RUIA final, Session II, Deal 27: Balancing under Pressure.

Deal No.27, South Dealer, None Vul

 

  ♠ J 10 7 2
A K 10 3
9 6
♣ J 8 2
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
D Roy
- -
Pass
Pass
North..
Choksi
- -
Pass
Pass
East...
Master
- -
Dbl
......
South.
Gupta
1NT
Pass
......
♠ Q 9 4 3
J 7 2
A 7 3
♣ 9 7 5
  ♠ 6 5
Q 6 5 4
K Q J 10
♣ A 6 4
Lead:
Result:
Score
♠3
Made 2
NS:+280
..... .....
  ♠ A K 8
9 8
8 5 4 2
♣ K Q 10 3
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Venky
- -
Pass
Pass
North..
Shah
- -
1
Pass
East...
Prabha
- -
Pass
Pass
South..
Gupta
1
1NT
......
      Lead:
Result
Score
♠3
Made 3
NS:+ 150
..... .....

 

The contract was the same - 1Nt. It was doubled in the Open Room, making two. 1Nt was the opening bid in the open room while South opened 1 in the Close room. Master was in a pressure situation and guessed wrong and the lead did not help either. In the Close room, West had an easy time because West also had two opportunities to bid, yet chose to Pass, so East did not have any particular reason to get into the auction.

Deal 27:

4 IMPs to FORMIDABLES

Total : INDIA BLUES: 58               
          FORMIDABLES: 47

On Wed, 04/24/2002 - 01:47, Rajeshwar Tewari commented..

"There is no reason why West cannot have a balanced 11-14 range of hand and no convenient bid (in the second auction). You can still miss a game.

Balancing against weak 1NT has always been tricky. Most likely partner has 4+ spades and will be leading one of them. One of the considerations on such marginal hands should be whether you can sustain a likely lead in your weak suit."

 

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