- Wednesday Aft - September 26, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1836 MP  Geomean: 1138 MP
(based on 20 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ellen Gordon - Susan Kestenbaum 64.06 1st A 1.00
Fran Pach - Harold Weiner 61.46 2nd A 0.70
Helena Tucker - Peggy Blitz 54.17 3rd A 0.50
Richard Rosenfeld - Richard Seideman 53.65 4th A 0.35
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Wednesday Aft|SECTION> A
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DATE>September 26, 2018 |CLUB NO.>227439    | 09/26/2018 15:33
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DIR> Ellen Gordon    |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   48.0 |TOP>   4 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=3/C=2                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Stephen Porter         Arthur Hausman           B    .     .     .     50.50  52.60
 2 Richard Rosenfeld      Richard Seideman         C    4     1     .     51.50  53.65  0.35(A)
 3 Caryl Levin            Rochelle Bass            C    .     .     .     26.00  27.08
 4 Jack Mendelsohn        Jane Ball                A    .     .     .     39.00  40.63
 5 Elio Grissani          Owen Comer               A    .     .     .     48.00  50.00
 6 Fran Pach              Harold Weiner            A    2     .     .     59.00  61.46  0.70(A)
 7 Edie McAlpin           Beth Murphy              A    .     .     .     42.00  43.75
 8 Sidney Gordon          Paul Frank               A    .     .     .     50.50  52.60
 9 Peggy Blitz            Helena Tucker            A    3     .     .     52.00  54.17  0.50(A)
10 Susan Kestenbaum       Ellen Gordon             A    1     .     .     61.50  64.06  1.00(A)
                                          Totals                         480.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AT863
A3
K32
♣K86
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ7
QJ986
QT5
♣92
♠J952
54
AJ976
♣Q3
♠4
KT72
84
♣AJT754
14
108
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 3/2NT  ♦6/5 ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣2 ♦6 ♥6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-S/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          4.00   0.00  5♣ N      A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Grissani-Comer
  150          3.00   1.00  3♣ N +2   A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
  130          1.50   2.50  3♣ S +1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Porter-Hausman
  130          1.50   2.50  2♣ N +2   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A8-Gordon-Frank
  110          0.00   4.00  3♣ N      A3-Levin-Bass vs A6-Pach-Weiner

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPass2
Pass2Pass3NT
All pass   

I'm not a big believer in upgrading 14 HCP hands to open 1NT, unless you specifically agree to do it often. In this case, the North hand is a tempting upgrade anyway. If North doesn't open 1NT, it's hard to see how N/S can get to game. The bidding will likely be 1-1NT-P or 1-1NT-2-3, and it will be hard for either pair to see that their hands fit perfectly for 3NT to be a good spot. If North does open 1NT, then South will look for a fit, and when one isn't found, has an easy 3NT bid, holding a good source of tricks in s. Against 3NT, East is likely to lead a . Declarer will win and have to decide how to tackle the suit. With known length in the East hand, it isn't unreasonable to play West for length, and lead a to the Ace and finesse West for the Queen next. It is a close call. If East's lead is from a four card suit, it is better to play for s splitting, if from a five or six card suit, it is better to play West for the Queen. Assuming that East leads the 7, odds certainly favor the lead being from a five or six card suit, so overall odds favor finessing West for the Queen. This will potentially be a disaster on the actual hand, as East will win the Queen and can run the suit. With the 10 missing, it won't be clear to East that playing the Jack is correct, and not all West players will recognize this as a request to unblock the 10, so hope isn't completely lost for declarer. Most players will simply start the suit with the King, which absent any information from the opening lead would be correct, as the only 4-0 break that declarer can handle is if East has four s. Playing s this way will quickly lead to a top, as 10 tricks will come quickly home. In a contract, declarer can make 10 tricks on any lead by playing either for two ruffs, getting overruffed once, or by setting up a long trick.



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2 ♠Q4
AQ72
KJ
♣KQ863
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠92
63
AQT876
♣T52
♠JT3
KT854
4
♣AJ74
♠AK8765
J9
9532
♣9
17
69
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 1/- 2 3♠ 3NT
       ♣7/6 ♦7/6
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          4.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A8-Gordon-Frank
  630          3.00   1.00  3N N +1   A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
  140          2.00   2.00  3♠ S      A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Porter-Hausman
        100    0.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   A3-Levin-Bass vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        100    0.50   3.50  4♠ S -1   A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Grissani-Comer

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass2
Pass2NT1Pass32
Pass3NTAll pass 
  1. Asking about the 2 bid
  2. Good suit, poor hand

South has a pretty normal 2 bid, and North will have to decide how to proceed. Most players will use 2NT as some sort of asking bid. The bidding diagram illustrates an approach known as Ogust, whereby the weak two bidder responds to 2NT by telling something about the quality of the suit and their overall hand strength. The responses to Ogust should be based on the vulnerability, and at unfavorable vulnerability, South has a below average overall hand strength, but has a good suit, and should indicate that. Since North is holding the Q, North should realize that the only way for South to have a good suit is for their suit to be AK(J)xxx, With the opening lead coming into the North hand, the lead is likely to get North up to eight tricks if North declares 3NT, and thus game is likely to depend on a finesse at worse, assuming that s break. If South has the Jack, 3NT is certainly the place to be, but without the Jack, it isn't as certain. North has no way to find this out, so it looks best to just bid 3NT. You might be wondering why North shouldn't bid 4. To me this feels a little bit like a hand where nine tricks will be easier than 10 tricks, but even more important is the fact that North will be the declarer in 3NT, and South would be declaring 4. With South showing a hand with little outside the suit, it's clear that the red suit holdings in the North hand need to be protected, and I think most experts would choose the NT game.

It turns out that a contract had chances to make. West has to find the Ace on opening lead and continue the suit to legitimately beat the contract, or lead a . If West leads a , declarer can go up with the Ace, pull trump, and the friendly layout of the cards will eventually result in just one loser in each side suit. If declarer ducks the lead, then East will win and switch to a , and declarer will quickly go down. How likely is West to lead a ? It's hard to say, so 4 will make at some tables and go down at other tables.

A NT contract will easily make nine tricks. Let's say East leads a . If declarer plays the nine from dummy, this will hold and declarer can lead a next. East does best to duck this, but in any case, declarer will be up to nine tricks and will have a lot of play for a tenth trick. Even if declarer plays the Jack at trick one, a switch will again get declarer to nine tricks, with a lot of play for a tenth trick. A lead to the Ace followed by a switch to another suit looks like the only realistic way for the defense to hold declarer to nine tricks.



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3 ♠A43
75
K942
♣QJ43
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K95
KT6
JT863
♣87
♠T762
QJ9843
AQ
♣K
♠QJ8
A2
75
♣AT9652
10
712
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1♠ 3NT  ♦6 ♥4
EW: 3  ♣3 ♦6 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +200 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          4.00   0.00  3♣ S      A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Porter-Hausman
         50    3.00   1.00  4♣ S -1   A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Grissani-Comer
        100    2.00   2.00  5♣ S -2   A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
        140    1.00   3.00  2 W +1   A3-Levin-Bass vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        170    0.00   4.00  3 E +1   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A8-Gordon-Frank

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2123
3PassPass4
All pass   
  1. Limit raise or better in s.

I admit that the South hand is an easy opening bid for me, despite holding only 11 HCP, given the rebiddable six card suit, and reasonable defensive values. From here, the bidding will depend on whether East decides to enter the bidding or not. With a six card suit, good distribution and 12 HCP, that might seem like an obvious 2 bid, but there are a number of drawbacks to East bidding. The vulnerability is terrible, and both of the opponents have shown good hands, leaving not much for West to hold. Also, most of East's honors are in the short suits, and the King is looking particularly poor. If East's hand were AQxx KQJxxx xx x, it would be a much better hand, and the only difference is switching the honors into the long suits. For those who like Losing Trick Count evaluation, notice that by moving the honors around, the East hand goes from a seven loser count to a five loser count hand. If East passes, South will show a minimal hand, and N/S are likely to stop in a partial contract.

Can South consider 3NT even opposite a minimal limit raise from North? Certainly the looks like a source of tricks, but any intermediate honors in the North hand may be wasted and North has only one quick side suit trick. It looks like 3NT will be a bit of a gamble opposite a minimum, and indeed, 3NT only makes on the actual hand with both black suit Kings onside. It turns out that 5 can also make if declarer works out to play for the Ace to drop, rather than to be onside, which is actually more reasonable than it sounds, as West is likely to lead the Jack. If South passes originally, N/S will certainly not bid game, and E/W may end up being able to steal a contract. South will certainly overcall 2 if they pass originally, so it still looks like a partial will be the most likely final resting place.



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4 ♠K3
AQJT32
9873
♣K
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠JT85
87
AK6
♣A985
♠Q74
K9
52
♣QT7643
♠A962
654
QJT4
♣J2
13
127
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3  ♣3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3♠ 3NT  ♦4 ♥4
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -200 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.00   0.00  3 N      A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Pach-Weiner
  100          3.00   1.00  4♣ W -1   A3-Levin-Bass vs A5-Grissani-Comer
        100    2.00   2.00  4 N -1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
        130    0.50   3.50  4♣ W      A8-Gordon-Frank vs A1-Porter-Hausman
        130    0.50   3.50  3♣ W +1   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
11313
4All pass  
  1. Mixed Raise, 7-9 HCP, 5+ s

The vulnerability might keep the bidding lower on this hand, as both sides will be worried about getting too high and getting doubled. West has a normal 1 opening bid and North is a little too strong to bid 2 and should just start with 1. East will either bid 2 or 3 depending on their partnership agreements. East has a hand that will be familiar to the long time readers of my commentary, the Mixed Raise. A Mixed Raise is a hand that has 4+ card support in a major (5+ in a minor), about 7-9 HCP, with a little defense, and usually some shortness. In other words, a hand that desires to be a little preemptive, but isn't really weak either (thus the name "Mixed" Raise.) Here, East doesn't have shortness, but does have a sixth . Most experts will have a Mixed Raise available on almost every bidding sequence, and after a minor suit opening bid and an overcall in the major, the Mixed Raise might be jumping to three of the minor, as shown here, or might be bidding 2NT. In any case, if East doesn't have a Mixed Raise available, they are too strong for a weak raise to 3 and will have to content themselves with bidding 2. No matter what East does, South is likely to raise in s. Both East and West can make a case for competing to 4, as they each have a more than their minimum. If E/W let N/S play in this will not be a good result for them. Assuming East leads a and West wins and leads three round of s, East ruffing the third round, declarer will now know that East has to have the King given their bidding can drop the King, and make nine tricks. Even if declarer errs and finesses in s, +100 for E/W will still not beat their likely score if they play in a contract.

The only way for N/S to beat 4 is for North to lead the King or lead the Ace and switch to the King, so that South can give North a ruff. The second possibility looks more likely, as North might will lead the Ace given South's raise in the suit, and no other appealing looking lead. Any time dummy can win the next trick in a suit on opening lead, the partner of the opening leader should be indicating suit preference, not count or attitude, so here, South can play the 6 asking for a switch by North. This should lead to North getting their ruff, but I think a lot of players will not be up to this defense, and I expect +130 to be a common result when E/W declare a contract.



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5 ♠72
T6
765
♣KQ9753
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T84
AKQ
AJ8
♣AJT6
♠QJ95
8532
92
♣842
♠AK63
J974
KQT43
♣-
5
193
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥5 ♠5/6 NT5
EW: 1♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  4 E -4   A8-Gordon-Frank vs A1-Porter-Hausman
   50          2.50   1.50  3N W -1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
   50          2.50   1.50  2N W -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
        110    1.00   3.00  2 E      A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        150    0.00   4.00  1N W +2   A3-Levin-Bass vs A5-Grissani-Comer
6 ♠KQJ32
T4
AJ
♣QJ73
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠-
AQ9875
985432
♣2
♠T7
KJ6
QT6
♣K9865
♠A98654
32
K7
♣AT4
14
69
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5♠ 1NT  ♦3 ♥3
EW: 4 4  ♣4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          2.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A3-Levin-Bass vs A5-Grissani-Comer
  450          2.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Pach-Weiner
  450          2.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
  450          2.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
         50    0.00   4.00  5♠ S -1   A8-Gordon-Frank vs A1-Porter-Hausman
7 ♠-
K865
65
♣KQJ8432
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJT8
QT
AKJ874
♣9
♠76542
J73
Q9
♣AT6
♠KQ93
A942
T32
♣75
9
157
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2/3 3♠ 2NT  ♣3/4 ♥4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          4.00   0.00  4♣ N      A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Levin-Bass
        110    2.50   1.50  3 W      A1-Porter-Hausman vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
        110    2.50   1.50  3 W      A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        130    1.00   3.00  3 W +1   A5-Grissani-Comer vs A8-Gordon-Frank
        140    0.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
8 ♠983
QJT74
753
♣JT
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AKT7654
63
QJ6
♣K
♠J
AK95
92
♣Q87532
♠Q2
82
AKT84
♣A964
4
1310
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2♣ 1 4♠ 4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          4.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Levin-Bass
        170    2.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A5-Grissani-Comer vs A8-Gordon-Frank
        170    2.00   2.00  2♠ W +2   A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
        170    2.00   2.00  2♠ E +2   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        420    0.00   4.00  4♠ W      A1-Porter-Hausman vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
9 ♠J96
AK9765
J82
♣9
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K854
Q82
K3
♣K864
♠T73
JT3
T7
♣QJT75
♠AQ2
4
AQ9654
♣A32
9
114
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5/6 4/5 2/3♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥2 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +920 6-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          4.00   0.00  3N S +2   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Levin-Bass
  200          2.00   2.00  3 N +2   A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
  200          2.00   2.00  2 N +3   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A6-Pach-Weiner
  200          2.00   2.00  2 N +3   A5-Grissani-Comer vs A8-Gordon-Frank
         50    0.00   4.00  3N S -1   A1-Porter-Hausman vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
10 ♠Q852
KJ975
Q
♣AT5
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KT6
Q832
JT
♣J986
♠AJ74
T6
8543
♣KQ7
♠93
A4
AK9762
♣432
12
710
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 4 2 1♠ 4/3NT
       ♣7/6
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +630 4NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          4.00   0.00  3N N +2   A5-Grissani-Comer vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
  600          2.50   1.50  3N N      A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Gordon-Frank
  600          2.50   1.50  3N N      A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
  150          1.00   3.00  2N N +1   A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A3-Levin-Bass
  110          0.00   4.00  3 S      A6-Pach-Weiner vs A1-Porter-Hausman
11 ♠6
KJ74
T76
♣J8643
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJT832
A3
KQ4
♣95
♠A95
Q852
AJ8
♣QT2
♠K74
T96
9532
♣AK7
5
1213
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1/-♣ 2 1 3♠ 3NT  ♣7/6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          3.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A6-Pach-Weiner vs A1-Porter-Hausman
   50          3.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
        420    1.00   3.00  4♠ W      A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A3-Levin-Bass
        420    1.00   3.00  4♠ W      A5-Grissani-Comer vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
        420    1.00   3.00  4♠ W      A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Gordon-Frank
12 ♠A63
T763
73
♣9875
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T5
Q42
AKQT85
♣42
♠KQJ87
AK9
962
♣KQ
♠942
J85
J4
♣AJT63
4
1118
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 3 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   0.00  6N E -1   A6-Pach-Weiner vs A1-Porter-Hausman
        400    3.00   1.00  5 W      A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A3-Levin-Bass
        450    2.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A5-Grissani-Comer vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
        460    0.50   3.50  3N E +2   A9-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Gordon-Frank
        460    0.50   3.50  3N E +2   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
13 ♠KQ85
6
JT43
♣KT92
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T92
QJ32
KQ52
♣AJ
♠A64
9854
97
♣Q854
♠J73
AKT7
A86
♣763
9
136
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.00   0.00  1♠ N +2   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
  120          3.00   1.00  1N S +1   A6-Pach-Weiner vs A8-Gordon-Frank
  110          2.00   2.00  1♠ N +1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Grissani-Comer
        100    1.00   3.00  3♣ S -1   A1-Porter-Hausman vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
        300    0.00   4.00  3♠ N -3   A3-Levin-Bass vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
14 ♠AQT43
8743
K7
♣Q7
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K2
JT9
T6
♣AJ9432
♠J6
AK62
AQ54
♣K85
♠9875
Q5
J9832
♣T6
11
917
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 5♣ 1 3/5 -/1♠ 2/5NT
       ♠6/7
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.50   0.50  3N E -2   A1-Porter-Hausman vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
  100          3.50   0.50  3N E -2   A3-Levin-Bass vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
   50          2.00   2.00  3N E -1   A6-Pach-Weiner vs A8-Gordon-Frank
        430    1.00   3.00  3N E +1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Grissani-Comer
        460    0.00   4.00  3N E +2   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
15 ♠AJ93
K865
K63
♣A2
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠QT
942
87
♣KQ9743
♠K642
J3
T5
♣JT865
♠875
AQT7
AQJ942
♣-
15
75
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 7 5♠ 6NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦1 ♥0 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +2210 7-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1460          3.50   0.50  6 N +1   A6-Pach-Weiner vs A8-Gordon-Frank
 1460          3.50   0.50  6 N +1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Grissani-Comer
 1430          2.00   2.00  6 S      A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
  620          0.50   3.50  5 S +1   A1-Porter-Hausman vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
  620          0.50   3.50  5 S +1   A3-Levin-Bass vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
16 ♠AJ94
K
Q98
♣KJ853
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠7632
T8542
AJT
♣2
♠KQ
973
K7532
♣AQ9
♠T85
AQJ6
64
♣T764
14
514
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠  ♦5 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2 1 2NT  ♣4 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 3♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   0.00  3 E -1   A8-Gordon-Frank vs A3-Levin-Bass
         50    3.00   1.00  3♣ N -1   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A1-Porter-Hausman
         90    2.00   2.00  2 E      A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
        110    1.00   3.00  2 E +1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        300    0.00   4.00  4♣* N -2  A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A5-Grissani-Comer
17 ♠J9873
AQJT6
-
♣QT2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q54
72
Q43
♣KJ963
♠A
K843
A8652
♣754
♠KT62
95
KJT97
♣A8
10
811
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/- 3/2 4/3♠ 1NT
       ♣5 ♦7/6
EW: 2♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.00   0.00  4♠ N      A8-Gordon-Frank vs A3-Levin-Bass
  140          3.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
         50    1.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A5-Grissani-Comer
         50    1.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A1-Porter-Hausman
         50    1.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Pach-Weiner
18 ♠K975
87
QT752
♣J7
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AJ3
QJT4
AJ6
♣Q32
♠QT62
93
83
♣KT964
♠84
AK652
K94
♣A85
6
155
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   0.00  1N W -2   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Pach-Weiner
         90    3.00   1.00  1N W      A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
        100    2.00   2.00  2 S -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A5-Grissani-Comer
        150    1.00   3.00  1N W +2   A8-Gordon-Frank vs A3-Levin-Bass
        200    0.00   4.00  1N S -2   A7-McAlpin-Murphy vs A1-Porter-Hausman
19 ♠T
-
AJT974
♣KQ9543
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ98
AKJ95
K2
♣T8
♠Q32
T864
Q865
♣J6
♠K7654
Q732
3
♣A72
10
165
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 -/1NT
       ♥3/4 ♠5/6 NT6/7
EW: 3 1♠  ♣2 ♦2 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +400 5-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  550          3.50   0.50  5♣* S     A1-Porter-Hausman vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
  550          3.50   0.50  5♣* N     A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
  400          2.00   2.00  5♣ N      A8-Gordon-Frank vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
  150          1.00   3.00  3♣ S +2   A3-Levin-Bass vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
  130          0.00   4.00  4 N      A5-Grissani-Comer vs A6-Pach-Weiner
20 ♠AQT3
KJ6
AJ96
♣52
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠7
AQ93
KQ853
♣T64
♠J4
52
T42
♣KQJ983
♠K98652
T874
7
♣A7
15
117
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 5♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♥3/4 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          4.00   0.00  3* W -4  A8-Gordon-Frank vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
  650          2.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A1-Porter-Hausman vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
  650          2.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
  170          1.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   A5-Grissani-Comer vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        400    0.00   4.00  3 S -4   A3-Levin-Bass vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
21 ♠J965
T932
5
♣JT73
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠42
Q76
JT8432
♣Q2
♠AKT3
AKJ8
A6
♣A85
♠Q87
54
KQ97
♣K964
2
523
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥2 ♠4 NT3
EW: 2♣ 5/4 4 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        400    4.00   0.00  3N E      A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
        420    3.00   1.00  4 E      A1-Porter-Hausman vs A4-Mendelsohn-Ball
        430    1.50   2.50  3N E +1   A3-Levin-Bass vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
        430    1.50   2.50  3N E +1   A5-Grissani-Comer vs A6-Pach-Weiner
        460    0.00   4.00  3N E +2   A8-Gordon-Frank vs A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman
22 ♠QT76
K7654
KQ4
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AK9
J3
952
♣QJ653
♠-
Q82
AT763
♣T9874
♠J85432
AT9
J8
♣A2
13
116
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4♠ 1NT  ♣6/5 ♦6/5
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥4 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 20 = -3
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          3.00   1.00  4♠ S      A1-Porter-Hausman vs A3-Levin-Bass
  420          3.00   1.00  4♠ S      A6-Pach-Weiner vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
  420          3.00   1.00  4♠ S      A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Gordon-Frank
  140          1.00   3.00  3 N      A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A5-Grissani-Comer
         50    0.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
23 ♠Q92
432
J942
♣KT5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠3
AT9
Q86
♣AQJ973
♠KJ874
875
AT
♣864
♠AT65
KQJ6
K753
♣2
6
138
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1 1♠  ♣4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1NT  ♦5 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          4.00   0.00  5♣ W -4   A6-Pach-Weiner vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy
  200          2.50   1.50  4♣ W -2   A1-Porter-Hausman vs A3-Levin-Bass
  200          2.50   1.50  4♣ W -2   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
  100          1.00   3.00  4♣ W -1   A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A5-Grissani-Comer
        100    0.00   4.00  3 S -1   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Gordon-Frank
24 ♠JT9843
QJ4
K93
♣5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠652
AK62
A542
♣96
♠AK7
T75
T86
♣AT32
♠Q
983
QJ7
♣KQJ874
7
1111
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦5 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2 2 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -100 2♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.00   0.00  3♣ E -4   A1-Porter-Hausman vs A3-Levin-Bass
  100          3.00   1.00  2N E -2   A10-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Gordon-Frank
   50          2.00   2.00  2N E -1   A2-Rosenfeld-Seideman vs A5-Grissani-Comer
         50    1.00   3.00  2♠ N -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Ball vs A9-Blitz-Tucker
        120    0.00   4.00  1N E +1   A6-Pach-Weiner vs A7-McAlpin-Murphy