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3NT (22 w/6+) vs. Partial

One team played 3NT on 22 HCP with a 6+ card suit and the other below game

YearWinnerBoardsIMP PercentWLT Percent
2009-2012Partial18100-29 = 77.5214-4-0 = 77.78
2005-2012Partial34131-112 = 53.9119-13-2 = 58.82
2001-2012Partial48175-166 = 51.3226-20-2 = 56.25
1996-20123NT57210-186 = 53.0325-29-3 = 46.49


1. 2012 World Championship QuarterfinalClosedIrelandOpenRussia
Board 19
E-W Vul
S A 10 7
H
D A J 6 5 4 3
C K 10 9 5
Matushko
West

2 D
AP





Lead
H 2
D K
D 10
H J
H 10
H A
H 8
H 5
C J
C Q
C 2
Hanlon
North

3 D






2nd
C 5
2
7
6
7
D 5
D 6
D J
K
7
8
Khokhlov
East

3 H






3rd
9
3
4
3
Q
4
S Q
S 4
A
4
D 8
McGann
South
Pass
3 NT






4th
K
9
Q
C 9
S 7
C 3
S 2
S 3
6
10
S 10
Carroll
West

Pass
Pass
2 H
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 10
D 4
D K
C 3
C A
C 2
Gromov
North

1 D
2 D
2 S
Pass
4 C


2nd
6
9
2
4
6
7
Garvey
East

Pass
Pass
3 D
3 H
Pass


3rd
Q
10
5
10
J
D 8
Dubinin
South
Pass
1 S
Pass
Dbl
Pass
4 D


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









Partial +8Partial 8-0 (1-0-0)3 NT South down 4 -2004 D North made 4 +130


2. 2012 World Championship Round of 16ClosedCanadaOpenMonaco
Board 82
N-S Vul
S K 10
H A J 10 4 3
D 5 3
C A K 8 4
Fantoni
West
1 NT
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 7
D 3
D K
H 6
S 2
S 8
C A
C K
C 4
C 10
Demuy
North
Dbl
3 D
3 NT

2nd
A
4
A
J
5
K
5
7
Q
D 2
Nunes
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
2
Q
5
K
A
3
2
9
J
H 5
L'Ecuyer
South
2 NT
3 H


4th
8
8
6
S 4
10
6
3
6
D 10
8
Amoils
West
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 6
D 3
D K
C 3
H A
H 3
D J
C J
C 10
H K
S 5
Helgemo
North
1 H
2 C


2nd
A
4
A
K
2
9
10
S 8
S 4
D 7
A
D.Wolpert
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
5
Q
5
7
8
D 2
H 4
4
S 9
7
10
Helness
South
1 NT
2 D


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





Partial +11Partial 19-0 (2-0-0)3 NT South down 4 -4002 D South made 3 +110


3. 2012 World Championship QualifyingOpenItalyClosedArgentina
Board 8
None Vul
S 9 2
H K Q J
D A Q 10 2
C Q 9 7 2
Palazzo
West
2 D
AP




Lead
S 3
Bocchi
North
Dbl





2nd
Fornasari
East
2 S





3rd
Madala
South
3 NT





4th
Duboin
West
Pass
2 S
Pass
3 H
Pass

Lead
D K
Pellegrini
North
1 D
Pass
Pass
Pass
4 C

2nd
Sementa
East
Pass
Pass
3 D
3 S
AP

3rd
Camberos
South
1 NT
3 C
Pass
Pass


4th
S A Q 10 8 5 3
H 9 8 5 3
D K 8
C 3
TableS K 7 6 4
H A 7 4
D J 7 4 3
C J 6
S J
H 10 6 2
D 9 6 5
C A K 10 8 5 4
Partial +7Partial 26-0 (3-0-0)3 NT South down 3 -1504 C South made 4 +130


4. 2012 World Championship QualifyingClosedArgentinaOpenRussia
Board 30
None Vul
S 10
H 6 3
D A K Q 10 9 4
C K J 7 6
Khokhlov
West
Pass
1 S
Pass
AP

Lead
S 6
H 9
H 10
Palazzo
North
1 D
2 D
3 S


2nd
10
K
6
Matushko
East
Dbl
Pass
Dbl


3rd
A
A
8
Fornasari
South
Rdbl
3 D
3 NT


4th
3
3
J
Lambardi
West
Pass
1 S
Pass
AP

Lead
D 3
S 10
H 9
D 5
C K
H Q
S K
S Q
S 5
C J
Dubinin
North
1 D
2 D
4 C


2nd
6
A
J
A
A
K
2
6
J
4
Ravenna
East
Dbl
2 S
Pass


3rd
2
3
A
S 7
3
10
C 6
C 7
D 4
D 8
Gromov
South
1 H
3 D
4 D


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





3NT +7Partial 26-7 (3-1-0)3 NT South made 3 +4004 D North made 4 +130


5. 2012 Spingold SemifinalClosedNickellOpenGordon
Board 2
E-W Vul
S 8 5
H K
D J 10 5
C A K 10 9 8 7 5
Pratap
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 3
S 4
C 4
D J
S Q
H A
Levin
North

2 C
3 C


2nd
5
K
6
A
H 4
7
M.Gordon
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
A
2
A
8
6
2
Weinstein
South
1 D
2 D
3 NT


4th
10
8
3
4
C 5
K
Katz
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
H 3
S A
S 4
D 6
Berkowitz
North

3 C
4 D


2nd
K
10
K
3
Nickell
East

Dbl
AP


3rd
A
6
J
5
Sontag
South
1 D
3 D



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

Partial +6Partial 32-7 (4-1-0)3 NT South down 2 -1004 D South made 4 +130


6. 2011 Bermuda Bowl FinalOpenNetherlandsClosedUSA2
Board 40
None Vul
S J 3
H K 2
D A 5
C A J 10 8 7 5 3
Hurd
West

1 D
2 D
AP

Lead
S A
S Q
S 4
D 10
S 10
C 2
D 8
C A
Verhees
North

2 C
3 C


2nd
3
J
C 3
K
D 6
6
2
4
Wooldridge
East
Pass
Dbl
Pass


3rd
5
7
K
4
C 5
J
7
H 6
v.Prooijen
South
Pass
Pass
3 NT


4th
2
6
8
5
9
K
A
Q
Drijver
West

1 D



Lead
D 10
C A
C J
S 7
D 9
H 6
J.Lall
North

2 C



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



3rd
7
2
S 2
Q
8
K
Grue
South
Pass




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



3NT +6Partial 32-13 (4-2-0)3 NT South made 3 +4002 C North made 5 +150


7. 2011 Bermuda Bowl QuarterfinalClosedUSA2OpenSweden
Board 37
E-W Vul
S A K 7 6 3
H 10 9 4 3
D 5 3
C K 9
Nystrom
West
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 4
D 2
D 8
Bathurst
North
1 S
2 H
3 NT

2nd
3
Q
Bertheau
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
K
A
Zagorin
South
2 C
2 NT


4th
6
5
Hurd
West
1 D
Pass
AP

Lead
S 2
S 9
S K
Fallenius
North
1 S
Pass


2nd
Q
J
8
Wooldridge
East
Dbl
2 D


3rd
5
A
H 2
Fredin
South
2 C
2 S


4th
3
4
10
S J 10 5
H A Q 7
D A 8 7 4
C 8 6 2
TableS 8 4 2
H K J 8 5
D K 10 9 2
C 7 5
S Q 9
H 6 2
D Q J 6
C A Q J 10 4 3
3NT +6Partial 32-19 (4-3-0)3 NT South made 5 +4602 S North made 5 +200


8. 2011 USBC FinalClosedBathurstOpenDiamond
Board 38
E-W Vul
S Q 10 8 6 4 2
H K J
D K 8
C A 8 5
Platnick
West
1 D
Pass

Lead
C Q
H K
C 2
D 7
D 8
C J
S K
Wooldridge
North
1 S
3 NT

2nd
A
A
K
4
10
8
2
Diamond
East
Pass
AP

3rd
3
3
4
K
6
6
5
Hurd
South
1 NT


4th
7
2
5
2
J
10
J.Lall
West
1 D
Pass

Lead
D 10
H K
C 9
D 8
H Q
H 10
H 8
C 8
C 7
S 4
C 6
D J
Gitelman
North
1 S


2nd
5
A
10
2
2
9
S 9
2
Q
5
D 6
S Q
Grue
East
Pass


3rd
4
3
J
A
J
C 5
S 10
K
S 2
D 3
S A
Moss
South
Pass


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





Partial +5Partial 37-19 (5-3-0)3 NT South down 1 -501 S North made 3 +140


9. 2011 USBC QuarterfinalOpenBathurstClosedNickell
Board 41
N-S Vul
S K 10 2
H J 10 6 5 4 2
D 7 3
C A 6
Rodwell
West
Pass
Pass
2 S
Pass
AP

Lead
C 9
C 8
H J
D 8
C 4
J.Lall
North
Pass
2 H
Pass
3 S


2nd
6
5
Q
3
Meckstroth
East
1 NT
Dbl
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
3
K
K
Grue
South
Pass
Rdbl
2 NT
3 NT


4th
2
A
A
2
Hurd
West
Pass
Pass




Lead
D K
S 4
S A
D Q
C K
H 6
Hamman
North
Pass
2 H




2nd
2
J
8
4
2
8
Wooldridge
East
1 NT
AP




3rd
8
9
10
3
3
K
Zia
South
Pass





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


3NT +10Partial 37-29 (5-4-0)3 NT South made 4 +6302 H North made 3 +140


10. 2011 Vanderbilt Round of 16OpenO'RourkeClosedNickell
Board 57
N-S Vul
S J 5
H Q J 9 6 5 3
D Q 8
C A J 8
Meckstroth
West
Pass
AP

Lead
S 7
H 2
D 3
D 5
D 6
D J
H A
Wold
North
1 H


2nd
J
7
2
Q
7
H 5
Rodwell
East
1 S


3rd
K
Q
A
K
9
S 3
Bates
South
3 NT


4th
A
K
8
4
H 3
10
Drijver
West
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 8
H 2
S 2
S A
H 3
Hamman
North
2 H


2nd
10
7
Q
H 10
4
Brink
East
Pass


3rd
4
Q
7
H J
8
Zia
South
Pass


4th
5
K
J
3
A
S 7 4
H A 10 7
D A J 9 5
C 10 9 5 4
TableS K 9 8 3 2
H K 4
D K 6 3
C 7 6 2
S A Q 10 6
H 8 2
D 10 7 4 2
C K Q 3
Partial +8Partial 45-29 (6-4-0)3 NT South down 2 -2002 H North made 3 +140


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11. 2010 Spingold SemifinalOpenDiamondClosedCayne
Board 52
Both Vul
S Q J 10 9
H Q 6
D A Q 4 3
C J 9 4
Lauria
West

Pass
Pass



Lead
C 5
S 3
C 3
H 5
C 6
C 7
H J
S 6
S J
H 8
D 6
Greco
North

1 S
3 NT



2nd
9
5
A
7
H 2
H 6
4
4
2
A
Q
Versace
East
Pass
Pass
AP



3rd
2
9
10
Q
Q
8
9
7
K
D 4
Hampson
South
1 H
1 NT




4th
K
A
4
K
J
H 3
D 3
10
8
D 2
Moss
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 7
H 2
C 8
S 4
C 3
H 4
Duboin
North

1 D
1 S
2 D


2nd
9
7
K
5
H 3
9
Gitelman
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
2
Q
5
Q
10
6
Sementa
South
Pass
1 H
2 C
2 H


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







Partial +8Partial 53-29 (7-4-0)3 NT South down 2 -2002 H South made 3 +140


12. 2010 USBC FinalOpenDiamondClosedFleisher
Board 29
Both Vul
S Q 10 7 2
H K 10 8 6
D 9 7 6
C 7 3
Martel
West
1 NT
2 S
Pass

Lead
S 3
H J
H Q
D 2
S 5
H K
H 10
C 7
C K
C 8
S A
Gitelman
North
Pass
Pass
3 NT

2nd
2
3
A
6
8
7
4
J
10
Q
Q
Stansby
East
2 C
Pass
Dbl

3rd
J
6
8
K
10
5
C 4
A
3
S 7
Moss
South
Dbl
2 NT
AP

4th
K
2
9
A
6
S 9
C 2
9
D 5
S 4
Diamond
West
1 D
AP


Lead
C 2
H Q
C 9
S K
H 3
S 5
D 5
H 5
Weinstein
North
Pass



2nd
3
A
7
A
8
3
A
Platnick
East
1 H



3rd
J
6
S 4
2
2
10
2
Levin
South
1 NT



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





Partial +7Partial 60-29 (8-4-0)3 NT× South down 1 -2001 NT South made 1 +90


13. 2010 Rosenblum SemifinalOpenZimmermannClosedDiamond
Board 43
None Vul
S 10 7
H Q 10 8
D A J 10 4 3 2
C Q 10
Hampson
West

Pass


Lead
C A
C K
C 6
H A
S 2
H 5
H Q
H J
Fantoni
North

3 NT


2nd
10
Q
D 2
2
A
3
S 3
6
Greco
East

AP


3rd
2
7
J
9
4
10
K
S 10
Nunes
South
1 NT



4th
3
4
5
8
7
7
4
S 5
Helgemo
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S 5
D K
D 9
D J
S 10
C A
Gitelman
North

1 D
2 D

2nd
A
5
6
S 2
3
10
Helness
East

Pass
AP

3rd
4
3
A
H 2
Q
Moss
South
1 C
1 NT


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


Partial +6Partial 66-29 (9-4-0)3 NT South down 3 -1502 D North made 3 +110


14. 2010 Rosenblum Round of 32ClosedZimmermannOpenCamberos
Board 36
Both Vul
S K 4 3 2
H K 8 3
D A Q 7 5
C 10 7
Pellegrini
West

1 H
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 9
C 10
S Q
S J
S 6
D J
C 7
S 7
D 4
Multon
North

Dbl
2 H
3 NT

2nd
K
8
2
K
H 2
A
A
H J
C 5
Camberos
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
5
3
5
A
9
3
4
H 6
K
Zimmermann
South
1 C
2 C
2 NT


4th
4
J
8
10
3
2
6
4
5
Fantoni
West

Pass
AP


Lead
S Q
H 5
H 3
S 7
H 10
S 6
C K
S 5
Villegas
North

1 D



2nd
K
2
C 2
10
8
C 4
6
C 3
Nunes
East

Pass



3rd
A
9
4
J
C 8
9
7
C J
Angeleri
South
Pass
2 C



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




Partial +5Partial 71-29 (10-4-0)3 NT South down 3 -3002 C South down 1 -100


15. 2009 Bermuda Bowl QuarterfinalOpenBulgariaClosedGermany
Board 92
N-S Vul
S 5 4 2
H
D K Q 8 4
C Q 7 5 4 3 2
Piekarek
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D 5
D 2
C 2
C 9
S 2
D 7
D J
C A
S 7
Danailov
North

2 C
3 D


2nd
K
H 3
6
10
3
4
8
3
4
Smirnov
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
A
9
K
Q
J
3
10
H 8
Karakolev
South
1 C
2 H
3 NT


4th
6
Q
8
J
K
H 4
H 7
H 10
Stefanov
West

Pass



Lead
D 5
D 4
H A
H K
C K
D J
C Q
S 2
C 10
D 9
S 4
H 10
S 5
Wladow
North

Pass



2nd
K
3
2
5
A
C 3
J
3
4
C 5
6
6
Q
Aronov
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
2
C 9
D 8
D Q
2
10
S 8
9
D A
H J
A
C 7
J
Elinescu
South
1 C




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








Partial +7Partial 78-29 (11-4-0)3 NT South down 2 -2001 C South made 3 +110


16. 2009 Bermuda Bowl QuarterfinalOpenItalyClosedRussia
Board 6
N-S Vul
S A
H 10 5
D A 10 8 2
C Q J 9 7 5 3
Gromov
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D J
C A
S 3
C Q
D 3
C J
C 5
H 3
D Q
H 7
Lauria
North
1 C
2 C
3 C


2nd
2
2
2
8
A
D 9
H 4
5
S 4
K
Dubinin
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
4
3
A
S 8
5
D 7
H 2
A
S 9
8
Versace
South
1 S
2 H
3 NT


4th
K
4
7
K
6
6
10
6
8
10
Fantoni
West

Pass
AP


Lead
D J
D 7
S A
C 3
S 4
C 5
S 6
C 7
H 4
S 8
D Q
H Q
Khiuppenen
North
1 C
2 C



2nd
2
3
7
4
5
8
9
H A
K
Q
H 6
Nunes
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
4
A
3
A
H 5
H 2
H 10
D 6
3
D 8
H 8
Kholomeev
South
1 H
2 H



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







Partial +5Partial 83-29 (12-4-0)3 NT South down 3 -3002 H South down 1 -100


17. 2009 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingClosedBulgariaOpenNorway
Board 6
N-S Vul
S K 10 8
H A 10 9 8
D Q 8 7 5 4 3
C
Austberg
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 5
S 2
S Q
D 3
C A
D J
S J
H 6
Aronov
North

2 C
2 NT
3 D


2nd
8
4
K
6
5
9
C 2
3
Saelensminde
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
9
A
7
K
H 8
4
3
J
Stefanov
South
1 NT
2 D
3 C
3 NT


4th
6
10
C 3
10
4
A
H 9
Danailov
West

Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
C 10
C K
H 2
S 2
S 3
D 3
D J
Brogeland
North

1 D
2 C



2nd
A
7
7
4
D 4
6
10
Karakolev
East

Pass
Pass



3rd
5
S 10
10
A
9
K
5
Lindqvist
South
1 C
1 H
2 D



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




Partial +6Partial 89-29 (13-4-0)3 NT South down 1 -1002 D North made 4 +130


18. 2009 USBC PlayoffOpenNickellClosedFleisher
Board 42
Both Vul
S 10 8 6 2
H K 10 8 4
D Q 5
C Q 9 5
Weichsel
West

Pass
AP


Lead
D 2
D A
D 4
D 9
D 8
D 7
C J
H A
H Q
H J
Rodwell
North

2 D



2nd
Q
C 3
C 7
S 2
C 8
C 2
A
5
7
S 4
Ekeblad
East

Pass



3rd
K
3
J
10
H 9
S 9
4
4
8
K
Meckstroth
South
1 C
3 NT



4th
6
5
C 5
C 6
C 9
C Q
S 6
2
3
6
Zia
West

Pass
2 H
AP

Lead
D 3
S 3
C 6
S A
Fleisher
North

1 H
Pass


2nd
5
J
K
Hamman
East

2 D
3 D


3rd
A
5
5
Kamil
South
1 C
Dbl
4 C


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





Partial +11Partial 100-29 (14-4-0)3 NT South down 4 -4004 C South made 4 +130


19. 2008 World Championship FinalClosedItalyOpenEngland
Board 52
Both Vul
S Q 5
H A Q 7 6 4 2
D J 10
C Q 7 4
Malinowski
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 9
H 3
S K
S 4
H 5
H A
H 7
H 6
H 4
C 7
Lauria
North
1 H
2 S
3 H


2nd
5
9
3
A
8
C 2
C 3
D 4
C 8
A
Sandqvist
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
2
2
8
6
Q
D 2
D 3
D 5
C 5
6
Versace
South
2 D
2 NT
3 NT


4th
10
10
Q
C 4
J
K
D 7
C 9
C J
S 7
Nunes
West
Pass
AP



Lead
D K
D 3
C J
D 9
D 2
C 10
H A
H 4
Gold
North
2 D




2nd
10
Q
4
7
C 9
5
10
C 3
Fantoni
East
Pass




3rd
8
J
2
C 7
C Q
S 6
3
5
Townsend
South
2 H




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





3NT +10Partial 100-39 (14-5-0)3 NT South made 3 +6002 H South made 3 +140


20. 2008 World Championship QuarterfinalOpenItalyClosedPoland
Board 2
E-W Vul
S A 10 9
H A K J 7 5 2
D 5 4
C A 10
Jassem
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 3
D A
D 6
H 10
H 9
C 3
Versace
North

1 H
2 C
2 S
3 NT

2nd
4
10
Q
4
S 2
2
Martens
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
K
2
7
2
5
7
Lauria
South
Pass
1 NT
2 H
2 NT


4th
8
5
C 10
3
Q
A
Nunes
West

Pass




Lead
D A
S 4
D 5
C 3
S 10
D Q
H 10
S 8
Gierulski
North

1 H




2nd
8
5
K
2
J
2
4
7
Fantoni
East

AP




3rd
9
Q
10
Q
K
C 10
J
3
Skrzypczak
South
Pass





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




3NT +6Partial 100-45 (14-6-0)3 NT South made 3 +4001 H North made 4 +170


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21. 2008 USBC FinalOpenNickellClosedStrul
Board 99
N-S Vul
S J 8 4 2
H J 9 7
D 6
C K 8 7 6 5
Stansby
West
3 S
AP

Lead
H 5
C Q
C A
C 3
C 7
C 8
D 6
D J
H A
H K
H 4
Meckstroth
North
Pass


2nd
7
2
4
S 3
D 2
D 4
Q
H 2
3
S 10
D 9
Martel
East
Pass


3rd
10
5
6
K
D 8
D 5
A
S 2
6
8
S 9
Rodwell
South
3 NT


4th
Q
9
J
10
S 7
S 6
3
K
9
J
S 4
Compton
West
2 S
AP

Lead
H 6
D 4
H Q
C Q
C A
C 3
C 8
Cohen
North
Pass


2nd
7
J
5
4
2
S 3
D 2
Hamman
East
Pass


3rd
K
3
9
5
6
K
D 5
Berkowitz
South
2 NT


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




3NT +10Partial 100-55 (14-7-0)3 NT South made 3 +6002 NT South made 3 +150


22. 2008 USBC FinalClosedNickellOpenStrul
Board 52
Both Vul
S J 2
H 8 7
D 10 8 6
C A K Q 9 3 2
Stansby
West

2 H
AP

Lead
H A
H Q
H J
C 6
C K
C Q
S J
H 10
H 5
S 10
Rodwell
North

3 C


2nd
7
8
D 6
10
8
5
6
C 2
D 8
2
Martel
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
4
3
A
7
S 4
5
D 9
D 5
8
Meckstroth
South
1 S
3 NT


4th
2
9
K
4
D 7
S 3
A
D 4
S 7
K
Hamman
West

2 H
AP

Lead
D 2
S 4
H 3
D J
D 7
C 7
S 2
D K
C 6
Cohen
North

Dbl


2nd
8
3
9
6
10
10
6
C 2
S A
Compton
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
9
J
10
5
3
A
9
S 8
3
Berkowitz
South
1 S
2 S


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




Partial +3Partial 103-55 (15-7-0)3 NT South down 2 -2002 S South down 1 -100


23. 2008 USBC FinalClosedNickellOpenStrul
Board 29
Both Vul
S K 9 8 6 5
H 9 7
D 7 6
C A 10 9 5
Stansby
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 7
D A
D K
D Q
D 8
C 4
D 2
D 5
H 3
Rodwell
North
Pass
1 H
2 C


2nd
9
4
C 2
S 4
C 3
K
S 7
H 10
Martel
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
8
6
7
S 5
H 7
S 3
S 6
H 9
Meckstroth
South
1 C
1 S
3 NT


4th
J
3
9
10
J
5
C 6
C Q
Nickell
West

1 S
Pass


Lead
S J
H 3
S 4
H 5
S 3
H 6
D 3
D K
H 8
S 10
H Q
C Q
Becker
North
Pass
Pass
4 D


2nd
5
10
K
J
8
K
A
S 7
A
9
C 2
Freeman
East
Pass
2 S
AP


3rd
2
7
A
9
Q
D 6
4
C 5
S 6
C 6
C 9
Strul
South
1 D
3 H



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







TiePartial 103-55 (15-7-1)3 NT South down 2 -2004 D South down 2 -200


24. 2008 USBC Round of 16ClosedJacobsOpenMilgrim
Board 81
None Vul
S A J 10 5
H K 6 2
D K 2
C 10 7 6 5
Aker
West
1 H
Dbl
Pass

Lead
C 4
H 7
S 7
D K
D 2
D A
D Q
D J
D 3
Rosenberg
North
Pass
Rdbl
3 NT

2nd
5
Q
A
5
6
H 4
H 8
S K
S 8
Milgrim
East
1 NT
2 H
AP

3rd
K
A
4
4
10
C 6
S 5
C 7
C 10
Zia
South
2 D
2 NT


4th
3
2
6
C 2
C 8
7
8
9
Levin
West
1 H
AP


Lead
S 8
D K
D 2
S 9
B.Blanchard
North
1 S



2nd
A
5
6
K
Weinstein
East
Pass



3rd
2
3
A
5
S.Blanchard
South
2 D



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



3NT +7Partial 103-62 (15-8-1)3 NT South made 3 +4002 D South made 2 +90


25. 2007 Bermuda Bowl FinalOpenNorwayClosedUSA1
Board 80
N-S Vul
S A Q 10 5 4
H 7 6
D Q J 9
C J 7 3
Rosenberg
West

1 H
Pass
AP

Lead
D K
H Q
C A
C K
C Q
C 10
C 6
C 5
C 2
S 6
H A
D 2
S J
Saelensminde
North

Dbl
3 H


2nd
9
7
8
D 7
D 10
H 3
H 2
H 8
H J
3
4
4
A
Zia
East

2 H
Dbl


3rd
5
9
7
3
J
S 4
H 6
S 5
S 10
Q
S 7
A
8
Brogeland
South
1 C
3 C
3 NT


4th
3
K
4
9
S 9
D 8
D 6
S 2
H 5
K
D J
Q
H 10
Tundal
West

1 H
3 H


Lead
D A
D K
H Q
Jacobs
North

Dbl
4 C


2nd
9
J
6
Groetheim
East

2 H
AP


3rd
5
2
A
Katz
South
1 C
3 C



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








3NT +10Partial 103-72 (15-9-1)3 NT South made 3 +6004 C South made 4 +130


26. 2007 Bermuda Bowl QuarterfinalOpenNetherlandsClosedSweden
Board 22
N-S Vul
S J 10 8 6
H 4
D 8 3
C A K Q 10 7 4
Cullin
West

Pass
AP

Lead
H A
C J
S 6
C 9
C 3
C Q
C 10
C 7
D 3
S 4
Muller
North
2 C
3 H


2nd
4
A
7
2
S 5
H 3
H 5
S 9
9
8
Upmark
East
2 H
Pass


3rd
9
6
Q
4
K
D 5
D 6
D 7
Q
de Wijs
South
3 D
3 NT


4th
7
5
2
8
H 2
D 2
D 4
S 3
K
Drijver
West

Dbl
Pass

Lead
S A
D 9
D 2
H 2
D 10
Efraimsson
North
2 C
3 C
4 C

2nd
Q
Q
3
K
C A
Brink
East
2 H
3 S
AP

3rd
2
K
C 6
A
H 3
Morath
South
2 NT
Pass


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




3NT +12Partial 103-84 (15-10-1)3 NT South made 3 +6004 C North down 1 -100


27. 2007 Spingold FinalOpenGromovClosedNickell
Board 32
N-S Vul
S J 4
H Q 9 8
D A 8 7 5 4 3
C 10 9
Meckstroth
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C 3
D K
D Q
D J
D 8
D 7
D 5
C 10
Zmudzinski
North
Pass
2 NT
3 NT

2nd
9
2
S 2
S 6
C 7
H 6
H J
2
Rodwell
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
K
3
4
A
C 4
H 2
H 3
Q
Balicki
South
1 NT
3 C


4th
A
6
9
10
H 4
H 7
H 10
6
Dubinin
West

AP


Lead
H 4
D Q
D J
D K
D 5
D 7
D 8
Nickell
North
Pass



2nd
8
2
S 2
H 7
C 7
S 5
H 6
Gromov
East
Pass



3rd
J
3
4
A
C 4
H 3
S 3
H.Lall
South
1 NT



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


Partial +6Partial 109-84 (16-10-1)3 NT South down 1 -1001 NT South made 2 +120


28. 2007 Spingold Round of 16OpenCayneClosedMahaffey
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 6
H 10 5
D 10 5
C A 10 6 5 4 3 2
Nystrom
West

1 S
Pass

Lead
S 5
Versace
North

Pass
3 NT

2nd
Bertheau
East

2 S
AP

3rd
Lauria
South
1 D
2 NT


4th
Seamon
West

Pass


Lead
D Q
Mahaffey
North

Pass


2nd
Cayne
East

Pass


3rd
Lair
South
1 D



4th
S A 9 7 5 2
H 9 7 4 3 2
D Q J
C Q
TableS Q J 10 4
H Q J 8 6
D 4 3 2
C K 7
S K 3
H A K
D A K 9 8 7 6
C J 9 8
3NT +7Partial 109-91 (16-11-1)3 NT South made 4 +4301 D South made 4 +130


29. 2006 Spingold Round of 64OpenSchwartzClosedApfel
Board 41
E-W Vul
S K J 9 8 3
H A 10 9 7
D 5 4
C K 5
Saxe
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 6
D 6
D J
D 7
C 2
C 5
S Q
H 5
Krekorian
North

1 S
2 D
3 NT

2nd
9
2
5
K
3
S 5
2
2
T.Smith
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
8
A
10
K
A
3
A
Casen
South
1 C
2 C
2 NT


4th
4
4
3
H 7
4
7
7
6
Schwartz
West

Pass
AP


Lead
C 3
S 3
S 4
D 6
D J
H Q
H 5
S K
C 5
C 8
D 10
Scott
North

1 S



2nd
K
5
2
2
5
4
2
7
D 9
Q
Becker
East

Pass



3rd
4
Q
J
8
7
7
A
C 6
A
S 8
Apfel
South
Pass
2 NT



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






TiePartial 109-91 (16-11-2)3 NT South down 1 -502 NT South down 1 -50


30. 2006 World Championship Round of 32ClosedPharmaserviceOpenSchwartz
Board 15
N-S Vul
S K 9 7 4 2
H 8 4
D A 10 3 2
C 7 5
Schwartz
West




Lead
H 3
Kroejgaard
North




2nd
Willenken
East




3rd
Caspersen
South




4th
Graversen
West

Pass
AP

Lead
C 8
C 2
D 2
C 4
D 6
H A
H 6
D 10
Sadek
North
Pass
2 H


2nd
5
3
7
S 10
3
2
9
J
Clemmensen
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
Q
7
K
H 4
4
8
S 2
S 6
El Ahmady
South
1 NT
2 S


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


3NT +10Partial 109-101 (16-12-2)3 NT South made 3 +6002 S South made 2 +110


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31. 2005 Bermuda Bowl QuarterfinalOpenArgentinaClosedUSA2
Board 3
N-S Vul
S 9 6
H J 10 8
D A K 10 9 7 4
C A 4
Rubin
West
2 S
AP

Lead
S 5
D 6
D K
D 10
H Q
H K
Monsegur
North
3 D


2nd
6
2
5
J
5
4
Ekeblad
East
3 S


3rd
10
A
S 2
S 4
2
S 3
Mooney
South
3 NT


4th
A
3
Q
H 6
8
10
West
West
North
North
East
East
South
South
S Q J 7 5 3
H 6 2
D Q 2
C J 9 8 2
TableS 10 8
H A K Q 3
D J 8 5 3
C Q 6 5
S A K 4 2
H 9 7 5 4
D 6
C K 10 7 3
3NT +113NT 112-109 (13-16-2)3 NT South made 3 +6002 D South made 2 +90


32. 2005 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingClosedUSA2OpenItaly
Board 6
N-S Vul
S A Q 9 8 4 2
H 4 2
D 7 5 2
C Q 4
Nunes
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 9
S 6
D 2
D K
D 6
C 6
C 8
D 10
S 7
H 5
Hampson
North

2 H
3 H
3 NT

2nd
4
D 9
Q
3
H 6
2
S 2
C 3
H 9
K
Fantoni
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
J
A
A
5
7
A
S 5
S 4
8
10
Greco
South
1 NT
2 S
3 S


4th
K
3
4
8
J
Q
10
S 10
J
2
Gitelman
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
D Q
C 2
C 9
H 2
H 5
H 8
D 2
H J
C 5
Duboin
North

1 H
2 S


2nd
A
A
Q
A
K
10
8
Q
S 8
Moss
East

Pass
Dbl


3rd
4
4
J
7
9
S 2
K
D 7
Bocchi
South
1 C
1 NT
AP


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





Partial +13Partial 122-112 (17-13-2)3 NT South down 2 -2002 S× North made 2 +670


33. 2005 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingOpenItalyClosedNetherlands
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7 4
H A 10
D A 6 4
C K J 9 7 5 3
Verhees
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S 6
S 5
H 4
H A
D 4
H K
C 4
S J
H Q
S 10
Duboin
North
1 C
2 C
3 NT

2nd
4
K
7
3
5
9
A
C 7
D 6
Jansma
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
3
10
2
K
C 3
5
9
D 7
Bocchi
South
1 D
2 NT


4th
2
7
6
8
Q
D 2
6
8
5
Lauria
West

AP


Lead
S J
C 4
D Q
S 7
D 2
C 2
C K
S 8
H A
C 5
Muller
North
2 C



2nd
4
A
A
Q
K
J
H 6
6
3
D 7
Versace
East
Pass



3rd
5
3
5
2
H 7
10
H J
H 10
2
H 4
de Wijs
South
2 H



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




Partial +5Partial 127-112 (18-13-2)3 NT South down 2 -1002 H South made 2 +110


34. 2005 Vanderbilt SemifinalClosedSchwartzOpenSchneider
Board 38
E-W Vul
S 4 3
H A K J 6 4 2
D 9 8 7
C 8 2
Passell
West

Pass
AP

Lead
S J
H 3
S Q
D 3
S 10
D A
C K
C 4
Cohen
North

3 H


2nd
3
J
A
6
K
H 7
A
H 2
Wold
East
2 S
Pass


3rd
6
Q
H 5
7
D K
8
8
10
Berkowitz
South
Pass
3 NT


4th
7
C 3
4
J
C 2
4
J
5
Buratti
West

1 H
Pass

Lead
S 10
C 3
S 9
C 5
S Q
S 2
C 6
C A
D K
D 6
C K
Sadek
North

Pass
1 NT

2nd
A
4
K
9
8
7
Q
H J
8
7
H 9
Lanzarotti
East
Pass
1 S
AP

3rd
J
8
H 10
2
H 8
H 3
H 6
H Q
4
J
H K
El Ahmady
South
1 C
Pass


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





Partial +4Partial 131-112 (19-13-2)3 NT South down 5 -2501 NT North down 2 -100


35. 2004 Olympiad SemifinalClosedNetherlandsOpenRussia
Board 29
Both Vul
S K 9 2
H 7 2
D A K Q 10 8 3
C A Q
Khven
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 2
D A
D K
D Q
D 10
D 3
D 8
C A
H 2
Brink
North

1 D
2 H
3 NT

2nd
Q
9
7
J
C 8
C 6
S 6
9
10
Matushko
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
3
4
5
S 3
S 4
S 5
S 10
7
K
v.Prooijen
South
Pass
1 S
2 NT


4th
4
2
6
S 7
S J
C 5
H 3
K
4
Verhees
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
H 8
H J
S 3
D A
S 2
Dubinin
North

1 C
2 D


2nd
2
K
7
7
Q
Jansma
East

Pass
AP


3rd
A
3
K
4
4
Gromov
South
Pass
1 D



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




3NT +11Partial 131-123 (19-14-2)3 NT South made 5 +6602 D South made 4 +130


36. 2004 Olympiad Round of 16OpenItalyClosedUSA
Board 20
Both Vul
S K 10 8 7
H 10
D K 9
C A 8 7 4 3 2
Zia
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 4
C A
C 2
H 2
H A
Duboin
North
1 C
1 S
3 C


2nd
10
9
Q
Q
Rosenberg
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
5
5
10
K
Bocchi
South
1 D
2 D
3 NT


4th
7
6
S 5
S 7
Versace
West

Pass



Lead
D 2
D J
C A
C 2
D 6
H 6
S Q
H Q
S 5
D Q
Weinstein
North
Pass
1 NT



2nd
3
K
9
Q
A
K
8
A
10
H 7
Lauria
East
Pass
AP



3rd
10
4
5
10
5
10
3
C 4
J
S 2
Levin
South
1 H




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





3NT +133NT 136-131 (15-19-2)3 NT South made 3 +6001 NT North down 2 -200


37. 2004 Olympiad QualifyingClosedEnglandOpenPoland
Board 5
E-W Vul
S J 7
H 7
D A K 5 3
C A K 10 6 4 3
Kowalski
West

1 H
Pass
AP

Lead
H 5
H 10
H A
H 9
S K
C Q
C 9
Townsend
North

2 C
3 D


2nd
7
J
D 5
S 7
J
2
8
Tuszynski
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
Q
K
D 10
S 4
5
3
A
Gold
South
Pass
3 C
3 NT


4th
2
D 3
3
4
A
5
7
Ja.Hackett
West

1 H



Lead
D 10
S J
H K
H 6
S 7
D 6
D 5
S 9
D 3
S 10
Chmurski
North

2 C



2nd
2
6
7
C 6
4
Q
8
3
9
C 8
Ju.Hackett
East
Pass
AP



3rd
J
2
10
Q
A
K
C Q
C 3
C 9
C 10
Puczynski
South
Pass




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





3NT +73NT 143-131 (16-19-2)3 NT South made 3 +4002 C North made 4 +130


38. 2004 Olympiad QualifyingClosedFinlandOpenIsrael
Board 9
N-S Vul
S 6
H A 9 8 7 2
D 9 8 4 2
C K Q 2
D.Yadlin
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 3
D K
C 3
C Q
C 2
C A
C J
C 7
H 10
H 9
Backstrom
North
1 H
2 D
3 C
Pass

2nd
2
A
8
9
S 2
S 5
S 9
S 10
5
J
I.Yadlin
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl

3rd
K
6
K
4
10
H 7
H 8
S 6
A
S 7
Salomaa
South
2 C
2 NT
3 NT
AP

4th
6
2
5
6
S 3
S 4
S 8
D 5
4
Q
Koistinen
West
Pass
Pass



Lead
D K
S 4
D A
C 3
D 8
S 7
D 9
S 9
H A
C 2
C 7
Podgur
North
Pass
2 H



2nd
3
K
7
6
J
5
Q
H 7
4
9
H 5
Kiema
East
1 D
AP



3rd
6
3
4
Q
H 6
H 2
H 10
8
C 4
10
K
Kalish
South
2 C




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






Partial +73NT 143-138 (16-20-2)3 NT× South down 1 -2002 H North made 2 +110


39. 2004 Spingold FinalOpenSpectorClosedNickell
Board 26
Both Vul
S J 8 7 6 4 2
H 9
D A J 10
C Q 6 3
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 4
S Q
C 5
S 9
C 2
C 7
Demuy
North

2 H
3 S


2nd
3
A
6
3
8
S 6
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
J
2
9
4
K
D 8
G.Wolpert
South
1 NT
2 S
3 NT


4th
A
5
10
10
Q
Spector
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
H 2
S 9
S A
S 3
D A
D 10
C 4
D Q
D 9
C 8
Nickell
North

1 S
2 S


2nd
A
K
4
J
2
5
3
7
H 6
K
Feldman
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
3
2
5
H 5
4
6
J
J
C 6
Q
Freeman
South
1 D
1 NT



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





Partial +6Partial 144-143 (21-16-2)3 NT South down 1 -1002 S North made 3 +140


40. 2004 Vanderbilt FinalClosedJacobsOpenSchwartz
Board 13
Both Vul
S A K Q 7 5 4
H J 7 4
D 9
C 10 9 4
Robinson
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
H 5
C Q
C A
C K
C 8
D 4
D K
D Q
S 9
S K
S Q
H J
Bocchi
North
1 S
2 S
3 NT

2nd
7
6
7
5
D 5
A
3
10
8
3
6
Boyd
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
2
3
J
H 2
6
H 4
S 5
A
H 8
D 7
Duboin
South
2 D
2 NT


4th
3
4
9
10
S 4
9
2
8
2
J
H 6
Versace
West

Pass


Lead
C A
H A
C 8
S A
Berkowitz
North
2 S



2nd
5
3
6
2
Lauria
East
Pass



3rd
J
2
3
9
Cohen
South
Pass



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






Partial +9Partial 153-143 (22-16-2)3 NT South down 2 -2002 S North made 4 +170


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41. 2003 Bermuda Bowl FinalClosedItalyOpenUSA1
Board 124
E-W Vul
S A 7 3
H 2
D 7 4 2
C A K Q J 10 7
Meckstroth
West

Rdbl
AP

Lead
H A
D 6
Duboin
North
1 C
3 C


2nd
2
2
Rodwell
East
1 S
Pass


3rd
3
Bocchi
South
Dbl
3 NT


4th
9
Versace
West

Dbl
Dbl

Lead
S J
C A
C K
C Q
C J
H 2
S Q
H Q
H 9
D 2
Hamman
North
2 C
3 S
4 C

2nd
5
5
S 2
S 4
H 6
3
3
4
K
J
Lauria
East
2 S
Pass
AP

3rd
6
2
8
S 8
H 7
10
9
S 7
C 7
K
Soloway
South
3 C
3 NT


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




3NT +7Partial 153-150 (22-17-2)3 NT South made 3 +4004 C North made 4 +130


42. 2003 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingClosedTaipeiOpenItaly
Board 8
None Vul
S Q 9 4
H A K Q 7 6 2
D 10 3
C J 6
Fantoni
West

2 S
AP

Lead
D 6
H 4
H K
H Q
H 2
D 7
S K
S 6
D K
D Q
C 2
C A
C 10
Huang
North

3 H


2nd
3
3
8
10
J
A
10
A
C 6
C J
H 6
9
Q
Nunes
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
9
A
D 4
D 5
C 4
8
4
9
2
C 7
K
S 7
S J
Ch.Wu
South
Pass
3 NT


4th
J
5
9
S 3
C 3
10
2
5
C 5
S 8
8
H 7
S Q
H.Yang
West

1 S


Lead
C A
S 5
H A
H K
H Q
C J
S 2
S A
Duboin
North

2 H


2nd
4
6
5
8
10
K
8
9
W.Chiu
East
Pass
AP


3rd
3
10
4
D 4
C 5
8
J
D 7
Bocchi
South
Pass



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







Partial +5Partial 158-150 (23-17-2)3 NT South down 2 -1002 H North made 2 +110


43. 2003 Bermuda Bowl QualifyingClosedSpainOpenItaly
Board 9
E-W Vul
S 7 4 2
H A J 7
D A K J 10 8 4
C 3
Fantoni
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S J
S A
S 3
D Q
D 3
D A
D J
D 8
D 10
H 7
H 9
H J
Torres
North

1 D
3 NT

2nd
2
10
Q
6
7
9
C 2
S 8
C 6
3
10
Nunes
East

1 S
AP

3rd
K
6
C 7
4
K
C 4
H 2
H 8
C 5
K
A
Frances
South
Pass
1 NT


4th
5
4
7
5
2
C 9
H 4
C 10
H 5
6
Q
Ventin
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S K
S A
S 3
C 7
C 6
D 8
D 3
D K
D J
D 10
Duboin
North

1 D
2 D

2nd
5
10
Q
3
5
2
C 10
9
S 8
C 2
Fernandez
East

1 S
AP

3rd
J
6
D 6
A
9
Q
A
H 2
H 8
C 8
Bocchi
South
Pass
Dbl


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






3NT +8Even 158-158 (18-23-2)3 NT South made 4 +4302 D North made 3 +110


44. 2003 Spingold FinalOpenWellandClosedMeltzer
Board 37
N-S Vul
S K
H Q 10 7 5 4
D K 10 8 5
C Q 4 3
Stansby
West

Dbl
1 NT
Rdbl
AP

Lead
C 5
S K
S J
S Q
S 10
S 8
D 3
C 7
S 2
Rosenberg
North
Pass
Rdbl
Pass
Pass


2nd
Q
3
5
D 7
D 4
C 8
9
A
H 8
Martel
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
2 C


3rd
2
A
H 4
C 3
H 5
D 5
K
J
H 7
Zia
South
1 S
Pass
Dbl
3 NT


4th
6
4
6
7
9
H 9
A
4
H 2
Fallenius
West

Pass
Pass



Lead
C 9
C 5
H J
D 4
S 7
S Q
S J
S 10
S 8
H 6
Weichsel
North
Pass
1 NT
2 NT



2nd
6
4
K
8
A
4
D 7
C 8
C J
8
Welland
East
Pass
Pass
AP



3rd
K
2
4
J
5
H 5
H 7
D 10
D 5
Q
Sontag
South
1 S
2 S




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






Partial +6Partial 164-158 (24-18-2)3 NT South down 1 -1002 NT North made 2 +120


45. 2003 USBC SemifinalClosedWeedOpenCohen
Board 81
None Vul
S K 10 9 6 4 2
H 3
D 8 7 6
C A 9 4
Wolff
West

Pass
AP

Lead
H 4
D Q
H 10
S 3
D 7
C Q
S Q
H 6
D J
D 9
D 5
C 6
C 9
Levin
North
2 S
3 C


2nd
3
A
S 2
K
3
2
J
Q
H 9
C 7
C 8
J
H J
Morse
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
6
8
8
K
4
5
5
8
S 9
S 10
A
10
Weinstein
South
2 NT
3 NT


4th
A
2
2
7
4
K
4
S 6
10
H 7
C 3
5
S A
Smith
West

Pass


Lead
H 6
S 7
C 3
S 2
H 4
Doub
North
2 S



2nd
A
3
6
8
S 4
Seamon
East
Pass



3rd
10
10
J
J
7
Wildavsky
South
Pass



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







3NT +6Even 164-164 (19-24-2)3 NT South made 3 +4002 S North made 3 +140


46. 2003 USBC SemifinalClosedBrachmanOpenWelland
Board 60
E-W Vul
S A 10 4 2
H 4
D A K 9 8 6 5 4
C 7
Fallenius
West

2 C
Pass
AP


Lead
C A
S J
D 10
H 4
S 6
S 4
H Q
C 9
H 7
Hampson
North

2 D
3 S



2nd
7
2
C 10
2
10
9
K
D 5
A
Welland
East

Pass
Pass



3rd
3
5
A
9
7
Q
D 4
6
D 6
Greco
South
1 H
2 NT
3 NT



4th
4
K
2
10
8
3
6
J
3
West
West

2 C
Dbl
Pass
Pass

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

2 D
3 S
Pass
4 D

2nd
Q
2
C 5
4
Q
Q
East
East

Pass
Pass
Dbl
AP

3rd
K
9
4
8
H 7
K
South
South
Pass
2 NT
3 NT
Pass


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





3NT +23NT 166-164 (20-24-2)3 NT South down 1 -504 D North down 2 -100


47. 2002 Rosenblum SemifinalClosedMunawarOpenBurgay
Board 6
E-W Vul
S J 8 7 5 4 2
H 9 5
D A 6 3
C 10 6
Pszczola
West
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H A
S 10
S 6
S 3
S A
Lasut
North
2 D
3 S
Pass

2nd
5
J
C 2
4
C 8
Kwiecien
East
Pass
Pass
Dbl

3rd
2
Q
9
K
C 9
Manoppo
South
2 NT
3 NT
AP

4th
7
C 3
2
C 7
5
Sakul
West
Pass
AP


Lead
D 2
H K
D 5
C 6
H Q
C K
C 8
S A
C 7
Zmudzinski
North
Pass



2nd
3
A
A
4
6
A
S 3
C 2
Karwur
East
1 D



3rd
9
5
10
J
9
H 3
S 2
9
Balicki
South
2 C



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



Partial +5Partial 169-166 (25-20-2)3 NT× South down 1 -1002 C South made 3 +110


48. 2001 USBC SemifinalClosedEkebladOpenRobinson
Board 13
Both Vul
S 8 7 6
H J 8 4 2
D
C A K Q 10 8 6
Stewart
West

2 D
AP

Lead
H A
H K
H 6
H Q
D 8
C 9
C 6
D K
Lipsitz
North

3 C


2nd
2
4
8
S 3
A
2
3
6
Woolsey
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
10
7
9
D 3
Q
A
J
S 7
Ekeblad
South
1 D
3 NT


4th
3
5
D 5
J
S 6
4
5
2
Molson
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S 4
Robinson
North

1 H
2 NT

2nd
K
Shenkin
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
2
Boyd
South
1 D
1 S


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


Partial +6Partial 175-166 (26-20-2)3 NT South down 1 -1002 NT North made 3 +150


49. 2000 Olympiad QuarterfinalOpenNorwayClosedEngland
Board 62
None Vul
S A 8 2
H 7 6
D K Q J 7 5 4
C 6 3
Burn
West

2 D
Pass
AP
Helness
North
1 D
Pass
3 D
Callaghan
East
1 NT
2 H
Pass
Helgemo
South
Dbl
Pass
3 NT
Saelensminde
West

Rdbl

Lead
C K
C A
C 2
D J
C Q
Fawcett
North
1 D
2 D

2nd
5
8
9
A
J
Brogeland
East
1 NT
AP

3rd
10
7
D 8
3
D 10
Liggins
South
Dbl


4th
3
6
D Q
2
H 6
S 10 6 5
H J 10 8 3 2
D 10 8 2
C 10 7
TableS J 7 4
H K 9 4
D A 9
C A K Q 4 2
S K Q 9 3
H A Q 5
D 6 3
C J 9 8 5
3NT +9Even 175-175 (21-26-2)3 NT South made 6 +4902 D North made 3 +110


50. 2000 Olympiad QualifyingClosedSouth AfricaOpenChina
Board 8
None Vul
S 9 6 5 3 2
H A 8 3 2
D A 8 7 4
C
Ju
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D Q
C A
C Q
S Q
C J
D 2
D 7
S J
H 4
D 8
Gower
North

1 S
2 H


2nd
4
3
K
3
4
9
S 7
5
A
Fu
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
10
S 2
H 2
4
H 3
A
3
8
J
Mansell
South
1 C
2 C
3 NT


4th
K
2
6
A
7
H 9
J
H 6
10
Eber
West

Pass
AP


Lead
D Q
C A
C Q
D J
S 7
C J
Zhuang
North

1 S



2nd
4
3
K
A
A
4
Sapire
East

Pass



3rd
10
S 2
H 2
C 7
Q
S 5
W.Wang
South
1 C
2 C



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





Partial +5Partial 180-175 (27-21-2)3 NT South down 2 -1002 C South made 3 +110


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51. 2000 Olympiad QualifyingOpenNorwayClosedItaly
Board 2
E-W Vul
S 10 6
H Q 6
D A Q 8 5 3 2
C A 7 3
Bocchi
West

1 H
Pass

Lead
H 4
D 7
C 5
Helness
North
1 D
Pass
3 NT

2nd
6
9
3
Duboin
East
Dbl
Pass
AP

3rd
J
2
Q
Furunes
South
Rdbl
1 NT


4th
A
6
K
Austberg
West

1 H


Lead
S A
H J
S 7
C 2
D 4
C 7
D 7
Lauria
North
1 D
2 D


2nd
3
5
10
J
9
Q
J
Helgemo
East
Dbl
AP


3rd
J
K
K
4
A
K
Q
Versace
South
Rdbl



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

Partial +4Partial 184-175 (28-21-2)3 NT South down 1 -502 D North made 2 +90


52. 2000 Spingold FinalClosedWellandOpenMeltzer
Board 6
N-S Vul
S K 10
H A Q J 10 9 8
D J 9
C J 8 5
Larsen
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C A
C K
S A
C 6
C 7
Lindkvist
North
1 H
2 S
3 D


2nd
5
8
10
J
Meltzer
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
9
2
2
Q
Fredin
South
2 C
2 NT
3 NT


4th
4
10
7
3
Jacobus
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C A
C K
C 6
S 2
D 4
Martel
North
1 H
2 H
3 H


2nd
5
8
J
7
Welland
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
7
2
Q
A
Stansby
South
2 D
3 D
4 D


4th
3
4
10
10
S A Q 8 3
H 7 5 4
D 5 4 3
C A K 6
TableS 9 6 5 4 2
H K 3 2
D 10
C Q 9 7 2
S J 7
H 6
D A K Q 8 7 6 2
C 10 4 3
TiePartial 184-175 (28-21-3)3 NT South down 1 -1004 D South down 1 -100


53. 2000 USBC SemifinalOpenSchwartzClosedMeltzer
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 10
H Q 9 2
D A K J 10 6 5
C Q
Sontag
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C J
Casen
North

Dbl
3 D


2nd
Q
Weichsel
East
2 C
Pass
Pass


3rd
A
Schwartz
South
Pass
2 H
3 NT


4th
2
Levin
West

1 H
Meltzer
North

2 D
Weinstein
East
1 C
AP
Larsen
South
Pass
S 6 5 4
H A 8 4 3
D 9 8 7 3
C J 4
TableS A Q 9 7
H K 10
D 2
C A 8 7 6 5 3
S 8 3 2
H J 7 6 5
D Q 4
C K 10 9 2
3NT +7Partial 184-182 (28-22-3)3 NT South made 3 +4002 D North made 2 +90


54. 1999 Bermuda Bowl SemifinalOpenBrazilClosedNorway
Board 88
None Vul
S 10 9 5 2
H A
D J 6
C K Q J 9 8 6
Furunes
West
2 H
Pass
AP

Lead
H K
C K
C Q
S 6
D 2
C J
D 6
H J
Chagas
North
3 C
3 S


2nd
A
4
A
A
7
10
4
Helness
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
8
7
H 3
3
J
H 5
K
Branco
South
3 D
3 NT


4th
2
2
5
2
3
3
A
Campos
West
2 H
Pass
Dbl

Lead
S 3
Austberg
North
Dbl
3 NT
AP

2nd
Villas-Boas
East
Pass
Dbl


3rd
Helgemo
South
3 H
4 D


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


3NT +143NT 196-184 (23-28-3)3 NT South made 3 +4004 D× South down 3 -500


55. 1999 Vanderbilt FinalClosedJacobsOpenRobinson
Board 28
E-W Vul
S J 9 8 4
H A K 6 3
D 9 4 2
C 6 2
Robinson
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S Q
C K
C Q
S 6
D Q
D 7
D K
D A
D 8
Jacobs
North

2 C
2 NT


2nd
4
4
3
K
2
4
C 5
C 9
C 10
Boyd
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
7
2
6
8
3
J
5
S 3
H 2
Katz
South
1 NT
2 D
3 NT


4th
A
7
S 2
5
6
10
9
H 3
H 6
Lauria
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D A
H 4
H 7
H K
C 6
C K
Stewart
North

Pass
Pass
2 H

2nd
6
J
5
10
7
4
Versace
East

Dbl
2 D
AP

3rd
7
2
A
D 10
Q
2
Woolsey
South
2 C
Rdbl
Pass


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




Partial +23NT 196-186 (23-29-3)3 NT South down 2 -1002 H North down 1 -50


56. 1998 Spingold SemifinalClosedSchwartzOpenBaze
Board 43
None Vul
S Q 9 7 6 5
H 10 9
D A J
C A Q 9 5
Zmudzinski
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 6
D A
Levin
North
1 S
2 C
2 H
3 NT

2nd
A
8
Balicki
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
7
2
Weinstein
South
1 NT
2 D
3 D


4th
3
7
Lair
West
Szymanowski
North
Smith
East
Lesniewski
South
S K J 8
H K 7 4
D 9 7
C K 10 8 6 2
TableS 10 4 3 2
H A Q J 2
D 8 6
C J 7 4
S A
H 8 6 5 3
D K Q 10 5 4 3 2
C 3
3NT +73NT 203-186 (24-29-3)3 NT South made 3 +4004 D South made 4 +130


57. 1997 Team Trials FinalOpenDeutschClosedNickell
Board 59
None Vul
S K Q 5 3
H
D A K 6
C K 10 8 6 3 2
Rodwell
West
Pass
3 D
AP

Lead
H 4
H 5
H 3
C 9
S 10
Martel
North
1 C
3 S


2nd
S 3
Q
C 2
7
2
Meckstroth
East
1 H
Pass


3rd
A
K
8
3
A
Stansby
South
1 NT
3 NT


4th
6
S 5
9
A
Q
Zia
West
Pass
Pass


Lead
S 10
C 9
S 7
Hamman
North
2 C



2nd
J
7
2
Deutsch
East
Pass



3rd
8
2
A
Wolff
South
Pass



4th
3
A
5
S A 8 6 4
H K 7 4 3
D J 9 3
C Q 7
TableS 10 7
H A 10 8 5 2
D 7 5 4 2
C A 4
S J 9 2
H Q J 9 6
D Q 10 8
C J 9 5
3NT +73NT 210-186 (25-29-3)3 NT South made 3 +4002 C North made 4 +130


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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