March 27 2019
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12th BBO match Denmark-England
Christian Lahrmann, Søren Bune, Andreas Plejdrup, Emil Buus Thomsen & NPC Claus Lund
Charles Bucknell, Dominic Price, Stephen Kennedy, Tony Ye, Ben Norton, Shahzaad Natt & NPC Andrew McIntosh
First swing was a 7 IMPs swing.
After a pass Andreas Plejdrup (DNM) opened 1NT and Stephen Kennedy (ENG) doubled, after his partner’s 2, Kennedy mentioned his diamonds, and Christian Lahrmann’s double closed the bidding. Declarer lose the heart ace, the diamond ace, two trumps and the ace of spade to score +180.
At the other table was played the same contract for one down, and 7 IMPs for England.
Board 14, produced 10 IMPs for Denmark when England choose to play a diamond game, one down and England stayed in 3NT done.
After a 1NT opening bid when Price (ENG) found out the diamond suit in his partner’s hand chose to play the game there. The A lead sealed the future of the contract. The two first tricks were the spade and heart aces and South wait peacefully with the K in his hand to defeat declarer.
At the other table an unbeatable 3NT was played and made and 10 IMPs for Denmark.
Board 15 returned 6 IMPs to England when they played 2NT done, where Denmark chose to play a NT game one down, and board 16 gave them another 5 IMPs when they made 3where Denmark in the same contract was two down.
Board 19 added more IMPs to England’s bag.
After a 1opening bid , Price (ENG) doubled showing majors, Bune (ENG) redoubled and Bucknell (DNM) with 5 spades cards said 1, Thomsen doubled and that was passed by his partner and all the other players at the table, two down was +500. At the other table Denmark played a 3NT contract made… producing a new difference for England.
The match ended: England 27 – Denmark 14
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