Sunday, March 22th 2015
Vanderbilt results in Bridgewinners, at the end of each set
First two sets results:
After the first two sets, Diamond was winning 24 IMPs. In the third set, Lavazza managed to tie the match on the Board 13 and Lavazza ended the set… These were some of the double swings of the set:
Zia and Duboin arrived very quickly to 3NT. Declarer finessed twice clubs to arrive to his ninth trick, at the other table Hampson- Greco played 1NT.
Jacobus opened 2, showing a limited hand with long clubs, Zia showed his spades and Wold delared the heart game, end of story.
Duboin led his A and changed to a club. Wold played the A, pitched a spade from hand, played the K, a diamond to the queen, ruffed the last spade loser…afterwards he lose the trump queen for 11 tricks.
At the other table Bocchi opened 1, Greco showed his spades and Madala transfered to hearts with 2. Hampson supported his partner’s suit. Bocchi chose to sat 3 and Greco ataqued with 4, Madala alerted his Pass, his partner had to chose between double or bid…Bocchi doubled.
The only lead that gaves a possible line to declarer is the A…and that was Madala’s lead. Greco ruffed in his hand, played the K and continued with the 5, Madala played in tempo his 6….and Greco, after thinking various minutes…played the 9…when he won the trick, he played the A, and a club, claiming his contract…
A wise guess that gave his team 14 IMPs … if he would have played the A, he would have been two down = -300…4 IMPs…
Zia opened 2NT and Duboin’s 4 showed long clubs with values…no one could stop them until slam. The declarer made 13 easy tricks. At the other table E/W played 3NT….
Lavazza added 22 IMPs more in boards 12 and 13…the match was tied…another 16 IMps in next two boards and Lavazza was leading the match…102 to 84.
Only 15 boards to the end …will continue