- Monday Aft - April 1, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 2740 MP  Geomean: 1309 MP
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Douglas Dye - Kenneth Chatzinoff 71.43 1st A 0.80
Daisy Goecker - Sheldon Per 64.88 1st A 0.80
Jack Mendelsohn - Sidney Gordon 55.36 2/3rd A 0.48
Joan Brandeis - Joanne Adler 55.36 2/3rd A 0.48
Arthur Seidner - Sandy Tilney 54.46 1st B 0.40
Cecile Stern - Joan Bernstein 51.79 2nd A 0.56
Ellie Goldman - Rhoda Kauffman 51.19 3rd A 0.40
Dalia Singer - Richard Seideman 50.30 2nd B 0.28
Elaine Ratner - Russell Friedman 49.11 2nd B 0.34
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>April 1, 2019      |CLUB NO.>227439    | 04/01/2019 15:23
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DIR> Edie McAlpin    |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/700  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Marjorie Ross          Sandra Kayson            B    .     .     .     79.00  47.02
 2 Ellie Goldman          Rhoda Kauffman           A    3     .     .     86.00  51.19  0.40(A)
 3 Elaine Ratner          Russell Friedman         B    .     2     .     82.50  49.11  0.34(B)
 4 Donna Saffren          Carolyn Per              C    .     .     .     82.00  48.81
 5 Joan Bernstein         Cecile Stern             C    2     1     1     87.00  51.79  0.56(A)
 6 Peggy Blitz            Helena Tucker            B    .     .     .     78.00  46.43
 7 Sam Frieder            Alan Smith               C    .     .     .     57.50  34.23
 8 Kenneth Chatzinoff     Douglas Dye              A    1     .     .    120.00  71.43  0.80(A)
                                          Totals                         672.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/700  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Shelly Blank           Natalie Isser            C    .     .     .     51.00  30.36
 2 Ina Greenspan          Beatrice Lipschultz      B    .     .     .     66.00  39.29
 3 Sheldon Per            Daisy Goecker            A    1     .     .    109.00  64.88  0.80(A)
 4 Richard Seideman       Dalia Singer             C    .     2     .     84.50  50.30  0.28(B)
 5 Joan Brandeis          Joanne Adler             A   2/3    .     .     93.00  55.36  0.48(A)
 6 Ellen Gordon           William Goldman          B    .     .     .     84.00  50.00
 7 Sandy Tilney           Arthur Seidner           C    .     1     1     91.50  54.46  0.40(B)
 8 Sidney Gordon          Jack Mendelsohn          A   2/3    .     .     93.00  55.36  0.48(A)
                                          Totals                         672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠942
Q83
AKT74
♣Q2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T6
AT65
9
♣J87653
♠AKJ87
K94
Q32
♣K4
♠Q53
J72
J865
♣AT9
11
516
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 4♣ 2 2♠  ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   0.50  3N E -1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
   50          6.50   0.50  3♠ E -1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A3-Per-Goecker
         50    5.00   2.00  1N S -1   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
         80    4.00   3.00  1♠ E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Blank-Isser
        100    3.00   4.00  3 N -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        120    1.50   5.50  2N E      A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
        120    1.50   5.50  1N E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        150    0.00   7.00  3 N -3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A7-Tilney-Seidner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

It's always a debate with the East hand--open 1 or 1NT. Not only is it hard to rebid this hand if you open 1, but also it's good to have your honors in the other three suits concealed. That's not to say that NT works well on this hand, but as a general principle, you should consider your potential rebids before you choose the opening bid.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1NTAll pass

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3, 5-6, and 10.

The Bidding: North's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the SuggetionOf22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. It is common to open 1NT with a 5-card major to avoid rebid problems. West would like to look for a heart fit and signoff in 3 if a heart fit isn't available. Bidding agreements need to fit together. If your partnership plays a transfer to a minor followed by a rebid of a major as natural and forcing, then it is good to play Stayman followed by 3 as non-forcing. With that agreement, West can look for 2 or 3 as alternate contracts to 1NT. West uses Stayman to look for a heart fit. East's 2 rebid shows 4 (or 5) spades and denies 4 hearts. West's 3 rebid is a natural signoff.

As Robert Todd discusses in his “Minor Suit Transfers - 4-Suited Transfers” article, it useful for responder to be able to show shortness after transferring to a minor. This allows opener to determine whether 3NT is playable. It also helps find slams when hands fit well together. With that agreement, Stayman followed by 3 or 3 needs to be natural and game forcing. So West cannot look for a heart fit. West needs to guess whether to pass 1NT or signoff in 3. West's club length offers a potential source of tricks. With just 1 sure side-suit entry, passing 1NT risks squandering West's club length. West's poor club texture increases the risk of 3 going down. It is a close guess. Passing 1NT is reasonable.

The Play in 1NT: South's standard lead is their 4th best diamond. North uses the Rule of 11 to determine declarer has just 1 diamond higher than the 5. North's King, lower of touching honors, wins trick 1. If South has the Queen everything is easy. If South has Jxxxx, North can drop East's Queen. If South started with Jxxx, attempting to drop the Queen may wind up blocking the suit. South will not be able to differentiate AK7 form AKT74. With no sure side entry, North prefers returning their 4th best diamond at trick 2. Ducking has no upside for declarer. Declarer's Queen wins trick 2. A declarer who could see through the backs of the cards would play the King and make 1NT. Realistically, declarer will go after spades. When South wins their Queen, the defense runs their diamonds. Declarer is Squeezed on the 5th round of diamonds. Declarer must discard a winner or unguard their King. If declarer discards a winner they only have 6 tricks. If declarer unguards their King, North can underlead their Queen to beat 1NT.

The Play in 3: Declarer plans to draw trump and establish spades. A lobbing finesse towards the King and a lobbing finesse towards the Jack offer almost a 54% chance of avoiding 3 club losers. Entries are a problem. The heart suit is frozen. If the defense breaks hearts, declarer can pickup the suit without a loser and communication improves. The book line in clubs allows the defense to score 3 club tricks. So declarer is likely to lose 3 clubs and 1 diamond if the defense breaks hearts.

The play is more complicated against a passive defense. Declarer must decide whether to use West's Ace as an entry to take a lobbing finesse towards the King. Using the Ace would allow the defense to attack hearts to develop a heart trick and knockout East's King prematurely. East might need their King as an entry to their long spades. Using the Ace as an entry to lead clubs is too risky. Declarer prefers to try to establish spades with a ruff. There is risk of an overruff, but the overruff might be a natural trump trick. Declarer is pleased when spades break 3-3. The lobbing finesse towards the King loses. South exits a diamond. Declarer ruffs. Declarer isn't willing to burn East's King entry to take a lobbing finesse towards their Jack. That would leave East's good spades stranded. So declarer plays for a doubleton Queen. Exiting a small club allows declarer to score 10 tricks.



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2 ♠T932
T84
T76
♣JT4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ4
752
AKJ43
♣A9
♠Q5
A9
Q985
♣86532
♠A876
KQJ63
2
♣KQ7
1
168
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦2 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 2NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90    7.00   0.00  1N W      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Blank-Isser
        110    6.00   1.00  3 W      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        130    3.50   3.50  4 W      A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        130    3.50   3.50  4 W      A4-Saffren-Per vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        130    3.50   3.50  4 W      A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        130    3.50   3.50  3 W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        150    0.50   6.50  2N W +1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
        150    0.50   6.50  4 W +1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A3-Per-Goecker

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. With no heart stopper, West's best bet is 2--which East might even raise. South can now double to show support for clubs and spades and an excellent hand, but poor North will be relieved to get off the hook, especially vulnerable. If South is lucky, E-W will buy the hand in a diamond partial, saving N-S from a big deficit.



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3 ♠K
K8754
AT965
♣T8
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠JT7532
T9
8
♣KJ75
♠A986
Q63
QJ2
♣A96
♠Q4
AJ2
K743
♣Q432
10
513
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3 2NT  ♣6 ♠4
EW: 1♣ 3♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -100 3NT*-NS/4*-NS/4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.00   0.00  4 N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  420          6.00   1.00  4 N      A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  170          5.00   2.00  3 N +1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A3-Per-Goecker
  110          4.00   3.00  3 S      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A1-Blank-Isser
  100          3.00   4.00  4♠ W -1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
         50    1.50   5.50  4 N -1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
         50    1.50   5.50  4 N -1   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        140    0.00   7.00  2♠ E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A6-Gordon-Goldman

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 and North replies 1. Now, East does have an opening hand and four spades, but that won't be enough to persuade all Easts to double. If East does act, South has the hearts for a Support Double(s) but a real minimum-and the black queens might not carry their weight. Still, 2 or likely 3 will carry the day.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass1NT
Pass21Pass22
Pass23All pass 
  1. artificial
  2. forced
  3. 5+ hearts, invitational

The Bidding: South's hand meets the Rule of 20 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener, but fails the Suggestion of 22 with just 1½ quick tricks. South's Queen-doubleton and poor texture in their long suits merit downgrades. Conservative bidders are likely to pass. In his "The Race to 1NT" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses why non-vulnerable 1NT contract tend to score well whether they make or not. Opening the bidding has the benefit of forcing the opponents to use their defensive bidding. South prefers to open the bidding to win the race to 1NT and to force the opponents to use their defensive bidding. In his "1-Of-A-Minor Opening" article, Larry Cohen discusses how opening bid styles vary with 4-4 in the minors. South doesn't have a rebid problem. So South can open either minor according to their partnership style. West isn't eager to preempt with a poor suit at unfavorable vulnerability.

North's priority is to look for a major suit fit. After North responds 1, East doesn't have the shape to act. South rebids 1NT as planned. Assuming South didn't bypass a 4-card spade suit, North expects East-West have a 9 or 10 card spade fit. If North passes or attempts to signoff at the 2-level, East-West are likely to balance and find their spade fit. North's 5-5 shape has trick taking potential. Inviting game seems best. Some partnerships play New Minor Forcing . Two-Way New Minor Forcing is easier because it separates invitational hands from game forcing hands. It is better because it saves room on strong auctions and allows more choice of game options. Playing Two-Way New Minor Forcing , North responds an artificial 2. South is required to rebid 2. Playing Matchpoints , North prefers to invite in hearts rather than diamonds. South declines the invitation. West doesn't know it is safe to balance with 2.

At tables where South passes as dealer, West isn't willing to open a Weak Two Spades with a poor suit at unfavorable vulnerability. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, a 2nd seat preempt should be disciplined because the likelihood the opponents have a game has decreased with dealer's pass. North opens 1 in 3rd seat. East doesn't have the shape to act. It is common to play Drury to show an invitational raise opposite a 3rd seat opener. North's 14 Support Points are inflated by the singleton King and doubleton club. North has a choice between bidding an artificial 2 to show an opening hand which cannot accept the invitation or 2 to show less than an opening hand. Bidding 2 makes it easy for East-West to find their likely spade fit. North prefers to advertise a full opener with a 2 response. It is difficult for East-West to balance at unfavorable vulnerability after North advertises a full opener and South advertises invitational values.

The Play in Hearts: With the Queen-third onside, declarer doesn't have a heart loser. When diamonds break 3-1, declarer has a diamond loser. If East-West take their 3 quick winners in the black suits, declarer is held to 9 tricks. If declarer establishes a spade winner, the defense must quickly take their club winners.

The Play in Spades: The defense has 3 quick winners in the red suits and must eventually score a spade trick. With the Queen onside, declarer doesn't have a club loser. Declarer has 9 tricks.



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4 ♠AK4
76
KQT97
♣J76
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q92
543
82
♣AQ843
♠J87
KJT2
A63
♣952
♠T653
AQ98
J54
♣KT
13
89
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          6.50   0.50  1N N +3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
  180          6.50   0.50  1N N +3   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Blank-Isser
  150          4.00   3.00  1N N +2   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  150          4.00   3.00  1N N +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Per-Goecker
  150          4.00   3.00  1N N +2   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
  120          1.00   6.00  1N N +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  120          1.00   6.00  1N N +1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  120          1.00   6.00  1N N +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

What will North rebid after South answers 1? 1NT to my mind is a better choice than 2 with this balanced hand. South will pass with pleasure. Will East lead a heart, her only four card suit? Will she try a black suit, since both are unbid? Nothing much will help since declarer has all those nice diamond trick, two spades and two hearts.



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5 ♠AK9873
A65
JT9
♣3
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠2
7
KQ8652
♣AQ985
♠J
KQJT9432
7
♣KJ6
♠QT654
8
A43
♣T742
12
1111
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5♠ 2NT  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3
EW: 4♣ 2 2  ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +300 6♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  790          7.00   0.00  4♠* N     A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
  620          5.00   2.00  4♠ N      A4-Saffren-Per vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
  620          5.00   2.00  4♠ N      A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Blank-Isser
  620          5.00   2.00  4♠ N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Per-Goecker
  300          3.00   4.00  6* E -2  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  100          2.00   5.00  6♣ W -2   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
        400    1.00   6.00  5♣ W      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        650    0.00   7.00  5* E     A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A4-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North is much too good to open 2, so 1 it is. East chimes in with 4--an eight-bagger and not vulnerable to boot. South can certainly justify 4, and that will be that. Finesse the diamonds twice to try for an overtrick, but it won't work this time.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 124
Dbl1Pass5All pass
  1. values and more than 1 place to play

The Bidding: After North opens 1, East has a choice between overcalling, doubling and then overcalling to show a big hand, and preempting. East has great offensive potential, but little defensive potential. Doubling and then bidding hearts should show a bigger hand. At favorable vulnerability, it is common to preempt aggressively. If East preempts 4, West may not expect such a pure hand. So East-West might not compete to the 5-level when it is right. It isn't clear who would have the Last Guess over a 4 preempt. It may well be East-West. My preference is to overcall 2 in hopes of better judging a high-level decision. After a 2 overcall, South has an easy 4 preempt with hopes of making.

West's hand illustrates why you don't want to limit the level you play Responsive Doubles . West has no desire to defend 4. A 4NT bid by West wouldn't show the minors. It would be Roman Keycard for hearts. West's Responsive Double shows values and more than 1 place to play. East expects West to have the minors, but a long minor and heart tolerance is a possibility. East has a choice between converting the double for penalty, offering 5 as a final contract, and bidding 5. With a strong 8-card heart suit, East will not bid their club fragment. South bid 4 knowing the vulnerability is unfavorable. So they must have shortness. East's heart length decreases their defensive potential. West's likely club length further decreases East's defensive potential. If West has the Ace, a defensive ruff could be navigated, but 2 additional tricks would be needed to beat 4. Bidding 5 has 2 ways to win. It might make or be a good sacrifice. 5 isn't likely to go for more than the value of a vulnerable game. Bidding 5 loses when 5 and 4 are both going down. East's offensive potential makes bidding 5 attractive. Now North-South must guess whether to pass 5 out, double 5, or compete to 5. North-South are not in a Forcing Pass situation. North-South are likely to follow Grant Baze's advice "The 5-level belongs to the opponents" .

The Play in Hearts: South is likely to lead a spade. North wins their King, lower of touching honors, and switches to their singleton club. When declarer draws trump, North wins their Ace. North switches to a diamond, and ruffs a club. The defense scores 4 tricks. A club lead is needed for the defense to score 5 tricks.

The Play in Spades: East's heart length makes a lead from East's heart honor sequence less attractive. East prefers leading their singleton diamond. Since East showed long hearts, declarer suspects East's diamond lead is a singleton. Declarer wins the Ace and draws trump. The defense scores a club and 2 diamonds to hold declarer to 10 tricks.



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6 ♠K8752
2
QT63
♣743
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠-
QT98754
K7542
♣6
♠AJT
AK63
-
♣AKJT52
♠Q9643
J
AJ98
♣Q98
5
520
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♠  ♣1 ♦5 ♥0 ♠7/6 NT2
EW: 6♣ 2 7 5NT  ♠6
LoTT: 20 - 21 = -1
Par: -1400 7♠*-S-6
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          7.00   0.00  6 S      A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        620    6.00   1.00  5♣ E +1   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        680    4.50   2.50  4 W +2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        680    4.50   2.50  4 W +2   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Blank-Isser
        710    3.00   4.00  5 W +2   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
       1460    1.00   6.00  6 W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
       1460    1.00   6.00  6 W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Per-Goecker
       1460    1.00   6.00  6 E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A5-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East can certainly justify a 2 opener. And won't he be surprised when West bids 3 over 3!
I think I'd just rear back and bid the Grand Slam--I can't think of any "scientific" way most f us would have, but surely, surely, West has a lot of hearts and probably the Queen for his bid.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  11
Dbl45Pass
7All pass  

The Bidding: Some may wish to open a Strong 2 Clubs with East's powerful hand. It can be difficult to show a 3-suiter after opening a strong 2. The vulnerability is unfavorable. The risk of preemption is high. A 1 opening isn't likely to be passed out. Opening 1 seems best. South 1 overcall is obstructive. West doesn't have the strength to overcall 2. So West has a choice between passing, preempting, and a Negative Double . Preempting 4 isn't attractive. The opponents have a habit of bidding 4 over 4. West will not know what to do. Preempting 3 doesn't well express West's offensive potential. Passing with a 7-5 hand isn't conceivable. Beginning with a Negative Double seems best. North, with 5-card spade support and heart shortness, makes a preemptive raise to 4.

East knows West has 4+ hearts. If West has 5+ hearts, they lack the strength for a 2 overcall. East can infer West's spade shortness. 7 has good play opposite Qxxx and the Queen. East wants to force to slam and invite a grand. It isn't clear 4NT is Roman Keycard for hearts. In many partnerships 4NT would offer a choice between 5 and 5. Key Card wouldn't be particularly useful with a diamond void. Would your partner take a jump to 6 as a slam try in hearts with a diamond void? That makes more sense than playing 6 as offering a choice between 6 and 7. The straight forward way to invite the grand is to cue bid 5 and then bid 6.

West expects East to have a strong 2 opener, but was worried about preemption. East doesn't know about West's Queen or heart length and they invited a grand. So East doesn't expect to have a loser outside the heart suit. East could infer West's spades shortness. If East had a hand like Axx AKxx x AKQxx, they might have jumped to 6 expecting partner to recognize the value of the Ace and Queen. So East's hand should be better. East likely has the Ace singleton or a diamond void. In a strong, trusting partnership, West could reasonably bid the grand. Depending on East's club length and strength, it may be possible to establish East's long clubs. Even if East's long clubs cannot be established, East winners plus diamond ruffs should provide all the tricks.

If East-West stop in 6, North-South shouldn't be eager to sacrifice. North and South have defensive oriented hands other than their heart singleton. Many of the inferences available to West are also available to North-South. South, holding the Ace, wonders why East is looking for a grand. The answer seems clear. East is void in diamonds and didn't open a strong 2 because they were worried about preemption. South suspects 7 has good play. Passing seems best. If North-South sacrifice at 6, East-West are in a Forcing Pass situation. So East or West can pass to show interest in the grand despite the decline of the grand slam try. Now East-West may well bid the grand.

The Play in Spades: North-South's mirror distribution dramatically reduces the power of their 10-card spade fit. Declarer has 3 quick losers in the rounded suits. There is risk of an additional club loser and a diamond loser. Here, the Ace-King are onside and West cannot ruff South's Queen. With the King offside, declarer has a diamond loser. The 3-0 spade break gives the defense 2 spade tricks. Declarer has just 7 tricks: 3 + 3 + 1. The defense can hold declarer to 6 tricks if West leads a diamond, East ruffs, and underleads their Ace-King. This allows the defense to score 3 trump tricks.

The Play in Hearts: It doesn't take long for declarer to draw trump. Declarer sets up East's long clubs with a ruff. Declarer has all the tricks.



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7 ♠AJ8732
87
K42
♣95
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠5
T652
Q9876
♣AK2
♠K94
AQJ94
A
♣QJT8
♠QT6
K3
JT53
♣7643
8
917
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 5 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    7.00   0.00  3♠ S -1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A1-Blank-Isser
        650    4.00   3.00  5 E      A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A3-Per-Goecker
        650    4.00   3.00  4 W +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        650    4.00   3.00  4 W +1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        650    4.00   3.00  4 W +1   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        650    4.00   3.00  4 E +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        680    1.00   6.00  4 E +2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        950    0.00   7.00  3N* E +1  A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North has an irritating 2 opener in third seat. East overcalls 3 and West should raise to game whether or not South bids 3. Don't forget, a voluntary overcall at the three level should show a good suit and a good hand--and West should revalue her hand to 12 playing points in support of hearts.



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8 ♠JT85
AK9
K94
♣JT7
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K
J653
T75
♣A9832
♠Q9632
T2
AQJ32
♣Q
♠A74
Q874
86
♣K654
12
811
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ -/1  ♦4 ♥6/7 ♠5 NT6
EW: 3 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  3N* W -2  A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
   90          5.50   1.50  1N N      A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
   90          5.50   1.50  2♣ N      A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A1-Blank-Isser
   50          4.00   3.00  2 E -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        100    2.50   4.50  1N S -2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        100    2.50   4.50  3♣ N -2   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        110    1.00   6.00  2 E +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        150    0.00   7.00  2N N -3   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A3-Per-Goecker

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 (well, some may decide on 1...). Over East's 1 overcall, South has just enough to squeak out a Negative Double . North may shrug and bid 1NT--he does have a decent spade stopper. But East shouldn't go quietly. Now he bids 2, which West prefers by passing (not to speak of sighing with relief.)



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9 ♠J97
Q864
Q3
♣J764
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T54
52
J842
♣AK32
♠AQ863
JT97
T97
♣Q
♠K2
AK3
AK65
♣T985
6
89
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  210          7.00   0.00  1N S +4   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A1-Blank-Isser
  150          5.50   1.50  1N S +2   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  150          5.50   1.50  1N S +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  120          3.50   3.50  1N S +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
  120          3.50   3.50  1N S +1   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
  100          2.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A3-Per-Goecker
   90          0.50   6.50  1N S      A4-Saffren-Per vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
   90          0.50   6.50  1N S      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A4-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1NT, buying the hand. Assuming that West leads a low club, East wins and returns a low spade. North had what you hear described as a "maximum pass" with 6 HCP, and South will be mighty glad not to be any higher when neither red suit breaks for an extra trick below the AKQ.



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10 ♠T43
852
AT86
♣JT5
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠8
AT9
QJ52
♣AKQ42
♠AKQ52
Q43
94
♣873
♠J976
KJ76
K73
♣96
5
1611
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 2 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    7.00   0.00  3♣ W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        600    5.00   2.00  3N W      A4-Saffren-Per vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        600    5.00   2.00  3N W      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Blank-Isser
        600    5.00   2.00  3N E      A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        630    2.00   5.00  3N W +1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        630    2.00   5.00  3N W +1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
        630    2.00   5.00  3N W +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Per-Goecker
        690    0.00   7.00  3N E +3   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Tilney-Seidner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

It's a mighty nice 11 points, but East passes, as does South. West opens 1 and should and up in 3NT eventually. East has to be careful not to fall in love with that handsome spade suit and be pleased to offer some tricks toward the NT game.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass1Pass
2Pass2Pass
2NTPass3NTAll pass

The Bidding: East's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. In his "Opening with 4 diamonds and 5 clubs" article, Andrew Gumperz discusses how a weaker hand with West's shape can have rebid problems after opening 1. Here, West has the strength to Reverse . After West opens 1, East responds 1. West reverses into diamonds as planned, showing 16/17+ points, 4+ diamonds, and longer clubs. It is important for responder to show or deny a game forcing hand after opener's reverse. It is also important to judge whether a major suit fit is available. It is common for expert partnerships to play lebensohl over reverses . Some prefer to play Blackout because it can be more space efficient. Either way, East rebids a forcing 2 to show 5+ spades. It isn't clear yet whether East has game forcing values. West's 2NT rebid shows a heart stopper and denies 3-card spade support. East, with the values for game and spades well stopped, places the contract in 3NT.

The Play: North is likely to lead hearts, the unbid suit. The heart lead finesses dummy's Queen, but gives declarer the tempo to establish a 2nd heart trick. With clubs breaking 3-2, declarer has 10 tricks: 3 + 2 + 5. A spade lead is needed to hold declarer to 9 tricks. A spade lead severs communication with dummy prematurely. Declarer isn't eager to abandon dummy's spade winners. When declarer cashes dummy's spade winners, South's Jack is established as a winner for the defense's 4th trick.



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11 ♠852
64
AJ652
♣K96
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KJ
982
Q4
♣AQJT72
♠AQT974
KQ7
8
♣543
♠63
AJT53
KT973
♣8
8
1311
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2  ♣3 ♠3 NT6
EW: 4♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦4 ♥5/4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
   50          6.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
         50    5.00   2.00  4 N -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Blank-Isser
        170    4.00   3.00  3♠ E +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        420    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        420    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        420    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        420    1.50   5.50  4♠ E      A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Per-Goecker

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. After that, the flow of the auction will depend on the style--and nerve--of the participants. Say North passes: East bids 1, and now South has choices. Double to show the unbid suits? Bid 2NT to show the 5-5 in the unbid suits? If North realizes that South is 5-5 he shouldn't go quietly.



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12 ♠AJ82
AQT8
T
♣KQ52
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠KQ53
93
J865
♣T96
♠976
J542
Q94
♣J84
♠T4
K76
AK732
♣A73
16
64
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 4 6 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1440          7.00   0.00  6N N      A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
  690          5.50   1.50  3N S +3   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  690          5.50   1.50  3N N +3   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
  660          3.50   3.50  3N S +2   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  660          3.50   3.50  3N S +2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  630          1.50   5.50  3N S +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
  630          1.50   5.50  3N N +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A3-Per-Goecker
  620          0.00   7.00  4♠ S      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A1-Blank-Isser

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1 and South responds 1. Unless you play that 1 denies a major, North's next bid will be 1. At that point South can bid the Fourth Suit to force to game. North will settle for 3NT. It plays like a dream, for the most part: clubs are 3-3, both spade honors are well placed. A friendly hand for lots of overtricks. Bid the slam? No obvious source of tricks and 31 HCP doesn't indicate slam.



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13 ♠K
QT842
832
♣K432
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠JT6
KJ5
KT95
♣Q87
♠872
A7
QJ74
♣JT65
♠AQ9543
963
A6
♣A9
8
108
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 4 4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5/6 ♦6 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS/4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.00   0.00  4♠ S      A4-Saffren-Per vs A3-Per-Goecker
  200          6.00   1.00  2♠ S +3   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A1-Blank-Isser
  170          3.00   4.00  2♠ S +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
  170          3.00   4.00  2♠ S +2   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
  170          3.00   4.00  2♠ S +2   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
  170          3.00   4.00  2♠ S +2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  170          3.00   4.00  2♠ S +2   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  140          0.00   7.00  2♠ S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1. All North can do is bid 1NT. Will South rebid 2 or 3? Her suit isn't terrific.It plays well if you can see all four hands--but it takes a 3-3 spade break as well as handling hearts properly--and finding the J in the West hand. I shudder at the idea of bidding either game.



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14 ♠652
6
KJ764
♣T984
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQ4
AJT2
A95
♣762
♠873
KQ43
8
♣AKQJ5
♠KJT9
9875
QT32
♣3
4
1515
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣1 ♥0 ♠3 NT1
EW: 6♣ 7 3♠ 6NT  ♦6
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: -1510 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    7.00   0.00  5 W      A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        460    6.00   1.00  3N W +2   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A1-Blank-Isser
        480    5.00   2.00  4 W +2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
        510    3.00   4.00  4 W +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        510    3.00   4.00  4 W +3   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        510    3.00   4.00  4 W +3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        980    1.00   6.00  6 W      A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
       1510    0.00   7.00  7 W      A4-Saffren-Per vs A3-Per-Goecker

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

After East opens 1 and then makes a jump raise in hearts (not quite good enough to Splinter ), West may check for controls and try 6. The Grad would depend on clubs breaking at least this well and the spade finesse being on. As it is, the 4-1 trump split means it is imperative to ruff at least one diamond--and there's really no reason not to ruff two. Then the club length will obviate the need for a spade finesse.



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15 ♠765
J73
JT54
♣987
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T983
K654
96
♣652
♠AKJ4
AT9
AKQ3
♣K4
♠Q2
Q82
872
♣AQJT3
2
324
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
EW: 3/2♣ 4 4 5/4♠ 4/2NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4N E -2   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A4-Seideman-Singer
   50          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
   50          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
   50          4.50   2.50  3N E -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
   50          4.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        150    2.00   5.00  2N E +1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A1-Blank-Isser
        430    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        450    0.00   7.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A3-Per-Goecker

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 2 and probably rebids 2NT. Now West's K looks promising, and West may try for a major suit fit. It's close, but an optimistic West will try for that game. Most will take a spade finesse and lose to the doubleton Queen. After all, we can't see all four hands!



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16 ♠Q87
A6
T87654
♣K7
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AJT654
J973
2
♣94
♠32
KT842
9
♣JT862
♠K9
Q5
AKQJ3
♣AQ53
9
64
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 6 6/4NT  ♥6/5 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♦1 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +990 6NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          5.50   1.50  3N S +3   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
  490          5.50   1.50  3N S +3   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  490          5.50   1.50  3N S +3   A4-Saffren-Per vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  490          5.50   1.50  3N S +3   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A3-Per-Goecker
  460          2.50   4.50  3N S +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  460          2.50   4.50  3N S +2   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Blank-Isser
  420          0.50   6.50  5 S +1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
  420          0.50   6.50  5 N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Tilney-Seidner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

A first seat 2 opener from West will make life a lot harder for N-S. With 21 HCP, South reopens with a double and will be astounded when North jumps in diamonds. 6is easy, just losing the A.



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17 ♠Q
Q65
AJT4
♣AJT43
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K8732
K974
KQ76
♣-
♠T96
J
932
♣987652
♠AJ54
AT832
85
♣KQ
14
111
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4♣ 3 4 -/1♠ 5NT
       ♠6/7
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.50   1.50  3N S +1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  430          5.50   1.50  3N S +1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
  430          5.50   1.50  3N S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
  430          5.50   1.50  3N N +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Blank-Isser
  420          2.00   5.00  4 S      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A4-Seideman-Singer
  420          2.00   5.00  4 S      A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
  420          2.00   5.00  4 S      A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A3-Per-Goecker
  300          0.00   7.00  4♠* W -2  A4-Saffren-Per vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Some Norths will open 1 so it's easy to rebid 2. Others will just open 1 and rebid the decent five card suit if they must. This time South bids 1. I West overcalls 1, North can use a Support Double(s) . 4 will be the usual game choice; though NT would also work well, the eight card major suit fit is appealing.



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18 ♠54
987
AQJ762
♣J9
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q9762
KQT63
K4
♣2
♠JT
J54
T985
♣AKQ6
♠AK83
A2
3
♣T87543
8
1011
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2  ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  4* W -2  A4-Saffren-Per vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  100          6.00   1.00  3N E -2   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
   50          4.00   3.00  1♠ W -1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
   50          4.00   3.00  3 E -1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
   50          4.00   3.00  3 E -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        100    2.00   5.00  3 N -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A1-Blank-Isser
        200    0.50   6.50  3* N -1  A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A3-Per-Goecker
        200    0.50   6.50  3♣* S -1  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A4-Seideman-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

With three Quick Tricks and the spade suit, South might open 1. That will allow West to use Michaels Cue Bid (2 to show 5-5 in the majors). Where will it go from there? Stay tuned. So much will depend on the gadgets and agreements in play at any given table.



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19 ♠T97543
QT83
KQ4
♣-
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J8
K74
T632
♣KQT2
♠AKQ6
62
A975
♣986
♠2
AJ95
J8
♣AJ7543
7
913
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3 1♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT4
EW: -/1♣ 2/3 2NT
       ♣6/7 ♥4 ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +140 3-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  3 S      A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  100          6.00   1.00  3 W -1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
         50    5.00   2.00  2 N -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        100    4.00   3.00  3♣ N -2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A1-Blank-Isser
        110    3.00   4.00  2 W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A3-Per-Goecker
        120    2.00   5.00  2N E      A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        150    0.50   6.50  2N E +1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        150    0.50   6.50  3♣ N -3   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
20 ♠J872
Q643
2
♣9752
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T
AJ9
AKQJ987
♣A8
♠AKQ65
87
T4
♣KJ43
♠943
KT52
653
♣QT6
3
1913
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦0 ♥4 ♠1 NT0
EW: 4/5♣ 7 3 5♠ 7NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        640    7.00   0.00  5 W +2   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
        660    6.00   1.00  3N W +2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A1-Blank-Isser
        690    5.00   2.00  3N E +3   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        720    4.00   3.00  3N W +4   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
       1390    3.00   4.00  6 W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A3-Per-Goecker
       1470    1.50   5.50  6N W +1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
       1470    1.50   5.50  6N E +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
       2140    0.00   7.00  7 W      A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
21 ♠KJ963
Q86
T4
♣KQ2
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q8
AT73
A953
♣864
♠AT74
KJ952
Q2
♣A3
♠52
4
KJ876
♣JT975
11
1014
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 1 4 2♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4 E -2   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
   50          5.00   2.00  4 W -1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
   50          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
   50          5.00   2.00  4 E -1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A3-Per-Goecker
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        140    2.00   5.00  3 E      A4-Saffren-Per vs A1-Blank-Isser
        420    0.00   7.00  4 E      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
22 ♠A84
A73
J8
♣KT965
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T953
QT8642
K7
♣A
♠KQ6
K95
AT6
♣J872
♠J72
J
Q95432
♣Q43
12
913
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♥2 ♠3 NT4
EW: 5 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3 W -1   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A1-Blank-Isser
        170    5.00   2.00  3 W +1   A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        170    5.00   2.00  2 W +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
        170    5.00   2.00  2 W +2   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        200    3.00   4.00  2 W +3   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A3-Per-Goecker
        650    1.00   6.00  4 W +1   A4-Saffren-Per vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        650    1.00   6.00  4 W +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
        650    1.00   6.00  4 E +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
23 ♠-
AJ93
AQ742
♣AJ42
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q6543
Q72
JT5
♣98
♠JT7
K65
983
♣QT63
♠AK982
T84
K6
♣K75
16
56
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 6 6 4♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥1 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A1-Blank-Isser
  660          5.50   1.50  3N S +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
  660          5.50   1.50  3N S +2   A4-Saffren-Per vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  630          4.00   3.00  3N S +1   A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
  620          3.00   4.00  4 S      A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
        100    1.50   5.50  6 N -1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        100    1.50   5.50  5♣ S -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
        200    0.00   7.00  6♣ N -2   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A3-Per-Goecker
24 ♠T973
AK5
653
♣AT5
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K62
QJ92
QT4
♣J97
♠J85
87
A972
♣KQ43
♠AQ4
T643
KJ8
♣862
11
910
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          6.50   0.50  1N S      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Brandeis-Adler
   90          6.50   0.50  1N S      A8-Chatzinoff-Dye vs A1-Blank-Isser
    PASS       3.50   3.50  Pass Out  A1-Ross-Kayson vs A2-Greenspan-Lipschultz
    PASS       3.50   3.50  Pass Out  A3-Ratner-Friedman vs A6-Gordon-Goldman
    PASS       3.50   3.50  Pass Out  A4-Saffren-Per vs A8-Gordon-Mendelsohn
    PASS       3.50   3.50  Pass Out  A7-Frieder-Smith vs A7-Tilney-Seidner
         50    1.00   6.00  1N S -1   A2-Goldman-Kauffman vs A4-Seideman-Singer
        120    0.00   7.00  1N E +1   A5-Bernstein-Stern vs A3-Per-Goecker