- Monday Aft - January 28, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 2540 MP  Geomean: 1466 MP
(based on 33 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Arnold Selig - Joel Myers 66.07 1st A 0.90
Douglas Dye - Kenneth Chatzinoff 64.29 2nd A 0.63
Elaine Ratner - Sandra Kayson 57.67 1st A 0.90
Jack Mendelsohn - Susan Kestenbaum 55.06 3rd A 0.45
Joan Brandeis - Joanne Adler 53.70 2/3rd A 0.54
Edie McAlpin - Rhoda Kauffman 53.70 2/3rd A 0.54
Helena Tucker - Peggy Blitz 52.98 1st B 0.40
Carolyn Per - Donna Saffren 52.12 2nd B 0.34
Merle Rosenfeld - Philip Rosenfeld 48.15 1st C 0.24
Bernice Mendelsohn - Sidney Gordon 47.32 2nd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>January 28, 2019   |CLUB NO.>227439    | 01/28/2019 15:31
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DIR> Edie McAlpin    |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Susan Kestenbaum       Jack Mendelsohn          A    3     .     .    104.06  55.06  0.45(A)
 2 Ralph Franklin         Leah Halpern             B    .     .     .     65.25  34.52
 3 Ellie Goldman          Ellen Gordon             A    .     .     .     89.44  47.32
 4 Douglas Dye            Kenneth Chatzinoff       A    2     .     .    121.50  64.29  0.63(A)
 5 Richard Rosenfeld      William Goldman          B    .     .     .     74.81  39.58
 6 Peggy Blitz            Helena Tucker            B    4     1     .    100.13  52.98  0.40(B)
 7 Joan Bernstein         Cecile Stern             C    .     .     .     81.00  42.86
 8 Arnold Selig           Joel Myers               A    1     .     .    124.88  66.07  0.90(A)
 9 Sidney Gordon          Bernice Mendelsohn       B    .     2     .     89.44  47.32  0.28(B)
                                          Totals                         850.51

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Philip Rosenfeld       Merle Rosenfeld          C    .     .     1     91.00  48.15  0.24(C)
 2 Elaine Ratner          Sandra Kayson            B    1     1     .    109.00  57.67  0.90(A)
 3 Carolyn Per            Donna Saffren            B    4     2     .     98.50  52.12  0.34(B)
 4 Richard Seideman       Dalia Singer             B    .     .     .     95.50  50.53
 5 Rhoda Kauffman         Edie McAlpin             A   2/3    .     .    101.50  53.70  0.54(A)
 6 Barbara Albert         Stephanie Fine           C    .     .     .     77.50  41.01
 7 Millie Ellerson        Sherri Lampert           C    .     .     .     81.50  43.12
 8 Joan Brandeis          Joanne Adler             A   2/3    .     .    101.50  53.70  0.54(A)
                                          Totals                         756.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠J6
AT975
AQ
♣QT93
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q843
J82
T754
♣75
♠952
Q4
832
♣K8642
♠AKT7
K63
KJ96
♣AJ
13
35
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 6 6 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  990          7.00   0.00  6N S      A8-Selig-Myers vs A6-Albert-Fine
  980          4.50   2.50  6 N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  980          4.50   2.50  6 N      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  980          4.50   2.50  6 N      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  980          4.50   2.50  6 N      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  480          1.50   5.50  4 N +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  480          1.50   5.50  4 N +2   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
         50    0.00   7.00  6 N -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A3-Per-Saffren

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Once North opens, South should be thinking of slam. Whether South starts with 1 or Blackwood, the final resting place will be either 6 or 6NT. With only a heart loser in either case, 12 tricks should be common. What will East lead against hearts? Either black suit will scare North since he knows there's a likely trump loser. Against 6NT, a black suit lead from West would ease all Declarer's tensions. A diamond lead neither helps nor hurts. Left to her own devices, declarer may try the spade finesse rather than the club--and will be sorry.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass21
Pass3Pass3
Pass42Pass4NT
Pass53All pass 
  1. game force with clubs or a balanced game force
  2. diamond control, no control in a black suit, willing to cooperate with a slam try
  3. 2 key cards without the Queen

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-2, 6, and 8-9.

The Bidding: North opens 1. South, with 3-card support, game forcing values, and slam interest, responds with a Two Over One Game Force . For partnerships where a 2 or 2 Game Force shows a 5+ card suit, South responds 2 to show a Game Force with club or a balanced Game Force. North raises clubs. Since North didn't Splinter , South expects North to be 2-5-2-4. South's 3 rebid shows 3-card support. It isn't clear whether South has a real club or suit or has a balanced hand.

At this point, both North and South are unlimited. Without an additional agreement, it can be difficult to differentiate between a cue bid showing strong slam interest and a cue bid showing the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. In his "Fast Arrival and Picture Jumps--the 3NT Slam Try" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses using 3NT as an artificial bid to differentiate the level of slam interest. There are two versions of this agreement. If playing the Serious 3NT version, North cue bids 4 to deny control of a black suit, show a diamond control, and show willingness to cooperate with a slam try. South bids 4NT Roman Keycard . When North shows 2 key cards without the Queen, South isn't willing to risk 6 missing the Queen and the King. The auction ends at 5.

At tables where North-South play Non-Serious 3NT, North's artificial 3NT bid shows the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. Since North didn't cue bid 3, North denies a spade control. South cue bids their club control. This guarantees a spade control. With 2 quick losers, South would have signed off at 4. North cue bids their diamond control. South doesn't know the partnership is missing the King. There isn't room to ask about both the Queen and the King. Whether South asks for key cards or cue bids, they will have a guess on whether to bid the slam.

The Play: Declarer has 7 quick winners in the side suits. Cashing the King and finessing against West offers an 89% chance for 4 heart tricks. It is a Safety Play against West holding QJxx, a 5.6% chance. Taking the Safety Play leaves declarer with a finesse against the King or Queen for their 12th trick. Here, the King is onside, and a club finesse provides declarer's 12th trick.

Some declarers may prefer declining the Safety Play in hearts, hoping West has Jxx or Qxx and can be end played. Here, declarer can cash their high hearts and cash their diamonds. Now exiting a heart end plays West.



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2 ♠J98632
J
K75
♣Q32
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠5
AKT76542
8
♣J95
♠QT
93
QJ963
♣A864
♠AK74
Q8
AT42
♣KT7
7
89
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4♠  ♣6 ♥4 NT4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦5 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A6-Albert-Fine
  620          4.50   2.50  4♠ N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  620          4.50   2.50  4♠ N      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  620          4.50   2.50  4♠ N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  620          4.50   2.50  4♠ N      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
   50          2.00   5.00  5 W -1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        100    0.50   6.50  4♠ S -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A3-Per-Saffren
        100    0.50   6.50  4♠ N -1   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

After South opens 1NT, West will surely bid some number of hearts--will it be 3 or the common choice of 4 with an eight-bagger? A heart jump will make life tough for North--he has such a poor six card suit and only seven HCP. On the lie of the cards, there are 10 tricks available in spades, but who will bid it? If N-S to find 4, West won't go quietly on this vulnerability. 5 is a good sacrifice.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1NT
4DblAll pass 

The Bidding: After South opens a strong notrump. West's 8-card heart suit, spade shortness, and the favorable vulnerability make a preemptive 4 overcall attractive. Assuming a 15-17 HCP 1NT range, North knows their partnership has 22-24 HCP. West should have 8+ hearts. It isn't clear whether North's slow honors have defensive value. North had planned to sign off in 2. So North isn't eager to bid 4 when 4 may be going down.

It is common to play a Negative Double over interference over 1NT . At this level, a double is more card showing than takeout oriented. North expected a positive score on the board. Doubling to protect the expected equity has some risk of 4 making and some risk of South pulling the double to a contract which may go down. North-South aren't likely to score many Matchpoints if 4 makes. Doubling has substantial upside if 4 can be beaten 2 tricks. Risking a double to protect equity seems best. South is happy to defend.

The Play in 4: With hearts breaking 2-1, declarer has 9 winners. Without help from the defense, declarer must lose a spade, a diamond, and 2 clubs for down 1.

The Play in 4: With spades breaking 2-1, declarer has 8 winners. Declarer can establish a club trick by force. West should have 8 hearts for their 4 overcall. When West shows a spade singleton, declarer knows they have 4 cards in the minors. East has 9 cards in the minors. Cashing the King and finessing against East for the Queen-Jack offers a 74% chance for a 3rd diamond trick. When diamonds cooperate, declarer has 10 tricks.



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3 ♠862
K9865
KT7
♣QT
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠4
43
QJ98
♣A97654
♠AKQJ5
AQT72
2
♣J3
♠T973
J
A6543
♣K82
8
717
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6/5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 1 3 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   1.00  4♠ E -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  200          6.00   1.00  4♠ E -2   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  200          6.00   1.00  3♠ E -2   A8-Selig-Myers vs A6-Albert-Fine
  100          4.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        150    3.00   4.00  2 N -3   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A3-Per-Saffren
        600    1.00   6.00  3N W      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        600    1.00   6.00  3N W      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        600    1.00   6.00  3N W      A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A8-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

East opens 1 with great optimism, soon to be dashed when partner likes neither of his lovely major suits. With only seven HCP, West will quit ASAP, leaving partner to play a heart partial that is marred by the nasty trump break. It's not usual to want to ruff in the hidden hand opposite two on the dummy, but that will be the profitable choice on this hand. Luckily North has three spades. South may lead the A on this auction--it's hard to know what's best.



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4 ♠982
J7
AJT843
♣73
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ54
K64
95
♣9865
♠KT7
AQT3
KQ7
♣QT4
♠Q63
9852
62
♣AKJ2
6
816
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 3♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3N E -1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        100    6.00   1.00  2 N -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        120    5.00   2.00  2N E      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A6-Albert-Fine
        150    3.00   4.00  2N E +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        150    3.00   4.00  2N E +1   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        150    3.00   4.00  2N E +1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A3-Per-Saffren
        600    1.00   6.00  3N E      A8-Selig-Myers vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        630    0.00   7.00  3N E +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

2 from North won't slow East down--his 2NT overcall shows just this hand: a NT opener with diamond values. The major suits are friendly--finesse South for the Q and be delighted when the J falls. Even if North wins the opening diamond and switches to a club, the 9 in the dummy survives as a stopper. Without that switch, there will be overtricks galore.



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5 ♠KJ2
K932
K72
♣J95
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A95
Q754
T6
♣AT84
♠Q863
JT86
Q3
♣763
♠T74
A
AJ9854
♣KQ2
11
105
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 1 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥6 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          4.50   2.50  3N S +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  630          4.50   2.50  3N N +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  630          4.50   2.50  3N N +1   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  630          4.50   2.50  3N N +1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A6-Albert-Fine
  630          4.50   2.50  3N N +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
  630          4.50   2.50  3N N +1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  600          1.00   6.00  5 N      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A3-Per-Saffren
  210          0.00   7.00  2N N +3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1, rebidding them over North's 1 response. Now North will make a game try of 2NT, which South should happily accept with 14 HCP and a six card suit. Play is straightforward: get rid of the A and score up the hand when diamonds break.



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6 ♠764
K87
932
♣KJ73
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJ985
62
QJ6
♣942
♠KT2
AT5
8754
♣T85
♠Q3
QJ943
AKT
♣AQ6
7
87
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 4 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   0.50  4 S      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
  420          6.50   0.50  4 S      A8-Selig-Myers vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  170          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  170          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  170          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A3-Per-Saffren
  170          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  170          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A6-Albert-Fine

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South is too good for 1NT and opens 1, bidding the heart game when North raises. E-W need to be careful--they may have spades but the vulnerability is unfavorable. -800 would be less than pleasant, and South should double if deprived of the game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
1224
All pass   

The Bidding: After South opens 1, West overcalls 1. North raises to 2. East competes to 2. South's 19 Support Points suggest bidding game. South's Losing Trick Count of 6 suggests inviting game. South's Queen doubleton merits a downgrade. South's honor combinations and texture merit a substantial upgrade. Bidding 4 seems best. The unfavorable vulnerability and their balanced hands dissuade East-West from sacrificing.

The Play: West is likely to lead their Queen, top of an honor sequence. East discourages. Declarer wins the Ace, concealing the King from West. Declarer can pickup any 3-2 trump break, a 4-1 break where the 10 is singleton, and a 4-1 break with East holding the 10, an 87.6% chance. Crossing with a low club would block the suit and increase the likelihood of a defensive ruff. Declarer leads a low heart towards dummy's King. East wins their Ace. East-West can take their spade winners. Declarer has 10 tricks: 4 + 2 + 4.



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7 ♠5
A83
AK8742
♣QT6
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q986
Q976
J
♣A532
♠AKJ32
T5
T953
♣94
♠T74
KJ42
Q6
♣KJ87
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 2 1NT  ♠4
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  3♠* E -2  A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  130          5.50   1.50  4 N      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  130          5.50   1.50  2 N +2   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A6-Albert-Fine
  110          3.50   3.50  3 N      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A3-Per-Saffren
  110          3.50   3.50  2 N +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  100          2.00   5.00  3♠ E -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        110    1.00   6.00  2♠ E      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        140    0.00   7.00  3♠ E      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A8-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. After a 1 overcall, South has enough points for a Negative Double . West will surely raise spades. Knowing not only that South has some points but that his side suit cards should prove useful, North will repeat the diamonds and buy the hand. Play clubs ahead of hearts and create a pitch for a low heart rather than chancing the heart finesse.



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8 ♠QJ52
Q976
QT
♣KJ8
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A763
J
KJ962
♣Q42
♠KT9
AK3
84
♣AT973
♠84
T8542
A753
♣65
11
1114
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 3♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  3N E -4   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  100          6.00   1.00  4♠ W -2   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
         90    5.00   2.00  1N E      A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A6-Albert-Fine
        120    4.00   3.00  2N E      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        300    2.50   4.50  3* N -2  A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        300    2.50   4.50  2* N -2  A8-Selig-Myers vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        430    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A3-Per-Saffren
        500    0.00   7.00  3* S -3  A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A8-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

I'd not use the Rule of 20 as an excuse to open the West hand--not with those dubious J and Q. East opens 1 and rebids 1NT over a 1 response. Now West will raise and East goes on to the NT game. Declarer has 4 club tricks if he plays for North to have the J. Playing the diamonds is scary, and I'd try to wait for the opponents to clarify the situation.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass2Pass
2Pass2NTPass
3Pass3NTAll pass

The Bidding: After West opens 1, North has a choice between passing and doubling for takeout. North's quacky hand merits a downgrade. North's 12 Support Points are inflated by their doublelton Queen. Many will reasonably pass. East's 2 response is a Two Over One Game Force . A common expert agreement is for West's 2 rebid to confirm 5+ diamonds. East's 2NT rebid is natural and denies a 4-card major. West's 3 rebid shows 3-card support and suggests either slam interest or concern about 3NT. East, with good stoppers in the majors, offers 3NT as the final contract, ending the auction.

In general, it is good to get in and out of auctions quickly. So some Norths will make a takeout double. In his "Over Opponent's Takeout Double" article, Larry Cohen advises "most agree that 2-level bids after a double are natural and NOT forcing. Since you can redouble with 10 HCP, a 2-level response is assumed to be less than 10 HCP." With that understanding East redoubles to show 10+ HCP. As discussed in David Lindop's “The Redouble” article, South could pass to show no preference. Here, South has a preference for hearts. Normally, a jump advance would be natural and invitational. After the redouble, a jump advance is preemptive. Here, South's poor heart texture makes preempting less attractive. South advances to 1. West isn't willing to defend 1. They prefer showing their spade suit. East-West arrive at 3NT.

The Play: South's standard lead is their 4th best heart. Declarer expects South to have 3, 4, or 5 hearts. If hearts are 5-4, holding up will not cut communication, but it might help declarer count the hand. North covers dummy's Jack and returns the 6. Declarer wins while South plays the 2. Declarer knows North started with 4 hearts and South started with 5 hearts.

Running the Queen scores 5 club tricks when South has the singleton Jack, a 2.8% chance. With 2 potential entries to dummy, it offers a 68% chance of scoring 4 club tricks. Leading a low club from dummy has no chance to score 5 tricks, but has a 71% chance of scoring 4 tricks. If North made a takeout double, North should have 3 or 4 clubs. Now running the Queen offers a 20% chance of scoring 5 tricks, and a 100% chance for 4 tricks.

Tempo is critical. 4 club tricks will bring declarer to 8 tricks. If North scores a club trick, before declarer establishes their 9th trick, the defense will have the tempo to score 5 tricks: 3 + 1 + 1. If declarer can sneak a diamond trick before attacking clubs, they may be able to establish 9 tricks before the defense scores 5 tricks. Declarer leads a low diamond towards dummy. If declarer has the Queen, declarer always has 4 diamond tricks. If North has the Queen, declarer may be trying to gain a tempo by sneaking a diamond trick past South. Rising with the Ace is a catastrophe if North has the singleton Queen. Rising with the Ace defeats 3NT if North has Qxx. It gives declarer a guess if North has Queen doubleton.

Declarers who go after clubs first will go down in 3NT. Declarers who attempt to score a diamond trick before going after the clubs will make 3NT if South ducks their Ace and they score their King and go after clubs. If South rises with the Ace, declarer doesn't have the tempo to setup their clubs if they have a club loser. So they must guess whether to play for Qxx onside, Qx offside , or South holding Jack singleton.



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9 ♠-
AK94
A642
♣Q9872
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AKQJ8762
53
J5
♣4
♠T3
QJ62
K9873
♣A6
♠954
T87
QT
♣KJT53
13
1110
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1  ♦6 ♠3 NT3
EW: 1 4♠ 3NT  ♣2 ♥5
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +200 5♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.50   0.50  5♣* N -1  A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A3-Per-Saffren
        100    6.50   0.50  5♣* N -1  A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        650    3.50   3.50  5♠ W      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        650    3.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        790    1.00   6.00  4♠* W     A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A6-Albert-Fine
        990    0.00   7.00  4♠* W +1  A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

If N-S play Inverted Minors , the auction will be at 3 before it gets to West. No matter: this is a 4 hand if ever there were one. Partner has great help--and North has the red honors which matter. Declarer wins the opening club and draws trump. Now he leads a low heart and awaits developments.
There are no sure entries to the dummy once the trump and the A are gone. A smooth duck if declarer leads the J could be very profitable.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1NT
45All pass 

The Bidding: As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Opening with 4 diamonds and 5 clubs" article, opening 1 with 4 diamonds and 5 clubs often leads to a false preference for diamonds. Here, North is too strong to pass, but not strong enough to Reverse . North's clubs aren't good enough or long enough to rebid. Opening 1 seems the best of North's options. South's 1NT response denies a 4-card major. West has a choice between bidding 4 or bidding 3 to ask East to bid 3NT with a diamond stopper. With no honors in the rounded suits, West isn't eager to suggest 3NT. West prefers overcalling 4.

North's 3 quick tricks may cash on defense. West is likely to have 8+ solid spades for their 4 overcall at unfavorable vulnerability. North's spade void allows North-South to play a 30 point deck. South must have a 4+ card minor. North-South have at most 1 loser in the majors. Bidding 5 to give South a choice of minors seems best. South prefers clubs. It is difficult for East-West to risk 5 at unfavorable vulnerability.

The Play in 4: Declarer has 9 quick winners. North is likely to lead a high heart. Declarer can lead a heart towards dummy to establish their 10th trick. A lobbing finesse towards the King would also provide declarer's 10th trick.

The Play in 5: After knocking out the Ace, declarer has 4 club tricks. 3 spade ruffs bring declarer to 7 tricks. Declarer has 3 quick winners in the red suits. A lobbing finesse towards the Queen provides declarer's 11th trick.



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10 ♠KQ976542
8
7
♣942
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AT
Q76
K64
♣JT853
♠J8
AT42
AT932
♣Q7
♠3
KJ953
QJ85
♣AK6
5
1011
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 NT4
EW: 2/1♣ 3/2 2/1 3NT  ♠3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -200 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  650          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ N      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ N      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  620          3.50   3.50  4♠ N      A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        100    0.50   6.50  4♠ N -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A6-Albert-Fine
        100    0.50   6.50  4♠ N -1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A3-Per-Saffren

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Whether East passes or opens, North will bids spades--lots of spades. He has no desire to defend and should push to be declarer. If East passes, South opens 1 and North can start with 1--it's forcing doe one round. What will happen now? Hard to tell, but North as declarer I can predict with some confidence.



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11 ♠K74
T9854
5
♣9873
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T
KQ3
AQT86
♣AJ64
♠98532
AJ2
KJ32
♣K
♠AQJ6
76
974
♣QT52
3
1612
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥4 ♠5 NT3
EW: 1♣ 6 2 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -920 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        430    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        430    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        430    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A3-Per-Saffren
        430    5.00   2.00  3N W +1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        430    5.00   2.00  3N E +1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        460    1.50   5.50  3N W +2   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        460    1.50   5.50  3N W +2   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        490    0.00   7.00  3N W +3   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A6-Albert-Fine

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

West opens 1, rebidding 2 when East responds 1. Now East knows partner has an unbalanced hand, and his minor suit holdings are terrific. East can bid hearts now (Fourth Suit Forcing) to check if perchance West has three spades. If West does bid NT now, East may well pass. It's hard for East to visualize a diamond slam with only 12 HCP. Without a spade lead, there are lots of tricks in NT.



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12 ♠A9872
43
J8
♣AT75
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q65
82
AT62
♣J943
♠KT3
AK97
9543
♣82
♠J4
QJT65
KQ7
♣KQ6
9
710
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          7.00   0.00  3N S      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A6-Albert-Fine
  180          6.00   1.00  1N S +3   A8-Selig-Myers vs A3-Per-Saffren
  170          4.50   2.50  2 S +2   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  170          4.50   2.50  2 S +2   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  150          3.00   4.00  1N S +2   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  120          2.00   5.00  1N S +1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
   90          1.00   6.00  1N S      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
   50          0.00   7.00  2 E -1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Will East open a third seat 1 with those lousy diamonds? Maybe. Either way, South bids 1. If East did venture 1, West might raise (four card support and six HCP is enough). North will bid 1 if he can, since he can tolerate hearts. If West passes and North bids 1, South will now show her diamond stopper with 1NT, a likely stopping place. The J in the NOrth hand will be a welcome sight.



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13 ♠95
AT4
J94
♣K9743
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KJ764
K73
AT2
♣82
♠T3
J986
Q87
♣AQT5
♠AQ82
Q52
K653
♣J6
8
119
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1♣ 1 3 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          7.00   0.00  1N S +1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A3-Per-Saffren
  100          6.00   1.00  2N E -1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A4-Seideman-Singer
   90          5.00   2.00  1N N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A6-Albert-Fine
         80    4.00   3.00  1♠ W      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        100    2.50   4.50  2 S -1   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        100    2.50   4.50  2 S -1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        140    1.00   6.00  1♠ W +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        200    0.00   7.00  1N S -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1. West overcalls 1, which may well pass back to South. And there's nothing for South to say. He has a minimum hand and his spade honors are assuredly in the wrong place. Time to go quietly.



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14 ♠AK32
7
T52
♣AKQ64
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J76
AT4
Q8763
♣JT
♠Q84
KJ32
KJ9
♣832
♠T95
Q9865
A4
♣975
16
810
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 3♠ 2NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣3 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  1♠ N +4   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A6-Albert-Fine
  140          5.00   2.00  2♠ N +1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A3-Per-Saffren
  140          5.00   2.00  1♠ N +2   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  140          5.00   2.00  1♠ N +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  130          3.00   4.00  3♣ N +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  120          1.00   6.00  2N S      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  120          1.00   6.00  2N N      A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  120          1.00   6.00  1N N +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1 in fourth seat. South bids 1 and North now says 1. I don't fault any South who now passes on this absolute minimum. She has no way to know how great North's club suit is. Get a diamond ruff on the table if spades are trump--by playing diamonds before leading trump.



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15 ♠A
Q532
T96
♣K9853
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠QJ8762
T7
83
♣AJ2
♠943
J98
K52
♣QT76
♠KT5
AK64
AQJ74
♣4
9
86
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 6 6 2♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          4.00   3.00  4♠ S +2   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A6-Albert-Fine
  680          4.00   3.00  4 S +2   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  680          4.00   3.00  4 S +2   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A3-Per-Saffren
  680          4.00   3.00  4 S +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  680          4.00   3.00  4 S +2   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  680          4.00   3.00  4 N +2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
  680          4.00   3.00  4 N +2   A8-Selig-Myers vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  230          0.00   7.00  3 S +3   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

South opens 1 and jumps to the heart game next. How will it go? If West overcalls spades, North makes a Negative Double and South jumps to the heart game. Bid the slam? Not if we give West the K. Just enjoy the overtricks.



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16 ♠AK962
K5
Q2
♣AKJT
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠JT54
J763
KJ83
♣2
♠Q
AQ984
A965
♣987
♠873
T2
T74
♣Q6543
20
612
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠  ♦2 ♥2 NT4
EW: 4 5  ♣5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  210          7.00   0.00  2N N +3   A8-Selig-Myers vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  120          5.50   1.50  2N N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  120          5.50   1.50  2N N      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
         50    3.50   3.50  2N N -1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
         50    3.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Albert-Fine
        100    1.50   5.50  3♠ N -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        100    1.50   5.50  4♣ N -2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        170    0.00   7.00  3 E +1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A3-Per-Saffren

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 2NT (even with two doubletons). That will buy the hand and be very profitable if anyone else in the room gets to the E-W heart game. And they may well get there if North opens 1. With a heart lead, it won't even be a rout: 5 clubs, a heart and two spades.



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17 ♠KJT43
KJ84
A8
♣KJ
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q9
AQT6
QT
♣T9862
♠A5
97532
J63
♣A53
♠8762
-
K97542
♣Q74
16
109
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1 5♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: -/1♣  ♣6/7 ♦3 ♥6 ♠2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Albert-Fine
  450          6.50   0.50  4♠ N +1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A3-Per-Saffren
  230          5.00   2.00  2♠ N +4   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  170          3.50   3.50  3♠ N +1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
  170          3.50   3.50  3♠ N +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  130          2.00   5.00  3 S +1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  110          1.00   6.00  3 N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        100    0.00   7.00  3N N -2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

North opens 1. South should ignore his diamonds and brush off only having five HCP: time to raise spades! North will be delighted to bid game. What will East lead? Spades? A low heart? No matter as long as North plays West for the Q if trump aren't led initially.



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18 ♠9
K8642
QJ3
♣A974
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AKJT8
Q973
A9
♣T2
♠Q65
AJT
T874
♣KJ3
♠7432
5
K652
♣Q865
10
1411
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2 3 4♠ 4NT  ♣5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A8-Selig-Myers vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
   50          6.00   1.00  3 E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Albert-Fine
        170    5.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ W      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ W      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ W      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ W      A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A3-Per-Saffren
        450    0.00   7.00  4♠ W +1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis (For 299ers)

Once West opens 1 in third seat, East will show a limit raise, depending on North's action (will he double or bid 2 or pass?). How he shows the LR will depend: do they play Drury ? Use 2NT over an opponent's double? Cuebid (over 2)? Whatever way, West will happily bid the spade game. If North has acted, declarer will also play him for the K and the A, losing altogether two clubs and a diamond at many tables.



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19 ♠KQT543
AKJ2
9
♣95
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ82
Q8764
T3
♣QT
♠97
9
KQ7654
♣K873
♠6
T53
AJ82
♣AJ642
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3♠ 2/3NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          7.00   0.00  4♠ N      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  170          6.00   1.00  2 N +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  120          5.00   2.00  2N S      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A6-Albert-Fine
  110          4.00   3.00  2 N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Per-Saffren
         50    2.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
         50    2.50   4.50  3♠ N -1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        100    0.50   6.50  4♠ N -2   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        100    0.50   6.50  4♠ N -2   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
20 ♠3
KJT9874
T6
♣QJ4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T54
Q62
Q84
♣K752
♠J8762
A53
KJ93
♣T
♠AKQ9
-
A752
♣A9863
7
79
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5♣ 2 4 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.50   1.50  4 N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  620          5.50   1.50  4 N      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
  620          5.50   1.50  4 N      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  620          5.50   1.50  4 N      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  170          3.00   4.00  3 N +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Per-Saffren
  140          2.00   5.00  3 N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  130          1.00   6.00  3♣ S +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A6-Albert-Fine
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
21 ♠J
JT853
K2
♣87642
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q72
64
QT63
♣KQ93
♠T9653
KQ
J985
♣AJ
♠AK84
A972
A74
♣T5
5
911
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +500 4♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.50   1.50  2 S +2   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  170          5.50   1.50  2 S +2   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  170          5.50   1.50  2 S +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  170          5.50   1.50  2 S +2   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  140          2.50   4.50  3 N      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A6-Albert-Fine
  140          2.50   4.50  3 N      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A3-Per-Saffren
  100          1.00   6.00  2♠* E -1  A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        110    0.00   7.00  2♠ E      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
22 ♠86
KQ852
AT7
♣AQ8
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A543
A
KQ82
♣JT74
♠J92
JT43
J65
♣K32
♠KQT7
976
943
♣965
15
146
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   80          7.00   0.00  1 N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A3-Per-Saffren
         50    6.00   1.00  2 N -1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
         90    5.00   2.00  1N E      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        100    4.00   3.00  3 N -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        120    2.00   5.00  2N E      A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        120    2.00   5.00  1N E +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        120    2.00   5.00  1N E +1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A6-Albert-Fine
        150    0.00   7.00  4 N -3   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
23 ♠Q8754
KJT5
A5
♣65
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJT
764
K6
♣QT982
♠K3
Q
QJ9742
♣K743
♠962
A9832
T83
♣AJ
10
1011
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♦3
EW: 4♣ 4  ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.50   1.50  3♠ N      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A3-Per-Saffren
  140          5.50   1.50  3♠ N      A8-Selig-Myers vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
  140          5.50   1.50  2♠ N +1   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  140          5.50   1.50  2♠ N +1   A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  110          3.00   4.00  2♠ N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
    PASS       1.50   5.50  Pass Out  A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
    PASS       1.50   5.50  Pass Out  A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A6-Albert-Fine
        870    0.00   7.00  3* E +1  A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
24 ♠Q95
KT4
QJT
♣Q943
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AT7643
73
A97
♣T5
♠8
AQ9652
K842
♣A6
♠KJ2
J8
653
♣KJ872
10
813
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 5 4 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -420 4♠-EW/4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   0.50  3♠ W -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
   50          6.50   0.50  4 E -1   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A6-Albert-Fine
        110    5.00   2.00  2♠ W      A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        140    3.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        140    3.50   3.50  2 E +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        170    1.00   6.00  3 E +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        170    1.00   6.00  2 E +2   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A3-Per-Saffren
        170    1.00   6.00  2 E +2   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
25 ♠QJT
AJT
J643
♣KQT
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠842
KQ543
97
♣764
♠A3
98762
AKT5
♣85
♠K9765
-
Q82
♣AJ932
14
511
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3♠ 3NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♦5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A6-Albert-Fine
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Per-Saffren
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      A8-Selig-Myers vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
  420          4.00   3.00  4♠ N      A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        100    0.00   7.00  4♠ N -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
26 ♠JT3
QJ
JT864
♣Q85
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠2
AT952
K5
♣J9742
♠K9764
K874
92
♣A6
♠AQ85
63
AQ73
♣KT3
7
810
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣4 ♥3 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 4 1NT  ♦4 ♠6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -500 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  1N S +2   A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A6-Albert-Fine
   90          6.00   1.00  1N S      A8-Selig-Myers vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        100    5.00   2.00  1N S -1   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        140    4.00   3.00  2 W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Per-Saffren
        170    2.00   5.00  2 W +2   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        170    2.00   5.00  2 W +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        170    2.00   5.00  2 W +2   A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin
        200    0.00   7.00  2♠ S -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
27 ♠2
KJT5
K9765
♣K84
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AKJT6
A8
A83
♣QT2
♠85
732
QJT2
♣AJ73
♠Q9743
Q964
4
♣965
10
188
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥5 ♠2/3 NT1
EW: 6♣ 4 1 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -920 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  2N E -1   A1-Kestenbaum-Mendelsohn vs A2-Ratner-Kayson
        140    6.00   1.00  2♠ W +1   A8-Selig-Myers vs A7-Ellerson-Lampert
        170    5.00   2.00  2♠ W +2   A4-Dye-Chatzinoff vs A8-Brandeis-Adler
        210    4.00   3.00  2N W +3   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        400    1.50   5.50  3N E      A3-Goldman-Gordon vs A6-Albert-Fine
        400    1.50   5.50  3N E      A5-Rosenfeld-Goldman vs A1-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        400    1.50   5.50  3N E      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Per-Saffren
        400    1.50   5.50  3N E      A7-Bernstein-Stern vs A5-Kauffman-McAlpin