RUIA final, Session II, Deal 28: The risky 1Nt overcall.

Deal No.28, West Dealer, NS Vul

 

  ♠ A 6
Q 7 5 4
A K 6 4
♣ K 7 6
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
D Roy
1♣
2♠
Pass
Pass
North..
Choksi
Pass
Dbl
3
......
East...
Master
1♠
Pass
Pass
......
South..
Gupta
Pass
2NT
Pass
......
♠ Q 8 7 2
K J 9
J 10
♣ A Q 10 2
  ♠ K 10 9 5
A 6 2
Q 8 7 5
♣ 5 3
Lead:
Result:
Score
♠10
Down 5
NS:-500
...... ......
  ♠ J 4 3
10 8 3
9 3 2
♣ J 9 8 4
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Venky
1♣
Pass
North..
Shah
1NT
Pass
East...
Prabha
Dbl
......
South..
Ruia
Pass
......
      Lead:
Result
Score
♠5
Down 3
NS:-800
..... .....

 

This was a high scoring deal. 1Nt is a routine overcall although you can make a case against it almost every alternate hand where you hold 15-18 over an opening bid. This was o­ne hand where it was destined to lead to a big penalty and it did. Sunit did well to Pass first time, but could not resist bidding next time. He was rewarded in a strange manner when opponents did not find the double. Even a vulnerable five-trick set was not good enough. INDIA BLUES lost 7 IMPs in the end.

Deal 28:

7 IMPs to FORMIDABLES

Total : INDIA BLUES: 58           
          FORMIDABLES: 54

There were two comments on this hand. On Wed, 04/24/2002 - 07:15,  spadedeuce wrote,

"funny action by north in open room. Risking missing game by passing over 1Club. And then remembering to compete for the part-score on the next round."

On Mon, 04/29/2002 - 00:11, Ray wrote,

"This is a routine position of To bid or not to bid 1NT? Either way u can loose. My personal experience is you tend to gain more by bidding. Anyway Mr. Paranjape this can be a good problem to carry a sample statistical study on hand simulation principle and come up with some analysis when to bid or not to bid in this type of hand with vulnerability in picture?"

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