- Monday Aft - May 22, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1360 MP  Geomean: 889 MP
(based on 20 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Marianne Van Gelder - Sam Dodson 62.50 1st A 1.00
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 61.11 2nd A 0.70
Betty Jackson - Ray Boehne 54.63 3rd A 0.50
Judy Dudley - Sue Finley 51.85 4th A 0.35
Anthony Muller - Joyce Newell 50.93 1st C 0.24
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D
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DATE>May 22, 2017       |CLUB NO.>217133    | 05/22/2017 16:04
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   54.0 |TOP>   4 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/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 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             C    .     .     1     55.00  50.93  0.24(C)
 2 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     45.50  42.13
 3 Freya Charney          Stan Charney             A    .     .     .     42.00  38.89
 4 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    3     .     .     59.00  54.63  0.50(A)
 5 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    2     1     .     66.00  61.11  0.70(A)
 6 Judy Dudley            Sue Finley               B    4     2     .     56.00  51.85  0.35(A)
 7 Marianne Van Gelder    Sam Dodson               A    1     .     .     67.50  62.50  1.00(A)
 8 Nancy Borucki          Judy Lesieutre           A    .     .     .     48.00  44.44
 9 Susie Fugelsang        Laura Gherman            C    .     .     .     51.00  47.22
10 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C    .     .     .     50.00  46.30
                                          Totals                         540.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q7532
J6
AJ7
♣K53
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠94
KQ9742
KQ96
♣Q
♠T86
A53
T42
♣AT84
♠AKJ
T8
853
♣J9762
11
128
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2♠  ♦5 ♥4 NT6
EW: 1 3 1NT  ♣4 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS/4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.00   0.00  3♠ N      D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D1-Muller-Newell
   50          3.00   1.00  4 W -1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
         50    2.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D3-Charney-Charney
        100    1.00   3.00  3♠ N -2   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D5-Eby-Eby
        140    0.00   4.00  3 W      D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West may not be loaded down with HCP, but his points are well placed in long suits and he has a decent six card major. If West decides to open 2 in fourth seat, he's showing an opening hand with a reasonable six card suit. North may still bid 2 and East would then raise to 3 Not vulnerable, South likes his spade support--but does he like it enough to bid 3?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
2Dbl3All pass

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 10.

The Bidding: North's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 . After 3 passes, West has the option of passing the board out. West's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 without counting the singleton Queen. However, West's hand falls short of the Rule of 15 . As Larry Cohen discusses in his "Rule of 15 and CRIFS" article: "The theory is that it will be a partscore battle, and if your side doesn't have enough of the high-ranking suit, you could easily lose the battle."

Here, West, with a full opening hand, ignores the Rule of 15. Opening 1 makes it easy for North-South to compete in spades. Opening 2 seems best. A 4th seat 2 bid doesn't show a weak hand. West would pass the board out with a weak hand. West's 2 bid shows 10-15 points and 6 hearts.

North has no interest in defending 2. If South has 3 hearts, South will not be able to balance. It is up to North to act. With a weak 5-card spade suit, doubling for takeout seems best. The Law of Total Tricks suggests East compete to 3. It is difficult for North-South to compete to 3 or 4.

The Play: Declarer can pickup a 2-2 or 3-1 heart break. Beginning by cashing the Ace first is a Safety Play against South holding JT86, giving declarer a 95% chance for 6 heart tricks. When hearts break 2-2, declarer doesn't need a 3-3 diamond break. Declarer can ruff the 4th round if necessary. Declarer has a choice of playing South for the Jack or the Ace. With North holding both diamond honors, declarer cannot avoid losing 2 diamond tricks. Declarer has 9 tricks: 6 + 2 + 1.



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2 ♠T7653
A963
7
♣T93
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A942
T84
JT
♣8765
♠QJ
K75
A6542
♣K42
♠K8
QJ2
KQ983
♣AQJ
4
513
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          4.00   0.00  3N S      D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          3.00   1.00  2 N +1   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D1-Muller-Newell
  110          2.00   2.00  2♠ N      D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D3-Charney-Charney
        100    0.50   3.50  3N S -1   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D5-Eby-Eby
        100    0.50   3.50  3N S -1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1, probably the last time his side will bid. South's best choice is 1NT (15-18 points and diamonds stopped). North will squirm and want out of NT. He can bid Stayman, and then when partner bids 2, bid 2. The bad trump break is somewhat mitigated bu the fact that two of the honors are doubleton. North's biggest problem is entries to his hand so he can take and repeat the finesse.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  11NT
Pass2Pass2
Pass21All pass 
  1. choice between 2 and 2

The Bidding: After East opens 1, it is common to use a 15-18 HCP range for a 1NT overcall . Some may choose to upgrade South's hand based on their positional honors. Overcalling 1NT seems sufficient. North's advance depends on the partnership's notrump structure. If Stayman followed by 2 is a signoff, North can Stayman and offer 2 as the final contract over South's 2 response. If Stayman followed by 2 is invitational, North has a choice between a Jacoby Transfer to spades or Crawling Stayman . With a weak 5-card spade suit, Crawling Stayman seems best. After South denies a 4-card major, North's 2 rebid offers a choice between 2 and 2. South, with 3 hearts and 2 spades, prefers 2.

The Play in 2: When declarer takes a lobbing finesse towards the King-Queen, East needs to rise with the Ace to hold declarer to 9 tricks. The defense can score 4 tricks: 2 + 1 + 1.

The Play in 2: The defense takes the same tricks against 2. Once West shows the Ace, declarer will play East for the King.



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3 ♠9
K9876
QT96
♣J52
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A4
T54
J82
♣A9874
♠7652
QJ
AK74
♣QT3
♠KQJT83
A32
53
♣K6
6
912
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.00   0.00  2♠ S +1   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D3-Charney-Charney
  110          3.00   1.00  2♠ S      D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
         50    1.00   3.00  3♠ S -1   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    1.00   3.00  2♠ S -1   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D1-Muller-Newell
         50    1.00   3.00  2♠ S -1   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D5-Eby-Eby

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens and rebids the spades after North's 1NT response. North can have no idea how welcome that 9 turns out to be! What will West lead? Nothing looks very appealing, but he may choose a low diamond because everything else looks worse. South should put in the 9 in that case, which will protect his holding when West has underled the J (as is the case now). This is an exception to second hand low. East will know it's South who is short in diamonds when partner has led the deuce, so he'll shift to a low trump or a low club.



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4 ♠KQ
T982
AK9
♣KT97
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠964
Q653
Q8732
♣5
♠JT732
4
JT6
♣A832
♠A85
AKJ7
54
♣QJ64
15
46
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 4 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          4.00   0.00  3N N +3   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
  650          3.00   1.00  4 N +1   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D6-Dudley-Finley
  620          2.00   2.00  4 N      D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        100    1.00   3.00  6 N -1   D1-Muller-Newell vs D3-Charney-Charney
        200    0.00   4.00  6 N -2   D5-Eby-Eby vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT and finds himself declarer in 4 after South uses Stayman. The bad trump break is the only irritant, and ten tricks should be the norm this time. When West wins the Q he'll shift to his singleton and score a ruff. Luckily for declarer, East has no other entries.



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5 ♠-
QJ632
A74
♣KQJT2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q
5
KQT9832
♣A965
♠T96532
AKT9
6
♣87
♠AKJ874
874
J5
♣43
13
117
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3  ♣5/6 ♥5/6 ♠5/6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          4.00   0.00  4 W -3   D1-Muller-Newell vs D3-Charney-Charney
   50          3.00   1.00  4 W -1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
        200    2.00   2.00  4♠ S -2   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D6-Dudley-Finley
        300    1.00   3.00  4 N -3   D5-Eby-Eby vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        800    0.00   4.00  4♠* S -3  D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. Now South has to decide: bid those spades or raise hearts? I think the latter the better choice. East will now bid 3 and North may well like his hand enough to continue--to his sorrow, vulnerable, when the hand has four trump losers, not to speak of the A. And the dummy's spades will never be useful in time since there is no entry there.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
3Dbl1Pass4
PassPassDblAll pass
  1. game try

The Bidding: After North opens 1, East has nothing to say. South has a choice of raising to 2 or responding 1 planning to show an invitational hand with 3-card heart support. South's 11 Support Points are a bit overstated, counting both the Jack and the doubleton diamond. Although a 1 response is lead directional, raising to 2 seems best. West overcalls 3. North's Losing Trick Count of 5 and 18 Support Points suggest jumping to game. North's diamond length is not a positive. A diamond void would be far better than a spade void. South cannot have much in clubs or diamonds. There is substantial risk South has wasted values in spades. Jumping to game is too risky. Making a Game Try seems best.

In your partnership, is a 3 bid by North competitive or invitational? To disambiguate competitive and invitational hands, many partnerships play Maximal Doubles . With that agreement, North's double invites games in hearts. South, with a maximum for their raise to 2, places the contract at 4. East expects to take at least 3 or 4 trump tricks. East's penalty double ends the auction.

The Play: The defense collects 4 heart tricks, a diamond, and a club for +800.



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6 ♠AK
QT73
AJ843
♣KJ
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q872
94
KT75
♣Q76
♠J653
K
Q62
♣T9832
♠T94
AJ8652
9
♣A54
18
76
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 7 3♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥0 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +1510 7-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  510          2.00   2.00  4 S +3   D1-Muller-Newell vs D3-Charney-Charney
  510          2.00   2.00  4 S +3   D5-Eby-Eby vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  510          2.00   2.00  4 S +3   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D6-Dudley-Finley
  510          2.00   2.00  4 S +3   D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  510          2.00   2.00  4 S +3   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will South open 2 on this patchy suit? If not, North will open, but all roads lead to a heart contract. If South does open 2, North can go straight to Blackwood and sign off in 6 when they are missing a control--who knew the K would be on side and singleton?? If North opens and then raises to game, South can make a stab at slam by showing the A, and North will be delighted to bid the slam.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass2
Pass41Pass4NT2
Pass6All pass 
  1. preempt key card
  2. 2 key cards without the Queen

The Bidding: After East passes as dealer, South has a choice of passing or open a Weak Two Hearts . As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, preempts in 2nd seat tend to be constructive and disciplined because East's pass makes a East-West game less likely. Here, East's heart texture is poor, but East's club Feature makes opening 2 attractive.

North, with 20 Support Points for hearts, bids 4 Preempt Roman Key Card . South's 4NT response shows 2 key cards without the Queen. North places the contract at 6.

The Play: With the King onside, declarer has 11 winners. 2 ruffs bring declarer to 13 tricks.



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7 ♠AT74
63
9874
♣QT3
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KJ6
74
A3
♣K98652
♠953
KQ982
KQT5
♣4
♠Q82
AJT5
J62
♣AJ7
6
1110
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/5 ♦6 ♥4/5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    4.00   0.00  1N S -1   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D3-Charney-Charney
        120    3.00   1.00  2N W      D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        200    1.50   2.50  2N S -2   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D5-Eby-Eby
        200    1.50   2.50  2♠ N -2   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        300    0.00   4.00  2♠ N -3   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D1-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and North will eke out 1 or 1, depending on their style. Over 1, East can bid 1, allowing South to bid 1NT. If North has bid 1, East might double to show both red suits, and South's next bid will depend on their agreements. West will want no part of either, but would likely choose the major. No one's going far with this one.



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8 ♠K8
KQ32
Q87
♣KQT5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A54
AJ86
AJ4
♣A87
♠J76
5
T9632
♣J932
♠QT932
T974
K5
♣64
15
182
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1/2NT  ♣5 ♦4 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 2  ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          4.00   0.00  2 N      D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D5-Eby-Eby
   50          3.00   1.00  1N W -1   D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
         90    2.00   2.00  1N W      D6-Dudley-Finley vs D3-Charney-Charney
        100    1.00   3.00  2♠ N -2   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        150    0.00   4.00  1N W +2   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D1-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West would do well to downgrade this flat 18 and open 1NT rather than 1. With a balanced 15 HCP, North might double 1NT if that shows "equal value," or bid 1NT himself if West has opened 1. Either way, East and South will be loath to say much. South can use Stayman if North has bid 1NT, planning to pass or bid 2 as necessary. This time, they'll have an eight card heart fit.



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9 ♠T875
J632
JT8
♣93
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q632
987
K54
♣T62
♠K4
K5
AQ932
♣AKJ4
♠AJ9
AQT4
76
♣Q875
2
520
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3/2♣ 3 1♠ 3/2NT  ♥6/5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -500 4*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   1.00  3N E -1   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D3-Charney-Charney
  100          3.00   1.00  3N E -1   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D5-Eby-Eby
  100          3.00   1.00  5 E -1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D1-Muller-Newell
        600    1.00   3.00  3N E      D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        630    0.00   4.00  3N E +1   D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East may decide 2NT is the best bet even with doubletons in both majors--to protect his guarded kings from the opponents. West will try Stayman and settle for 3NT. Since West bid Stayman, South might try a club lead, not knowing how much scarier hearts would be.



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10 ♠K874
T9754
J43
♣4
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T5
A6
KQ96
♣AKQ97
♠AQJ6
KQ83
82
♣J62
♠932
J2
AT75
♣T853
4
1813
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥3 ♠2 NT1
EW: 6♣ 5 4 5♠ 6NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        720    3.00   1.00  4N W +3   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        720    3.00   1.00  4N E +3   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        720    3.00   1.00  3N E +4   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
       1440    0.50   3.50  6N W      D1-Muller-Newell vs D6-Dudley-Finley
       1440    0.50   3.50  6N W      D3-Charney-Charney vs D5-Eby-Eby

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. What will West say? If they are playing Inverted Minors , 2 is forcing. Otherwise, he might jump-shift to 2(assuming that's a strong bid). All roads should lead to 6NT with East's great majors and West's minors. 1--2; 2NT--4(Gerber) might be the way, with West settling for 6NT when they're off an Ace.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
21Pass2Pass
3Pass3NTPass
42Pass43Pass
6NTAll pass  
  1. natural, forcing to 3
  2. key card ask for
  3. 1 or 4 key cards

The Bidding: East opens 1, their Convenient Minor . It is common to play Inverted Minor raises. With that understanding, West's raise to 2 shows an invitational or better club raise. In their "Inverted Minors: 1m-2m Now What?" article, Steve Weinstein and Adam Parrish recommend playing the Inverted Minor raise as forcing to 3. This helps avoid jumps to 3NT by opener which can crowd slam investigation.

East has a minimum balanced opener with a weak 3-card club suit. Without a diamond stopper, East is not eager to declare a notrump contract. So East shows values in hearts by bidding 2. West's 3 bid is game forcing. East assumes 3 is a notrump probe, showing values in diamonds and concern about spades. East offers 3NT as the final contract.

East has shown stoppers in the majors. If East had a diamond stopper, East would have bid 2NT. So West knows there is a diamond loser. West, with 20 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 4, is interested in slam. North-South may have 2 cashing Aces. So West wants to invite slam. Many partnerships don't have explicit agreements here. Is 4 is a club slam try or Gerber ? Is 4NT Roman Keycard for clubs or Quantitative ? . A natural 4 slam try is needed. So 4 shouldn't be Gerber. Bidding 4 to invite slam is fruitless. East, with at best a Jack high suit, is likely to decline the invitation. East needs the Ace or King to have a reasonable opener. Asking for key cards seems best. If playing Kickback or Minorwood , West bids 4 to ask for keycards for clubs. East shows 1 or 4 key card. West knows it is the Ace. West places the contract at 6NT.

The Play: Declarer has a 98% chance of scoring 5 club tricks. When South follows to the first round of clubs, declarer has 5 club tricks. A lobbing finesse towards the King-Queen will not bring declarer to 12 tricks. So declarer finesses against North for the King. When the finesse succeeds, declarer repeats the finesse, and takes a lobbing finesse towards the King. If South ducks the Ace, declarer can score all the tricks on a Double Squeeze . The Queen is a threat against North. The King is a threat against South. Neither can keep hearts guarded.



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11 ♠QJ9
Q93
AK74
♣A65
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KT7542
J652
Q2
♣3
♠83
A4
J965
♣T9842
♠A6
KT87
T83
♣KQJ7
16
65
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 4 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥2/3 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          4.00   0.00  3N S +2   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  430          2.50   1.50  3N N +1   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  430          2.50   1.50  3N N +1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  400          0.50   3.50  3N S      D3-Charney-Charney vs D5-Eby-Eby
  400          0.50   3.50  3N N      D1-Muller-Newell vs D6-Dudley-Finley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. Few will preempt with the West hand, but even if West bids 2, North's bid is 3NT (13-15 HCP and a spade stopper. If West is mute, East will lead the 10, top of a sequence. If West has bid, East should honor partner and lead the8. Rise with the A and lead a low heart toward the nine for a maximum on the hand--but who will want to play West for the J if he's preempted in spades?



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12 ♠AJT873
K
AT654
♣5
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠54
85
Q972
♣Q9764
♠6
JT97632
KJ
♣K83
♠KQ92
AQ4
83
♣AJT2
12
48
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 6♠ 5NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          2.50   1.50  6♠ N      D1-Muller-Newell vs D6-Dudley-Finley
 1430          2.50   1.50  6♠ N      D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
 1430          2.50   1.50  6♠ N      D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
 1430          2.50   1.50  6♠ N      D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  680          0.00   4.00  4♠ N +2   D3-Charney-Charney vs D5-Eby-Eby

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Once North opens 1 (and this hand is much too good for 2), South will certainly insist upon game and is unlikely to think of slam. It's the complementary short suits which produce 12 tricks, but who will bid it? Jacoby 2NT would be the most likely avenue, when partner shows club shortness and later two controls, South might take the chance.



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13 ♠Q54
JT87
J64
♣T43
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠982
A94
KQT9
♣A95
♠J3
KQ653
A82
♣J87
♠AKT76
2
753
♣KQ62
4
1311
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3 3 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   80          4.00   0.00  1♠ S      D1-Muller-Newell vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
        140    2.00   2.00  3 E      D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        140    2.00   2.00  3 E      D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D5-Eby-Eby
        140    2.00   2.00  2 E +1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D3-Charney-Charney
        200    0.00   4.00  3♠ S -2   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D6-Dudley-Finley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. East has an opening hand, but may be reluctant to double with only three hearts. Don't be! North passes and East will buy the hand with 3, a successful contract. Vulnerable, there's little South can do, even if he suspects he's been robbed (he hasn't, though).



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14 ♠Q6
QT2
Q743
♣KQ97
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T7
AKJ65
AJ8
♣A63
♠AJ932
7
K5
♣J8542
♠K854
9843
T962
♣T
11
179
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠3/2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 3 4♠ 3/4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   0.00  3N E -2   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D6-Dudley-Finley
        170    3.00   1.00  3♠ E +1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D3-Charney-Charney
        400    1.50   2.50  3N W      D1-Muller-Newell vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
        400    1.50   2.50  3N W      D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D5-Eby-Eby
        430    0.00   4.00  3N W +1   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West's hand is better opened 1 than 1NT. When East bids 1, he'll jump to 2NT. East will ask if partner has three card support if he can (New Minor Forcing or Checkback Stayman) and end up in 3NT. The spade honors cooperate, and West should leave the K on the table as an entry if possible.



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15 ♠J95
Q8754
A64
♣87
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠432
KT
Q832
♣A962
♠T76
J32
KT97
♣K43
♠AKQ8
A96
J5
♣QJT5
7
97
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6/5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          3.00   1.00  2 S +2   D1-Muller-Newell vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
  170          3.00   1.00  2 S +2   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D6-Dudley-Finley
  170          3.00   1.00  2 S +2   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D3-Charney-Charney
  140          1.00   3.00  2 N +1   D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D5-Eby-Eby
  120          0.00   4.00  1N S +1   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT. North will transfer in hearts and pass, for which partner should be grateful. Nine tricks are all there is to be had without an egregious defensive error. West will lead a small diamond, certainly no help to declarer.



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16 ♠A92
AQ
KJT9
♣A653
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J7
K9642
Q872
♣J9
♠K8
83
A54
♣KQT872
♠QT6543
JT75
63
♣4
18
712
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2 5♠  ♣5 NT6
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          4.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  420          3.00   1.00  4♠ S      D3-Charney-Charney vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
  200          1.50   2.50  3♠ S +2   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D1-Muller-Newell
  200          1.50   2.50  3♠ S +2   D5-Eby-Eby vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  170          0.00   4.00  2♠ N +2   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D6-Dudley-Finley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

This 18 HCP with texture is too good for 1NT. East will overcall 2, which passes back to North. North's reopens with 2NT, and South will be quick to run to spades, probably appalled when partner raises. Not many will get to game, but the hand plays nicely when trump break and the West hand has some red honors.



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17 ♠653
AK975
75
♣KJ3
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AQJ874
Q2
JT3
♣Q9
♠K2
863
KQ862
♣542
♠T9
JT4
A94
♣AT876
11
128
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 1 2♠  ♣2 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 16 = +3
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D6-Dudley-Finley
   50          2.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D1-Muller-Newell
   50          2.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   D3-Charney-Charney vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
   50          2.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   D5-Eby-Eby vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        110    0.00   4.00  2♠ W      D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

This hand will pass around to West, who may open 2 with an opening hand and an excellent six card suit (not weak in the pass-out seat). North might try overcalling 3, East can raise spades with only a doubleton in this case, and South has to decide whether to raise when partner is a passed hand. Bid the game? Unlikely unless pushed into it.



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18 ♠K8
K97
AQ985
♣T94
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT963
JT2
T2
♣Q53
♠Q2
AQ86543
4
♣876
♠A754
-
KJ763
♣AKJ2
12
48
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 6 2/3♠ 4/-NT
       ♥5 NT10/6
EW: 2  ♣2 ♦1/0 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +800 6*-EW-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          4.00   0.00  5* E -4  D5-Eby-Eby vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  630          3.00   1.00  3N N +1   D9-Fugelsang-Gherman vs D6-Dudley-Finley
  620          2.00   2.00  5 N +1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  600          1.00   3.00  3N S      D3-Charney-Charney vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        400    0.00   4.00  3N N -4   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D1-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 3 at this favorable vulnerability, giving South the perfect opportunity for a takeout double. West wisely passes. North has to decide: try 3NT with his protected K or bid 5? Who knows which will be right? If he does bid 5, South should go to the slam with this marvelous fit.



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19 ♠863
KJ863
Q62
♣76
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A952
AT75
JT8
♣42
♠J
Q42
A94
♣AKQJT3
♠KQT74
9
K753
♣985
6
917
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    3.50   0.50  3♣ E      D6-Dudley-Finley vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        110    3.50   0.50  3♣ E      D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D5-Eby-Eby
        130    2.00   2.00  3♣ E +1   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
        150    1.00   3.00  3♣ E +2   D1-Muller-Newell vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        630    0.00   4.00  3N W +1   D3-Charney-Charney vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
20 ♠73
T8754
96
♣J763
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AT865
KQJ9
K
♣KQ9
♠Q2
A2
AQJ8753
♣A4
♠KJ94
63
T42
♣T852
1
1817
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦0 ♥1 ♠1 NT0
EW: 4♣ 7 6/5 6♠ 7NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        720    4.00   0.00  3N E +4   D3-Charney-Charney vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
       1470    2.00   2.00  6N W +1   D1-Muller-Newell vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
       1470    2.00   2.00  6N W +1   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
       1470    2.00   2.00  6N E +1   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
       2220    0.00   4.00  7N E      D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D5-Eby-Eby
21 ♠J63
J98432
K83
♣2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q98742
-
T964
♣J65
♠-
AKQ76
QJ752
♣K83
♠AKT5
T5
A
♣AQT974
5
315
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2/3♠ 1NT  ♦3
EW: 3/2
       ♣5/4 ♥5 ♠4/3 NT5/4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 4*-E-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          4.00   0.00  1* E -2  D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
  100          2.50   1.50  1* E -1  D1-Muller-Newell vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  100          2.50   1.50  3 W -2   D3-Charney-Charney vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        130    1.00   3.00  3 E +1   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        300    0.00   4.00  4♠ S -3   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D5-Eby-Eby
22 ♠KT76532
32
65
♣63
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q8
J9865
KJ92
♣J7
♠A4
AQ74
A874
♣QT4
♠J9
KT
QT3
♣AK9852
3
816
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT4
EW: 3 3 1NT  ♣6 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          4.00   0.00  4 E -3   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D3-Charney-Charney
  200          3.00   1.00  4 E -2   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D6-Dudley-Finley
  100          2.00   2.00  3 E -1   D5-Eby-Eby vs D1-Muller-Newell
         50    1.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
        140    0.00   4.00  3 E      D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
23 ♠J92
T
KQ542
♣J972
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q65
AQ
AJ8
♣AKT85
♠AK43
KJ765
T3
♣63
♠T87
98432
976
♣Q4
7
2011
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 4♣ 3 5 5/6♠ 5/6NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -1440 6NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  6N W -2   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        200    3.00   1.00  1 E +4   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
        630    2.00   2.00  3N W +1   D5-Eby-Eby vs D1-Muller-Newell
        720    1.00   3.00  3N W +4   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D6-Dudley-Finley
       1440    0.00   4.00  6N W      D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D3-Charney-Charney
24 ♠AQ42
Q6
32
♣QT542
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠876
T532
AJ87
♣J8
♠53
K4
QT64
♣AK963
♠KJT9
AJ987
K95
♣7
10
612
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣6 ♦5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1NT  ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          3.50   0.50  2♠ S +3   D7-Van Gelder-Dodson vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
  200          3.50   0.50  2♠ N +3   D5-Eby-Eby vs D1-Muller-Newell
  170          1.50   2.50  3♠ S +1   D4-Boehne-Jackson vs D3-Charney-Charney
  170          1.50   2.50  3♠ N +1   D2-Schnebele-Seckel vs D8-Borucki-Lesieutre
        150    0.00   4.00  3N S -3   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D6-Dudley-Finley
25 ♠J986
AK973
KQ2
♣7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T53
865
T93
♣J542
♠AK
Q4
AJ875
♣KQ83
♠Q742
JT2
64
♣AT96
13
119
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3/4♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5
EW: 1♣ 2  ♥3 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +420 4♠-N/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          4.00   0.00  4♣ E -3   D5-Eby-Eby vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  170          3.00   1.00  2 N +2   D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D1-Muller-Newell
  140          1.00   3.00  3♠ S      D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  140          1.00   3.00  3 N      D6-Dudley-Finley vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          1.00   3.00  2 N +1   D3-Charney-Charney vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
26 ♠A3
A82
QJT96
♣AJ3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q9652
96
K2
♣KQ62
♠KT87
KJ754
74
♣T7
♠J4
QT3
A853
♣9854
16
107
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1NT  ♥5 ♠4
EW: 2 3♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          4.00   0.00  1N* N     D5-Eby-Eby vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  150          3.00   1.00  1N N +2   D3-Charney-Charney vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
   90          1.50   2.50  1N N      D6-Dudley-Finley vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
   90          1.50   2.50  1N N      D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D1-Muller-Newell
        140    0.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
27 ♠Q942
54
75
♣QJ874
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠-
AQJ872
A98432
♣5
♠AJT86
K96
Q
♣AT63
♠K753
T3
KJT6
♣K92
5
1114
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥0 ♠5 NT4
EW: 1♣ 4 6 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   0.00  6 W -1   D6-Dudley-Finley vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        450    3.00   1.00  4 W +1   D8-Borucki-Lesieutre vs D1-Muller-Newell
        480    2.00   2.00  5 W +1   D3-Charney-Charney vs D9-Fugelsang-Gherman
        980    1.00   3.00  6 W      D10-Shellooe-Maddox vs D7-Van Gelder-Dodson
       1010    0.00   4.00  6 W +1   D5-Eby-Eby vs D4-Boehne-Jackson