- Saturday Morn - September 23, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 182 MP  Geomean: 89 MP
(based on 31 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Rauch - Jeannette Stern 75.79 1st A 0.64
Leon Heller - Patricia Heller 64.29 1st A 0.64
Hetty Eddy - Marguerite Primrose 59.52 2nd A 0.45
James Pond - Laura Gherman 58.33 2nd A 0.45
Joseph Garvin - Julie Garvin 57.54 1st B 0.42
Barbara Ley - Carol Marquart 55.16 3rd A 0.32
Fran McGrew - June Raddicchi 51.98 2nd C 0.17
Louise Barnard - Robert Sokol 50.00 2nd B 0.29
Carol Sendell - Ellen Lux 47.22 1st C 0.18
EVENT>Saturday Am              |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>September 23, 2017 |CLUB NO.>150680    | 09/23/2017 13:36
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DIR> JANET HEDLUND   |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=8/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            B    .     .     .     45.50  36.11
 2 James Pond             Laura Gherman            A    2     .     .     73.50  58.33  0.45(A)
 3 Charles Rauch          Jeannette Stern          A    1     .     .     95.50  75.79  0.64(A)
 4 Robert Sokol           Louise Barnard           B    .     2     .     63.00  50.00  0.29(B)
 5 Ellen Lux              Carol Sendell            C    .     .     1     59.50  47.22  0.18(C)
 6 Roger Barry            Martha Barry             C    .     .     .     39.50  31.35
 7 Norma Riggs            Ginger Minor             C    .     .     .     55.00  43.65
 8 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B    3     1     .     72.50  57.54  0.42(B)
                                          Totals                         504.00

EVENT>Saturday Am              |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
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Marguerite Primrose    Hetty Eddy               B    2     1     .     75.00  59.52  0.45(A)
 2 Fran McGrew            June Raddicchi           C    .     .     2     65.50  51.98  0.17(C)
 3 Susan Mazzei           Larry Mazzei             B    .     .     .     57.50  45.63
 4 Carol Marquart         Barbara Ley              C    3     2     1     69.50  55.16  0.32(A)
 5 Bob Gore               Barbara Moxley           C    .     .     .     52.50  41.67
 6 Demie Williams         Robert Williams          C    .     .     .     53.50  42.46
 7 Leon Heller            Patricia Heller          A    1     .     .     81.00  64.29  0.64(A)
 8 Nancy Green            Mary Kalinyak            A    .     .     .     49.50  39.29
                                          Totals                         504.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AK8
Q972
AKT52
♣K
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT743
864
873
♣43
♠65
JT
J94
♣AQT952
♠J92
AK53
Q6
♣J876
19
28
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 6 6 3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +980 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  480          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   ♠5  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
  480          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   ♠3  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  480          5.00   1.00  4 S +2   ♣6  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A6-Williams-Williams
  450          3.00   3.00  4 S +1   ♠4  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A4-Marquart-Ley
  150          1.50   4.50  3 N +2   ♠6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Heller-Heller
  150          1.50   4.50  3 N +2   J  A6-Barry-Barry vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
  130          0.00   6.00  2 N +2   3  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Gore-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 12Dbl
Pass3Pass3
Pass4All pass 

East really has little purpose in overcalling either 2 or 3, and might not bother. However, 2 over 1 openings does have some preemptive effect, so we will consider it done for the minor inconvenience, coupled with a tad of lead direction.

South will show values with a Negative Double , despite less than perfect pattern, after which North will force game with a club cue bid. When South shows hearts, North is charmed, but not charmed enough to bid 3, which might be misinterpreted, or 4, which is an overbid, considering the poor value of the K. Shift that value to hearts and 4 would be fully justified.

4 it is, and a club lead holds the contract to twelve tricks without effort.



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2 ♠KQT532
T9
KQ6
♣J9
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠9
7642
732
♣T8764
♠76
J5
AT95
♣AK532
♠AJ84
AKQ83
J84
♣Q
11
012
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 5 5♠ 1NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦6 ♥1 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +650 5♠-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          4.50   1.50  5♠ N      ♣A  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A6-Williams-Williams
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   ♣A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Heller-Heller
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   ♣K  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
  620          1.50   4.50  4♠ N      ♣A  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  620          1.50   4.50  4♠ N      ♣K  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A4-Marquart-Ley
  200          0.00   6.00  3♠ N +2   ♣A  A6-Barry-Barry vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  11
33Pass4
PassPassPass 

Not all Norths will see the 3 bid, but having faith in partner's vulnerable overcall to produce a respectable hand, surely 3 can be justified.

Eleven tricks to NT in either major, not much of a surprise.



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3 ♠A2
JT6
T962
♣J987
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KT64
AQ74
4
♣AK62
♠Q953
32
AK85
♣T53
♠J87
K985
QJ73
♣Q4
6
169
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT4
EW: 4♣ 2 3 5♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3N W -2   ♣7  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  100          5.00   1.00  2N W -1   2  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A6-Williams-Williams
        170    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +1   ♣Q  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A4-Marquart-Ley
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      5  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Heller-Heller
        620    2.50   3.50  4♠ E      Q  A6-Barry-Barry vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        650    0.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   ♣Q  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        650    0.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   ♣Q  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A8-Green-Kalinyak

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
3!1Pass4All pass
  1. Jump reverses show the value for a bid at least to the three level in responder's suit and a singleton.

East does not like the diamond Splinter , but must bid game with these values. West, having fully described his values, trump support and diamond shortness, has relinquished captaincy and may not bid again without violating well-grounded bidding principles.



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4 ♠7
83
T6532
♣J8654
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AKJ94
T754
9
♣T73
♠652
AKQ62
AQJ7
♣Q
♠QT83
J9
K84
♣AK92
1
818
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥0 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6 6♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -1430 6♠-EW/6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        200    6.00   0.00  3 E +2   ♣A  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        620    4.50   1.50  4 E      ♠5  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        620    4.50   1.50  4 E      ♣A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Williams-Williams
        650    1.50   4.50  4 E +1   ♣A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
        650    1.50   4.50  4 E +1   ♣A  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A7-Heller-Heller
        650    1.50   4.50  4 E +1   ♣A  A6-Barry-Barry vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        650    1.50   4.50  4 E +1   ♣A  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Marquart-Ley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Dbl
2NT1Pass4Pass
4Pass4Pass
PassPass  
  1. Limit raise or better in hearts (Jordan)

Well, EW did give a sniff to slam on the above auction, but West has bid with gusto on a limited hand and East cannot visualize such strong spades.

Perhaps West can bid 1 over the double and then Splinter in diamonds and that would be enough? Or perhaps East can bid 5 after 4, asking about spades? Still a tough slam to bid, although both East and West have some reason to try.



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5 ♠J732
AKT972
T8
♣T
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A
J53
KQ54
♣86532
♠KQ98
Q8
AJ3
♣AQ94
♠T654
64
9762
♣KJ7
8
1018
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 1 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 17 = -3
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   ♣T  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  100          4.50   1.50  3N E -2   ♠4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Williams-Williams
  100          4.50   1.50  5♣ E -2   6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
   50          2.00   4.00  3N E -1   6  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
   50          2.00   4.00  3 W -1   A  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A7-Heller-Heller
   50          2.00   4.00  3 W -1   A  A6-Barry-Barry vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        110    0.00   6.00  3♣ E      4  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Marquart-Ley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 2DblPass
3Pass3Pass
3NTAll pass  

Bidding from the past. Western Cue bids for a partial stopper used to be such a bravado way to play, but it never seemed to work out as planned. Well, for those who still play it that way, here's your hand. Did you get it right? If not, consider discarding the idea.

WQ seems to have lost some of its luster, as many of today's experts profess to dislike it, don't play it, and use the cue bid for another use -- "Do something intelligent." Well on this hand the ONLY intelligent thing that West can do other than 3NT is 3, "treading water." East should know that West cannot have spades or would have bid spades rather than clubs. So what is this 3 bid? Obviously (!) an effort to get to 3NT. So here are the steps to the dance to 3NT: East doubles on values, West shows values with 3 (else 2NT Lebensohl ), East shows values without a full heart stopper, West cue bids, East suggests notrump without a full stop, and West accedes to the suggestion.

Or you can play WQ for a partial stop. Unlikely.

Or East can just sneer and bid 3NT without a care in the world. That cannot be recommended, but today it works.

If EW go past 3NT, it's a minus score, folks. That's why West's 3 bid is actually a fine effort.



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6 ♠K5432
T
QT963
♣QJ
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠98
KQ75
J82
♣AK42
♠AJT76
A43
K
♣T987
♠Q
J9862
A754
♣653
8
1312
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 4♣ 3 2♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  3N W -4   6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Williams-Williams
  200          5.00   1.00  4 W -2   ♣Q  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Marquart-Ley
         50    4.00   2.00  2 N -1   ♣T  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        110    3.00   3.00  2♠ E      2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
        150    1.50   4.50  1N W +2   6  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        150    1.50   4.50  3 N -3   ♣5  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A7-Heller-Heller
        600    0.00   6.00  3N W      6  A6-Barry-Barry vs A1-Primrose-Eddy

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2Pass3Pass
3Pass3Pass
4Pass5All pass

East has a borderline opening bid, surely, with eight losers, and when West forces to game with 2, there is an awkward tilt in the air. 3 by East after opening this junk is really more than can be tolerated. 2 as a default minimum bid or 2NT as a little white lie must be a bit better. Indeed, if South leads a diamond from the ace, East could scamper home with nine tricks. But on a more likely heart lead, down one will result. So also in 5, but that takes finding the QJ doubleton.

Opening East's hand might barely be justifiable, but the bid cannot stand adversity, plentiful here.

Staying out of trouble and keeping low will pay dividends to the pessimistic, or to the meek, hesitant, or rule-followers, who pass the East hand.



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7 ♠AQJ96
K72
K3
♣976
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K532
AT8
QT96
♣J3
♠T87
Q965
AJ5
♣AT5
♠4
J43
8742
♣KQ842
13
1011
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2 2 1♠ 2/1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   90          6.00   0.00  1N S      3  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        100    4.00   2.00  1N S -1   6  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        100    4.00   2.00  1♠ N -1   5  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        100    4.00   2.00  1♠ N -1   5  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        200    1.50   4.50  1N S -2   8  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Heller-Heller
        200    1.50   4.50  1N S -2   6  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A6-Williams-Williams
        300    0.00   6.00  1N S -3   6  A6-Barry-Barry vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
8 ♠J73
KQ63
J7543
♣9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q654
T5
T86
♣A642
♠A8
A842
AQ92
♣JT7
♠KT92
J97
K
♣KQ853
7
615
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2 1 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  1N E -1   ♣K  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        100    4.00   2.00  2♠ S -2   T  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        100    4.00   2.00  2♠ S -2   6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        100    4.00   2.00  2♣ S -2   T  A6-Barry-Barry vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
        120    1.00   5.00  1N E +1   ♣5  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Heller-Heller
        120    1.00   5.00  1N E +1   ♣5  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        120    1.00   5.00  1N E +1   ♣5  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A6-Williams-Williams
9 ♠A973
T8762
62
♣A2
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠852
J54
J4
♣98743
♠QJT6
AKQ
3
♣QJT65
♠K4
93
AKQT9875
♣K
8
215
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3/2 2/1♠ 4NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦1 ♥4 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  5* S +1  ♣7  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  430          5.00   1.00  3N N +1   A  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
  420          4.00   2.00  5 S +1   ♣9  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  300          3.00   3.00  5♣ E -3   A  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A6-Williams-Williams
  170          1.00   5.00  3 S +3   ♣9  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  170          1.00   5.00  2 S +4   ♣8  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Heller-Heller
  170          1.00   5.00  2 S +4   ♣3  A6-Barry-Barry vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
10 ♠AK4
6532
JT98
♣KJ
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q75
KT984
7
♣A732
♠JT8
J7
AQ2
♣QT854
♠9632
AQ
K6543
♣96
12
910
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠ -/1NT
       ♣4 ♥4 NT6/7
EW: 3♣ 2/1  ♦4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  130          6.00   0.00  2 N +2   J  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  110          4.50   1.50  2♠ S      7  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
  110          4.50   1.50  3 N      ♠J  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
  100          3.00   3.00  2 W -1   ♠A  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A4-Marquart-Ley
   90          2.00   4.00  2 N      ♣5  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Williams-Williams
    PASS       1.00   5.00  Pass Out      A6-Barry-Barry vs A7-Heller-Heller
        100    0.00   6.00  3 N -1   ♣4  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
11 ♠AT6
KT32
T6
♣T875
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q43
J9
974
♣KQ943
♠J952
A7
AKJ32
♣A2
♠K87
Q8654
Q85
♣J6
7
817
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦3 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♥6/5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  3N E -3   5  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  100          4.50   1.50  3N W -2   2  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
  100          4.50   1.50  1N W -2   2  A6-Barry-Barry vs A7-Heller-Heller
   50          2.00   4.00  2N E -1   8  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A4-Marquart-Ley
   50          2.00   4.00  1N W -1   2  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
   50          2.00   4.00  1N W -1   2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        110    0.00   6.00  2 E +1   ♣J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Williams-Williams
12 ♠AJT4
K2
932
♣AT97
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K973
AT9
A86
♣542
♠2
QJ8743
KJ74
♣J6
♠Q865
65
QT5
♣KQ83
12
118
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4♠ 3NT  ♦5 ♥5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♦6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.50   0.50  2♠ S +1   T  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  140          5.50   0.50  1♠ N +2   7  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
   50          3.00   3.00  4 E -1   ♠5  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
   50          3.00   3.00  4 E -1   ♣K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
   50          3.00   3.00  3 E -1   ♠Q  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A4-Marquart-Ley
    PASS       1.00   5.00  Pass Out      A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Williams-Williams
        570    0.00   6.00  2* E +1  ♠5  A6-Barry-Barry vs A7-Heller-Heller
13 ♠A5
KQJ82
JT9
♣AK5
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠JT43
6
Q62
♣T8742
♠Q9
74
AK8543
♣963
♠K8762
AT953
7
♣QJ
18
39
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 6 4♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥0 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +1430 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Marquart-Ley
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A7-Heller-Heller
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  680          3.00   3.00  4 N +2   K  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Green-Kalinyak

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass4
Pass4NTPass5
Pass6All pass 

A simple sequence on a Splinter decision. Right values for South. Even though there is no club control, the fact that each of the other three suits contains a control matters.

Showing the singleton is the key to the hand. If not immediately shown, South might have a hard time convincing North. However, 1 - 3; 3 - 4 should do the trick as well.



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14 ♠K2
JT3
KJ653
♣872
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠9743
AK754
94
♣AJ
♠AQT65
Q8
Q87
♣Q93
♠J8
962
AT2
♣KT654
8
1212
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6/5 ♦5 ♥1 ♠0 NT1
EW: 1♣ 1 5 5♠ 4/2NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   ♣T  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
        200    5.00   1.00  3♠ E +2   A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        260    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +4   ♣8  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        420    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      ♠8  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A7-Heller-Heller
        420    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      A  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        420    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      A  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        420    1.50   4.50  4♠ E      ♣4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Marquart-Ley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2NTPass4All pass

East has just an awful hand (Quack, quack, quack, quack), but some intrepid souls will open. Game will be bid and slam easily avoided with the diagrammed auction. If East passes, West can open 1 or a Flannery 2, and East will produce a strong invitational sequence.

All that is required for game to make is one of two finesses, as it turns out, and both are onside!

Some might even miss this game. . .



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15 ♠JT
QT7653
KQ96
♣9
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q76
J9
T532
♣KJT3
♠AK52
84
AJ874
♣A4
♠9843
AK2
-
♣Q87652
8
716
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦4/3 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 2♠ 1NT  ♥4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4* E -1  A  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A5-Gore-Moxley
   50          4.50   1.50  4 E -1   A  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A7-Heller-Heller
   50          4.50   1.50  3 E -1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-Marquart-Ley
        100    3.00   3.00  3 N -1   ♠K  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
        130    1.50   4.50  4 E      A  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        130    1.50   4.50  3 E +1   A  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        300    0.00   6.00  3♣ S -3   J  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
16 ♠A2
82
K843
♣AKJ98
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠74
J763
J952
♣QT6
♠Q985
QT94
Q7
♣752
♠KJT63
AK5
AT6
♣43
15
46
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 6 4 6♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥3 ♠1 NT0
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +1520 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  990          6.00   0.00  6N N      4  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
  490          3.50   2.50  3N S +3   2  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A4-Marquart-Ley
  490          3.50   2.50  3N N +3   T  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  490          3.50   2.50  3N N +3   T  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  490          3.50   2.50  3N N +3   4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
  450          1.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   8  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  150          0.00   6.00  2N S +1   2  A6-Barry-Barry vs A6-Williams-Williams
17 ♠32
K832
AKT
♣J765
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠76
AT
QJ74
♣AT984
♠AKJ854
J54
865
♣2
♠QT9
Q976
932
♣KQ3
11
119
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♦5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1/2 2♠ -/1NT
       ♣6 ♥5/6 NT6/7
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   6  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A5-Gore-Moxley
   50          5.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   6  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
   50          5.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   ♣K  A6-Barry-Barry vs A6-Williams-Williams
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ E      Q  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ E      7  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A4-Marquart-Ley
        110    2.00   4.00  2♠ E      6  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        140    0.00   6.00  3♠ E      6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
18 ♠T82
864
JT
♣K9732
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AK64
3
AKQ76
♣JT6
♠53
QT9
98432
♣Q85
♠QJ97
AKJ752
5
♣A4
4
174
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2♠  ♦3 NT6
EW: 3  ♣5 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          6.00   0.00  4 S      ♠A  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
  300          5.00   1.00  5* E -2  ♣A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  140          3.50   2.50  3 S      A  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A4-Marquart-Ley
  140          3.50   2.50  3 S      Q  A6-Barry-Barry vs A6-Williams-Williams
   50          2.00   4.00  4 E -1   ♣A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        100    1.00   5.00  4 S -1   ♠A  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        130    0.00   6.00  3 W +1   A  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
19 ♠JT64
T975
73
♣KT5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AK9532
J2
Q98
♣76
♠7
AQ84
KT654
♣Q82
♠Q8
K63
AJ2
♣AJ943
4
1011
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ -/1NT
       ♦4 ♥6 ♠6 NT6/7
EW: 2 1♠  ♣5 ♥6 NT6/5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -90 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  2N E -2   ♣9  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
  180          5.00   1.00  1N S +3   ♠3  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A6-Williams-Williams
  100          3.00   3.00  2♠ W -1   T  A6-Barry-Barry vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  100          3.00   3.00  2♠ W -1   7  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  100          3.00   3.00  2♠ W -1   ♣3  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A4-Marquart-Ley
   90          1.00   5.00  1N S      ♠5  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        100    0.00   6.00  3♣ S -2   ♠A  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Heller-Heller
20 ♠5
AK9
QJ9543
♣AT6
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q743
T87654
K
♣Q5
♠JT62
Q2
AT72
♣873
♠AK98
J3
86
♣KJ942
14
77
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 1 2/1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥6 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  660          6.00   0.00  3N S +2   4  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A6-Williams-Williams
  600          4.50   1.50  3N N      6  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
  600          4.50   1.50  3N N      ♣8  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
  200          2.50   3.50  2 W -2   ♠5  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  200          2.50   3.50  2 W -2   ♠5  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Heller-Heller
  130          1.00   5.00  3 N +1   2  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A4-Marquart-Ley
        100    0.00   6.00  2N S -1   4  A6-Barry-Barry vs A5-Gore-Moxley
21 ♠A982
A9
AK3
♣AJ65
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J75
KQ7
Q9742
♣T4
♠Q6
T862
T
♣KQ8732
♠KT43
J543
J865
♣9
20
87
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 3 2 4♠ 3/2NT
       ♣7/6
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 ♠2/3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          5.50   0.50  4♠ N      T  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A4-Marquart-Ley
  620          5.50   0.50  4♠ N      T  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A6-Williams-Williams
  600          4.00   2.00  3N N      ♣K  A6-Barry-Barry vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  120          3.00   3.00  2N N      ♣7  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Heller-Heller
        100    1.50   4.50  3N N -1   ♣3  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   T  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A1-Primrose-Eddy
        200    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -2   T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
22 ♠K7
985
832
♣T7532
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJT8
J763
9
♣KQ98
♠654
KQT2
AQJ4
♣A4
♠Q932
A4
KT765
♣J6
3
1116
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 1 4 4/3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4 W -1   ♣7  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        180    5.00   1.00  1N W +3   ♠K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
        620    3.00   3.00  4 W      ♣T  A6-Barry-Barry vs A4-Marquart-Ley
        620    3.00   3.00  4 E      ♠3  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        620    3.00   3.00  4 E      6  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A7-Heller-Heller
        630    0.50   5.50  3N E +1   7  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        630    0.50   5.50  3N E +1   5  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Williams-Williams
23 ♠JT7
A62
QT5
♣J975
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A95
QT53
642
♣Q84
♠632
J94
A873
♣KT6
♠KQ84
K87
KJ9
♣A32
8
88
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          6.00   0.00  3N S +1   3  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A5-Gore-Moxley
  120          4.00   2.00  2N S      3  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
  120          4.00   2.00  2N S      3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Green-Kalinyak
  120          4.00   2.00  1N N +1   3  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Williams-Williams
        100    1.00   5.00  3N S -1   3  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
        100    1.00   5.00  2N S -1   3  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A7-Heller-Heller
        100    1.00   5.00  2N S -1   3  A6-Barry-Barry vs A4-Marquart-Ley
24 ♠K963
AKQT
Q3
♣532
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QT52
652
K2
♣AKT7
♠AJ4
J943
J74
♣Q96
♠87
87
AT9865
♣J84
14
129
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2♠ 2NT  ♦5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   90          6.00   0.00  2 S      ♣A  A2-Pond-Gherman vs A3-Mazzei-Mazzei
   80          5.00   1.00  1 N      ♠4  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Williams-Williams
   50          4.00   2.00  3♣ W -1   A  A4-Sokol-Barnard vs A7-Heller-Heller
        100    3.00   3.00  1♣ N -2   3  A5-Lux-Sendell vs A2-McGrew-Raddicchi
        110    2.00   4.00  1♠ W +1   A  A6-Barry-Barry vs A4-Marquart-Ley
        140    1.00   5.00  2 E +1   A  A3-Rauch-Stern vs A5-Gore-Moxley
        150    0.00   6.00  1N N -3   3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Green-Kalinyak