- Monday Aft - April 23, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1124 MP  Geomean: 844 MP
(based on 40 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Mitsuo Tatsugawa - Xiaoxu Ning 57.61 1st A 1.00
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 56.34 1st B 0.72
Arlene Seckel - Kurt Schnebele 56.13 3rd A 0.50
Brad Dow - Larry Slayton 55.47 1st A 1.00
Betty Jackson - Ray Boehne 54.05 2nd A 0.70
Konny Murray - Mary McCormick 54.02 3rd B 0.36
Jack Crary - Jerome Weiss 52.87 3rd A 0.50
Lauren Upson - Ron Coffee 52.57 4th A 0.35
Barbara Deasy - Bee Melendez 49.86 4th B 0.25
David Maddox - William Shellooe 49.22 2nd B 0.22
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>April 23, 2018     |CLUB NO.>217133    | 04/23/2018 16:09
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=9/C=2                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Mary Block             Barbara Alexander        C    .     .     .     86.50  40.05
 2 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    2     1     .    121.69  56.34  0.72(B)
 3 Richard McCormick      Alexander Henderson      B    .     .     .    102.44  47.43
 4 Konny Murray           Mary McCormick           B    4     3     .    116.69  54.02  0.36(B)
 5 Xiaoxu Ning            Mitsuo Tatsugawa         A    1     .     .    124.44  57.61  1.00(A)
 6  Maja                  Dinah Irino              B    .     .     .    103.00  47.69
 7 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    3     2     .    121.25  56.13  0.50(A)
 8 Kathy Gray             Vera Bergner             B    .     .     .     93.81  43.43
 9 Bee Melendez           Barbara Deasy            C    .     4     1    107.69  49.86  0.25(B)
10 Deborah Davis          Karin Heidi Hollmann     B    .     .     .    101.81  47.13
                                          Totals                        1079.32

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=4/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             B    .     .     .     98.00  45.37
 2 Nancy Borucki          Sharon Larson            A    .     .     .    112.00  51.85
 3 Shirley Temple         Jackie Stewart           A    .     .     .    110.31  51.07
 4 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    2     .     .    116.75  54.05  0.70(A)
 5 Lauren Upson           Ron Coffee               A    4     .     .    113.56  52.57  0.35(A)
 6 Jack Crary             Jerome Weiss             C    3     1     1    114.19  52.87  0.50(A)
 7 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C    .     2     .    106.31  49.22  0.22(B)
 8 Andrea Carr            Laura Gherman            C    .     .     .     92.31  42.74
 9 Jean Lesieutre         Thomas Crawley           A    .     .     .     98.06  45.40
10 Brad Dow               Larry Slayton            A    1     .     .    119.81  55.47  1.00(A)
                                          Totals                        1081.30

Hands and Results
1 ♠8753
AKQ64
A5
♣K3
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKQ6
J7
K6
♣AQJ97
♠J92
T8
J983
♣T654
♠T4
9532
QT742
♣82
16
202
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 1NT  ♣5 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦5 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   1.00  3 N      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  140          7.00   1.00  3 N      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  140          7.00   1.00  3 N      D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  100          4.50   3.50  4♠ E -2   D6-Maja-Irino vs D10-Dow-Slayton
  100          4.50   3.50  4♣ W -2   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D8-Carr-Gherman
   50          3.00   5.00  4♣ W -1   D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        110    1.00   7.00  2♠ E      D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        110    1.00   7.00  3♣ W      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        110    1.00   7.00  3♣ E      D1-Block-Alexander vs D1-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

16 HCP aside, this is not the hand for a 1NT opener: partner could easily have a hand not strong enough to bid over 1NT and you could miss a major suit fit. The odds are South will pass 1, since this hand is weak even for a single raise. Those Bergen bidders who raise to 3 with 3-7 points may be tempted, though. That 3 would be profoundly irritating to West, sitting there with half the deck in her hand. If it's 1--P--P to West, his best strategy is to double. Poor East can only bid 2 and duck. West won't be deterred from raising, but South may then raise hearts belatedly.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1PassPass
DblPass23
DblPass4Pass
PassPass  

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 4, 9, and 12.

The Bidding: Opening 1NT with 4-5 in the majors risks missing a major suit fit. North prefers to open 1. South, with 3 Support Points, will pass at most tables. West is too strong to overcall 2 or 3. So West begins with a double. North doesn't have the shape to act, but some will risk obstructing with a 2 rebid based on their strength and suit quality. If North passes, East advances to 2 to allow a 3 rebid if required to bid again. South preempts with a jump to 3. West doubles again. East bids 4. North expects 3 to make. North may risk a double to protect their equity.

Partnerships playing Bergen Raises can preempt immediately with a weak jump raise. West is too strong to pass. West has a choice between overcalling 3 or 4, or doubling for takeout. West prefers the flexibility of a takeout double. King-doubleton is reasonable for a double under pressure. East is likely to venture 4 to give partner room to convert to diamonds with a spade-diamond two suiter. North expects 3 to make, and may risk a double to protect their equity.

The Play in 3: Declarer can ruff their 3rd and 4th spades. A lobbing finesse towards the King is successful. Declarer has 9 tricks: 2 ruffs + 5 + 1 + 1.

The Play in 4: With the King offside, declarer cannot avoid losing 1. club, 1 diamond, and 2 hearts. If the defense doesn't break diamonds, declarer must lose a 2nd diamond trick.



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2 ♠984
AJ73
J873
♣Q4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠7653
Q95
9652
♣K7
♠AJT
-
AKQT4
♣AJ865
♠KQ2
KT8642
-
♣T932
8
519
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣3 ♦3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 3♠ 1NT  ♥3
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +100 4♠*-EW/5*-EW/5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4* E -1  D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        110    6.50   1.50  3 E      D1-Block-Alexander vs D1-Muller-Newell
        110    6.50   1.50  3 E      D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        130    4.50   3.50  3 E +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        130    4.50   3.50  4♣ E      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        150    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        170    2.00   6.00  3 E +3   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        400    1.00   7.00  5 E      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        450    0.00   8.00  4♠ W +1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D10-Dow-Slayton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East picks up this hand and visualizes game or even slam. Alas, it's North who has the hand which might make that possible, not partner. Since it's very hard to describe two-suiters after 2, East probably opens 1. Will South pass or bid 1? In today's aggressive style, the overcall is more likely. West might pass, or eke out 2, and North either way will raise hearts--maybe even to the three. No one is going to make this easy for East.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  11
Dbl2Dbl3
PassPass4Pass
4Pass5All pass

The Bidding: East has great trick taking potential. Upgrading to a Strong 2 Clubs opening would be a mistake with 3 suits as possible destinations; so East opens 1. After West overcalls 1, West has a choice between passing and making a Negative Double . West is quite weak for a Free Bid , but bidding will not be safer later. Given the diamond fit, making a Negative Double seems best. North advances to 2. East's Support Double shows exactly 3 spades. South's 13 Support Points suggest competing to 3. South's Losing Trick Count of 6 suggests making a Game Try . If North has nothing wasted in diamonds, a game is possible. There is no need to stretch for a game at Matchpoints . Competing to 3 seems best. West has nothing to say. East shows their strength and shape with a 4 rebid. West takes a preference for diamonds. East's Losing Trick Count of 4 suggests bidding 5.

The Play in 5: South leads the 6. The Rule of 11 tells North declarer has no hearts higher than the 6. So North covers dummy's card and declarer ruffs. Declarer cashes a high diamond and learns about the bad break. When the Queen falls on the 2nd round, declarer expects North to be 4-2 in the minors. Declarer sets up clubs with a ruff, but North overruffs. Declarer cannot avoid losing 2 more tricks for down 1.

The Play in 4 or 5: On the auction, declarer knows to guard against West holding Q95. Declarer uses their dummy entries to taking lobbing finesses towards their KQ2. West doesn't have the entries to prevent declarer from ruffing 2 clubs. Declarer scores 10 tricks: 2 + 6 + 2 ruffs.



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3 ♠K
A87543
JT72
♣A9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q765
KQ
943
♣KJT3
♠T98432
J9
A865
♣6
♠AJ
T62
KQ
♣Q87542
12
115
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 5 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.50   0.50  4 N +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  450          7.50   0.50  4 N +1   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D8-Carr-Gherman
  420          5.50   2.50  4 N      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  420          5.50   2.50  4 N      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  200          3.50   4.50  4♠ W -2   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  200          3.50   4.50  2 N +3   D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  170          1.50   6.50  3 N +1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D10-Dow-Slayton
  170          1.50   6.50  3 N +1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D5-Upson-Coffee
         50    0.00   8.00  4 N -1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D1-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and North responds 1. Will South rebid 2 or the rather more descriptive 1NT? Either way, North will keep it going and find the heart fit with South's delayed raise. Hearts are polite enough to break 2-2, so there's even an overtrick.



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4 ♠AT32
A
84
♣AQJ842
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠86
J763
AJ75
♣K93
♠94
QT84
T632
♣765
♠KQJ75
K952
KQ9
♣T
15
92
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2/3 2 6♠ 4/5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠0 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1460          8.00   0.00  6♠ S +1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D1-Muller-Newell
 1430          6.50   1.50  6♠ S      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D5-Upson-Coffee
 1430          6.50   1.50            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  710          5.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D8-Carr-Gherman
  680          3.50   4.50  5♠ S +1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  680          3.50   4.50  4♠ S +2   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  620          2.00   6.00  4♠ S      D1-Block-Alexander vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        100    0.50   7.50  6♠ S -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        100    0.50   7.50  6♠ N -1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and is delighted when the response is 1. When he jumps to 3 in support, South should think about slam. Checking for Aces, he happily bids 6. It's a friendly hand, too, with both black suits breaking.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass4Pass4
Pass4Pass4NT
Pass5Pass6
All pass   

The Bidding: North opens 1. When South responds 1, North's jump to 4 shows a strong hand with a spade fit and a good, long club suit. South's slow red suit honors may be wasted. South's club shortness may allow ruffing power to establish North's club suit, but may make it more difficult to establish the suit. South's spade texture and length are positives. Cooperating with the slam try by cue bidding 4 seems best. North cue bids their heart control. South doesn't know whether it is the Ace, shortness, or both. South bids 4NT Roman Keycard . When North shows 3 key cards, South places the contract at 6.

The Play: West knows their K93 is a terrible holding. Cashing the Ace seems best. If West doesn't cash the Ace, declarer uses ruffing power to establish clubs. Declarer discards their diamonds on dummy's clubs. A diamond ruff provides declarers 13th trick.



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5 ♠K83
T6
J542
♣KT64
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J5
AQ52
Q76
♣A752
♠QT
K973
A83
♣J983
♠A97642
J84
KT9
♣Q
7
1310
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 3  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  730          8.00   0.00  3♠* S     D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  100          7.00   1.00  4 W -2   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D8-Carr-Gherman
   50          4.50   3.50  4 E -1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D10-Dow-Slayton
   50          4.50   3.50  4 E -1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D1-Muller-Newell
   50          4.50   3.50  3 W -1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
   50          4.50   3.50  3 E -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        140    1.50   6.50  3 E      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        140    1.50   6.50            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        200    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -2   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D5-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 2 in third seat. West doubles, and even vulnerable North might raise. If not--or maybe in any case--East will bid the hearts, though 4 turns out not to work so well.



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6 ♠43
K86542
J2
♣754
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJT98
QT
A65
♣AT8
♠76
J97
KT9743
♣J3
♠AK52
A3
Q8
♣KQ962
4
135
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥5
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -100 3*-NS/3♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  140          6.50   1.50  3 N      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D1-Muller-Newell
  140          6.50   1.50  2 S +1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        110    3.50   4.50  2♠ W      D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        110    3.50   4.50  1♠ W +1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        110    3.50   4.50  1♠ W +1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        110    3.50   4.50  3 E      D6-Maja-Irino vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        140    1.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        150    0.00   8.00  5♣ S -3   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D8-Carr-Gherman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, overcalled 1 by West. North isn't strong enough to do anything. nor is East. Now South rebids 1NT, showing spades stopper, a reasonably balanced hand, and 18-19 points. North will get it to 2, either with a transfer or by bidding it, depending on their agreement.



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7 ♠Q8643
KT5
Q4
♣J54
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A95
A76
J7532
♣K2
♠J72
QJ4
K986
♣Q98
♠KT
9832
AT
♣AT763
8
129
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣5 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          8.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D10-Dow-Slayton
  100          6.00   2.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D5-Upson-Coffee
    PASS       4.00   4.00  Pass Out  D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
         90    3.00   5.00  1N E      D6-Maja-Irino vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        180    1.50   6.50  2* W     D2-Eby-Eby vs D1-Muller-Newell
        180    1.50   6.50  2* W     D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        200    0.00   8.00  3♠ N -2   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D2-Borucki-Larson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

With 2 1/2 quick tricks, some may open 1, but many will pass, allowing West to open 1. North will certainly bid 1 if partner has opened the bidding, but will he overcall if partner has passed? It's not a great suit. Over 1, East is put to it--pass? bid 1NT? how about 2? Anything might be wrong. With the points so spread around, no one will get far.



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8 ♠T62
932
AK7
♣KT72
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQJ743
Q5
J94
♣J8
♠A9
K76
QT2
♣Q6543
♠85
AJT84
8653
♣A9
10
1011
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 3  ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    8.00   0.00  4 S -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D1-Muller-Newell
        100    7.00   1.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        110    3.50   4.50  2♠ W      D1-Block-Alexander vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        110    3.50   4.50  2♠ W      D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        110    3.50   4.50  2♠ W      D6-Maja-Irino vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        110    3.50   4.50  2♠ W      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        110    3.50   4.50  2♠ W      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        110    3.50   4.50  2♠ E      D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    0.00   8.00  3♠ W      D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D3-Temple-Stewart

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 2, which passes to South. Will South balance? It's dangerous but very tempting. If South does bid 3, will that shutout the opponents? Much will depend on the pugnacious nature (or lack of it) of the participants.



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9 ♠JT8642
Q
-
♣T76543
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠3
T6
AQT865
♣AQJ9
♠AKQ97
K97
973
♣K8
♠5
AJ85432
KJ42
♣2
3
1315
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦0/2 ♥6 ♠4 NT0
EW: 3/2♣ 5 1 3♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  100          6.00   2.00  6N E -1   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  100          6.00   2.00  5 W -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D1-Muller-Newell
  100          6.00   2.00  5 W -1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        150    4.00   4.00  4 W +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        500    3.00   5.00  4* S -3  D1-Block-Alexander vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        600    2.00   6.00  3N W      D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        660    0.50   7.50  4N E +1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        660    0.50   7.50  3N E +2   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D10-Dow-Slayton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Even this fabulous shape won't coax a bid out of North. East opens 1 or 1NT depending on their style. South may well bid 2 and West 3 in that case. North passes very quietly. East has a reasonable 3NT now. The hand plays beautifully: enjoy the overtricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1NT3
3NTAll pass  

The Bidding: The trick taking power of a 6-6 hand is typically worth 2 extra Aces. Here, North's weak suits suggest passing despite the favorable vulnerability. It is common to open 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. South jams the auction with a 3 overcall at favorable vulnerability, hoping to make it difficult for North-South to find their presumed spade fit. West doesn't have the shape for a Negative Double . Responding 4 bypasses 3NT and wrong sides a diamond contract. Responding 3NT without a heart stopper is risky. Bob Hamman advised if there are possible calls and one of them is 3NT, then 3NT should be chosen. West chooses to risk 3NT.

Auctions will vary dramatically. At tables where North preempts, South will need to rescue with their heart suit. Some East-West pairs will prefer playing in diamonds rather than risking 3NT.

The Play: South leads the 5, East covers North's Queen with the King. If South has 7 hearts, declarer can safely double finesse diamonds. If South started with 6 hearts, losing a finesse will be costly. A finesse against the King will work well if South has Kx or K42. South's suit texture is mediocre. South likely has 7 hearts. It cannot hurt to cash 2 spade or 2 clubs. When South shows out on the 2nd round, declarer opts for the double finesse. With the KJ42 onside, declarer scores all the tricks. South must cash the Ace to hold declarer to 12 tricks. Note that South's 2 singletons prevent declarer from taking 12 tricks in a diamond contract. Declarer cannot double finesse and get rid of their 2nd heart.



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10 ♠T986
T92
973
♣JT2
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J752
3
AQ62
♣Q654
♠AKQ4
AQ75
K85
♣93
♠3
KJ864
JT4
♣AK87
1
918
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
EW: 2♣ 5 1 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    8.00   0.00  4 E +1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        620    5.50   2.50  4♠ W      D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        620    5.50   2.50  4♠ E      D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        620    5.50   2.50  4♠ E      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        620    5.50   2.50  4♠ E      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D1-Muller-Newell
        630    3.00   5.00  3N E +1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        650    1.00   7.00  4♠ W +1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        650    1.00   7.00  4♠ E +1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        650    1.00   7.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D3-Temple-Stewart

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and raises the 1 response to 4, showing four card support and for many also denying an outside singleton or void. What will North lead? Maybe the fortuitous J...



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11 ♠KQ7
KQ7652
975
♣9
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠2
98
AJ62
♣KQT875
♠A98643
3
Q
♣J6432
♠JT5
AJT4
KT843
♣A
10
107
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1/2 1NT  ♣1 ♠4
EW: 5♣ 3♠  ♦4 ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 21 = -2
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  6♣* W -1  D1-Block-Alexander vs D8-Carr-Gherman
  100          7.00   1.00  6♣* W -1  D2-Eby-Eby vs D10-Dow-Slayton
  100          7.00   1.00  6♣* W -1  D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        100    5.00   3.00  5 N -2   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        150    4.00   4.00  5 N -3   D6-Maja-Irino vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        400    2.50   5.50  5♣ W      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        400    2.50   5.50  5♣ W      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D1-Muller-Newell
        550    1.00   7.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        650    0.00   8.00  5♣* W +1  D4-Murray-McCormick vs D4-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and West bids an obnoxious 3. It doesn't matter what North does: East should jump to 5. What a dream to play! Double dummy, 5 goes down a ton, but not with the likelier opening club lead. It still won't make, but it won't be so horrendous.



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12 ♠7
KQ9873
KT
♣A954
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AKQJT9
2
A53
♣KQT
♠832
AT64
J7642
♣J
♠654
J5
Q98
♣87632
12
196
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♦3 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4 4♠ 4NT  ♣5 ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  5♠ W -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D10-Dow-Slayton
   50          7.50   0.50  5♠ W -1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        420    5.50   2.50  4♠ W      D1-Block-Alexander vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        420    5.50   2.50  4♠ E      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D1-Muller-Newell
        450    2.00   6.00  5♠ W      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        450    2.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        450    2.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        450    2.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        450    2.00   6.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D3-Temple-Stewart

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West has a hand for which a 2 opener is arguable. Lots of winners, enough quick tricks, and not too many losers. North may overcall those hearts in either case, but the vulnerability will preclude N's getting too frisky, and E-W should reach their spade game--with the minors having losers which can't be shrugged off.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
22PassPass
2Pass3Pass
4Pass4Pass
4All pass  

The Bidding: After West opens a Strong 2 Clubs , North overcalls 2. Over Inferference , it is common to use a double as a negative and a pass as a Game Force . With that understanding, East's pass is a Game Force. Some partnerships play a jump to 3 as showing a strong hand with 4 spades and long diamonds, a hand which is otherwise difficult to show. With that agreement, West rebids 2. East raises to 3. West cue bids their club control. East's 4 cue bid shows a heart control and denies a diamond control. Now West, concerned about diamonds, offers 4 as the final contract, ending the auction.

Some partnerships use a jump to 3 to set trump and demand a cue bid. Here, that agreement creates a lot of momentum which can get East-West too high. East cue bids their club control (shortness). West cue bids their diamond control. East cue bids their heart control. Now West is likely to drive to slam.

The Play in 4: North is likely to lead their King, top of an honor sequence. East wins the Ace. Declarer can see 10 tricks: 6 + 1 + 1 + 2. Some declarers may try for an 11th trick with an end play. Declarer can ruff a round of hearts, knock out the Ace. and draw 2 rounds of trump. Now declarer plays the Ace and a diamond. The diamond blockage end plays North. The play is similar if North exits a diamond earlier. It pays to visualize a holding which offers an extra trick. A defender who can see through the backs of the cards would lead the King to breakup the end play.



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13 ♠J87
A6
QJ9
♣AQJ93
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AQT52
873
864
♣74
♠96
K95
AK753
♣KT2
♠K43
QJT42
T2
♣865
15
613
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3 2 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3 E -2   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  110          7.00   1.00  2 N      D2-Eby-Eby vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
         90    6.00   2.00  2 W      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        110    5.00   3.00  2 E +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D1-Muller-Newell
        200    3.00   5.00  2 N -2   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        200    3.00   5.00  2 N -2   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        200    3.00   5.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        300    0.50   7.50  2N N -3   D1-Block-Alexander vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        300    0.50   7.50  2 N -3   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D5-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT. South will transfer and pass. Will West now balance? Not likely with only six HCP. 2 will be tough.



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14 ♠-
AKQJ962
KQ98
♣T3
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T9652
-
AT7
♣AK952
♠AK74
853
43
♣QJ84
♠QJ83
T74
J652
♣76
15
1110
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4  ♣2/3 ♠3 NT5
EW: 4♣ 4♠  ♦5 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -100 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          8.00   0.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  300          7.00   1.00  5♠* W -2  D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  150          6.00   2.00  5♠ W -3   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D10-Dow-Slayton
         50    4.00   4.00  5 N -1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    4.00   4.00  5 N -1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D1-Muller-Newell
         50    4.00   4.00  5 N -1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        420    1.00   7.00  4♠ W      D2-Eby-Eby vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        420    1.00   7.00  4♠ W      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        420    1.00   7.00  4♠ W      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D8-Carr-Gherman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. North will just rear back and bid 4 and now East has to decide if he dares bid 4. He has to hope West is the one short in hearts. Lucky hand...



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15 ♠AJ
Q
AQJ4
♣T87653
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T6543
A976
96
♣Q4
♠Q98
KT42
KT8
♣AKJ
♠K72
J853
7532
♣92
14
616
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/-  ♦7/6 ♥4 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3 4♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4 E -2   D2-Eby-Eby vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        110    6.50   1.50  1♠ W +1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        110    6.50   1.50  2 E      D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        120    4.50   3.50  2N E      D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D1-Muller-Newell
        120    4.50   3.50  1N E +1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        140    2.00   6.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        170    0.00   8.00  2♠ W +2   D1-Block-Alexander vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1, overcalled 1NT by East. West will bid Stayman or transfer and then pass ASAP. Only the bad heart break is any sort of problem.



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16 ♠JT7
KQJ5
J
♣JT984
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A64
T76
KT863
♣Q3
♠Q932
A9432
72
♣A2
♠K85
8
AQ954
♣K765
9
910
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ -/1 2NT  ♦6/7 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1 1/-♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♠7/6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3 E -2   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  150          7.00   1.00  1N S +2   D2-Eby-Eby vs D8-Carr-Gherman
  130          6.00   2.00  3♣ S +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  120          5.00   3.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D1-Muller-Newell
  110          3.50   4.50  3♣ S      D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  110          3.50   4.50  3♣ S      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  100          2.00   6.00  2 E -1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D6-Crary-Weiss
         50    1.00   7.00  3♣ S -1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        140    0.00   8.00  3 E      D1-Block-Alexander vs D5-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East may open light with 1, which South would then double. West raises hearts. Will North now bid 3? Sounds like duplication of values. If he passes. South may reopen with a double, very profitable if North passes.



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17 ♠Q96
AJ7643
Q62
♣T
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AT
T92
AK75
♣AK53
♠J8432
85
8
♣J8742
♠K75
KQ
JT943
♣Q96
9
182
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2 1NT  ♣2/3 ♠4/5
EW: 3♣ 2♠  ♦5 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS/3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  530          8.00   0.00  3* N     D6-Maja-Irino vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  200          7.00   1.00  4♠ E -4   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  140          5.50   2.50  3 N      D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  140          5.50   2.50            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D1-Muller-Newell
  100          4.00   4.00  2♠ W -2   D2-Eby-Eby vs D8-Carr-Gherman
   50          3.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D5-Upson-Coffee
         50    1.50   6.50  3 N -1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
         50    1.50   6.50  3 N -1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        300    0.00   8.00  4* N -2  D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D10-Dow-Slayton

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North may open 2, which would pass to West. Poor West--all those points and no palatable bid. He might try 3, but South would then bid 3. Ah, well...



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18 ♠KT83
K762
AT32
♣4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q5
J98
KQJ74
♣J32
♠764
T53
5
♣AKQT96
♠AJ92
AQ4
986
♣875
10
109
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 4♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D8-Carr-Gherman
  650          7.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  170          6.00   2.00  3♠ N +1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  100          5.00   3.00  3♣ E -2   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
   50          4.00   4.00  2♣ E -1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D5-Upson-Coffee
    PASS       3.00   5.00  Pass Out  D6-Maja-Irino vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        100    2.00   6.00  3♠ N -1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        110    0.50   7.50  3♣ E      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        110    0.50   7.50            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D1-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East has a great 3 opener--only a six card suit, but well worth mentioning. This passes around to North who must cross his fingers and reopen with a double. South may even jump to 4--and will be rewarded if she does.



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19 ♠T542
J963
T2
♣Q62
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AQ86
AT742
K9
♣J9
♠KJ9
Q5
8764
♣A543
♠73
K8
AQJ53
♣KT87
3
1410
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3N E -2   D2-Eby-Eby vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  100          7.00   1.00  3♠ W -1   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D3-Temple-Stewart
         90    6.00   2.00  1N E      D1-Block-Alexander vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        110    5.00   3.00  2 W      D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        120    4.00   4.00  1N E +1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        140    2.00   6.00  3 W      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D1-Muller-Newell
        140    2.00   6.00  2 W +1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    2.00   6.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        600    0.00   8.00  3N E      D6-Maja-Irino vs D5-Upson-Coffee
20 ♠AJ7654
KQJ2
K8
♣3
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQ93
A97
2
♣KQ865
♠T8
4
AT9653
♣T742
♠2
T8653
QJ74
♣AJ9
14
144
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1/2NT  ♣4 ♦6 ♠6
EW: 3♣  ♦6 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +500 5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.50   0.50  4 N      D6-Maja-Irino vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  620          7.50   0.50  4 N      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  300          6.00   2.00  3 E -3   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D1-Muller-Newell
  170          4.50   3.50  2 N +2   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  170          4.50   3.50  2 N +2   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D3-Temple-Stewart
   80          3.00   5.00  1♠ N      D1-Block-Alexander vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        100    1.00   7.00  2♠ N -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        100    1.00   7.00  4 N -1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        100    1.00   7.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D10-Dow-Slayton
21 ♠AQ87
KQ
JT
♣AQ973
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠32
A3
AKQ6543
♣K5
♠J6
T97652
82
♣842
♠KT954
J84
97
♣JT6
18
161
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4♠  ♦5 ♥6 NT5
EW: 2  ♣2 ♥6 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.50   0.50  4♠ S      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D1-Muller-Newell
  620          7.50   0.50  4♠ S      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  500          6.00   2.00  5* W -3  D6-Maja-Irino vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  300          5.00   3.00  5* W -2  D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  150          3.00   5.00  4 E -3   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  150          3.00   5.00  5 W -3   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  150          3.00   5.00            D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D10-Dow-Slayton
  100          1.00   7.00  5 W -2   D1-Block-Alexander vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        100    0.00   8.00  5♠ S -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D6-Crary-Weiss
22 ♠9653
QT74
-
♣JT763
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT
J9
AJT954
♣K95
♠AJ7
K532
8732
♣Q2
♠Q842
A86
KQ6
♣A84
3
1210
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2♠  ♦3 NT4/5
EW: 4 2NT  ♣5 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  1N W -1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D8-Carr-Gherman
         50    7.00   1.00  1N S -1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
         90    5.50   2.50  2 W      D1-Block-Alexander vs D3-Temple-Stewart
         90    5.50   2.50  2 E      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        110    2.50   5.50  3 W      D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D1-Muller-Newell
        110    2.50   5.50  3 E      D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        110    2.50   5.50  2 W +1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        110    2.50   5.50  2 W +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        200    0.00   8.00  1N S -4   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D6-Crary-Weiss
23 ♠A842
QJ5
T762
♣AQ
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KT763
86
AQ93
♣T4
♠95
T9432
J4
♣J865
♠QJ
AK7
K85
♣K9732
13
92
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3 2/3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  630          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D10-Dow-Slayton
  630          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  630          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      D1-Block-Alexander vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  600          3.00   5.00  3N S      D6-Maja-Irino vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
         80    1.00   7.00  1♠ W      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        100    0.00   8.00  3N S -1   D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D1-Muller-Newell
24 ♠KJ542
K75
932
♣64
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QT97
2
AKT854
♣T7
♠A
Q843
Q6
♣KQJ953
♠863
AJT96
J7
♣A82
7
914
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦2 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 1NT  ♥6/5 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  5♣ E -3   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  100          7.00   1.00  3N E -2   D6-Maja-Irino vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
         50    6.00   2.00  3 S -1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        130    4.50   3.50  4♣ E      D10-Davis-Hollmann vs D1-Muller-Newell
        130    4.50   3.50  3♣ E +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D10-Dow-Slayton
        170    2.50   5.50  3 W +3   D2-Eby-Eby vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        170    2.50   5.50  3♣ E +3   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        430    1.00   7.00  3N E +1   D1-Block-Alexander vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        490    0.00   8.00  3N E +3   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D2-Borucki-Larson
25 ♠-
QJ853
AQ964
♣J72
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQJ96542
-
7
♣AQ43
♠87
AK74
KJ832
♣T6
♠KT3
T962
T5
♣K985
10
1311
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1
       ♣4 ♦4/6 ♥6/7 ♠1/2 NT3/4
EW: 2♣ 1 5♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    8.00   0.00  4♠ W      D4-Murray-McCormick vs D8-Carr-Gherman
        680    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   D1-Block-Alexander vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        680    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   D2-Eby-Eby vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        680    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        680    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D1-Muller-Newell
        680    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        680    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        680    4.00   4.00  4♠ W +2   D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
       1430    0.00   8.00  6♠ W      D6-Maja-Irino vs D3-Temple-Stewart
26 ♠AQ5
QT2
9854
♣AKJ
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J642
J
KQJT6
♣T42
♠KT7
K987
72
♣Q873
♠983
A6543
A3
♣965
16
88
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 3/2 1/-♠ 1NT
       ♦6 ♠7/6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  1N N +2   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  140          7.00   1.00  2 N +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D8-Carr-Gherman
         90    6.00   2.00  2 W      D1-Block-Alexander vs D2-Borucki-Larson
        100    5.00   3.00  2 N -1   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D1-Muller-Newell
        200    2.50   5.50  4 N -2   D6-Maja-Irino vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        200    2.50   5.50  3 S -2   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        200    2.50   5.50  3 S -2   D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
        200    2.50   5.50  3 N -2   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D5-Upson-Coffee
       1100    0.00   8.00  4* N -4  D2-Eby-Eby vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
27 ♠KJ876
Q
K9
♣A8632
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠5432
8432
T65
♣T4
♠Q
KJT975
AJ3
♣KQ7
♠AT9
A6
Q8742
♣J95
13
016
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 4♠ 2NT  ♥4
EW: 3  ♣3 ♦3 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          8.00   0.00  4 S      D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  200          6.50   1.50  3♠ N +2   D2-Eby-Eby vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  200          6.50   1.50  3♠ N +2   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D1-Muller-Newell
  170          4.50   3.50  3♠ N +1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  170          4.50   3.50  3♠ N +1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  150          3.00   5.00  5 E -3   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D8-Carr-Gherman
  140          2.00   6.00  3♠ N      D1-Block-Alexander vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  100          1.00   7.00  4 E -2   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D5-Upson-Coffee
        170    0.00   8.00  3♠ W +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D6-Crary-Weiss
28 ♠A973
AT9
A6
♣A764
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠QT52
K4
K752
♣T32
♠KJ864
5
QT94
♣KQJ
♠-
QJ87632
J83
♣985
16
812
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 2NT  ♦6 ♠4
EW: 1/- 2/3♠
       ♣3 ♦7/6 ♥2 NT3/4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +300 5♠*-W-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.69   2.31  5 S      D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  650          5.69   2.31  4 S +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  650          5.69   2.31  4 N +1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  650          5.69   2.31  4 N +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  650          5.69   2.31  4 N +1   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  200          2.31   5.69  2 N +3   D6-Maja-Irino vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  100          1.19   6.81  4♠* E -1  D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D8-Carr-Gherman
   50          0.06   7.94  4♠ E -1   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D6-Crary-Weiss
29 ♠A54
3
KQ94
♣AKT62
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠972
Q4
865
♣QJ843
♠QJT83
AKT7
32
♣95
♠K6
J98652
AJT7
♣7
16
510
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 3 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.94   0.06  5 N +1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  600          6.81   1.19  3N N      D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  140          5.69   2.31  3 S      D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley
  130          4.56   3.44  4 N      D8-Gray-Bergner vs D6-Crary-Weiss
        100    1.75   6.25  3N N -1   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
        100    1.75   6.25  4 S -1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D3-Temple-Stewart
        100    1.75   6.25  4 S -1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
        100    1.75   6.25  4 S -1   D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D8-Carr-Gherman
30 ♠Q92
A62
KT2
♣AKQ6
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AJ83
QJ9854
63
♣3
♠765
KT
Q7
♣JT9742
♠KT4
73
AJ9854
♣85
18
86
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 2♠ 4NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦1 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +920 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          6.25   1.75  3N N +1   D2-Eby-Eby vs D3-Temple-Stewart
  430          6.25   1.75  3N N +1   D4-Murray-McCormick vs D7-Shellooe-Maddox
  430          6.25   1.75  3N N +1   D6-Maja-Irino vs D2-Borucki-Larson
  430          6.25   1.75  3N N +1   D9-Melendez-Deasy vs D8-Carr-Gherman
  420          3.44   4.56  5 S +1   D3-McCormick-Henderson vs D5-Upson-Coffee
  210          2.31   5.69  1N N +4   D7-Schnebele-Seckel vs D4-Boehne-Jackson
  150          1.19   6.81  3 S +2   D8-Gray-Bergner vs D6-Crary-Weiss
  100          0.06   7.94  3 W -2   D5-Ning-Tatsugawa vs D9-Lesieutre-Crawley