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recovered brilliantly in the second half to lead by 2

IMPs with one board to play. Would this be a

horrible echo of the two last-board defeats in

Chennai? The result from the other room popped

up. Worryingly, Sweden had bid and made 7t.

Could Bakhshi and Forrester match this result?

With the aid of Exclusion Blackwood (5® to ask for

key-cards outside the club suit, where Forrester held

a void) they did!

Next we will see a great deal from the penultimate

session of the event, with ENG-EBU facing

ITA-Angelini:

West North East South

Versace Lindqvist Sementa Brogeland

Pass 1™ Pass 1´

Pass 2NT Pass 3™

Pass 3´ Pass 4®

Pass 4t Pass 4NT

Pass 5t Pass 6t

Pass 7´ All Pass

E/W Game. Dealer West.

´ J 4 2

™ A Q 10 8 4

t A 3

® A K 8

´ 9 5 3 ´ 8

™ 7 6 3 ™ K J 9 2

t J 2 t Q 8 7 5

® J 10 6 4 2 ® Q 9 7 3

´ A K Q 10 7 6

™ 5

t K 10 9 6 4

® 5

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Brogeland's 3™ was a transfer for spades. After

cue-bids in clubs and diamonds, he bid Roman

Key-card Blackwood, to discover three aces. Now

came the master bid, 6t! What does that mean? It

confirms the presence of all six key-cards and asks

partner to bid 7´ with third-round diamond

control.

Lindqvist would have bid 7´ immediately if he

held the tQ. With a third-round control by

shortage (a doubleton) he was nervous that his

modest ´ J 4 2 might prove inadequate to establish

partner's diamond suit. Eventually he did bid 7´,

completing a great auction.

Brogeland won the trump lead and set about

establishing dummy's heart suit. He crossed to the

™A, ruffed a heart low and played the ´A. He then

crossed to the tA and ruffed another heart low, all

following. He played the tK, ruffed a diamond with

the ´J and ruffed a heart with the ´Q. he then drew

the last trump and dummy was high.

Running out of entries

At the other table Valerio Giubilo also reached

7´. The first three tricks were the same: trump lead,

™A, heart ruffed low, but now came a disastrous

mistake. Instead of saving the ®A as the eventual

entry for the 13th heart, as Brogeland had done,

declarer crossed to the ®A! Heart ruff high,

diamond to ace, heart ruff high and now declarer

slowed down, realizing his mistake. He crossed to

the ´J, returned to the tK and led a third round of

diamonds, hoping for a 3-3 break. West ruffed with

the ´9 and it was 17 IMPs away. r

ROUND ROBIN RESULTS

1 ENG-EBU 127.58

2 NED-Bc't Onstein 125.89

3 ITA-Angelini 125.01

4 ITA-Allegra 124.94

5 NOR-Heimdal 115.86

6 ENG-Allfrey 115.52

7 SWE-Uppsala 112.35

8 TUR-Cayyolu 102.43

9 FRA-Soulet 101.38

10 ROM-Bucharest 97.59

11 DEN-Pharmaservice 88.84

12 BUL-Radkov 79.61

FINAL RESULTS

1 ITA-Allegra (vs NED-Bc't Onstein, 114-38)

2 NED-Bc't Onstein

3 ENG-EBU (vs ITA-Angelini, 93-58)

4 ITA-Angelini

5 ENG-Allfrey (vs NOR-Heimdal, 82-53)

6 NOR-Heimdal

7 TUR-Cayyolu (vs SWE-Uppsala, 108-94)

8 SWE-Uppsala

9 FRA-Soulet (vs DEN-Pharmaservice, 67-39)

10 DEN-Pharmaservice

11 ROM-Bucharest (vs BUL-Radkov, 68-63)

12 BUL-Radkov

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