March 29 2019

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The Final: Israel & Denmark 

Denmark
Christian Lahrmann, Søren Bune, Andreas Plejdrup, Emil Buus Thomsen & NPC Claus Lund
Israel
Aviv Zietak, Nir Khutorsky, Amir Ezion, Lior Urman, Gal Matatyahou, Yontan Sliwowicz & NPC Ram Blass

The Second Set:

In the six first board Israel added 9 IMPs, and Denmark 11 IMPs. Board 7 was the first significant difference.

Board 21

After a diamond opening bid, and an inverse minor answer, Israel headed easily and very fast to the diamond slam.

Lead: heart suitJ

West won the first trick with his heart suitK and returned a little spade. Declarer won with dummy’s ace, played three trump rounds finishing in his hand, and plyed a heart to the queen. Then came a club to the king, and the ace of hearts to get rid of dummy’s club loser and claimed his contract. Denmark at the other table chose to play 3NT and lost 12 IMPs.

Israel repeated thefeat in the next board.

Board 23 

Zeitak (ISR) opened with a 1club suit bid and Thomsen (DEN) mentioned his hearts, Khutorsky was left with an esay way to show 5 or more spades with 1spade suit. East jumped to three in his partner’s suit, and Zeitak doubled.

Khutorsky took the reins and closed the club game.

Lead: heart suitA

Declarer only lost two aces. At the other table Denmark chose to play 3NT but something happened on the way and went two down.

Israel hit again in the next board. 

Board 23

After two pass, Andreas Plejdrup (DEN) opened 1heart suit his partner accepted the suit showing four cards support and North closed the game. Declarer only lost two aces.

At the other table Denmark after hearing N/S arrive to gamne defended to 5Diamond Suitdoubled by Israel  and lose a number (1100) and 10 IMPs.

Israel was moving away.

The first 28 boards ended:

Denmark 42 – Israel 66

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