- Saturday Morn - July 29, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 159 MP  Geomean: 47 MP
(based on 35 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Nooria Noor - Walter Conley 66.67 1st A 0.72
Andrea Carr - Marguerite Primrose 60.71 1st A 0.72
Barbara Moxley - Gale Weir 59.46 2nd A 0.50
Carol Sendell - Robert Sokol 55.89 2nd A 0.50
Barbara Callaway - Ron Lawson 53.19 3rd A 0.36
Sally Reed - Wayne McIntyre 52.98 3rd A 0.36
Jerry Cox - John Kneisl 51.46 4th A 0.25
Martha Barry - Roger Barry 50.60 4th A 0.25
Kathy Pfitzer - Mary Block 47.02 3rd B 0.25
EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>July 29, 2017      |CLUB NO.>150680    | 07/29/2017 12:41
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DIR> JANET HEDLUND   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 70%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/50     |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            B    .     3     .     59.25  47.02  0.25(B)
 2 Robert Sokol           Carol Sendell            A    2     .     .     70.42  55.89  0.50(A)
 3 Wayne McIntyre         Sally Reed               B    3     2     .     66.75  52.98  0.36(A)
 4 Jerry Cox              John Kneisl              A    4     .     .     64.84  51.46  0.25(A)
 5 Ellen Lux              John Ferrante            C    .     .     .     57.00  45.24
 6 Walter Conley          Nooria Noor              C    1     1     1     84.00  66.67  0.72(A)
 7 Norma Riggs            Ginger Minor             B    .     .     .     58.25  46.23
 8 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B    .     .     .     56.50  44.84
 9 Deane Satow            Ellie Satow              C    .     .     .     47.83  37.96
                                          Totals                         564.84

EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/50     |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Barbara Svetlik        Patricia Heller          A    .     .     .     52.67  41.80
 2 Marguerite Primrose    Andrea Carr              A    1     .     .     76.50  60.71  0.72(A)
 3 Gloria Didion          James Didion             B    .     .     .     62.33  49.47
 4 Fran McGrew            Pamela Lawther           B    .     .     .     57.33  45.50
 5 Betty Pribula          Linda Johnston           A    .     .     .     52.32  41.52
 6 Gale Weir              Barbara Moxley           B    2     1     .     74.92  59.46  0.50(A)
 7 Nancy Green            Karen Mok                C    .     .     .     59.67  47.36
 8 Ron Lawson             Barbara Callaway         C    3     2     1     67.02  53.19  0.36(A)
 9 Roger Barry            Martha Barry             C    4     .     .     63.75  50.60  0.25(A)
                                          Totals                         566.51

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q2
KQ862
A543
♣42
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T
943
QJ82
♣AKJ96
♠KJ854
JT75
T9
♣T7
♠A9763
A
K76
♣Q853
11
115
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 1 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣6/7
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  2N S +1   ♣A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
   50          5.00   1.00  2♣ W -1   ♠Q  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
         50    3.50   2.50  3N S -1   ♣A  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A7-Green-Mok
         50    3.50   2.50  2N S -1   ♣A  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A9-Barry-Barry
        100    2.00   4.00  2N N -2   ♠5  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        150    1.00   5.00  3N S -3   ♣A  A6-Conley-Noor vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        300    0.00   6.00  3N* S -2  ♠T  A9-Satow-Satow vs A8-Lawson-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass2PassPass
Pass   

There are all sorts of auctions that might take place, and lines of play and defense that will matter.

West should not bid 2 over 1, of course, for several reasons (not a six card suit, not full opening values, two other possible places to play), but if he does, a Negative Double by North can be passed for plus 300 and all the matchpoints. Serves West right! Not enough punishment being meted out these days.

But. . . What does North lead? The K will not have a happy ending, but the Q is pretty much a logical lead, so let's say that happens. No doubt dummy's king will cover, South will win, and then cash the A. Then the dangerous honor clash will be eluded, and 300 is just about on the score sheet. Just switch to a diamond, and all the tricks are taken in proper order.

If West passes, North might bid 2, or 1NT semi-forcing, ending in 2. No fits, a bad split, but the top cards can be cashed for 110 in either major. On the other hand, the auction might proceed P P 1 P; 1NT P 2 P 2NT P P P, after which NS obtain a minus score. Some Souths, thinking ahead, might pass 1NT, worried about the future with this spotless minimum hand. That should ensure a plus score, usually enough of a goal at matchpoints in in non-fit hands without fits.



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2 ♠A9
AK87
95
♣98642
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KQ4
J2
AQ2
♣KQT53
♠JT87532
6
T86
♣J7
♠6
QT9543
KJ743
♣A
11
172
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 5 2NT  ♣5 ♠3
EW: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥2 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +300 5♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4 S +1   ♠J  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Weir-Moxley
  230          5.00   1.00  3 S +3   ♠4  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A7-Green-Mok
   50          3.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   A  A9-Satow-Satow vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
   50          3.50   2.50  4♠ E -1   ♣A  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        200    2.00   4.00  5* S -1  ♠K  A6-Conley-Noor vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ W      A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        420    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      ♣A  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A9-Barry-Barry

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  34
455Pass
PassDblAll pass 

Or many other possibilities. How about

P P 1 P
1 1NT DBL 2
P 3 p 4

?

No, the bidding will be unrecognizable from table to table, reflecting more of the personality of the bidder than the merit of the cards. The bidding won't be tame, rather wild and wooly, and might not be reproduced alike at any two tables in some sections.

Have fun!



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3 ♠A85
A752
KQT32
♣4
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K94
K84
A975
♣A93
♠QJT762
QJT3
-
♣Q75
♠3
96
J864
♣KJT862
13
148
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 4/3  ♥5 ♠3 NT6
EW: 2/1 4♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦3
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -100 5*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  130          5.33   0.67  4♣ S      ♠4  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A9-Barry-Barry
  130          5.33   0.67  4♣ N      ♠4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
         50    3.58   2.42  2 N -1   ♠Q  A6-Conley-Noor vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        200    2.42   3.58  2♠ E +3   ♣8  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A7-Green-Mok
        620    1.25   4.75  4♠ E      ♣T  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        650    0.08   5.92  4♠ E +1   4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Weir-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
1NT212Pass
PassPass  
  1. Natural overcall in the opponent's suit after initial pass.

There is no reason for EW to get to game -- so long as South does not raise diamonds, painting a picture for West.



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4 ♠862
KQJ6
K82
♣A95
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK53
A9
AQ7
♣KJ74
♠Q74
T752
964
♣Q62
♠JT9
843
JT53
♣T83
13
214
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3/4♣ 2 2/3 3/4♠ 3/4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   ♣A  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
        120    5.00   1.00  2N W      K  A6-Conley-Noor vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        150    3.50   2.50  2N W +1   K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Barry-Barry
        150    3.50   2.50  2N W +1   6  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Didion-Didion
        600    2.00   4.00  3N E      6  A9-Satow-Satow vs A7-Green-Mok
        630    1.00   5.00  3N W +1   6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        660    0.00   6.00  3N W +2   6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Pribula-Johnston

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
2NTPass3Pass
3Pass3NTAll pass

No Puppet Stayman exhibited, just plain Jane variety. Is it me, or is 4 HCP the standard fare when partner opens 2NT? It seems so common that when I pick up 4 HCP, I expect partner to open 2NT!

Well, today the factors are in line -- the weakest suit has a double stop thanks to the combined length and intermediates, and the clubs and spades break. Despite the losing diamond finesse, it is routine for declarer to work on the club suit and then trump spades before trying -- if ever -- the diamond finesse.

Some days 4 HCP won't get the job done, some days they work well with opener's values, and spot cards must come to the rescue of minimal highs.



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5 ♠6
KJT9765
T642
♣2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AQJ53
Q843
Q83
♣7
♠T7
2
A97
♣KQT9654
♠K9842
A
KJ5
♣AJ83
4
119
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3  ♣4 ♠5/6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1♠ 2/1NT  ♦6 ♥4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +100 3NT*-E/4♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          6.00   0.00  4 N      ♣K  A6-Conley-Noor vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  200          5.00   1.00  3♠ W -4   ♣2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Barry-Barry
        100    3.00   3.00  4 N -1   7  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
        100    3.00   3.00  4 N -1   ♣K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        100    3.00   3.00  4 N -1   ♣5  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        200    1.00   5.00  3♠ S -2   ♣7  A9-Satow-Satow vs A7-Green-Mok
        800    0.00   6.00  3♠* S -3  ♣7  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Didion-Didion

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass33NT
Pass4All pass 

All right, step up to the microphone and assert in a loud and clear voice whether you and partner, playing North-South, play transfers after partner overcalls 3NT? If so, bid as if you know what is going on, not after scratching your head, shrugging, and gently putting the 4 card on the table. No unauthorized information please. Make the bid in tempo without signs of distress or uncertainty to maintain the ethics of the game.

If you bid 4 with the North hand, not thinking of the transfer, and partner says, "Transfer!" and 4 is next bid, what is your action? You clearly have unauthorized information. The rules says that you may not choose from among alternative choices the one that is suggested by the unauthorized information.

Well, I'd say that if North had three spades, pass would have been a logical alternative and North would be required to pass, but with seven hearts and a singleton spade, passing is just not logical, and a 5 conversion would be permitted. That is not to say that whenever partner makes a bid, fails to alert, gestures, or by body language indicates a failure to recognize your agreements, that you can willy-nilly scamper for cover. There are, however, some situations that make only one action logical. Converting to 5 is clear.

After the game, spruce up your bidding notes with this partner. Use the opportunity to discuss the hand with all of your partners and resolve the technical bidding problem: are transfers on?

By the way, contracting for four of a major when partner has bid 3NT over a preempt is not a thing to be taken lightly. Partner might have a stopper, a side running suit, and a trick on the side, and even with a small singleton in your suit, hoping you can provide a stopper there. 3NT does NOT promise a balanced hand, so with fewer than a top-notch six-bagger or a reasonable seven-bagger, leave well enough alone, in general. Here, North's seventh heart is sufficient justification to bid. But bid what?



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6 ♠K843
Q863
Q82
♣73
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQJ5
K754
K3
♣KJ9
♠T9
A9
AJT6
♣QT542
♠762
JT2
9754
♣A86
7
1711
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 3 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        150    5.92   0.08  3♣ W +2   ♠3  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A3-Didion-Didion
        600    4.17   1.83  3N W      ♠3  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A9-Barry-Barry
        600    4.17   1.83  5♣ W      ♠3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        630    2.42   3.58  3N W +1   3  A6-Conley-Noor vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        660    0.67   5.33  3N W +2   ♠3  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
        660    0.67   5.33  3N W +2   ♠2  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A2-Primrose-Carr

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NTPass3NTAll pass

Should be a rather flat board with 660s prevalent.



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7 ♠AJ862
-
J62
♣AKJT3
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T743
AJ53
Q83
♣74
♠Q95
KQT862
74
♣65
♠K
974
AKT95
♣Q982
14
77
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 6 3♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥6 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +2000 7*-EW-7
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          6.00   0.00  5 S +1   A  A9-Satow-Satow vs A6-Weir-Moxley
  170          5.00   1.00  3♣ N +3   K  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A3-Didion-Didion
  150          3.50   2.50  4♣ N +1   K  A6-Conley-Noor vs A9-Barry-Barry
  150          3.50   2.50  4♣ N +1   ♣6  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A2-Primrose-Carr
  140          1.50   4.50  3♠ N      K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
  140          1.50   4.50  1♠ N +2   5  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  110          0.00   6.00  1♠ N +1   K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-McGrew-Lawther

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass2
Pass2DblPass
Pass3Pass3
Pass4Pass4
Pass6All pass 

South can devalue the K, but the diamond suit and fairly decent club spots make the hand an opening bid -- especially in view of the lead-directional value.

Opening the bidding is one thing, but being churned by partner, forcing and forcing, is another. After 1, the weak hearts and the tendency not to rebid 1NT with singletons suggests 2. North has to bid 2, Fourth Suit Forcing, else can only send an invitational message or take a leap of faith to a final contract.

Now what for South? Still no heart stopper. FSF is basically an ASKING bid, not a TELLING bid, so North is not showing hearts (that's for sure). East erred by doubling, for South's pass denied a heart control (nice inferences are available to the side whose artificial bids are doubled, as first pointed out in the very early days of contract bridge by Ely Culbertson). The double permitted South a very descriptive pass, allowing North to show club support at the economical three level. Thanks, East! And later heart bids are very clearly now not natural, but slam control bids! All thanks to East, who should have passed.

4 is now clearly a void, and 4 by South must be a control card, preferably the king or ace (North can infer which!) and 6 is enough. 7 can actually be made. See how? When trumps are drawn, the spade suit can be set up for diamond discards! One diamond on the A, and when the Q drops on the third round, two more diamonds go on the J and the fifth spade!

But bidding the grand is unnecessary for a great board. Well bid and well done to rake in all thirteen tricks!



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8 ♠K764
AT42
QT9
♣Q9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J5
63
J8653
♣AK75
♠AQ983
J95
K
♣J432
♠T2
KQ87
A742
♣T86
11
911
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♦6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1 2♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  1N W -4   2  A9-Satow-Satow vs A6-Weir-Moxley
  150          5.00   1.00  1N W -3   2  A6-Conley-Noor vs A9-Barry-Barry
  110          4.00   2.00  2 S      ♠5  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  100          3.00   3.00  1N W -2   2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
   50          2.00   4.00  2♣ W -1   2  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A3-Didion-Didion
        100    1.00   5.00  2 N -2   ♠A  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        120    0.00   6.00  1N W +1   2  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A1-Svetlik-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Pass
1NTPass2Pass
2All pass  

Yes, even if West considers the likelihood of a 4-4 club fit to be extremely high, It is likely correct to play the 5-2 spade fit, instead. That is how much better majors are in matchpoints then minors. if both contracts make, then 110 for 2 outweighs 90 for clubs. If clubs make three and spades make 2, there is no swing. However, if NS are allowed into the auction with the 2 bid, they will, or should, balance, find the heart fit, and start running out the back door with the television set! Of course, if they do so, West will scurry back to the comfort of 2, but then, as a consequence of offering the opponents an opportunity to speak, they may find the best contract, 3!

Better to bid 2 in the first place. There are other arguments for not passing: East might have a hand worthy of a jump rebid in spades that is entitled to a bit of respect and a bit of room to express itself more completely. Surely such hands will appear in future episodes for further elucidation. Today the only examination is of the comparative merits of the 4-4 minor fit vis-a-vis the 5-2 major. Let the major win the day.



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9 ♠JT632
T8
Q642
♣Q2
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K54
AQJ2
J85
♣874
♠AQ97
K7
AKT97
♣A3
♠8
96543
3
♣KJT965
5
1120
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦0 ♥1 ♠1 NT0
EW: 1♣ 7 4 6♠ 7NT
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  5 E -3   ♠8  A9-Satow-Satow vs A6-Weir-Moxley
  150          5.00   1.00  3N E +1   ♣J  A6-Conley-Noor vs A9-Barry-Barry
        200    4.00   2.00  1♠ E +4   3  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A3-Didion-Didion
        630    2.50   3.50  3N E +1   2  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        630    2.50   3.50  3N E +1   ♣9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        690    1.00   5.00  3N E +3   9  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        720    0.00   6.00  3N E +4   ♣J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A8-Lawson-Callaway

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass2NTPass
4NTPass6NTAll pass

If you are South, the last thing in the world you should expect to be a good lead would be a club. Everyone in the world has taught you not to lead from a broken sequence away from a king against a notrump slam. If you did lead a club, you must have slept through those 1001 exhortations and additionally not have been properly punished for your transgressions.

If a club hits the table, East will cringe, grit his teeth, win, take the diamond finesse with or without having first taken the A, in case of a singleton Q in the South hand, but potentially losing a trick to Q6432 in the North, but increasing the odds for any other diamond holdings! I'd cash the A first.

Not expecting anyone to bid the grand, about 90% will bid 6NT, so the 1470 score will be above average but far from a top in most games.



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10 ♠AKJ63
QT875
9
♣AK
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QT752
942
A72
♣65
♠-
KJ3
J6543
♣J7432
♠984
A6
KQT8
♣QT98
17
66
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3♣ 3 4/3 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  790          6.00   0.00  4♠* N     3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Didion-Didion
  660          5.00   1.00  3N S +2   ♠3  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A9-Barry-Barry
  650          4.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   3  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  620          3.00   3.00  4♠ N      6  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        100    1.50   4.50  5♠ N -1   6  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   ♣4  A9-Satow-Satow vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        300    0.00   6.00  6♠ N -3   3  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Green-Mok

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass1Pass2
Pass2Pass2
Pass3Pass3NT
PassPassPass 

That's how it MIGHT go to reach 3NT, but no, it is hard to predict that many North players would accept South's opinion, even after soliciting it! Instead, 4 will be the contract all over the room.

Now, then! Can North make it on a club lead? Yes! And on many lines of play. Despite the 5-0 trump break, when declarer has to give up the lead, East will find himself in an awkward spot, and West, when in with the A, won't have anything productive to do -- he is endplayed against leading trumps, so both defenders might as well play passively, even if not endplayed. Meanwhile, North can ruff a heart at leisure with one of dummy's trumps, and the heart suit can be set up with which, in some scenarios, to endplay West in trumps, or to discard while trump-couping West with top established minor cards!



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11 ♠976
AJ
KT52
♣KQT9
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AKJT3
KT742
-
♣A52
♠Q5
95
AJ8763
♣J64
♠842
Q863
Q94
♣873
13
158
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1/2♣ 1/2 3 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   ♣9  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Primrose-Carr
   50          5.00   1.00  2N E -1   3  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Green-Mok
        140    3.50   2.50  2♠ W +1   ♣9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Didion-Didion
        140    3.50   2.50  2 W +1   ♣K  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        150    2.00   4.00  2N E +1   2  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A9-Barry-Barry
        170    1.00   5.00  2♠ W +2   ♣K  A9-Satow-Satow vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        400    0.00   6.00  3N W      ♣9  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
12 ♠AT9543
A
A43
♣Q97
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠J8
Q3
KQ82
♣AKT82
♠K
KJ94
T9765
♣J43
♠Q762
T87652
J
♣65
14
158
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 5♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♥5 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +500 6*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          5.92   0.08  4♠ N +1   ♣3  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  300          4.75   1.25  5* W -2  A  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Primrose-Carr
  200          3.58   2.42  3♠ N +2   T  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  170          1.25   4.75  3♠ N +1   6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A9-Barry-Barry
  170          1.25   4.75  3♠ N +1   7  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-Didion-Didion
  170          1.25   4.75  2♠ N +2   4  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A7-Green-Mok
13 ♠42
AK92
432
♣KT32
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQJ93
T64
KJ96
♣9
♠T65
J87
75
♣A8765
♠A87
Q53
AQT8
♣QJ4
10
105
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3 3NT  ♠5/6
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          5.50   0.50  3N S      ♠K  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  600          5.50   0.50  3N S      6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
  150          4.00   2.00  1N S +2   ♠9  A9-Satow-Satow vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        100    3.00   3.00  3N S -1   ♠K  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        200    1.50   4.50  3N S -2   ♠K  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        200    1.50   4.50  3N S -2   ♠K  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A3-Didion-Didion
        300    0.00   6.00  3N S -3   ♠K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Primrose-Carr
14 ♠984
QT43
AQ87
♣82
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠QT652
A872
J
♣J64
♠A73
J6
KT542
♣Q97
♠KJ
K95
963
♣AKT53
8
810
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 2/1 2 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 3♣-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.50   0.50  2♠ W -2   ♣8  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  100          5.50   0.50  2♠ W -2   ♣8  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Primrose-Carr
   90          3.50   2.50  2♣ S      3  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
   90          3.50   2.50  2♣ S      J  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
         50    2.00   4.00  2♣ S -1   J  A9-Satow-Satow vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        100    1.00   5.00  1N S -2   ♠5  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A3-Didion-Didion
        150    0.00   6.00  3♣ S -3   2  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Weir-Moxley
15 ♠J9876
K932
Q5
♣QJ
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KQT
QT4
AK73
♣KT6
♠A42
J7
JT98
♣9872
♠53
A865
642
♣A543
9
176
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠6 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 1♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.00   1.00  3N W -1   2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Primrose-Carr
   50          5.00   1.00  1N W -1   ♠6  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A3-Didion-Didion
   50          5.00   1.00  4 E -1   ♠7  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
         90    2.00   4.00  1N W      ♠7  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A6-Weir-Moxley
         90    2.00   4.00  1N W      ♠6  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
         90    2.00   4.00  1N E      ♠6  A9-Satow-Satow vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        400    0.00   6.00  3N W      ♠7  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
16 ♠Q754
JT63
KJ64
♣J
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A2
K4
A2
♣AKQT873
♠K3
87
QT9853
♣642
♠JT986
AQ952
7
♣95
8
205
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣2 ♦3 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 5NT  ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        150    6.00   0.00  4♣ W +1   3  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A7-Green-Mok
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ W      ♠4  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ W      J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ W      J  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ W      J  A6-Conley-Noor vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        600    3.00   3.00  5♣ W      4  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A9-Barry-Barry
        630    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   ♠4  A9-Satow-Satow vs A3-Didion-Didion
17 ♠752
A8
KT9
♣A8654
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A8
QJ75
J72
♣QJT3
♠QJ94
T2
Q543
♣K72
♠KT63
K9643
A86
♣9
11
118
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          5.50   0.50  2♠ S      2  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  110          5.50   0.50  2♠ S      ♣6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A7-Green-Mok
   50          4.00   2.00  1♠ E -1   ♣9  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
    PASS       2.50   3.50  Pass Out      A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A9-Barry-Barry
    PASS       2.50   3.50  Pass Out      A6-Conley-Noor vs A6-Weir-Moxley
         50    1.00   5.00  2N N -1   ♠4  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A2-Primrose-Carr
         90    0.00   6.00  1N W      ♣5  A9-Satow-Satow vs A3-Didion-Didion
18 ♠T97
K8
KQJ43
♣KJ7
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J853
AT7
A52
♣Q92
♠AK42
64
987
♣T843
♠Q6
QJ9532
T6
♣A65
13
117
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          6.00   0.00  2 S +2   ♣2  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  140          4.50   1.50  3 S      ♠J  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
  140          4.50   1.50  2 S +1   ♣8  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A7-Green-Mok
  110          3.00   3.00  3 N      ♠A  A9-Satow-Satow vs A3-Didion-Didion
   50          1.50   4.50  2♠ E -1   Q  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A9-Barry-Barry
   50          1.50   4.50  2♠ E -1   T  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A2-Primrose-Carr
        100    0.00   6.00  3N N -1   ♠2  A6-Conley-Noor vs A6-Weir-Moxley
19 ♠6
5432
643
♣KJ543
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AK97
T
KJ9
♣T9872
♠43
Q97
AQT875
♣AQ
♠QJT852
AKJ86
2
♣6
4
1114
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣4 ♦1 ♠6 NT3
EW: 3♣ 5 1/-♠ 4/2NT
       ♥4 ♠7/6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          6.00   0.00  3 S +1   K  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        100    4.50   1.50  4 S -2   T  A6-Conley-Noor vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        100    4.50   1.50  3 S -2   K  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A3-Didion-Didion
        130    2.50   3.50  4 E      A  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
        130    2.50   3.50  3 E +1   A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
        150    1.00   5.00  3 S -3   ♠6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        250    0.00   6.00  4 S -5   K  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Green-Mok
20 ♠K2
AK5432
QT2
♣82
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J8
Q9
98743
♣KJ96
♠A953
JT8
A6
♣AT74
♠QT764
76
KJ5
♣Q53
12
713
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣4 ♦5 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1 1NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.00   1.00  2 N +1   T  A6-Conley-Noor vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
  140          5.00   1.00  2 N +1   A  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  140          5.00   1.00  2 N +1   A  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Green-Mok
  110          2.50   3.50  2 N      A  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  110          2.50   3.50  2 N      ♣6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        100    0.50   5.50  2 N -1   ♠A  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A3-Didion-Didion
        100    0.50   5.50  2 N -1   ♣4  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
21 ♠JT
762
A7632
♣AQJ
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q843
AJT8
KQ54
♣5
♠A972
93
T98
♣9742
♠K65
KQ54
J
♣KT863
12
124
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1NT  ♦6 ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          6.00   0.00  3N N      ♠7  A6-Conley-Noor vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
  130          5.00   1.00  2♣ S +2   4  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
  120          4.00   2.00  2N N      T  A1-Block-Pfitzer vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  110          3.00   3.00  2♣ S +1   ♠6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        100    1.00   5.00  3N N -1   ♠2  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A3-Didion-Didion
        100    1.00   5.00  3N N -1   T  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        100    1.00   5.00  2♣ S -1   4  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Green-Mok
22 ♠A65
K
KQ542
♣AQT6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K98
QT74
AT93
♣K5
♠Q74
J98632
-
♣9743
♠JT32
A5
J876
♣J82
18
123
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 4/3♠ 3NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣3/4 ♦3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  430          6.00   0.00  3N S +1   3  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
  420          5.00   1.00  4♠ S      ♣5  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A7-Green-Mok
  130          3.50   2.50  3 N +1   ♣9  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Weir-Moxley
  130          3.50   2.50  2 N +2   2  A6-Conley-Noor vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  100          1.50   4.50  3 E -1   ♠2  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A9-Barry-Barry
  100          1.50   4.50  3 E -1   ♣6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
         50    0.00   6.00  3♠ S -1   4  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A2-Primrose-Carr
23 ♠AKT964
Q62
K9
♣A4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠82
AK5
642
♣T9753
♠Q75
J73
AQJT8
♣K6
♠J3
T984
753
♣QJ82
16
713
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 1 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  2♠ N +1   3  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
  110          5.00   1.00  1♠ N +1   A  A6-Conley-Noor vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  100          4.00   2.00  3 E -1   ♠J  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A7-Green-Mok
        100    2.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   A  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A9-Barry-Barry
        100    2.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   A  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        100    2.00   4.00  2♠ N -1   Q  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
        110    0.00   6.00  3 E      ♠J  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A2-Primrose-Carr
24 ♠Q
852
J32
♣A86532
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠765
KQ
K86
♣QJT97
♠K843
JT9763
T4
♣4
♠AJT92
A4
AQ975
♣K
7
114
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 1 4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.00   1.00  4 E -3   ♠A  A6-Conley-Noor vs A4-McGrew-Lawther
  150          5.00   1.00  2 S +3   K  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A9-Barry-Barry
  150          5.00   1.00  2 S +3   6  A2-Sokol-Sendell vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
  130          3.00   3.00  2 S +2   K  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A2-Primrose-Carr
  110          2.00   4.00  2 S +1   Q  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A7-Green-Mok
   80          1.00   5.00  1♠ S      ♣Q  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        150    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -3   K  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
25 ♠KQ64
94
4
♣987432
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T95
KQ32
T7
♣AQJT
♠J832
AJT7
A962
♣5
♠A7
865
KQJ853
♣K6
5
1210
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 4 2♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.50   0.50  3 E -1   ♠A  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
  100          5.50   0.50  3 E -1   J  A6-Conley-Noor vs A3-Didion-Didion
         50    3.50   2.50  2 S -1   2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Green-Mok
         50    3.50   2.50  1 S -1   K  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        140    2.00   4.00  3 W      4  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        170    1.00   5.00  3 E +1   ♠A  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
        650    0.00   6.00  4 E +1   K  A9-Satow-Satow vs A9-Barry-Barry
26 ♠43
K653
A6
♣AKT43
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J5
AQJ2
QJ72
♣J75
♠K762
T98
K543
♣62
♠AQT98
74
T98
♣Q98
14
126
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 3♠ 3NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.00   1.00  2N N +1   K  A6-Conley-Noor vs A3-Didion-Didion
  150          5.00   1.00  2N N +1   3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Green-Mok
  150          5.00   1.00  2♣ N +3   5  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
  130          3.00   3.00  4♣ N      Q  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  120          2.00   4.00  1N N +1   ♠2  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
  110          1.00   5.00  2 N      3  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Weir-Moxley
        100    0.00   6.00  2♠ S -1   Q  A9-Satow-Satow vs A9-Barry-Barry
27 ♠6
A876
AQ7
♣AQJT9
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠43
KJ94
KT3
♣5432
♠QJ52
2
8654
♣K876
♠AKT987
QT53
J92
♣-
17
76
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4/5 5 6♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥2 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  430          5.50   0.50  3N N +1   ♣6  A4-Cox-Kneisl vs A8-Lawson-Callaway
  430          5.50   0.50  3N N +1   ♣6  A6-Conley-Noor vs A3-Didion-Didion
  400          4.00   2.00  3N N      2  A5-Lux-Ferrante vs A1-Svetlik-Heller
  200          3.00   3.00  3 S +2   3  A9-Satow-Satow vs A9-Barry-Barry
         50    1.50   4.50  3N N -1   ♣6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Green-Mok
         50    1.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   ♣2  A7-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Pribula-Johnston
        100    0.00   6.00  6N N -2   ♠Q  A3-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Weir-Moxley