- Saturday Morn - January 26, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 263 MP  Geomean: 99 MP
(based on 48 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Hedegard - Charles Rauch 62.70 1st A 1.20
James Pond - Peter De Gregorio 62.30 1/2nd A 1.02
Barbara Alexander - Jean Lesieutre 62.30 1/2nd A 1.02
Leon Heller - Patricia Heller 58.73 2nd A 0.84
Albert Low - Sam Callaway 57.54 1st B 0.80
Joseph Garvin - Julie Garvin 55.56 1st B 0.72
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Sendell - Mike McWalters 55.16 2nd B 0.56
Ginger Minor - Norma Riggs 54.76 2nd B 0.50
Barbara Moxley - John Kneisl 54.37 3rd B 0.40
Carolyn Treakle - Richard Treakle 51.19 4th B 0.28
Frederick Smith - Walter Conley 51.19 3/4th B 0.31
Jeff Riehl - Roger Barry 51.19 3/4th B 0.31
EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>January 26, 2019   |CLUB NO.>150680    | 01/26/2019 12:34
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/300/50    |CLUB>H & H Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=9/C=2                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            B    .     .     .     58.00  46.03
 2 Susan Mazzei           Larry Mazzei             B    .     .     .     62.50  49.60
 3 Walter Conley          Frederick Smith          B   5/6   3/4    .     64.50  51.19  0.31(B)
 4 Barbara Callaway       David Ow                 B    .     .     .     62.00  49.21
 5 Barbara Alexander      Jean Lesieutre           A   1/2    .     .     78.50  62.30  1.02(A)
 6 Norma Riggs            Ginger Minor             B    4     2     .     69.00  54.76  0.50(B)
 7 Jane Altavilla         Mary Krecki              B    .     .     .     53.50  42.46
 8 Joan Roberts           Janet Hedlund            A    .     .     .     49.50  39.29
 9 Jeff Riehl             Roger Barry              C   5/6   3/4    1     64.50  51.19  0.31(B)
10 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B    3     1     .     70.00  55.56  0.72(B)
11 Ellie Satow            Deane Satow              C    .     .     .     45.50  36.11
12 Peter De Gregorio      James Pond               A   1/2    .     .     78.50  62.30  1.02(A)
                                          Totals                         756.00

EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/300/50    |CLUB>H & H Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=10/C=3                     ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Suzanne Haley          Paula Cole               B    .     .     .     52.00  41.27
 2 Fran McGrew            Patricia Haynes          B    .     .     .     49.00  38.89
 3 Carolyn Treakle        Richard Treakle          B    .     4     .     64.50  51.19  0.28(B)
 4 Albert Low             Sam Callaway             C    3     1     1     72.50  57.54  0.80(B)
 5 Cord Hedegard          Louise Barnard           B    .     .     .     63.00  50.00
 6 Sally Reed             Wayne McIntyre           B    .     .     .     57.00  45.24
 7 John Kneisl            Barbara Moxley           B    5     3     .     68.50  54.37  0.40(B)
 8 Charles Rauch          Alan Hedegard            A    1     .     .     79.00  62.70  1.20(A)
 9 George Mills           Sylvia Teixeira          C    .     .     .     54.00  42.86
10 Mike McWalters         Carol Sendell            B    4     2     .     69.50  55.16  0.56(B)
11 Lynne Weatherman       Marie Louie              C    .     .     .     53.00  42.06
12 Leon Heller            Patricia Heller          A    2     .     .     74.00  58.73  0.84(A)
                                          Totals                         756.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AT942
QJ84
A864
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠86
972
KQ
♣T98762
♠KQ3
T53
J973
♣AK4
♠J75
AK6
T52
♣QJ53
11
513
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2 3♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦4/5 ♥5 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          6.00   0.00  4♠ N      ♣A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  140          5.00   1.00  3♠ N      ♣A  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  100          4.00   2.00  1N E -2   ♠4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Haley-Cole
         50    2.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   ♣A  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
         50    2.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   ♣A  A11-Satow-Satow vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
        100    1.00   5.00  4♠ N -2   ♣A  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
        150    0.00   6.00  4 N -3   ♣A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A12-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass3!1Pass3
All pass   
  1. Short suit game try

The auction in the bidding diagram is the only possible way that NS could possibly stay out of game. Reliance on potential losers and cover cards for those losers and tailoring the bidding to both could possibly make a case for staying out of game. South, with eleven HCP, will consider a limit raise, the choice of those who focus on points -- 1NT forcing plus a jump to 3 will describe a limit raise and three trumps. North will bid game, without much discussion by the pair whether the values are fitting.

Those pairs who use more of the Losing Trick Count evaluation for major suit raises and game versus part score decisions will see the South hand as a nine-loser hand, alternatively a hand with three potential cover cards with a couple of jacks tossed in for plus values. Those pairs will raise 1 to 2, despite the extra jack counted by the point-counters. North then will make a game try, and what can be better than a try in a suit that tells partner to count as plus values honor in all three of the other suits, but not in the suit bid? Using short suit game tries, that is the explanation for the 3 bid. South's hand is devalued and 3 will end the auction for the very few players who follow the views expressed in this analysis.

While the main focus of the hand's play problem might be on the unlucky lie of the trump honors, there is also the serious problem of the diamond suit with only three trumps to cater to ruffing them.

I'd be pleased to be in a partnership that could rationally stop in a part score on this hand at matchpoints. But the field will generally be in game, down one or two.



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2 ♠AQJT
KJ
AK96
♣A53
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K865
A865
73
♣J72
♠972
9
QJT4
♣K9864
♠43
QT7432
852
♣QT
22
86
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 5 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥2 ♠4 NT3/4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4 S +1   7  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  600          4.50   1.50  3N N      ♣6  A11-Satow-Satow vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  600          4.50   1.50  3N N      ♣4  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        100    2.50   3.50  3N N -1   ♣4  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    2.50   3.50  4 S -1   7  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Haley-Cole
        200    0.50   5.50  3N N -2   ♣4  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        200    0.50   5.50  2N N -2   Q  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A12-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass2Pass2
Pass2NTPass4
Pass4All pass 

When North shows 22-23 HCP balanced, South should simply force partner to play game in hearts.

Even the 4-1 trump split and the 4-2 diamonds cannot prevent taking eleven tricks. The only losers will be one spade and one trump trick. For example, on the lead of the Q, North should win and lead the K. West should probably duck, and then another heart can be won by West, when a diamond is as good as anything. North wins and plays A and then Q, West winning, but then a club would have to be led. North can play the ace, then two spades, discarding the remaining non-trump losers, followed by ruffing a club to draw the remaining trumps. Making 5.

A club shift when West wins the A fares no better: The K is allowed to win, and a diamond continuation will be won with the K, followed by the Q and a winning spade finesse. Then the diamond loser will disappear on the A and the spade loser having been eliminated, A and a spade ruff to draw trumps.

Easy game, this bridge.

Fun, too!



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3 ♠AJT9654
T8
Q7
♣AQ
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠72
J
AT8432
♣T732
♠8
A9752
K96
♣J986
♠KQ3
KQ643
J5
♣K54
13
58
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3  ♥5 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          5.50   0.50  5♠ N      A  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  450          5.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   ♣6  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  420          3.50   2.50  4♠ N      A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Haley-Cole
  420          3.50   2.50  4♠ N      5  A11-Satow-Satow vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
         50    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   K  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A12-Heller-Heller
         50    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   6  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        100    0.00   6.00  5♠ N -2   A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass2
Pass4All pass 

Assuming that a heart lead is rather unattractive, a black suit lead lets 4 not only make, but make with an overtrick.

Will East lead away from the K??

Unlucky, I say, that there is a defense to 4, bor the contract is attractive just looking at the NS hands.

Quite unlucky for those NS pairs who bid but fail to make.



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4 ♠653
K743
43
♣AT86
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK84
JT96
9852
♣4
♠JT2
Q8
QJT6
♣KQ97
♠Q97
A52
AK7
♣J532
7
811
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠5/6 NT5
EW: 2 1 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  2♠ W -2   3  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
   90          5.00   1.00  1N S      ♠A  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Low-Callaway
         90    4.00   2.00  2 E      A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A12-Heller-Heller
        100    2.00   4.00  1N S -1   ♠4  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A1-Haley-Cole
        100    2.00   4.00  1N N -1   Q  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        100    2.00   4.00  2 N -1   ♣8  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        110    0.00   6.00  2♠ E      ♣6  A11-Satow-Satow vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPassPass1
Dbl12All pass

Having passed, and owning the majors, with a couple of quick tricks, West is within his rights to make a takeout double with that perfect pattern.

North will offer hearts, but East, having originally passed, is eager to get into the fray.

Hmm. To the best contract. So much for thinking East should open in third seat without quick tricks, majors, or a lead-directional suit bid that does not at the same time distort the pattern.



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5 ♠KQ4
A
AQ32
♣J7643
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠8752
KJT9
97
♣AKQ
♠J96
Q7653
85
♣852
♠AT3
842
KJT64
♣T9
16
133
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 2♠ 3NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♦2 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          5.00   1.00  5 S      ♣A  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
  600          5.00   1.00  5 N      3  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  600          5.00   1.00  5 N      3  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Low-Callaway
  150          1.50   4.50  3 E -3   ♣T  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A1-Haley-Cole
  150          1.50   4.50  4 S +1   ♣A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A12-Heller-Heller
  150          1.50   4.50  4 S +1   ♣A  A11-Satow-Satow vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
  150          1.50   4.50  3 S +2   ♣A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Reed-McIntyre

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass3NTAll pass 

OK, so South does not quite have enough for an inverted minor raise, but it's close, and what else would you have South bid? 1NT is a sad bid with two horrid unprotected suits, and manufacturing a 1 bid (better three card major to avoid a worse call), might result in playing the 3-3 fit. Well, at least it makes 2....

But if South will just "like' his quality points and upgrade a bit, then 3NT can be reached (an inverted 2 call shows about limit raise or better values, and North's 15 make bidding some game the likely best. Maybe a bit lucky that there are nine irrefutable tricks, no finesses, no promotions.

It warms the heart to see evaluation rewarded.



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6 ♠64
Q85
QJ9752
♣94
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T73
2
A8
♣KJT7632
♠QJ8
KJ974
643
♣A8
♠AK952
AT63
KT
♣Q5
5
811
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 1♠  ♣4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3NT  ♦4 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -300 4*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          6.00   0.00  3 N      ♣A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
  100          5.00   1.00  4♣ W -1   ♠6  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        100    3.50   2.50  3 S -2   A  A11-Satow-Satow vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        100    3.50   2.50  3 S -2   ♣J  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A1-Haley-Cole
        110    1.50   4.50  3♣ W      ♠6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A12-Heller-Heller
        110    1.50   4.50  3♣ W      ♠6  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        800    0.00   6.00  3♠* S -4  2  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A4-Low-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
2Pass2NTPass
PassPass  

Some will open the East hand, out of boredom, when South will overcall 1 and West will toss out 2. East will reluctantly bid 2NT and that, too will be passed out, South very reluctantly.

After a heart or spade lead nine tricks are easy -- one trick in the suit lead, the A, and seven clubs. I don't see how EW can cater to that occurrence. Playing notrump rather than clubs will be sufficient to garner several matchpoints, surely well above average.



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7 ♠K983
Q42
764
♣Q74
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QT7
JT5
QJ9
♣A653
♠A65
A763
K853
♣JT
♠J42
K98
AT2
♣K982
7
1012
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  2♣ W -2   ♠3  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  100          4.50   1.50  2N W -1   ♠3  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  100          4.50   1.50  1N W -1   ♠3  A11-Satow-Satow vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
         90    3.00   3.00  1N W      ♠3  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A1-Haley-Cole
        110    2.00   4.00  2 E +1   ♣2  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        150    1.00   5.00  2N W +1   ♠3  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
        180    0.00   6.00  1N W +3   ♠6  A3-Conley-Smith vs A3-Treakle-Treakle

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
PassPass1Pass
1NTAll pass  

The outcome of 1NT contracts are hard to predict, for the bidding usually does not provide much of a clue to the best opening lead. North may lead a spade, which is not as bad as might first appear, for despite losing an easy trick to the Q, North's spots will work well upon South's later return of the suit. Declarer will do best by ducking the second spade trick. Nonetheless, 1NT is ironclad after the spade opening, as declarer will smartly shift to diamonds, setting up two spades, one heart, three diamonds, and one club. The question is whether the defense will give more.



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8 ♠43
87
QJT932
♣862
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AK852
9652
A
♣KQ4
♠J9
KQ43
K85
♣A973
♠QT76
AJT
764
♣JT5
3
1613
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 2 5 5/4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-E/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    6.00   0.00  3♠ W +1   Q  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
        180    5.00   1.00  2N E +2   7  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        420    4.00   2.00  4 E      7  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A1-Haley-Cole
        450    2.50   3.50  4 E +1   9  A3-Conley-Smith vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        450    2.50   3.50  4 E +1   ♣J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        460    1.00   5.00  3N E +2   T  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
        520    0.00   6.00  3N E +4   ♣J  A11-Satow-Satow vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass? 

So much depends on methods here. If East plows ahead with 3NT, the heart fit will be lost. If East bids 2, West will bid 2 if scientific, and 4 will be found.

3NT is a makeable contract, but 4 should be preferred when the hand with weak trumps has the opportunity to trump a losing diamond in some variations.



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9 ♠A32
K
Q7643
♣QT62
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ6
432
AT9852
♣-
♠T95
QJT876
K
♣J94
♠874
A95
J
♣AK8753
11
107
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3NT  ♦5 ♥4 ♠6
EW: 2 3  ♣2 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +400 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  800          6.00   0.00  5* E -3  J  A3-Conley-Smith vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
  150          5.00   1.00  3♣ S +2   A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  130          3.50   2.50  4♣ S      2  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  130          3.50   2.50  3♣ S +1   T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        110    2.00   4.00  2 E      ♣A  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A1-Haley-Cole
        140    1.00   5.00  2 E +1   ♣A  A11-Satow-Satow vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        730    0.00   6.00  3* E     J  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A9-Mills-Teixeira

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
DblRdbl33
Pass4PassPass
Pass   

5 makes, but that seems a lofty target by South after North has originally passed, regardless of the later redouble and raise. The real reason the hand makes is the unexpected reduction in spade losers in the North hand. That is the key.



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10 ♠Q
AKQ95
T87
♣AJ86
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K852
73
AQJ64
♣53
♠T73
JT6
K32
♣Q942
♠AJ964
842
95
♣KT7
16
106
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 5 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  3♠ W -4   A  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
  200          5.00   1.00  1N E -2   8  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
  170          4.00   2.00  3 N +1   K  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A12-Heller-Heller
        100    2.00   4.00  6 N -1   6  A3-Conley-Smith vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        100    2.00   4.00  3 N -1   J  A11-Satow-Satow vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        100    2.00   4.00  3♣ N -1   2  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        200    0.00   6.00  4 N -2   2  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A4-Low-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass1Pass2
Pass4All pass 

South's hand is borderline for Drury , and it would not be much off base to criticize the 2 bid as being overly optimistic. That being said, 1 is clearly wrong, hiding heart support when a later preference to 2 after a 2 rebid by North would suggest pained preference with a doubleton heart and no positive prospects. South would do the partnership a great disservice by bidding 1 unless prepared to bid 3 next after 2.

So the hand becomes a decision between a lame 2 raise by a passed hand or a slight overbid promising useful values and trump support. Since 2 does not promise the world, and any subsequent try by North can safely be refused, 2 seems to get the entire message across.

North will not wait for further decisions and simply contracts for game. Four hearts is a cold contract, while five depends on guessing the club situation.



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11 ♠T52
T832
K
♣KQT84
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q9643
AK95
T
♣J53
♠AKJ8
74
AQ9652
♣2
♠7
QJ6
J8743
♣A976
8
1014
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT4
EW: 3 2 5♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        130    6.00   0.00  3 E +1   ♣A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        170    5.00   1.00  3♠ W +1   ♣K  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        200    4.00   2.00  3♠ W +2   ♣K  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A12-Heller-Heller
        420    3.00   3.00  4♠ W      ♣6  A3-Conley-Smith vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        450    1.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        450    1.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   K  A11-Satow-Satow vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        450    1.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   ♣K  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A4-Low-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
PassPass1Pass
1Pass3Pass
4All pass  

If anything, 3 is an underbid, but it should suffice to get to almost all making games, while leaving a bit of room for a really weak response.

4 would be a Splinter bid, which is a significant overbid. Better diamonds and most often a heart control would be advisable. 4 rebid suggesting spade support and four good spades is miplaces, for the diamonds should be more nearly solid. No, the decision is between 3 and 4. 4 will get West overly excited, but as you can see, slam is really not that far off base.

I cannot see how any pairs could miss game, but those things do happen, s 4 making five will be just an inch over average.



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12 ♠K86
A62
Q6
♣KQ962
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A97543
J
A3
♣J754
♠JT2
KQ3
KT8
♣AT83
♠Q
T98754
J97542
♣-
14
1013
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2  ♣3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3♠ 4NT  ♦5 ♥5/4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.50   0.50  5♠* W -1  A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
  100          5.50   0.50  3 E -2   ♠A  A3-Conley-Smith vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
   50          4.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   6  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ W      ♣K  A11-Satow-Satow vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        140    2.50   3.50  3♠ E      ♣K  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A12-Heller-Heller
        170    1.00   5.00  3♠ W +1   ♣K  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        500    0.00   6.00  4* S -2  ♠7  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A4-Low-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
1Dbl2Pass
2Pass3Pass
PassPass  

West was just shy of a light opening bid, with that really nice shape and aces. Had the A been the A (making AJ54 in all, rather than the actual poor holding), a 1 bid would have been completely in order.

North will lead the K, which, when the A is ruffed, holds the declarer to contract.... there is no second club ruff!



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13 ♠J87653
KJT
T4
♣52
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠K2
A65
Q983
♣JT86
♠T
Q983
K72
♣KQ943
♠AQ94
742
AJ65
♣A7
5
1010
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 1 2  ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 19 = -3
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          6.00   0.00  3N S      3  A3-Conley-Smith vs A1-Haley-Cole
  140          4.00   2.00  3♠ N      ♣4  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  140          4.00   2.00  3♠ N      ♣3  A11-Satow-Satow vs A4-Low-Callaway
  140          4.00   2.00  2♠ S +1   ♣J  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
  110          2.00   4.00  2♠ S      ♣J  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        100    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   ♣J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
        100    0.50   5.50  3♠ N -1   ♣K  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
14 ♠AQ2
AQ96
K85
♣862
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KJT985
7432
J3
♣J
♠43
J
Q6
♣AKQT9753
♠76
KT85
AT9742
♣4
15
612
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 6 2♠  ♣5 NT5
EW: 2♣  ♦1 ♥0 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +980 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          5.00   1.00  5♣* E -3  ♠7  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  500          5.00   1.00  5♣* E -3  5  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  500          5.00   1.00  5♣* E -3  A  A3-Conley-Smith vs A1-Haley-Cole
  420          3.00   3.00  5 S +1   ♣J  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  150          2.00   4.00  5♣ E -3   A  A11-Satow-Satow vs A4-Low-Callaway
   50          0.50   5.50  4♣ E -1   ♠7  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
   50          0.50   5.50  3♣ E -1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
15 ♠KT742
T93
KT65
♣T
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠96
J654
QJ84
♣Q92
♠Q8
AK87
A732
♣AK8
♠AJ53
Q2
9
♣J76543
6
620
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3 4 2NT  ♣6 ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -200 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  4 E -3   9  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
  100          5.00   1.00  3N E -2   ♣4  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
   50          4.00   2.00  4 E -1   9  A3-Conley-Smith vs A1-Haley-Cole
        120    2.50   3.50  1N E +1   ♣7  A11-Satow-Satow vs A4-Low-Callaway
        120    2.50   3.50  1N E +1   ♣5  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
        420    1.00   5.00  4 E      9  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        430    0.00   6.00  3N E +1   ♣J  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
16 ♠Q2
AJ976
J53
♣QT2
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠763
KQ54
K86
♣765
♠AK985
3
QT4
♣AKJ4
♠JT4
T82
A972
♣983
10
817
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6/5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 2 1 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    6.00   0.00  3♠ E +1   ♣3  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      ♠J  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      2  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      ♣A  A3-Conley-Smith vs A12-Heller-Heller
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      ♣9  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      ♣8  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A4-Low-Callaway
17 ♠Q93
K7432
52
♣AQ6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K64
AQ965
T86
♣J8
♠JT875
T8
KQ7
♣T92
♠A2
J
AJ943
♣K7543
11
106
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5♣ 4 2 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          5.50   0.50  3N N      8  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
  400          5.50   0.50  3N N      8  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  150          3.00   3.00  2N N +1   T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
  150          3.00   3.00  2N N +1   T  A3-Conley-Smith vs A12-Heller-Heller
  150          3.00   3.00  3♣ S +2   ♠4  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
   80          1.00   5.00  1 N      ♠J  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
         50    0.00   6.00  3N N -1   ♠5  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A4-Low-Callaway
18 ♠3
KQ8532
KJ32
♣K9
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q87
A96
T76
♣QT62
♠KT95
J7
Q
♣AJ8743
♠AJ642
T4
A9854
♣5
12
811
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4  ♣3 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1NT  ♦2 ♥3 ♠6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   Q  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  110          5.00   1.00  2 N      Q  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
  100          4.00   2.00  5♣* E -1  A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        100    2.50   3.50  4 N -1   ♠5  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        100    2.50   3.50  4 N -1   Q  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        110    1.00   5.00  3♣ E      4  A3-Conley-Smith vs A12-Heller-Heller
        470    0.00   6.00  3♣* E     T  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A4-Low-Callaway
19 ♠Q85
J76532
J43
♣3
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K6
AKQT
AT5
♣AT64
♠93
984
Q986
♣KJ72
♠AJT742
-
K72
♣Q985
4
206
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♠
       ♣3 ♦3 ♥4/5 ♠6/7 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 2 2NT  ♠6/5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  530          6.00   0.00  3♠* S     A  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
  140          5.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   A  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A1-Haley-Cole
         90    4.00   2.00  1N W      ♠Q  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        150    3.00   3.00  5♠ S -3   A  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
        600    1.50   4.50  3N W      5  A3-Conley-Smith vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        600    1.50   4.50  3N W      3  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
        630    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   ♣8  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
20 ♠KQ7642
Q
A83
♣K87
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠9
542
KT74
♣QJT32
♠AJ
AT876
QJ2
♣A94
♠T853
KJ93
965
♣65
14
616
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 NT6/4
EW: 4♣ 3 3 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          6.00   0.00  3♠ N +1   7  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  140          5.00   1.00  3♠ N      A  A3-Conley-Smith vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  110          3.00   3.00  2♠ N      7  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A1-Haley-Cole
  110          3.00   3.00  2♠ N      Q  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
  110          3.00   3.00  2♠ N      Q  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
        100    1.00   5.00  2♠ N -1   A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        400    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -4   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
21 ♠K643
AQ2
962
♣J84
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q52
K74
AKQ4
♣KT7
♠J9
J853
853
♣AQ96
♠AT87
T96
JT7
♣532
10
178
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 3 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  4 E -3   J  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  100          5.00   1.00  3N W -2   ♠3  A3-Conley-Smith vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
   50          3.50   2.50  3N W -1   ♠3  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
   50          3.50   2.50  3N W -1   ♠3  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        150    2.00   4.00  1N W +2   ♠3  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A1-Haley-Cole
        400    0.50   5.50  3N W      ♠3  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        400    0.50   5.50  3N W      ♠3  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
22 ♠A7
86543
A
♣AQJ42
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠8432
Q2
K9874
♣63
♠KJT6
AJ9
Q3
♣KT97
♠Q95
KT7
JT652
♣85
15
514
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.00   1.00  2♠ E -2   7  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
  200          5.00   1.00  1♣ E -2   7  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Low-Callaway
  200          5.00   1.00  1♣ E -2   ♣8  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  140          3.00   3.00  1 N +2   Q  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  110          2.00   4.00  2 N      ♣7  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A12-Heller-Heller
        100    1.00   5.00  4 N -2   Q  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        140    0.00   6.00  3♠ W      ♣3  A3-Conley-Smith vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
23 ♠8543
KT84
93
♣752
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q6
Q7
KT76
♣AT943
♠AJT972
J965
54
♣8
♠K
A32
AQJ82
♣KQJ6
3
116
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          6.00   0.00  3♣ S      ♠Q  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Low-Callaway
        100    5.00   1.00  3 S -1   ♠Q  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        200    3.00   3.00  4* S -1  ♣A  A3-Conley-Smith vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        200    3.00   3.00  3 S -2   ♠6  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        200    3.00   3.00  3 S -2   ♣A  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A12-Heller-Heller
        300    1.00   5.00  3 S -3   ♠Q  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        400    0.00   6.00  2N S -4   ♠6  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
24 ♠J2
-
KJT7652
♣9762
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K876
JT9743
8
♣J5
♠Q954
AK6
A3
♣KQ43
♠AT3
Q852
Q94
♣AT8
5
518
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4 1NT  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4
EW: 1♣ 3 3♠  ♦3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW/4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  470          6.00   0.00  3* N     A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Low-Callaway
  110          5.00   1.00  3 N      A  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        120    4.00   2.00  2N E      2  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A12-Heller-Heller
        300    3.00   3.00  5* N -2  A  A3-Conley-Smith vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        420    1.00   5.00  4 W      J  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        420    1.00   5.00  4 W      ♣9  A2-Mazzei-Mazzei vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        420    1.00   5.00  4 E      ♣8  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
25 ♠AT5
T986
K4
♣J865
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J8432
A
J9653
♣K2
♠Q96
Q2
A7
♣QT9743
♠K7
KJ7543
QT82
♣A
8
910
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦6/5 ♥2 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          5.50   0.50  4 S +1   ♠3  A3-Conley-Smith vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
  450          5.50   0.50  4 S +1   ♠3  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A1-Haley-Cole
  420          3.00   3.00  4 S      ♠3  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
  420          3.00   3.00  4 S      ♠2  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  420          3.00   3.00  4 S      J  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  200          1.00   5.00  2 S +3   9  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  170          0.00   6.00  2 S +2   ♠4  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
26 ♠K975
83
8753
♣KT7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQJ4
AJ65
J6
♣Q93
♠83
KQT2
AQ2
♣J842
♠T62
974
KT94
♣A65
6
1512
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 1 3 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          4.50   1.50  4 W -1   ♠9  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  100          4.50   1.50  4 W -1   8  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  100          4.50   1.50  4 W -1   8  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  100          4.50   1.50  4 W -1   ♣7  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A1-Haley-Cole
        620    1.00   5.00  4 W      ♠5  A3-Conley-Smith vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        620    1.00   5.00  4 W      ♠5  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        620    1.00   5.00  4 W      ♠5  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
27 ♠93
Q854
Q9652
♣86
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A52
96
K73
♣AK975
♠KQJ864
KJT72
-
♣T2
♠T7
A3
AJT84
♣QJ43
4
1410
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5/4 6♠ 4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        200    6.00   0.00  2♠ W +3   ♣3  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A1-Haley-Cole
        450    4.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
        450    4.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
        450    4.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   T  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
        480    1.50   4.50  4♠ E +2   A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        480    1.50   4.50  4♠ E +2   ♣Q  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        650    0.00   6.00  5♠* E     ♣8  A3-Conley-Smith vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
28 ♠QT92
J9863
98
♣JT
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AKJ8
AK4
J3
♣KQ94
♠753
QT752
6
♣8732
♠64
-
AKQT7542
♣A65
4
212
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣2 ♥4 ♠4
EW: 5/4♣ 3 3/2♠  ♦3 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -400 5♣-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  750          6.00   0.00  5* S     ♠K  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
  250          5.00   1.00  3N W -5   6  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Low-Callaway
  110          4.00   2.00  3 S      A  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  100          3.00   3.00  4 W -2   9  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A12-Heller-Heller
   50          2.00   4.00  4 W -1   9  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        500    1.00   5.00  5* S -2  A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        800    0.00   6.00  5* S -3  A  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
29 ♠Q852
AK86
5
♣AJ95
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠96
T73
AKT982
♣KQ
♠T73
QJ94
763
♣872
♠AKJ4
52
QJ4
♣T643
14
123
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2/3 5♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥4 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A12-Heller-Heller
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   K  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
  650          4.50   1.50  4 S +1   A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  620          2.00   4.00  4♠ S      A  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Low-Callaway
  140          1.00   5.00  2♠ S +1   A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        100    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   A  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
30 ♠T8
74
JT9653
♣A98
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠2
KQJ92
Q84
♣KJ74
♠AQ543
AT83
AK7
♣2
♠KJ976
65
2
♣QT653
5
1217
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥1 ♠5 NT3
EW: 1♣ 3 6 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        450    4.50   1.50  5 W      ♣A  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        450    4.50   1.50  4 W +1   J  A4-Callaway-Ow vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
        450    4.50   1.50  4 W +1   J  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A12-Heller-Heller
        450    4.50   1.50  4 W +1   5  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        480    1.50   4.50  5 W +1   ♣A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        480    1.50   4.50  4 W +2   ♠T  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A4-Low-Callaway
        980    0.00   6.00  6 E      4  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
31 ♠96
T2
QJT
♣JT7654
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠JT83
Q8
A643
♣983
♠Q542
A95
K875
♣KQ
♠AK7
KJ7643
92
♣A2
4
714
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.50   0.50  3 S      ♠3  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  140          5.50   0.50  1 S +2   ♠J  A11-Satow-Satow vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  110          4.00   2.00  1 S +1   ♠3  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
         90    3.00   3.00  1N E      9  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        100    1.50   4.50  3 S -1   ♠J  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Haley-Cole
        100    1.50   4.50  2 S -1   ♠J  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        110    0.00   6.00  2♠ W      T  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
32 ♠KT8
QJ9874
KT6
♣9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J74
AT5
A8542
♣KQ
♠653
63
-
♣AJT85432
♠AQ92
K2
QJ973
♣76
9
145
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3/2 2/1♠  ♣3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3NT  ♦3 ♥4 ♠4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  3 N      ♣A  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
  110          5.00   1.00  3 S      ♠4  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  100          2.50   3.50  5♣ E -1   ♠2  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Haley-Cole
  100          2.50   3.50  5♣ E -1   K  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
  100          2.50   3.50  5♣ E -1   K  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
  100          2.50   3.50  5♣ E -1   ♣6  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
        130    0.00   6.00  3♣ E +1   9  A11-Satow-Satow vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
33 ♠Q865
AT6
AT983
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K4
Q2
K74
♣QT8732
♠T72
KJ9843
-
♣AK94
♠AJ93
75
QJ652
♣J6
10
1011
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3/2♠ 1NT  ♣2 ♥2
EW: 5♣ 4  ♦3 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -100 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  130          5.50   0.50  4 N      8  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A9-Mills-Teixeira
  130          5.50   0.50  4 N      ♣A  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A7-Kneisl-Moxley
   50          4.00   2.00  4 E -1   ♠9  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A3-Treakle-Treakle
         50    3.00   3.00  4♠ S -1   ♣3  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Haley-Cole
        170    2.00   4.00  3 E +1   Q  A11-Satow-Satow vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        450    1.00   5.00  4 E +1   Q  A5-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        650    0.00   6.00  5* E     Q  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A5-Hedegard-Barnard
34 ♠QT65
3
63
♣AJ9762
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠87
T986
972
♣QT84
♠AKJ4
AQJ2
AQT8
♣3
♠932
K754
KJ54
♣K5
7
221
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/-♠
       ♦5 ♥4/3 ♠7/5 NT5
EW: 2 3 1NT  ♣5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  3 E -3   ♣5  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  100          5.00   1.00  4 W -2   ♣A  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
   90          4.00   2.00  2♣ N      ♠A  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
         90    3.00   3.00  1 E +1   4  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ E      ♣K  A11-Satow-Satow vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        150    1.00   5.00  2N E +1   4  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A4-Low-Callaway
        800    0.00   6.00  3♣* N -3  ♠A  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A12-Heller-Heller
35 ♠AJ52
KQ73
AT5
♣52
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠876
A95
J874
♣974
♠K43
T4
962
♣QJ863
♠QT9
J862
KQ3
♣AKT
14
56
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 5 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  460          6.00   0.00  3N S +2   4  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-McGrew-Haynes
  450          4.00   2.00  5 S      ♠7  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A12-Heller-Heller
  450          4.00   2.00  4 S +1   8  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
  450          4.00   2.00  4 S +1   4  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
  430          2.00   4.00  4N S      ♣4  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A4-Low-Callaway
  420          1.00   5.00  4 N      ♠3  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
  210          0.00   6.00  2N S +3   4  A11-Satow-Satow vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
36 ♠62
AJ98
A653
♣976
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QT854
742
7
♣AJT8
♠AJ7
KQ
KQT982
♣K5
♠K93
T653
J4
♣Q432
9
718
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 4 1 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  3N E -1   4  A10-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Rauch-Hedegard
        110    5.00   1.00  2 E +1   T  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A11-Weatherman-Louie
        130    4.00   2.00  3 E +1   T  A9-Riehl-Barry vs A6-Reed-McIntyre
        600    3.00   3.00  3N E      ♣2  A8-Roberts-Hedlund vs A4-Low-Callaway
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      A  A12-De Gregorio-Pond vs A12-Heller-Heller
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      A  A11-Satow-Satow vs A10-McWalters-Sendell
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      ♣6  A7-Altavilla-Krecki vs A2-McGrew-Haynes