- Monday Aft - October 1, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 2234 MP  Geomean: 1194 MP
(based on 41 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Douglas Dye - Kenneth Chatzinoff 65.70 1st A 1.10
Jack Mendelsohn - Sidney Gordon 65.30 1st A 1.10
Ellie Goldman - Nathan Schatz 58.20 2nd A 0.77
Edie McAlpin - Rhoda Kauffman 57.78 2nd A 0.77
Dalia Singer - Richard Seideman 57.27 1st B 0.64
Joanne Adler - Rochelle Bass 57.01 2nd B 0.45
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Richard Rosenfeld - William Goldman 55.93 1st B 0.56
Arthur Seidner - Sandy Tilney 55.11 3rd B 0.32
Gertrude Singer - Phyllis Weber 54.23 4th A 0.39
Helena Tucker - Peggy Blitz 50.93 3rd B 0.28
Bruce Rubin - Lydia Rubin 44.90 1st C 0.24
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>October 1, 2018    |CLUB NO.>227439    | 10/01/2018 15:27
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DIR> Edie McAlpin    |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/650  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=7/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Marjorie Ross          Sandra Kayson            B    .     .     .     84.97  50.58
 2 Phyllis Weber          Gertrude Singer          B    4     2     .     91.11  54.23  0.39(A)
 3 Nathan Schatz          Ellie Goldman            A    2     .     .     97.78  58.20  0.77(A)
 4 Susan Kestenbaum       Ellen Gordon             A    .     .     .     86.85  51.70
 5 Richard Rosenfeld      William Goldman          B    3     1     .     93.97  55.93  0.56(B)
 6 Peggy Blitz            Helena Tucker            B    .     3     .     85.57  50.93  0.28(B)
 7 Sam Frieder            Alan Smith               C    .     .     .     55.43  32.99
 8 Ina Greenspan          Sherri Lampert           C    .     .     .     66.72  39.71
 9 Bruce Rubin            Lydia Rubin              C    .     .     1     75.44  44.90  0.24(C)
10 Douglas Dye            Kenneth Chatzinoff       A    1     .     .    110.37  65.70  1.10(A)
11 Arnold Selig           Joel Myers               A    .     .     .     75.77  45.10
                                          Totals                         923.98

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/650  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=8/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Karen Prince           Rochelle Zager           C    .     .     .     70.99  42.26
 2 Sidney Gordon          Jack Mendelsohn          A    1     .     .    109.71  65.30  1.10(A)
 3 Rochelle Bass          Joanne Adler             B    4     2     .     95.77  57.01  0.45(B)
 4 Richard Seideman       Dalia Singer             B    3     1     .     96.22  57.27  0.64(B)
 5 Ruth Frank             Paul Frank               B    .     .     .     71.34  42.46
 6 Rhoda Kauffman         Edie McAlpin             A    2     .     .     97.07  57.78  0.77(A)
 7 Eleanore Goodman       Bernice Mendelsohn       B    .     .     .     83.21  49.53
 8 Barbara Albert         Loretta Rosnov           B    .     .     .     65.15  38.78
 9 Sandy Tilney           Arthur Seidner           C    .     3     1     92.58  55.11  0.32(B)
10 Shelly Zalesne         Millie Ellerson          C    .     .     .     57.92  34.48
                                          Totals                         839.96

Hands and Results
1 ♠94
765
AJ762
♣K94
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A5
AKQT3
Q43
♣Q76
♠K72
942
T9
♣AT832
♠QJT863
J8
K85
♣J5
8
177
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 4♣ 4 2NT  ♦6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.93   0.07  3♠ S      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        120    5.79   1.21  1N W +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        140    4.07   2.93  3 W      A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        140    4.07   2.93  3 W      A11-Selig-Myers vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        170    1.79   5.21  3 W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Prince-Zager
        170    1.79   5.21  3 W +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        420    0.07   6.93  4 W      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South's third seat 2 opener doesn't slow West down. Her 3 call shows an excellent hand with 15+ points. Even that knowledge won't encourage East to raise. He has no way of knowing that his K is actually a useful card. Since the J is doubleton, there's only one club loser, but few will consider bidding this game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass2
DblPass31Pass
3Pass4All pass
  1. natural, 8+ support points

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 5, 7, and 12.

The Bidding: In his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 2)" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses aggressive preempting in 3rd seat is a winning tactic. Here, South's hand is defensively oriented. Even so, opening a Weak Two Spades seems best. West has a choice between doubling, overcalling 3, and overcalling 2NT. West isn't eager to overcall 2NT with A5 doubleton. Overcalling 3 isn't very flexible. If East doesn't have a heart fit, West may be tapped in spades and lose control of the hand. Doubling is flexible, but risks missing a 5-3 heart fit. If playing lebensohl over the double of a Weak Two preempt, doubling is very attractive. West will quickly learn whether a game if feasible. If East shows values, it is safe for West to show their heart suit over an advance to 3 or 3. West is just 1 HCP short of the expected strength. East is a passed hand. So West doesn't need to worry about the auction getting out of hand.

Over West's takeout double, East's 8 Support Points justify a positive 3 response. West shows their heart suit as planned, forcing to game opposite a positive response. East, with 3-card heart support, places the contract at 4.

The Play: North is likely to lead their 9, top of a doubleton. With hearts breaking 3-2, declarer has 8 winners. Declarer turns to the minor to develop their 9th and 10th tricks. Without a trump lead, declarer can navigate a diamond ruff. A club to the Ace and a lobbing finesse towards the Queen provide an additional club trick when the King is onside or the Jack is smothered.

Declarer must prioritize developing additional tricks over drawing trump. Dummy needs a trump to prevent the defense from scoring 3 diamond tricks. Delaying drawing trump risks the defense navigating a club ruff or a Trump Promotion with a 3rd round of spades. To reduce the risk of a club ruff, declarer should draw 2 rounds of trump before attempting a lobbing finesse towards the Queen. Here, that strategy prevents a club ruff. North can lead a 3rd round of trumps to prevent a diamond ruff, but dummy's club suit is established. Alternatively, North can lead a 3rd round of clubs or Hold Up their King to prevent declarer from using dummy's club entry. Declarer can counter this by navigating a diamond ruff. Because North holds 765, a trump trick is not promoted with a 3rd round of spades. Declarer has 10 tricks on the fortunate lie of the cards.



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2 ♠KJT8
K64
9863
♣J6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A752
Q53
AKQ42
♣Q
♠Q9643
AT7
T7
♣AT5
♠-
J982
J5
♣K987432
8
1710
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4 2 5♠ 4NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    5.21   1.79  4♠ E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Prince-Zager
        420    5.21   1.79  4♠ E      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        420    5.21   1.79  4♠ E      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        420    5.21   1.79  4♠ E      A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        450    1.21   5.79  4♠ E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        450    1.21   5.79  4♠ E +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        450    1.21   5.79  4♠ E +1   A11-Selig-Myers vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. When East responds 1, West can revalue this hand and happily bid game (or Splinter if that bid is in their repertoire). If South leads either minor, Declarer gains a trick, but few will want to lead the J. Even the horrid break won't cost if Declarer starts with the A and then leads low toward hid hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass1Pass
41Pass4Pass
4All pass  
  1. 4+ spades, club shortness, and game forcing values

The Bidding: South isn't eager to preempt 3 with their weak club suit at unfavorable vulnerability. After West opens 1, East responds 1. West's 20 Support Points for spade are a bit inflated by the singleton Queen. West's strong diamond suit merits an upgrade. West's double jump shift to 4 is a Splinter bid showing 4+ spades, club shortness and game forcing values. East has nothing wasted in clubs. East's 11 Support Points, 2 Key cards, and 4 Cover Cards merit a slam try. East cue bids their heart control. West shouldn't ask for key cards. Roman Keycard isn't a slam try. It is a tool to confirm holding sufficient key cards when you are prepared to bid slam. Here, West's Losing Trick Count of 5½ is marginal for their previous Splinter bid. West's spade and heart holdings lack texture. West isn't eager to risk the 5-level. West offers 4 as the final contract. East, having already made a slam try, is content to play in game.

The Play: Declarer has potential losers in spade and hearts. Cashing the Ace and then leading a low spade towards hand offers a 72% chance for 4 spade tricks. When South shows out of spades, declarer knows they have 2 spade losers. The heart suit is frozen. The defense cannot break hearts without losing a trick. Here, because declarer can establish diamonds with 1 ruff to discard their heart losers, a heart lead doesn't cost a trick. North's 2 spade winners are the only tricks for the defense.



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3 ♠6
AQ4
KT864
♣A943
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ72
9872
5
♣JT52
♠843
KT3
AQJ9
♣KQ7
♠AJT95
J65
732
♣86
13
615
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-
       ♣5 ♦7/6 ♥6/5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1♠ 2NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.93   0.07  3 W -4   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  200          5.79   1.21  2 W -2   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  180          4.64   2.36  2* N     A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Prince-Zager
   90          3.50   3.50  2 N      A11-Selig-Myers vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
         90    2.36   4.64  1N E      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        120    1.21   5.79  1N E +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        300    0.07   6.93  3* N -2  A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A4-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and East overcalls 1NT. Neither South nor West will bid now. South may lead a low diamond, may lead the J: neither will faze declarer over much. Even hearts cooperate in the long run. If South does lead a diamond, North may look at the singleton on the dummy and elect not to play the K. If he does play third hand high, Declarer is guaranteed three diamond tricks, otherwise not achievable.



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4 ♠QT5
AQ962
862
♣K9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ98
53
A94
♣A752
♠732
K7
KJT5
♣8643
♠A64
JT84
Q73
♣QJT
11
127
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♦5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1100          6.93   0.07  4♣* W -4  A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  200          5.79   1.21  1N E -2   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A5-Frank-Frank
        100    2.93   4.07  3 N -1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        100    2.93   4.07  3 N -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Prince-Zager
        100    2.93   4.07  2 N -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        100    2.93   4.07  2 N -1   A11-Selig-Myers vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        200    0.07   6.93  3 N -2   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A3-Bass-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and North bids 1. East might bid 2, but 1NT would be pushing it with only a doubleton heart. South will surely raise the hearts and probably buy the hand--which is fine as long as no one doubles. Nor do I think anyone will...



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5 ♠854
AK52
J96
♣J62
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T9
Q974
8
♣AQ8543
♠Q73
JT63
AQ
♣KT97
♠AKJ62
8
KT75432
♣-
9
812
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 5♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3/2  ♦1 ♠2/1 NT6
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +500 6*-E-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          6.93   0.07  4♠ S +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A5-Frank-Frank
  620          5.79   1.21  5 S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  600          3.50   3.50  5 S      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A3-Bass-Adler
  600          3.50   3.50  5 S      A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  600          3.50   3.50  5 S      A11-Selig-Myers vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  170          1.21   5.79  3♠ S +1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  100          0.07   6.93  5♣ E -2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Prince-Zager

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When East opens 1, South has to decide how to handle this shapely hand. Will he start with 1, his longer suit, or 1--the stronger one? I prefer longer first, but this one will be all over the ball park. West will make an enthusiastic club raise at many tables, and now South gets to bid his other suit. Please remember that it's the fact that East has all the significant missing honors--both high diamonds and the Q. Not so much fun if West has any of them.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass11
1Pass22
33Pass4
5PassPass5
PassPass5Pass
PassDblAll pass 

The Bidding: Auctions will vary dramatically on this distributional double-fit board. 7-5 hands have great trick taking power. South should not stop below game when North shows a sign of life. East-West have profitable sacrifices available. Below is an explanation of one of the many possible auctions.

East's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After East opens 1, few partnerships have a method to show the black suits. With 5-1-7-0 distribution, South doesn't want to distort their shape. So South begins with a 1 overcall. West's priority is to look for a major suit fit. Since a Negative Double here would promise both majors, West responds 1. North has a choice between passing, advancing to 1NT, or raising diamonds. North has hearts well stopped, but just a partial club stopper. A non-vulnerable 1NT contract often scores well whether it makes or not. A vulnerable 1NT contract is far more risky. Raising to 2 has lead directional value against a notrump contract. Its value is more questionable against a suit contract. Passing seems best. East's raise to 2 shows a minimum opener with heart support.

7-5 hands have great trick taking potential. South shows their spade suit as planned. As Steve Weinstein discusses in his "1m-1M: Now What?" article, many experts raise responder's major with 3-card support and shortness or a small doubleton. West isn't eager to risk playing in a 4-3 fit with their mediocre heart suit. West shows their club support. It is best to treat 3 as natural, forcing, and invitational or better. Since North didn't bid or make a Responsive Double , South had no assurance of a diamond fit or a spade fit. Barring a psych by East-West, South cannot have a lot HCP. North infers South is bidding on distribution. North has a nice diamond fit and has a heart stopper. If South has a club stopper, 9 tricks may be available in notrump. North cue bids 3 to show game interest. South recognizing their trick taking potential jumps to 4 to offer a choice of games. West, with no defense in South's suits, has no interest in defending 4. West competes to 5. When North doesn't double, South competes to 5. East knows their honors in the pointed suits are poorly positioned. So East may sacrifice in 5 despite their flat hand. North will be happy to double a 5 sacrifice.

The Play in 5: The cards lie favorably for declarer. With both pointed suit Queens on side, declarer can score 12 tricks.

The Play in 5: The defense needs to navigate a diamond ruff to hold declarer to 11 tricks.

The Play in 5X by West: The defense has 4 quick winners. An unlikely club lead would allow South to score a ruff for their 5th trick. Even if North-South navigate a ruff, 5X is a profitable sacrifice.

The Play in 6X: The defense cannot score a ruff. So the defense scores only their 4 quick winners. 6X down 3 is a profitable sacrifice.



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6 ♠Q9
K5
97653
♣K932
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K3
A6432
T842
♣A4
♠A8752
QJT
Q
♣JT75
♠JT64
987
AKJ
♣Q86
8
1110
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥4 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2/3 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.93   0.07  4 E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
    PASS       5.79   1.21  Pass Out  A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A5-Frank-Frank
        100    4.64   2.36  4 S -2   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        110    2.36   4.64  2 W      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Prince-Zager
        110    2.36   4.64  2 W      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A3-Bass-Adler
        110    2.36   4.64  2 W      A11-Selig-Myers vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        150    0.07   6.93  4 S -3   A2-Weber-Singer vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West will probably open 1. If he doesn't, this hand will pass out. East will raise hearts and buy the hand. What will North lead? It will certainly affect the outcome. How will Declarer dispose of those losing diamonds? Ruffing with dummy's QJ10 could be expensive. Yet dummy probably doesn't have entries to set up the spades (which anyway break 4-2). Say the lead is a low club--best case :) play low from dummy and South rises with the Queen. Now a low club toward the J107 works very well. A low diamond is much scarier.



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7 ♠98
T92
KQJT
♣Q873
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AK63
QJ
A8432
♣92
♠QT5
AK54
65
♣AKJT
♠J742
8763
97
♣654
8
1417
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦3 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 7♣ 4 7 7♠ 7NT
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        690    4.64   2.36  3N W +3   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A3-Bass-Adler
        690    4.64   2.36  3N E +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        690    4.64   2.36  3N E +3   A2-Weber-Singer vs A1-Prince-Zager
        690    4.64   2.36  3N E +3   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        690    4.64   2.36  3N E +3   A11-Selig-Myers vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        720    1.21   5.79  3N E +4   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
       1470    0.07   6.93  6N E +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A4-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When West opens the bidding, East will certainly go to game and may harbor thoughts of slam. Luckily for East, the more likely declarer in NT, South won't lead a diamond. And a club lead is likely to cost since North will rise with the Q. If West is Declarer, the Opening Lead will be the K--and now finesses are terrifying!



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
1Pass21Pass
2Pass2NTPass
3NTPass4NTAll pass
  1. artificial game force

The Bidding: West's QJ doubleton merits a bit of a downgrade. West shouldn't be eager to upgrade their semi-balanced hand to a strong notrump. After West opens 1, North has nothing to say. East begins with a 1 response. West doesn't want to hide their spade suit in order to wrong-side a notrump contract. East uses 4th Suit Forcing to establish a Game Force . West rebids their diamonds, denying 3-card heart support and denying a positional club stopper. East's 2NT rebid is forcing. West offers 3NT as the final contract. Since West didn't make a slam try, East infers West has less than 16 HCP. Without a source of tricks, typically 33 HCP are needed to make 6NT. East's 17 HCP hand merits an upgrade for its texture and prime honors. Bidding 4NT to invite slam is reasonable.

West's 14 HCP are nearly a maximum for offering 3NT as the final contract. West's QJ doubleton improved in value after East's 1 response. West's prime honors are a positive, but West's texture is a negative. Lacking a fit, declining the slam invitation seems best.

The Play: Declarer has 10 quick winners. If the Queen is onside, declarer has their 11th and 12th tricks. Without a diamond lead, declarer can take the club finesse without risk. With a diamond lead, declarer must decide whether they wish to Hold Up their Ace a round. Here, the Queen is onside and declarer has an easy route to 12 tricks.

A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would take all the tricks. 4 spade tricks can be won by cashing the Queen and running the 10. North's 98 doubleton is smothered, leaving declarer a finessing position over South's 7.



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8 ♠972
654
T984
♣J72
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T4
AK72
J2
♣AK984
♠KJ86
QJT3
K6
♣T65
♠AQ53
98
AQ753
♣Q3
1
1510
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3/2♣ 3/2 1/-♠ 1/-NT
       ♦6/5 ♠7/6 NT7/6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.79   1.21  4 W -2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  100          5.79   1.21  4 W -2   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A3-Bass-Adler
  100          5.79   1.21  4 E -2   A2-Weber-Singer vs A1-Prince-Zager
   50          1.79   5.21  4 W -1   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
   50          1.79   5.21  4 E -1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A4-Seideman-Singer
   50          1.79   5.21  4 E -1   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
   50          1.79   5.21  4 E -1   A11-Selig-Myers vs A8-Albert-Rosnov

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1, East responds 1. Now South doubles to show the two unbid suits and West (to North's relief) raises hearts. If South reopens with another double, West is likely to bid 3 on his own. Even not vulnerable North is grateful to be taken off this bidding hook.



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9 ♠K876
3
QT8
♣K8743
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T952
7642
K5
♣AQ9
♠A43
AK98
AJ63
♣J2
♠QJ
QJT5
9742
♣T65
8
917
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2 3 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.93   0.07  4* E -1  A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  100          2.93   4.07  4 E -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  100          2.93   4.07  4 E -1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A1-Prince-Zager
  100          2.93   4.07  4 E -1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A3-Bass-Adler
  100          2.93   4.07  4 E -1   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  100          2.93   4.07  4 E -1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  100          2.93   4.07  4 E -1   A11-Selig-Myers vs A8-Albert-Rosnov

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After East opens 1NT. many will end up in the 4-4 heart fit which founders this time on the atrocious break. But it will be the right choice two times out of three, so we play the odds. Not this time, alas. What will South lead? The doubleton spade isn't a great idea with natural trump tricks, but there's no great reason for leading a minor, either. A diamond lead helps declarer create a pitch for a black loser.



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10 ♠AQ765
J82
74
♣A84
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KJT93
976
AQ
♣965
♠2
AT54
KJ632
♣J32
♠84
KQ3
T985
♣KQT7
11
109
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.93   0.07  3N N      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A1-Prince-Zager
  200          5.79   1.21  1N E -2   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A5-Frank-Frank
  120          4.64   2.36  1N S +1   A11-Selig-Myers vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  100          2.93   4.07  1N E -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  100          2.93   4.07  1N E -1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A3-Bass-Adler
   90          1.21   5.79  2♣ S      A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Seideman-Singer
    PASS       0.07   6.93  Pass Out  A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

If West doesn't open light with 1, maybe North will. Either partner would now respond 1NT--not forcing by a passed hand. The nasty breaks will be a worry in either case, but N-S. N-S do have the slight preponderance of the points, but defending might be more profitable since E-W are vulnerable, too.



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11 ♠T
93
Q84
♣AK87643
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A8642
87
J932
♣95
♠KQ93
AQJT52
AT6
♣-
♠J75
K64
K75
♣QJT2
9
516
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦4/3 ♥2 ♠1 NT6
EW: 3 5 5♠  ♣4 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.93   0.07  3N S      A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A5-Frank-Frank
   50          5.79   1.21  5 E -1   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A1-Prince-Zager
         50    4.64   2.36  5♣ S -1   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        100    3.50   3.50  5♣* N -1  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        200    2.36   4.64  3 E +2   A11-Selig-Myers vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        450    0.64   6.36  5♠ W      A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        450    0.64   6.36  4 E +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A3-Bass-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When North opens 3, West doubles and then raises partner's spades. Declarer will enjoy more than one overtrick if he gets to set up hearts before playing the A.



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12 ♠AK52
AK8
9754
♣K3
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠9
96532
KQJ
♣AQT8
♠874
Q74
8632
♣654
♠QJT63
JT
AT
♣J972
17
122
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/2 5♠ 3NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥6 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.36   0.64  4♠ N +2   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A3-Bass-Adler
  680          6.36   0.64  4♠ N +2   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A5-Frank-Frank
  650          4.07   2.93  4♠ N +1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  650          4.07   2.93  4♠ N +1   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  620          1.79   5.21  4♠ S      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A1-Prince-Zager
  620          1.79   5.21  4♠ N      A11-Selig-Myers vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  230          0.07   6.93  2♠ N +4   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Tilney-Seidner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and North overcalls 1NT. South transfers to spades and North will end up in the spade game. An opening heart lead will allow North to shag a diamond loser and make 12 tricks.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
11NTPass21
Pass2NT2Pass33
Pass3Pass4
All pass   
  1. 5+ spades
  2. max with 4 spades
  3. transfer to 3

The Bidding: West's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. After West opens 1, North overcalls 1NT. East has nothing to say. South uses a Jacoby to transfer to spades. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Superacceptance of Jacoby Transfers" article, it is common to jump to 3 to show a maximum with 4-card spade support. Some prefer to show 4-card support even with a minimum. They use a jump to 3 to show a minimum hand with 4-card spade support. A 2NT rebid is used to show a maximum with 4-card spade support. Responder can then re-transfer to have the notrump hand declare the contract. South, with 11 Support Points, places the contract at 4.

The Play: Declarer has 8 quick winners. A lobbing finesse towards the King provides declarer's 9th trick. 2 club ruffs in the short hand provide declarer's 10th and 11th tricks. Declarer's spade texture allows declarer to ruff high to avoid an overruff.



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13 ♠97
T82
JT985
♣QJ7
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠K4
KJ97
KQ3
♣AT96
♠AQJ8532
A6
76
♣K8
♠T6
Q543
A42
♣5432
4
1614
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 ♠0 NT0
EW: 5♣ 4 5 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        680    5.50   1.50  5♠ E +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        680    5.50   1.50  4♠ W +2   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        680    5.50   1.50  4♠ E +2   A2-Weber-Singer vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        680    5.50   1.50  4♠ E +2   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A1-Prince-Zager
        710    3.00   4.00  4♠ E +3   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Bass-Adler
       1430    1.50   5.50  6♠ E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
       1430    1.50   5.50  6♠ E      A11-Selig-Myers vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
       1440    0.00   7.00  6N W      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Frank-Frank

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

When East opens and rebids spades, West is only concerned with missing two aces. He'll bid the small slam when East has two controls--and the trump queen will also be known if they use Roman Keycard Blackwood. West may elect to bid 6NT, a matchpoint decision which protects his minor suit holdings from the eyes of the opponents.



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14 ♠KQT97
QT983
K
♣T4
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠A653
72
AQ64
♣J75
♠J42
K65
9875
♣K96
♠8
AJ4
JT32
♣AQ832
10
117
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 5 3♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5/4 ♥2 ♠3/4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  450          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A1-Prince-Zager
  450          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A11-Selig-Myers vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  400          3.50   3.50  3N S      A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  400          3.50   3.50  3N N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Frank-Frank
  230          2.00   5.00  2 N +4   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  200          1.00   6.00  3 N +2   A2-Weber-Singer vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        100    0.00   7.00  4 N -2   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Bass-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. North responds 1 and East rebids 2. Now North bids 2, and when South finally bids 2NT, North repeats the hearts to show his 5-5 holding. South can't worry too much about diamonds, just bidding the heart game in hopes that partner is short there. Bingo.



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15 ♠KQ8764
KJ9
K4
♣63
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠JT9
A852
J72
♣A97
♠A
QT6
AQ9853
♣J84
♠532
743
T6
♣KQT52
12
1013
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6/5 ♦2 ♥2 NT2
EW: 1♣ 5 4 3NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   0.50  5 E -1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
   50          6.50   0.50  5 E -1   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        110    5.00   2.00  3 E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        130    3.50   3.50  4 E      A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A1-Prince-Zager
        130    3.50   3.50  4 E      A11-Selig-Myers vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        150    1.50   5.50  4 E +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        150    1.50   5.50  3 E +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Frank-Frank
        200    0.00   7.00  3♠ N -2   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Bass-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1, East bids 2, and South might squeeze out 2. West can try 3. Few will few to game, which depends on North's having both red kings. Don't forget, those grids on the hand records show what can be achieved if we can see all four hands--not what's rational to bid at the table.



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16 ♠Q83
AQ
QT863
♣753
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠54
K72
AKJ97
♣AK9
♠T7
J653
42
♣QJ842
♠AKJ962
T984
5
♣T6
10
184
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.93   0.07  4 E -4   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  300          5.79   1.21  4 E -3   A11-Selig-Myers vs A5-Frank-Frank
  200          4.07   2.93  2♠ S +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  200          4.07   2.93  3♣ E -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  170          2.36   4.64  2♠ S +2   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A3-Bass-Adler
  140          0.64   6.36  2♠ S +1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  140          0.64   6.36  2♠ S +1   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1, which passes around to South. 1 should be South's call: 2 in this auction shows not only this good suit but also an opening hand. West may double for takeout now, but North will ignore him and raise spades.



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17 ♠AK85
AQ95
J72
♣QT
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠9
KJT32
KQT96
♣73
♠6432
76
A83
♣9864
♠QJT7
84
54
♣AKJ52
16
94
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 5♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥5 ♠0 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.79   1.21  4♠ N +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  450          5.79   1.21  4♠ N +1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  450          5.79   1.21  4♠ N +1   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A3-Bass-Adler
  420          1.79   5.21  4♠ S      A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  420          1.79   5.21  4♠ N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  420          1.79   5.21  4♠ N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  420          1.79   5.21  4♠ N      A11-Selig-Myers vs A5-Frank-Frank

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT. South bids Stayman and West will overcall hearts at many tables. North goes ahead and bids spades if he (rightly) assumes that South's major must be spades. If East now leads a heart--as surely he will if West has bid them, Declarer will romp home with at least 12 tricks since he can ruff a heart and still draw trump even with the 4-1 break. If 2 by West perchance shows diamonds and a higher suit, the bidding may be very different and East will lead diamonds, holding N-S to 11 tricks.



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18 ♠Q8753
JT
83
♣9854
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A
AK853
AJ974
♣QJ
♠J42
Q64
KQ2
♣KT32
♠KT96
972
T65
♣A76
3
1911
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥1 ♠6 NT1
EW: 3♣ 6 6 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        480    3.50   3.50  4 W +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        480    3.50   3.50  4 W +2   A2-Weber-Singer vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        480    3.50   3.50  4 W +2   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        480    3.50   3.50  4 W +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        480    3.50   3.50  4 W +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        480    3.50   3.50  4 W +2   A11-Selig-Myers vs A5-Frank-Frank
        480    3.50   3.50  4 E +2   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A3-Bass-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. East has a limit raise with three card support, and how that is shown varies from one partnership to another. Of course, East has the perfect hand and trump break, but it will be hard to pinpoint East's minor suit holdings, so crucial to achieving 12 tricks. Slam will be a challenge.



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19 ♠A7632
Q43
A85
♣T5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QT4
AKJT95
J2
♣J4
♠KJ985
82
73
♣AQ92
♠-
76
KQT964
♣K8763
10
1210
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1NT  ♥4 ♠4
EW: 1 2♠  ♣4 ♦3/2 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  4 W -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Frank-Frank
  110          5.50   1.50  3 S      A2-Weber-Singer vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  110          5.50   1.50  2 S +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Bass-Adler
  100          4.00   3.00  3 W -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
         50    2.50   4.50  5 S -1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
         50    2.50   4.50  4 S -1   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Prince-Zager
        140    1.00   6.00  3 W      A11-Selig-Myers vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        300    0.00   7.00  5* S -2  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
20 ♠K
A6
A85432
♣AT84
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ9
J7
JT976
♣652
♠T87654
832
-
♣QJ93
♠Q32
KQT954
KQ
♣K7
15
73
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 5/4 6NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥1 ♠6 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Prince-Zager
  680          6.00   1.00  4 S +2   A2-Weber-Singer vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  650          5.00   2.00  4 S +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  630          4.00   3.00  3N S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Frank-Frank
  620          2.50   4.50  4 S      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  620          2.50   4.50  4 S      A11-Selig-Myers vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        100    1.00   6.00  5 N -1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        200    0.00   7.00  6N N -2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Bass-Adler
21 ♠865
A64
Q84
♣T975
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AJ432
QT8
J53
♣A2
♠-
K9753
AT92
♣K863
♠KQT97
J2
K76
♣QJ4
6
1210
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥2 ♠5 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4 4 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  4 E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Frank-Frank
        100    6.00   1.00  2♠ S -1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        150    5.00   2.00  2N W +1   A11-Selig-Myers vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        200    4.00   3.00  2♠ S -2   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Prince-Zager
        450    3.00   4.00  4 E +1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        500    1.50   5.50  2♠* S -2  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        500    1.50   5.50  2♠* S -2  A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        800    0.00   7.00  2♠* S -3  A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Bass-Adler
22 ♠A874
KT
Q43
♣KQ75
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K63
AQJ4
K652
♣J6
♠QT52
9832
T
♣8432
♠J9
765
AJ987
♣AT9
14
142
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣ 4 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♦3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.93   0.07  1* W -2  A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  430          5.21   1.79  3N N +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Frank-Frank
  430          5.21   1.79  3N N +1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  300          2.93   4.07  1 W -3   A2-Weber-Singer vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  300          2.93   4.07  1 W -3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  150          1.21   5.79  1N S +2   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  110          0.07   6.93  3♣ N      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
23 ♠T543
3
8754
♣KQ74
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KQ82
K
KJT3
♣J532
♠97
A864
Q62
♣AT96
♠AJ6
QJT9752
A9
♣8
5
1310
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦4 ♠4/5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW/3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  670          6.93   0.07  2* S     A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  200          5.79   1.21  4♣* E -1  A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        100    4.07   2.93  2 S -1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        100    4.07   2.93  2 S -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        200    2.36   4.64  3 S -2   A2-Weber-Singer vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        500    0.64   6.36  3* S -2  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Frank-Frank
        500    0.64   6.36  3* S -2  A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
24 ♠JT
9762
J7
♣QT852
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ9643
A3
AK864
♣-
♠K85
T4
32
♣AKJ964
♠72
KQJ85
QT95
♣73
4
1711
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠0 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5 2 7♠ 5NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -1510 7♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    6.93   0.07  4♠ W      A2-Weber-Singer vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        480    4.64   2.36  4♠ W +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Frank-Frank
        480    4.64   2.36  4♠ W +2   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        480    4.64   2.36  4♠ W +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        510    2.36   4.64  4♠ W +3   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        520    1.21   5.79  3N W +4   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        980    0.07   6.93  6♠ W      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
25 ♠T4
J32
AJT983
♣Q7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠7
KT87
KQ542
♣T98
♠863
AQ654
76
♣AK2
♠AKQJ952
9
-
♣J6543
8
813
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4♠  ♦5 ♥3 NT6
EW: 2 4  ♣3 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +200 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   1.00  4♠ S      A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  420          6.00   1.00  4♠ S      A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  420          6.00   1.00  4♠ S      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Prince-Zager
  200          4.00   3.00  2♠ S +3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Bass-Adler
  100          3.00   4.00  5 E -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Frank-Frank
         50    1.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
         50    1.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
         50    1.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
26 ♠-
KQ6432
K985
♣J96
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AKJ852
JT7
3
♣AQ5
♠Q974
A5
T64
♣T832
♠T63
98
AQJ72
♣K74
9
156
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3  ♣4/5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 4♠ 2NT  ♦3 ♥4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -200 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    5.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        170    5.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        170    5.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        170    5.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Prince-Zager
        170    5.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Frank-Frank
        200    2.00   5.00  3♠ W +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Bass-Adler
        620    0.50   6.50  4♠ W      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        620    0.50   6.50  4♠ W      A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
27 ♠A82
96543
J5
♣754
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠973
T87
97632
♣86
♠JT6
AKQJ2
AKT
♣A2
♠KQ54
-
Q84
♣KQJT93
5
022
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2 2 2NT  ♣3 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          6.50   0.50  4♣ S      A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  130          6.50   0.50  4♣ S      A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  100          5.00   2.00  4 E -2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Prince-Zager
   50          3.50   3.50  3N E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Bass-Adler
   50          3.50   3.50  3 W -1   A2-Weber-Singer vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
        100    2.00   5.00  5♣* S -1  A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        120    1.00   6.00  2N E      A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        150    0.00   7.00  2N E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Frank-Frank
28 ♠K8
-
KQT5
♣Q976542
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠QT976
T4
96
♣KT83
♠J432
AKQ987
432
♣-
♠A5
J6532
AJ87
♣AJ
10
510
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 2NT  ♥6 ♠5
EW: 1 2♠  ♣2 ♦1 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +500 5♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          6.36   0.64  3N S      A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  600          6.36   0.64  5♣ S      A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  300          4.64   2.36  3* E -2  A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  100          3.50   3.50  3 E -2   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
   50          1.79   5.21  4♠ W -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
   50          1.79   5.21  2 E -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        100    0.07   6.93  3N S -1   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
29 ♠Q87
KQT9763
92
♣3
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AT6
-
AKQ874
♣Q976
♠952
AJ54
63
♣KJ84
♠KJ43
82
JT5
♣AT52
7
159
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♦2 ♠5 NT2
EW: 4♣ 4 2♠ 3NT  ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.36   0.64  5 W -1   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
  100          6.36   0.64  5 E -1   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        130    4.07   2.93  4 W      A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        130    4.07   2.93  3 W +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
        150    2.36   4.64  4 W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        200    1.21   5.79  3* N -1  A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        660    0.07   6.93  3N E +2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Seideman-Singer
30 ♠AK3
Q5
Q876
♣A752
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T864
432
9542
♣98
♠Q9
KJ976
T
♣KQJT4
♠J752
AT8
AKJ3
♣63
15
012
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 5 1/- 4♠ 4NT
       ♥7/6
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          6.93   0.07  4* E -4  A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  430          5.79   1.21  3N S +1   A3-Schatz-Goldman vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  420          4.64   2.36  4♠ N      A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  170          3.50   3.50  2♠ S +2   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  140          2.36   4.64  2♠ N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  110          1.21   5.79  3 N      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A6-Kauffman-McAlpin
         50    0.07   6.93  4♠ S -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Seideman-Singer
31 ♠AKJ7
K9
JT5
♣AKT5
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠542
A82
9842
♣874
♠QT83
76
KQ73
♣Q32
♠96
QJT543
A6
♣J96
19
49
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2/1 5 3/2♠ 3/2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          6.93   0.07  3N N +3   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
  650          5.21   1.79  5 S      A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
  650          5.21   1.79  4 S +1   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  620          2.36   4.64  4 S      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Prince-Zager
  620          2.36   4.64  4 S      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Bass-Adler
  620          2.36   4.64  4 S      A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
  600          0.07   6.93  3N N      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A5-Frank-Frank
32 ♠AQ96
J862
Q975
♣9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K84
T97
A64
♣KT43
♠J53
AK5
KJ3
♣AQJ8
♠T72
Q43
T82
♣7652
9
1019
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 2/3 3♠ 4/3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.93   0.07  3N W -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
        600    4.07   2.93  3N W      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Prince-Zager
        600    4.07   2.93  3N W      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Bass-Adler
        600    4.07   2.93  3N W      A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A5-Frank-Frank
        600    4.07   2.93  3N W      A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        630    0.64   6.36  3N W +1   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        630    0.64   6.36  3N E +1   A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
33 ♠AQ87
T872
AQT7
♣T
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J2
K5
654
♣A98652
♠T9653
Q963
KJ
♣K4
♠K4
AJ4
9832
♣QJ73
12
89
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.93   0.07  2N S      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Bass-Adler
  110          5.79   1.21  3 N      A4-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Albert-Rosnov
         50    4.07   2.93  3N S -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A10-Zalesne-Ellerson
         50    4.07   2.93  2N S -1   A10-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A9-Tilney-Seidner
        100    2.36   4.64  2N S -2   A8-Greenspan-Lampert vs A5-Frank-Frank
        150    1.21   5.79  2N S -3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Prince-Zager
        200    0.07   6.93  3N S -4   A9-Rubin-Rubin vs A7-Goodman-Mendelsohn