Thursday, June 12, 2014
In 2013 appeared a new star in the bridge constellation: Bridge 24, a team representing a Poland young players organization (access their WEB page; Click Here).
In 2013 they confirmed their light intensity when they won the Spingold 2013 in the Atlanta NABC, one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. On that occasion the team formed with: Rafal Jagniewski, Michal Nowosadzki, Jacek Kalita y Wojciech Gawel.
At this very moment, Bridge24 is playing the 2014 Polish Premier League semi-finals, and is surprising to watch Bocchi-Duboin as one of the team partnerships.
|1|| RAL Poznań
|2|| RUCH AZS PWr 1 Wrocław
At the end of the second match set Bridge24 was 75.2 to 31, lets see a board that cost them 15 IMps…
Bridge 24 sat Bocchi-Duboin in N/S and Buras-Narkiewicz in E/W.
Buras opened 1 and South doubled. Narkiewicz showed his weak support and Gawrys informed his partner they had a good spade fit. East showed his second suit, Klukowski competed with 3 and West supported his partner’s second suit at the 4th level.
Gawrys Non vulnerable decided to cut opps communicatons and declared the spade game, but this didnt bothered Buras who close the club game: 5. When the bidding was dying, Gawrys decided to sacrifice in 5 and Buras chose to double.
The declarer was two down, he lost A, A, A and a diamond ruff.
At the other table…other decisions were taken.
Balicki opened 1, Duboin doubled, Zmudzinski said 2 Bocchi decided to interrupt their opponents comfortable dialogue with a jump to 3, showing weakness, and 5 spades.
Balicki showed extra distribution with his 4, Duboin NV quickly occupy the fourth level, but now the West hand had greatly increased in value, a double fit with A y K in partner’s second suit, so he called 5.
Bocchi doubled showing some defense, Balicki passed, but Duboin considered themselves unable to defeat opps and chose to play 5, after two pass Balicki, decided to play the club slam. Bocchi doubled.
The only lead to defeat the contract is a spade, but Duboin chose his Q. Declarer ruffed the lead, drew trumps, he lost the heart finesse and claimed 12 tricks and 15 IMPs.