RUIA final, Session 1, Deal 10, A partial swing in favour of Formidables

  ♠ 8 6 4 2
6
Q T 6 4
♣ A K 9 6
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West
D Roy
- -
2Nt
Pass
North
Prabha
- -
Pass
Pass
East
Master
1♣
3Nt
- -
South
Venky
2
Pass
- -
♠ K J 5
K Q 7
J 8 7 3 2
♣ 4 3
  ♠ Q T 7
J T 8
A K
♣ Q J T 8 7
Lead:
Result:
Score
2
Down 1
NS: 100
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  ♠ A 9 3
A 9 5 4 3 2
9 5
♣ 5 2
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West
Satya
- -
1Nt
North
Panja
- -
Pass
East
Kiran
1♣
Pass
South
Vivek
1
Pass
      Lead:
Result
Score
6
Made 1
EW: 100
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EW overbid to 3Nt in the Open Room whereas in the Close Room, they got to play the contract at 1Nt level. Part of the difficulty was due to the 2 overcall in the Open Room. Vivek Chose a more conservative 1 in the Close room, so EW had little difficulty in negotiating further bidding. In a sense the 2 overcaller turned out to be somewhat lucky. Had West held one more Heart, South would have gone for 800, but then that is what Bridge is all about - taking risks at the right time!

Formidables earned five IMPs on board 10.

Deal 10: 5 IMPs to Formidables.

Total : INDIA BLUES: 24 FORMIDABLES: 11

 

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