- Saturday Morn - March 23, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 102 MP  Geomean: 42 MP
(based on 37 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Hetty Eddy - Lynne Weatherman 60.71 1st A 0.80
Jeff Riehl - Roger Barry 59.40 1st A 0.80
Carol Sendell - Mike McWalters 59.26 2nd A 0.56
Joseph Garvin - Julie Garvin 57.67 2nd A 0.56
Karen Mok - Nancy Green 56.42 3rd A 0.40
Fran Soskins - Louise Barnard 56.30 4th A 0.28
Barbara Moxley - John Kneisl 55.56 3rd A 0.40
Paula Cole - Suzanne Haley 52.85 4th A 0.28
Deane Satow - Ellie Satow 49.17 1st C 0.24
Albert Low - Sam Callaway 42.06 2nd C 0.17
EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>March 23, 2019     |CLUB NO.>150680    | 03/23/2019 12:45
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 70%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/50     |CLUB>H & H Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Barbara Svetlik          A    .     .     .     57.92  45.97
 2 Susan Mehra            Mary Castagna            C    .     .     .     56.26  44.65
 3 Frederick Smith        Walter Conley            B    .     .     .     53.92  42.79
 4 Karen Mok              Nancy Green              B    3     2     .     71.09  56.42  0.40(A)
 5 Jeff Riehl             Roger Barry              C    1     1     1     74.84  59.40  0.80(A)
 6 Jane Altavilla         Mary Krecki              B    .     .     .     56.99  45.23
 7 Rita Sturgeon          Carol Marquart           C    .     .     .     52.42  41.60
 8 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            A    2     .     .     72.67  57.67  0.56(A)
 9 Fran Soskins           Louise Barnard           B    4     3     .     70.94  56.30  0.28(A)
                                          Totals                         567.05

EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/50     |CLUB>H & H Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=9/C=4                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Suzanne Haley          Paula Cole               B    4     4     .     66.59  52.85  0.28(A)
 2 Lynne Weatherman       Hetty Eddy               B    1     1     .     76.49  60.71  0.80(A)
 3 Mary Kalinyak          Bob Gore                 A    .     .     .     66.38  52.68
 4 Bill Breen             Marie Louie              B    .     .     .     57.34  45.51
 5 Albert Low             Sam Callaway             C    .     .     2     53.00  42.06  0.17(C)
 6 John Kneisl            Barbara Moxley           B    3     3     .     70.00  55.56  0.40(A)
 7 Sharon Armbrust        Cathy Fitzgerald         C    .     .     .     52.50  41.67
 8 George Mills           Sylvia Teixeira          C    .     .     .     49.84  39.56
 9 Mike McWalters         Carol Sendell            B    2     2     .     74.67  59.26  0.56(A)
10 Ellie Satow            Deane Satow              C    .     .     1     61.95  49.17  0.24(C)
                                          Totals                         628.76

Hands and Results
1 ♠AQ42
T9
A43
♣6543
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠6
KQ532
Q975
♣QT2
♠KJ73
86
KT8
♣AJ97
♠T985
AJ74
J62
♣K8
10
912
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3/2 2 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  4 W -3   ♣6  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
   50          4.75   1.25  2N W -1   3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Low-Callaway
    PASS       3.00   3.00  Pass Out      A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A10-Satow-Satow
    PASS       3.00   3.00  Pass Out      A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        120    1.25   4.75  1N W +1   ♠2  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        180    0.08   5.92  1N W +3   3  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A1-Haley-Cole

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass1Pass
1NTPassPassPass

Should West rebid 2 or 1NT? 2 is certainly possible, but who wants to play minor suit part scores unless at the last resort?

2 looks a bit risky, and there is no guarantee that East has even a tolerance for hearts. 1NT seems best with respectable diamonds for notrump lay and a probable assist in clubs.

What will North lead? Spades is usually a really bad lead in notrump contracts when the suit has been bid on your left (dummy). The main issue is that the lead from some broken honors is likely to run around to declarer's minor honor or high spot card. Well, that does not happen on this deal, but if dummy's jack is played at trick one, a reasonable play, the result of the lead is not overwhelming. Having done that damage, however, NS might be well advised to develop two spade tricks by leading them again later.

120 to EW is a good score, the best they are entitled to according to the computers. And that is why notrump is a preferred landing spot to the 2 contract which makes the same number of tricks, but scores only 90. It is upon this scoring dichotomy that matchpoint bidding prefers notrump.



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2 ♠QT654
AJ6
T2
♣Q84
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K32
Q93
KQ
♣AJT72
♠9
T52
A87543
♣K96
♠AJ87
K874
J96
♣53
9
157
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣1 ♦2 ♥6 NT2
EW: 3♣ 2 2NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        100    5.92   0.08  3♠ N -1   A  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        110    4.75   1.25  2 E +1   4  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        130    3.58   2.42  3 E +1   4  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        150    2.42   3.58  1N E +2   ♠T  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A10-Satow-Satow
        170    1.25   4.75  2 E +4   ♣3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Low-Callaway
        400    0.08   5.92  3N W      ♠5  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A1-Haley-Cole

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NTPass2NT1Pass
3All pass  
  1. Transfer to diamonds

Four-way transfers are justifiably popular, but be sure to have a six-card suit when you employ it, and preferably with a real reason to get out of notrump, i.e., a singleton in some side suit and a good topping -- an ace is adequate, for the sake of control, else a couple of honors would be nice.

3 might actually make more often than not, for the auction does not exactly call for the winning heart lead away from the AJ6, does it? Nor from the black queens. Indeed, a trump lead might be the most popular choice from the north hand. If Declarer can guess clubs, eleven tricks will come home!!! Six diamonds and five clubs.

Results all over the place.



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3 ♠974
AQ7
Q432
♣KQ2
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T85
T965432
A
♣J3
♠AKJ632
KJ
987
♣97
♠Q
8
KJT65
♣AT8654
13
512
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5  ♥4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3 3♠  ♣1 ♦2 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +400 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.33   0.67  4 S +1   ♠5  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A10-Satow-Satow
  150          5.33   0.67  4 N +1   ♠A  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A1-Haley-Cole
  130          3.00   3.00  3 N +1   ♠8  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
  130          3.00   3.00  4♣ S      ♠5  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        150    1.25   4.75  2N N -3   ♠A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Low-Callaway
        500    0.08   5.92  3N* S -3  ♠A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Mills-Teixeira

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass112
DblPass34
Pass4PassPass
Pass   

No clue to go to game here, but south has 6-5 distribution and will surely bid a lot as a passed hand -- the original pass effectively takes the handcuffs off.



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4 ♠Q2
T87532
T74
♣J4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T
AJ
KJ982
♣AQT82
♠A6543
94
A6
♣K653
♠KJ987
KQ6
Q53
♣97
3
1511
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥5 ♠4 NT1
EW: 7♣ 6 2 2♠ 6NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -2140 7♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        110    5.92   0.08  2♠ E      K  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        150    4.75   1.25  2♣ W +3   2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Breen-Louie
        170    3.58   2.42  3♣ W +3   ♠2  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A10-Satow-Satow
        600    2.42   3.58  3N E      ♠8  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        690    0.67   5.33  3N W +3   5  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A1-Haley-Cole
        690    0.67   5.33  3N W +3   5  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Pass
2Pass2!1Pass
3Pass4Pass
4Pass4Pass
4NTPass5Pass
6All pass  
  1. Fourth suit forcing.

West's bidding suggests/promises an unbalanced hand containing nine or more cards in the minors. East should evaluate his ace of spades as a key control card and his minor honors as made of solid gold, when combined via the alchemy of the club fit. Hence, an upgrade to a game forcing auction should be highly praised. West awaits developments by promising five clubs, hence at least five diamonds, and East's 4 is clearly game forcing and fit-promising. Then West should show his outside control, a much more important Feature than the K. East can now show his power by control-bidding his ace, no doubt an ace in this context, by the way, for only crystalline honors should matter in a slam auction. West cannot now bid Minorwood, so the default 4NT 1430 Roman Keycard Blackwood must be employed. "3!" cries East, and WEst settles for the small slam. Making all thirteen tricks is easy, but only after the two hands are compared and the diamond suit distribution between north and south is revealed.

Bidding six and making seven should produce 70% or more of the matchpoints.



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5 ♠AJ
8754
AKJ2
♣T72
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K3
JT963
QT75
♣K8
♠QT864
K
93
♣QJ964
♠9752
AQ2
864
♣A53
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  3N W -3   2  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
  100          4.75   1.25  2 W -2   ♠A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Breen-Louie
   90          3.58   2.42  1N N      ♣4  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
   50          2.42   3.58  2♠ E -1   4  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A1-Haley-Cole
        100    0.67   5.33  2N N -1   ♣4  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A10-Satow-Satow
        100    0.67   5.33  3 N -1   ♣Q  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
6 ♠K953
87
J73
♣K843
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQJT
QJ
K862
♣Q96
♠4
KT43
AQT54
♣T72
♠8762
A9652
9
♣AJ5
7
159
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 4 2 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 17 = -3
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.92   0.08  3N W -2   ♣3  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
  100          4.75   1.25  3N W -1   8  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-Breen-Louie
        120    3.58   2.42  2N W      ♣3  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A10-Satow-Satow
        150    1.83   4.17  2N W +1   ♣3  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        150    1.83   4.17  2N E +1   2  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A1-Haley-Cole
        200    0.08   5.92  2 W +3   8  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
7 ♠Q63
4
JT642
♣AQ53
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K5
AKJ753
AQ5
♣87
♠AJ42
Q96
873
♣K96
♠T987
T82
K9
♣JT42
9
1710
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
EW: 1♣ 2 6 5♠ 6NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.92   0.08  6 E -1   ♣9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        650    3.58   2.42  4 W +1   J  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Haley-Cole
        650    3.58   2.42  4 W +1   J  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A10-Satow-Satow
        650    3.58   2.42  4 W +1   J  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Low-Callaway
        680    0.67   5.33  4 W +2   J  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        680    0.67   5.33  4 W +2   2  A3-Smith-Conley vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
3Pass4All pass

Slam, you ask? Well, look at all of the good things that need to happen to make twelve tricks: A onside, for starters, then the diamond finesse, and then the Q either finessed or dropping on the third round with an entry remaining to dummy.

No.

Game is enough. However, once having settled on game, declarer has no reason to fail to make twelve tricks in the most obvious way.



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8 ♠Q94
K4
AK653
♣A64
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AK872
Q753
T8
♣87
♠53
J82
QJ974
♣QJT
♠JT6
AT96
2
♣K9532
16
97
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 1 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  430          5.92   0.08  3N N +1   ♣Q  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Low-Callaway
  400          4.75   1.25  3N N      7  A3-Smith-Conley vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
  150          3.58   2.42  2N N +1   7  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A10-Satow-Satow
  120          2.42   3.58  2N S      ♠2  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Haley-Cole
         50    1.25   4.75  2N N -1   7  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        150    0.08   5.92  3N N -3   4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
9 ♠T9765
9
KT652
♣T6
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A2
J52
AQ9743
♣J8
♠KQ843
AKQT4
J8
♣7
♠J
8763
-
♣AKQ95432
3
1215
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4 5/4 4/3♠  ♣4 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -650 5-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          4.75   1.25  5 E -2   ♣A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
  200          4.75   1.25  4* E -1  ♣A  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A5-Low-Callaway
  200          4.75   1.25  5♣* W -1  J  A3-Smith-Conley vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
  100          2.42   3.58  4 W -1   ♣6  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A1-Haley-Cole
        150    1.25   4.75  5♣ S -3   A  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A10-Satow-Satow
        650    0.08   5.92  4 E +1   ♠J  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
10 ♠J93
KJ764
A7
♣AJ3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K654
T5
96532
♣Q6
♠2
Q932
KQT8
♣K982
♠AQT87
A8
J4
♣T754
14
510
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 4♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥4 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          5.92   0.08  4♠ S      T  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Haley-Cole
  600          4.75   1.25  3N N      ♣2  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A10-Satow-Satow
  170          3.58   2.42  2♠ S +2   ♣6  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
  110          2.42   3.58  2♠ S      6  A4-Mok-Green vs A4-Breen-Louie
        100    0.67   5.33  3N N -1   K  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        100    0.67   5.33  3N N -1   8  A3-Smith-Conley vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
11 ♠K8653
Q
A98
♣AK82
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A92
KJ
J753
♣9765
♠J7
A98765
KQ42
♣Q
♠QT4
T432
T6
♣JT43
16
912
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2 3  ♣3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.92   0.08  4 E -1   ♠Q  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        110    3.58   2.42  2 E      ♠Q  A4-Mok-Green vs A4-Breen-Louie
        110    3.58   2.42  2 E      ♠4  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A10-Satow-Satow
        110    3.58   2.42  2 E      ♠4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Haley-Cole
        140    0.67   5.33  2 W +1   ♠Q  A3-Smith-Conley vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        140    0.67   5.33  2 E +1   ♠4  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
12 ♠7
T96
AT943
♣K753
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T642
5
K82
♣AQ842
♠QJ5
KQJ42
Q76
♣T9
♠AK983
A873
J5
♣J6
7
911
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2 1♠ -/1NT
       ♣6 NT6/7
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  2N E -3   J  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
   90          4.75   1.25  2 N      K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Haley-Cole
   50          3.00   3.00  2N E -1   ♠K  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A10-Satow-Satow
   50          3.00   3.00  2N E -1   ♠8  A3-Smith-Conley vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        120    0.67   5.33  2N E      ♠K  A4-Mok-Green vs A4-Breen-Louie
        120    0.67   5.33  1N W +1   ♠7  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
13 ♠KQ8
T93
T8
♣AJ854
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A73
AK54
AQ6
♣T73
♠J96542
J7
K42
♣Q9
♠T
Q862
J9753
♣K62
10
177
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♦6 ♠4
EW: 1 3♠  ♣5 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.92   0.08  4 E -2   ♣K  A4-Mok-Green vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
  100          3.58   2.42  4♠ W -1   T  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
  100          3.58   2.42  4♠ W -1   T  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Low-Callaway
  100          3.58   2.42  4♠ W -1   ♣A  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        140    0.67   5.33  2♠ W +1   T  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        140    0.67   5.33  2♠ W +1   8  A3-Smith-Conley vs A1-Haley-Cole
14 ♠QT
Q643
Q2
♣AT642
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠93
82
K8763
♣KQ73
♠AJ7642
JT7
JT9
♣9
♠K85
AK95
A54
♣J85
10
87
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1♠ 4NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣2 ♦5/6 ♥2 ♠5/6 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          5.92   0.08  4 S +1   ♠9  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
  420          4.75   1.25  4 S      ♠3  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Low-Callaway
  110          3.58   2.42  3♣ N      ♠A  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
  100          2.42   3.58  2♠ E -2   A  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
         50    1.25   4.75  3N S -1   ♠9  A4-Mok-Green vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        100    0.08   5.92  3N S -2   6  A3-Smith-Conley vs A1-Haley-Cole
15 ♠3
875
AKJ985
♣A73
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠QT42
T
T32
♣Q8642
♠AJ75
KJ93
Q76
♣KJ
♠K986
AQ642
4
♣T95
12
415
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 3 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.92   0.08  4♠ E -4   4  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
  140          4.75   1.25  3 S      ♣4  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Low-Callaway
        200    2.42   3.58  4 S -2   ♠4  A4-Mok-Green vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        200    2.42   3.58  4 S -2   ♠2  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        200    2.42   3.58  3 N -2   ♣K  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        300    0.08   5.92  5 N -3   ♣K  A3-Smith-Conley vs A1-Haley-Cole
16 ♠83
KJT
965
♣AK864
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A9762
963
A87
♣32
♠QJ54
752
KJ4
♣JT5
♠KT
AQ84
QT32
♣Q97
11
88
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3  ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          5.33   0.67  2 S +2   ♠6  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
  170          5.33   0.67  2 S +2   3  A4-Mok-Green vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
  110          2.42   3.58  2 S      3  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
  110          2.42   3.58  3♣ N      ♠4  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A5-Low-Callaway
  110          2.42   3.58  2♣ N +1   ♠Q  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Breen-Louie
         50    0.08   5.92  2N S -1   ♠6  A3-Smith-Conley vs A10-Satow-Satow
17 ♠K3
72
J87
♣KQJT97
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AT7642
QJT
T932
♣-
♠QJ98
AK3
54
♣A853
♠5
98654
AKQ6
♣642
10
714
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 -/1  ♥6/7 ♠3 NT5
EW: 4♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -300 5♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  130          5.92   0.08  3♣ N +1   4  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A5-Low-Callaway
        170    4.17   1.83  3♠ W +1   ♣K  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Breen-Louie
        170    4.17   1.83  3♠ W +1   ♣9  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        420    1.25   4.75  4♠ W      7  A4-Mok-Green vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        420    1.25   4.75  4♠ W      ♣K  A3-Smith-Conley vs A10-Satow-Satow
        420    1.25   4.75  4♠ W      ♣K  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
18 ♠9876
A8
A9854
♣A6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AKQJ
Q632
Q7
♣Q92
♠432
J94
K6
♣KT753
♠T5
KT75
JT32
♣J84
12
167
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣5 ♥5 ♠5 NT4/6
EW: 2♣ 1 2♠  ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  3N W -3   5  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Breen-Louie
  110          4.75   1.25  2 N +1   4  A3-Smith-Conley vs A10-Satow-Satow
  100          3.58   2.42  2N W -2   5  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A5-Low-Callaway
        110    2.42   3.58  2♣ W +1   ♠9  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        120    1.25   4.75  2N W      4  A4-Mok-Green vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        400    0.08   5.92  3N W      9  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
19 ♠KJ9
QJ9642
76
♣T7
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠76542
A873
98
♣A3
♠AT8
KT
AT2
♣K9642
♠Q3
5
KQJ543
♣QJ85
7
814
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 1 4♠ 1NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  2♠ W -1   7  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A4-Breen-Louie
   90          4.50   1.50  2 S      ♠7  A4-Mok-Green vs A1-Haley-Cole
   90          4.50   1.50  2 S      ♠2  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Low-Callaway
         50    3.00   3.00  2 N -1   ♣4  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    1.00   5.00  2 N -2   ♠A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        100    1.00   5.00  2 N -2   ♣9  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        100    1.00   5.00  3 S -2   ♣A  A3-Smith-Conley vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
20 ♠J8542
AT3
93
♣863
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQ96
Q8762
A
♣J72
♠A7
KJ9
T87652
♣T5
♠T3
54
KQJ4
♣AKQ94
5
128
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1 2 1♠  ♣4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.00   1.00  3 W -1   ♠2  A3-Smith-Conley vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
  100          5.00   1.00  3 W -1   9  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
  100          5.00   1.00  2 W -1   9  A4-Mok-Green vs A1-Haley-Cole
        100    3.00   3.00  3♣ S -1   A  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Low-Callaway
        140    1.00   5.00  3 W      ♣6  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A4-Breen-Louie
        140    1.00   5.00  3 W      ♣3  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        140    1.00   5.00  2 W +1   ♠2  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
21 ♠3
KJ98
T2
♣KT8642
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQ976
54
J83
♣J75
♠2
A762
KQ764
♣AQ9
♠AJT854
QT3
A95
♣3
7
715
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3 1 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.50   0.50  4* E -1  ♣3  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
  100          5.50   0.50  3 E -2   ♣3  A3-Smith-Conley vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
   50          4.00   2.00  2 E -1   ♠A  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Low-Callaway
        120    3.00   3.00  2N W      T  A4-Mok-Green vs A1-Haley-Cole
        200    1.00   5.00  1N N -2   6  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        200    1.00   5.00  2♠ S -2   4  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
        200    1.00   5.00  2♠ S -2   3  A1-Block-Svetlik vs A4-Breen-Louie
22 ♠KQ643
Q762
J
♣982
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A5
AT94
AQ74
♣K75
♠T2
KJ
K96532
♣A63
♠J987
853
T8
♣QJT4
8
1711
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
EW: 3♣ 6 5 2♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        660    6.00   0.00  3N E +2   ♠4  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        690    3.00   3.00  3N W +3   ♠4  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Low-Callaway
        690    3.00   3.00  3N W +3   ♠4  A4-Mok-Green vs A10-Satow-Satow
        690    3.00   3.00  3N W +3   ♠4  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Breen-Louie
        690    3.00   3.00  3N W +3   ♠4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        690    3.00   3.00  3N W +3   ♠3  A3-Smith-Conley vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        720    0.00   6.00  3N W +4   ♠4  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis

Slam on this board is simply a matter of luck: guess the Q and rake in the matchpoints.

3NT is probably the choice contract, eleven tricks off the top without a finesse being the likely result after a spade lead from North. A club lead from South will give declarer time to guess hearts without risking the contract.

No advice on how to resolve the guess. Just guess and live with the luck you select.



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23 ♠Q63
K6
AQT752
♣A2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K8
AQ84
8643
♣984
♠J75
JT9
K9
♣T7653
♠AT942
7532
J
♣KQJ
15
95
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2 5♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥4/5 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          6.00   0.00  3N S +1   3  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
  600          5.00   1.00  3N N      ♣3  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Low-Callaway
  130          3.50   2.50  2 N +2   J  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Breen-Louie
  130          3.50   2.50  2 N +2   J  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   A  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   ♣9  A4-Mok-Green vs A10-Satow-Satow
        200    0.00   6.00  6♠ S -2   A  A3-Smith-Conley vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
24 ♠AJ73
AJ54
Q9
♣T75
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KT9865
T
764
♣986
♠4
KQ986
AJ82
♣J42
♠Q2
732
KT53
♣AKQ3
12
311
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3♣ 3/2 2 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  2N S +1   ♠T  A4-Mok-Green vs A10-Satow-Satow
  130          4.50   1.50  3♣ N +1   ♠4  A3-Smith-Conley vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
  130          4.50   1.50  2♣ N +2   ♠4  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
  110          2.50   3.50  3♣ N      ♠4  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Breen-Louie
  110          2.50   3.50  2♣ N +1   K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
   90          1.00   5.00  2 S      T  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        150    0.00   6.00  3♠ N -3   ♣2  A2-Mehra-Castagna vs A5-Low-Callaway
25 ♠A62
KQT6
972
♣A82
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K543
973
K8
♣KJ94
♠JT97
J85
QJ543
♣T
♠Q8
A42
AT6
♣Q7653
13
105
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣ 1 2 -/1♠ 1/2NT
       ♠6/7
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  3N S      ♣4  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A1-Haley-Cole
  110          5.00   1.00  2♣ N +1   ♠9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
   90          4.00   2.00  2♣ N      Q  A4-Mok-Green vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
         50    2.00   4.00  3N S -1   ♠4  A3-Smith-Conley vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
         50    2.00   4.00  3N N -1   ♠7  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
         50    2.00   4.00  3♣ N -1   4  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A5-Low-Callaway
        100    0.00   6.00  3N S -2   ♣4  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
26 ♠6532
Q4
JT32
♣Q76
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KQJT7
AT7
65
♣T53
♠A94
K532
AKQ4
♣J8
♠8
J986
987
♣AK942
5
1017
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 4 3 5♠ 2NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4 W -1   ♣6  A3-Smith-Conley vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
        170    5.00   1.00  3♠ W +1   Q  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A5-Low-Callaway
        620    3.50   2.50  4♠ W      2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        620    3.50   2.50  4♠ E      ♣K  A4-Mok-Green vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        650    1.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   ♣A  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A1-Haley-Cole
        650    1.50   4.50  4♠ E +1   ♣A  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        660    0.00   6.00  3N E +2   ♣K  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
27 ♠T8
AK9
J32
♣KQ652
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J976
543
QT74
♣T8
♠KQ43
T8
A85
♣AJ73
♠A52
QJ762
K96
♣94
13
314
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 1NT  ♦6 ♠5
EW: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.50   0.50  3 S      ♠7  A3-Smith-Conley vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
  140          5.50   0.50  3 S      ♠6  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A1-Haley-Cole
  100          4.00   2.00  3♠ E -2   Q  A4-Mok-Green vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        100    2.00   4.00  4 S -2   4  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Kalinyak-Gore
        100    2.00   4.00  4 S -2   ♣T  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        100    2.00   4.00  4 S -2   ♣8  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        300    0.00   6.00  4* S -2  ♠4  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A5-Low-Callaway
28 ♠4
976532
AJ86
♣JT
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AJ532
KQT84
9
♣A4
♠7
J
KQT732
♣KQ975
♠KQT986
A
54
♣8632
6
1411
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥4 ♠6 NT2
EW: 4♣ 4 2 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.92   0.08  3N W -3   5  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
   50          4.75   1.25  3 W -1   ♠4  A4-Mok-Green vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        400    3.00   3.00  3N W      5  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
        400    3.00   3.00  3N E      ♠Q  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A4-Breen-Louie
        460    1.25   4.75  3N E +2   A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
        490    0.08   5.92  3N W +3   6  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
29 ♠A986
J9
J43
♣A982
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T54
K862
AK9
♣Q75
♠KJ
QT754
Q852
♣43
♠Q732
A3
T76
♣KJT6
10
128
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 3 3  ♣5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.92   0.08  2 E -1   7  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
    PASS       4.75   1.25  Pass Out      A4-Mok-Green vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        140    2.42   3.58  3 E      ♠2  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        140    2.42   3.58  2 E +1   ♣T  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
        140    2.42   3.58  2 E +1   ♣6  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A4-Breen-Louie
        170    0.08   5.92  3 E +1   ♠9  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy
30 ♠T7
K862
T752
♣K75
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J53
AT54
AQ43
♣A8
♠KQ8642
J
K98
♣Q96
♠A9
Q973
J6
♣JT432
6
1511
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
EW: 1♣ 3 -/1 5♠ 3NT  ♥6/7
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        420    5.92   0.08  4♠ E      7  A9-Soskins-Barnard vs A8-Mills-Teixeira
        450    3.00   3.00  5♠ E      3  A5-Riehl-Barry vs A9-McWalters-Sendell
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   6  A7-Sturgeon-Marquart vs A4-Breen-Louie
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   ♣2  A4-Mok-Green vs A7-Armbrust-Fitzgerald
        450    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   ♣2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Kneisl-Moxley
        480    0.08   5.92  4♠ E +2   ♣J  A6-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-Weatherman-Eddy