The Spingold 2013 final faced two teams: Bridge 24 (an incredible team of only 4 players from Poland: Jacek Kalita, Michael Nowosadski, Rafal Jagniewski and Wojciech Gawel) and the Grue team with exquisite players from USA, Canada, France and Sweden: Joe Grue, Les Amoils, Brad Moss, Thomas Bessis, Peter Bertheau and Jacob Morgan. In the first 16 boards set when the match was Bridge 24 11 – Grue 0, appeared this board over the table, Click Here to read what happened in Board 3.
Board 5: Two boards after, E/W arrived to a 3NT game. Grue lead the 10, Nowosadzki played dummy’s Q and Moss won the trick with his A to return the 4. West ducked and North won with his J and played back his 9…now declarer won in his hand, but when he lost the spade finesse in South, he could play two clubs and a heart return for two down.
At the other table: Amoils-Morgan found the nice diamond fit and ended playing a diamond game . Declarer only lose the A and the A to score +400 and 11 IMPs for Grue team.
After a 1 opening bid, and after learn that his partner had a balanced inviting hand Kalita chose to play a NT partscore.
Nowosadazki received the 5 lead…and ducked to win the diamond return with the A, to continue letting run the 10, when he won the trick continued with a to the J and A.
He left his hand playing the 7 to the J…trick…played the K and claimed 8 tricks.
At the other table Grue team arrived to a 3NT game: North here chose to lead his fourth best spade and dummy’s J won the first trick. Declarer continued with the 2 and South won with his K to return the 9, West played the Q, and the K won the trick, to play the 5 to declarer’s A, who continued with the J to the A and another . South won with his Q, won next trick with the K and played another , declarer won with the A. But when declarer lose the heart finesse in South, he made his Q and returned a diamond…his partner make the last two tricks: 10 andQ…for three down and 9 IMPs for Bridge 24.
Board 15 after Moss’s 3 preemptive openning, Kalita-Nowosadazki with little bidding space considered to play 3NT.
Moss lead a club expecting his partner to play a diamond back, but dummy’s Q won the trick, declarer continue with the 10, and covered North’s K with his A to play the 4 to the J and returned the 2. When Grue played a little one he played the 8 and won the trick.
Kalita continued with the three top spades, while Moss pitched diamonds, Kalita continued with the A and give Moss the hand with a heart, Moss had to give declarer the ninth trick. At the other table Rafal Jagniewski and Wojciech Gawel played 3, scoring + 110 and another 11 IMPs for Bridge 24. The last board was a spade slam for both teams.
Completed the first 16 tablets the match was: Bridge 24 43 – Grue 36. In the second set only the Grue team added more IMPs, they added 1 IMP in 7 different boards, one 5 IMPs board and one 7 IMPs board to finish: Bridge 24 43 – Grue 55.