14th World Bridge Games 2012 - Lille, France - Blog 6
Posted 11 August 2012 by Ron
Try this problem:
West dealer : East-West vulnerable
(1) Strong diamond raise
What would you do as East with:
Our team (Arjuna De Livera – Bruce Neill, George Gaspar – Bobby Richman, Bill haughie – your truly, Mike Prescott npc) did not start well in the Seniors Teams with an 8-22 loss to England. Then we defeated France 16-14, plus a 25-5 win in the last match of the day vs Singapore. That gave us 59 Victory Points for the day to be running sixth.
Australia Open Team: 4-25 vs Iceland, 18 VPs for a bye, and 13-17 vs Costa Rica. Total: 39 VPs and running 13th.
Australia Women’s Team: 25-2 vs Spain, 12-18 to Kenya and 24-6 vs England (an excellent result). 61 for the day, a great start, to be running second to Russia, who scored 75/75!
Answer to today’s problem:
This was Board 16 from Match 1 vs England:
After the auction given earlier, I passed as East and we took 3 two down: 9, king; A; 8 ruffed; K; spade to ace; heart to queen and ruffed, E-W +100.
At the other table the English East bid 3 over 3 (well done!). West raised to 4. After A, K, club ruffed with the Q, over-ruffed, declarer ran the 10, drew the last trump and had ten tricks for +620. Two diamonds went on the second heart and the club winner and one was ruffed. 11 Imps to England.
The Championships are being held in the Grand Palais in Lille, northern France. To read more about Lille, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lille
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