In this section I would be putting together all the information regarding bridge facilites in the various cities in India.The information may be sketchy at present but would be made comprehensive in future.Lucknow Allahabad Varanasi Meerut Dehradun Ghaziabad Kanpur Moradabad Delhi Chandigarh Jaipur Mumbai Pune Asansol Bangalore Chennai
In this section I would cover tournaments happening in India and more so the tournaments happening in Northern part of India and in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Dehradun Club Invitational Bridge Tournament is taking place at Dehradun Club, Dehradun from June 18-20, 1999.
HINDALCO bridge tournament is taking place at HINDALCO,Renukoot from July 30-August 1, 1999.
In this section I would cover one good deal which appeared in the Weekly Bridge Tournaments at Lucknow or in a recent tournament with explanations.
This week's deal shows the psyche in the constructive bidding.
J 10 8
A Q 10 8
A 10 2
8 6 2
Q 9 5 4
8 6 5
A Q 9 7 5 4
A K 6 2
6 5 4 3
K J 3
K J 9 7 2
K Q J 4 3
This deal was deal number 112 played in the Semi Finals of the ACBL International Team Trials to select the second American team for Bermuda Bowl. The team trials are taking place at Memphis in USA from June 11. The finals of trials is yet to complete being held between Team Goldman and Team Wolfson.
This deal is from match between Team Cayne and Team Goldman which Team Goldman eventually won. Team Cayne was represented by Jimmy Cayne, Chuck Burger, Mike Passell, Micheal Seamon, Larry Cohen & David Berkowitz where as George Jacobs, Ralph Katz, Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel, Roger Bates & Claude Vogel were playing for Team Goldman.
Jimmy Cayne as you all may know is the owner of Bears & Sterns, a major Wall Street investment company.
As you see in this deal 4 Heart by NS makes and 5 Spades or 5 Clubs by EW makes. The key is to bid 4 or 5 Spades by EW.
It is not as easy as it seems as EW are vulnerable also.
In open room Roger Bates as South bid wonderfully!
Katz opened Standard 1 Club and Bates responded 1 Heart. West could have come with two clubs but North's 1 Club deterred him from overcalling. Katz now supported Bates in 2 Hearts and Bates bids 2 Spades in the constructive auction! This two Spades was a psych and ended any hopes of EW entering into auction over 4 Hearts.
When NS have bid to 4 Hearts and 1 Club just promises 3 Cards West can venture into auction over 4 Hearts. Either by bidding 4 Spades or by doubling or by bidding 5 Clubs. But with NS bidding both his suits West didn't venture into auction at all. A very well bid 2 Spades by Bates.
In closed room North passed and East opened Precision 1 Diamond due to which EW were able to bid 4 Spades and got double scoring on the deal.
This deal was also played in other Semi Final between Team Wolfson and Team Robinson where in both room North opened weak 1 NT and NS played in 4 Hearts.
Zia Mahmood and Micheal Rosenberg playing EW found the Club fit at three level but perhaps due to wrong vulnerability didn't bid 5 Clubs.
But the 2 Spades bid by Bates is brilliant psych which dissuades opponents from entering into auction.