1st World Youth Congress Page 4 Bulletin 2 - Sunday 16 August 2009


Short but effective

by Marjo Chorus

For the third and final match of the Saturday, the joint leaders USA Blue and Netherlands Girls, both on 47 V.P. after two matches, obviously had to face each other. The first big swing goes to the Americans:

Board: 22. Dlr: East/EW
  ♠ K Q 7 5 4 3
10 3
9 3
♣ 7 3 2

♠ A J 2
5
A K 10 7 6 5
♣ Q J 9
Bridge deal
♠ 10 9
A K 9
J 4 2
♣ A 10 8 6 4
 ♠ 8 6
Q J 8 7 6 4 2
Q 8
♣ K 5

Closed Room

WestNorthEastSouth
MeckstrothNabDwyerDekkers
  12
3Pass3NTAll pass

No problem and 11 tricks on a heart lead,. USA Blue +660. At the other table, the fireworks were lighted:

Open Room

WestNorthEastSouth
S. SpangenbergLallJ. SpangenbergFournier
  1♣3
4Pass4Pass
4NTPass5Pass
6All pass   

When Justin Lall put the ♠K on the table as his opening lead, this contract had no chance any longer. Declarer won the ace, drew trumps and took the losing club finesse for a quick and painless one off.

USA Blue another +100 and 13 IMPs.

Strangely enough, nothing interesting at all seems to happen in this match. All boards are pushes except for one single overtrick to the US team near the end. So the final score became 14-0 or 19-11 V.P. to USA Blue and this became about the shortest complete match report I ever wrote.



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