- Saturday Morn - April 27, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 838 MP  Geomean: 433 MP
(based on 16 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Alan Hedegard - Janet Hedlund 65.28 1st A 1.50
Jeff Riehl - Roger Barry 58.33 2nd A 1.13
Carol Maggipinto - Mark Maggipinto 57.64 3rd A 0.84
Leon Heller - Norma Riggs 51.39 2nd B 0.28
EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs (None/500/400)   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> O
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DATE>April 27, 2019     |CLUB NO.>150680    | 04/27/2019 12:57
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DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   36.0 |TOP>   3 |MP LIMITS>None/500/400   |CLUB>H & H Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Charles Rauch          Janice Skow              C    .     .     .     34.00  47.22
 2 Janet Hedlund          Alan Hedegard            A    1     .     .     47.00  65.28  1.50(A)
 3 Carol Maggipinto       Mark Maggipinto          A    3     .     .     41.50  57.64  0.84(A)
 4 James Pond             Peter De Gregorio        B    .     .     .     25.00  34.72
 5 Jeannette Stern        Carol Sendell            B    .     .     .     29.50  40.97
 6 Jeff Riehl             Roger Barry              C    2     1     1     42.00  58.33  1.13(A)
 7 Leon Heller            Norma Riggs              C    .     2     .     37.00  51.39  0.28(B)
 8 Jean Lesieutre         Barbara Alexander        A    .     .     .     32.00  44.44
                                          Totals                         288.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AT74
863
94
♣AT95
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠932
AK
7532
♣K862
♠QJ85
J75
KQ8
♣J73
♠K6
QT942
AJT6
♣Q4
8
1010
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 3 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  170          3.00   0.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
  140          1.50   1.50 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O6-Riehl-Barry
  140          1.50   1.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O1-Rauch-Skow
  110          0.00   3.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O5-Stern-Sendell

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass2All pass 

Neither East nor West has any reason to get frisky here, so NS rate to play a heart partial without competition. A club lead will cost a trick for sure, but West is more likely to lead a spade or diamond, the latter also helping South resolve that suit. Whenever dummy is reached, the percentage play is to lead the 8 and run it and then later, after the J has been located, finesse against that card again.



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2 ♠J954
T7
AJ93
♣KJ3
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠63
KQ854
T4
♣7642
♠QT72
93
K65
♣AQ95
♠AK8
AJ62
Q872
♣T8
10
511
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  110          3.00   0.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O5-Stern-Sendell
    PASS       2.00   1.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O1-Rauch-Skow
        100    1.00   2.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O6-Riehl-Barry
        200    0.00   3.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass1NT
PassPassPass 

Again EW should not be inclined to bid -- where would West be headed with a 1 overcall? There just is no future in that, other than to advise declarer how to play. Additionally, a low heart lead, whether or not West overcalled, would allow declarer to take NINE tricks. Any other lead, including the K or Q, would hold declarer to 8.

Seems unfair, punishing the old saw, "fourth from your longest and strongest," but lets be a bit analytical -- what good is it going to do to set up the hearts without an entry? A low heart lead would work well only if partner had the Axx (yay!) or J (neutral).

Plus 150 will be a common result because most will lead the 4.



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3 ♠A832
AKQ8
T85
♣84
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J65
JT6
Q92
♣KT92
♠Q4
754
A76
♣QJ653
♠KT97
932
KJ43
♣A7
13
79
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 3 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  200          3.00   0.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O5-Stern-Sendell
  170          2.00   1.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
  150          1.00   2.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O1-Rauch-Skow
         50    0.00   3.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O6-Riehl-Barry

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass1
Pass4All pass 

North has a nice hand, for sure, but slam is virtually impossible when South makes a simple rebid, so just bid 4 and get on with it.

Fortunately, spades and hearts split, allowing the surprisingly close game to make! on a club lead, draw two trumps, leaving the master out, and run four rounds of hearts, pitching a club on the last one while West ruffs. Than lose two diamonds along with the spade.



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4 ♠76
K93
QJT2
♣A854
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ854
Q2
863
♣KJT
♠KQ3
875
A974
♣732
♠T92
AJT64
K5
♣Q96
10
119
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2  ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  100          2.50   0.50 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O5-Stern-Sendell
  100          2.50   0.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O1-Rauch-Skow
    PASS       0.50   2.50 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
    PASS       0.50   2.50 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O6-Riehl-Barry

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Dbl24
PassPassPass 

It is likely but not 100% that NS would bid if West were to exercise the option to pass the borderline hand, but once having opened, it is assured that NS will be competing, likely to 3 and no further. Going back to the beginning, 1 without adequate quick tricks and a questionable Q is a stretch, but it IS the spade suit, so reasonable to kick off the proceedings even on somewhat sketchy hands.

West will not bid again after choosing to open, and East has insufficient assets to compete at the three level. Well decided! And well done for opening the West hand.

Well, it is not clear that 3 won't make, after all, despite the computer's analysis. A club lead, for example, would destroy the thought of defeating 4, let alone 3! Despite the general advice against leading suits headed by unprotected aces, leading a spade is the only way (followed by a club shift) to maximize the defense against hearts. Otherwise, five hearts, three diamonds, and a club (or two) will assure a plus score for NS.

So you pay your money and take your choice. Pass out for a null score? Open and have to defend double-dummy? Shrug when it does not work out? Is there any lesson to be learned? Any at all?

Only that bridge is a complex and competitive game.



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5 ♠KQ6
6
86
♣AKJT854
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T2
A742
KJT54
♣97
♠AJ983
JT
A92
♣Q62
♠754
KQ9853
Q73
♣3
13
812
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♦3 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4 2♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
        100    2.00   1.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
        100    2.00   1.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O6-Riehl-Barry
        100    2.00   1.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
        500    0.00   3.00 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O1-Rauch-Skow

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis

After North opens 1 and East overcalls 1, South has a problem that is nicely solved by the use of a Negative Double , with the intention of bidding hearts later, if given the chance -- 1 1 DBL P; 2 P 2, for instance. The auction might go that way, of course, but West might bid 2 and North 3, "spoiling" South's plans, while increasing the EW equity. Note that 2 by South has inadequate values for a normal response, and requires an agreement and an alert -- an agreement that a freely bid new suit in competition at the two level can be made on fewer than 10/11'ish HCP minimum, a legal convention but a convention nonetheless, with a name -- the Negative Free Bid. Feel free to adopt that convention, but it is risky and has as a side effect that with a hand of normal forcing value, say 754 AKQ984 K73 3, the player would have to begin with a double and then bid hearts to create a force. That's part of the Negative Free Bid construct.

Furthermore, the opponents are entitled to know your offbeat methods, so if it is within the partnership's methods to bid 2 with such hands, with or without a full understanding of how to bid the stronger version, such bids must be alerted. One of the effects of Negative Free Bids is to create a sequence that sounds forcing but isn't -- that is the information to which the opponents are entitled.

So the hand becomes a melee of sorts. 2 should not be made, but it does interfere with EW's being able to find a diamond contract -- the only way that diamonds can be found after 2 would be by using the Snapdragon Double by West of the 2 bid (especially likely after an alert of the non-forcing nature of 2, thus reinforcing the need for and appropriateness of an alert). Snapdragon is implemented by use of a double of a third suit bid in a contested auction, by which is shown five cards in the unbid suit, a tolerance for partner's overcall, and useful values -- West's hand! Only thus, it would appear, could EW find the successful diamond contract.



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6 ♠AT875
7632
K3
♣96
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ3
KQJ
AT85
♣AKT
♠2
AT54
942
♣QJ543
♠K964
98
QJ76
♣872
7
207
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 4 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
        210    3.00   0.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O6-Riehl-Barry
        630    2.00   1.00 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O1-Rauch-Skow
        660    0.50   2.50 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
        660    0.50   2.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
2NTPass3Pass
3Pass3NTAll pass

East is just going to have to hope that the clubs are useful and that partner is OK in spades.

Yep.

Phew!



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7 ♠T82
QJ42
A987
♣J5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ63
5
J62
♣98632
♠K7
AK976
KQ4
♣A74
♠J954
T83
T53
♣KQT
8
719
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 3 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  100          3.00   0.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O6-Riehl-Barry
        180    2.00   1.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
        600    0.50   2.50 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O1-Rauch-Skow
        600    0.50   2.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
8 ♠AK2
JT3
QJT642
♣5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q76
Q86
93
♣AQ842
♠T54
A9742
8
♣J976
♠J983
K5
AK75
♣KT3
11
105
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3/4♠ 1/3NT
       ♣4/5 ♥4/5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  430          3.00   0.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
  420          2.00   1.00 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O1-Rauch-Skow
  400          1.00   2.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
  130          0.00   3.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O6-Riehl-Barry
9 ♠K85
K65
87
♣AT953
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ
9732
AKJT65
♣6
♠T942
AJ
942
♣KJ84
♠Q763
QT84
Q3
♣Q72
10
139
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥6 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4 1 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
        130    3.00   0.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O1-Rauch-Skow
        150    2.00   1.00 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
        300    1.00   2.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
        630    0.00   3.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O5-Stern-Sendell
10 ♠T3
QJ764
A86
♣763
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠7
AK853
QT54
♣KT9
♠QJ8542
T
K
♣AJ852
♠AK96
92
J9732
♣Q4
7
1211
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 2 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  100          2.50   0.50 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O5-Stern-Sendell
  100          2.50   0.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
        600    1.00   2.00 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
        630    0.00   3.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O1-Rauch-Skow
11 ♠T874
97
J9752
♣Q4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AJ2
65
KT84
♣K852
♠63
QJ43
A3
♣JT973
♠KQ95
AKT82
Q6
♣A6
3
118
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1 2♠  ♣4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2NT  ♦6 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  110          3.00   0.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
         50    2.00   1.00 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
         90    1.00   2.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O1-Rauch-Skow
        100    0.00   3.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O5-Stern-Sendell
12 ♠Q72
A7
T84
♣A9632
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠93
K86542
32
♣QT7
♠KT4
QJ93
96
♣K854
♠AJ865
T
AKQJ75
♣J
10
59
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 6 6♠ 4NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥6 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
 1430          3.00   0.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O5-Stern-Sendell
  170          2.00   1.00 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
  100          1.00   2.00 O7-Heller-Riggs vs O1-Rauch-Skow
        100    0.00   3.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPassPass1
Pass1NTPass2
Pass2NTPass3
Pass4All pass 

Bid your long suit first, then your next longest. When you rebid the second suit, partner will know that you have 6-5 (5=?=6=? here) pattern and will take the spade suit to game with two side aces. Slam is a bit much, but North should know his hand is golden and if South bids more vigorously (say by jumping to 2 on round two), then a slam might well be undertaken.

But the slam is not quite 50%, is it? 3-2 spades are needed, which is only 68%, and only half of those will make slam. 34% is not considered good odds for making slam.

Incidentally, how should spades be played? Small to the queen? Small to the jack? Ace and toward the queen? I think the last one is best, winning against a singleton king in either hand, and against singleton 9 or T in the West hand, as well as all 3-2 splits.



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13 ♠K62
KT96
AT732
♣J
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠Q5
AQJ3
985
♣7654
♠J93
842
J6
♣AKQT3
♠AT874
75
KQ4
♣982
11
911
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1 4♠ 1NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  170          2.00   1.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O7-Heller-Riggs
  170          2.00   1.00 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O6-Riehl-Barry
  170          2.00   1.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
    PASS       0.00   3.00 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
14 ♠AK8
K76
T752
♣Q74
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J976
85432
Q
♣JT6
♠T432
J
KJ98
♣A532
♠Q5
AQT9
A643
♣K98
12
49
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 3 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  430          3.00   0.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
  400          1.50   1.50 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O7-Heller-Riggs
  400          1.50   1.50 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O6-Riehl-Barry
         50    0.00   3.00 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
15 ♠J73
AT4
KQ65
♣865
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠865
Q2
T8432
♣K73
♠94
KJ973
J7
♣QJT9
♠AKQT2
865
A9
♣A42
10
58
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 4♠ 4NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  630          2.00   1.00 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
  630          2.00   1.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O7-Heller-Riggs
  630          2.00   1.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
  620          0.00   3.00 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O6-Riehl-Barry
16 ♠7
KJ75
T8742
♣Q43
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AK
T832
A5
♣J9862
♠QT832
A9
J963
♣AK
♠J9654
Q64
KQ
♣T75
6
1214
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 2 3♠ 3/2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  200          3.00   0.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O7-Heller-Riggs
  100          2.00   1.00 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
        600    1.00   2.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
        630    0.00   3.00 O5-Stern-Sendell vs O6-Riehl-Barry
17 ♠3
Q98542
K
♣QT974
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AT9875
J
A75
♣A53
♠KQJ4
AT73
Q9632
♣-
♠62
K6
JT84
♣KJ862
7
1312
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦2 ♥6 ♠1 NT3
EW: 5 6♠ 4NT  ♣5 ♥6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
   50          3.00   0.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
        150    2.00   1.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O7-Heller-Riggs
        480    1.00   2.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O5-Stern-Sendell
        980    0.00   3.00 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O1-Rauch-Skow

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass3Pass
4Pass4Pass
4NTPass5NTPass
6All pass  

What is West to make of the fact that East was able to jump raise spades, yet lacked the diamond king? That is the information received after the 4 control bid was greeted by 4. No, 4 did not bypass a diamond control. Let's agree that we bid controls up the line, shall we, the modern style (Italian style), rather than the old-fashioned "aces first" method.

After 4NT, 5NT showed a useful void. Well, there is only one suit in which a void could be held, clubs. And is it a "useful" void? Borderline. Perhaps East should not have shown it, after all, because West has shown a control there, and that won't be working well with the void.

Forget showing the void. Forget the diagram! Just show two with the queen, much more useful information, agreed? Then 6 is on finding the K favorably place.

Singleton K is favorable, but there is still a diamond to lose.



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18 ♠Q76
K762
Q9
♣KT95
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T5
983
K876432
♣J
♠A43
QT54
T
♣A8762
♠KJ982
AJ
AJ5
♣Q43
10
410
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3♠ 4NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4/3 ♥4 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  660          2.50   0.50 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
  660          2.50   0.50 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O1-Rauch-Skow
        200    1.00   2.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O7-Heller-Riggs
        300    0.00   3.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O5-Stern-Sendell
19 ♠T95
AJ7643
K5
♣A5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AK3
KQ952
98
♣Q64
♠J742
8
Q6
♣KJT973
♠Q86
T
AJT7432
♣82
12
147
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2 3NT  ♣5 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥5 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  800          3.00   0.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
  300          2.00   1.00 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O1-Rauch-Skow
  130          1.00   2.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O7-Heller-Riggs
         50    0.00   3.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O5-Stern-Sendell
20 ♠KJ3
T97
AQ62
♣864
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T
Q652
JT94
♣AKT7
♠42
AKJ83
85
♣Q953
♠AQ98765
4
K73
♣J2
10
1010
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 4♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4  ♦4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +200 5*-EW/5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  990          3.00   0.00 O2-Hedlund-Hedegard vs O4-Pond-De Gregorio
  650          2.00   1.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O5-Stern-Sendell
  620          0.50   2.50 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O7-Heller-Riggs
  620          0.50   2.50 O6-Riehl-Barry vs O1-Rauch-Skow
21 ♠KJT95
A62
32
♣J95
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠86
J953
T87
♣Q842
♠A73
K87
A965
♣AK6
♠Q42
QT4
KQJ4
♣T73
9
318
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 2 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  110          3.00   0.00 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
   50          2.00   1.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O5-Stern-Sendell
        110    1.00   2.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O7-Heller-Riggs
        200    0.00   3.00 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O6-Riehl-Barry
22 ♠T8653
T86
4
♣T962
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AKQ7
A9742
Q65
♣K
♠-
K3
AK9732
♣AJ743
♠J942
QJ5
JT8
♣Q85
0
1815
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦0 ♥1 ♠2 NT0
EW: 5♣ 7 6 4♠ 7NT
LoTT: 15 - 18 = -3
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
        640    3.00   0.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O7-Heller-Riggs
       1390    1.50   1.50 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O5-Stern-Sendell
       1390    1.50   1.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O6-Riehl-Barry
       2140    0.00   3.00 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass2Pass
21Pass3Pass
3Pass32Pass
43Pass44Pass
4NT5Pass56Pass
7All pass  
  1. Fourth suit forcing to game.
  2. Having denied three hearts, this preference tends to show honor doubleton.
  3. Minorwood
  4. 0/3
  5. Specific kings?
  6. K, no K

The notrump grand slam is excellent, but West needs to know about the sixth diamond or the club queen.

Prediction: Bidding the grand slam in diamonds will be a top nearly everywhere



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23 ♠T53
QT652
-
♣KT643
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠9
AK8
6543
♣Q9872
♠Q72
J97
AQJT982
♣-
♠AKJ864
43
K7
♣AJ5
5
910
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3/2♠ 4NT  ♦3/2
EW: 4  ♣4 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +200 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
        100    3.00   0.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O5-Stern-Sendell
        200    1.50   1.50 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O7-Heller-Riggs
        200    1.50   1.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O6-Riehl-Barry
        750    0.00   3.00 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
24 ♠3
AT96542
J9
♣Q72
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QJ97542
KQ7
2
♣A4
♠A6
-
AKT753
♣KJ953
♠KT8
J83
Q864
♣T86
7
1215
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠1 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5/4 1/2 6♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W
  150          3.00   0.00 O3-Maggipinto-Maggipinto vs O5-Stern-Sendell
        300    2.00   1.00 O4-Pond-De Gregorio vs O7-Heller-Riggs
        480    0.50   2.50 O1-Rauch-Skow vs O2-Hedlund-Hedegard
        480    0.50   2.50 O8-Lesieutre-Alexander vs O6-Riehl-Barry