- Monday Aft - July 24, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1211 MP  Geomean: 863 MP
(based on 30 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Marianne Van Gelder - Sam Dodson 67.86 1st A 0.80
Anthony Muller - Mitsuo Tatsugawa 57.40 1st A 0.80
Betty Jackson - Ray Boehne 54.55 2nd A 0.56
Deborah Davis - Dinah Irino 54.08 2nd A 0.56
Ellen Lux - Maria Gussner 53.45 3rd A 0.40
Mary Cotham - Susan Pratt 49.70 3rd B 0.28
David Maddox - William Shellooe 48.85 3rd A 0.40
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>July 24, 2017      |CLUB NO.>217133    | 07/24/2017 15:46
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/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 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    .     .     .     72.50  43.15
 2 Mitsuo Tatsugawa       Anthony Muller           A    1     .     .     96.43  57.40  0.80(A)
 3 Konny Murray           Jerome Weiss             C    .     .     .     72.43  43.11
 4 Deborah Davis          Dinah Irino              B    2     1     .     90.86  54.08  0.56(A)
 5 Ellen Lux              Maria Gussner            C    3     2     1     89.79  53.45  0.40(A)
 6 Jim Martin             Joyce Martin             B    .     .     .     79.50  47.32
 7 Susan Pratt            Mary Cotham              C    .     3     2     83.50  49.70  0.28(B)
 8 R2D2 BBO               R2D3 BBO                 C    .     .     NE    87.43  52.04
                                          Totals                         672.44

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=3/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Freya Charney          Stan Charney             A    .     .     .     73.71  43.88
 2 Marianne Van Gelder    Sam Dodson               A    1     .     .    114.00  67.86  0.80(A)
 3 Lauren Upson           Ron Coffee               A    .     .     .     76.07  45.28
 4 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     74.50  44.35
 5 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C    3     1     .     82.07  48.85  0.40(A)
 6 Trulee Ricketts        Sharyn Siebert           B    .     .     .     80.50  47.92
 7 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    2     .     .     91.64  54.55  0.56(A)
 8 Brad Dow               Thomas Crawley           A    .     .     .     78.86  46.94
                                          Totals                         671.35

Hands and Results
1 ♠98
AK42
A3
♣AQ876
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J74
JT9
JT54
♣K54
♠AQT63
Q73
KQ6
♣T2
♠K52
865
9872
♣J93
17
613
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 4 3NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  210          7.00   0.00  2N S +3   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  150          5.00   2.00  1N N +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Charney-Charney
  150          5.00   2.00  1N N +2   A6-Martin-Martin vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  150          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -3   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A8-Dow-Crawley
  130          3.00   4.00  3♣ N +1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
  100          1.00   6.00  3♠ E -2   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
  100          1.00   6.00  2♠ E -2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          1.00   6.00  2♠ E -2   A8-BBO-BBO vs A7-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North, with high hopes, opens 1. East overcalls 1 and South passes. West may bid 2 (I would), showing single raise values. North has a problem: 3 seems high, double is impossible, and so is NT without a spade stopper. Still, with 17 HCP, something seems necessary, so 3 it is for many. What should South do? Partner may only have four hearts--but he must have an unbalanced hand to justify this bidding. Furthermore, the free bid of 3 is forcing one round. What to do? Bid 3NT with the spade stopper? Bid 4 or go back to clubs, which should be longer than the hearts? It's all a gamble.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 11Pass
PassDblPass2
23All 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, 10, and 15.

The Bidding: North opens 1, planning to Reverse . East's 1 overcall is constructive, lead directional, and obstructive. South and West have nothing to say. Playing Negative Doubles , South cannot double 1 for penalty. North is willing to defend 1 doubled if South has a penalty double. If South pulls the double to 1NT or 2, North can show their strength and shape by bidding 2. Reopening with a double seems best.

South has no interest in penalizing 1. Bidding 1NT with a weak hand and just 1 spade stopper isn't attractive. North's balancing double is takeout oriented; so North should have at least 4 clubs. Bidding 2 risks playing in a 4-3 fit. South's weak diamond suit makes playing in a 4-3 fit unattractive. Bidding 2 seems best.

The Law of Total Tricks suggests West compete to 2. West may be hesitant to follow the law with a whopping Losing Trick Count of 11. West's 1 Cover Card seems poorly positioned. The vulnerability makes competing to 2 safer. East will not get carried away after West's initial pass. Competing to 2 seems best. If North-South play Good Bad 2NT , North's 3 bid shows strength. Without such an agreements, North's 3 bid could be just competitive. Either way, North's 3 bid ends the auction.

At tables where West passes 2, North bids 2. This isn't a classic ReverseCohen situation since South passed initially and bid 2 after North's double. Even so, North's 2 bid shows extra values and at least a heart fragment. South's 2NT bid shows a spade stopper. Since South didn't bid 1NT initially, 3NT isn't likely to be a favorite to make. Passing 2NT, hoping for a higher score, is reasonable. Some may prefer the safety of 3.

The Play in 2NT: West leads the 4. From East's perspective, the 4 could be a singleton, 42 doubleton, third best, or 4th best. If 4th best, the Rule of 11 tells East declarer has 1 card higher than the 4. If 3rd best, declarer has 2 cards higher than the 4. East doesn't have a quick entry. Rising with the Ace may hinder defensive communication. East's club holding suggests dummy's clubs are running or will quickly be setup. Discards on clubs may be awkward for East. Winning the Ace and continuing spades seems best.

Holding up the King risks leaving the King stranded in declarer's hand and losing the chance to lead a club towards dummy. The defense can develop tricks in diamonds. After winning the King, declarer has a choice of how tackle the club suit. With an additional entry, declarer could run the Jack. If West covers, declarer could then finesse against West for the 10. That line offers a 25% chance for 5 club tricks and a 90% chance for 4 club tricks. With no additional entries to hand, declarer cannot return to hand to finesse against the 10. So declarer plays to smother the 10. This line drops the chance for 5 club tricks to 16% and drops chance for 4 club tricks to 87% chance. Here, with both black Kings onside and the 10 falling, declarer has 9 tricks: 1 + 2 + 1 + 5.

The Play in 3: East is likely to lead the King, top of an honor sequence. Declarer takes a lobbing finesse towards the King. With just 1 entry to dummy, declarer runs the Jack and smothers the 10. Declarer's good fortune continues when hearts break 3-3. Declarer has 10 tricks: 1 + 3 + 1 + 5.



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2 ♠K4
T
T96543
♣KQ95
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AJT95
KQJ7
QJ
♣A8
♠632
9542
K872
♣T4
♠Q87
A863
A
♣J7632
8
183
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣2 ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  2♠ W -2   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A8-Dow-Crawley
   50          4.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
   50          4.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          4.50   2.50  1♠ W -1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
   50          4.50   2.50  3 W -1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
         80    2.00   5.00  1♠ W      A4-Davis-Irino vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        110    0.50   6.50  2♠ W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Charney-Charney
        110    0.50   6.50  1♠ W +1   A6-Martin-Martin vs A3-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South might eke out 1. If he does, West is good enough to double and then bid hie spades if partner doesn't bid hearts. North can bid 1 or raise clubs--either is okay, though the raise has more preemptive value. Any action from North takes East off the bidding hook--and he will gladly pass. South will pass 2 or rebid 1 if North has said 1. Then West will show spades if he can bid cheaply enough. North won't let it go but will raise clubs. With the red aces and singletons, the hand cashes 11 tricks, but this game will be hard to bid without some prodding from E-W.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Dbl31PassPass
DblPass3Pass
3All pass  
  1. invitational raise

The Play in 3: Declarer can score 11 tricks by setting up dummy's diamonds. Even if declarer doesn't try a ruffing finesse on the 3rd round of diamonds, heart ruffs and the King provide the entries needed to establish dummy's diamonds.

The Play in 3: South, with heart length prefers tapping declarer rather than going for ruffs. Declarer wins the Ace and begins drawing trump. Declarer has at least 1 loser in each suit. A double finesse in spades offers a 75% chance of avoid a 2nd spade loser, but East's hand has few entries. Declarer may prefer ducking the first round of clubs to hinder defensive communication. After winning the Ace, declarer plays a high heart from dummy. North plays the 10. South ducks because retaining the master trump puts pressure on declarer. Declarer is concerned hearts are breaking 4-1. If so, declarer may lose control of the hand. Developing diamond tricks seems best. When in with the Ace, South isn't eager to lead spades for declarer. Exiting a club could be expensive if declarer is 2-4-5-2. Exiting a heart seems best. When declarer leads the Queen, South can ruff to set 3. If South discards a spade instead of ruffing, declarer needs to guess to lead the Jack (or equivalent) to go down just 1 trick. If South discards a club instead of ruffing, declarer can make 3 by leading the Jack (or equivalent).

Declarers who play a 2nd round of trump early need to find the Jack (or equivalent) underlead to avoid going down 3 tricks.

The Play in 3: North has a choice between leading their singleton or honor sequence. If North leads the 10, declarer knows it is a singleton or a doubleton. The King may be an entry to dummy. If not, it may be necessary to use the 9 as an entry. So declarer should unblock the hearts, preserving the 7. If declarer doesn't unblock, the defense will quickly score the Ace, a heart ruff, their Ace, a second heart ruff, and a diamond ruff. South knows North is out of spades. So South shifts to a club. Now declarer must lose a club and a spade for down 3.

Declarers who unblock the hearts may escape for down 1. If after ruffing a second heart, North gives South a diamond ruff, declarer has time to cross to dummy with the 9 and finesse against South's Queen. Now the 6 serves as an entry to dummy after drawing trump, and declarer can discard their club loser on the King. South knows they have a spade trick whether they ruff or not. Declining the opportunity to ruff a diamond prevents declarer from discarding their losing club, securing a 2 trick set.

At tables where North leads the King, declarer may be concerned about a defensive heart ruff. If declarer cashes the Ace and leads a spade, declarer is likely to escape for down 1. It takes Double Dummy defense for North to underlead their Queen to allow South to draw dummy's last trump and tap declarer in clubs. Declarer's who lead a red suit rather than draw trump are headed for down 2 or 3 depending on whether declarer blocks the heart suit.



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3 ♠AJ54
5
AKJ52
♣K74
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠7
K98762
3
♣98632
♠KQ9863
QJ3
Q6
♣QT
♠T2
AT4
T9874
♣AJ5
16
312
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 2♠ 4NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦1 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +920 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   1.00  5 N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Charney-Charney
  420          6.00   1.00  5 N +1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          6.00   1.00  5 N +1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  400          4.00   3.00  5 N      A5-Lux-Gussner vs A8-Dow-Crawley
  170          2.00   5.00  3 N +3   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
  170          2.00   5.00  3 N +3   A4-Davis-Irino vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
  170          2.00   5.00  2 N +4   A6-Martin-Martin vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  150          0.00   7.00  4 S +1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 (I don't see too many Wests, vulnerable, opening 2). East overcalls 1 and South raises diamonds. It's hard to visualize game for North, but if he makes any move, South will be glad to cooperate. Can they get to the NT game--let alone the minor slam which depends on friendly finesses? Versus NT, East should lead fourth best or he will give declarer an extra trick. If South should declare NT and West lead a heart, South will not want to take any finesses. Ouch!



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4 ♠762
QJT
2
♣JT9865
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q4
AK63
AQT76
♣Q3
♠AK5
975
J984
♣K72
♠JT983
842
K53
♣A4
4
1711
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦1/2 ♥2 ♠4 NT1/2
EW: 2♣ 5 5 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        660    4.50   2.50  3N W +2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        660    4.50   2.50  3N W +2   A6-Martin-Martin vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
        660    4.50   2.50  3N W +2   A8-BBO-BBO vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        660    4.50   2.50  3N E +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Dow-Crawley
        660    4.50   2.50  3N E +2   A4-Davis-Irino vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        660    4.50   2.50  3N E +2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        690    1.00   6.00  3N W +3   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        720    0.00   7.00  3N W +4   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A1-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West is unlikely to open an off-pattern NT with just queens in his doubletons (Doubleton Kings are another matter). In response to 1, East has to decide how to choose among awkward alternatives. I like 2NT if it shows 11-12 and denies a four card major. West will be delighted to bid the NT game. With the K onside, 11 tricks are easy. Just drive out the A and waltz home.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1NTPass3NTAll pass

The Bidding: West has the values to Reverse . So there are no rebid problems after opening 1. 1NT is a slight underbid of West's playing strength. Opening 1NT to protect West's Queen doubletons seems best. East places the contract at 3NT.

The Play: North is likely to the Jack, top of an honor sequence. South knows declarer holds the Queen. Rising with the Ace immediately gives declarer 2 club tricks. Ducking seems best even though it blocks the suit. Declarer wins the Queen. Diamonds will likely provide an additional entry to dummy. So declarer cashes the Queen and leads a spade to dummy. Declarer leads the Jack (or equivalent). If South doesn't cover, another intermediate diamond is led from dummy. If South ducks again, declarer is careful to lead the 4 from dummy to preserve an intermediate diamond as an entry. Declarer, unaware of the club blockage, prefers cashing their 11 tricks: 3 + 2 + 5 + 1. A declarer who could see through the backs of the cards would duck a club and score 12 tricks. At tables where South rises with the Ace, declarer doesn't need clairvoyance to score 12 tricks.



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5 ♠T652
K862
Q9542
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QJ3
QT73
A876
♣KQ
♠K874
A95
-
♣AJ8742
♠A9
J4
KJT3
♣T9653
5
1412
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥4 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 3♠ 3NT  ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.50   0.50  3N W -3   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  150          6.50   0.50  3N W -3   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  100          4.50   2.50  3N W -2   A8-BBO-BBO vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
  100          4.50   2.50  4 W -2   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A1-Charney-Charney
   50          2.50   4.50  3N W -1   A6-Martin-Martin vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
   50          2.50   4.50  3N W -1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        430    0.50   6.50  3N W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Dow-Crawley
        430    0.50   6.50  3N W +1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. After finding out that they have no major suit fit, West settles for 3NT--and even a diamond lead won't thwart it, though a heart lead would be friendlier. Play isn't so easy when the clubs are 5-0. Still, South has a lot of discards to make on the majors, and an opening heart lead will exacerbate the problem. If a diamond is led, West has to hold up and then keep North off the lead to have a hope. And discarding from that dummy isn't a piece of cake, either--talk about getting squeezed.



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6 ♠AQ9
QJ2
AKT75
♣K7
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠2
AKT83
Q63
♣T832
♠KJT7
97
J
♣AJ9654
♠86543
654
9842
♣Q
19
910
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♥4 NT5
EW: 4♣ 2 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3 W -1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    6.00   1.00  2 N -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A1-Charney-Charney
        100    5.00   2.00  2♠ N -2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        130    3.50   3.50  4♣ E      A8-BBO-BBO vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        130    3.50   3.50  3♣ E +1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        150    1.50   5.50  3N N -3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Dow-Crawley
        150    1.50   5.50  3 N -3   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        750    0.00   7.00  5♣* W     A6-Martin-Martin vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East shouldn't preempt with this hand, but might be tempted to open 1. West responds 1, and North can do no better than to bid 2. When this passes back to West, she'll raise clubbs. Frustrated, a wise North will withdraw from the field. They may have a fit, but it sounds like partner is broke.



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7 ♠AKQT5
AJ73
5
♣T75
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠9863
82
J986
♣AK2
♠J7
K5
QT743
♣QJ98
♠42
QT964
AK2
♣643
14
89
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 3 3♠ 2NT  ♣7/6 ♦5
EW: 2  ♣6 ♥3 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.00   0.00  4 N      A6-Martin-Martin vs A1-Charney-Charney
  170          6.00   1.00  2 N +2   A4-Davis-Irino vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          4.00   3.00  3 N      A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A8-Dow-Crawley
  140          4.00   3.00  3 N      A3-Murray-Weiss vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
  140          4.00   3.00  3 N      A5-Lux-Gussner vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        100    1.00   6.00  4 S -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        100    1.00   6.00  4 N -1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        100    1.00   6.00  4 N -1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South isn't strong enough to bid 2 so it's 1NT. To South's surprise, north now bids 2. South can't justify anything more than a 3 call--and it's pushy. With the inevitable club lead from either side of the table, nine tricks are the limit. All those nice spade pitches come too late.



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8 ♠A83
Q87
AK9842
♣J
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠JT
A43
T765
♣AT65
♠97542
652
J
♣KQ82
♠KQ6
KJT9
Q3
♣9743
14
96
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦2 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +400 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.00   0.00  4 S +1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  400          6.00   1.00  3N N      A5-Lux-Gussner vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
  150          5.00   2.00  2 N +3   A4-Davis-Irino vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  130          4.00   3.00  2 N +2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A3-Upson-Coffee
         50    2.00   5.00  3N S -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
         50    2.00   5.00  4 S -1   A6-Martin-Martin vs A1-Charney-Charney
         50    2.00   5.00  3 S -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A8-Dow-Crawley
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens diamonds and rebids them. It will make 5 only if the diamond finesse is taken on the second trump lead when East plays the J. And if he was false-carding with the J10? Most won't reach game anyway.



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9 ♠AQJ
KJ4
5
♣AJT943
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T74
QT83
AT642
♣7
♠K92
965
QJ983
♣62
♠8653
A72
K7
♣KQ85
16
66
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1/2 3/4♠ 2/4NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: +430 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          6.50   0.50  3N S +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  430          6.50   0.50  3N S +1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  400          3.50   3.50  5♣ N      A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A8-Dow-Crawley
  400          3.50   3.50  5♣ N      A4-Davis-Irino vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  400          3.50   3.50  5♣ N      A6-Martin-Martin vs A1-Charney-Charney
  400          3.50   3.50  5♣ N      A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  120          1.00   6.00  1N N +1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
         50    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South starts with 1. Over 2, South has choices: bid 2NT in hopes partner has help in spades and diamonds, or raise clubs. With so flat a hand, the club raise seems reasonable. Now North shows three card spade support (a delayed, or secondary, raise). South will want to bid game somewhere--he might try 3NT to protect his K, but 4 and 5 are also possibilities, the last probably the safest if North is short in diamonds.



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10 ♠Q97
A52
972
♣A532
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K
KJT973
KQ85
♣QT
♠AT865432
Q8
J3
♣9
♠J
64
AT64
♣KJ8764
10
147
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2NT  ♦6 ♥4 ♠4
EW: 2 3♠  ♣4 ♦5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
  100          5.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          5.50   1.50  3♠ E -1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        140    3.00   4.00  3♠ E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        620    1.00   6.00  4♠ E      A3-Murray-Weiss vs A1-Charney-Charney
        620    1.00   6.00  4♠ E      A5-Lux-Gussner vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        620    1.00   6.00  4♠ E      A6-Martin-Martin vs A8-Dow-Crawley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Even vulnerable, an eight card suit wants to be bid--though 4 on this thready suit and weak hand is scary. 3 is misleading, though--and pass seems impossible. It's the paucity of Aces even more than the bad trump break that cost this one. Maybe they won't lead clubs and there will be time to pitch that 9 before the defense gets to it. Declarer has no control of this one.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  3All pass

The Bidding: East, with 8 spades and no outside control, has a choice of opening 3 or 4. East's spade texture is poor after the Ace, but that is not a great concern with an 8-card suit. East's slow red suit honors decrease the likelihood North-South have a game. The risk of going down 2 vulnerable when North-South don't have a game makes a 3 preempt more attractive.

West knows their King is valuable, but their aceless hand suggests 4 is unlikely to make. Passing 3 seems best.

The Play: East's and West's slow honors fit well together. Declarer has 8 spade tricks on a 2-2 break, a 40.7% chance. Here, the 3-1 spade break allows North-South to score 4 tricks if they cash their winners.



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11 ♠K874
KT2
A5
♣K943
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠52
AQ93
J973
♣A62
♠QJT9
874
K4
♣QT85
♠A63
J65
QT862
♣J7
13
118
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 -/1 1♠  ♣6 ♥6/7 NT6
EW: 1♣ -/1NT
       ♦5 ♥6 ♠5/6 NT6/7
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  2♠ E -3   A8-BBO-BBO vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
   90          5.00   2.00  1N S      A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
   90          5.00   2.00  1N S      A6-Martin-Martin vs A8-Dow-Crawley
   90          5.00   2.00  1N N      A4-Davis-Irino vs A3-Upson-Coffee
         50    2.00   5.00  1N S -1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
         50    2.00   5.00  1N N -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
         50    2.00   5.00  1N N -1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    0.00   7.00  1N N -2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A1-Charney-Charney

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South bids 1 or 1NT, depending on style (I prefer the latter). Given that North will rebid spades, South ends up bidding 1NT anyway. There's a lot to do! A low heart lead from West gives an extra trick. Unfortunately, diamonds are unruly.



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12 ♠86
52
AK52
♣JT764
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A
A4
T8643
♣A8532
♠JT975
KJ76
Q9
♣K9
♠KQ432
QT983
J7
♣Q
8
1210
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  5* W -3  A3-Murray-Weiss vs A1-Charney-Charney
  100          5.50   1.50  1N W -2   A4-Davis-Irino vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  100          5.50   1.50  2 E -2   A6-Martin-Martin vs A8-Dow-Crawley
   50          3.00   4.00  3N E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
   50          3.00   4.00  3N E -1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
   50          3.00   4.00  3 W -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        150    0.50   6.50  2N W +1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        150    0.50   6.50  2N E +1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and rebid 2 over East's 1. Now East bids 2 and West says 3 to complete the picture. East might try 2NT--and if he does, West must pass. It's a nightmare with all the bad distribution around the table. Slogging away at the diamonds is the best bet when the J is doubleton.



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13 ♠A872
4
Q973
♣K872
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KT54
J98
AKT8
♣J9
♠63
Q632
J52
♣QT64
♠QJ9
AKT75
64
♣A53
9
125
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2 3♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          7.00   0.00  1N N +3   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
  120          5.00   2.00  1N S +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  120          5.00   2.00  1N S +1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  120          5.00   2.00  1N N +1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          3.00   4.00  2♠ N      A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A1-Charney-Charney
   90          1.50   5.50  1N N      A4-Davis-Irino vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
   90          1.50   5.50  1N N      A6-Martin-Martin vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        100    0.00   7.00  1N S -1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A8-Dow-Crawley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and rebids 1NT over North's 1. High enough! Luckily, the K is onside, ut no one will be regretting not having bid game on this one when both black suits are 4-2.



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14 ♠KQ95
82
KJT854
♣6
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠863
AQ6
3
♣AKQJ72
♠J7
JT43
A72
♣T853
♠AT42
K975
Q96
♣94
9
166
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠  ♣2 ♥3 NT3
EW: 5♣ 2 3NT  ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  510          7.00   0.00  4* N     A5-Lux-Gussner vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          6.00   1.00  3 E -2   A6-Martin-Martin vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
         50    5.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        150    3.00   4.00  4♣ W +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    3.00   4.00  4♣ W +1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A1-Charney-Charney
        150    3.00   4.00  3♣ W +2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A8-Dow-Crawley
        400    1.00   6.00  5♣ W      A8-BBO-BBO vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        430    0.00   7.00  3N E +1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. North will likely bid 1 rather than jumping because of the spade suit on the side. East may squeak out 1, South will raise diamonds, and West can make a Support Double(s) or rebid his clubs, depending on their agreements. North may get ideas, but his bidding could have the ill effect of driving E-W into a game they otherwise wouldn't bid--and then having to take the save. If the opponents seem disposed to settle in a minor suit partial, let 'em alone.



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15 ♠A943
8
J8652
♣Q65
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠72
AQT94
93
♣AJ82
♠JT6
K73
AQT4
♣K97
♠KQ85
J652
K7
♣T43
7
1113
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 4 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  4 W -3   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A1-Charney-Charney
  100          6.00   1.00  4 W -2   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
   50          4.50   2.50  1N E -1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A8-Dow-Crawley
   50          4.50   2.50  3 E -1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        120    3.00   4.00  2N E      A6-Martin-Martin vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        420    1.00   6.00  4 W      A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        420    1.00   6.00  4 W      A4-Davis-Irino vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
        420    1.00   6.00  4 W      A5-Lux-Gussner vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West has a reasonable Rule of 20 1 opener. All his points are in his two excellent suits. Now East will make sure it gets to the heart game. The bad trump break revealed on the second trump lead can be overcome, since dummy has several entries.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass3NTPass
4All pass  

The Bidding: West's 11 HCP hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After West opens 1, East will use their partnership's method to show a flat, game forcing hand with 3-card support. Some use a jump to 3NT to show a flat hand with 13-15 HCP. The problem with jumping to 3NT is it leaves little room to look to assess whether the hands fit well together and determine if a slam is available. Over a 3NT response, West, with 2 small doubletons, places the contract in 4.

So some partnerships prefer using a Two Over One Game Force to keep the auction lower and leave more room for exploration. If a Two Over One Game Force in a red suit promises 5+ length. East responds 2 showing a Game Force with clubs or a balanced Game Force. Either way, West bids 3. East shows their 3-card heart support. West may show their minimum opener by bidding 4. If playing a convention like Serious 3NT to differentiate serious slam tries from the willingness to cooperate with a slam try, West, with 2 keycards and the Queen, might show willingness to cooperate with a slam try since East is unlimited. Either way, the auction ends at 4.

The Play: Declarer cashes the King first as a Safety Play against South holding Jxxx(x). Both defenders follow. When declarer cashes the Ace, North shows out, and declarer has a marked finesse against South's Jack. When the finesse against North for the King loses, declarer needs to pickup clubs without a loser. Even if the Queen is onside, declarer may need to ruff the 4th round of clubs or risk a finesse against the Jack. So declarer delays drawing South's last trumps. When the club finesse loses and clubs break 3-3, declarer is down 1.

At tables where North leads a club, declarer doesn't lose a club and score +420. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would take a backwards finesse against North for the Queen. If North covers, declarer finesses against South for the 10.



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16 ♠JT6
JT9
KJ96
♣T83
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠943
Q854
Q84
♣J64
♠A852
AK
A75
♣AQ95
♠KQ7
7632
T32
♣K72
6
521
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1/2 3 2/3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3N E -2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A8-Dow-Crawley
  100          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A1-Charney-Charney
  100          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        600    1.00   6.00  3N E      A3-Murray-Weiss vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        600    1.00   6.00  3N E      A6-Martin-Martin vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        600    1.00   6.00  3N E      A8-BBO-BBO vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East has an "ugly" 2NT opener--lots of HCP but very little in the way of middle cards. West has just enough to use Stayman and settle for 3NT. An opening heart lead does South no good because West has the 8--at least it didn't cost a trick.



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17 ♠AK9862
5
A76
♣T82
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T
AQ73
J852
♣K653
♠J7
KT9842
QT3
♣A9
♠Q543
J6
K94
♣QJ74
11
1010
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥3 NT5
EW: 2 4  ♣5 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -300 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   0.50  4♠ N      A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  420          6.50   0.50  4♠ N      A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A8-Dow-Crawley
  170          5.00   2.00  3♠ N +1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A1-Charney-Charney
         50    4.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        100    3.00   4.00  4♠* N -1  A6-Martin-Martin vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        420    1.00   6.00  4 E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        420    1.00   6.00  4 E      A3-Murray-Weiss vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        420    1.00   6.00  4 E      A8-BBO-BBO vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North is almost too good for 2--three quick tricks are usually enough to justify opening one. But 2 will be popular. East does not have enough to bid 3. South should advance the preempt. Then West has an unpalatable choice: pass and be robbed maybe, or double and get too high if partner doesn't have hearts. This time, hearts are great, but South will be unwilling to defend on equal vulnerability.



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18 ♠K3
KT43
A864
♣AT6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AQT98654
-
J3
♣K32
♠J72
AQJ9
KQ95
♣75
♠-
87652
T72
♣QJ984
14
1013
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3/4♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -420 4♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  6♠* W -2  A3-Murray-Weiss vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  100          6.00   1.00  5♠* W -1  A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        420    3.50   3.50  4♠ W      A4-Davis-Irino vs A1-Charney-Charney
        420    3.50   3.50  4♠ W      A5-Lux-Gussner vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        420    3.50   3.50  4♠ W      A6-Martin-Martin vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        420    3.50   3.50  4♠ W      A8-BBO-BBO vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
        450    1.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A8-Dow-Crawley
        800    0.00   7.00  5* S -3  A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1, never guessing that partner will go right to 4--but that's the thing to do with this eight card suit. The three aces are all there is to lose, especially when North is the one with all the cards--he can't get South in with a crowbar.



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19 ♠95
Q542
Q4
♣Q9872
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A86
K863
AKT
♣AK4
♠Q4
AJ97
98762
♣J3
♠KJT732
T
J53
♣T65
6
218
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 3♣ 6/5 5/4 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -1370 6-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3N W -2   A6-Martin-Martin vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          6.00   1.00  4 W -1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A8-Dow-Crawley
        100    5.00   2.00  3♠* S -1  A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        620    3.50   3.50  4 W      A5-Lux-Gussner vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
        620    3.50   3.50  4 E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        680    1.00   6.00  4 W +2   A8-BBO-BBO vs A1-Charney-Charney
        680    1.00   6.00  4 E +2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        680    1.00   6.00  4 E +2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
20 ♠QJ84
AKT86
J6
♣62
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KT965
J97
A5
♣KQT
♠A
Q4
KT974
♣J9754
♠732
532
Q832
♣A83
11
1310
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 1 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  5♣ E -1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A8-Dow-Crawley
  100          6.50   0.50  4♣ E -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        100    5.00   2.00  3 N -1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        110    3.50   3.50  3♣ E      A6-Martin-Martin vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        110    3.50   3.50  2♣ W +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        130    1.00   6.00  4♣ W      A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        130    1.00   6.00  3♣ W +1   A8-BBO-BBO vs A1-Charney-Charney
        130    1.00   6.00  3♣ E +1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
21 ♠AJ95
KJ763
AK5
♣4
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q8432
Q85
9872
♣A
♠K6
94
JT64
♣T9873
♠T7
AT2
Q3
♣KQJ652
16
84
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 6 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +1430 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          7.00   0.00  2♠* W -4  A8-BBO-BBO vs A1-Charney-Charney
  650          5.00   2.00  5 N      A3-Murray-Weiss vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
  650          5.00   2.00  4 N +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  650          5.00   2.00  4 N +1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
  630          3.00   4.00  3N N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  620          2.00   5.00  4 N      A6-Martin-Martin vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  170          1.00   6.00  3 N +1   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        100    0.00   7.00  6 N -1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A8-Dow-Crawley
22 ♠AT76
AKQ64
K9
♣43
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQ4
953
J82
♣T962
♠95
JT82
Q53
♣KJ87
♠J832
7
AT764
♣AQ5
16
67
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5 6♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          6.36   0.64  4♠ S +2   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A3-Upson-Coffee
  480          6.36   0.64  4♠ S +2   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A1-Charney-Charney
  450          4.07   2.93  4♠ S +1   A4-Davis-Irino vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  450          4.07   2.93  4♠ S +1   A6-Martin-Martin vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
  430          2.36   4.64  3N N +1   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
  200          1.21   5.79  3♠ N +2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
        100    0.07   6.93  6♠ S -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
23 ♠Q654
K3
T7
♣KJT85
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T832
Q752
A62
♣43
♠AKJ
AJT94
QJ9
♣A2
♠97
86
K8543
♣Q976
9
620
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5/4 ♥2/1 ♠2 NT1
EW: 1♣ 2 5 4♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        650    6.93   0.07  4 E +1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A1-Charney-Charney
        680    2.93   4.07  5 W +1   A6-Martin-Martin vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        680    2.93   4.07  4 E +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
        680    2.93   4.07  4 E +2   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        680    2.93   4.07  4 E +2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox
        680    2.93   4.07  4 E +2   A4-Davis-Irino vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
        680    2.93   4.07  4 E +2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
24 ♠K2
954
A974
♣A985
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AT8
JT
Q832
♣KJT7
♠96543
Q86
KJ6
♣43
♠QJ7
AK732
T5
♣Q62
11
116
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +100 2♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.36   0.64  3♠ E -2   A4-Davis-Irino vs A7-Boehne-Jackson
  100          6.36   0.64  3♠ E -2   A7-Pratt-Cotham vs A6-Ricketts-Siebert
         50    3.50   3.50  3 S -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Van Gelder-Dodson
         50    3.50   3.50  3 S -1   A5-Lux-Gussner vs A1-Charney-Charney
         50    3.50   3.50  3 S -1   A6-Martin-Martin vs A4-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    0.64   6.36  4 S -2   A2-Tatsugawa-Muller vs A3-Upson-Coffee
        100    0.64   6.36  4 S -2   A3-Murray-Weiss vs A5-Shellooe-Maddox