III Copenhagen Bridge Invitational – CBI Main Event, Sunday January 18 2015
The CBI Main Event is an invitational pairs event played in a cross IMP format through 19 Rounds, 8 boards in each round, 7 rounds played this friday, 6 rounds this saturday and 6 rounds on sunday.
Last Day: Before the play begun Mark Horton in the Official Bulletin explained what happened in the event during the second day with these words:
As the sun shone outside the temperature in the playing room was rising. A series of challenging deals tested the stars to the limit and resulted in violent swings in all directions. Helgemo and Helness made some attempts to break away from the field; however Versace & Tokay ran downthe breakaway and mercilessly continued their climb with flawless bridge. They have established a gap of 224 IMPs down to the Irish heroes Tommy Garvey-John Carroll with Helgemo-Helness and the winners of the Danish qualification Thomas Vang Larsen-Lars Lund Madsen in pursuit and a gap of 227 IMPs down to 5th place.
Versace-Tokay in a day with almost no mistakes, were leading the event and were 224 IMps over the second pair.
After the first matchs of the day Versace-Tokay kept the lead but the gap had narrowed to 99 IMPs. The liders had lost 60 IMPs in the first round, while the partnership from Ireland Tommy Garvey-John Carroll had added 85 IMPs. The two pairs in the third and fourth position had lost: -144 and -189 IMPs respectively. In the second match of the day, Versace – Tokay also lost some IMPs (25) but stayed as the liders because the pair from Ireland also lost but big: – 104 IMPs.
In the third match Versace-Tokay continued as the event leaders, with a very small lose of 21 IMPs, the runner ups recovered 56 IMPs and entered the last round with a 52 IMPs gap. Thirds; Geir Helgemo – Tor Helness but almost 200 IMPs below.
And the last match arrived…
Versace-Tokay with a very good round added 183 IMPs, thus finishing an excelente three days job, and winning the event with 880 IMPs, 145 IMPs over the second pair John Carroll – Tommy Garvey that finished with 635 IMPs. Geir Helgemo and Tor Helness stayed in their third position.
|3||Alfredo Versace – Mustafa Cem Tokay||183||880||1|
|9||John Carroll – Tommy Garvey||-10||635||2|
|14||Geir Helgemo – Tor Helness||64||569||3|
|1||David Bakhshi – Simon De Wijs||115||404||4|
|19||Thomas Vang Larsen – Lars Lund Madsen||-68||248||5|
|6||Kasper Konow – Michael Askgaard||28||231||6|
|7||Boye Brogeland – Alon Birman||38||219||7|
|16||Tom Hanlon – Andrew McIntosh||-183||186||8|
|20||Michael Barel – Yaniv Zack||68||182||9|
|17||Per-Ola Cullin – Peter Bertheau||148||163||10|
|8||Sabine Auken – Roy Welland||-136||71||11|
|11||Thomas Bessis – Michel Bessis||136||10||12|
|12||Fredrik Nyström – Johan Upmark||-38||-270||13|
|10||Björn Fallenius – Peter Fredin||10||-271||14|
|5||Andrey Gromov – Alexander Dubinin||-64||-312||15|
|15||Zia Mahmood – Marion Michielsen||140||-334||16|
|13||Diego Brenner – Gabriel Chagas||-28||-341||17|
|2||Dennis Bilde – Morten Bilde||-148||-492||18|
|18||Leonardo Cima – Valerio Giubilo||-115||-607||19|
|4||Søren Christiansen – Mats Nilsland||-140||-1099||20|