- Saturday Aft - January 26, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 2575 MP  Geomean: 1185 MP
(based on 39 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Dickenson - Milind Vaze 68.75 1st OA 2.92
Bobbie Gomer - Rhoda Kauffman 62.50 2nd OA 2.19
Bruce Young - Diane Lapat 59.23 3rd OA 1.64
Bharat Rao - Kenneth Chatzinoff 56.85 4th OA 1.23
Sandra Kayson - Sidney Gordon 54.17 5/6th OA 0.81
Allen Anderson - Carol Klempner 54.17 5/6th OA 0.81
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Ellen Gordon - Susan Kestenbaum 53.57 3rd SA 0.73
Arnold Selig - Robert Levine 52.38 4th SA 0.51
Alison Shoemaker - Susan Morse 51.79 2nd OB 0.98
Arlene Birk - Eleanor Feldsher 48.81 1st OC 1.00
Ina Greenspan - Sherri Lampert 47.02 2nd OC 0.75
Merle Rosenfeld - Philip Rosenfeld 44.05 2nd SC 0.38
EVENT>Charity Championship     |SESSION>Saturday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>January 26, 2019   |CLUB NO.>227439    | 01/26/2019 15:39
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Steve Grossman  |RATING>Junior Fund                  |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=4/C=2                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Bernice Mendelsohn     Ruth Gordon              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     77.50  46.13
 2 Susan Kestenbaum       Ellen Gordon             A   .     .     .   |   3     .     .     90.00  53.57  0.73(SA)
 3 Bobbie Gomer           Rhoda Kauffman           A   2     .     .   |   1     .     .    105.00  62.50  2.19(OA)
 4 Jack Mendelsohn        Ferne Kleban             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     85.50  50.89
 5 Arlene Birk            Eleanor Feldsher         C   .     3     1   |   .     2     1     82.00  48.81  1.00(OC)
 6 Sandra Salasin         Howard Salasin           B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     64.50  38.39
 7 Bruce Young            Diane Lapat              B   3     1     .   |   2     1     .     99.50  59.23  1.64(OA)
 8 Rhoda Grossman         Sandy Cherry             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     65.00  38.69
 9 Edward Alcoff          Deborah August           A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     83.00  49.40
10 Robert Levine          Arnold Selig             A   .     .     .   |   4     .     .     88.00  52.38  0.51(SA)
                                          Totals                                            840.00

EVENT>Charity Championship     |SESSION>Saturday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=6/C=4                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ina Greenspan          Sherri Lampert           C   .     4     2   |   .     2     1     79.00  47.02  0.75(OC)
 2 Kenneth Chatzinoff     Bharat Rao               A   4     .     .   |   2     .     .     95.50  56.85  1.23(OA)
 3 Philip Rosenfeld       Merle Rosenfeld          C   .     .     .   |   .     .     2     74.00  44.05  0.38(SC)
 4 Carol Klempner         Allen Anderson           A  5/6    .     .   |  3/4    .     .     91.00  54.17  0.81(OA)
 5 Evette Mittin          Andy Carr                C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     60.00  35.71
 6 David Silberman        Larry Plotkin            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.00  46.43
 7 Sidney Gordon          Sandra Kayson            A  5/6    .     .   |  3/4    .     .     91.00  54.17  0.81(OA)
 8 Barbara Grossman       Ida Jackowski            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     69.00  41.07
 9 Milind Vaze            John Dickenson           A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    115.50  68.75  2.92(OA)
10 Susan Morse            Alison Shoemaker         B   .     2     .   |   .     1     .     87.00  51.79  0.98(OB)
                                          Totals                                            840.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AT942
QJ84
A864
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠86
972
KQ
♣T98762
♠KQ3
T53
J973
♣AK4
♠J75
AK6
T52
♣QJ53
11
513
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2 3♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦4/5 ♥5 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  1N W -3   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
         50    5.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
         50    5.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
         50    5.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        100    1.50   5.50  4♠ N -2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        100    1.50   5.50  4♠ N -2   A7-Young-Lapat vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        100    1.50   5.50  4♠ N -2   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        100    1.50   5.50  4♠* N -1  A9-Alcoff-August vs A7-Gordon-Kayson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass3!1Pass3
All pass   
  1. Short suit game try

The auction in the bidding diagram is the only possible way that NS could possibly stay out of game. Reliance on potential losers and cover cards for those losers and tailoring the bidding to both could possibly make a case for staying out of game. South, with eleven HCP, will consider a limit raise, the choice of those who focus on points -- 1NT forcing plus a jump to 3 will describe a limit raise and three trumps. North will bid game, without much discussion by the pair whether the values are fitting.

Those pairs who use more of the Losing Trick Count evaluation for major suit raises and game versus part score decisions will see the South hand as a nine-loser hand, alternatively a hand with three potential cover cards with a couple of jacks tossed in for plus values. Those pairs will raise 1 to 2, despite the extra jack counted by the point-counters. North then will make a game try, and what can be better than a try in a suit that tells partner to count as plus values honor in all three of the other suits, but not in the suit bid? Using short suit game tries, that is the explanation for the 3 bid. South's hand is devalued and 3 will end the auction for the very few players who follow the views expressed in this analysis.

While the main focus of the hand's play problem might be on the unlucky lie of the trump honors, there is also the serious problem of the diamond suit with only three trumps to cater to ruffing them.

I'd be pleased to be in a partnership that could rationally stop in a part score on this hand at matchpoints. But the field will generally be in game, down one or two.



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2 ♠AQJT
KJ
AK96
♣A53
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K865
A865
73
♣J72
♠972
9
QJT4
♣K9864
♠43
QT7432
852
♣QT
22
86
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 5 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥2 ♠4 NT3/4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  650          5.50   1.50  4 N +1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  650          5.50   1.50  4 N +1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  630          4.00   3.00  3N S +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  620          3.00   4.00  4 S      A10-Levine-Selig vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
  170          2.00   5.00  3 S +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        100    0.50   6.50  4 S -1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        100    0.50   6.50  4 N -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass2Pass2
Pass2NTPass4
Pass4All pass 

When North shows 22-23 HCP balanced, South should simply force partner to play game in hearts.

Even the 4-1 trump split and the 4-2 diamonds cannot prevent taking eleven tricks. The only losers will be one spade and one trump trick. For example, on the lead of the Q, North should win and lead the K. West should probably duck, and then another heart can be won by West, when a diamond is as good as anything. North wins and plays A and then Q, West winning, but then a club would have to be led. North can play the ace, then two spades, discarding the remaining non-trump losers, followed by ruffing a club to draw the remaining trumps. Making 5.

A club shift when West wins the A fares no better: The K is allowed to win, and a diamond continuation will be won with the K, followed by the Q and a winning spade finesse. Then the diamond loser will disappear on the A and the spade loser having been eliminated, A and a spade ruff to draw trumps.

Easy game, this bridge.

Fun, too!



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3 ♠AJT9654
T8
Q7
♣AQ
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠72
J
AT8432
♣T732
♠8
A9752
K96
♣J986
♠KQ3
KQ643
J5
♣K54
13
58
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3  ♥5 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  450          5.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  450          5.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  450          5.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
         50    2.00   5.00  5♠ N -1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A5-Mittin-Carr
         50    2.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
         50    2.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        300    0.00   7.00  4* S -2  A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass2
Pass4All pass 

Assuming that a heart lead is rather unattractive, a black suit lead lets 4 not only make, but make with an overtrick.

Will East lead away from the K??

Unlucky, I say, that there is a defense to 4, bor the contract is attractive just looking at the NS hands.

Quite unlucky for those NS pairs who bid but fail to make.



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4 ♠653
K743
43
♣AT86
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK84
JT96
9852
♣4
♠JT2
Q8
QJT6
♣KQ97
♠Q97
A52
AK7
♣J532
7
811
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠5/6 NT5
EW: 2 1 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          7.00   0.00  1N S      A10-Levine-Selig vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
         90    5.00   2.00  1N E      A9-Alcoff-August vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
         90    5.00   2.00  2 W      A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
         90    5.00   2.00  2 E      A7-Young-Lapat vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        100    3.00   4.00  1 N -1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        120    2.00   5.00  1N E +1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        200    0.50   6.50  2 N -2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        200    0.50   6.50  2 N -2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPassPass1
Dbl12All pass

Having passed, and owning the majors, with a couple of quick tricks, West is within his rights to make a takeout double with that perfect pattern.

North will offer hearts, but East, having originally passed, is eager to get into the fray.

Hmm. To the best contract. So much for thinking East should open in third seat without quick tricks, majors, or a lead-directional suit bid that does not at the same time distort the pattern.



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5 ♠KQ4
A
AQ32
♣J7643
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠8752
KJT9
97
♣AKQ
♠J96
Q7653
85
♣852
♠AT3
842
KJT64
♣T9
16
133
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 2♠ 3NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♦2 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  910          7.00   0.00  4* S +1  A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
  150          4.00   3.00  2N N +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  150          4.00   3.00  1N N +2   A7-Young-Lapat vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  150          4.00   3.00  3 S +2   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  150          4.00   3.00  3 N +2   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  150          4.00   3.00  2 N +3   A10-Levine-Selig vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  130          1.00   6.00  4 S      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
   50          0.00   7.00  3 E -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass3NTAll pass 

OK, so South does not quite have enough for an inverted minor raise, but it's close, and what else would you have South bid? 1NT is a sad bid with two horrid unprotected suits, and manufacturing a 1 bid (better three card major to avoid a worse call), might result in playing the 3-3 fit. Well, at least it makes 2....

But if South will just "like' his quality points and upgrade a bit, then 3NT can be reached (an inverted 2 call shows about limit raise or better values, and North's 15 make bidding some game the likely best. Maybe a bit lucky that there are nine irrefutable tricks, no finesses, no promotions.

It warms the heart to see evaluation rewarded.



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6 ♠64
Q85
QJ9752
♣94
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T73
2
A8
♣KJT7632
♠QJ8
KJ974
643
♣A8
♠AK952
AT63
KT
♣Q5
5
811
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 1♠  ♣4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3NT  ♦4 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -300 4*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          7.00   0.00  3 N +1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
   80          6.00   1.00  1♠ S      A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        100    5.00   2.00  3♠ S -2   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        110    3.50   3.50  3♣ W      A7-Young-Lapat vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        110    3.50   3.50  3♣ W      A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        150    1.50   5.50  3♠ S -3   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        150    1.50   5.50  3 S -3   A9-Alcoff-August vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        200    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -4   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
2Pass2NTPass
PassPass  

Some will open the East hand, out of boredom, when South will overcall 1 and West will toss out 2. East will reluctantly bid 2NT and that, too will be passed out, South very reluctantly.

After a heart or spade lead nine tricks are easy -- one trick in the suit lead, the A, and seven clubs. I don't see how EW can cater to that occurrence. Playing notrump rather than clubs will be sufficient to garner several matchpoints, surely well above average.



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7 ♠K983
Q42
764
♣Q74
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QT7
JT5
QJ9
♣A653
♠A65
A763
K853
♣JT
♠J42
K98
AT2
♣K982
7
1012
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90    6.50   0.50  1N W      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
         90    6.50   0.50  1N W      A10-Levine-Selig vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        110    5.00   2.00  1 E +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        120    3.00   4.00  2N W      A7-Young-Lapat vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        120    3.00   4.00  1N W +1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        120    3.00   4.00  1N W +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        200    1.00   6.00  1N N -2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        500    0.00   7.00  2♣* S -2  A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
PassPass1Pass
1NTAll pass  

The outcome of 1NT contracts are hard to predict, for the bidding usually does not provide much of a clue to the best opening lead. North may lead a spade, which is not as bad as might first appear, for despite losing an easy trick to the Q, North's spots will work well upon South's later return of the suit. Declarer will do best by ducking the second spade trick. Nonetheless, 1NT is ironclad after the spade opening, as declarer will smartly shift to diamonds, setting up two spades, one heart, three diamonds, and one club. The question is whether the defense will give more.



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8 ♠43
87
QJT932
♣862
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AK852
9652
A
♣KQ4
♠J9
KQ43
K85
♣A973
♠QT76
AJT
764
♣JT5
3
1613
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 2 5 5/4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-E/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  3N E -1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        450    3.50   3.50  4 W +1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        450    3.50   3.50  4 W +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        450    3.50   3.50  4 W +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        450    3.50   3.50  4 W +1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        450    3.50   3.50  4 W +1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        450    3.50   3.50  4 E +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        460    0.00   7.00  3N E +2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass? 

So much depends on methods here. If East plows ahead with 3NT, the heart fit will be lost. If East bids 2, West will bid 2 if scientific, and 4 will be found.

3NT is a makeable contract, but 4 should be preferred when the hand with weak trumps has the opportunity to trump a losing diamond in some variations.



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9 ♠A32
K
Q7643
♣QT62
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ6
432
AT9852
♣-
♠T95
QJT876
K
♣J94
♠874
A95
J
♣AK8753
11
107
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3NT  ♦5 ♥4 ♠6
EW: 2 3  ♣2 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +400 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  3* W -2  A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  200          6.00   1.00  4 E -2   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  150          5.00   2.00  4♣ S +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  130          3.50   3.50  4♣ S      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  130          3.50   3.50  4♣ S      A7-Young-Lapat vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
         50    1.00   6.00  5♣ S -1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
         50    1.00   6.00  5♣ S -1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
         50    1.00   6.00  5♣ S -1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A7-Gordon-Kayson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
DblRdbl33
Pass4PassPass
Pass   

5 makes, but that seems a lofty target by South after North has originally passed, regardless of the later redouble and raise. The real reason the hand makes is the unexpected reduction in spade losers in the North hand. That is the key.



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10 ♠Q
AKQ95
T87
♣AJ86
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K852
73
AQJ64
♣53
♠T73
JT6
K32
♣Q942
♠AJ964
842
95
♣KT7
16
106
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 5 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.50   0.50  4 N      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
  620          6.50   0.50  4 N      A9-Alcoff-August vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  200          5.00   2.00  1 N +4   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  170          2.50   4.50  3 N +1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  170          2.50   4.50  2 N +2   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  170          2.50   4.50  2 N +2   A7-Young-Lapat vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
  170          2.50   4.50  2 N +2   A10-Levine-Selig vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  140          0.00   7.00  2 N +1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
Pass1Pass2
Pass4All pass 

South's hand is borderline for Drury , and it would not be much off base to criticize the 2 bid as being overly optimistic. That being said, 1 is clearly wrong, hiding heart support when a later preference to 2 after a 2 rebid by North would suggest pained preference with a doubleton heart and no positive prospects. South would do the partnership a great disservice by bidding 1 unless prepared to bid 3 next after 2.

So the hand becomes a decision between a lame 2 raise by a passed hand or a slight overbid promising useful values and trump support. Since 2 does not promise the world, and any subsequent try by North can safely be refused, 2 seems to get the entire message across.

North will not wait for further decisions and simply contracts for game. Four hearts is a cold contract, while five depends on guessing the club situation.



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11 ♠T52
T832
K
♣KQT84
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q9643
AK95
T
♣J53
♠AKJ8
74
AQ9652
♣2
♠7
QJ6
J8743
♣A976
8
1014
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT4
EW: 3 2 5♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  6♠ W -2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
   50          5.50   1.50  5♠ W -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
   50          5.50   1.50  5♠ W -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ W      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ W      A7-Young-Lapat vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ W      A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ W      A9-Alcoff-August vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ W      A10-Levine-Selig vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
PassPass1Pass
1Pass3Pass
4All pass  

If anything, 3 is an underbid, but it should suffice to get to almost all making games, while leaving a bit of room for a really weak response.

4 would be a Splinter bid, which is a significant overbid. Better diamonds and most often a heart control would be advisable. 4 rebid suggesting spade support and four good spades is miplaces, for the diamonds should be more nearly solid. No, the decision is between 3 and 4. 4 will get West overly excited, but as you can see, slam is really not that far off base.

I cannot see how any pairs could miss game, but those things do happen, s 4 making five will be just an inch over average.



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12 ♠K86
A62
Q6
♣KQ962
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A97543
J
A3
♣J754
♠JT2
KQ3
KT8
♣AT83
♠Q
T98754
J97542
♣-
14
1013
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2  ♣3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3♠ 4NT  ♦5 ♥5/4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
   50          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
   50          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
   50          5.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        140    2.50   4.50  3♠ W      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        140    2.50   4.50  3♠ W      A7-Young-Lapat vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        420    1.00   6.00  4♠ W      A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        500    0.00   7.00  5* N -2  A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A4-Klempner-Anderson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
1Dbl2Pass
2Pass3Pass
PassPass  

West was just shy of a light opening bid, with that really nice shape and aces. Had the A been the A (making AJ54 in all, rather than the actual poor holding), a 1 bid would have been completely in order.

North will lead the K, which, when the A is ruffed, holds the declarer to contract.... there is no second club ruff!



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13 ♠J87653
KJT
T4
♣52
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠K2
A65
Q983
♣JT86
♠T
Q983
K72
♣KQ943
♠AQ94
742
AJ65
♣A7
5
1010
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 1 2  ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 19 = -3
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  140          5.50   1.50  3♠ N      A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  140          5.50   1.50  2♠ S +1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
  110          4.00   3.00  2♠ S      A10-Levine-Selig vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        100    2.50   4.50  3♠ S -1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        100    2.50   4.50  3♠ N -1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        200    0.50   6.50  4♠ S -2   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        200    0.50   6.50  4♠ S -2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
14 ♠AQ2
AQ96
K85
♣862
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KJT985
7432
J3
♣J
♠43
J
Q6
♣AKQT9753
♠76
KT85
AT9742
♣4
15
612
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 6 2♠  ♣5 NT5
EW: 2♣  ♦1 ♥0 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +980 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 2000          7.00   0.00  4N* E -8  A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  500          6.00   1.00  5♣* E -3  A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  400          5.00   2.00  5 S      A9-Alcoff-August vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
  150          3.50   3.50  4 N +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
  150          3.50   3.50  5♣ E -3   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
  100          1.00   6.00  3♠ W -2   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  100          1.00   6.00  4♣ W -2   A10-Levine-Selig vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  100          1.00   6.00  4♣ E -2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A5-Mittin-Carr
15 ♠KT742
T93
KT65
♣T
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠96
J654
QJ84
♣Q92
♠Q8
AK87
A732
♣AK8
♠AJ53
Q2
9
♣J76543
6
620
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3 4 2NT  ♣6 ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -200 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  4 E -3   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  100          6.00   1.00  4 E -2   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        180    5.00   2.00  2N E +2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        200    4.00   3.00  2 E +3   A10-Levine-Selig vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        420    2.00   5.00  4 E      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        420    2.00   5.00  4 E      A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        420    2.00   5.00  4 E      A9-Alcoff-August vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        450    0.00   7.00  4 E +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
16 ♠Q2
AJ976
J53
♣QT2
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠763
KQ54
K86
♣765
♠AK985
3
QT4
♣AKJ4
♠JT4
T82
A972
♣983
10
817
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6/5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 2 1 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        150    6.00   1.00  2N W +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        170    4.50   2.50  3♠ E +1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        170    4.50   2.50  3♠ E +1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A9-Alcoff-August vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        620    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A10-Levine-Selig vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
17 ♠Q93
K7432
52
♣AQ6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K64
AQ965
T86
♣J8
♠JT875
T8
KQ7
♣T92
♠A2
J
AJ943
♣K7543
11
106
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5♣ 4 2 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          7.00   0.00  3N N +2   A10-Levine-Selig vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  400          6.00   1.00  3N N      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  150          4.00   3.00  3 S +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  150          4.00   3.00  2 S +3   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  150          4.00   3.00  4♣ S +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  130          2.00   5.00  3♣ N +1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
  110          1.00   6.00  3♣ S      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A5-Mittin-Carr
         50    0.00   7.00  5♣ S -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
18 ♠3
KQ8532
KJ32
♣K9
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q87
A96
T76
♣QT62
♠KT95
J7
Q
♣AJ8743
♠AJ642
T4
A9854
♣5
12
811
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4  ♣3 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1NT  ♦2 ♥3 ♠6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          7.00   0.00  4♠* E -4  A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
  620          6.00   1.00  4 N      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  170          4.00   3.00  3 N +1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  170          4.00   3.00  2 N +2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  170          4.00   3.00  2 N +2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  150          1.50   5.50  4 S +1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  150          1.50   5.50  4 N +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  140          0.00   7.00  3 N      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A5-Mittin-Carr
19 ♠Q85
J76532
J43
♣3
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K6
AKQT
AT5
♣AT64
♠93
984
Q986
♣KJ72
♠AJT742
-
K72
♣Q985
4
206
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♠
       ♣3 ♦3 ♥4/5 ♠6/7 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 2 2NT  ♠6/5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3 E -2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  140          6.00   1.00  3♠ S      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        150    5.00   2.00  3♣ E +2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        300    3.00   4.00  4♠* S -2  A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        300    3.00   4.00  3♠* S -2  A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        300    3.00   4.00  3♠* N -2  A7-Young-Lapat vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        500    1.00   6.00  4♠* S -3  A10-Levine-Selig vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        600    0.00   7.00  3N E      A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
20 ♠KQ7642
Q
A83
♣K87
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠9
542
KT74
♣QJT32
♠AJ
AT876
QJ2
♣A94
♠T853
KJ93
965
♣65
14
616
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 NT6/4
EW: 4♣ 3 3 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  110          6.00   1.00  2♠ N      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        140    5.00   2.00  3 E      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        200    3.50   3.50  3♠ S -2   A7-Young-Lapat vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        200    3.50   3.50  3♠ N -2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        500    1.50   5.50  4♠* N -2  A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        500    1.50   5.50  3♠* N -2  A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
       1100    0.00   7.00  4♠* N -4  A10-Levine-Selig vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
21 ♠K643
AQ2
962
♣J84
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q52
K74
AKQ4
♣KT7
♠J9
J853
853
♣AQ96
♠AT87
T96
JT7
♣532
10
178
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 3 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        120    7.00   0.00  1N E +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        150    4.50   2.50  1N W +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        150    4.50   2.50  1N W +2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        150    4.50   2.50  1N W +2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        150    4.50   2.50  1N W +2   A10-Levine-Selig vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        400    1.00   6.00  3N W      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        400    1.00   6.00  3N W      A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        400    1.00   6.00  3N W      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A5-Mittin-Carr
22 ♠A7
86543
A
♣AQJ42
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠8432
Q2
K9874
♣63
♠KJT6
AJ9
Q3
♣KT97
♠Q95
KT7
JT652
♣85
15
514
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  1N N +2   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  140          5.50   1.50  3 S      A7-Young-Lapat vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  140          5.50   1.50  3 N      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
  100          3.50   3.50  3♠ E -1   A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  100          3.50   3.50  2 W -1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
         50    2.00   5.00  4 N -1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        110    1.00   6.00  2♠ E      A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        120    0.00   7.00  2N E      A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
23 ♠8543
KT84
93
♣752
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q6
Q7
KT76
♣AT943
♠AJT972
J965
54
♣8
♠K
A32
AQJ82
♣KQJ6
3
116
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  3♠* E -2  A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  120          6.00   1.00  2N S      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  100          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
   90          4.00   3.00  2 S      A7-Young-Lapat vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        100    2.50   4.50  3 N -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        100    2.50   4.50  3♣ S -1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        140    1.00   6.00  3♠ E      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        500    0.00   7.00  3* S -2  A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
24 ♠J2
-
KJT7652
♣9762
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K876
JT9743
8
♣J5
♠Q954
AK6
A3
♣KQ43
♠AT3
Q852
Q94
♣AT8
5
518
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4 1NT  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4
EW: 1♣ 3 3♠  ♦3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW/4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   0.50  4 W -1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
   50          6.50   0.50  4 W -1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
         50    5.00   2.00  4 N -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        170    4.00   3.00  3 W +1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        420    2.00   5.00  4♠ E      A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        420    2.00   5.00  4 W      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        420    2.00   5.00  4 E      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        450    0.00   7.00  5 W      A1-Mendelsohn-Gordon vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
25 ♠AT5
T986
K4
♣J865
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J8432
A
J9653
♣K2
♠Q96
Q2
A7
♣QT9743
♠K7
KJ7543
QT82
♣A
8
910
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦6/5 ♥2 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.50   0.50  4 S +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  450          6.50   0.50  4 S +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  420          5.00   2.00  4 S      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  200          3.00   4.00  3 S +2   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  200          3.00   4.00  3 S +2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  200          3.00   4.00  2 S +3   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  170          0.50   6.50  3 S +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
  170          0.50   6.50  2 S +2   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
26 ♠K975
83
8753
♣KT7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQJ4
AJ65
J6
♣Q93
♠83
KQT2
AQ2
♣J842
♠T62
974
KT94
♣A65
6
1512
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 1 3 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   2.00  4 W -1   A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  100          5.00   2.00  4 W -1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
  100          5.00   2.00  4 W -1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  100          5.00   2.00  4 W -1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
  100          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        620    1.00   6.00  4 W      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        620    1.00   6.00  4 W      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        620    1.00   6.00  4 W      A9-Alcoff-August vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
27 ♠93
Q854
Q9652
♣86
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A52
96
K73
♣AK975
♠KQJ864
KJT72
-
♣T2
♠T7
A3
AJT84
♣QJ43
4
1410
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥2 ♠1 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5/4 6♠ 4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  5♠ E -1   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        230    6.00   1.00  3♠ E +3   A7-Young-Lapat vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        420    5.00   2.00  4♠ E      A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A1-Greenspan-Lampert
        450    4.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        480    2.00   5.00  5♠ E +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        480    2.00   5.00  4♠ E +2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A3-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        480    2.00   5.00  4♠ E +2   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
        800    0.00   7.00  5* S -4  A2-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
28 ♠QT92
J9863
98
♣JT
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AKJ8
AK4
J3
♣KQ94
♠753
QT752
6
♣8732
♠64
-
AKQT7542
♣A65
4
212
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣2 ♥4 ♠4
EW: 5/4♣ 3 3/2♠  ♦3 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -400 5♣-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  710          7.00   0.00  4* S     A10-Levine-Selig vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  500          6.00   1.00  5* E -3  A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  300          5.00   2.00  5* E -2  A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
  150          4.00   3.00  3♠ W -3   A9-Alcoff-August vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  130          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
   50          2.00   5.00  4 W -1   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        200    1.00   6.00  4* S -1  A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        500    0.00   7.00  5* S -2  A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
29 ♠Q852
AK86
5
♣AJ95
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠96
T73
AKT982
♣KQ
♠T73
QJ94
763
♣872
♠AKJ4
52
QJ4
♣T643
14
123
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2/3 5♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥4 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          6.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A5-Mittin-Carr
  650          6.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ S      A9-Alcoff-August vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
  200          0.50   6.50  3♠ S +2   A10-Levine-Selig vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
  200          0.50   6.50  3♠ N +2   A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A7-Gordon-Kayson
30 ♠T8
74
JT9653
♣A98
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠2
KQJ92
Q84
♣KJ74
♠AQ543
AT83
AK7
♣2
♠KJ976
65
2
♣QT653
5
1217
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥1 ♠5 NT3
EW: 1♣ 3 6 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  6 W -1   A10-Levine-Selig vs A10-Morse-Shoemaker
        450    5.00   2.00  4 W +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A5-Mittin-Carr
        450    5.00   2.00  4 W +1   A8-Grossman-Cherry vs A6-Silberman-Plotkin
        450    5.00   2.00  4 W +1   A9-Alcoff-August vs A8-Grossman-Jackowski
        480    2.50   4.50  5 W +1   A7-Young-Lapat vs A4-Klempner-Anderson
        480    2.50   4.50  4 E +2   A5-Birk-Feldsher vs A9-Vaze-Dickenson
        980    0.50   6.50  6 W      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A2-Chatzinoff-Rao
        980    0.50   6.50  6 E      A4-Mendelsohn-Kleban vs A7-Gordon-Kayson