Round 2: Monaco – Venezuela : In Spanish “Quien me Quita lo bailado” means something like: “I enjoyed it, and anybody can change that”…and we think that must have been Gusso-Hantos state of mind after the match comparison. The final numbers were: Monaco 69 –Venezuela 26.
Hand 28: Dealer West, N/S vulnerable.
He-He stopped their bidding sequence before slam…and made 12 tricks.
In the other room, Hantos decided to bid until the last consequences and Venezuela landed in a lead proof contract.
Declarer won the lead with dummy’s A and let run a little diamond, Fantoni played his J and returned another spade. Hantos ruffed in his hand, continued with A and another diamond ruffed in dummy, when diamonds behaved…he continued with K and Q and a club to his hand to play the A and claim 12 tricks…and 11 IMPs for Venezuela.