Palace Cup 2016 - Daily Bulletin No 2

D A I L Y  B U L L E T I N

 

Editor: Marek Wójcicki

No. 2                                                                                                  Friday, April 1st, 2016

PROGRAM FOR TODAY

10 a.m.       Teams Tournament     RR - Match 13           Pairs Tournament - rounds 1&2

11.15 a.m.  Teams Tournament     RR - Match 14           Pairs Tournament - rounds 3&4

12.30 p.m.  Teams Tournament     RR - Match 15           Pairs Tournament - rounds 5&6

1.30 p.m.                            Lunch

2.30 p.m.    Teams Tournament     RR - Match 16           Pairs Tournament - rounds 7&8

3.45 p.m.    Teams Tournament     RR - Match 17           Pairs Tournament - rounds 9&10

5 p.m.         Teams Tournament     RR - Match 18           Pairs Tournament - rounds 11&12

RESULTS

PRO-AM TOURNAMENT

1.Ryszard JAŚKIEWICZ - Piotr TUSZYŃSKI                       63.92%

2.Aleksander BOBKO - Wojciech GAWEŁ                          60.51%

3.Michał SAMET - Piotr NAWROCKI                                  59.94%

4.Andrew BLACK - Will WHITTAKER                                  59.66%

5.Sławomir FALKOWSKI - Artur MALINOWSKI                    58.52%

6.Radosław KIEŁBASIŃSKI - Sławomir LATAŁA                    55.68%

7.Vytautas VAINIKONIS - Geir HELGEMO                           54.26%

   Witold ŻYGULSKI - Piotr WIANKOWSKI                          54.26%

9.Witold STACHNIK - Jeremi STĘPIŃSKI                           53.98%

10.Thomas GOTARD - Marie EGGELING                            52.84%

 

At the tournament participated also: Thomas Borgesson, Gunnar Hallberg, Ilona Bobko, Krzysztof Martens, Sławomir Kolarz, David Bakhshi, Krzysztof Hordyński, Rafał Jagniewski, Andrzej Byzdra, Zia Mahmood, Przemysław Zawada, Jacek Pszczoła, Sławomir Dmowski, Piotr Tuczyński, Joanna Michalska, Łukasz Witkowski, Wojciech Sroczyński, Tomasz Przybora, Janet de Botton, Krzysztof Buras, Ewa Kater, Tom Townsend, Zdzisław Ingielewicz, Grzegorz Narkiewicz, Marek Małysa, Piotr Jurek, Igor Chalupec, Bartosz Chmurski.

TEAMS TOURNAMENT

Standings after match 12. of the Robin Round:

  1.ZIA                                                           158.62

  2.INGIELEWICZ                                            137.99

  3.BRIDGE24.PL A                                          128.07

  4.MARKOWICZ                                            126.34

  5.ZAWADA                                                  120.53

  6.VAINIKONIS                                            117.19

  7.DE BOTTON                                             116.10

  8.CARLO BOSSI PARFUMES                          105.31

  9.BRIDGE24.PL B                                        97.21

10.BLACK                                                    90.64

 

GUL, GUL… GULASH!

Both vulnerable, you hold

A Q 9 8 5 2

♥ A Q 10 4 3

♦ -

♣ A 4

 

LHO opens 1♣ (strong), partner overcalls 1NT (minors or minors)… You expect minors, as usual, but… RHO bids 3♦ - natural, 6-8 PC, 6+ cards. Be careful! May be it is the total misfit, so you try peaceful 3♠. LHO clears the situation - 5♦, partner pass, RHO pass. Now you see that this is total fit, not misfit. But how many points can partner have? It is easy - 1-2 maximum - opener 16, our 16, responder 6-8…  Both major suits kings are missing. But anyway, spades can be 1-1, so it is possible we will lose only heart trick. You take the slow track - it is possible that they can make 6♦, as well as we can make 6♥…

You try 5♥, and after 2 passes RHO bids once again 6♦, you try 6♥ (preserving a chance of a club discard on the spades from partner’s hand), double… This is more or less what you have planned. But the result?

“Unfortunately” West leads the ♣K and our slam is down one:

Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul

J 10 7 4 3

J 8 6 5 2

4

9 8

K

K 9

A J 10 7 3 2

K Q 7 6

 

N

W

 

E

S

 

6

7

K Q 9 8 6 5

J 10 5 3 2

 

A Q 9 8 5 2

A Q 10 4 3

A 4

 

West

North

East

South

Dubinin

Gaweł

Gromov

Jagniewski

1 ♣

1 NT

3 ♦

3 ♠

5 ♦

Pass

Pass

5 ♥

Pass

Pass

6 ♦

6 ♥

Dbl

All pass 

 

 

At the replay West opened 1♦, East leaped to 5♦, and South had also the problem. He doubled, North did not find any reason to bid and North-South collected 200.

 

THE ONLY CHANCE

Players faced textbook declarer play problem at round 10.

You are the declarer of 4♠ contract:

 

A Q 9 7 6 2

Q J 2

A

9 6 5

   

N

W

 

E

S

   
 

K 10 8 5 4

9 3

K 9 8 3

Q 2

 

East has led ♦5 (Polish leads, 2nd and 4th). What is your line of play?

The only chance is to find one of the “rounded suits” 7-1 with singleton honor… If you find it, play is relatively easy - win with the ace, cross the dummy with the king of trumps, discard one of the suit which is not 7-1 to the king of diamonds, ruff the diamond high, cash remaining trump, cross the dummy with the ten of trumps, ruff the last diamond…

It was much easier at the table, as the bidding went:

West

North

East

South

Malinowski

Chmurski

Pszczoła

Chalupec

1 ♦

1 ♠

3 ♥

4 ♠

All pass

 

 

 

Bartek Chmurski made the contract, discarding club for the king of diamonds and exiting with the heart after stripping diamonds. Here is the complete board:

Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul

A Q 9 7 6 2

Q J 2

A

9 6 5

J 3

K

Q J 7 6 4

A K 10 8 4

 

N

W

 

E

S

 

A 10 8 7 6 5 4

10 5 2

J 7 3

 

K 10 8 5 4

9 3

K 9 8 3

Q 2

 

At replay Żygulski, after the same start decided to bid 5♦ with East hand, down only one after spade lead.

TEAMS TOURNAMENT - PLAY OFFS

After robin round, the winner has the right to choose semifinal opponents from the teams finishing 3rd and 4th.

Semifinal carry over - winner of robin round gains 7.1 imps of carry over, team from the second place - 5.1

There is no carry over at the final match.

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