recognizing the singleton. Declarer begins drawing trump. South rises with the Ace and attempts to get North on lead with a spade. Declarer's Ace wins. Declarer finishes drawing trump, but cannot avoid losing 2 clubs and 2 diamonds. Down 3 is a profitable sacrifice.



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6 ♠653
JT4
52
♣J9642
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ9
98
K8764
♣Q53
♠KT
AKQ652
AQJ3
♣K
♠Q8742
73
T9
♣AT87
2
1022
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦0 ♥0 ♠4 NT0
EW: 2♣ 6 6 3♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        690    6.00   0.00  3N E +3   ♠8  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        710    3.50   2.50  5 E +2   ♠4  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        710    3.50   2.50  4 E +3   ♠2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        710    3.50   2.50  4 E +3   T  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        710    3.50   2.50  4 E +3   T  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM5-Mok-Mok
       1370    1.00   5.00  6 W      ♣2  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
       1430    0.00   6.00  6 E      ♣A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM3-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East has a reasonable 2 opener on this three loser hand. That will perk up West with 10 HCP!
West can reasonably rebid 2NT over East's 2. East may now just check for controls and settle in 6--it's hard to find out about the Q, so hearts seem safer than NT. When West has only one Ace, East wants to protect against black suit losers.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  21Pass
22Pass2Pass
3Pass4Pass
4Pass5NT3Pass
6All pass  
  1. strong, artificial, and forcing
  2. waiting
  3. pick a slam

The Bidding: After East opens a Strong 2 Clubs , it is common for West to respond 2 Diamonds Waiting . East's 2 rebid shows 5+ hearts. West's 3 rebid shows 5+ diamonds. East isn't eager to Splinter or ask for key cards because they want to keep hearts in play. East prefers to raise to 4. West could show their heart doubleton and offer a choice of games. West, with 3 Cover Cards , is too strong offer a choice of games. West cue bids their spade control to invite slam. Now East can ask for key cards or jump to 5NT, Pick-a-Slam , to get a heart slam in play. Roman Keycard offers the potential for finding a grand, but it isn't likely a grand is available. With 3 key cards, West would have already asked for key cards. 5NT Pick-a-slam seems best. West knows East is looking for either 6 or 6NT as alternate slam. East must have a club control, but isn't sure whether it is the Ace, King, or shortness. East cannot expect West to have 3+ hearts. West would have raised hearts earlier. If East is looking for 6, they must have a strong 6+ card heart suit. East, with a doubleton heart, offers 6 as the final contract, happy to have East correct to 6NT if that's what they were looking for. East isn't eager to risk 6NT with the King singleton. East is happy to have found 6-2 heart fit.

At some tables, South may risk a 2 overcall at favorable vulnerability if they believe East-West don't have solid agreements to handle interference. It is common for responder to pass to show a game forcing hand after Inferference in your strong 2 auction. Here, East-West can destroy a 2 North-South contract. The likely result of a 2 overcall is to push East-West to 6NT.

The Play: With the red suits breaking reasonably, declarer has 13 winners. The defense must cash the Ace at trick 1 to hold declarer to 12 tricks.



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7 ♠AT865
A7
Q64
♣K52
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJ3
953
A9873
♣T4
♠74
K84
KJT2
♣A763
♠K92
QJT62
5
♣QJ98
13
711
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 2 1NT  ♣5 ♥4 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          6.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   4  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  140          5.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   2  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ S -1   5  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ N -1   J  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ N -1   ♣3  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        200    0.50   5.50  3♠ N -2   4  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        200    0.50   5.50  3♠ N -2   T  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and will decline an invitational raise on his minimum hand. East's best lead is the J (top of an interior sequence). Partner obliges with the A. He will be unwilling to lead trump now, but might just lead a diamond and hope for the best.



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8 ♠QJ
2
KT75
♣AQ8743
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A72
AKT8
942
♣KT6
♠K854
QJ975
AJ8
♣5
♠T963
643
Q63
♣J92
12
1411
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
EW: -/1 4 3♠ 2/3NT
       ♣5/6 ♦6/7
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          6.00   0.00  4 N      3  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
   50          4.50   1.50  4 E -1   ♣J  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
   50          4.50   1.50  4 E -1   ♣2  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        140    3.00   3.00  3 E      ♣J  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        420    2.00   4.00  4 E      3  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        450    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   ♣J  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        450    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   ♣2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North will be startled when West opens 1. Will 3 in their partnership agreement show the club hand North holds? East won't care--she'll pursue a major suit fit and not be worried by the clubs. Most should reach the heart game.



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9 ♠875
J863
QT
♣A964
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q
T954
AK542
♣KT5
♠AKJ92
AQ7
873
♣J7
♠T643
K2
J96
♣Q832
7
1215
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
EW: 2♣ 5/4 4/3 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        180    6.00   0.00  2N W +2   3  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        600    5.00   1.00  3N E      ♣2  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        620    4.00   2.00  4 E      ♣8  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        630    2.50   3.50  3N W +1   ♣4  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        630    2.50   3.50  3N E +1   ♣2  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        660    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   ♣2  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        660    0.50   5.50  3N E +2   ♣2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM2-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

If East opens 1, West will be glad his singleton is an honor--he may bid 2 now to see if East has a heart rebid. If East opens 1NT (and some surely will), West can bid Stayman, but all roads lead to the NT game. East's initial bid will probably determine whether it's East or West who declares in NT, but the result will be the same. Nice of the diamonds to break.



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10 ♠T6
AK84
9875
♣K52
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q8
QJ65
J42
♣AQ96
♠AK32
T9
T63
♣T743
♠J9754
732
AKQ
♣J8
10
127
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  3♣ W -3   A  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  200          5.00   1.00  3♣ W -2   A  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  100          3.50   2.50  1N W -1   9  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
  100          3.50   2.50  1N W -1   5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out      MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        150    1.00   5.00  1N W +2   4  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        180    0.00   6.00  1N W +3   K  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and East responds 1. West's 1NT may well buy this hand. Go after the clubs: lead the 10 to finesse. South will cover, as will West, and E-W will score three club tricks, three spade tricks--and a deep sigh of relief when hearts are 4-3.



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11 ♠942
Q8762
95
♣J54
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KT765
K3
JT
♣AKT9
♠QJ83
AJ4
AQ87
♣87
♠A
T95
K6432
♣Q632
3
1414
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠1 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 2 6♠ 4/5NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        200    6.00   0.00  3♠ W +2   9  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        420    4.00   2.00  4♠ W      2  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        420    4.00   2.00  4♠ W      9  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        420    4.00   2.00  4♠ W      9  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        450    1.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        450    1.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   9  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        480    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +2   2  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

If North leads a small heart against West's spade contract, the J will win (a deviation from second hand low to be sure), creating a pitch for West's losing diamond so no finesse is needed. It's not a slam that will often be bid, but luck will give declarer 12 tricks. Try the more promising looking finesse and settle for 11.



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12 ♠KJ6532
T
KQ32
♣J5
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T7
Q9432
J7
♣K643
♠-
AK75
AT98654
♣87
♠AQ984
J86
-
♣AQT92
10
611
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 5♠ 1NT  ♦2 ♥2
EW: 4 4  ♣4 ♠2 NT6
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +300 6*-EW/6*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1080          6.00   0.00  4♠** N    A  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
  680          5.00   1.00  5♠ N +1   A  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  650          3.00   3.00  5♠ N      A  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
  650          3.00   3.00  5♠ N      J  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  650          3.00   3.00  4♠ S +1   J  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  200          1.00   5.00  3♠ N +2   A  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        420    0.00   6.00  5 E +1   ♠A  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM3-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North might try 2, which will make life hard for East. Say East doubles: South should immediately bid the spade game. But given the vulnerability, will West be deterred from bidding hearts? Stay tuned.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Dbl41
4455
All pass   
  1. artificial, 4+ spades, short diamonds, game forcing

The Bidding: North's hand meets the Rule of 20 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener, but fails the Suggestion of 22 with just 1½ quick tricks. North is too strong to open a Weak Two Spades . Opening 1 seems best. East has the strength to overcall 2. East's spade void suggests South is planning to raise spade, potentially to a high level. Overcalling 2 risks losing the heart suit. As Larry Cohen discusses in his "Equal-Level Conversion Doubles" , Equal Level Conversion Doubles allow East to Double for Takeout . If West advances in clubs, East can bid diamonds without showing extra values.

South's jump to 4 is a Splinter bid, showing 4+ spades, game forcing values, and diamond shortness. West knows North-South are forced to at least 4. West has no reason to believe 4 is going down. The vulnerability is favorable, but West isn't sure a 5 sacrifice will be profitable. West advances to 4 to suggest a sacrifice. It is common to use a 4 bid here as the weakest action. A pass would be forcing and would deny a dead minimum. Here, North's diamond values are somewhat wasted opposite South's shortness. Bidding 4 seems best. East expects 4 to make and expects 5 to make or be a profitable sacrifice. South's Losing Trick Count of 5 suggests a slam may be available opposite a minimum opener if values are working. North's 4 bid denied willingness to cooperate with a slam try. So North has a minimum, wasted values in diamonds, or both. North-South are in a Forcing Pass situation because South's Splinter created a Game Force . South expects 5 to make. So South has no interest in penalizing a non-vulnerable 5 contract. Many expert partnerships use passing and then pulling partner's double as a slam try. With that agreement, South can bid 5 or make a pass-pull slam try. With no heart control, bidding 5 seems best. East-West may suspect a 6 sacrifice will be profitable, but they cannot be certain 5 is making.

The Play in Spades: As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Limit Bids: Evaluating Hands for Slams Part 3" article, a good trump fit with shortness in both hands allows a lot of tricks to be taken with relatively few HCP. Here, North-South have an extremely low GumperzSST of 1. So 11 tricks are easy with a combined 23 HCP despite the wasted KQ. If the club finesse succeeded, declarer would have 12 tricks.

The Play in Hearts by West: North's standard lead is the King, top of an honor sequence. Dummy covers with the Ace, and South ruffs. Declarer cannot avoid losing a club and a diamond. Declarer draws trump and establishes dummy's diamonds to score 10 tricks.

If North leads a spade, dummy ruffs. Now if declarer cashes the Ace, South ruffs and North has 2 diamond stoppers. Declarer cannot score more than 9 tricks. A declarer who could see through the back of the cards would underlead their Ace after ruffing a spade opening lead. Now South cannot productively ruff. Declarer unblocks their Jack to setup a finessing position against North's remaining diamond honor. This Double Dummy line allows declarer to score 10 tricks on a spade lead.



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13 ♠K65
JT942
K4
♣T43
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QT742
K
T986
♣KQ6
♠AJ93
AQ83
Q2
♣985
♠8
765
AJ753
♣AJ72
7
1013
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 1 4♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        140    5.33   0.67  2♠ W +1   K  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        140    5.33   0.67  2♠ W +1   K  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        170    1.83   4.17  3♠ W +1   J  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        170    1.83   4.17  2♠ W +2   2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        170    1.83   4.17  2♠ W +2   K  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        170    1.83   4.17  2♠ W +2   K  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and then raises West's spades. West will happily go, thinking they have a nice double fit until he sees dummy's clubs. Say North leads J. West wins the K and takes the spade finesse. He can ditch two diamonds on hearts, but that still won't get him into overtrick territory. In fact, discarding a low club is probably more useful.



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14 ♠J4
T9
KQ876
♣9543
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AKQT52
AQ2
AJ
♣T6
♠73
J8643
T3
♣AQ82
♠986
K75
9542
♣KJ7
6
207
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥0 ♠0/1 NT0/1
EW: 3♣ -/1 7 5♠ 5NT  ♦6/7
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -1510 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        200    5.92   0.08  3♠ W +2   K  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        450    4.17   1.83  4♠ W +1   T  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        450    4.17   1.83  4♠ W +1   ♣9  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        480    1.83   4.17  4♠ W +2   6  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        480    1.83   4.17  4 W +2   6  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        510    0.08   5.92  4♠ W +3   T  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West has a reasonable 2 opened, rebidding 2. Now, will East try hearts, even with this poor suit? If so, he'll be rewarded. It's awkward to play, though. Missing the K10975, this time leading the Jack is right, smothering the 109--but who will know to do that?



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15 ♠83
Q7
QT63
♣QJ974
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AK6
AJ5
K74
♣AK32
♠T952
KT94
52
♣T86
♠QJ74
8632
AJ98
♣5
7
223
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥3/4 ♠3 NT3/4
EW: 2♣ 1 3 3/4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.92   0.08  3N W -2   ♣Q  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
   50          4.75   1.25  3N W -1   ♣Q  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        120    3.58   2.42  2N W      ♣7  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        400    2.42   3.58  3N W      ♣7  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        430    1.25   4.75  3N E +1   ♣4  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        460    0.08   5.92  3N W +2   5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 2 and will end up in the NT game if East tries Stayman. It's true there are only 3 HCP, but there are two four card suits and three tens, two of them backed by nines. Be bold! And then handle hearts luckily...



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16 ♠5
J7432
J962
♣854
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AKT97
KT86
K
♣KJ9
♠Q8
AQ9
8743
♣AQT3
♠J6432
5
AQT5
♣762
2
1714
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥3 ♠2 NT0
EW: 6♣ 1 4 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -1370 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        620    5.50   0.50  4♠ W      2  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        620    5.50   0.50  4 W      ♠5  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        630    4.00   2.00  3N E +1   2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        660    2.50   3.50  3N E +2   ♠6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        660    2.50   3.50  3N E +2   ♠4  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        690    1.00   5.00  3N E +3   ♠3  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM2-Norton-Booth
       1470    0.00   6.00  6N E +1   3  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM3-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 with high hopes. And he finds his partner with 14 nice HCP. But NT won't work well with a diamond lead--and the dreadful breaks in the majors make this a truly hard-luck hand. High hopes will be dashed pretty often, I fear.



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17 ♠Q95
T95
AJ76
♣J72
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J62
QJ732
Q
♣Q863
♠K83
K86
9843
♣AKT
♠AT74
A4
KT52
♣954
8
813
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 2♠*-NS/3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.50   0.50  2N E -3   5  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
  150          5.50   0.50  1N E -3   ♠4  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
   50          3.50   2.50  1N E -1   ♠4  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
   50          3.50   2.50  2 W -1   ♣7  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        140    2.00   4.00  3 W      ♣2  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        150    0.50   5.50  1N W +2   A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        150    0.50   5.50  3♠ S -3   Q  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM3-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

I don't blame any East who prefers 1 to 1. I don't congratulate them, either! West will bid 1 and then a "drop dead" 2 after East rebids 1NT. If North starts with a low spade, be sure to remember "second hand low."



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18 ♠A732
AT542
T7
♣J3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KQT4
87
Q965
♣K87
♠865
6
AKJ
♣AT6542
♠J9
KQJ93
8432
♣Q9
9
1012
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣1 ♦2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 5♣ 5 3♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -400 5-EW/5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        100    6.00   0.00  3 S -1   ♠K  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        130    5.00   1.00  2♣ W +2   3  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        150    2.50   3.50  4♣ E +1   K  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        150    2.50   3.50  3♣ E +2   A  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        150    2.50   3.50  3♣ E +2   K  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        150    2.50   3.50  3♣ E +2   9  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        400    0.00   6.00  5♣ E      K  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM3-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

With three quick tricks, East opens and will rebid clubs. Even if West makes a forward-going raise in clubs, it will be hard for East to visualize game--and indeed game depends upon being able to handle the missing club honors--no problem when the suit is 2-2.



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19 ♠K83
AJ5
QT86
♣T76
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QT42
KQ3
AJ7
♣AJ8
♠765
8764
K43
♣953
♠AJ9
T92
952
♣KQ42
10
173
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2♣ 1/2 -/1 1♠ 1NT
       ♥6/7
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.00   1.00  1N W -1   6  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  100          5.00   1.00  1N W -1   6  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  100          5.00   1.00  1N W -1   ♣6  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
         90    2.00   4.00  1N W      A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
         90    2.00   4.00  1N W      6  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
         90    2.00   4.00  1N W      6  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        100    0.00   6.00  2 N -2   ♣3  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM2-Norton-Booth
20 ♠AJT9
-
9765
♣K9752
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K85
KQJ8
AKQT
♣84
♠4
AT96543
42
♣Q63
♠Q7632
72
J83
♣AJT
8
186
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4♠  ♦2 ♥2 NT2
EW: 1 4  ♣3 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +200 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  5* E -1  ♠A  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        620    3.00   3.00  4 E      ♠7  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        620    3.00   3.00  4 E      ♠3  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        620    3.00   3.00  4 E      8  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
        620    3.00   3.00  4 E      ♣A  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        620    3.00   3.00  4 E      ♣A  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        680    0.00   6.00  4 W +2   ♠9  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
21 ♠AKT5
74
QT2
♣Q752
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q8
J93
KJ3
♣KJT43
♠J96432
AT65
-
♣986
♠7
KQ82
A987654
♣A
11
115
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 1 3NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5/4 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.50   0.50  3 S +2   3  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
  150          5.50   0.50  3 S +2   ♣K  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
  130          4.00   2.00  4 S      ♠Q  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  110          3.00   3.00  2 S +1   J  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
   50          2.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   ♣A  MM2-Vreeland-Gore vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        100    1.00   5.00  3N N -1   5  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        200    0.00   6.00  5 S -2   ♠Q  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
22 ♠Q72
J5
AKQ974
♣Q3
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠854
7
632
♣KT9876
♠AJ
KQ82
T85
♣J542
♠KT963
AT9643
J
♣A
14
311
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4 5♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦1 ♥3/2 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          6.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   ♣K  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  420          4.50   1.50  4 S      ♣T  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Mok-Mok
  420          4.50   1.50  4 S      ♣6  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
  400          2.50   3.50  3N S      ♣T  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
  400          2.50   3.50  5 N      K  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  240          1.00   5.00  2N N +4   2  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
         50    0.00   6.00  4 S -1   ♣T  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
23 ♠86
AK8
KT9765
♣K3
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠52
JT765
-
♣AJ9875
♠J93
9432
843
♣Q42
♠AKQT74
Q
AQJ2
♣T6
13
63
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 5/6♠ 6NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♦0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  710          5.50   0.50  4♠ S +3   ♠5  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
  710          5.50   0.50  4♠ S +3   4  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
  680          3.50   2.50  4♠ S +2   ♣A  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM8-Quenette-Stange
  680          3.50   2.50  4♠ S +2   ♣A  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
  660          2.00   4.00  3N N +2   2  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM2-Norton-Booth
  620          0.50   5.50  5 N +1   ♣Q  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
  620          0.50   5.50  5 N +1   ♣2  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Mok-Mok
24 ♠5432
J
743
♣AT952
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q98
T653
T9852
♣4
♠AT76
AKQ9
AKJ6
♣7
♠KJ
8742
Q
♣KQJ863
5
221
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣  ♦2 ♥2 ♠2 NT3
EW: 5 4 3♠ 1NT  ♣3
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -300 6♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  2N E -1   ♣K  MM7-Soskins-Barnard vs MM7-Kulkarni-Hedegard
        100    5.00   1.00  5♣* N -1  T  MM1-Roberts-Howell vs MM2-Norton-Booth
        150    4.00   2.00  4 E +1   ♣Q  MM8-Perry-Sebring vs MM1-Kirby-Callaway
        170    3.00   3.00  2 W +4   J  MM5-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Heller-Callahan
        400    2.00   4.00  5 E      ♣J  MM6-Greenan-Sundblad vs MM5-Mok-Mok
        450    0.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   ♠8  MM3-Sheere-Viau vs MM6-Rauch-Hedlund
        450    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   Q  MM4-Ow-Callaway vs MM8-Quenette-Stange