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BRIDGE CONTEST
ON AGAIN TONIGHT
Experts Think Second Week
Will Afford Culbertson
Lenz Better Test.
■t the Assocutfii Press
NEW YORK, December 14.—Having
«liagnosed the enemy’s tactics fairly
well, proponents of rival systems of
contract bridge will resume the big
150-rubber match tonight. Neutral ex
perts expect a better test of systems
than the first week of play has af
forded, provided there is no unadjusta
ble dispute as to whether each team
Is adhering to its system.
Once Oswald Jacoby, partner of Sid
ney S. Lenz in representing the “offi
cial” system, brought up the point that
Mr. and Mrs. Ely Culbertson by bidding
a four-card suit before a five-card suit
were not practicing what they preached.
To that Culbertson retorted that under
his tenets the five-card suit was not
of sufficient, strength to the bid origi
nally. The Culbertsons have been won
dering whether their opponents are
following the "official” system in bid
ding four-card suits originally on bal
anced hands when ihe "official” system
lauds no trump as the better bid.' Un
der the Culbertson system an original
bid of no trump denies possession of
» biddable suit,
For a while in the first week of play
t-er.3 and Jacoby added to their net
point total by deliberately taking sets
in a waiting game for better cards. But
a few doubles by the Culbertsons made
euch a policy costly in a sensational
rubber Saturday night. The result was
that in one rubber of 11 hands the Cul
bertsons took 1.670 points from their
deficit.
Lead Cut 810 Points.
In that rubber, the thirtieth of the
•eries. Lenz and Jacoby fulfilled one
contract in ivhich they were doubled
and were set twice when doubled and
twice without being doubled. The Cul
bertsons were set once when doubled
and once when not doubled. They
fulfilled one contract which they had
redoubled. In five rubbers played Sat
urday night the Culbertsons took 810
points off the plus of Lenz and Jacoby,
reducing it to 4.840 for the start of the
sixth session tonight, this notwith
standing that the 'official" pair won
three rubbers. The series standing in
rubbers became: Lenz and Jacobv, 20
Culbertsons. 13.
Each side Insists the other has had
the better cards so far. Here are th»
figures for tops: Lenz and Jacobv. 381
aces. 369 kings; Culbertsons. 351 aces.
363 kings.
Those figures no not settle the argu
ment for th« systems value other honors
by contrasting methods.
Lenz Doubled and Set.
Usually when there is r set each
side feels that its strategy has been the
better. On hand 157 ‘in rubber 29
Lenz was doubled and set two in a
contract for three clubs. Neither side
had a game, but each had a part
score. Jacoby argued that the Culbert
sons could have made five spades with
out a finesse. And the Culbertsons an
swered that by the double they marie
200 points and five spades would have
meant, only 150 points at the moment
f
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at least. The Culbertsons won the rub
ber two hands later with a little slam.
Here is hand 157:
NORTH (LENZ).
S—10 2
H.—A Q 7 3 2
D—Q J 4 2
C—J 5
WEST
tCULBERTSON, EAST (MRS.
DEALER). CULBERTSON).
S— A p S.—K J 9 8 6 3
H.—K J 8 H —10 9 6 5 4
D.—A K 9 7 9 5 D—Blank
C.—A 9 C — 3 2
SOUTH (JACOBY).
S.—7 5 4
H —Blank
D—10 8 3
C.—K Q 10 8 7 6 4
The bidding — West, one diamond;
North, one heart; East, one spade;
South two clubs: West, two diamonds;
North, two hearts: East, dpuble; South,
three clubs; West, double; all pass.
The opening lead was the king of dia
monds.
M.ikes Four-Rid Doubled.
On hand 169. in sensational rubber
30, Jacoby was doubled in a four-heart
contract and made it, giving his side a
game, the only one it got in the rubber.
The Culbertsons had 4'- honor tricks
| by their count, usually enough to make
a double quite profitable, but there was
freak distribution. Kibitzers thought
the distribution should have been con
sidered in .deciding- whether or not to
double. The hand follows:
NORTH (LENZ)’.
S-K
H —9 8 7 6 5 3
D —10 3
C—K 8 5 3
WEST
(CULBERTSON, EAST (MRS.
DEALER), CULBERTSON).
S —J 9 4 3 S.—A Q 8 2
H — Q H.—10 2
D—K QJ 6 5 2 D.—4
C -Q 7 C —A J 10 9 6 4
SOUTH (JACOBY).
S. - 10 7 6 5
H A K J 4
D--A 9 8 7
C.—2
The bidding—West. pass. North, pass;
East, pass; South, one heart; W'est. two
diamonds; North, four hearts; East,
double; all pass.
The opening lead was the king of
diamonds.
NON-COLLEGE WOMEN
LEAD COMMUNITY WORK
Expert Finds Higher Education
Does Not Necessarily Result
in Active Participators.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, December 14 -Higher j
education for girls does not necessarily
result In homemakers who take an in- i
rreased interest in community activi- I
ties, a Columbia University expert finds, j
Dr. W’illie Melmoth Bomar, making
a survey for Teachers’ College, said
the greatest amount of participation
by homemakers in constructive com- 1
munity work was found in a city-which
did not have the highest percentage of .
high school or college graduates. ,
Cities studied by Dr. Bomar were !
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Nebr.; Spokane. Wash., and San Fran- I
cisco. i
CULBERTSON S LITTLE SLAM BID
MAKES GOING ROUGH FOR LENZ
“Official" Pair's Lead Cut, Although They
Win Three of Five Rubbers—Wagers
Pledged to Charity.
BY LIEl’T. ALFRED M. GRUENTHER,
V. S. A.
Chief Referee, Culbertson-Lena Tournament.
NEW YORK. December 14.— Sidney
Lenz and Oswald Jacoby found the go
ing a trifle rough Saturday night in their
contract bricjge match with Mr. and
Mrs. Ely CGlbertson. Though winning
only two of the five rubbers played, the
CulbertsonsYgained 810 points, but since
they were trailing by 5,650 points as a
result of the four previous sessions their
good work served only to cut down the
Lenz-Jacoby lead to 4 840 points.
Before the start of the fifth session
of play, Mr. Culbertson announced that
his winnings, if any. as a result of the
many wagers he has placed on the out
come of thiS match, will be turned over
to charity.
Cuihrrtvons Lead.
The Culbertsons forged Into an early
lead by willing the first rubber by
1.690 polnfc&Ywie largest sriye made on
any rubber ioudate. This was largely
due to a amalFslam bid while they were
vulnerable. Tills was th» hand.
LENZ i NORTH i.
S.—J 9
H — J 10 6 4
D—10 9
C. —10 9 6 5 3.
CULBERTSON MRS CULBERT
I WEST i. SON I EAST).
S - A Q 8 5 S — K 10 6 3
H —K 3 H —Q 9 8 7 2
D K J 7 5 I) A Q
C.—A K J. C —Q 2.
JAQORY i SOUTH).
S Jt 4 2
Hi -A 5
D. —* 6 4 3 2
C —8 7 4
The bidding:
East South West North
1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass
3 Spades Pass 6 Spades Pass
Pass Pass
Mrs., Culbertson opened with one 1
heart. Mr. Culbertson bid two spades. I
a forcing .takeout bid which insures |
that the bidding will be kept open un- |
til game is reached. Mrs. Culbertson |
responded with three spades and Mr. 1
Culbertson carried the bid to six J
spades, which was marie The lead
was the ten of diamonds.
Mr. Jacoby stepped into trouble on
the following hand which was dealt
while neither side was vulnerable:
iNORTH. LENZ.
S -6
H.—9 6 5
D.—Q J 8 3 2
C.—K Q J 8
i WESTl .EAST)
CULBERTSON. MRS. CULBERTSONj
S—10 9 . S— A Q J 8
H.—J 10 8 4 3 H — A
D— A KM D 10 7 5
C—A 6 C 10 9 5 4 3
i SOUTHi JACOBY.
S.—K75432
H —K Q 7 2
D 6
C.—7 2
Mr. Jacoby, the dealer, parsed. Mr.
Culbertson opened with one diamond
which Mrs. Culbertson overcalled with
one spade Mr. Jacoby now bid two
hearts which Mr. Culbertson doubled
for business. Mr. Lena and Mrs. Cul
bertson passed and now Mr. Jacoby
found himself in a hole. He was quite
positive that there was danger ahead
in the heart contract, but what was
he to co?
Then there was always the lurking
suspicion that Mrs. Culbertson’s bid
might have been psychic. In any
event it seemed to him that he would
be better oft in spades, so he bid twp
spades. r
Mis. Culbertson doubled this and
all passed. The contract was defeated
by four tricks for a 600-point penalty
nn the opening lead of the king of
diamonds.
At the conclusion of the play of
this hand, Mr. Jacoby registered an
informal protest against Mr. Culbert
son's original bid of one diamond His
contention was that the Culbertson
system required a bid of one heart
on this hand. However, when the
Culbertson blue book was produced.
Mr. Culbertson was able to show to
the satisfaction of all that he had not j
uolated his own system.
Take Second Rubber.
The Culbertsons won the second rub
ber by 1.670 points. Mr. Jacoby made
a contribution to the Culbertson fund
when he made an unfortunate double
on the hand.
LENZ (NORTH).
8 —7 5 2
H — 9 7 3
D.—8 2
C.—J 7 6 4 3
CULBERTSON MRS. CULBERTSON I
'WEST). (EAST).
S 10 9 8—K Q 8 3
H— A K Q 10 8 4 H—J 8
D.—J 9 4 D—Q 10
C—8 5 C—A K Q 0 3
JACOBY 'SOUTH).
S — A J 6 4
H —6 2
D — A K 7 6 8 3
C —10
Mrs. Culbertson Rids.
Mrs. Culbertson bid one club. Mr. Ja
coby two diamonds. Mr. Culbertson two
hearts. Mrs. Culbertson two spades, and I
Mr. Culbertson three hearts. Mrs. Cul
bertson raised him to four, which Mr.
Jacoby doubled, Mr. Culbertson re
doubled and the contract was made,
the opening lead being the eight of
diamonds.
A few moments later. Mr. Jacoby ob
tained his revenge on this hand:
LENZ (NORTH'.
S — K
H — 9 8 7 6 5 3
D.—10 3
C.—K 8 5 3
CULBERTSON MRS. CULBERTSON
'WEST). (EAST'.
8 - J 9 4 3 S — A Q 8 2
H.—Q H.—10 2
D K Q J 6 5 2 D— 4
C Q 7_C — A J 10 0 6 4
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MB, JACOBY (SOUTH).
8—10 7 6 5
H—A K J 4
D—A 987
C.—2
Mr, Culbertson dealt and passed, as
did Mr. Lenz and Mrs. Culbertson. Mrs.
Culbertson was vulnerable on this deal
and did not feel that her hand was
strong enough to bid after a pass by
her partner.
Jacoby Undeterred.
No such considerations deterred Mr.
Jacoby, however, for he opened with
one heart. Mr, Culbertson bid two dia
monds and Mr. Lenz raised the con
tract to four hearts, which Mrs. Cul
bertson doubled. The king of diamonds
was opened. By very pretty play, Mr.
Jacoby made his contract, which is not
a "pianola" by any means.
Play will be resumed tonight at 7.
Summary.
The progress of the mast Saturday
night was as follows;
Twentv-ninth Rubber. «
Hand
No. Contract. Played by. Result.
155— 3 diamonds Mr. Lena Made 4
156— 3 clubs Mrs. Culbertson Made 3
157— 3 clubs doub. Mr. Jacoby Down 2
158— 3 diamonds. Mr. Culbertson Made 3
159— 6 spades. Mr. Culbertson Made 6
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Thirtieth Rubber.
16IM2 spades doub. Mr. Jacoby Down 4
161— 5 spades doub. Mrs. Cultb'son Down 1
162— 3 No trump Mr. Jacoby Down 2
163— 6 spades redoub. Mr». Culb’aon Down 1
164— 3 hearts Mr. Jacoby Down 1
165— 3 spades Mr. Lenz Made 3
166— *4 hearts redoub.Mt. Culbertson Mada 4
167— 6 hearts Mrs. Culb'son Down 2
1611—6 riiam'ds doub. Mr. Lenz Down 4
169 4 hearts doub. Mr. Jacoby Made 4
170— 4 hearts Mr. Culbertson Made 4
Thirtv-flmt Rubber
171— 3 spades Mrs. Culb'son Made 5
172— 3 No trflmp Mr Jacoby Made 3
173 -4 hearts Mrs Culb’son Made 4
174 — 4 spades Mr. Lenz Made 4
Thirtv-*ec/>nd Rubber.
175— 3 No trump Mr. Jacoby Made 3
176— 3 No trump Mr. Lenz Made 6
Thirtv-lhird Rubber.
177— 6 clubs Mrs. Culb'son Down 1
178— 5 clubs Mr. Jacoby Down 1
179— 3 clubs Mr. Lenz Down 1
180— 3 No trump Mr. Lenz Made 3
181— -3 hearts Mrs. Culb'son Down 1
182 1 spade Mr. Jacoby Made 2
183 3 hearts Mr. Lenz Made 3
An analysis of the hands played at the
' . " 1 ~ ' -ii —————
fifth session revealed that the Culbert
sons held 56 aces and 62 kings to the
Lenz-Jacoby pair’s 60 aces and 54 kings
The totals for all 183 hands which
have been played show that the Cul
bertsons have held 351 aces and 362
kings to their opponents’ 381 aces and
369 kings.
The total points scored by Lenz
Jacoby so far are 29.955. while the Cul
bertsons have scored 25,115.
The Lenz team has made 62 sue- '
cessful contracts to the Culbertsons’
47, 42 unsuccessful bids to the Culbert
31, 26 overtrick hands to 27. 48 games
to 34, and 4 little slams to 2.
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