- Tuesday Aft - March 5, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 2216 MP  Geomean: 897 MP
(based on 36 players)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Philip Rosenfeld - Sidney Gordon 70.36 1st A 0.90
Rhoda Kauffman - Sandy Tilney 58.55 2nd A 0.63
Ferne Kleban - Fran Pach 56.80 1st A 0.90
Sara-Lee Roseman - Winnie Radbill 55.10 2nd A 0.63
Judi Shinberg - Karen Gold 52.30 3rd A 0.45
Beth Murphy - Sherri Lampert 51.32 4th A 0.32
Jack Mendelsohn - Peggy Blitz 51.27 3rd A 0.45
Eleanor Feldsher - Marjorie Ross 50.98 2nd B 0.34
Bunny Van Adelsberg - Gerry Jawer 44.68 2nd C 0.22
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>March 5, 2019      |CLUB NO.>227439    | 03/05/2019 15:23
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Edie McAlpin    |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=6/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Marjorie Ross          Eleanor Feldsher         B    4     2     .     85.64  50.98  0.34(B)
 2 Andrew Cantor          Jay Ochroch              C    .     .     .     78.29  46.60
 3 Bobbie Gomer           Arnold Selig             A    .     .     .     85.50  50.89
 4 Beatrice Lipschultz    Shirley Weiner           B    .     .     .     84.14  50.08
 5 Winnie Radbill         Sara-Lee Roseman         B    2     1     .     92.57  55.10  0.63(A)
 6 Peggy Blitz            Jack Mendelsohn          A    3     .     .     86.14  51.27  0.45(A)
 7 Ferne Kleban           Fran Pach                A    1     .     .     95.43  56.80  0.90(A)
 8 Sandra Kayson          Richard Rosenfeld        B    .     .     .     77.30  46.01
 9 Edie McAlpin           James Masterson          B    .     .     .     70.29  41.84
                                          Totals                         755.30

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=4                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Susan Kestenbaum       Tony Zacchei             A    .     .     .     84.86  50.51
 2 Sidney Gordon          Philip Rosenfeld         B    1     1     .    118.21  70.36  0.90(A)
 3 Gerry Jawer            Bunny Van Adelsberg      C    .     .     2     75.07  44.68  0.22(C)
 4 Barbara Albert         Stephanie Fine           C    .     .     .     61.00  36.31
 5 Andy Carr              Sondra Tucker            C    .     .     .     68.20  40.60
 6 Rhoda Kauffman         Sandy Tilney             A    2     .     .     98.36  58.55  0.63(A)
 7 Sherri Lampert         Beth Murphy              C    4     3     1     86.21  51.32  0.32(A)
 8 Howard Salasin         Sandra Salasin           B    .     .     .     76.93  45.79
 9 Karen Gold             Judi Shinberg            B    3     2     .     87.86  52.30  0.45(A)
                                          Totals                         756.70

Hands and Results
1 ♠A86
KT7654
AK4
♣4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT7
J82
QJ532
♣98
♠J42
A93
T76
♣KQJ3
♠K953
Q
98
♣AT7652
14
611
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 3 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4/3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          7.00   0.00  4 N      A7-Kleban-Pach vs A4-Albert-Fine
  200          6.00   1.00  2 N +3   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  170          4.50   2.50  2 N +2   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  170          4.50   2.50  2 N +2   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  140          2.50   4.50  2 N +1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  140          2.50   4.50  2 N +1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
         50    1.00   6.00  4 N -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass2Pass2NT1
Pass32Pass4
All pass   
  1. Spiral (query)
  2. 3-card support, maximum values (14-15 high card points )

For many partnerships this may be a difficult deal to reach game. For partnerships who do not make 3-card rebid raises the bidding on this deal might go as below to reach 3, and in fairness 3 might be the optimal (most favorable) contract.

1 - 1
2 - 3
3 - All Pass

Bidding: Playing 3-card rebid raises, the deal might go as in the auction here. North with 14 hcp opens 1 with the plan to rebid 2. Partnerships who play Minimum Offshape Takeout Double s (see Special Doubles) might have East make a Takeout Double based on values (Savannah Double), but in the auction here, East passes. South responds 1 and North with 3-spades raises to 2. South's bid of 2NT (Spiral¹) is artificial a query asking North to further define his hand and North's bid of 3 shows 3-card support and with 14 hcp and 17 support points maximal values. South with 13 support points can bid 4.

¹ Spiral simple responses to 2NT (see Board 12)
3 3-card support & minimum values (11-13 hcp)
3 3-card support & maximum values (14-15 hcp)
3 4-card support & minimum values (11-13 hcp)
3 4-card support & maximum values (14-15 hcp)
3NT 4-card support (4-3-3-3) & maximum values (14-15 hcp)
4X (Splinter) 4-card support, singleton/void & minimum values (11-13 hcp)

4 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. W94JA
2. S6863
3. N73Q2
4. S82A6
5. N6A38
6. S10J8Q
7. NA457
8. NK795
9. N4109Q
10. S7104K
11. WJ59K
12. S5QKJ
13. W31022
Made 4 — NS +420

Play: The play of this deal is tricky. On the opening lead of the 9 declarer (South) plans on trumping two clubs in dummy and making a blind lead from dummy up to the Q. Then cashing 2 diamonds and ruffing a diamond in hand. Only playing on spades once cross ruffs are made.

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2 ♠63
AQ92
T64
♣K764
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠74
KJ876
K9
♣QJ85
♠AQJ8
54
QJ7
♣AT93
♠KT952
T3
A8532
♣2
9
1014
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2/1 2NT  ♦5/4 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  3N E -2   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  100          6.50   0.50  2 E -2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A5-Carr-Tucker
   50          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
   50          4.50   2.50  2♣ E -1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A4-Albert-Fine
        110    3.00   4.00  3♣ E      A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        150    1.00   6.00  2N E +1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        150    1.00   6.00  1N W +2   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        150    1.00   6.00  1N E +2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
3 ♠Q54
AQJ75
93
♣Q32
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T632
42
AQJ8
♣954
♠KJ9
KT
KT764
♣AT8
♠A87
9863
52
♣KJ76
11
714
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 1  ♣7/6 ♦3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.50   1.50  3 N      A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  140          5.50   1.50  3 N      A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  140          5.50   1.50  2 N +1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  140          5.50   1.50            A7-Kleban-Pach vs A4-Albert-Fine
  110          3.00   4.00            A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
  100          2.00   5.00  5 E -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
         50    1.00   6.00  3 N -1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        130    0.00   7.00  3 E +1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
4 ♠Q95
AJ5
K952
♣J53
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK3
KT83
J87
♣A84
♠T876
2
AQT64
♣KQ7
♠J42
Q9764
3
♣T962
11
1511
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥6/5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 1 5♠ 4/5NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        600    7.00   0.00  3N W      A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        630    4.00   3.00  3N W +1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        630    4.00   3.00  3N W +1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        630    4.00   3.00  3N W +1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        630    4.00   3.00  3N W +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
        630    4.00   3.00  3N W +1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        660    0.50   6.50  3N W +2   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
        660    0.50   6.50  3N W +2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
5 ♠T3
AQJ73
Q843
♣J5
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠9842
T9
KJT9
♣QT8
♠QJ65
K62
A
♣K7432
♠AK7
854
7652
♣A96
10
613
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 1NT  ♣5 ♠4
EW: 2♣ 2♠  ♦5 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  3♠ W -3   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  140          6.00   1.00  2 N +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
   50          5.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
        110    3.00   4.00  2♠ W      A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        110    3.00   4.00  2♠ W      A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        110    3.00   4.00  1♠ E +1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        140    1.00   6.00  3♠ W      A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        300    0.00   7.00  4 N -3   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
6 ♠AK82
J972
T2
♣Q94
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠9743
84
Q8654
♣52
♠QJT6
AK3
KJ3
♣KJ3
♠5
QT65
A97
♣AT876
10
218
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/2 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.93   0.07  2 S +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
  100          4.64   2.36  2♠ W -1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  100          4.64   2.36  3 W -1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
  100          4.64   2.36  1♣ E -1   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
         50    1.79   5.21  3 N -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
         50    1.79   5.21  2 N -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        110    0.07   6.93  3 E      A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
7 ♠QT32
Q865
Q6
♣Q97
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J86
AT94
AK9
♣T52
♠A54
K732
JT
♣AK83
♠K97
J
875432
♣J64
8
1215
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 1 4 3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   1.00  4 E -2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
  200          6.00   1.00  4 E -2   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  200          6.00   1.00  4 E -2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  100          2.50   4.50  3N E -1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  100          2.50   4.50  4 E -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  100          2.50   4.50  4 E -1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
  100          2.50   4.50  4 E -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        620    0.00   7.00  4 E      A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A4-Albert-Fine
8 ♠Q98
KJT82
853
♣K9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K762
Q
Q964
♣AT83
♠4
A9653
AT72
♣J54
♠AJT53
74
KJ
♣Q762
9
119
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1 2♠  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6/7 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3  ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.50   1.50  2♠ S      A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  110          5.50   1.50  2♠ S      A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  110          5.50   1.50  2♠ S      A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  110          5.50   1.50  2♠ S      A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
  100          3.00   4.00  2 E -2   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
   50          2.00   5.00  2N W -1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
         50    0.50   6.50  3♠ S -1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A4-Albert-Fine
         50    0.50   6.50  2♠ S -1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
9 ♠T96
A6
Q63
♣AQ763
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠-
KJ3
K7542
♣T9542
♠KQJ843
T742
A
♣K8
♠A752
Q985
JT98
♣J
12
713
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 2 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          7.00   0.00  2♠* E -2  A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A4-Albert-Fine
  200          6.00   1.00  2♠ E -2   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  100          4.50   2.50  2♠ E -1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
  100          4.50   2.50  2♠ E -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        110    3.00   4.00  2♠ E      A7-Kleban-Pach vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        140    1.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
        140    1.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
        140    1.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
10 ♠AKT76
3
AQ3
♣KJ75
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J543
K9
T542
♣Q42
♠9
J65
KJ86
♣AT963
♠Q82
AQT8742
97
♣8
17
69
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/- 4 4♠ 4/2NT
       ♦7/6
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  4 S +1   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  630          6.00   1.00  3N N +1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  620          5.00   2.00  4 S      A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
  140          4.00   3.00  3 S      A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        100    2.00   5.00  4 S -1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A4-Albert-Fine
        100    2.00   5.00  4 S -1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
        100    2.00   5.00  4 S -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        200    0.00   7.00  3N N -2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
11 ♠9
AJ6
AJ654
♣KQJ5
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AT2
9843
K98
♣A83
♠KQ76543
QT52
T
♣4
♠J8
K7
Q732
♣T9762
16
117
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3  ♥4 ♠3 NT5
EW: 2 3♠ 2NT  ♣3 ♦3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          7.00   0.00  5 N      A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A4-Albert-Fine
  150          6.00   1.00  5♠ E -3   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠* E -1  A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
   50          4.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
         50    3.00   4.00  5 N -1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
        100    1.50   5.50  5* N -1  A3-Gomer-Selig vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        100    1.50   5.50  5 N -2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        590    0.00   7.00  4♠* E     A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
12 ♠2
JT8
AKT2
♣KJT76
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AK543
953
J94
♣42
♠QJ76
7
Q8753
♣Q93
♠T98
AKQ642
6
♣A85
12
87
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 1 6 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣0 ♦6 ♥0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +1100 6♠*-EW-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          6.00   1.00  5 S +1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A4-Albert-Fine
  680          6.00   1.00  4 S +2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  680          6.00   1.00  4 S +2   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  650          3.50   3.50  4 S +1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  650          3.50   3.50  4 S +1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  620          2.00   5.00  4 S      A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  500          1.00   6.00  4♠* W -3  A3-Gomer-Selig vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
  230          0.00   7.00  3 S +3   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass2Pass2NT1
Pass32Pass43
Pass44Pass4
Pass55Pass6
All pass   
  1. Spiral (query)
  2. 3-card support, maximum values (14-15 high card points )
  3. control bid
  4. control bid
  5. shape 1-3-4-5

This deal continues the discussion of 3-card rebid raises (see Board 1).

Bidding: North deals and with 12 hcp and 7 losers opens the bidding 1 and South with 13 hcp and 6 losers responds 1 F1 . Some might have West overcalling 1, but in an auction where neither opponent has yet limited his hand, West passes in the auction here.¹ North with 3-card support raised to 2. South bids 2NT (Spiral) as artificial asking North to further define his hand. North's bid of 3 is 3-card support and with 15 support points shows maximal values. South's bid of 4 is a control bid North's 4 is a control bid and South's 4 is nothing else to control. The magic bid in the auction is North's bid of 5 showing second round control in diamonds and most likely the shape of 1-3-4-5 with a singleton spade. South now bids 6.

¹ If West does bid in this auction, it actually makes it easier for North to cuebid 4 instead of 5.

6 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. WK279
2. W410QA
3. S105J6
4. N10723
5. N83A5
6. SK925
7. S52K3
8. NA764
9. NK889
10. N10QQJ
11. S84J9
12. N7Q63
13. S4A6J
Made 6 — NS +1430

Play: With the lead of the 4 there is not much to the play of this deal picking up the Q. Without the lead of a club, declarer (South) must find the Q.

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13 ♠Q95
QT83
J6
♣AJ53
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KT743
AK96
AK8
♣K
♠A82
J5
QT95
♣9876
♠J6
742
7432
♣QT42
10
207
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥4 ♠2 NT5
EW: 1♣ 4 2/3 5♠ 2NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    7.00   0.00  1♠ W +3   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        620    5.50   1.50  4♠ W      A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        620    5.50   1.50  4♠ W      A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
        650    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        650    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
        650    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
        650    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        650    2.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A4-Albert-Fine
14 ♠K5
T7642
K8
♣AT63
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQ742
KQ5
952
♣82
♠T9
AJ8
AQJ6
♣J974
♠J863
93
T743
♣KQ5
10
1113
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6/5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT5/4
EW: 1♣ 2 1 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  3N E -2   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  100          6.50   0.50  2N W -2   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A5-Carr-Tucker
   50          4.00   3.00  3N E -1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
   50          4.00   3.00  3N E -1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
   50          4.00   3.00  3N E -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A4-Albert-Fine
        120    2.00   5.00  2N E      A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
        150    1.00   6.00  2N E +1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        210    0.00   7.00  2N E +3   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
15 ♠Q864
8
A9862
♣QJ2
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AK732
QT2
K743
♣A
♠T5
AJ543
JT
♣9865
♠J9
K976
Q5
♣KT743
9
166
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  3♠ E -3   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
   50          4.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
   50          4.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A4-Albert-Fine
   50          4.50   2.50  2♠ W -1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
   50          4.50   2.50  2♠ W -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        140    1.00   6.00  2♠ W +1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        140    1.00   6.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        140    1.00   6.00  2♠ W +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
16 ♠QT872
K9
QJ
♣9873
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠4
52
KT953
♣AK652
♠AKJ93
Q8764
2
♣QJ
♠65
AJT3
A8764
♣T4
8
1013
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/3 ♦5 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 2 2 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          7.00   0.00  4 E -4   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  200          5.00   2.00  3N E -2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  200          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -2   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  200          5.00   2.00  3 E -1   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
  100          2.50   4.50  3N E -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  100          2.50   4.50  3 E -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A4-Albert-Fine
        600    1.00   6.00  3N E      A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
        620    0.00   7.00  4 E      A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
17 ♠765
KJ63
QJ4
♣532
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q932
AQT85
-
♣T876
♠KT4
7
AK9863
♣A94
♠AJ8
942
T752
♣KQJ
7
814
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥5 ♠3/4 NT6
EW: 4♣ 2 2 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  3N E -3   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A4-Albert-Fine
  100          6.00   1.00  3N W -2   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
   50          4.00   3.00  3N E -1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
   50          4.00   3.00  3N E -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
   50          4.00   3.00  2 E -1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
         90    1.50   5.50  2 E      A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A5-Carr-Tucker
         90    1.50   5.50  2 E      A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        120    0.00   7.00  1N E +1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
18 ♠AKQJ6
83
87
♣J753
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T9
5
AKQT963
♣AQ8
♠84
AJ7642
J542
♣K
♠7532
KQT9
-
♣T9642
11
159
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2♠  ♦0 ♥4 NT2
EW: 5 2 2NT  ♣4 ♠4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -400 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  4 E -2   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A4-Albert-Fine
  100          6.50   0.50  4 E -2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
   50          4.50   2.50  3 E -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
   50          4.50   2.50  6 W -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        100    3.00   4.00  4♠ N -1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        400    1.00   6.00  5 W      A3-Gomer-Selig vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
        400    1.00   6.00  5 W      A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        400    1.00   6.00  5 W      A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
19 ♠A8
A653
AQ97
♣AJ4
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K94
9
842
♣KQ8652
♠Q53
KJ872
KT65
♣T
♠JT762
QT4
J3
♣973
19
89
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/- 2 2/1♠ 3/2NT
       ♣6/5 ♦7/6
EW: -/1♣  ♣6/7 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  2 E -2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  140          6.00   1.00  3♠ N      A3-Gomer-Selig vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  120          4.50   2.50  1N N +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  120          4.50   2.50  1N N +1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
         50    1.50   5.50  3N N -1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A4-Albert-Fine
         50    1.50   5.50  3N N -1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
         50    1.50   5.50  2N N -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
         50    1.50   5.50  2N N -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
20 ♠JT2
AT873
JT
♣T86
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A9864
J952
K6
♣52
♠73
KQ6
A875
♣Q973
♠KQ5
4
Q9432
♣AKJ4
6
811
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2/1NT  ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♦5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +120 2NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  2♠ W -3   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  200          6.00   1.00  1N E -2   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  150          5.00   2.00  1N S +2   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
  120          4.00   3.00  1N S +1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
  110          3.00   4.00  2 S +1   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  100          1.50   5.50  1N E -1   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  100          1.50   5.50  1N E -1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
        200    0.00   7.00  1N S -2   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A4-Albert-Fine
21 ♠Q7
AQ93
AJ654
♣J4
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KJ62
K742
K8
♣KT7
♠T98
J8
Q732
♣AQ52
♠A543
T65
T9
♣9863
14
139
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1/2♣ -/1 2♠ 1NT
       ♦6 ♥6/7
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  2♣ E -3   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A4-Albert-Fine
  110          6.00   1.00  1 N +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  100          4.00   3.00  1N E -2   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
  100          4.00   3.00  1N E -2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  100          4.00   3.00  2♣ E -2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
   50          1.50   5.50  2N E -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
   50          1.50   5.50  1N E -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        110    0.00   7.00  2♠ E      A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
22 ♠J8752
832
J9
♣KJ2
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T963
KJ
QT6
♣A964
♠KQ
AQT
8754
♣8753
♠A4
97654
AK32
♣QT
6
1011
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  3♣ E -3   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  140          5.50   1.50  2 S +1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
  140          5.50   1.50  2 S +1   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A4-Albert-Fine
  110          3.50   3.50  2 S      A3-Gomer-Selig vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
  110          3.50   3.50  2 S      A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
         50    1.00   6.00  2 S -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A5-Carr-Tucker
         50    1.00   6.00  2 S -1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
         50    1.00   6.00  2 S -1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
23 ♠AKQT52
AK
A
♣A876
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J73
Q64
T2
♣KT942
♠64
T98732
KJ53
♣Q
♠98
J5
Q98764
♣J53
24
66
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 1 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          7.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
  620          4.00   3.00  4♠ S      A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A5-Carr-Tucker
  620          4.00   3.00  4♠ N      A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
  620          4.00   3.00  4♠ N      A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
  620          4.00   3.00  4♠ N      A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
  620          4.00   3.00  4♠ N      A7-Kleban-Pach vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        100    1.00   6.00  6♠ N -1   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A4-Albert-Fine
        200    0.00   7.00  6♠ N -2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
24 ♠KQ52
KQ543
-
♣A643
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J6
JT2
KQT86
♣T52
♠AT3
A97
942
♣J987
♠9874
86
AJ753
♣KQ
14
79
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 4♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.50   0.50  4♠ S      A7-Kleban-Pach vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
  420          6.50   0.50  4♠ N      A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A4-Albert-Fine
  110          5.00   2.00  2♠ S      A3-Gomer-Selig vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
         50    2.00   5.00  5♠ S -1   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A5-Carr-Tucker
         50    2.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A1-Ross-Feldsher vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
         50    2.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
         50    2.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A2-Gordon-Rosenfeld
         50    2.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
25 ♠T95
A84
952
♣QJ62
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A872
9732
AQJ3
♣9
♠K3
K6
T8764
♣AT75
♠QJ64
QJT5
K
♣K843
7
1110
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 1♣ 5 2 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW/5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  2♠ S      A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
        100    6.00   1.00  2♣ N -2   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A4-Albert-Fine
        130    4.50   2.50  2 E +2   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        130    4.50   2.50  2 E +2   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
        150    1.50   5.50  4 W +1   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        150    1.50   5.50  3 E +2   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
        150    1.50   5.50  2 E +3   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        150    1.50   5.50  2 E +3   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
26 ♠QJ
AJ83
863
♣T984
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K542
Q642
T92
♣A5
♠A9763
5
AKQ5
♣J73
♠T8
KT97
J74
♣KQ62
8
914
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥6 ♠1 NT3
EW: 4 1 6♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -1430 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    6.50   0.50  3♠ E +2   A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A4-Albert-Fine
        200    6.50   0.50  3♠ E +2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        230    4.50   2.50  3♠ E +3   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        230    4.50   2.50  3♠ E +3   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
        680    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
        680    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   A7-Kleban-Pach vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        680    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        680    1.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A9-Gold-Shinberg
27 ♠J2
J9654
83
♣9752
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A875
AQT8
T
♣QJ63
♠KQT96
7
AJ64
♣T84
♠43
K32
KQ9752
♣AK
2
1310
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4/3♣ 1 1/- 5♠ 3NT
       ♥7/6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  2 S      A2-Cantor-Ochroch vs A4-Albert-Fine
   50          6.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A8-Kayson-Rosenfeld vs A7-Lampert-Murphy
        140    5.00   2.00  3♠ E      A7-Kleban-Pach vs A5-Carr-Tucker
        200    4.00   3.00  3♠ E +2   A3-Gomer-Selig vs A6-Kauffman-Tilney
        420    3.00   4.00  4♠ E      A6-Blitz-Mendelsohn vs A3-Jawer-Van Adelsberg
        450    1.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Lipschultz-Weiner vs A8-Salasin-Salasin
        450    1.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   A5-Radbill-Roseman vs A1-Kestenbaum-Zacchei
        450    1.00   6.00  4♠ E +1   A9-McAlpin-Masterson vs A9-Gold-Shinberg