- Saturday Aft - January 18, 2020

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Field strength:  Mean: 2246 MP  Geomean: 1746 MP
(based on 16 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
David Cohan - Milind Vaze 55.96 1st A 0.80
Edie McAlpin - Sidney Gordon 55.57 2nd A 0.56
Dorothy Thompson - Tyrone Davis 53.76 3rd A 0.40
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Saturday Aft |SECTION> A
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DATE>January 18, 2020   |CLUB NO.>227439    | 01/18/2020 15:58
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DIR> Steve Grossman  |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   42.0 |TOP>   3 |MP LIMITS>None/2000      |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=3                           ,---,-------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Section      |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Myrna Shervin          Sandra Kayson            B    .     .     36.34  43.26
 2 R David Walker         Neal Satten              A    .     .     39.65  47.20
 3 Sidney Gordon          Edie McAlpin             A    2     .     46.68  55.57  0.56(A)
 4 Tyrone Davis           Dorothy Thompson         B    3     1     45.16  53.76  0.40(A)
 5 Philip Rosenfeld       Merle Rosenfeld          B    .     .     41.49  49.39
 6 David Cohan            Milind Vaze              A    1     .     47.01  55.96  0.80(A)
 7 David Silberman        Joan Brandeis            A    .     .     42.16  50.19
 8 Susan Kestenbaum       Ellen Gordon             A    .     .     37.51  44.65
                                          Totals                   336.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠T73
J7
J86
♣KQ854
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠98
QT953
K9
♣J763
♠KJ42
862
532
♣AT2
♠AQ65
AK4
AQT74
♣9
7
68
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 1 4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          2.50   0.50  3N N +1   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
  430          2.50   0.50  3N N +1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
  400          1.00   2.00  3N N      A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  140          0.00   3.00  2♠ S +1   A4-Davis-Thompson vs A2-Walker-Satten

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass1NTPass3NT
All pass   

The bidding shown seems practical. North rates to have clubs and South's 19 HCP are enhanced by the good diamond suit.

A nearly double-dummy heart lead from East will make things wholly dependent on shifting to a diamond away from the South hand. That will have the effect of removing West's sole entry the heart suit. Trouble is, that's not so clear without having a hand diagram! If the K were East and the A West, a club shift would work better. If the K were West, things might also be different.

A heart lead is not so likely, however, and a "fourth best" spade lead can be floated to the T, followed by a diamond to the queen. All sorts of good things happen for declarer, including two entries in diamonds (both the J and later the 8 when the 9 falls doubleton to cash a club honor and then repeat the spade finesse. Oh, my, what a bounty awaits on a spade lead!



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2 ♠J75
J54
KJ9
♣T752
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q984
A7
76542
♣J3
♠AT63
9832
AQ8
♣64
♠K2
KQT6
T3
♣AKQ98
6
710
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3♠*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          3.00   0.00  1N S +2   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  120          2.00   1.00  1N S +1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
  110          1.00   2.00  3♣ S      A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
   90          0.00   3.00  2♣ S      A4-Davis-Thompson vs A2-Walker-Satten

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1NT
PassPassPass 

There just is not enough distribution to justify bidding by either East or West.

1NT is the limit if West leads the fourth from the longest and weakest diamond suit -- not a general prescription for success. A spade lead will accomplish the same -- three spade tricks are quickly established for the defense, and along with the A (when declarer plays the suit to promote tricks) and the AQ will hold declarer to seven tricks.

But will West shift to diamonds? We shall see.



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3 ♠AJ8753
K5
8
♣8653
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠92
AQ7632
A
♣A742
♠Q4
T9
QT932
♣QJT9
♠KT6
J84
KJ7654
♣K
8
147
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♥3
EW: 3♣ 3  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          3.00   0.00  3♠ N +1   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  140          2.00   1.00  3♠ N      A4-Davis-Thompson vs A2-Walker-Satten
         50    1.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
        100    0.00   3.00  4♠ S -2   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   2
2PassPassPass

The diagrammed auction would likely occur if South were to open a rather poorly chosen 2 weak opening. Why would North not mention spades? Because the uncertainty of South's spade holding has been increased by the 2 opening bid. North would hate to bid 2 and have partner bid 3 on this potential misfit.

Waiting, instead, for events to unfurl, a more sensible pass by South would lead to a 1 opening, a 1 overcall, and a comfortable spade contract for NS.

Preempts are a two-edged sword, often cutting the purveyor's side. Hold your powder when alternative contracts are possible.



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4 ♠J73
JT
QJ54
♣J853
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q8
K64
A32
♣AKQ97
♠AK54
AQ87532
K6
♣-
♠T962
9
T987
♣T642
6
1816
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥0 ♠1 NT0
EW: 6♣ 4 7 6♠ 7NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
       1460    3.00   0.00  6 E +1   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
       1470    2.00   1.00  6N W +1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
       2220    0.50   2.50  7N W      A4-Davis-Thompson vs A2-Walker-Satten
       2220    0.50   2.50  7N W      A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Pass
2NTPass3Pass
4Pass4NT!Pass
5Pass5NTPass
7Pass7NTAll pass

After the 3 "checkback," West should be aggressive due to the strong clubs and good controls. A maximum in support of hearts -- and should say so.

Absent the 4 implied-cue control bid, which guarantees an ace, 4NT would have been inappropriate with a void.

5NT relinquished captaincy or asked for specific kings. West's continuing upgrade justifies the 7 bid and the conversion.



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5 ♠K974
T965
A74
♣AJ
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠3
J4
K8532
♣KQ964
♠JT652
A32
QJ
♣872
♠AQ8
KQ87
T96
♣T53
12
98
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 3NT  ♣5 ♦5
EW: 2♣ 1  ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +300 4♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          3.00   0.00  3♠ E -3   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
  140          2.00   1.00  2 N +1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Walker-Satten
        100    0.50   2.50  3 S -1   A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A4-Davis-Thompson
        100    0.50   2.50  3 S -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass2PassPass
Pass   

12 opposite 11 HCP makes 3NT?? How lucky is that? Well-positioned clubs, blocked diamonds, wrong hand with entries. Don't fret the miracles.

Playing 2 is normal.



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6 ♠3
A983
KT764
♣542
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ754
7
J82
♣QJT9
♠T9
KQJ42
Q3
♣AK86
♠AK862
T65
A95
♣73
7
715
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1♠  ♦5 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          3.00   0.00  2 N      A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Walker-Satten
        100    2.00   1.00  1N N -2   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
        110    1.00   2.00  2♣ E +1   A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A4-Davis-Thompson
        140    0.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A6-Cohan-Vaze

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  11
PassPass2Pass
Pass2All pass 

Sort of indirect inferential bidding. North should not bid with a misfit, but East may be forgiven bidding 2 -- it makes, after all, and is a better result than 1 down one for plus 50 EW. The problem is that North, silent until now, presumes that if EW have a club fit, NS should have a fit, too -- and only diamonds fill the bill.

Should EW then bid 3? Well, not in theory, since doubled, that would cost 200 and all the matchpoints. With so many variables and bidding options in a highly competitive low-level auction, you may as well defend and hope to set the opponents. 2 is the par contract, but there won't be a concentration of contracts or results on this one.



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7 ♠KQ
A94
AQ532
♣K82
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠4
86532
JT984
♣96
♠AJ62
QT7
K
♣JT743
♠T98753
KJ
76
♣AQ5
18
111
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 1 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          2.50   0.50  3N N +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
  660          2.50   0.50  3N N +2   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Walker-Satten
  650          1.00   2.00  4♠ S +1   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
  180          0.00   3.00  2N N +2   A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A4-Davis-Thompson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Dbl1
Pass2NTPass4
All pass   

"In your face, East!" Affronted, yet at double-dummy (drop the K? KDASO -- "King of Diamonds Always Offside"), making five. Don't double, East!

Once North has shown 18-19 HCP and a balanced hand, South knows that there is an 8-card or longer spade fit and game values. What, me worry?

East doesn't have much of a double without the K, to apply the Rabbi's rule -- "when the king is singleton, play the ace."

Plus 650.



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8 ♠953
AQT95
KQ
♣AQ9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KJ84
84
862
♣7632
♠AQT62
632
J74
♣T8
♠7
KJ7
AT953
♣KJ54
17
47
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 6 6 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥0 ♠6 NT0
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +980 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  510          2.00   1.00  4 N +3   A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A4-Davis-Thompson
  510          2.00   1.00  4 N +3   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
  510          2.00   1.00  4 N +3   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
  480          0.00   3.00  4 N +2   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A2-Walker-Satten

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass2
Pass2Pass3!1
Pass4NTPass5
Pass6All pass 
  1. Since there was not an immediate Splinter , this sequence may well be limited to hand with diamond length, reasonable suit strength, three good hearts, and a still spade, game forcing -- i.e. this hand.

When the response denies a void, North can presume exactly South's holding.

Other methods may get you there, but North should NEVER apply Blackwood unless he knows about the spade control -- that is the benefit of many splinters , including this one -- it gives free license, even a request to North, to employ everybody's favorite convention.



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9 ♠J986432
AK
-
♣AQ32
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠K
96
J98432
♣K975
♠Q5
T87
KT6
♣JT864
♠AT7
QJ5432
AQ75
♣-
14
76
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 6 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1010          2.83   0.17  6♠ N +1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
  980          1.50   1.50  6♠ N      A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A4-Davis-Thompson
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A2-Walker-Satten vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  480          0.17   2.83  5♠ N +1   A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass5!1Pass5
Pass6All pass 
  1. Exclusion 3014 Roman Keycard Blackwood . Even if you play 1430 RKCB, Exclusion should be 0314, because when the asking suit is just below trumps, a "zero" respponse playing 1430 would get you beyond a makeable contract.

A reasonable auction to an easily makeable contract -- when trumps break 2-1, at least, as they should 78% of the time, and even half of the 3-0 splits can be brought home -- on the first round of trumps, the safety play to ensure just one loser is to cover the five, if played.



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10 ♠A2
AQJT4
87632
♣8
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJT83
987
Q95
♣32
♠9754
-
KJ4
♣KQJT95
♠K6
K6532
AT
♣A764
11
510
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 6 3NT  ♣6 ♠5
EW: 1♣ 2♠  ♦3 ♥1 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +1100 6♠*-EW-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          2.83   0.17  4 S +2   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A4-Davis-Thompson
  650          1.50   1.50  4 S +1   A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A2-Walker-Satten vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        100    0.17   2.83  6 S -1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  3Pass
Pass3Pass4
Pass4Pass4NT
Pass5Pass6
All pass   

Not every pair will overcome the 3 preempt. South has such a good hand that he simply can take the bull by the horns -- however, can't you just hear the complaint from North if the slam fails? Either we play 3 passed out or slam?? Imagine North with xx and xxxx. Down one on a club lead.

But if the East player passes ("because I have four spades" -- a good argument only if it is an EW hand -- or "I had only six clubs -- a better argument), then the NS pair has an easy auction:

1 4 (dbl)
4 4
4N 5
6

Without the 3 interference, you can literally "see" the tricks that will be taken and imagine the possibility of making seven (AQx in the North hand)



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11 ♠QJ972
K98
8
♣K752
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AKT4
43
T65
♣JT84
♠-
AQ72
AKQJ74
♣A93
♠8653
JT65
932
♣Q6
9
820
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦0 ♥2 ♠6/5 NT1
EW: 5♣ 7 4 1♠ 6NT
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -1440 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        500    2.83   0.17  4♠* N -3  A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
        800    1.50   1.50  3♠* N -4  A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A4-Davis-Thompson
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A2-Walker-Satten vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        920    0.17   2.83  6 E      A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1DblPass
1NTPass3Pass
3Pass4Pass
4Pass6All pass

Here the North decision to open may have backfired, making bidding the slam actually easier! A double by a jump shift is strong, indeed, and forcing to game, and suggestive of slam. So having shown spade "stoppers" with 1NT along with putting the hand's total valuation in the 8-10 "box," West is completely freed to cue bid to his heart's content without overstating the case. That allows, specifically, for both West control bids -- and East knows exactly what to do with the available discards! Away, away, with the 93!

But you don't assume a finesse against the K for a grand slam. Bidding the small slam will corral 85% of the matchpoints.



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12 ♠K53
KJ3
7654
♣KJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQ
AT952
A2
♣7643
♠J9762
7
KJ98
♣Q52
♠T84
Q864
QT3
♣AT8
11
147
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♠4
EW: 1♣ 1 2♠  ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          2.17   0.83  1N W -1   A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
   50          2.17   0.83  2♣ W -1   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A4-Davis-Thompson
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A2-Walker-Satten vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        110    0.17   2.83  2♣ W +1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Pass
1NTPass2All pass

Why should East rebid 2, you may ask. Ask yourself what you would bid with the East cards if West had opened with a weak 1NT (12-14). That's essentially what the auction is, except that East has a misfit for the opening bid. More reason to make the long suit trump.



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13 ♠J982
AK8
J4
♣K532
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠543
QT7
AT7532
♣4
♠AKQ
9653
8
♣QJT96
♠T76
J42
KQ96
♣A87
12
612
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 2 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   0.00  2N E -1   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
   90          2.00   1.00  1N S      A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Davis-Thompson
        140    1.00   2.00  1 E +2   A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
        200    0.00   3.00  1N S -2   A2-Walker-Satten vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
14 ♠T5
J54
T9532
♣K65
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J97643
7
7
♣AJT72
♠K8
AT862
A64
♣843
♠AQ2
KQ93
KQJ8
♣Q9
4
611
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 2NT  ♣3 ♠4
EW: 3♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -100 3NT*-NS/4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    3.00   0.00  5* S -1  A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
        140    2.00   1.00  3♠ W      A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        170    0.50   2.50  3♠ W +1   A2-Walker-Satten vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
        170    0.50   2.50  2♠ W +2   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Davis-Thompson
15 ♠KT6
A9842
964
♣63
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠4
Q653
KQ753
♣K54
♠A975
JT
T8
♣AJT82
♠QJ832
K7
AJ2
♣Q97
7
1010
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1 1♠
       ♣4 ♦4/5 ♥6/7 NT5/6
EW: 3♣ 2  ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          3.00   0.00  4 W -4   A2-Walker-Satten vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
  110          2.00   1.00  2♠ S      A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
  100          1.00   2.00  4♣ E -2   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
        100    0.00   3.00  3♠ S -1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Davis-Thompson
16 ♠42
T732
964
♣Q952
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠9765
A5
KT3
♣A764
♠QT3
QJ84
Q872
♣K3
♠AKJ8
K96
AJ5
♣JT8
2
1110
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1 2/1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          3.00   0.00  2N* E -1  A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
         50    1.50   1.50  1N S -1   A2-Walker-Satten vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
         50    1.50   1.50  1N S -1   A7-Silberman-Brandeis vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
         90    0.00   3.00  2 E      A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A4-Davis-Thompson
17 ♠-
AJT876
J987
♣952
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K872
Q54
K3
♣Q843
♠AQJT9
K32
AQT
♣A7
♠6543
9
6542
♣KJT6
6
1020
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
EW: -/1♣ -/1 1 4♠ 5NT
       ♣6/7 ♦6/7
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          2.17   0.83  6♠ W -2   A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A2-Walker-Satten
  100          2.17   0.83  6♠ W -2   A4-Davis-Thompson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
        420    0.17   2.83  4♠ E      A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
18 ♠A86
AK965
964
♣K4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J732
QT4
Q3
♣AT95
♠QT9
72
KJ85
♣Q763
♠K54
J83
AT72
♣J82
14
98
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 1♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4/5 ♥3/4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +500 4♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          2.17   0.83  2 N      A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A2-Walker-Satten
  110          2.17   0.83  2 N      A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
        100    0.17   2.83  3 N -1   A4-Davis-Thompson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
19 ♠AJ98632
7
Q93
♣A8
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T4
AKQT65
AT
♣Q53
♠K5
8
8752
♣KJT942
♠Q7
J9432
KJ64
♣76
11
157
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣2 ♦6 ♥4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          2.83   0.17  2♠ N +2   A4-Davis-Thompson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
  110          1.50   1.50  2♠ N      A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A2-Walker-Satten
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
        730    0.17   2.83  3* W     A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
20 ♠65432
A7
AT98
♣K9
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K87
KJ83
J54
♣AT3
♠T9
QT42
732
♣QJ75
♠AQJ
965
KQ6
♣8642
11
125
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 4♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          2.83   0.17  4♠ N      A4-Davis-Thompson vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
  170          1.50   1.50  2♠ N +2   A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A2-Walker-Satten
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A1-Shervin-Kayson vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
        100    0.17   2.83  4♠ S -1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld
21 ♠KT8543
KQ8
97
♣93
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q2
AT5432
53
♣KT7
♠AJ
J96
AKT64
♣A84
♠976
7
QJ82
♣QJ652
8
917
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 3♣ 3/2 5 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          2.83   0.17  4 W -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A4-Davis-Thompson vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
        420    0.83   2.17  4 E      A2-Walker-Satten vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
        420    0.83   2.17  4 E      A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
22 ♠KT5
K82
J752
♣A84
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠4
T763
AQ6
♣97532
♠Q863
A954
KT94
♣K
♠AJ972
QJ
83
♣QJT6
11
612
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦6 ♥4
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          2.83   0.17  3 E -1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
         50    1.50   1.50  3♠ S -1   A2-Walker-Satten vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A4-Davis-Thompson vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
        140    0.17   2.83  3 E      A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
23 ♠-
AKQ64
A8
♣J75432
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KT742
972
QJ
♣AKT
♠A86
JT
T75432
♣Q6
♠QJ953
853
K96
♣98
14
137
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          2.83   0.17  3♠* W -2  A2-Walker-Satten vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
  170          1.50   1.50  3 N +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A4-Davis-Thompson vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
  130          0.17   2.83  3♣ N +1   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
24 ♠83
A2
T975
♣AQ752
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A652
Q83
AK64
♣T9
♠QJ74
KT5
QJ82
♣K3
♠KT9
J9764
3
♣J864
10
1312
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3 1 4♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    2.83   0.17  2♠ E +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
        150    1.50   1.50  4♣ N -3   A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A6-Cohan-Vaze
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A4-Davis-Thompson vs A3-Gordon-McAlpin
        300    0.17   2.83  5♣* N -2  A2-Walker-Satten vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
25 ♠5
KQJ73
AJT6
♣KJ7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQJ7
65
Q73
♣AT85
♠932
T8
K942
♣Q942
♠KT864
A942
85
♣63
15
135
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 4 1NT  ♣5 ♠6
EW: 1♣  ♦5/6 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          2.17   0.83  4 N      A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
  420          2.17   0.83  4 N      A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A2-Walker-Satten
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
         50    0.17   2.83  4 N -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A4-Davis-Thompson
26 ♠AJ76432
AT
J8
♣Q3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K
9753
QT97
♣A862
♠T8
QJ2
AK54
♣JT54
♠Q95
K864
632
♣K97
12
911
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6
EW: 2♣ 2 1  ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          2.17   0.83  3♠ N +1   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A4-Davis-Thompson
  170          2.17   0.83  3♠ N +1   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A2-Walker-Satten
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
        100    0.17   2.83  4♠ N -1   A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
27 ♠982
AJ
AKQ7
♣Q843
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QT6
QT9653
42
♣K6
♠KJ543
8
T985
♣T95
♠A7
K742
J63
♣AJ72
16
74
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 2 1♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥5 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS/5-NS/5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          2.17   0.83  3N N +2   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A4-Davis-Thompson
  460          2.17   0.83  3N N +2   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A2-Walker-Satten
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
         50    0.17   2.83  3N N -1   A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
28 ♠QJ3
T
AJT7543
♣Q9
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠652
AJ974
K
♣K643
♠A874
Q52
8
♣AJT75
♠KT9
K863
Q962
♣82
10
1111
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣2 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 3♠  ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          2.83   0.17  4 W -2   A3-Gordon-McAlpin vs A1-Shervin-Kayson
  AVE   AVE    1.50   1.50            A8-Kestenbaum-Gordon vs A7-Silberman-Brandeis
        100    0.83   2.17  4 N -1   A5-Rosenfeld-Rosenfeld vs A4-Davis-Thompson
        100    0.83   2.17  4 N -1   A6-Cohan-Vaze vs A2-Walker-Satten