RUIA final, Session III, Deal 41:

Deal No.41, North Dealer, EW Vul

 

  ♠ Q J 8 7 5 4
K J
J 9
♣ K 5 4
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Panja
- -
2NT
Pass
North..
Venky
Pass
3
......
East...
Vivek
Pass
Pass
......
South..
Prabha
2
Pass
......
♠ K 3
A
K 10 7 3 2
♣ A J 10 9 7
  ♠ 10 9 6
10 6 5 4
Q 6 5 4
♣ Q 8
Lead:
Result:
Score
A
Made 4
NS:+170
....... ......
  ♠ A 2
Q 9 8 7 3 2
A 8
♣ 6 3 2
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West...
Satya
- -
Pass
Pass
North..
Shah
1♠
2♠
Pass
East...
Kiran
Pass
Pass
Pass
South..
Ruia
1NT
3♠
......
      Lead:
Result
Score
5
Down 2
NS:-100
...... ......

 

JM-Ashok reached 3♠, a bit too high, and lost 100. The par is 4 by EW, however, it was difficult to reach there after Prabhakaran opened 2. The final contract, 3 by Prabhakaran should have gone down two but I made a crucial defensive error. I led Ace and shifted correctly to a Diamond. Prabhakaran won, cashed the Jack and played back a Diamond. I won and continued with yet another Diamond. Prabhakaran ruffed. So far so good. When he next played a Spade from hand, I failed to go up with the King, lazily placing the Ace with my partner. That was curtains for the defence!

Deal 41: 7 IMPs to FORMIDABLES

Total : INDIA BLUES: 85
          FORMIDABLES: 84

 

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