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6-1 Major vs. 3NT

One team played 4M (6-1 fit) and the other played 3NT

YearWinnerBoardsIMP PercentWLT Percent
2009-20123NT2783-18 = 82.1817-8-2 = 66.67
2005-20123NT42125-26 = 82.7824-14-4 = 61.90
2001-20123NT52167-42 = 79.9030-17-5 = 62.50
1996-20123NT70215-67 = 76.2440-25-5 = 60.71


1. 2012 World Championship SemifinalOpenSwedenClosedMonaco
Board 16
N-S Vul
S A Q J 2
H 6
D K 10 8 5 4
C Q 9 2
Fantoni
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 6
C 5
C J
C 6
H A
H K
H Q
Upmark
North

1 S
2 NT


2nd
Q
4
Q
10
5
10
J
Nunes
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
K
A
K
3
6
D 4
D 5
Nystrom
South
1 H
2 H
4 H


4th
7
2
7
9
3
4
8
Cullin
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 8
H K
H Q
S 7
D 2
Zimmermann
North

2 D
2 S
3 NT

2nd
A
10
J
5
A
Bertheau
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
5
D 4
D 5
Q
3
Multon
South
1 H
2 H
3 C


4th
6
3
4
K
8
S 10 6 5
H J 10 5
D Q 9 7 3
C A J 3
TableS K 9 4 3
H 8 4 3
D J 6 2
C K 6 5
S 8 7
H A K Q 9 7 2
D A
C 10 8 7 4


3NT +0Even 0-0 (0-1-0)4 H South made 4 +6203 NT North made 4 +630


2. 2012 World Championship QuarterfinalOpenNetherlandsClosedMonaco
Board 41
E-W Vul
S A 9 7
H 7
D K Q J 6 5
C K 7 6 3
Helness
West

Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
C A
C 2
H 7
H A
D A
S 3
D K
D Q
Muller
North

1 S
3 NT



2nd
3
K
4
S 4
2
5
7
H 8
Helgemo
East

Pass
Pass



3rd
4
8
Q
C 6
5
A
C 10
S 8
de Wijs
South
1 H
2 NT
4 H



4th
5
9
5
6
10
2
3
4
v.Prooijen
West

Dbl
1 S
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 4
H A
H Q
S 6
S 5
D 5
H J
H 10
Nunes
North

Rdbl
Dbl
2 S
3 NT

2nd
7
5
C 2
3
A
7
C Q
D 3
Verhees
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
10
7
C 3
J
2
A
D 6
Fantoni
South
1 H
Pass
2 H
2 NT


4th
Q
8
K
9
8
2
4
S K J 5 4
H 5
D 9 8 4 3 2
C A Q 2
TableS 10 6 2
H K 9 8 6 4
D 10 7
C J 8 4
S Q 8 3
H A Q J 10 3 2
D A
C 10 9 5




3NT +103NT 10-0 (2-0-0)4 H South down 1 -503 NT South made 3 +400


3. 2012 Spingold Round of 32OpenDenmarkClosedAmoils
Board 48
N-S Vul
S Q 8 4
H 5
D A 3 2
C A K Q 7 6 5
D.Wolpert
West

2 S
AP

Lead
S 10
S A
S K
C 4
H 5
D Q
H Q
S 9
Bjarnarson
North
1 C
3 C


2nd
4
6
H 2
2
3
2
9
Amoils
East
1 S
3 S


3rd
J
5
7
A
10
4
C 5
Askgaard
South
1 NT
4 H


4th
3
8
Q
9
J
K
A
Welland
West

2 S
Pass

Lead
S A
S J
C A
C K
C Q
C 7
S 5
S K
Bertheau
North
1 C
Dbl
3 NT

2nd
3
6
9
H 3
H 4
H 7
8
D 5
S.Auken
East
1 S
Pass
AP

3rd
10
7
4
8
H 2
H 6
9
D 7
T.Bessis
South
2 H
3 H


4th
4
Q
2
3
10
J
H 8
S 10 7 5
H J 9
D Q J 8 7
C J 10 3 2
TableS A K J 9 2
H A 7 4 3
D 9 6 4
C 9
S 6 3
H K Q 10 8 6 2
D K 10 5
C 8 4


6-1 Major +33NT 10-3 (2-1-0)4 H South down 1 -1003 NT North down 2 -200


4. 2012 USBC FinalClosedDiamondOpenNickell
Board 113
None Vul
S A K 9
H K J 10 5 3 2
D Q 7
C 5 2
Hamman
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
S 5
H 2
D 8
S J
H K
H J
C 6
D K
D 5
H 10
C 5
Gitelman
North

2 D
4 H


2nd
A
4
9
2
6
Q
A
2
3
8
10
Zia
East

Pass
AP


3rd
4
A
Q
3
C 4
C 3
7
7
H 3
S 10
J
Moss
South
1 NT
2 H



4th
8
7
A
K
9
S 7
2
4
6
S 6
9
Greco
West

1 S
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 4
C 2
C A
C K
C 3
C 4
C 8
H A
S 2
H K
Meckstroth
North

2 H
3 D
3 NT

2nd
5
10
9
S 6
D 2
S 5
D 3
7
3
Q
Hampson
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
J
5
H 2
H 5
D 7
S 9
3
A
Rodwell
South
1 C
3 C
3 S


4th
Q
7
6
Q
H 6
D 6
H 4
8
4
S Q 7 6 5 3
H 9 7
D 10 9 3 2
C 9 7
TableS J 4
H Q 8 6 4
D A J 6 4
C Q 10 6
S 10 8 2
H A
D K 8 5
C A K J 8 4 3






3NT +33NT 13-3 (3-1-0)4 H South made 4 +4203 NT North made 7 +520


5. 2012 Vanderbilt SemifinalOpenFalkClosedAmoils
Board 58
Both Vul
S J 7 5
H 7
D K J 9 2
C A K Q 4 2
Cheek
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 4
D A
C 5
D K
H 7
S A
S 10
H Q
Falk
North

2 C
2 NT
3 D
4 H

2nd
5
3
7
6
5
7
J
Grue
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
6
2
A
S 2
K
8
K
Lusky
South
1 H
2 H
3 C
3 H


4th
Q
4
6
5
A
3
H 2
Dahl
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl

Lead
S 10
S 9
S 4
S 6
Delmonte
North

2 C
3 D
3 S
AP

2nd
J
Q
7
H 2
Friedland
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl


3rd
K
A
8
C 9
T.Bessis
South
1 H
2 H
3 H
3 NT


4th
3
5
2
D 2
S A 10 4
H A 10 8 6
D Q 8 5 3
C 9 7
TableS K 9 8 6
H J 5
D 10 7 6 4
C 10 8 6
S Q 3 2
H K Q 9 4 3 2
D A
C J 5 3




6-1 Major +33NT 13-6 (3-2-0)4 H South down 1 -1003 NT× South down 1 -200


6. 2012 Vanderbilt SemifinalOpenFalkClosedAmoils
Board 22
E-W Vul
S 9 7 5
H A
D Q J 10 9 5
C K 5 4 3
T.Bessis
West

Pass
Pass



Lead
S 4
H 4
D 5
S Q
H K
H 9
S 8
H J
H 10
H 6
C 8
C 5
C J
Friedland
North

1 NT
4 H



2nd
5
2
6
7
5
D 2
K
C 6
D 3
S 10
7
Q
D 7
Delmonte
East
Pass
Pass
AP



3rd
6
A
8
2
C 3
D 9
3
D 10
D J
C 4
K
A
D Q
Dahl
South
1 H
3 H




4th
J
7
A
A
3
Q
9
8
D 4
C 2
10
9
D K
Falk
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 3
D 8
H 4
S 7
H K
H J
S 6
H 10
H 9
H 6
C 8
C 5
C A
Grue
North

1 H
2 D
3 D


2nd
5
2
5
8
2
D 3
K
C 6
C 7
D 7
9
10
D A
Lusky
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
2
5
A
A
C 3
S 9
10
D 10
D J
C 4
K
J
D Q
Cheek
South
1 C
2 C
2 H
3 NT


4th
J
4
3
4
7
Q
D 9
8
D 6
D K
2
S Q
Q
S Q 10 4 3
H 5 2
D A 7 3 2
C 9 7 6
TableS 8 6 2
H Q 8 7 3
D K 6 4
C Q 10 2
S A K J
H K J 10 9 6 4
D 8
C A J 8









3NT +13NT 14-6 (4-2-0)4 H South made 5 +4503 NT South made 6 +490


7. 2011 Bermuda Bowl QuarterfinalClosedUSA1OpenIsrael
Board 26
Both Vul
S 4
H K Q
D A J 9 8 7 4 2
C K 9 6
Pachtman
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 8
Levin
North
1 D
2 D
3 NT


2nd
9
Ginossar
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
A
Weinstein
South
1 S
3 H
4 S


4th
7
Fleisher
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 4
H K
H Q
S 4
O.Herbst
North
1 D
2 D
3 D
3 NT

2nd
7
5
J
3
Kamil
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
10
3
4
I.Herbst
South
1 S
2 H
3 H


4th
K
2
7
S J 9 6
H 9 7 2
D K Q 6 3
C 10 8 2
TableS 10 7 3
H J 10 5
D 10 5
C A J 5 4 3
S A K Q 8 5 2
H A 8 6 4 3
D
C Q 7
3NT +03NT 14-6 (5-2-0)4 S South made 6 +6803 NT North made 6 +690


8. 2011 USBC FinalClosedDiamondOpenBathurst
Board 17
None Vul
S 4 3
H 7
D K 8 7 6
C K J 10 9 6 5
Zagorin
West

Pass
AP

Lead
D 10
H A
H K
H 6
D 2
C 7
D Q
S 3
Hampson
North

2 C


2nd
6
2
5
8
A
2
4
2
Bathurst
East
1 D
Pass


3rd
5
7
C 5
C 6
3
9
C 3
J
Greco
South
Dbl
4 H


4th
J
9
J
Q
7
Q
K
5
Diamond
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
D 2
H A
H K
H 10
D 5
H 3
H 4
H 6
S A
Wooldridge
North

3 C
3 NT

2nd
J
2
8
5
A
S 9
C 2
S 6
5
Platnick
East
1 D
Pass
AP

3rd
3
7
C 5
C 6
10
C 9
S 3
S 4
D 8
Hurd
South
Dbl
3 H


4th
6
9
Q
J
7
S 2
S 7
C Q
10
S 9 8 6 5
H 8 5 2
D 10 3
C 8 4 3 2
TableS Q 10 7 2
H Q J 9
D Q 9 5 2
C A Q
S A K J
H A K 10 6 4 3
D A J 4
C 7



3NT +03NT 14-6 (6-2-0)4 H South made 5 +4503 NT North made 5 +460


9. 2011 USBC QuarterfinalOpenBathurstClosedNickell
Board 14
None Vul
S 6
H K 9 4
D Q J 3
C J 9 8 7 6 3
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 5
S A
S K
J.Lall
North
Pass
1 D
2 NT
4 H


2nd
6
8
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
10
C 3
Grue
South
1 C
2 S
3 S
4 S


4th
Q
2
Bathurst
West

Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
D 6
D 9
S 6
S A
S K
S Q
Katz
North
Pass
2 D
2 NT



2nd
7
Q
2
8
H 2
D 4
Zagorin
East
Pass
Pass
Pass



3rd
K
8
9
C 3
C 6
C 7
Nickell
South
2 C
2 S
3 NT



4th
3
10
5
3
10
J
S 8 5
H Q J 7 2
D K 9 5 4
C K Q 2
TableS J 10 3 2
H 10 6 5
D 8 6 2
C 10 5 4
S A K Q 9 7 4
H A 8 3
D A 10 7
C A


3NT +13NT 15-6 (7-2-0)4 S South made 4 +4203 NT North made 5 +460


10. 2011 USBC Round of 16ClosedRobinsonOpenWelland
Board 70
E-W Vul
S A
H A K 6 4
D Q J 3 2
C K Q 9 7
Chambers
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 3
S A
C 7
D 4
D A
H 10
Boyd
North
1 D
2 NT
3 S


2nd
A
7
2
Q
9
Q
Schermer
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
J
3
J
K
6
2
Robinson
South
1 S
3 H
4 S


4th
5
2
A
5
2
4
Wildavsky
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 10
C 7
D 4
D A
Bramley
North
1 C
1 NT
2 S


2nd
5
2
J
9
Doub
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
10
K
6
Welland
South
1 H
2 H
3 NT


4th
K
A
5
S 10 9 2
H 3 2
D 10 7 6 4
C A 8 6 5
TableS 7 6 5
H J 10 9 8
D A K 8
C 4 3 2
S K Q J 8 4 3
H Q 7 5
D 9 5
C J 10

3NT +03NT 15-6 (8-2-0)4 S South made 4 +4203 NT North made 4 +430


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11. 2010 USBC QuarterfinalClosedWellandOpenWeinstein
Board 109
Both Vul
S 4
H A 9 7
D A Q 8 5 3
C 10 9 6 5
Kolesnik
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C K
C A
D 4
S 4
S K
S Q
C Q
S 9
H 3
S 6
S 5
Garner
North

1 NT
2 D
2 NT
4 S

2nd
5
6
A
2
7
8
H 4
J
7
H 8
H 10
Etter
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
2
3
6
A
D 3
D 5
9
C 10
J
D 8
D Q
H.Weinstein
South
1 S
2 C
2 H
3 S


4th
4
8
2
3
10
D J
7
C J
K
D 10
Willenken
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl

Lead
D 10
S 4
S K
S Q
S 5
D 4
H 7
S 9
S 6
Baseggio
North

1 NT
2 NT
3 NT
AP

2nd
2
2
7
8
J
Q
C 2
H 4
H 8
Welland
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
A
D 3
D 5
C 5
6
K
D 8
C 6
J.Weinstein
South
1 S
2 S
3 H
Pass


4th
A
3
10
H 2
H J
H 6
3
D 7
S J 8 7 3
H Q 10 8 4 3
D K 4
C A K
TableS 10 2
H J 2
D J 10 9 7 6
C J 7 3 2
S A K Q 9 6 5
H K 6 5
D 2
C Q 8 4







3NT +43NT 19-6 (9-2-0)4 S South made 4 +6203 NT× North made 3 +750


12. 2010 USBC QuarterfinalClosedWeinsteinOpenWelland
Board 17
None Vul
S A 10 3
H 4
D K J 4 3
C A 9 7 3 2
Welland
West

1 S
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S K
H 4
H K
H Q
C K
C 10
C 7
D 10
S J
Baseggio
North

2 C
2 S
2 NT
4 H

2nd
A
3
J
S 5
4
Q
8
9
Willenken
East
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Pass
AP

3rd
6
A
D 3
C 2
3
A
H 2
4
J.Weinstein
South
1 H
2 H
Pass
3 H


4th
8
5
7
9
6
5
J
A
Etter
West

1 S
Pass
AP


Lead
S J
S 6
H 4
H K
H Q
H 8
C 8
H 6
H 2
D 7
D 5
H.Weinstein
North

Dbl
2 NT



2nd
2
4
3
J
D 9
S 7
K
S 9
D 8
Q
10
Kolesnik
East
Pass
Pass
Pass



3rd
5
Q
A
S 10
C 3
D 4
4
C 9
C 7
K
Garner
South
1 H
2 H
3 NT



4th
3
A
5
7
9
10
2
D 2
C 5
A
S K Q 9 7 5
H J 5
D Q 9 8
C Q J 4
TableS J 6
H 10 9 7 3
D A 6 5 2
C 8 6 5
S 8 4 2
H A K Q 8 6 2
D 10 7
C K 10







3NT +03NT 19-6 (10-2-0)4 H South made 4 +4203 NT North made 4 +430


13. 2010 Rosenblum SemifinalOpenZimmermannClosedDiamond
Board 41
E-W Vul
S 4
H K 6 3
D A 8 5 3
C A K 9 6 4
Greco
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
H 7
C 5
S 4
D 7
C K
C 4
H 8
C 6
S A
Nunes
North

2 NT
4 S


2nd
3
3
6
A
J
S 10
2
S 3
Hampson
East

Pass
AP


3rd
Q
A
Q
9
8
D J
5
S 5
Fantoni
South
2 S
3 S



4th
A
2
K
4
7
Q
K
10
Helness
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D Q
D K
S 4
C 3
D 10
D 9
D 2
S 6
Moss
North

2 C
2 NT


2nd
4
J
3
9
S 2
S 7
S 5
A
Helgemo
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
7
6
Q
J
H 7
H 5
H 9
9
Gitelman
South
1 S
2 S
3 NT


4th
5
A
K
5
3
8
C 6
S K J 9
H J 9 7 5
D 7 6
C Q 10 7 3
TableS 10 6 3
H Q 10 8
D K Q 10 9 2
C J 2
S A Q 8 7 5 2
H A 4 2
D J 4
C 8 5




6-1 Major +33NT 19-9 (10-3-0)4 S South down 1 -503 NT North down 3 -150


14. 2010 Rosenblum Round of 64OpenLavazzaClosedBramley
Board 18
N-S Vul
S 2
H 8 5 3 2
D A K 8 5
C Q J 9 8
Feldman
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 10
S 2
S K
S Q
C A
C K
Sementa
North

1 NT
2 D
4 D
4 S

2nd
A
10
6
9
5
S J
Weichsel
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
3
A
H 2
H 3
8
9
Duboin
South
1 S
2 C
3 S
4 H


4th
6
7
4
C 6
4
2
Ferraro
West

Pass
Pass



Lead
C 6
C K
C 7
C Q
S 2
S K
S Q
D 4
Morgan
North

1 NT
3 NT



2nd
A
D 2
D 7
3
4
7
9
9
Bocchi
East
Pass
Pass
AP



3rd
5
9
J
H 4
A
H 5
H 2
A
Polowan
South
1 S
3 S




4th
8
10
2
H 7
6
10
H 6
3
S J 9 7 6
H K 10 9 7
D 10 9 7 2
C 5
TableS 10 4
H A Q J 6
D Q 3
C 10 6 4 3 2
S A K Q 8 5 3
H 4
D J 6 4
C A K 7




3NT +03NT 19-9 (11-3-0)4 S South made 5 +6503 NT North made 5 +660


15. 2010 Rosenblum QualifyingClosedCayneOpenAuken
Board 8
None Vul
S A K 9 8
H 2
D A Q 6
C K J 8 7 5
van Cleeff
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C 2
C 4
C 6
S Q
S 5
H 2
C 3
H 3
Lauria
North

2 NT
4 H

2nd
5
9
J
4
6
6
7
5
Shenkin
East

Pass
AP

3rd
Q
A
H 8
8
A
Q
H 9
Versace
South
2 H
3 D


4th
10
8
H J
2
3
K
H A
Balicki
West

Pass


Lead
D J
C 5
D 8
D 2
C J
S 6
C K
C 8
C 7
S A
S K
H 2
Sveindal
North

3 NT


2nd
4
Q
5
A
4
8
H 9
H 6
H 8
3
7
Zmudzinski
East

AP


3rd
3
9
K
9
10
2
H 3
H 4
H 7
Q
H J
J.Auken
South
2 H



4th
Q
2
6
7
A
5
3
6
S J
4
H 5
S J 6 4
H K 10 5
D K 3 2
C A 6 3 2
TableS 10 7 3 2
H 9 8 6
D J 10 9 8
C Q 4
S Q 5
H A Q J 7 4 3
D 7 5 4
C 10 9






3NT +113NT 30-9 (12-3-0)4 H South down 2 -1003 NT North made 3 +400


16. 2010 Rosenblum QualifyingClosedCayneOpenAuken
Board 15
E-W Vul
S A K Q 7 5
H 3
D 9 4 3 2
C A Q 2
Shenkin
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D K
S 2
S K
H 3
Versace
North
1 S
2 S
4 C


2nd
2
3
6
A
van Cleeff
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
A
D 5
4
Lauria
South
2 H
3 H
4 H


4th
A
4
10
7
Zmudzinski
West
Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
H 2
H Q
D 7
H J
D 5
J.Auken
North
1 S
3 D
3 NT


2nd
K
8
A
C 3
J
Balicki
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
7
D 2
8
S 5
Sveindal
South
2 H
3 H



4th
3
A
3
6
S J 10 3
H 8 7
D K Q J 8
C K 7 5 3
TableS 9 8 6 4
H A 10 6 2
D 10 7 6
C 9 4
S 2
H K Q J 9 5 4
D A 5
C J 10 8 6
6-1 Major +23NT 30-11 (12-4-0)4 H South made 5 +4503 NT North made 3 +400


17. 2009 Bermuda Bowl QuarterfinalClosedBulgariaOpenGermany
Board 78
None Vul
S 4 2
H Q 7 6 5 4 2
D 10 9
C K J 6
Kirmse
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 8
C 8
H 4
D K
C 5
D Q
S 5
S K
S 6
H 6
Aronov
North

1 D
2 D
4 H

2nd
2
9
9
9
A
10
2
7
9
K
Gromoeller
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
3
J
D 6
3
6
5
8
4
H 5
D 7
Stefanov
South
1 C
1 NT
2 H


4th
A
2
10
A
7
4
A
3
10
J
Trendafilov
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 5
H A
C 3
C J
H J
Smirnov
North

1 H
3 C


2nd
2
8
4
7
Q
Karaivanov
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
Q
2
K
5
K
Piekarek
South
1 C
2 S
3 NT


4th
A
3
2
A
D 4
S J 9 7 5
H J 10 8
D K Q 2
C A 9 4
TableS Q 10 8 3
H K 9 3
D J 8 5 3
C 7 2
S A K 6
H A
D A 7 6 4
C Q 10 8 5 3





Tie3NT 30-11 (12-4-1)4 H South down 1 -503 NT South down 1 -50


18. 2009 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingOpenBulgariaClosedItaly
Board 13
Both Vul
S A K Q 9 4
H J
D A J 8 5
C 10 9 8
Versace
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
C K
C 7
S 5
H J
D 2
S K
S Q
H 3
Karaivanov
North

2 NT
4 H


2nd
8
9
3
Q
A
J
H 5
6
Lauria
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
3
Q
A
K
4
D 9
H 8
S 4
Trendafilov
South
2 H
3 D



4th
2
A
8
A
3
2
6
10
Danailov
West

1 S
Pass
AP

Lead
C 4
D 7
D 6
D 10
D J
C 9
C A
S 5
S K
S Q
Nunes
North

Pass
2 NT


2nd
2
5
9
K
C 3
5
H 7
2
J
Karakolev
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
Q
2
A
H 2
J
10
A
H 3
Fantoni
South
Pass
2 H
3 NT


4th
8
3
8
4
S 3
7
6
8
6
S 10 7 6 3 2
H A 7 6
D K 7 2
C K 7
TableS J 8
H Q 10 5
D Q 6 4
C Q 6 5 4 3
S 5
H K 9 8 4 3 2
D 10 9 3
C A J 2





3NT +133NT 43-11 (13-4-1)4 H South down 2 -2003 NT North made 3 +600


19. 2009 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingOpenUSA2ClosedNorway
Board 13
Both Vul
S 7 6 4
H 7
D K 10 6
C K 9 8 7 5 4
Brogeland
West

3 D
Pass
AP

Lead
C 2
H 7
H A
H 10
C J
C Q
Rodwell
North

Pass
3 NT


2nd
K
3
5
9
A
D 8
Lindqvist
East
1 D
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
Q
S 4
S 6
D 2
5
Meckstroth
South
Dbl
3 H
4 H


4th
10
4
J
K
4
D 3
Zia
West

3 D
Pass


Lead
D 3
D 5
D 9
C 5
C A
C 10
C 9
C 8
C 7
H 7
H A
Austberg
North

Pass
3 NT


2nd
J
10
H 6
3
H 5
H 4
S 3
S Q
D 4
3
D 2
Hamman
East
1 D
Pass
AP


3rd
A
Q
8
Q
4
K
6
H 8
H 10
Q
S 4
Saelensminde
South
Dbl
3 H



4th
6
H 2
K
2
J
S 9
S J
S 2
D 7
9
J
S J 10 5 2
H 9 5 4
D A 8 7 5 2
C 2
TableS A Q 9 3
H K J 3
D Q 9 4 3
C J 3
S K 8
H A Q 10 8 6 2
D J
C A Q 10 6






6-1 Major +23NT 43-13 (13-5-1)4 H South made 5 +6503 NT North made 3 +600


20. 2009 Spingold Round of 64OpenGordonClosedCaldwell
Board 28
N-S Vul
S 8
H A K 10 8 5
D A Q 10 9 2
C K 2
Caldwell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C Q
S 8
S J
H 4
C 2
S Q
H 6
H 5
Cheek
North

2 H
3 D
4 S

2nd
K
3
2
3
4
10
2
Christie
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
7
K
D 2
Q
A
D 9
K
Grue
South
1 S
2 S
3 S


4th
8
4
A
A
5
7
7
Pratap
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 5
S K
S Q
C 4
D 2
H 2
H 4
D A
D Q
D 9
S 7
Moffat
North

2 H
3 D


2nd
2
4
2
10
5
8
6
7
4
J
J
M.Gordon
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
7
8
H 5
3
8
9
Q
C 9
S 5
S 6
10
Westfall
South
1 S
2 S
3 NT


4th
8
3
A
K
K
3
A
6
3
C 6
S 10 4 2
H Q 2
D K 6 3
C Q J 6 5 3
TableS A 7 3
H J 9 7 4
D J 7 5 4
C 7 4
S K Q J 9 6 5
H 6 3
D 8
C A 10 9 8






6-1 Major +23NT 43-15 (13-6-1)4 S South made 5 +6503 NT South made 3 +600


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21. 2009 USBC FinalClosedRobinsonOpenFleisher
Board 40
None Vul
S A 8 4 2
H 10
D Q 7 4
C A K 10 6 4
Kamil
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
D 10
C J
H 10
C 5
D 2
S 10
Wildavsky
North

2 C
2 S
4 H


2nd
4
3
2
K
6
2
Fleisher
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
A
2
5
H 3
K
3
Doub
South
1 H
2 H
3 H



4th
3
A
K
8
7
Q
Robinson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 3
H A
H Q
Rubin
North

2 C
2 NT
3 H
3 NT

2nd
Q
8
K
Boyd
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
5
10
D 4
Granovetter
South
1 H
2 S
3 D
3 S


4th
2
2
7
S 10 9 5
H K 8
D K 10 9
C Q 9 7 5 2
TableS J 7 6 3
H 7 4 3 2
D A 8 5 2
C J
S K Q
H A Q J 9 6 5
D J 6 3
C 8 3


3NT +103NT 53-15 (14-6-1)4 H South down 1 -503 NT North made 4 +430


22. 2009 USBC SemifinalClosedWellandOpenNickell
Board 82
E-W Vul
S 5
H A 9
D K J 10 9 7 3 2
C K J 3
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H Q
S 5
S K
S 8
H 5
D 6
H 6
D 8
Smith
North
1 D
2 D
3 D
4 S

2nd
A
6
Q
10
9
4
S 2
Q
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
2
A
D 2
D 3
10
J
7
K
B.Cohen
South
1 S
3 C
3 S


4th
8
4
7
H 3
K
A
C 3
5
Willenken
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
S J
D 6
S 6
H 5
C K
H 4
S A
D 8
Hamman
North
1 D
2 D
3 NT


2nd
5
4
9
A
6
9
4
Q
Welland
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
7
2
10
6
4
10
D 3
Zia
South
1 S
2 NT



4th
K
A
C 3
8
A
K
H 2
S Q J 10 4
H Q J 7 5 4
D Q 4
C A 5
TableS 7 6
H 10 6 3 2
D A 5
C 10 9 8 7 6
S A K 9 8 3 2
H K 8
D 8 6
C Q 4 2



3NT +103NT 63-15 (15-6-1)4 S South down 1 -503 NT South made 4 +430


23. 2009 USBC QuarterfinalOpenRobinsonClosedRogoff
Board 75
None Vul
S 8
H K J 8 3
D Q J 9
C A 8 6 4 2
Parker
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D 7
H 3
D 3
S Q
D 4
C 7
H K
H J
Boyd
North
1 C
1 NT
2 NT


2nd
Q
7
9
2
K
A
10
S 6
Rogoff
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
8
Q
2
8
S 3
3
6
S 7
Robinson
South
1 H
2 H
4 S


4th
6
A
A
A
J
9
2
Wildavsky
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 4
S K
S Q
C K
D 2
Aker
North
1 C
2 C
2 H
3 NT

2nd
A
3
9
9
Doub
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
7
8
H 3
7
Milgrim
South
1 H
2 D
3 S


4th
9
6
A
2
S 9 4 3 2
H A 9 5 4 2
D 7 3
C 7 5
TableS A 6
H 10 7
D 10 8 5 4 2
C K Q 10 3
S K Q J 10 7 5
H Q 6
D A K 6
C J 9



3NT +103NT 73-15 (16-6-1)4 S South down 1 -503 NT North made 4 +430


24. 2009 USBC Round of 16ClosedDiamondOpenRogoff
Board 12
E-W Vul
S A K J 3
H J
D K Q 10 9 8 2
C 10 4
Simson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
D 3
C K
D 4
C 3
S 6
H J
H A
Platnick
North

2 D
2 S
4 H


2nd
K
5
6
10
2
3
8
Johnson
East

Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
A
2
H 2
Q
A
Q
Diamond
South
1 H
2 H
3 H



4th
7
4
2
A
5
6
Greco
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 3
C K
C 8
D 7
H 3
D 6
D Q
D 10
H K
Milgrim
North

2 D
2 S
3 S


2nd
10
5
A
3
A
S 2
5
J
Hampson
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
Q
2
7
2
2
K
H 4
H 5
Aker
South
1 H
2 H
3 H
3 NT


4th
6
4
S 3
A
J
4
H 6
H 8
S Q 9 4 2
H 8 6 2
D 3
C J 9 7 3 2
TableS 10 8 5
H K 7 3
D A J 5 4
C K Q 8
S 7 6
H A Q 10 9 5 4
D 7 6
C A 6 5





Tie3NT 73-15 (16-6-2)4 H South down 1 -503 NT South down 1 -50


25. 2009 Vanderbilt QuarterfinalClosedDiamondOpenChina
Board 39
Both Vul
S A 10 5 3
H 3
D A K J 4 3
C A 8 6
L.Yang
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
C 4
H 3
H A
S J
S 3
D 5
S 10
H J
Moss
North
1 D
1 S
4 H


2nd
A
2
Q
K
4
10
6
C 6
Dai
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
2
K
D 3
A
Q
A
C J
Gitelman
South
1 H
3 H



4th
5
7
6
2
7
6
H 9
Platnick
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 2
C 3
H 3
S Q
D A
D 4
C 4
Zhuang
North
1 C
2 D
2 S
3 NT

2nd
J
A
6
K
6
7
8
Diamond
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
Q
7
A
A
2
9
9
W.Wang
South
1 H
2 H
3 D


4th
6
5
7
2
8
10
S K 7
H Q J 9 7
D Q 10 8
C Q 10 4 3
TableS 9 8 6 4 2
H 6 2
D 7 6
C K 9 7 2
S Q J
H A K 10 8 5 4
D 9 5 2
C J 5



6-1 Major +23NT 73-17 (16-7-2)4 H South made 5 +6503 NT North made 3 +600


26. 2009 Vanderbilt Round of 16ClosedO'RourkeOpenLynch
Board 34
E-W Vul
S K 7
H 3
D A K Q J 8
C A K 9 5 4
Wold
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S A
C 6
H 3
H 7
C 2
S 3
D A
Duboin
North

2 NT
4 C
4 H

2nd
7
A
8
Q
K
Q
3
Bramley
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
5
Q
A
C 4
H 10
9
6
Sementa
South
2 H
3 C
4 D


4th
8
8
5
9
3
K
Brogeland
West

Pass
AP


Lead
S 2
D A
D K
D Q
D J
D 8
C A
C K
Cheek
North

3 D



2nd
K
3
5
9
10
S 3
Q
H 8
Lindqvist
East

Pass



3rd
10
6
H 2
C 3
C 8
C 10
7
H 4
Grue
South
2 H
3 NT



4th
8
2
4
7
S 6
C 2
6
J
S A J 9 6 2
H Q 5
D 7 4 2
C J 6 2
TableS 10 5 4 3
H K 10 9 8
D 10 9 5 3
C Q
S Q 8
H A J 7 6 4 2
D 6
C 10 8 7 3



3NT +103NT 83-17 (17-7-2)4 H South down 1 -503 NT South made 3 +400


27. 2009 Vanderbilt Round of 32ClosedRosenthalOpenO'Rourke
Board 47
N-S Vul
S A
H Q J 10 8 4
D K 8 5 3
C J 3 2
Lindqvist
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
D 7
S 3
C 2
H A
H 9
S J
S 10
Rosenthal
North
Pass
2 H
4 S

2nd
3
5
5
4
8
8
K
Brogeland
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
2
A
K
7
3
D 5
C 3
Silverstein
South
1 S
3 S


4th
J
7
A
6
K
4
C 8
Gold
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C 10
H K
S 5
H Q
C 2
C 6
H J
H 10
Duboin
North
1 H
2 D
3 NT

2nd
Q
A
A
3
9
J
7
C 7
Townsend
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
4
4
4
6
K
5
S 6
S 10
Sementa
South
1 S
3 C


4th
3
2
2
5
A
S 3
9
S 8
S K 9 8 5
H A 9 5
D Q 10 7
C A 6 4
TableS 7 4
H 7 3 2
D 9 6 2
C 10 9 8 7 5
S Q J 10 6 3 2
H K 6
D A J 4
C K Q


6-1 Major +13NT 83-18 (17-8-2)4 S South made 4 +6203 NT North made 3 +600


28. 2008 World Championship QualifyingClosedUSAOpenIndonesia
Board 11
None Vul
S A Q
H 3
D 6 4 2
C A 8 7 6 5 4 2
Bojoh
West

2 S
AP


Lead
S 4
H 3
H A
H K
C 9
D 5
Freeman
North

2 NT



2nd
Q
6
7
8
3
K
Gontha
East
Pass
3 S



3rd
6
J
C 2
D 2
4
J
Nickell
South
1 H
4 H



4th
2
4
9
Q
K
Rodwell
West

1 S
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 9
H 3
H A
H K
H 10
H 5
H 2
C 9
S A
D 6
S 6
S J
C Q
Asbi
North

2 C
3 C
3 NT

2nd
2
9
8
7
S 4
S 5
D J
3
7
A
C 10
C 7
8
Meckstroth
East
Pass
2 S
3 D
AP

3rd
3
J
D 2
C 2
C 4
D 4
C 5
A
10
9
K
D 7
D 10
George
South
1 H
Pass
3 H


4th
Q
4
6
Q
D 3
D 5
D 8
K
8
Q
C 6
C J
D K
S K J 8 5 4 3
H 8 7 4
D Q J
C Q 3
TableS 9 7 6
H Q 9 6
D A 10 8 7 5 3
C K
S 10 2
H A K J 10 5 2
D K 9
C J 10 9








6-1 Major +23NT 83-20 (17-9-2)4 H South made 6 +4803 NT North made 3 +400


29. 2008 Spingold Round of 16ClosedLuskyOpenSchwartz
Board 57
E-W Vul
S Q
H K J 8 7 3
D Q 10 8 4
C Q 9 3
Gawrys
West

Dbl
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D A
H 4
S Q
H 6
S A
S J
S 10
C J
McNay
North

Pass
2 NT
3 S


2nd
4
J
4
3
7
D 2
H 10
4
Lesniewski
East

2 D
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
5
2
9
H 7
D 8
D 10
Q
Stoltz
South
1 S
2 S
3 C
4 S


4th
6
2
K
A
6
5
8
K
Horton
West

Dbl
Pass



Lead
C 6
S Q
D 2
H 3
S A
S J
S 10
S 9
S 3
H 2
C 3
Fredin
North

Pass
3 NT



2nd
7
4
Q
5
7
C 2
C 4
H 6
D K
10
8
Tolliver
East

2 D
AP



3rd
5
2
3
A
D 4
D 8
H 8
D 10
C Q
K
10
Fallenius
South
1 S
2 S




4th
9
K
6
4
5
6
8
D 5
H 9
D 9
S K 7
H Q 10 6 4
D A K 7 2
C 5 4 2
TableS 8 6 5 4
H 9 5
D J 9 5 3
C K 8 6
S A J 10 9 3 2
H A 2
D 6
C A J 10 7







3NT +23NT 85-20 (18-9-2)4 S South made 4 +4203 NT North made 6 +490


30. 2008 Spingold Round of 64OpenOzdilClosedGordon
Board 40
None Vul
S A 8 6 5
H 3
D K 9 7 6 4 2
C A 6
Molberg
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 4
H A
H K
H Q
H J
D 8
C 8
D K
C 10
S 10
Ozdil
North

2 D
3 D


2nd
5
2
5
7
9
A
A
J
6
9
Aa
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
Q
3
D 2
S 6
D 4
6
7
10
J
Mittelman
South
1 H
2 H
4 H


4th
K
8
C 2
C 4
S 2
3
5
H 10
3
Garvey
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 4
C 10
H 3
H K
H Q
D 5
C 8
P.Gordon
North

2 D
2 S
3 NT

2nd
3
A
8
2
5
A
Bakhshi
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
K
Q
A
D 2
D 6
4
J.Feldman
South
1 H
2 H
3 H


4th
6
5
7
C 7
S 2
3
S J 7 4 3
H 10 9 7 5 2
D A
C K 10 8
TableS Q 10 2
H 8
D Q J 3
C Q J 9 7 4 2
S K 9
H A K Q J 6 4
D 10 8 5
C 5 3





Tie3NT 85-20 (18-9-3)4 H South down 1 -503 NT North down 1 -50


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31. 2008 USBC FinalOpenStrulClosedNickell
Board 23
Both Vul
S K Q 7 6
H 5
D Q 3
C Q 10 8 6 5 2
Freeman
West

Dbl
Pass



Lead
D A
D K
C A
C 3
Strul
North
Pass
1 NT
4 H



2nd
3
Q
2
Q
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass
AP



3rd
2
4
9
K
Becker
South
1 H
3 H




4th
5
8
J
H 3
Martel
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S J
C J
D K
D A
Meckstroth
North
Pass
1 NT
2 H
3 C
3 NT

2nd
A
A
3
Q
Stansby
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
2
4
2
Rodwell
South
1 C
2 C
2 NT
3 H


4th
6
9
5
8
S 9 8 5 3
H 8 6
D A K 7
C A 7 4 3
TableS J 10 2
H 9 7 4 2
D 9 6 4 2
C K 9
S A 4
H A K Q J 10 3
D J 10 8 5
C J
6-1 Major +13NT 85-21 (18-10-3)4 H South made 4 +6203 NT North made 3 +600


32. 2007 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingOpenUSA2ClosedUSA1
Board 9
N-S Vul
S 4
H Q J 8
D K 6 4 3
C J 7 6 5 4
H.Weinstein
West

Pass
2 H
AP

Lead
H 6
C K
S A
S K
D A
D Q
D 8
D 6
H K
Rodwell
North

1 D
3 NT


2nd
Q
A
3
7
2
5
9
C 8
8
Garner
East
Pass
2 C
Pass


3rd
A
10
4
C 5
3
4
K
C 3
3
Meckstroth
South
1 C
Dbl
4 S


4th
2
4
10
C 2
7
10
J
S 8
10
H.Lall
West

Pass
2 H
Pass

Lead
C K
H 2
D J
H 10
D Q
D 8
D 6
H J
H 6
S 9
Zia
North

1 NT
Pass
3 NT

2nd
A
7
A
5
5
9
H 4
9
C 4
4
Hamman
East
Pass
Dbl
Pass
AP

3rd
10
Q
2
8
3
K
S 2
S 5
C 2
10
Rosenberg
South
1 S
Rdbl
3 H


4th
5
A
4
3
7
10
S 3
K
C 3
J
S Q 9 8 7 3
H K 7 6 5
D 9 5 2
C 10
TableS 10
H A 9 4 3
D J 10 7
C K Q 9 8 2
S A K J 6 5 2
H 10 2
D A Q 8
C A 3





6-1 Major +13NT 85-22 (18-11-3)4 S South made 4 +6203 NT North made 3 +600


33. 2007 Spingold SemifinalOpenNickellClosedH-Welland
Board 47
N-S Vul
S A K J 10 4 3
H K 9
D A 5
C J 10 7
Wrang
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 5
C 4
S 9
S K
S J
C 3
C 9
H 3
Meckstroth
North

1 C
2 H
2 NT
3 S
4 S

2nd
J
K
2
7
Q
Q
H 2
5
Nilsson
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
6
A
D 6
D 8
D 2
D 5
K
Rodwell
South
Pass
2 C
2 S
3 C
3 NT


4th
2
7
5
6
8
10
8
Soloway
West

Pass
Pass
AP



Lead
D 2
C Q
S 9
D 4
C 10
H 4
D K
Willenken
North

1 S
3 S




2nd
5
5
2
6
A
3
Hamman
East

Pass
Pass




3rd
9
7
3
3
2
A
Welland
South
Pass
1 NT
3 NT




4th
J
4
Q
A
6
9
S 8 6 2
H A 10 5 2
D K 7 3 2
C 6 5
TableS Q 7 5
H Q 8 6 4
D 9 4
C A 8 4 3
S 9
H J 7 3
D Q J 10 8 6
C K Q 9 2





6-1 Major +13NT 85-23 (18-12-3)4 S South made 4 +6203 NT South made 3 +600


34. 2007 USBC SemifinalClosedSchwartzOpenEkeblad
Board 95
N-S Vul
S A 9 8
H 6
D Q 9 5 4 3
C K Q 7 2
Martel
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 9
D J
H 10
H K
H Q
S K
D 4
S 4
D 8
S J
Krekorian
North
1 D
3 NT
4 D


2nd
K
A
3
2
A
A
7
8
6
9
Stansby
East
3 C
Pass
Pass


3rd
A
2
6
C 2
C 7
5
K
Q
H 7
10
Casen
South
3 H
4 C
4 H


4th
4
3
C 5
C 3
C 8
2
H 5
3
5
6
Becker
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C J
H 6
C 6
C A
Rubin
North
Pass
1 S
2 NT


2nd
4
S 10
7
Schwartz
East
Pass
2 C
Pass


3rd
9
K
8
Ekeblad
South
1 H
2 H
3 NT


4th
Q
A
S 2
S K J 7 4
H A 8 7 5 3 2
D 2
C 9 6
TableS Q 10 5
H
D J 10 8 7
C A J 10 8 5 3
S 6 3 2
H K Q J 10 9 4
D A K 6
C 4





3NT +143NT 99-23 (19-12-3)4 H South down 3 -3003 NT North made 4 +630


35. 2007 USBC SemifinalClosedSchwartzOpenEkeblad
Board 67
E-W Vul
S A Q 7 3
H Q
D A K Q J 3
C J 8 5
Martel
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C A
S 10
H Q
S 2
H A
H J
D 2
D K
Becker
North
1 D
1 S
4 H

2nd
5
A
3
3
2
7
4
9
Stansby
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
2
6
4
J
C 8
D 3
A
5
Schwartz
South
1 H
2 H


4th
3
5
K
K
6
C 6
8
6
Berkowitz
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
H 2
C 5
S 10
C J
Gitelman
North
1 D
1 S
3 NT

2nd
Q
2
A
Cohen
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
6
Q
4
Moss
South
1 H
1 NT


4th
5
A
5
S 10 9 8 2
H K 10 7 2
D 10 7 6 4
C A
TableS J 6 4
H 6 3
D 9 8
C K 9 7 6 4 2
S K 5
H A J 9 8 5 4
D 5 2
C Q 10 3


3NT +13NT 100-23 (20-12-3)4 H South made 4 +4203 NT South made 5 +460


36. 2007 Vanderbilt SemifinalOpenCayneClosedH-Welland
Board 63
E-W Vul
S 7
H A K 9 8 7
D A K Q 6
C A 9 8
Welland
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
C K
H A
H K
S 7
S A
Lauria
North

3 C
4 S


2nd
A
5
6
J
Fallenius
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
5
C 3
C 4
K
Versace
South
2 S
3 H



4th
6
3
4
2
Nunes
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C Q
Balicki
North

2 S
3 C
3 NT

2nd
Fantoni
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
Zmudzinski
South
2 D
2 NT
3 S


4th
S 9 6 3 2
H J 4 3
D 7 4
C K Q J 2
TableS Q J
H Q 10 6 5 2
D 10 9 5
C 10 7 5
S A K 10 8 5 4
H
D J 8 3 2
C 6 4 3
6-1 Major +23NT 100-25 (20-13-3)4 S South made 6 +4803 NT South made 4 +430


37. 2006 USBC SemifinalOpenMeltzerClosedEkeblad
Board 89
N-S Vul
S A 6 5 3
H 2
D 10 6 5 3 2
C A 4 3
Gitelman
West

1 S
Pass
Pass

Lead
D K
C J
H 2
S J
H K
H 6
C 6
H 5
D 4
Larsen
North

1 NT
3 D
4 H

2nd
2
9
3
3
10
C 8
K
S 4
8
Moss
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
A
J
8
D 3
D 5
2
C 4
Meltzer
South
1 H
2 S
3 H


4th
A
7
A
K
7
9
3
Q
Bramley
West

1 S
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 10
H 2
D K
H 4
D Q
S 4
Greco
North

2 D
2 S
3 NT

2nd
A
3
2
10
3
5
Feldman
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
8
K
9
S 3
7
C 5
Hampson
South
1 C
2 H
2 NT


4th
7
A
A
7
8
Q
S J 10 9 4 2
H A 10
D K Q J
C 9 8 2
TableS 8
H Q 9 7 3
D 9 7 4
C Q 10 7 6 5
S K Q 7
H K J 8 6 5 4
D A 8
C K J




Tie3NT 100-25 (20-13-4)4 H South down 1 -1003 NT South down 1 -100


38. 2006 Spingold Round of 16ClosedStrulOpenWeed npc
Board 47
N-S Vul
S 4
H K Q 10 6 2
D 10 4
C A 10 5 4 2
Lauria
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
D Q
C 9
S 4
C 3
S A
H A
H 4
H Q
C 5
Jansma
North
Pass
2 H
4 S

2nd
4
7
3
2
6
7
8
D 2
8
Versace
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
J
J
6
C 4
2
K
D 9
S 2
Verhees
South
1 S
3 S


4th
6
A
Q
K
H 9
3
5
J
Weichsel
West

Dbl
AP

Lead
S Q
S J
H A
H 4
H Q
H 10
H 6
C 4
S 8
C J
D 4
Nunes
North
2 H
3 C


2nd
4
7
7
8
D 5
C 6
D 2
9
K
A
7
Lesniewski
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
C 2
2
K
S 2
S 5
D 6
K
C 5
8
K
Fantoni
South
2 S
3 NT


4th
A
H 5
3
9
J
S 6
S 9
3
D 3
7
Q
S K Q 9 7 6
H J 8 7
D Q J 8
C J 3
TableS 3
H 9 5 3
D A 7 5 3 2
C Q 9 8 6
S A J 10 8 5 2
H A 4
D K 9 6
C K 7





3NT +133NT 113-25 (21-13-4)4 S South down 2 -2003 NT South made 5 +660


39. 2006 Vanderbilt SemifinalClosedHollmanOpenChang
Board 51
N-S Vul
S Q 10 6 2
H 6
D A Q 8 7
C K J 10 5
Zhao
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S A
S 9
S 5
H 6
H A
H 9
Cheek
North
1 D
1 S
3 C


2nd
2
6
C 2
10
7
K
Fu
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
K
7
J
D 7
C 5
Grue
South
1 H
2 C
4 H


4th
8
J
10
2
3
B.Cohen
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 4
C 2
H 6
H A
H J
D 9
Hallberg
North
1 D
1 S
2 NT
3 NT

2nd
8
7
3
7
K
A
Smith
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
3
K
Q
D 7
C 10
Chang
South
1 H
2 C
3 H


4th
5
9
2
10
S 3
S A 9 7
H K 8 7 2
D J 9 5 2
C 7 3
TableS K 5 4 3
H 10 3
D K 10 4 3
C Q 9 4
S J 8
H A Q J 9 5 4
D 6
C A 8 6 2

3NT +03NT 113-25 (22-13-4)4 H South made 4 +6203 NT North made 4 +630


40. 2005 Bermuda Bowl SemifinalOpenSwedenClosedItaly
Board 13
Both Vul
S 9
H Q 10 2
D J 10 4
C A Q 10 8 4 2
Fantoni
West
Pass
3 H
Pass

Lead
H A
D 2
D 8
D 9
S 9
Sundelin
North
Pass
Pass
4 S

2nd
2
4
7
J
Nunes
East
2 H
Pass
AP

3rd
8
A
K
3
Sylvan
South
2 S
3 S


4th
7
Q
10
5
Bertheau
West




Lead
H 4
Lauria
North




2nd
Nystrom
East




3rd
Versace
South




4th
S 10 4 3 2
H A 9 6
D K 9 2
C 7 5 3
TableS J 6
H J 8 5 4 3
D A 8 6 3
C K 6
S A K Q 8 7 5
H K 7
D Q 7 5
C J 9
3NT +123NT 125-25 (23-13-4)4 S South down 1 -1003 NT North made 3 +600


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41. 2005 Spingold FinalOpenEkebladClosedCarmichael
Board 40
None Vul
S A Q 10 7 3 2
H A 5
D 10
C A 9 7 5
Carmichael
West

Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
D J
S J
C 4
S A
S Q
H A
H 5
Ekeblad
North

2 NT
4 D



2nd
10
4
J
5
9
9
J
M.White
East

Pass
Pass



3rd
6
2
Q
D 2
D 4
6
Rubin
South
2 D
3 S
4 S



4th
A
K
A
6
8
2
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 2
S J
H 6
S A
S Q
D 6
H K
Wooldridge
North

1 S
3 C
3 S


2nd
5
4
2
9
K
A
Greco
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
2
A
D 2
D 4
J
Hurd
South
1 H
2 D
3 D
3 NT


4th
J
5
9
6
8
10
S 8 6 4
H 7 4 3 2
D J
C Q 10 8 6 2
TableS K 9 5
H J 9
D K Q 9 6 5 3
C 4 3
S J
H K Q 10 8 6
D A 8 7 4 2
C K J



3NT +03NT 125-25 (24-13-4)4 S South made 6 +4803 NT South made 6 +490


42. 2005 USBC QuarterfinalClosedCayneOpenEkeblad
Board 83
N-S Vul
S 7
H Q 10 9 6
D K Q 2
C A J 10 8 6
Ekeblad
West

Pass
AP

Lead
D 7
C A
C J
D 6
S Q
S K
S 4
S 10
H A
H 3
Levin
North

3 NT


2nd
K
5
7
Q
3
A
H 6
C 3
2
K
Rubin
East
2 NT
Pass


3rd
3
Q
D 5
A
7
D 2
9
C 6
9
10
Weinstein
South
3 H
4 S


4th
4
2
K
S 2
6
8
J
D 8
4
Cayne
West

Pass


Lead
D J
H 5
C K
S 7
D 6
Greco
North

3 NT


2nd
4
3
A
6
Q
Seamon
East
2 D
AP


3rd
7
K
5
K
A
Hampson
South
2 S



4th
2
9
Q
A
5
S A 4 3
H K J 2
D 7 6
C K 9 4 3 2
TableS 9 8 6
H 5 4
D A J 10 9 8 3
C 7 5
S K Q J 10 5 2
H A 8 7 3
D 5 4
C Q




6-1 Major +13NT 125-26 (24-14-4)4 S South made 4 +6203 NT North made 3 +600


43. 2004 Olympiad QualifyingClosedSpainOpenJapan
Board 8
None Vul
S A Q 10 9 7 4
H 5
D Q 6 2
C A Q 7
Ino
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C J
H 5
H Q
C 2
D J
H 9
C 3
H 8
H 7
Frances
North

1 NT
3 C
3 NT


2nd
A
2
C 4
D 3
2
C 5
H 4
D 4
S 2
Imakura
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
K
S 4
K
8
S 7
10
S 9
S 10
Torres
South
1 H
2 D
3 H
4 H


4th
8
J
A
7
A
10
Q
3
6
Knap
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
C 2
S 4
S 8
H 5
D 3
S A
S 10
Teramoto
North

1 NT
3 C
3 NT


2nd
8
6
5
6
4
H 2
D 9
Wasik
East

Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
K
K
Q
K
Q
H 4
H 7
Takano
South
1 H
2 D
3 H



4th
A
2
3
J
8
J
S J 5 2
H J
D J 10 7 4
C K J 10 5 4
TableS 6 3
H A 10 6 3 2
D 9 8
C 9 6 3 2
S K 8
H K Q 9 8 7 4
D A K 5 3
C 8





3NT +23NT 127-26 (25-14-4)4 H South made 4 +4203 NT North made 6 +490


44. 2004 Olympiad QualifyingClosedTurkeyOpenIndia
Board 4
Both Vul
S 3
H K 8 7 5 2
D A 4 2
C K 7 6 2
S.Mukherjee
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D Q
S 3
S A
S J
H J
H Q
Assael
North

1 NT
2 D
4 S

2nd
A
6
7
9
3
A
Kushari
East

Pass
Dbl
AP

3rd
3
Q
C 2
D 2
2
5
Zorlu
South
1 S
2 C
3 S


4th
J
4
K
D 9
6
9
Atabey
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
D 10
D 6
D 7
H 2
D 8
D K
M.Mukherjee
North

1 NT
3 NT


2nd
J
4
A
9
C 2
S J
Kolata
East

Pass
AP


3rd
Q
3
5
Q
9
S 10
R.Roy
South
1 S
3 S



4th
2
S 2
S 5
A
S 8
S 10 9 7 4
H A 3
D Q 8 7 6
C Q 10 4
TableS K 6
H 10 9 6
D K 10 9 5 3
C 9 8 5
S A Q J 8 5 2
H Q J 4
D J
C A J 3

6-1 Major +133NT 127-39 (25-15-4)4 S South made 5 +6503 NT North down 1 -100


45. 2004 Olympiad QualifyingClosedRussiaOpenIceland
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 10 8 6 3
H K 7 4
D Q 10
C J 10
Erlingsson
West

Pass
Pass



Lead
H Q
C 9
H 3
C 8
H 10
D 2
S 2
S A
Matushko
North
2 D
3 D
Pass



2nd
K
7
4
K
7
A
5
S.Jonsson
East
Pass
Pass
Dbl



3rd
S 4
Q
S 7
A
S 9
8
10
Khven
South
2 NT
4 S
AP



4th
2
10
5
J
6
10
Q
Khokhlov
West

Pass
Dbl
Pass
AP

Lead
H Q
S 2
C 5
H J
D Q
D 10
D K
D J
D 6
C K
H 10
Armannsson
North
1 S
2 D
2 S
3 C


2nd
4
5
7
K
5
7
9
C 2
H 3
A
S 8
Rekunov
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
D 2
J
Q
S 4
3
A
S 3
H 7
S 6
J
Jorgensen
South
2 C
2 H
2 NT
3 NT


4th
A
Q
10
2
4
8
S 7
S 9
C 3
6
S 5
H Q J 10 9 3
D 9 8 4
C A Q 4 2
TableS A Q 9 7 4
H
D 7 5 2
C 9 8 6 5 3
S 2
H A 8 6 5 2
D A K J 6 3
C K 7







3NT +143NT 141-39 (26-15-4)4 S× South down 4 -11003 NT South down 2 -200


46. 2004 Olympiad QualifyingOpenTurkeyClosedBulgaria
Board 6
N-S Vul
S A 7 5 2
H 9
D K J 9 5 3
C 7 6 4
Zahariev
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
S 10
C 2
H A
H K
H Q
D Q
C A
Zorlu
North

1 NT
4 H


2nd
2
K
5
7
10
2
J
Karakolev
East

Pass
AP


3rd
Q
8
9
C 6
S 5
3
5
Assael
South
1 H
3 H



4th
8
4
4
6
C 3
A
7
Kolata
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 5
C 2
D Q
H A
H K
H Q
H 3
C 10
H 8
H 2
S 8
D J
S K
Aronov
North

2 D
2 S
3 NT

2nd
4
K
2
7
5
10
J
7
S 3
D 10
6
A
J
Atabey
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
8
3
9
S 2
S 5
D 5
3
D 9
S 7
A
8
10
Stefanov
South
1 C
2 H
2 NT


4th
Q
6
4
6
4
D 6
D 7
J
S 4
C 9
Q
S 9
D K
S 10 9 6 3
H J 10 7 5
D 10 2
C 10 8 5
TableS K Q 4
H 6 4
D A 7 6 4
C A 9 3 2
S J 8
H A K Q 8 3 2
D Q 8
C K Q J








3NT +123NT 153-39 (27-15-4)4 H South down 1 -1003 NT South made 3 +600


47. 2004 Spingold FinalOpenSpectorClosedNickell
Board 5
N-S Vul
S 5
H 7 2
D K J 5
C A Q J 9 7 4 2
Hamman
West

Pass
4 H
AP

Lead
H 8
C 6
S 5
S Q
D 9
C 10
B.Cohen
North

2 C
Pass


2nd
2
5
2
8
3
4
Soloway
East

2 H
Pass


3rd
A
8
K
C 2
A
S 4
Smith
South
1 S
2 S
4 S


4th
3
9
6
A
5
3
Spector
West

Pass
3 H
AP

Lead
H 6
H J
C 3
C A
C J
C 9
Freeman
North

2 C
Pass


2nd
2
K
10
S 4
S 2
Feldman
East

2 H
Pass


3rd
A
10
Q
K
5
Nickell
South
1 S
2 S
3 NT


4th
3
7
6
8
H 5
S J 8 6
H 10 8 6 5
D A 10 4 2
C 10 8
TableS A 4 2
H A Q J 9 4
D 9 8 7 6
C 6
S K Q 10 9 7 3
H K 3
D Q 3
C K 5 3

3NT +33NT 156-39 (28-15-4)4 S South down 2 -2003 NT South down 1 -100


48. 2004 USBC SemifinalClosedEkebladOpenWelland
Board 76
E-W Vul
S Q J 9 5 4 3
H 8 3
D 6
C Q J 8 2
West
West
North
North
East
East
South
South
Moss
West

AP

Lead
H 4
H A
S 6
D 2
D 3
S 8
D 8
Fallenius
North
3 S


2nd
3
2
A
6
7
Q
Gitelman
East
Pass


3rd
9
8
3
A
10
K
Welland
South
3 NT


4th
K
C 7
10
5
S 4
H 6
S A 8 2
H J 10 5 4 2
D Q 10 4 2
C 3
TableS K 10 7
H 9
D A J 8 3
C 10 9 7 6 5
S 6
H A K Q 7 6
D K 9 7 5
C A K 4
3NT +113NT 167-39 (29-15-4)4 S South down 3 -1503 NT South made 3 +400


49. 2004 USBC SemifinalClosedEkebladOpenWelland
Board 16
N-S Vul
S 3
H 9
D A Q J 10 3
C 10 9 8 5 3 2
West
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 4
S 4
S K
S Q
S J
C K
C Q
D 7
North
North

3 C
4 C


2nd
9
A
8
D 6
H 5
7
A
East
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
A
7
C 2
C 3
D 3
5
8
South
South
2 C
3 S
4 S


4th
6
3
5
6
10
4
6
Ekeblad
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 6
C 7
H 6
S 6
S K
S Q
S J
D 2
C 10
Fallenius
North

1 NT
3 C
3 NT

2nd
Q
2
4
A
8
H 5
D 6
8
D 5
Rubin
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
4
9
7
D 3
C 5
D 10
Q
H 10
Welland
South
1 S
2 NT
3 H


4th
3
K
A
3
4
5
10
4
S 8 7
H Q 7 5 4
D K 8 7 6
C A J 7
TableS 10 6 5 4
H A 8 3 2
D 9 5 4
C 6 4
S A K Q J 9 2
H K J 10 6
D 2
C K Q




3NT +03NT 167-39 (30-15-4)4 S South made 4 +6203 NT North made 4 +630


50. 2003 Bermuda Bowl FinalClosedUSA1OpenItaly
Board 83
N-S Vul
S J 7 4
H 7
D A K 9 8 2
C Q 7 5 2
Duboin
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 2
C 4
D 4
H 7
C K
H Q
Hamman
North
Pass
2 D
2 NT
4 H

2nd
4
A
3
2
5
4
Bocchi
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
3
A
K
9
D 2
Soloway
South
1 C
2 H
3 H


4th
6
2
5
A
H 3
9
Meckstroth
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 10
S K
C 9
C 4
D 2
D 4
H 7
C K
C J
Versace
North
Pass
2 D
3 C
3 NT

2nd
A
2
H 3
H 5
7
H 4
2
5
D 8
Rodwell
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
3
4
6
8
Q
A
K
H 9
D 5
Lauria
South
1 H
2 S
3 H


4th
2
A
7
Q
3
6
A
H 6
H 8
S 8 3 2
H A J 10 4
D 3
C K J 8 6 3
TableS A 10 5
H 9 2
D J 10 7 6 5
C 10 9 4
S K Q 9 6
H K Q 8 6 5 3
D Q 4
C A




Tie3NT 167-39 (30-15-5)4 H South down 1 -1003 NT North down 1 -100


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51. 2003 Bermuda Bowl FinalClosedItalyOpenUSA1
Board 11
None Vul
S A 8 3
H Q
D A 10 4
C A 10 9 7 6 4
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D K
D Q
H Q
C 4
H A
C J
C 6
H 4
Fantoni
North

2 S
3 C
4 H

2nd
4
A
2
8
9
5
Q
10
Meckstroth
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
6
5
3
K
S 3
A
H J
D 10
Nunes
South
2 H
2 NT
3 H


4th
2
3
7
3
6
2
D 9
K
Versace
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S J
C K
C J
C 6
S K
C 9
C 7
C 10
H Q
D 8
Nickell
North

2 C
2 NT


2nd
Q
3
5
Q
6
D 6
H 2
D 5
6
J
Lauria
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
7
4
A
H 3
4
H 4
D 2
D 3
A
A
Freeman
South
1 H
2 H
3 NT


4th
3
2
8
D 7
A
H 10
H 9
D 9
7
S 5
S 7 4 2
H 10 9 7
D K Q J 9 7
C 5 3
TableS K J 10 9 5
H K 6 2
D 6 5
C Q 8 2
S Q 6
H A J 8 5 4 3
D 8 3 2
C K J





6-1 Major +23NT 167-41 (30-16-5)4 H South made 5 +4503 NT North made 3 +400


52. 2002 Rosenblum QuarterfinalOpenKowalskiClosedLavazza
Board 12
N-S Vul
S A K 8 6 4
H 3
D A K 10 5
C A 4 3
Versace
West
Pass
1 S
Pass


Lead
C 5
H 3
H A
H 7
C 7
Tuszynski
North
1 C
Pass
4 H


2nd
A
2
6
S 5
10
Lauria
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
8
Q
S 4
S 6
D 4
Kowalski
South
1 H
3 H



4th
2
5
10
9
3
Szymanowski
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 5
C 2
C 4
S 3
C 3
C 8
D 8
S K
D A
H 3
Bocchi
North
1 S
2 C
3 C
3 NT

2nd
4
5
6
10
K
Q
2
D 7
J
9
Romanski
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
A
10
A
9
H 6
K
H 4
H 7
A
Duboin
South
1 NT
2 D
3 D


4th
J
7
H 5
H 2
D 4
D 5
3
2
6
S 7
S Q 10 7 5 2
H 6 5
D Q 9 6 4 2
C 5
TableS 9
H K 10 9 2
D J 7 3
C K J 8 7 6
S J 3
H A Q J 8 7 4
D 8
C Q 10 9 2





6-1 Major +13NT 167-42 (30-17-5)4 H South made 4 +6203 NT South made 3 +600


53. 2000 Olympiad FinalOpenItalyClosedPoland
Board 114
E-W Vul
S J
H J 7 3
D A K 8 5 4
C K J 9 6
Jassem
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 6
S J
D 4
S A
S 9
H 5
D 2
H 7
S Q
C A
C 10
Duboin
North

2 C
2 S
3 H
4 S

2nd
A
7
3
2
10
9
K
6
C 2
4
5
Tuszynski
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
7
3
S 5
D 5
D 8
Q
J
A
C 6
9
J
Bocchi
South
1 S
2 H
3 D
3 NT


4th
H 8
4
9
6
K
3
H 10
4
D Q
3
Q
Versace
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
H 2
D 6
S J
S Q
S 9
C 7
S 8
S 3
S 5
C 10
C 9
Kwiecien
North

2 D
2 NT
3 NT


2nd
8
A
K
4
10
6
C 2
D 9
C 4
5
D Q
Lauria
East

Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
Q
3
A
D 4
D 5
3
C J
H J
D 8
K
H 9
Pszczola
South
1 S
2 H
3 S



4th
7
C 8
2
6
7
A
D 7
D 10
H 5
Q
D 2
S 10 4 2
H K Q 4
D 9 6 2
C 7 5 4 2
TableS K 7 6
H 6 5 2
D Q J 10 7 3
C Q 3
S A Q 9 8 5 3
H A 10 9 8
D
C A 10 8







3NT +13NT 168-42 (31-17-5)4 S South made 4 +4203 NT North made 5 +460


54. 2000 Olympiad Round of 16OpenFranceClosedPoland
Board 11
None Vul
S J
H A 5 3
D Q 6 4
C A K 10 9 4 2
Kwiecien
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 4
C J
S J
D K
D 5
D A
S A
S K
Salama
North

2 C
3 D
4 S

2nd
3
5
4
4
6
S 6
3
10
Pszczola
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
7
A
2
2
J
9
C 2
C 4
Mouiel
South
1 S
2 S
3 S


4th
Q
3
Q
7
3
Q
5
8
Chemla
West
Balicki
North
Levy
East
Zmudzinski
South
S Q 10 3
H K 10 6 4 2
D K 10 9 5
C 5
TableS 8 5 4
H 9 8 7
D A J 8 2
C 7 6 3
S A K 9 7 6 2
H Q J
D 7 3
C Q J 8



3NT +13NT 169-42 (32-17-5)4 S South made 4 +4203 NT North made 5 +460


55. 2000 Olympiad QualifyingOpenCanadaClosedBrazil
Board 18
E-W Vul
S A 9 8 2
H 7
D 10 5 2
C K J 9 8 6
Branco
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
C 3
H A
H K
H 10
S 3
C K
D 2
S Q
Hanna
North

1 S
4 H


2nd
8
6
9
Q
A
5
3
8
Chagas
East

Pass
AP


3rd
10
7
S 2
C 6
6
S 10
8
4
Lebi
South
1 H
3 H



4th
A
2
3
5
J
2
K
H 4
Mittelman
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 2
H A
H K
H J
S 3
S 4
Campos
North

1 S
3 C
3 NT

2nd
6
6
9
Q
8
J
Kokish
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
10
7
C 8
S 2
K
7
Villas-Boas
South
1 H
2 NT
3 D


4th
A
5
2
3
10
A
S Q 7 3
H Q 9 6
D K 4
C Q 7 4 3 2
TableS K 6 5 4
H 5 3 2
D Q J 9 3
C 10 5
S J 10
H A K J 10 8 4
D A 8 7 6
C A



3NT +103NT 179-42 (33-17-5)4 H South down 1 -503 NT South made 3 +400


56. 2000 USBC FinalOpenJacobsClosedSchwartz
Board 8
None Vul
S 8
H Q 10 4
D A 8 6 5 3
C A K 8 4
Zia
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 7
H 8
S A
S K
S Q
S J
C J
D A
D 5
Garner
North
1 D
2 C
2 NT
4 S

2nd
10
9
7
6
H 2
H J
Q
2
7
Rosenberg
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
6
8
C 4
D 3
H Q
A
9
S 3
H.Weinstein
South
1 S
2 H
3 S


4th
5
4
2
4
10
5
3
4
K
Cohen
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 5
C J
H 4
C 2
C 8
Schwartz
North
1 D
2 C
3 H


2nd
4
Q
8
10
S 4
Berkowitz
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
A
K
K
H 5
Casen
South
1 S
2 H
3 NT


4th
9
6
2
7
H 6
S 7 6
H J 7 6 3 2
D K 10 4
C Q 10 5
TableS 10 5 4 2
H A 8
D Q J 7 2
C 7 6 3
S A K Q J 9 3
H K 9 5
D 9
C J 9 2




3NT +03NT 179-42 (34-17-5)4 S South made 6 +4803 NT South made 6 +490


57. 1999 Bermuda Bowl FinalOpenUSA1ClosedBrazil
Board 150
N-S Vul
S 4
H A Q 7 5
D A K
C A Q 9 7 4 2
Branco
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
H 3
S 4
S K
H 10
C A
C 4
S J
Hamman
North

3 C
4 S

2nd
Q
8
3
2
8
3
5
Chagas
East

Pass
AP

3rd
6
Q
C 2
J
6
S 7
H 5
Meckstroth
South
2 S
3 S


4th
4
6
A
A
J
5
10
Freeman
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
H 6
S 4
C 6
H 10
S A
C 8
C A
Campos
North

3 C
3 NT

2nd
2
8
J
4
2
S 7
3
Nickell
East

Pass
AP

3rd
K
K
Q
3
6
5
Villas-Boas
South
2 S
3 D


4th
A
3
K
5
H 7
9
S 6 5 3
H K J 3
D 8 7 5 2
C J 10 5
TableS A 10 8
H 10 8 6
D J 9 6 4
C K 8 3
S K Q J 9 7 2
H 9 4 2
D Q 10 3
C 6

6-1 Major +23NT 179-44 (34-18-5)4 S South made 6 +6803 NT North made 4 +630


58. 1999 Spingold SemifinalOpenLevClosedNickell
Board 13
Both Vul
S A K 5 4
H 7
D K Q 8 7 4
C A 7 5
Hamman
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C J
H 7
C 6
C K
H A
H K
D 3
C 4
S 9
S K
Murthy
North

2 NT
4 H

2nd
A
3
5
H 10
6
8
5
H 2
A
8
Soloway
East

3 C
AP

3rd
8
J
Q
S 6
D 4
S 4
K
H 9
7
J
Polowan
South
2 H
3 S


4th
9
Q
10
7
4
S 3
A
D 7
2
10
Shenkin
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C 2
C 6
C 3
D Q
Freeman
North

2 NT
3 NT

2nd
9
7
S 2
A
Lev
East

Pass
AP

3rd
J
Q
S 6
3
Nickell
South
2 H
3 D


4th
5
10
A
2
S 10 9 6
H Q 9 8 6
D J 9 5 2
C J 6
TableS Q 8 7 3
H 4 3
D A
C K Q 8 4 3 2
S J 2
H A K J 10 5 2
D 10 6 3
C 10 9




6-1 Major +33NT 179-47 (34-19-5)4 H South down 2 -2003 NT North down 3 -300


59. 1999 Team Trials FinalOpenWolfsonClosedGoldman
Board 114
E-W Vul
S A 10 7 5
H Q
D A 9 7 5 4
C K 7 4
Sontag
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 5
S 2
S 5
H 4
S 7
H A
H K
C 2
C A
C J
Zia
North

2 D
2 S
4 H

2nd
4
J
Q
7
H 9
5
8
S 6
6
8
Weichsel
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
A
H 3
Q
H 10
D 4
D 5
7
D 2
D 8
Rosenberg
South
1 H
2 H
3 H


4th
Q
3
4
2
8
6
C 3
10
K
D 7
Stansby
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C J
D 4
D 6
H 2
H K
H J
H 10
H 4
H 3
S 2
D A
Bates
North

2 D
2 S
3 NT

2nd
2
3
8
A
7
8
S 8
S 4
S 6
9
K
Martel
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
5
Q
9
5
S 5
S 7
S 10
C 4
C 7
A
C 6
Katz
South
1 H
2 H
3 H


4th
K
2
10
Q
6
9
C 3
C 9
C 10
3
J
S K J 9 8 6 4
H 8 7 5
D J 8 2
C 5
TableS Q 3
H 9 6 2
D K 10 3
C A J 10 9 3
S 2
H A K J 10 4 3
D Q 6
C Q 8 6 2






3NT +23NT 181-47 (35-19-5)4 H South made 4 +4203 NT North made 6 +490


60. 1999 Team Trials SemifinalClosedGoldmanOpenCayne
Board 94
None Vul
S A
H A Q 10 4 2
D A K Q 3
C Q 10 3
Cohen
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 4
S A
H A
H 2
S K
S J
D J
Sontag
North

2 NT
3 D
4 S

2nd
A
6
3
8
4
5
7
Berkowitz
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
8
3
6
S 7
C 3
H 4
5
Weichsel
South
2 S
3 C
4 C


4th
2
2
5
7
9
Q
Q
Bates
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
H 9
H 2
D 6
H Q
H 10
D 4
H 4
D Q
S A
D 3
Passell
North

2 NT
3 NT


2nd
6
3
K
8
S 6
A
C 2
10
9
S Q
Katz
East

Pass
AP


3rd
K
S 3
8
S 7
S 8
J
D 9
S 10
J
C 7
Seamon
South
2 D
3 D



4th
A
5
2
7
J
7
S 2
5
4
S 5
S 5 4 2
H K J 7 5
D 6 5 4
C A 6 4
TableS Q 9 6
H 9 8 3
D J 10 8
C J 8 5 2
S K J 10 8 7 3
H 6
D 9 7 2
C K 9 7





6-1 Major +23NT 181-49 (35-20-5)4 S South made 5 +4503 NT North made 3 +400


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61. 1999 Vanderbilt FinalOpenRobinsonClosedJacobs
Board 25
N-S Vul
S K J 9 7 2
H J
D A 10 9 7 5
C 4 2
Lauria
West
Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
C 5
H Q
H K
H 10
C K
D 6
S 2
Stewart
North
Pass
1 S
4 H


2nd
2
2
4
C 3
8
3
3
Versace
East
1 C
Pass
AP


3rd
Q
J
D 5
D 7
6
Q
Woolsey
South
1 H
3 H



4th
A
6
7
A
4
A
Robinson
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 5
C 10
H K
C Q
Jacobs
North
Pass
1 S
2 D


2nd
2
J
4
A
Boyd
East
1 C
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
3
J
6
Katz
South
1 H
2 C
3 NT


4th
8
4
A
D 5
S 10 6 4
H 4 2
D Q 8 4 2
C 7 6 5 3
TableS 8 5 3
H A 8 7 6
D K 6
C K Q 10 9
S A Q
H K Q 10 9 5 3
D J 3
C A J 8


3NT +03NT 181-49 (36-20-5)4 H South made 5 +6503 NT South made 5 +660


62. 1998 Rosenblum FinalOpenItalyClosedBrazil
Board 57
N-S Vul
S A K 9 6
H 6
D K Q 9 4
C A 8 7 3
Branco
West

Pass




Lead
C 2
D 8
C 5
D 4
H A
H K
S 5
D Q
C 8
H 5
Lanzarotti
North

4 H




2nd
3
3
Q
6
4
9
3
5
S 8
Q
Chagas
East
Pass
AP




3rd
10
K
K
J
6
S 6
A
C 4
H 2
Buratti
South
2 H





4th
J
A
A
10
3
8
4
2
6
Versace
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 4
D 4
C Q
Campos
North

2 C
2 S
3 D
3 NT

2nd
5
7
2
Sementa
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
7
J
3
Villas-Boas
South
1 H
2 H
3 C
3 H


4th
9
3
5
S 7 3 2
H Q 9 4
D 10 3 2
C K 9 6 2
TableS Q 10 8 4
H 10 8 3
D A 7 6 5
C 10 5
S J 5
H A K J 7 5 2
D J 8
C Q J 4






3NT +03NT 181-49 (37-20-5)4 H South made 5 +6503 NT North made 5 +660


63. 1998 Spingold FinalClosedNickellOpenBaze
Board 61
Both Vul
S Q 9
H 7
D J 4 3
C A K Q 9 8 7 6
Zmudzinski
West

AP


Lead
D A
D K
S A
D 6
Rodwell
North
3 S



2nd
3
4
9
J
Balicki
East
Pass



3rd
10
Q
4
H 2
Meckstroth
South
4 H



4th
5
2
5
8
Hamman
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S J
D 7
D 10
Lesniewski
North
2 C
3 C
3 NT

2nd
K
3
5
Soloway
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
Q
A
Szymanowski
South
2 D
3 H


4th
9
2
4
S A 3 2
H 10 4 3
D A K 9 7 6
C 3 2
TableS J 10 8 7 6 4
H 9 6 2
D Q 10
C 10 4
S K 5
H A K Q J 8 5
D 8 5 2
C J 5
6-1 Major +33NT 181-52 (37-21-5)4 H South down 1 -1003 NT North down 2 -200


64. 1998 Team Trials FinalClosedNickellOpenCayne
Board 78
None Vul
S Q
H K Q 8
D 3 2
C K Q J 9 8 7 4
Cayne
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H A
C A
D A
D 7
S 2
H Q
Rodwell
North

2 C
2 S
3 NT


2nd
8
4
2
3
3
4
Burger
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
3
9
K
4
S 5
Meckstroth
South
1 S
2 D
3 D
4 S


4th
6
6
5
6
Q
2
Freeman
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
H 4
H 2
C Q
H 10
C K
C J
C 7
C 9
C 8
C 4
Cohen
North

2 C
3 C
3 NT


2nd
6
K
2
Q
3
D 4
S 2
D 8
H 5
S 7
Nickell
East

Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
A
3
D 5
9
D 10
S 3
S 5
S 9
D J
D Q
Berkowitz
South
1 S
2 D
3 D



4th
8
C 6
A
D 6
5
10
D 7
H 7
D A
S 4
S J 8 6 4
H A 10 7 2
D A 7
C A 10 5
TableS 7 2
H J 9 5 4 3
D K 9 8 4
C 3 2
S A K 10 9 5 3
H 6
D Q J 10 6 5
C 6






3NT +113NT 192-52 (38-21-5)4 S South down 2 -1003 NT North made 4 +430


65. 1997 Bermuda Bowl FinalOpenFranceClosedUSA2
Board 128
E-W Vul
S A 10
H 8
D A K J 10 7 6
C A 9 8 3
Meckstroth
West
1 NT
Pass
AP

Lead
S J
D 9
D 5
D K
S 5
D J
H 4
C K
Mouiel
North
Dbl
3 NT


2nd
10
2
4
H 10
9
H J
5
Rodwell
East
2 S
Pass


3rd
2
6
A
H K
A
C 4
Q
Multon
South
3 H
4 H


4th
K
3
8
Q
3
C 5
8
Chemla
West
1 C
Pass


Lead
S 4
D 9
D 5
D K
Hamman
North
1 D
3 NT


2nd
K
2
4
S 2
Perron
East
1 S
AP


3rd
9
6
A
H 2
Wolff
South
2 H



4th
10
3
8
Q
S J 9
H A Q 3
D Q 4 2
C K J 10 6 5
TableS Q 7 6 4 3 2
H J 10 4
D 8 3
C Q 2
S K 8 5
H K 9 7 6 5 2
D 9 5
C 7 4


3NT +103NT 202-52 (39-21-5)4 H South down 1 -503 NT North made 3 +400


66. 1997 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingClosedBrazilOpenNorway
Board 8
None Vul
S 9
H A 3 2
D A K Q 9 6
C K J 10 9
Saelensminde
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H K
S 9
S K
D 3
D K
D Q
H 3
S 8
P.Branco
North

2 D
3 C
4 S

2nd
A
3
5
4
J
10
5
C 2
Brogeland
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
4
A
H 2
A
8
H 7
S 4
C 9
Cintra
South
1 S
2 S
3 S


4th
6
7
2
2
5
7
8
J
Chagas
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H J
H 4
H K
C 9
H 8
Helness
North

2 D
3 C
3 NT

2nd
6
7
A
3
D 6
Branco
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
Q
5
5
10
Helgemo
South
1 S
2 S
3 S


4th
2
3
S 4
Q
S 6
S 7 5
H K Q 9 8
D 7 5 4
C Q 6 4 2
TableS Q J 3 2
H J 10 5 4
D J 10 2
C 7 3
S A K 10 8 6 4
H 7 6
D 8 3
C A 8 5



6-1 Major +23NT 202-54 (39-22-5)4 S South made 5 +4503 NT North made 3 +400


67. 1997 Spingold FinalClosedBazeOpenCayne
Board 43
None Vul
S 7
H A K 10 9
D A Q J 8
C A 10 6 5
Feldman
West
1 C
2 C
Pass

Lead
C K
S 7
H 7
C 5
S A
D 9
H 4
D A
Zmudzinski
North
Dbl
2 H
4 S

2nd
A
3
A
J
2
C 2
D 2
3
Sontag
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
8
10
5
S 5
H 9
J
J
5
Balicki
South
1 S
3 S


4th
3
J
2
4
4
K
K
S K
Szymanowski
West
2 C
Pass


Lead
C J
C 8
D A
D Q
S 4
H J
H A
H 10
Passell
North
2 H
3 NT


2nd
3
S 5
3
K
10
K
5
6
Lesniewski
East
Pass
AP


3rd
2
Q
2
5
J
4
S 6
Seamon
South
2 S



4th
5
A
C 4
C 9
7
2
3
S K J 2
H Q J 7 3
D
C K Q 9 7 4 2
TableS 9 4 3
H 8 6 5 4
D K 7 4 3
C J 8
S A Q 10 8 6 5
H 2
D 10 9 6 5 2
C 3


6-1 Major +103NT 202-64 (39-23-5)4 S South made 4 +4203 NT North down 1 -50


68. 1997 Spingold QuarterfinalClosedBazeOpenMoss
Board 30
None Vul
S A Q 9 7 3 2
H 2
D A Q 8 5
C J 5
Dunitz
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
S 10
C J
C Q
C 6
D J
H A
H 3
Zmudzinski
North

1 S
2 D
4 H


2nd
A
K
7
8
K
4
J
Baqai
East

Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
5
A
5
H 2
2
S 2
S 3
Balicki
South
1 H
2 C
3 H



4th
C 3
2
4
H 6
5
8
10
Lesniewski
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D J
C 3
C 4
C Q
D 10
D 3
D Q
S A
H 2
Fox
North

1 H
2 H
3 D
3 NT

2nd
K
7
A
2
2
6
S 8
J
6
Szymanowski
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
4
J
8
S 2
8
A
H 3
C 6
Q
Schafer
South
1 C
2 C
3 C
3 H


4th
5
K
5
S 6
7
S 5
9
4
4
S 10 4
H J 4
D 9 6 4 2
C 10 9 8 7 2
TableS K J 8 6 5
H K 10 8 6
D J 7
C K 4
S
H A Q 9 7 5 3
D K 10 3
C A Q 6 3





6-1 Major +13NT 202-65 (39-24-5)4 H South made 4 +4203 NT North made 3 +400


69. 1997 Team Trials PlayoffClosedNickellOpenKatz
Board 76
N-S Vul
S A 9 8 4 3 2
H K 10 6
D 10 2
C 9 8
Lev
West
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H J
S 2
C A
C K
D K
H Q
C Q
H 3
Rodwell
North
2 D
3 H


2nd
K
10
2
3
4
A
4
9
Glubok
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
2
K
8
9
5
4
D 10
S 6
Meckstroth
South
2 NT
4 S


4th
5
5
10
S J
2
6
S Q
10
Freeman
West
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 3
D 2
C A
C K
C Q
C 7
S 7
S 9
Katz
North
Pass
2 S
3 NT

2nd
5
3
2
3
4
J
A
D 9
Nickell
East
1 H
Pass
AP

3rd
J
Q
8
9
S 3
S 4
10
Weinstein
South
2 C
3 D


4th
K
5
10
H 2
S Q
S J
K
S 7 6 5
H J 4
D 8 6 5
C J 5 4 3 2
TableS Q J 10
H Q 8 7 3 2
D A K 9 3
C 10
S K
H A 9 5
D Q J 7 4
C A K Q 7 6


3NT +133NT 215-65 (40-24-5)4 S South down 1 -1003 NT North made 6 +690


70. 1996 Olympiad FinalOpenFranceClosedIndonesia
Board 61
Both Vul
S 10
H 8 2
D A K Q 8 5
C A K 10 5 2
Lasut
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 9
S 10
S K
S J
S 9
D 10
D K
D Q
D 8
Levy
North

2 D
3 C
3 NT


2nd
A
2
Q
C 3
H 3
4
2
6
J
Manoppo
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
8
A
C 2
H 2
C 5
A
H 4
H 9
S 3
Mouiel
South
1 S
2 H
3 S
4 S


4th
4
7
5
6
8
3
7
9
Multon
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
C 7
S 10
C 9
H 2
Karwur
North

2 D
2 NT
3 NT


2nd
4
5
K
6
Szwarc
East

Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
J
J
8
A
Sakul
South
1 S
2 H
3 S



4th
A
Q
6
3
S Q 7
H Q 10 7 5 3
D 9 7 4
C J 9 3
TableS 8 6 5 2
H K 6
D J 6 3 2
C Q 8 7
S A K J 9 4 3
H A J 9 4
D 10
C 6 4





6-1 Major +23NT 215-67 (40-25-5)4 S South made 7 +7103 NT North made 5 +660


Deals are from vugraph coverage of four major team events:
Vanderbilt, Spingold, U.S. Championship and World Championship.
Deals appear most-recent first and may be rotated for presentation.

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