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4.N/S Game. Dealer North

the tA switch. He ruffed the next diamond and led a fourth

round of clubs. North ruffing with the ´10. A diamond ruff

with the ´J left South to score his ´A for five down and a

penalty of 1100. How do you assess the blame between West

and East?

Even though 3´ was bid in the protective position, East

had his raise to 4´. West was simply not strong enough to

venture 3´. His tQ was a poor card, with the ®Q not much

better. He had only five trumps too.

West North East South

Bilde Gromov Duboin Dubinin

Pass Pass 1®

1´ 3t All Pass

Andrei Gromov's 3t (a weak jump shift) went one down

and Lavazza gained 15 IMPs.

Look back at Bocchi's vulnerable 3t bid. Perhaps you

thought 'I need more than that for a vulnerable pre-empt!'

Yes, many players would say that, but always remember that

pre-empts cause problems. Don't be one of those who seek

excuses not to pre-empt.

Awards: 3t by N (10), 3´ (5), 3NT dbled (4), 4´ dbled (2).

´ 10 7

™ 8 3 2

t A J 9 8 6 4 2

® J

´ K Q 9 8 6 ´ 4 3 2

™ 5 ™ A K 10 4

t Q 7 5 t K 10 3

® Q 7 4 3 ® 8 6 2

´ A J 5

™ Q J 9 7 6

t -

® A K 10 9 5

N

W E

S

West North East South

Berg Bocchi Feldman Sementa

3t Pass Pass

3´ Pass 4´ Dble

All Pass

3.N/S Game. Dealer North

West North East South

Bianchedi Gromov Madala Dubinin

Pass 1t 1™

Dble Pass 2™ Pass

3t Pass 3™ Pass

4® Pass 4™ Pass

5t All Pass

Madala's 1t had already suggested 5+ diamonds and he

bid 2™ at his second turn. A more descriptive 3t might

have been better. When West bid 3t, East could have bid

3NT. Why not? No, he preferred 3™. Imagining that a

diamond slam was the target, Bianchedi cue-bid 4® and

Madala completed a hat-trick of heart cue-bids. A possible

world record, yes, but the resultant contract of 5t was no

thing of beauty. South led the ™K and declarer then needed

him to hold the ®K-Q. He would have to split his honours,

allowing declarer to set up a spade discard on the clubs. It

was not to be and 5t went one down. There would be no

play on a spade lead.

Awards: 3NT (10), 4t/3t (5), 5t (3).

´ A 10 7 4 ´ 3 2

™ 8 7 ™ A 6 5 2

t 8 6 4 t A K Q J 7 2

® A J 10 3 ® 6

N

W E

S

West North East South

Narkiewicz Bilde Buras Duboin

Pass 1t 1™

Dble Pass 3t Pass

3™ Pass 3NT All Pass

Lavazza faces Berg in the round-of-16.

West's negative double promises 4+ spades

and East shows his extra strength with a

rebid of 3t. What should West say now?

With only nine points, Narkiewicz fancied

a 9-trick game rather than an 11-trick game.

He bid 3™ in the hope that East had a heart

stopper and could bid 3NT. Indeed he could!

They had found the perfect spot and 9 tricks

were duly scored.

On this deal from the same match, Berg and

Feldman strayed too high over a bold preempt

and were severely punished. Bocchi led

the ®J, his partner scoring the king and ace,

followed by a club ruff. South showed out on

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