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4-4 Major vs 5-3 Major

Table 1: 4-4 Major Table 2: 5-3 Major

A total of 34 cases occurred in 40,069 deals from 72 major events 1996-2014.
Cases with swings of 2+ IMPs are shown here, most recent first.


2014 Spingold Round of 32, Segment 44 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 1
None Vul
S A K J 7 2
H 9 7 4 3
D K 10
C K 8
Zhuang
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 2
C A
H 2
S 6
H 4
Kalita
North

1 S
2 D
4 H

2nd
8
7
5
A
8
H.Shi
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
J
3
K
4
A
Nowosadzki
South
1 D
1 NT
2 H


4th
10
K
3
5
Jagniewski
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 2
S Q
S 10
S 5
S K
H 3
D 2
D 10
D Q
D 9
Z.Shi
North

1 S
2 D
4 S

2nd
A
3
8
6
D 4
8
3
J
7
C 2
Gawel
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
K
2
7
A
C 7
J
K
A
H 7
H 9
Ju
South
1 D
1 NT
2 S


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


Par +460
5 NT North
S Q 10 5
H A J 6 5
D A Q 9 2
C 10 7





4 H/S 5-3 +114 H/S 5-3 11-04 H South -1-504 S North +1+450


2013 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Round 114 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 2
None Vul
S A K J 8
H A K Q 7 2
D A 3
C A 9
Apteker
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 2
S K
S J
Kranyak
North

2 C
2 H
3 S


2nd
A
Q
Gower
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
6
G.Wolpert
South
Pass
2 D
2 S
4 S


4th
4
5
Weinstein
West

Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
C 6
H Q
H A
H K
S A
D 3
S 10
C 3
Bosenberg
North

2 C
2 H



2nd
8
3
4
C 2
3
4
5
J
Levin
East

Pass
Pass



3rd
Q
5
6
8
4
K
8
K
Eber
South
Pass
2 D
4 H



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


Par +1510
7 S NS
S 10 9 6 4
H 8 6 5
D K 6 5 2
C J 8




4 H/S 4-4 +24 H/S 5-3 11-34 S South +3+5104 H North +1+450


2012 World Championship Final, Segment 84 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 3
Both Vul
S 10 9 4 2
H K Q 7 6 4
D 7
C K 4 2
Petersson
West
2 D
Pass
Pass

Lead
D K
H 5
D 9
C 2
D Q
H 3
D 8
Zmudzinski
North
Pass
3 D
4 S

2nd
7
10
2
3
S 10
2
Ahlesved
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
6
K
4
Q
S J
S 3
Buras
South
Dbl
3 S


4th
A
A
S 2
A
3
4
Zaremba
West
1 D
Dbl
Pass

Lead
D 6
C J
C Q
D Q
S 10
H 2
S Q
H J
H 5
Upmark
North
1 H
2 H
4 H

2nd
A
6
A
H 4
J
10
K
D 4
D 8
Zak
East
1 S
Pass
AP

3rd
K
2
4
9
A
K
3
6
Q
Nystrom
South
2 D
3 H


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


Par +620
4 S NS
S A K 8 7
H J 5 2
D A 5 3 2
C Q J



4 H/S 5-3 +144 H/S 5-3 25-34 S South -3-3004 H North =+620


2012 World Championship Round of 16, Segment 54 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 4
N-S Vul
S A J 8 7
H Q 10 6 5 3
D 7
C K 6 4
Miles
West

3 C
Pass


Lead
C A
C Q
D 4
S 3
D 3
H 4
D 6
S A
H 3
D 2
Helness
North

Dbl
4 S


2nd
4
K
A
6
K
8
9
5
7
C 5
Korbel
East

Pass
AP


3rd
10
S 4
5
J
10
10
J
2
A
S 8
Helgemo
South
1 D
3 S



4th
7
3
7
K
C 6
J
S 7
C 2
9
Nunes
West

Pass
3 C
Pass

Lead
S 6
H 3
H 2
C 10
C Q
S K
L'Ecuyer
North

1 D
Dbl
4 H

2nd
A
J
9
3
K
Fantoni
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
4
A
10
A
H 7
Demuy
South
1 C
1 H
4 C


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


Par +140
3 S North
S Q 9 3 2
H A 4 2
D A K 9 2
C 7 3





4 H/S 5-3 +34 H/S 5-3 28-34 S South -2-2004 H South -1-100


2012 World Championship Round of 16, Segment 44 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 5
N-S Vul
S K 7 5 2
H 10 8 5
D J 10
C A K 8 6
Kokten
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D 4
D 2
S 3
S 2
H 3
C Q
C 7
C K
S 7
D 6
H 8
Zaleski
North
Pass
2 C
3 S


2nd
10
K
4
Q
A
2
3
9
D 3
S 5
6
O.Aker
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
A
5
K
8
4
6
A
H 2
9
9
K
Versace
South
1 H
2 S
4 S


4th
8
J
6
10
5
4
5
J
A
H 7
Q
Bocchi
West
Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
D 4
D 2
H A
S 8
H 8
C J
S 9
H 6
Gur
North
Pass
2 C



2nd
10
K
4
4
9
6
10
Madala
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
A
5
5
K
2
4
2
Yilmaz
South
1 H
4 H



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


Par +620
4 S NS
S J 9 8 3
H A K J 7 2
D K 8
C Q 7






4 H/S 4-4 +124 H/S 5-3 28-154 S South =+6204 H South -1-100


2012 World Championship Round of 16, Segment 44 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 6
N-S Vul
S J 9 8 3
H A K J 7 2
D K 8
C Q 7
Smirnov
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 9
S 3
S 2
D 2
C 7
C A
H 5
H K
Carroll
North

1 H
2 C
4 S

2nd
Q
4
Q
K
J
4
3
Q
Piekarek
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
3
K
8
4
K
D 8
A
Garvey
South
1 C
1 S
2 H


4th
6
6
10
10
5
2
4
McGann
West

1 D
Pass
AP

Lead
D 5
D 2
C 7
H 5
C 3
H A
S J
D 3
S 8
Rehder
North

1 H
2 S


2nd
J
K
2
3
6
4
4
H 2
A
Hanlon
East
Pass
Dbl
3 D


3rd
A
6
K
J
5
8
2
4
5
Gromoeller
South
Pass
2 D
4 H


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


Par +620
4 S NS
S K 7 5 2
H 10 8 5
D J 10
C A K 8 6




4 H/S 4-4 +13Even 28-284 S South +1+6504 H North -1-100


2012 USBC Semifinal, Segment 64 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 7
E-W Vul
S 7 6 4 3
H K 5 2
D K J
C J 8 7 4
Zia
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 3
S 3
H 6
D 2
S 4
H.Lall
North
Pass
2 H
3 S


2nd
K
2
2
5
10
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
8
5
10
K
Q
Milner
South
1 H
2 S
4 S


4th
4
J
A
3
A
J.Lall
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 3
C 4
H 7
H Q
D 6
D 3
S 3
C 3
S 9
Meckstroth
North
Pass
2 D
3 C


2nd
K
6
2
6
5
2
2
7
J
Bathurst
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
8
K
10
5
J
7
Q
Q
6
Rodwell
South
1 C
2 H
4 H


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


Par +140
3 S NS
S Q 9 8 5
H A Q J 9 4
D A 6 2
C K




4 H/S 4-4 +24 H/S 4-4 30-284 S South -1-504 H South -2-100


2010 USBC Quarterfinal, Segment 24 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 8
Both Vul
S Q 8 6 3
H A K J
D K 5 4 3
C 6 3
Woolsey
West

2 C
Pass
AP

Lead
H 7
S Q
S 3
H 5
H J
C A
Weinstein
North
1 D
Dbl
3 S


2nd
A
9
J
C 7
3
3
Stewart
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
4
A
K
8
Levin
South
1 H
2 S
4 S


4th
4
2
7
2
S 10
Fleisher
West

2 C
AP


Lead
S 2
C 3
S 7
H 4
D 3
H 8
H J
S 3
C J
D J
Robinson
North
1 D
Dbl



2nd
Q
4
8
7
9
C 9
6
H 10
2
C 8
Kamil
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
9
5
J
A
H 5
K
9
4
10
A
Boyd
South
1 H
4 H



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


Par +650
5 S South
S A K 5 4
H Q 9 8 5 4
D
C K 8 5 2





4 H/S 4-4 +134 H/S 4-4 45-284 S South +1+6504 H South -2-200


2008 World Championship Quarterfinal, Segment 34 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 9
None Vul
S Q J 9 8 2
H A K Q 9
D 2
C A 10 3
L.Yang
West

1 NT
Pass
AP

Lead
H 4
H K
S Q
S 2
H 8
S 8
S 9
C K
D 2
Aa
North

2 C
3 H


2nd
A
D 3
10
4
9
C 6
D 4
A
5
Dai
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
3
6
K
C 7
3
C 4
5
K
Molberg
South
Pass
2 H
4 H


4th
2
7
5
A
5
7
H 10
9
A
Helgemo
West

1 C
Pass


Lead
H 6
S J
H 4
C 5
S 8
D 2
C 2
M.Shi
North

1 S
4 S


2nd
2
4
A
4
C 6
3
3
Helness
East
Pass
3 C
AP


3rd
10
3
S 10
K
6
K
Q
Zhuang
South
Pass
3 S



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


Par +420
4 H NS
S K 6 3
H J 5 3 2
D K Q 8 6
C 9 4




4 H/S 4-4 +104 H/S 4-4 56-284 H South =+4204 S North -1-50


2005 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Round 74 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 10
E-W Vul
S Q J 9 8
H K 6 3
D K 10 9 3
C 6 5
Villas-Boas
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
D 7
H 2
S Q
S 8
S 9
D J
Marston
North

1 D
4 S

2nd
10
7
3
7
K
5
Chagas
East

Pass
AP

3rd
Q
K
2
4
A
9
Thomson
South
1 C
2 S


4th
A
5
5
6
C 4
4
Nunn
West

Pass
AP

Lead
S 6
H 3
H 2
H 6
D A
D J
S 8
S 9
S 10
Mello
North

2 H


2nd
Q
5
7
C 9
8
7
7
K
C 8
Hans
East

Pass


3rd
3
J
K
A
3
K
4
A
J
Janz
South
1 H
4 H


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


Par +990
6 NT South
S A 10 4 2
H A J 10 8 2
D A J
C K 7



4 H/S 4-4 +24 H/S 4-4 58-284 S South +3+5104 H South +1+450


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2005 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Round 74 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 11
E-W Vul
S Q J 9 8
H K 6 3
D K 10 9 3
C 6 5
M.Shi
West




Lead
D 5
Bertheau
North
Zhuang
East
Nystrom
South
Fredin
West

Pass
AP

Lead
S 6
H 3
H 2
H 6
D A
D J
S J
S 10
S 2
C 5
Fu
North

2 H


2nd
Q
5
4
C 3
8
5
K
C 4
C 8
2
Lindkvist
East

Pass


3rd
7
J
K
A
3
K
A
8
9
K
Zhao
South
1 H
4 H


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


Par +990
6 NT South
S A 10 4 2
H A J 10 8 2
D A J
C K 7




4 H/S 4-4 +24 H/S 4-4 60-284 S South +3+5104 H South +1+450


2005 USBC Semifinal, Segment 64 H/S 4-4 NS4 H/S 5-3 NS
Case 12
E-W Vul
S K Q 9 7 4
H A Q 10 4
D 10 8
C 8 2
Stewart
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
C K
S 3
D 10
C 10
S 2
C 3
H 3
H A
Rosenberg
North

2 C
4 H

2nd
2
K
5
8
J
S 7
J
7
Woolsey
East

Pass
AP

3rd
7
5
9
A
H 8
J
Q
5
Zia
South
1 NT
2 H


4th
6
10
Q
9
4
H 2
6
K
Fallenius
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S 2
S 10
S J
S K
D 10
H 9
H 4
Feldman
North

1 S
4 S

2nd
A
C 5
C 3
8
2
J
7
Welland
East

Pass
AP

3rd
3
7
Q
H 2
A
Q
3
Bramley
South
1 D
2 S


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


Par +450
5 S NS
S A J 10
H 9 5 3 2
D A K J 9
C 9 6


4 H/S 5-3 +104 H/S 4-4 60-384 H South -1-504 S North =+420
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