- Monday Aft - July 31, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1258 MP  Geomean: 867 MP
(based on 34 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Marianne Van Gelder - Sam Dodson 63.69 1st A 0.90
Joyce Newell - Tim Gillott 60.54 2nd A 0.63
Mitsuo Tatsugawa - Sharon Larson 57.10 1st A 0.90
Judy Dudley - Shirley Temple 55.39 3rd A 0.45
Judy Lesieutre - Nancy Borucki 53.48 2nd A 0.63
Mary Cotham - Susan Pratt 53.33 4th A 0.32
Barbara Deasy - Bee Melendez 51.39 3rd A 0.45
Arlene Seckel - Kurt Schnebele 51.31 4th A 0.32
Judith Ritchie - Suzanne Taunt 48.73 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>July 31, 2017      |CLUB NO.>217133    | 07/31/2017 16:03
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 David Maddox           Jerome Weiss             C    .     .     .     96.01  44.45
 2 Mitsuo Tatsugawa       Sharon Larson            A    1     .     .    123.33  57.10  0.90(A)
 3 Dorothy Cody           Alexander Henderson      A    .     .     .    105.21  48.71
 4 Bee Melendez           Barbara Deasy            C    3     1     1    111.01  51.39  0.45(A)
 5 Judy Lesieutre         Nancy Borucki            A    2     .     .    115.52  53.48  0.63(A)
 6 Thomas Crawley         Jean Lesieutre           A    .     .     .    101.45  46.97
 7 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    4     2     .    110.82  51.31  0.32(A)
 8 Judith Ritchie         Suzanne Taunt            C    .     .     2    105.26  48.73  0.22(C)
 9 R2D2 BBO               R2D3 BBO                 C    .     .     NE   101.93  47.19
                                          Totals                         970.54

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Tim Gillott            Joyce Newell             B    2     1     .    130.77  60.54  0.63(A)
 2 Bill Cohen             Brad Dow                 B    .     .     .     69.84  32.33
 3 Beth Ege               Madonna Henderson        C    .     .     .     92.82  42.97
 4 Lauren Upson           Ron Coffee               A    .     .     .    102.64  47.52
 5 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    .     .     .    112.32  52.00
 6 Shirley Temple         Judy Dudley              B    3     2     .    119.64  55.39  0.45(A)
 7 Marianne Van Gelder    Sam Dodson               A    1     .     .    137.58  63.69  0.90(A)
 8 Freya Charney          Stan Charney             A    .     .     .     85.73  39.69
 9 Mary Cotham            Susan Pratt              C    4     .     1    115.20  53.33  0.32(A)
                                          Totals                         966.54

Hands and Results
1 ♠AQ842
A76
-
♣KQJ87
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠653
T832
AQ832
♣6
♠K97
J954
964
♣T94
♠JT
KQ
KJT75
♣A532
16
64
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 2 2 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦4 ♥5 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1440 7♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  920          7.94   0.06  6♣ N      A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
  520          6.81   1.19  3N S +4   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  490          5.13   2.88  3N S +3   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  490          5.13   2.88  3N S +3   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  430          2.88   5.13  3N S +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A3-Ege-Henderson
  430          2.88   5.13  3N S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  400          1.19   6.81  3N N      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
         50    0.06   7.94  5N S -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A4-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North may have only 16 HCP, but this is a tremendous hand--especially when partner bids 2, indicating an opening hand for those (more all the time) who play 2 over 1. Even better, when North bids 3, South raises! North can justify bidding 6 now, especially since he should figure out that South has no more than two spades. When the hearts provide a discard for a spade, declarer doesn't even need to take the spade finesse, though it will still take 12 easy tricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass4Pass4
Pass4Pass5
Pass6All pass 

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 4, 6, 8, and 14.

The Bidding: After North opens 1, South's 2 response is a Two Over One Game Force . For many partnerships, South's 2 response shows 5+ diamonds. North's 3 response is natural. Now South has a choice between raising clubs, bidding 3, bidding 3NT, or bidding 3. South's KQ doubleton is a stopper, but doesn't provide the ability to Hold Up . North has at most 4 cards in the red suits. 4 or 5 might be a better contract than 3NT. Supporting clubs takes the auction above 3NT. Temporizing with 3 seems best. Temporizing with 3 seems best. In her "The 12 Habits of Highly Effective Bidders " article, Karen Walker discusses the "Game before Slam" principle. North assumes 3 shows doubt about the right strain or level. It is useful to allow a temporizing 3 rebid, even with a 5-card suit. If so, temporizing with 3 shows a heart fragment.

North has a choice of bidding 4 or showing their heart stopper by bidding 3NT. North has too much playing strength to bid 3NT. If the contract belongs in notrump, 4NT should be safe. Bidding 4 seems best. South can bid 4, 4NT or 5 to suggest a final contract. South's club fit and JT doubleton are valuable. It would be better to have Aces in the red suits, but South's red honors will complement any values North has in the red suits. Cue bidding seems best. When South cooperates with a cue bid, North with a Losing Trick Count of 4 drives to slam.

The Play in 3NT: East will likely lead their 4th best heart. When declarer's finesse against the King, East must shift to a diamond to hold declarer to 10 tricks.

The Play in 6: Declarer expects 6 making to score well. So declarer plays safely for 12 tricks. After drawing trump, declarer's finesse against the King loses. When spades break reasonably, declarer doesn't need to ruff a spade to score 12 tricks.



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2 ♠A5
A432
KJT85
♣K9
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJ8732
95
3
♣A873
♠T4
KJT76
Q72
♣654
♠K96
Q8
A964
♣QJT2
15
76
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 2 1♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥4 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          7.94   0.06  3N S +1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  600          6.81   1.19  3N S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  150          5.69   2.31  2 N +3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  130          4.56   3.44  4 N      A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        100    2.31   5.69  3N N -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        100    2.31   5.69  5 S -1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        100    2.31   5.69  5 N -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        200    0.06   7.94  6 S -2   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A3-Ege-Henderson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and West overcalls 2 with favorable vulnerability opposite a passed partner. North uses a Negative Double , South bids 2NT and North raises to game. Using the bidding as a guide, lead a low diamond to the King and lead back toward the A9 to finesse.



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3 ♠Q65
K62
KQ32
♣KQ6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K
AQ5
954
♣A95432
♠743
JT874
AJ
♣J87
♠AJT982
93
T876
♣T
15
137
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.94   0.06  4♣* W -2  A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A3-Ege-Henderson
  420          6.81   1.19  4♠ S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  140          5.13   2.88  3♠ S      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  140          5.13   2.88  2♠ N +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
         50    2.88   5.13  4♠ S -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A4-Upson-Coffee
         50    2.88   5.13  4♠ N -1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        100    0.63   7.38  3N N -2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        100    0.63   7.38  3♠ S -2   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A1-Gillott-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 2 in first chair, usually a sign that it's a decent suit, so when East overcalls , North can figure his honors are generally well-placed to raise spades. But if E-W are foolish enough to try game, North will happily execute a penalty double.



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4 ♠5
AT9
A8743
♣KJ82
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠864
543
QJ62
♣763
♠AQJT72
Q862
-
♣AQT
♠K93
KJ7
KT95
♣954
12
315
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/2 1/-
       ♥7/6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +110 3-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  4♠* E -2  A3-Cody-Henderson vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  300          7.00   1.00  3♠ E -3   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Charney-Charney
  110          6.00   2.00  3 N      A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          5.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        100    4.00   4.00  4 N -1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        110    3.00   5.00  2♠ E      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        140    1.50   6.50  3♠ E      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        140    1.50   6.50  3♠ E      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        800    0.00   8.00  5* N -3  A9-BBO-BBO vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. East with so much superior spades will bid them instead of doubling--and be disappointed when South bids 1NT. North has to decide whether to pass 1NT or take the safer action of bidding 2. Either way, East will now show the hearts and West will take a preference for spades. Now East must exercise discipline: with both opponents bidding his partner must be near broke, so 2 is plenty high enough.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass111NT
All pass   

The Bidding: After North opens 1 and East overcalls 1, South has a choice between bidding 1NT and raising diamonds. With a flat hand and a spade stopper, bidding 1NT seems best. West isn't eager to freely advance to 2 with a weak flat hand. After West and North pass, East has a balancing decision. With a self-sufficient spade suit and a 4-card heart suit, competing with 2 or 2 seems normal. North-South likely have an 8-card or better diamond fit. Competing in a major risks North-South bidding 3. Even though diamonds are breaking badly for North-South, East's spade length and texture make defending a vulnerable 1NT contract attractive.

The Play in 1NT: After West leads the 4, East plans the defense. Declarer surely has the King. If the 4 is 3rd best or 4th best, declarer has Kx or Kxx. East wants a club return if West gets in. To communicate that desire, East wins the Ace allowing declarer to Hold Up their King. East returns the Queen. If declarer Holds Up East continues the 2 as Suit Preference for clubs. If declarer wins their King on trick 2, East's spot cards are very clear playing standard signals. On the first 2 round of diamonds, East encourages a club and discourages a heart. Declarer can get out for down 1 by guessing the Queen.

The Play in 2: Dummy has no entries, but declarer need not panic. Declarer can exit hearts and allow the defense to break suits. Diamond leads will eventually promote a diamond winner in dummy. Club leads finesse North's club honors. Hearts leads eventually establish declarer's 13th heart. The defense cannot productively continue spades or diamonds. Declarers who play passively will eventually setup their 13th heart. Declarer always has 7 tricks: 5 + 1 + 1. Declarer's 8th trick will come from a club ruff (a club can be discarded on the 13th heart), a diamond, or a club finesse. Declarer should avoid cashing the Ace. That would work well on the rare occasion the King is singleton, but is a problem if a defender has K9x. Leading the Queen retains control of the trump suit.

The Play in 3: East will likely lead a heart. Declarer infers hearts are breaking 4-3. Declarer doesn't need to guess the Queen. When declarer takes a lobbing finesse towards the King, there is no upside for East to duck. Declarer can pickup a 2-2 diamond break. A 3-1 break with a singleton honor can be picked up if declarer guesses who has the singleton honor. East, having shown spade length, is more likely to have diamond shortness. When declarer leads a low diamond from hand and East shows out, declarer has a marked finesse against West's QJ62 to avoid a second diamond loser. Declarer can score 8 tricks outside of clubs: 1 + 3 + 4. For their 9th trick, declarer has a choice between a club finesse against West or attempting an End Play. If declarer manages their dummy entries well, declarer can do both. Declarer doesn't need to rush to make the marked diamond finesse against West. Instead, declarer can eliminate the majors and then take a losing club finesse. East must return a club or give declarer a ruff-and-sluff. A club return gives declarer a club trick. After winning a club, declarer exits a low diamond, end playing West.

If East gives declarer a ruff-and-sluff instead of returning a club, dummy discards a club. If West ruffs low declarer can overruff. If West ruffs high, declarer's diamond loser disappears. Declarer simply discards a club. If West exits a diamond, declarer takes the marked finesse. If West exits a club, East wins. Whatever East leads, dummy ruffs with the 9 or 10 and has no trouble picking up West's remaining diamonds.



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5 ♠KQ53
9
A92
♣AT974
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T9
AQ76
Q7543
♣82
♠AJ7
K43
T8
♣KQJ53
♠8642
JT852
KJ6
♣6
13
814
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +100 2NT*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   80          8.00   0.00  1♠ N      A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Charney-Charney
   50          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A3-Ege-Henderson
   50          6.50   1.50  2N E -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        100    4.50   3.50  2♠ N -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        100    4.50   3.50  1♠ N -1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        200    2.00   6.00  3♠ N -2   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        200    2.00   6.00  3♠ N -2   A9-BBO-BBO vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        200    2.00   6.00  2♠ N -2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        300    0.00   8.00  2N N -3   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. East would love to bid, but his choices are limited; a slightly light 1NT is his best bet. South would then surely pass. Indeed, 1NT would likely buy the hand. If East is so point-bound that he passes, South will answer 1 and pass then partner now bids 1, only raising if East now comes in with 2. With the generally skewed distribution (not spades, thank goodness), this won't be easy to play.



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6 ♠KJ542
QT
854
♣K98
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T76
KJ763
AJ
♣AQ4
♠983
A952
K632
♣62
♠AQ
84
QT97
♣JT753
9
157
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4/6 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 1 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4 W -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A3-Ege-Henderson
         90    7.00   1.00  1N W      A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        120    6.00   2.00  1N W +1   A9-BBO-BBO vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        140    4.50   3.50  3 W      A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A8-Charney-Charney
        140    4.50   3.50  3 W      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        150    2.50   5.50  1N W +2   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        150    2.50   5.50  3♠ N -3   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        170    0.50   7.50  3 W +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        170    0.50   7.50  2 W +2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1NT--not so luckily if that passes out. East with seven HCP won't see any need to run from NT, and the much safer 2 contract won't happen. If East decides to bid Stayman, it will be greatly to their advantage--this time. But in the long run such bidding won't pay off so well.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NTAll pass  
 

The Bidding: As Larry Cohen discusses in his "Should I Open 1NT w/ a 5-card Major?" , it is common to open 1NT with a 5-card , to avoid rebid problems. Here, if West opens 1 and East responds 1 or 1NT, West doesn't have a reasonable rebid. So West opens 1NT, describing their strength and distribution. East doesn't have the values to Stayman. 1NT passes around to South. Mel's Rule of 2 suggests South balance. In his "The Race to 1NT" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses how non-vulnerable 1NT contracts tend to score well for declarer whether they make or not. Because setting a vulnerable 1NT may beat the score for 2 or 2 making, there is less urgency for South to balance. With 2-2 in the majors, balancing risks helping East-West find a major suit fit. Passing seems best. If South balances, a Negative Double makes it easy for East-West to find their heart fit.

At tables where West ignores the potential rebid problem and opens 1, North overcalls 1. East freely raises to 2. South has values, more than one possible place to play, and doesn't want to defend 2. South can express that by making a Responsive Double . The downside of doubling is that it doesn't convey South's desire for a spade lead. South would like to have 3 spades, but AQ doubleton should be helpful. Advancing to 2 seems best. West's 16 Support Points suggest inviting game, but West's Losing Trick Count of 7 advises against inviting. If West invites game, East's 3 Cover Cards suggest accepting the invitation. East's 8 Support Points are on the low end for a free raise to 2. East's 4th heart is a positive, but East's 3 small spades are a negative. There is no reason to stretch to game at Matchpoints . Playing 3 seems best.

The Play in 1NT: North's standard lead is their 4th best spade. South wins the Ace and returns the Queen. North knows they can run spades by overtaking the Queen. After North takes their 5th spade trick, Declarer has the remaining 8 tricks: 5 + 2 + 1.

The Play in 2 or 3: If West opened 1NT, North may choose a diamond lead, hoping it is passive. If South showed clubs, North is likely to lead a club. A minor suit lead is costly. A spade lead is needed to hold declarer to 9 tricks. South plays the Ace and continues the Queen. North can overtake and cash the Jack to hold declarer to 9 tricks. If North doesn't overtake, South switches to a club. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would decline the club finesse and take the diamond finesse to score 10 tricks.

With a 9-card fit, the "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage applies. Playing for the drop offers a 53% chance of avoiding a heart loser. Cashing the King first is a Safety Play to limit heart losers to 1 on a 4-0 break. When the Queen drops and the King is offside, declarer has 9 tricks. At tables where North leads a minor, declarer scores 10 tricks.



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7 ♠QJ643
KJ4
T96
♣97
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AK
T85
AKJ42
♣A65
♠T875
Q6
73
♣QJT43
♠92
A9732
Q85
♣K82
7
195
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1/2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠4/5 NT3/4
EW: 5♣ 3 1 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  2N W -3   A9-BBO-BBO vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  200          6.50   1.50  2N W -2   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A8-Charney-Charney
  200          6.50   1.50  4♠ E -2   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
         90    5.00   3.00  2 W      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        150    3.50   4.50  2N W +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        150    3.50   4.50  2N E +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        210    2.00   6.00  2N W +3   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        600    0.50   7.50  3N W      A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        600    0.50   7.50  5♣ E      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Cotham-Pratt

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

If West opens 1, East will probably eke out a 1 response, and now West has a real rebid problem. 2NT with no heart stopper? A jump-shift to 3 on a three card suit? Yikes! On the lie of the cards, 5 is the only game which should make, and it won't be a common choice. How does West create an entry to the dummy to finesse the diamonds? First, lead low toward the QJ. It gives up on getting five club tricks but creates that needed entry.



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8 ♠743
QJ5
J98
♣QT93
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A9
AKT92
Q6
♣K642
♠KT62
8763
KT7
♣A8
♠QJ85
4
A5432
♣J75
6
1610
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥2 ♠4 NT3
EW: 3♣ 2 5 3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  5 W -1   A9-BBO-BBO vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        420    6.50   1.50  4 W      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        420    6.50   1.50  4 W      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        450    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A8-Charney-Charney
        450    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        450    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        450    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        450    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        450    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 with two doubletons, going to game when East shows a limit raise. What a friendly hand--just one trump loser and the A.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass3Pass
4All pass  

The Bidding: West has a choice between opening 1 or 1NT with their semi-balanced 16 HCP hand. West doesn't have a rebid problem over a 1 or 1NT response. Opening 1 is clear. East's 3 response shows invitational values and 4+ hearts. West places the contract at 4.

The Play: With a 9-card heart fit, the "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage applies. The East-West hands fit well together. Because the high cards and the 3 doubletons are all working, 12 tricks are possible hearts cooperate. With 4 outstanding hearts including the Queen and Jack, declarer needs a 2-2 break or a singleton honor in North's hand. to avoid a heart loser, a 46% chance. Here, North holds QJ5. So declarer must lose a heart and a diamond. Declarer has 11 tricks: 2 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 2 ruffs.



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9 ♠AJ6543
T6
KJ76
♣6
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K7
A973
954
♣AJT5
♠T92
Q54
A32
♣K974
♠Q8
KJ82
QT8
♣Q832
9
129
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣5 ♥6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          8.00   0.00  4♠ N      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A3-Ege-Henderson
  200          7.00   1.00  3♣ E -2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  170          5.50   2.50  3♠ N +1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A8-Charney-Charney
  170          5.50   2.50  3♠ N +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  140          2.50   5.50  3♠ N      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
  140          2.50   5.50  3♠ N      A9-BBO-BBO vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  140          2.50   5.50  2♠ N +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  140          2.50   5.50  2♠ N +1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        110    0.00   8.00  3♣ W      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A2-Cohen-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2 which passes around to West. Will West balance? He won't be happy this time, since East has 9 HCP and may jump. Better to let the opponents play their partial this time.



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10 ♠J5
J6
AQ632
♣J754
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A976
KT8
K975
♣98
♠KT832
A32
J8
♣AK6
♠Q4
Q9754
T4
♣QT32
9
1015
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 1♣ 2 2 4/5♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -650 5♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    8.00   0.00  4♠ E      A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        650    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        650    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        650    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        650    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        650    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A9-BBO-BBO vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        660    2.00   6.00  3N E +2   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Charney-Charney
        680    0.50   7.50  4♠ E +2   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        680    0.50   7.50  4♠ E +2   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A9-Cotham-Pratt

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Whether East opens 1 or 1NT, he'll end up in the spade game. Looking at all four hands, South might lead her doubleton diamond, but in the real world, clubs and hearts are both more likely choices. Missing the Q J, declarer just bangs down the top honors and is gratified when trumps are 2-2. If South leads a low heart, second hand low will still bring the Jack from North. Now play South for the Queen and take the finesse for an overtrick.



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11 ♠T63
Q8
KJ84
♣K976
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ74
AKJT75
T3
♣T
♠-
9643
Q97
♣AQJ432
♠AK9852
2
A652
♣85
9
119
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣3 ♥1 NT4
EW: 3♣ 5 3NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   1.00  5 W -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
   50          7.00   1.00  5 W -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A2-Cohen-Dow
   50          7.00   1.00  5 W -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        300    5.00   3.00  4♠* S -2  A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        420    3.50   4.50  4 W      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Charney-Charney
        420    3.50   4.50  4 W      A9-BBO-BBO vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        480    2.00   6.00  5 W +1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        500    0.50   7.50  4♠* S -3  A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        500    0.50   7.50  4♠* S -3  A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Ege-Henderson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

This hand is just too good for a first seat preempt (though I'd bid 2 in third seat). West overcalls 2 and East will cheerfully bid the heart game. The auction starts 1--2--2--4. Now what? Will N-S try a sacrifice? It could get expensive.



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12 ♠K6
Q84
Q9432
♣A94
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AJ854
JT9
J
♣T652
♠T97
A53
T875
♣KJ8
♠Q32
K762
AK6
♣Q73
11
78
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          8.00   0.00  3N S      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  150          6.50   1.50  3♠ W -3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  150          6.50   1.50  3♠ W -3   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Ege-Henderson
  120          5.00   3.00  1N N +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A4-Upson-Coffee
   90          4.00   4.00  1N S      A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
   50          3.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        100    2.00   6.00  2N N -1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A8-Charney-Charney
        200    0.50   7.50  3N N -2   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        200    0.50   7.50  2N N -2   A9-BBO-BBO vs A5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North might bid 1, but 2NT is a better choice. Then East might lead a low diamond, though the 10 is also appealing and might be lethal (and indeed would be this time). Many will be in the reasonable but unattainable NT game (14+11=game, after all). Neither diamonds nor spades breaks, the heart honors have no backing, but at least the K is where one would wish. Lots of sets this time.



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13 ♠KJT
T8
J8
♣AJ7632
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠2
QJ32
KQT2
♣KT84
♠A8763
K54
A53
♣95
♠Q954
A976
9764
♣Q
10
1111
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2 3 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.50   0.50  4♠ E -3   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  300          7.50   0.50  3 E -3   A9-BBO-BBO vs A4-Upson-Coffee
    PASS       4.50   3.50  Pass Out  A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A8-Charney-Charney
    PASS       4.50   3.50  Pass Out  A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A3-Ege-Henderson
    PASS       4.50   3.50  Pass Out  A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
    PASS       4.50   3.50  Pass Out  A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        110    2.00   6.00  2♠ E      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        120    1.00   7.00  2N W      A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        150    0.00   8.00  2N W +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A9-Cotham-Pratt

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

This one might even pass out, though there are some who will open the East hand just because it has 2 1/2 quick tricks and the spades. West doesn't have a good response to 1: not a passed hand, anything he chooses might backfire, but he's bound to be enthusiastic if partner has opened.
If he bids a forcing NT, North may now bid 2--and be in trouble instead of the opponents.



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14 ♠872
KJ74
9
♣QT852
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KQ6
T9853
AQ2
♣K6
♠AJ93
AQ6
KT753
♣4
♠T54
2
J864
♣AJ973
6
1414
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦2 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
EW: 5 5 6♠ 5NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        400    6.00   2.00  3N W      A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A8-Charney-Charney
        400    6.00   2.00  3N W      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        400    6.00   2.00  3N W      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        400    6.00   2.00  3N W      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        400    6.00   2.00  3N W      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        450    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        450    2.50   5.50  4 W +1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        460    1.00   7.00  3N W +2   A9-BBO-BBO vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        490    0.00   8.00  3N W +3   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A6-Temple-Dudley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and rebids 1 over West's 1 response. Now (Fourth suit or New Minor Forcing , call it what you will) and finds out they have a heart fit. That's the game most will reach, and even the unfortunate trump break won't stop it. Cross your fingers, lead the 10 and see what happens. If North plays low, let that ten ride.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass1
Pass21Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass42Pass4
Pass4All pass 
  1. artificial game force
  2. !c control, willing to cooperate with a slam try

The Bidding: After East opens 1, West responds 1. In his "1m-1M: Now What?" article, Steve Weinstein discusses when to raise responder's major with 3-card support. Here, East, with 17 Support Points for hearts, is too strong to raise to 2. Jump raising with just 3-card support would be quite a lie. So East rebids 1. West's 2 bid is an artificial Game Force , 4th Suit Forcing . At tables where East-West play XYZ , West bids an artificial 2 to force to game. Either way, East bids 2 to show their 3-card heart support. West's 3 bid confirms an 8-card or better heart fit.

At this point, both East and West are unlimited. East Cue Bids their spade control. West, with 15 Support Points, a Losing Trick Count of 6, and weak heart, is willing to cooperate with a slam try, but doesn't want to make a serious slam try. As Josh Donn discusses in his "Jdonn on Slam Bidding Part V - Serious 3NT" lecture, many experts use an artificial 3NT bid to distinguish a serious slam try from the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. This gives up the option of playing 3NT when an 8-card major suit fit is confirmed at the 3-level and both partners are unlimited, but improves slam bidding. With that agreement, West cue bids 3 to show a club control and the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. With serious a serious slam try, West would have bid an artificial 3NT.

Generally, it is best to cue bid controls up the line to quickly identify an uncontrolled suit and avoid risking the 5-level. Here, is one of the rare occasions where cue bidding Aces before Kings is beneficial. The Ace is useful to East. The King is likely to be wasted. Since slam is possible, East cue bids their diamond control. West's AQ are huge, but West isn't eager to commit to the 5-level with just 1 key card. West offers 4 as the final contract. East, having already made a partner that doesn't have a serious slam try of their own, is happy to stop at 4.

At tables where East or West ask for key cards, the contract will be 5 after learning they are missing 2 key cards.

The Lead: North, with heart length may wish to lead their long suit to tap declarer. Singleton leads against suit contracts are attractive. A spade lead through East is likely to be passive. On the auction, East will be 4-3-4-2, 4-3-5-1, or 4-3-6-0. Since ruffs will be taken in the short hand, tapping will not be effective unless East is forced to ruff with an honor. Leading the diamond singleton seems best.

The Play: The 9 lead is a singleton or a doubleton. With East opening 1 and West cue bidding diamonds, a doubleton diamond lead wouldn't be attractive. The 9 is very likely to be a singleton. Declarer has a club loser and 2 potential heart losers. There is also the risk of a diamond ruff, and the risk of being force to ruff a club with one of dummy's honors.

Double finessing against North avoids a heart loser when North has KJ or KJx, a 13.6% chance. If the only concern was hearts, double finessing would offer a 68.4% chance of avoiding 2 heart losers. The problem with double finessing is dummy may be forced to ruff with the Queen if South has a heart honor and North has the Ace. If South has the Ace and a heart honor, North may score 2 diamond ruffs.

So declarer may prefer to finesse against the King on the 1st round of trump. That reduces the chance for 5 heart tricks to 3.4% because declarer cannot pickup KJx. However, it raises the chance of avoiding a 2nd heart loser to 71%. More importantly, it avoids the risk of ruffing with the Queen. If not for the concern about club taps and diamond ruffs, declarer might run the 10 to protect against North holding KJxx. Here, protecting against KJxx could be quite expensive. Declarer reasonably prefers cashing the Ace after finessing against the King. This reduces the chance of avoiding a 2nd heart loser by 8.5%. Here, finessing against the King and then cashing the Ace allows the defense to score 2 hearts and a club.

On a club or spade lead, declarer can comfortably double finesse in hearts. The defense scores just a heart and a club. Declarer has 11 tricks: 4 + 4 + 3.



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15 ♠Q
QT82
QT93
♣K743
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠-
J76543
J54
♣AJT2
♠K976432
K
K872
♣6
♠AJT85
A9
A6
♣Q985
9
79
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 2 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5/4 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          8.00   0.00  3N N +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A8-Charney-Charney
  200          6.50   1.50  3 W -4   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  200          6.50   1.50  2 W -4   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  150          5.00   3.00  2 E -3   A9-BBO-BBO vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  110          3.50   4.50  2♣ S +1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  110          3.50   4.50  2♣ S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A3-Ege-Henderson
   90          2.00   6.00  2♣ S      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        100    1.00   7.00  3N N -1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        300    0.00   8.00  3♣ S -3   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A1-Gillott-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and North responds 1NT. Now South bids 2. If North raises clubs, South will try 3NT, but I suspect some will play a club partial. In hearts, Lead low to the Ace and be gratified when the K pops up--surely a singleton, so finesse West's jack going back. Even the J cooperates.



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16 ♠43
KJ76
K9
♣A8643
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠Q72
AQ532
QT6
♣95
♠AKT85
4
J73
♣KT72
♠J96
T98
A8542
♣QJ
11
1011
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.94   0.06  4♠ E -2   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          6.81   1.19  4♠ E -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A8-Charney-Charney
        100    5.69   2.31  3 N -2   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        140    3.44   4.56  3♠ E      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        140    3.44   4.56  3♠ E      A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        140    3.44   4.56  2♠ E +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        170    1.19   6.81  3♠ E +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        620    0.06   7.94  4♠ E      A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and is delighted when West can raise. And 2 is high enough. Without a diamond lead, it will play nicely--and not many will want to lead away from the A and then win the Ace and give North a ruff--that takes downright clairvoyance.



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17 ♠A92
T3
AKT6
♣KQ75
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠875
KQ52
9432
♣64
♠KQ
AJ9764
J
♣J932
♠JT643
8
Q875
♣AT8
16
512
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 5♠ 1NT  ♥4
EW: 3  ♣2 ♦2 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.94   0.06  4♠ S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  420          6.81   1.19  4♠ S      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  200          5.69   2.31  2♠ N +3   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  170          4.56   3.44  2♠ N +2   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          2.88   5.13  4* E -1  A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  100          2.88   5.13  4* E -1  A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A8-Charney-Charney
        140    0.63   7.38  3 E      A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        140    0.63   7.38  3 E      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A9-Cotham-Pratt

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT and will be glad to get out into spades. Over 1NT, East might bid 2, which shouldn't deter South from the spade bid (or a stolen bid double if that's their style). West might make a nuisance raise of hearts, but North will be pleased to go on in spades and South will get them to game. And aren't the spade honors friendly!



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18 ♠T8432
6
943
♣QT85
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠5
AKT74
KT82
♣743
♠97
QJ53
AJ65
♣K92
♠AKQJ6
982
Q7
♣AJ6
2
1011
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT4
EW: 3 3  ♣4 ♠3/2 NT5/4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW/5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          7.94   0.06  4♠* S +1  A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  650          6.25   1.75  5♠ S      A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  650          6.25   1.75  4♠ S +1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A8-Charney-Charney
  620          4.00   4.00  4♠ S      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
  620          4.00   4.00  4♠ S      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          2.31   5.69  5* W -1  A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Newell
   50          1.19   6.81  4 W -1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        100    0.06   7.94  5♠ S -1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A5-Boehne-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South's hand is really too good for 1NT, so 1 it is. East bids 2 and North makes a (very!) preemptive spade raise. Given the vulnerability, E-W will be delighted to sacrifice, at the five level if necessary. If North is inspired to lead a club, West must play low from the dummy. Maybe South will err and play the Ace.



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19 ♠6
A3
J987532
♣A43
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AT9
8
KT6
♣KQT752
♠KQJ84
K7652
A4
♣J
♠7532
QJT94
Q
♣986
9
1214
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 1 2 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.38   0.63  4♠ E -2   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  200          7.38   0.63  3 E -2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
  100          5.13   2.88  4♣ W -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  100          5.13   2.88  4♣ W -1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        620    2.88   5.13  4♠ W      A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        620    2.88   5.13  4♠ E      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A8-Charney-Charney
        650    0.63   7.38  5♠ E      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        650    0.63   7.38  5♠ E      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
20 ♠982
Q73
AK83
♣976
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ64
J5
Q94
♣Q843
♠Q53
94
T52
♣AKJT2
♠KT7
AKT862
J76
♣5
9
1010
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3  ♣5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.50   1.50  3 S +1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  170          6.50   1.50  3 S +1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A8-Charney-Charney
  170          6.50   1.50  2 S +2   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
  170          6.50   1.50  2 S +2   A9-BBO-BBO vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  140          2.50   5.50  3 S      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  140          2.50   5.50  2 S +1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  140          2.50   5.50  2 S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  140          2.50   5.50  2 S +1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        200    0.00   8.00  4 S -2   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
21 ♠87632
AJT
-
♣QJT73
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQ9
Q8654
QJ7
♣K9
♠4
K73
96432
♣A864
♠AJT5
92
AKT85
♣52
8
137
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2♣ 3♠  ♦6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 1 1/2  ♣5 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          8.00   0.00  4* W -3  A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A3-Ege-Henderson
  300          6.50   1.50  4* W -2  A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  300          6.50   1.50  4* E -2  A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  150          5.00   3.00  4 W -3   A9-BBO-BBO vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  140          4.00   4.00  2♠ N +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        100    3.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        200    1.00   7.00  4♠* S -1  A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        200    1.00   7.00  4♠ N -2   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        200    1.00   7.00  4♠ N -2   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A8-Charney-Charney
22 ♠AJT74
95
Q743
♣T4
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠652
J7
T82
♣A9863
♠K9
KQT84
KJ5
♣Q72
♠Q83
A632
A96
♣KJ5
7
514
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5/4 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   0.00  1♠ N +2   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  120          7.00   1.00  1N S +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Charney-Charney
  110          5.00   3.00  2♠ N      A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
  110          5.00   3.00  2♠ N      A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  110          5.00   3.00  1♠ N +1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A3-Ege-Henderson
         50    2.50   5.50  3♠ N -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A6-Temple-Dudley
         50    2.50   5.50  2♠ N -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
         90    1.00   7.00  1N W      A9-BBO-BBO vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        140    0.00   8.00  1 W +2   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Upson-Coffee
23 ♠73
A982
A982
♣JT4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KJ6
KQT765
J3
♣Q3
♠Q2
J
KQ764
♣K9762
♠AT9854
43
T5
♣A85
9
1211
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2 2 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  4 W -2   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A3-Ege-Henderson
  200          7.50   0.50  4 W -2   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          5.50   2.50  3 W -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Charney-Charney
  100          5.50   2.50  4 E -1   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        100    3.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        100    3.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        100    3.00   5.00  2♠ S -1   A9-BBO-BBO vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        170    0.50   7.50  3 W +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        170    0.50   7.50  2 E +2   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Upson-Coffee
24 ♠9
K9543
J93
♣T765
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AJ4
AJ862
Q86
♣82
♠T8532
QT7
T
♣KQ43
♠KQ76
-
AK7542
♣AJ9
4
127
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/4 1NT  ♥5 ♠5/6
EW: 1 2/1♠  ♣5 ♦3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  3 W -2   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  100          7.00   1.00  3 W -2   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          7.00   1.00  3 W -2   A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A6-Temple-Dudley
   50          5.00   3.00  2 E -1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A4-Upson-Coffee
         50    3.00   5.00  4 S -1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A3-Ege-Henderson
         50    3.00   5.00  4 S -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
         50    3.00   5.00  4 S -1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Charney-Charney
        100    1.00   7.00  5* S -1  A9-BBO-BBO vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        300    0.00   8.00  5* S -2  A3-Cody-Henderson vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
25 ♠732
AT32
J542
♣K6
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T84
J
Q987
♣AJ753
♠AJ96
65
AKT6
♣T94
♠KQ5
KQ9874
3
♣Q82
8
812
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1NT  ♣4 ♦3 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 3 2♠  ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  590          8.00   0.00  4* S     A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
  420          7.00   1.00  4 S      A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  170          3.00   5.00  3 S +1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  170          3.00   5.00  3 S +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Charney-Charney
  170          3.00   5.00  3 S +1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Ege-Henderson
  170          3.00   5.00  3 S +1   A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
  170          3.00   5.00  2 S +2   A3-Cody-Henderson vs A6-Temple-Dudley
  170          3.00   5.00  2 S +2   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A1-Gillott-Newell
  170          3.00   5.00  2 S +2   A9-BBO-BBO vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
26 ♠KJ83
QJ942
T42
♣2
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A
AK7
J653
♣QT876
♠Q654
6
K987
♣AK95
♠T972
T853
AQ
♣J43
7
1412
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣2 ♦3 NT3
EW: 5♣ 4 2NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -600 5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A2-Cohen-Dow
  100          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A4-Upson-Coffee
  100          7.00   1.00  5 E -1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Charney-Charney
        130    5.00   3.00  4 E      A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        600    3.00   5.00  3N W      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        600    3.00   5.00  3N W      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson
        600    3.00   5.00  3N W      A9-BBO-BBO vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        630    1.00   7.00  3N W +1   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A1-Gillott-Newell
       1100    0.00   8.00  4♠* S -4  A3-Cody-Henderson vs A6-Temple-Dudley
27 ♠KJT
Q94
KT8
♣JT64
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠863
KT75
63
♣KQ83
♠Q9752
A8
AJ95
♣A7
♠A4
J632
Q742
♣952
10
815
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 1/2 3♠ 1/2NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A2-Tatsugawa-Larson vs A4-Upson-Coffee
        110    6.50   1.50  2♠ E      A1-Maddox-Weiss vs A2-Cohen-Dow
        110    6.50   1.50  2♠ E      A3-Cody-Henderson vs A6-Temple-Dudley
        140    4.00   4.00  3♠ E      A7-Schnebele-Seckel vs A5-Boehne-Jackson
        140    4.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   A4-Melendez-Deasy vs A8-Charney-Charney
        140    4.00   4.00  2 E +1   A9-BBO-BBO vs A9-Cotham-Pratt
        170    1.50   6.50  3♠ E +1   A6-Crawley-Lesieutre vs A3-Ege-Henderson
        170    1.50   6.50  2♠ E +2   A5-Lesieutre-Borucki vs A1-Gillott-Newell
        420    0.00   8.00  4♠ E      A8-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Van Gelder-Dodson