- Monday Aft - January 13, 2020

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Field strength:  Mean: 2515 MP  Geomean: 927 MP
(based on 29 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bobbie Gomer - Jordan Berman 62.50 1/2nd OA 2.30
Barbara Albert - Eleanor Feldsher 62.50 1/2nd OA 2.30
Douglas Dye - Kenneth Chatzinoff 54.81 3rd OA 1.48
Ellen Gordon - Jack Mendelsohn 52.98 4th OA 1.11
Helena Tucker - Peggy Blitz 49.68 2nd OB 0.98
Carolyn Per - Donna Saffren 49.04 3/4th OB 0.65
Alan Smith - Shelley Schwartz 49.04 2nd OC 0.75
EVENT>Jr Fund Game             |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A
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DATE>January 13, 2020   |CLUB NO.>227439    | 01/13/2020 15:49
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DIR> Edie McAlpin    |RATING>Junior Fund                  |MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=15/B=9/C=6                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Marjorie Ross          Sandra Kayson            A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.62  46.80
 2 Ralph Franklin         Leah Halpern             B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     81.85  48.72
 3 Jordan Berman          Bobbie Gomer             A  1/2    .     .   |  1/2    .     .    105.00  62.50  2.30(OA)
 4 Phyllis Weber          Joanne Adler             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     79.15  47.11
 5 Donna Saffren          Carolyn Per              B   .    3/4    .   |  6/7   3/4    .     82.38  49.04  0.65(OB)
 6 Peggy Blitz            Helena Tucker            B   5     2     .   |   5     2     .     83.46  49.68  0.98(OB)
 7 Joel Myers             Arnold Selig             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     80.23  47.76
 8 Alan Smith             Shelley Schwartz         C   .    3/4    2   |  6/7   3/4    2     82.38  49.04  0.75(OC)
 9 Ellen Gordon           Jack Mendelsohn          A   4     .     .   |   4     .     .     89.00  52.98  1.11(OA)
10 Kenneth Chatzinoff     Douglas Dye              A   3     .     .   |   3     .     .     92.08  54.81  1.48(OA)
11 Cecile Stern           Dalia Singer             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     76.46  45.51
12 Sandy Tilney           Arthur Seidner           C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     80.23  47.76
13 Barbara Albert         Eleanor Feldsher         C  1/2    1     1   |  1/2    1     1    105.00  62.50  2.30(OA)
14 Charlotte Bogus        Shirley Barris           C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     65.69  39.10
15 Natalie Isser          Shelly Blank             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     78.08  46.48
                                          Totals                                           1259.61

Hands and Results
1 ♠T973
AK
J973
♣Q42
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AK54
T962
A8
♣AT8
♠-
QJ8743
QT54
♣K97
♠QJ862
5
K62
♣J653
10
158
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 2♣ 2 4 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 19 = -3
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        300    6.00   0.00  4♠* S -2  A3-Berman-Gomer vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
        420    3.50   2.50  4 W      A15-Isser-Blank vs A11-Stern-Singer
        420    3.50   2.50  4 E      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        420    3.50   2.50  4 E      A4-Weber-Adler vs A14-Bogus-Barris
        420    3.50   2.50  4 E      A7-Myers-Selig vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        450    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        450    0.50   5.50  4 E +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

After West opens 1NT, he'll be declarer in 4. North leads the 10, which West uses to pitch a club loser. There's no reason not to draw trump, so he leads the 2. North cashes his top two hearts and then has to shift. A club looks dangerous without knowing the location of the Jack. A diamond also seems dangerous, so he might just continue the spades he started with. All declarer has to pitch now is a low diamond, which really is no help. He'll ending up losing a diamond unless North leads them. If North does lead diamonds, bet on his having the J and play tyhe 10 from East's hand.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass2Pass
4All pass  

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1-3, 6, and 9.

The Bidding: After North passes, East has a choice between passing, opening a Weak Two Hearts , or preempting 3. Since dealer's pass decreases the likelihood North-South have a game, preempts in 2nd seat should be disciplined. Here, East's hearts are a bit weaker than desired. East's slow honors in the minors are valuable on defense. Spades are breaking badly for North-South. Pushing the preempt to the 3-level on a mediocre 6-card suit would be reckless. Passing is also risky. The auction could be at 2 or higher at East's next turn. Opening 2 seems best.

South has nothing to say opposite a passed hand. West has an easy 4 bid.

The Play: A minor suit lead allows declarer to score an 11th trick. On a major suit lead, the defense will score their high hearts and a diamond.



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2 ♠Q954
J
9865
♣KJ54
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT762
T763
A
♣AQ8
♠A3
AQ54
KJT4
♣T92
♠K8
K982
Q732
♣763
7
1114
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1/2♣ 3 2♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  4 W -3   A15-Isser-Blank vs A11-Stern-Singer
  100          4.50   1.50  4 E -2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  100          4.50   1.50  4 E -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
   50          2.50   3.50  4 W -1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
   50          2.50   3.50  4 E -1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
         70    1.00   5.00  1 E      A4-Weber-Adler vs A14-Bogus-Barris
        120    0.00   6.00  2N W      A7-Myers-Selig vs A13-Albert-Feldsher

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

E-W will reasonably end up in the heart game, which founders on the bad break but should have lots of company. What will North lead against 4? It turns out a spade is no harm, but West probably has shown five spades in the auction, so that's pretty unappealing based on the information available. That leaves a low club--also painful. If it's a diamond, West should play the 10--after all, South doesn't know West has a singleton. Maybe he can smoke out the Queen and have an extra discard.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass1NTPass
21Pass22Pass
23Pass4All pass
  1. artificial
  2. forced
  3. natural and invitational

The Bidding: East will open 1 at most tables. Upgrading to a 1NT opener is a reasonable alternative. Over a 1 opening, West responds 1 with 5-4 in the majors. East's 1NT rebid shows a weak notrump hand with less than 4 spades. West's hand meets the Rule of 20 , but West's strength is concentrated in their short suits. So West should treat their hand as invitational. Continuations vary by partnership agreement. Some play New Minor Forcing here. Two-Way New Minor Forcing is easier because it separates invitational and game forcing responses. It is better because it allows you to stop at the 2-level more often, leaves more room for slam exploration, and provides more choice of game auctions. Playing Two-Way New Minor Forcing , West's 2 bid is artificial, showing a hand which wants to stop in 2, an invitational hand, or a 5(332) Game Force which wants to offer a choice between 3NT and 4 while concealing East's distribution.

East's 2 rebid is forced. West's 2 bid shows an invitational hand with 5+ spades and 4+ hearts. East places the contract at 4.

The Play: North's club honors are well placed for defense. South's 4-card heart suit has good texture. Declarer can avoid a 2nd club loser by discarding a club on East's King. However, ruffing in West's hand can promote trump tricks for South. Declarer needs to depend on ruffing finesses to score 9 tricks.



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3 ♠AQT654
-
T7653
♣A3
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K9
KQ9652
Q
♣KT84
♠82
AT3
AK84
♣9752
♠J73
J874
J92
♣QJ6
10
1311
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠  ♣3 ♥2 NT4
EW: 3/4♣ 3/4 -/3NT
       ♦4/5 ♠3/4 NT5/9
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  590          6.00   0.00  4♠* N     A5-Saffren-Per vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  200          5.00   1.00  5 W -2   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  170          4.00   2.00  3♠ N +1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
  100          3.00   3.00  4 W -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        650    1.50   4.50  4 W +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        650    1.50   4.50  4 W +1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A14-Bogus-Barris
        850    0.00   6.00  5* W     A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A15-Isser-Blank

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West's 1 opener is overcalled 2. East raises hearts and West goes to game. Will N-S pass it out on this favorable vulnerability? South should know his partner has no more than one heart from the auction--and they have a nine card spade fit. 4 seems a very good bet.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
12122Pass
44PassPass
DblAll pass  
  1. artificial, 5+ spades, 5+ in an unspecified minor
  2. invitational or better heart raise

The Bidding: After West opens 1, North has a choice between overcalling 1 and making a Michaels Cue Bid . North's spades are longer and much stronger than their diamonds. Overcalling 1 may make it difficult to show North's second suit. Beginning with a Michaels cue bid and then emphasizing spades seems best. Defending a Michaels cue bid with an unknown suit is difficult because responder may want to compete in a minor or show a good hand with a long minor. Partnerships with written notes and good memories may wish to consider the advice in my "Transfers Over Michaels" article. Here, East has 12 Support Points for hearts. So East cue bids 2 to show an invitational or better heart raise. This is one of the few occasions where using a double to show a stolen bid is recommended. Here, South's hand is weak, flat, and quacky. Despite the favorable vulnerability, South isn't eager to suggest competing or sacrificing. South prefers to pass.

West's 17 Support Points are inflated by the singleton Queen. Even so, West's Losing Trick Count of 5 suggests bidding game. Over 4, West has a choice between passing, doubling, bidding 4, or bidding 5. 6-5 hands are typically worth an extra Ace. North doesn't want to defend 4, but that could be the winning action. East-West might have already exceeded the Par Contract . 4 or 5 may go for more than the value of a vulnerable game. North's shape and strong spades give 4 or 5 a chance to make opposite a modest hand. 4 or 5might be a good sacrifice over 4. East-West might judge incorrectly over a 4 bid. East-West seem to think 4 is making. Risking a 4 bid is a reasonable gamble.

Neither East nor West are eager to compete at the 5-level. Having voluntarily bid a vulnerable game, East-West are in a Forcing Pass situation. The auction ends with a penalty double of 4.

The Play in 4: North cannot get South on lead. So declarer has the tempo to discard at least 1 spade loser. North must make the unlikely lead of the Ace to hold declarer to 10 tricks. On any other lead, declarer can score 11 tricks.

The Play in 4X: The cards sit well for declarer, but South doesn't have an entry. If East leads the Ace (or any heart), declarer will ruff. Declarer wants to establish their diamonds. So declarer exits a low diamond. East must duck in order to beat 4. At tables where East leads a high diamond, West's Queen will be smothered. Now the defense has 2 diamond tricks and a diamond ruff. Declarer cannot get to dummy to take the spade finesse. So declarer is forced to drop the King. Now declarer can reach dummy with the Jack. A successful club finesse provides declarer's 10th trick.



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4 ♠A643
54
A74
♣K983
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KT752
QT9
83
♣J74
♠QJ8
KJ7
Q5
♣AQT62
♠9
A8632
KJT962
♣5
11
615
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 4 2NT  ♣5/4 ♠5/4
EW: 1♣ 2♠  ♦2 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +600 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          6.00   0.00  3 S +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  150          4.50   1.50  4 S +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  150          4.50   1.50  3 N +2   A4-Weber-Adler vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  130          2.50   3.50  4 S      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  130          2.50   3.50  3 N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A15-Isser-Blank
  100          1.00   5.00  4♠ W -1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        110    0.00   6.00  2♠ W      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A12-Tilney-Seidner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1NT. If South has a way to show a two-suited hand, she'll use it. Then West, with only six HCP may bid his spades--if 2 isn't forcing (it shouldn't be). How will it go now? Hard to say when we don't know the N-S agreements. But South should be loath to pass with his tremendous shape and no desire to defend. Will N-S get to game? Unlikely unless they're pushed into it in a competitive auction.



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5 ♠76
QT9
AT85
♣9754
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K8
J75
K632
♣KQ86
♠J53
AK63
Q4
♣AT32
♠AQT942
842
J97
♣J
6
1214
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦5 ♥4 NT5
EW: 4♣ 1 3 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   2.00  3N W -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
   50          4.00   2.00  3N W -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
   50          4.00   2.00  2N W -1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A11-Stern-Singer
   50          4.00   2.00  2N W -1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
   50          4.00   2.00  4♣ E -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A14-Bogus-Barris
        110    1.00   5.00  3♣ E      A5-Saffren-Per vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        130    0.00   6.00  2♣ E +2   A4-Weber-Adler vs A13-Albert-Feldsher

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East opens 1 and South bids 2. Now what? West does have a spade stopper, so his choices are to show a club raise and to bid 2NT. He might even get away with it if South doesn't duck the first spade trick. Disaster strikes if South just plays the 9. West has only seven tricks without playing diamonds, and North still has a spade.



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6 ♠KJT64
Q7
T3
♣AJ86
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠72
J2
KQ87652
♣53
♠983
63
J9
♣KQ9742
♠AQ5
AKT9854
A4
♣T
11
66
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 7 7♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +1520 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1010          4.50   1.50  6♠ N +1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
 1010          4.50   1.50  6 S +1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A11-Stern-Singer
 1010          4.50   1.50  6 S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
 1010          4.50   1.50  6 S +1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  510          1.50   4.50  4 S +3   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  510          1.50   4.50  4 S +3   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  480          0.00   6.00  4 S +2   A5-Saffren-Per vs A8-Smith-Schwartz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South may elect to open 2 with four quick tricks, four losers, and an excellent long suit. That should galvanize North with a lovely 11 HCP. If North makes a waiting bid of 2, South rebids 2 and North assuredly bids 2. South checks for Aces--Keycard Blackwood tells him they have all the Aces and the K. Will he dare go for the grand slam? Hearts will provide a lot of pitches, even if declarer has to ruff a heart to set them up.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass1Pass4
Pass4Pass4NT
Pass51Pass52
Pass53Pass5NT4
Pass6All pass 
  1. 1 or 4 key cards for hearts
  2. asking for the Queen
  3. Queen and King
  4. confirms all the key cards, asks for a specific king, invites a grand slam

The Bidding: East isn't eager to preempt 3 on a 6-card suit at unfavorable vulnerability. After South opens 1, West's semi-balanced distribution isn't ideal for preempting. West's diamond texture is mediocre. A 3 preempt at unfavorable vulnerability risks going for -200 undoubled. That wouldn't be a problem if North-South have a biddable game or better. However. 3 doubled risks going for -500 or worse if penalized. East's pass as dealer increases the likelihood North-South have a game. A 3 preempt is lead directional. A major suit opening is more descriptive than a minor suit opening. So there is less chance the preempt will cause problems. Passing seems best. North responds 1. South's 4 rebid sets trump and shows their strength and long hearts. Now North must decide whether to make a slam move. North has 3 Cover Cards plus a doubleton. Making a slam move is reasonable. Since North lacks a diamond control, they will not ask for key cards. Instead, North cue bids their spade control. Now South asks for Key Cards. Playing 1430 responses, North's 5 bid shows 1 or 4 key cards. South's 5 bid asks for the Queen. North's 5 bid shows the Queen and the King. South's 5NT bid shows all the key cards and invites a grand. It is increasingly common for the 5NT bid to ask for Specific Kings . South doesn't have another King to show. North doesn't know about South's Queen. So South cannot count 13 tricks. The auction ends at 6.

At tables where West preempts 3, North isn't strong enough to bid 3. North's invitational values and 2 places to play justify a Negative Double . Knowing North has values and spades should make South bullish on slam. If available, South can use a jump to 5NT as Pick-a-Slam . A jump to 5 would ask for a diamond control. South has a diamond control. So they should cue bid and then jump to 5 to make a slam try which isn't focused on a diamond control. Here, North has the values to cooperate with a slam try. North's Queen and 1½ controls merit cooperating with the slam try. North-South arrive in 6 or 6.

The Play: Cashing the Queen first provides 7 heart tricks as long as East has a heart, a 95% chance. Here, hearts break 2-2 and declarer has all the tricks in hearts, spades, or notrump.



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7 ♠Q64
AK85
K4
♣AJ95
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AK8
43
J982
♣QT86
♠JT97
QJ2
763
♣K72
♠532
T976
AQT5
♣43
17
107
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4/5 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  1N N +2   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A11-Stern-Singer
  140          5.00   1.00  2 N +1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  120          3.00   3.00  1N N +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  120          3.00   3.00  1N N +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  120          3.00   3.00  1N N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
   90          0.50   5.50  1N N      A4-Weber-Adler vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
   90          0.50   5.50  1N N      A15-Isser-Blank vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South passes North's 1NT opener. West leads the J. Luckily spade and hearts both break to make it reasonable to garner eight tricks. Go to work on the hearts right away while clubs are still well stopped.



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8 ♠J9
QJ72
974
♣AJ63
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠-
AK643
J63
♣KQ954
♠KT65
95
KQ52
♣T72
♠AQ87432
T8
AT8
♣8
9
138
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦5/6 ♥5 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1 2  ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          6.00   0.00  3* W -3  A3-Berman-Gomer vs A11-Stern-Singer
  200          5.00   1.00  3N E -4   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  110          3.50   2.50  2♠ S      A5-Saffren-Per vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  110          3.50   2.50            A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  100          2.00   4.00  3 W -2   A15-Isser-Blank vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
   50          1.00   5.00  2 W -1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        300    0.00   6.00  4♠* S -2  A7-Myers-Selig vs A12-Tilney-Seidner

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and East bids 1. If West now bids 2, that shows a real spade suit, not deterred just because East has bid them. But some will wait for the next round of bidding. In that case, West bids 2, East corrects to 2 and now South bids a natural 2. He'll buy the hand, too, if West goes quietly.



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9 ♠76
43
J9432
♣AQ84
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQT832
A7
K
♣9632
♠J95
KQJ52
87
♣KJT
♠A4
T986
AQT65
♣75
7
1211
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣4 ♥3 ♠3
EW: 2♣ 3 3♠  ♦3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        170    4.50   1.50  3♠ W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        170    4.50   1.50  2♠ W +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        500    3.00   3.00  5* S -3  A7-Myers-Selig vs A11-Stern-Singer
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      A4-Weber-Adler vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
        620    1.00   5.00  4♠ W      A15-Isser-Blank vs A14-Bogus-Barris

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

It's likely that West will open in fourth seat. He may choose to open 2, not a preempt in the pass-out seat, but a decent six card suit and an opening hand. East might even get optimistic and bid the game. North leads diamond for lack of anything better to do. Declarer ruffs the second diamond and starts in on trump. He wants all those hearts available later.



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David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
122Pass
3All 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. South's 1 opening is lead directional and forces East-West to use their defensive bidding agreements. West overcalls 1. North has a choice between a constructive diamond raise and a preemptive diamond raise. North's semi-balanced hand isn't particularly offensive oriented. Bidding 2 to show a constructive raise seems best. East, with 12 Support Points for spades, cue bids 3 to show an invitational or better spade raise.

West's 16 Support Points are inflated by their singleton King. West's Losing Trick Count of 6 suggests bidding 4. West's side suit values are concentrated in their short suits. West's 4 small clubs are a negative. In Matchpoints , there is no need to stretch for game. It isn't clear West's King has any value. Declining the invitation seems best.

It isn't clear to North-South that they have a 10-card diamond fit. So they aren't likely to compete to 4 as suggested by the Law of Total Tricks .

The Play in Spades: North's standard lead is the 3. South plays the Ace, dropping declarer's King. South sees they can hold declarer to 9 tricks if partner has the Ace. South switches to the 7. North knows the 7 is either a singleton or top of a doubleton. If it is a singleton, North needs to take their Ace and give South a ruff. If it is a doubleton, North must duck and give South a chance to lead another round of clubs. There is only 1 club distribution where the 7 is a singleton. There are 4 holdings (76, 75, 73, and 72) where the 7 is a doubleton. The percentages favor playing for a doubleton. North ducks and encourages a club continuation. Now the defense navigates the club ruff to hold declarer to 9 tricks.

The Play in Diamonds: Declarer has 2 quick heart losers. Declarer has a slow spade loser, a potential club loser, and a potential diamond loser. Declarer finesses against the minor suits Kings in hopes of avoiding a club loser and a diamond loser. Here, both Kings are offside. The defense scores 5 tricks: 1 + 2 + 1 + 1.

A declarer who can see through the backs of the cards would drop the King and score 9 tricks.



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10 ♠A765
J74
KQJ2
♣A3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠982
32
AT
♣KJ8542
♠QJ3
AK5
9865
♣Q96
♠KT4
QT986
743
♣T7
15
812
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 1♠  ♣4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1NT  ♦5/6 ♥4 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   0.00  2 N +1   A15-Isser-Blank vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  110          5.00   1.00  2 N      A4-Weber-Adler vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
        100    4.00   2.00  3 S -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        150    2.00   4.00  1N W +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        150    2.00   4.00  1N W +2   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        150    2.00   4.00  1N W +2   A7-Myers-Selig vs A11-Stern-Singer
        180    0.00   6.00  1N W +3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

East has a pretty sorry looking hand, but 12 HCP and two quick tricks is a common opener these days, so 1 it is. All West can bid is 1NT. There's not a lot North can do. When 1NT passes out, would South have the nerve to balance in 2? It's a real risk with his hand.



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11 ♠AQJ7
62
JT543
♣T5
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K53
T987
A6
♣8732
♠98642
AQ5
K2
♣QJ6
♠T
KJ43
Q987
♣AK94
8
712
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 2 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥5/4 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.50   0.50  2N S +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A15-Isser-Blank
  150          5.50   0.50  1N S +2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  130          3.00   3.00  3 S +1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  130          3.00   3.00  2 S +2   A4-Weber-Adler vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  130          3.00   3.00  2 S +2   A7-Myers-Selig vs A11-Stern-Singer
  120          1.00   5.00  2N S      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  110          0.00   6.00  2 S +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A13-Albert-Feldsher

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

South opens 1 and rebids 2 over North's 1 response, to which North replies with 3. That will be the end of most auctions since South has a minimum. Consider how much less successful NT would be if the East and West hands were switched before you second-guess your bidding.



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12 ♠AJ98
KT
J983
♣KQJ
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠63
86532
Q4
♣A753
♠KT2
Q74
KT75
♣T84
♠Q754
AJ9
A62
♣962
15
68
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          6.00   0.00  3N N +1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  600          4.50   1.50  3N N      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
  600          4.50   1.50  3N N      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A15-Isser-Blank
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        100    1.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A11-Stern-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

N-S will likely find their spade fit and play that game instead of NT. The odds are two-to-one that the spade fit will be more profitable, but this is the one-third which isn't. With a diamond lead, declarer will only find nine tricks.



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13 ♠QT82
9876
J83
♣84
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠654
Q54
AKT742
♣3
♠9
KJT32
-
♣AKQJ765
♠AKJ73
A
Q965
♣T92
3
914
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣2/1 ♦5 ♥1 NT6/4
EW: 4♣ 5 1NT  ♦5 ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   1.00  6 E -1   A15-Isser-Blank vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  100          5.00   1.00  5 E -1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  100          5.00   1.00  6♣ E -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A14-Bogus-Barris
        150    3.00   3.00  4♣ E +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        600    1.50   4.50  5♣ E      A4-Weber-Adler vs A11-Stern-Singer
        600    1.50   4.50  5♣ E      A5-Saffren-Per vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        620    0.00   6.00  4 E      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

I hope East will bid a seven card suit ahead of a five card suit. Open 1, then bid hearts twice and West will happily choose the heart game. With a spade lead, there are just the two losers on this easy hand.



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14 ♠5
AK95432
T98
♣53
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AKT32
T7
KJ74
♣T2
♠QJ98
6
A53
♣A8764
♠764
QJ8
Q62
♣KQJ9
7
1111
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♦2 ♠2 NT3
EW: 3♣ 4 5♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    6.00   0.00  3♠ W +2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A14-Bogus-Barris
        450    2.50   3.50  5♠ W      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A11-Stern-Singer
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ W +1   A15-Isser-Blank vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
        450    2.50   3.50  4♠ E +1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and North jumps to 3. West can Splinter with 4 or just bid the spade game. On equal vulnerability, N-S should stay away from the sacrifice: -500 would be much too expensive for South to be tempted.



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15 ♠AQT5
AQT97
7
♣A98
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠76
K86
KT983
♣Q75
♠KJ43
J532
AJ65
♣4
♠982
4
Q42
♣KJT632
16
810
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 1 2♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 2  ♣2 ♥6 ♠4/5 NT4/6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.00   0.00  4♠ N      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  600          5.00   1.00  3N S      A4-Weber-Adler vs A11-Stern-Singer
        100    3.50   2.50  5♣ N -1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        100    3.50   2.50  3♣ S -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A15-Isser-Blank
        200    1.50   4.50  3 N -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A14-Bogus-Barris
        200    1.50   4.50  3 N -2   A7-Myers-Selig vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        300    0.00   6.00  2N S -3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Smith-Schwartz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

If South does decide to open 3 with this hand, North can start with 3, a forcing bid to check if they might have an eight-card heart fit. South bids 4 and you certainly can't blame North for trying the club game. Its success will depend on two factors: the opening lead and which way South takes the club finesse. It's a pure guess, this so-called two-way finesse. and then the spade honors are offside. Not a barrel of laughs.



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16 ♠KJ86
JT8
KT82
♣86
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠AQ75
74
95
♣AQT95
♠T432
KQ3
Q4
♣K732
♠9
A9652
AJ763
♣J4
8
1210
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3  ♣5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          6.00   0.00  3 S +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  110          5.00   1.00  3 S      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  100          4.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A15-Isser-Blank
         90    3.00   3.00  2♣ W      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
        100    1.50   4.50  4* S -1  A7-Myers-Selig vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        100    1.50   4.50  5 N -2   A5-Saffren-Per vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        110    0.00   6.00  2♠ E      A4-Weber-Adler vs A11-Stern-Singer

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

West opens 1 and not unnaturally they'll play the ill-fated 4-4 spade fit. They'll have a lot of company, I imagine. The hideous spade break will just make the four red suit losers look worse. Next hand, please! Of course, they might be saved: South overcalls 1,West raises spades and North then raises hearts. With 10 HCP and a double fit, who could blame East for bidding spades again?



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17 ♠J64
862
A654
♣KQ8
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K
QJ973
KQJ82
♣73
♠AQ72
KT4
3
♣JT964
♠T9853
A5
T97
♣A52
10
1210
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2 3 2NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   1.00  4 W -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A14-Bogus-Barris
   50          5.00   1.00  4 W -1   A15-Isser-Blank vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
   50          5.00   1.00  4 E -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ S -2   A5-Saffren-Per vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
        170    2.00   4.00  2 W +2   A7-Myers-Selig vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        420    1.00   5.00  4 W      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A11-Stern-Singer
        450    0.00   6.00  4 W +1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A8-Smith-Schwartz

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

This will pass around to West, who opens 1. East may use Drury or raise to 3, but would West go on (and down one?). It's hard to resist with a 5-5 hand, though I'd be happier if that King were in the heart suit, not singleton. Unfortunately the K is the natural choice for an opening lead, so four losers are inevitable.



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18 ♠QT8
74
AKJT9
♣974
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A963
KJ92
Q64
♣86
♠J72
Q8
52
♣AKQT53
♠K54
AT653
873
♣J2
10
1012
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣3 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.00   0.00  3N W -2   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
   50          5.00   1.00  2N W -1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        130    3.50   2.50  2♣ E +2   A5-Saffren-Per vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
        130    3.50   2.50  2♣ E +2   A15-Isser-Blank vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        150    2.00   4.00  2N W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A11-Stern-Singer
        200    1.00   5.00  3 N -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        430    0.00   6.00  3N W +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A14-Bogus-Barris

Lynn Berg Hand Analysis

Ignore those cards outside clubs and open 3, which may well buy the hand. West has just enough to make the opponents rue any bid they make. If you open 1, they might find a major suit fit and also guidance to good defense. I know there are arguments against opening a preempt with AKQ, and I'd buy that for a major--but not for clubs.



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19 ♠J875
J97
AT8
♣A54
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ64
A864
KJ32
♣6
♠A92
T532
76
♣QJT3
♠T3
KQ
Q954
♣K9872
10
137
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♥4 ♠6
EW: 2 1♠  ♣6 ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -100 2NT*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          6.00   0.00  3 E -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  100          3.50   2.50  1N E -1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  100          3.50   2.50  2♠ W -1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A15-Isser-Blank
  100          3.50   2.50  3 E -1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  100          3.50   2.50  3 E -1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        110    1.00   5.00  2 E      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        140    0.00   6.00  3 W      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A11-Stern-Singer
20 ♠K3
KJT73
AK
♣T752
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T984
962
T7543
♣J
♠QJ765
-
J9
♣KQ9643
♠A2
AQ854
Q862
♣A8
14
19
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4/3 6 5NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣5 ♦3 ♥1 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +1100 6♠*-EW-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          4.00   2.00  6 N      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A11-Stern-Singer
 1430          4.00   2.00  6 N      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
 1430          4.00   2.00  6 N      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
 1430          4.00   2.00  6 N      A5-Saffren-Per vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
 1430          4.00   2.00  6 N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  710          1.00   5.00  4 N +3   A4-Weber-Adler vs A15-Isser-Blank
  680          0.00   6.00  4 S +2   A7-Myers-Selig vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
21 ♠K62
J74
J76
♣KT54
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T5
T6
AT5432
♣AJ8
♠Q8743
KQ983
Q
♣63
♠AJ9
A52
K98
♣Q972
8
99
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 3NT  ♥5 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +500 4♠*-EW/4*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.00   0.00  2N W -3   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  100          5.00   1.00  2 W -2   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
   50          3.50   2.50  2 E -1   A15-Isser-Blank vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
   50          3.50   2.50  2 W -1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A11-Stern-Singer
        100    2.00   4.00  3♣ S -1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
        110    1.00   5.00  2 W +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        200    0.00   6.00  3♣ S -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
22 ♠Q5
8632
J954
♣KT7
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J4
KQ95
763
♣A865
♠9872
AJ7
-
♣QJ9432
♠AKT63
T4
AKQT82
♣-
6
108
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 3/2♠ 2NT  ♣3 ♥6
EW: 4♣ 1  ♦1 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +400 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          6.00   0.00  3N N +3   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
  420          4.50   1.50  4♠ S      A4-Weber-Adler vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  420          4.50   1.50  5 S +1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  400          2.50   3.50  5 S      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  400          2.50   3.50  5 S      A5-Saffren-Per vs A11-Stern-Singer
  200          0.50   5.50  1♠ S +4   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  200          0.50   5.50  1♠ S +4   A15-Isser-Blank vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
23 ♠J94
T8652
J
♣AK63
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QT
KQ3
AQ9862
♣J9
♠853
97
T75
♣QT742
♠AK762
AJ4
K43
♣85
9
142
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3♠ 3NT  ♦5/6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A11-Stern-Singer
  650          4.50   1.50  4♠ S +1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A15-Isser-Blank
  620          2.00   4.00  4♠ N      A4-Weber-Adler vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  140          1.00   5.00  3 N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
        100    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
24 ♠T832
7
AQ85
♣AJ94
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q7
QJ865
T76
♣QT6
♠KJ94
T42
KJ932
♣3
♠A65
AK93
4
♣K8752
11
78
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1/- 2 4/3♠ 3NT
       ♦7/6
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  430          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A11-Stern-Singer
  430          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A15-Isser-Blank
  420          3.00   3.00  4♠ N      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  100          2.00   4.00  2* W -1  A4-Weber-Adler vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
         50    0.50   5.50  3N S -1   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
         50    0.50   5.50  4♠ N -1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
25 ♠QJ53
AK8
542
♣K84
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T842
J2
K96
♣9653
♠K96
T764
AJ87
♣AT
♠A7
Q953
QT3
♣QJ72
13
412
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 3 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦6/5 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.00   0.00  3N S      A4-Weber-Adler vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  200          5.00   1.00  1 E -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A11-Stern-Singer
  150          4.00   2.00  2N S +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  140          3.00   3.00  3 S      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  120          2.00   4.00  1N N +1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
   90          0.50   5.50  1N S      A15-Isser-Blank vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
   90          0.50   5.50  2♣ N      A7-Myers-Selig vs A14-Bogus-Barris
26 ♠T8
T873
83
♣QJ964
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠76
Q65
QT942
♣AK2
♠QJ2
AK94
AJ6
♣T87
♠AK9543
J2
K75
♣53
3
1115
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 1♣ 4 3 1/-♠ 2NT  ♠7/6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.50   1.50  3N E -2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  200          4.50   1.50  3N E -2   A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A11-Stern-Singer
  200          4.50   1.50  3N E -2   A4-Weber-Adler vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  200          4.50   1.50  3N E -2   A7-Myers-Selig vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  100          2.00   4.00  4 E -1   A5-Saffren-Per vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
        110    1.00   5.00  3 W      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
        630    0.00   6.00  3N E +1   A15-Isser-Blank vs A13-Albert-Feldsher
27 ♠A82
KJ
AKQT87
♣T5
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ6543
A85
4
♣Q84
♠JT
T7432
63
♣9762
♠97
Q96
J952
♣AKJ3
17
111
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 1 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥5 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.00   1.00  3N S +1   A4-Weber-Adler vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  430          5.00   1.00  3N N +1   A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  430          5.00   1.00  3N N +1   A7-Myers-Selig vs A14-Bogus-Barris
  400          2.00   4.00  3N N      A5-Saffren-Per vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  400          2.00   4.00  5 S      A3-Berman-Gomer vs A15-Isser-Blank
  400          2.00   4.00  5 N      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A11-Stern-Singer
  150          0.00   6.00  3 N +2   A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
28 ♠QJT5
AJ9
K983
♣AT
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠872
QT42
J75
♣982
♠A3
765
AQT4
♣J753
♠K964
K83
62
♣KQ64
15
311
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2 4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          6.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   A3-Berman-Gomer vs A15-Isser-Blank
  620          2.50   3.50  4♠ N      A1-Ross-Kayson vs A9-Gordon-Mendelsohn
  620          2.50   3.50  4♠ N      A2-Franklin-Halpern vs A11-Stern-Singer
  620          2.50   3.50  4♠ N      A4-Weber-Adler vs A8-Smith-Schwartz
  620          2.50   3.50  4♠ N      A5-Saffren-Per vs A10-Chatzinoff-Dye
  620          2.50   3.50  4♠ N      A6-Blitz-Tucker vs A12-Tilney-Seidner
  620          2.50   3.50  4♠ N      A7-Myers-Selig vs A14-Bogus-Barris