Wuhan, September 18 2019

Seventh round of the Venice Cup: Poland against Japan

Board 9. Dealer North E/W VUL.

Q 10 6 4 2
10 2
A K 5
J 8 2
A 8 3
A K 9 8
Q 10 6 2
Q 4
K J 7
J 4
9 8 4 3
A 6 5 3
9 5
Q 7 6 5 3
J 7
K 10 9 7

In the Open Room, Japan recorded +120.

West North East South
Baldysz Miyakuni Baldysz Kato
1 Pass 1NT*
Dbl Pass Pass 2
Dbl Pass Pass 2
Dbl Pass Pass Pass

Opening Lead J

Cathy Baldysz
Cathy Baldysz

East led the J and when it held she continued with the four, West winning with the king and playing the ace, ruffed and overruffed. A low club saw West win with the queen, return a club to the ace and ruff the third round of the suit. A heart was ruffed and overruffed and the defenders still had two trump tricks to come for +800.

Twelve IMPs for Poland that ended up winning the match by 58 to 33 ( 15.92 to 4.08)

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