Friday, March 20th 2015
Vanderbilt results in Bridgewinners, at the end of each set
This Thursday March 19 was played the Vanderbilt Round of 16. One of the match was Fleisher vs Meltzer, finally Fleisher won by 124-106.
After the first 56 boards and with only 4 boards to play, the Meltzer team had a minimal advantage. On Board 57: in one of the tables were played 5 diamonds, the club lead curtailed the number of tricks to exactly 11. At the other table the contract was a diamond slam and declarer, was lucky enough to receive a spade lead. To win the hand declarer now needed to guess 10 position … one down. Read the whole article: When the Goddess Fortune tells you NO … is NO.
It seemed clear that the The Goddess Fortune had determined that Fleisher was the one to win, the following three boards generated 0 IMPs.
Meanwhile the Monaco team faced the team Assael:
Monaco: Pierre Zimmermann – Franck Multon – Fulvio Fantoni – Claudio Nunes – Geir Helgemo – Tor Helness
Assael: Mustafa Cem Tokay, Antonio Sementa, Josef Piekarek, Alexander Smirnov
At the start of the second set Assael was 9 IMPs ahead, after the first 9 boards of the set, the team managed to add another 12 IMPs when Helgemo this board appeared:
Sementa opened 1, Tokay showed his hearts, Sementa his spade and Tokay informed about his limited balanced hand with 1NT…Sementa chose to pass. Tokay made 10 tricks.
At the other table, Multon dreamed and was rewarded …
The bidding started in the same way, but after his partner’s 1NT Multon chose 2 instead of pass.
Zimmermann, knowing his partner was a 5-4-3-1 and with some extras, decided to play the heart game.
Once Multon tabled his hand…Zimmermann begun to think and to think…he thought more than 6 minutes…Watch de video…below…
Finally he decided to play a small heart and covered East’s J with his K. He continued running the J, when he won the trick…he entered into a trance again...After another long minutes wait, he chose to play a low diamond. West contributed with the 5…another loooongggg wait..and Zimmermann played the J…
Now was Piekarek time, and he also entered the tank and decided to hold up. Declarer continued with a small diamond, West’s 10 won the trick. Declarer won with the ace the 10 return, ruffed the K, watching the A and the Q.
Zimmermann won next trick with the Q, continued playing the 8 to the 10 and claimed…
Moral: When the Goddess Fortune tells you NO … is NO...whatever you do, you will go down … the cards will be BAD and if the defense errs…something will happen and you will err too … NO WAY!!!
When the Goddess Fortune tells you YES…however, is only giving you a chance, you will have to sweat a lot and you‘ll have to guess some positions …
Welcome to bridge universe…