Final of the Australian Playoff

March 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm 3 comments

NB: This is the second post I have put up today.

Australian Playoff
Board 10
All Vul
Dlr East

NORTH
Antoff

Ian Robinson
sQ
h1A743
d1J73
cA10943

WEST
Brightling

Gold
s43
h1QJ1052
d1Q842
c86

EAST
Ian Thompson

Ebery
sK1098765
h18
d1A103
cK5

SOUTH
Simpson

Delivera
sAJ2
h1K96
d1K95
cQJ72

When I saw the auction in the closed room, it made me recall my NOT finals match this year against Simpson-Antoff….they walked on water, and here it was, happening again. Am I the only one who wouldn’t have dreamt of passing 3S doubled on the South hand, after RHO opens 3S and this is passed around to your partner who balances with double?

Well, I guess that’s why I’m writing and Simpson is playing. The pass was doubledummy correct as East, having two entries, just manages to beat 3NT…as long, that is, as partner starts with his suit.

I say that because in the other room, East opened 1S and rebid them, South ended up in 3NT and West – well, pulled out a heart and there rested the defence. +630 in one room and -200 in the other when 3S lost the obvious 5 tricks was 10 IMPs to Thompson, who have a handy lead as I write.

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Entry filed under: 2009 Australian Playoff.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ian Thomson  |  March 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Cathy – i don’t beiieve I was North at one table and East at the other.

    Reply
    • 2. cathychua  |  March 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm

      You are too modest, Ian. Fixed.

      Reply
  • 3. sartaj  |  March 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Passing 3S would be my choice too.

    Why should we speculate on our making game when we hold two trump tricks and they are vulnerable ?

    Reply

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