- Monday Aft - February 10, 2020

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Field strength:  Mean: 2689 MP  Geomean: 1667 MP
(based on 17 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Edie McAlpin - Shirley Barris 63.49 1st OA 2.19
Ferne Kleban - Sandra Salasin 59.53 2nd OA 1.64
Arnold Selig - Mark Freedman 56.35 3rd OA 1.23
Douglas Dye - Joan Brandeis 51.39 4th OA 0.92
Cecile Stern - Joan Bernstein 46.82 2/3rd OB 0.88
Leah Halpern - Ralph Franklin 46.82 2/3rd OB 0.88
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Monday Aft   |SECTION> A
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DATE>February 10, 2020  |CLUB NO.>227439    | 02/10/2020 15:39
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DIR> Edie McAlpin    |RATING>Club Championship (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   36.0 |TOP>   3 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/750  |CLUB>Yorktown Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=1                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      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 David Silberman        Jack Mendelsohn          A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     33.71  46.82
 2 Peggy Blitz            Helena Tucker            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     29.14  40.47
 3 Sandra Salasin         Ferne Kleban             A   2     .     .   |   2     .     .     42.86  59.53  1.64(OA)
 5 Dalia Singer           Sandra Kayson            B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     27.43  38.10
 6 Joan Bernstein         Cecile Stern             C   .    2/3    .   |   .    2/3    .     33.71  46.82  0.88(OB)
 7 Shirley Barris         Edie McAlpin             B   1     1     .   |   1     1     .     45.71  63.49  2.19(OA)
 8 Douglas Dye            Joan Brandeis            A   4     .     .   |   4     .     .     37.00  51.39  0.92(OA)
 9 Ralph Franklin         Leah Halpern             B   .    2/3    .   |   .    2/3    .     33.71  46.82  0.88(OB)
10 Mark Freedman          Arnold Selig             A   3     .     .   |   3     .     .     40.57  56.35  1.23(OA)
                                          Totals                                            323.84

Hands and Results
1 ♠T9752
2
T63
♣K865
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J64
K97
J75
♣QT94
♠-
JT84
AKQ984
♣J73
♠AKQ83
AQ653
2
♣A2
3
711
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 6♠ 1NT  ♦3
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥5 ♠1 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          3.00   0.00  6♠ N      A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
  480          1.50   1.50  5♠ N +1   A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
  480          1.50   1.50  4♠ S +2   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
         50    0.00   3.00  3♠ S -1   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A5-Singer-Kayson

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1 2 1
Pass4 Pass5
Pass5 Pass6
All pass   
  1. artificial, 5-5 or longer in the majors

Lynn Berg typically provides analysis for 299ers on boards 1-18. Additionally, analysis for more advanced players is available for boards 1, 3-4, 6, and 8.

The Bidding: East has a choice between passing, opening 1 , or preempting in diamonds. It is easy to show AKQxxx after a Weak Two Diamonds . If partner asks, East can bid 3NT to show their strong diamonds. However, East's 0-4-6-3 distribution provides great offensive potential in a heart contract. East's spade void suggests North-South have a spade fit. A 2 preempt isn't nearly as obstructive as a 3 preempt. Opening 3 would make it difficult for East-West to find a potential heart or notrump game. East's hand meets the Rule of 20 and the Suggestion of 22 for a 1st or 2nd seat opener. Opening 1 seems best because it is constructive and makes it easy to find a heart fit.

At tables where North opens 1 , South is too strong for a Simple Overcall . South can begin with a Michaels Cue Bid or a double. A Michaels cue bid is best because it shows both majors. West has nothing to say. North's jump to 4 typically shows a weak, shapely, offensive oriented hand with a spade fit. East's JT84 make sacrificing a risky proposition. South's Losing Trick Count of 3 makes slam possible opposite a weak, shapely raise. There is no reason to use Roman Keycard . A 5 cue bid seems best. North's 5 cue bid shows a heart control (shortness) and denies a diamond control. South places the contract at 6 .

At tables where East preempts 2 , what would a 3 cue bid by South show? If playing Roman Jump Overcalls , a 3 cue bid asks partner if they have a diamond stopper. South would jump to 4 to show a game forcing hand with length in both majors. Here, South has the strength to jump to 4 and then make a slam move over 4 . If not playing Roman Jump Overcalls, it is common to use a 3 cue bid as Michaels Cue Bid showing 5-5 or longer in the majors. After North jumps to 4 , South makes a slam move as discussed above.

The Play: When East leads the Ace and a singleton tables in dummy, it is common to signal Suit Preference . There isn't a need to shift to a heart. If declarer has a heart loser, it isn't going anywhere. If North has Qxx, a diamond continuation could allow a club discard. Playing a low diamond to ask for a club shift seems best. Declarer has 3 quick winners in the side suits. At a minimum, declarer has 7 trump tricks, 5 winners plus 2 ruffs. Declarer needs to develop an additional 2 tricks. Declarer prefers to combine chances by attempting to establish hearts by ruffing. If hearts break badly, declarer can hope to cross ruff their way to 12 tricks. Transportation may be an issue. So declarer wins the 2nd trick with their King and shifts to a heart. Here, West has K97. So hearts set up easily. Declarer has 12 tricks.



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2 ♠JT86
JT542
874
♣9
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q9
A98
AQJ32
♣A74
♠K742
63
T65
♣J652
♠A53
KQ7
K9
♣KQT83
2
174
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3/2 1/-♠ 2/1NT
       ♥5/4 ♠7/6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          3.00   0.00  1N W -1   A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
        100    1.00   2.00  4 N -1   A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
        100    1.00   2.00  3 N -1   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A5-Singer-Kayson
        100    1.00   2.00  2 S -1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
3 ♠Q97
AJ75
QJ8
♣K32
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AK
T842
K532
♣AT7
♠JT543
KQ
T4
♣Q965
♠862
963
A976
♣J84
13
148
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1 1 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   0.00  1N W -1   A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
         90    2.00   1.00  1N W      A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A5-Singer-Kayson
        120    1.00   2.00  1N W +1   A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
        140    0.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
1NTPass2 All pass

The Bidding: After West opens 1 , North doesn't have a 5-card suit to overcall. Doubling with a flat hand isn't ideal. North's slow diamond honors are a negative for a takeout double. Passing seems best. East's 1 response shows 4+ spades. South has nothing to say. West's 1NT rebid shows a weak notrump hand with less than 4 spades. North has no reasonable action. East's semi-balanced hand has less than invitational values. East has a choice between passing and placing the contract in 2 . In a spade contract, East's 4th and 5th spades are likely to be winners. In a notrump contract, East's lack of entries makes it unlikely to benefit from their spade length. In a notrump contract, East's scarcity of entries may force West to lead from their hand more often than desired. A trump suit offers entries and stoppers. Placing the contract in 2 seems best.

The Play: Declarer will score 4 spade tricks and a heart trick. A lobbing finesse in diamonds provides a 5th trick. The best chance to score 3 club tricks is to run the 9. Depending on the play, declarer may not have the entries needed to lead a 2nd club from their hand and then reach their hand to score their 4th club. So declarer may prefer to lead a club to the Ace and then a club towards their Q9x. If North ducks smoothly, declarer may misguess the hand. Declarers who finesse against South for the Jack will have no trouble scoring 3 club tricks. Scoring 3 clubs allows declarer to take 9 tricks for +140.



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4 ♠K952
AJ42
KQ
♣KJT
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QJ43
63
AT9
♣AQ75
♠T86
K87
7542
♣982
♠A7
QT95
J863
♣643
17
133
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 4 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          2.00   1.00  1N N +3   A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A5-Singer-Kayson
  180          2.00   1.00  1N N +3   A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
  180          2.00   1.00  1N N +3   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
  120          0.00   3.00  1N N +1   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A6-Bernstein-Stern

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1 1NTAll pass 

The Bidding: After West opens 1 , North 1NT overcall shows 15-18 HCP. East has nothing to say. South expects their partnership to have 22-25 HCP. South has a choice between passing and Stayman. If Stayman doesn't find a heart fit, South would need to invite with 2NT. It isn't clear 2NT is safe. Passing 1NT seems best. West has nothing to say.

The Play: East is likely to lead a club. West wins the Ace and returns their original 4th best club. Declarer wins a finesse against the Queen. Declarer wants to finesse against West for the King, but isn't eager to burn a spade stopper. Diamonds present a quandary. Declarer can 2 diamond tricks by force, but the diamonds are blocked and East-West have more diamonds than declarer. Attempting to establish a 2nd diamond trick may develop a 2nd diamond trick for the defense. Declarer doesn't want to lead a club or a spade, and doesn't want to give up on the heart finesse. So declarer leads a high diamond from their hand.

When declarer leads a diamond honor, East signals an even Count . West expects East to be showing 2 diamonds, but 4 isn't out of the question. Even is declarer leads the Queen. West can see their diamond holding will establish dummy's 8 as a winner. To hold declarer to 9 tricks, West must Hold Up their Ace. A spade lead is needed to hold declarer to 8 tricks.



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5 ♠J976
A7
JT76
♣A53
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KT8
KT43
AQ4
♣Q62
♠A3
Q985
K95
♣KJ84
♠Q542
J62
832
♣T97
10
1413
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 5 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    1.50   1.50  4 W +1   A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A5-Singer-Kayson
        450    1.50   1.50  4 W +1   A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
        450    1.50   1.50  4 W +1   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
        450    1.50   1.50  4 W +1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
6 ♠AKT84
J72
K76
♣KJ
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠32
A865
QT5
♣QT54
♠97
K93
AJ9843
♣86
♠QJ65
QT4
2
♣A9732
15
88
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 4♠  ♦5 ♥6 NT5
EW: 2 1  ♣4 ♠2/3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          3.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A5-Singer-Kayson
  420          1.00   2.00  4♠ N      A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
  420          1.00   2.00  4♠ N      A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
  420          1.00   2.00  4♠ N      A10-Freedman-Selig vs A2-Blitz-Tucker

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  2 Dbl
Pass4 All pass 

The Bidding: East's diamond suit isn't ideal for opening a Weak Two Diamonds at unfavorable vulnerability. East has good diamond texture. In his "Better Preempts IV: Preempts by Seat Position (part 1)" article, Andrew Gumperz recommends agreeing to preempt aggressively in 1st seat. Preempting 2 is reasonable.

South has 12 Support Points for the unbid suits. With shortness in the preempter's suit, it is best to act if feasible. Here, South can reasonably Double for Takeout . If East-West have agreed to preempt aggressively in first seat, West might choose to pass. Otherwise, West will advance the preempt to 3 . North expects a spade game to be available. North's King seems poorly positioned. With a balanced hand and a Losing Trick Count of 7, North has no reason to look for a slam. North's jump to 4 ends the auction.

At tables where East passes as dealer, North opens 1 in 4th seat. Since North may have opened light in 4th seat, South shouldn't be too aggressive. Beginning with Drury seems best. North's Losing Trick Count of 7 suggests declining the game. Losing Trick Count shouldn't be your primary hand evaluation method. North's 15 HCP suggest bidding game. Even if North is conservative and makes a counter game try, South will drive to 4 .

The Play: At tables where East leads the Ace, West will give a Suit Preference for hearts when dummy tables with a singleton. The defense cashes the first 3 tricks. Declarer has no trouble taking the rest of the tricks. A club lead allows declarer to score 11 tricks. However, declarer will be worried the club lead is a singleton. So they will not risk cashing a club winner at trick 2. So declarer will score just 10 tricks.



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7 ♠93
AJ7632
KQ7
♣KQ
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K86
9
AT842
♣8732
♠Q54
KT854
3
♣AJT6
♠AJT72
Q
J965
♣954
15
710
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1 1♠  ♣5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6 ♠6/5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    2.00   1.00  2 N -1   A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
        100    2.00   1.00  2 N -1   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
        100    2.00   1.00  2 N -1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
        200    0.00   3.00  2N N -2   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
8 ♠T8763
Q74
A6
♣J92
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠954
952
J8543
♣T7
♠K2
AJT
KQ92
♣A854
♠AQJ
K863
T7
♣KQ63
7
117
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 4♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣4 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          3.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
  140          2.00   1.00  2 S +1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
   50          1.00   2.00  1N E -1   A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
        150    0.00   3.00  1N E +2   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A8-Dye-Brandeis

David Loeb Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1NT2 1
Pass2 2 Pass2
All pass   
  1. clubs and a major
  2. artificial, asking for major

The Bidding: After 2 passes, East opens a strong notrump. Defenses vary by partnership agreement. If playing Cappelletti or Hello , South has a penalty double available. West uses their partnership's method to runout to 2 . South's penalty double doesn't promise a balanced hand, but North doesn't want to defend 2 . North-South have the balance of power. Competing to 2 is reasonable. East's diamond fit suggests 3 is a safe spot, but East shouldn't be eager to bid 3 . West's diamond length decreases East's defensive potential. Raising to 3 may help North-South recognize their partner's diamond shortness. North-South may have a spade game. Bidding 3 may help them find their spade game. Passing seems prudent.

At tables where North-South play DONT or Meckwell , a penalty double of 1NT isn't available. As Andrew Gumperz discusses in his "The Race to 1NT" article, defending a non-vulnerable 1NT contract is typically a losing proposition. If you beat 1NT and score 50, you may have scored 90 if you declared 1NT. South prefers to compete. Playing DONT, South's 2 bid shows clubs and a higher ranking suit. West has nothing to say. It is risky for North to ask for South's second suit with just a doubleton diamond. South's 2 bid ends the auction. If playing Meckwell, South's 2 overcall shows clubs and a major. North, with 5-3 in the majors, bids an artificial 2 to ask for South's major. North-South land in 2 .

The Play in 2 : The play depends on whether declarer is able to set up and benefit from North's spades and putting East in an awkward positions. A spade lead helps declarer establish North's spades for discards, allowing declarer to score 9 tricks. The play is more difficult on other leads. Declarer will not have trouble placing the missing high cards, but needs to work out the distribution. West's 10 doubleton, the King-doubleton onside, and the 3-3 heart break help declarer.

The Play in 2 : The defense can navigate a club ruff, but North can overruff on the 4th round of clubs. So the defense may try to tap declarer in diamonds. The defense must draw North's hearts to tap the long hand. Declarer can double finesse against the King or drop the King to counter this defense. This forces East to ruff with a heart winner.

The Play in 2 : After 2 rounds of diamonds, East cannot profitably lead a red suit. This helps declarer pickup the spades and the clubs. Declarer scores 10 tricks: 5 + 1 + 1 + 3 .



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9 ♠KQ2
QT5
T7
♣KQ432
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T753
A94
AQ96
♣65
♠J96
KJ73
52
♣T987
♠A84
862
KJ843
♣AJ
12
105
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          3.00   0.00  3N S      A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
         50    2.00   1.00  3N S -1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
        100    1.00   2.00  3N N -2   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
        150    0.00   3.00  3N N -3   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
10 ♠983
AJ75
KT98
♣A5
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T742
T82
AJ7
♣T64
♠AJ65
KQ4
642
♣KJ2
♠KQ
963
Q53
♣Q9873
12
514
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2  ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          2.00   1.00  2♠ W -1   A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
  100          2.00   1.00  2♠ W -1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
  100          2.00   1.00  2♠ W -1   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
        200    0.00   3.00  3 S -2   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
11 ♠QJ6
AQT93
J75
♣A3
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A7
8654
QT62
♣T92
♠K983
J72
3
♣Q8654
♠T542
K
AK984
♣KJ7
14
66
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 13 - 16 = -3
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          3.00   0.00  3N S +3   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
  430          1.50   1.50  3N S +1   A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
  430          1.50   1.50  3N N +1   A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
  420          0.00   3.00  4 N      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
12 ♠6
J4
86532
♣AQ754
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠43
Q9875
KJ
♣KT82
♠KQJT2
AT632
QT
♣6
♠A9875
K
A974
♣J93
7
912
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4  ♥3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3 2♠  ♣4 ♦3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    3.00   0.00  3 E +1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
        420    1.00   2.00  4 E      A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
        420    1.00   2.00  4 E      A5-Singer-Kayson vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
        420    1.00   2.00  4 E      A9-Franklin-Halpern vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
13 ♠J65
KJ
J9872
♣QT5
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠K2
AQT76
AT3
♣J74
♠T974
9843
64
♣A96
♠AQ83
52
KQ5
♣K832
8
144
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2♠  ♥5 NT6
EW: 2  ♣4 ♦4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    3.00   0.00  2N N -1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A5-Singer-Kayson
        110    1.50   1.50  2 W      A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
        110    1.50   1.50  2 W      A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
        140    0.00   3.00  1 W +2   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
14 ♠A4
864
T984
♣T865
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T8
AJ2
KQ632
♣A92
♠J753
95
A5
♣KQ743
♠KQ962
KQT73
J7
♣J
4
1410
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣3 ♦3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 1♠ 3NT  ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -300 4*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          3.00   0.00  3 W -1   A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
         50    1.00   2.00  3 N -1   A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
         50    1.00   2.00  3 N -1   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
         50    1.00   2.00  2 S -1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A5-Singer-Kayson
15 ♠T92
AQJ
AK983
♣94
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KJ74
7653
Q42
♣K6
♠A865
T982
T5
♣AT5
♠Q3
K4
J76
♣QJ8732
14
98
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♦3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS/3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          3.00   0.00  2N N      A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
  110          2.00   1.00  3♣ S      A10-Freedman-Selig vs A5-Singer-Kayson
        200    0.50   2.50  3N N -2   A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
        200    0.50   2.50  1N S -2   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
16 ♠74
K84
Q62
♣76543
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K983
T5
KT97
♣AT8
♠-
AQ93
A543
♣KQJ92
♠AQJT652
J762
J8
♣-
5
1016
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥3 ♠6 NT2
EW: 6/5♣ 6/5 4 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -1370 6-E/6♣-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    3.00   0.00  3♠ S -2   A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
        150    2.00   1.00  3♠ S -3   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
        600    1.00   2.00  3N W      A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
        800    0.00   3.00  4♠* S -4  A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
17 ♠AQJT52
73
6
♣QT97
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K
AJ
T987542
♣J62
♠864
K9862
A3
♣A83
♠973
QT54
KQJ
♣K54
9
911
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦3/4 ♥6
EW: 3  ♣4 ♥6 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          3.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
  100          1.50   1.50  3 E -2   A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
  100          1.50   1.50  3 W -2   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
         50    0.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
18 ♠T3
T5
K32
♣AJ8743
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A874
943
Q94
♣952
♠KJ65
KJ2
A65
♣KT6
♠Q92
AQ876
JT87
♣Q
8
615
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1  ♠6 NT6
EW: 1/-♠ 1NT
       ♣5/4 ♦5 ♥6/5 ♠7/6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 2-NS/2♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          2.50   0.50  2 S      A10-Freedman-Selig vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
  110          2.50   0.50  2♣ N +1   A7-Barris-McAlpin vs A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn
  100          1.00   2.00  1N E -2   A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
   50          0.00   3.00  1N E -1   A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
19 ♠QT93
K8654
53
♣T6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ6
93
KQ7
♣KQ854
♠K5
AJT72
AJ984
♣A
♠8742
Q
T62
♣J9732
5
1517
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥2 ♠4 NT1
EW: 5♣ 6 5 3♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.00   0.00  6N W -1   A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
        660    2.00   1.00  3N W +2   A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
        690    1.00   2.00  3N W +3   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
       1440    0.00   3.00  6N W      A10-Freedman-Selig vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
20 ♠Q76
AJ3
Q74
♣KT84
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ8
Q984
AT96
♣Q9
♠A953
K
J2
♣AJ7653
♠T42
T7652
K853
♣2
12
1213
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 2 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          2.00   1.00  3N W -2   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
  200          2.00   1.00  3N W -2   A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
  200          2.00   1.00  3N W -2   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
        600    0.00   3.00  3N E      A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
21 ♠T
A
T87632
♣JT432
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K3
T86542
QJ9
♣96
♠A7652
Q
K5
♣AKQ87
♠QJ984
KJ973
A4
♣5
5
618
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5/4 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          3.00   0.00  3N W -1   A8-Dye-Brandeis vs A2-Blitz-Tucker
        100    2.00   1.00  1♠ S -1   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
        110    1.00   2.00  2♠ E      A3-Salasin-Kleban vs A9-Franklin-Halpern
        300    0.00   3.00  4 N -3   A5-Singer-Kayson vs A6-Bernstein-Stern
22 ♠AQ76
765
KJT9
♣J6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠JT98
T984
A
♣A532
♠K4
AJ
Q87543
♣Q98
♠532
KQ32
62
♣KT74
11
912
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6
EW: 2/1♣ 1 1/-
       ♥7/6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -90 2♣-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          2.50   0.50  2 E -2   A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Singer-Kayson
  200          2.50   0.50  2 E -2   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
         90    1.00   2.00  2 E      A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
        300    0.00   3.00  2♠* N -2  A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
23 ♠53
JT73
A82
♣J965
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AKJ987
K62
4
♣KQ4
♠QT42
A854
T765
♣7
♠6
Q9
KQJ93
♣AT832
6
166
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♥5 ♠2 NT5
EW: 2 5♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    3.00   0.00  2♠ W +2   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
        200    2.00   1.00  3♠ W +2   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Barris-McAlpin
        300    1.00   2.00  5 S -3   A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
        650    0.00   3.00  4♠ W +1   A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Singer-Kayson
24 ♠JT82
J96
A4
♣A754
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K7
Q8732
98
♣KJ62
♠A9643
T4
Q63
♣T83
♠Q5
AK5
KJT752
♣Q9
10
96
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/2♣ 4 1/2 2♠ 3/4NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          3.00   0.00  3* W -4  A2-Blitz-Tucker vs A5-Singer-Kayson
  460          1.00   2.00  3N S +2   A1-Silberman-Mendelsohn vs A3-Salasin-Kleban
  460          1.00   2.00  3N S +2   A10-Freedman-Selig vs A8-Dye-Brandeis
  460          1.00   2.00  3N N +2   A6-Bernstein-Stern vs A7-Barris-McAlpin