- Monday Aft - September 30, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1299 MP  Geomean: 908 MP
(based on 26 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bill Cohen - Sarah Stern 67.73 1st A 1.30
Dyn Dietz - John Dietz 57.73 2nd A 0.91
Anthony Muller - Joyce Newell 56.82 3rd A 0.65
Gerard Kapolka - Mits Tatsugawa 55.91 4th A 0.46
Kenneth Johnson - Vinny Mcloughlin 49.54 5th A 0.26
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> B
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DATE>September 30, 2019 |CLUB NO.>217133    | 09/30/2019 15:27
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=13/B=6/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    .     .     .     52.36  43.63
 2 Bill Cohen             Sarah Stern              A    1     .     .     81.27  67.73  1.30(A)
 3 Judy Lesieutre         Nancy Borucki            A    .     .     .     51.82  43.18
 4 Gerard Kapolka         Mits Tatsugawa           A    4     .     .     67.09  55.91  0.46(A)
 5  Maja                  Trulee Ricketts          A    .     .     .     51.82  43.18
 6 Brad Dow               Leonard Chriss           B    .     .     .     56.73  47.28
 7 Lauren Upson           Ron Coffee               A    .     .     .     54.00  45.00
 8 William Shellooe       David Maddox             C    .     .     .     57.82  48.18
 9 John Dietz             Dyn Dietz                C    2     1     1     69.27  57.73  0.91(A)
10 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            C    .     .     .     56.18  46.82
11 Jackie Stewart         Martha Hawley            A    .     .     .     54.55  45.46
12 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             B    3     2     .     68.18  56.82  0.65(A)
13 Kenneth Johnson        Vinny Mcloughlin         A    5     .     .     59.45  49.54  0.26(A)
                                          Totals                         780.54

Hands and Results
1 ♠543
JT54
A953
♣K6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AK7
Q32
876
♣T853
♠J98
K987
T42
♣Q92
♠QT62
A6
KQJ
♣AJ74
8
96
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣ 3 2/3 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  2♣* W -3  B2-Cohen-Stern vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
  460          4.00   1.00  3N S +2   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B12-Muller-Newell
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      B1-Eby-Eby vs B7-Upson-Coffee
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
  120          0.50   4.50  1N S +1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
  120          0.50   4.50  1N S +1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South will end up playing 3NT after North tries Stayman and invites. West doesn't have an appealing lead. If he gets "clever" and leads his top two spades, he gives declarer two sure tricks.
A club lead isn't great, either. AS it happens, a diamond lead would give nothing away--but who knew?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1NT
Pass2Pass2
Pass2NTPass3NT
All pass   

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 4, 6-7, and 11.

The Bidding: After South opens a strong notrump in 3rd seat. West has nothing to say. North has a choice between passing and using Stayman to look for a heart fit and invite game. If North-South have a heart fit, North's 9 Support Points would merit an invitation. If playing a 15-17 HCP 1NT range, North-South could have 25 HCP. North's 10 and 9 are potentially valuable. Inviting game seems best.

North responds Stayman. South's 2 bid shows 4-5 spades and denies 4 hearts. North invites with 2NT as planned. South, with a maximum, accepts the invitation.

The Lead: If North-South have a natural 2NT invitation available or use 2 as a range asking bid as Gavin Wolpert recommends in his "4 Way Transfers with Range Ask" article, West knows North has 4 hearts and South has 4 spades. This makes a major suit lead less attractive. Many partnerships use an older version of Four-suit transfers which forces responder to go through Stayman to invite 3NT even if they don't have a 4-card major. In this case, North's 2NT bid should be alerted to warn the defenders that North might not have a 4-card major. This approach needlessly reveals information about opener's major suit distribution, but creates some doubt about responder's major suit holding until dummy is tabled. Here, West reasonably prefers to make the standard lead of their 4th best club.

The Play: West is likely to lead their 4th best club, finessing East's Queen. At this point, both clubs and diamonds are blocked. Declarer unblocks the diamonds. When declarer crosses to the King to cash dummy's 4th diamond, the clubs will be unblocked. This provides 7 tricks in the minors. Declarer's Ace will provide an 8th trick.

Declarer could turn to the spade suit for their 9th trick. With adequate entries to dummy, declarer would have a 69% chance to establish a spade trick. With just 1 entry to dummy which the defense cannot knockout after the 1st round of spades, declarer needs a 3-3 break, a doubleton honor, or West to hold a singleton Ace or King, a combined 48% chance. Even if spades break favorably, the defense may be able to knockout declarer's Ace entry before declarer can cash an established spade winner.

An end play seems the best of declarer's poor chances for a 9th trick. Declarer needs to cash their 8 tricks before the end play. Here, declarer can discard a club on dummy's 4th diamond, but West has a problem. If West discards a spade, declarer can score 10 tricks by playing on spades. If West discards a heart, the defense cannot untangle the hearts. West will be end played to give declarer a spade trick while East holds a good heart. If West discards a club, the defense scores just 2 hearts and 2 spades, declarer will score a spade or a heart for their 9th trick.



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2 ♠Q2
Q96
AK7
♣AQJ74
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K65
T82
QJ65
♣K85
♠A97
AKJ
T943
♣T63
♠JT843
7543
82
♣92
18
912
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 1/2 1NT  ♣6 ♥5/6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +100 2NT*-EW/3*-W-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  3♠ N      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
         90    4.00   1.00  1N W      B1-Eby-Eby vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        100    3.00   2.00  2N N -1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    2.00   3.00  2N N -2   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
        300    0.50   4.50  2N N -3   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B12-Muller-Newell
        300    0.50   4.50  4 S -3   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East is likely to open 1. What will West do? 1NT is a likely choice. Now North has the information to know that his partner must be broke--he's heard about at least 18-20 points in the opponents' hands. The best North can do is to bid 2 to tell partner what to lead.



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3 ♠83
J65
AJ943
♣KT9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J5
QT832
QT86
♣A4
♠QT942
A9
752
♣Q82
♠AK76
K74
K
♣J7653
9
98
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1 1NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  3♣ S      B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B12-Muller-Newell
   90          3.00   2.00  1N S      B1-Eby-Eby vs B7-Upson-Coffee
   90          3.00   2.00  1N N      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
   90          3.00   2.00  1N N      B6-Dow-Chriss vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    0.50   4.50  2N N -1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
         50    0.50   4.50  1N S -1   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B11-Stewart-Hawley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. West will probably pass, and North has to decide whether to bid 1 or 1NT. If the former, South will rebid 1--and here comes 1NT anyway. East leads the 10, top of an interior sequence. How does North get to seven tricks? He wishes West would have the Q, but alas, no. So he has three clubs and two each in diamonds and spades. He might even get lucky and score the K.



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4 ♠654
J8652
KQ7
♣T5
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJT7
Q
J83
♣A9763
♠Q932
A3
T5
♣QJ842
♠A8
KT974
A9642
♣K
6
119
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4  ♣3 ♠3 NT6
EW: 4♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥2 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +200 4♠*-EW/5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          5.00   0.00  4* N +1  B1-Eby-Eby vs B7-Upson-Coffee
  620          4.00   1.00  4 S      B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B12-Muller-Newell
  200          3.00   2.00  3 N +2   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        100    2.00   3.00  4 S -1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        170    1.00   4.00  3♠ E +1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        620    0.00   5.00  4♠ E      B6-Dow-Chriss vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North shouldn't get carried away with his five hearts--he should just bid 2 with this flat hand (or 3 for Bergen). With two five card suits, South might just take the flutter and bid game--and is amply rewarded this time.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPassPass1
Dbl21Dbl223
Dbl34Pass4
All pass   
  1. artificial, constructive heart raise
  2. values, more than 1 place to play
  3. artificial game try
  4. would accept a game try in diamonds, but not spades or clubs

The Play: West's hand meets the Rule of 20 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener, but fails the Suggestion of 22 with just 1½ quick tricks. West's Queen singleton merits a downgrade. Passing seems best. After North passes, East could Open Light in Third Seat to force North-South to use their defensive bidding agreements. East has tolerance for several leads. A 1 opening isn't particularly obstructive. Passing is reasonable. After South opens 1, West Doubles for Takeout . North has 5-card heart support and 7 Support Points. North isn't eager to preempt with a balanced hand, constructive values, and a diamond holding which may be valuable on defense. Raising to 2 seems best. Many expert partnerships play Transfers Over a Double of One of a Major . With that agreement, East can bid an artificial 2 to show a constructive heart raise.

East, with 11 Support Points, has a choice between bidding 2 or 3, cue bidding, bidding 3, and making a Responsive Double . East expects an 8+ card club fit and a 7+ card spade fit. Cue bidding gets East-West uncomfortably high. Game is unlikely opposite a passed hand. So there is not much need to cue bid. A jump to 3 could leave East-West playing vulnerable at the 3-level in a 7-card fit with moderate values. Bidding 3 could leave East-West playing in a minor when an 8-card major suit fit is available. East prefers to make a ResponsiveDoubleLee because it show values and more than 1 place to play.

South's 17 Support Points are inflated by their singleton King. South's Losing Trick Count of 6 suggests making a game try. Even if the King is totally discounted, South would have 14 Support Points. South's 5-5 distribution has offensive value. North has prime honors outside of clubs. South uses their partnership's method to make a game try. See Steve Robinson's "Game Tries" article to learn why experts prefer Game Tries which ask where help is available rather than disclose where help is needed. With that agreement, South's 2 bid is an artificial game try. West doubles. Since West will be on lead against a heart contract, West's double isn't lead directional. This is one of the few occasions where a stolen bid double is advisable. North's 7 Support Points suggest declining the invitation. North's 3 Cover Cards suggest accepting the invitation. North's 5 trumps and 3 Cover Cards tip the balance towards cooperating with the game try. North's 3 rebid says the would accept a game try in diamonds. Since North didn't bid 2NT or 3, North would decline a game try in spades or clubs. South places the contract in 4.

At tables where West opens 1, East responds 1. It is standard for cue bids in 4th seat to be natural. So South cannot make a Michaels Cue Bid . South Doubles for Takeout. West's raise to 2 shows a minimum opener with 4+ spades. North competes to 3 as suggested by the Law of Total Tricks . The Law doesn't advise East-West to compete to 3, but East might choose to do so based on the likely double fit. If playing Maximal Doubles , it is clear that East's 3 bid is competitive, not invitational.

The Play in Hearts: Finessing against the Queen offers a 63% chance of avoiding a heart loser. Declarer uses a diamond entry to finesse against the Queen. When the Jack (or equivalent) is led East plays the 3. If the 3 is singleton, declarer always has 2 heart losers. If East has A3, declarer must play the King to smother the Queen. If East has AQ3 or has Q3, declarer must finesse against the Queen. The odds favor finessing. Here, the Queen is offside and 4 goes down with the book line of play.

The Play in Spades: Declarer has 2 quick diamond losers, a spade loser, and a potential club loser. Here, the King is onside. Declarer scores 9 or 10 tricks depending on whether the defense navigates a club ruff. Should South lead the King. In their "Winning Suit Contract Leads" book, David Bird and Taf Anthias advise "Side-suit singletons are excellent leads and should nearly always be chosen" and "Do not be deterred from a singleton lead because your card is an honor. Having said that, a singleton king may cost a trick in practice, particularly if you have reason to place the ace on your right." Here, South has no reason to believe the Ace is on their right. A singleton lead is more attractive when holding the trump Ace because declarer cannot draw your trump. Leading the King seems best, but the defense cannot cash in on the lead unless they can navigate a ruff. South must guess whether to lead a diamond or a heart to score their ruff. This is no problem for partnerships using the Trump Suit Preference signal. With that agreements, North plays their lowest trump to show a preference for diamonds. South's diamond switch allows the defense to navigate the ruff to hold declarer to 9 tricks.



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5 ♠K72
KJ
JT863
♣K42
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J
A9872
K95
♣Q973
♠T9643
654
2
♣AJT6
♠AQ85
QT3
AQ74
♣85
11
105
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣4/5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          4.50   0.50  2N S +2   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
  180          4.50   0.50  2N S +2   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
  110          2.50   2.50  3 S      B1-Eby-Eby vs B12-Muller-Newell
  110          2.50   2.50  3 S      B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        200    0.50   4.50  4 S -2   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    0.50   4.50  3 S -2   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North has a reasonable 2NT response to South's 1 opener. South with 14 HCP will bid the game. Now, if East leads spades, there maybe time to develop 9 tricks. West can't return a spade: will he switch to clubs or hearts when he wins the K? North has to remember second hand low if it's a low club.



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6 ♠J96
K875
AJ85
♣K8
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A
J62
32
♣JT97653
♠7
AQT93
KT97
♣Q42
♠KQT85432
4
Q64
♣A
12
611
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 4♠ 2/1NT  ♣3 ♥5/4
EW: 4♣ 2  ♦5 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 21 = -1
Par: +200 5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          4.50   0.50  4♠ S +2   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
  480          4.50   0.50  4♠ S +2   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
  450          2.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
  450          2.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B7-Upson-Coffee
  420          0.50   4.50  4♠ S      B1-Eby-Eby vs B12-Muller-Newell
  420          0.50   4.50  4♠ S      B6-Dow-Chriss vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 only to hear South blast to 4 with his 8-bagger. No arguments with this one. Just lose the A, the K and the trump Ace--on to the next hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  14
All pass   

The Bidding: East's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After East opens 1, South has a choice between overcalling 1 and preempting in spades. If South were dealer, they wouldn't be eager to open 4 with an outside Ace because a slam could be missed. 4 might make or might be a good sacrifice. East's opening bid decreases the likelihood a slam is available. Preempting 4 at favorable vulnerability has a lot of upside. East-West have to guess at the 5-level. They could easily have a double fit in the rounded suits. 5 or 5 might be making for East-West or might be a profitable sacrifice.

South's 4 jump overcall makes it difficult for East-West to find their 10-card club fit for a profitable sacrifice.

The Play in 4: West is likely to lead the 2. Declarer expects East to hold the Ace. Since West didn't lead the Queen, East will have the Queen, the Jack, or both. If West has the Queen, East might err by playing the Ace rather than the Jack (even though they should play the Jack). Here, East has the AQ. So East's Queen wins trick 1. When everyone follows, East knows West has either the singleton 2 or J62. Given the auction, East expects declarer to have the singleton. East cannot continue hearts. Leading a diamond is risky. Declarer could have Qx. A passive spade return seems best. West wins their Ace. West knows declarer has a singleton heart. So there is no upside to leading a 2nd round of hearts. West leads the 3, top of a doubleton. Now declarer must decide whether to finesse against the King. A losing finesse would be costly if diamonds break 1-5. East-West have a total of 17 HCP. West has already shown the Ace. East is likely to have the King for their opening lead. Declarer doesn't want to risk a defensive ruff. So declarer rises with the Ace and draws trump. Declarer knocks out the King to score a 2nd diamond trick. The defense scores their 2 Aces and the King to hold declarer to 10 tricks.

The Play in 5: Declarer cannot avoid losing 2 club tricks. Declarer has the heart texture to pickup North's K875 by repeating finesse against the King. Declarer's King is behind the Ace. So declarer loses just 1 diamond trick. On this fortunate layout, a 5 sacrifice turns out to be a profitable sacrifice.

The Play in 5: If South leads the King, top of an honor sequence, dummy's Ace wins. Declarer calls for the Jack. North knows South has at most 1 heart. So there is no upside to cover the Jack. Here, covering the Jack allows declarer to escape for down 1. When the Jack holds, declarer repeats the finesse and learns of the 4-1 break. Declarer switches to clubs, but cannot avoid going down 3.

In their "Winning Suit Contract Leads" book, David Bird and Taf Anthias advise "Side-suit singletons are excellent leads and should nearly always be chosen" and "Do not be deterred from a singleton lead because your card is an honor." At tables where South leads the Ace, South has a critical choice at trick 2. Dummy has a potential source of tricks in clubs, and potential ruffs in the short hand. If declarer has just 5 hearts, it may be possible for North to gain trump control. The problem is that declarer can ruff spades and diamonds in the short hand. Since ruffs are being taken in the short hand, spade taps are not likely to help North gain trump control. If South switches to a heart to reduce dummy's ruffing power, declarer can pick up North's hearts and escape for down 1. A spade switch removes a valuable entry to dummy. Now declarer cannot pickup North's hearts unless North covers the Jack. So the defense can score a 2 trick set. A diamond shift and continuation provides a 3 trick set because it allows the defense to force dummy to prematurely ruff a diamond. If declarer draws 2 rounds of trump, dummy will not be able to ruff a 4th round of diamonds and cannot avoid a trump loser. If declarer draws 1 round of trump and goes after the clubs, North can ruff the 3rd round of clubs. Declarer will attempt a Trump Coup , but has too many trumps for it to succeed unless North makes the mistake of ruffing.



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7 ♠KQ983
9853
7
♣754
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J754
A2
AT
♣KQJ32
♠AT2
Q4
Q98543
♣AT
♠6
KJT76
KJ62
♣986
5
1512
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♦2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 5/4♣ 5 3♠ 5/2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        630    3.50   1.50  3N W +1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        630    3.50   1.50  3N W +1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        630    3.50   1.50  3N W +1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        630    3.50   1.50  3N E +1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        660    1.00   4.00  3N W +2   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        690    0.00   5.00  3N W +3   B1-Eby-Eby vs B12-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With two doubletons and no rebid problem, West opens 1. Even with this good suit, North probably passes, leaving East room to bid 1. Will South bid 1 now? Willy-nilly, West bids 1. If East bids 2, looking for heart help from West, the NT will be played from the wrong side--a heart lead through the East hand is very costly. The seven card club fit will produce a lot more tricks that the eight card diamond fit this time. But how do they ever get to NT from the safer side if South has overcalled hearts?



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1NTPass3NTAll pass

The Bidding: West has a choice between opening 1 or 1NT with their semi-balanced 15 HCP hand. It East has Qxx, it would be better for East to declare a notrump contract. West could open 1 and rebid 1 over a 1 or 1 response. However, a 1NT response would be awkward. In general, you shouldn't look for reasons not to open 1NT. A 1NT opening is very descriptive. Most partnerships have solid agreements over a 1NT opening. West prefers to open 1NT. East has an easy 3NT bid.

The Play: In their "Winning Notrump Leads" book, David Bird and Taf Anthias discuss failed Stayman auctions, advising "On average, after an auction of 1NT - 3NT, the defenders hold 7.2 cards between them in each major-suit. Declarer and the dummy hold only 5.8. This creates a significant bias towards major-suit opening leads." North's best suit is spades. North's standard lead is their 4th best spade. Bird and Anthias advise "When your suit is headed by touching honors, it is usually best to lead a top card -- even from such as K-Q-7-5-2, where your third-best card gives you nowhere near a 'broken sequence'." Here, the lead of any spade allows declarer to score 11 tricks. Declarer wins and goes after diamonds. Cashing the Ace and leading the 10 offers a 59% chance of scoring 5 diamond tricks. Here, the King and Jack are behind the Queen. So only 4 diamond tricks are available to declarer. South cannot profitably attack hearts. The defense scores only the King and Jack.

A heart lead by North beats 3NT. At tables where East declares 3NT, 11 tricks are available on any lead.



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8 ♠KJ8732
862
A85
♣7
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T6
JT7543
7432
♣K
♠A4
AK9
QJ6
♣QT963
♠Q95
Q
KT9
♣AJ8542
8
416
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4/3♠  ♦6 ♥3 NT5
EW: 1 3 1NT  ♣6/5 ♠3
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          4.50   0.50  4♠* N +1  B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
  690          4.50   0.50  4♠* N +1  B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
  450          3.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
  300          2.00   3.00  5♠* W -2  B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B7-Upson-Coffee
  200          1.00   4.00  3♠ N +2   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
  170          0.00   5.00  3♠ N +1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B12-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 2. All East can do is double. South should advance the preempt at least to 3--and I have no argument with 4. West it too weak to volunteer for duty even with a six card suit, though he may decide to sacrifice if N-S bid game.



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9 ♠AT653
82
J65
♣AK8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K9
AQJ965
A4
♣T74
♠Q87
4
KT932
♣Q653
♠J42
KT73
Q87
♣J92
12
147
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2/3♣ 2/3 3 1♠ 1/2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3* W -1  B2-Cohen-Stern vs B7-Upson-Coffee
  100          3.00   2.00  3 W -1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
  100          3.00   2.00  3 W -1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
  100          3.00   2.00  3 W -1   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    1.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    0.00   5.00  3♠ N -3   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B12-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

The bidding starts 1--P--2--3. North should pass--he has no extras, East will surely pass, and what about South? He'll be reluctant even on favorable vulnerability to push it. He knows his hearts will be a nasty surprise.



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10 ♠QJ653
K9
K52
♣K95
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠42
QT5
QJ83
♣AJ73
♠AK
A6432
AT64
♣Q8
♠T987
J87
97
♣T642
12
1017
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3/2 ♦2/1 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5 5 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  3N E -1   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    4.00   1.00  3 E +2   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        600    3.00   2.00  3N E      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        620    1.50   3.50  4 E      B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        620    1.50   3.50  4 E      B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B12-Muller-Newell
        650    0.00   5.00  4 E +1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B11-Stewart-Hawley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East has the wrong hand for 1NT, so opens 1. West has a decent limit raise--how she shows it with three card support will depend on their agreement. East will be delighted to go on to game. Missing the KJ, East can lose two trump tricks--but at least that will still make game. There are several ways to play the trump suit, but both include leading toward the 10 on the dummy.



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11 ♠QJ96
85
AK
♣AKT83
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠8432
KJ94
8
♣J972
♠75
AT32
Q9642
♣Q6
♠AKT
Q76
JT753
♣54
17
58
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 4♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.00   0.00  3N N      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B7-Upson-Coffee
         50    2.00   3.00  3N N -1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
         50    2.00   3.00  3N N -1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
         50    2.00   3.00  3N N -1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    2.00   3.00  3N N -1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B12-Muller-Newell
         50    2.00   3.00  3N N -1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With 27 points and South having a heart stopper, the NT game will be the common choice, and
-50 or even -100 will show up often. Don't be discouraged. If every contract worked, we'd be unchallenged and BORED. No problem...



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Pass1NT
Pass2Pass3
Pass3Pass4
All pass   

The Bidding: After 2 passes, North has a choice between opening 1 or 1NT with their semi-balanced 17 HCP hand. As discussed on board 7, one shouldn't look for reasons not to open 1NT. A 1NT opening should be preferred because it is descriptive and most partnerships have solid agreements on continuations. However, you don't want to open 1NT if your hand is stronger or weaker than expected. Here, North's strong 5-card club suit and spade honor combinations merit an upgrade. North's worthless heart doubleton makes it appealing to give South a chance to declare a notrump contract. North prefers to open 1 because their hand is a bit too strong for a 1NT opener and it may better for South to declare a notrump contract.

A 1 overcall has little obstructive or lead directional value. A 1 overcall should show a good suit or good hand. East has neither. Passing seems best. South has a choice between responding 1, 1NT, or 2NT. South has a 5-card diamond suit, but their hand doesn't merit an upgrade. 70% of their HCP are in a 3-card suit. South's Queen is unsupported. 2NT would be an overbid. A 1NT response limits South's hand and denies a 4-card major. A 1 response is unlimited. If North-South bid up the line, a 1 response doesn't deny a 4-card major. If playing Walsh style, a 1 response would deny a 4-card major (since South passed as dealer they cannot have a game forcing hand). Either way, South prefers to respond 1NT to limit their hand and position North to captain the auction and place the contract.

North has a choice inviting with a 2NT bid or bidding 2 which would be a Reverse on this auction. South's 1NT response denied a 4-card major. East-West have an 8 or 9 card heart fit. South's 1NT response doesn't show or deny a heart stopper. East-West may be able to take the first 5 heart tricks against a notrump contract when 4 or 5 is cold. Bidding 2 to help determine the best strain seems best. It is common to play lebensohl or Blackout over reverses. Both use a 2NT bid to show a willingness to stop below game. South, with 10 HCP, forces to game. The question is which game. North has at most 4 cards in the red suits. 3NT might be precarious. South has a slow diamond stopper, and a potential heart stopper. South could take their chances in 3NT or explore whether a 4-3 spade fit might be the best game. Bidding a game forcing 3 seems best. North isn't sure whether 3 is natural or a notrump probe. Here, it is both. Lacking a heart stopper, North temporizes with 3. North's failure to bid 3NT tells South that hearts are a problem. The collaborative auction suggests playing in the 4-3 spade fit.

At tables where North opens 1NT, South places the contract in 3NT.

The Play in 3NT: A heart lead finesses South's Queen. Declarer is fortunate the hearts break 4-4. Declarer has 8 quick winners, but cannot manufacture a 9th trick. Declarer doesn't have the communication for a Squeeze because running the spades removes South's entry. 3NT is down 1.

The Play in 4: North-South's decision to play in their 4-3 spade fit suggests a problem in hearts. So East will likely try to tap declarer in hearts, hoping West can gain trump control. When declarer ruffs the 3rd round of hearts, West has more trump than declarer. Declarer wants to establish clubs with ruffs. Declarer cashes their high clubs and ruffs a club. Since dummy's trump are equivalent, declarer calls for a high ruff to maintain communication. When East shows out on the 3rd round of clubs, declarer needs to ruff a 2nd club to establish the suit. Declarer crosses with a diamond and ruffs the 4th round of clubs high. If spades were 3-3, declarer could draw trump and claim. If spades are 4-2, declarer cannot draw trump. Declarer prefers to cross to their remaining high diamond and ruff their 5th club. Declarer would then have a claim for 11 tricks. Declarer's plan is foiled when West ruffs the 2nd round of diamonds. Now West and declarer both have 3 trump. West can exit or spade or a heart. If West exits a trump, declarer draws trump and claims 10 tricks. If West exits a heart, declarer discards their 5th club and ruffs with dummy's 10. Now declarer has a claim with their high trump.



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12 ♠J65
5
Q9872
♣Q974
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T97
Q74
AKJ5
♣K62
♠AQ43
AT6
T3
♣AJ53
♠K82
KJ9832
64
♣T8
5
1315
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 3 5/4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        400    4.50   0.50  3N W      B6-Dow-Chriss vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        400    4.50   0.50  3N E      B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        430    2.00   3.00  3N W +1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B12-Muller-Newell
        430    2.00   3.00  3N E +1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        430    2.00   3.00  3N E +1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        460    0.00   5.00  3N W +2   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B9-Dietz-Dietz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and soon finds herself in 3NT when they have no spade fit. North may try a low club since the opening bid was diamonds. The K may be off-side, but leading the 10 to start works well. Bonus: spades are 3-3. Enjoy the overtricks.



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13 ♠J54
AK5
QJ6
♣KQ82
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KT
J76
KT73
♣JT53
♠A987
QT943
A94
♣A
♠Q632
82
852
♣9764
16
814
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥2 ♠5 NT4
EW: -/1♣ 3 4 2♠ 2NT  ♣6/7
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    3.50   1.50  2 E +1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    3.50   1.50  2 E +1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
        140    3.50   1.50  2 E +1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        140    3.50   1.50  2 E +1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        200    1.00   4.00  1N N -2   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        300    0.00   5.00  3♣ S -3   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B7-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1NT. East will use a bid showing the majors if one is available, which will have West declaring. Or East may just overcall 2. Will they get to game? Unlikely, even though it's true that hands are easier to play when we know where the points are. Ruff a couple of spades on the dummy before you lead trump for the best score. The minor suit Aces provide transport. If you lead hearts, North will soon blank the dummy of trumps.



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14 ♠Q8
752
KT642
♣965
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K973
QJ
AQ7
♣Q743
♠A654
KT
9853
♣T82
♠JT2
A98643
J
♣AKJ
5
147
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1 2/3 1/2NT
       ♣6 ♦6/7 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1♠  ♦6 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.00   0.00  2 S +2   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
  140          3.50   1.50  3 S      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
  140          3.50   1.50  3 S      B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
   50          2.00   3.00  3♠ E -1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B7-Upson-Coffee
         50    1.00   4.00  4 S -1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        110    0.00   5.00  2♠ W      B1-Eby-Eby vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1, West doubles. North has a reasonable pass, which will have East bidding 1. Will South bid again? His suit is six cards, true, but so weak. But if 1 passes back to North will he make a delayed raise? It's a lucky heart hand when trumps, missing all those honors, break 2-2.



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15 ♠T
JT762
8743
♣Q52
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AQ642
K53
96
♣J87
♠J95
A4
AQT
♣AT943
♠K873
Q98
KJ52
♣K6
3
1015
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/- 1  ♣2 ♦7/6 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5/4♠ 5NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        140    3.50   1.50  3♠ W      B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        140    3.50   1.50  3♠ W      B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B12-Muller-Newell
        210    2.00   3.00  2N E +3   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        430    1.00   4.00  3N E +1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        500    0.00   5.00  3♠ S -5   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B9-Dietz-Dietz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South's 1 just starts the bidding for E-W. West overcalls 1 and East doesn't fool around but bids a game. He might decide to choose NT, though, because of his diamond holding, whose value diminishes when his hand in on the table. Still, it's an eight card fit, so spades may be safer anyway.



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16 ♠74
J52
KT94
♣J643
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J
AKQT6
82
♣T9852
♠KQ32
743
76
♣AKQ7
♠AT9865
98
AQJ53
♣-
5
1014
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 1NT  ♦3 ♠4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  5 W -1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        620    3.00   2.00  4 W      B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        620    3.00   2.00  4 W      B6-Dow-Chriss vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        620    3.00   2.00  4 W      B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B12-Muller-Newell
        650    1.00   4.00  5 W      B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        680    0.00   5.00  5 W +1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

That heart suit is hard to resist; I won't be surprised to hear that some pushed the Rule of 20 and opened the West hand. East will get them to the heart game, and they might even get away with only one or no diamond loser because of spade pitches. Then there are the clubs: It's a nasty hand if North opens a club, gets in with a diamond and gives South yet another ruff. Ouch.



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17 ♠AT32
-
AQ9872
♣754
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q4
KJT86
KT65
♣JT
♠J985
Q7432
J4
♣Q6
♠K76
A95
3
♣AK9832
10
106
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 5 1 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +1440 7♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          5.00   0.00  5* W -5  B1-Eby-Eby vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
  440          4.00   1.00  5♣ S +2   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
  420          2.50   2.50  5♣ S +1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
  420          2.50   2.50  5♣ S +1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B12-Muller-Newell
  170          1.00   4.00  3♠ S +1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B7-Upson-Coffee
         50    0.00   5.00  5 N -1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B11-Stewart-Hawley

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Will North open 1 or 2. There's a saying that you shouldn't preempt if you can win the first trick in three suits--which would certainly be the case unless clubs are trump. When clubs break and the K is onside, this hand take a pile of tricks. Bid a slam? Unlikely. What if clubs were 3-1 or 4-0?



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18 ♠743
KQ532
K5
♣J98
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠95
8764
QJT9
♣T72
♠AKT8
JT
8732
♣AQ3
♠QJ62
A9
A64
♣K654
9
314
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠5/4 NT6/5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  3 N      B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
  110          3.00   2.00  2♠ S      B1-Eby-Eby vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
  110          3.00   2.00  2♠ S      B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
  110          3.00   2.00  1♠ S +1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B12-Muller-Newell
         70    1.00   4.00  1 E      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        200    0.00   5.00  2N S -2   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B7-Upson-Coffee

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 (no, not 1). South can't double, but might push the envelop and bid 1NT. Then North will transfer to hearts and then 2NT. It's a tough hand--the spots mean there are two heart losers. Eight tricks won't materialize in hearts or NT.



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19 ♠A2
65
K976
♣AKJ75
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QJ97
T732
QJ8
♣Q6
♠53
AJ84
432
♣T842
♠KT864
KQ9
AT5
♣93
15
85
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 2 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠3 NT3/2
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          3.50   1.50  3N S +2   B1-Eby-Eby vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
  460          3.50   1.50  3N S +2   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
  460          3.50   1.50  3N S +2   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B7-Upson-Coffee
  460          3.50   1.50  3N S +2   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
  430          0.50   4.50  3N S +1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B12-Muller-Newell
  430          0.50   4.50  3N N +1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
20 ♠QJ8
Q942
A8
♣KQ65
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K96
AT3
974
♣T843
♠752
J8765
KJT2
♣J
♠AT43
K
Q653
♣A972
14
76
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 1 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          5.00   0.00  3N S +1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B12-Muller-Newell
  600          3.50   1.50  3N N      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
  600          3.50   1.50  3N N      B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    1.00   4.00  3N N -1   B1-Eby-Eby vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        100    1.00   4.00  3N N -1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        100    1.00   4.00  3N N -1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
21 ♠AKQ7
T3
QJ32
♣832
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠5
AK75
A64
♣KQ765
♠JT9432
982
97
♣94
♠86
QJ64
KT85
♣AJT
12
161
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2NT  ♣6 ♥5/6 ♠5/6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♦4 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          4.50   0.50  4♠ E -3   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
  150          4.50   0.50  3♣ W -3   B1-Eby-Eby vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
  110          3.00   2.00  3 N      B6-Dow-Chriss vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
   50          2.00   3.00  2♠ E -1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        100    1.00   4.00  3N S -1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B12-Muller-Newell
        200    0.00   5.00  4* N -1  B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
22 ♠7642
K98
Q9852
♣Q
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A8
AQJ654
AK63
♣9
♠5
732
JT4
♣AK5432
♠KQJT93
T
7
♣JT876
7
188
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥2 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3 5 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -500 5♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  5 W -1   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        100    3.50   1.50  4♠* S -1  B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
        100    3.50   1.50  4♠* S -1  B6-Dow-Chriss vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        500    2.00   3.00  5♠* S -3  B1-Eby-Eby vs B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin
        650    0.50   4.50  4 W +1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    0.50   4.50  4 W +1   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B12-Muller-Newell
23 ♠KQJT7654
AT
7
♣J9
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠82
KQ6543
K94
♣72
♠A3
J972
Q8632
♣T6
♠9
8
AJT5
♣AKQ8543
11
87
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 1 6♠ 3NT  ♥5
EW: 1  ♣1 ♦6 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          5.00   0.00  6♠ N      B2-Cohen-Stern vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
  680          2.50   2.50  5♠ N +1   B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B9-Dietz-Dietz
  680          2.50   2.50  4♠ N +2   B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B12-Muller-Newell
  680          2.50   2.50  4♠ N +2   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B7-Upson-Coffee
  680          2.50   2.50  4♠ N +2   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        300    0.00   5.00  7♣ S -3   B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
24 ♠Q63
QT
KJ965
♣AKT
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A54
J763
87
♣9732
♠T982
AK985
Q32
♣Q
♠KJ7
42
AT4
♣J8654
15
511
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1♠ 1NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣1 ♦3 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS/4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.00   0.00  3N N +1   B2-Cohen-Stern vs B10-Schnebele-Seckel
  400          4.00   1.00  3N N      B3-Lesieutre-Borucki vs B12-Muller-Newell
         50    3.00   2.00  2N N -1   B6-Dow-Chriss vs B11-Stewart-Hawley
        140    2.00   3.00  3 E      B13-Johnson-Mcloughlin vs B8-Shellooe-Maddox
        150    1.00   4.00  5♣ S -3   B4-Kapolka-Tatsugawa vs B7-Upson-Coffee
        470    0.00   5.00  2* E     B5-Maja-Ricketts vs B9-Dietz-Dietz