vg|EBU Olympiad Open Trials,Stanza 7,I,33,48,Black,210,Phoenix,168| rs|3SN+1,4SN-1,6SW=,6CE+1,3NW+1,1NN-2,3NW-1,3CE=,4HE+1,4HE=,2SS-2,1SS+1,4SN+2,6SN=,5SN+1,5CEx-4,3NN+1,3NS=,3NW+1,5CE=,3NE=,3HN-2,3CN-1,3NS=,2HW=,2HW=,4HN=,4HS-1,5HNx-1,5CWx-1,3NW=,3NE+1| pn|McIntosh,Croswell,King,Thrower,M Gold,Townsend,Tiholov,Handley-Pr|pg|| qx|o33|st||md|3SQT8HAQJ85DKJ9C54,S5HK74DQ853CAQJ82,SK9732H63DA42CKT3,SAJ64HT92DT76C976|sv|o|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|2C|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|3S|nt|bobholl: worth 3@S imo|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|davegalt: values for game not likely to be there|pg|| pc|c9|pc|c4|pc|cA|pc|c3|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|c5|pg|| pc|h3|pc|h9|pc|hQ|pc|hK|pg|| pc|h4|nt|davegalt: no HCP wasted here, 10 tricks would sometimes make|pg|| pc|h6|pc|hT|pc|hA|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s5|pc|s2|pc|sA|pg|| pc|d7|pc|d9|pc|dQ|pc|dA|pg|| pc|cT|pc|c7|mc|10|nt|pelu: only 9 tricks|pg|| pg|| qx|c33|st||md|3SQT8HAQJ85DKJ9C54,S5HK74DQ853CAQJ82,SK9732H63DA42CKT3,SAJ64HT92DT76C976|sv|o|mb|1S|nt|vugraphzaj: last 16 boards|pg|| mb|p|mb|2H|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Hi|pg|| mb|2N|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|c6|pc|c4|nt|iain sime: Not a great game, and unlikely to be made.|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c3|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cK|pc|c7|pc|c5|pg|| pc|h3|pc|h2|pc|hJ|pc|hK|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|cT|pc|c9|pc|s8|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s5|pc|s2|pc|sA|pg|| pc|d7|pc|dK|pc|d3|pc|d2|pg|| pc|sT|pc|h4|pc|s3|pc|sJ|pg|| pc|hT|pc|hA|pc|h7|pc|h6|pg|| pc|hQ|mc|9|pg|| qx|o34|st||md|4SQ4HKQJ643D983C43,SAKJ762HADK75C865,S985HT9752DQT2CT7,ST3H8DAJ64CAKQJ92|sv|n|mb|1C|nt|davegalt: 4@S bid but not made at other table|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: i got something wrong earlier - he said ten and they all agreed|pg|| mb|1H|mb|1S|mb|2D|mb|3C|mb|p|nt|davegalt: enormous amt of tricks for EW here|pg|| mb|3S|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|5D|nt|pelu: 15 tricks from top|pg|| mb|p|nt|pelu: down 48 u have to bid the grand|pg|| mb|6C|mb|p|nt|davegalt: naturally opponents are in the auction bidding this and that|pg|| nt|Walddk2: It's a punt if you bid the grand. No one can count 13 tricks.|pg|| mb|6S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|davegalt: on the theory that E could bid 6 missing all the cards W sees, maybe bid the grand in @C ...|pg|| nt|pelu: when u need to score, then boards like this is your chance - u dont win 48 IMP playing safe|pg|| pc|h2|pc|h8|pc|hJ|pc|hA|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s5|pc|s3|pc|s4|pg|| nt|Walddk2: 2 on 14 boards plus two 10's will get you there.|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s8|pc|sT|pc|sQ|pg|| pc|hK|mc|12|pg|| qx|c34|st||md|4SQ4HKQJ643D983C43,SAKJ762HADK75C865,S985HT9752DQT2CT7,ST3H8DAJ64CAKQJ92|sv|n|mb|1C|mb|1H|mb|1S|nt|iain sime: The trailing team will be hoping for some large swings. Potential here.|pg|| mb|3H|mb|d|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|nt|iain sime: 7@C is good and making. 7@S and 7NT are not so good but also making.|pg|| mb|5C|mb|p|mb|6C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|hK|nt|iain sime: Having lost 6 imps on 1, Phoenix can win 11 here.|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h2|pc|h8|pg|| pc|c5|pc|c7|pc|cA|pc|c3|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c4|pc|c6|pc|cT|pg|| mc|13|pg|| qx|o35|st||md|1SJT94HT53D8754CT4,SK876HK876DAKTCAQ,SAQ3HAQ4DQJ6C7632,S52HJ92D932CKJ985|sv|e|mb|p|mb|1C|nt|davegalt: players maybe buzzing about that last hand a bit, if that's premitted|pg|| mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|davegalt: this may well wrangle home, let's see|pg|| pc|c6|nt|pelu: @DQ lead and a snall @h from hand|pg|| nt|davegalt: the 8 or the 9?|pg|| pc|c8|pc|cT|pc|cA|pg|| nt|davegalt: msg recd Peter|pg|| nt|davegalt: well GIB got yr message|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Because GIB can see all cards, declarer can't.|pg|| nt|Walddk2: How is West supposed to know that North has all the high cards?|pg|| nt|pelu: u only have 7 tricks - for sure the @hs are best chance - u dont n eed GIB for that|pg|| nt|Walddk2: So you lead a heart. Do you also play the jack when North follows small?|pg|| nt|pelu: he dont know thjat roland, but @hQ by N is what he need|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Why can't it be right to insert the 9?|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Or let the 6 run.|pg|| nt|davegalt: might as well lead the 8 looking to encourage a higher card|pg|| mc|10|nt|Walddk2: Claiming is safer, I agree :)|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: Well I went to get coffee while he was in a trance, and discovered they have lined up all the opend wine ready for after play. So we got chatting as gals do. |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: when I got back they were 4 cards in and wouldnt show me |pg|| pg|| qx|c35|st||md|1SJT94HT53D8754CT4,SK876HK876DAKTCAQ,SAQ3HAQ4DQJ6C7632,S52HJ92D932CKJ985|sv|e|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d2|pc|d4|pc|dK|pc|d6|pg|| pc|h6|pc|hQ|pc|h2|pc|h3|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s2|pc|s4|pc|s8|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d3|pc|d5|pc|dA|pg|| nt|iain sime: East-West might get this to game in the other room. |pg|| nt|iain sime: Sooner or later the defenders will find out that they have five cashing clubs. |pg|| pc|cA|pc|c2|pc|c9|pc|c4|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|c3|pc|cK|pc|cT|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|d7|pc|dT|pc|c6|pg|| pc|c8|pc|h5|pc|h7|pc|c7|pg|| pc|c5|pc|hT|pc|s6|pc|h4|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|d8|pc|h8|pc|hA|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s5|pc|s9|pc|s7|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|d9|pc|sT|pc|hK|pg|| pc|s3|pc|h9|pc|sJ|pc|sK|pg|| pg|| qx|o36|st||md|2SKJ82H653DJ762CK2,SAQ64HAT74DQ843C6,S93HKJ982DT5CA954,ST75HQDAK9CQJT873|sv|b|mb|1D|mb|1H|mb|2C|mb|2H|mb|p|nt|vugraphzan: on the upside, we might have someone willing to come into hear our appeal of my ruling if result needs it|pg|| mb|p|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|h8|nt|Walddk2: I didn't know that there was a ruling.|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|h3|pc|h4|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Board 11 I'm told, but I don't know what the issue was.|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|c4|pg|| pc|h6|nt|Walddk2: that was the delay starting this stanza (hearing it and deciding so they knew outcome b4 the sat down to play)|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Did you rule that the result stands, Nicole?|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: yes|pg|| nt|Walddk2: ty|pg|| pc|h7|pc|h9|pc|s5|pg|| pc|hK|pc|s7|pc|h5|pc|hT|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|c3|pc|s2|pc|hA|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Crosswell ran out of luck.|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d5|pc|dA|pc|d2|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c2|pc|s4|pc|cA|pg|| pc|h2|pc|c7|pc|s8|mc|8|pg|| qx|c36|st||md|2SKJ82H653DJ762CK2,SAQ64HAT74DQ843C6,S93HKJ982DT5CA954,ST75HQDAK9CQJT873|sv|b|mb|1D|nt|iain sime: Phoenix East-West missed the grand on 2. |pg|| mb|1H|mb|2C|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|h6|pc|h4|pc|hK|pc|hQ|pg|| nt|iain sime: Given the state of the match, East-West have gone conservative. |pg|| pc|dT|pc|dA|pc|d2|nt|iain sime: 2@H was likely to be 500.|pg|| pc|d3|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|c5|pg|| pc|h5|pc|h7|pc|h8|pc|c3|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c2|pc|s4|pc|cA|pg|| pc|d5|pc|dK|pc|d6|pc|d4|pg|| pc|cT|pc|s2|pc|s6|pc|c4|pg|| nt|iain sime: Choice of spade or diamond finesse. Both win.|pg|| pc|d9|pc|d7|pc|dQ|pc|c9|pg|| mc|9|pg|| qx|o37|st||md|3S642H952DA832C753,SAJ53HQT63D74CAKT,SK9HK7DQT65CQJ962,SQT87HAJ84DKJ9C84|sv|n|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|2C|an|non prom stayman|mb|d|mb|p|an|no in control|mb|p|nt|Walddk2: 1NT 11-14|pg|| mb|r|an|what woudlyou have bid|mb|p|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|Walddk2: Pass probably denying a club stopper. Rdbl = second Stayman.|pg|| pc|c3|pc|cA|pc|c2|pc|c4|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|hK|pc|hA|pc|h2|pg|| pc|sT|pc|s2|pc|s3|pc|sK|pg|| nt|pelu: he cant go wrong in @D when he from a passed hand has seen @sK, @hK and @cQJ|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|c8|pc|c5|pc|cK|pg|| pc|hT|pc|h7|pc|h4|pc|h5|pg|| pc|h3|mc|11|pg|| qx|c37|st||md|3S642H952DA832C753,SAJ53HQT63D74CAKT,SK9HK7DQT65CQJ962,SQT87HAJ84DKJ9C84|sv|n|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|2H|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Both North and East have passed 11 counts. Doesn't happen often these days.|pg|| mb|2N|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|s2|nt|iain sime: Phoenix in the other room reached 3NT on 35, so that is one swing in. Need at least another three. Unlikely to be one here as East West bid their 25 point game.|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s9|pc|sQ|pg|| pc|d4|pc|d5|pc|dK|pc|dA|pg|| pc|c3|pc|cA|pc|c2|pc|c4|pg|| nt|iain sime: Dangerous line of play with a possible spade ruff around. |pg|| pc|h3|pc|h7|pc|hJ|pc|h2|pg|| pc|c8|pc|c5|pc|cK|pc|c6|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|hK|pc|hA|pc|h5|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o38|st||md|4SKJ754H5DAK754CA9,ST82HJT64DJ932CKT,SQHK9732DTCQ75432,SA963HAQ8DQ86CJ86|sv|e|mb|1N|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|hJ|pc|h2|pc|h8|pc|h5|pg|| nt|Walddk2: That's the typical dummy I get when I have a sound overcall.|pg|| pc|s2|pc|sQ|pc|sA|pc|s4|pg|| pc|c6|nt|Walddk2: Did all co-commentators fall asleep?|pg|| nt|davegalt: zzzzz|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: and td/bbo slave too|pg|| pc|c9|pc|cK|nt|vugraphzan: don't worry - we are still 'ere!|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: hmmmm maybe i spoke to soon.....|pg|| nt|Walddk2: as long as you are everything's fine.|pg|| pc|c2|pg|| pc|h6|pc|h7|pc|hQ|pc|s5|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|dT|pc|d6|pg|| pc|dK|nt|bobholl: my partners dummy are mostly even worse|pg|| pc|d3|pc|c3|pc|d8|pg|| pc|sK|nt|pelu: 8 tricks in 1@S - @hJ lead and @h to @s4 then a @d-ruff and easy 8 tricks - close to 9|pg|| pc|s8|pc|c4|pc|s3|pg|| pc|d7|pc|d9|pc|h3|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|cA|pc|cT|nt|Walddk2: This is the last major tournament on vugraph for a while. No sport on TV, and advised not to go out. What are we going to do with ourselves?|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Get a life maybe.|pg|| nt|davegalt: grit teeth and play more BBO |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: i think we need a daily schedule of volunteers to play (and make an exhibition league or similar). SInce none of us can work in this business at mo|pg|| pc|c5|pg|| pc|d4|pc|dJ|pc|c7|pc|c8|pg|| mc|6|pg|| qx|c38|st||md|4SKJ754H5DAK754CA9,ST82HJT64DJ932CKT,SQHK9732DTCQ75432,SA963HAQ8DQ86CJ86|sv|e|mb|1C|mb|1S|mb|p|nt|iain sime: North-South misfitting and East has picked off their best suit.|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|hJ|pc|h2|pc|h8|pc|h5|pg|| nt|iain sime: A trump lead is often best on this auction.|pg|| nt|iain sime: Not too late.|pg|| nt|iain sime: Croz and Chucker also had a go at 3NT on 36, but less successfully. Deficit is back to more than 40 imps.|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h3|pc|hQ|pc|s4|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|dT|pc|d6|pg|| pc|d4|pc|d3|pc|sQ|pc|d8|pg|| pc|h7|pc|hA|pc|s5|pc|h6|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d9|pc|c2|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|cA|pc|cT|pc|c3|pc|c6|pg|| pc|d5|pc|dJ|pc|c4|pc|c8|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c5|pc|cJ|pc|c9|pg|| pc|hT|nt|iain sime: Probably plus one. A respectable result.|pg|| pc|hK|pc|sA|pc|d7|pg|| pc|s9|pc|sK|pc|s2|mc|8|pg|| qx|o39|st||md|1SQ743H96DA64CAK62,S6HKQJ8DKJ73CT854,SAKJ985HAT4D85CQJ,ST2H7532DQT92C973|sv|b|mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|2S|nt|davegalt: 10 bds left to gain 35 IMPs|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: maybe this would be a nice time to actually get the experts to explain some bids - so the rest of the world can enjoy BBo even more in the future. At mo everything goes so fast we ...|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: miss many nuances when we watch top level games|pg|| nt|Walddk2: I can count 12 top tricks here. What did I win?|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: another day on BBO? Or 30>|pg|| mb|p|mb|3S|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|pelu: a coke - but not zero - too easy ;)|pg|| pc|h2|pc|h6|pc|hJ|pc|hA|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s2|pc|s3|pc|s6|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sT|pc|s4|nt|Walddk2: We have a match after this. Can you play this in slow motion, Nicole?|pg|| mc|12|pg|| qx|c39|st||md|1SQ743H96DA64CAK62,S6HKQJ8DKJ73CT854,SAKJ985HAT4D85CQJ,ST2H7532DQT92C973|sv|b|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Another hand with slam potential|pg|| mb|2N!|mb|p|mb|3H!|mb|d|mb|4C|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Marion Mitchelson had an interesting gadget with the North hand. 3@C was a slam try. |pg|| mb|4D|mb|p|mb|4N|mb|p|mb|5S|mb|p|mb|6S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Well bid.|pg|| pc|h3|mc|12|pg|| qx|o40|st||md|2SAQHAJ86DAJT74CJ8,S73HQT932DK8632C9,SKJ98654H754D95CA,ST2HKDQCKQT765432|sv|o|nt|davegalt: margin down to 22; Knockin' on the door ...|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: are u kidding me! I think might be. I have threatened them all for two days - everyone just laughs at me :-( Maybe if I tell them there is wine...|pg|| mb|2H|mb|2S|mb|5C|nt|Walddk2: Ah, 800. Promoting @CJ I presume.|pg|| nt|davegalt: This will give South sssomething to blink about|pg|| mb|5H|mb|d|nt|Walddk2: I would take the money at these colours.|pg|| mb|p|nt|davegalt: is this the undouble saying lead something else?|pg|| mb|p|nt|davegalt: Rdblmanship|pg|| mb|r|mb|p|mb|5S|mb|p|nt|Walddk2: On a very good day there could be a slam, but how expensive would 5@C be then?|pg|| nt|pelu: NS just missed a 6@s with 12 toptricks - will S compensate here?|pg|| nt|Walddk2: What would zia have done? He is in the audience.|pg|| nt|pelu: and lose another 13 IMP|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|dQ|nt|davegalt: old bridge corrollary - the 5-level belongs to partner|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Zia, please say something. You are enabled now.|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|d5|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s3|pc|s4|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s7|pc|sK|pc|sT|pg|| nt|zia: It’s getting really close ..full marks to both teams ..esp the underdogs for making it so exciting |pg|| nt|pelu: on that lead S should have bid 6@s|pg|| pc|d9|pc|c2|mc|12|pg|| qx|c40|st||md|2SAQHAJ86DAJT74CJ8,S73HQT932DK8632C9,SKJ98654H754D95CA,ST2HKDQCKQT765432|sv|o|mb|p|nt|iain sime: More swing potential.|pg|| mb|4S|mb|5C|nt|aardv: it would take a heart lead to beat 6@S|pg|| mb|d|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|sA|nt|aardv: 800 available if you cash your side tricks then put a spade through|pg|| pc|s3|pc|s4|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s7|nt|aardv: two late for that now, but declarer will probably get the clubs wrong anyway|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sT|pg|| nt|iain sime: Probably 500, but maybe still 800 if they cash now. That ninth club will be an albatross as declarer cannot let dummy win trick 5.|pg|| pc|h7|pc|hK|pc|hA|pc|h2|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|d5|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|h6|pc|hQ|pc|h4|pc|c2|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|c8|pc|c9|pc|cA|pg|| pc|sJ|mc|7|pg|| qx|o41|st||md|3SKQ76HA87D9852C85,S93HJT964DAQ73C43,S82HKQ32DK6CAKQ97,SAJT54H5DJT4CJT62|sv|e|mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|nt|zia: This hand is also dangerous for n/S ..good result yo make 3 nt ..as may have to guess the play if defense is tough|pg|| mb|2N|nt|pelu: u are right - duck @d9 and only 11 tricks|pg|| mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|nt|Walddk2: Zia, do you play 1@S as natural and 2@S as 4th suit? Or is 1@S 4th for you?|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|s5|pc|sK|pc|s3|pc|s8|pg|| nt|Walddk2: By mistake Zia sent a PM. He says: Depends on my partner ..I prefer it f 1 round but not necessarily spades|pg|| pc|c5|nt|zia: I predict 1 down ..if he sets up clubs and a d shift|pg|| pc|c4|pc|cA|pc|c2|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|c8|pc|c3|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cT|pc|h7|nt|zia: It’s hard to make this ..the other room I think won the ace of sp ..|pg|| pc|h9|pg|| nt|pelu: 4@c + 1@d + 3@h + 1@s = 9 ;)|pg|| pc|c9|pc|cJ|pc|d2|pc|s9|pg|| nt|zia: Sorry .yes 9 tricks with 1 sp|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|d5|pc|dA|pc|d6|pg|| pc|d3|pc|dK|pc|dT|pc|d8|pg|| pc|c7|pc|d4|pc|s6|pc|h4|pg|| pc|h2|pc|h5|pc|hA|pc|h6|pg|| pc|h8|mc|9|pg|| qx|c41|st||md|3SKQ76HA87D9852C85,S93HJT964DAQ73C43,S82HKQ32DK6CAKQ97,SAJT54H5DJT4CJT62|sv|e|nt|iain sime: Spade now, well done.|pg|| mb|1C|mb|1S|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2D|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|aardv: 1@C strong, 2@C looks like Stayman|pg|| pc|s9|pc|s2|nt|iain sime: This sub- flimsy game will need some good things to happen.|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s6|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|d2|pc|d7|pc|dK|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c2|pc|c5|pc|c4|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|c8|pc|c3|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cT|pc|d5|pc|h4|pg|| nt|iain sime: Nine on top now.|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h5|pc|h7|pc|h6|pg|| pc|h2|pc|s5|pc|hA|pc|hJ|pg|| pc|h8|pc|h9|pc|hQ|pc|dT|pg|| pc|s8|pc|s4|pc|sK|pc|s3|pg|| pc|sQ|nt|iain sime: We have game on. King7 Tosh missed 6@S on 39.|pg|| mc|9|pg|| qx|o42|st||md|4S532HT63DKJT7542C,S74HAKQ92DQ93CAT6,SKJT8HJ874DA6CK82,SAQ96H5D8CQJ97543|sv|b|mb|1C|mb|3D|nt|zia: This hand is also interesting but as the cards are everything make |pg|| mb|3H|nt|Walddk2: South overcalled 1@D at the other table. I would bid more.|pg|| mb|p|mb|3S|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|nt|Walddk2: Like Tosh did.|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|dA|pc|d8|pc|d4|nt|zia: 3 nt means a couple of imps more to e/w|pg|| pc|d9|pg|| pc|d6|nt|zia: 1 imp|pg|| pc|s6|pc|dK|pc|d3|pg|| nt|zia: Tosh will0”ay a heart but bo help|pg|| pc|hT|pc|hA|pc|h4|pc|h5|pg|| nt|zia: 10 was a good play in case p art had aqj ...|pg|| pc|s4|pc|sT|pc|sQ|pc|s2|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|d2|mc|10|pg|| qx|c42|st||md|4S532HT63DKJT7542C,S74HAKQ92DQ93CAT6,SKJT8HJ874DA6CK82,SAQ96H5D8CQJ97543|sv|b|nt|iain sime: King & Tosh|pg|| mb|1C|mb|1D|mb|1H|mb|d|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2D|mb|d|mb|2S|nt|iain sime: It looks like East-West will bid and make game after the nine-count opener. |pg|| mb|3D|nt|iain sime: South bids now what she might have bid on Round 1. |pg|| mb|5C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dJ|pc|d3|nt|iain sime: 800 was worth 8 more imps to Phoenix, now only 14 behind.|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d8|pg|| pc|d6|pc|c3|pc|d2|pc|d9|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|d5|pc|c6|pc|cK|pg|| pc|c2|pc|c4|pc|dT|pc|cA|pg|| pc|cT|pc|c8|pc|cJ|pc|d4|pg|| nt|iain sime: This will lead to a show-up finesse.|pg|| pc|c9|pc|s3|pc|s4|pc|s8|pg|| pc|c7|pc|d7|pc|h2|pc|sT|pg|| pc|c5|pc|s2|pc|h9|pc|h4|pg|| mc|11|pg|| qx|o43|st||md|1SQJ8HQJ964DJ53CQ9,ST7653H87DK62CT86,SA42HAT32DQT74CJ2,SK9HK5DA98CAK7543|sv|o|nt|zia: Nobody leave their seats ! Even to buy toilet rolls !!!|pg|| nt|Walddk2: :)|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: but what about me - i need to use some!|pg|| nt|zia: E/w can make 3 nt with lucky breaks ..but no points|pg|| nt|zia: A desperate east might open 2 nt ..not far off|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1C|mb|1H|mb|1S|nt|zia: But unlikely |pg|| nt|Walddk2: Zia is saying that he might.|pg|| mb|3H|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|zia: East will have one chance ? 2 nt ?or 3 cL or 3 nt ?|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Wow ...|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: seems croz bid on james mantra...bid with a king|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h7|pc|hT|nt|zia: Wow ! They pushed him to it ..but bidding was reasonable by all ( except west ..which wins the imps ..) strange the worst bid earns the most points |pg|| pc|hK|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c9|pc|c6|pc|c2|pg|| pc|cK|pc|cQ|mc|9|nt|zia: The6 deserve a draw ?|pg|| pg|| qx|c43|st||md|1SQJ8HQJ964DJ53CQ9,ST7653H87DK62CT86,SA42HAT32DQT74CJ2,SK9HK5DA98CAK7543|sv|o|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|d|mb|r|an|hearts|mb|1S|mb|2H|mb|3C|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|aardv: 3NT making|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c9|pc|c6|pc|c2|pg|| pc|cK|pc|cQ|pc|c8|pc|cJ|pg|| pc|d9|pc|d3|nt|iain sime: Another chance here, as Tom & Ben miss a somewhat lucky 3NT. |pg|| pc|dK|pc|d4|pg|| pc|s7|pc|s4|pc|sK|pc|s8|pg|| pc|s9|pc|sQ|pc|s6|pc|s2|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|h8|pc|hA|pc|h5|pg|| pc|h2|pc|hK|pc|h4|pc|h7|pg|| mc|7|pg|| qx|o44|st||md|2SJ754H95D96CA9632,SQ832HT86DJ3CQT54,SATHAJ72DAKQ842C7,SK96HKQ43DT75CKJ8|sv|n|nt|Walddk2: Nicole, what happens in the event of a tie?|pg|| nt|zia: I think it’s the first time a husband and wife have opposed each other in any trials final |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: I cry, attend an appeal and lots up regs|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: iI think it is on head-tohead in rr|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: but i might have misread coc|pg|| mb|p|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|2H|nt|zia: Another good result for n/ S but likely to b duplicated|pg|| mb|p|mb|2N|mb|p|nt|Walddk2: overall winner of rr wins.|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: ah thank you|pg|| mb|3C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|pelu: wow|pg|| nt|pelu: new leader!|pg|| nt|Walddk2: New leader!|pg|| nt|zia: Whatever the system ..if passing 3 cL was possible ..north shd not have bid it |pg|| nt|Walddk2: First time in the match Phoenix is ahead, after 108 boards.|pg|| nt|davegalt: looks like it presented partner with a puzzle|pg|| pc|cK|nt|Walddk2: There is an appeal on board 11 as I understand it. Nicole ruled that the result stands. I have no clue as to what it's all about.|pg|| pc|c2|pc|c4|pc|c7|pg|| pc|c8|nt|davegalt: could there be a vugraph bulletin board where follow up info could be posted after the match broadcast has ended? EBU website likely to have details?|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: We can leave BBo open - until I pack up at least|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c5|pc|h2|pg|| pc|d6|pc|d3|pc|dA|pc|d5|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d7|pc|d9|pc|dJ|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|dT|pc|h5|pc|cT|pg|| pc|hT|pc|hA|pc|h3|pc|h9|pg|| nt|Walddk2: It's a surprise that such an experienced partnership has an accident like this after a reverse.|pg|| nt|davegalt: making 3@C now will save a few IMPs|pg|| pc|d8|pc|h4|pc|s4|pc|cQ|pg|| nt|zia: King needed to play all out by ruffing a heart and plaYing a club to make |pg|| pc|s2|pc|sA|pc|s6|pc|s5|pg|| pc|d4|mc|8|nt|davegalt: The Final Four|pg|| pg|| qx|c44|st||md|2SJ754H95D96CA9632,SQ832HT86DJ3CQT54,SATHAJ72DAKQ842C7,SK96HKQ43DT75CKJ8|sv|n|mb|p|mb|1C!|mb|p|mb|1D!|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Strong Club|pg|| mb|1H!|mb|p|nt|zia: All interesting hands coming |pg|| nt|iain sime: Nine tricks in 3NT with diamonds breaking.|pg|| mb|2C!|mb|p|mb|3D|mb|p|mb|3H!|mb|p|mb|3S|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Hi Zia. Phoenix will hope you are right.|pg|| mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|iain sime: We seem to have arrived at 3NT at the last possible moment.|pg|| pc|c4|pc|c7|pc|cK|pc|cA|pg|| pc|d6|pc|d3|pc|dA|pc|d5|pg|| pc|dK|nt|aardv: it's possible that Phoenix will be in the lead after the last board and this one|pg|| pc|d7|pc|d9|pc|dJ|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|dT|pc|s4|pc|h6|pg|| pc|d4|pc|h4|pc|h5|pc|h8|pg|| pc|d2|pc|s6|pc|c2|pc|s2|pg|| pc|d8|pc|cJ|pc|c3|pc|hT|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s9|pc|s5|pc|s3|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h3|pc|h9|pc|c5|pg|| mc|9|pg|| qx|o45|st||md|3SAK96HK62DJT84CA6,S3HAQJT73DAQ2C432,SQ42H954D765CKQ85,SJT875H8DK93CJT97|sv|b|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1N|nt|Walddk2: Pass missing, Nicole.|pg|| mb|2H|nt|Walddk2: East passed.|pg|| nt|davegalt: undo pls|pg|| nt|zia: It may go 1 nt (2 h) dbl (p) 2 sp |pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|vugraphzan: sorry|pg|| nt|Walddk2: np|pg|| pc|cK|nt|Walddk2: Would you double without four spades, Zia?|pg|| pc|c7|pc|c6|pc|c4|pg|| nt|zia: Temprorary respite for all|pg|| nt|zia: Yes . I can’t let opps play at a comfortable level|pg|| pc|d5|pc|d3|pc|d8|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|c2|pc|c5|pc|c9|pc|cA|pg|| nt|zia: But may not have been best when spades are5/1 |pg|| pc|dT|pc|d2|pc|d6|pc|dK|pg|| pc|h8|pc|h6|pc|hQ|pc|h5|pg|| mc|8|nt|zia: As possibly a 4 h make to n/S ( unless east west save) |pg|| pg|| qx|c45|st||md|3SAK96HK62DJT84CA6,S3HAQJT73DAQ2C432,SQ42H954D765CKQ85,SJT875H8DK93CJT97|sv|b|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|cK|pc|c7|pc|c6|pc|c2|pg|| pc|d7|pc|dK|pc|d4|pc|d2|pg|| pc|h8|pc|h2|pc|hQ|pc|h4|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h5|pc|s5|pc|h6|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h9|pc|s7|pc|hK|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c3|pc|c5|pc|c9|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|dA|pc|d5|pc|d3|pg|| pc|s3|pc|sQ|mc|8|nt|iain sime: Passing 1NT and leading a heart would not have been a good idea. |pg|| pg|| qx|o46|st||md|4SQ74HAQJ82DQ52CK9,SAK8532H74D87C543,S9HKT96DA964CJ862,SJT6H53DKJT3CAQT7|sv|o|mb|1N|nt|Walddk2: official score on EBU website is 227-222, so one more IMP to Black.|pg|| nt|Walddk2: 1NT 11-14|pg|| nt|pelu: 4@h misplayed - could make|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: i saw that too .haven't had a chance to check where the imp is|pg|| nt|zia: The weak nt may make the hand interstellar if south dbles |pg|| nt|zia: Interesting |pg|| mb|2D|mb|2S|nt|pelu: so Black could be back in leads afdter this board|pg|| nt|zia: North is scared south has spades!!!|pg|| mb|2N|nt|zia: Was 2 d transfer or multi?|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Is 2@D Multi?|pg|| mb|p|nt|zia: Looks like it was tr |pg|| mb|3N|nt|zia: And north about to bid/ make 4 h |pg|| nt|zia: We will find out now|pg|| nt|zia: If north passes the match goes to east wesr|pg|| mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|nt|zia: Transfer |pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|sJ|pc|s4|pc|s2|pc|s9|pg|| pc|sT|pc|s7|pc|sK|pc|h6|pg|| nt|zia: Best to play a club up and then ruff the spade|pg|| pc|h9|pc|h3|pc|hJ|pc|h4|pg|| nt|zia: Still ok |pg|| pc|sQ|pc|sA|pc|hT|pc|s6|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h5|pc|h2|pc|h7|pg|| pc|d4|nt|zia: He can try the d first|pg|| nt|zia: But all the cards are placed |pg|| pc|dK|pc|d2|mc|10|nt|zia: How many imps is 470? 9? 10?|pg|| pg|| qx|c46|st||md|4SQ74HAQJ82DQ52CK9,SAK8532H74D87C543,S9HKT96DA964CJ862,SJT6H53DKJT3CAQT7|sv|o|nt|vugraphzaj: Ben comes back suprised to find out 2H made|pg|| nt|iain sime: A much needed good board for East-West. This is on a knife edge.|pg|| mb|1D|mb|1H|mb|1S|mb|2N!|mb|p|nt|iain sime: 2NT a good raise with four trumps.|pg|| mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|sK|pc|s9|pc|s6|pc|s4|pg|| nt|iain sime: Another good result for Phoenix in the offing here.|pg|| pc|d8|pc|dA|pc|d3|pc|d2|pg|| pc|h6|pc|h5|pc|hA|pc|h7|pg|| pc|s7|pc|s3|pc|h9|pc|sJ|pg|| pc|c2|pc|cA|pc|c9|pc|c3|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d5|pc|d7|pc|d4|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|dQ|pc|h4|pc|d6|pg|| nt|iain sime: Afraid this is down now. |pg|| mc|9|nt|zia: If they draw ..what is the rule for play off? |pg|| pg|| qx|o47|st||md|1S643HJ643D2CJ8763,SJ2H2DKJ8CAQT9542,SA98HAKQT987DQ93C,SKQT75H5DAT7654CK|sv|n|nt|Walddk2: 10|pg|| nt|zia: The moment of truth ..5 days and boils down to 1 hand |pg|| mb|p|mb|1C|mb|4H|mb|4S|nt|zia: Now pass pass x then 5 h |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: Indeed Zia wow. And still no balance|pg|| nt|zia: Or 5 h now|pg|| nt|davegalt: very squiggly deal here|pg|| nt|zia: I had a squiggly girlfriend once but not a squiggly deal !|pg|| nt|davegalt: :)|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: a Squiggly gf - how awesome!|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|d|mb|p|nt|aardv: i don't know what that means|pg|| nt|zia: I wd bid 5 h now|pg|| nt|zia: 5 h now seems good|pg|| nt|zia: p dble|pg|| mb|5H|nt|vugraphzan: sorry thinking is west|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: i'm busy hunting the imp. I think it is bd41 overtrick|pg|| nt|zia: 5 sp rooted for by black squad|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|d|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|zia: West will think |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: ok so one table has put 10 tricks into bm. Im not sure which|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: on 41|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c3|nt|zia: There’s always an imp somewhere |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: and just my luc it might be interesting, to go with my appeal, and possible draw! Oh for a quiet life :-) Oh wait...that's about to begin|pg|| pc|c2|pc|hQ|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h5|pc|h3|pc|h2|pg|| nt|zia: North south did as well as they cd here 4 sp was going to make|pg|| nt|zia: Congrats to both teams for a spectacular show ..we almost forgot 5he virus |pg|| nt|Walddk2: Would it on a D lead?|pg|| nt|aardv: mightn't 4@S go two off on a diamond lead?|pg|| pc|dQ|nt|vugraphzan: now i need to go see why ebu updating not matching arghhh |pg|| nt|pelu: Looks like King won 10 tricks on B41 |pg|| pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|d8|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s3|pc|s2|pc|sA|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Let me repeat, in the event of a tie Phoenix wins because they finished higher in the RR.|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d4|pc|h4|nt|zia: Yes In theory ..in fact 2 off as declarer wd try to pitch a heart on club and lose a club ruff 2 d ruffs and a heart and spade but sout really pass |pg|| pc|dJ|pg|| pc|c8|pc|c9|pc|hT|pc|s5|pg|| pc|d9|pc|d5|pc|h6|pc|dK|pg|| pc|c6|pc|cT|pc|s9|nt|davegalt: classic coup possibility|pg|| mc|10|nt|pelu: so 7 IMP for EW and 232-234 before last board - who can win on the appeal?|pg|| nt|aardv: can anyone tell us about this appeal?|pg|| pg|| qx|c47|st||md|1S643HJ643D2CJ8763,SJ2H2DKJ8CAQT9542,SA98HAKQT987DQ93C,SKQT75H5DAT7654CK|sv|n|nt|aardv: the winner of the round robin has the tiebreaker|pg|| nt|aardv: which is phoenix|pg|| mb|p|nt|iain sime: If a draw, the winner of the round robin qualifier is the winner.|pg|| mb|1C|mb|4H|mb|d|mb|p|mb|5C|mb|d|nt|zia: Wild hand 47 but 46 good news for black supporters |pg|| mb|p|nt|aardv: you wouldn't expect to have 4 hearts and five clubs in this auction|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|nt|zia: Admit I wd have bid 4 sp over 4 h on east ..too much danger of p passing or bidding 5 cl|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h5|pc|h3|pc|h2|pg|| nt|zia: But this is another big one for n/s|pg|| nt|iain sime: Good decision by Marusa. 5@H loses a diamond and two spades.|pg|| nt|aardv: a diamond ruff is two off|pg|| nt|zia: 5d ( maybe5 sp too ) wd make with the suggested d finesse|pg|| pc|hA|pc|d4|pc|h4|pc|c2|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s9|pc|sK|pc|s6|pg|| nt|aardv: 4@S would probably have gone off also, but North-South might take the push|pg|| pc|s5|pc|s3|pc|sJ|pc|sA|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|d5|pc|h6|pc|c4|pg|| nt|iain sime: Phoenix are in the lead after a major cock up in the hand with nine top tricks in 3NT. Phil & Tosh played in 3@C, a 5/1 fit.|pg|| pc|c5|pc|h7|pc|cK|pc|c3|pg|| nt|zia: Yes but 46 is swing probable for black ..|pg|| nt|aardv: i think he could have made it for a moment, with a diamond to the 10 and spades through south|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s4|nt|zia: I predict board 47 will decide the match .|pg|| pc|d8|pc|s8|pg|| pc|sT|pc|d2|pc|dJ|pc|h8|pg|| pc|s7|pc|c6|pc|c9|pc|h9|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d3|pc|dA|pc|c7|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o48|st||md|2ST96H7654DA96CJ42,SAJ875HJT82D7CA97,SQ42HK93DKJ53CT85,SK3HAQDQT842CKQ63|sv|e|mb|1S|nt|pelu: Yes our operator (and TD)|pg|| mb|p|mb|2D|mb|p|mb|2H|nt|Walddk2: Yes, I got an essay from a kibitzer.|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Let me see if I can find it ...|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: interesting -- an essay?|pg|| mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|zia: or 10|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: It's live so not really up for public discussion at moment from me if that's Ok all.|pg|| nt|zia: 9 or 10..what is the appeal ?anyonre know?|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Thrower opened 1h. Bhp overcalled 1s and Cromwell bid 3d. They now got to 6h which was off on a diamond lead. Looks like 3d meant as 4 card raise by croswell and explained as fit ...|pg|| nt|Walddk2: by thrower|pg|| nt|Walddk2: And bhp led a spade to let it in|pg|| nt|aardv: thanks|pg|| nt|pelu: fine - just tell who has done the appeal?|pg|| pc|c8|nt|Walddk2: Did it come through?|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: which side?|pg|| nt|aardv: this is from the first set today, stanza 5 of the match, you can see it in the bbo archive|pg|| nt|aardv: 6@H was off on a diamond lead, a lucky make otherwise, and Thrower made it|pg|| nt|zia: What did director rule ?|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Table result stands.|pg|| nt|pelu: Ruling: resiult stand|pg|| nt|zia: Is there a further appeal in progress or is that it ?|pg|| pc|cK|nt|aardv: Did she rule that there was no misinformation, or that East would have led the wrong thing anyway|pg|| pc|c4|pc|c7|pg|| pc|sK|nt|Walddk2: Ask her, she is our operator :)|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: she is your bbo operator btw all. trying to avoid more mi! and do play!|pg|| pc|s6|pc|s5|pc|s2|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: and organise an appeal. So patience. We all need lots of that in the days to come!|pg|| nt|zia: Is this the rise if the Phoenix and can they select any pair if they win ?|pg|| pc|s3|pc|s9|pc|sJ|pc|sQ|pg|| nt|aardv: Thanks Nicole|pg|| nt|zia: Nicole is there no further appeal!process so this is final?|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: What I can say is that whatever the outcome of the appeal - this is the final board of the match. There is no provision for playing more boards |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: The appeal has not been heard. The Black team have notified that they would be making an appeal. |pg|| pc|d3|nt|zia: So there IS a furtherappeal In progress? |pg|| pc|d2|pc|dA|pc|d7|pg|| pc|d9|nt|Walddk2: Nicole will let the table remain open for a while, not sure how long.|pg|| nt|aardv: If Phoenix wins, the Selection Committee will add a third pair if it so chooses (and I predict it will) in consultation with Phoenix|pg|| nt|aardv: in consultation, but the final decision rests with the Committee|pg|| nt|zia: There shd be NO winner in this match .they all were great |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: There has been no time to prepare the paperwork, hear the appeal or even get a referee etc onsite. All this to do, and I am trying to arrange now from my operator keyboard! So ...|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: please bear with. I am not even sure|pg|| pc|h2|pc|dK|pc|d4|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: if for certain Black will not withdraw their request, or put up the deposit. We have wine (which must be drunk b4 the govt won't let clubs open anymore) and will do our best at ...|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: match end|pg|| nt|pelu: fine Zia - lets sendt a 8 man team ;)|pg|| pc|h3|pc|hA|pc|h4|pc|h8|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|h5|pc|hT|pc|hK|pg|| pc|cT|pc|c3|pc|c2|pc|cA|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s4|nt|zia: One imp ..just to give no sleep to bothnteams|pg|| mc|9|nt|Walddk2: Mike Bell tells me it was actually 1@C P 1@H 1@S; 3@D meant as 18-19 bal with four trumps|pg|| nt|aardv: comforting in a sense that phoenix had the tiebreak|pg|| nt|aardv: yes, Roland, that's correct|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Actually he had BAL 14! How odd.|pg|| nt|davegalt: thanks for the excellent company all have taken part in during this event!|pg|| nt|aardv: Congratulations to Phoenix on a brilliant win|pg|| nt|aardv: commiserations to Black|pg|| nt|aardv: unless the appeal changes the result|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Isn't there a chance that it will?|pg|| nt|aardv: yes|pg|| nt|aardv: still a brilliant win for Phoenix even if it doesn't hold up|pg|| nt|Walddk2: Many thanks to Zia for taking the time to commentate, greatly appreciated!|pg|| nt|Walddk2: I don't think the appeal will be heard before we shut down.|pg|| nt|Walddk2: At some point you will be able to read about it at http://www.ebu.co.uk/|pg|| nt|Walddk2: The final result that is.|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: Hiall|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: The appeal will be heard by a referee|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: what that means for us is that we have asked a referee to come in and hear everyone's view. Thereafterer|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: he will go away and I will write up the paperwork, giving details of my ruling.|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: then he will consult with whoever he needs to and it will go from there.|pg|| nt|Walddk2: So the decision will not necessarily be today?|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: As we are all heading home for who knows how long it is 100% likely that we will do this by emailphone - ie not in person|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: i would lie to think it will be fair, impartial and I will do my best to ensure the best info is made available as needed|pg|| nt|Walddk2: OK, so http://www.ebu.co.uk/ in due course. Thanks, Nicole, and bye for now.|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: oh my how freudian. I would like to! I meant!|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: The Apppeal deicision has been made and given|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: The Directors ruling was upheld. |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: Score stands on Board 11. |pg|| nt|vugraphzan: Phoenix have won the 2020 EBU Olympiad Trials|pg|| nt|vugraphzan: Let's now all pray to the gods we have that there will be an event to play in come Aug/Sept|pg|| pg|| qx|c48|st||md|2ST96H7654DA96CJ42,SAJ875HJT82D7CA97,SQ42HK93DKJ53CT85,SK3HAQDQT842CKQ63|sv|e|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2D|mb|p|nt|iain sime: Yes, this looks like a flattish game for East-West.|pg|| mb|3H!|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|iain sime: 3@H Smolen, five spades, four hearts.|pg|| pc|h6|pc|h2|pc|h9|pc|hQ|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h7|pc|hJ|pc|h3|pg|| pc|c6|pc|c4|pc|cA|pc|c8|pg|| pc|h8|pc|hK|pc|d4|pc|h4|pg|| pc|d3|pc|dT|pc|dA|pc|d7|pg|| pc|d9|pc|s5|nt|iain sime: Looks like ten tricks. But with every imp vital, nobody is giving up. |pg|| pc|dK|pc|d2|pg|| pc|s4|pc|sK|pc|s6|pc|s7|pg|| nt|iain sime: Last board here. Thanks to Neeraj who has been an excellent Vugraph operator.|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d6|pc|c7|pc|d5|pg|| pc|s3|pc|sT|pc|sA|pc|s2|pg|| pc|hT|mc|10|nt|iain sime: Bye all.|pg|| nt|aardv: Thanks all, i'll watch the end at the other table|pg|| nt|vugraphzaj: cheers all|pg|| nt|vugraphzaj: what an exciting final|pg|| pg|| Ʒapp