Saturday July 26 2014
2014 Spingold semi-finals
These were the results after the second set:
|2||Team Assael ||26||47|
These are the boards that produced double digit swings during the second segment:
When the match was 7 to 1 for Lavazza, board 21 appeared over the table:
After hearing a 1 response over his 1 opening bid, Duboin invited to play game in spades and Zia accepted. Declarer with any possibility was one down.
At the other table after Fantoni’s 1 opening bid, Bianchedi didn’t pass and showed his diamond suit. Nunes doubled and Madala thinking that N/S had a spade game and expecting more distribution in his partner’s hand, said 5. Nunes chose to penalize, declarer was four down = 14 IMPs.
At the next board Multon-Zimmermann declared a slam and were one down, Madala-Bianchedi stayed at the game level receiving a 13 IMPs reward.
After Fantoni’s 2 opening bid in the third position 10-13 (good 9) 5+ no-balanced; in 3rd can be weaker) and max 12, Bianchedi finished as 3NT declarer that Nunes doubled.
Claudio led his Q, Bianchedi played a small from dummy and Fantoni played the 8. Nunes continued with a small heart, declarer played the K and run his six diamonds. When he continued with a spade, Fantoni won with his ace and played a little club. Nunes claimed the rest of the tricks. Two down.
At the other table, Multon-Zimmermann played 3 and scored +110 = 12 IMPs.
Madala opened with a 3 bid and Fantoni showed the majors. Bianchedi closed the diamond slam. Now was N/S move. Nunes passed and Fantoni decided to play with 6…now was time for a Bianchedi double.
Bianchedi led his A, continued with his A and a small club, his partner ruffed. Declarer was three down. At the other table N/S played 4 no doubled; one down. 10 IMPS for Lavazza.
Both teams played a spade Grand slam in board 28. The next swing was:
Fantoni opened 2 = 10-13 (good 9) 5+ no balanced; in 3rd can be weake and max 12 (13), after two pass, Madala reopened with a double and invited to game when his partner showed a heart suit. Bianchedi didn’t accepted, declarer made 9 tricks = +140.
At the other table Duboin opened 1, Mahmood answered 1 and Multon doubled. Duboin rebid his clubs and y East showed his heart suit. West closed the heart game after hearing Zia’s club support.
Mahmood led his A, continued with the and a . Duboin ruffed with the trump queen and returned the K, declarer won with the A, draw trumps and claimed 10 tricks.
The hand was 10 IMPs for Monaco.
Fantoni competed with 3 and E/W chose to penalize. Declarer had to lose 6 tricks for -300.
At the other table after Duboin’s double reopening bis, Zia didn’t stop till 3NT, expecting some help from his partner.
This wasn’t his day and he was 4 down, doubled= -800 = 11 IMPs for Monaco.