RUIA final, Session III, Deal 34: A bold bid that paid of.

Deal No.34, East Dealer, NS Vul

 

  ♠ K 10 9 7
A K 7 3
K J 2
♣ K 2
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Panja
- -
2♠
Pass
Pass
North..
Venky
- -
Pass
3
......
East...
Vivek
2♣
3♣
Pass
......
South..
Prabha
Pass
Pass
Pass
......
♠ Q J 3 2
J 9
A 8 5 4
♣ Q 9 8
  ♠ A 8 5
Q 6
9 3
♣ A J 10 7 4 3
Lead:
Result:
Score
♠5
Made 3
NS:+140
..... .....
  ♠ 6 4
10 8 5 4 2
Q 10 7 6
♣ 6 5
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Satya
- -
1♠
2NT
Pass
North..
Shah
- -
1NT
Pass
Pass
East...
Kiran
1♣
2♣
3♣
......
South..
Ruia
Pass
Pass
Pass
......
      Lead:
Result
Score
6
Made 3
EW:+110
...... .......

 

This should have been a push but it wasn't. Venky came into the auction at the three level with a four-card suit and was lucky to find five with his partner. He has an excellent understanding of systems and bidding methods, and was quick to spot that we had not tried Notrumps because of a weakness in Hearts. His 3 was daring, but it produced a six-IMP swing for FORMIDABLES when Vivek chose to underlead his Spade Ace.

Deal 34: 6 IMPs to FORMIDABLES

Total : INDIA BLUES: 82               
          FORMIDABLES: 60

 

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