- Saturday Aft - February 2, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 2658 MP  Geomean: 1266 MP
(based on 28 players)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bharat Rao - Lisa Mita 64.42 1st OA 2.48
Larry Plotkin - Mark Cohen 59.42 2nd OA 1.86
David Silberman - Joel Myers 59.08 3rd OA 1.40
Arnold Selig - Robert Levine 57.17 4th OA 1.05
Eleanor Feldsher - Steve Grossman 55.92 5th OA 0.78
Bruce Lieberman - Milind Vaze 54.50 3rd SA 0.62
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Saturday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>February 2, 2019   |CLUB NO.>227439    | 02/02/2019 15:50
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Steve Grossman  |RATING>Charity Club Championship    |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=4/C=0                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Marjorie Ross          Helen Walker             B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     54.70  45.58
 2 Steve Grossman         Eleanor Feldsher         B   5     4     .   |   3     2     .     67.10  55.92  0.78(OA)
 3 Bobbie Gomer           Rhoda Kauffman           A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     51.70  43.08
 4 David Silberman        Joel Myers               B   3     3     .   |   1     1     .     70.90  59.08  1.40(OA)
 5 Robert Levine          Arnold Selig             A   4     .     .   |   2     .     .     68.60  57.17  1.05(OA)
 6 Sandra Salasin         Howard Salasin           B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     56.50  47.08
 7 Edward Alcoff          R David Walker           A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     50.00  41.67
                                          Totals                                            419.50

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Saturday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=6/C=1                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Dalia Singer           Sandra Kayson            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     42.00  35.00
 2 Edie McAlpin           Helena Tucker            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     56.10  46.75
 3 Mark Cohen             Larry Plotkin            B   2     2     .   |   2     2     .     71.30  59.42  1.86(OA)
 4 Joan Brandeis          Jack Mendelsohn          A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     56.40  47.00
 5 Bruce Lieberman        Milind Vaze              B   .     .     .   |   3     .     .     65.40  54.50  0.62(SA)
 6 Andy Carr              Gail Joselson            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     52.00  43.33
 7 Lisa Mita              Bharat Rao               B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .     77.30  64.42  2.48(OA)
                                          Totals                                            420.50

Hands and Results
1 ♠A7643
AQT
32
♣754
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KT5
J95
KQJ7
♣T82
♠J92
7643
A854
♣63
♠Q8
K82
T96
♣AKQJ9
10
105
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 3♠ 3NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      A1-Ross-Walker vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      A4-Silberman-Myers vs A7-Mita-Rao
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      A5-Levine-Selig vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
  400          2.50   2.50  3N S      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1NT
Pass2Pass2
Pass3NTAll pass 

Routine auction, routine contract, routine lead, routine result.

Flat board. Nine tricks, NS plus 400. No matchpoint differentials here.



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2 ♠QJ873
J5
A986
♣J4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K952
T76
53
♣9876
♠-
AK98432
J72
♣KQ2
♠AT64
Q
KQT4
♣AT53
9
313
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4/3 4♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 3 1NT  ♣6 ♦3 ♠3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  790          5.00   0.00  4♠* N     A5-Levine-Selig vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
  620          4.00   1.00  4♠ N      A4-Silberman-Myers vs A7-Mita-Rao
  170          2.50   2.50  3♠ N +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
  170          2.50   2.50  3♠ N +1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson
   50          1.00   4.00  5 E -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        420    0.00   5.00  4 W      A1-Ross-Walker vs A1-Singer-Kayson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Dbl
2234
PassPassPass 

Although East thoughtfully paved the way for West to cooperate at the five level, and despite West's generally poor hand and partial club "fit," it is unlikely that West will take the save because of the four spades and the K, precious little, but SOME defense, and one might well be afraid of the five level with zero working HCP on offense.

4 making four ought to be routine, but South might not be as imaginative as our view, and might not bid 4. But really -- a singleton heart and partner having bid voluntarily?

Suppose West meekly passes (hardly ever a good idea, holding a fit) -- North jumps to 2 and then just try to hold South back! And East has no ideas that West has a semblance of a fit. Bid West, bid!



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3 ♠A92
763
KQ853
♣QJ
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K854
AQ
AJT6
♣K62
♠JT763
J982
97
♣T5
♠Q
KT54
42
♣A98743
12
172
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ -/1  ♦6/7 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    5.00   0.00  2 N -1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        140    4.00   1.00  3♠ W      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        150    3.00   2.00  2N W +1   A1-Ross-Walker vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        170    1.00   4.00  3♠ W +1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A7-Mita-Rao
        170    1.00   4.00  3♠ W +1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        170    1.00   4.00  3♠ W +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1NTPass2Pass
2All pass  

East has a hand that should bid Stayman, hoping to be able to pass a major suit response (approximately a 60% chance to find one). If West bids one, great. If West does not bid one, agree on the workings of your favorite garbage/crawling/trash Stayman after 2. I like 2, telling partner to pick a major, "darn*@ it!" 2, instead, is the old fashioned 54xx invitational hand. But some prefer that after the 2 denial, 2 is to play, 54xx. Those folks seem happier guaranteeing the 5-2 and hoping for the 5-3 fit, at the expense of a descriptive invitation. For them, they must bid 2NT with the 5=4 major hands, happy for their gains on the weak distributional opportunities.

Pick your poison. Know your options. Talk to your partner.



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4 ♠AJ7
J4
8532
♣J874
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K983
Q3
KQ74
♣Q96
♠-
KT87652
J6
♣KT53
♠QT6542
A9
AT9
♣A2
7
127
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥3
EW: 1♣ 4  ♦6 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -500 4NT*-NS/4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  3♠ S      A1-Ross-Walker vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  100          4.00   1.00  5 E -1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        500    3.00   2.00  4♠* S -2  A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        620    1.00   4.00  4 W      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        620    1.00   4.00  4 E      A4-Silberman-Myers vs A7-Mita-Rao
        620    1.00   4.00  4 E      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass33
PassPassPass 

What West on this planet would dream that the motley collection of queens and disjointed kings and lack of fit would make game opposite a third seat preempt?? I would not.

So SOuth should be able to steal with a fitting partner but an unfortunate plethora of losers.



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5 ♠QJ8
KJT874
K43
♣6
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K6
A96
AQJ75
♣AT4
♠A954
Q
986
♣KQJ52
♠T732
532
T2
♣9873
10
1812
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥6 ♠4 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6 -/1 3♠ 4NT  ♥6/7
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -920 6-EW/6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    4.50   0.50  3 W +2   A5-Levine-Selig vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        150    4.50   0.50  3♣ E +2   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        490    2.00   3.00  3N W +3   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        490    2.00   3.00  3N W +3   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        490    2.00   3.00  3N W +3   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        920    0.00   5.00  6♣ E      A1-Ross-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 2DblPass
3Pass3Pass
4Pass5Pass
6All pass  

Nothing will hold West back, having had partner make a pleasant sound over a weak two bid.
Nothing should.



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6 ♠Q52
J5
J2
♣A76542
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J9
AQ2
AQ64
♣KJ93
♠A876
K984
K75
♣QT
♠KT43
T763
T983
♣8
8
1712
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 ♠4 NT2
EW: 2♣ 4 4 3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          5.00   0.00  7N* E -3  A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
  100          4.00   1.00  3N E -1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        620    3.00   2.00  4♠ W      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        630    2.00   3.00  4N E      A5-Levine-Selig vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
       1440    0.00   5.00  6N E      A1-Ross-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2Pass2NTPass
3NTAll pass  

17 HCP might be nice, and one might dream of slam after partner opens the bidding, but let's get real -- you need partner to have about 16+ HCP if holding a balanced hand, and the 2NT rebid says 12-14. There ain't no slam, folks.

Nothing breaks, either. On a spade lead, you would normally hold up once or twice, to sever the defensive communications. However, If South leads a spade and on the 9 North plays the queen, the spade spots are good for another stopper, so you need not hold up at all! Win and lead clubs.

Making four.

The Rule of Seven and other considerations regarding holdup plays do not apply if the spots in the suit will create another stopper by force of rank.



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7 ♠K873
4
764
♣JT853
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J4
A873
JT5
♣Q962
♠96
KJT9
AQ832
♣A4
♠AQT52
Q652
K9
♣K7
4
814
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT6
EW: 2 3/2 1NT  ♣6 ♠4/3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.50   0.50  4 W -2   A5-Levine-Selig vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  200          4.50   0.50  3 E -2   A1-Ross-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao
  140          2.00   3.00  3♠ S      A4-Silberman-Myers vs A6-Carr-Joselson
  140          2.00   3.00  3♠ S      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
  140          2.00   3.00  3♠ S      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        200    0.00   5.00  4♠ S -2   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass2Pass3
Pass3All pass 

Some folks take the Losing Trick Count too literally -- After a single raise, the admonition is simply to bid game with a five loser hand. Well..... is South's hand good enough to bid game? NO! One ace? Disjointed side honors? Questionable honors in three suits? Rethink that guideline and modify it to times when you have clearly working honors and perhaps not a 5422 hand, infamously less playable than 5431 patterns.

Make a game try in the Qxxx suit and honor thy partner's decision.



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8 ♠JT9532
98
5
♣Q963
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠7
KJ632
Q843
♣KJ7
♠4
A54
AKJT6
♣AT82
♠AKQ86
QT7
972
♣54
3
1016
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣0 ♦0 ♥0 NT0
EW: 5♣ 6 6 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -800 6♠*-NS-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    5.00   0.00  4♠ S -2   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        420    4.00   1.00  5 E +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        450    3.00   2.00  5 W      A5-Levine-Selig vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        480    2.00   3.00  4 W +2   A1-Ross-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao
        980    0.50   4.50  6 W      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        980    0.50   4.50  6 W      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass11
24? 

East has too good a hand to pass, especially with West chirping at the two level. And yet... how?

The LAW of Total Tricks tells us to compete to the level of the total number of trumps in the two hands when you can estimate the opponents' number of trumps. That is surely ten or possibly eleven. EW have just 8 trumps, most likely, for West, with values, did not open 2.

So does that mean East should pass? No. There are other considerations. In the first place, West must have a fit of some sort for at least one of the minors on this auction. With one or two spades and five hearts, there are six minor suit cards -- or seven -- in the minors. Wherever those residual cards are located, they are working overtime.

So we have a known double fit and the number of trumps in any one suit is not the total picture. Increase your estimate of tricks by virtue of the double fit.

Can we make a bid that will enlist partner's cooperation? 5 is not very definitive, other than suggesting heart length that really does not exist. 5 would deny holding a heart fit, and emphasize clubs beyond the mere four cards actually held.

4NT!! Can't be Blackwood -- did not open 2, and partner has passed. There is no established fit. Ergo, not Blackwood. Must be TAKEOUT. Must show three suits. Must show a heart tolerance, else 5 or 5.

West cannot bid the slam, but might actually sense it. 5 seems like a descriptive bid, and then East gets to choose -- play diamonds? Play hearts?

Your choice, but the point I wanted to deliver was that 4NT was the bid of choice. what if West had a ton of clubs? Then, over 4NT, 5 might be the safe spot, and the idea was cooperative, not dictatorial by East.



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9 ♠Q76
K832
Q5
♣JT84
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J532
T954
7642
♣7
♠AKT984
AQ
K93
♣A9
♠-
J76
AJT8
♣KQ6532
8
120
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1/-
       ♦6/5 ♥7/6 ♠4/3 NT5/4
EW: 1/- 3♠
       ♣3 ♦7/4 ♥6/5 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.00   0.00  3♣ S +2   A1-Ross-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson
  100          4.00   1.00  5♠ E -1   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A1-Singer-Kayson
         50    3.00   2.00  5♣ S -1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        100    1.50   3.50  5♣* S -1  A5-Levine-Selig vs A7-Mita-Rao
        100    1.50   3.50  5♣* S -1  A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        650    0.00   5.00  4♠ E +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass12
3Pass4Pass
PassPass  

A jump raise in competition is preemptive, not a limit raise or values, and West's hand qualifies! Four trumps and a singleton should suffice for the bid. I read once, was converted, and am a believer, that failure to raise partner with four trumps is a criminal offense.

So for those who still play in the mid-twentieth century style, where a jump raise is forcing or at least of limit raise value, what to do when you hold values and support? CUE BID! That shows limit raise or game values plus support. Or make a simple raise as if you had the auction 1 - P - 2.

Then what to do when holding good values and your own suit? A) bid the suit with constructive values, or make a jump shift with a really good six card suit and intermediate values. YES, it is at least a one-round force. You could look it up.

So a jump raise is preemptive, and West hoped to give partner a couple of club tricks along with trump comfort, but alas, there is but one club ruff and the game, reasonably bid by East with his "five-loser" hand, will fail by one trick -- West needed a second entry to take both winning finesses -- pick the heart finesse or the spade finesse, because you have only one dummy entry.

Unlucky for East, perhaps. With the heart finesse working, all you really needed was trumps 2-1.

Meanwhile, plus 100 is not a good board for NS in theory, for 4 makes for plus 130!!

It pays to bid your big fits -- sometimes in odd ways. See Law of Total Tricks!



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10 ♠AT8
Q6
T6542
♣J96
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠6
AT742
AQ87
♣874
♠KJ7543
9
-
♣AKQT52
♠Q92
KJ853
KJ93
♣3
7
1013
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♥6 ♠2 NT4
EW: 6♣ 4♠ 3NT  ♦5 ♥6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -1370 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A1-Ross-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        620    3.50   1.50  4♠ E      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        620    3.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A1-Singer-Kayson
       1370    1.00   4.00  6♣ E      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
       1370    1.00   4.00  6♣ E      A5-Levine-Selig vs A7-Mita-Rao
       1370    1.00   4.00  6♣ E      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
11 ♠QT52
QT983
63
♣65
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠7643
A52
QJT9
♣K8
♠K9
KJ64
K874
♣QT2
♠AJ8
7
A52
♣AJ9743
4
1012
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 3 1/- 2/1NT
       ♣4 ♥7/6 ♠6/5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  470          5.00   0.00  2♠* N     A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
  110          3.50   1.50  3♣ S      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  110          3.50   1.50  2♣ S +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
   90          2.00   3.00  2♣ S      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
   50          1.00   4.00  3N E -1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A7-Mita-Rao
        130    0.00   5.00  2 E +2   A1-Ross-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson
12 ♠4
73
AKQT7
♣T9543
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠-
T8652
9432
♣K876
♠AKQJ9832
-
86
♣AJ2
♠T765
AKQJ94
J5
♣Q
9
315
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 3/2 3
       ♣6/7 ♠2 NT2
EW: 4♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 16 = +3
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    4.50   0.50  4♠ E      A1-Ross-Walker vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        420    4.50   0.50  4♠ E      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        450    2.50   2.50  4♠ E +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        450    2.50   2.50  4♠ E +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        500    1.00   4.00  5* S -2  A5-Levine-Selig vs A7-Mita-Rao
        650    0.00   5.00  5♠* E     A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
13 ♠AK5
KJ7
K75
♣8753
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠Q964
6532
AT3
♣QJ
♠872
Q94
QJ96
♣K96
♠JT3
AT8
842
♣AT42
14
98
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          4.50   0.50  1N S +1   A1-Ross-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
  120          4.50   0.50  1N S +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
  110          3.00   2.00  3♣ N      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A1-Singer-Kayson
   90          1.50   3.50  1N S      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A7-Mita-Rao
   90          1.50   3.50  1N S      A4-Silberman-Myers vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        100    0.00   5.00  2N N -1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
14 ♠A6
Q954
T2
♣KT984
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q83
A72
QJ8653
♣7
♠T752
86
AK97
♣Q65
♠KJ94
KJT3
4
♣AJ32
9
99
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 1♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 2  ♣2 ♥2 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          3.50   1.50  4 S      A1-Ross-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
  420          3.50   1.50  4 S      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
  420          3.50   1.50  4 N      A4-Silberman-Myers vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
  420          3.50   1.50  4 N      A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  300          0.50   4.50  5* W -2  A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A7-Mita-Rao
  300          0.50   4.50  5* W -2  A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
15 ♠AK8
943
KT82
♣QJ9
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠762
-
QJ9753
♣7652
♠T3
AQT852
-
♣AKT84
♠QJ954
KJ76
A64
♣3
13
313
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2 1 1♠ 2NT  ♣2
EW: 5♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -400 5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  790          5.00   0.00  4♠* S     A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A7-Mita-Rao
  500          4.00   1.00  5♣* E -3  A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  300          3.00   2.00  5♣* E -2  A4-Silberman-Myers vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
   50          2.00   3.00  5♣ W -1   A1-Ross-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        100    1.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        800    0.00   5.00  4♠* S -3  A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
16 ♠A95
A9
762
♣KT543
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KT84
KJ
AQT
♣J972
♠J7
52
KJ984
♣AQ86
♠Q632
QT87643
53
♣-
11
1411
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦2 ♠5 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 2♠ 5NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.50   0.50  3N W -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
  100          4.50   0.50  5 E -1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        100    3.00   2.00  3 S -2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        300    2.00   3.00  4* S -2  A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A7-Mita-Rao
        600    1.00   4.00  3N W      A1-Ross-Walker vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        630    0.00   5.00  3N W +1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
17 ♠J8
QJ943
K82
♣AQ9
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ5
T62
AQ943
♣43
♠976432
-
75
♣KJ752
♠AT
AK875
JT6
♣T86
13
114
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣3 ♦6 ♠3
EW: 1♣ 1 4♠  ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.00   1.00  4 N      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A6-Carr-Joselson
  420          4.00   1.00  4 N      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  420          4.00   1.00  4 N      A4-Silberman-Myers vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
   50          2.00   3.00  5♠ W -1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
         50    1.00   4.00  4 N -1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        100    0.00   5.00  4 S -2   A1-Ross-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
18 ♠J86
8
KQ7
♣KT7632
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q542
AK92
A62
♣J9
♠AT93
643
T93
♣854
♠K7
QJT75
J854
♣AQ
9
144
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 2 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          4.00   1.00  2 S +2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  130          4.00   1.00  2 S +2   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
  130          4.00   1.00  3♣ N +1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
   90          2.00   3.00  2 S      A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
         90    1.00   4.00  1N W      A1-Ross-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        100    0.00   5.00  3N N -1   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A6-Carr-Joselson
19 ♠AKJ84
3
8762
♣QJ8
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠6
AQJT64
Q3
♣T543
♠QT3
9875
JT5
♣A72
♠9752
K2
AK94
♣K96
11
97
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠  ♣6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1NT  ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A1-Singer-Kayson
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ N -1   A1-Ross-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ N -1   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A6-Carr-Joselson
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ N -1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ N -1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ N -1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
20 ♠5
84
AJ8643
♣AQJ2
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QT8
T62
Q5
♣T7653
♠A76
AQ973
T9
♣K84
♠KJ9432
KJ5
K72
♣9
12
413
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 1 4♠ 3/4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.00   0.00  2♠ S +2   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A6-Carr-Joselson
  150          4.00   1.00  2 N +3   A1-Ross-Walker vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
  140          2.50   2.50  3♠ S      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  140          2.50   2.50  3♠ S      A5-Levine-Selig vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        100    0.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        100    0.50   4.50  3♠ S -1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
21 ♠QJT87
K9
J95
♣J43
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠9
A654
A4
♣AK9752
♠A65
JT
T87632
♣Q8
♠K432
Q8732
KQ
♣T6
8
157
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 1 3NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    4.50   0.50  3♠ S -1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        100    4.50   0.50  3♠ N -1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
        110    3.00   2.00  2♣ W +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        130    1.50   3.50  4♣ W      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        130    1.50   3.50  4♣ W      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A7-Mita-Rao
        460    0.00   5.00  3N E +2   A1-Ross-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
22 ♠AQ97
98752
2
♣AT9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠3
QT4
J9763
♣8652
♠KJ62
K6
KT5
♣K743
♠T854
AJ3
AQ84
♣QJ
10
313
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3/2 3♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          4.90   0.10  2 N +2   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
         50    3.10   1.90  4 N -1   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
         50    3.10   1.90  4 N -1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        100    0.70   4.30  4♠ S -2   A1-Ross-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        100    0.70   4.30  4♠ S -2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A7-Mita-Rao
23 ♠KQJT7
AQT3
653
♣T
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠85
KJ965
KT42
♣K6
♠A63
8
AQJ98
♣AJ42
♠942
742
7
♣Q98753
12
1016
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 5 1 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -600 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.50   1.50  3N E -1   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
  100          3.50   1.50  3N E -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A7-Mita-Rao
  100          3.50   1.50  3N E -1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
  100          3.50   1.50  3N E -1   A5-Levine-Selig vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        130    0.50   4.50  3 E +1   A1-Ross-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        130    0.50   4.50  2 E +2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A6-Carr-Joselson
24 ♠AT853
AQ43
JT86
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q964
T9875
AK94
♣-
♠J2
-
Q7532
♣AKQ963
♠K7
KJ62
-
♣JT87542
11
912
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3/2 3♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.00   0.00  5* W -2  A5-Levine-Selig vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
   50          3.50   1.50  5 W -1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A2-McAlpin-Tucker
   50          3.50   1.50  4 W -1   A1-Ross-Walker vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
         50    1.50   3.50  3♠ N -1   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
         50    1.50   3.50  4 N -1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        130    0.00   5.00  3 W +1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A7-Mita-Rao
25 ♠4
654
AJ85
♣KJT53
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AK62
873
Q
♣98742
♠QT8
Q9
T9762
♣AQ6
♠J9753
AKJT2
K43
♣-
9
910
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4 2♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥2 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.00   0.00  4 S      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
  200          4.00   1.00  2 S +3   A5-Levine-Selig vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
  170          1.50   3.50  2 S +2   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A6-Carr-Joselson
  170          1.50   3.50  2 S +2   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  170          1.50   3.50  2 S +2   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
  170          1.50   3.50  2 S +2   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao
26 ♠J64
T76
975
♣AT93
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AK
85
AQ64
♣KQ842
♠QT32
AJ932
K8
♣J5
♠9875
KQ4
JT32
♣76
5
1811
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥3 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 4 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3N E -2   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        600    4.00   1.00  3N W      A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
        630    2.00   3.00  4N E      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        630    2.00   3.00  3N W +1   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao
        630    2.00   3.00  3N E +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        660    0.00   5.00  3N W +2   A5-Levine-Selig vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
27 ♠KJT53
95
QT5
♣762
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠74
KQ843
AJ84
♣J9
♠A
JT72
K963
♣KT43
♠Q9862
A6
72
♣AQ85
6
1111
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2♠  ♦4 ♥3 NT6
EW: 3 4/3  ♣6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -300 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.00   0.00  5* W -2  A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn
  100          3.50   1.50  5 W -2   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A1-Singer-Kayson
  100          3.50   1.50  5 W -2   A5-Levine-Selig vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
   50          2.00   3.00  5 W -1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
         50    1.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        300    0.00   5.00  4♠* S -2  A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao
28 ♠KT84
JT876
A2
♣T8
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q97
K3
K7
♣QJ9763
♠A52
AQ2
J9863
♣K5
♠J63
954
QT54
♣A42
8
1114
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦4/5 ♠6 NT3
EW: 3♣ 2 1♠ 2/3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  3N E -2   A7-Alcoff-Walker vs A7-Mita-Rao
         90    4.00   1.00  2 E      A3-Gomer-Kauffman vs A6-Carr-Joselson
        400    3.00   2.00  3N E      A5-Levine-Selig vs A3-Cohen-Plotkin
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A4-Silberman-Myers vs A1-Singer-Kayson
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A6-Salasin-Salasin vs A5-Lieberman-Vaze
        460    0.00   5.00  3N E +2   A2-Grossman-Feldsher vs A4-Brandeis-Mendelsohn