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.
HINDALCO bridge tournament is took place at HINDALCO,Renukoot from July 30-Aug 1, 1999. A record 82 teams took part from 5 states & 19 different cities. The show ,however, wasn't as impressive as it used to be in the previous years.The good thing is that the the organisers have promised to put up a better show next year.
8th Open Bridge Championship is taking place at Netaji Bhawan, Durgapur from Aug 27-Aug 29,1999.
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 is also from 71st Summer NABC held at San Antonio, Texas recently.
A Q 4 2
K J 6 3 2
J 6 5 2
A K J 9 8 7 2
A 10 4
6 5 4
A K Q 10 7 3
K J 8 5 3
Q 10 3
Q 8 7
This week's deal is from SpinGold Knockout teams of the 71st Summer NABC which was held at San Antonio, Texas and shows Zia Mahmood in action.
Zia who has qualified to represent USA as a member of USA II team in the Bermuda Bowl to be held later in the year was West in this deal. He was playing for Richard Schwartz team.
Zia opened 1 Heart which was doubled by North and redoubled by East. South came in with 2 Spades which showed values so North could bid 4 Spades over Zia's 4 Hearts. After cue bid sequence in Club and Diamond by East West , Zia settled to play the contract in 5 Heart.
North led Spade Ace and then made South cash the other top Spade after which South shifted to a Diamond.
Zia went up with Diamond Ace and cashed Heart Ace on which North showed out.
Now Zia played a club and finessed dummy's club ten!
On Club Ace went a Diamond loser and Club honour continuation was ruffed by South and overruffed by Zia who took out the remaining trump, entered the dummy with 6 of Heart and pitched his Diamond loser on dummy's remaining high Club to make his contract.
Explanation came later as he thought for his double North should have four Clubs as he didn't have any Hearts so it was very likely that North may have started with Jack of Clubs.