July 24th 2014
In the Round of 16 of the Spingold 2014, the Nickell team played against the Hamman team. Here is Board 24 form the second segment.
Lee opened his hand with a 1 bid, Nickell overcalled 2, Glubok passed and Katz showed values with a diamond cue-bid.
Lee chose to show his nice-strong hand with a 3NT call, which blew N/S out of their spade game, Nickell only showed his club extra length. The bidding died in the 4 contract.
Declarer after the 9 lead, only lost a diamond, a club and a heart scoring +130.
At the other table Rodwell found an opening bid that helped his team to win 6 IMPs.
Rodwell chose the preemptive 2NT opening bid which ended the bidding. A club lead from Weinstein helped declarer to make 8 tricks for + 120.