Luc Bellicaud
Hi, this is Luc Bellicaud! I’m a French junior, representing my country at the World Youth Bridge Teams Championships, which just started in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. In these daily articles, I will drive you through the U31 championship, with some insights and some interesting boards. For the running score in the U31 series, click HERE. For all results in the World Youth Teams Championship, click HERE. Day 6 In our quarterfinal match, we faced off against the formidable team of Poland, and although we won our match against them in the qualifications by several IMPs, playing against the Poles is never easy. The match consisted of four segments of 14 boards, and it was a closely contested battle. After the first set, we managed to take a lead of 6 IMPs. However, in the second set, we suffered a heavy loss, losing by 32 IMPs. We got 11 IMPs back in the second set but we were still 15 behind before the last segment! In the end, we emerged victorious by 7 IMPs, with our teammate Colin Deheeger making a brilliant play in the last set, earning us 11 IMPs, and getting us to the semifinals! To continue reading click here

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