vg|Camrose Final Table 2,M4A,I,1,16,SCOTLAND,0,WALES,0| rs|5CN-2,4HN+1,3SN-1,3SN-1,2SE-1,2SW-1,3HSx-2,4HS-1,3NE+1,3NE+1,4SS-2,4SS=,4SN+1,4SN+1,4HW+1,4HW+1,2SN+1,3NE-1,3HE-2,3HE-2,3NS-1,3NS-1,4HN+1,5DWx-5,4SW-2,3HN+1,3NS+1,3NS=,3NS+2,4SS+2,2SE-1,2HN-2| pn|PUNCH,LAMFORD,PETERKIN,JONES G,SALISBURY,BARTON,REES,N-PINDER|pg|| qx|o1|st||md|3SKQ5HQ5DK9876CQJT,SA984H732DAT542C5,S3HAJT964D3CAK843,SJT762HK8DQJC9762|sv|o|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|2D|mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|4C|mb|p|mb|4D!|mb|d|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|5C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dQ|pc|d6|pc|d5|pc|d3|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|dK|pc|dA|pc|c4|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c2|pc|cT|pc|c5|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c6|pc|cJ|pc|s9|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|h2|pc|h4|pc|hK|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|s5|pc|s4|pc|s3|pg|| pc|s6|pc|sQ|pc|sA|pc|c8|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h8|pc|h5|pc|h3|pg|| pc|hA|pc|c7|pc|cQ|pc|h7|pg|| pc|d7|pc|dT|pc|cK|pc|s2|pg|| mc|9|pg|| qx|c1|st||md|3SKQ5HQ5DK9876CQJT,SA984H732DAT542C5,S3HAJT964D3CAK843,SJT762HK8DQJC9762|sv|o|nt|paulg: Good morning everyone|pg|| mb|1H|mb|p|nt|paulg: Welcome to the match that will go a long way to deciding who comes third in the Camrose Trophy|pg|| mb|2D|mb|p|nt|paulg: NS playing a system familiar to most British club players: four-card majors and a weak no trump|pg|| nt|paulg: card: https://www.bridgewebs.com/bgb/Rees.pdf|pg|| mb|3C|mb|p|nt|paulg: EW playing a system more familiar to BBO users: 5-card majors, 2/1, strong no trump|pg|| nt|paulg: EW card: https://www.bridgewebs.com/bgb/Barton.pdf|pg|| mb|3N|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|sJ|nt|paulg: Tim Rees more interested in showing a weakish distributional hand with 6 hearts. I suspect 4@c over 3NT might be more forward going.|pg|| nt|paulg: Easy pass from John Salisbury with poor controls|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sA|pc|s3|pg|| nt|paulg: If Barton switches to a club, then Rees will take the discard on the spade|pg|| nt|paulg: So Barton has to cash the @dA and then play clubs to beat the contract|pg|| nt|paulg: Of course he doesn't know North is 6-5, but he has shown 6-4, 7-4, or 6-5|pg|| pc|c5|pc|c4|pc|c7|pc|cT|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s4|mc|11|pg|| qx|o2|st||md|4SQT32HJ732D642CQ9,S5HAKQDKJT53CK532,SKJ9864H54DA8CAT7,SA7HT986DQ97CJ864|sv|n|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|1S|mb|d|mb|2S|mb|d|mb|3S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d7|pc|d2|pc|dK|pc|dA|pg|| pc|s6|pc|s7|pc|sT|pc|s5|pg|| pc|d4|pc|dT|pc|d8|pc|d9|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h4|pc|h8|pc|h2|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h5|pc|h6|pc|h3|pg|| pc|d3|pc|s9|pc|dQ|pc|d6|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|sA|pc|s2|pc|c2|pg|| pc|hT|pc|hJ|pc|hQ|pc|s4|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c2|st||md|4SQT32HJ732D642CQ9,S5HAKQDKJT53CK532,SKJ9864H54DA8CAT7,SA7HT986DQ97CJ864|sv|n|mb|p|nt|paulg: East is Jun Nakamaru-Pinder, but unfortunately his surname is too long for BBO|pg|| mb|p|mb|1D|mb|1S|mb|d|nt|paulg: He is in his final season as a U26 junior.|pg|| mb|2S|mb|d|nt|paulg: Barton, with no convenient bid but lots of values, has to double|pg|| mb|3S|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: Rees not afraid of the colours|pg|| mb|p|pc|d7|pc|d2|pc|dK|nt|paulg: The defence should come to 5 tricks unless they play clubs|pg|| pc|dA|pg|| pc|s9|pc|s7|pc|s2|pc|s5|pg|| pc|h5|pc|h8|pc|h2|pc|hA|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d8|pc|d9|pc|d4|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d6|pc|d5|pc|s6|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h6|pc|h7|pc|hK|pg|| nt|paulg: Even though Rees can establish the @hJ, one discard is insufficient|pg|| nt|paulg: Barton should have a fairly good idea about the hand now from the auction and play so far|pg|| nt|paulg: Even so, never easy to establish a winner in dummy|pg|| nt|paulg: When we see the world-class players on BBO, they always get these situations right|pg|| nt|paulg: All club players would get this wrong, despite what you think looking at all 52 cards|pg|| pc|hQ|nt|paulg: Tim Rees has played at the highest levels, but the others are not quite there despite being the strongest players in their countries|pg|| pc|s4|pc|h9|pc|h3|pg|| nt|paulg: But Paul Barton does very well|pg|| pc|s8|pc|sA|pc|s3|mc|8|nt|paulg: And now East follows up the good work, well defended|pg|| pg|| qx|o3|st||md|1SJ2HQJ4DAKQ8CJ874,SKHK953D974CK9653,S6543HA862DT32CA2,SAQT987HT7DJ65CQT|sv|e|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|2D!|mb|p|mb|2H!|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dK|pc|d4|pc|dT|pc|d5|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d7|pc|d2|pc|d6|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d9|pc|d3|pc|dJ|pg|| pc|c4|pc|c3|pc|cA|pc|cT|pg|| pc|s3|pc|s7|pc|s2|pc|sK|pg|| pc|c5|pc|c2|pc|cQ|pc|c7|pg|| pc|sA|pc|sJ|pc|c6|pc|s4|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|d8|pc|c9|pc|s5|pg|| mc|7|pg|| qx|c3|st||md|1SJ2HQJ4DAKQ8CJ874,SKHK953D974CK9653,S6543HA862DT32CA2,SAQT987HT7DJ65CQT|sv|e|nt|paulg: On the first board the danger of bidding 4@c over 3NT was shown when NS got into 5@c rather than 4@h|pg|| mb|1N|mb|p|nt|paulg: The Scottish NS, who often play with Tim Rees, play a similar system but judged it differently ... as Tim will remind them this evening, I'm sure :)|pg|| mb|p|mb|2D!|nt|paulg: 2@d shows 1-major|pg|| nt|paulg: and Barton may prefer to hide his hand with a 2@s response|pg|| mb|p|mb|2S!|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: 2@s is pass if you have spades, bid on if you hold hearts|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d5|nt|paulg: I'm a little surprised Rees didn't lead a spade, but the diamond works very well|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d7|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d9|pc|dT|pc|d6|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d4|pc|d2|pc|dJ|pg|| nt|paulg: I suspect the @d10 was just showing three diamonds rather than asking for a heart switch|pg|| nt|paulg: but a heart is the only attractive option for South|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|hK|pc|hA|pc|h7|pg|| pc|cA|pc|cT|pc|c4|pc|c3|pg|| pc|h2|pc|hT|pc|hJ|pc|h3|pg|| pc|c7|mc|7|pg|| qx|o4|st||md|2SJ74HKQ542DK832C4,SKHJT987DQT5CQJ92,SQT95HA63DCAK8763,SA8632HDAJ9764CT5|sv|b|mb|p|mb|1C|mb|1S|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|d|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|sK|pc|s5|pc|s2|pc|s4|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|hA|pc|d9|pc|h2|pg|| pc|s9|pc|sA|pc|s7|pc|d5|pg|| pc|s8|pc|sJ|pc|h7|pc|sT|pg|| pc|h8|pc|h3|pc|s6|pc|hK|pg|| pc|d2|pc|dT|pc|h6|pc|d4|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c5|pc|c4|pc|c2|pg|| pc|cK|pc|cT|pc|d3|pc|c9|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s3|pc|d8|pc|h9|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|c3|pc|d6|pc|h4|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|hT|pc|c6|pc|d7|pg|| pc|dK|pc|dQ|pc|c7|mc|7|pg|| qx|c4|st||md|2SJ74HKQ542DK832C4,SKHJT987DQT5CQJ92,SQT95HA63DCAK8763,SA8632HDAJ9764CT5|sv|b|mb|p|mb|1C|mb|1D|mb|1H|nt|paulg: As I mentioned North-South playing a HUM (highly unusual method) where 1@c shows 4+ clubs.|pg|| mb|2D|nt|paulg: Rees may bid 2@s here expecting to bid 3@h later|pg|| mb|d|nt|paulg: I think double is takeout as they will not be playing support doubles|pg|| mb|4D|mb|d|mb|p|nt|paulg: East's 4@d makes it tricky for NS|pg|| mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: Rees' 4@h can only be 3@h but must imply 4@s in case South is 4-4 in the majors|pg|| pc|d5|nt|paulg: This is a very normal contract and South will be disappointed at the trump split, but it will be the same at the other table|pg|| pc|h3|pc|d9|pc|d2|pg|| pc|s5|pc|sA|nt|paulg: A heart lead might have been chosen if East had shown spades at some point|pg|| pc|s7|pc|sK|pg|| pc|s8|pc|s4|pc|h7|pc|s9|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|hA|pc|d4|pc|h2|pg|| pc|cA|pc|cT|pc|c4|pc|c2|pg|| nt|paulg: Even in the Home International Series it is very rare to find three of the four pairs playing Acol.|pg|| nt|paulg: Although I doubt their souped-up versions of Acol match the system you play at the club|pg|| mc|9|pg|| qx|o5|st||md|3SQ75H32DQJ98653C4,SA832H6DACQT97632,SKJ6HKQT875D742CA,ST94HAJ94DKTCKJ85|sv|n|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|2C|mb|2H|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dQ|pc|dA|pc|d7|pc|dT|pg|| pc|c2|pc|cA|pc|cJ|pc|c4|pg|| pc|d4|pc|dK|pc|d9|pc|s2|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|c5|st||md|3SQ75H32DQJ98653C4,SA832H6DACQT97632,SKJ6HKQT875D742CA,ST94HAJ94DKTCKJ85|sv|n|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2H!|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: barton has done well to pass here|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|dT|pg|| pc|c2|pc|cA|pc|c8|pc|c4|pg|| pc|d7|pc|dK|pc|d5|pc|s2|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o6|st||md|4SAK65HQ982DK87CT3,SQHKT75DT532CA854,SJ743HA43DAJ64CKJ,ST982HJ6DQ9CQ9762|sv|e|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|2C!|mb|p|mb|2D!|mb|p|mb|2H!|mb|p|mb|3S|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d2|pc|d4|pc|d9|pc|dK|pg|| pc|sA|pc|sQ|pc|s3|pc|s2|pg|| pc|s5|pc|c4|pc|sJ|pc|s8|pg|| pc|h3|pc|h6|pc|hQ|pc|hK|pg|| pc|h5|pc|hA|pc|hJ|pc|h2|pg|| pc|h4|pc|c2|pc|h8|pc|hT|pg|| pc|d3|pc|dJ|pc|dQ|pc|d8|pg|| pc|sT|pc|sK|pc|c5|pc|s4|pg|| pc|h9|pc|h7|pc|cJ|pc|s9|pg|| pc|c6|pc|c3|pc|c8|pc|cK|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c6|st||md|4SAK65HQ982DK87CT3,SQHKT75DT532CA854,SJ743HA43DAJ64CKJ,ST982HJ6DQ9CQ9762|sv|e|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d5|nt|paulg: A normal Stayman sequence to find their 4-4 fit|pg|| pc|d6|pc|dQ|pc|dK|pg|| nt|paulg: East will normally play the @d9, finessing against partner|pg|| pc|sA|pc|sQ|pc|s3|pc|s2|pg|| nt|paulg: But he is hoping partner has led from @dK875 and they need that trick|pg|| pc|s5|pc|c5|pc|sJ|pc|s8|pg|| pc|h3|pc|h6|pc|h9|pc|hT|pg|| pc|c4|pc|cK|pc|c2|pc|c3|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c6|pc|cT|nt|paulg: Salisbury had a little clue on the club position from the opening lead|pg|| pc|cA|pg|| nt|paulg: West might have led a club from Qxxx but never from Axxx|pg|| nt|paulg: It's not much of a clue, to be honest, but grasp every at little straw|pg|| nt|paulg: at every little straw|pg|| pc|h5|pc|h4|pc|hJ|pc|hQ|pg|| pc|sK|pc|c8|pc|s4|pc|s9|pg|| nt|paulg: Salisbury could have made a fancy play on the next round of hearts, but leading the @hQ to pin East's @hJ ... but the defence did it for him|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o7|st||md|1S532HA765DAK76CA7,ST8HQ42DQT853CK42,SAQJ964HK93D4C965,SK7HJT8DJ92CQJT83|sv|b|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|cQ|pc|cA|pc|c4|pc|c5|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s8|pc|sQ|pc|sK|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c7|pc|c2|pc|c6|pg|| pc|d2|pc|dA|pc|d5|pc|d4|pg|| pc|s5|pc|sT|pc|sA|pc|s7|pg|| mc|11|pg|| qx|c7|st||md|1S532HA765DAK76CA7,ST8HQ42DQT853CK42,SAQJ964HK93D4C965,SK7HJT8DJ92CQJT83|sv|b|nt|paulg: Nicely handled by Salisbury but the defence could have made it tougher|pg|| nt|paulg: Is this a 1@d or 1@h opening for them|pg|| nt|paulg: I suspect it is 1@H|pg|| mb|1D|nt|paulg: or not|pg|| mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|cQ|pc|cA|pc|c2|pc|c5|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s8|pc|sQ|pc|sK|pg|| nt|paulg: The defence to 4@s was more testing at the other table as declarer went down two on 6|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c7|pc|cK|pc|c6|pg|| nt|paulg: But little the defence can do this time|pg|| nt|paulg: So Wales have established a good early lead as they have taken advantage of small Scottish inaccuracies|pg|| pc|h2|pc|h3|pc|h8|pc|hA|pg|| pc|s3|pc|sT|pc|sA|pc|s7|pg|| mc|11|pg|| qx|o8|st||md|2SQ8H852DQT872C763,S9HJT963D3CAKQT95,SAT6543HADAJ94CJ2,SKJ72HKQ74DK65C84|sv|o|mb|1C|mb|1S|mb|d|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|sA|pc|s2|pc|s8|pc|s9|pg|| pc|s4|pc|sK|pc|sQ|pc|d3|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|h2|pc|h3|pc|hA|pg|| mc|11|pg|| qx|c8|st||md|2SQ8H852DQT872C763,S9HJT963D3CAKQT95,SAT6543HADAJ94CJ2,SKJ72HKQ74DK65C84|sv|o|mb|1C|mb|1S|mb|d|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|nt|paulg: With a single key-card, this is an easy pass for East|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|sA|pc|s2|pc|s8|pc|s9|pg|| pc|s6|nt|paulg: I suspect Rees will just take his aces|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sQ|nt|paulg: Of course, he has to try for his partner holding the singleton spade|pg|| nt|paulg: I was guilty of looking at all the hands|pg|| pc|d3|pg|| pc|sJ|mc|11|pg|| qx|o9|st||md|3SAQ62HA8753D42C96,ST5HKT94DAKQT6CT3,SJ943HQDJ9CKQ8742,SK87HJ62D8753CAJ5|sv|e|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d7|pc|d2|pc|dQ|pc|d9|pg|| pc|dA|pc|dJ|pc|d3|pc|d4|pg|| pc|cT|pc|cK|pc|cA|pc|c6|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c9|pc|c3|pc|cQ|pg|| pc|s4|pc|s7|pc|sQ|pc|s5|pg|| pc|sA|pc|sT|pc|s3|pc|s8|pg|| mc|9|pg|| qx|c9|st||md|3SAQ62HA8753D42C96,ST5HKT94DAKQT6CT3,SJ943HQDJ9CKQ8742,SK87HJ62D8753CAJ5|sv|e|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|3D|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|c9|pc|c3|pc|cQ|pc|cA|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h3|pc|h4|pc|hQ|pg|| nt|paulg: Both East and West have made normal, but aggressive, actions ... but today was the wrong time|pg|| pc|s3|pc|s8|pc|sQ|pc|s5|pg|| nt|paulg: Credit really to Tim Rees' opening that made it difficult|pg|| pc|sA|pc|sT|pc|s4|pc|s7|pg|| pc|s2|pc|h9|pc|s9|pc|sK|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d4|pc|dA|pc|d9|pg|| pc|dK|pc|dJ|pc|d5|pc|d2|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|c8|pc|d7|mc|8|pg|| qx|o10|st||md|4S3H32DAK832CJT862,S987HTDQ654CAKQ53,SKQT642HA965DT7C4,SAJ5HKQJ874DJ9C97|sv|b|mb|1H|mb|2N!|mb|d|mb|3D|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dA|pc|d4|pc|dT|pc|d9|pg|| pc|s3|pc|s7|pc|sQ|pc|sA|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|dK|pc|d5|pc|d7|pg|| pc|c8|pc|cA|pc|c4|pc|c7|pg|| pc|d6|pc|s2|pc|h4|pc|d8|pg|| pc|h7|pc|h2|pc|hT|pc|hA|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s5|pc|c2|pc|s9|pg|| pc|s4|pc|sJ|pc|h3|pc|s8|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|cK|pc|h5|pc|c9|pg|| mc|7|pg|| qx|c10|st||md|4S3H32DAK832CJT862,S987HTDQ654CAKQ53,SKQT642HA965DT7C4,SAJ5HKQJ874DJ9C97|sv|b|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|d|mb|p|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|s3|pc|s7|pc|sQ|pc|sA|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h2|pc|hT|pc|hA|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s5|pc|d8|pc|s8|pg|| nt|paulg: @dQ encouraging in diamonds |pg|| mc|7|pg|| qx|o11|st||md|1SKJT3HAK2DT842C32,SQ87HT987DKQ5CKT5,SA9HJ43DJ97CAQ964,S6542HQ65DA63CJ87|sv|o|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|2C!|mb|p|mb|2D!|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|hT|pc|h3|pc|h5|pc|hK|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c5|pc|cQ|pc|c8|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c7|pc|c2|pc|cT|pg|| pc|c9|pc|cJ|pc|s3|pc|cK|pg|| pc|h8|pc|h4|pc|h6|pc|hA|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|s7|pc|sA|pc|s2|pg|| pc|c6|pc|s4|pc|d4|pc|h7|pg|| pc|c4|pc|s6|pc|h2|pc|d5|pg|| pc|s9|pc|s5|pc|sK|pc|s8|pg|| pc|d2|pc|dQ|pc|d7|pc|d3|pg|| pc|sQ|mc|8|pg|| qx|c11|st||md|1SKJT3HAK2DT842C32,SQ87HT987DKQ5CKT5,SA9HJ43DJ97CAQ964,S6542HQ65DA63CJ87|sv|o|nt|paulg: North-South are having a good set so I expect 1NT from South to mirror what the other table will do|pg|| mb|1N|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: Rees only worth an invite but he also knows that the other North will only bid game|pg|| pc|h9|pc|h3|pc|h5|pc|hK|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c5|pc|c9|pc|cJ|pg|| pc|h6|pc|h2|pc|h7|pc|hJ|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s5|pc|s3|nt|paulg: Losing the first trick to East is key as he cannot attack hearts|pg|| pc|s7|pg|| pc|s9|pc|s4|pc|sJ|pc|sQ|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d7|nt|paulg: With @hQ109 West would have led the @h10|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d2|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d9|pc|d6|pc|d4|pg|| pc|d5|pc|dJ|pc|dA|pc|d8|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|hA|pc|h8|pc|h4|pg|| pc|dT|pc|s8|mc|8|pg|| qx|o12|st||md|2SKJ7HKT9DQJ7CQJT7,ST96H83DAT65432C6,SA852HAJ754DCA942,SQ43HQ62DK98CK853|sv|n|mb|3D|mb|d|mb|4D|mb|d|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d8|pc|dJ|pc|dA|pc|h4|pg|| pc|h5|pc|h2|pc|h9|pc|h3|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|c6|pc|c4|pc|cK|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c7|pc|h8|pc|c2|pg|| pc|d4|pc|hA|pc|d9|pc|d7|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s3|pc|sJ|pc|s6|pg|| pc|s7|pc|s9|pc|sA|pc|s4|pg|| pc|h7|pc|h6|pc|hT|pc|d2|pg|| pc|hK|pc|d3|pc|hJ|pc|hQ|pg|| mc|11|pg|| qx|c12|st||md|2SKJ7HKT9DQJ7CQJT7,ST96H83DAT65432C6,SA852HAJ754DCA942,SQ43HQ62DK98CK853|sv|n|nt|paulg: Declarer thought the heart continuation meant that the clubs were not coming in|pg|| mb|4D|nt|paulg: On a passive return, declarer would still have to find the @sQ for his contract but the defence gave him a chance|pg|| mb|d|mb|5D|mb|d|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: Rees will probably decide three tricks are easier than 11|pg|| mb|p|pc|hA|pc|h2|pc|hT|pc|h8|pg|| nt|paulg: This is going to be more than three tricks for the defence|pg|| nt|paulg: against a dubious game|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|hQ|nt|paulg: But, strangely, I approve of the Scottish actions|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h3|pg|| pc|s7|pc|s6|pc|sA|pc|s3|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h6|pc|h9|nt|paulg: Perhaps I should say a dubious slam|pg|| pc|d2|pg|| pc|d3|pc|h5|pc|dK|pc|d7|pg|| pc|d9|pc|dJ|pc|dA|pc|h7|pg|| pc|c6|pc|cA|pc|c3|pc|c7|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s4|pc|sJ|pc|s9|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d4|pc|c2|pc|d8|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sT|mc|6|pg|| qx|o13|st||md|3SJ3HJDAJ9865CAJ82,SQT87652HK5DQC754,S4HAQT9832D743CQT,SAK9H764DKT2CK963|sv|b|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|3S|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d4|pc|dT|pc|dA|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|d5|pc|c4|pc|d7|pc|dK|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s3|pc|s2|pc|s4|pg|| pc|d2|pc|d6|pc|sQ|pc|d3|pg|| pc|s8|pc|h2|pc|sK|pc|sJ|pg|| pc|h6|pc|hJ|pc|h5|pc|hQ|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h4|pc|d8|pc|hK|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c13|st||md|3SJ3HJDAJ9865CAJ82,SQT87652HK5DQC754,S4HAQT9832D743CQT,SAK9H764DKT2CK963|sv|b|nt|paulg: A traditional 3@h opener for Rees, although it may be 4@h with inflation|pg|| mb|3H|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: Barton will think for some time and then pass|pg|| nt|paulg: Too many downsides to bidding on this auction|pg|| mb|p|pc|sK|pc|s3|pc|s2|pc|s4|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c2|pc|c7|pc|cQ|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h4|pc|hJ|pc|h5|pg|| pc|h9|pc|h6|pc|d5|pc|hK|pg|| nt|paulg: Rees cannot hold @hAQ and @cKQ on the auction, so Barton knows that East is not ruffing a club|pg|| pc|s5|pc|h8|pc|sA|pc|sJ|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|h7|nt|paulg: Rees can catch East in a squeeze now|pg|| pc|d6|pc|s6|pg|| pc|cT|pc|cK|pc|cA|pc|c4|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c5|nt|paulg: but he does not risk it for an overtrick|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o14|st||md|4SK3HJT4DKQT74CAQ2,S654HQ876DJ9CJ985,SA92HAK52D8532C73,SQJT87H93DA6CKT64|sv|o|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|1S|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|s4|pc|s2|pc|s7|pc|s3|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|sK|pc|s6|pc|s9|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h6|pc|hA|pc|h9|pg|| pc|d2|pc|d6|pc|dK|pc|d9|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|dJ|pc|d3|pc|dA|pg|| pc|s8|pc|c2|pc|s5|pc|sA|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c4|pc|cQ|pc|c5|pg|| pc|hT|pc|h7|pc|hK|pc|h3|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|c14|st||md|4SK3HJT4DKQT74CAQ2,S654HQ876DJ9CJ985,SA92HAK52D8532C73,SQJT87H93DA6CKT64|sv|o|nt|paulg: it would have been without risk if Barton had not taken the spade off the dummy|pg|| mb|p|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|1S|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|s5|nt|paulg: All the cards lying well for declarer here but still not trivial with limited entries to table|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s8|pc|sK|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h6|pc|hA|pc|h3|pg|| pc|d2|pc|d6|pc|dK|pc|d9|pg|| nt|paulg: It is likely that spades are 5-3, given the lack of a weak two opening|pg|| pc|hT|pc|h7|pc|hK|pc|h9|pg|| pc|d3|pc|dA|pc|d4|pc|dJ|pg|| pc|sT|pc|s3|pc|s6|pc|sA|pg|| pc|d5|pc|c4|pc|dQ|pc|c8|pg|| pc|dT|pc|c5|pc|d8|pc|c6|pg|| pc|d7|pc|h8|pc|h2|nt|paulg: declarer happy with his nine tricks, it could have gone worse on another day|pg|| nt|paulg: the lack of bidding from East-West suggesting that suits were not breaking too badly|pg|| pc|s7|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c9|pc|c3|pc|cT|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|hQ|pc|h5|mc|9|pg|| qx|o15|st||md|1SKQ97HA8DAQ8CA963,SJ5HQT9DJ6CKJ8542,SA643HK6543D92CT7,ST82HJ72DKT7543CQ|sv|n|mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|3D|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dJ|pc|d2|pc|d5|pc|d8|pg|| pc|d6|pc|d9|pc|dT|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s5|pc|s3|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sJ|pc|s4|pc|s8|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h9|pc|h3|pc|h2|pg|| pc|h8|pc|hT|pc|h4|pc|hJ|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cA|pc|c2|pc|c7|pg|| mc|11|pg|| qx|c15|st||md|1SKQ97HA8DAQ8CA963,SJ5HQT9DJ6CKJ8542,SA643HK6543D92CT7,ST82HJ72DKT7543CQ|sv|n|nt|paulg: A jackless 19 count probably means a 2NT opener|pg|| mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1H|nt|paulg: Discipline from Salisbury|pg|| mb|p|nt|paulg: But all routes lead to 4@s|pg|| mb|2N|mb|p|mb|3H|mb|p|nt|paulg: Many club players play that you rebid 1NT with 15-16, 2NT with 17-18, and 3NT with 19 playing a weak no trump|pg|| mb|3S|nt|paulg: But it is far better to rebid 1NT with 15-17, 2NT with 18-19 to give yourselves more space|pg|| mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: and leave the 3NT rebid to be a strong hand with clubs|pg|| nt|paulg: (or whichever minor you opened)|pg|| nt|paulg: 3@h to show five hearts and then they find the fit|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|d2|pc|dK|nt|paulg: This will not take long when the trumps and hearts break|pg|| pc|dA|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s5|pc|s3|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sJ|pc|s4|pc|s8|pg|| pc|h8|pc|h9|pc|h3|pc|h2|pg|| nt|paulg: East strange play on the first trick has potentially set up declarer's @d8 as a trick ...|pg|| nt|paulg: not that he should need it|pg|| nt|paulg: Declarer is worried about hearts 4-2 although this line probably needs them 3-3 to make|pg|| pc|d6|pc|d9|pc|dT|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|hA|pc|hT|pc|h4|pc|h7|pg|| nt|paulg: Once again the defence had made declarer's life a little easier that perhaps they could have done|pg|| pc|s7|pc|c2|pc|sA|pc|sT|pg|| nt|paulg: Of course, this time they had little ammunition to play with|pg|| mc|12|pg|| qx|o16|st||md|2SJ76HAJ3DK432CKQ9,S52HT96DAQJ7CJ643,SQ94HKQ87DT985C87,SAKT83H542D6CAT52|sv|e|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d2|pc|dQ|pc|d5|pc|d6|pg|| pc|dA|pc|dT|pc|h2|pc|d4|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c7|pc|cT|pc|cQ|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h6|pc|h7|pc|h4|pg|| pc|h3|pc|h9|pc|hQ|pc|h5|pg|| pc|hK|pc|s8|pc|hJ|pc|hT|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s6|pc|s2|pc|s4|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s7|pc|s5|pc|s9|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c9|pc|c4|pc|c8|pg|| pc|c2|pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|d9|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d7|pc|d8|pc|s3|pg|| mc|7|pg|| qx|c16|st||md|2SJ76HAJ3DK432CKQ9,S52HT96DAQJ7CJ643,SQ94HKQ87DT985C87,SAKT83H542D6CAT52|sv|e|nt|paulg: Last board of this set and many thanks to our excellent operator, who I suspect is not Maria from Denmark|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|nt|paulg: The second half of this match starts in 30 minutes, at 12.25 GMT|pg|| mb|1S|mb|d|nt|paulg: The Scottish replacements have a lot to do, very much like their rugby team often has to|pg|| nt|paulg: Live scores available at http://bridgeresults.org/o/2020_camrose_trophy_final/2020_camrose_trophy_finalr4r.asp|pg|| mb|1N|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|sK|nt|paulg: @sK will get standard count|pg|| nt|paulg: Just in case West forgot to raise with three|pg|| pc|s6|pc|s5|pc|s4|pg|| pc|d6|nt|paulg: Plenty of tricks available for the defence on a cross ruff|pg|| pc|d2|pc|dJ|pc|d5|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s9|pc|sA|pc|s7|pg|| pc|sT|pc|sJ|pc|h6|pc|sQ|pg|| nt|paulg: Fewer tricks available now, East needed to lead his singleton diamond initially or West to appreciate that it could not really cost to cash his @dA|pg|| nt|paulg: East is unlikely to switch to three small diamonds when seeing a doubleton spade in West's hand|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d9|pc|c2|pc|d3|pg|| pc|d7|pc|d8|pc|h2|pc|d4|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c9|pc|c3|pc|c7|pg|| pc|s3|nt|paulg: Small errors and the odd trick are all that is separating the teams at this level|pg|| pc|hJ|nt|paulg: But at least Scotland has gone positive in both rooms for a small swing.|pg|| pc|c4|pc|h7|pg|| nt|paulg: Thanks everyone|pg|| mc|6|pg|| 富二代精品国产app