RUIA final, Session 1, Deal 7, First gain for Formidables.

  ♠ K 6 5
6 3
9 8 7 3
♣ A Q J 3
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
D Roy
- -
2Nt
3Nt
North..
Prabha
- -
3
Pass
East...
Master
- -
3♠
Pass
South..
Venky
2
Pass
Pass
♠ A 8
A J 5
A Q J 6
♣ 8 6 5 4
  ♠ Q J T 9 7
Q 8
K T 5
♣ 9 7 2
Lead:
Result:
Score
6
Down 1
NS:-100
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  ♠ 4 3 2
K T 9 7 4 2
4 2
♣ K T
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Satya
- -
1Nt
Pass
Pass
North..
Panja
- -
Pass
Pass
Pass
East...
Kiran
- -
2
2♠
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South..
Vivek
Pass
Dbl
Pass
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      Lead:
Result
Score
4
Made 3
NS: -140
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A partial swing for Formidables. East-West were a bit too agressive in the Open room. Vivek chose not to open 2 in the Close room so EW were not tested at three level. While defending 3Nt, North has to find a small Club shift when in with the ♠King. Prabhakaran did! Note that 3♠ also gets defeated after a Diamond lead if North finds the Club shift. The only difference is that North must not duck a Spade if EW are in 3♠. With QJT of Spades in the closed hand, I ducked once so East ended up with an overtrick. Deal 7: 6 IMPs to FORMIDABLES Total : INDIA BLUES: 19 FORMIDABLES: 6

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