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One Spade vs Four Spades

Third seat, any HCP

A total of 14 cases occurred in 40,069 deals from 72 major events 1996-2014.
Cases with swings of 2+ IMPs are shown here, most recent first.


2012 World Championship Qualifying, Round 61 S NS4 S NS
Case 1
None Vul
S 6
H J 10 9 8 2
D K J 8 4
C 9 5 2
Zmudzinski
West

2 D
AP

Lead
D A
D 7
D 8
H A
S A
S J
D 5
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
4
K
H 5
2
5
K
J
Balicki
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
9
10
H Q
3
6
C 2
S 10
Meckstroth
South
1 S
2 S


4th
3
2
Q
S 3
2
9
S Q
Zia
West

Dbl


Lead
D A
D 6
S 6
S J
D Q
S Q
S 7
S 3
S 8
C Q
H A
C 7
Buras
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
4
K
2
K
8
D 7
C 3
D 5
C 8
A
9
H 10
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
10
9
A
C 2
H 4
H 2
H 8
D J
C 5
9
K
10
Narkiewicz
South
4 S
Pass


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


Par +110
2 S NS
S A Q J 8 7 4 3
H Q
D 3 2
C K Q 6







1 S +91 S 9-02 S South =+1104 S× South -2-300


2012 World Championship Qualifying, Round 61 S NS4 S NS
Case 2
None Vul
S 6
H J 10 9 8 2
D K J 8 4
C 9 5 2
Upmark
West

1 NT
AP

Lead
C A
D A
D 5
Duboin
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
2
4
K
Nystrom
East
Pass
2 D


3rd
J
10
9
Sementa
South
1 S
2 S


4th
6
2
3
Madala
West

Pass


Lead
D A
D 7
C 2
C 8
S A
S J
H A
C 3
Cullin
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
4
K
J
5
5
K
8
9
Bocchi
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
10
9
K
4
6
H 2
3
10
Bertheau
South
4 S



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


Par +110
2 S NS
S A Q J 8 7 4 3
H Q
D 3 2
C K Q 6


1 S +61 S 15-02 S South +1+1404 S South -2-100


2012 Spingold Final, Segment 31 S NS4 S NS
Case 3
None Vul
S 6
H 8 7 4 3
D A K J 10 3
C 10 6 2
Meckstroth
West

Dbl
AP

Lead
S 10
S A
D 6
D K
D J
S 8
H 5
D Q
Multon
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
6
4
2
4
9
C 4
10
Rodwell
East
Pass
2 H


3rd
3
H 3
A
C 7
S 2
C 2
J
Zimmermann
South
1 S
2 S


4th
Q
J
7
5
8
K
4
Helgemo
West

Pass


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


2nd
J
7
9
8
3
4
10
Helness
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
4
C 7
H 10
K
H 9
6
H 3
Levin
South
4 S



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


Par +100
3 NT× East -1
S A Q 9 8 7 5 2
H K 10
D 6
C K 7 3


1 S +51 S 20-02 S South =+1104 S South -2-100


2011 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Round 211 S NS4 S NS
Case 4
Both Vul
S Q J 5
H 9 8 2
D 10 5 3 2
C 9 8 4
Sadek
West

2 H
AP

Lead
S Q
S J
D K
Campos
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
2
10
A
El Ahmady
East
Pass
4 H


3rd
6
K
2
Villas-Boas
South
1 S
Dbl


4th
4
3
6
Branco
West

Pass


Lead
H A
S 7
D 2
C 7
C A
C 3
H 3
S 9
H 9
Hishmat
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
2
3
7
4
5
6
8
4
4
Brenner
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
Q
Q
Q
K
10
Q
J
J
S A
Nadim
South
4 S



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


Par -500
5 S× NS -2
S A K 9 8 7 6
H
D K Q 8 4
C 6 5 2



4 S +121 S 20-124 H× West =-7904 S South -1-100


2009 Bermuda Bowl Semifinal, Segment 11 S NS4 S NS
Case 5
E-W Vul
S Q 4
H 6 5 4
D 9 8 6 4
C Q J 9 2
Karakolev
West

Dbl
4 H

Lead
D K
H J
H Q
H 8
S 6
D 5
S A
D 3
C 3
C 5
Lauria
North
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
2
K
5
6
8
6
7
7
7
9
Danailov
East
Pass
3 H


3rd
4
A
2
10
K
J
Q
8
A
10
Versace
South
1 S
3 S


4th
A
4
3
S 3
4
Q
9
10
2
S 2
Fantoni
West

Pass


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


2nd
2
4
K
5
6
7
K
Nunes
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
A
A
7
10
4
Q
Karaivanov
South
4 S



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


Par -500
4 S× NS -3
S A J 10 8 5 3 2
H K 3
D K Q 3
C 7




4 S +114 S 23-204 H East =-6204 S South -2-100


2009 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Round 21 S NS4 S NS
Case 6
E-W Vul
S J
H K 10 9 8 4
D A 9 4 2
C Q 9 8
Bach
West

2 D
3 C
5 C

Lead
S J
H 2
H 10
D 10
H 9
C 2
D 6
C J
Duboin
North
Pass
2 H
Pass
AP

2nd
Q
3
6
A
Q
5
2
S 3
Cornell
East
Pass
Pass
4 C


3rd
K
K
7
8
J
A
C 3
Sementa
South
1 S
2 S
Pass


4th
4
5
A
5
D 3
8
K
Nunes
West

Pass



Lead
C A
D Q
S J
C 9
S A
D K
H 5
H 3
Ware
North
Pass
Pass



2nd
8
A
2
6
D 6
3
2
9
Fantoni
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
J
8
3
S 8
H 4
2
A
Q
Whibley
South
4 S




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


Par +140
3 S NS
S A K 10 8 6 5 3
H J 7 2
D K 5
C 5



1 S +61 S 26-245 C West -2+2004 S South -1-50


2009 USBC Quarterfinal B, Segment 41 S NS4 S NS
Case 7
E-W Vul
S 4 2
H Q J 8 6 5 2
D 7 2
C 7 6 5
Zia
West

1 NT

Lead
S 4
C 10
D 3
S K
S 10
C Q
C J
C 9
C 8
C 2
D 9
Levin
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
3
5
A
6
J
6
S 7
S 5
S 8
D 6
Q
Hamman
East
Pass
3 NT

3rd
Q
A
4
2
H 2
K
D 5
H 4
H 3
H K
Weinstein
South
1 S
AP

4th
A
3
2
D 8
H 7
4
7
H 5
H 6
H 8
Grue
West

Pass

Lead
D J
D A
D 6
S 2
D K
S K
Meckstroth
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
2
5
10
3
H 2
6
Cheek
East
Pass
Pass

3rd
9
7
S 4
Q
C 2
H 5
Rodwell
South
4 S


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


Par -630
4 NT EW
S K Q 10 9 8 7 5
H A
D A Q 6
C 4 3




4 S +124 S 36-263 NT West +2-6604 S South -1-50


1997 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Round 11 S NS4 S NS
Case 8
E-W Vul
S J 5
H K 10 9 8
D 9 8
C 10 8 7 6 5
Meckstroth
West

Dbl
3 D

Lead
D Q
D J
D 4
S J
S K
H 6
H 4
Martel
North
Pass
Pass
3 S

2nd
8
9
10
Q
10
A
K
Rodwell
East
Pass
2 D
AP

3rd
2
K
S 5
A
C 5
8
5
Stansby
South
1 S
2 S


4th
3
A
7
3
2
2
J
Zia
West

Dbl


Lead
D Q
S 3
D A
D 4
C 5
D 6
Nickell
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
8
5
J
10
K
S 9
Rosenberg
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
7
Q
9
S J
J
S 10
Freeman
South
4 S
Pass


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


Par +140
3 S NS
S A K 9 8 7 6 4
H J 6
D A 4 3
C J

1 S +74 S 37-333 S South +1+1704 S× South -1-100
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