- Saturday Morn - July 28, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 94 MP  Geomean: 38 MP
(based on 34 players, 4 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 63.36 1st A 0.80
Carolyn Treakle - Richard Treakle 61.98 2nd A 0.56
Joe Garvin - Julie Garvin 60.33 1st A 0.80
Albert Low - Mark Klein 54.88 3rd A 0.40
Larry Mazzei - Susan Mazzei 54.03 2nd A 0.56
Frederick Smith - Jeff Riehl 52.92 3rd A 0.40
Kathy Pfitzer - Mary Block 52.91 4th A 0.28
Carol Sendell - Michael McWalters 51.84 4th A 0.28
Karen Mok - Ray Mok 50.79 2nd B 0.21
Peter Armbrust - Sharon Armbruster 50.71 2nd B 0.25
EVENT>Saturday Morning Open    |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> F N-S
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DATE>July 28, 2018      |CLUB NO.>150680    | 07/28/2018 12:45
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DIR> Cord Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 60%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/100/50     |CLUB>H & H Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=5/C=1                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            A    4     .     .     66.67  52.91  0.28(A)
 2 Jeff Riehl             Frederick Smith          B    3     1     .     66.68  52.92  0.40(A)
 3 Norma Riggs            Ginger Minor             A    .     .     .     61.92  49.14
 4 Walter Conley          Mary  Cate Conley        C    .     .     .     49.92  39.62
 5 Debeliah Anthony       Cord Hedegard            B    .     .     .     63.58  50.46
 6 Susan Mazzei           Larry Mazzei             A    2     .     .     68.08  54.03  0.56(A)
 7 Elizabeth Sebring      Bob Gore                 B    .     .     .     50.16  39.81
 8 Ray Mok                Karen Mok                B    .     2     .     64.00  50.79  0.21(B)
 9 Julie Garvin           Joe Garvin               A    1     .     .     76.01  60.33  0.80(A)
                                          Totals                         567.02

EVENT>Saturday Morning Open    |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> F E-W
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/100/50     |CLUB>H & H Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=6                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Suzanne Haley          Paula Cole               A    1     .     .     79.83  63.36  0.80(A)
 2 Albert Low             Mark Klein               C    3     1     1     69.15  54.88  0.40(A)
 3 John Kneisl            Barbara Moxley           A    .     .     .     55.90  44.37
 4 Carolyn Treakle        Richard Treakle          A    2     .     .     78.10  61.98  0.56(A)
 5 Michael McWalters      Carol Sendell            A    4     .     .     65.32  51.84  0.28(A)
 6 Sharon Armbruster      Peter Armbrust           C    .     2     2     63.89  50.71  0.25(B)
 7 Marie Louie            Sam Callaway             C    .     .     .     62.60  49.68
 8 Ellie Satow            Deane Satow              C    .     .     .     63.20  50.16
 9 George Mills           Sylvia Teixeira          C    .     .     .     51.81  41.12
10 Nooria Noor            Gitta Stock              C    .     .     .     35.97  28.55
                                          Totals                         625.77

Hands and Results
1 ♠K42
AKT9
Q76
♣KJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T85
QJ832
AK8
♣A7
♠AQJ7
5
T932
♣QT43
♠963
764
J54
♣9652
16
149
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/3 ♦3 ♥4 ♠2 NT4/3
EW: 3♣ 4 3 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.92   0.08  1N N +2   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F7-Louie-Callaway
   50          4.75   1.25  3 W -1   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F10-Noor-Stock
        100    3.58   2.42  1N N -2   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F8-Satow-Satow
        110    2.42   3.58  2 W      F8-Mok-Mok vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        150    0.67   5.33  1N N -3   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
        150    0.67   5.33  1N E +2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F1-Haley-Cole

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPassPass
DblPassPassPass

What is a double in the passout seat following a 1NT opening bid? Recently I have been convinced to try a meaning new to me -- about 11-14 HCP with a generally balanced hand, suitable for partner to lead any suit without being disappointed. The idea is to obtain penalty doubles against strong notrumpers.

On this hand, East would be likely to pass the double and deliberate the lead. A spade might come to mind, "fourth from your longest and strongest," but partner might not have the K, and a lead through declarer might be better. Partner will have hearts, but that is also not our choice. With the likely balance of power, a minor suit lead looks fine, and a club looks fine, East being happy with any of the A, K, or J.

Since EW can make nine tricks in notrump, this should be a bonanza.

Try it, you might like it.

What's the option? Pass and defend undoubled? Balance with 2? Disappointing but a plus score, even in the 5-1 "fit." But an opportunity lost.

What if East is not so strong? Runouts are available, as if the doubler opened 1NT. 2 Stayman, transfers, are a useful agreement.



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2 ♠76
862
72
♣KT9876
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T982
QT9
98653
♣3
♠K4
K54
AKJT4
♣AQ2
♠AQJ53
AJ73
Q
♣J54
3
220
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
EW: 4 1 1♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.92   0.08  2N E -4   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F10-Noor-Stock
   50          4.75   1.25  2N E -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F1-Haley-Cole
        150    3.00   3.00  2N E +1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        150    3.00   3.00  2N E +1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        300    1.25   4.75  3♠ S -3   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F8-Satow-Satow
        500    0.08   5.92  4* S -2  F7-Sebring-Gore vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  2NTPass
3Pass3Pass
PassPass  

If this sequence is good enough for 1NT Stayman, why not for 2NT? The pattern is perfect for a "Garbage Stayman" bid, and the proper contract is reached. Good job!

If you are playing normal Puppet Stayman , a 3 or 3 bid would be charming, too. Or if playing normal Stayman, 3 would be a better contract than 2NT.

Today 3 is the best spot and can be reached.



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3 ♠Q973
AK642
QJ94
♣-
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J652
93
8
♣A97654
♠AT4
QT85
AT2
♣KJT
♠K8
J7
K7653
♣Q832
12
514
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1 1/-NT
       ♣3 ♠6 NT7/6
EW: 4/3♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          5.92   0.08  2N S      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F1-Haley-Cole
  110          4.17   1.83  2 N      F8-Mok-Mok vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
  110          4.17   1.83  3 N      F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F7-Louie-Callaway
         50    2.42   3.58  5 S -1   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F8-Satow-Satow
        150    1.25   4.75  4 N -3   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
        670    0.08   5.92  3♣* W     F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F10-Noor-Stock

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2NTPass2
PassPassPass 

This hand would not be so easy for Flannery players! Easy for Two Over One Game Force partnerships playing 1NT forcing responses. Even Standard players would not pass the North hand after the 1NT nonforcing response and would also bid 2.

Again diamonds are the correct contract.



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4 ♠95
QJ73
T9743
♣Q6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠843
K86
KQ
♣K9832
♠QT72
A95
AJ
♣AT54
♠AKJ6
T42
8652
♣J7
5
1115
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 2♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    5.33   0.67  4♣ E      F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        130    5.33   0.67  2♣ E +2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F10-Noor-Stock
        600    3.00   3.00  3N W      F8-Mok-Mok vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
        600    3.00   3.00  3N E      F7-Sebring-Gore vs F1-Haley-Cole
        630    0.67   5.33  3N E +1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F2-Low-Klein
        630    0.67   5.33  3N E +1   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F9-Mills-Teixeira

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1NTPass
3NTAll pass  

West does well not to stretch that collection into an opening bid, but would probably land in the same contract, perhaps from the other side. Better to promise better values and play from he right side, protecting East's honors from trick one attack.



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5 ♠K984
JT
K97
♣A962
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A632
64
AT62
♣K85
♠T5
Q9753
8543
♣74
♠QJ7
AK82
QJ
♣QJT3
11
112
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 3 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          5.92   0.08  3N S +2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F10-Noor-Stock
  650          4.75   1.25  4♠ N +1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F2-Low-Klein
  600          3.00   3.00  3N S      F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  600          3.00   3.00  3N N      F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
  140          1.25   4.75  2♠ N +1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F1-Haley-Cole
        100    0.08   5.92  3N S -1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F4-Treakle-Treakle

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1NT
Pass3NTAll pass 

A straightforward auction, with a rather flat board outlook ahead.



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6 ♠KJ973
J742
A83
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q2
AT965
T65
♣J86
♠AT64
KQ83
J
♣T732
♠85
-
KQ9742
♣AQ954
12
710
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 6 3/2♠ 2/1NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣2 ♦1 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +920 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          5.92   0.08  3N N +3   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  400          4.17   1.83  3N N      F2-Riehl-Smith vs F2-Low-Klein
  400          4.17   1.83  5 W -4   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F10-Noor-Stock
  140          1.83   4.17  3♠ N      F8-Mok-Mok vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
  140          1.83   4.17  2♠ N +1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
         50    0.08   5.92  4♠ N -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F1-Haley-Cole

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass2
Pass2Pass3
Pass4Pass5
All pass   

Having heard South make encouraging sounds, emphasizing the distributional nature of the hand, at least 5-5, North has three good cards and adequate diamond support to give some encouragement. Game, however, is ample, and making slam is a spade guess along with 4-3 clubs and anything but 4-0 diamonds.

Game is a fine contract and will reap a matchpoint reward, minor suit games historically being difficult for the field to bid when holding minimal values. Slam depends on those matters plus the right guess in spades. Not many, if any, will bid slam and make it.



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7 ♠A76
KQ82
62
♣QJT6
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJ53
65
JT
♣AK987
♠K94
T9743
KQ74
♣2
♠T82
AJ
A9853
♣543
12
118
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -80 1♠-EW/1-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.92   0.08  4♠ W -3   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F10-Noor-Stock
  200          4.17   1.83  2N W -2   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
  200          4.17   1.83  2♠ W -2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  100          2.42   3.58  2 E -1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        100    0.67   5.33  1N N -1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F1-Haley-Cole
        100    0.67   5.33  2 S -1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F2-Low-Klein

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Dbl1
2PassPassPass

West jumps to show a maximum passed hand. The defense is likely to prevail, providing NS with a useful plus 100 score when no positive contract would duplicate that result.

The K lead will let the contract make, for the honor compression gives a plan for heart promotion. However, the Q lead does defeat the contract, or a diamond or low spade, each attacking a different weakness, without a unifying theme.

A sense of the declarer's difficulties can be seen if the lead is the Q and declarer decides to ruff clubs. K, A and another club, ruffed low is easy, and then a to the J, allowed to win. then another club, North following. Does declarer ruff with the nine? Overruff , A, A, J, , and there are uppercuts coming. Many variations, but that theme, when the defenders' trump spot cards play vital roles.

Careful play required all around. A hand that would actually reward close study.



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8 ♠963
J87
J965
♣A82
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠72
AKT52
T2
♣JT53
♠AKQ5
964
KQ874
♣9
♠JT84
Q3
A3
♣KQ764
6
814
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3 4 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.92   0.08  4♠ E -3   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F10-Noor-Stock
  100          4.75   1.25  3N W -2   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
   50          3.00   3.00  2♠ E -1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
   50          3.00   3.00  2♠ E -1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F2-Low-Klein
        110    1.25   4.75  2 W      F2-Riehl-Smith vs F1-Haley-Cole
        140    0.08   5.92  3 W      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F9-Mills-Teixeira

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass12
Dbl3DblPass
?   

South's club overcall was feisty, based on attempting to exert maximum interference with a simple overcall. West can do nothing over that. North seeks to increase the pressure, but the remaining nature of his hand makes that very unwise. East has too much to go quietly, and can involve the major suits with a double.

Now West has the very nice option of bidding a heart game or passing for penalties, either of which works, the penalty achieving 500 and a top. That will teach NS to overbid!



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9 ♠9765
KQ9
A8764
♣Q
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQJ8
A832
9
♣AJ76
♠KT43
JT4
JT3
♣KT2
♠2
765
KQ52
♣98543
11
168
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 3♠ 2NT  ♦4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.92   0.08  4♠ E -3   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
  110          4.75   1.25  2 N +1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F1-Haley-Cole
  100          3.00   3.00  4♠ W -1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
  100          3.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F10-Noor-Stock
        110    1.25   4.75  2♠ E      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
        620    0.08   5.92  4♠ E      F8-Mok-Mok vs F2-Low-Klein

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
1Dbl12
4PassPassPass

West takes the aggressive position after East makes a voluntary bid ("free bid" in the old days' terminology), despite the likelihood of a foul trump split. But takeout doublers do not always have four cards in every outside suit, so even that is not surely a problem.

What shall South lead? The normal lead is surely a diamond honor, and then the game rolls home, the diamond ruff plus four more spades, one heart, and four clubs.

The only way do defeat this game is to lead a club and then, when two trumps reveal the bad trump split and the 9 is led from dummy, North must duck that singleton, hoping that South has the K as an entry so that one more club will give North a ruff.

Holding EW to nine tricks in this fashion (as opposed to getting nine tricks when EW draw trumps without trying to get a ruff) deserves commendation for both seeing the possibility and then having the courage to follow through.



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10 ♠A76
AK96
J52
♣Q94
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K98542
Q
T83
♣863
♠-
542
AKQ64
♣AKJT7
♠QJT3
JT873
97
♣52
14
517
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2  ♣1 ♦1 ♠5 NT6/3
EW: 5♣ 5 2♠  ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: -500 5*-S-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.92   0.08  3N E -2   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F2-Low-Klein
        100    4.75   1.25  1♠ S -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F8-Satow-Satow
        120    3.58   2.42  2N E      F2-Riehl-Smith vs F10-Noor-Stock
        130    1.25   4.75  4♣ E      F8-Mok-Mok vs F1-Haley-Cole
        130    1.25   4.75  3♣ E +1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
        130    1.25   4.75  2♣ E +2   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass3Pass
3Pass4Pass
5All pass  

A "normal" heart lead will lead to declarer's taking twelve tricks in either clubs or diamonds. So will a "normal" spade lead.

In fact, should East get the notion to bid a slam in either minor suit, only a trump lead will defeat that contract. That is so even in clubs when North's trump queen is skewered. Well, she was skewered in any case. The issue is whether the defense can prevent two heart ruffs or not. If declarer gets two heart ruffs and takes the club finesse, slam is available. If the defense leads trumps twice, once on opening lead and one more time when in with the K or A, then there is only one heart ruff available, and as a consequence, just eleven tricks.



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11 ♠Q97
876
92
♣87432
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A642
KT42
AK43
♣K
♠K8
J3
QJT85
♣AJ95
♠JT53
AQ95
76
♣QT6
2
1712
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 6 5 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -920 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.92   0.08  5 E -1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F10-Noor-Stock
        170    4.75   1.25  2 W +4   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F8-Satow-Satow
        400    3.00   3.00  3N E      F8-Mok-Mok vs F1-Haley-Cole
        400    3.00   3.00  5 W      F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
        420    1.25   4.75  5 W +1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F2-Low-Klein
        490    0.08   5.92  3N W +3   F4-Conley-Conley vs F4-Treakle-Treakle

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass21Pass
32Pass3NTAll pass
  1. Inverted, forcing
  2. Singleton

The agreement is common enough but not universally recognized that after an inverted minor raise, whether game forcing or at minimum an invitational bid, ANY three level bid, EVEN 3 after a diamond sequence, shows a singleton. It's a handy agreement and West can well utilize it here, feeling quite comfortable in 3NT when that is partner's choice. The K will be unexpected but gratefully accepted extra material for 3NT.

A heart lead will turn out particularly poorly for South, who has no real reason to shy away from the lead, EXCEPT for the fact that North may have a Yarborough and that a spade lead would be safer! Yes, that is a good reason for a spade lead in fact, as well as providing a tiny bit of push toward a defensive trick.

Sooner or later East will have to lead hearts to develop another trick, and will be pleased that he cannot go wrong.



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12 ♠K8
7
Q643
♣AQJ973
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠653
T9843
J9
♣T82
♠AQT7
AJ6
KT75
♣K4
♠J942
KQ52
A82
♣65
12
117
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 2/1 2/1NT  ♥5 ♠6
EW: 2  ♣4 ♦5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.33   0.67  2N S +1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
  150          5.33   0.67  3♠ E -3   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F10-Noor-Stock
  130          3.58   2.42  2♣ N +2   F8-Mok-Mok vs F1-Haley-Cole
  110          1.25   4.75  3♣ N      F3-Riggs-Minor vs F2-Low-Klein
  110          1.25   4.75  2♣ N +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F8-Satow-Satow
  110          1.25   4.75  2♣ N +1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F4-Treakle-Treakle

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1NTPass2Pass
2PassPassPass

North does not quite have enough firepower to get frisky and no reason to believe that offense is better than defense on this hand. South is likely to have a fair hand with some heart length (no "super accept" by the opponents). So just defend. South will lead a club or a spade, giving declarer his just due in that suit, but nothing extra.

It appears that the defense may actually prevail, for no rational sequence lets declarer avoid making a diamond guess. If wrong, the defense will prevail.



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13 ♠92
KQJ7
874
♣AK53
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AK73
53
AJ3
♣T872
♠JT64
A962
K92
♣64
♠Q85
T84
QT65
♣QJ9
13
128
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 1 1 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.92   0.08  4♠ W -1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
        100    4.17   1.83  2N N -1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F2-Low-Klein
        100    4.17   1.83  3 N -1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
        120    2.42   3.58  1N W +1   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        170    1.25   4.75  2♠ W +2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        300    0.08   5.92  2 S -3   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F1-Haley-Cole
14 ♠AJT43
-
KJT9
♣A642
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠62
A975
Q875
♣K75
♠5
JT8643
A4
♣QJ83
♠KQ987
KQ2
632
♣T9
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 5♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥4
EW: 2  ♣6 ♦3/4 ♠1 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          4.75   1.25  4♠ N +1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  450          4.75   1.25  4♠ N +1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
  450          4.75   1.25  4♠ N +1   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
  230          2.42   3.58  3♠ N +3   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F2-Low-Klein
  170          1.25   4.75  2♠ N +2   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F1-Haley-Cole
  100          0.08   5.92  4 W -2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F7-Louie-Callaway
15 ♠T876
T9
T84
♣Q962
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠94
A8632
KQJ
♣KJ3
♠Q53
54
965
♣AT875
♠AKJ2
KQJ7
A732
♣4
2
146
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1/-NT
       ♦5 ♠4 NT7/6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-E/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.92   0.08  2♠ S +1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  110          4.17   1.83  2♠ S      F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
  110          4.17   1.83  1♠ S +1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F1-Haley-Cole
   80          2.42   3.58  1♠ S      F4-Conley-Conley vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
         80    0.67   5.33  1 W      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F7-Louie-Callaway
         80    0.67   5.33  1 W      F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F2-Low-Klein
16 ♠K842
KT
K765
♣AJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J95
8754
J943
♣K2
♠AQT
Q963
A8
♣T754
♠763
AJ2
QT2
♣Q863
14
512
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.92   0.08  3♠ E -4   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F10-Noor-Stock
  150          4.75   1.25  2N N +1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F2-Low-Klein
  120          3.00   3.00  1N S +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
  120          3.00   3.00  1N S +1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F8-Satow-Satow
   90          1.25   4.75  2♣ N      F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        100    0.08   5.92  2N N -2   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
17 ♠Q92
Q873
98753
♣2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠JT5
J9652
AKT
♣54
♠874
AK4
QJ2
♣KJ98
♠AK63
T
64
♣AQT763
4
914
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1♠  ♥6 NT6
EW: 1 1/-NT
       ♣5 ♦6 ♠4 NT7/6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 2♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.92   0.08  3 W -2   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
   90          4.75   1.25  2 N      F2-Riehl-Smith vs F8-Satow-Satow
   50          3.58   2.42  2 E -1   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        100    1.83   4.17  3♠ S -2   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F10-Noor-Stock
        100    1.83   4.17  3♣ S -2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        150    0.08   5.92  3 N -3   F4-Conley-Conley vs F2-Low-Klein
18 ♠QT65
Q865
4
♣J962
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠873
KT
J762
♣KT54
♠AK
AJ432
Q953
♣Q7
♠J942
97
AKT8
♣A83
5
716
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3 2 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    5.33   0.67  3♠ N -1   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        100    5.33   0.67  2♠ N -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        120    3.58   2.42  1N E +1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F10-Noor-Stock
        150    2.42   3.58  1N E +2   F4-Conley-Conley vs F2-Low-Klein
        300    1.25   4.75  2 S -3   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F8-Satow-Satow
        400    0.08   5.92  2 S -4   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
19 ♠AK8
T6
QJ75
♣AJ86
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QJ95
K9432
T9
♣Q3
♠743
AQ
K862
♣9542
♠T62
J875
A43
♣KT7
15
89
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  3N N      F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
  120          3.50   2.50  2N N      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
  120          3.50   2.50  2N N      F2-Riehl-Smith vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
  120          3.50   2.50  2N N      F4-Conley-Conley vs F1-Haley-Cole
  120          3.50   2.50  2N N      F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
         50    1.00   5.00  2 N -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        110    0.00   6.00  1 W +1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
20 ♠KQ6
4
T76
♣KQ9542
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T83
AJ97
AK
♣T873
♠AJ97
8652
J82
♣A6
♠542
KQT3
Q9543
♣J
10
1210
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥4 ♠3/4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 1 3 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  3 E -4   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  100          5.00   1.00  3♠ E -1   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
         90    4.00   2.00  1N E      F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    3.00   3.00  3♣ N -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        110    2.00   4.00  2 E      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
        140    1.00   5.00  3 W      F4-Conley-Conley vs F1-Haley-Cole
        200    0.00   6.00  3♣ N -2   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
21 ♠AJT3
K9
T
♣JT9432
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q96
QJT532
Q
♣AQ7
♠75
A74
AJ9432
♣86
♠K842
86
K8765
♣K5
9
139
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥2 NT4
EW: 3 4 3NT  ♣5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4 W -2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
   50          4.50   1.50  2 W -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F7-Louie-Callaway
   50          4.50   1.50  2 E -1   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
        140    2.50   3.50  3 W      F2-Riehl-Smith vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        140    2.50   3.50  3 W      F3-Riggs-Minor vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
        200    1.00   5.00  3♠ N -2   F4-Conley-Conley vs F1-Haley-Cole
        450    0.00   6.00  4 W +1   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
22 ♠KT754
63
KT9
♣A85
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ96
KQ9
QJ2
♣QJ9
♠A832
AJ
64
♣K7432
♠-
T87542
A8753
♣T6
10
1412
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3 2  ♣4 ♠4 NT3
EW: 3/2♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦4 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -100 4*-N-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   F8-Mok-Mok vs F8-Satow-Satow
  100          4.50   1.50  3N E -1   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F2-Low-Klein
  100          4.50   1.50  4♣ E -1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F10-Noor-Stock
        110    3.00   3.00  2♠ W      F3-Riggs-Minor vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        600    1.50   4.50  3N W      F2-Riehl-Smith vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        600    1.50   4.50  3N W      F7-Sebring-Gore vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
       1100    0.00   6.00  4♠* N -5  F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
23 ♠K84
A9862
83
♣KQJ
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AT53
Q743
A64
♣83
♠9
J5
KJT952
♣AT54
♠QJ762
KT
Q7
♣9762
13
109
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6 NT5
EW: 4 2NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.50   0.50  2♠ N      F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F2-Low-Klein
  110          5.50   0.50  1♠ S +1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F10-Noor-Stock
        100    3.50   2.50  3♠ S -1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        100    3.50   2.50  2 N -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        130    2.00   4.00  2 E +2   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
        200    1.00   5.00  1N N -2   F8-Mok-Mok vs F8-Satow-Satow
        300    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -3   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
24 ♠4
AJT76
AK873
♣A4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T82
K83
54
♣KQJT7
♠AQJ9653
Q
T2
♣962
♠K7
9542
QJ96
♣853
16
99
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 2NT  ♣5 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦2 ♥2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +300 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F8-Satow-Satow
  420          5.00   1.00  4 N      F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
  100          4.00   2.00  4♠ E -2   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F7-Louie-Callaway
         50    2.50   3.50  5 N -1   F2-Riehl-Smith vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
         50    2.50   3.50  4 N -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        100    1.00   5.00  5* S -1  F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F2-Low-Klein
        590    0.00   6.00  4♠* E     F4-Conley-Conley vs F10-Noor-Stock
25 ♠AT
J75
QJ97
♣AKQ7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KJ7
QT842
63
♣965
♠Q952
A63
T8
♣JT82
♠8643
K9
AK542
♣43
17
67
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 1 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥5 ♠4/5 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          6.00   0.00  3N N +2   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
  430          4.00   2.00  3N N +1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F8-Satow-Satow
  430          4.00   2.00  3N N +1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F7-Louie-Callaway
  430          4.00   2.00  3N N +1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  170          2.00   4.00  3 N +3   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F1-Haley-Cole
  150          0.50   5.50  4 S +1   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
  150          0.50   5.50  3 S +2   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
26 ♠-
AKT32
T964
♣A753
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AJ93
J764
73
♣T86
♠KQ75
9
AKQ5
♣KQ92
♠T8642
Q85
J82
♣J4
11
619
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦6 ♠3 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 4♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  3N E -1   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
  100          5.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
        170    3.50   2.50  2♠ E +2   F3-Riggs-Minor vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        170    3.50   2.50  2♠ E +2   F8-Mok-Mok vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        180    2.00   4.00  2N E +2   F4-Conley-Conley vs F8-Satow-Satow
        200    1.00   5.00  2♠ E +3   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F1-Haley-Cole
        850    0.00   6.00  5♠* W     F7-Sebring-Gore vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
27 ♠KQJ8643
Q53
K9
♣4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A52
A82
A8532
♣A2
♠7
T97
QJ764
♣KQ73
♠T9
KJ64
T
♣JT9865
11
168
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♥6 NT4
EW: 1♣ 4 1 1NT  ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.50   0.50  3♠ N +1   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
  170          5.50   0.50  2♠ N +2   F8-Mok-Mok vs F7-Louie-Callaway
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ N      F3-Riggs-Minor vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ N      F7-Sebring-Gore vs F5-McWalters-Sendell
        100    2.00   4.00  4♠* N -1  F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F1-Haley-Cole
        300    1.00   5.00  5♠* N -2  F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F3-Kneisl-Moxley
        420    0.00   6.00  5 W +1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F8-Satow-Satow
28 ♠QT87
T2
A83
♣AJ54
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A43
K87
K762
♣K72
♠K6
QJ43
QJ9
♣Q963
♠J952
A965
T54
♣T8
11
1311
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3 2 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.33   0.67  3N W -1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
   50          5.33   0.67  2N W -1   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
        110    2.42   3.58  2 E      F4-Conley-Conley vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        110    2.42   3.58  3 W      F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F2-Low-Klein
        110    2.42   3.58  2 W +1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        200    0.08   5.92  1N N -2   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F8-Satow-Satow
29 ♠K762
T5
Q9743
♣JT
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A4
K862
T852
♣AKQ
♠83
A4
AJ6
♣987643
♠QJT95
QJ973
K
♣52
6
169
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥6 ♠6 NT2
EW: 5♣ 3 1 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.92   0.08  2 W -1   F8-Mok-Mok vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
        130    4.75   1.25  2♣ E +2   F4-Conley-Conley vs F7-Louie-Callaway
        180    3.58   2.42  2N W +2   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F2-Low-Klein
        210    1.83   4.17  2N W +3   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
        210    1.83   4.17  1N W +4   F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F8-Satow-Satow
        630    0.08   5.92  3N W +1   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
30 ♠AK86
J9753
T3
♣AQ
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠973
864
AK875
♣K2
♠QT54
KQ
64
♣JT643
♠J2
AT2
QJ92
♣9875
14
108
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 4 1♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.92   0.08  4 N      F9-Garvin-Garvin vs F8-Satow-Satow
  170          3.58   2.42  2 N +2   F6-Mazzei-Mazzei vs F2-Low-Klein
  170          3.58   2.42  2 N +2   F7-Sebring-Gore vs F4-Treakle-Treakle
  170          3.58   2.42  2 N +2   F8-Mok-Mok vs F6-Armbruster-Armbrust
  150          1.25   4.75  2 W -3   F5-Anthony-Hedegard vs F9-Mills-Teixeira
   50          0.08   5.92  2♠ E -1   F4-Conley-Conley vs F7-Louie-Callaway