In England the 2012 Premier League is being used as a selection process for the 2013 Camrose Trophy to be held on 4th-6th January in Northern Ireland. Yesterday, Saturday 27 October, BBO broadcasted the England Premier League match: Ewart-de Botton, where board 10 worth it to watch it live. The match ended Ewart 21- de Botton 9.
Board 10, Dealer: East, Vul All
In one room:
|Burn||Hackett Justin||Sandqvist||Hackett Jason|
Burn decided to sacrifice in 5, he must have been sure he couldn’t defeat the iron made Hackett Bros contract. Declarer lost 4 tricks: 2 diamonds, a heart and a spade for two down= -500.
In the other room:
This were the BBO comments after de 4 bid:
pdjourdain: N-S reach 4 and E-W may not risk 5.
ady: this looks like either 620 or 650 so some imps for de Botton
West won the trick with the K lead watching the Q played by South and in tempo played 3.
These were the enthusiastic comments in the BBO chat:
pdjourdain: Low switch excellent!!!, n ow likely to go off
woozle: Hallberg sets a trap with the diamond shift – de Botton takes the bait (this time, fair enough) and will have to guess the hearts for the contract.
Declarer had a decision to take and almost none information. If she played the Q and the loses the trick, she would lost: 1 spade, 1 diamond, 1 club and now the contract would depend on the Q.
Declarer decided the line and played in consecuence. De Botton, played the A and as she had 9 trumps she played A and K for one down.
pdjourdain: Well done Gunnar Hallberg
woozle: Great result for EW – Kudos for Hallberg for finding the pressure shift…even if we commentators could come up with a reason to guess the hearts or diamonds right, it’s much easier from here looking at all of the hands
pdjourdain: No need to sacrifice in 5 when you find such a defence to 4.