- Thursday Aft - November 16, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1232 MP  Geomean: 1050 MP
(based on 32 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Jeff Belden - Neil Joseph Smyth 61.90 1st A 0.80
Larry Slayton - Tim Gillott 61.01 1st A 0.80
Leonard Chriss - Richard Papst 56.55 2nd A 0.56
Deborah Davis - Martha Hawley 55.65 2nd A 0.56
Carol Maggipinto - Ken Gamble 55.06 3rd A 0.40
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 51.19 1st B 0.24
Jeannette Stern - Patricia Heller 49.40 3rd A 0.40
EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>November 16, 2017  |CLUB NO.>147082    | 11/16/2017 15:35
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=3/C=0                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    .     1     .     86.00  51.19  0.24(B)
 2 Carol Maggipinto       Ken Gamble               A    3     .     .     92.50  55.06  0.40(A)
 3 Trulee Ricketts        Nancy Borucki            A    .     .     .     90.00  53.57
 4 Perry Miller           Alexander Henderson      B    .     .     .     48.00  28.57
 5 Jim Martin             Joyce Martin             B    .     .     .     79.00  47.02
 6 Mary McCormick         Ronald Loiacono          A    .     .     .     79.00  47.02
 7 Jeff Belden            Neil Joseph Smyth        A    1     .     .    104.00  61.90  0.80(A)
 8 Deborah Davis          Martha Hawley            A    2     .     .     93.50  55.65  0.56(A)
                                          Totals                         672.00

EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   84.0 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=8/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Jeannette Stern        Patricia Heller          C    3     3     1     83.00  49.40  0.40(A)
 2 Jerome Weiss           Alan Hedegard            B    .     .     .     78.50  46.73
 3 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     77.50  46.13
 4 David Maddox           Anthony Muller           C    .     .     .     76.50  45.54
 5 Lauren Upson           Fred Quadros             B    .     .     .     80.00  47.62
 6 Carol Avenmarg         Dorothy Malutta          C    .     .     .     79.00  47.02
 7 Leonard Chriss         Richard Papst            B    2     2     .     95.00  56.55  0.56(A)
 8 Tim Gillott            Larry Slayton            B    1     1     .    102.50  61.01  0.80(A)
                                          Totals                         672.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠74
A64
A32
♣QT765
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T985
KJ53
Q854
♣3
♠K2
QT987
T76
♣K92
♠AQJ63
2
KJ9
♣AJ84
10
68
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 3 1 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦3 ♥6 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +1440 7♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          7.00   0.00  3N N +2   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  450          6.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  440          5.00   2.00  5♣ S +2   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  400          4.00   3.00  3N N      A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
  230          3.00   4.00  3♠ S +3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Stern-Heller
  190          1.50   5.50  2♣ S +5   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  190          1.50   5.50  2♣ N +5   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  180          0.00   7.00  1N N +3   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A7-Chriss-Papst

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

It’s hard to predict what may happen on this board. There may be some in part scores, others in game and possibly one or two in slam. The auction is likely to start:
P - P (unless a frisky 2 opener) - 1 - P, 1NT - P - 2 - P. North has a couple of choices now. He will either preference back to 2 or bid 3. Over 3, South can bid 3, bidding out his pattern and showing heart shortness. North has a really good hand for this auction and should cue bid 3. South bids 3 and North can continue with 4. The momentum of the auction may get them to 6. Otherwise, with both black kings onside, the highest scoring contract will be in NT. 6 looks to be a reasonable contract and anyone who reaches it should score very well.


2 ♠K3
T3
8632
♣AJ753
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q7
K95
AKQT
♣T982
♠T8654
Q76
J97
♣K6
♠AJ92
AJ842
54
♣Q4
8
146
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6/5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  2 S +1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  120          6.00   1.00  1N N +1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  100          5.00   2.00  3N W -2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
   90          3.00   4.00  1N N      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
   90          3.00   4.00  1N N      A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
   90          3.00   4.00  2♣ S      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        100    0.50   6.50  1N N -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Stern-Heller
        100    0.50   6.50  3 S -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A4-Maddox-Muller
3 ♠JT76
AT
KQ
♣AKQ62
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AK9
J8652
7
♣JT84
♠543
K43
AT532
♣97
♠Q82
Q97
J9864
♣53
19
97
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♥5
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.50   0.50  3N S      A5-Martin-Martin vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
  400          6.50   0.50  3N N      A1-Eby-Eby vs A1-Stern-Heller
  120          5.00   2.00  2N N      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  110          4.00   3.00  3♣ N      A8-Davis-Hawley vs A7-Chriss-Papst
   90          3.00   4.00  1♣ N +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
   80          2.00   5.00  1♠ N      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
         50    1.00   6.00  3N N -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A4-Maddox-Muller
        150    0.00   7.00  3N S -3   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A5-Upson-Quadros
4 ♠K
AKQT2
952
♣KQ98
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AT9832
43
AK6
♣64
♠J74
-
J8743
♣AJ732
♠Q65
J98765
QT
♣T5
17
117
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣4 ♦2 ♠1 NT6
EW: 2♣ 5 5♠ 1NT  ♥4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    6.00   1.00  4 N -1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A1-Stern-Heller
        100    6.00   1.00  4 N -1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A4-Maddox-Muller
        100    6.00   1.00  4 N -1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
        200    4.00   3.00  5 N -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        230    3.00   4.00  3♠ W +3   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        650    1.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        650    1.50   5.50  4♠ W +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Chriss-Papst
        710    0.00   7.00  4♠ E +3   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A5-Upson-Quadros
5 ♠A65
K9
QJ6
♣K9752
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q8
QJ432
743
♣Q84
♠T2
A6
AT852
♣AJT3
♠KJ9743
T875
K9
♣6
13
713
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠ 2/1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6
EW: 1♣ 2 1  ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          7.00   0.00  4♠ S      A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  170          5.00   2.00  2♠ S +2   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  170          5.00   2.00  2♠ S +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  170          5.00   2.00  2♠ S +2   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  150          3.00   4.00  4 E -3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
  140          2.00   5.00  2♠ S +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A1-Stern-Heller
        100    1.00   6.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A5-Upson-Quadros
        200    0.00   7.00  4♠ S -2   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
6 ♠QT84
KQT3
7
♣K652
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠73
A764
KJ943
♣73
♠AJ965
J985
T
♣T98
♠K2
2
AQ8652
♣AQJ4
10
86
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 1/- 2♠ 2NT  ♥7/6
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      A7-Belden-Smyth vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  400          5.50   1.50  3N N      A8-Davis-Hawley vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  130          3.00   4.00  3♣ S +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A1-Stern-Heller
         50    1.00   6.00  3N N -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
         50    1.00   6.00  3N N -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Chriss-Papst
         50    1.00   6.00  3♣ S -1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A5-Upson-Quadros
7 ♠T43
J95
AT
♣KJ874
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AKJ98
QT4
KQ
♣A65
♠2
AK3
9765432
♣32
♠Q765
8762
J8
♣QT9
9
197
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥4 ♠3 NT1
EW: 2♣ 6 3 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1370 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   0.50  3N W -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  100          6.50   0.50  3N W -1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A1-Stern-Heller
        170    5.00   2.00  3♠ W +1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A5-Upson-Quadros
        240    4.00   3.00  2N E +4   A5-Martin-Martin vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
        600    3.00   4.00  5 E      A7-Belden-Smyth vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        620    2.00   5.00  5 E +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        690    0.50   6.50  3N E +3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Chriss-Papst
        690    0.50   6.50  3N E +3   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A4-Maddox-Muller

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The theme of this hand could be “what a difference a lead makes”! South deals and passes. West should open 1. If North overcalls a very light 2, he will reap the benefit because this will get South off to the right lead against any contract. Otherwise, the most common auction should be 1 - P - 1NT - P - 3NT. As you can see, with the diamonds splitting favorably, E-W are cold for 6 NT without a club lead. I imagine most South's would lead the 8 against 3 NT. Although 6 makes, I doubt many will bid it. Maybe the strong clubbers will bid it. Those “upgraders” who open the west hand 2 NT will be severely punished with a club lead and a very poor -100.


8 ♠T8
98532
K852
♣53
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K32
KJ4
JT974
♣J2
♠AQJ
AQT
A63
♣T986
♠97654
76
Q
♣AKQ74
3
917
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 2 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  2♠ S +1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          5.50   1.50  3N E -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
   50          5.50   1.50  3N E -1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A1-Stern-Heller
        400    2.50   4.50  3N E      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        400    2.50   4.50  3N E      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A4-Maddox-Muller
        400    2.50   4.50  3N E      A5-Martin-Martin vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
        400    2.50   4.50  3N E      A8-Davis-Hawley vs A5-Upson-Quadros
        430    0.00   7.00  3N E +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Chriss-Papst
9 ♠QT5
KQ2
A
♣A98632
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ92
JT74
8
♣K54
♠64
8653
QJT653
♣J
♠873
A9
K9742
♣QT7
15
124
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 1♠ 5NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♦6 ♠5/6 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          5.50   1.50  4♣ N      A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  130          5.50   1.50  3♣ N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  130          5.50   1.50  3♣ N +1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  130          5.50   1.50  3♣ N +1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  120          3.00   4.00  2N S      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
  110          1.00   6.00  3♣ N      A5-Martin-Martin vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  110          1.00   6.00  2♣ N +1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  110          1.00   6.00  2♣ N +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A1-Stern-Heller
10 ♠AT94
9732
K5
♣AQ7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠765
AK
QJ87
♣J983
♠KJ832
854
943
♣T4
♠Q
QJT6
AT62
♣K652
13
114
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 4 -/1♠ 2NT  ♠6/7
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.50   1.50  4 S      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  620          5.50   1.50  4 N      A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  620          5.50   1.50  4 N      A7-Belden-Smyth vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  620          5.50   1.50  4 N      A8-Davis-Hawley vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  170          3.00   4.00  3 S +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A7-Chriss-Papst
        100    1.50   5.50  4 S -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A1-Stern-Heller
        100    1.50   5.50  4 N -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Upson-Quadros
        200    0.00   7.00  4 N -2   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
11 ♠KJ984
983
A5
♣AT7
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠32
KQT
Q876
♣8652
♠Q6
J642
KJT43
♣94
♠AT75
A75
92
♣KQJ3
12
77
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 5♠ 5NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          4.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  450          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  450          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  450          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A1-Stern-Heller
  450          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  450          4.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  420          0.50   6.50  4♠ N      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          0.50   6.50  4♠ N      A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A8-Gillott-Slayton

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This would seem to be a fairly normal hand for N-S to get to 4 via
1 - P - 1S - P, 2 - P - 4 - P, P - P. Playing for spades to be 2-2 will yield 11 easy tricks. The trick will be to get to 3NT, where these same 11 tricks are available. I cannot envision an auction which would lead to 3 NT but kudos to anyone who lands in the top spot.


12 ♠KQJ9
AJ6
K72
♣K65
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T87
KQT74
QJT
♣J3
♠63
853
A854
♣AQ94
♠A542
92
963
♣T872
17
910
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠7/6 NT6
EW: 1/2♣ 1 3 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          6.50   0.50  1N N +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  120          6.50   0.50  1N N +1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A4-Maddox-Muller
   90          3.50   3.50  1N N      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A7-Chriss-Papst
   90          3.50   3.50  1N N      A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A1-Stern-Heller
   90          3.50   3.50  1N N      A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Upson-Quadros
   90          3.50   3.50  1N N      A7-Belden-Smyth vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        100    1.00   6.00  1♣ N -1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    0.00   7.00  2 W +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
13 ♠JT98532
5
K72
♣J5
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AQ6
T9
AJ9863
♣83
♠K7
AKJ3
QT5
♣K976
♠4
Q87642
4
♣AQT42
5
1116
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 NT4
EW: 1/-♣ 3 1/- 3NT
       ♣7/6 ♥7/6 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -500 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  5 W -2   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A1-Stern-Heller
  100          6.00   1.00  3N W -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-Maddox-Muller
        130    5.00   2.00  4 W      A8-Davis-Hawley vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        600    2.50   4.50  3N E      A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Upson-Quadros
        600    2.50   4.50  3N E      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
        600    2.50   4.50  3N E      A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        600    2.50   4.50  3N E      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        630    0.00   7.00  3N W +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A7-Chriss-Papst
14 ♠4
AT63
Q763
♣KJ92
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠QT9762
K52
4
♣T74
♠KJ85
874
KJT5
♣A5
♠A3
QJ9
A982
♣Q863
10
512
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Upson-Quadros
   50          5.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-Maddox-Muller
   50          5.00   2.00  2♠ W -1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
   50          5.00   2.00  2♠ W -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
   50          5.00   2.00  2♠ W -1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A1-Stern-Heller
         50    1.50   5.50  4 N -1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
         50    1.50   5.50  4 N -1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A7-Chriss-Papst
        100    0.00   7.00  5 S -2   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
15 ♠T962
T86
K9
♣9542
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠84
AQJ973
J8
♣Q87
♠KQ53
54
AQ652
♣KT
♠AJ7
K2
T743
♣AJ63
3
1014
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥2 ♠5 NT3
EW: 1♣ 3 5 2♠ 4/3NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    7.00   0.00  3 W      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        150    5.50   1.50  2N E +1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A5-Upson-Quadros
        150    5.50   1.50  1N E +2   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        170    4.00   3.00  2 W +2   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A1-Stern-Heller
        200    3.00   4.00  3 W +2   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        300    2.00   5.00  2♠ N -3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-Maddox-Muller
        450    1.00   6.00  4 W +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
        460    0.00   7.00  3N E +2   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A7-Chriss-Papst
16 ♠Q98
Q5
AT7
♣JT843
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J742
KJ3
Q962
♣K5
♠T6
98764
KJ8
♣Q97
♠AK53
AT2
543
♣A62
9
106
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1/2 2♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣3/4 ♦5 ♠4 NT3/4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.00   0.00  3N S +1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  400          5.50   1.50  3N S      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  400          5.50   1.50  3N S      A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  180          4.00   3.00  2N S +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  150          3.00   4.00  2N S +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  120          2.00   5.00  2N S      A8-Davis-Hawley vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
         50    1.00   6.00  2N N -1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A1-Stern-Heller
        100    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
17 ♠J964
963
AK2
♣AQ3
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT753
84
J
♣KJ976
♠82
KJT52
T8654
♣5
♠AK
AQ7
Q973
♣T842
14
74
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4♣ 4 3 3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          6.00   1.00  3N S +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  460          6.00   1.00  3N S +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  460          6.00   1.00  3N S +2   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  430          2.00   5.00  3N S +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  430          2.00   5.00  3N S +1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  430          2.00   5.00  3N N +1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  430          2.00   5.00  3N N +1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A1-Stern-Heller
  430          2.00   5.00  3N N +1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
18 ♠9
K6
T763
♣AKJ974
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K6
A9854
K4
♣6532
♠AJ8754
Q73
J85
♣Q
♠QT32
JT2
AQ92
♣T8
11
1010
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 2NT  ♥5 ♠4
EW: 1/2 2♠  ♣3 ♦3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   0.00  3♣ N      A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  100          6.00   1.00  3 W -2   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A7-Chriss-Papst
   50          4.50   2.50  3 W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A4-Maddox-Muller
   50          4.50   2.50  3 W -1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A5-Upson-Quadros
    PASS       3.00   4.00  Pass Out  A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    1.50   5.50  2♠ E      A7-Belden-Smyth vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        110    1.50   5.50  2♠ E      A8-Davis-Hawley vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        140    0.00   7.00  2♠ E +1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A1-Stern-Heller
19 ♠KQ9752
AJ
KQ86
♣Q
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠63
8654
A742
♣J63
♠AJ8
KQ7
J53
♣AT72
♠T4
T932
T9
♣K9854
17
515
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/- 2♠
       ♣6 ♦6 ♥7/6 NT6/5
EW: 1♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          6.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  140          6.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  140          6.00   1.00  1♠ N +2   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A1-Stern-Heller
  110          2.00   5.00  2♠ N      A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          2.00   5.00  2♠ N      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  110          2.00   5.00  2♠ N      A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  110          2.00   5.00  2♠ N      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
  110          2.00   5.00  2♠ N      A7-Belden-Smyth vs A7-Chriss-Papst

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South deals and passes. West will also pass. North opens 1 and East will probably overcall 1NT, even though this is a ratty 15 count vulnerable. Partner is also a passed hand. Two passes follow and now it’s up to North. He could pass, hoping for plus 200, he could bid 2 but will most likely rebid 2. This will be the best score for N-S because he will be plus 110, as opposed to letting E-W score plus 90 in 1 NT. Hopefully, West will not compete over 2. If he does, he will be minus at least 200 even if not doubled.


20 ♠AKQ43
AT7
86
♣JT4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J87
K8642
AT
♣852
♠9652
Q95
J43
♣976
♠T
J3
KQ9752
♣AKQ3
14
83
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 5 3 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +1370 6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  660          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A1-Stern-Heller
  630          3.50   3.50  3N S +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  630          3.50   3.50  3N N +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  600          2.00   5.00  5♣ N      A4-Miller-Henderson vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        100    1.00   6.00  6N N -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
        300    0.00   7.00  6N N -3   A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Another slam which will probably not be bid anywhere! West deals and passes and North will open 1. South responds 2 and North likely rebids 2 NT. South might try 3 just to see if he can elicit a 3 preference. When that fails, the most common contract should be 3 NT, making four. Ironically, the seven card club fit will play one trick better than the eight card diamond fit. Kudos to the 6 bidders, if there are any.


21 ♠T762
A32
A863
♣T5
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J3
J98654
72
♣AK9
♠K84
KQT7
KJ4
♣J62
♠AQ95
-
QT95
♣Q8743
8
913
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 3♠  ♥4 NT4
EW: 3 1NT  ♣5 ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  3♠ S      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  100          6.00   1.00  4 W -2   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A5-Upson-Quadros
   50          3.50   3.50  4 W -1   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
   50          3.50   3.50  4 W -1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A7-Chriss-Papst
   50          3.50   3.50  4 W -1   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A1-Stern-Heller
   50          3.50   3.50  3 W -1   A1-Eby-Eby vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    1.00   6.00  3 W      A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        200    0.00   7.00  4♠* N -1  A4-Miller-Henderson vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
22 ♠4
AT975
QT987
♣KT
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J9
63
J5
♣AJ98643
♠KT872
Q42
62
♣Q75
♠AQ653
KJ8
AK43
♣2
9
77
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 6 6 3♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦0 ♥0 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +990 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          7.00   0.00  3N N +3   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
  450          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  430          5.00   2.00  4N N      A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  420          3.00   4.00  4 N      A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  420          3.00   4.00  5 S +1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Stern-Heller
  420          3.00   4.00  5 N +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A4-Maddox-Muller
  170          0.50   6.50  3 S +3   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  170          0.50   6.50  3 S +3   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A7-Chriss-Papst

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

With just 26 high card points between the two hands, N-S can make 3 different slams. All depend on finding the Q. Surely the worst slam is 6 NT. With a club lead and a heart mis-guess, the result will not be pretty. I would much rather be in 6. With the A favorably placed, the heart guess is not needed. One of south’s hearts can be pitched on the K. South opens 1 after East deals and passes. If West bids a “brave” 3 vulnerable, North should make a Negative Double . What will south do? If he cue bids 4s and North bids 4, he may press on. With the preempt, North is more likely to play East for the Q. Without the 3 bid, N-S will probably get to a diamond contract. Most slam bidders should score above average.


23 ♠65
A95
KQ96
♣KQJ8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A92
QT8
J8754
♣92
♠QJT743
K7
AT2
♣A4
♠K8
J6432
3
♣T7653
15
714
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♦3 ♠2 NT3/2
EW: 3 4♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A7-Chriss-Papst
        100    6.00   1.00  4 S -1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
        170    3.50   3.50  3♠ E +1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A4-Maddox-Muller
        170    3.50   3.50  2♠ E +2   A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A5-Upson-Quadros
        170    3.50   3.50  2♠ E +2   A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Stern-Heller
        170    3.50   3.50  2♠ E +2   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
        200    0.50   6.50  2♠ E +3   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
        200    0.50   6.50  4 S -2   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
24 ♠AQ72
T8
Q6
♣AJT93
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K64
AJ
AJ432
♣K65
♠T985
K9432
875
♣4
♠J3
Q765
KT9
♣Q872
13
163
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ -/1 1♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥6/7
EW: 2 -/1
       ♣3/4 ♥6/7 ♠5/6 NT4/5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  3 W -3   A7-Belden-Smyth vs A6-Avenmarg-Malutta
  130          6.00   1.00  3♣ N +1   A2-Maggipinto-Gamble vs A3-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          5.00   2.00  3♣ N      A3-Ricketts-Borucki vs A5-Upson-Quadros
  100          3.00   4.00  3 W -2   A1-Eby-Eby vs A2-Weiss-Hedegard
  100          3.00   4.00  2 W -2   A4-Miller-Henderson vs A7-Chriss-Papst
  100          3.00   4.00  2 E -2   A8-Davis-Hawley vs A8-Gillott-Slayton
   50          0.50   6.50  2 W -1   A6-McCormick-Loiacono vs A4-Maddox-Muller
   50          0.50   6.50  3 W -1   A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Stern-Heller