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5-3 Major vs 6-2 Major

Table 1: 5-3 Major Table 2: 6-2 Major

A total of 10 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 USBC Quarterfinal, Segment 74 H/S 5-3 NS4 H/S 6-2 NS
Case 1
E-W Vul
S 9 8
H A 10 3
D K 7 4 2
C 8 7 5 2
Hurd
West

2 D
3 NT
Pass

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

2nd
2
H 2
3
H 6
10
H K
2
K
5
Wooldridge
East
1 C
2 NT
Pass
Dbl

3rd
A
6
8
9
9
C 8
3
5
4
Rodwell
South
1 S
3 H
4 H
AP

4th
4
5
A
7
4
7
8
S 2
D 6
Katz
West

2 S
4 C


Lead
C 10
C Q
S K
C 3
C 9
H Q
H 3
D A
H 2
Grue
North
Pass
3 H
4 S


2nd
2
S 2
3
D 8
8
K
7
2
Nickell
East
1 C
Pass
AP


3rd
A
6
8
K
J
A
8
5
Cheek
South
2 D
3 S



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


Par -130
4 D EW
S K Q J 6 5 2
H Q 8 6 4 2
D 8
C 4




4 H/S 6-2 +84 H/S 6-2 8-04 H× South -3-5004 S South -3-150


2011 Bermuda Bowl Semifinal, Segment 54 H/S 5-3 NS4 H/S 6-2 NS
Case 2
N-S Vul
S 7 5 4
H Q 9 7 4 3 2
D 8
C K 6 4
Wooldridge
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
C 5
H J
D 8
D 5
H 2
C A
H 10
D 2
S 7
Stansby
North
Pass
2 S
4 S


2nd
6
6
6
4
8
4
3
10
6
Hurd
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
Q
5
A
S 4
K
2
S 10
S 5
Martel
South
1 S
3 D



4th
3
Q
3
7
A
J
S J
9
Weinstein
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 2
D Q
C J
C 6
H K
D 4
H 9
Grue
North
Pass
1 D
3 H


2nd
3
8
9
7
A
H 3
J
Levin
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
A
7
K
H 6
2
6
S 3
J.Lall
South
1 C
1 S
4 H


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


Par +620
4 S NS
S A K J 8 3
H K 6
D A K 5 2
C J 3




4 H/S 6-2 +124 H/S 6-2 20-04 S South -1-1004 H North =+620


2011 Spingold Round of 16, Segment 14 H/S 5-3 NS4 H/S 6-2 NS
Case 3
N-S Vul
S A 5
H 8 6 3
D Q J 4 3
C Q 9 7 6
Schwartz
West
Lauria
North
Kranyak
East
Versace
South
Cayne
West

2 C
Pass
AP

Lead
C A
S 7
S 5
S K
D K
D 9
C J
H Q
C K
v.Prooijen
North

Dbl
4 H


2nd
6
3
4
C 2
2
A
7
5
S J
Seamon
East
Pass
2 NT
Pass


3rd
4
A
9
H 3
3
4
5
6
Verhees
South
1 H
4 C
4 S


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


Par +650
5 S NS
S K J 10 9 7 6
H K Q J 4 2
D K 9
C




4 H/S 6-2 +54 H/S 6-2 25-04 H South +1+4504 S South +1+650


2010 USBC Quarterfinal, Segment 74 H/S 5-3 NS4 H/S 6-2 NS
Case 4
Both Vul
S J 9 5
H A 10 8 7 5 2
D A J
C A 10
Zia
West

Pass
AP

Lead
D K
H 2
D 4
D 10
C 5
H 5
C 2
Chorush
North
1 H
2 S


2nd
A
K
2
C 10
Q
4
S 5
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
3
Q
7
A
Q
6
Koneru
South
1 S
4 S


4th
6
9
J
S 6
4
S 2
3
Harris
West

Pass
AP

Lead
D 4
H 2
C 4
H 5
S 6
H A
S 9
S 10
C 6
D K
Rodwell
North
1 H
2 H


2nd
2
K
3
4
2
6
8
3
7
J
Morgan
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
Q
3
J
Q
J
C 5
Q
5
Q
3
Meckstroth
South
1 S
4 H


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


Par +620
4 S NS
S A K Q 10 6
H Q 3
D 6 2
C 8 7 5 3




4 H/S 5-3 +124 H/S 6-2 26-124 S South =+6204 H North -1-100


2008 USBC Semifinal, Segment 54 H/S 5-3 NS4 H/S 6-2 NS
Case 5
Both Vul
S K Q J 9 7 3
H K 8 3
D 4
C A J 2
Nickell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
C 7
D 4
D A
D K
S 2
S 3
D 8
S 4
Willenken
North

1 NT
2 D
3 C
Rdbl
3 S
4 H

2nd
A
J
2
9
5
8
H 8
H 10
Freeman
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
Q
C 2
C J
6
10
H Q
H J
Welland
South
1 H
2 C
2 NT
Pass
3 H
4 D


4th
3
6
10
H 2
7
A
7
9
H.Weinstein
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
C K
S K
C 4
C 9
D A
D 7
S Q
Rodwell
North

1 S
2 S
3 H
4 H



2nd
3
2
2
S 10
3
8
Garner
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass



3rd
7
5
Q
D 2
4
S 7
Meckstroth
South
1 H
2 D
2 NT
3 S
4 S



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


Par +660
5 NT NS
S 10 5
H A 10 9 7 6
D A K Q 7
C 10 3






4 H/S 6-2 +134 H/S 6-2 39-124 H South -1-1004 S North +1+650
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