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Thursday, June 07, 2018

European Teams 2018 Round 2 HOLLAND

So match 2 is versus a normally decent Dutch or Netherlands or Holland team. I am not sure what the political correct name is these days.

Board 17 saw Carroll and deWijs on the same auction and holding the same West hand as below
Carroll bid 4D and de Wijs bid 3NT.

3NT is the chosen contract of most of the field. No defender led a CLUB which beats 3NT so with Holland making 3NT and Garvey down in 4D it was 11 imps to Holland

Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
A J 8 7 6
A Q 6
J 9 3
J 6
N
WE
S
WestNorthEastSouth
CARROLLVERBEEKGARVEYMOLENAAR
 1 3 3 
4 All pass  

Board 18 saw Ireland bid a slam in 6S whereas the Dutch languished in a 2NT 3NT auction.






Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
A Q 10 9 4
A J 4
A 10 6
A K
N
WE
S
K 8 3
K 7 2
K 8 5 3
10 9 7
WestNorthEastSouth
DE WIJSHANLONB MULLERMcGANN
  PassPass
Pass1 !Pass1 NT!
Pass2 Pass4 
Pass6 All pass 

Score 12-10 Ireland after 2 brds


Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
A K 4 3
K 9 6 2
K J
A J 10
N
WE
S
Q 8
A Q 8 7 3
A Q 5
9 6 2
WestNorthEastSouth
DE WIJSHANLONB MULLERMcGANN
 2 NTPass3 !
Pass4 !Pass4 NT
Pass5 Pass5 
Pass7 All pass 



fabsayc: can they avoid 7
ahollan1: i am told that online official score shows 19 as down 3 so 2 imp swing to netherlands
ahollan1: that came from multiple spectators - thanks
ahollan1: 4 ♥ is weaker super-accept than 4 ♣
ahollan1: 1430 responses to RKC
ahollan1: kantar taught us that responder is supposed to bid over "signoff" when holding the stronger of either-or responses
ahollan1: but he did NOT say you had to jump to grand
ahollan1: oh sorry i thought i saw 5 ♥ from mcgann
ahollan1: 5 ♠ is grand slam try confirming all 5 keycards and trump Q
ahollan1: 2N 19-21 so the opening bid was not an upgrade
ahollan1: i am not sure about 5 ♠ since 5N would have asked for specific kings
ahollan1: so my guess is south still has interest in 7 but wrong hand to ask for kings
ahollan1: probably says nothing about ♠
fabsayc: to my way of thinking, west first discard should be spade 10 


So Ireland bid to the no play 7H and lose 17 imps to the Dutch 6H contract 

Board 25
North Deals
E-W Vul
N
WE
S
K J 7 6 5
8 3
A 3
Q 7 6 2
A 8 3 2
A K 6 2
10 9 7
5 3
WestNorthEastSouth
CARROLLVERBEEKGARVEYMOLENAAR
 Pass1 Pass!
2 !Pass2 !Pass
2 !Pass3 !Pass
3 !Pass3 NT!Pass
4 Pass4 !Pass
4 Pass5 All pass
jacksond: Not a mandatory opening bid by EAST
jacksond: Can EW managed to stop this runaway train before they get too high say 5c
jacksond: Opening that East hand vulnerable is forbidden to me on medical grounds. It invalidates my health insurance policy

So looks like Ireland were heading for a slam and thus missed out on the easily making 3NT and being doomed in 5C lost another 12 imps


Board 26
East Deals
Both Vul
K 10 9 5 3
A Q J
9 3
Q 8 4
8
10 5 4 3
A K 6 5 4 2
5 2
N
WE
S
A 2
9 8 7 6
J 8 7
K J 6 3
Q J 7 6 4
K 2
Q 10
A 10 9 7
WestNorthEastSouth
DE WIJSHANLONB MULLERMcGANN
  Pass1 
Pass2 NT!Pass3 
Pass4 All pass 

ahollan1: 1 =10-16
fokal: seems around 9 tricks for any side on this next board
ritong: we are in 4  here, apparently down 1
ritong: since the opening leader knows what to do with AK
fokal: I am not sure west will pass in every table with this nice 6-4
ahollan1: 2N = 4+fit, FG
ahollan1: 3  = min
ahollan1: nothing about
ritong: oh
ritong: bit shocking, this why would de wijs keep a top  ?
ritong:  7 was clearly three cards
ritong: i m surely missing something
fokal: they probably play encouraging and not count on the As lead
ritong: possible, yes 

Holland slipped and McGann got a diamond away for 12 imps back. 

Board 27 saw Garvey Carroll make 3NT on 11 opposite 13 while the Dutch languished in 1S after a 1C 1D start by Ireland. 6 imps to Ireland.

Board 28
West Deals
N-S Vul
A 10 9 5 4
J 3
9 4
K 9 4 2
N
WE
S
K 6 3 2
A Q 10 7 2
8
A 10 8
WestNorthEastSouth
CARROLLVERBEEKGARVEYMOLENAAR
PassPass1 NT2 
Pass2 NTPass3 
Pass4 All pass 


A slim slam on 2-2 trumps kind of thing. The Dutch took a sac in 5D and that went 5 off so 9 imps to Ireland. now leading 46-40 with 4 boards to play. 

29 30 31 had nothing much

Board 32
West Deals
E-W Vul
K Q 3 2
K 10 9 7 2
4 3
J 6
9 8 5
A 4 3
A K Q 8 2
Q 3
N
WE
S
6 4
6 5
J 9 5
A K 10 7 5 2
A J 10 7
Q J 8
10 7 6
9 8 4
EW 3N; EW 5; EW 5; NS 2; NS 2; Par −500: NS 5×−3; NS 5×−3
The Dutch bid the 9 tricks 3NT and our lads placed the contract in 5D. 

11 imps to Holland who took the victory by 52-47.

After 2 rounds Ireland languish in the bottom end of the page. 
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