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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Some hands from Monday night in Malahide Regional


Monday Night Sheila

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
K J 7 6 4
10 8 6 5
Q 10 5 3
A Q 9 8
J
A J 9 8
K J 8 4
N
WE
S
5 3 2
Q 7 4 3
7 6 2
7 6 2
10
A K 9 2
K 4
A Q 10 9 5 3
NS 4; NS 3N; NS 3; NS 3; NS 3; Par +420
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1 
Pass1 Pass2 
Pass2 Pass3 
All pass
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
2 S2121
2 S3225
1 NTS2327
2 N3429
4 S−1531
3 S−2622
3 S−1724
4 N4826
3 S−1928
2 NTS31030
4 S−11123
On this hand the bidding went as above and V3 declared the hand in 3  and dirfted the hand down 1. After the hand his first comment was "If you had have bid 2  instead of 2  we were in business as I have 4 card |s and thus a 4-4 fit. I quietly indicated that if he held 4 s instead and I bid 2  he would be crying about the lack of a 2  bid.
I also pointed out that room was left for him to bid 2  himself. Slowly it dawned on V3 that maybe Eamon might have a good point ..
So bidding as above except for 2  instead of 3 

Monday Night Sheila

Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
A K
9 7 4
4 3 2
A Q J 3 2
10
K J 10 8 5 2
A 9 5
10 8 6
N
WE
S
9 8 7 6 5 4
Q 6
10 8 7
9 4
Q J 3 2
A 3
K Q J 6
K 7 5
NS 4N; NS 5; NS 3; NS 4; NS 1; Par +430
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
3 NTN−1121
3 NTS4225
3 NTS4327
3 NTS4429
3 NTS4531
3 NTS4622
6 NTN6724
3 NTS4826
3 NTN6928
5 N−11030
3 NTS31123

 Here the opponents failed to lead the unbid suit and declarer had time to develop some tricks and make 12 tricks. One pair bid a slam in 6N from the North side and also avoided a lead.
The hand with the long was not on lead.





Monday Night Sheila

Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
Q 8 4
Q 6 5 3
J 10 9 3
7 4
10 6 5
8 7
A 7 6 5
Q J 8 3
N
WE
S
A 9 7 2
K 2
K 4 2
A K 9 5
K J 3
A J 10 9 4
Q 8
10 6 2
E 2N; EW 2; NS 2; E 3; W 1N; W 2; EW 1; Par −120
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
2 E3131
3 NTE−1222
3 E3326
2 E2428
4 E−1530
2 NTE2621
3 E3723
3 E3825
3 NTE−1927
4 E−11029
2 NTW21124

 17 hcp opposite 7 and our opponents bid to 3 NT. A little pushy and also both EW hands lacking some 109 cards and maybe one could do with a 5 card suit somewhere.. Down 1 and good for us

Monday Night Sheila

Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
K 7 2
6 5 2
K Q J 7 2
A K
Q 9 6 3
9 8 3
10 8 4
10 7 3
N
WE
S
J 10 5
A Q 10 7
6 3
J 9 8 2
A 8 4
K J 4
A 9 5
Q 6 5 4
NS 6N; NS 6; NS 4; NS 4; NS 5; Par +990
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
3 NTS5131
3 NTS5222
3 NTS5326
3 NTS5428
3 NTS4530
3 NTS5621
3 NTS6723
3 NTS6825
3 NTS6927
3 NTS51029
3 NTS51124
 Everyone got the  3 lead but only 3 declarers guided home the 12 trcks available via 2 plays.
There is no danger here to lead to  J and see how it goes. Of course many folk may have ducked the opening lead as it is kind of the reflex thing to do. Now they might lose A as well. 

Monday Night Sheila

Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
K 2
Q 10
J 10 9 8 6 3
Q 8 5
J 7
A J 8 6 3 2
K 4 2
J 7
N
WE
S
A 8 6 3
K 7
A Q
A K 6 4 3
Q 10 9 5 4
9 5 4
7 5
10 9 2
EW 7; EW 6N; EW 5; EW 3; EW 3; Par −2210
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
6 NTE−1130
6 W−2221
6 NTE6323
4 W6427
3 NTE6529
6 W7631
2 NTE7722
4 W6824
6 W6926
4 W61028
4 W61125

My opponents Doris Mooney and Eileen Kelly cruised into a 6  slam. What can I do with 13 tricks available ....Just sit there and hope some other folk EW bid the slam and help my score.
One needs to find  K lead to apply any pressure. Only Pat Walshe a legendary Irish player could find this lead. However he just kept leading Kx until he struck a bulletin hand by bringing down a World champion from Poland in 1991.

Monday Night Sheila

Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
K 8 7 6 4
9 2
9 3
A J 8 3
A 3
A K Q 8 4
8 6 5
K 9 5
N
WE
S
10 9 5 2
J 7 3
K Q 2
10 6 4
Q J
10 6 5
A J 10 7 4
Q 7 2
EW 2; EW 1N; NS 2; NS 1; NS 1; Par −100: NS 2×−1; NS 3×−1
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
2 W2130
2 W2221
2 W−1323
2 N−1427
3 W−1529
1 N2631
2 W2722
3 W−1824
1 NTW2926
2 W−11028
3 W31125
 My leads were not working well tonight at all. Here I led a and Eileen Kelly got 8 tricks and left me with a 10% score.

Monday Night Sheila

Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
J
K J 7 4
A K Q 8 6 2
K 4
K 8 7 3
Q 10 2
7 4
A J 8 5
N
WE
S
A Q 9 6
A 8
J 9 3
10 9 7 6
10 5 4 2
9 6 5 3
10 5
Q 3 2
W 3; E 2; NS 2; NS 3; EW 3; Par −140
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass
Pass1 PassPass
Dbl1 1 Pass
Pass2 2 3 
All pass
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
4 E−2129
1 N4231
1 N4322
1 N4424
1 S4528
3 W−1630
1 N4721
1 N4823
3 N−2925
1 N41027
1 N31126
Here it looks like Galligan or V3 were stupid and got a zero for being in 3  and going down 2 vulnerable undertricks. The truth of the matter is I opened 1  like the rest of the Norths. However 7 of them got passed out unmolested. My opponents balanced in and competed to 2  over my 2 . V3 took the push and bid 3 . Did not matter what I did after they reached 2  as I was on a bottom. I don't think passing out 1  is good bridge and it shows that sometimes one is unlucky who one is playing against on certain boards. Like if I was playing any of 7 other EW they would have passed out 1  and I get at least 60% instead of 0% .

Monday Night Sheila

Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
4 2
7 4
K Q J 10 9 8 5 4 3
K Q J 7 4
A 3
J 9 6 5 3
A
N
WE
S
A 9 5 3 2
K J 9
10 8
7 6 2
10 8 6
Q 10 8 7 6 5
A K Q 2
E 5; W 4; EW 3N; NS 4; NS 1; EW 1; Par −300: NS 6×−2
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
4 W5129
5 N−1231
5 N−1322
5 W5424
5 N5528
6 N−2630
5 ×N−1721
5 N−1823
5 ×N−1925
5 S−41027
5 W51126
on board 11 I made the decent direct 5  overcall and failed to get the reward probably due to some of those 7 pairs mentioned on the previous board failing to double 5  or bid to 5 . So I only got average for my good bid.

Monday Night Sheila

Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
J 6 3
Q 6
A 10 8
A K 9 7 4
A 8 5 2
A 10 9 8 4
7 6 2
6
N
WE
S
Q 9
K 7 5 2
J 9 4 3
Q 8 2
K 10 7 4
J 3
K Q 5
J 10 5 3
NS 2; EW 2; NS 3; NS 1N; EW 1; Par +100: EW 3×−1
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1 NAll pass
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
3 W−1129
3 E−1231
1 NTN2322
3 W−1424
4 N−2528
3 NTN−3630
1 NTN−1721
1 NTN−1823
1 NTN−2925
1 NTN−21027
1 NTN−11126
Opponents cashed 5 tricks and now one has to play double dummy to make.
The lucky lie of doubleton  Q onside gets you the 7 tricks. Nobody plays like this unless they get tipped off about the  Q offside. I got a kind of tip but chanced it anyway and went down 2 vulnerable undertricks.

Monday Night Sheila

Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
A 7 6 3
8 2
J 4
A J 10 7 5
4
A Q J 4
A Q 7 5
8 6 4 2
N
WE
S
K Q J 8 5
6 5
8 6 2
K Q 3
10 9 2
K 10 9 7 3
K 10 9 3
9
EW 5N; EW 2; EW 3; EW 2; S 1; Par −660
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
3 NTW−1128
3 NTW3230
3 NTE3321
3 NTE5423
3 NTW3525
3 NTW3629
2 NTW4731
3 NTW−1822
3 NTW3924
1 E21026
3 NTW31127
Everybody's 3 NT except one pair played in 1  for some reason. With KINGS and the  A lying well and a careful watch of the spots one could make 11 tricks. Our declarer missed a spot and thus 2 tricks ... This is where one gets lucky.
Strangely there appeared to be only 1 +660 in the 10 declarers. Maybe this needs to be addressed.

Monday Night Sheila

Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
9 6 5 2
A K Q 10
4
10 8 5 3
7
J 8 4 3 2
A Q
K J 9 6 2
N
WE
S
Q J 4 3
7
K J 9 6 5 3
7 4
A K 10 8
9 6 5
10 8 7 2
A Q
NS 4; NS 3N; NS 2; EW 2; NS 1; Par +420
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1 N
2 Pass3 All pass
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
1 NTS2128
2 W2230
3 S3321
3 S4423
3 E−1525
2 NTS2629
3 E−1731
2 N−1822
3 E−1924
2 W−21026
2 N−11127
2H alerted as and a minor. The passed hand East bullied into 3  and was beaten a trick. However this was not enough as North South had a contract making as many as 10 tricks despite the bad break. Maybe North should double over 2  as he needs to protect his equity.

Monday Night Sheila

Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
A Q J 10 9
10 7 3
K Q 7
Q 5
7 6 4 3
A K 5
A 9 5
J 4 2
N
WE
S
8 5 2
Q J 9 8
J 10 4 3
K 6
K
6 4 2
8 6 2
A 10 9 8 7 3
NS 2; NS 1N; NS 2; NS 1; NS 1; Par +110
ContractPairPair
N-SE-W
2 N2128
1 NTW−2230
2 N2321
2 N3423
2 N3525
2 N2629
1 NTW−2731
2 N−1822
2 N2924
2 N31026
2 N31127
There are 5 tricks on top for the defence but 3 pairs failed to collect them. We got 45% instead of 55% because of this.


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