RUIA final, Session IV, Deal 55: Which Drury works better?

Deal No.55, South Dealer, Both Vul

  ♠ T 6      
Q 9 7
A J 8 6
♣ Q T 9 3
OPEN
ROOM
BIDDING
West
JM
- -
Pass
2
3♠
North    
Sunit
- -
Pass
Pass
Pass
East   
Ashok 
- -
1♠
2♠
Pass
South
Subhash
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
♠ K J 5 4
K 8 2
5 2
♣ A 8 7 4
  ♠ A 8 7 3 2
A J 4
T 7 4
♣ K 2
Lead:
Result:
Score
3
Made 5
EW 200
......... .........
  ♠ Q 9      
T 6 5 3
K Q 9 3
♣ J 6 5
CLOSE
ROOM
BIDDING
West
Satya
- -
Pass
2♣
3♠
Pass
North
Master
- -
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
Kiran
- -
1♠
2♠
4♠
- -
South
D Roy
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
- -

Lead:     K .......... Result: Made 5 .......... Score: EW 650

Both EW used Drury. The bidding was similar. In the Open room, it was a two-way Drury, so East knew about West's four-card fit AND a good hand. In the Close room, the four-card fit was implied by a raise of 2♠ rebid. Yet, the invitation was accepted in the Close Room, and not in the Open Room. FORMIDABLES gained 10 IMPs as a result.

Deal 55: 10 IMPs to FORMIDABLES.

Total : INDIA BLUES: 112               
          FORMIDABLES: 125

 

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