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Some hands from the third quarter Trials, round of 8
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We have all heard that 12 opposite 12 makes game. Here it is in action, bid and made at one table but not the other. Would you have accepted with that 12 count?

Lev
Q93
76
K732
K532
Lall
J7
AQ98
Q96
QJ98
Mahaffey
K865
J542
A1085
4
Bathurst
A1042
K103
J4
A1076
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
9
3NT North
NS: 0 EW: 0
5
4
K
6
0
0
1
2
9
A
J
2
0
2
10
2
3
Q
1
1
2
Q
4
6
3
1
2
2
9
5
7
K
0
2
3
3
7
K
A
3
3
3
A
2
8
8
3
4
3
3
6
A
2
1
5
3
9
4
10
7
3
6
3
K
9
8
5
3
7
3
10
5
J
J
1
8
3
Q
6
4
7
1
9
3
J
8
10
Q
0
9
4
N/S +400
13

The choice to rebid 2NT to show the balanced hand rather than take the more scientific approach and diagnose the lack of a spade stopper, but 3 opposite 3 is close to a length stopper. Notice that the 5-2 heart fit reached at the other table went down

Lev
AK75
J764
J52
64
Lall
932
KQ
AKQ86
K32
Mahaffey
Q104
93
1043
Q10975
Bathurst
J86
A10852
97
AJ8
W
N
E
S
1
P
2
P
2
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
11
3NT North
NS: 0 EW: 0
10
J
4
2
3
1
0
2
4
Q
3
1
2
0
K
9
5
6
1
3
0
3
9
A
6
3
4
0
A
7
3
5
3
5
0
8
2
K
7
1
6
0
A
3
7
5
1
7
0
K
4
9
J
1
8
0
11 tricks claimed
N/S +460
8

 

The full hand records are available at the USBF at http://usbf.org/docs/vugraphs/USBC2015/Bracket.php?stage=Roundof8

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