Palace Cup 2018 - Daily Bulletin No 3

 

Editor: Marek Wójcicki
 No.3     
                                                                                              Friday, April 27, 2018 

PROGRAM FOR TODAY:

10 a.m. TEAMS TOURNAMENT Robin Round 2 Match 5
11.15 a.m.   TEAMS TOURNAMENT    Robin Round 2 Match 6
12.30 p.m. TEAMS TOURNAMENT Robin Round 2 Match 7
1.45 p.m. LUNCH BREAK  
2.45 p.m. TEAMS TOURNAMENT Robin Round 2 Match 8
4.00 p.m. TEAMS TOURNAMENT Robin Round 2 Match 9
     
6.30 p.m. PRO-AM TOURNAMENT
 

 

STANDINGS AFTER MATCH 13 (4th of RR 2)

 

  1 ZIA 181.62
  2. VYTAS 149.40
  3. ERA 140.07
  4. ANDRZEJKI 139.95
  5. CONNECTOR 136.68
  6. BRIDGE24.PL B 124.77
  7. VENTIN
124.42
  8. HILL 123.74
  9. DE BOTTON  90.75
10. B.O.N.G.  88.60

Here you can find results match by match and Butler scores

 

ADVENTURES IN MATCH PLAY

 

Match, not matchpoint, style should be rather careful. Tactics is quite different. Particularly everybody should try to avoid big swings. Swings are swings - once they are for us, once for opponents. And in matchpoints you can recover from losing something like eleven hundreds in relatively flat board, making overtrick in a next one, while in match it can be not so easy.

We had some good examples yesterday. Try to solve some of them as a problems:

1)None vulnerable, you (sitting South) have:

KJ752 K3 KQ 9543

And the bidding goes:

W

N

E

S

pass

pass

1♠

pass

2♠

dbl.

pass

?

What is your bid?

2)Green vs red, sittng East with:

KQJ107532 AQ2 K9 -

do you agree that who has spades, has the power?

The opponents did not think so:

W

N

E

S

 

 

 

1♦

pass

2♣

4♠

pass*

pass

4NT

dbl.

5NT

pass

6♣

?

 

*alerted as forcing

Solutions:

1)Here is the complete board:

 

♠ -

 

 

♥ Q1087

 

 

♦ A10964

 

 

♣ KJ102

 

♠ 983

N

♠ AQ1064

♥ AJ5

W             E

♥ 9642

♦ 87532

♦ J

♣ 86

S

♣ AQ7

 

♠ KJ752

 

 

♥ K3

 

 

♦ KQ

 

 

♣ 9543

 

 

Pas was not good… 8 tricks is spades are cold. At two tables East-West pairs scored 470 for 2♠ doubled and made.

What is for pass – only one reason – good lead (♦K); against – it is not difficult to foresee problems in cutting declarer ruffing possibilities – partner is void in spades… May be the clue could be The Total Number of Tricks Law? They have 8 spades, we can assume that we have 8 clubs (if partner’s shape is 0454) or diamonds (if it is 0463), so there are 16 total tricks – if they take 7 in spades, we take 9 in clubs; if we are down one – they make 2♠…

2)Here also it was better to trust the opponents that they know what they are doing:

 

♠ A4

 

 

♥ J

 

 

♦ J876

 

 

♣ AK8654

 

♠ 986

N

♠ KQJ107532

♥ 1087543

W             E

♥ AQ2

♦ 10

♦ K9

♣ 1092

S

♣ -

 

♠ -

 

 

♥ K96

 

 

♦ AQ5432

 

 

♣ QJ73

 

6♠ would be down two only, for 300, while 6♣ scored 1370 or 1390, depending if you cashed heart ace… It was not easy to sacrifice, but… after forcing pas it is possible to assume that diamond king is lost…

Surely, it would be better to engage partner into cooperation, but double of 4NT showed some defensive values… Maybe, when we did not double 6♣ he cou bid 6♠?

On the other table East bid himself to 5 level, making West decision after 6♣ easy:

W

N

E

S

 

 

 

1♦

pass

2♣

4♠

5♣

pass

pass

5♠

pass

pass

6♣

pass

pass

6♠

dbl.

pass…

 

 

 

 

 

In the scoresheet there were 6 times 300 and 3 slams made… Two of them were 6♦ played by South with (obvious?) Lightner double, but at both tables heart was led, not the club… Scoresheet was completed by 7NT by North, down 1, of course doubled.

One more example…

This time it is not a matter of decision, but rather careful play and counting of the tricks…

Love all, dealer East

♠ 43

 

♥ AQ8

 

♦ Q987

 

♣ A943

 

N

 

W             E

 
 

S

 

♠ KQJ97

 

♥ 62

 

♦ A2

 

♣ J765

 

North was declarer of 2NT:

W

N

E

S

 

 

1♥

1♠

pass

1NT

pass

2♣

pass

2NT

pass…

 

East led the ♥J, West played the three. Declarer took the trick with the queen and played a spade. Ace from East, who continued hearts with the king. Ace and a spade – ten from East. Now spades… East has thrown three diamond spots… Declarer now cashed the ase of diamonds – three, seven, jack. So… May be the overtrick?  Diamond was continued and a roof has fallen… East claimed the rest:

 

♠ 43

 

 

♥ AQ8

 

 

♦ Q987

 

 

♣ A943

 

♠ 8652

N

♠ A10

♥ 73

W             E

♥ KJ10954

♦ 103

♦ KJ654

♣ KQ1082

S

♣ -

 

♠ KQJ97

 

 

♥ 62

 

 

♦ A2

 

 

♣ J765

 

„Did you really have 6-5?” asked the declarer, keeping his ace of clubs for the next deal…

 

PRO-AM TOURNAMENT

FRIDAY, 6.30 p.m.

      PROPOSED SYSTEM

 

For the ad-hoc partnerships, for Pro-Am tournament we propose the simply system. It is based on a simplified Polish Club - three-way 1♣ opening with artificial 1♦ response, and Polish set of 2 level opening bids

 

Opening bids

 

1♣ - three ways -  natural 15+ HCP, 5+♣, balanced 12-14 HCP, strong - 18+ HCP, any

1♦ - natural, 11-17 HCP, 5+♦ (4 when 4441 or 4♦5♣ 11-14 HCP)

1♥/♠ - natural, 5+♥/♠, 11-17 HCP

1NT - 15-17 HCP

2♣ - 11-14 HCP, 5+♣ and 4♥/♠ or 6+♣

2♦ - 6-10 HCP, mini-multi - weak two in ♥/♠

2♥ - 6-10 HCP, 5+♥ and 5+any

2♠ - 6-10 HCP, 5+♠ and 5+♣/♦

2NT - 6-10 HCP, 5+♣ and 5+♦

3NT - solid minor without side stopper

Pre-empts – 1st and 2nd hand constructive

Further bidding

After 1♣ opening

-  1♦ - negative, 0-6 HCP, any hand; strong 16+HCP, balanced without 4♥/♠, 7-11 HCP unbalanced without 4 in major

-  1♥/♠ - 7+ HCP, 4+♥/♠, forcing to 1NT

-  1/2/3 NT - limit

-  2♣/♦ - 5+♣/♦, game forcing, possible 4♥/♠

-  2♥/♠ - 6+♥/♠, game forcing, some slam prospects

-  3♣/♦ - 9-11 HCP, good 6+ suit

 

1♣ - 1♥/♠/NT

2♣ - natural, one round forcing (15+PC); now 2♦ = artificial, any GF, others - not forcing

 

1♣ - 1♥/♠

2♦ = artificial, GF relay with 3+♥/♠ (“odwrotka”); responses:

-  2♥ = 7-10 PC, 4♥/♠

-  2♠ = 11+PC, 4♥/♠

-  2NT = 7-10 PC, 5+♥/♠

-  3♣ = 11+PC, 5+♥/♠

After 1♦ opening

 - 1/2/3 NT - limit

 - 2♦ - inverted raise, forcing to 3♦

 - 3♦ - mixed raise

 - 2♣ - game force unless clubs are repeated at 3 level

 - 2♥ - 4-8 PC, 5♠ 4+♥

 - 2♠ - 9-11 PC, 5♠4♥

After 1♥/♠ openings

 

- 1NT - up to 11 HCP

- 2♣/♦ (2♥ after 1♠) - game force unless responder suit is repeated at 3 level

- 2NT - game invitational with support

- 3♣ - 6-9 HCP, 4+ card support

- 3♥/♠ - preemptive

After 1NT opening

 -  2♣ - Stayman, can be “garbage” (1NT - 2♣ - 2♦ - 2♥ = both majors 4+-4+, weak)

 -  2♦/♥ - transfer, new suit by responder is GF

 -  2♠/3♣ - transfers

 -  2NT - invitational

 -  3♥/♠ - game forcing, 5+-4+ minors, short suit bid

After 2♣ opening

 - 2♦ - relay, at least invitational (new suit in next round forcing)

 - 2♥/♠ - 5+♥/♠, not forcing

- 2NT - weak club raise or any 5-5, game forcing (puppet to 3♣, later - pass = support, 3♦ = ♦+♥, 3♥ = ♥+♠, 3♠ = ♠+♦)

- 3♣ - invitational

- 3♦/♥/♠ - invitational, good 6-card suit

After 2♦ opening

 

-  2♥/♠ - pass or correct

-  2NT - game forcing relay (3♣ = any maximum (3♦ - relay, 3♥=♠, 3♠=♥), 3♦/♥ = minimum with hearts/spades; )

-  3♦ - invitation to game in opener’s suit

-  3♥ - pass or correct

-  3♠ - invitational, 6+ spades

-  4♣ - “show the suit by transfer”

-  4♦ - “bid your suit”

After 2♥/♠ openings

-  2♠, 3♣ - pass or correct

-  2NT - game forcing relay

-  3♦ - invitational with fit in the opening suit

After 2NT openings

-  3♥ - asks for shortness

Further bidding

Double checkback, fourth suit forcing, 2NT not forcing after one over one and change of the suit by opener, Drury after pass - 1♥/♠,

Slam bidding

Cue bids Italian style (up the line), RKCB with trump queen showing responses (5♣=1-4, 5♦ - 0-3),

Defensive bidding

Light 1 level overcalls (2♣ - Drury - fit except overcall after 1♣ - the general forcing), sound 2 level, weak jumps, Michaels cue bid, 1NT natural overcall, responsive double 2/3 level denies 4 cards in a major

Competitive bidding

Negative free bids on 2 level, negative doubles 1/2/3 level, after 1 and 2 level overcall over 1♥/♠ 2NT is game forcing with fit

Leads and discards

Polish style - from honours - natural, from spots - 2/4, upside down discards, Smith Peter (low=positive) against no trump contracts from both hands

 

      PARTICIPANTS

 

Player

 

WBF Title

Ranking position

Partner

1

Jacek

Kalita

WGM

WBF 12

 

Janet 

de Botton

2

Michał

Nowosadzki

WGM

WBF 14

 

 Michał

Błach

3

 

Zia

Mahmood

WGM

WBF 27

 

Olech

Bestrzyński

4

 

 Bobby

Levin

WGM

WBF 34

 

Vytautas

Vainikonis

 5  

Steve

Weinstein

WGM

WBF 35

 

 Erikas

Vainkonis

 6  

Roy

Welland

WGM

WBF 41


 

Elżbieta

Tomczuk

 7  

Sabine

Auken

WLM

WBF 49

 

Igor

Chalupec

 8  

Andrey

Gromov

WLM

WBF 63

 

Maciej

Kalita

 9

David

Bakhshi

WIM

WBF 69

 

Renata

Dancewicz

10

 

Krzysztof

Buras

WLM

WBF 75

 

 Joyce

Hill

11

 

 Alexander

Dubinin

WLM

WBF 80

 

Witold

Żygulski

12

 

Grzegorz

Narkiewicz

WLM

WBF 81

 

 Tomasz

Kluz

13

 

Stanisław

Gołebiowski

WLM

WBF114

 

 Tomasz

Latos

14

 

 Dror

Padon

WLM

WBF 147

 

Marek

Małysa

15

Artur

Malinowski

WIM

 WBF 295

 

Jacek

Latomski

16

 

Thor-Erik

Hoftaniska

WIM

WBF 328

 

Witold

Stachnik

17

Thomas

Charlsen

WIM

WBF 410

 

Aleksander

Bobko

18

Tomasz

Gotard

WIM

WBF 412

 

Ilona

Bobko

19

 

Łukasz

Lebioda

   

Piotr

Lewicki

20

Marek

Borewicz

   

Andrzej

Wezdecki

21

 

Wojciech

Strzemecki

WIM

PL 15

 

Michał

Kalita

22

Piotr

Nawrocki

WIM

PL 17

 

Sławomir

Kolarz

23

Piotr

Wiankowski

WIM

PL 18

 

 Jarosław

Figlus

24

 

Wojciech

Gaweł

WIM

PL 19

 

Marylin

Malinowska

25

 

Rafał

Jagniewski

WIM

PL 22

 

Krzysztof

Hordyński

26

 

 Kamil

Nowak

WM

PL 24

 

 Przemysław

Zawada

27

 

 Przemysław

Janiszewski

WIM

 PL 25


 

Paweł

Bronikowski

28

Bartosz

Chmurski

WIM

PL 32

 

 Andrzej

Zaleski

29

 

Piotr

Tuczyński

WM

PL 33

 

Cezary

Serek

30  

 Wojciech

Olański

WIM

PL 35

 

Sławomir

Falkowski

31

Konrad

Araszkiewicz

WIM  

Joanna

Chmielewska

32

Krzysztof

Kotorowicz

WIM
 

Hirek

Wrona

33

Marek

Wójcicki

WM

Michał

Samet

34

Sławomir

Dmowski

 

Tomasz

Modrzejewski