The 11th European Champions Cup: Last Round

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At the begining of the last match, Bridge Club Real was the first in the A Group with 74 VP, second was Het Witte Huis with 67VP and G.S. Allegra third with 66VP. Who classified?

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On 16 November, 2012 At 18:02

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Eilat, Israel • 15-18 November 2012

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At the begining of the last match,  Bridge Club Real was the first in the A Group with 74 VP, second was Het Witte Huis with 67VP and G.S. Allegra third with 66VP.

Lets see what happened in the match number 5 of 5, where  Het Witte Huis played against G.S. Allegra Group B second and third, respectively, both battling for a place in the semi-finales. In the Open Room, N/S for Allegra were: Norberto Bocchi-Agustin Madala, for Het Witte Huis in W/E: JANSMA Jan-PAULISSEN Gert Jan. In the Closed Room N/S: PROOIJEN Ricco van-VERHEES JR Louk and W/E: DUBOIN Giorgio-SEMENTA Antonio.

Board 1 Dealer Norte Nadie Vulnerable.

 The first Board of the match turned positions: After two pass Madala opened 1 and after a West Pass, Bocchi bidded 2NT showing his long spade support, with his 3NT call Paulissen showed his pronounced two coloured hand, Madala doubled and Jansma with a double fit and two aces anticipated the game in spades with 5. Bocchi doubled he didnt want to keep listening…

 The lead was a spade, Madala won and returned the 9, Jansma played the A and a trump. Madala played his ace and continued with his last diamond to Bocchi’s K and ruffed the diamond return, result: 2 down. At the other table the canape system, opening from the 4 cards suit, led the players in N / S to never learn their 5-5 fit in spades. Sementa showed his two minors hand, Duboin only bidded 4, result: +130. The Board produced 10 IMPs for Allegra and the second position in their Group.

At the beginning Board 14 the match was: Allegra 14-Het Witte Huis 6.  Allegra was 3VP ahead.

Board 14 Dealer East None Vulnerable.

Verhees opened 1, Duboin 1 and Prooijen showed his heart suit,  Verhees showed his support and finished playing game in hearts. The declarer made 12 tricks.

 When this Board arrived to the other table the BBO commentators wrote: if N/S reach slam this could be the defining board.

  This is the bidding sequence in the table:

West

North

East

South

Jansma   

Bocchi   

Paulissen    

Madala

 

 

Pass

1

1

2*

Pass

3

Pass

3

Pass

3NT

Pass

4

Pass

4

Pass

4

Pass

4NT

Pass

5

Pass

6

Pass

6

Pass

?

* heart

After agreeing in hearts and some controls, Madala asked KC, but there was some disagreement because when his partner declared the heart slam, Madala went in the tank. Everyone wondered what he was thinking … and minutes later the operator of VG wrote: Madala has the 7 bid in his hand.  Madala bidded the grand slam and the lead was the A, for down one and 11 IMPs for W/E. Now the match was Allegra 14-Het Witte Huis 17, and Het Witte Huis was second.

 In the next 4 Boards Allegra added 14 IMPs recovering the leadership and Board 19 gave the coup de grace.

 Board 19 Dealer Sur O/E Vul

Verhees opened with a 3 level preempt, Sementa-Duboin declarared the spade game.

 The lead was a little heart, that brought down the K in the A claws. Declarer begun playing a little spade, and saw South play a red card. Sementa played the A and continued with the 7, winning the trick with his 8. Now East continued with the Q, North covered with the K to continue with the A and a little diamond.

 Declarer won with the K, and claimed…

En la otra mesa la subasta fue:

West

North

East

South 

Jansma    

Bocchi    

Paulissen   

Madala

 

 

 

Pass

1

1

Pass

Pass

Pass

     

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