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Monday, June 11, 2018

Euro Teams 2018 Austria Round 14

Next up its Austria .. and we got a poor start
Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
K Q 4
K J 7 5
A K 10 9 2
8
A J 10 8 6 3
8 4
4
K 7 5 4
N
WE
S
9 7 2
10 9 3 2
8 7
Q J 9 2
5
A Q 6
Q J 6 5 3
A 10 6 3
NS 6; NS 4N; NS 4; NS 2; Par +920

Across the 3 events here 90% of pairs bid 6
but our North South managed to get their slam tries done below 3NT somehow. 10 imps gone. One has to presume 85% of Open Pairs have a reasonable idea of a good slam. Maybe our lad was still finishing his Kit Kat. 

  

Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
K Q J 10 9 6
10 9 4
4
10 7 4
A 5 4 2
7 2
K 5 3
J 8 3 2
N
WE
S
7 3
A K J 8 6 3
J 8
Q 9 5
8
Q 5
A Q 10 9 7 6 2
A K 6
EW 2N; NS 2; EW 2; NS 2; EW 1; Par −120

Board 18 saw our Kit Kat fueled player propel himself all the way to 
4
♠ and as the defence was not intuitive our lad was allowed make and 12 imps back. 
It could have been worse and his partner had given a clue by doubling 4♠.
However fortune favoured the scarecrow. 

Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
A 10 9 6 2
K Q 9 8 5
9
9 8
J 4 3
A 3
A Q 10 5
Q J 5 2
N
WE
S
Q 5
J 10 4 2
7 4 3
A K 7 3
K 8 7
7 6
K J 8 6 2
10 6 4
EW 3N; EW 4; NS 2; EW 2; EW 1; Par −500: NS 4×−2

Here Carroll Garvey made 3NT for 600 while Boland Moran gathered in 110 in 2
♠.
Ireland up by 24-10.
We lost 5 back when Garvey Carroll decided the 5 level was theirs on a 3 level board.
Board 22
East Deals
E-W Vul
J 6 3
Q 10 8
Q 5
A Q 9 6 4
9
A J 9 5 4 2
A J 9 4 2
3
N
WE
S
A Q 10 5 4
6 3
K 8 7 6
10 2
K 8 7 2
K 7
10 3
K J 8 7 5
EW 4; EW 5; EW 2; EW 1N; NS 2; Par −600
Another 5 level for Garvey Carroll this time working while the Austrians languished at the 2 level making 12 tricks. Lucky they don't bid as good as they play. 
Board 27
South Deals
None Vul
K 7 4 2
2
9
K 9 8 7 5 4 3
9 8 5 3
K Q J 9 7 5
J 10 2
N
WE
S
10
A 8 6
A K 10 7 6 4 3
A 6
A Q J 6
10 4 3
Q J 8 5 2
Q
EW 5; EW 3N; EW 3; NS 2; NS 1; Par −450
Garvey Carroll found the 6 level this time and there was too much work and not enough breaks to get the slam home. Slam was good on a sun shining day but not today. However these boys don't start whinging ..they move on to board 28 and look for more. 
Board 28
West Deals
N-S Vul
A K Q 10 7 2
A Q 9 8
K 7 5
3
J 6 4 3
A 9 8 4 3
10 4 2
N
WE
S
9 5
7 5
K Q J 5 2
A Q J 3
J 8 6 4
K 10 2
10 7 6
9 8 6
N 5; S 4; EW 4; NS 1; EW 1; Par +300: EW 6×−2

This time the Austrians over stretched and there was no 12th trick. 

A few imps were swopped on the closing boards and the final score was 56-38. 
14.5 VPS for Ireland. Its may not seem like much but we have 33% of our score for the previous 12 matches in the last 2. Hopefully more is coming as our train starts to rumble out of the dark tunnel. 





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