- Monday Aft - January 14, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 2253 MP  Geomean: 1081 MP
(based on 37 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bobbie Gomer - Douglas Dye 65.84 1st A 1.00
Fran Pach - Jack Mendelsohn 63.71 1st A 1.00
Arnold Selig - Joel Myers 60.45 2nd A 0.70
Richard Rosenfeld - William Goldman 59.02 3rd A 0.50
Helena Tucker - Peggy Blitz 56.64 4th A 0.35
Merle Rosenfeld - Philip Rosenfeld 55.81 2nd A 0.70
Edie McAlpin - Ellie Goldman 49.93 3rd A 0.50
Dalia Singer - Richard Seideman 48.76 2nd B 0.39
Natalie Isser - Shelly Blank 48.70 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>January 14, 2019   |CLUB NO.>227439    | 01/14/2019 15:43
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DIR> Edie McAlpin    |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=1                      ,---,-------------------------,------,--------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  | Adjust |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ -------- ---------
 1 Marjorie Ross          Sandra Kayson            B    .     .     .     92.73  42.93
 2 Susan Kestenbaum       Rhoda Kauffman           A    .     .     .    106.33  49.23
 3 Fran Pach              Jack Mendelsohn          A    1     .     .    137.62  63.71          1.00(A)
 4 Donna Saffren          Carolyn Per              B    .     .     .     82.37  38.13
 5 Richard Rosenfeld      William Goldman          B    3     1     .    127.48  59.02          0.50(A)
 6 Peggy Blitz            Helena Tucker            B    4     2     .    122.35  56.64          0.35(A)
 7 Sam Frieder            Alan Smith               C    .     .     .     79.65  36.88
 8 Phyllis Weber          Sherri Lampert           B    .     .     .     93.03  43.07
 9 Arnold Selig           Joel Myers               A    2     .     .    130.58  60.45          0.70(A)
                                          Totals                         972.14           0.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,--------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |        |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  | Adjust |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ -------- ---------
 1 Shelly Blank           Natalie Isser            C    .     3     2    105.19  48.70          0.28(B)
 2 Joan Brandeis          Joanne Adler             A    .     .     .     99.64  46.13
 3 Sandy Tilney           Arthur Seidner           C    .     .     .    105.07  48.64   -2.00
 4 Philip Rosenfeld       Merle Rosenfeld          C    2     1     1    120.56  55.81          0.70(A)
 5 Richard Seideman       Dalia Singer             B    4     2     .    105.32  48.76          0.39(B)
 6 Eleanore Goodman       Bernice Mendelsohn       B    .     .     .     95.05  44.00
 7 Barbara Albert         Stephanie Fine           C    .     .     .     92.62  42.88
 8 Shelly Zalesne         Millie Ellerson          C    .     .     .    104.87  48.55
 9 Ellie Goldman          Edie McAlpin             A    3     .     .    107.84  49.93          0.50(A)
10 Douglas Dye            Bobbie Gomer             A    1     .     .    142.21  65.84          1.00(A)
                                          Totals                        1078.37          -2.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A976
J9
KJ4
♣AQ73
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J842
T64
T965
♣82
♠T
AK8732
732
♣K95
♠KQ53
Q5
AQ8
♣JT64
15
110
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 3♠ 1NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♦5 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.81   1.19  4♠ S      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Dye-Gomer
  420          6.81   1.19  4♠ N      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Blank-Isser
  420          6.81   1.19  4♠ N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  400          4.56   3.44  3N N      A9-Selig-Myers vs A7-Albert-Fine
         50    1.75   6.25  3N N -1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
         50    1.75   6.25  4♠ N -1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
         50    1.75   6.25  4♠ N -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
         50    1.75   6.25  4♠ N -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A5-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT and will play 4, even if East overcalls the hearts. South can bid 3 if necessary and still find the 4-4 spade fit. This will be a tough hand with two heart losers, the K offside and the bad spade break--but there will be lots of company.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NT3Dbl
Pass3Pass4
All pass   

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-3, and 8-9.

The Bidding: After North opens a strong notrump, East has a choice between passing, preempting in hearts, or using the partnership's method to show a heart 1-suiter. There is little upside to competing to 2 holding a singleton spade unless North-South play Stolen Bids. In his StolenBidAgainst article, Mel Colchamiro discusses why Stolen Bids (other than after a 2 overcall) are a terrible agreement. Playing Negative Doubles and lebensohl or Transfer Lebensohl , North-South will have little trouble finding their spade fit. Here, after a 2 overcall, South cue bids 3 to show a game forcing hand with 4 spades. For many partnerships, an immediate cue bid denies a heart stopper. South could through a lebensohl 2NT and then cue bid to show a Game Force with 4 spades and a heart stopper. The downside of that approach is advancer may obstruct with a raise to 3. Here, North will place the contract in 4 after a 3 cue bid.

Since competing to 2 is unlikely to cause a difficulty for North-South, East prefers a 3 jump overcall. Now South is in a difficult position. South doesn't want to bid 3NT with a partial stopper. Bidding 3 would show 5+ spades. A takeout oriented double seems best. When North bids 3, South places the contract at 4.

The Play: Normally giving declarer a ruff-and-sluff gives declarer an extra trick. Here, declarer cannot benefit from a ruff-and-sluff. To beat 4, East must give declarer 2 ruff-and-sluffs. After leading the Ace, East knows West will have 4 spades if declarer didn't open 1NT with a 5-card major . Assuming a 15-17 HCP 1NT range, West has at most 1 HCP. It is easy for East to visualize their AK and King are the defense's only side suit winners. With that inference, East gives declarer 2 ruff-and-sluffs. This allows West to score their Jack for the setting trick. It doesn't matter which hands declarer uses to ruff. They cannot pickup West's Jxxx after ruffing twice.



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2 ♠K93
Q542
86
♣AT42
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠2
J98763
KT42
♣97
♠Q7654
K
J753
♣J53
♠AJT8
AT
AQ9
♣KQ86
9
47
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 1 2/3 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +2000 7*-EW-8
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  720          7.94   0.06  3N S +4   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  690          6.81   1.19  3N S +3   A9-Selig-Myers vs A7-Albert-Fine
  660          4.56   3.44  3N S +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  660          4.56   3.44  3N S +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Dye-Gomer
  660          4.56   3.44  3N N +2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  630          1.19   6.81  3N S +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Blank-Isser
  630          1.19   6.81  3N S +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  630          1.19   6.81  3N S +1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A5-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 2NT and will play 3NT at most tables. All those overtricks? The K drops IF you start with the A--but will everyone? The Q is on side. A lot to ask, don't you think? Of course, West may lead a heart, in which case second hand low is well rewarded.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass2NT
Pass3Pass3
Pass3NTAll pass 

The Bidding: South opens 2NT. Jerry Helms advises against playing Puppet Stayman Over 2NT because it is difficult to handle hands where responder is 5-4 in the majors. It is better to use regular Stayman or, for those with good memories, Muppet Stayman . Either way, North places the contract in 3NT when a major suit fit isn't found.

The Lead: In their "Winning Notrump Leads" book, David Bird and Taf Anthias analyze failed Stayman auctions. If declarer has "only six cards in one of the majors, they will never break 3-3). Leading a major suit is therefore unattractive; there is a significant bias towards leading a minor." Here, declarer and dummy both have major suit length over the defenders. West can lead a diamond if looking for an aggressive lead. A club lead is likely to be passive.

The Play: With clubs breaking 3-2, declarer has 4 club tricks. Declarer prefers finessing against East for the Queen because declarer can cash the King to guard against West holding the singleton Queen and still pick up Qxxx with East. East's singleton King allows declarer to score 2 heart tricks. It is easy for declarer to get a complete count of the hand. West is marked with 6 hearts and 4 diamonds. In the end game, West must keep 3 hearts to prevent declarer from scoring a 3rd heart trick. This allows declarer to throw West in with a heart. West is end played and must lead away from their King. Declarer scores 12 tricks: 4 + 2 + 2 + 4.



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3 ♠QJT8
T
AT743
♣J96
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A65
AK753
J86
♣AT
♠K
J862
K52
♣KQ742
♠97432
Q94
Q9
♣853
8
1612
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥0 ♠5 NT1
EW: 6♣ 3 6 1♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        650    7.21   0.79  5 W      A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        650    7.21   0.79  4 W +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        660    5.29   2.71  3N W +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Blank-Isser
        680    2.71   5.29  4 W +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        680    2.71   5.29  4 W +2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
        680    2.71   5.29  4 W +2   A9-Selig-Myers vs A7-Albert-Fine
        710    0.14   7.86  4 W +3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West will open 1 or 1NT, depending on style. 1NT is the better choice with this 3-5-3-2 distribution. East will identify the heart fit anyway, but most won't make the double dummy 12 tricks. That requires smothering the 10 and then finessing South for the nine.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1NTPass2Pass
2Pass4All pass

The Bidding: It is common to open 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. With a game forcing hand with one 4-card major, many expert partnerships use Low Information Puppet Stayman to avoid opener disclosing their holding in the other major. The downside of using Low Information Puppet Stayman here is the potential for a double suggesting a spade lead. Regular Stayman seems preferable. When West shows 4+ hearts, East has a choice between placing the contract in 4 or inviting slam. In his "Advanced Notrump: Slam Tries after Stayman" article, Robert Todd discusses using Reverse Baze to invite slam with shortness. Showing shortness with the singleton King makes it difficult for opener to assess their spade holding. East's 15 Support Points are somewhat inflated by their singleton King. East doesn't have any key cards. Inviting slam seems like an overbid. East prefers placing the contract in 4.

At tables where West opens 1, East has a choice between a Splinter bid and a game forcing Jacoby 2NT raise. The King singleton isn't ideal because it poorly positions West to evaluate their spade holding. Even so, Splintering seems because it advertises East's ruffing power. West, with 4 key cards and 17 Support Points cue bids their club control to look for slam. When East shows their diamond control, West bids 4NT Roman Keycard . Playing 3014 responses East's 5 response shows 0 or 3 key cards. West knows it is 0. West's 5 bid is a Queen Ask . East's 5 bid denies the Queen. West isn't willing to risk a slam missing the Queen and a key card. Partnerships playing 1430 responses will not have room to ask for the Queen. To ensure there is room to ask for the Queen, some partnerships play Kickback and use a 4 bid as key card for hearts. Please be aware Kickback is a disaster prone agreement.

The Play: If East didn't show their spade shortness, North is likely to lead their Queen, top of an honor sequence. Dummy's King wins. Declarer follows the "8 Ever, 9 Never" adage . This gives declarer a 53% chance to avoid a heart loser. When the Queen doesn't drop, declarer has a heart loser. Declarer wants to avoid losing 2 diamond tricks. So declarer cashes their Ace to avoid blocking the suit. Declarer discards a diamond on the 3rd round of clubs. When clubs split 3-3, dummy's remaining clubs are winners. South ruffs dummy's 4th club and declarer discards a 2nd diamond. South's diamond switch holds declarer to 11 tricks.

A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would run dummy's Jack to smother North's 10, double finessing South's Q94.



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4 ♠AQT7542
Q2
A84
♣3
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J3
8654
T752
♣Q84
♠K98
K973
J3
♣9752
♠6
AJT
KQ96
♣AKJT6
12
37
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 3 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥3 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1440          7.94   0.06  6N S      A9-Selig-Myers vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
 1430          5.13   2.88  6♠ N      A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
 1430          5.13   2.88  6♠ N      A4-Saffren-Per vs A5-Seideman-Singer
 1430          5.13   2.88  6♠ N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A7-Albert-Fine
 1430          5.13   2.88  6♠ N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  660          2.31   5.69  3N S +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        100    0.63   7.38  6N S -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        100    0.63   7.38  6♠ N -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Blank-Isser

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North is too good for a preempt and opens 1, rebidding spades as necessary to make his point. South will know he must have some cards outside spades and may go for the spade slam based on her great hand and that knowledge.



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5 ♠54
8754
KQJ
♣AQ53
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A76
AKJ932
75
♣K4
♠KQJT9
QT
AT94
♣86
♠832
6
8632
♣JT972
12
1512
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦5 ♥1 ♠0 NT0
EW: 1 5/6 5/6♠ 2/6NT  ♣4
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: -990 6NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        230    7.94   0.06  3♠ E +3   A9-Selig-Myers vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        260    6.81   1.19  3♠ E +4   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A7-Albert-Fine
        450    4.56   3.44  4♠ E +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        450    4.56   3.44  4♠ E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Blank-Isser
        450    4.56   3.44  4♠ E +1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        480    1.75   6.25  4♠ E +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        480    1.75   6.25  4♠ E +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
        510    0.06   7.94  4♠ E +3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A5-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 and watches the hand get away. When East overcalls 1, West will scent the chance of slam but must bid 6NT to protect the K from being finessed. When they are missing a control (if West uses Blackwood, he'll know), it has to be the A.



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6 ♠T986
A
QJ8
♣T7642
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KJ
T6432
643
♣J95
♠A743
J9875
T9
♣AK
♠Q52
KQ
AK752
♣Q83
7
512
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.86   0.14  4* E -1  A4-Saffren-Per vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  100          5.93   2.07  4 E -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A7-Albert-Fine
  100          5.93   2.07  4 E -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
         50    4.00   4.00  3 S -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Blank-Isser
        140    2.71   5.29  3 W      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
        300    1.43   6.57  5* S -2  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        730    0.14   7.86  3* E     A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A2-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 and South overcalls 2. West may go quietly, but I like a preemptive 3 much better. That will surely bar North with a hand worth only 9 playing points. Happily the hearts are 2-1, limiting the losers.



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7 ♠JT76
87
KT963
♣K4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AKQ9542
KJ43
A
♣6
♠83
Q65
Q7542
♣QJ5
♠-
AT92
J8
♣AT98732
7
177
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2  ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1 3♠  ♣3 ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.81   1.19  4♠ W -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A1-Blank-Isser
  100          6.81   1.19  4♠ W -1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  100          6.81   1.19  4♠ W -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        140    4.56   3.44  3♠ W      A9-Selig-Myers vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        620    2.31   5.69  4♠ W      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
        620    2.31   5.69  4♠ W      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        620    2.31   5.69  4♠ W      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        930    0.06   7.94  3♠* W +1  A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1, since few will act with the South hand. There's a bridge truism not to preempt if you can win the first trick in three suits--certainly true here with two aces and a void. Vulnerable, South's club suit doesn't look so attractive at the three level, anyway. When East bids 1NT, South might now bid 3, but that won't stop West from bidding 3.



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8 ♠AKT
KQJ5
65
♣AKJ5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠62
2
J97432
♣Q742
♠Q973
A87643
T
♣T6
♠J854
T9
AKQ8
♣983
21
36
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 3 4♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥3 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          5.69   2.31  3N N +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  460          5.69   2.31  3N N +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A1-Blank-Isser
  460          5.69   2.31  3N N +2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  460          5.69   2.31  3N N +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  460          5.69   2.31  3N N +2   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  420          2.31   5.69  4♠ N      A9-Selig-Myers vs A5-Seideman-Singer
         50    1.19   6.81  4 S -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        150    0.06   7.94  4♠ S -3   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A10-Dye-Gomer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2NT even with those diamonds. South will check for a spade fit and bid the NT game. How many overtricks? Declarer seems to have three spade tricks, three heart tricks, three diamond tricks and three club tricks--sounds like 12 tricks, but you have to lose a spade to get those three tricks--and you have to knock out the A.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass2NTPass3
Pass3Pass3NT
All pass   

The Bidding: After North opens 2NT, South uses the partnership's method to look for a spade fit. Jerry Helms advises against using Puppet Stayman Over 2NT because of the difficulty handling hands which are 5-4 in the majors. Regular Stayman is better. Partnerships with good memories wishing to learn if opener has a 5-card major may prefer using Muppet Stayman which handles 5-4 hands well. Here, when a major suit fit isn't found, South places the contract in 3NT.

The Lead: In their "Winning Notrump Leads" book, David Bird and Taf Anthias analyze failed Stayman auctions. If declarer has "only six cards in one of the majors, they will never break 3-3). Leading a major suit is therefore unattractive; there is a significant bias towards leading a minor." Here, West is likely to choose a diamond lead because it is likely to be passive.

The Play: Declarer knocks out the Ace to develop 3 heart tricks. Declarer has a choice of finesses against a black Queen. Many will choose the spade finesse because it always develops a 3rd spade trick. Declarers choosing the spade finesse score 11 tricks. Declarers who take the club finesse have an easy time counting the hand. After learning West is 2-1-6-4, a spade finesse is both unnecessary and unlikely to succeed. Declarer Squeeze West in the minors to score 12 tricks.



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9 ♠K87
98
AQ3
♣AQJ76
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J
6432
T82
♣K9843
♠T62
AQJT
K9765
♣2
♠AQ9543
K75
J4
♣T5
16
410
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1/- 6/5♠ 6/5NT
       ♦6 ♥7/6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +990 6NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          7.21   0.79  4♠ N +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  480          7.21   0.79  4♠ N +2   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  450          3.36   4.64  4♠ S +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A10-Dye-Gomer
  450          3.36   4.64  4♠ N +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A1-Blank-Isser
  450          3.36   4.64  4♠ N +1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  450          3.36   4.64  4♠ N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  200          0.14   7.86  2♠ S +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1NT and will be delighted to declare in spades. Again, a theme in this set of hands, there are lots of overtricks to be cashed as the cards lie. Spades are not 4-1, the A is on side, as is the K. Call it a friendly hand and chalk up the extras.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPass41
Pass4All pass 
  1. 6+ spades, no slam interest

The Bidding: After North opens a strong notrump, East isn't eager to overcall with a weak diamond suit at unfavorable vulnerability. There is too much risk of going for -200 even if not doubled. South wants to place the contract at 4. As Larry Cohen discusses in his "Jacoby or Texas with a 6-card major?" article, it is common to treat a Jacoby Transfer followed by a jump to 4 as a slam try. South prefers using a Texas Transfer to play 4.

The Play: East leads their singleton club. West knows declarer has the Ace. East cannot have the Queen-Jack. East would have led the Queen. So declarer has the Queen, or Jack, or both. Playing the King has upside if East holds the Queen. Otherwise, finessing against dummy's 10 seems best. Assuming a 15-17 HCP 1NT rage, East has 9-11 HCP. East wouldn't be eager to lead away from an honor. Finessing against the 10 seems best. If West plays the King on air, declarer will score 12 tricks. Declarer draws trump. When declarer unblocks the 10, declarer learns about the 5-1 break. Declarer crosses with the Ace and cashes 2 club winners. A lobbing finesse towards the King provides declarer's 12th trick.

At tables where West saves the King to cover the 10, declarer has only 3 club winners. That is enough to discard a diamond from dummy to avoid a diamond loser. Declarer can score 12 tricks if they delay drawing trump and take a lobbing finesse towards the King and ruff a heart. A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards might prefer squeezing East in the red suits for their 12th trick.



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10 ♠874
T3
KT32
♣KJ75
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KJT
AQ9
AQJ85
♣T6
♠Q96
K75
964
♣9843
♠A532
J8642
7
♣AQ2
7
175
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 2 1NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.94   0.06  3N W -3   A9-Selig-Myers vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  200          6.81   1.19  2N W -2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
         90    4.56   3.44  1N W      A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A10-Dye-Gomer
         90    4.56   3.44  1N W      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
         90    4.56   3.44  2 W      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A1-Blank-Isser
        120    2.31   5.69  1N W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        180    1.19   6.81  1N* W     A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Albert-Fine
        200    0.06   7.94  2♠ N -2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South doesn't have a good hand for a Rule of 20 1 opener because her hearts are weak and the short club suit is strong, but that won't stop some. West's best bet if South does open 1 is 1NT with his balanced hand and heart stoppers. He shouldn't worry about the clubs. When the diamond finesse loses and that suit doesn't break, there are only seven tricks to be had.



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11 ♠T
T92
AJ42
♣86532
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K732
QJ8
Q985
♣T7
♠Q4
643
KT63
♣QJ94
♠AJ9865
AK75
7
♣AK
5
88
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 5 5♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥2 ♠2 NT4/3
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: +450 5♠-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.94   0.06  4♠ S +1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  400          6.81   1.19  3N N      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A1-Blank-Isser
  200          5.69   2.31  1♠ S +4   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  170          2.31   5.69  1♠ S +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  170          2.31   5.69  1♠ S +3   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A10-Dye-Gomer
  170          2.31   5.69  1♠ S +3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  170          2.31   5.69  1♠ S +3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Albert-Fine
  170          2.31   5.69  1♠ S +3   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

An optimistic South might open 2 with this hand, but the weakish spade suit is a bit of a worry. 1 is the more conservative choice. Even with only 5 HCP, North can justify 1NT with an Ace and a five card suit: maybe there's a better place to play this hand? North will be dismayed when South makes a game-forcing jump-shift to 3. Dare 3NT with those clubs? Raise hearts? Bridge is more of a guessing game than we like to admit.



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12 ♠83
92
QJ75432
♣62
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠KT62
Q53
K8
♣KQ94
♠QJ5
876
AT96
♣JT8
♠A974
AKJT4
-
♣A753
3
138
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 -/1  ♣6 ♥6/7 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1NT  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.94   0.06  2 S +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  110          6.25   1.75  2 S      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  110          6.25   1.75  2 S      A9-Selig-Myers vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  100          4.00   4.00  2N E -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Albert-Fine
  100          4.00   4.00  3♣ W -2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        100    1.75   6.25  3 N -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        100    1.75   6.25  3 N -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A1-Blank-Isser
        200    0.06   7.94  2 S -2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. Vulnerable, North passes. East will bid 1 or 1NT depending on their style. South bids 2 or maybe doubles (dangerous with a void in diamonds, an unbid sit). That will buy the hand and not be a lot of fun. South should hold up on the K lead to win the second club, ruff a club on the table and get back to her hand to ruff again. If West shifts to a trump at trick two, he finesses himself in hearts.



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13 ♠-
AQ6
9765432
♣J42
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AK98
JT842
AJ8
♣T
♠QJT7
K5
Q
♣AK9763
♠65432
973
KT
♣Q85
7
1315
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
EW: 4/5♣ 5 6♠ 5NT  ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -1430 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.38   0.63  4♠ E -2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A1-Blank-Isser
  200          7.38   0.63  6♣ E -2   A9-Selig-Myers vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  100          5.69   2.31  5♣ E -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        650    4.00   4.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
        650    4.00   4.00  4♠ E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        680    1.75   6.25  4♠ E +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Albert-Fine
        680    1.75   6.25  4♠ E +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
       1430    0.06   7.94  6♠ E      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A10-Dye-Gomer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1, rebidding 1 over West's 1 response. West will certainly bid the spade game now. Both red kings cooperate for 12 tricks. Clubs are even 3-3: talk about a friendly hand.



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14 ♠AKQ92
AKJ652
-
♣84
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠7643
Q83
QT6
♣AT6
♠J5
74
AJ953
♣QJ95
♠T8
T9
K8742
♣K732
17
89
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 5 3/4♠ 2NT
       ♣6/7 ♦5
EW: 1/2  ♣6 ♥2 ♠2/3 NT2/4
LoTT: 19 - 16 = +3
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.81   1.19  4 N +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Albert-Fine
  450          6.81   1.19  4 N +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  450          6.81   1.19  4 N +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  420          4.56   3.44  4 N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  100          3.44   4.56  2* E -1  A8-Weber-Lampert vs A10-Dye-Gomer
         50    2.31   5.69  3N S -1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A1-Blank-Isser
        100    0.63   7.38  3N N -2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        100    0.63   7.38  4♠ N -2   A9-Selig-Myers vs A2-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After three passes, North has to wonder where to start. 2 is certainly defensible, but two-suited hands are notoriously hard to describe with so much bidding room gone. Over 1, South bids 1N. North now jumps to 3, showing the bid hand and most likely five spades, since 2, a reverse, would have been forcing. South will take a preference for hearts, and the bidding is over. It's not a stretch to see East leading the K, but if he were rash enough to try to snatch the A, he'll be sorry, watching a club loser evaporate under the K.



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15 ♠T2
K92
A964
♣J865
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J73
JT64
KQJ8
♣A3
♠AK85
3
T732
♣KT92
♠Q964
AQ875
5
♣Q74
8
1210
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1/-♣ 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣7/6 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.38   0.63  4♠ E -2   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  100          7.38   0.63  4 W -2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Albert-Fine
        100    5.13   2.88  2 N -1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A1-Blank-Isser
        100    5.13   2.88  2 N -1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        110    2.88   5.13  3 W      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        110    2.88   5.13  3 E      A4-Saffren-Per vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
        130    0.63   7.38  3 W +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        130    0.63   7.38  3 W +1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A10-Dye-Gomer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1 and will declare in 1NT. A low club lead from North will be of great benefit to declarer if he remembers "second hand low." Up pops the Q, and now North can be finessed for the J. Even a heart lead wouldn't be too painful.



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16 ♠J94
K7
T986
♣K753
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠QT2
AQJT3
KJ
♣962
♠753
95
Q432
♣AQJT
♠AK86
8642
A75
♣84
7
139
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT5/4
EW: 3♣ 1 3 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.94   0.06  1N E -1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A1-Blank-Isser
        100    6.25   1.75  2♠ S -2   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        100    6.25   1.75  2 N -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        110    4.00   4.00  2♣ W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        110    4.00   4.00  2♣ W +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        140    1.19   6.81  2 W +1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        140    1.19   6.81  2 W +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        140    1.19   6.81  2 W +1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1. When East bids 1NT, the standard players will pass, while those playing 2/1 will have to bid 2 now (ugh, but there you are). Then East will likely bid 2. Luckily, NT, clubs and heart partials all work.



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17 ♠A62
K42
J32
♣T952
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K754
QJ963
K
♣AQ3
♠QJT8
75
AT765
♣64
♠93
AT8
Q984
♣KJ87
8
157
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠3 NT5
EW: 2 3 4♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.94   0.06  4♠ E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        110    6.25   1.75  2♠ E      A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        110    6.25   1.75  2♠ E      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
        140    3.44   4.56  3♠ E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        140    3.44   4.56  2♠ E +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        140    3.44   4.56  2♠ E +1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A1-Blank-Isser
        170    0.63   7.38  3♠ E +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        170    0.63   7.38  2♠ E +2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A10-Dye-Gomer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South has 10 HCP, but that doubleton spade precludes a light opener. West opens 1 and then makes a jump raise of East's 1. East is unlikely to choose going on, but this hand plays well when the K is on side and spades are 3-2. Bid it? An optimistic East might revalue to 9 playing points and take the chance.



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18 ♠AJ
Q853
97
♣Q7542
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K853
J
QJT853
♣J3
♠T976
972
K42
♣AK9
♠Q42
AKT64
A6
♣T86
9
810
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 2NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +300 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          4.56   3.44  3 S +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  170          4.56   3.44  3 S +1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A10-Dye-Gomer
  170          4.56   3.44  3 S +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  170          4.56   3.44  3 S +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  170          4.56   3.44  3 S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  170          4.56   3.44  2 S +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  170          4.56   3.44  2 S +2   A9-Selig-Myers vs A1-Blank-Isser
        100    0.06   7.94  3 S -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. Not vulnerable, will West bid 3? Probably not. Even though North shows a limit raise with four trumps. South may hesitate to go one, and who can blame her? West is unlikely to lead his doubleton club with only one trump in his hand, and the Q won't get them far.



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19 ♠AQ965
JT
42
♣AJT9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K2
AQ87642
75
♣Q8
♠JT84
3
AK963
♣K64
♠73
K95
QJT8
♣7532
12
1111
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 3 1/2♠ 1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.94   0.06  4 W -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        110    6.81   1.19  2 W      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Albert-Fine
        140    4.56   3.44  3 W      A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        140    4.56   3.44  3 W      A9-Selig-Myers vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        140    4.56   3.44  2 W +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
        150    1.75   6.25  3♠ N -3   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
        150    1.75   6.25  3♠ N -3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A1-Blank-Isser
        250    0.06   7.94  3♠ N -5   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
20 ♠A9532
43
4
♣KQ762
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠76
JT65
K52
♣AJT9
♠T
KQ82
AJ863
♣853
♠KQJ84
A97
QT97
♣4
9
910
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5
EW: 2 2  ♣5 ♠2 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          7.94   0.06  4♠ S +2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  650          5.69   2.31  4♠ S +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  650          5.69   2.31  4♠ S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  650          5.69   2.31  4♠ N +1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A10-Dye-Gomer
  620          2.31   5.69  4♠ S      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  620          2.31   5.69  4♠ S      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  620          2.31   5.69  4♠ S      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Albert-Fine
        650    0.06   7.94  4♠ S +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A1-Blank-Isser
21 ♠6
KT95
AJT2
♣QT85
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠97
J864
Q8753
♣J4
♠QJ854
72
K96
♣962
♠AKT32
AQ3
4
♣AK73
10
46
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 3 6 5♠ 6/5NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦4 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +2140 7♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          7.38   0.63  3N S +3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  690          7.38   0.63  3N N +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  660          4.00   4.00  3N S +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  660          4.00   4.00  3N N +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  660          4.00   4.00  3N N +2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  660          4.00   4.00  3N N +2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A1-Blank-Isser
  630          1.19   6.81  3N S +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Albert-Fine
        100    0.06   7.94  6N S -1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A10-Dye-Gomer
22 ♠9753
T765
Q754
♣Q
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQ
QJ43
862
♣AJ62
♠AT42
A9
A9
♣KT743
♠J86
K82
KJT3
♣985
4
1315
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 2 4 5♠ 5NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1370 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    7.94   0.06  3♣ E +3   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A7-Albert-Fine
        630    6.81   1.19  3N W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        660    4.00   4.00  3N W +2   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        660    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
        660    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        660    4.00   4.00  3N E +2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        690    0.63   7.38  3N E +3   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        690    0.63   7.38  3N E +3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A10-Dye-Gomer
23 ♠AKT873
QT4
A3
♣72
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q6
A976
KJT8
♣T85
♠94
32
64
♣AKQ9643
♠J52
KJ85
Q9752
♣J
13
109
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 4♠  ♣3 NT5
EW: 3♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +500 5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.38   0.63  4♠ N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  620          7.38   0.63  4♠ N      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  200          4.00   4.00  3♠ N +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  200          4.00   4.00  3♠ N +2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A7-Albert-Fine
  200          4.00   4.00  3♠ N +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  200          4.00   4.00  2♠ N +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  170          1.19   6.81  3♠ N +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        130    0.06   7.94  4♣ E      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
24 ♠AQ973
T5
JT4
♣843
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KT862
86
AKQ95
♣J
♠5
AK972
32
♣AT976
♠J4
QJ43
876
♣KQ52
7
1311
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 4 3 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.38   0.63  3N E -1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A7-Albert-Fine
   50          7.38   0.63  3N E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        140    5.69   2.31  2 E +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        170    4.56   3.44  2 E +2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A10-Dye-Gomer
        400    1.75   6.25  3N E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
        400    1.75   6.25  3N E      A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        400    1.75   6.25  3N E      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        400    1.75   6.25  3N E      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
25 ♠QT3
QJ86
K86
♣A42
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AK9
972
AQ5
♣KJT5
♠654
A5
97432
♣Q73
♠J872
KT43
JT
♣986
12
176
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2♠ S      A9-Selig-Myers vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
         50    5.50   2.50  2 S -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
         50    5.50   2.50  2 S -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
         50    5.50   2.50  2 S -1   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
         50    5.50   2.50  2 S -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A7-Albert-Fine
         90    3.00   5.00  1N W      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Blank-Isser
        100    2.00   6.00  2 S -2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        120    0.50   7.50  1N W +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        120    0.50   7.50  1N W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
26 ♠K87
653
Q943
♣Q64
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A53
AJ842
8
♣K983
♠Q642
KT
KJ762
♣J5
♠JT9
Q97
AT5
♣AT72
7
1210
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4/3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2 3 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90    8.00   0.00  2 E      A4-Saffren-Per vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        110    7.00   1.00  2♠ E      A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        120    5.50   2.50  2N E      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        120    5.50   2.50  1N E +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
        140    3.50   4.50  2 W +1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A7-Albert-Fine
        140    3.50   4.50  2 W +1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
        150    1.50   6.50  2N W +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Blank-Isser
        150    1.50   6.50  2N E +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        300    0.00   8.00  2 N -3   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
27 ♠7
AJ4
Q982
♣KQ642
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KJT964
KT32
K6
♣J
♠532
976
A73
♣T985
♠AQ8
Q85
JT54
♣A73
12
114
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 1/2 1/2NT  ♠5/6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  3N S      A4-Saffren-Per vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  300          7.00   1.00  3♠* W -2  A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
  180          6.00   2.00  1N N +3   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Blank-Isser
  130          5.00   3.00  4 S      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  110          4.00   4.00  3♣ N      A8-Weber-Lampert vs A7-Albert-Fine
         50    2.50   5.50  3N S -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
         50    2.50   5.50  3N N -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        100    0.50   7.50  3N S -2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
        100    0.50   7.50  3N S -2   A9-Selig-Myers vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
28 ♠QT87653
AQ87
-
♣AJ
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AKJ2
62
A4
♣Q8763
♠4
J954
K7652
♣K42
♠9
KT3
QJT983
♣T95
13
147
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1 1 3♠  ♣5 NT5
EW: 1/2♣ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +100 3NT*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.38   0.63  2♠ N +2   A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A5-Seideman-Singer
  170          7.38   0.63  2♠ N +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
  140          4.56   3.44  2♠ N +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A7-Albert-Fine
  140          4.56   3.44  2♠ N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  140          4.56   3.44  1♠ N +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  110          1.75   6.25  2♠ N      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  110          1.75   6.25  1♠ N +1   A9-Selig-Myers vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        200    0.06   7.94  3♠* N -1  A8-Weber-Lampert vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
29 ♠QT972
KJ7
AT3
♣QT
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A84
Q96543
J87
♣K
♠K
2
62
♣AJ9876542
♠J653
AT8
KQ954
♣3
12
108
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4♠  ♣2 ♥6 NT3
EW: 4♣  ♦3 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +200 5♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.38   0.63  4♠ N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
  620          7.38   0.63  4♠ N      A9-Selig-Myers vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
  500          5.69   2.31  6♣* E -2  A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A3-Tilney-Seidner
  200          4.56   3.44  6♣* E -1  A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        100    3.44   4.56  5♠ N -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
        750    1.19   6.81  5♣* E     A4-Saffren-Per vs A7-Albert-Fine
        750    1.19   6.81  5♣* E     A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
        750    1.19   6.81  5♣* E     A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
30 ♠KJ
KT7
KJT6
♣J942
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T6542
854
3
♣AKT7
♠A8
Q32
AQ9852
♣83
♠Q973
AJ96
74
♣Q65
12
712
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2NT  ♦6/5 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣6 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.93   2.07  2 E -1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A7-Albert-Fine
   50          5.93   2.07  2 E -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A9-Goldman-McAlpin
   50          5.93   2.07  2 E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Brandeis-Adler
   50          5.93   2.07  2 E -1   A8-Weber-Lampert vs A6-Goodman-Mendelsohn
         90    2.71   5.29  2 E      A3-Pach-Mendelsohn vs A5-Seideman-Singer
        100    1.43   6.57  2 S -2   A9-Selig-Myers vs A8-Zalesne-Ellerson
        150    0.14   7.86  3♣ N -3   A2-Kestenbaum-Kauffman vs A3-Tilney-Seidner