Main     Match AU17 by Richard Pavlicek    

2012 USBC

Nickell vs. Diamond

BoardNickell NSScoreDiamond NSScoreIMP ResultState of Match
11 S North -1-501 NT South =+90Diamond +4Diamond 4-0
24 H East =-4204 H East =-420TieDiamond 4-0
34 H North =+4204 H North =+420TieDiamond 4-0
44 H North +1+6503 NT North -1-100Nickell +13Nickell 13-4
52 S East =-1103 S East -1+50Diamond +4Nickell 13-8
65 H North +1+4804 H South +2+480TieNickell 13-8
73 NT North =+6003 NT North =+600TieNickell 13-8
84 S East =-4204 S East =-420TieNickell 13-8
94 NT East +1-6602 D×× West +1-1160Nickell +11Nickell 24-8
106 D West =-13703 NT East +3-690Diamond +12Nickell 24-20
112 S South =+1102 S South -1-50Nickell +4Nickell 28-20
127 NT West =-15206 NT West +1-1020Diamond +11Diamond 31-28
133 NT South =+6003 NT South =+600TieDiamond 31-28
144 C East =-1303 NT East -2+100Diamond +6Diamond 37-28
154 H West =-4204 H West =-420TieDiamond 37-28

166 H West =-14304 S× North -5-1100Diamond +8Diamond 45-28
173 NT North -2-1003 NT North -1-50Diamond +2Diamond 47-28
184 S North +1+6504 S North =+620Nickell +1Diamond 47-29
194 NT West +2-6903 NT East +3-690TieDiamond 47-29
201 NT South +1+120Passed out0Nickell +3Diamond 47-32
212 S West +1-1403 D North -2-200Nickell +2Diamond 47-34
223 D× North -2-3004 S× West -1+200Diamond +11Diamond 58-34
233 C South =+1103 C South =+110TieDiamond 58-34
241 NT North -2-1001 NT North -2-100TieDiamond 58-34
253 D North -2-1002 S West +1-140Nickell +1Diamond 58-35
264 S West =-6203 S West +1-170Diamond +10Diamond 68-35
274 S East =-4205 S East -1+50Diamond +10Diamond 78-35
284 S× South =+7904 H East =-420Nickell +15Diamond 78-50
294 S North =+6204 S North +1+650Diamond +1Diamond 79-50
303 H× South -2-3004 H South -3-150Diamond +4Diamond 83-50

314 H West -1+504 H West -1+50TieDiamond 83-50
323 S North -1-504 S North -2-100Nickell +2Diamond 83-52
333 NT North =+4003 NT South =+400TieDiamond 83-52
344 S North =+6204 S× North =+790Diamond +5Diamond 88-52
351 NT South =+901 NT South =+90TieDiamond 88-52
362 H West =-1102 H West =-110TieDiamond 88-52
373 D East +1-1302 S South =+110Diamond +6Diamond 94-52
384 H× South -2-3003 D East =-110Diamond +5Diamond 99-52
391 NT South =+903 NT South -2-200Nickell +7Diamond 99-59
404 H East +1-4506 H East -1+50Diamond +11Diamond 110-59
413 NT West +2-6603 NT West +3-690Nickell +1Diamond 110-60
424 H South -2-2004 H South -1-100Diamond +3Diamond 113-60
434 H West =-4204 S North =+420Diamond +13Diamond 126-60
447 H North =+22107 H North =+2210TieDiamond 126-60
454 S North =+6204 S North -1-100Nickell +12Diamond 126-72

465 C× West -1+1004 H North -1-50Nickell +4Diamond 126-76
474 S North +1+6505 C× East -2+300Nickell +8Diamond 126-84
484 H North =+4205 H North -1-50Nickell +10Diamond 126-94
494 S South -1-503 H East -1+50Diamond +3Diamond 129-94
503 NT West -1+503 NT West -1+50TieDiamond 129-94
513 H East =-1404 H East -1+100Diamond +6Diamond 135-94
524 H East =-6204 H East +1-650Nickell +1Diamond 135-95
532 D South =+901 NT South -1-100Nickell +5Diamond 135-100
546 D South =+9207 D South -2-100Nickell +14Diamond 135-114
554 S South +1+6504 S South +1+650TieDiamond 135-114
561 NT South -1-503 C North -1-50TieDiamond 135-114
575 C×× North -1-2003 D East =-110Diamond +3Diamond 138-114
583 NT South -2-2002 D North =+90Diamond +7Diamond 145-114
596 C South =+9205 C South +1+420Nickell +11Diamond 145-125
605 C East -2+1003 NT East +1-430Nickell +11Diamond 145-136

613 NT West +1-6305 D West -1+100Diamond +12Diamond 157-136
622 C South +2+1303 NT South -1-50Nickell +5Diamond 157-141
634 S West =-4201 NT West =-90Diamond +8Diamond 165-141
642 S East =-1102 S East =-110TieDiamond 165-141
653 S West +2-2002 S West +3-200TieDiamond 165-141
663 S West +1-1703 S West =-140Diamond +1Diamond 166-141
674 H West =-6204 H West +1-650Nickell +1Diamond 166-142
683 C North =+1102 S North -2-200Nickell +7Diamond 166-149
693 NT South =+6003 NT North -1-100Nickell +12Diamond 166-161
704 S× South -2-3003 NT West =-600Nickell +7Nickell 168-166
714 S West =-6204 S West +1-650Nickell +1Nickell 169-166
722 H East +2-1704 H East =-420Nickell +6Nickell 175-166
732 NT South -4-2001 NT South -1-50Diamond +4Nickell 175-170
743 NT East =-6003 NT East =-600TieNickell 175-170
753 NT North -1-503 NT North -2-100Nickell +2Nickell 177-170

763 NT West +2-4603 NT West +2-460TieNickell 177-170
772 D North =+903 C West =-110Nickell +5Nickell 182-170
784 S× East +1-6904 S× East +1-690TieNickell 182-170
794 H East =-4204 H East =-420TieNickell 182-170
803 NT West =-6003 NT West -1+100Diamond +12Even 182-182
814 H East +1-4504 H East =-420Diamond +1Diamond 183-182
824 S South =+6204 S South +1+650Diamond +1Diamond 184-182
834 S North +1+4504 S North -1-50Nickell +11Nickell 193-184
843 NT North +1+6303 NT North +1+630TieNickell 193-184
853 H North -2-2003 D West -1+50Diamond +6Nickell 193-190
864 S West +2-6805 S West +1-680TieNickell 193-190
874 S North -1-1005 D West -2+200Diamond +7Diamond 197-193
883 H East -1+503 H East -2+100Diamond +2Diamond 199-193
894 S South =+4204 S× South -1-100Nickell +11Nickell 204-199
902 S North =+1103 S South -1-100Nickell +5Nickell 209-199

914 H South +1+4505 H South -1-50Nickell +11Nickell 220-199
926 H× East -3+5005 H× East -2+300Nickell +5Nickell 225-199
932 D West +3-1502 C East -1+100Diamond +6Nickell 225-205
942 D East =-901 NT East -1+50Diamond +4Nickell 225-209
953 S North -1-1004 D West =-130Nickell +1Nickell 226-209
965 S West -2+2005 S West -2+200TieNickell 226-209
976 S South =+9806 S South =+980TieNickell 226-209
985 C East -3+1505 C East -2+100Nickell +2Nickell 228-209
993 NT South +3+4903 NT South +1+430Nickell +2Nickell 230-209
1003 NT East -1+1003 NT East -1+100TieNickell 230-209
1013 NT East =-4003 NT East +1-430Nickell +1Nickell 231-209
1022 H South =+1102 H South -1-50Nickell +4Nickell 235-209
1031 NT North =+901 D South -1-100Nickell +5Nickell 240-209
1042 D West +1-1102 D West +1-110TieNickell 240-209
1053 S East -1+1003 D North +1+130Diamond +1Nickell 240-210

1061 NT West +2-1502 NT East =-120Diamond +1Nickell 240-211
1072 S North -1-503 C× East -3+500Diamond +11Nickell 240-222
1082 H South +2+1703 NT South -3-300Nickell +10Nickell 250-222
1091 NT North =+901 NT× East -1+200Diamond +3Nickell 250-225
1103 C East =-1102 S South =+110Diamond +6Nickell 250-231
1114 S East -3+1503 S East -1+50Nickell +3Nickell 253-231
1123 NT East -1+1004 H West -1+100TieNickell 253-231
1133 NT South +4+5204 H North =+420Nickell +3Nickell 256-231
1145 C West =-4005 C× West +1-650Nickell +6Nickell 262-231
1153 D North -1-503 D North =+110Diamond +4Nickell 262-235
1163 NT North +2+6603 NT North +3+690Diamond +1Nickell 262-236
1174 S South +1+6505 S North =+650TieNickell 262-236
1184 S West =-6204 S West -1+100Diamond +12Nickell 262-248
1196 NT West -1+1006 NT West -2+200Diamond +3Nickell 262-251
1202 D North =+901 NT South -2-100Nickell +5Nickell 267-251


United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 1OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 9 7
H K 4
D K 8 4 2
C 9 4 2
Hampson
West

Pass


Lead
H J
H 4
S 3
C 10
S 8
H 7
S K
D 2
D A
D 9
Zia
North
Pass
1 S


2nd
6
3
Q
Q
9
9
4
6
7
10
Greco
East
Pass
AP


3rd
2
8
A
K
10
A
C 3
J
4
K
Hamman
South
1 C



4th
K
Q
2
2
5
S 7
C 5
5
3
Q
Katz
West

Pass
AP

Lead
S 8
C 2
H A
H 2
D 2
D A
D 9
D 8
C 4
H 9
Gitelman
North
Pass
1 S


2nd
K
10
4
K
3
7
10
S 4
S 10
Q
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
Q
7
3
J
4
K
C 3
A
S 7
Moss
South
1 C
1 NT


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


Par +90
2 D North
S 5 2
H 9 8 6
D A J 9
C A Q 7 6 3




Diamond +4Diamond 4-01 S North -1-501 NT South =+90


Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 9 8 6 3 2
H K
D Q 9 7 4
C Q 2
Hampson
West

1 D
4 H

Lead
S 7
H 2
C 2
S A
D A
D 3
S K
Zia
North

1 S
AP

2nd
10
K
A
5
2
5
Greco
East
1 C
2 H


3rd
8
5
5
J
6
H 3
Hamman
South
Pass
Pass


4th
4
4
3
2
4
7
Katz
West

2 H


Lead
S 7
S 4
S K
C 6
H Q
Gitelman
North

Pass


2nd
10
5
8
J
9
Nickell
East
1 H
4 H


3rd
Q
J
C 9
2
2
Moss
South
Pass
AP


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


Par -420
4 H EW
S 7 5
H A 9 4
D J 8 5 2
C K 7 6 5

TieDiamond 4-04 H East =-4204 H East =-420


Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 7 3
H A K 10 6 2
D Q 2
C 9 7 6
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 9
D 2
H 4
H A
D Q
C A
C 8
D 5
Zia
North

1 H
2 NT


2nd
3
3
8
D 6
A
2
K
9
Greco
East

1 S
Pass


3rd
5
K
K
7
4
3
4
H 2
Hamman
South
1 D
2 H
4 H


4th
10
7
S 2
J
8
6
7
Katz
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 9
D 2
H 4
H 2
D 4
D 6
C 7
Gitelman
North

1 H
3 C


2nd
3
3
8
S 4
7
5
A
Nickell
East

1 S
Pass


3rd
5
K
A
Q
Q
9
2
Moss
South
1 D
2 H
4 H


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


Par +420
4 H NS
S A 10 9
H Q 7 4 3
D K J 5 4
C K 2



TieDiamond 4-04 H North =+4204 H North =+420


Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 3
H A K Q 10 7
D A Q 2
C A 7 3
Hampson
West
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S K
S Q
H 3
Zia
North
1 H
2 S
4 H

2nd
6
J
Greco
East
1 S
Pass
AP

3rd
2
4
Hamman
South
2 H
3 C


4th
3
8
Katz
West
Pass
Pass


Lead
S K
Gitelman
North
2 NT
Pass


2nd
6
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
7
Moss
South
3 NT
S 7 5 4 2
H 8 6
D 9 8
C Q 9 8 5 4
TableS A K Q 10 9
H J 9 3
D J 7 6 4
C 2


Par +650
5 H NS
S J 6
H 5 4 2
D K 10 5 3
C K J 10 6
Nickell +13Nickell 13-44 H North +1+6503 NT North -1-100


Board 5
N-S Vul
S 7
H Q 8 6 3
D K 9 6 3
C A K 5 3
Hampson
West

Pass

Lead
C Q
C 8
S 7
S K
S J
C J
D 8
Zia
North
1 D
2 C

2nd
4
6
A
6
Q
10
Q
Greco
East
Dbl
2 S

3rd
5
A
2
5
8
3
Hamman
South
1 NT
AP

4th
2
7
4
H 3
D 3
9
Katz
West

2 S

Lead
H 10
S A
S K
Gitelman
North
1 D
3 H

2nd
5
2
6
Nickell
East
1 S
3 S

3rd
3
4
5
Moss
South
Dbl
AP

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


Par -110
2 S EW
S Q 6 2
H K 10 9 2
D 8 7 4
C Q J 8
Diamond +4Nickell 13-82 S East =-1103 S East -1+50


Board 6
E-W Vul
S A Q 10 6
H A Q J 6 5
D 9 7
C A K
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C J
H Q
S 9
S 7
Zia
North

1 H
4 S


2nd
2
9
5
3
Greco
East
Pass
1 NT
Pass


3rd
3
K
6
Q
Hamman
South
Pass
4 H
5 H


4th
A
8
2
8
Katz
West

1 S
AP


Lead
C 3
H Q
S 9
Gitelman
North

Dbl



2nd
A
9
3
Nickell
East
Pass
1 NT



3rd
4
K
6
Moss
South
Pass
4 H



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


Par +450
5 H NS
S 9 7
H K 10 7 4 3 2
D 10 8
C 10 8 2
TieNickell 13-85 H North +1+4804 H South +2+480


Board 7
Both Vul
S K 10 8 7
H A 10 4 2
D K Q
C 8 7 4
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
H J
S 2
D 2
D Q
C 7
H 8
S K
Zia
North

1 H
3 NT

2nd
5
A
3
J
2
A
Greco
East

Pass
AP

3rd
9
3
K
4
Q
7
Hamman
South
1 D
2 C


4th
4
7
5
6
K
6
Katz
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
H Q
S 2
D 2
D Q
C 8
Gitelman
North

1 H
3 NT

2nd
5
A
3
J
2
Nickell
East

Pass
AP

3rd
3
6
K
4
Q
Moss
South
1 D
2 C


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


Par +1370
6 D NS
S A
H 6 5
D A 10 7 4 2
C A Q 9 5 3

TieNickell 13-83 NT North =+6003 NT North =+600


Board 8
None Vul
S 8
H Q 10 3
D A 9 8 5 3
C 9 6 5 3
Hampson
West
2 H
Pass

Lead
C K
S 5
D 4
D 2
C 10
S K
S Q
H 4
C A
S J
D Q
Zia
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
7
A
3
7
5
6
10
K
J
C 8
J
Greco
East
4 S


3rd
3
8
K
S 4
S 9
H 2
H 5
6
D 8
C Q
H 8
Hamman
South
Pass


4th
4
2
6
5
2
C 6
C 9
3
S 3
H 10
A
Katz
West
2 H
Pass

Lead
C A
C K
D K
H 3
H A
D 2
S A
C Q
C J
S K
Gitelman
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
7
10
6
4
5
7
8
5
9
Nickell
East
4 S


3rd
6
3
4
K
10
S 4
7
D 10
S 9
Moss
South
Pass


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


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




TieNickell 13-84 S East =-4204 S East =-420


Board 9
E-W Vul
S A 6
H Q 3 2
D K 10 8 5 4
C 10 9 7
Hampson
West

3 C
3 S
4 NT

Lead
S 3
C 4
C Q
C K
C 8
C 6
S 8
H 3
H K
Zia
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
4
3
10
5
S 5
S 7
9
J
9
Greco
East
1 NT
3 D
3 NT


3rd
6
J
A
H 5
D 7
H 6
K
4
8
Hamman
South
Pass
Pass
Pass


4th
10
9
2
7
D 5
D 8
A
7
Katz
West

1 H
2 D
Rdbl

Lead
C 10
S 4
C 9
S J
C A
H K
H J
H 8
S 10
Gitelman
North
Pass
Pass
Dbl
AP

2nd
4
A
6
6
2
4
9
Q
2
Nickell
East
1 C
1 NT
Pass


3rd
5
8
3
Q
H 7
5
A
D 9
K
Moss
South
Pass
Pass
Pass


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


Par -1440
6 NT West
S 9 7 5 3 2
H 10 9 4
D J 3
C 5 3 2




Nickell +11Nickell 24-84 NT East +1-6602 D×× West +1-1160


Board 10
Both Vul
S Q J 9 8 4
H 8 3
D 7 5
C A 7 6 5
Hampson
West

2 C
3 D
3 NT
4 H
5 NT

Lead
S 9
D K
D 2
D 8
Zia
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
2
5
7
J
Greco
East
1 NT
2 S
3 H
4 C
4 S
6 D

3rd
5
4
A
Q
Hamman
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
K
6
9
Katz
West

2 C
3 D




Lead
C 2
Gitelman
North

Pass
Pass




2nd
3
Nickell
East
1 NT
2 S
3 NT




3rd
A
Moss
South
Pass
Pass
AP




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


Par -1440
6 NT EW
S 10 7 5
H 10 9 7 5
D J 9 6
C J 4 2

Diamond +12Nickell 24-206 D West =-13703 NT East +3-690


Board 11
None Vul
S K
H A Q 9 7
D K 10 5 2
C Q 9 6 3
Hampson
West

Pass

Lead
D 3
S 3
D 4
H 6
H 7
S J
C 4
C 8
Zia
North

Pass

2nd
2
2
A
A
10
Q
6
A
Greco
East

Pass

3rd
8
K
S 5
3
S 4
C 3
J
9
Hamman
South
2 S


4th
Q
A
5
8
2
7
K
Katz
West

Pass

Lead
D 3
S 3
C J
H A
H 7
S J
H 6
D 9
C 6
C A
S 10
C 5
Gitelman
North

Pass

2nd
2
2
7
3
10
Q
Q
C 4
D 6
9
D 5
D 10
Nickell
East

Pass

3rd
8
K
2
8
S 4
C 3
K
K
8
H 5
D 7
D J
Moss
South
2 S


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


Par +100
3 H× EW -1
S J 9 8 6 4 3
H 8
D A Q 9
C K 8 7






Nickell +4Nickell 28-202 S South =+1102 S South -1-50


Board 12
N-S Vul
S 9 7 3
H 6 4 2
D 8 7 6 5
C 8 4 2
Hampson
West
1 NT
3 C
4 S
6 D
7 NT

Lead
D 6
Zia
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
Greco
East
2 NT
4 D
5 NT
7 D
Hamman
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Katz
West
1 C
1 NT




Lead
H 2
Gitelman
North
Pass
Pass




2nd
A
Nickell
East
1 D
6 NT




3rd
3
Moss
South
Pass
AP
S A Q 8 2
H K Q 8
D 10 9 3
C Q 10 5
TableS 10 6 4
H A 9 7
D A K Q J 2
C A K


Par -1520
7 NT EW
S K J 5
H J 10 5 3
D 4
C J 9 7 6 3
Diamond +11Diamond 31-287 NT West =-15206 NT West +1-1020


Board 13
Both Vul
S K 6 4 2
H A K J 9 4
D Q J 6
C 2
Hampson
West

Pass



Lead
S A
S Q
D Q
S J
S 8
H 2
C 2
Zia
North
2 D
Pass



2nd
2
K
2
4
6
A
3
Greco
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
7
3
4
10
C 9
3
Q
Hamman
South
3 NT




4th
5
9
K
C 7
C 8
5
10
Katz
West

Pass
Pass
AP

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


2nd
2
K
2
J
3
7
9
H 2
S A
7
6
Q
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
7
3
4
C 4
Q
6
H 4
H 9
S 4
A
C 7
C 8
Moss
South
2 D
3 C
3 NT


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


Par +600
5 D NS
S 9 5
H 5
D A 10 8 5 4
C A Q J 8 7








TieDiamond 31-283 NT South =+6003 NT South =+600


Board 14
None Vul
S 8 5 3 2
H 10 8 7 6
D J 10 8 4
C 2
Hampson
West

2 C
Dbl

Lead
S K
S A
H 5
Zia
North

3 S
Pass

2nd
4
Q
A
Greco
East
1 C
Pass
4 C

3rd
2
3
6
Hamman
South
1 S
Pass
AP

4th
7
9
Katz
West

3 NT


Lead
S K
S A
S J
S 10
S 6
Gitelman
North

Pass


2nd
4
Q
C 3
C 5
C 7
Nickell
East
1 NT
Pass


3rd
2
3
5
8
Moss
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -130
4 C EW
S A K J 10 6
H J 5 2
D 7 6
C A 6 4
Diamond +6Diamond 37-284 C East =-1303 NT East -2+100


Board 15
N-S Vul
S A 10 8 5
H 7
D Q 10 4 3
C A Q 7 2
Hampson
West

1 NT
2 H
4 H

Lead
H 7
C 9
C 7
C 5
H A
D A
D K
D 2
Zia
North

Pass
Dbl
AP

2nd
3
A
J
S 2
S 5
3
4
10
Greco
East

2 D
Rdbl


3rd
2
3
8
H 4
5
9
S 3
S 6
Hamman
South
Pass
Pass
2 S


4th
9
10
4
Q
6
6
7
J
Katz
West

1 NT
2 H
3 H

Lead
H 7
C 4
C 7
C 5
D A
D K
H A
S K
Gitelman
North

Pass
Dbl
Pass

2nd
3
A
J
D 7
3
4
S 5
A
Nickell
East

2 D
Rdbl
4 H

3rd
2
3
10
H 4
9
S 3
5
6
Moss
South
Pass
Pass
2 S
AP

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


Par -420
4 H EW
S Q 9 4 2
H Q 8 6 2
D J 7 6
C 10 8



TieDiamond 37-284 H West =-4204 H West =-420


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United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 2OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 16
E-W Vul
S K J 5 3 2
H Q
D Q 10 9 3 2
C A 3
Diamond
West
Pass
4 H

Lead
C A
H Q
Rodwell
North
1 S
Pass

2nd
6
Platnick
East
Dbl
6 H

3rd
5
Meckstroth
South
2 S
AP

4th
7
Katz
West
Pass
4 H

Lead
H K
H A
D A
C K
D 10
C 6
S 3
C 10
D 9
H 10
D K
D 8
Gitelman
North
1 S
4 S

2nd
5
9
4
2
S 4
5
10
8
S 7
S 8
C 4
C 7
Nickell
East
Dbl
Dbl

3rd
4
3
6
9
5
J
6
Q
7
8
2
S J
Moss
South
2 S
AP

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


Par -1400
7 D× NS -6
S 9 8 6
H 9 5
D K 8 7 5 4
C 8 5 2






Diamond +8Diamond 45-286 H West =-14304 S× North -5-1100


Board 17
None Vul
S 8 7
H A K 7 3
D A Q 10 7 5
C J 8
Diamond
West

Pass

Lead
S A
S K
S 10
D 2
S 9
S 6
C 10
Rodwell
North
1 NT
Pass

2nd
2
5
Q
9
C 3
D 3
5
Platnick
East
2 S
Pass

3rd
4
3
J
Q
C 7
C 2
K
Meckstroth
South
3 NT


4th
7
8
H 3
K
H 7
D 5
8
Katz
West

Pass

Lead
S A
S K
S 9
D 2
S 10
S 6
C 6
D 8
Gitelman
North
1 NT
Pass

2nd
2
5
Q
9
C 3
C 5
A
J
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass

3rd
3
4
J
10
C 7
C 2
4
Q
Moss
South
3 NT


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


Par +120
2 NT NS
S Q 5 2
H 8 4
D 8 3 2
C A Q 9 5 3

Diamond +2Diamond 47-283 NT North -2-1003 NT North -1-50


Board 18
N-S Vul
S A K J 10 7 5
H 10 6 4 3
D 10 7
C K
Diamond
West

1 H
Dbl

Lead
H J
H 9
H 3
S 6
H 6
C 3
D 2
C J
Rodwell
North

1 S
4 S

2nd
Q
10
C 6
4
C 2
8
A
Q
Platnick
East
Pass
Dbl
AP

3rd
K
7
S 2
10
S 9
K
3
Meckstroth
South
1 D
2 S


4th
4
8
2
3
5
A
7
Katz
West

1 H
AP

Lead
H J
S 4
C 3
H 7
C Q
Gitelman
North

2 S


2nd
Q
7
8
8
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
8
K
A
Moss
South
Pass
4 S


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


Par +500
5 H× EW -3
S Q 9 6 2
H Q 8
D A Q 5
C J 10 9 3


Nickell +1Diamond 47-294 S North +1+6504 S North =+620


Board 19
E-W Vul
S Q 2
H 9 3
D K 9 7 4
C J 10 8 5 4
Diamond
West

2 NT
3 S


Lead
C 5
D 2
S 3
D 3
C 8
D A
D 10
S A
S 7
H 7
D 8
H 8
Rodwell
North

Pass
Pass


2nd
K
5
2
6
9
7
9
Q
C 10
2
C 4
9
Platnick
East

3 C
4 NT


3rd
6
Q
K
J
Q
H 4
C 2
6
J
K
C 7
A
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass
AP


4th
3
4
4
K
A
H 6
H 5
5
8
3
H 10
Q
Katz
West

1 D
1 S
3 NT

Lead
H 5
D 2
S 3
D 3
Gitelman
North

Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
8
5
2
6
Nickell
East

1 H
2 NT


3rd
9
Q
J
J
Moss
South
Pass
Pass
Pass


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


Par -1440
6 NT EW
S 10 8 5 4
H Q 10 6 5 2
D 6 5
C Q 6







TieDiamond 47-294 NT West +2-6903 NT East +3-690


Board 20
Both Vul
S Q 6 3
H K J 10 2
D A 10 4
C J 7 6
Diamond
West
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 4
H 7
C 6
H Q
C 7
C 5
S 3
H 9
S 5
D 7
S Q
D 4
Rodwell
North
1 D
Pass

2nd
J
6
2
K
4
D 3
2
2
6
6
10
J
Platnick
East
Pass
Pass

3rd
A
8
9
5
8
J
J
S 8
9
A
C 3
K
Meckstroth
South
1 NT


4th
3
10
K
D 2
S 7
10
K
C Q
A
9
4
8
Katz
West
Pass
Gitelman
North
Pass
Nickell
East
Pass
Moss
South
Pass
S K 7 5 4
H Q 9 8 4
D Q 8 6 3
C K
TableS 10 9 8 2
H A 7 5
D J 9
C A 10 4 2


Par +90
2 C NS
S A J
H 6 3
D K 7 5 2
C Q 9 8 5 3





Nickell +3Diamond 47-321 NT South +1+120Passed out0


Board 21
N-S Vul
S Q 10
H Q 10 8
D A K Q 7 4 3
C 6 3
Diamond
West

2 C
Dbl
2 S

Lead
D K
D Q
D A
H A
H 2
H 7
C 2
C A
H 9
D 4
S K
Rodwell
North
1 NT
2 D
Pass
AP

2nd
9
10
J
8
10
6
6
7
J
S 8
Platnick
East
Dbl
Pass
2 H


3rd
8
5
C 8
5
K
S 4
K
5
S 7
S 5
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass
Pass


4th
2
6
S 2
3
4
Q
4
3
S 10
C 9
Katz
West

3 C



Lead
C K
C A
H 7
H 2
H 5
C 10
D A
D K
Gitelman
North
1 D
3 D



2nd
4
7
3
Q
6
D Q
9
10
Nickell
East
Dbl
AP



3rd
2
5
A
K
D 2
S 8
5
8
Moss
South
1 H




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


Par -140
3 S EW
S A 6 5 3
H J 6 4 3
D 8 5
C 8 7 4






Nickell +2Diamond 47-342 S West +1-1403 D North -2-200


Board 22
E-W Vul
S Q 8 7 5
H J 10 6 5
D J 9 8 7 4
C
Diamond
West

2 S
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 3
D 10
D 2
S J
H K
H 3
H 8
C A
Rodwell
North

Pass
2 NT
3 D

2nd
10
4
K
A
5
Q
J
2
Platnick
East
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Dbl

3rd
K
A
S 2
7
7
6
D 3
6
Meckstroth
South
2 C
Dbl
Pass
AP

4th
5
Q
7
H 2
A
9
4
Katz
West

1 S
3 S
Pass

Lead
H J
S A
C 6
H 7
Gitelman
North

Pass
Pass
Dbl

2nd
2
5
D 9
A
Nickell
East
Pass
1 NT
4 S
AP

3rd
3
3
A
8
Moss
South
1 C
Pass
Pass


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


Par -140
3 S EW
S J 10
H A 4 3
D K Q
C K 10 5 4 3 2



Diamond +11Diamond 58-343 D× North -2-3004 S× West -1+200


Board 23
Both Vul
S Q 9 2
H 10 8
D K 10 7 6
C K 8 4 2
Diamond
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 6
H 4
S 3
C 2
S 4
S J
H 9
C K
C 8
D 2
Rodwell
North

Pass
Dbl


2nd
8
2
6
7
2
C J
S 7
H 5
H 7
3
Platnick
East

2 H
Pass


3rd
J
10
10
Q
A
5
C 4
6
10
10
Meckstroth
South
1 NT
Pass
3 C


4th
A
K
Q
A
K
9
3
3
5
Q
Katz
West

Pass
2 H
AP

Lead
H 6
C J
C 10
C 5
S 2
D 4
S 4
H K
S J
Gitelman
North

Pass
Dbl


2nd
8
3
A
K
3
9
Q
9
Nickell
East

2 D
Pass


3rd
J
2
4
H 3
K
6
A
2
Moss
South
1 NT
Pass
3 C


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


Par +110
3 C NS
S K 6
H A 9 4
D A 4 2
C Q J 10 9 6





TieDiamond 58-343 C South =+1103 C South =+110


Board 24
None Vul
S Q 6
H 7 6 3
D A K 9 2
C A K 9 4
Diamond
West
Pass
Pass

Lead
H J
H 8
H 10
H 9
S 2
S 5
S J
S 10
Rodwell
North
1 NT


2nd
K
7
5
D 4
4
Q
8
Platnick
East
Pass


3rd
A
Q
4
S 9
K
A
3
Meckstroth
South
Pass


4th
3
2
6
D 2
6
7
C 4
Katz
West
Pass
Pass

Lead
H J
H 8
H 10
H 9
S 2
S 3
S J
S 10
Gitelman
North
1 NT


2nd
K
7
2
S 4
7
Q
D 4
C 2
Nickell
East
Pass


3rd
A
Q
4
S 9
K
A
5
D 3
Moss
South
Pass


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


Par -100
3 C× NS -1
S 8 7 4
H K 5 2
D 10 4
C Q 8 7 3 2

TieDiamond 58-341 NT North -2-1001 NT North -2-100


Board 25
E-W Vul
S 10 5 2
H 8
D 10 9 6 5 4
C A 10 9 5
Diamond
West

2 H
Pass

Lead
C K
H 8
H K
H Q
H 5
D 2
S 6
S Q
S 3
D Q
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass
3 D

2nd
2
4
2
10
7
4
K
2
10
7
Platnick
East
1 NT
2 S
AP

3rd
6
A
C 9
C 5
C 10
K
A
8
J
5
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Dbl


4th
A
3
9
J
C 4
3
5
4
D 8
A
Katz
West

2 C
2 S

Lead
H 8
H Q
H K
C 2
C 9
S 6
S A
Gitelman
North
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
9
3
7
6
K
4
Nickell
East
1 NT
2 D


3rd
A
C 5
D 10
A
8
Q
Moss
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -140
3 S EW
S K 4
H A K Q 6 5
D Q 8 3
C 8 7 2




Nickell +1Diamond 58-353 D North -2-1002 S West +1-140


Board 26
Both Vul
S A
H 10 8 6 5
D K 9 8 2
C A J 8 2
Diamond
West

1 S


Lead
H 6
C 6
H 5
S 10
H 8
D 4
S 2
C Q
C 10
S 3
Rodwell
North

Dbl


2nd
K
K
Q
4
2
2
9
2
J
Q
Platnick
East
Pass
4 S


3rd
A
A
7
5
J
J
J
7
S 7
K
Meckstroth
South
Pass
AP


4th
4
5
9
A
S 8
6
D 8
3
4
Katz
West

1 S
3 S

Lead
H 6
C 9
H 5
S 10
H 8
D 7
S 2
S K
D 4
C 7
C 10
D 5
Gitelman
North

Dbl
AP

2nd
K
K
Q
4
2
2
9
D 9
K
3
J
10
Nickell
East
Pass
2 NT


3rd
A
A
7
5
J
J
J
3
A
Q
S 7
Q
Moss
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -140
3 S EW
S Q 9 4
H A J 7
D 10 6 3
C 9 6 4 3







Diamond +10Diamond 68-354 S West =-6203 S West +1-170


Board 27
None Vul
S K 9 5
H J 10 2
D 8 6 5
C J 7 4 2
Diamond
West

2 D




Lead
S 3
S 5
D 10
D K
D 3
C K
D Q
H 9
Rodwell
North

Pass




2nd
2
7
6
4
J
2
C 3
A
Platnick
East

4 S




3rd
K
4
A
H 4
S A
5
H 2
Meckstroth
South
Pass
AP




4th
6
10
2
5
8
A
7
Katz
West

1 C
Rdbl
4 NT
5 S

Lead
C A
C 9
D 10
S Q
C 2
H 5
S A
Gitelman
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
3
K
6
3
D 3
A
5
Nickell
East

1 S
4 S
5 D


3rd
7
4
A
2
S 4
2
6
Moss
South
Pass
Dbl
Pass
Pass


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


Par -450
5 S EW
S 4 3
H K 9 8 6 5
D Q J 4 2
C A 9




Diamond +10Diamond 78-354 S East =-4205 S East -1+50


Board 28
N-S Vul
S K 6 4 3
H 9 6 4
D 7 6
C 10 9 7 2
Diamond
West
1 NT
2 NT
Dbl

Lead
H K
S 5
S Q
Rodwell
North
Pass
3 S
AP

2nd
4
A
J
Platnick
East
2 D
4 H


3rd
A
9
4
Meckstroth
South
2 S
4 S


4th
5
3
H 3
Katz
West
1 D
3 H


Lead
C A
C K
S A
S Q
H 3
Gitelman
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
6
J
9
J
5
Nickell
East
1 H
4 H


3rd
10
9
3
4
10
Moss
South
2 S
AP


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


Par +100
5 H× EW -1
S A Q 10 8 7 2
H 5
D 9 8 5 4
C A K
Nickell +15Diamond 78-504 S× South =+7904 H East =-420


Board 29
Both Vul
S A 9 4
H Q J 8
D A 9 4 3
C A 6 4
Diamond
West

Dbl
AP

Lead
H A
S 3
S 4
S 10
D Q
H 4
Rodwell
North
1 NT
2 S


2nd
S 2
5
K
Q
7
C 2
Platnick
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
A
6
H 7
3
K
Meckstroth
South
2 H
4 S


4th
8
8
J
9
K
Katz
West

Dbl
4 H

Lead
H A
S 3
S 4
C K
C 2
C 6
C 5
D 4
D 2
Gitelman
North
1 NT
2 S
4 S

2nd
S 2
5
10
8
10
9
H 5
5
10
Nickell
East
Pass
3 H
AP

3rd
7
A
Q
4
A
Q
S 9
Q
A
Moss
South
2 H
4 C


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


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



Diamond +1Diamond 79-504 S North =+6204 S North +1+650


Board 30
None Vul
S K 4
H 9 6 5 2
D A J 10 5
C J 9 5
Diamond
West

1 D
Dbl

Lead
C Q
C A
C K
H Q
D 7
D 6
S 5
Rodwell
North

Pass
3 H

2nd
5
9
J
4
9
Q
2
Platnick
East
Pass
1 S
Dbl

3rd
6
10
4
2
J
8
K
Meckstroth
South
Pass
2 H
AP

4th
3
8
H 3
S 7
K
5
A
Katz
West

Pass


Lead
C Q
C A
C K
H Q
S 9
S 6
H 5
D Q
Gitelman
North

4 H


2nd
5
9
J
A
4
8
C 10
9
Nickell
East
Pass
AP


3rd
2
4
6
2
A
2
K
5
Moss
South
2 H



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


Par -420
4 S EW
S Q 8 5
H K Q J 7 3
D Q 7 4
C 8 3


Diamond +4Diamond 83-503 H× South -2-3004 H South -3-150


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United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 3OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 31
N-S Vul
S 10 8 5
H 10
D 9 8 7 2
C A Q 9 8 6
Diamond
West

1 H
2 NT


Lead
S 5
C 5
S 8
D K
S 3
C K
C 3
H 6
C 10
D A
S Q
Rodwell
North

Pass
Pass


2nd
A
7
K
10
9
6
9
3
A
4
H 8
Platnick
East

2 D
4 H


3rd
2
J
6
3
H 2
S 7
H 5
A
H J
7
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass
AP


4th
4
Q
J
2
10
2
4
10
H Q
5
Katz
West

1 H
2 H
4 H

Lead
S 5
C 5
S 8
D K
H 3
H K
C K
S 3
C 10
Hampson
North

Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
A
2
K
A
A
C 9
A
Q
6
Nickell
East

2 D
4 C


3rd
2
J
6
4
10
6
H J
H 2
D 5
Greco
South
Pass
Pass
Pass


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


Par -420
4 H EW
S Q 9 6 2
H Q 9 7 3
D A 10
C 7 4 2






TieDiamond 83-504 H West -1+504 H West -1+50


Board 32
E-W Vul
S A K Q 9 6
H 10 6
D A Q 6 5
C 8 2
Diamond
West
Pass
3 H
AP

Lead
D 7
S A
S K
S Q
D Q
D 6
D J
C K
C 3
Rodwell
North
1 S
Dbl


2nd
8
7
H 4
H 2
C 5
C 7
S J
2
Platnick
East
2 H
Pass


3rd
9
2
3
8
3
K
5
9
Meckstroth
South
2 S
3 S


4th
A
4
5
10
2
10
H 3
4
Katz
West
Pass
Pass


Lead
D 7
S A
S K
S Q
H 10
Hampson
North
1 S
4 S


2nd
3
7
H 5
H 2
Q
Nickell
East
Pass
AP


3rd
2
2
3
8
K
Greco
South
2 S



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


Par -300
5 S× NS -2
S 8 3 2
H K 9 8
D K J 8 4 3
C J 4



Nickell +2Diamond 83-523 S North -1-504 S North -2-100


Board 33
None Vul
S J 9 7 6 4 3
H A
D A Q 9 2
C A 3
Diamond
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
C 10
D J
D 10
S 10
C 4
S J
S 5
C K
Rodwell
North
1 C
2 C
2 S
3 NT


2nd
J
3
8
K
A
8
9
Platnick
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
7
2
9
3
6
H 2
Q
Meckstroth
South
1 S
2 H
3 C



4th
3
7
H 5
2
2
A
H 9
Katz
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D 5
S 10
C 7
H A
S J
C 4
H 3
C Q
C J
D J
Hampson
North
1 C
1 S
2 S
3 D


2nd
2
K
A
5
8
3
K
H 8
D 6
3
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
7
3
6
2
H 9
K
7
S 6
S 7
Greco
South
1 H
2 H
2 NT
3 NT


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


Par +400
3 NT NS
S 10
H K J 10 9 2
D J 10 4
C Q J 5 2






TieDiamond 83-523 NT North =+4003 NT South =+400


Board 34
N-S Vul
S K Q J 8 7 5 4
H J 4 3
D
C K 8 3
Diamond
West

1 H
AP

Lead
H K
D Q
S Q
D 6
S 5
D 9
H 3
Rodwell
North

3 S


2nd
7
3
10
8
D 5
A
A
Platnick
East
1 D
Pass


3rd
2
4
A
S 8
9
S J
9
Meckstroth
South
Pass
4 S


4th
4
S 7
2
2
6
7
Katz
West

1 H
Dbl

Lead
H A
C 6
S K
S 8
H Q
D Q
H J
C 3
Hampson
North

3 S
AP

2nd
7
4
10
D 7
5
K
10
7
Nickell
East
1 D
Pass


3rd
2
J
3
A
4
A
9
9
Greco
South
Pass
4 S


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


Par +100
4 D× EW -1
S A 9 3
H Q 9 7
D K 9 6 3
C Q 9 4


Diamond +5Diamond 88-524 S North =+6204 S× North =+790


Board 35
E-W Vul
S A 8 2
H J 5 2
D K J 7 3
C 10 3 2
Diamond
West

Pass

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

Pass

2nd
2
Q
4
7
7
D 2
4
K
K
7
Platnick
East

Pass

3rd
K
9
J
4
A
C 2
K
5
C 6
3
Meckstroth
South
1 NT


4th
5
8
Q
A
10
C 4
9
8
5
J
Katz
West

Pass

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

Pass

2nd
2
7
3
D 6
4
5
9
D 3
10
D 2
D 4
A
Nickell
East

Pass

3rd
K
9
Q
C 2
J
8
Q
4
2
5
D 7
J
Greco
South
1 NT


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


Par +90
1 NT NS
S Q J 7 5
H A K 6 3
D 8 5
C A 9 5






TieDiamond 88-521 NT South =+901 NT South =+90


Board 36
Both Vul
S A K J 10 7
H 9 4
D 8 7 3
C 8 4 3
Diamond
West
1 NT
2 H

Lead
S A
C 8
D 2
S 8
C 4
C 9
H A
D K
H Q
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
3
Q
7
Q
2
H 6
4
3
9
Platnick
East
2 D
Pass

3rd
4
K
Q
K
J
3
2
6
3
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass

4th
6
A
A
9
7
6
10
4
K
Katz
West
1 NT
2 H

Lead
S A
C 3
C J
D J
S Q
C 8
H A
H Q
D A
Hampson
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
3
Q
A
3
K
6
4
9
2
Nickell
East
2 D
Pass

3rd
4
K
4
6
9
10
2
3
7
Greco
South
Pass
Pass

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


Par +140
3 S South
S 8 5 4
H K 10
D A 10 4
C K J 10 9 5


TieDiamond 88-522 H West =-1102 H West =-110


Board 37
N-S Vul
S A 5 3 2
H 10 5
D K 3
C 10 7 5 3 2
Diamond
West

Dbl
1 NT
Pass

Lead
S Q
S 2
H K
C A
C 4
S 9
D J
D 2
Rodwell
North
Pass
1 H
Pass
Pass

2nd
K
10
A
2
3
6
10
K
Platnick
East
Pass
Pass
2 H
3 D

3rd
A
J
5
6
D 7
H 7
A
8
Meckstroth
South
1 D
1 S
2 S
AP

4th
4
8
3
8
9
3
3
Q
Katz
West

Dbl
1 NT
AP

Lead
C Q
C 4
H 9
H 7
S J
S 7
D 3
Hampson
North
Pass
1 H
2 C


2nd
2
3
K
10
8
K
8
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass
2 H


3rd
6
S 4
A
4
2
A
Q
Greco
South
1 D
1 S
2 S


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


Par -130
4 D EW
S Q J 7 6
H K Q J 2
D Q 10
C J 9 8



Diamond +6Diamond 94-523 D East +1-1302 S South =+110


Board 38
E-W Vul
S A 7
H Q J 10 9
D Q 5 4
C 8 7 6 3
Diamond
West

1 NT
Pass

Lead
D J
D 7
C K
C A
D A
S 10
C 7
Rodwell
North

Dbl
Pass

2nd
4
5
10
5
H K
Q
J
Platnick
East
1 D
3 NT
Dbl

3rd
8
K
9
2
S 2
A
H 4
Meckstroth
South
1 S
4 H
AP

4th
2
6
3
6
Q
5
4
Katz
West

1 NT


Lead
H A
H 4
C 8
D A
D K
D 10
Hampson
North

Pass


2nd
5
7
A
2
6
Nickell
East
1 D
3 D


3rd
Q
9
5
7
J
Greco
South
1 S
AP


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


Par -130
4 D EW
S J 10 6 4 3
H A K 6 4
D 6 2
C 10 5

Diamond +5Diamond 99-524 H× South -2-3003 D East =-110


Board 39
Both Vul
S A 8
H K 6 5 2
D A 10 5
C 10 8 7 2
Diamond
West

Pass
AP

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

1 H


2nd
8
5
6
S J
A
2
J
7
9
Q
Platnick
East

Pass


3rd
K
2
Q
10
S 4
A
Q
C 8
K
7
Meckstroth
South
1 D
1 NT


4th
6
A
5
J
7
9
6
H 3
A
2
Katz
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
S 10
S 3
C 2
D 3
C K
D 7
D 5
H A
H 3
Hampson
North

1 H
3 NT

2nd
8
5
6
2
A
6
K
8
Q
Nickell
East

Pass
AP

3rd
K
9
Q
10
S 7
A
8
7
9
Greco
South
1 D
1 NT


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


Par +600
3 NT NS
S Q 6 5
H Q 8
D Q 8 7 3
C A Q 4 3




Nickell +7Diamond 99-591 NT South =+903 NT South -2-200


Board 40
None Vul
S K 9 8 5
H J 9 5
D Q 10 3
C J 7 4
Diamond
West
1 S
3 H
3 NT
4 H


Lead
D 5
D 4
C 9
D 6
H Q
C 5
H K
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP


2nd
2
7
7
8
5
10
Platnick
East
2 H
3 S
4 D



3rd
Q
H 2
K
H 7
3
J
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass
Pass



4th
A
3
3
10
A
Q
Katz
West
Pass
2 C
2 S
4 D
6 H

Lead
S J
S 2
H 4
H 2
D 5
D 4
S 3
H K
C 2
C 10
C Q
D K
Hampson
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
A
K
10
9
2
7
9
C 5
6
7
D 8
9
Nickell
East
1 H
2 D
3 C
5 C


3rd
5
H 3
Q
6
10
H 7
H 8
S 4
A
K
9
S 6
Greco
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


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


Par -450
5 H EW
S J 10
H A 10
D J 9 8 7 5
C 8 6 5 3









Diamond +11Diamond 110-594 H East +1-4506 H East -1+50


Board 41
E-W Vul
S K 10 7 5 3
H Q J 3
D Q 8 4 2
C 4
Diamond
West

2 C
2 NT


Lead
S 5
H 7
C 9
H K
H 2
S 3
H 4
H 5
H 6
D A
C 10
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass
Pass


2nd
2
3
2
9
D 5
A
D 6
S 9
D 7
K
6
Platnick
East
1 C
2 H
3 NT


3rd
J
A
3
10
C 7
8
D J
S 6
C 8
9
A
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass
AP


4th
Q
8
4
J
Q
4
D 2
S 7
D 4
8
Katz
West

1 NT
2 S
2 NT

Lead
S 5
H 10
H K
H 2
S 3
H 6
H 5
H 4
C 10
D 9
Hampson
North
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Pass

2nd
2
Q
9
C 6
A
D 5
D 6
S 9
5
Nickell
East
1 H
2 H
Pass
3 NT

3rd
J
A
7
S 6
8
C 7
C 3
D J
A
Greco
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

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


Par -1700
7 S× NS -7
S J 9 8
H 9 8
D K 7 6 5
C Q 6 5 2






Nickell +1Diamond 110-603 NT West +2-6603 NT West +3-690


Board 42
Both Vul
S A 6 5 3 2
H A J 8
D 5 2
C A 4 2
Diamond
West

Pass

Lead
S K
C 8
D A
D 7
C 9
H K
H 10
Rodwell
North

4 H

2nd
2
2
10
Q
4
2
7
Platnick
East
Pass
AP

3rd
4
K
8
K
6
8
J
Meckstroth
South
2 H


4th
7
J
2
5
Q
4
Q
Katz
West

Pass

Lead
S K
H A
H 8
C J
D A
D 3
S Q
Hampson
North

4 H

2nd
A
4
Q
3
10
Q
2
Nickell
East
Pass
AP

3rd
4
3
K
2
4
K
8
Greco
South
2 H


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


Par +140
3 S NS
S J 9 7
H K 10 9 6 5 3
D Q 10
C Q J
Diamond +3Diamond 113-604 H South -2-2004 H South -1-100


Board 43
None Vul
S 10 8 3 2
H 4 3
D A 9 8 7 4
C A Q
Diamond
West

1 H


Lead
S 3
H 2
H K
S Q
Rodwell
North

Pass


2nd
A
C 7
3
2
Platnick
East

4 H


3rd
4
A
5
Meckstroth
South
Pass
AP


4th
7
4
C 2
Katz
West

1 H
Pass

Lead
H 2
C 2
H 4
S 6
H 5
C A
D 4
C J
Hampson
North

Pass
4 S

2nd
S 4
8
7
7
D 3
6
5
Nickell
East

4 H
AP

3rd
8
Q
S 5
8
K
4
K
Greco
South
Pass
Dbl


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


Par +100
5 H× EW -1
S K 6 5 4
H
D K Q 3
C J 9 7 5 4 2


Diamond +13Diamond 126-604 H West =-4204 S North =+420


Board 44
N-S Vul
S K
H J 9 7 5 2
D Q 8
C A K 9 7 3
Diamond
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 8
H 2
Rodwell
North
1 H
3 C
3 S
4 C
5 D
6 D


2nd
2
3
Platnick
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
A
Meckstroth
South
2 NT
3 D
3 NT
4 NT
5 NT
7 H


4th
K
Q
Katz
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP



Lead
S 8
H 2
H K
Hampson
North
1 H
3 H
5 C
5 H




2nd
2
3
Nickell
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass




3rd
4
A
Greco
South
2 NT
4 S
5 D
7 H




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


Par +2220
7 NT NS
S A Q 10 5 2
H A K 10 6 4
D A
C J 4

TieDiamond 126-607 H North =+22107 H North =+2210


Board 45
Both Vul
S A K J 6 3
H K
D Q 10
C Q 10 7 6 5
Diamond
West

Pass

Lead
C 9
H 5
H 3
S K
S J
S 6
C K
H 8
Rodwell
North
1 S
4 S

2nd
8
K
7
7
8
9
2
D 7
Platnick
East
Pass
AP

3rd
A
A
Q
2
4
Q
6
C 7
Meckstroth
South
2 S


4th
5
4
S 3
5
10
D 8
3
J
Katz
West

Pass

Lead
S 9
C 5
S 10
C 8
C 6
D 3
H 5
Hampson
North
1 S
4 S

2nd
2
9
6
2
S 7
4
K
Nickell
East
Pass
AP

3rd
5
K
8
Q
D 2
K
A
Greco
South
2 S


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


Par +620
4 S NS
S Q 4 2
H 10 9 8 7 4
D A 4 2
C K 8

Nickell +12Diamond 126-724 S North =+6204 S North -1-100


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United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 4OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 46
None Vul
S K J 6
H K Q 10 5 2
D Q J 9 2
C A
Hampson
West

2 C
Dbl
4 NT
AP

Lead
H K
D 5
C 3
H 2
D A
D 6
H A
S Q
D 8
Hamman
North

2 H
4 H
Dbl


2nd
4
9
J
6
2
Q
9
2
Greco
East
Pass
Dbl
Pass
5 C


3rd
3
4
A
7
7
C 6
S 3
A
Zia
South
Pass
3 H
Pass
Dbl


4th
C 2
10
4
C 5
3
K
5
6
Rodwell
West

2 C
3 C
AP


Lead
C 4
H Q
H 2
S 2
C 6
D 2
D 3
D 9
S A
Moss
North

2 H
3 D



2nd
3
6
4
5
7
4
6
S 4
6
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Dbl
Pass



3rd
J
3
7
J
Q
K
Q
10
9
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass
4 H



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


Par -140
3 S EW
S 8 7 2
H J 9 7 3
D K 10 3
C 8 7 3





Nickell +4Diamond 126-765 C× West -1+1004 H North -1-50


Board 47
N-S Vul
S A K J 9 8 5 2
H J 10 3 2
D J 5
C
Hampson
West

1 D



Lead
C J
S A
S K
H J
Hamman
North

4 S



2nd
4
6
C 2
4
Greco
East

AP



3rd
A
3
4
7
Zia
South
Pass




4th
S 2
7
Q
K
Rodwell
West

1 D
Pass
AP

Lead
S 3
S A
H 5
H 7
C 3
H 8
C Q
D 7
D 4
C 9
Moss
North

3 S
Pass


2nd
7
C 6
A
K
S 2
9
S 9
J
Q
A
Meckstroth
East

Pass
5 C


3rd
J
4
6
3
K
C 7
2
A
2
Gitelman
South
Pass
4 S
Dbl


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


Par +500
6 C× EW -3
S 10 4 3
H A Q 9 7
D K Q 9
C 9 5 4





Nickell +8Diamond 126-844 S North +1+6505 C× East -2+300


Board 48
E-W Vul
S K 6
H K J 8 4
D J 3
C A K J 10 4
Hampson
West
Pass
3 H

Lead
S A
S 5
D 3
S 4
H A
H 10
S Q
C 5
Hamman
North
1 C
4 H

2nd
10
D 2
7
C 4
3
D 10
H 5
3
Greco
East
1 S
AP

3rd
J
9
K
8
4
8
7
K
Zia
South
Dbl


4th
6
K
A
H 2
6
Q
C A
2
Rodwell
West
Pass
4 S

Lead
S A
S 2
D 3
D 8
C 2
H K
H 4
Moss
North
1 NT
5 H

2nd
10
D 2
7
J
5
6
9
Meckstroth
East
2 S
AP

3rd
4
9
K
H 7
9
2
10
Gitelman
South
3 S


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


Par +200
4 S× EW -1
S 10
H A 10 5 2
D K Q 6 4 2
C Q 7 5

Nickell +10Diamond 126-944 H North =+4205 H North -1-50


Board 49
None Vul
S K Q 8
H A 10 5 2
D 10 8 7 6 2
C 7
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D J
D A
D 9
C Q
H J
S 8
Hamman
North
Pass
2 D
3 S


2nd
2
Q
3
7
4
A
Greco
East
1 D
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
C 9
S 4
6
A
2
Zia
South
1 S
2 S
4 S


4th
5
6
7
A
3
7
Rodwell
West

Dbl



Lead
C A
H J
H 2
S A
D A
D 4
S 7
D K
D 9
S 10
Moss
North
Pass
2 D



2nd
5
K
Q
3
3
5
K
Q
C 3
Q
Meckstroth
East
1 D
3 H



3rd
7
A
S 6
4
J
H 7
H 6
S 9
H 9
H 8
Gitelman
South
1 S
AP



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


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





Diamond +3Diamond 129-944 S South -1-503 H East -1+50


Board 50
N-S Vul
S 10 4 3 2
H 5 4
D J
C A 10 7 5 4 3
Hampson
West

Pass
3 NT

Lead
C 5
S K
S A
S 6
D 4
H Q
H 7
H A
H J
H 8
C 2
S 10
Hamman
North

1 S
AP

2nd
8
9
J
Q
J
2
6
C 3
C 4
C 7
A
Greco
East
1 D
2 D


3rd
K
2
3
4
A
3
K
D 5
D 6
D 9
J
Zia
South
Dbl
Pass


4th
9
5
8
D 3
7
4
5
9
10
S 7
6
Rodwell
West

Rdbl
3 NT

Lead
S 2
S 6
D 4
H Q
H 7
H A
H K
H 8
Moss
North

2 C
AP

2nd
5
J
J
2
6
C 3
C 4
C 5
Meckstroth
East
1 D
2 D


3rd
K
3
A
3
J
D 3
C 8
C J
Gitelman
South
Dbl
Pass


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


Par -120
2 NT EW
S A K 7 6
H 10 9 6 2
D Q 8 7
C K 6






TieDiamond 129-943 NT West -1+503 NT West -1+50


Board 51
E-W Vul
S Q 5 2
H 2
D K J 10 5 3
C Q 9 5 2
Hampson
West

1 D
Rdbl
Pass

Lead
C K
H 4
H 3
S 6
D Q
S 3
Hamman
North

Pass
2 D
3 C

2nd
4
9
D 5
A
8
J
Greco
East

1 H
2 H
3 H

3rd
2
K
A
10
3
Q
Zia
South
Pass
Dbl
Dbl
AP

4th
A
2
Q
2
2
Rodwell
West

1 D
2 H
4 H

Lead
D Q
H K
H 3
S 7
Moss
North

Pass
3 D
AP

2nd
A
2
D K
3
Meckstroth
East

1 H
Dbl


3rd
5
5
A
10
Gitelman
South
Pass
Dbl
Pass


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


Par -100
4 C× NS -1
S A 8 4 3
H Q 9
D Q 7
C K 10 8 6 3

Diamond +6Diamond 135-943 H East =-1404 H East -1+100


Board 52
Both Vul
S Q 9 7 6 5
H 5
D 10 9 5 3 2
C 7 4
Hampson
West
Pass
3 D
3 NT

Lead
D A
D K
S 2
H K
H J
H 7
H A
C 2
Hamman
North
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
7
Q
4
4
6
8
S 6
4
Greco
East
2 NT
3 H
4 H

3rd
2
10
Q
2
3
9
S 3
J
Zia
South
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
6
J
A
5
D 3
S 5
Q
Q
Rodwell
West
Pass
3 D
3 NT

Lead
D A
D K
S J
H K
H J
H 7
H A
C 2
Moss
North
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
Q
7
4
4
6
8
D 3
7
Meckstroth
East
2 NT
3 H
4 H

3rd
10
9
5
2
3
9
S 3
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass
AP

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


Par -650
5 H EW
S J 8 2
H Q 8 6 4
D A K 8 4
C Q 8


Nickell +1Diamond 135-954 H East =-6204 H East +1-650


Board 53
N-S Vul
S A 10 8 6
H 8
D 9 7 6 5
C Q J 9 2
Hampson
West

Pass
AP

Lead
S Q
C 8
H 8
C 5
S 2
S A
S 8
H 7
D 6
H 9
C 9
Hamman
North
Pass
2 C


2nd
6
3
10
2
7
5
9
D 5
2
2
Greco
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
3
Q
Q
7
10
C K
D 8
J
K
D 7
Zia
South
1 NT
2 D


4th
K
4
A
A
4
J
D 10
3
4
5
Rodwell
West

Pass


Lead
H 4
H J
H 6
H 5
D 2
H 7
Moss
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
8
Q
S 6
S 2
J
D 6
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
K
A
10
2
Q
S 9
Gitelman
South
1 NT



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


Par +600
5 C NS
S K 2
H Q 9 3
D K J 8
C A K 10 8 6





Nickell +5Diamond 135-1002 D South =+901 NT South -1-100


Board 54
E-W Vul
S K 8 5
H 5
D A K 6 3
C A K 10 4 3
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S J
D Q
D J
D 8
H 5
S 2
S 8
Hamman
North

2 C
3 D
4 D
4 S
6 D

2nd
5
5
7
9
7
9
Greco
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

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


4th
A
2
4
10
2
H 8
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP


Lead
S J
H A
H 4
D A
D 6
H 10
C 3
D J
Moss
North

2 D
4 D
6 C



2nd
5
2
3
2
4
6
2
7
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass



3rd
Q
5
D 3
8
Q
D K
Q
S 8
Gitelman
South
1 D
2 NT
5 C
7 D



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


Par +990
6 NT NS
S A 7 3 2
H A J 10 4
D Q J 8
C Q 5





Nickell +14Diamond 135-1146 D South =+9207 D South -2-100


Board 55
Both Vul
S A J 5
H 5
D A J 9 8 7
C A 10 8 7
Hampson
West

Pass


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

4 S


2nd
5
4
J
8
3
4
3
H 2
Greco
East

AP


3rd
Q
J
K
2
10
S 7
7
10
Zia
South
2 S



4th
A
K
A
10
2
6
2
Rodwell
West

2 H
AP

Lead
H 10
H 4
D A
D 7
H 3
D 8
S 3
D 9
Moss
North

Dbl


2nd
5
2
4
3
7
5
4
K
Meckstroth
East

3 H


3rd
6
S 5
10
S 2
S J
S 6
A
S 7
Gitelman
South
Pass
4 S


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


Par +1430
6 S NS
S Q 9 7 6 3 2
H A 4 3
D 10
C Q J 5


TieDiamond 135-1144 S South +1+6504 S South +1+650


Board 56
None Vul
S A Q 6 3
H 9 8 7
D 9
C A K 8 7 5
Hampson
West
Pass
Pass


Lead
H 10
D 2
H A
H K
H J
H 5
C 10
C 5
S J
D 6
Hamman
North
1 C
Pass


2nd
7
3
2
6
S 2
D 10
2
6
4
Greco
East
1 H
Pass


3rd
4
9
3
D 5
D 7
S 10
3
Q
Q
Zia
South
1 NT



4th
Q
A
8
9
S 3
S 6
A
4
K
Rodwell
West
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H K
H A
H J
S 9
D A
D 6
Moss
North
1 C
2 C


2nd
2
6
Q
3
2
Q
Meckstroth
East
1 H
Dbl


3rd
10
3
C 3
K
3
K
Gitelman
South
1 NT
3 C


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


Par +90
2 C NS
S J 2
H Q 6 2
D Q J 10 8 2
C Q 9 2




TieDiamond 135-1141 NT South -1-503 C North -1-50


Board 57
E-W Vul
S J 10 7 2
H 9 3
D J
C Q 9 5 4 3 2
Hampson
West

3 D
Dbl
AP

Lead
D Q
S A
D A
Hamman
North
3 C
Pass
Pass


2nd
4
3
Greco
East
Dbl
4 D
Pass


3rd
5
4
Zia
South
Pass
5 C
Rdbl


4th
J
2
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
3 D

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

2nd
2
6
7
D 2
4
K
Meckstroth
East
1 D
Pass
Dbl


3rd
3
9
D J
7
5
4
Gitelman
South
1 NT
2 NT
Pass


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


Par +130
4 C NS
S K 3
H A K J 8
D 9 6 4
C A J 8 7

Diamond +3Diamond 138-1145 C×× North -1-2003 D East =-110


Board 58
Both Vul
S A K Q 7 3
H 6 2
D K 8 7 5
C A 10
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D J
C A
C 10
H 7
H J
H 10
Hamman
North

1 S
2 NT


2nd
K
2
K
Q
6
Greco
East
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
4
5
8
A
5
Zia
South
Pass
1 NT
3 NT


4th
3
3
9
2
3
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
D 2
S 9
S K
S Q
S 7
H Q
D Q
C A
S 3
D J
Moss
North

1 S
2 D


2nd
A
2
5
10
C 2
A
K
4
H 7
5
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
6
A
H 3
H 4
D 3
2
4
5
C 6
H 8
Gitelman
South
Pass
1 NT



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


Par +130
4 C NS
S 9
H Q 4 3
D A 10 3
C Q J 8 7 6 5





Diamond +7Diamond 145-1143 NT South -2-2002 D North =+90


Board 59
None Vul
S K J 3
H 5 4
D A K J 8 6
C Q 9 5
Hampson
West

1 S
Pass
AP

Lead
S A
C 7
H 6
Hamman
North

2 D
4 S


2nd
3
2
Greco
East

3 S
Pass


3rd
2
9
Zia
South
1 C
4 C
6 C


4th
C 4
A
Rodwell
West

1 S
Pass


Lead
S A
Moss
North

2 D
5 C


2nd
3
Meckstroth
East

3 S
AP
Gitelman
South
1 C
4 C
S A Q 7 6 5 4
H J 8 7
D Q 5 2
C 2
TableS 10 9 8 2
H Q 10 9 6
D 10 7 4
C A 3


Par +920
6 C NS
S
H A K 3 2
D 9 3
C K J 10 8 7 6 4
Nickell +11Diamond 145-1256 C South =+9205 C South +1+420


Board 60
N-S Vul
S 9 6 3
H K 10 9 7 3 2
D 9 7 5 4
C
Hampson
West
Pass
Pass
4 NT

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

2nd
Q
J
S 5
4
6
Greco
East
1 C
3 NT
5 C

3rd
K
2
Q
K
9
Zia
South
1 S
4 H
AP

4th
A
S 3
H 2
A
5
Rodwell
West
Pass
Pass


Lead
D A
H 4
C K
C 7
C 3
C 10
D K
C 9
C 4
C 5
Moss
North
Pass
2 S


2nd
2
Q
J
S 2
D 4
S 5
3
S 10
H 8
D Q
Meckstroth
East
1 C
3 NT


3rd
9
K
2
Q
A
6
6
8
H 6
Gitelman
South
2 D
AP


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


Par +300
6 C× East -2
S K J 10 5 4 2
H J 8 4
D A Q 3
C J




Nickell +11Diamond 145-1365 C East -2+1003 NT East +1-430


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United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 5OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 61
Both Vul
S K 8 5 2
H A Q 9 3
D 2
C K Q 4 3
Hampson
West

1 D
2 NT




Lead
H Q
D A
D 3
S 10
S 7
S A
S J
H A
H 9
Hamman
North
1 C
Dbl
Pass




2nd
K
5
8
5
2
C 7
C 8
J
Greco
East
Dbl
1 S
3 NT




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




4th
6
2
C 3
6
3
8
K
8
Rodwell
West

1 D
2 D
2 NT
3 S
5 D

Lead
C K
D A
D 3
S 10
S 7
S A
C 10
C 7
S 9
H 6
Moss
North
1 C
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
A
5
8
2
8
D 10
6
J
H 2
A
Meckstroth
East
Dbl
2 C
2 S
3 D
3 NT


3rd
8
6
J
4
Q
C 5
3
Q
D 7
J
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


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


Par -600
3 NT EW
S 6 3
H 7 5 4 2
D Q 10 8 5
C 10 8 7







Diamond +12Diamond 157-1363 NT West +1-6305 D West -1+100


Board 62
None Vul
S A Q J 9 2
H 6 5 4
D 6
C 10 6 4 3
Hampson
West

Pass
AP


Lead
S 4
S 7
S Q
S J
C J
D A
D 2
H 4
D 5
Hamman
North

1 S



2nd
2
6
8
C 8
A
4
7
2
J
Greco
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
3
A
H 8
H Q
2
6
C 4
C 5
C 6
Zia
South
1 D
2 C



4th
K
5
10
H 3
3
3
8
7
10
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
H 3
H J
H 9
H 2
S 4
S 7
S Q
S J
S 9
C 4
C 7
Moss
North

1 S
3 H
3 NT

2nd
4
Q
6
D 5
2
10
8
C 8
C J
D 3
K
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
A
K
10
7
3
A
D 2
C Q
D 9
A
6
Gitelman
South
1 D
2 NT
3 S


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


Par +420
4 S NS
S K 7
H Q 8
D A Q 9 5 2
C A Q 7 5






Nickell +5Diamond 157-1412 C South +2+1303 NT South -1-50


Board 63
N-S Vul
S A Q
H K J 6 4 2
D 8
C J 10 4 3 2
Hampson
West

1 NT
3 S

Lead
C J
S 3
C 4
S 9
D 8
Hamman
North

2 H
Pass

2nd
6
Q
9
8
9
Greco
East

Dbl
4 S

3rd
7
4
5
2
Zia
South
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
K
5
H 9
A
Rodwell
West

1 NT


Lead
C 3
C Q
D 9
D 10
Moss
North

Pass


2nd
A
7
3
7
Meckstroth
East

Pass


3rd
5
S 6
2
6
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -140
3 S EW
S K 8 5
H Q 7 3
D Q 7 5 4 3
C 7 5
Diamond +8Diamond 165-1414 S West =-4201 NT West =-90


Board 64
E-W Vul
S A 10
H K J 8 4
D Q 7 6 4
C J 10 5
Hampson
West
Pass
2 D
2 S

Lead
S 3
H A
H 6
C 2
D K
D 2
C 7
C 8
S 9
D Q
H 10
Hamman
North
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
7
5
3
10
A
4
3
J
5
S 8
D 5
Greco
East
1 S
2 H


3rd
10
7
S Q
K
7
S 2
Q
S 4
D 3
S K
K
Zia
South
Pass
Pass


4th
J
4
8
A
8
J
5
4
A
10
2
Rodwell
West
Pass
1 NT
2 S

Lead
S 5
S 10
D K
H 7
S J
S 9
H 6
D 7
H A
C K
C 3
C 9
Moss
North
Pass
Dbl
AP

2nd
7
2
A
4
6
3
3
S 8
10
A
Q
Meckstroth
East
1 S
2 H


3rd
A
K
6
Q
D 2
D 3
C 2
J
D 9
8
10
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -80
1 S EW
S K 6 5 3
H 10 5 3
D K J
C A 6 4 3






TieDiamond 165-1412 S East =-1102 S East =-110


Board 65
None Vul
S 7 4 3
H A J
D J 7 6
C A 10 6 3 2
Hampson
West

1 S
2 S

Lead
S 3
D 8
D K
S J
S Q
H 3
C 3
C 8
Hamman
North
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
6
6
10
K
7
A
D 2
Greco
East
1 D
2 D
3 S

3rd
9
A
C 4
A
C J
6
Q
Zia
South
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
10
9
7
4
C 5
2
7
Rodwell
West

1 S
2 S

Lead
C 2
S K
S 2
D A
Moss
North
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
J
A
3
Meckstroth
East
1 D
2 D


3rd
Q
4
J
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -450
5 S EW
S K 9
H 9 7 2
D Q 10 9
C K Q 9 8 5


TieDiamond 165-1413 S West +2-2002 S West +3-200


Board 66
N-S Vul
S K 2
H J 10 9 7 3
D 10 5 2
C J 4 2
Hampson
West

2 S

Lead
H J
D 8
S 9
D 5
S A
D J
C 10
Hamman
North

Pass

2nd
2
9
3
4
2
2
2
Greco
East
Pass
3 S

3rd
Q
10
7
Q
5
6
6
Zia
South
1 NT
AP

4th
5
A
K
K
8
3
A
Rodwell
West

2 S

Lead
H J
D 7
S 9
H 10
S A
C 7
D 3
Moss
North

2 NT

2nd
2
9
3
4
2
4
J
Meckstroth
East
Pass
3 S

3rd
Q
10
7
6
5
K
5
Gitelman
South
1 NT
AP

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


Par -140
3 S EW
S 8 3
H A K Q 6
D Q 8 7 3
C A 9 5
Diamond +1Diamond 166-1413 S West +1-1703 S West =-140


Board 67
E-W Vul
S A 7 6 4
H 8
D K 10 7 4 2
C 8 3 2
Hampson
West

1 H
2 H
2 NT

Lead
S 4
D 3
H 2
H K
C 7
D 6
D 5
Hamman
North

Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
5
Q
4
D 2
2
9
7
Greco
East

2 C
2 S
4 H

3rd
K
K
A
7
Q
J
H 10
Zia
South
Pass
Pass
Dbl
AP

4th
Q
A
8
5
5
4
Rodwell
West

1 H
3 H


Lead
D 2
H 2
H K
H Q
C 7
S J
S 7
C 9
C J
Moss
North

Pass
Pass


2nd
A
5
D 10
S 4
8
Q
8
2
10
Meckstroth
East

1 NT
4 H


3rd
9
A
7
10
Q
A
K
A
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass
AP


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


Par -500
5 S× NS -3
S K J 10 3 2
H J 5 4
D 9 3
C K 10 5




Nickell +1Diamond 166-1424 H West =-6204 H West +1-650


Board 68
Both Vul
S K J 10 9 7
H J 2
D 8 3
C A Q 6 2
Hampson
West
Pass
Pass

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

2nd
6
5
8
A
2
8
K
10
4
D 4
Greco
East
2 D
AP

3rd
5
Q
Q
6
7
A
5
S 8
H 7
7
Zia
South
Dbl


4th
3
J
9
2
6
4
9
C 6
5
J
Rodwell
West
Pass
Pass

Lead
D K
D A
D 7
S 7
C 5
D Q
H J
S 5
D 4
H 9
C 7
Moss
North
1 S
2 S

2nd
6
9
10
4
9
J
4
J
H 7
A
8
Meckstroth
East
2 D
AP

3rd
5
2
S 8
A
Q
H 3
5
Q
H 6
8
A
Gitelman
South
Dbl


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


Par +110
3 C NS
S A
H A 10 7 5
D J 10 9 6
C 10 7 5 3




Nickell +7Diamond 166-1493 C North =+1102 S North -2-200


Board 69
N-S Vul
S Q J 3 2
H A J 5 4
D 6 4
C A 8 4
Hampson
West

Pass

Lead
D 8
S 6
D 3
S 5
S 9
C 4
D 9
Hamman
North
1 C
Pass

2nd
4
K
6
7
8
2
H 8
Greco
East
1 D
Pass

3rd
10
2
J
Q
10
K
H 4
Zia
South
3 NT


4th
K
4
A
A
J
5
Q
Rodwell
West

Pass

Lead
D J
S 5
C 4
S 6
H Q
D 10
S 8
H 6
D Q
Moss
North
1 C
3 NT

2nd
A
7
2
10
2
K
K
J
7
Meckstroth
East
1 D
AP

3rd
3
Q
K
J
3
8
2
K
Gitelman
South
3 D


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


Par +600
3 NT NS
S 8 6 5
H 9 7 2
D A K 9 7
C K Q 3


Nickell +12Diamond 166-1613 NT South =+6003 NT North -1-100


Board 70
E-W Vul
S K 8
H Q 8 7
D J 9 4 3
C Q J 8 4
Hampson
West

Pass
4 H
Dbl

Lead
C 2
S 7
S 8
H A
H 10
C 3
Hamman
North

Pass
4 S
AP

2nd
4
3
H 5
7
Q
5
Greco
East
Pass
Dbl
Pass


3rd
9
K
2
6
K
Zia
South
2 S
3 C
Pass


4th
10
J
Q
2
4
Rodwell
West

3 NT



Lead
S K
D K
Moss
North

Pass



2nd
J
3
Meckstroth
East
1 D
Pass



3rd
7
2
Gitelman
South
3 S
Pass



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


Par -800
7 C× NS -4
S 10 9 7 6 5 2
H 4 2
D
C A K 10 6 5

Nickell +7Nickell 168-1664 S× South -2-3003 NT West =-600


Board 71
Both Vul
S A 9 3 2
H A 10 7
D Q 4
C K 8 6 5
Hampson
West

1 S

Lead
C 5
S J
C A
C 4
S Q
H 4
H 10
D 10
D K
H Q
Hamman
North

Pass

2nd
10
2
6
8
D 9
5
6
4
6
9
Greco
East

4 S

3rd
J
6
2
S 8
4
K
8
A
H 2
3
Zia
South
Pass
AP

4th
Q
5
7
9
3
A
J
2
Q
7
Rodwell
West

1 S

Lead
S 2
S 8
S 7
C 6
S K
H 2
Moss
North

Pass

2nd
6
H 9
A
2
9
A
Meckstroth
East

4 S

3rd
5
J
Q
9
D 3
4
Gitelman
South
Pass
AP

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


Par -650
5 S West
S 5
H 9 8 5
D 9 8 7 6 2
C J 9 7 3



Nickell +1Nickell 169-1664 S West =-6204 S West +1-650


Board 72
None Vul
S A 10
H K 8
D J 7 3 2
C A 10 6 5 2
Hampson
West
1 D
1 NT
2 D

Lead
D 10
H 2
S 8
D 2
C Q
H A
Hamman
North
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
Q
8
4
6
K
7
Greco
East
1 H
2 C
2 H

3rd
7
J
A
H 4
A
6
Zia
South
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
5
Q
2
4
H 3
K
Rodwell
West
1 D
Pass


Lead
D 10
H 2
S 6
D 3
C Q
H A
Moss
North
2 C
Pass


2nd
A
8
4
5
K
7
Meckstroth
East
2 D
4 H


3rd
2
J
A
H 4
A
6
Gitelman
South
4 C
AP


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


Par +100
4 H× EW -1
S Q 8 6 5
H Q 7 4
D 10
C Q J 9 8 3
Nickell +6Nickell 175-1662 H East +2-1704 H East =-420


Board 73
E-W Vul
S A Q J 7 3
H Q 8 2
D J 9 8
C J 6
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 2
D J
C A
C 4
S K
S J
D 8
C 3
S 10
C 7
Hamman
North
Pass
1 S
2 C
2 NT

2nd
Q
3
6
J
5
H 10
A
H 4
7
D 9
Greco
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
9
4
9
2
A
D 6
10
10
H 9
8
Zia
South
1 D
1 NT
2 D


4th
4
Q
K
Q
6
8
2
S 3
H 5
Rodwell
West

Pass



Lead
C 4
S K
S 4
S Q
S J
S 7
D 8
C 3
C 7
C 2
C 5
Moss
North
1 S
Pass



2nd
6
2
5
D 3
H 9
H 10
A
K
D 9
H 5
H 6
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
8
3
A
D 6
D 7
D 4
10
A
9
D 2
D Q
Gitelman
South
1 NT




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


Par -110
3 C EW
S K 4
H 7 6 5 4
D K 10 7 6 4
C K Q






Diamond +4Nickell 175-1702 NT South -4-2001 NT South -1-50


Board 74
Both Vul
S A K 5 4
H 10 9 4 3
D K 4 2
C J 9
Hampson
West

1 H
3 NT

Lead
D 10
D 4
H Q
D 8
C 4
H 5
C 5
H J
Hamman
North

Pass
AP

2nd
7
Q
10
S 3
2
3
6
4
Greco
East
1 D
1 NT


3rd
K
3
7
2
K
A
Q
Zia
South
Pass
Pass


4th
6
A
K
J
9
2
J
Rodwell
West

1 H
3 NT

Lead
D 9
S K
S 4
C K
C 3
C 5
D A
C 8
C 7
D Q
H A
Moss
North

Pass
AP

2nd
7
6
7
9
J
H 6
4
H 4
D 8
10
Meckstroth
East
1 D
1 NT


3rd
K
2
J
4
A
Q
J
10
H 5
S 9
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -120
2 NT EW
S J 10 2
H K 6 2
D 10 9 8 5 3
C 6 2





TieNickell 175-1703 NT East =-6003 NT East =-600


Board 75
None Vul
S J 10
H A K 8
D 8 3 2
C K 10 9 7 4
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
H 9
S J
H 10
D A
S 3
H 7
D 8
H J
C A
Hamman
North

2 C
2 NT
3 S


2nd
2
K
Q
9
A
K
6
C 4
Greco
East

Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
4
2
6
2
10
3
7
C 3
Zia
South
1 S
2 D
3 D
3 NT


4th
A
4
8
5
8
5
Q
S 5
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
C 5
C 6
S 7
C 2
D 2
S 6
C Q
Moss
North

1 NT
2 NT
3 NT


2nd
H 2
10
3
K
5
J
Meckstroth
East

Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
A
J
A
3
J
K
Gitelman
South
1 S
2 D
3 D



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


Par +420
4 S South
S Q 9 5 3 2
H Q 5 2
D A K J 10 7
C





Nickell +2Nickell 177-1703 NT North -1-503 NT North -2-100


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United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 6OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 76
N-S Vul
S K 8 7
H Q 8 6 5 2
D J 8 2
C K Q
Hampson
West
1 NT
2 D
3 S

Lead
H 5
D 7
S 5
C Q
C K
H A
D 3
Katz
North
Pass
Pass
Pass

2nd
3
2
2
8
9
2
J
Greco
East
2 C
3 D
3 NT

3rd
7
A
Q
7
2
4
K
Nickell
South
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
9
6
K
6
A
J
10
Rodwell
West
1 NT
2 D


Lead
H 5
D 7
S 5
D 8
Diamond
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
3
2
2
Meckstroth
East
2 C
3 NT


3rd
7
A
J
Platnick
South
Pass
AP


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


Par -920
6 D West
S 10 9 4 3 2
H J 7
D 10 6
C 10 7 3 2

TieNickell 177-1703 NT West +2-4603 NT West +2-460


Board 77
Both Vul
S A 9
H Q 10 9 8 7
D K J 10 5
C A J
Hampson
West

Pass


Lead
D A
C 5
C J
H 4
H J
H 5
D K
D J
S 10
Katz
North
1 H
2 D


2nd
4
4
K
K
2
S 2
3
S 4
9
Greco
East
Dbl
AP


3rd
2
Q
7
6
10
3
6
7
K
Nickell
South
1 S



4th
5
A
6
7
A
8
9
Q
3
Rodwell
West

Pass
3 C

Lead
D J
D 9
C 10
H 10
H J
H 5
S A
S 9
C K
Diamond
North
1 NT
Pass
AP

2nd
3
K
4
4
3
S 2
4
K
7
Meckstroth
East
Dbl
Dbl


3rd
4
A
Q
K
Q
2
3
5
Platnick
South
2 D
Pass


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


Par +110
3 D NS
S Q 6 5 3 2
H K J
D 8 7 6 4
C 7 4



Nickell +5Nickell 182-1702 D North =+903 C West =-110


Board 78
None Vul
S K J 8
H 10 9 5 2
D 7
C A J 8 6 4
Hampson
West

2 H
Pass

Lead
H K
S Q
S 5
D 7
Katz
North

4 H
Dbl

2nd
A
K
H 7
5
Greco
East
Pass
4 S
AP

3rd
10
A
10
Nickell
South
1 H
Pass


4th
4
3
J
Rodwell
West

2 H
Pass

Lead
H K
S Q
S 2
C A
D 7
S 9
Diamond
North

4 H
Dbl

2nd
A
K
H 8
2
5
8
Meckstroth
East
Pass
4 S
AP

3rd
10
A
10
10
Q
Platnick
South
1 H
Pass


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


Par -100
5 C× NS -1
S 3
H K Q J 8 7
D Q 3 2
C K 10 9 3
TieNickell 182-1704 S× East +1-6904 S× East +1-690


Board 79
N-S Vul
S 10 5 4 3
H K 2
D A 10 8 7 3
C K 6
Hampson
West

1 D
2 H

Lead
C 7
H Q
C 6
H 6
H 4
C 2
C 5
C 10
D J
S 6
D K
Katz
North

Pass
Pass

2nd
J
8
9
7
D 8
D 2
S 4
S 8
6
7
A
Greco
East

1 H
4 H

3rd
K
3
4
A
10
8
Q
S K
5
H 5
H J
Nickell
South
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
A
K
3
2
9
S 3
S 2
S 5
3
10
4
Rodwell
West

1 D
2 H

Lead
C 7
H 10
C 6
H J
H 6
C J
C 8
C 9
D J
S 6
D K
Diamond
North

Pass
Pass

2nd
3
9
10
8
7
S 3
S 4
D 2
6
8
A
Meckstroth
East

1 H
4 H

3rd
K
3
4
4
A
2
Q
S K
5
H 5
H Q
Platnick
South
Pass
Pass
AP

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


Par -420
4 H EW
S A Q 8 7 2
H 9 8 7
D 6 4 2
C 7 4





TieNickell 182-1704 H East =-4204 H East =-420


Board 80
E-W Vul
S J 10 8 3
H 9 2
D K J 2
C A J 6 2
Hampson
West
1 C
1 NT
Pass
3 NT

Lead
H 9
D 9
S 3
D 7
S J
C 4
D 6
C 10
Katz
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
10
10
4
K
6
2
H 3
A
Greco
East
1 H
2 C
3 H


3rd
J
J
9
4
5
K
A
3
Nickell
South
Pass
2 H
Pass


4th
5
3
A
5
Q
5
2
7
Rodwell
West
1 C
Pass
3 NT


Lead
H 9
S 2
C 4
D 3
S J
C 8
D 4
C A
H 2
D A
D 8
Diamond
North
Pass
Pass
AP


2nd
10
A
2
5
6
6
9
3
6
2
C J
Meckstroth
East
2 D
2 S



3rd
J
3
K
10
5
9
Q
H 3
Q
6
S 7
Platnick
South
2 H
Pass



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


Par -600
3 NT EW
S 9 5 2
H K Q J 7 4 3
D 9 5
C 7 5






Diamond +12Even 182-1823 NT West =-6003 NT West -1+100


Board 81
None Vul
S Q J 9 6 4
H 10 2
D K 8 4 3
C J 2
Hampson
West

3 D



Lead
D 6
H 3
H Q
H 9
D Q
D J
C 10
C K
C 9
Katz
North
Pass
Pass



2nd
9
10
5
8
3
2
J
3
Q
Greco
East
2 NT
4 H



3rd
4
K
6
A
A
H 7
A
5
8
Nickell
South
Pass
AP



4th
5
4
2
S 4
7
8
4
2
S 6
Rodwell
West

1 D
3 D
3 NT

Lead
S K
S 8
H Q
H K
H 9
D Q
D J
D 5
C 5
C A
C 7
D 10
Diamond
North
Pass
1 S
Pass
Pass

2nd
2
3
4
5
8
K
6
7
J
4
Q
Meckstroth
East
1 C
2 NT
3 H
4 H

3rd
6
J
3
6
A
A
9
H 7
K
10
8
Platnick
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

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


Par -460
5 NT EW
S K 8
H 8 5 4
D 10 7 6 2
C Q 6 4 3







Diamond +1Diamond 183-1824 H East +1-4504 H East =-420


Board 82
N-S Vul
S A K 7 3
H Q 3
D K J 6 4
C 4 3 2
Hampson
West

2 C
Pass

Lead
C A
C 7
H 5
S A
S K
S 3
Katz
North

2 NT
4 S

2nd
2
3
9
8
J
Greco
East
Pass
3 C
AP

3rd
8
K
2
2
5
Nickell
South
1 S
Pass


4th
6
Q
Q
4
10
Rodwell
West

Pass
Pass

Lead
D A
H 8
S 2
Diamond
North

2 NT
4 S

2nd
4
3
4
Meckstroth
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
2
6
A
Platnick
South
1 S
3 D


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


Par +620
4 S NS
S Q 9 6 5 2
H A K J 9
D 5 3
C Q 6
Diamond +1Diamond 184-1824 S South =+6204 S South +1+650


Board 83
E-W Vul
S A J 5 4 2
H K Q 7 3
D
C K Q J 3
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D K
C 6
C 3
H A
H 8
C J
S 3
S 2
D 2
Katz
North

1 S
3 H
4 S

2nd
A
4
5
7
K
S 10
6
D 6
8
Greco
East

Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
4
K
10
4
6
S Q
A
9
S 4
Nickell
South
Pass
2 S
3 S


4th
H 3
7
A
2
9
8
K
7
Rodwell
West
Diamond
North
Meckstroth
East
Platnick
South
S 8 7 6
H A 8
D J 8 4
C A 9 8 4 2
TableS K 10
H J 6 5 4
D K Q 9 7 6
C 7 5


Par +420
4 S NS
S Q 9 3
H 10 9 2
D A 10 5 3 2
C 10 6




Nickell +11Nickell 193-1844 S North +1+4504 S North -1-50


Board 84
Both Vul
S J 4
H A K 8
D A K J 3 2
C Q J 10
Hampson
West
Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 5
C J
D 2
D 5
D K
D J
D 3
C 10
H J
H K
Katz
North
1 D
2 NT


2nd
3
2
4
H 3
9
S 7
H 10
K
6
Greco
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
8
4
Q
A
6
10
S 2
A
A
Nickell
South
1 S
3 NT


4th
Q
9
7
8
H 2
S 5
H 4
S 8
5
Rodwell
West
Pass
Pass


Lead
C 5
C Q
D 2
H J
Diamond
North
3 NT



2nd
3
2
8
2
Meckstroth
East
Pass



3rd
8
4
Q
K
Platnick
South
Pass



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


Par +600
5 D NS
S 10 6 3 2
H J 9
D Q 10 6 5
C A 4 3




TieNickell 193-1843 NT North +1+6303 NT North +1+630


Board 85
N-S Vul
S K 6 4
H K Q J 3 2
D K 9 8 2
C 3
Hampson
West

Dbl


Lead
S 7
H A
H 4
S K
S 6
H 7
S 9
D 6
C 5
C Q
D 9
Katz
North
1 H
3 H


2nd
2
2
K
8
10
3
D 5
J
A
K
Greco
East
Pass
AP


3rd
A
5
8
3
5
C 2
D 2
K
4
H J
Nickell
South
2 H



4th
4
6
9
Q
J
10
D 3
A
3
6
Rodwell
West

Dbl
3 D

Lead
H K
C 3
C 8
H J
D J
D 5
Diamond
North
1 H
Pass
AP

2nd
5
2
K
8
8
9
Meckstroth
East
Pass
2 NT


3rd
6
A
D 2
9
3
10
Platnick
South
2 H
Pass


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


Par -110
3 D EW
S 9 5 3 2
H 10 9 6
D 6
C A Q 10 8 7





Diamond +6Nickell 193-1903 H North -2-2003 D West -1+50


Board 86
E-W Vul
S 4 3
H 6 5
D Q 5
C Q J 8 5 4 3 2
Hampson
West

1 S
4 S





Lead
D Q
S 6
S K
H J
Katz
North

Pass
AP





2nd
K
5
4
6
Greco
East
1 H
2 H






3rd
7
A
7
3
Nickell
South
Pass
Pass






4th
2
3
Q
A
Rodwell
West

1 S
2 S
3 S
4 D
5 C
5 H

Lead
C Q
S 6
S K
H J
Diamond
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Pass

2nd
A
5
3
5
Meckstroth
East
1 H
2 H
2 NT
4 C
4 NT
5 D
5 S

3rd
6
A
7
3
Platnick
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

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


Par -1400
7 C× NS -6
S Q 5
H A 10 4 2
D 7 6 3
C 10 9 7 6


TieNickell 193-1904 S West +2-6805 S West +1-680


Board 87
Both Vul
S A Q 10 9 8 7
H J 10 5
D A 10
C K 4
Hampson
West

Pass
2 NT
AP

Lead
H 6
D K
H J
S J
S 3
H 10
D 8
D 9
Katz
North

1 S
3 H


2nd
7
A
9
5
4
Q
Q
Greco
East

Pass
Dbl


3rd
K
2
A
7
D 3
S 6
10
Nickell
South
Pass
2 S
4 S


4th
5
6
4
K
8
2
4
Rodwell
West

Pass
3 S
5 D

Lead
S A
H 5
H 7
D 2
H J
Diamond
North

1 S
4 S
AP

2nd
2
6
3
6
9
Meckstroth
East

Pass
4 NT


3rd
J
A
10
Q
D 8
Platnick
South
Pass
2 S
Pass


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


Par -200
4 S× NS -1
S J 6 4
H A 7
D 8 6
C Q 10 8 7 3 2



Diamond +7Diamond 197-1934 S North -1-1005 D West -2+200


Board 88
None Vul
S 7 6 3
H 8 2
D K Q 7 3
C A K 8 3
Hampson
West
1 D
2 H
Pass

Lead
H 3
C 2
S 3
C 6
S 7
C 10
H A
S 2
S K
D 2
Katz
North
Pass
Pass
2 NT

2nd
4
5
5
A
9
8
6
J
H Q
Greco
East
1 H
Pass
3 H

3rd
2
J
8
4
10
H J
5
4
D 3
Nickell
South
Pass
Dbl
AP

4th
K
K
Q
7
A
9
8
6
D 6
Rodwell
West
Pass
3 D


Lead
H 6
C 2
D K
S 7
Diamond
North
1 D
Pass


2nd
4
7
6
Meckstroth
East
1 H
3 H


3rd
2
10
5
Platnick
South
Dbl
AP


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


Par +110
3 D NS
S K J 10 8
H 6 3
D A 5 4
C Q 9 7 5




Diamond +2Diamond 199-1933 H East -1+503 H East -2+100


Board 89
E-W Vul
S A J 5 3
H 10 9 6
D K Q J
C Q 7 4
Hampson
West

3 H
AP

Lead
D 9
H A
C A
C 9
S 4
Katz
North
1 C
3 S


2nd
K
K
10
S 2
9
Greco
East
1 H
Pass


3rd
A
3
3
5
A
Nickell
South
1 S
4 S


4th
3
6
4
7
6
Rodwell
West

3 D
Pass

Lead
H 5
H 8
D 2
D Q
H Q
S K
S 8
D K
C A
Diamond
North
1 D
3 H
Pass

2nd
6
S 2
8
A
S 4
9
C 3
S 10
10
Meckstroth
East
1 H
4 H
Dbl

3rd
A
7
J
3
3
3
A
4
Platnick
South
1 S
4 S
AP

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


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



Nickell +11Nickell 204-1994 S South =+4204 S× South -1-100


Board 90
Both Vul
S Q 6 3
H A K 10 3
D J 9 2
C 9 7 4
Hampson
West

1 H
Pass

Lead
D K
D Q
D A
S 2
H 9
C 7
S 4
S 9
C 9
Katz
North

Pass
2 S

2nd
8
10
S 8
6
4
2
3
7
3
Greco
East
1 D
2 D
AP

3rd
5
4
S 10
J
A
K
5
Q
5
Nickell
South
Pass
Dbl


4th
9
J
2
A
5
A
K
D 6
J
Rodwell
West

Dbl
Pass

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

2 C
3 S

2nd
2
10
S 9
A
2
K
3
J
3
2
4
H 7
Meckstroth
East
1 D
2 D
AP

3rd
Q
4
S 10
6
K
8
Q
9
D 3
3
6
Platnick
South
1 S
3 C


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


Par +110
3 C NS
S A K 9 8
H 9 2
D 10 8
C K Q 10 8 5






Nickell +5Nickell 209-1992 S North =+1103 S South -1-100


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United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 7OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 91
None Vul
S 9 2
H 8 4
D K 8 7 5 4
C A 8 7 3
Diamond
West

1 S
AP


Lead
H 5
D 9
H 4
H A
D 6
S A
Rodwell
North

Dbl



2nd
8
10
3
S 3
Q
Platnick
East

3 S



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



4th
Q
2
6
K
3
Zia
West

1 S
Pass
AP

Lead
S A
S 6
D 9
H 4
H A
H J
D 3
D 6
Hampson
North

2 D
Dbl


2nd
2
9
10
3
5
S 3
A
Hamman
East

4 S
Pass


3rd
8
K
K
10
8
D 4
Q
Greco
South
1 C
Pass
5 H


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


Par +420
4 H NS
S Q
H A Q J 10 7 2
D A 9 6
C K 10 6



Nickell +11Nickell 220-1994 H South +1+4505 H South -1-50


Board 92
N-S Vul
S A 9
H 2
D K Q J 10 5 3
C K J 10 7
Diamond
West
2 C
5 H
Pass
Pass

Lead
S K
D K
H K
H Q
C 9
Rodwell
North
2 D
Pass
Pass
Dbl

2nd
3
H 8
3
7
D 4
Platnick
East
4 H
Pass
6 H
AP

3rd
A
9
4
5
Meckstroth
South
4 S
5 S
Pass


4th
6
2
2
D 5
Zia
West
1 C
5 H



Lead
D 4
H Q
H J
D 8
C 9
S A
Hampson
North
1 D
Dbl



2nd
2
3
7
J
S 4
2
Hamman
East
4 H
AP



3rd
10
4
A
H 9
4
5
Greco
South
4 S




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


Par +500
6 H× EW -3
S K Q 8 7 5 4
H 7 3
D A 9 7 6 4
C

Nickell +5Nickell 225-1996 H× East -3+5005 H× East -2+300


Board 93
Both Vul
S A 2
H J 8 6 4 3
D Q
C A K 8 7 3
Diamond
West

2 C
2 D

Lead
H 3
H 9
D A
Rodwell
North
1 H
Dbl
AP

2nd
2
7
5
Platnick
East
1 NT
Rdbl


3rd
K
4
2
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass


4th
5
A
Q
Zia
West

Pass


Lead
H K
S Q
D A
S 3
H 4
S K
C 5
H 6
D K
H 8
C 6
Hampson
North
1 H
Pass


2nd
5
4
5
5
2
C 7
4
C Q
6
C J
Hamman
East
2 C



3rd
3
6
2
10
9
C 9
D 3
S 8
4
D 10
Greco
South
Pass



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


Par -600
5 D EW
S 9 8 7 5 4
H K 9
D 10 6 5
C 10 4 2





Diamond +6Nickell 225-2052 D West +3-1502 C East -1+100


Board 94
None Vul
S J 10 5 4 3
H Q 9 3
D A K 4
C 9 6
Diamond
West

2 C

Lead
S 9
H 8
S K
S Q
H 5
C A
C 2
H 6
C Q
D A
Rodwell
North

Pass

2nd
7
2
4
5
4
4
3
3
5
7
Platnick
East
1 NT
2 D

3rd
3
K
2
H J
Q
10
D 5
D 3
D 6
J
Meckstroth
South
Pass
AP

4th
A
9
6
D 10
D 2
6
9
A
D K
8
Zia
West

1 H

Lead
C 4
D 9
S 9
D 5
H 3
D 6
H Q
H 9
C 9
H A
Hampson
North

Pass

2nd
10
4
K
K
8
A
J
C 8
Q
Hamman
East
1 C
1 NT

3rd
6
3
3
2
10
Q
2
5
K
Greco
South
Pass
AP

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


Par -130
4 D EW
S 9 6
H A 10 5 2
D J 10
C K 7 5 4 3



Diamond +4Nickell 225-2092 D East =-901 NT East -1+50


Board 95
N-S Vul
S J 9 8 5 3
H A
D 6 5
C K J 8 5 2
Diamond
West

1 D
Pass

Lead
S 7
C A
D K
D 2
C 6
H 6
Rodwell
North

1 S
3 S

2nd
4
2
5
6
9
A
Platnick
East

2 C
AP

3rd
K
3
7
J
S 2
3
Meckstroth
South
Pass
2 NT


4th
5
7
8
9
5
2
Zia
West

1 D
3 D

Lead
H A
S 8
H J
C 5
D 2
Hampson
North

1 S
3 S

2nd
3
7
6
3
6
Hamman
East

2 S
4 D

3rd
7
A
D 5
9
J
Greco
South
Pass
2 NT
AP

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


Par -130
4 D EW
S A Q 6 4
H Q J 7 5 2
D 9 8
C 9 7
Nickell +1Nickell 226-2093 S North -1-1004 D West =-130


Board 96
E-W Vul
S 5
H 6 5 4 2
D 8 7 4 3 2
C K J 4
Diamond
West
2 S
Dbl

Lead
D 2
C 6
C 4
S 8
H 3
C 3
H 6
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
5
10
5
5
8
K
Q
Platnick
East
4 S
5 S

3rd
Q
J
7
A
K
9
A
Meckstroth
South
5 D
AP

4th
J
2
A
D 6
2
8
Zia
West
1 S
5 S

Lead
D 2
C 6
C 4
S 4
H 3
C 8
Hampson
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
5
3
5
5
A
10
Hamman
East
3 NT
Pass

3rd
Q
J
Q
A
10
K
Greco
South
5 D
Pass

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


Par +400
5 D South
S
H A J 8
D A K Q 10 9 6
C Q 8 7 6
TieNickell 226-2095 S West -2+2005 S West -2+200


Board 97
None Vul
S A
H A K Q
D A Q 7 5 2
C A Q 10 4
Diamond
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

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


2nd
A
2
2
8
8
5
K
Q
Platnick
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass


3rd
6
6
K
D 2
A
D 8
S 10
D 7
Meckstroth
South
1 H
2 S
3 S
4 H
5 D
5 S
6 S


4th
3
5
7
3
3
9
J
4
Zia
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP



Lead
H 3
S A
C 4
S K
S J
Hampson
North
1 C
1 NT
2 D
2 NT
5 NT




2nd
Q
2
2
8
Q
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass




3rd
J
6
K
D 2
D 5
Greco
South
1 S
2 C
2 S
3 D
6 S




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


Par +980
6 S NS
S K J 10 9 7 6
H 6 5 4
D 8 3
C K 6







TieNickell 226-2096 S South =+9806 S South =+980


Board 98
N-S Vul
S J 7 3
H K 7 6 4
D A Q 6
C Q J 7
Diamond
West

Pass

Lead
D 2
D 6
D K
C K
H 2
C 10
Rodwell
North

Pass

2nd
5
9
10
A
A
Platnick
East
5 C


3rd
A
J
Q
S 6
4
Meckstroth
South
Pass


4th
4
7
C 3
7
C 2
Zia
West

Pass

Lead
C A
D 3
D 6
D J
C K
Hampson
North

Pass

2nd
D 5
7
9
S 6
Hamman
East
5 C


3rd
7
A
K
Q
Greco
South
Pass


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


Par -110
3 C EW
S 9 5 4
H Q 5 3 2
D K J 8 3 2
C A
Nickell +2Nickell 228-2095 C East -3+1505 C East -2+100


Board 99
E-W Vul
S A 10 7 3
H K 8 7 6 4
D A Q 7 5
C
Diamond
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
C 8
C Q
C J
C 10
C 4
C 3
D K
D 3
D A
S 10
H 9
Rodwell
North

2 C
3 S


2nd
D 5
2
9
7
H 5
D 8
2
H 2
10
4
A
Platnick
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
K
S 3
H 4
H 6
S 7
H 7
7
Q
H 3
K
Meckstroth
South
1 NT
2 D
3 NT


4th
A
6
5
D J
D 6
H 10
4
9
S 6
8
Zia
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
S 6
C A
C Q
D J
C J
C 10
C 4
C 3
S 2
Hampson
North

2 D
3 H


2nd
7
2
9
K
7
8
H 2
D 8
8
Hamman
East

Pass
Pass


3rd
9
D 5
H 4
2
H 6
H 7
S 3
S 10
A
Greco
South
2 C
2 S
3 NT


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


Par +430
4 NT NS
S K 5 2
H 9 3
D K 3
C A Q J 10 4 3






Nickell +2Nickell 230-2093 NT South +3+4903 NT South +1+430


Board 100
Both Vul
S J 7 4 3
H Q 10 2
D A 9 8 7 4 2
C
Diamond
West
Pass
3 C
3 NT

Lead
H 4
H 10
H 9
S 5
H 8
D 3
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass
AP

2nd
6
J
A
4
D 5
6
Platnick
East
1 NT
3 D


3rd
Q
K
2
K
D 2
A
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass


4th
5
7
3
A
C 5
J
Zia
West
Pass
3 NT


Lead
H 4
H 10
H 8
S 8
H 9
D 3
Hampson
North
Pass
Pass


2nd
6
J
A
3
D 5
6
Hamman
East
1 NT
Pass


3rd
Q
K
2
K
D 2
A
Greco
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par +130
4 D NS
S A 9
H K 9 8 4
D Q 10 3
C 9 6 4 3
TieNickell 230-2093 NT East -1+1003 NT East -1+100


Board 101
N-S Vul
S 6 4 2
H A Q 10 6 4
D 10 9 4 3
C 9
Diamond
West

2 C
3 NT


Lead
S A
D Q
S 7
D 2
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass
AP


2nd
3
K
4
7
Platnick
East
1 H
2 NT



3rd
2
3
J
9
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass



4th
5
5
K
A
Zia
West

1 C
Dbl
3 C

Lead
H 9
S 6
Hampson
North
Pass
1 H
Pass
Pass

2nd
J
5
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass
2 H
3 NT

3rd
A
9
Greco
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

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


Par -400
3 NT EW
S A K 10 9
H 9 3
D Q J 6 2
C 7 3 2
Nickell +1Nickell 231-2093 NT East =-4003 NT East +1-430


Board 102
E-W Vul
S K J 8 7 5
H K 5
D 10 9 4
C K 9 3
Diamond
West

1 S
Dbl

Lead
C Q
C J
D 8
D 6
H A
H 7
D 9
D K
S 2
S 4
Rodwell
North

Dbl
2 H

2nd
3
9
10
7
4
Q
5
S 6
A
K
Platnick
East
1 D
Pass
AP

3rd
5
2
A
3
5
K
J
S 5
7
H 8
Meckstroth
South
1 H
2 D


4th
6
7
2
4
2
3
S 3
Q
9
10
Zia
West

1 S
AP

Lead
C Q
C 10
C J
S 10
D 3
D 6
S 2
D Q
D 5
H 5
Hampson
North

Pass


2nd
3
9
K
A
10
K
6
7
J
3
Hamman
East
Pass
1 NT


3rd
5
4
A
5
A
8
J
C 8
H Q
9
Greco
South
Pass
2 H


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


Par -90
2 C EW
S 10 2
H A J 9 7 6
D K J 7 2
C 7 6




Nickell +4Nickell 235-2092 H South =+1102 H South -1-50


Board 103
Both Vul
S Q 3 2
H 6 4 3
D K 9 6 5 2
C Q 9
Diamond
West

Pass

Lead
S 6
C Q
S J
H 2
H 9
C 7
H K
H 10
Rodwell
North

1 NT

2nd
7
K
4
4
Q
A
3
Platnick
East

AP

3rd
10
2
A
A
8
9
7
Meckstroth
South
1 D


4th
Q
5
3
5
6
3
J
Zia
West

Pass

Lead
S A
S 10
D 2
D 4
D 5
D Q
S 8
C 7
H 7
H 8
C 3
Hampson
North

Pass

2nd
2
Q
7
10
J
C 2
K
8
J
4
10
Hamman
East

Pass

3rd
9
6
A
K
S 7
C 5
H 2
Q
K
A
A
Greco
South
1 D


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


Par -140
3 H East
S K 7 5 4
H Q J 5
D A 4
C J 10 7 2




Nickell +5Nickell 240-2091 NT North =+901 D South -1-100


Board 104
None Vul
S 10 9 4 3
H K 10 7 2
D J 3
C A 9 2
Diamond
West
1 NT
2 D

Lead
D J
D 4
C 5
D Q
H 8
C A
Rodwell
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
K
10
2
5
9
Platnick
East
2 C
Pass

3rd
8
A
10
S 10
K
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass

4th
2
3
Q
6
3
Zia
West
1 NT
2 D

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

2nd
4
9
A
J
4
D 6
4
Hamman
East
2 C
Pass

3rd
Q
10
3
K
7
2
5
Greco
South
Pass
Pass

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


Par -140
3 H EW
S K J 8 5 2
H 8 4
D Q 10 8
C Q 6 4

TieNickell 240-2092 D West +1-1102 D West +1-110


Board 105
E-W Vul
S 6
H 10 8 6
D A K 8 7 6 5 4
C K 2
Diamond
West

2 S

Lead
D 10
D K
C K
C 2
S 2
S 3
S 5
C Q
C 10
S A
Rodwell
North
1 D
3 D

2nd
2
Q
4
6
K
D 8
10
D 6
D 5
H 4
Platnick
East
1 S
3 S

3rd
A
9
8
A
6
J
Q
H 3
S 9
H 2
Meckstroth
South
2 C
AP

4th
J
3
3
9
4
7
D 7
5
7
Zia
West

2 S

Lead
S A
H 3
D 10
D K
D 8
D 6
D 7
D 5
D 4
C K
Hampson
North
1 D
3 D

2nd
2
K
2
J
S 5
S 9
S 4
S 8
H 7
4
Hamman
East
1 S
AP

3rd
3
2
A
9
H 4
S 7
C 5
S 10
H J
7
Greco
South
1 NT


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


Par +130
4 D NS
S 10 7 2
H K J 4
D 10 9
C A J 8 7 5



Diamond +1Nickell 240-2103 S East -1+1003 D North +1+130


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United States Bridge ChampionshipMay 2012Schaumburg ILHyatt Regency Woodfield
Final, Segment 8OpenNickell NSClosedDiamond NS
Board 106
Both Vul
S A 10 9 3
H 9 7 5
D 8 2
C 9 8 4 2
Hampson
West

1 NT


Lead
H 7
D K
C 5
S 6
D J
C 6
S 8
H 4
H Q
S 4
Rodwell
North

Pass


2nd
3
3
J
3
A
K
10
8
9
A
Greco
East
1 D
Pass


3rd
A
8
2
K
4
8
Q
K
10
7
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass


4th
2
5
3
5
2
10
2
5
6
Zia
West

1 D
2 NT

Lead
C 5
H K
H Q
C 6
S 4
S Q
C 8
H J
H 10
Moss
North

Pass
AP

2nd
J
9
7
K
3
5
A
8
D 6
Hamman
East
1 C
1 NT


3rd
2
4
3
4
K
6
Q
2
D 4
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass


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


Par -600
3 NT EW
S 5 2
H A 8 6
D A K 10 6
C Q 7 6 5




Diamond +1Nickell 240-2111 NT West +2-1502 NT East =-120


Board 107
None Vul
S 10 9 7 3
H 6
D A K 9 8 2
C A 8 6
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
Dbl

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

1 S
2 D
2 S

2nd
5
A
4
10
Q
2
J
Q
H 4
7
Greco
East

2 C
Pass
AP

3rd
K
7
6
C J
S J
6
S 10
H 3
S 4
8
Meckstroth
South
1 H
Dbl
2 H


4th
3
10
3
5
7
K
S A
6
8
Q
Zia
West

Pass
Pass


Lead
D 6
D A
D 8
S Q
H K
S 5
C 9
C 2
Moss
North

Pass
Dbl


2nd
3
10
4
4
A
K
6
J
Hamman
East

3 C
AP


3rd
K
H 4
C Q
3
2
7
K
H 3
Gitelman
South
2 H
Pass



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


Par +90
2 D NS
S Q J 5
H A 10 9 7 5 4
D 6
C Q J 10





Diamond +11Nickell 240-2222 S North -1-503 C× East -3+500


Board 108
N-S Vul
S A Q 8 6 5
H 6 5 3 2
D A 9 6 2
C
Hampson
West
1 S
Pass
AP

Lead
S J
S 7
H 2
C J
H J
H 10
Rodwell
North
Pass
Dbl


2nd
Q
2
K
Q
9
Greco
East
2 C
Pass


3rd
K
9
7
9
3
Meckstroth
South
Pass
2 H


4th
4
A
4
D 2
A
Zia
West
Pass
Rdbl
AP

Lead
C 8
S 4
D 2
C 3
D K
D 8
D 9
H 5
Moss
North
1 S
Pass


2nd
H 2
9
7
H 3
3
4
S 7
K
Hamman
East
1 NT
2 C


3rd
10
A
J
6
6
A
S 2
Gitelman
South
Dbl
3 NT


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


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


Nickell +10Nickell 250-2222 H South +2+1703 NT South -3-300


Board 109
Both Vul
S 9 3
H A Q 8 5
D A J 7 5
C 10 9 4
Hampson
West

Pass



Lead
H 3
C 9
H 10
C 10
C 6
H 9
D Q
D 5
Rodwell
North
1 D
1 NT



2nd
2
2
Q
J
K
5
A
K
Greco
East
Pass
AP



3rd
K
5
6
A
4
7
2
10
Meckstroth
South
1 S




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

1 D
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 10
C 10
S J
S 4
D 3
H 3
C 9
H 9
C 4
C 8
Moss
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl

2nd
Q
J
2
6
5
2
2
A
H 7
Hamman
East
Pass
1 H
1 NT
AP

3rd
A
5
7
K
8
10
6
6
A
Gitelman
South
Pass
Dbl
Pass


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


Par +90
2 C NS
S A 10 6 2
H 4 2
D 10 4
C A 8 7 6 5





Diamond +3Nickell 250-2251 NT North =+901 NT× East -1+200


Board 110
None Vul
S Q J 9 8 5
H 5
D Q 5 4 3 2
C Q 3
Hampson
West

1 NT
Pass
2 NT

Lead
C 5
S 10
C 6
H Q
C 9
D J
S A
S 2
D 8
D A
Rodwell
North

Pass
2 S
Pass

2nd
2
K
4
A
A
4
H 4
C 8
3
Greco
East
1 D
Pass
Pass
3 C

3rd
Q
4
3
3
D 5
7
8
5
10
Meckstroth
South
1 H
Dbl
Pass
AP

4th
K
Q
7
5
10
K
3
6
6
Zia
West

Pass
AP


Lead
D 9
D 6
S 3
D 5
S K
H A
H 2
C 3
C 7
H K
H 6
Moss
North

2 H



2nd
2
8
2
A
C 4
3
4
J
6
D 4
D Q
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
7
3
4
S A
8
5
S Q
5
A
C K
C 10
Gitelman
South
1 NT
2 S



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


Par +140
3 S NS
S A K 2
H A J 8 7 2
D K 6
C 9 6 5






Diamond +6Nickell 250-2313 C East =-1102 S South =+110


Board 111
N-S Vul
S J 9 3
H A J 7 5 2
D 7 6 3
C 7 5
Hampson
West

Pass
4 S

Lead
H K
S Q
C 3
S 6
H 6
S J
H J
C 7
C 2
Rodwell
North

2 D
AP

2nd
9
K
5
7
Q
4
4
6
J
Greco
East

2 S


3rd
2
3
8
9
10
D 2
D 8
Q
Meckstroth
South
1 NT
Pass


4th
3
2
9
A
A
10
D 4
4
Zia
West

Pass
3 H

Lead
H K
S Q
H 10
C 7
S 6
H 6
D A
C J
Moss
North

2 D
Pass

2nd
9
K
A
6
7
D 2
3
5
Hamman
East

2 S
3 S

3rd
2
3
4
Q
9
S 10
H 8
8
Gitelman
South
1 NT
Pass
AP

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


Par -110
2 S East
S Q 6
H K Q
D K J 10 8 2
C K Q 9 2



Nickell +3Nickell 253-2314 S East -3+1503 S East -1+50


Board 112
E-W Vul
S A 8 7 2
H 4
D 5 4 2
C 9 8 5 3 2
Hampson
West
1 C
Dbl

Lead
S 5
S 2
D 6
D J
S 3
Rodwell
North
Pass
3 S

2nd
J
K
K
4
H 7
Greco
East
1 H
3 NT

3rd
A
Q
A
7
7
Meckstroth
South
1 S
AP

4th
4
9
2
Q
H 2
Zia
West
1 H
3 C

Lead
D 2
C Q
H 2
H A
C K
H J
D K
S 3
Moss
North
Pass
Pass

2nd
6
9
6
C 5
8
7
J
9
Hamman
East
2 H
4 H

3rd
Q
A
Q
3
7
S 2
4
A
Gitelman
South
Pass
AP

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


Par -100
3 S× NS -1
S Q 10 6 5 3
H K J 10 6
D K Q 3
C 4

TieNickell 253-2313 NT East -1+1004 H West -1+100


Board 113
None Vul
S 10 8 2
H A
D K 8 5
C A K J 8 4 3
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
AP

Lead
D 4
C 2
C A
C K
C 3
C 4
C 8
H A
S 2
H K
Rodwell
North
1 C
3 C
3 S


2nd
5
10
9
S 6
D 2
S 5
D 3
7
3
Q
Greco
East
1 S
Pass
Pass


3rd
9
J
5
H 2
H 5
D 7
S 9
3
A
Meckstroth
South
2 H
3 D
3 NT


4th
Q
7
6
Q
H 6
D 6
H 4
8
4
Zia
West

Pass
AP


Lead
S 5
H 2
D 8
S J
H K
H J
C 6
D K
D 5
H 10
C 5
Moss
North
1 NT
2 H



2nd
A
4
9
2
6
Q
A
2
3
8
10
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass



3rd
4
A
Q
3
C 4
C 3
7
7
H 3
S 10
J
Gitelman
South
2 D
4 H



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


Par +920
6 C NS
S A K 9
H K J 10 5 3 2
D Q 7
C 5 2






Nickell +3Nickell 256-2313 NT South +4+5204 H North =+420


Board 114
N-S Vul
S A K Q J 8 7
H Q J 5
D 3
C Q J 3
Hampson
West

5 C



Lead
S K
C A
C K
C 10
D 3
S 5
H A
H 6
Rodwell
North

Pass



2nd
9
3
J
Q
J
C 2
5
J
Greco
East
3 H
Pass



3rd
10
7
D 4
D 5
Q
7
3
K
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass



4th
C 4
6
9
S 6
8
H 2
7
8
Zia
West

4 C
Pass
Pass

Lead
S K
C A
C K
H A
H 6
H 3
Moss
North

Pass
Pass
Dbl

2nd
9
3
J
5
J
S 3
Hamman
East
2 H
4 D
5 C
AP

3rd
2
7
D 4
2
K
C 5
Gitelman
South
Pass
Dbl
Pass


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


Par -420
4 H EW
S 10 6 5 4 3 2
H 8 7
D K Q 2
C 9 6



Nickell +6Nickell 262-2315 C West =-4005 C× West +1-650


Board 115
E-W Vul
S 7 6
H Q 7 5
D K J 10 7
C A Q 9 4
Hampson
West

Pass
Dbl
Pass
AP

Lead
C J
D J
D 7
C 6
C 4
Rodwell
North

1 D
1 NT
2 NT


2nd
2
5
Q
K
10
Greco
East

Dbl
2 S
Pass


3rd
3
3
A
A
8
Meckstroth
South
Pass
1 S
Pass
3 D


4th
Q
2
6
5
S 2
Zia
West
Moss
North
Hamman
East
Gitelman
South
S K J 4 2
H 8 6 4 3
D 8 6 2
C K 3
TableS A 10 9 8
H A J 10
D Q 5
C J 10 7 5


Par -100
3 D× NS -1
S Q 5 3
H K 9 2
D A 9 4 3
C 8 6 2

Diamond +4Nickell 262-2353 D North -1-503 D North =+110


Board 116
Both Vul
S J 6
H A K 9 8 2
D A Q 6
C Q 10 3
Hampson
West
Pass
Pass

Lead
S 7
D 8
D 3
H 2
H 5
H K
Rodwell
North
1 NT
Pass

2nd
2
6
2
4
6
S 8
Greco
East
Pass
Pass

3rd
K
4
Q
Q
A
Meckstroth
South
3 NT


4th
6
10
7
3
J
Zia
West
Moss
North
Hamman
East
Gitelman
South
S K
H 10 7 6 3
D K 9 8 2
C 9 6 4 2
TableS Q 10 8 7 5 4 3
H J 4
D 7 4
C J 8


Par +1440
6 NT NS
S A 9 2
H Q 5
D J 10 5 3
C A K 7 5
Diamond +1Nickell 262-2363 NT North +2+6603 NT North +3+690


Board 117
N-S Vul
S K Q J 9 4 2
H 9
D A K 4
C K 6 2
Hampson
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Lead
D 10
S K
D 3
S Q
H 9
Rodwell
North
1 C
2 H
2 NT
4 C
4 S

2nd
A
A
J
5
A
Greco
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
7
7
8
8
Meckstroth
South
1 H
2 S
3 NT
4 H


4th
2
3
K
6
Zia
West

Pass
Pass
Pass


Lead
C J
H 9
S 10
C 10
Moss
North
1 S
3 S
4 NT
5 S


2nd
3
5
3
A
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP


3rd
7
K
2
4
Gitelman
South
2 NT
4 S
5 C



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


Par +650
5 S NS
S 10 8 7
H K Q 10 2
D Q J 2
C A 8 3

TieNickell 262-2364 S South +1+6505 S North =+650


Board 118
E-W Vul
S Q 9
H K Q 7 2
D 7 3
C K Q 10 8 6
Hampson
West

4 S

Lead
D 7
D A
D J
C K
S 2
S 3
C 4
S K
S J
S 10
S 8
Rodwell
North

Pass

2nd
6
5
10
A
4
C 8
2
H 2
C 10
H 7
H Q
Greco
East
1 H
Pass

3rd
Q
3
S 9
5
A
6
S 7
H 4
H 9
C 7
C J
Meckstroth
South
2 D
Pass

4th
2
K
H 3
3
Q
5
6
D 8
D 4
D 9
Zia
West

4 S

Lead
C K
D 7
D Q
D J
C 6
S 2
Moss
North

Pass

2nd
4
K
2
10
A
4
Hamman
East
1 H
Pass

3rd
2
A
3
S 9
5
A
Gitelman
South
Pass
Pass

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


Par -500
4 D× NS -3
S 5 4
H 8 6
D A Q J 9 8 4
C 9 5 2




Diamond +12Nickell 262-2484 S West =-6204 S West -1+100


Board 119
Both Vul
S 9 7
H 10 9 7 6 2
D 10 8 7 6 2
C 8
Hampson
West

1 NT
6 C

Lead
H 10
D 3
D A
S J
C 4
S 5
C 5
Rodwell
North

Pass
Pass

2nd
A
J
2
7
Q
A
Greco
East

4 S
6 NT

3rd
4
K
4
K
3
9
Meckstroth
South
Pass
Pass
AP

4th
3
6
S 2
3
8
10
Zia
West

1 NT


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

Pass


2nd
K
2
Q
A
H 7
C 3
2
J
Hamman
East

6 NT


3rd
4
J
5
9
9
H 2
6
A
Gitelman
South
Pass
AP


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


Par -660
5 NT EW
S 8 6 5 4 3 2
H 8 4
D J
C K Q 10 2


Diamond +3Nickell 262-2516 NT West -1+1006 NT West -2+200


Board 120
None Vul
S J 9 8 7
H K Q 7 2
D Q J 2
C K 8
Hampson
West
1 C
2 C
Pass

Lead
D 3
D A
C A
C 6
H 7
C J
H 2
D 9
Rodwell
North
Dbl
Pass
2 D

2nd
6
Q
8
K
3
Q
5
Greco
East
Pass
Pass
AP

3rd
K
4
4
7
A
D J
J
Meckstroth
South
1 NT
Dbl


4th
2
7
2
5
6
9
8
Zia
West
1 C
Pass


Lead
C 3
D 7
C A
C Q
C 10
C 6
H 10
H A
H 9
H K
S 8
Moss
North
Dbl
Pass


2nd
8
K
K
S 7
D 2
D Q
2
6
8
S 5
10
Hamman
East
Pass
Pass


3rd
9
J
7
4
D 8
D 4
3
7
Q
S 6
K
Gitelman
South
1 NT



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


Par -90
2 C EW
S K 6 4
H A J 9
D 10 9 7 6
C J 5 2





Nickell +5Nickell 267-2512 D North =+901 NT South -2-100


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