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Congratulations to Janne Roos for winning a closely fought Gold Cup competition. Next year should be very interesting as all three top contenders are now resident in Pattaya. Final Results were as below, with the top 20 scores for each competition on the last page.

 

1st††††††††††††† Janne Roos

2nd †††††††††††† Hans Vikman

3rd††††††††††††† Paul Quodomine

Silver††††††††† Sally Watson

Bronze†††††† Alan Kleist

 

 

 

     
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Daveís Column†††††††††† Here is Daveís first input on the play of the hand.

 

West††††††††††††††† East††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††††† North†††††† East††††††††††† South

75†††††††††††††††† A83††††††††††† †††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††† pass

K84††††††††††††† A10962††††††††††††††††††† 2††††††††††††††† pass†††††††† 2††††††††††††† pass

AKJ43††††††††† 6†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3††††††††††††††† pass†††††††† 4

653††††††††††††† AJ82†††††††††††††††††††††††

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South leads the Q. Declarer can expect four trump tricks, two ís, two black aces and a ruff in dummy. How should declarer plan the play for ten tricks?

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Daveís Column answer††††††††††† ††††††††† Board 26 from Wednesday 30th ††

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Dealer:†††††††††††† K94††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Book bidding

East††††††††††††††††† J73†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East††††††††††† South

Both vul††††††††††† Q1095††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††-†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††† pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† K97††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 2††††††††††††† pass ††††††††† 2††††††††††††† pass

3††† ††††††††† pass†††††††††† 4††† ††††††††† all pass †††††††††††

75†††††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††† A83††††††††††††††† ††††

K84††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††† A10962††††††††† †††††

AKJ43††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††† 6†††††††††††††††††††† †††††

653††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AJ82††††††††††††† South leads the Q. Declarer can expect four

††††††††††††††††††††††† QJ1062††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† trump tricks, two ís, two black aces and a

Q5††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† ruff in dummy. How should declarer plan the

872†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† play for ten tricks?

Q104†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† †††

 

Declarer should duck the first , making sure that he can ruff a in dummy at the time he chooses. (Itís not an essential play as the cards lie on this deal but ducking is correct technique). Declare then wins the next , takes the AK to discard a and ruffs a . He cashes the AK and ruffs another .

Since the ís have split 4-3 declarer can now ruff a and discard another on the good 5th as North ruffs. The defense get one trump, one and one .

Declarer succeeds with good timing.

 

And what happened at the Pattaya bridge club? 4=, 4-1 four times, 4-2 three times.

 

 

 

 

 

Daveís 2nd Column†† Here is Daveís second problem, this time on defence.

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† 109†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Book Bidding

South†††††††††††††† Q72††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East††††††††† South

Love all††††††††††† Q102††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††-†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† 2NT

††††††††††††††††††††††† QJ983††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† 3NT†††††††††† all pass

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† Q732††††††††††††††††† You are East. Partner leads the J and

††††††††††††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† 963†††††††††††††† †††† declarer wins with the A. Declarer then

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† 96††††††††††††††††††††††leads the K, West playing the 5.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A764††††††††††††††††† Plan the defense.


Daveís 2nd Column answer††††††† ††††† Board 27 from Wednesday 30th

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† 109†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Book Bidding

South†††††††††††††† Q72††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East††††††††† South

Love all††††††††††† Q102††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† 2NT

††††††††††††††††††††††† QJ983††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† 3NT ††††††††† all pass

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AJ86†††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† Q732††††††††††††††††† You are East. Partner leads the J and

J1084†††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† 963†††††††††††††† †††† declarer wins with the A. Declarer then

8753†††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† 96††††††††††††††††††††††leads the K, Westplaying the 5. What do

5††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A764††††††††††† ††††† you do?

K54††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

AK5††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

AKJ4††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††

K102††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

If you decide to duck the K, how many ís do you intend to duck? Note that with this layout ducking twice would be fatal. Allowing declarer to get home with three ís, two ís and four ís (if declarer had a 5-card suit then ducking a just once would be fatal).

West is marked with 6-7 points on the auction. If he began with the KJ10xx, he could hold no more than a king outside and declarer would have nine tricks if you return a .

To set the contract you need to win the A quickly and switch to the Q; a low will not work - declarer will duck to dummyís 109 preserving the stopper. To neutralize the power of dummyís spots you must smother them by leading the Q and hope that partner has the necessary holding to enable four winners in the suit.

 

And what happened at the Pattaya bridge club? 3NT+2 once, 3NT+1 twice, 3NT=twice and 3NT-1 three times

 

 

 


 

Final championship top 20 standings

 

 

Gold Cup = Best 30

Silver Plate = Best 10

Bronze Medal = Best 5

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1961.8 Janne Roos

1943.3 Hans Vikman

1926.0 Paul Quodomine

1817.2 Sally Watson

1770.2 Lars Broman

1748.3 Paul Scully

1746.5 Ivy Schlageter

1752.7 Gerard Hardy

1750.4 Derek Tyms

1733.2 Bob Pelletier

1726.9 Bob Short

1703.7 Robbie Georges

693.1 Janne Roos

689.2 Hans Vikman

673.0 Paul Quodomine

639.8 Sally Watson

639.6 Alan Kleist

634.5 Lars Broman

632.3 Per Andersson

631.2 Per-Ake Roskvist

630.7 Guttorm Lonborg

625.4 Jeremy Watson

622.6 Paul Scully

621.2 Ivy Schlageter

618.9 Bob Short

617.2 Gerard Hardy 

617.2 Derek Tyms

612.9 Jean Wissing

612.7 Bob Pelletier

609.7 Jan v Koss

601.3 Royd Laidlow

599.2 Sean Burgess

355.2 Janne Roos

351.7 Hans Vikman

343.7 Paul Quodomine

341.7 Alan Kleist

332.6 Per-Ake Roskvist

332.0 Per Andersson

327.8 Sally Watson

327.6 Lars Broman

325.4 Jeremy Watson

325.3 Ivy Schlageter

322.3 Paul Scully

321.7 Bob Short

321.5 Guttorm Lonborg

320.1 Sean Burgess

316.9 Terje Lie

316.9 Jan v Koss

315.7 Jean Wissing

315.4 Bob Pelletier

313.5 Jeremy Watson

312.8 Dave Hurst

 

       
       
       

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