43rd World Bridge Teams Championships
Lyon, France • 12 – 26 August 2017
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Juiverie street. The Middle-Ages. (Source: thisislyon.fr)
The Jewish community was settled in this Lyon’s neighbourhood, using the numerous traboules to protect themselves from persecution.
Finally the “stone from Middle-East” faded from memory… until a new legend arose.
The most important families lived on rue Juiverie. Rumours started to spread about a mysterious and priceless diamond acquired from the Middle-East. Jews could have hidden it somewhere in there to avoid being robbed of their fortune. The Court took an interest in this diamond and nobles such as Catherine de Médicis started to investigate.
23 rue Juiverie. Maison Lantillon. 1617. Eleven lions’ heads sculpted on the frontage, each one slightly different from the other. According to a legend, a fabulous gemstone would have been hidden behind one of those heads. The secret to finding it lies in one of those tiny differences between the heads.
7th Round of the WBTC 2017 Board 1
The diamond void in South’s hand assured that the famous diamond wasnt right there.
This is what happened with this board in the match Sweden – Bulgaria.
The bidding (close room):
|V.Mihov||J. Sylvan||G. Karakolev||F. Wrang|
Declarer played a small spade from dummy and the K won the trick, 4 West’s return was covered by theQ, East plaed a club. Sylvan continued with a heart to the queen and West’s king and back came another spade.
Now the spade jack won the trick, and declarer cashed four rounds of hearts and the A before playing a club to claim 10 tricks for +430.
The bidding (open room):
|O. Rimsted||Stefanov||M. Rimsted||Nanev|
- Showing majors
The lead beat the contract immediately.
Declarer won the lead with dummy’s K and continued with a small spade, West won the trick with his king to play another spade. M. Rimsted ruffed and returned another club.
This time West ruffed and played a third spade, declarer claimed 4 down. And 12 IMPs for Sweden.
This is what happened with the hand at each table:
The match ended Sweden 60 – Bulgaria 9 (IMPs).