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 Durgapur Bangalore Chennai Ranchi
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.
K.N. Modi bridge tournament is taking place at Boat House Club, Nainital from Oct 2-Oct 5, 1999.
Rajendra Golcha Memorial bridge tournament is taking place at Jai Club, Jaipur from Oct 9-Oct 11,1999.
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 another deal by a UP team at the 1998 Winter Nationals.
Q 10 3
A J 10 5 2
A J 7 2
A K 9 7 5
8 4 3
K 8 2
Q 9 8 4 3
A Q 9 4
6 4 2
Q 10 9 5
10 7 6 5 3
This week I've picked another deal from the Semi Finals of the Ruia Trophy which featured the UP team Kanpur Colts vs Sunil Machhar of Mumbai in the 1998 winter nationals at Delhi.
The UP team went four down in the doubled contract of two Clubs conceding 1100!
North opened 1 Heart ,playing four card majors, which was doubled by West in balancing position and passed by East for penalty. The bidding now reverted to South who had a bidding problem. South had options of passing 1 Heart, bidding his own suit or redoubling for take out. South chose to bid his suit of Clubs and went crashing.
In this deal if South passes 1 Heart , North can get away by going down two. But since NS of UP team were playing four card majors South had a problem in passing. 1 Heart doubled two down is not a big problem as the same would happen to NS of opponents in the close room.
South created problem for itself by bidding a poor suit and at least conceded 12 IMP.
Why didn't South redouble is the mystery ?
On redouble North would have bid 1 NT if he didn't have a second suit and then South could have easily bid 2 Clubs.
Actually in this deal North would bid 2 Diamond on redouble which is two down on very good defending, defenders would have to play trumps three rounds to prevent cross-ruffs. Any other line of defence and contract would be less down.
So actually it was the bad bidding by South which resulted in large penalty being conceded by the UP team and the team went out of the Semi Finals.
Why I mentioned this deal is that at national level a large number of good teams would not make this mistake and for UP teams it is impertive that these mistakes are sorted out at the team level.