issue 82 (May 15, 2000)
First Bridge Web Page From India
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Bridge Facilities in India
In this section I would be putting together all the information regarding bridge facilities in the various cities in
India.The information may be sketchy at present but would be made comprehensive in future.
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.
UP State selection trials took place at Kanpur. Following pairs have qualified for summer nationals
at Sanawar:Kr Vijayanand Singh & Pradeep Singh (Varanasi), CL Arora & Manoj Garg (Dehradun), NP Srivastava & NN Rastogi (Lucknow). MM Nangia
& G Rodericks (Lucknow) are reserve one.Maheshwari (Allahabad) won the duplicate event and would be represnting UP at summer nationals. Indresh Agarwal, Sushil Agarwal, Govind Agarwal, A K sinha & B N Rastogi were playing for Maheshwari team.
The UP team did well at summer nationals by reaching semi finals where they lost to Railways ,the eventual winners, despite leading till 3 sessions of the four.
WBF World Wide Simultaneous Pairs event (formerly known as EPSON) would take place on June 2 & June 3 , 2000. The scoring of this event would be done on internet.
WBF is organising Mind Sports Organization's Worldwide Simultaneous Pairs on August 22 and August 23, 2000. It would be on the lines of Fifth Friday Championship organised by Herman De Wael.
The magnitude of the championship would be higher with about 10000 tables results being compiled together.
Deal of the Week
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 is from Politiken World Pairs which took place at Copenhagen, Denmark from April 21-23, 2000.
K Q 6 5 4
Q 9 4
A 9 2
A J 8 2
K J 7
J 6 5
Q 8 6
A 10 8 6 5 3 2
Q 7 4
10 9 7
K 10 8 3
A J 10 7 5 3
|3 ||Pass||Pass||3 |
Politiken World Pairs is a premier pairs championship.Bettina Kolkerup and C Koch Palmund were NS in this deal
which is featured because normally you would expect that those playing in Politiken pairs would do better than what
Bettina did on this deal.
On double dummy basis it is very easy to score the contract of 4 on any lead.
If trumps are lead and an attempt is made to remove dummy's trumps you can establish dummy's long
suit to score the contract by an overtrick. A lead makes things easier for you to ruff 3 s
in dummy to score the contract. On or play is similar. You can ruff 3 by
using a ruff as the third entry. On lead you just score the contract but on lead
you score the contract by an overtrick.
Bettina Kalkerup went shy on lead.
She won first trick with Ace covering West's Jack. And ruffed two s, second with King entry.After cashing
Ace she discrded third on West's Q.East ruffed and continued with a . She did not finesse and won the trick
with King. Now on a which was ruffed by West she threw her losing . Even now she would have scored the contract had trumps been breaking.
But now she had to concede two more trump tricks and went down for a loss of 11 IMPs.
Do you think she could have done better ?
You would like to visit these sites frequently.
ACBL Website-Federation (American)
CBF Website-Federation (Canadian)
WBF Website-Federation (World)
The Internet Bridge Archive-Archive
Floater-Online Bridge (Free)
BridgeWorld Website-Magazine > Puzzles
BridgeBase Website-Personal (Canada) > Software,Deals,Tournament Reports
Bridge Arkade-Personal (Norway) > Bidding Contest,Bridge Stories (humour),Puzzles
Anna Gudge's Website-Personal (England) > Database (Federation)
Richard Pavlicek's Page-Personal (USA) > Puzzles,Deals
History of Bridge-History
Tournaments Around the World-Personal (Denmark) > Tournament Reports
OKbridge-Online Bridge (Payment) > World Internet Bridge Championship
Demicoma Bridge Academy-Personal (India) > Puzzles
BridgeSpace Website-Personal (Israel) > Bidding Contest
Bridge Companion-Magazine > Puzzles
Bridge Today-Magazine > Bidding Contest,Bridge Lessons (Payment) from University
Jeff Goldsmith's Page-Personal (USA) > Software, Puzzles
Bridge Forum-Personal (USA) > Bidding Contest,Bridge Lessons (Payment)
Bridge In India-Personal (India) > Tournament Reports
Bridge Card-Convention Card Editor
Jim Loy's Review-Personal (USA) > Software
BridgePlaza-Personal (Canada) > Software,Deals,Tournament Reports
Alex Wagner's Page-Personal (Canada) > Bridge Stories (humour)
BFI Website-Federation (Indian)
Fifth Friday Simultaneous Pairs Championship-Personal (Belgium) > Contest
Mind Sport Organization-Personal (England) > Contest