- Saturday Morn - June 30, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 89 MP  Geomean: 21 MP
(based on 27 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Larry Mazzei - Susan Mazzei 63.62 1st OA 1.24
Kathy Pfitzer - Mary Block 59.26 2nd OA 0.93
Frances Baca - Julie Anongos 58.27 1st OC 0.82
Barbara Moxley - John Kneisl 56.02 3rd OB 0.56
Barbara Callaway - Carol Sendell 54.76 4th OB 0.42
Bob Gore - Ginger Minor 54.43 2nd SB 0.29
Debeliah Anthony - Rita Sturgeon 50.13 2nd OC 0.62
Albert Low - Peter Armbrust 48.48 3rd OC 0.46
EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> B N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>June 30, 2018      |CLUB NO.>150680    | 06/30/2018 12:27
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Alan Hedegard   |RATING>Club Championship (80%, 70%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/100    |CLUB>H & H Saturday
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            A   2     .     .   |   2     .     .     74.67  59.26  0.93(OA)
 2 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     53.91  42.79
 3 Ginger Minor           Bob Gore                 B   .     .     .   |   3     2     .     68.58  54.43  0.29(SB)
 4 Rita Sturgeon          Debeliah Anthony         C   .     .     2   |   .     .     1     63.16  50.13  0.62(OC)
 5 Deane Satow            Ellie Satow              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     59.59  47.29
 6 Marie Louie            Sylvia Teixeira          C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     39.64  31.46
 7 Susan Mazzei           Larry Mazzei             B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .     80.16  63.62  1.24(OA)
                                          Totals                                            439.71

EVENT>Saturday Morning Pairs   |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> B E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>500/200/100    |CLUB>H & H Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=6/C=4                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 John Kneisl            Barbara Moxley           B   4     3     .   |   2     2     .     70.59  56.02  0.56(OB)
 2 Fran McGrew            Patricia Haynes          A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     55.00  43.65
 3 Barbara Callaway       Carol Sendell            B   5     4     .   |   3     .     .     69.00  54.76  0.42(OB)
 4 Sam Callaway           George Mills             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     58.72  46.60
 5 Albert Low             Peter Armbrust           C   .     .     3   |   .     .     2     61.08  48.48  0.46(OC)
 6 Mark Klein             Marcy Klein              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     52.92  42.00
 7 Frances Baca           Julie Anongos            C   3     2     1   |   1     1     1     73.42  58.27  0.82(OC)
                                          Totals                                            440.73

Hands and Results
1 ♠A
KQ843
-
♣JT76432
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠9876
T7
QJ9842
♣K
♠QT5
A962
T76
♣Q95
♠KJ432
J5
AK53
♣A8
10
68
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 1♠ 4NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  5♣ N      6  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B6-Klein-Klein
  130          5.00   1.00  3♣ N +1   6  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
         50    2.50   3.50  2N S -1   Q  B5-Satow-Satow vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
         50    2.50   3.50  4 S -1   ♣K  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
         50    2.50   3.50  4 N -1   ♣5  B3-Minor-Gore vs B5-Low-Armbrust
         50    2.50   3.50  5♣ N -1   A  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        150    0.00   6.00  3N N -3   2  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B7-Baca-Anongos

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass2Pass2
Pass2Pass2NT
Pass3Pass3NT
All pass   

It is a rarity to see a complex original plan being implemented in actual play. North's hand is so distributional that a slightly light HCP arsenal strongly suggests opening. With seven clubs and five hearts, the plan will be to bid and rebid clubs, then bid and rebid hearts, showing five hearts and longer clubs, with less overall strength than required for a reverse. What are the odds that one can actually achieve that goal? Slim, probably.

But once in a while it may be possible! South responds 1 and North, per plan, rebids 2, considering a reverse a huge misdescription of at least the club suit's quality. Shift the A to the club suit in return for a baby spade and I'd reverse into 2. As it is, a 2 rebid is just fine.

South has a handly tool, "third suit forcing," the other minor when opener bids and rebids a minor suit, to create an artificial force. For some players, the ensuing auction is game forcing. For others, merely invitational. Let's go with the high road, so a Game Force . Incidentally, after opening and rebidding diamonds, 3 becomes the artificial force.

Opener is pleased to bid his hearts. Responder, who was fishing for three card spade support, had clearly missed that boat, but when 2 was a Game Force, 2NT can allow North the opportunity to complete the description of his hand. 3!! We DID IT! North has described a hand with five hearts and six or more clubs, along with minimum values!

OK, big deal. 3NT and out on this particular deal, but other hands might locate a 5-3 heart fit or pinpoint a weakness for notrump such that a 4 or 5 contract would be better. I'm for science on some hands, this one being one. Play to set up the club suit for tricks while there are entries! Duck one diamond to sever EW communications.



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2 ♠8
Q53
KQJT85
♣KJ8
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QT9
AKT94
-
♣Q6432
♠A7643
8762
32
♣T5
♠KJ52
J
A9764
♣A97
12
114
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 4NT  ♥4 ♠5
EW: 3 1/-♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♠7/6 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          6.00   0.00  3N S +1   ♣3  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  600          4.00   2.00  5 S      A  B5-Satow-Satow vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  600          4.00   2.00  5 S      A  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B6-Klein-Klein
  600          4.00   2.00  5 S      K  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B7-Baca-Anongos
  150          1.50   4.50  4 S +1   A  B3-Minor-Gore vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  150          1.50   4.50  4 N +1   2  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        100    0.00   6.00  5 S -1   A  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B4-Callaway-Mills

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
1234
45PassPass
Pass   

Should EW take the sacrifice? That probably won't garner many matchpoints, because not so many pairs reach minor suit games, so probably just defend and hope to set this one.



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3 ♠J82
AK63
975
♣AJ2
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T53
97
QJT42
♣954
♠KQ
Q85
K63
♣KT873
♠A9764
JT42
A8
♣Q6
13
313
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣7/6 ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥3 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  2 S +1   ♣9  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B7-Baca-Anongos
  120          5.00   1.00  1N N +1   ♣7  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  110          4.00   2.00  1♠ S +1   Q  B5-Satow-Satow vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   Q  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B6-Klein-Klein
         50    2.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   4  B3-Minor-Gore vs B5-Low-Armbrust
         50    2.00   4.00  4 S -1   ♣7  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        100    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -2   T  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Pass1
Pass1NTPass2
PassPassPass 

if South opens the trashy 11 HCP hand (doubleton Q gives the "trash" designation), NS will be unable to stay out of this poor game gamble.

North has no problem sitting on the 2 rebid, preferring the 4-4 heart fit to the known 5-3 fit, especially in light of the 4333 pattern and the wasted J. All assets would have to be working overtime to justify another bid (remove the J and substitute the Q for a small club).



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4 ♠KQ872
A965
AK2
♣7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠63
KJ3
T985
♣AT86
♠JT954
874
Q7
♣K52
♠A
QT2
J643
♣QJ943
16
86
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5/4 ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          6.00   0.00  4 N      7  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  140          4.50   1.50  2 N +1   ♠5  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B6-Klein-Klein
  140          4.50   1.50  2 N +1   7  B5-Satow-Satow vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    3.00   3.00  3N N -1   ♠5  B3-Minor-Gore vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        200    2.00   4.00  3N N -2   ♠J  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
        300    0.50   5.50  3N S -3   ♣6  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        300    0.50   5.50  3N N -3   ♠5  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B7-Baca-Anongos

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1NT
Pass2Pass2NT
Pass3Pass3
Pass4All pass 

This hand justifies bidding the three card diamond suit by fetching a heart preference or a 3NT contract. Either one works, and South has justification for either choice -- two honors in hearts, plenty of stoppers in clubs. With 26 HCP, NS must choose one game or the other

Making the game will require a bit of play and a bit of luck, primarily in the manner of playing the heart suit, the luck being in finding that suit 3-3.

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5 ♠KQJ97
A542
AQ7
♣T
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠6
KJT93
9653
♣753
♠T83
8
KT84
♣AKQ98
♠A542
Q76
J2
♣J642
16
412
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   ♣A  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B6-Klein-Klein
  620          5.00   1.00  4♠ N      ♣A  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   5  B5-Satow-Satow vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   ♣A  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   ♣A  B3-Minor-Gore vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        100    2.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   ♣K  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B7-Baca-Anongos
        200    0.00   6.00  4♠ N -2   ♣A  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B3-Callaway-Sendell

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass4All pass 

North has a good suit, good controls, and a five-loser hand. Opposite any reasonable raise there should be a good play for game more than fifty percent of the time. That's all we can expect. There are no guarantees in bidding, Even if North had made a game try, South would have accepted. For example, a 3 short suit game try would excite South --- basically no club wastage, a diamond ruffing value, a heart honor, a sure trick in the trump ace, and a fourth trump. Any red-blooded pair should be in game: so much so, I'd bet on the pairs who bid this game rather than those who stopped short.

Yet there are days and hands where the cards are unusually held by the opponents. Consider the 5-1 hearts with the king and all intermediates over the queen. Then there is the losing diamond finesse.

One way to look at this hand is that if either red king is in the position favorable to declarer, the game will make. That's a 75% proposition, and it's just bad luck that today falls in the 25% group. Furthermore, East has a built-in lead so there should be no missteps in the defense.

Oh -- If East bids, North - South may slow down a bit, and the only result of bidding might be to keep the opponents from bidding game. But the overcall of 2 will not deter North much, perhaps only to the extent of making a game try rather than bidding 4 quickly.



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6 ♠3
T75
K3
♣AKQ9653
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T9654
632
AJ97
♣T
♠A82
K984
T64
♣J84
♠KQJ7
AQJ
Q852
♣72
12
58
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 3 2♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  490          5.50   0.50  3N S +3   ♠T  B3-Minor-Gore vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  490          5.50   0.50  3N S +3   ♠5  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B7-Baca-Anongos
  430          4.00   2.00  3N S +1   ♠5  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  400          3.00   3.00  5♣ N      4  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B6-Klein-Klein
  210          2.00   4.00  2N S +3   ♠4  B5-Satow-Satow vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  130          1.00   5.00  4♣ S      A  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
         50    0.00   6.00  5N S -1   7  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B2-McGrew-Haynes

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1NT
Pass3NTAll pass 

North has a source of tricks and enough points to feel secure that no lead is likely to devastate South. What could go wrong? xxx AKQJ AKxx xx would be a bummer, but perhaps South should open 1 with that.



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7 ♠A6
J62
62
♣KQJ862
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QT32
QT987
3
♣T54
♠KJ4
-
QJT8754
♣973
♠9875
AK543
AK9
♣A
11
47
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 1 4 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 ♠3/4 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          5.00   1.00  4 S +1   ♠3  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  650          5.00   1.00  4 S +1   3  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B6-Klein-Klein
  650          5.00   1.00  4 S +1   3  B3-Minor-Gore vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  620          3.00   3.00  4 S      3  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
        100    2.00   4.00  4 S -1   3  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
        200    1.00   5.00  4 S -2   3  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        300    0.00   6.00  4 S -3   3  B5-Satow-Satow vs B7-Baca-Anongos

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2Pass2
Pass2Pass3
Pass3Pass4
Pass4Pass4NT
Pass5Pass6
DblAll pass  

All right, I am going to confess that knowing the result of this deal almost affected the analysis of the proper auction. Cover the EW cards for a while, please, as the positive features of the NS cards are discussed.

Preliminarily, let it be known that the NS cards were put into Dealmaster Pro and 7000 random hands were generated for EW. Then all 7000 hands were analyzed to determine the number of tricks that could be taken in hearts, and the results compiled for statistical review. The expectation would be that the Q would fall doubleton about 12.8% of the time, allowing all thirteen tricks to be taken just shy of that number (absent an opening lead ruff, or clubs breaking worse then 4-2). The expectation for twelve tricks to be taken would be considerably higher (all 3-2 heart breaks plus 4-1 breaks with the Q "onside" -- another 5+%, so the slam ought to make nearly 3/4 of the time, by reckoning. The computerized results were different, and the results were run twice for verification, pretty much duplicating the numbers. According to the random hands, a grand slam can be made 23% of the time and a small slam 52% of the time, making it a reasonable proposition to bid slam with these cards. There are days when expectations are not fulfilled. See board 5. The diagrammed bidding is explained next:

North made a normal Two Over One Game Force , holding heart support an ace, and a really nice six card suit. South made a waiting 2 bid (do you really want to reverse into 9875??) and North promised three hearts for the 2 rebid. 3 was a control bid toward slam (game was already forced, and the 3 bid had the extra flavor of denying a spade control). North's 3 bid promised a spade control (because without one in either hand, there is no reason not simply to bid game. After 4, North owned up to the A and the nice slam is reached., OUCH!



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8 ♠AK8
A4
AKQJ42
♣KQ
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J42
J9
8
♣AJ87432
♠Q6
Q76532
T65
♣65
♠T9753
KT8
973
♣T9
26
74
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3 5♠ 5NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦2 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  490          5.50   0.50  3N N +3   5  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B6-Klein-Klein
  490          5.50   0.50  3N N +3   5  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  460          4.00   2.00  3N N +2   5  B5-Satow-Satow vs B7-Baca-Anongos
  400          3.00   3.00  5 N      7  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  150          1.50   4.50  4 N +1   ♣5  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  150          1.50   4.50  3 N +2   ♣6  B3-Minor-Gore vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        100    0.00   6.00  2♣ N -2   5  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B2-McGrew-Haynes

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
3DblPass3
Pass3NTAll pass 

North might well have bid 3NT directly over 3, but with nine tricks off the top and a development trick in the opponent's suit, along with 26 HCP, a bit more than a "simple" 3NT bid is fully justified. There is a risk, however, that the double does seem to induce bidding from South, and that COULD prove an uncomfortable invitation if accepted. Fortunately for North, South was not dealt five hearts and four spades, but conversely, it is too bad that South was not dealt the QJxxx along with the K, for then twelve tricks would come in handy when South could justify another bid and slam would be reached, making! The extra strength shown by the double first, 3NT later, does not induce the current South to more action and the final contract, game in notrump, is the proper destination.



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9 ♠KQT9
A982
85
♣J97
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠2
KJ6
J7432
♣8632
♠AJ865
T53
K6
♣KQ4
♠743
Q74
AQT9
♣AT5
10
513
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6/5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  300          6.00   0.00  2♠ E -3   3  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B6-Klein-Klein
  200          4.00   2.00  1♠ E -2   4  B3-Minor-Gore vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  200          4.00   2.00  1♠ E -2   4  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  200          4.00   2.00  1♠ E -2   9  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  120          2.00   4.00  2N N      ♠6  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  100          0.50   5.50  2♠ E -1   A  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  100          0.50   5.50  1♠ E -1   ♣A  B5-Satow-Satow vs B7-Baca-Anongos
10 ♠A
AT852
95
♣KJ984
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠87432
7
AK8432
♣3
♠QT9
943
QT7
♣QT75
♠KJ65
KQJ6
J6
♣A62
12
76
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
EW: 2  ♣2 ♥1 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  710          6.00   0.00  4 S +3   ♠Q  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  630          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   A  B3-Minor-Gore vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  620          3.00   3.00  4 S      A  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  620          3.00   3.00  4 S      A  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  620          3.00   3.00  4 N      Q  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B7-Baca-Anongos
        100    0.50   5.50  3N S -1   A  B5-Satow-Satow vs B6-Klein-Klein
        100    0.50   5.50  4 S -1   A  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B4-Callaway-Mills
11 ♠43
AK75
KQ
♣AK976
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ9
QJ86
764
♣QT2
♠KT652
93
A53
♣J84
♠A87
T42
JT982
♣53
19
88
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  400          6.00   0.00  5 S      ♠Q  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  140          4.50   1.50  1 N +2   ♠5  B3-Minor-Gore vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  140          4.50   1.50  1 N +2   ♠2  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  130          3.00   3.00  1♣ N +3   ♠5  B5-Satow-Satow vs B6-Klein-Klein
   90          2.00   4.00  1♣ N +1   A  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B7-Baca-Anongos
         50    1.00   5.00  2N N -1   ♠6  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        100    0.00   6.00  3N S -2   ♠9  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
12 ♠AJ
KQ97632
53
♣A9
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q874
T54
K2
♣J875
♠K2
A
QJT976
♣KT62
♠T9653
J8
A84
♣Q43
14
613
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦4
EW: 3♣ 3  ♥3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +300 5*-EW/5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          6.00   0.00  4 N      ♣2  B3-Minor-Gore vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  170          5.00   1.00  2 N +2   Q  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  140          3.00   3.00  3 N      Q  B5-Satow-Satow vs B6-Klein-Klein
  140          3.00   3.00  3 N      Q  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  140          3.00   3.00  2 N +1   Q  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B7-Baca-Anongos
   50          1.00   5.00  4 E -1   J  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        100    0.00   6.00  4 N -1   Q  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
13 ♠T32
K65
QJ83
♣K52
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠864
QT843
AK7
♣Q4
♠QJ95
-
T652
♣AJT73
♠AK7
AJ972
94
♣986
9
118
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 1 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  3♠ E -1   9  B3-Minor-Gore vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
        170    5.00   1.00  2♠ E +2   9  B5-Satow-Satow vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        200    3.00   3.00  2 S -2   A  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        200    3.00   3.00  2 S -2   A  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        200    3.00   3.00  2 S -2   A  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
        300    0.50   5.50  2 S -3   A  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B6-Klein-Klein
        300    0.50   5.50  2 S -3   K  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B7-Baca-Anongos
14 ♠AQ85
A
AK874
♣Q72
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KJT42
Q64
J3
♣J96
♠763
985
Q652
♣T84
♠9
KJT732
T9
♣AK53
19
82
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 6 6 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +1440 7♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  990          6.00   0.00  6N N      2  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  490          4.50   1.50  3N N +3   ♠3  B5-Satow-Satow vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  490          4.50   1.50  3N N +3   2  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  480          3.00   3.00  4 S +2   J  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  400          1.50   4.50  3N N      ♠7  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B7-Baca-Anongos
  400          1.50   4.50  3N N      5  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B6-Klein-Klein
  230          0.00   6.00  3 S +3   ♣J  B3-Minor-Gore vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis

Don't expect to have anyone bid 7 on this deal, which makes only because both hearts and clubs break 3-3 (multiplying these two 35.53% probabilities give a likelihood of making thirteen tricks in clubs at 12.62%.

Much more likely, bidding long suits, finding no fit, and settling on 3NT after considering stoppers, is that twelve tricks will be made by the simple expedient of unblocking the A and ducking a heart later, happiness following.



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15 ♠J72
KJ876
KQJ
♣A4
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KQ53
954
64
♣QT52
♠984
QT
A952
♣J987
♠AT6
A32
T873
♣K63
15
77
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 5 5 2♠ 5NT  ♣6/7
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4 S +1   ♠Q  B3-Minor-Gore vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  620          4.00   2.00  4 N      ♠4  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  620          4.00   2.00  4 N      ♣7  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B6-Klein-Klein
  620          4.00   2.00  4 N      ♣7  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  170          2.00   4.00  2 N +2   2  B5-Satow-Satow vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        100    0.50   5.50  4 N -1   2  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        100    0.50   5.50  4 N -1   ♣J  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B7-Baca-Anongos
16 ♠T73
AT984
932
♣43
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K85
Q6
QJ65
♣K976
♠J9
KJ32
KT8
♣AQT8
♠AQ642
75
A74
♣J52
4
1114
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 2 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3N W -2   ♠3  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
         90    5.00   1.00  1N W      ♠7  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        100    4.00   2.00  2♠ S -2   ♣6  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
        110    3.00   3.00  2 E      ♠2  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B6-Klein-Klein
        130    2.00   4.00  3♣ E +1   7  B5-Satow-Satow vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        140    1.00   5.00  3 E      ♠9  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        180    0.00   6.00  1N E +3   4  B3-Minor-Gore vs B7-Baca-Anongos
17 ♠Q2
754
K2
♣KJT764
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K4
AKQT8
Q7643
♣Q
♠AJ63
J93
AT98
♣53
♠T9875
62
J5
♣A982
9
1610
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦1 ♥1 ♠5 NT4
EW: 5 5 1♠ 1NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        170    5.50   0.50  3 W +1   K  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        170    5.50   0.50  2 W +2   ♣J  B5-Satow-Satow vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        230    4.00   2.00  2 W +4   ♣J  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
        450    2.00   4.00  4 W +1   ♣J  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
        450    2.00   4.00  4 W +1   ♣J  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B6-Klein-Klein
        450    2.00   4.00  4 W +1   ♣4  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        480    0.00   6.00  4 W +2   ♣6  B3-Minor-Gore vs B7-Baca-Anongos
18 ♠AJT5
K73
A65
♣965
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠9876
J2
KQJ82
♣T2
♠K32
854
T94
♣Q743
♠Q4
AQT96
73
♣AKJ8
12
75
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 5 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          4.75   1.25  4 S +1   K  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  650          4.75   1.25  4 S +1   K  B3-Minor-Gore vs B7-Baca-Anongos
  650          4.75   1.25  4 S +1   K  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B6-Klein-Klein
  620          1.83   4.17  4 S      K  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
  620          1.83   4.17  4 S      8  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B5-Low-Armbrust
        100    0.08   5.92  5♣ N -1   5  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
19 ♠Q865
43
A765
♣QT9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T3
98652
J83
♣A62
♠942
AKQ
Q9
♣J8753
♠AKJ7
JT7
KT42
♣K4
8
512
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♦4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  3♠ S      5  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
         50    4.00   2.00  4♠ S -1   ♣A  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B5-Low-Armbrust
         50    4.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   9  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B4-Callaway-Mills
         50    4.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   3  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B7-Baca-Anongos
        100    1.00   5.00  3N S -2   5  B5-Satow-Satow vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        100    1.00   5.00  4♠ S -2   9  B3-Minor-Gore vs B6-Klein-Klein
        100    1.00   5.00  4♠ N -2   A  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
20 ♠AK3
AK643
A9
♣QT8
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QT62
J72
8654
♣92
♠J75
Q98
Q3
♣AJ765
♠984
T5
KJT72
♣K43
20
310
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 6 5 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +1370 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  660          5.00   1.00  3N S +2   ♠2  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
  660          5.00   1.00  3N S +2   ♠2  B5-Satow-Satow vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
  660          5.00   1.00  3N S +2   ♠2  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B7-Baca-Anongos
  630          2.50   3.50  3N S +1   6  B3-Minor-Gore vs B6-Klein-Klein
  630          2.50   3.50  3N N +1   ♣6  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B4-Callaway-Mills
  600          0.50   5.50  3N N      ♠2  B6-Louie-Teixeira vs B5-Low-Armbrust
  600          0.50   5.50  5 S      ♣9  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley
21 ♠QJ2
T3
A9532
♣K53
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠754
KQJ8
KQJ
♣A76
♠T9
A64
T74
♣JT842
♠AK863
9752
86
♣Q9
10
165
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦5 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
         90    5.33   0.67  1N W      3  B7-Mazzei-Mazzei vs B7-Baca-Anongos
         90    5.33   0.67  1N W      2  B3-Minor-Gore vs B6-Klein-Klein
        100    3.58   2.42  3♠ S -1   K  B2-Garvin-Garvin vs B4-Callaway-Mills
        120    2.42   3.58  1N W +1   3  B1-Block-Pfitzer vs B2-McGrew-Haynes
        180    1.25   4.75  1N W +3   3  B5-Satow-Satow vs B3-Callaway-Sendell
        200    0.08   5.92  3♠ S -2   K  B4-Sturgeon-Anthony vs B1-Kneisl-Moxley