Buenos Aires 2015: Argentina vs Chile in the Semifinals
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The 2015 Southamerican Bridge Championships will select two teams for each category; Open, Ladies, and Senior to represent the Zone 3 for the 2015 Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and d’Orsi Cup, to be held in Chennai, India from September 26 through October 10th.
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Brazil, the winner of the Teams RR chose Colombia to play the semifinal. Chile and Argentina are facing each other in the other semifinal. As Colombia did not participate in last Year World Championships, he cant represent the Zone III in the next World Championships so Brazil already is going to Chennai…
After the first two sets of the Semifinal these are the standings:
|1st Set||2nd Set|
Here are some of the boards from the 1st and 2nd set of the Argentina vs Chile match.
1st Set of the Semifinal Board 3
After two Pass, Caracci (CHI) opened 1NT, his partner showed his 5 spades cards with a transfer bid, and when the partnership didnt found a spade fit landed in a 3NT contract. The heart lead gave the defense the first 5 tricks (4 hearts and a club) for one down.
Lucena answered 1, Pellegrini rebid was 2, reverse, Lucena continued with 2 fourth suit, asking for a three cards spade support and Pellegrini with Kx chose to support his partner. Lucena closed the spade game.
Declarer only lost two hearts and a club to win 11 IMPs for Argentina.
At the other table Pacareu (CHI), in third opened his hand with 1, so when N/S played 3NT with North as declarer, Pacareu didnt have to think to chose a heart lead, defeating the contract and adding 12 IMPs for his team.
At the other table, the bidding started exactly the same but Lambardi (ARG) chose to show his 5 spade cards first, that helped his partner to re-evaluate his hand and invite him to game, Lambardi closed the game.
After Pacareu’s (CHI) 6 lead, Lambardi played small from dummy and Robles played his Q winning the trick. The declarer won the diamond switch, and played a small trump, winning the trick in dummy as East played a small trump too. Lambardi continued playing the K, A…ruffed by L. Declarer ended losing the trump ace and two hearts as he could pitch losers in dummy’s clubs.
2nd Set of the Semifinal Board 20
Lambardi opened 1, Angeleri answered 1NT, forcing, Lambardi rebided his club suit, and Angeleri said 2. North made a game try asking help in diamonds and his partner with a diamond doubleton accepted the invitation and closed the game.
Pacareu led a trump, Lambardi won the trick in his hand, and immediately continued with a heart. Pacareu, attentive to the auction that had marked declarer’s hand as a 5-1-3-4, played his ace, and declarer wasnt able to make his contract. At the other table the bidding was 1-2-4…this did not help the defense that allowed Chile to won the contract.
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