The main event, was played on August 27-29, and it was an invitational tournament TOP-16 played by many of the most famous world stars: Balicki, Bertheau, Bessis, Brink, Buras, Drijver, Dubinin, Gromov, Kwiecień, Muller, Narkiewicz, Nystrom, Pszczoła, de Wijs, Zia, Bilde…etc.
Finally Jacek Kalita-Michał Nowosadzki won the event and the $ 10,000 first prize.
Consider this Grand slam that helped the winner partnership to overcome the remaining pairs.
After Kalita’s 1 opening bid, Bilde preemted with a 3 call. Nowosadzki begun to describe his hand showing his heart suit, with no spade support.
Mahmood occupied more bidding space with 4 and Kalita doubled informing about his extras, no heart support, diamond values and proposing a possible defense. After Bilde’s Pass, East decided to show slam prospects showing his club suit.
Kalita showed his club support with a diamond cue bid and after Nowosadzki’s heart cue bid, Kalita declared the Grand Slam.
Lead: 2 and declarer claimed 13 tricks.
These were the different contracts played in the other tables, only one pair arrived to a best contract: 7NT, but they were playing IMPs converted to VP.
This is the hand analysis by DeepFinesse: