Page 0040

40 English Bridge February 2018 www.ebu.co.uk

All our deals will come from the final of the 2018

Rosenblum world championship. Lavazza, who had beaten

the heroic Allfrey team from England in the semi-finals,

faced Zimmerman.

Klukowski preferred a double to a 1NT overcall and

Gawrys made the practical response of 4™. West could

place partner with a spade shortage. He was too strong to

pass, but not strong enough to head for a slam via RKCB.

What should he do? Right, he should invite a slam with a

control bid! Over 4´, Gawrys bid RKCB from his side of the

table. On hearing of 3 keycards, he then bid the excellent

slam. It was made with an overtrick when the trumps lay

kindly.

At the other table Helness opened 1NT (10-13) on the

South cards. Sementa (West) doubled and Helgemo bid a

pre-emptive 3t, as North. Bocchi's leap to 4™ ended the

proceedings and Zimmerman collected 13 IMPs.

Awards: 6™ (10), 6® (8), 7™ (6), 7®/games (4).

1.E/W Game. Dealer South

Beat Today's Experts click

link

2. N/S Game. Dealer West

Klukowski launched his two-suiter with Stayman. When a

6-4 heart fit came to light, he invited a slam with 4®.

Gawrys held a good hand and showed his diamond control.

Was he worth another move over East's 4™, do you think?

The Stayman bid had been doubled, so Gawrys could

expect two club tricks for his ®AQ. Was a second club trick

likely to be useful, though? If Klukowski had serious interest

in a slam, along with a spade control, he would have bid 4´

instead of 4™. Gawrys is obviously not such a cautious

fellow as I am. He lit the RKCB rocket and ended in a

hopeless 6™. Bilde led the ™8 but the slam had to go one

down.

At the other table, Bocchi and Sementa were more

disciplined: 1NT - 2t, 3® - 3´, 4® - 4™, 5® - 5™. The lack

of a spade control was clearly identified and the reward was

11 IMPs for Lavazza.

Awards: 5™/4™/3NT (10), slams (2).

´ A 10 8 2

™ 10 8

t 9 8 5 4

® 7 6 4

´ 5 3 ´ J 9 7 6 4

™ K J 9 7 ™ A Q 6 5 3 2

t A K 3 t Q J

® A Q 5 3 ® -

´ K Q

™ 4

t 10 7 6 2

® K J 10 9 8 2

West North East South

Gawrys Bilde Klukowski Duboin

1NT Pass 2® Dble

2™ Pass 4® Pass

4t Pass 4™ Pass

4NT Pass 5® Pass

5t Pass 5´ Pass

6™ All Pass

´ 9 8 2

™ 10

t K 9 6 5 4 2

® J 8 6

´ A 7 5 3 ´ 10

™ A 7 6 4 ™ Q J 9 8 3

t A J 8 t 7

® K Q ® A 10 9 7 4 2

´ K Q J 6 4

™ K 5 2

t Q 10 3

® 5 3

West North East South

Klukowski Madala Gawrys Bianchedi

Dble 2´ 4™ Pass

4´ Pass 4NT Pass

5t Pass 6™ All Pass

by David Bird

ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS ON PAGE 14

N

W E

S

N

W E

S

Index

  1. Page 0001
  2. Page 0002
  3. Page 0003
  4. Page 0004
  5. Page 0005
  6. Page 0006
  7. Page 0007
  8. Page 0008
  9. Page 0009
  10. Page 0010
  11. Page 0011
  12. Page 0012
  13. Page 0013
  14. Page 0014
  15. Page 0015
  16. Page 0016
  17. Page 0017
  18. Page 0018
  19. Page 0019
  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. Page 0022
  23. Page 0023
  24. Page 0024
  25. Page 0025
  26. Page 0026
  27. Page 0027
  28. Page 0028
  29. Page 0029
  30. Page 0030
  31. Page 0031
  32. Page 0032
  33. Page 0033
  34. Page 0034
  35. Page 0035
  36. Page 0036
  37. Page 0037
  38. Page 0038
  39. Page 0039
  40. Page 0040
  41. Page 0041
  42. Page 0042
  43. Page 0043
  44. Page 0044
  45. Page 0045
  46. Page 0046
  47. Page 0047
  48. Page 0048
  49. Page 0049
  50. Page 0050
  51. Page 0051
  52. Page 0052
  53. Page 0053
  54. Page 0054
  55. Page 0055
  56. Page 0056
  57. Page 0057
  58. Page 0058
  59. Page 0059
  60. Page 0060
  61. Page 0061
  62. Page 0062
  63. Page 0063
  64. Page 0064
  65. Page 0065
  66. Page 0066
  67. Page 0067
  68. Page 0068
  69. Page 0069
  70. Page 0070
  71. Page 0071
  72. Page 0072