RUIA final, Session III, Deal 37: A winning Balancing bid.

Deal No.37, North Dealer, NS Vul

 

  ♠ 10 4
K 9 7 6 4
A K 4
♣ J 6 2
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Panja
- -
1NT
Pass
North.
Venky
Pass
2
...
East...
Vivek
1
Pass
......
South..
Prabha
Pass
Pass
......
♠ K 9 7
Q
J 10 9 8 7
♣ Q 8 5 3
  ♠ A 5 3 2
A J 2
Q 5 2
♣ A 10 9
Lead:
Result:
Score
2
Down 1
NS-100
..... .....
  ♠ Q J 8 6
10 8 5 3
6 3
♣ K 7 4
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Satya
- -
Pass
North..
Shah
Pass
Pass
East...
Kiran
1NT
......
South..
Ruia
Pass
......
      Lead:
Result
Score
3
Made 3
EW+150
...... .....

Venky found a daring 2 bid that netted two IMPs. He was sitting under the opener who promised four cards in some Major. He could well have gone for a number. Fortunately, he found a 5-4 fit.

Deal 37: 2 IMPs to FORMIDABLES

Total : INDIA BLUES: 83
          FORMIDABLES: 68

 

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