- Monday Aft - December 16, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 2977 MP  Geomean: 963 MP
(based on 30 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Douglas Dye - Kenneth Chatzinoff 64.13 1st OA 2.63
Joan Brandeis - Joanne Adler 57.30 2nd OA 1.97
Bobbie Gomer - Mark Freedman 57.06 3rd OA 1.48
Fran Pach - Rhoda Kauffman 56.88 4th OA 1.11
Arnold Selig - Susan Kestenbaum 56.72 5th OA 0.83
Barbara Albert - Edie McAlpin 54.56 1st OB 1.33
Alan Smith - Sam Frieder 52.36 2nd OB 1.00
Barbara Bronstein - Sidney Gordon 50.86 3rd OB 0.75
Cecile Stern - Joan Bernstein 45.49 2nd OC 0.75
EVENT>Club Championship        |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A
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DATE>December 16, 2019  |CLUB NO.>227439    | 12/16/2019 15:46
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DIR> Dennis OBrien   |RATING>Club Championship (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   78.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=15/B=8/C=5                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Susan Kestenbaum       Arnold Selig             A   5     .     .   |   5     .     .     88.48  56.72  0.83(OA)
 2 Bobbie Gomer           Mark Freedman            A   3     .     .   |   3     .     .     89.01  57.06  1.48(OA)
 3 Sam Frieder            Alan Smith               C   .     2     1   |   .     2     1     81.68  52.36  1.00(OB)
 4 Ellie Goldman          Ellen Gordon             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     75.57  48.44
 5 Fran Pach              Rhoda Kauffman           A   4     .     .   |   4     .     .     88.74  56.88  1.11(OA)
 6 Joan Bernstein         Cecile Stern             C   .     .     2   |   .     .     2     70.96  45.49  0.75(OC)
 7 Suzanne Moses          Sally Basch              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     51.44  32.97
 8 Shelly Blank           Natalie Isser            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     62.84  40.28
 9 Barbara Albert         Edie McAlpin             B   .     1     .   |   6     1     .     85.11  54.56  1.33(OB)
10 Joan Brandeis          Joanne Adler             A   2     .     .   |   2     .     .     89.39  57.30  1.97(OA)
11 Robin Collier          Shelley Schwartz         C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     47.04  30.15
12 Kenneth Chatzinoff     Douglas Dye              A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    100.04  64.13  2.63(OA)
13 Phyllis Weber          Jack Mendelsohn          A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     82.42  52.83
14 Carolyn Per            Donna Saffren            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.63  50.40
15 Sidney Gordon          Barbara Bronstein        B   .     3     .   |   .     3     .     79.34  50.86  0.75(OB)
                                          Totals                                           1170.69

Hands and Results
1 ♠J762
72
AJT2
♣KT8
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q93
A94
9863
♣A32
♠AT4
KT6
KQ7
♣QJ65
♠K85
QJ853
54
♣974
9
1015
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 2 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.50   0.50  3N E -2   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  100          5.50   0.50  2N E -2   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A8-Blank-Isser
        400    3.50   2.50  3N E      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        400    3.50   2.50  3N E      A7-Moses-Basch vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        430    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        430    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        430    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A14-Per-Saffren

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

E-W are in 3NT with the worst distribution: 4-3-3-3 in both hands. At least they have two 4-3 fits. South leads a low heart. Declarer starts counting: three heart tricks, one sure spade trick, two possible diamond tricks, two or three club tricks. It's a long slog. Perhaps start with a low spade toward the dummy's Q. Now lead low toward the QJ. Good news with both these suits. And if the opponents break diamonds, you'll have two tricks there. There's a lot to do on this hand!



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1NTPass
3NTAll pass  

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 4, 7-8, and 14.

The Bidding: After East opens a strong notrump, West places the contract in 3NT.

The Play: A heart lead allows declarer to score 3 heart tricks. Cashing the Ace and taking lobbing finesses towards the Queen-Jack offers a 69% chance for 3 club tricks. Lobbing finesses towards the King-Queen offers a 21% chance for 3 diamond tricks, and an 85% chance to score 2 diamond tricks. Entries to dummy are an issue. If dummy's 4th diamond is established as a winner, declarer may not be able access dummy to cash it. So declarer prefers going after clubs. When declarer leads a low to the Ace, the defenders who play Smith Echo will signal their attitude about hearts. For those not using the Smith Echo, it is common to signal Count on declarer's lead. If the defense gives count, declarer may decide to play for the 3-3 break. With the King onside, declarer has the entries to take 2 lobbing finesses towards their diamond honors. This line allows declarer to score 10 tricks after a heart lead.

If declarer takes a second lobbing finesse in clubs, North will be on lead with the King. To hold declarer to 9 tricks, they must exit passively. Leading a diamond gives declarer the tempo to score 10 tricks.



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2 ♠A85
5
Q3
♣AKJ9632
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT3
KT62
8
♣QT874
♠Q9742
843
AK952
♣-
♠K6
AQJ97
JT764
♣5
14
69
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 1 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣2 ♦4 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          5.50   0.50  3N S      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A8-Blank-Isser
  600          5.50   0.50  3N N      A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  150          4.00   2.00  3♠ E -3   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        100    2.50   3.50  3N S -1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A14-Per-Saffren
        100    2.50   3.50  3♣ N -1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        200    0.50   5.50  3N S -2   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        200    0.50   5.50  3N N -2   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A9-Albert-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North will be disappointed as he realizes the nasty misfit they have. South opens 1 and North bids 2. Now East may chime in to show that he has the two unbid suits(double or 2NT or even 2, depending on their agreement). South should back off--sounds like trouble. West will reluctantly choose spades, leaving it to North to buy the hand with 3. The nasty breaks and lack of communication will dog anyone who goes very far with this hand--yet North has 14 HCP and South opened the bidding. As Bergen said, "Points, schmoints!"



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3 ♠52
9
K8754
♣KJ942
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠764
KQJ53
JT6
♣86
♠AQJ9
AT4
Q2
♣A753
♠KT83
8762
A93
♣QT
7
717
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3  ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.92   0.08  3 N      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A8-Blank-Isser
  100          3.58   2.42  4 W -1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  100          3.58   2.42  4 E -1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
  100          3.58   2.42  3 E -1   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        140    1.25   4.75  2 E +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A14-Per-Saffren
        170    0.08   5.92  2 E +2   A7-Moses-Basch vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1NT in fourth seat. West transfers to hearts, and a bold North might bid 2NT for the minors(Not easy with only two weakish suits). With a nice 17, East bids 3. Now, South has nine points and good minor suit cards, but will he have the nerve to bid 4?



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4 ♠AJ72
9
KT5
♣QJ632
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠64
8643
Q9863
♣A5
♠KT5
AT72
J742
♣97
♠Q983
KQJ5
A
♣KT84
11
68
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3♣ 1 1 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3/2 ♦6 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.92   0.08  4♠ N +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A14-Per-Saffren
  620          3.58   2.42  4♠ S      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A8-Blank-Isser
  620          3.58   2.42  4♠ S      A7-Moses-Basch vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
  620          3.58   2.42  4♠ N      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
  170          1.25   4.75  3♠ N +1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
        200    0.08   5.92  3N S -2   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 in fourth seat. When North bids 1, South upgrades his hand and jumps to 3, an invitation North is happy to accept. Lose the two aces and the trump king and score it up.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass1Pass21
Pass2NTPass3
Pass4All pass 
  1. artificial game force

The Bidding: North'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. North's club length, diamond texture, and honor combinations merit an upgrade. North doesn't have a rebid problem. Opening 1 seems best. South's priority is to look for a major suit fit. With 4-4 in the majors, South responds 1. After North shows their spade suit, South has 18 Support Points and a Losing Trick Count of 5½. A Splinter bid with a singleton Ace makes it difficult for partner to evaluate their hand. Using 4th Suit Forcing to establish a Game Force seems best. North's 2NT bid shows a diamond stopper. From South's perspective, North's values in diamonds are a negative. South's 3 bid confirms a spade fit.

At this point, both North and South are unlimited. In your partnership would a cue bid show serious slam interest or the willingness to cooperate with a slam try? If a cue bid is ambiguous, it is easy to guess wrong resulting in missed slams or getting too high. To avoid guessing, many expert partnerships give up a natural 3NT bid to distinguish a serious slam try from the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. Playing Serious 3NT , a cue bid shows a control and the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. An artificial 3NT bid is used to show serious slam interest. Here, North has 14 Support Points, a LTC of 7, and 1 key card. It isn't clear North's shortness in partner's suit is an asset. North communicates their not willing to cooperate with a slam try by bidding 4. South, with just 1 key card, shouldn't make a move over 4.

The Play: Declarer has 2 quick losers and the King is offside. So 10 tricks is the limit unless East fails to play their Ace on the first round of hearts. It is a good habit to take a moment to plan after dummy tables. East should decide what they want to do when declarer leads a heart towards dummy. Here, ducking has more risk than upside.



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5 ♠J74
9876
875
♣A43
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KT9
K42
J942
♣T97
♠Q65
AJT3
KQT
♣QJ5
♠A832
Q5
A63
♣K862
5
715
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 3 3 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90    5.50   0.50  1N E      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
         90    5.50   0.50  1N E      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        120    3.00   3.00  1N E +1   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        120    3.00   3.00  1N E +1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        120    3.00   3.00  1N E +1   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A8-Blank-Isser
        150    1.00   5.00  1N E +2   A7-Moses-Basch vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        300    0.00   6.00  2♠ S -3   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A14-Per-Saffren

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1NT, which passes out. South will lead a black suit--spades are a bit friendlier to declarer, but will be a common choice. The minor suits are no source of extra tricks, but hearts should provide three tricks, diamonds three, and clubs one to go with two spade tricks if okaying North for the J works (as it does this time).



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6 ♠JT52
K654
973
♣75
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A84
Q7
AKQJT4
♣J8
♠K3
AT832
52
♣KT63
♠Q976
J9
86
♣AQ942
4
1710
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 3/2♣ 5 4 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    6.00   0.00  3 W +1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        600    4.00   2.00  3N W      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A8-Blank-Isser
        600    4.00   2.00  3N W      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        600    4.00   2.00  5 W      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        630    1.00   5.00  3N W +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        630    1.00   5.00  3N W +1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        630    1.00   5.00  3N E +1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A14-Per-Saffren

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and jumps in diamonds after East bids 1. East bids 3NT to protect his kings, a contract West is happy to play with all those diamond tricks. A low club gets the defense started. East wins and runs those lovely diamonds--then has three more tricks to make an overtrick.



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7 ♠J8
T
K9832
♣AQT95
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AT
KQ98742
AQJ
♣K
♠K543
A
765
♣J7642
♠Q9762
J653
T4
♣83
10
198
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
EW: -/2♣ -/1 4 1/2♠ 3NT
       ♣6/8 ♦6/7
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    5.33   0.67  3 W +1   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A8-Blank-Isser
        170    5.33   0.67  3 W +1   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        620    2.42   3.58  4 W      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A14-Per-Saffren
        620    2.42   3.58  4 W      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        620    2.42   3.58  4 W      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        650    0.08   5.92  4 W +1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West considers opening 2, but his suit isn't solid enough to say he's within a trick of game, so 1 it is. North jumps to 2NT, and South reluctantly bids 3 or 3 (is the 10 really enough to sway the choice??) West repeats the hearts, and East carries on to game since he has two likely tricks to help. There's no getting around the three losers without a defensive error, but 4 should roll home.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
212NT2Pass33
3Pass3Pass
4All pass  
  1. artificial, strong, and forcing
  2. clubs and diamonds
  3. artificial game force

The Bidding: West's hand has reasonable game chances opposite a King and 2 small hearts. Opening a Strong 2 Clubs seems best. Many partnerships use an artificial 2NT bid to show the minors after a strong 2 opening. When there is interference in your strong 2 auction, it is common to use a double to show a weak hand. With that agreement, East's pass creates a Game Force . South isn't happy about either minor. South chooses to bid the lower ranking minor. West shows their heart suit. East shows their spade suit. West's 4 bid ends the auction.

The Play: Declarer has a quick club loser, a likely diamond loser, and a potential heart loser. Here, the hearts break 4-1. Declarer cannot avoid a heart loser. With the King offside, declarer cannot avoid a diamond loser. Declarer scores 10 tricks: 2 + 6 + 2.



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8 ♠K85
J84
T
♣Q87652
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠7642
KQ965
KQ92
♣-
♠QJT93
73
76
♣JT93
♠A
AT2
AJ8543
♣AK4
6
104
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 1 2/3NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣2 ♦4 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +400 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.92   0.08  3N N      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A8-Blank-Isser
  110          4.75   1.25  3 S      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
         50    3.00   3.00  3 S -1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
         50    3.00   3.00  5♣ N -1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A14-Per-Saffren
        100    1.25   4.75  5 S -2   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        300    0.08   5.92  4* S -2  A7-Moses-Basch vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

After three passes, South opens 1. West overcalls 1, and this passes back to South. Bummer. He has to do something, and 3 is a terrible underbid. Even with the singleton spade, he doubles. North is delighted to bid 2, but is unlikely to be very enthusiastic. However, South should at least raise the clubs, which might be enough to get North to come to life--especially if South bids 4. At least if East ruffs a heart it's with her natural trump trick.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Dbl
2334
5All pass  

The Bidding: West's hand falls short of the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. West's honor combinations merit an upgrade. West doesn't have a rebid problem. Opening 1 seems best. North has nothing to say. Should East pass with just 4 HCP? Many of the world's top partnerships are reluctant to pass a 1 of a suit opening. They Respond Light because they hope to improve the contract or steal from the opponents. A non-vulnerable 1 has substantial upside.

At tables where East passes, South can double and then cue bid to show a big hand. In the balancing seat, doubling and then bidding a new suit typically shows 14+ points. So a double followed by a cue bid is needed to show South's strength. Some partnerships play a balancing cue bid shows a game forcing hand, but it is more common to play it as a Michaels Cue Bid . After South shows their powerful hand, North, with 6 HCP, honors in both majors, and a potential source of tricks, will cooperate, allowing North-South to arrive at 3NT.

At tables where the auction begins 1-P-1, South begins with a double. West, with 15 Support Points for spades, raises to 2. If playing Support Redoubles , West's raise to 2 shows 4+ spades. North's 9 Support Points are somewhat inflated. The value of North's Jack, King, and diamond shortness are questionable. The value of North's 6-card club suit is clear. North competes to 3. The Law of Total Tricks advises East to compete to 3. East can infer West's club shortness. East can envision a Cross-Ruff . Competing to 3 is reasonable. South is now in a difficult situation. Given North's 3 Free Bid , a game may be available, but it isn't clear where. 3NT, 5, and 5 are possibilities. Bidding 4 to show a bid hand with long diamonds takes North-South past 3NT. Bidding 3NT with the singleton Ace is risky. A 4 bid would sound competitive. Jumping to 5 would be a wild gamble. Doubling is also risky. If North converts the double, it isn't clear it would compensate for what North-South can make. If North bids 4, it will not be clear how to proceed. A cue bid seems best. It tells North that a game is likely, but South isn't sure which game. Here a cue bid will land North-South in 5.

At tables where the auction begins with 3 passes, South has a choice between opening 1 or an offshape 2NT. A 1 opening is likely to present South with an awkward rebid. Risking a 2NT opening seems preferable because it shows South's strength. If North-South have a way to look for a 5-3 major suit fit, South can use it. When a 5-3 major suit fit isn't available, North takes their chances in 3NT. s

The Play in 3NT: When dummy tables, declarer expects to score 10 tricks. The 4-0 break prevents clubs from running. South's singleton Ace prevents North-South from using North's King as an entry. However, the King is a threat to the defense. Declarer cashes their top clubs and exits with a 4th round of clubs. East cannot lead a spade. It would give declarer access to dummy's spade winner and 2 club winners. East will exit a red suit. South ducks. West wins, but is now end played. Declarer has 9 tricks as long as they read West's distribution.

The Play in 5: Declarer has 4 quick winners in the side suits. 7 trump tricks are needed to make 5. If clubs broke reasonably, 1 ruff in the short hand would allow declarer to score 11 tricks. With clubs breaking 4-0, a Double Dummy line of play in needed to make 5. Ruffs can be used to establish South's diamonds as winners. East can overruff the 3rd round, but that is with a natural winner. North must preserve the 2 for completing a double finesse against East's remaining club holding. The double finesse allows North to ruff the 4th round of diamonds high and then finish the double finesse and run South's diamonds. Even looking at all 4 hands, it isn't easy to find the Double Dummy line.



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9 ♠A92
J7543
K82
♣53
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KJT74
98
AT7
♣J98
♠6
AKT6
Q43
♣AQT42
♠Q853
Q2
J965
♣K76
8
915
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 2 2 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.00   0.00  3N W -3   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A8-Blank-Isser
  100          5.00   1.00  3♣ E -1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        120    3.50   2.50  2N E      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        120    3.50   2.50  2N E      A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A14-Per-Saffren
        150    1.50   4.50  1N E +2   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        150    1.50   4.50  1N E +2   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        630    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1. After West bids 1, East reverses to 2. Suddenly the 9 points and five card suit make West's hand look pretty good and he might try 3NT. Nine tricks are hardly automatic. Assuming an opening heart lead, let it ride to your hand. When South takes the Q, you know to finesse North for the J. Then play South for the Q and you'll have your nine--once you lose the club finesse.



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10 ♠KJ5
QT54
KQT94
♣8
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQ74
J76
J8
♣KQJT
♠86
A932
A653
♣765
♠T932
K8
72
♣A9432
11
148
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 1♠  ♣6 NT6
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.50   0.50  2N E -2   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
  200          5.50   0.50  1N E -2   A7-Moses-Basch vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  100          3.50   2.50  2N W -1   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A14-Per-Saffren
  100          3.50   2.50  1N E -1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
   90          2.00   4.00  1N S      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A8-Blank-Isser
   80          1.00   5.00  1♠ N      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
         90    0.00   6.00  1N E      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and North doubles or bids 1. East bids a red suit over the double, 1 if North bids diamonds. If North doubled, South will say 1. West retreats. It's a slog, but it makes 1 or 2 even with the breaks--not that 4-2 is any surprise.



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11 ♠AJ2
Q654
QT
♣JT94
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q9863
T93
K98
♣KQ
♠K5
KJ87
A6542
♣A5
♠T74
A2
J73
♣87632
10
1015
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥4/3 ♠4/3 NT4/3
EW: 4 3 3♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.33   0.67  3N E -1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
   50          5.33   0.67  3N E -1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        100    3.58   2.42  3♣ N -2   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A8-Blank-Isser
        110    2.42   3.58  3 E      A7-Moses-Basch vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        300    1.25   4.75  3♣* N -2  A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        400    0.08   5.92  3N E      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

It's possible North may open a light 1. That's awkward for East, who really isn't good enough to double with this spade holding, so he may try 1. Will South bid a preemptive 3? Lucky for South, West is strong enough to bid and may raise diamonds or even try spades (less likely). Nice of North to have the Q.



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12 ♠T86
KJT3
Q7432
♣A
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K972
A87
9
♣KQJ63
♠J5
Q954
AKJT85
♣T
♠AQ43
62
6
♣987542
10
1311
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 3 1/2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.92   0.08  3 E -2   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A8-Blank-Isser
   50          4.17   1.83  3N W -1   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
   50          4.17   1.83  4 E -1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        400    1.83   4.17  3N W      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        400    1.83   4.17  3N E      A7-Moses-Basch vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
       1100    0.08   5.92  2* N -4  A3-Frieder-Smith vs A10-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1. North may double, but East will still bid 1 (forcing at the one level). Will South bid 1? West and North pass, and East bids 3. That's likely to buy the hand. With the great diamond spots, even the horrid break doesn't much matter.



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13 ♠AK9742
A
J6
♣KJ42
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QT853
K8
93
♣AQ87
♠J
J632
AQT872
♣53
♠6
QT9754
K54
♣T96
16
118
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 1 1NT  ♣5 ♥4 ♠5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1700          6.00   0.00  5* E -6  A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A14-Per-Saffren
  140          5.00   1.00  3♠ N      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Blank-Isser
   80          4.00   2.00  1♠ N      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ N -1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        200    1.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        200    1.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   A7-Moses-Basch vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        500    0.00   6.00  3♠* N -2  A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1. East bids 3, which passes back to North. On this vulnerability, will North dare 3? If he does, West makes a penalty double--partly to discourage his partner from bidding again. Poor South has nowhere to run. +200 should be a good score for E-W.



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14 ♠T863
4
J963
♣T732
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AKJ2
A72
Q42
♣J65
♠Q
T9853
AKT7
♣AKQ
♠9754
KQJ6
85
♣984
1
1518
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6 5 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 12 - 16 = -4
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  6* E -1  A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A14-Per-Saffren
        420    4.00   2.00  4 E      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        420    4.00   2.00  4 E      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        420    4.00   2.00  4 E      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        450    2.00   4.00  4 E +1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Blank-Isser
        490    1.00   5.00  3N W +3   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        990    0.00   6.00  6N E      A7-Moses-Basch vs A10-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 and West responds 1. Now East bids 2 and West has choices--3(Fourth suit forcing) or 4. The hideous heart break is only an irritation. Note that while the double dummy analysis shows 12 tricks, that depends on knowing that North has four diamonds headed by the Jack--not information we have when we play this hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
2Pass2Pass
2Pass31Pass
4Pass4NTPass
52All pass  
  1. spade shortness
  2. 2 key cards without the Queen

The Bidding: After East opens 1, West wants to show a game forcing 3-card heart raise. West has a choice of responding 2, a Two Over One Game Force , and then supporting hearts, or responding 1 and then using 4th Suit Forcing or Two-Way New Minor Forcing to create a Game Force before supporting hearts. Some partnerships use a jump to 3NT to a 13-15 HCP flat hand. West has a flat hand. 3NT may play better than 4. If a 4-4 spade fit is available, it will likely play better than hearts. A jump to 3NT would obstruct finding a spade fit. Responding 1 may make it difficult to offer a choice of games. A Two Over One Game Force accommodates all of West's goals. East's 2 rebid is natural. West's 2 bid shows a Game Force with 3-card heart support. West may have a balanced hand or may have long clubs on this auction.

Over 2, East's jump to 3 is a Splinter bid, showing spade shortness. West is well positioned in partnerships where a natural 3NT rebid is available. West's natural 3NT rebid shows substantial values in spades. West shouldn't have more than 15 HCP to offer 3NT as the final contract. Even so, slam is a possibility. East would like to make a Quantitative invitation, but 4NT asks for key cards for hearts. East bids 4NT Roman Keycard . East places the contract at 5 after learning they are missing a key card and the Queen.

Many expert partnerships use an artificial 3NT bid to distinguish between cue bids showing serious slam interest and cue bids showing the willingness to cooperate with a slam try. If so, a natural 3NT bid isn't available. So West will offer 4 as the final contract. East asks for key cards, and the partnership stops at 5.

The Play in 5: Finessing against the KQJ offers a 90% chance of holding heart losers to 2. South shouldn't help declarer by splitting their honors. There is no upside to splitting. Here, finessing is needed to score 11 tricks.

The Play in Notrump: Declarer has 11 quick winners. Hearts cannot be established without losing 2 tricks. So declarer will turn to diamonds for their 12th trick. Attempting to drop the Jack offers a 61% chance of an extra trick. A Squeeze offers better chances. So declarer rectifies the count by ducking a round of hearts. On a Squeeze line, declarer will be able to completely count South's hand. So cashing the Ace (or King) and a diamond to the Queen gives declarer a marked finesse against North for the Jack. Declarer scores 12 tricks.



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15 ♠4
AKQJ9
A975
♣QJ5
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠QJ7532
T8754
T
♣8
♠K98
62
K863
♣K964
♠AT6
3
QJ42
♣AT732
17
39
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 6 1♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥1 ♠6 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1370          5.92   0.08  6♣ S      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
  620          4.17   1.83  4 N      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
  620          4.17   1.83  5 S +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  600          2.42   3.58  3N S      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A14-Per-Saffren
        200    0.67   5.33  3N S -2   A7-Moses-Basch vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        200    0.67   5.33  6 S -2   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Blank-Isser

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North opens 1. South bids a forcing NT and hears 2. Now South might try 2NT (10-12 points) and North will surely bid game. Like the last hand, it makes a lot more tricks when you can see all four hands, but alas we cannot.



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16 ♠T6
AKQJ7
86
♣J865
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠QJ3
T65
JT95
♣K42
♠AK854
9842
2
♣QT3
♠972
3
AKQ743
♣A97
11
79
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3 2NT  ♠5
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥2 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.92   0.08  4 N +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  400          4.75   1.25  3N N      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
  130          1.83   4.17  4 S      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A14-Per-Saffren
  130          1.83   4.17  3 S +1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
  130          1.83   4.17  3 S +1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Blank-Isser
  130          1.83   4.17  3 S +1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A10-Brandeis-Adler

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Ever want to make a weak two opener with a five card suit? This hand would be a candidate, as would the East hand for spades (especially in third seat). If they both pass, South will bid (and later rebid) her diamonds, but no one will get far.



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17 ♠A3
KQJ943
42
♣AK3
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KJ42
T
JT75
♣J965
♠QT6
875
KQ86
♣Q87
♠9875
A62
A93
♣T42
17
69
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 1♠ 4NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          6.00   0.00  4 N +1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  420          3.50   2.50  4 N      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
  420          3.50   2.50  4 N      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Blank-Isser
  420          3.50   2.50  4 N      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  420          3.50   2.50  4 N      A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
  170          0.50   5.50  3 N +1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A14-Per-Saffren
  170          0.50   5.50  2 N +2   A7-Moses-Basch vs A9-Albert-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

North happily opens 1, hears a raise, and bids the game. He has three loses and will play this one fast to get to the snack table at break time.



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18 ♠AJT7
T98
8654
♣42
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K865
43
Q
♣JT9763
♠942
765
KT972
♣Q5
♠Q3
AKQJ2
AJ3
♣AK8
5
65
24
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 6 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          6.00   0.00  6 S      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
  690          5.00   1.00  3N S +3   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
  680          3.00   3.00  4 S +2   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  680          3.00   3.00  4 S +2   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  680          3.00   3.00  4 S +2   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A14-Per-Saffren
  630          1.00   5.00  3N S +1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Blank-Isser
        100    0.00   6.00  6 S -1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A9-Albert-McAlpin

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 2 and rebids 2 or 2NT, depending on their style. North bids Stayman over 2NT. If South does rebid hearts, North should be careful to bid 3, which is stronger ("Slow Arrival") than jumping to game without leaving any bidding room. South cuebids the A and is delighted to hear spades from North--slam it is. What will West lead? The Q is a bad bet with only two small trump. So it's the J. West must be disciplined, look at the spade spots, and duck smoothly when the Q is led.



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19 ♠T
T932
Q76
♣QT642
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ76
AQJ
2
♣AJ875
♠KQ854
K65
95
♣K93
♠932
874
AKJT843
♣-
4
1711
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 5/4♠  ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        300    5.92   0.08  5* S -2  A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        650    3.00   3.00  5♠ E      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Blank-Isser
        650    3.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
        680    0.08   5.92  4♠ E +2   A7-Moses-Basch vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
20 ♠-
AQ2
T6
♣T8765432
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AKQT98
83
Q743
♣9
♠653
KJT9654
AK
♣K
♠J742
7
J9852
♣AQJ
6
1114
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣  ♦5 ♥3 ♠2 NT4
EW: 1 3 4♠  ♣2 NT4
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +200 5♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.92   0.08  6♠ W -2   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        620    3.58   2.42  4♠ W      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        620    3.58   2.42  4♠ W      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A8-Blank-Isser
        620    3.58   2.42  4♠ W      A7-Moses-Basch vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        650    0.67   5.33  5♠ W      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
        650    0.67   5.33  4♠ W +1   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
21 ♠T83
Q4
65
♣KJ9542
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J7
AJ73
732
♣AQ73
♠AQ5
KT82
JT94
♣86
♠K9642
965
AKQ8
♣T
6
1210
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠  ♦6 ♥5 NT5
EW: 1 2 2/1NT  ♣5 ♠5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  3 E -3   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  140          5.00   1.00  3♠ S      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
  110          4.00   2.00  2♠ S      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A14-Per-Saffren
  100          2.50   3.50  3 E -2   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  100          2.50   3.50  3 E -2   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
   50          1.00   5.00  3 E -1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        200    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -2   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A8-Blank-Isser
22 ♠AQ764
2
AJT
♣KJ92
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J3
KJ974
K765
♣AQ
♠982
AQ863
Q42
♣T3
♠KT5
T5
983
♣87654
15
148
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4♠  ♦5 ♥5 NT6
EW: 1 2  ♣2 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          6.00   0.00  4♠ N      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  170          5.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
  100          2.50   3.50  4♠ W -1   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A8-Blank-Isser
  100          2.50   3.50  4 W -1   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  100          2.50   3.50  4 W -1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A14-Per-Saffren
  100          2.50   3.50  4 W -1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        620    0.00   6.00  4 W      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
23 ♠92
KT954
J9865
♣A
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AK8753
J
3
♣KT973
♠T6
832
QT2
♣QJ862
♠QJ4
AQ76
AK74
♣54
8
115
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 5 5NT  ♣3 ♠4
EW: 4♣ 2♠  ♦2 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: +500 6♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          3.58   2.42  4 N      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
  620          3.58   2.42  4 N      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  620          3.58   2.42  4 N      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A14-Per-Saffren
  620          3.58   2.42  4 N      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
  620          3.58   2.42  4 N      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        600    0.08   5.92  5♣ W      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
24 ♠KQJ32
AJ64
2
♣A73
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠4
972
843
♣KQ9542
♠87
K8
AKQT965
♣T8
♠AT965
QT53
J7
♣J6
15
512
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4♠  ♣4 ♦3 NT6
EW: 2♣ 4  ♥3 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: +100 5*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.75   1.25  4♠ S      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  420          4.75   1.25  4♠ N      A3-Frieder-Smith vs A14-Per-Saffren
  420          4.75   1.25  4♠ N      A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
  100          2.42   3.58  6 W -2   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
   50          1.25   4.75  5 E -1   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
         50    0.08   5.92  5♠ N -1   A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
25 ♠JT832
8
8
♣KQT842
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQ954
KT93
AT7
♣6
♠A7
J752
KQ5
♣A973
♠6
AQ64
J96432
♣J5
6
1214
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
EW: -/1♣ 3 5 3♠ 4NT  ♣6/7
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4 W -2   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A8-Blank-Isser
  100          5.00   1.00  3N E -1   A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
        600    3.50   2.50  3N E      A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        600    3.50   2.50  3N E      A7-Moses-Basch vs A14-Per-Saffren
        620    2.00   4.00  4 E      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
        650    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        650    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
26 ♠94
942
Q65
♣QJT98
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠52
QJ5
AJ7432
♣K6
♠AJ8763
7
KT
♣A743
♠KQT
AKT863
98
♣52
5
1112
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT4/3
EW: 1♣ 4 4♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  100          5.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A14-Per-Saffren
        170    4.00   2.00  3♠ E +1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
        200    3.00   3.00  3 S -2   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A8-Blank-Isser
        500    2.00   4.00  3* S -2  A1-Kestenbaum-Selig vs A9-Albert-McAlpin
        620    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
        620    0.50   5.50  4♠ E      A15-Gordon-Bronstein vs A13-Weber-Mendelsohn
27 ♠Q75
J862
KJ6
♣KJ6
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J8
K94
A9
♣AT8753
♠AT32
QT7
8753
♣Q9
♠K964
A53
QT42
♣42
11
128
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♥6 NT6/5
EW: 3♣  ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.17   1.83  3N E -1   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
   50          4.17   1.83  3N E -1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
   50          4.17   1.83  3♣ W -1   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
   50          4.17   1.83  3♣ W -1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A14-Per-Saffren
         50    1.25   4.75  2 S -1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A8-Blank-Isser
        120    0.08   5.92  2N W      A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
28 ♠A4
AQ8
JT7
♣A7642
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠KJ65
97
AK652
♣93
♠Q832
J3
Q9843
♣Q8
♠T97
KT6542
-
♣KJT5
15
117
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 6 1♠ 2NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣0 ♥1 ♠5 NT1
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: +1100 7*-EW-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          5.33   0.67  4 N +2   A2-Gomer-Freedman vs A11-Collier-Schwartz
  680          5.33   0.67  4 N +2   A5-Pach-Kauffman vs A10-Brandeis-Adler
  650          3.58   2.42  4 N +1   A4-Goldman-Gordon vs A8-Blank-Isser
  230          2.42   3.58  3 S +3   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A12-Chatzinoff-Dye
  150          1.25   4.75  5 W -3   A3-Frieder-Smith vs A15-Gordon-Bronstein
        140    0.08   5.92  2♠ E +1   A7-Moses-Basch vs A14-Per-Saffren