RUIA final, Session 1, Deal 14 How high should you preempt?

 

RUIA Trophy 2001, Kolkata, Deal No.14, East Dealer, None Vul

 

  ♠ Q 8
T 8 6 3
Q T 5
♣ Q 9 6 4
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West
D Roy
- -
4♠
Pass
Dbl
North
Prabha
- -
Pass
5
Pass
East
Master
3♠
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
Venky
4
5
Pass
Pass
♠ 5 3 2
Q
K 7 4 3
♣ A J T 5 3
  ♠ A J T 9 7 6 4
J 9 7
- -
♣ K 8 7
Lead:
Result:
Score
♠5
Down 2
EW: 300
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  ♠ K
A K 5 4 2
A J 9 8 6 2
♣ 2
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West
Satya
- -
5♠
Pass
Dbl
Pass
North
Panja
- -
Pass
6♣
6
Pass
East
Kiran
4♠
Pass
Pass
Dbl
- -
South
Vivek
4Nt
Dbl
6
Pass
- -
      Lead:
Result
Score
♠A
Down 3
EW: 500
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Once again, the Formidables team used a preemptive opening that was one level higher than their counterparts. Kiran opened 4♠ in the Close room whereas Master opened 3♠. The pattern of bidding was identical, the level, one higher in our room. We lost five IMPs as a result.

Deal 14: 5 IMPs to Formidables.

Total : INDIA BLUES: 31 FORMIDABLES: 16

 

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