RUIA final, Session 1, Deal 8

  ♠ 8 7 2
K 8 6 4 3
Q 5
♣ Q 7 5
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
D Roy
1♣
Pass
North..
Prabha
Pass
Pass
East...
Master
2Nt
- -
South..
Venky
Pass
- -
♠ Q 6 5
5 2
K 4 3
♣ A K T 9 8
  ♠ A T 3
A Q 7
T 9 7
♣ J 6 3 2
Lead:
Result:
Score
J
Made 2
EW:120
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  ♠ K J 9 4
J T 9
A J 8 6 2
♣ 4
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Satya
1♣
Pass
North..
Panja
Pass
Pass
East...
Kiran
2Nt
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South..
Vivek
Pass
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      Lead:
Result
Score
6
Down 1
NS: 50
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Same contract but different leads in two rooms. Vivek chose a small Diamond from his five card suit whereas in the Close room, South chose J. It should have made in the Close room too, however, East rejected the Heart finesse for some reason and ended up with seven tricks. Deal 8: 5 IMPs to INDIA BLUE Total : INDIA BLUES: 24 FORMIDABLES: 6

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