14th World Bridge Games 2012 - Lille, France - Blog 8
Posted 13 August 2012 by Ron
Try this problem:
West dealer : Both vulnerable
What would you do as West with:
We are just past the halfway point in the qualifying rounds.
Our team (Arjuna De Livera – Bruce Neill, George Gaspar – Bobby Richman, Bill Haughie – yours truly, Mike Prescott npc) played India in Round 7 for a 20-10 win. In the afternoon match we lost 14-16 to Indonesia and were killed 24-6 by South Africa, who were running 14th. That gave us 40 Victory Points for the day, to be running eighth, the last qualifying position, half a Victory Point ahead of India.
Australia Open Team: 12-18 vs Turkey, 6-24 vs Japan and 19,5 – 9.5 (slow play fines) vs Latvia. Total: 37.5 VPs on the day and running 10th, 38 VPs behind the fourth qualifying position.
Australia Women’s Team: A 15-15 draw against Chinese Taipei was followed by a 19-11 win against Argentina and a 11-19 loss to Turkey. 45 VPs for the day (dead average) and running fourth. The team needs to be in the top 5 or best sixth to reach the Round of 16.
Answer to today’s problem:
This was Board 4 from Match 7 vs India:
At our table it went:
The lead was the A, followed by a diamond switch (North had given suit-preference on the A). Declarer could not avoid losing a diamond and a club as well for North-South +100.
At the other table Gaspar-Richman played in 4 making.
West needs to double 4 for takeout and East will bid 4, where declarer would lose the same tricks.
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