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4. E/W Game. Dealer South. It is more or less standard nowadays to play Dennis Bilde won in the dummy and played

Lebensohl opposite a take-out double of a the other top spade, He then entered his hand

weak-two opening. (2NT is bid on most 0-7 with a spade ruff to lead towards the ®K. His

´ 97 ´ AK42

™ 98763 N

™ Void point hands; a direct suit response suggests luck was in when the weaker of the defenders’

t Q 10 7 2

W E

t AKJ543 8-10.) Many pairs use it on this auction too hands (North) contained the ®A, He gave up a

S

® 10 4 ® K82 and 3t would suggest 8-10. club and was then able to ruff three black-suit

Father and son, Morten and Dennis Bilde losers in his hand. The lucky slam was made.

West North East South do not use Lebensohl here, so 3t carried a A trump lead would have scuttled the con-

D.Bilde v Prooijen M.Bilde Verhees very wide range. East suggested a slam with a tract, since a second trump can be played when

1™ void-showing leap to 4™ and West signed off. the defenders win a club trick.

Pass 2™ Dble Pass East was looking at several potential losers in

3t Pass 4™ Pass the black suits. As I see it, he had little justifi- n Awards: 5t (10), 6t (6), part-scores (4),

5t Pass 6t 3NT (2).

cation for bidding the small slam. How would

you play 6t when North leads the ´Q?

5. N/S Game. Dealer West. If East held only a 12-count, he might raise to contract was reached at the other table.

2™ on this shape. With his splendid five-loser

hand, he prefers the wider-range 2® rebid. West North East South

´ 875 ´ 6 M Bilde Verhees D. Bilde v Prooijen

™ K983 N

™ A42 When West shows limit-bid values in dia-

W E Pass Pass 1t Pass

t K654 S t AQ983 monds, East leaps to 4´. This is a splinter bid, 1™ Dble Rdble 2´

® K2 ® AQJ8 showing at most a singleton spade. How 3t Pass 4® Pass

should West react to this? 4™ Pass 4NT Pass

West has no aces, it is true. He has limited 5® Pass 6t

West East

Brink Drijver his hand with the 3t bid, however, and holds

Pass 1t a magic 8-7-5 opposite partner’s shortage. He East’s Support Redouble indicated three-card

1™ 2® also likes the look of his ®K-2 in partner’s sec- heart support. West’s 5® showed one key-card.

3t 4´ ond suit. Brink duly jumps to 6t, completing

6t a splendidly elegant auction. The same fine n Awards: 6t (10), 5t (6), part-scores (2).

6. N/S Game. Dealer South. protective seat. Welland had an easy raise to Tips to remember

game and twelve tricks were made on a club

´ A652 ´ KQJ7

lead. • Ordinary when the trumpcarry you

too high

Blackwood can

suit is a

™ Q7 N ™ 632

At the other table Morten Bilde opened a

t J96 W E

t A K Q 10 8 7 full-blooded 4® on: minor. Consider using the space-

S

® A652 ® Void ´10 9 4 ™K t2 ®K J 10 9 8 7 4 3. saving Redwood or Kickback

After two passes, Brink protected with a dou- Blackwood.

ble and this was passed out for only +200.

West

Auken

North East

v Prooijen Welland

South

Verhees Auken had won by 18 IMPs. • Use splinter bids They are essential

tions as possible.

in as many situa-

3® Our congratulations go to Sabine Auken,

for evaluating how well two hands

Pass Pass Dble Pass Roy Welland, Morten and Dennis Bilde. It is

fit together.

3´ Pass 4´ rare for a team of just four players to win this

event.

• When the auctionsimilar), use the

2´ – Dble (or

starts 1´ – Pass –

This was the 64th and last board of a wonder- n Awards: 5´/4´ (10), 5t (9), 6´/3NT (5), Lebensohl convention when res-

ful Vanderbilt final. Auken was leading 128- part-scores (3), 3® by South doubled (1). ponding to the double.

117, so van Prooijen needed a big swing to win

the match. What would you say as East over

3®? ´ ™t®

• 2NT with a 3t orresponds to rebid

When partner

3™ transfer,

your

3t was possible but Roy Welland preferred a in the indicated major only when

take-out double, to pick up a possible major- A commendable 51/60 for the Vanderbilt you have a fit. Your partner can then

suit game. Sabine Auken responded only 3´, stars. Not so easy for you to match that! Let’s cue-bid to suggest a slam. r

since partner might be light for a double in the look for some tips.

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