- Monday Morn - September 23, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 316 MP  Geomean: 213 MP
(based on 33 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Barbara Callaway - Mary Stange 67.40 1st A 0.90
Josephine Callahan - Patricia Heller 61.92 2nd A 0.63
Karen Mok - Ray Mok 57.07 1st A 0.90
Joan Roberts - Richard Papst 55.31 2nd A 0.63
Joseph Howell - Neville Kirby 54.85 3rd A 0.45
David Ow - Glenn Chee 54.12 4th A 0.32
Sally Reed - Wayne McIntyre 52.18 3rd A 0.45
Anjalie Kulkarni - Marian Carapezza 48.55 4th A 0.32
Debeliah Anthony - Richard Sheere 47.76 1st C 0.24
Fran Soskins - Jean Stauffere 44.51 2nd C 0.17
EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM N-S
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DATE>September 23, 2019 |CLUB NO.>228684    | 09/23/2019 14:15
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/400/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=0                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Neville Kirby          Joseph Howell            A    3     .     .     92.14  54.85  0.45(A)
 2 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                B    1     1     .     95.87  57.07  0.90(A)
 3 Joan Roberts           Richard Papst            A    2     .     .     92.92  55.31  0.63(A)
 4 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B    .     .     .     62.50  37.20
 5 Ellen Lux              Carol Sendell            B    .     .     .     65.91  39.23
 6 Shirley Larsen         Barbara Sprenger         B    .     .     .     90.14  53.65
 7 David Ow               Glenn Chee               B    4     2     .     90.92  54.12  0.32(A)
 8 Janet Hedlund          Elizabeth Sebring        A    .     .     .     81.58  48.56
                                          Totals                         671.98

EVENT>Monday Morning Pairs     |SESSION>Monday Morn  |SECTION> MM E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/400/100   |CLUB>County Public
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Joe Norton             Stephanie Booth          A    .     .     .     77.72  46.26
 2 Sally Reed             Wayne McIntyre           B    3     2     .     87.67  52.18  0.45(A)
 3 Barbara Callaway       Mary Stange              B    1     1     .    113.23  67.40  0.90(A)
 4 Debeliah Anthony       Richard Sheere           C    .     .     1     80.24  47.76  0.24(C)
 5 Pamela Lawther         Greg Northcraft          C    .     .     .     66.53  39.60
 6 Fran Soskins           Jean Stauffere           C    .     .     2     74.77  44.51  0.17(C)
 7 Mary Quenette          Wolf Sommer              C    .     .     .     71.18  42.37
 8 Marian Carapezza       Anjalie Kulkarni         B    4     3     .     81.57  48.55  0.32(A)
 9 Patricia Heller        Josephine Callahan       A    2     .     .    104.02  61.92  0.63(A)
                                          Totals                         756.93

Hands and Results
1 ♠7
AJT7
KJT854
♣K2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AT4
Q8
A976
♣JT98
♠K863
K6542
Q32
♣5
♠QJ952
93
-
♣AQ7643
12
118
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6
EW: 1/- 1/-
       ♣4 ♦7/6 ♥7/6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.93   0.07  3N N      4  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
         50    5.21   1.79  3N N -1   4  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
         50    5.21   1.79  3N N -1   4  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        100    2.36   4.64  3N N -2   8  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        100    2.36   4.64  2 N -2   ♣5  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        100    2.36   4.64  5♣ S -2   ♠A  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        150    0.07   6.93  3N N -3   4  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM9-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1. South isn't strong enough to bid clubs, so bids 1. All North can do is repeat the diamonds, which puts South on an awful spot. He still isn't strong enough to bid those clubs, and 2NT seems like a terrible idea, as does rebidding a five card (and not great) spade suit. Pass might be the best choice--North should have a six card suit, and it's important not to dig the hole any deeper.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass2Pass3
All pass   

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 4. 7 and 11.

The Bidding: North's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. North doesn't have a rebid problem. Opening 1 is clear. East has a choice between passing and overcalling 1. East's poor texture and unsupported honors make passing attractive. If South had a game forcing hand, they might try to show their shape. Grant Baze advised "6-5 come alive" , saying a 6-5 hand is worth an extra Ace. South's void in partner's suit suggests caution. Treating South's hand as invitational seems best. So South responds 1. North rebids 2 as planned, showing a minimum opener with 6+ diamonds. South must now decide whether to try to improve the contract. See my "Third Suit Forcing" article for a discussion of continuations after opener rebids their minor. A simple and effective agreement is to use the cheapest unbid suit as an artificial Game Force , similar to 4th Suit Forcing , With that agreement, a 2 rebid by South would be natural and constructive. A 3 rebid would be natural and invitational. There is little reason use a 3 rebid to show constructive values. South invites with 3.

North expects South to have 4+ spades and 5+ clubs. North has hearts well stopped, but shouldn't be confident 3NT is making. The hand is a misfit. Communication will be a problem. If South had Qx or Ax they might have forced to game or invited with a diamond raise. It isn't clear that North can benefit from their long diamond suit. On a misfit hand, it is often best to be conservative. Passing is reasonable.

The Play in 3NT: With a heart lead and a 3-2 club break, declarer might be able to scramble 9 tricks. Even then, there is risk North or South will be end played to beat 3NT. Here, clubs break 4-1, and 3NT can be beaten 3 tricks. Although down 2 will be a common result.

The Play in 3: The auction suggests North and South are unbalanced or semi-balanced. West has an easy trump lead. After winning the King, a spade is led from dummy. East must duck. Finessing against the 10 offers a 39% chance of scoring 2 spade tricks. Here, finessing against the 10 allows the defense to beat 3 by 2 tricks. The defense to do so isn't easy. A 1 trick set is more likely. Suit combinations are not played in isolation. East-West will not have an easy time when on lead. Declarer is better off playing a low spade to the Queen or Jack. West wins their Ace and leads a second round of clubs. When East shows out declarer has a club loser. Declarer cashes their high clubs and throws West on lead with a club. Now West must switch to a heart to beat 3. A heart switch isn't appealing, but the other options seem worse.



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2 ♠96
Q94
T32
♣A9765
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T72
KJ
AKQ9654
♣K
♠AJ83
AT3
8
♣QJT84
♠KQ54
87652
J7
♣32
6
1612
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥5 ♠3 NT1
EW: 5♣ 5 2 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    6.93   0.07  3 W +3   4  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        420    5.21   1.79  5 W +1   ♣A  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        420    5.21   1.79  5 W +1   ♣A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        430    3.50   3.50  3N E +1   8  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        460    1.79   5.21  3N W +2   ♣6  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        460    1.79   5.21  3N E +2   ♠K  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        490    0.07   6.93  3N W +3   3  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 and bids 1 over the diamond response. What now for West? This begins to sound like a misfit for suit play, but with a heart stopper and that K, West can bid 3NT and be pretty optimistic. Even if North gets "creative" and leads dummy's second suit, all West has to do is play low and he'll be just fine. 11 tricks should be easy.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass1Pass
21Pass3Pass
3Pass3NTPass
4Pass4NTAll pass
  1. artficiial. game forcing

The Bidding: After East opens 1, West is a bit short of the strength for a strong jump shift. West prefers to begin with a 1 response. If playing Walsh style , East could bypass their majors if they had a balanced hand. Here, East has an unbalanced hand and prefers to respond 1 whether or not they play Walsh . Now West uses an artificial 2 bid, 4th Suit Forcing , to establish a Game Force . If a heart is led, East is happy to declare a notrump contract. East isn't aware that West's diamonds are so long and strong. It might be better for West to declare a potential diamond contract. Rebidding 3 seems best. West is too strong to bid 3NT. So they temporize with 3. Now East offers 3NT as the final contract. West's 4 bid a slam try. Methods vary by partnership agreement. It is common to cue bid to cooperate with a slam try and use a 4NT bid as a negative. Some prefer to treat the 4 bid as optional Roman Keycard . East, with just one diamond and a minimum opener, uses the partnership's negative response. The auction ends at 4NT.

The Play: A spade lead is needed to hold declarer to 11 tricks. Without a spade lead, declarer has the tempo to establish club winners and score 12 tricks.



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3 ♠AJ52
AJ95
Q
♣Q984
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KT96
86
K93
♣AKJ6
♠84
KQT7
JT8764
♣2
♠Q73
432
A52
♣T753
14
146
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 ♠5/6 NT4
EW: 3 2 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.36   0.64  3N W -2   ♠5  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  200          6.36   0.64  3* E -1  2  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        110    4.64   2.36  2 E +1   ♠3  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        120    3.50   3.50  1N E +1   A  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        130    1.79   5.21  3 E +1   ♣3  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        130    1.79   5.21  2 E +2   3  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        150    0.07   6.93  1N N -3   7  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. Many "modern" players will double even with shortness in diamonds because they have the majors. Now East chooses--bid the long diamonds or the shorter but better--and more preemptive--hearts. Either way, West now bids the spades and East must bid again. He can certainly justify repeating his six card diamond suit, but a few may (mentally) cross their fingers and bid 1NT. Diamonds are safer. In the real world at the table, most will lose a finesse to the diamond Queen. Not being clairvoyant, they don't know it's singleton.



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4 ♠A92
AJT9
AJ32
♣Q6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q53
643
KQ854
♣J4
♠KJT6
Q2
T9
♣AKT85
♠874
K875
76
♣9732
16
813
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♦6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1♠ -/1NT
       ♥4/5 NT6/7
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.93   0.07  2 N +1   A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  100          5.79   1.21  2♣ E -1   5  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
   90          4.64   2.36  1N N      ♣8  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
         90    2.93   4.07  2 W      A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
         90    2.93   4.07  2♣ E      7  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        100    0.64   6.36  1N N -1   ♣A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        100    0.64   6.36  3 S -1   ♣J  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM9-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1NT, but it won't fare well. Maybe East will show a two-suited hand and get too high. That's best case for N-S. If North gets a low club lead and then guesses the Q right, he'll actually get seven tricks. Otherwise? On to the next hand, please!



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1NTAll pass 

The Bidding: After North opens a strong notrump, East must decide whether to act. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "The Race to 1NT" article, a non-vulnerable 1NT contract tends to score well whether it makes or goes down. Defensive agreements vary. Meckwell , Woolsey , and DONT make it easy to compete with East's shape. If playing Cappelletti or Hello , it is more difficult for East to compete because advancer must compete to the 3-level if they wish to play in clubs.

Here, everyone is vulnerable. So there is more upside to defending a 1NT contract. Competing opposite a passed hand has substantial risk. If 2 is making, 1NT may be going down. 1NT down 1 scores better than 2 making. East prefers to pass. South doesn't have the strength or shape for a Stayman response. West doesn't have the shape to balance. The auction ends at 1NT.

The Play in 1NT: East's standard lead is the their 4th best club. Leading the 8 risks giving declarer a trick, but may improve communication. In their "Winning Notrump Leads" book, David Bird and Taf Anthias advise "when your suit is headed by touching honors, it is usually best to lead a top card -- even from such as K-Q-7-5-2, where your third-best card gives you nowhere near a broken sequence." Bird and Anthias use simulations to assess leads. So the lead of an Ace has the unrealistic advantage of a Double Dummy continuation. Here, the lead of East's 4th best club allows declarer to make 1NT if they guess the Queen. South doesn't have the entries to pickup Qxxx with West. So declarer will likely finesse against East. The lead of a high club gives East the opportunity to find the spade switch needed to beat 1NT.

The Play in 2: Declarer has a 2-way finesse for the Queen, but declarer isn't eager to draw trump. Declarer has 2 quick tricks in the side suits. Declarer hopes to score 6 trump tricks. So declarer delays drawing trump so they can score 2 ruffs. If clubs are led, declarer can score 2 club ruffs and will finesse against East for the Queen. When the finesse wins, declarer has 8 tricks.

At tables where West leads the King, top of an honor sequence. Declarer can win the Ace and later attempt a lobbing finesse towards the Jack. A Double Dummy line is available to score 9 tricks, but most declarers will attempt to draw trump, happy they will likely score 1 3rd trick in the side suits. If declarer finesses against East for the Queen, they will score 8 tricks: 1 + 4 + 2 + 1 ruff (or 1 ruff).



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5 ♠K5
AT987
J875
♣J8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q9632
KQ43
T
♣Q65
♠AJ4
2
A96432
♣743
♠T87
J65
KQ
♣AKT92
9
99
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          6.93   0.07  2 N      A  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
   50          4.64   2.36  3♠ W -1   ♣J  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
   50          4.64   2.36  3♠ E -1   A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
   50          4.64   2.36  2 E -1   ♣A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        100    2.36   4.64  3 N -1   ♣3  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        140    1.21   5.79  3♠ W      ♣J  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        300    0.07   6.93  3N S -3   T  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM3-Callaway-Stange

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. West probably passes, and North bids 1. Will East bid diamonds now? It still seems risky with such a paltry suit. If East passes, South rebids 1NT with his balanced hand, and they are likely to end up in 2. Careful play limits West to one trump trick, but then there's spades and the diamond break. This is a tough ending for reasonable bidding.



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6 ♠KT82
K9
KJ954
♣62
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠65
Q832
Q86
♣AJ98
♠QJ943
54
T2
♣KQ75
♠A7
AJT76
A73
♣T43
10
98
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦1 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.93   0.07  1N S +2   ♣8  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
  120          5.79   1.21  2N S      ♣8  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  110          4.64   2.36  2 S      ♠6  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
   90          2.93   4.07  1N S      ♣9  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
   90          2.93   4.07  1N S      ♣8  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
         50    1.21   5.79  2♠ S -1   ♣8  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        150    0.07   6.93  3N S -3   ♣8  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With only a combined 23 HCP, N-S are unlikely to bid game. 3NT will even make with the clubs 4-4 and the Q onside. There's no way to pick up the Q, as well guarded as it is. Anyway, the more natural way to finesse is towards the South hand. Even the unlucky will surely get 8 tricks in play, and +150 should not be unheard of.



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7 ♠Q4
T9654
964
♣Q83
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AT5
AQJ7
KQ32
♣T4
♠J92
8
T7
♣AKJ9652
♠K8763
K32
AJ85
♣7
4
169
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4/5 ♥4/5 ♠5 NT1
EW: 5♣ 2 2 2♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.36   0.64  3N W -2   ♠Q  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
  200          6.36   0.64  3N W -2   A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        150    4.64   2.36  3♣ E +2   2  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        600    2.93   4.07  3N W      ♠Q  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        600    2.93   4.07  5♣ E      5  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        630    1.21   5.79  3N W +1   ♠Q  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        720    0.07   6.93  3N W +4   5  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM9-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1NT. With those great clubs, East just closes her eyes and jumps to the NT game. Even the Q cooperates to make this bid seem brilliant. It's what any declarer would call a friendly hand. knock out the A before you run clubs. It will be easier to decide what to sluff.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
1NTPass21Pass
32Pass33Pass
3NTAll pass  
  1. artificial, range ask or clubs
  2. maximum
  3. game forcing with long clubs and heart shortness

The Bidding: South's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After South opens 1, West overcalls 1NT. North has nothing to say. It is common to use your 1NT opening structure after a 1NT overcall . Many partnerships play Four-suit transfers . The problem with using an advance to 2NT as a transfer to diamonds is that it gives up bidding 2NT as a natural invitation. If responder bids Stayman without a 4-card major, they needlessly disclose information about the 1NT bidder's distribution. Since you don't want to help the defense count declarer's distribution and don't want to help the defense find the right lead, it is important to have a way to invite game without a 4-card major. One solution would be to use an artificial 3 bid as a transfer to diamonds and keep a 2NT response as a natural invitation. That would cause difficulties when advancer has an invitational hand with diamonds. In his "4 Way Transfers with Range Ask" article, Gavin Wolpert advises using an artificial 2 response to show either clubs or a hand interested in opener's range. With that agreement East's 2 bid asks opener's range.

A 1NT overcall typically has a 15-18 HCP range. So West's 16 HCPs are near the bottom of the range. Even so, West should bid an artificial 3 to show a maximum because of their Tens and their honor combinations. Since 3NT and 5 are possible contracts, East offers a choice of game with an artificial 3 rebid showing a game forcing hand with long clubs and heart shortness. West, with hearts well stopped, places the contract in 3NT.

The Play: North, with a lack of entries, is likely to lead the Queen, top of a doubleton in partner's suit. Declarer's spade texture provides 2 stoppers. There isn't much benefit to holding up. So declarer wins their Ace. The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage suggests playing to drop the Queen with a 9-card club fit. This line would normally offer a 53% chance for 7 club tricks. The Queen lead provides dummy with a spade entry. So dummy will not be cut off if the Queen doesn't drop. However, playing for the drop isn't the percentage play. The Vacant Spaces principle suggests North is an 11-8 favorite to hold the Queen. This gives finessing a 58% chance to provide 7 club tricks.

On the run of dummy's clubs, declarer reaches a 5-card ending. To hold declarer to 11 tricks, South must keep K K32 A.



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8 ♠A743
AKT75
765
♣J
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K9
92
84
♣AKT7642
♠QT65
QJ
AQ9
♣Q853
♠J82
8643
KJT32
♣9
12
1013
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3 3/4 -/1♠
       ♣3 ♠6/7 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1NT  ♦3 ♥3 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +300 5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.93   0.07  3 N      ♠A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  100          4.07   2.93  5♣* W -1  ♠A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
  100          4.07   2.93  5♣* W -1  A  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
  100          4.07   2.93  5♣* W -1  K  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  100          4.07   2.93  4♣* W -1  A  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
   50          1.21   5.79  4♣ W -1   A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
         50    0.07   6.93  2 N -1   ♠5  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM3-Callaway-Stange

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 3--mighty irritating to North. He takes a chance and doubles, but East raises the clubs. South has only four HCP and won't enter the fray. And North just isn't good enough to double again at the four level. Without great good luck, West will have a diamond loser. There's just a slim chance to set up the10 for a discard. Happily, there are lots of entries to the dummy in trump.



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9 ♠T732
AJ72
KJ64
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q98
KQT94
3
♣AK94
♠K64
63
QT9875
♣J2
♠AJ5
85
A2
♣QT8763
9
146
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠  ♦6 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1 1NT  ♣5 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +90 2♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.79   1.21  3N W -2   ♣5  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
  200          5.79   1.21  2N W -2   ♣5  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  200          5.79   1.21  3 E -2   ♠A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
  120          2.93   4.07  2N N      8  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  120          2.93   4.07  1N N +1   8  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM1-Norton-Booth
         50    0.64   6.36  2N N -1   6  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
         50    0.64   6.36  2♣ S -1   ♠5  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East has an ugly light 1 opener, since he'll have to rebid the clubs if North answers in a red suit. Maybe he passes. Either way, West bids 1. If South has opened, North will use a Negative Double . Otherwise, he'll pass and East will eke out 1NT, then take a preference for hearts over West's 2 rebid. No one is going far with this one.



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10 ♠A72
K87
A972
♣Q64
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q986
QT32
T8
♣A82
♠J3
AJ5
J654
♣KT73
♠KT54
964
KQ3
♣J95
13
810
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   90          6.93   0.07  1N N      ♣3  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        100    5.21   1.79  1N N -1   ♣3  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        100    5.21   1.79  2♠ S -1   T  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        200    3.50   3.50  2N N -2   ♣3  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        300    1.21   5.79  3N N -3   ♣3  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        300    1.21   5.79  1N N -3   ♣3  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        300    1.21   5.79  2♠ S -3   2  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 and rebids 1NT over the 1 response. That will buy the hand most of the time. Six tricks are all there are to be had when the A is in East's hand. At least they lead clubs and create a club trick for declarer.



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11 ♠K76
K863
AJ62
♣96
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQ98
92
KQ87
♣873
♠T54
QT7
3
♣AKJT42
♠J32
AJ54
T954
♣Q5
11
1110
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2  ♣4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.93   0.07  2N E -4   3  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
   50          5.79   1.21  3♣ E -1   4  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        100    4.64   2.36  3 N -2   ♣A  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        110    2.93   4.07  3♣ E      A  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        110    2.93   4.07  3♣ E      T  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        130    1.21   5.79  2♣ E +2   T  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        140    0.07   6.93  3♠ W      3  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM1-Norton-Booth

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North has a handsome light-ish 1 opener, What will East do? Overcall 2 or 3? The latter is a lot more irritating, since it stops South from using a Negative Double . And 3 will buy the hand since North has opened light. The proponents of "eight ever, nine never" will make 3 this time.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass13All pass

The Bidding: West falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. North, in 3rd seat, opens 1. A 2 overcall by East would be obstructive and lead directional. Game isn't likely opposite a passed hand. An undisciplined jump to 3 seems best because it is far more obstructive. Here, a 3 overcall is likely to buy the contract.

At tables where East overcalls 2, South has a choice between passing, making Negative Double , and raising diamonds. South's 9 Support Points are inflated by their Queen-doubleton. Even so, South can reasonably make a Negative Double . The downside of doubling is that if West raises to 3, South will not know whether to compete to the 3-level opposite a potentially light 3rd seat opener. In Matchpoints , playing the wrong partscore can cost a lot of Matchpoints. Doubling seems best. West, with 12 Support Points for clubs, cue bids 2 to show an invitational club raise. North's 2 bid is natural and shows a reasonable 3rd seat opener. West's 2 cue bid forced East-West to 3. Many partnerships treat a 3 bid here as the weakest possible action. With that agreement, East can pass to show better than a minimum 2 overcall, but not enough strength to accept a game try. Here, East has less than expected for a constructive 2 overcall. So East bids 3. The Law of Total Tricks advises against competing to the 3-level, but South may reasonably do so given the double fit.

The Play in 3: The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage advises declarer to play for the drop of the Queen. Declarer has 2 quick heart losers, but can ruff the 3rd round of hearts in the short hand. Declarer can establish a diamond trick by force. Declarer's finesse against the King loses. Declarer has 9 tricks: 1 + 1 ruff + 1 + 6.

The Play in 3: East is likely to cash their club honors and switch to their singleton diamond. West splits their honors and declarer wins their Ace. Declarer is fortunate the Qxx is onside. Declarer has 7 tricks in the red suits. A lobbing finesse towards the King provides declarer's 8th trick. 3 down 1 is a profitable sacrifice over 3.



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12 ♠A732
976
5
♣A9862
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠KT6
AT854
4
♣T754
♠J85
KJ2
AKQJ98
♣K
♠Q94
Q3
T7632
♣QJ3
8
718
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥2 ♠6 NT4
EW: 1♣ 4 5 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.36   0.64  4 W -1   ♣6  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
   50          6.36   0.64  3 E -1   6  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        110    4.07   2.93  3 E      ♣Q  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        110    4.07   2.93  3 E      ♣Q  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        130    2.36   4.64  2 E +2   ♣Q  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        150    1.21   5.79  2 E +3   ♣Q  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        400    0.07   6.93  3N W      ♣6  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM9-Heller-Callahan

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 and West replies 1. If North doubles, it would allow East to Redouble to show three card heart support. West will answer as cheaply as possible--only going to game if East makes him. I doubt that game will be reached often. If North passes and East rebids 3, West is unlikely to bid again with only seven HCP and what he fears is a nasty misfit.



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13 ♠AK42
74
Q8643
♣95
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠Q
KJ5
92
♣AK87643
♠9763
Q98632
AK
♣Q
♠JT85
AT
JT75
♣JT2
9
1311
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣2 ♥2 NT5
EW: 5♣ 5 2NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        150    6.93   0.07  3♣ W +2   ♠A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        620    5.79   1.21  4 E      ♠J  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        650    4.64   2.36  4 E +1   ♠J  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        680    1.79   5.21  4 E +2   J  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        680    1.79   5.21  4 E +2   J  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        680    1.79   5.21  4 E +2   5  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        680    1.79   5.21  4 E +2   ♣J  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

This may well pass around to West to open 1. Eat bids 1 and rebids her hearts. Then West will raise, but it's hard for East to imagine game and take the risk for +620--or even +650. East needs to deal with his spade losers ASAP. If South leads the J, North will win the K and shoot back a heart. South wins the A and leads another. Still, declarer can lead a club to her Queen, ruff a spade, and then pitch two spades on the AK.



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14 ♠QT53
Q9
A76
♣AJ98
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠8642
K754
K85
♣Q5
♠AK7
A6
QJT3
♣T743
♠J9
JT832
942
♣K62
13
814
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.93   0.07  2 E -1   J  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
         90    4.07   2.93  1N W      ♠3  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
         90    4.07   2.93  1N W      ♠3  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
         90    4.07   2.93  1N E      ♠J  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM1-Norton-Booth
         90    4.07   2.93  1N E      7  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        120    1.21   5.79  1N W +1   ♣8  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        200    0.07   6.93  2♠ N -4   A  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM3-Callaway-Stange

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 and will probably play 1NT. What will South lead? West has bid hearts and no one has bid spades, so he can visualize his partner with some points (the opponents stopped at the one level) as well as spade length. I don't generally advocate doubleton leads against NT, but the J would work well this time.



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15 ♠A976
72
963
♣JT98
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J842
J854
T2
♣743
♠QT3
AK9
A84
♣K652
♠K5
QT63
KQJ75
♣AQ
5
216
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 1 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6/5 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  180          6.93   0.07  1N S +3   ♠2  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  150          5.21   1.79  1N S +2   5  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
  150          5.21   1.79  1N S +2   4  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
  120          3.50   3.50  2N S      J  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
  110          1.79   5.21  3 S      ♣3  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
  110          1.79   5.21  2 S +1   ♣7  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        200    0.07   6.93  3♠* N -1  A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South is almost too good for 1NT, but it may be the best choice. This passes to East. Bid--or just be a nasty surprise for declarer? Since the bid hand is on my left, I'd pass with the East hand. East's caution is rewarded when the dummy's value shows him how broke West must be. Whichever major West chooses will help make East's defense easier, giving him an exit strategy.



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16 ♠K8
AKQ5
642
♣7532
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠QJT65
T873
J8
♣QT
♠973
J964
KQT9
♣A8
♠A42
2
A753
♣KJ964
12
610
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 2 1♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.93   0.07  3N N      K  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
  150          5.79   1.21  3♣ S +2   ♠Q  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
  130          4.64   2.36  2♣ N +2   Q  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
  110          2.93   4.07  3♣ N      K  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  110          2.93   4.07  3♣ N      K  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        100    0.64   6.36  3N S -2   ♠Q  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        100    0.64   6.36  5♣ N -2   ♠9  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North will be dismayed when he opens 1 and South raises clubs. But he gamely bids his heart stoppers and is delighted when South bids 3NT. Luckily, West is on lead and starts with the Q--diamonds would be a lot scarier. The game will founder on the normal play of low to the J.



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17 ♠J63
J643
QJ87
♣T6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠974
KT75
A
♣AK952
♠52
A92
9432
♣QJ74
♠AKQT8
Q8
KT65
♣83
5
147
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 4♣ 3 2NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.93   0.07  2♠ S +1   A  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
  110          5.79   1.21  1♠ S +1   A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
         50    4.07   2.93  3♠ S -1   ♣A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
         50    4.07   2.93  2♠ S -1   A  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        130    2.36   4.64  3♣ W +1   ♠J  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        500    1.21   5.79  4♠* S -3  A  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
        510    0.07   6.93  4♣* W     ♠3  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. West bids 2 and North squeaks out 2. East may well bid 3 with four card support, an Ace and a useful doubleton. That's getting rich for South and he passes--no pushing on equal vulnerability.



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18 ♠T64
2
AQJ4
♣QT943
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K5
QJT87643
72
♣8
♠A9873
AK5
KT5
♣72
♠QJ2
9
9863
♣AKJ65
9
614
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♥1 ♠4 NT3
EW: 5 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦4
LoTT: 19 - 21 = -2
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          6.93   0.07  3♣ S      ♠5  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
   50          5.79   1.21  5 W -1   ♣4  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        450    3.50   3.50  5 W      A  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        450    3.50   3.50  4 W +1   A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        450    3.50   3.50  4 W +1   ♣Q  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        480    1.21   5.79  4 W +2   ♣Q  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        650    0.07   6.93  5* W     A  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. West's bid will depend on their agreements. If 4 is a Splinter in support of spades, he'll have to go another route: perhaps a forcing NT followed by 4. What will North lead? It sounds like West has an eight card suit, so he may cash his diamond Ace. In that case, South should play the 3 and hope partner will shift to a club. Otherwise, declarer can set up the spades and get a sluff for that loser.



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19 ♠A854
Q42
AJ6
♣T92
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQT7
9
T9754
♣AQ6
♠9
J763
K32
♣K8543
♠J632
AKT85
Q8
♣J7
11
117
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦4
EW: 2♣ 3  ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.93   0.07  3 S      ♠K  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
    PASS       5.79   1.21  Pass Out      MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
         50    4.64   2.36  2 S -1   ♠K  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        100    2.93   4.07  3 S -2   ♠K  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        100    2.93   4.07  2 S -2   ♠K  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        150    0.64   6.36  3N N -3   ♣3  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        150    0.64   6.36  4 S -3   T  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
20 ♠A6
AKQ
Q876
♣AK93
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T875
97652
KT
♣Q5
♠Q43
T843
J43
♣T76
♠KJ92
J
A952
♣J842
22
53
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 3 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥4 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  690          6.93   0.07  3N N +3   3  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
  660          4.64   2.36  3N N +2   T  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
  660          4.64   2.36  3N N +2   3  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  660          4.64   2.36  3N N +2   3  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        100    1.21   5.79  6N N -1   T  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        100    1.21   5.79  6N N -1   8  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        100    1.21   5.79  6N N -1   3  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
21 ♠K965
J53
AQ763
♣T
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J84
872
K982
♣A54
♠T7
Q9
JT4
♣KJ8763
♠AQ32
AKT64
5
♣Q92
10
87
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 6 6♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥1 ♠0 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-NS/6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  680          6.36   0.64  4 S +2   ♠8  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
  680          6.36   0.64  4 S +2   ♣4  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
  660          4.64   2.36  3N S +2   2  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  650          3.50   3.50  4 S +1   ♣A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
  170          1.79   5.21  2♠ N +2   ♣6  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM1-Norton-Booth
  170          1.79   5.21  3 S +1   ♣A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        100    0.07   6.93  4 S -1   2  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
22 ♠5
873
J93
♣KT8652
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A8
KQT52
7652
♣A9
♠KQJT3
J9
K84
♣J74
♠97642
A64
AQT
♣Q3
4
1311
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦6 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 1 1 2♠ 2NT  ♣4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -100 3♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          7.00   0.00  2 W -1   ♠5  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
         50    6.00   1.00  3♣ N -1   J  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        100    4.50   2.50  1♠ S -2   K  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        100    4.50   2.50  4♣ N -2   J  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        110    2.50   4.50  2 W      ♠5  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        110    2.50   4.50  2 W      ♠5  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        120    1.00   6.00  2N W      ♣6  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        630    0.00   7.00  3N E +1   T  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
23 ♠7
J9
KT962
♣Q9876
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q963
K43
A5
♣JT52
♠JT8542
QT7
QJ7
♣4
♠AK
A8652
843
♣AK3
6
106
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 2 1NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣3 ♦2 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   ♠5  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
  170          6.00   1.00  1 S +3   ♣J  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
  140          5.00   2.00  1 S +2   A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
  130          4.00   3.00  2♣ S +2   A  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
  120          3.00   4.00  2N N      ♠8  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  100          2.00   5.00  3♠ E -1   ♣A  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
   90          1.00   6.00  1N S      ♠3  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
        100    0.00   7.00  2N N -1   ♠5  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
24 ♠T83
T4
K8765
♣AJ7
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J76
975
QJ42
♣654
♠K952
QJ2
T3
♣QT98
♠AQ4
AK863
A9
♣K32
8
48
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 4 5/4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  490          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   ♠2  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
  460          5.50   1.50  3N N +2   ♠2  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
  460          5.50   1.50  3N N +2   2  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
  430          3.50   3.50  3N S +1   Q  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
  430          3.50   3.50  3N S +1   2  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
  150          2.00   5.00  1N S +2   2  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM9-Heller-Callahan
         50    1.00   6.00  3N S -1   2  MM1-Kirby-Howell vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   2  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM2-Reed-McIntyre
25 ♠T983
75
AQ73
♣J63
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ62
63
4
♣Q98542
♠75
AKJ94
T9652
♣K
♠KQ4
QT82
KJ8
♣AT7
7
711
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2NT  ♣5 ♥5 ♠6
EW: 2♣ 1/-  ♦6 ♥7/6 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.93   0.07  2♣ W -1   ♠T  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
   90          4.64   2.36  1N S      A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
   90          4.64   2.36  1N S      ♣5  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
   90          4.64   2.36  2 S      6  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
         50    1.21   5.79  2N S -1   ♣5  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
         50    1.21   5.79  2N N -1   ♣3  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
         50    1.21   5.79  2♠ N -1   ♣K  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
26 ♠A98543
JT
K2
♣Q92
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J76
AQ764
AJ6
♣J3
♠K2
K85
QT753
♣AT8
♠QT
932
984
♣K7654
10
1312
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦2 ♥2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 4 4 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        140    6.36   0.64  3 W      ♠A  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        140    6.36   0.64  3 W      ♠9  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer
        200    4.07   2.93  3 W +2   K  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        200    4.07   2.93  2 W +3   ♠A  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        620    1.79   5.21  4 W      ♠A  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        620    1.79   5.21  4 W      ♠A  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        650    0.07   6.93  4 W +1   ♠A  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
27 ♠72
JT932
QJT8
♣Q8
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQT8543
K7
964
♣K
♠KJ96
Q4
A52
♣AT75
♠-
A865
K73
♣J96432
6
1214
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 3  ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♠ 4NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        420    6.93   0.07  4♠ W      Q  MM7-Ow-Chee vs MM5-Lawther-Northcraft
        450    2.93   4.07  4♠ W +1   J  MM3-Roberts-Papst vs MM6-Soskins-Stauffere
        450    2.93   4.07  4♠ W +1   3  MM5-Lux-Sendell vs MM1-Norton-Booth
        450    2.93   4.07  4♠ W +1   Q  MM2-Mok-Mok vs MM4-Anthony-Sheere
        450    2.93   4.07  4♠ W +1   Q  MM4-Garvin-Garvin vs MM8-Carapezza-Kulkarni
        450    2.93   4.07  4♠ W +1   Q  MM6-Larsen-Sprenger vs MM3-Callaway-Stange
        450    2.93   4.07  4♠ W +1   ♣Q  MM8-Hedlund-Sebring vs MM7-Quenette-Sommer