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One Spade vs Two Spades

Third seat, 9-15 HCP

A total of 25 cases occurred in 40,069 deals from 72 major events 1996-2014.
Cases with swings of 2+ IMPs are shown here, most recent first.


2013 Bermuda Bowl Final, Segment 41 S NS2 S NS
Case 1
E-W Vul
S J 6 3 2
H 4 3 2
D 6 5 2
C A 4 2
Helness
West

2 C
Dbl

Lead
S 10
H J
H 10
H Q
D A
D Q
D 10
D 9
Madala
North
Pass
3 S
Pass

2nd
C 3
K
2
3
5
2
6
S 8
Helgemo
East
Pass
Pass
3 NT

3rd
2
A
5
7
7
8
K
3
Bocchi
South
1 S
Pass
AP

4th
K
4
6
8
4
J
S 4
C 2
Lauria
West

Dbl
4 C

Lead
S 10
C 6
S J
S 3
S A
Nunes
North
Pass
3 S
Pass

2nd
D 10
10
5
7
C 3
Versace
East
Pass
Pass
4 NT

3rd
2
J
4
8
6
Fantoni
South
2 S
Pass
AP

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


Par -1370
6 D EW
S A 10 9 8 4
H K 9 8 6
D J 4
C Q 10


2 S +32 S 3-03 NT East -1+1004 NT East -2+200


2012 USBC Semifinal, Segment 31 S NS2 S NS
Case 2
E-W Vul
S K J 6
H J 6 5 4
D 8 6 5 4
C 7 6
G.Wolpert
West

1 NT
3 NT

Lead
D 6
C J
Nickell
North
Pass
2 S
AP

2nd
K
3
Kranyak
East
Pass
3 D


3rd
2
2
Katz
South
1 S
Pass


4th
3
6
Rodwell
West

3 NT
Dbl

Lead
C A
H A
S 2
C 7
S 9
H 5
J.Lall
North
Pass
4 S
AP

2nd
6
4
6
J
J
10
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
4
8
4
Q
C 8
K
Bathurst
South
2 S
Pass


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


Par -630
4 NT West
S A 10 8 7 5 3
H K 9 3
D 2
C Q 9 3
2 S +42 S 10-13 NT West +1-6304 S× South -3-500


2012 Vanderbilt Semifinal, Segment 31 S NS2 S NS
Case 3
E-W Vul
S J 6 2
H Q 6 5 3
D Q 8 4 2
C J 2
Delmonte
West

2 H
2 NT
3 D

Lead
H 5
C 9
S 3
S Q
H 2
D 6
S 7
D K
C 3
D 10
Dahl
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
7
J
K
6
A
4
8
2
2
S 9
T.Bessis
East
Pass
2 S
3 C
3 H

3rd
9
K
2
5
3
A
H 4
7
Q
Friedland
South
1 S
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
10
A
4
A
J
9
J
J
4
Lusky
West

3 H
4 D


Lead
S 2
S 3
C 9
S 8
D 3
H J
C J
H 7
H K
H 10
D K
Amoils
North
Pass
3 S
Pass


2nd
4
K
2
H 4
2
2
Q
9
5
6
Falk
East
Pass
Dbl
4 H


3rd
A
J
K
6
A
8
4
A
C 5
C 6
D.Wolpert
South
2 S
Pass
AP


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


Par -110
3 D EW
S A 10 9 8 3
H 9 2
D J 9
C A 10 7 4






2 S +82 S 18-13 H West =-1404 H West -2+200


2011 Bermuda Bowl Quarterfinal, Segment 41 S NS2 S NS
Case 4
E-W Vul
S 10 8 4
H Q J 4
D A Q 2
C 8 5 4 3
Lian
West

Dbl
Pass

Lead
D 3
S 4
S 2
H 5
C 2
H A
C 7
Bocchi
North
Pass
2 H
Dbl

2nd
6
7
K
Q
J
4
4
H.Shi
East
Pass
4 H
AP

3rd
Q
A
8
K
K
2
A
Madala
South
1 S
Pass


4th
J
5
9
8
3
D 4
Q
Versace
West

2 NT
4 H

Lead
S 4
D 3
S 10
H A
H 5
M.Shi
North
Pass
3 S
AP

2nd
7
6
9
4
J
Lauria
East
Pass
Dbl


3rd
A
Q
2
2
K
Hou
South
2 S
Pass


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


Par -620
4 H EW
S A Q 6 3 2
H 8
D 10 7 5 4 3
C Q J

2 S +52 S 23-14 H× East =-7904 H West =-620


2009 USBC Semifinal, Segment 51 S NS2 S NS
Case 5
Both Vul
S 9 7
H K Q 7
D K J 8 5 2
C 10 9 6
Wildavsky
West

Dbl
AP

Lead
H A
C 3
C 2
S A
S 5
C K
S Q
D A
D 3
Garner
North
Pass
Rdbl


2nd
7
10
S 4
10
K
9
C 8
4
6
Doub
East
Pass
4 H


3rd
9
A
5
7
9
7
D 2
5
J
H.Weinstein
South
1 S
4 S


4th
5
4
6
2
3
S 6
8
9
Welland
West

Pass


Lead
C 3
D 9
S 7
S 4
D 6
C 7
H 8
Boyd
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
10
10
2
K
2
S 5
A
Willenken
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
A
Q
A
9
S 8
5
Robinson
South
2 S



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


Par +140
3 S NS
S A Q J 6 5 4
H 8 5
D A 10 7 3
C 4



1 S +102 S 23-114 S South =+6202 S South +1+140


2009 Vanderbilt Semifinal, Segment 11 S NS2 S NS
Case 6
E-W Vul
S 10 7 3
H A Q 10
D A 9 8 6
C 8 7 2
Nickell
West

Pass
AP

Lead
C A
C 9
C J
D Q
H 10
H 6
H A
D K
D 4
Greco
North
Pass
2 C


2nd
2
7
6
3
2
J
4
6
8
Freeman
East
Pass
Dbl


3rd
10
Q
H 5
5
K
Q
D 7
10
S 2
Hampson
South
1 S
2 S


4th
3
5
8
A
9
3
S 5
J
S 4
Gitelman
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C A
C 9
C J
D Q
H 10
H 6
D 6
Zia
North
Pass
2 NT
3 S

2nd
2
7
6
3
2
5
10
Moss
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
K
Q
H 9
2
K
Q
Hamman
South
2 S
3 C


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


Par -100
3 S× NS -1
S K Q J 6 4
H K 6
D J 7 3
C 6 5 3



1 S +22 S 23-132 S South -1-503 S South -2-100


2008 World Championship Qualifying, Round 41 S NS2 S NS
Case 7
Both Vul
S J 3
H K J 8
D K 9 7 6 4 3
C 8 3
Rodwell
West

Dbl
3 H
4 H

Lead
D J
S 10
H 3
C 3
Kandemir
North
Pass
2 C
3 S
Dbl

2nd
A
J
7
4
Meckstroth
East
Pass
2 H
4 C
AP

3rd
3
A
Q
10
Kolata
South
1 S
2 S
Pass


4th
10
2
K
6
Goksu
West

Pass



Lead
C 6
H 7
H 4
H K
S 3
D A
S K
Compton
North
Pass
Pass



2nd
3
A
J
5
6
3
J
Bedir
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
K
8
3
C 10
9
10
8
Hamman
South
2 S




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


Par +110
2 S NS
S Q 9 7 5 4 2
H 7
D J 5
C A Q 10 2


1 S +121 S 25-234 H× East -3+8002 S South =+110


2006 USBC Final, Segment 41 S NS2 S NS
Case 8
Both Vul
S 8 7
H K J
D 10 6 5
C J 8 7 6 4 2
Katz
West

Dbl
AP


Lead
C 9
S 2
H 2
H J
S 4
C 4
S Q
S 10
S 9
H 9
Hampson
North
Pass
Pass



2nd
2
K
K
8
8
10
D 2
D 3
D 7
6
Jacobs
East
Pass
2 C



3rd
A
A
5
4
3
S J
C 6
C 7
C 8
C J
Greco
South
1 S
2 S



4th
K
7
3
A
5
5
6
C 3
C Q
10
Gitelman
West

Dbl
3 D
3 NT

Lead
S 8
S K
C 5
S Q
S 9
S 5
S 10
H 3
H K
D 7
Rosenberg
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
2
A
7
H 2
D 2
D 3
C 9
6
10
10
Moss
East
Pass
3 C
3 S


3rd
J
7
Q
D 6
D 5
C 4
C 2
J
9
Q
Zia
South
2 S
Pass
Pass


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


Par -1370
6 D EW
S K Q J 10 9 5
H 9 7 4 3
D K 8
C K





2 S +122 S 35-262 S South -2-2003 NT West -4+400


2003 Bermuda Bowl Final, Segment 51 S NS2 S NS
Case 9
Both Vul
S 2
H 10 8 6
D K 6 4
C Q 9 8 5 4 3
Freeman
West

2 H
4 S
5 H

Lead
H 6
H 2
H K
D 10
C 3
S 6
H 5
S 8
Duboin
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
3
8
S 5
5
A
Q
C 9
K
Nickell
East
Pass
4 H
5 C
6 H

3rd
S 3
J
4
2
7
A
7
Bocchi
South
1 S
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
9
S 4
10
K
S 9
2
C 6
Lauria
West

Dbl
3 H
4 D

Lead
S 2
Meckstroth
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Versace
East
Pass
2 NT
4 C
4 H
Rodwell
South
2 S
Pass
Pass
AP
S A 10 9
H A Q 9 5 4 2
D A J 7 2
C
TableS J 8 6
H K J 7 3
D Q 10 3
C A 10 2


Par -650
5 H EW
S K Q 7 5 4 3
H
D 9 8 5
C K J 7 6



1 S +131 S 39-356 H West -1+1004 H West +1-650


2003 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Round 171 S NS2 S NS
Case 10
None Vul
S 5 2
H J 10 8 5
D 9 7 2
C A K 10 7
Duboin
West

2 H

Lead
C A
S 5
H A
H K
H Q
C J
S 2
S A
W.Chiu
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
4
6
5
8
10
K
8
9
Bocchi
East
Pass
Pass

3rd
3
10
4
D 4
C 5
8
J
D 7
H.Yang
South
1 S
Pass

4th
6
Q
3
9
S 3
2
4
K
Huang
West

3 H

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
Nunes
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
3
3
8
10
J
A
10
A
C 6
C J
H 6
9
Ch.Wu
East
Pass
3 NT

3rd
9
A
D 4
D 5
C 4
8
4
9
2
C 7
K
S 7
Fantoni
South
2 S
AP

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


Par +90
1 NT NS
S A J 10 7 3
H 9 3
D K Q 8 6
C 3 2






2 S +52 S 40-392 H West =-1103 NT East -2+100


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2002 Spingold Final, Segment 21 S NS2 S NS
Case 11
E-W Vul
S 9 7
H Q 10 2
D A J 2
C A 9 8 4 2
Graves
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H A
D 10
C Q
D 7
C A
S 7
Jacobs
North
Pass
1 NT
2 D
3 C

2nd
2
J
5
9
6
2
Maksymetz
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
8
Q
2
4
3
K
Katz
South
1 S
2 C
2 S


4th
5
K
K
A
10
A
Bocchi
West

Pass



Lead
H A
C 10
S 9
C 5
H 3
D 6
S 4
H 6
D A
D J
C 4
H 7
Schifko
North
Pass
Pass



2nd
2
A
2
2
D 9
2
3
C 3
7
3
S J
S 6
Duboin
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
8
6
K
K
K
Q
7
4
8
C 7
S 5
9
M.Moss
South
2 S




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


Par +110
3 C NS
S K 8 6 5 4
H 5
D K 9 8
C Q J 7 3








1 S +51 S 44-403 C South =+1102 S South -2-100


1998 Team Trials Final, Segment 71 S NS2 S NS
Case 12
None Vul
S J 7
H 9 7 4
D J 10
C Q 10 9 8 3 2
Berkowitz
West

Dbl
Pass

Lead
C 5
H 6
D 6
S A
S K
S 6
Meckstroth
North
Pass
1 NT
Pass

2nd
A
7
A
2
10
C 4
Cohen
East
Pass
2 H
3 D

3rd
2
A
2
7
J
D J
Rodwell
South
1 S
2 S
AP

4th
7
3
10
9
8
Q
Hamman
West

Pass


Lead
C K
H 6
H 5
H 8
D 3
D 2
S A
Seamon
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
2
4
J
9
5
J
2
Soloway
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
J
A
K
10
K
6
7
Passell
South
2 S



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


Par -100
2 S× NS -1
S A K 6 5 4 3
H J 3 2
D A Q 5
C 5

1 S +31 S 48-403 D East -1+502 S South -1-50
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