- Monday Aft - April 30, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1194 MP  Geomean: 872 MP
(based on 28 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Andrea Carr - Laura Gherman 65.77 1st A 0.70
Brad Dow - Lauren Upson 60.71 1st A 0.70
Helen Rubin - Mitsuo Tatsugawa 55.95 2nd A 0.49
Arlene Seckel - Kurt Schnebele 53.27 2nd A 0.49
Jim Martin - Joyce Martin 52.98 3rd A 0.35
Judith Ritchie - Marion Keyworth 49.70 3rd A 0.35
EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D N-S
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DATE>April 30, 2018     |CLUB NO.>217133    | 04/30/2018 15:58
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Mary Block             Patricia Heller          C    .     .     .     70.50  41.96
 2 Sharon Larson          Nancy Borucki            A    .     .     .     87.50  52.08
 3 Barbara Alexander      Alexander Henderson      C    .     .     .     58.00  34.52
 4 Andrea Carr            Laura Gherman            C    1     1     1    110.50  65.77  0.70(A)
 5 Jim Martin             Joyce Martin             B    3     2     .     89.00  52.98  0.35(A)
 6 Helen Rubin            Mitsuo Tatsugawa         A    2     .     .     94.00  55.95  0.49(A)
 7 Ronald Loiacono        Leonard Chriss           B    .     .     .     78.50  46.73
                                          Totals                         588.00

EVENT>Monday Afternoon Pairs   |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> D E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Monday Duplicate Pairs
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=4/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Lauren Upson           Brad Dow                 A    1     .     .    102.00  60.71  0.70(A)
 2 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    2     1     .     89.50  53.27  0.49(A)
 3 Mary McCormick         Jackie Stewart           A    .     .     .     82.50  49.11
 4  Maja                  Betty Jackson            A    .     .     .     76.50  45.54
 5 Anthony Muller         Joyce Newell             C    .     .     .     78.00  46.43
 6 Konny Murray           Jerome Weiss             B    .     .     .     76.00  45.24
 7 Marion Keyworth        Judith Ritchie           C    3     2     1     83.50  49.70  0.35(A)
                                          Totals                         588.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q972
T653
3
♣7542
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKJ43
K
AT542
♣JT
♠T65
Q7
KJ9
♣AQ983
♠8
AJ9842
Q876
♣K6
2
1612
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣2 ♦2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 4♠ 3NT  ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  5* W -1  D4-Carr-Gherman vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
   50          5.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ W      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ W      D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D5-Muller-Newell
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ W      D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        420    2.50   3.50  4♠ W      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        450    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Upson-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After East opens 1 West won't let any heart bid from South deter hm from getting to the spade game. North may have great shape, but he'd be nuts to try a five level sacrifice at equal vulnerability; he'd be sure to be doubled by all but the greenest of newbies.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass12
233Pass
4Pass4All pass

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 6, 9, 12, and 16.

The Bidding: After East opens 1, South has a choice between overcallling 1 or preempting. Normally, you wouldn't consider preempting with 10 HCP and 2 slow honors in the side suits. Here, partner is a passed hand and East-West have not yet found their expected spade fit. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts: What is the upside?" article, this is a good time for an undisciplined preempt. Here, West has the strength to introduce spades over a 1 overcall or a heart preempt. North, with spade length isn't eager to sacrifice over East-West's spade game.

The Play: The defense doesn't have the tempo to navigate a diamond ruff and score a club trick. At most tables, North will lead a heart, hoping to tap declarer. Now declarer can discard their losing club on a heart winner. A diamond lead solves declarer's 2 way guess for the Queen. The defense can navigate a diamond ruff, but declarer's has the tempo to establish a heart for a club discard.



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2 ♠95
AT632
J75
♣A74
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q7
J7
AKQT632
♣J2
♠AKJT2
Q54
9
♣KQ93
♠8643
K98
84
♣T865
9
1315
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥6 ♠1 NT1
EW: 3♣ 4 1 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    6.00   0.00  3 W +3   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        420    5.00   1.00  4♠ E      D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D5-Muller-Newell
        430    4.00   2.00  3N E +1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        460    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Upson-Dow
        460    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        460    2.00   4.00  3N E +2   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        490    0.00   6.00  3N W +3   D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and will eventually end up in NT which won't be stopped even with a heart lead. Will the defense realize the importance of cashing the A before they cede the lead? Those diamond would sure get my attention.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2Pass3Pass
3Pass3NTAll pass

The Bidding: After North opens 1, West's 2 response is a Two Over One Game Force . For partnerships using 2 as a Game Force with clubs or a balanced Game Force, 2 promises 5+ diamonds. East shows their club suit. For partnerships playing the Lawrence 2/1 Style . 3 shows extra values. West rebids their diamonds. East's 3NT bid ends the auction.

The Play: South shouldn't have any trouble tracing a heart lead. When dummy tables, North knows the diamonds are running. So it is time to cash out. North cashes the Ace. South discourages. North leads a second round of hearts. South's King is the defense's 3rd and last trick.



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3 ♠Q985
5
A765
♣AQT2
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A73
743
K98
♣KJ43
♠KJ2
AQJ6
QT32
♣76
♠T64
KT982
J4
♣985
12
1113
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2 1 1/2♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  2♠ N +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          5.00   1.00  2 S      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  100          4.00   2.00  2 E -1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
   70          3.00   3.00  1♣ N      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D4-Maja-Jackson
         50    2.00   4.00  1N S -1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        120    1.00   5.00  1N W +1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D5-Muller-Newell
        150    0.00   6.00  1N W +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Upson-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens in third seat. If he chooses clubs because it is the stronger minor, East has an easy takeout double. West is strong enough to jump to 2NT--which will likely score nine tricks with the usual club lead. But if North plays a hunch and chooses diamonds to lead, declarer will have a tougher time. Who can guess right? It is a guess, you know.



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4 ♠K98
QJ3
KJT4
♣T92
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T6
A7642
32
♣KQ64
♠QJ5432
KT8
A7
♣J3
♠A7
95
Q9865
♣A875
10
911
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1NT  ♥5 ♠4
EW: 2 3♠  ♣6 ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    5.50   0.50  2♠ E      D5-Martin-Martin vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    5.50   0.50  2 W      D1-Block-Heller vs D1-Upson-Dow
        140    2.00   4.00  3♠ E      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        140    2.00   4.00  3♠ E      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        140    2.00   4.00  3♠ E      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        140    2.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D5-Muller-Newell
        140    2.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East may choose a light 1 in third seat. Even as a passed hand, West really isn't strong enough for 2, so he'll respond 1NT and happily pass a 2 rebid. Spades do break--and West's ten is an important card. Declarer should knock out the club ace to create a discard for a red suit loser.



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5 ♠AK75
AQT8
94
♣T54
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT94
6
KQ653
♣AK6
♠632
K72
JT72
♣Q32
♠J8
J9543
A8
♣J987
13
146
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣6 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +100 2♠*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  2 S      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  100          5.00   1.00  4 W -2   D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
   50          4.00   2.00  3 W -1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Upson-Dow
        100    1.50   4.50  3 S -1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    1.50   4.50  3 S -1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        100    1.50   4.50  3 S -1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        100    1.50   4.50  3 S -1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D5-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North may want to hold his nose, but he'll open 1 and be delighted to raise hearts over West's double showing diamonds and spades. East will still go quietly on this balanced six HCP hand. 2 scores when the clubs are 3-3.



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6 ♠JT985
AKJ5
Q86
♣T
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q64
QT764
J97
♣J9
♠AK732
982
A4
♣842
♠-
3
KT532
♣AKQ7653
11
611
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 1 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥6 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +920 6-NS/6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          6.00   0.00  3N S +3   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  430          5.00   1.00  3N N +1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          4.00   2.00  5♣ S +1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  400          3.00   3.00  3N N      D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Upson-Dow
  150          2.00   4.00  3♣ S +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
         50    0.50   5.50  5N N -1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D5-Muller-Newell
         50    0.50   5.50  2 S -1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D4-Maja-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will East open 1 with three quick tricks? Now South has to decide: overcall the much stronger club suit, or use the Unusual NT? If the latter, North will choose diamonds and South can call this a good hand and raise. The 2NT jump will stop West from raising spades on this flat 6 point hand, but the inequality of length and strength make 2 more appealing. What will North do over 2? He might bid 2NT, a bit worrisome with a singleton club--or he might pass. If so, now South bids his diamonds and North should come to life and bid some game, even if it's 3NT. Bis the minor suit slam? Won't happen often!



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  12
Pass2NTPass3
Pass3Pass4
Pass5All pass 

The Bidding: East's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. However, passing with a good 5-card major and 3 quick tricks isn't recommended. East prefers to open 1. South's 7-5 hand has great trick taking potential. Because South's club or longer and substantially better, South prefers beginning with a 2 overcall rather than an Unusual 2 Notrump . West's quacky 6 HCP hand is bit light for a freely bid raise to 2. After West passes, North invites game with a natural 2NT bid. South introduces their diamond suit. North shows their heart suit. South's 4 bid shows at least 6-5 distribution. Neither North nor South has the diamond texture to push to slam. North-South arrive at 5.

The Play in 5: After ruffing the opening spade lead, declarer turns their attention to the trump suit. Normally, declarer would begin by leading a low diamond towards the Queen, planning to finesse against East for the Jack. This line offers a 46% chance to hold diamond losers to 1. Based on the auction, declarer may place East with the Ace and decide to play East for Ace singleton or doubleton. Here, the book line loses 2 diamond tricks. Playing East for Ace doubleton allows declarer to score 12 tricks.

The Play in 5: The play is similar except declarer will draw trump before tackling the diamonds.

The play in 3NT: North's spade texture provides 2 stoppers eventually. The defense scores just their 4 quick winners. Declarer has the remaining 9 tricks.



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7 ♠A72
K96
KT843
♣A8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KT
J875
J7
♣KT965
♠Q9653
AQ
952
♣Q32
♠J84
T432
AQ6
♣J74
14
810
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣4 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 3♣ 1  ♦5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  2 N +1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
   90          3.00   3.00  1N N      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D6-Murray-Weiss
   90          3.00   3.00  1N N      D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Upson-Dow
   90          3.00   3.00  1N N      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D5-Muller-Newell
   90          3.00   3.00  2 N      D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
   90          3.00   3.00  2 N      D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        100    0.00   6.00  2 S -1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D3-McCormick-Stewart

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North might open a pushy third seat 1NT, though most will elect just to bid 1. Will East bid 1? If so, South may use a Negative Double . Then if North bids 1NT, he'll buy the hand. No one is going far on this one. On a low spade lead, when the 4 is played from the dummy, will West have the imagination to lay the 10, or would he be better to rise with the King and unblock with the doubleton? Clairvoyance would be handy--or would it make bridge boring?



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8 ♠A7
K863
JT63
♣J95
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KJT
T7542
87
♣732
♠Q9543
QJ9
92
♣KQ8
♠862
A
AKQ54
♣AT64
9
410
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 2 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥5 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS/5-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          4.50   1.50  4 S +1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  150          4.50   1.50  3 S +2   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  150          4.50   1.50  3 S +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D1-Upson-Dow
  150          4.50   1.50  2 S +3   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D5-Muller-Newell
  130          1.00   5.00  3 S +1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  130          1.00   5.00  3 S +1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  130          1.00   5.00  2 S +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will East open a light 1? It's not so appealing with such a weak suit, so most Souths will get to open 1 rather than overcalling 2. One way or another, they'll probably get to a game, though 3NT isn't so appealing if East has opened 1. Once spades are led against NT, Declarer must hustle for her nine tricks and get out of dodge. If the strain is diamonds, West is on lead and may well lead a heart if East hasn't bid. Then there will be time to develop clubs and make an overtrick.



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9 ♠AT96
4
JT4
♣J9874
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KJ2
QJT5
K982
♣65
♠Q8743
K63
653
♣QT
♠5
A9872
AQ7
♣AK32
6
107
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 3 3 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +920 6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.50   0.50  5♣ S      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D5-Muller-Newell
  400          5.50   0.50  5♣ S      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  170          4.00   2.00  2♣ S +4   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D1-Upson-Dow
  150          2.00   4.00  2♣ S +3   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  150          2.00   4.00  2♣ S +3   D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  150          2.00   4.00  2♣ S +3   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
   80          0.00   6.00  1 S      D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Murray-Weiss

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South p[ens 1. When North bids 1, South should now bid clubs, not NT--and North can come to life and raise the clubs. Bid the slam? Only if you guarantee that the Q will fall.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass1Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass3NTPass4
Pass5All pass 

The Bidding: After South opens 1 in 3rd seat, West has nothing to say. North responds 1. South's 2 rebid has a wide range. North's 9 Support Points are largely based on shortness in opener's suit. That is of questionable value. Even so, game is possible. It isn't necessary to stretch to game in Matchpoints . Even so, North's shape and texture merits a raise to 3. At tables where North raises, South will look for slam. North, with a minimum for their raise, will not cooperate. North-South arrive at 5.

The Play: Normally, declarer prefers to ruff in the short hand. Here, declarer cannot afford to ruff 3 spades. So declarer ruffs hearts in the long hand. With clubs breaking 2-2 and hearts breaking 3-3, declarer is able to establish their 5th heart without an overruff. Declarer's finesse against the King loses. giving the defense their only trick.



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10 ♠7
JT64
AQJ9532
♣7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K83
9875
T
♣JT864
♠AQ952
Q3
K86
♣A92
♠JT64
AK2
74
♣KQ53
8
415
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2 1NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.50   0.50  4 N +1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  150          5.50   0.50  3 N +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  130          3.00   3.00  4 N      D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  130          3.00   3.00  4 N      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D5-Muller-Newell
  130          3.00   3.00  3 N +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  120          1.00   5.00  2N S      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    0.00   6.00  3N S -2   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D1-Upson-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1NT which passes around to North. Let this pass? I think not! Bid the diamonds and grab this hand. Partner's dummy will be a pleasant surprise. Hands are always easier to plan when you know where the points are; this is a classic example.



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11 ♠75
974
AK53
♣QJ52
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ62
J8
JT972
♣86
♠J4
QT532
Q
♣K9743
♠AT983
AK6
864
♣AT
10
78
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 1/2 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠5/4 NT5/4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  3♣ W -3   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  120          4.50   1.50  2N N      D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  120          4.50   1.50  1N N +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
   90          3.00   3.00  2 S      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D1-Upson-Dow
         50    2.00   4.00  2 S -1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D5-Muller-Newell
        100    0.50   5.50  3N S -2   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        100    0.50   5.50  3N S -2   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D4-Maja-Jackson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1NT and North jumps to the game (unless they are playing puppet). The game will fail on the nasty spade break, but you should be in good company at -50. And shame on you if you aren't in game.



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12 ♠K87
Q7
982
♣T9852
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQJ953
63
765
♣QJ
♠T62
AKJT98
AJT
♣4
♠4
542
KQ43
♣AK763
5
1013
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥2 ♠2 NT5
EW: 4/3 4♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -420 4♠-EW/4-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    6.00   0.00  2♠ W      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D5-Muller-Newell
        170    5.00   1.00  3♠ W +1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        420    3.50   2.50  4♠ W      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D1-Upson-Dow
        420    3.50   2.50  4♠ W      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        450    1.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        450    1.50   4.50  4♠ W +1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        480    0.00   6.00  4♠ W +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West has a lovely 2 bid. East should be delighted to bid the spade game. He might bid 2NT on the way to see if West has an outside Ace or King, but then will subside in game only. South wins the first club trick and should promptly shift to the K. It will be way too late when North wins his trump king.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
2Pass4All pass

The Bidding: West opens a Weak Two Spades in first seat. In his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, Andrew Gumperz recommends "to preempt aggressively NV and conservatively when vulnerable" in first seat. Here, East is happy to play 4 even opposite a 5-card preempt. Slam isn't likely to be a favorite. East places the contract at 4. South isn't eager to venture the 5-level at unfavorable vulnerability.

The Play: North is likely to lead a minor. On a club lead, South wins. Given dummy's heart suit, South switches to the King. With the King offside, the defense collects 3 tricks. On a diamond lead, declarer finesses. Winning with the Queen is standard. There is little point to false carding with the King. Declarer will prefer setting up hearts to repeating the diamond finesse. South, worried that heart may be running, cashes the King and exits a spade. Declarer's spade finesse loses and North leads a diamond thru. Declarer doesn't have the entries for a show up Squeeze . So declarer may choose to repeat the diamond finesse and go down 1. The defense seems to think hearts are running. So declarer may prefer to rise with the Ace and bank on hearts. Here, the hearts run and declarer can score 10 tricks.

At some tables, North may choose to makes an aggressive lead of the Queen, top of a doubleton. Now declarer will have no trouble scoring 11 tricks.



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13 ♠52
KJT5
64
♣KQT96
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠Q864
2
KT952
♣754
♠KT97
Q87643
87
♣3
♠AJ3
A9
AQJ3
♣AJ82
9
55
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2/3 1 -/1♠ 4/5NT
       ♠6/7
EW:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6/5 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          6.00   0.00  3N S +3   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  660          3.50   2.50  3N S +2   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  660          3.50   2.50  3N S +2   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  660          3.50   2.50  3N S +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  660          3.50   2.50  3N S +2   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  630          1.00   5.00  3N S +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Muller-Newell
  600          0.00   6.00  3N S      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D1-Upson-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After South opens 2NT and denies a four card major, North will settle for the NT game. With the diamond and heart finesse off, this hard luck hand won't take a pile of tricks. Reverse the E-W holdings and it's a lot more fun for declarer. Still, North won't be looking for slam knowing they have a maximum of 30 HCP.



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14 ♠75
AK98
K54
♣KQ75
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠43
J652
832
♣8432
♠AK2
T743
QJT
♣AT9
♠QJT986
Q
A976
♣J6
15
114
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2 4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.50   0.50  4♠ S      D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Muller-Newell
  420          5.50   0.50  4♠ S      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  400          4.00   2.00  3N N      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  200          3.00   3.00  3♠ S +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  170          1.00   5.00  3♠ N +1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  170          1.00   5.00  2♠ S +2   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  170          1.00   5.00  2♠ S +2   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D1-Upson-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1. South will bid spades--some 1 and others a more obnoxious 2. Either way, North will be happy to continue on to game--the only losers being the high trumps and the A. In spades, diamond losers vanish on heart winners.



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15 ♠J
T765
AK2
♣AQJ83
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q63
AK982
J987
♣4
♠KT952
J
QT54
♣962
♠A874
Q43
63
♣KT75
15
106
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 2NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣3 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  4♠* E -3  D4-Carr-Gherman vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  170          5.00   1.00  4♣ N      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  130          3.50   2.50  3♣ N +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Muller-Newell
  130          3.50   2.50  3♣ N +1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  110          2.00   4.00  3♣ N      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D1-Upson-Dow
  100          0.50   5.50  3♠ E -2   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          0.50   5.50  2 W -2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Murray-Weiss

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and repeats the clubs when South bids spades. South just isn't good enough to go questing for a game, especially if West has overcalled those hearts so East makes an informed lead.



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16 ♠K
7
T8542
♣KQ9764
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠JT73
J985
Q3
♣853
♠A9864
KQT42
97
♣2
♠Q52
A63
AKJ6
♣AJT
8
49
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 6NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣1 ♦0 NT1
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          5.00   1.00  3N S +3   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  490          5.00   1.00  3N S +3   D5-Martin-Martin vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  490          5.00   1.00  3N S +3   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D1-Upson-Dow
  170          2.00   4.00  4 S +2   D1-Block-Heller vs D5-Muller-Newell
  170          2.00   4.00  4♣ N +2   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  170          2.00   4.00  3♣ N +3   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  130          0.00   6.00  4♣ N      D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will East open a light (Rule of 19??) 1 in third seat? All South can do then is double. That will thrill North, though, who should jump in clubs. It won't be easy to get to this slam, but North should get pushy when he knows they have a double fit. Once North jumps, South will still worry about spades, but North with those two singletons should be optimistic.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Dbl
23Pass3
Pass4Pass4
Pass4Pass5
All pass   

The Bidding: As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, preempts should be constructive in 2nd seat because dealer's pass makes it less likely the opponents have a game and partner is unlimited. In 3rd seat the rules are different because partner is a passed hand and the opponents are likely to have a game. Light openings and aggressive preempting have upside in 3rd seat. Here, East's major suit holdings suggest North-South will have to play in notrump or a minor. If West has a good passed hand, East-West may own the Par Contract in a major. Opening 1 seems best because it may afford East the opportunity to show their hearts at the 2-level.

South is too strong to overcall 1NT . So South begins with a double. The Law of Total Tricks suggests West compete to 3. The unfavorable vulnerability along with West's balanced quacky hand suggests being cautious. Raising to 2 seems sufficient. Many expert partnerships play Transfers Over a Double of One of a Major . With that agreement, West's 2 bid shows less than a constructive raise. North freely bids 3. East's hand upgrades after West's raise. East may risk competing to the 3-level. South knows the partnership has the values for game, but isn't sure whether 3NT is making. If available, South will cue bid 3. When North introduces their diamond suit, South expects North to be 5-6 in the minors. There isn't room to use Double Roman Key Card . So South may drive to slam despite missing a key card and the Queen. If North cues bids 4, South will not be certain whether it is an honor or shortness. Here, it is both. Partnerships stopping in 5 or 5 will not score well, losing to tables who play in a slam or a notrump game.

At tables where East passes in 3rd seat, South opens 2NT. Now North may use the partnership's method to show both minors. Now North-South are likely to settle in 5 after learning they are off a key card and the Queen and settle in 5.

The Play: The "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage adage advises to play to drop the Queen. When the Queen falls, declarer has 12 tricks in clubs, diamonds, or notrump.



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17 ♠KQT9
J8
K5
♣KQT83
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A862
62
QJ982
♣A7
♠J53
AQ94
A4
♣9652
♠74
KT753
T763
♣J4
14
1111
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.00   0.00  1N N +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Muller-Newell
  100          5.00   1.00  1N W -2   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
   90          3.50   2.50  2♣ N      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D6-Murray-Weiss
   90          3.50   2.50  2♣ N      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
   50          1.50   4.50  2 E -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Maja-Jackson
   50          1.50   4.50  2 W -1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
         90    0.00   6.00  1N E      D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D1-Upson-Dow

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. Few will think East has good enough hearts to overcall the four card suit--and it's likely that South will pass (he does have only four HCP). Then East will balance in diamonds. It's hard to double with only two hearts. Where will this one end up? No one has a lot of ammunition.



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18 ♠974
QT652
76
♣A32
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K5
K8
AT2
♣QJT864
♠AJT83
7
QJ954
♣K7
♠Q62
AJ943
K83
♣95
6
1311
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1  ♣2 ♦2 ♥6/7 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 5♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  3N W -2   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  100          5.50   0.50  3N W -2   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          4.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        130    3.00   3.00  4 E      D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D1-Upson-Dow
        150    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        450    1.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        490    0.00   6.00  3N W +3   D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Muller-Newell

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Using the Rule of 20 , East opens 1. South doesn't have a good enough suit or a good enough hand to justify 2. I like 2NT (11-12 HCP) with the West hand, but East will run from NT and show her second suit. Game? It's hard to envision. Try and make it if North has the K.



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19 ♠Q83
KQJ98653
5
♣8
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J642
T7
T
♣AJ9643
♠T
A4
AKJ97632
♣Q7
♠AK975
2
Q84
♣KT52
8
614
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠  ♣3 ♦2 NT4
EW: 3♣ 5  ♥3 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.50   0.50  4 N      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  420          5.50   0.50  4 N      D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Muller-Newell
  100          4.00   2.00  5 E -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Maja-Jackson
         50    3.00   3.00  5 N -1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -2   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        300    1.00   5.00  4♠* S -2  D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
       1100    0.00   6.00  5♠* S -5  D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D1-Upson-Dow
20 ♠98764
972
T
♣A853
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠52
KQJ54
AK32
♣J9
♠AKT
AT
9765
♣T762
♠QJ3
863
QJ84
♣KQ4
4
1411
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 2♣ 3 4/3 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -620 4-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  4 W -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        110    5.00   1.00  3 W      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        130    4.00   2.00  3 W +1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        150    3.00   3.00  2N E +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D5-Muller-Newell
        170    2.00   4.00  2 W +2   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        620    1.00   5.00  4 W      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        630    0.00   6.00  3N E +1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D1-Upson-Dow
21 ♠T9
T87652
K4
♣AJ7
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠654
KJ93
J75
♣432
♠Q83
Q
AQ982
♣KQ86
♠AKJ72
A4
T63
♣T95
8
515
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2/1♠ 2/1NT  ♦6/5
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3♣ E -4   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  140          5.00   1.00  3 N      D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  110          4.00   2.00  2 N      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D5-Muller-Newell
   50          2.50   3.50  3 E -1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          2.50   3.50  3 E -1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D6-Murray-Weiss
         90    1.00   5.00  2 E      D1-Block-Heller vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        100    0.00   6.00  2 N -1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D1-Upson-Dow
22 ♠AQ74
7432
63
♣732
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T86
Q
KQJT82
♣AJ6
♠-
KJ865
95
♣KT9854
♠KJ9532
AT9
A74
♣Q
6
137
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠ 1NT  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3
EW: 5♣ 3 1  ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -300 5♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      D1-Block-Heller vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D5-Muller-Newell
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          4.50   1.50  3♠ S      D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maja-Jackson
         50    1.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D6-Murray-Weiss
         50    1.50   4.50  3♠ S -1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        150    0.00   6.00  4♣ E +1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D1-Upson-Dow
23 ♠Q2
A9743
Q9853
♣K
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J4
J82
AJT74
♣A84
♠KT963
KT65
6
♣T63
♠A875
Q
K2
♣QJ9752
11
116
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥6/5 ♠6 NT6/5
EW: 1♠ -/1NT
       ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 NT6/7
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          6.00   0.00  2N N +2   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D1-Upson-Dow
  110          4.50   1.50  2 N      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          4.50   1.50  2♣ S +1   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D6-Murray-Weiss
   90          3.00   3.00  2 N      D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        100    1.00   5.00  2♣ S -1   D1-Block-Heller vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        100    1.00   5.00  2♣ S -1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D5-Muller-Newell
        100    1.00   5.00  2♣ S -1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
24 ♠J86
K43
732
♣AQ32
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K32
J75
JT95
♣K87
♠A5
T86
AKQ84
♣J64
♠QT974
AQ92
6
♣T95
10
814
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 2 1NT  ♣5 ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  2♠ S +2   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ S      D1-Block-Heller vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ S      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ S      D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D1-Upson-Dow
  140          3.50   2.50  3♠ N      D2-Larson-Borucki vs D5-Muller-Newell
         50    1.00   5.00  3♠ S -1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        100    0.00   6.00  4♠* S -1  D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
25 ♠AQ98
A84
K4
♣Q983
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KJ6
Q63
962
♣AKJT
♠752
T95
A853
♣642
♠T43
KJ72
QJT7
♣75
15
144
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3 4♠ 3NT
EW:
       ♣4/5 ♦3/4 ♥3/4 ♠3 NT3/4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.00   1.00  2N S +1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  150          5.00   1.00  1N N +2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
  150          5.00   1.00  1N N +2   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
  120          1.50   4.50  2N S      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D5-Muller-Newell
  120          1.50   4.50  1N N +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
  120          1.50   4.50  1N N +1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D4-Maja-Jackson
  120          1.50   4.50  1N N +1   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D1-Upson-Dow
26 ♠AKQ94
Q
T87
♣AK87
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T7
KJ74
A2
♣J9542
♠J532
A6532
K93
♣6
♠86
T98
QJ654
♣QT3
18
98
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 1♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 3 -/1NT
       ♣6 ♦4 ♠5/6 NT6/7
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D6-Murray-Weiss
  120          5.00   1.00  2N S      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D5-Muller-Newell
        100    4.00   2.00  2N S -1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        140    3.00   3.00  3 E      D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -2   D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        200    1.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D1-Upson-Dow
        730    0.00   6.00  3* E     D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
27 ♠J3
8732
942
♣AQJ6
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQ85
KQJT
AJ3
♣85
♠T642
4
QT76
♣T973
♠K97
A965
K85
♣K42
8
172
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 1 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          6.00   0.00  2 S      D4-Carr-Gherman vs D1-Upson-Dow
        100    4.50   1.50  2 N -2   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D4-Maja-Jackson
        100    4.50   1.50  2♣ S -2   D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D5-Muller-Newell
        140    3.00   3.00  3♠ E      D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        150    1.50   4.50  3 N -3   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        150    1.50   4.50  2 S -3   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        500    0.00   6.00  3* N -3  D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
28 ♠QJ64
K86
Q62
♣J86
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A87
AQJ952
J3
♣A7
♠KT32
T43
AT984
♣5
♠95
7
K75
♣KQT9432
9
167
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦2 ♥2 ♠4 NT4
EW: 4/5 5 3♠  ♣6 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    5.50   0.50  3♠ W +1   D3-Alexander-Henderson vs D6-Murray-Weiss
        170    5.50   0.50  3 W +1   D7-Loiacono-Chriss vs D7-Keyworth-Ritchie
        200    4.00   2.00  3 W +2   D4-Carr-Gherman vs D1-Upson-Dow
        420    3.00   3.00  4 W      D6-Rubin-Tatsugawa vs D5-Muller-Newell
        450    1.50   4.50  4 W +1   D1-Block-Heller vs D2-Schnebele-Seckel
        450    1.50   4.50  4 W +1   D5-Martin-Martin vs D3-McCormick-Stewart
        480    0.00   6.00  5♠ W +1   D2-Larson-Borucki vs D4-Maja-Jackson