issue 83 (May 22, 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 Spring NABC which took place at Cincinnati, Ohio in March 2000.
J 6 3
K Q 9 6 5 4
10 8 3 2
Q 9 7 4 2
A K 10 8 5
J 10 7 3
Q J 7 6 5
A K J 10 4 3 2
|Pass||2 ||Pass||2 |
|Pass||3 ||Pass||3 |
|Pass||3 ||Pass||5 |
|Pass||5 ||Pass||6 |
Finals of the Vanderbilt knockout duplicate championship at spring NABC turned out to be very exciting.A strong
Nickell team which has won Bermuda Bowl this year was facing Richard Schwartz team- the winner of past two Vanderbilt.
Playing for Nickell were Rodwell, Meckstroth, Hamman,Soloway, Nickell & Freeman and Schwartz team was represented by
Schwartz, Casen,Zia,Rosenberg, Levin & Weinstein. Vanderbilt is the only major trophy which Nickell team hasn't won till now.
With 16 boards to play Schwartz led by 113-88 and with 8 to go their lead was 20 IMPs. However, Nickell came back
with a Slam swing, two game swings & a part score swing to lead by 7 IMPs with a board to go.
This week's deal was the final board at the Vanderbilt.
In open room Levin and Weinstein played the contract in 4 making 12 tricks. In open room
Hamman opened 2 which promised suit. Soloway's 3
promised & of which Hamman took preference to . Now
Soloway's 5 asked for key cards outside suit and when Hamman replied with one or
four he chose to play in 6 .
Rosenberg underled his A & K. The contract doesn't score if Rosenberg continues to play
when he is in with King as Zia's trump gets promoted.
But Rosenberg in a rare move played instead of and Hamman was able to claim the contract and the Vanderbilt
Had Rosenberg played a Schwartz team would have won by 4 IMPs.
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