- Tuesday Aft - August 22, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 161 MP  Geomean: 136 MP
(based on 22 players, 6 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Diane Beech - JoAnne Horne 64.58 1st A 0.56
Madge Hicks - Mary Kelly 61.67 1st A 0.56
Mary Martin - Robert Martin 58.33 2nd A 0.39
Eleanor Luckhurst - Linda Mills 56.25 2nd A 0.39
Karen Low - Russell Stacey 55.83 3rd A 0.28
Margaret MacMurdoMcMil - Martha Loch 49.17 3rd A 0.28
Donna Richardson - Pat Tanner 47.92 1st C 0.12
EVENT>Tuesday Aft. 0-500 Pairs |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>August 22, 2017    |CLUB NO.>242651    | 08/22/2017 15:32
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Jill McCormick  |RATING>Club Masterpoint (80%, 70%, 60% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>500/200/100    |CLUB>Maritime Cards & Games
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Elizabeth Carew        Betty O'Brien            B    .     .     .     44.50  37.08
 2 Rita Lajeunesse        Susan Woodbury           C    .     .     .     55.00  45.83
 3 Maxine Cordon          Sandy Decoste            C    .     .     .     42.00  35.00
 4 Russell Stacey         Karen Low                C    3     .     1     67.00  55.83  0.28(A)
 5 Robert Martin          Mary Martin              B    2     2     .     70.00  58.33  0.39(A)
 6 Carol Power            Gloria Marshall          A    .     .     .     64.00  53.33
 7 Diane Beech            JoAnne Horne             B    1     1     .     77.50  64.58  0.56(A)
                                          Totals                         420.00

EVENT>Tuesday Aft. 0-500 Pairs |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>500/200/100    |CLUB>Maritime Cards & Games
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=7/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Donna Richardson       Pat Tanner               C    .     .     1     57.50  47.92  0.12(C)
 2 Elliott Kayser         Polly Sodhi              C    .     .     .     53.50  44.58
 3 Eleanor Luckhurst      Linda Mills              B    2     2     .     67.50  56.25  0.39(A)
 4 Cathy MacDonald        Carolyn Courteen         B    .     .     .     51.00  42.50
 5 Cel Dicks              Ann Dicks                B    .     .     .     57.50  47.92
 6 Madge Hicks            Mary Kelly               B    1     1     .     74.00  61.67  0.56(A)
 7 Martha Loch            Margaret MacMurdoMcMil   B    3     3     .     59.00  49.17  0.28(A)
                                          Totals                         420.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠9
Q43
QT7532
♣K92
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJT64
JT8
84
♣AQ8
♠Q753
9765
KJ
♣JT3
♠K82
AK2
A96
♣7654
7
12 7
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.00   0.00  3 N +2   ♠7  A6-Power-Marshall vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
  130          4.00   1.00  3 N +1   ♣2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
  110          3.00   2.00  3 N      ♠Q  A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
   50          2.00   3.00  2♠ W -1   ♣2  A7-Beech-Horne vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        100    1.00   4.00  4 N -2   ♠5  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        110    0.00   5.00  2♠ W      2  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A5-Dicks-Dicks

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
West North East South
  Pass Pass 1
1 Pass 2 Pass
Pass 3 All pass  

We start off this week with a balancing issue? The question is not IF North should balance with diamonds but WHEN North should balance with diamonds. Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes on: http://thecommongame.com.

Bidding: So first off, what if North remains silent (does not balance), South will open 1, West will overcall 1, East will raise to 2 and All Pass (AP). E/W make 2 (at least) for a really good board.

So now what if North does not remain silent and decides to bid his diamonds. North has two opportunities after West overcalls 1 with a double (and plans to rebid diamonds) or 3 as pre-balancing action (not really strong enough to bid 2 directly) or wait until in pass-out seat to bid diamonds as in the auction here. I don't know if either pre-balancing action (double with plans to rebid diamonds) or balancing in pass-out has superior odds. I personally like the pre-balancing action (just my nature), but I think most top players would wait to see what actions East plans over 1 as in the auction here.

3 by North
Trick Lead 2nd 3rd 4th
1. E 3 K A 9
2. W J 7 5 2
3. N Q K A 4
4. S 8 4 5 7
5. N 2 J 6 8
6. E 9 2 8 Q
7. N 3 Q 9 10
8. S A 10 3 5
9. S 7 A 2 3
10. W 6 10 J 4
11. N 4 6 K J
12. S 6 8 K 10
13. N 9 7 5 Q
Made 3 NS +110

Play: Not much to the play of this deal, surely East will lead a spade and E/W can win 1-spade, 1-diamond and 2-clubs. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com.

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2 ♠864
AQ65
AQ872
♣A
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q95
K742
J64
♣QT5
♠AKT2
-
T93
♣KJ8742
♠J73
JT983
K5
♣963
16
8 11
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4 3NT  ♣4 ♠4
EW: 3♣ 1♠ ♦4 ♥2 NT2/3
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +300 5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.00   0.00  2 N +1   ♠A  A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
  110          4.00   1.00  3 N      ♠K  A7-Beech-Horne vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        100    3.00   2.00  4 S -1   ♠8  A6-Power-Marshall vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
        110    1.50   3.50  3♣ E      K  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        110    1.50   3.50  2♣ E +1   8  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        140    0.00   5.00  3♠ E      K  A4-Stacey-Low vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
West North East South
    1 Pass
1 Dbl 1 Pass
Pass 2 3 All pass

Danger Danger Will Robinson ... I don't know why I am even attempting to do a write up on this deal ... sooooooo many thing can happen on this deal. But here goes ... Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes on: http://thecommongame.com.

Bidding:
So East opens 1, South passes, West bids 1 (oops) and North bids 2. Now WHAT, East can't bid 2 (will look like a Reverse ) and East can't reopen with a double (not strong enough), some might pass, but we are going to make East rebid 2, oh wait that is insufficient. So if East passes, 2 might get passed out.

The only hope for this auction is for North to first double with the plan to reenter the auction later with either spades or diamonds as in the auction here, but North just cant drag South into the auction. If you had a different auction, post on Bridge Winners.

3 by East
Trick Lead 2nd 3rd 4th
1. S K 4 2 3
2. S 5 6 A 9
3. N Q 10 7 J
4. N A 2 6 5
5. N 8 2 3 9
6. W 2 Q 8 3
7. E 7 9 10 5
8. W Q 4 J 3
9. W 4 6 K J
10. E 10 J Q 6
11. W 7 A 4 9
12. E A 10 5 8
13. E K 8 K 7
Made 3 NS −110


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3 ♠KJ854
Q74
T2
♣J85
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QT9
J632
653
♣KQ3
♠A76
K95
KQ874
♣A2
♠32
AT8
AJ9
♣T9764
7
8 16
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 NT5
EW: 2 1 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.00   0.00  3N E -2   ♣T  A6-Power-Marshall vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
  100          4.00   1.00  2N E -1   ♣4  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        100    3.00   2.00  3♠ N -2   ♣2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        110    2.00   3.00  2 E +1   ♣T  A7-Beech-Horne vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        120    1.00   4.00  2N W      ♠5  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        150    0.00   5.00  2N W +1   ♠5  A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
4 ♠72
8742
K73
♣Q742
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KT84
AKT
AT8
♣963
♠J965
Q9
6542
♣KT8
♠AQ3
J653
QJ9
♣AJ5
5
14 6
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          4.00   1.00  1N E -1   3  A5-Martin-Martin vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
  100          4.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   ♣A  A6-Power-Marshall vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
  100          4.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   ♣2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        110    1.50   3.50  2♠ E      3  A7-Beech-Horne vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        110    1.50   3.50  2♠ E      ♣5  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        200    0.00   5.00  3 N -2   ♣8  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
5 ♠A83
Q74
AT98
♣987
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠65
KJT
J3
♣KQT643
♠T942
9632
754
♣AJ
♠KQJ7
A85
KQ62
♣52
10
10 5
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2 3♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣ ♦3 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  600          5.00   0.00  3N S      ♣K  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
  130          4.00   1.00  3 S +1   ♠6  A7-Beech-Horne vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
  110          3.00   2.00  3 S      ♣K  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        100    2.00   3.00  3 N -1   ♣A  A4-Stacey-Low vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        200    0.50   4.50  3N S -2   ♣K  A6-Power-Marshall vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        200    0.50   4.50  3N S -2   ♣6  A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
6 ♠973
A98
T743
♣T43
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AK6
K52
KQ62
♣AQJ
♠QT854
Q763
A5
♣65
♠J2
JT4
J98
♣K9872
4
22 8
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
EW: 3♣ 5 5 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        630    5.00   0.00  3N W +1   3  A4-Stacey-Low vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        660    4.00   1.00  3N W +2   ♠9  A7-Beech-Horne vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        690    2.00   3.00  3N W +3   9  A6-Power-Marshall vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        690    2.00   3.00  3N W +3   8  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        690    2.00   3.00  3N E +3   8  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
       1440    0.00   5.00  6N W      A  A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
7 ♠Q76543
652
Q9
♣T2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T2
QJT98
A76
♣953
♠AJ8
K
KJT52
♣AQJ6
♠K9
A743
843
♣K874
4
7 19
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥2 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 5/4 4/3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        150    5.00   0.00  2 E +3   A  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        600    4.00   1.00  3N E      ♣4  A7-Beech-Horne vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        620    3.00   2.00  4 E      ♠6  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        630    2.00   3.00  3N E +1   ♣4  A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   ♠K  A6-Power-Marshall vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        800    0.00   5.00  2* S -3  A  A4-Stacey-Low vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
8 ♠J32
AQ82
Q86
♣KT4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K95
KJT943
J75
♣Q
♠Q7
765
AK
♣J97652
♠AT864
-
T9432
♣A83
12
10 10
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♥4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦4 ♠4/3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.00   0.00  4 W -2   ♣4  A7-Beech-Horne vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
         50    4.00   1.00  3♠ S -1   ♣Q  A5-Martin-Martin vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        100    3.00   2.00  4♠ S -2   ♣Q  A4-Stacey-Low vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        140    1.50   3.50  3 W      ♠2  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        140    1.50   3.50  2 W +1   ♣4  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        200    0.00   5.00  3N N -4   5  A6-Power-Marshall vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
9 ♠62
Q73
874
♣AQJT2
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠QJ
AT6
A962
♣K843
♠AT874
J5
KQJT
♣75
♠K953
K9842
53
♣96
9
14 11
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 ♦3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3/4 2♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -130 4-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        110    4.00   1.00  3 W      4  A6-Power-Marshall vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        110    4.00   1.00  2 W +1   3  A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        110    4.00   1.00  2 W +1   ♣A  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        130    2.00   3.00  3 W +1   ♠6  A7-Beech-Horne vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
        600    1.00   4.00  3N W      ♣T  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        630    0.00   5.00  3N W +1   ♣Q  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
10 ♠QT7
743
AQ43
♣KJ5
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠986
J52
J86
♣T974
♠K5432
AK9
KT2
♣A3
♠AJ
QT86
975
♣Q862
12
2 17
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1 1/-NT
       ♠6 NT7/6
EW: 1♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +90 1NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.00   0.00  1N E -2   ♣2  A7-Beech-Horne vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
  100          4.00   1.00  1N E -1   6  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
         90    3.00   2.00  1N E      6  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        120    1.50   3.50  1N E +1   6  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        120    1.50   3.50  1N E +1   6  A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        400    0.00   5.00  3N N -4   ♠3  A6-Power-Marshall vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
11 ♠T76
952
T83
♣KQ73
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠K95
QJ3
54
♣JT862
♠A83
AK764
QJ
♣954
♠QJ42
T8
AK9762
♣A
5
7 14
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠  ♣6 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 ♦2 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +110 2♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          4.50   0.50  3 S      Q  A6-Power-Marshall vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
  110          4.50   0.50  3 S      Q  A7-Beech-Horne vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
         50    3.00   2.00  4 S -1   Q  A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        110    2.00   3.00  1 E +1   A  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        140    0.50   4.50  3 E      A  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        140    0.50   4.50  2 E +1   A  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
12 ♠QT6
76543
AJ9
♣T6
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K932
KQ92
7
♣Q872
♠J75
AT
KQ854
♣AK3
♠A84
J8
T632
♣J954
7
10 17
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3 3 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        400    3.50   1.50  3N W      ♣4  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        400    3.50   1.50  3N E      ♠4  A6-Power-Marshall vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        400    3.50   1.50  3N E      ♣4  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        400    3.50   1.50  3N E      ♣4  A7-Beech-Horne vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
        430    0.50   4.50  3N E +1   ♣4  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        430    0.50   4.50  3N E +1   ♣4  A5-Martin-Martin vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
13 ♠K43
Q753
7
♣KJ975
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠82
KJT4
AQ93
♣862
♠AQ9
A62
KJ854
♣43
♠JT765
98
T62
♣AQT
9
10 14
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠ ♦2 ♥3 NT3
EW: 5 3 2NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -600 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          5.00   0.00  2 W -2   7  A4-Stacey-Low vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
        130    3.50   1.50  3 E +1   ♠J  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        130    3.50   1.50  2 E +2   ♣A  A6-Power-Marshall vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        150    2.00   3.00  1N E +2   ♠6  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        170    1.00   4.00  3 E +3   9  A7-Beech-Horne vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        600    0.00   5.00  3N E      ♠6  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
14 ♠KQ83
Q953
AQT2
♣A
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠94
8
9865
♣KQJ743
♠J5
KJT62
J73
♣T96
♠AT762
A74
K4
♣852
17
6 6
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 4 7♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥3 ♠0 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +1510 7♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1010          4.50   0.50  6♠ S +1   8  A6-Power-Marshall vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
 1010          4.50   0.50  6♠ S +1   8  A7-Beech-Horne vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
  510          2.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   8  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
  510          2.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   8  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
  510          2.00   3.00  4♠ S +3   ♣K  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
  450          0.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   ♣2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
West North East South
    Pass Pass
Pass 1 Pass 1
Pass 41 Pass 42
Pass 4NT3 Pass 54
Pass 6 All pass  
  1. Splinter (shortness in clubs and 20-22 total points)
  2. control bid
  3. RCK Blackwood for spades
  4. 2 keycards

This deal is for ATLANTA! Others continue reading at your own risk.

My friend Marty Nathan/Atlanta has suggested that some of his students might think I write up analysis to fit the result I want to prove. WHⱯT? Say it isn't so! No slams for you this week ... no slams, no slams, no slams ... ok, maybe one slam. (BTW Atlanta, Marty and I played last week where we had a 62% game - my play of the hand was 82% and Marty's only 67%. Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes on: http://thecommongame.com.

Bidding:
In this deal if after 1 - 1 North takes any passive action the bidding will go something like 1 - 1 | 3 - 4 and N/S will get to game, whoopee. But there are two key bids in the auction presented here. First, after 1 - 1, North with 20 support points , 3½ Quick Tricks and 4½ losers makes a game forcing self Splinter of 4. South with 11 high card points and all points working and 3 dead clubs, makes a control bid of 4 and that is all North needs to go slamming. So with all 5 keycards, North bids 6.

Ok Atlanta, if you don't believe the bidding sequence here, ask Marty about the Splinter auction we hand last week, lol.

6 by South
Trick Lead 2nd 3rd 4th
1. W 8 Q K A
2. S 2 4 K 5
3. N Q J 7 9
4. N 2 J K 9
5. S 2 4 A 6
6. N A 3 4 6
7. N Q 7 4 8
8. N 10 2 7 5
9. N 5 6 6 3
10. S 5 7 8 9
11. N 9 10 A K
12. S 8 J 3 10
13. N 3 J 10 Q
Made 7 NS +1010

Play: There is nothing to the play of this deal. Bridge Winners can see the trick by trick play on: http://thecommongame.com.



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15 ♠A
983
Q952
♣AT986
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q543
6542
7
♣KQJ7
♠KJ762
AK
AKT63
♣2
♠T98
QJT7
J84
♣543
10
8 18
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 1♣ 3 2 5♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.00   0.00  6♠ E -1   Q  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        450    2.00   3.00  5♠ E      Q  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        450    2.00   3.00  5♠ E      Q  A7-Beech-Horne vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        450    2.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   Q  A6-Power-Marshall vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        450    2.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   7  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        450    2.00   3.00  4♠ E +1   ♣2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
16 ♠T853
AT8
642
♣Q62
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠92
74
Q53
♣AT9854
♠KJ76
K93
AT987
♣7
♠AQ4
QJ652
KJ
♣KJ3
6
6 11
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5
EW: 1/-♣ 2/1
      ♣7/6 ♥5/4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.00   0.00  2 S +1   Q  A7-Beech-Horne vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
  110          4.00   1.00  2 N      2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
   90          3.00   2.00  1N S      ♣8  A6-Power-Marshall vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
         50    2.00   3.00  3 S -1   ♣A  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        100    1.00   4.00  4 S -2   ♣A  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        130    0.00   5.00  2 E +2   5  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
17 ♠AJ852
AKQJT
AK4
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠93
3
QT982
♣AJ932
♠KT64
62
J653
♣KQT
♠Q7
98754
7
♣87654
22
7 9
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7 4♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦5
EW: 1♣ 2 ♥0 ♠2 NT5
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: +1510 7-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  980          4.50   0.50  6 S      ♣2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
  980          4.50   0.50  6 N      ♣K  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
  450          3.00   2.00  4 N +1   ♣K  A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
  200          2.00   3.00  1♠ S +4   ♣K  A7-Beech-Horne vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
         50    0.50   4.50  6♠ S -1   ♣K  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
         50    0.50   4.50  7 N -1   ♣Q  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
18 ♠AK98
A865
J72
♣AQ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT6
43
AKQ5
♣7652
♠3
QJ2
T843
♣T9843
♠Q7542
KT97
96
♣KJ
18
10 3
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠ 3NT  ♣5 ♦5
EW: 2♣ 2 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +500 5*-EW/5♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          3.50   1.50  4♠ S      A  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
  620          3.50   1.50  4♠ S      A  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
  620          3.50   1.50  4♠ S      A  A7-Beech-Horne vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
  620          3.50   1.50  4 N      ♠3  A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
  170          1.00   4.00  3 S +1   A  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
  140          0.00   5.00  3 S      2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
19 ♠QJ6
KT54
K95
♣QJ6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K5
A83
AQJ6
♣AT97
♠T98732
Q6
T3
♣K82
♠A4
J972
8742
♣543
12
18 5
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3/4♣ 3 1 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          4.00   1.00  3N E -1   2  A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
  100          4.00   1.00  2N W -1   K  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
  100          4.00   1.00  2N W -1   4  A7-Beech-Horne vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        130    2.00   3.00  1 W +3   4  A4-Stacey-Low vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        180    1.00   4.00  2N W +2   4  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        600    0.00   5.00  3N W      4  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
20 ♠QT
63
QJ42
♣KQT65
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A98432
T85
83
♣A2
♠J6
A972
AK75
♣987
♠K75
KQJ4
T96
♣J43
10
8 12
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2NT  ♥5 ♠4
EW: 1 3♠  ♣6 ♦6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.00   0.00  2♠ W -1   6  A4-Stacey-Low vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        110    3.50   1.50  2♠ W      ♣K  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
        110    3.50   1.50  2♠ W      ♣K  A5-Martin-Martin vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        140    1.50   3.50  2♠ W +1   ♣6  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        140    1.50   3.50  2 E +1   ♣3  A7-Beech-Horne vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        200    0.00   5.00  2♣ N -2   ♠J  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
21 ♠Q743
7
952
♣KQT72
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AT952
KQ5
K6
♣543
♠K
AJT962
JT87
♣A8
♠J86
843
AQ43
♣J96
7
12 13
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥1 ♠5 NT3
EW: 2 6 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
        420    4.50   0.50  4 E      ♣6  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        420    4.50   0.50  4 E      ♣6  A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
        450    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   A  A6-Power-Marshall vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        450    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   3  A4-Stacey-Low vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        450    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   ♣6  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        450    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   ♣6  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
22 ♠AKT
K
KJ862
♣Q765
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠985
AT32
T74
♣AT8
♠J
Q9654
AQ53
♣J42
♠Q76432
J87
9
♣K93
16
8 10
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2/3♠ 1NT ♦6 ♥4
EW: -/1 3  ♣5 ♦6/7 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.00   0.00  3♠ S      A  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
  110          4.00   1.00  2♠ S      ♠9  A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
         50    2.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   ♣A  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        100    1.00   4.00  3♣ N -2   ♠J  A6-Power-Marshall vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        150    0.00   5.00  3 N -3   ♠J  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
23 ♠JT2
J94
T54
♣KT76
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K7
KT5
J86
♣A9852
♠A843
762
AQ3
♣Q43
♠Q965
AQ83
K972
♣J
5
11 12
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1 1NT  ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
         90    4.50   0.50  1N E      2  A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
         90    4.50   0.50  2♣ W      2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        100    3.00   2.00  1 S -1   5  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        110    2.00   3.00  3♣ W      4  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        200    0.50   4.50  2 S -2   ♠K  A6-Power-Marshall vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        200    0.50   4.50  1 S -2   6  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
24 ♠K5
K53
K52
♣KQ852
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ94
AQT4
A97
♣AJ
♠72
92
QT843
♣T964
♠JT863
J876
J6
♣73
14
21 2
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥5 ♠5/6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 4 1/2 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          5.00   0.00  2N W -3   ♣K  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
   50          4.00   1.00  2N W -1   ♣5  A5-Martin-Martin vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
        120    2.50   2.50  2N W      ♣2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A2-Kayser-Sodhi
        120    2.50   2.50  2N W      ♣2  A6-Power-Marshall vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        180    1.00   4.00  2N W +2   ♣K  A1-Carew-O'Brien vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        690    0.00   5.00  2N* W +2  ♣5  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
25 ♠KQ5
J97
75
♣KQJT2
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J876
AKT5
K863
♣6
♠A42
863
AJ42
♣975
♠T93
Q42
QT9
♣A843
12
11 9
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1NT ♦4 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 3 1 1♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   90          4.50   0.50  1N S      A  A7-Beech-Horne vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
   90          4.50   0.50  2♣ N      3  A4-Stacey-Low vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
         50    2.00   3.00  3♣ N -1   ♠2  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
         50    2.00   3.00  3♣ N -1   ♠2  A6-Power-Marshall vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
         50    2.00   3.00  2♣ N -1   ♣5  A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
         90    0.00   5.00  2 E      ♣A  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
26 ♠T9754
T7
T94
♣J86
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AK32
AQJ3
J8
♣KT9
♠QJ
K9852
75
♣A432
♠86
64
AKQ632
♣Q75
1
18 10
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥1 ♠4 NT2
EW: 4♣ 1 5 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          5.00   0.00  3N W -1   4  A7-Beech-Horne vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        180    4.00   1.00  1N E +3   3  A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
        600    2.50   2.50  3N E      ♠4  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
        600    2.50   2.50  3N E      3  A4-Stacey-Low vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
        630    1.00   4.00  3N E +1   ♠4  A6-Power-Marshall vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
        660    0.00   5.00  3N E +2   ♠4  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
27 ♠J542
Q
J87653
♣86
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AT3
A965
T
♣AKQT2
♠KQ7
87432
AK2
♣J3
♠986
KJT
Q94
♣9754
4
17 13
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
EW: 5♣ 2 5 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  120          5.00   0.00  2N N      ♣5  A6-Power-Marshall vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
   90          3.50   1.50  2 N      ♠8  A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
   90          3.50   1.50  2 N      2  A4-Stacey-Low vs A1-Richardson-Tanner
   50          2.00   3.00  3 E -1   9  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
         50    1.00   4.00  3 N -1   ♠8  A7-Beech-Horne vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
        100    0.00   5.00  3N N -2   J  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
28 ♠J962
QJ9843
J
♣KT
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠KT875
62
KQT
♣AJ3
♠43
AK
987632
♣876
♠AQ
T75
A54
♣Q9542
8
13 7
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 ♦3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 3 1♠  ♣6 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
 1660          5.00   0.00  6* N     A  A6-Power-Marshall vs A5-Dicks-Dicks
  680          2.00   3.00  4 S +2   ♠5  A7-Beech-Horne vs A7-Loch-MacMurdoMcMillan
  680          2.00   3.00  4 S +2   5  A3-Cordon-Decoste vs A6-Hicks-Kelly
  680          2.00   3.00  4 S +2   5  A5-Martin-Martin vs A3-Luckhurst-Mills
  680          2.00   3.00  4 S +2   ♣5  A2-Lajeunesse-Woodbury vs A4-MacDonald-Courteen
  680          2.00   3.00  4 S +2   ♣3  A4-Stacey-Low vs A1-Richardson-Tanner