Palace Cup 2016 - Daily Bulletin No 4

D A I L Y     B U L L E T I N

Editor: Marek Wójcicki

No. 4                                                                                                  Sunday, April 4th, 2016

PROGRAM FOR TODAY

10.00 a.m. Teams Tournament     F 2/4               Pairs Tournament finals- rounds 5-8

12.00 a.m.  Teams Tournament     F 3/4                Pairs Tournament finals - rounds 9-12

  2.00 p.m.  Teams Tournament     F 4/4                Pairs Tournament finals - rounds 13-15      

  4.00 p.m.  Prize Giving

RESULTS

TEAMS TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINALS

MARKOWICZ - ZIA                             80-75,1  c.o. -7.1, 17-26,  29-22,  39-10

VAINKONIS - BRIDGE24.PL A              69.1-33  c.o. 5.1,  31-3,  22-18, 11-12

FINAL (after 12 boards of 48)

VAINIKONIS - MARKOWICZ                        45-22

 

PAIRS TOURNAMENT

QUALIFICATION

  QUALIFIERS TO FINAL A:

  1.K.Nowak - P.Tuszyński                247.90

  2.G.Gardynik - J.Wojcieszek          247.44

  3.S.Kolarz - L.Sztyrak                   241.54

  4.D.Filipowicz - K.Martens              239.10

  5.M.Bartkowski - A.Wyszyński        231.31

  6.A.Jaszczak - S.Niajko                 230.75

  7.M.Eggeling - T.Gotard                 227.42

     8.J.Figlus - Z.Papierniak             226.90

     9.T.Charlsen - T.E.Hoftaniska      221.97

   10.J.Dmowski - W.Talar                 221.89

   11.M.Cichocki - K.Pikus                 221.18

   12.G.Hallberg - P.Bertheau            218.93

FINAL B:

  13.T.Townsend - N.Sandqvist                   218.14

  14.Z.Ingielewicz - J.Stępiński                   217.79

  15.I.Chalupec - B.Chmurski                     216.08

  16.C.Bałdysz - A.Sarniak                         216.06
  17.M.Miłaszewski - S.Szenberg                 216.05

  18.K.Dufrat - J.Żmuda                             212.64

  19.J.de Botton - G.Helgemo                     209.66

  20.R.Jaśkiewicz - M.Urbański                   209.26

  21.P.King - A.McIntosh                            208.93

  22.P.Miechowicz - R.Sakowicz                    207.66

  23.K.Buras - P.Jurek                                206.36

  24.M.Kraśnicki - P.Teleszyński                   203.25

  25.T.Sielicki - P.Tuczyński                        199.39

  26.P.Szymonik - T.Urbański                      197.66

  27.A.Kozikowski - U.Kielichowski              196.20

  28.A.Dudzik - M.Kliś                                192.60

  29.A.Black - W.Whittaker                         191.59

  30.W.Strzemecki - P.Zawada                    190.52

  31.A.Majcher - A.Majcher                         186.66

  32.M.Krupowicz - S.Zawiślak                   179.50

  33.M.Kwiecień - P.Zatorski                       177.33

  34.K.Kleinrok - T.Kluz                              177.15

  35.A.Byzdra - M.Witek                             173.77

 

FINALS AFTER 4 ROUNDS of 15

 

FINAL A

 

1.A.Malinowski - J.Pszczoła                171.88

2.A.Jaszczak - S.Niajko                     165.96

3.S.Kolarz - L.Sztyrak                        164.11

4.G.Gardynik - J.Wojcieszek               161.99

5.M.Bartkowski - A.Wyszyński            161.26

6.P.Bertheau - G.Hallberg                  160.35

7.K.Nowak - P.Tuszyński                    157.70

8.D.Filipowicz - K.Martens                  157.31

9.M.Eggeling - T.Gotard                    155.80

10.P.Nawrocki - P.Wiankowski            154.37

11.W.Gaweł - R.Jagniewski                151.62

12.J.Dmowski - W.Talar                    149.66

13.D.Bakhshi - Z.Mahmood              147.89

14.M.Cichocki - K.Pikus                   143.99

15.T.Charlsen - T.E.Hoftaniska         142.46

16.J.Figlus - Z.Papierniak                140.05

 

FINAL B (Top 10)

 

1.M.Miłaszewski - S.Szenberg           61.77

2.T.Sielicki - P.Tuczyński                  56.83

3.T.Townsend - N.Sandqvist             53.77

4.P.Miechowicz - R.Sakowicz             52.25

5.W.Strzemecki - P.Zawada              49.30

6.M.Kraśnicki - P.Teleszyński            47.27

7.J.De Botton - G.Helgemo              42.81

8.R.Jaśkiewicz - M.Urbański             41.80

9.Z.Ingielewicz - J.Stępiński             41.33

10.A.Byzdra - M.Witek                     40.25

 

CARD READING

Excellent card reading and table presence was shown by Rafał Jagniewski at the second session of semifinal match against VAINIKONIS…

He was the declarer:

West

North

East

South

Gierulski

Jagniewski

 Skrzypczak

Gaweł

 

 

Pass

1 ♥

pas

1 NT

Pass

2 ♣

Pass

2 ♥

Pass

2 NT

Pass

3 NT 

All pass 

 

2♣ - Gazzilli

East hesitated for some time before opening, and also after 1NT has shown some interest; finally passed all the time and has led ♦5 (fourth best):

J 9 2

Q 8

Q 9 6

K 8 6 4 2

N

W

 

E

S

 

A 5 4 3

A K 10 9 2

A J

Q 10

For the jack of dummy, West played the seven. Rafał overtook it with the queen and tried a club to the queen, which held… What is your line of play?

Declarer took some inferences from East’s dilemmas - he should have 5-6 diamonds, and some distribution - may be with 4 cards in spades; has some clubs when queen held…  anyway, he should be short in hearts. So, Rafał decided to play a heart to the eight… How right he was! East in fact had the heart singleton:

Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul

J 9 2

Q 8

Q 9 6

K 8 6 4 2

K 10 8 7

7 6 5 4 3

10 7

J 7

 

N

W

 

E

S

 

Q 6

J

K 8 5 4 3 2

A 9 5 3

 

A 5 4 3

A K 10 9 2

A J

Q 10

But unfortunately it was a jack… It ended the story - down 2, and 13 imps for Vainikonis, because on the second table of the match declarer was not so clever and played a heart to the straightforward queen…

 

PALACE BOOK OF RECORDS

Four digit number score is not unusual… But those, exceeding one and half of kilo are not too frequent phenomenons. Yesterday I noticed two such rare birds…

1700

First is from semifinal match of the teams tournament. Zia and Bakhshi have shown that there are no compromises:

Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul

K 4

K

K Q 8 6 3 2

A Q 10 4

J 7 6

Q J 10 9 5 4

4

K 7 6

 

N

W

 

E

S

 

Q 10 3 2

8 7 3 2

5

8 5 3 2

 

A 9 8 5

A 6

A J 10 9 7

J 9

 

South opened 1♦. Zia, in favourable vulnerabilities decided toput the maximum pressure with 3♥. North did not have too much problem - asked for aces, and Bakhshi decided to test opponents’ treatments when Blackwood procedure is disturbed:

S

West

North

East

South

Zia

Romanski

Bakhshi

Kowalski

 

 

 

1 ♦

3 ♥

4 NT

6 ♥

Pass

Pass

Dbl

All pass

 

 

Kowalski - Romanski did not try grand on the finesse and walked for money. Defense was merciless and they took first 8 tricks - 7 down, 1700, and 7 imps gain (in replay 6♦with overtrick was played)

2000

Mirek Cichocki tries to establish the renown of the most fearless player of the tournament… This time without happy end (the opponents surely have the different opinion on this subject):

Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul

A J 10 9 8

10 4

Q

A J 6 5 2

7

J 9 3 2

A K 7 5

9 7 4 3

 

N

W

 

E

S

 

K 6 5 4 2

8 6

J 9 3 2

Q 8

 

Q 3

A K Q 7 5

10 8 6 4

K 10

He decided to open 2♠ (weak, spades and a minor), green vs red, first hand… When opponents found no trump game, partner decide to try a sacrifice:

West

North

East

South

Pikus

Jagniewski

 Cichocki

Gaweł

 

 

2 ♠

3 ♥

pass

3 NT

pass

pass

4 ♣

Dbl

All pass

 

2♠ - spades and minor, weak

4♣ - “pass, or correct”

I think that after double of 4♣, Mirek did not want to be a declarer… It was costly decision - 4♦ would be only 4 down, but 4♣… Defenders lost the trick, but it was 8 (eight!) down!

Will this record be broken on Sunday? I hope so. Show must go on!

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