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issue 69 (February 14, 2000)

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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.

  • Tournament News
  • 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.

    2nd All India Jagdish Agarwal Memorial Oudh Bridge Championship concluded at Oudh Gymkhana, Lucknow on February 14, 2000. There was a low participation this year with 24 teams taking part in the duplicate event. Pals, Delhi (DK Tewari, PC Gupta, Anand Bhatia,MM Chopra, Ajay Sinha) won the duplicate event defeating Jaguar, Kanpur. DK Tewari & PC Gupta also won pairs event. AK Ganguly's team from Calcutta won board a match event. They were perhaps the strongest team of the championship with Manas Mukherji, Rana Roy & AN Bannerji playing for them but got knocked out in quarter finals to a scratch combination.

    A two day bridge tournament would take place at Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun on February 26 & 27. The organisers have made a provision to play one session of National Pairs at Home on February 27.

    National Pairs at Home for Ubhayakar Trophy and Arun Swamy Trophy would take place on February 27, 2000.According to Kr. Vijayanand Singh , Vice President , BFI this year the event would be scored separately for the two sessions.

    Lohia Bridge Tournament would take place at Ganges Club, Kanpur from March 9-12, 2000.

    Rossel Tea-Soshen Gupta Bridge Championship would take place at Delhi Gymkhana from March 24-26, 2000.

    UP State Summer National selection trials would take place at Kanpur from April 7-9, 2000.

    Summer Nationals would take place at Shimla from April 22, 2000 onwards.

    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 Bermuda Bowl which took place at Bermuda in Januray 2000. Admittedly the deal is a bit of self indulgence.

    HK 10 8 6
    DK Q 10 9 7 2
    C10 9 5
    SK Q J 10
    H4 2
    DA 6 4
    CA J 4 2
    S8 6 3
    HJ 9 3
    D5 3
    CK Q 8 7 6
    SA 9 7 5 4 2
    HA Q 7 5
    DJ 8


    1 S1 NT2 CPass
    2 DPassPassPass

    I've been writing about an adjustment to the Law of Total Tricks that I've mentioned in some of my previous issues. This week I would report a deal from the world championship where practical application of this adjustment wasn't done.

    The adjustment simply says that if you have a establishable second suit then your total trick count goes up by one. In practice this means is that your cards become much more offensive and push you to bid more.

    The deal shown is from Poland -Brazil match where someone of the calibre of Chagas judged to pass 2 D forced bid. When his partner Branco opened 1 s and got overcalled 1 NT , Chagas asked his partner to transfer to 2 D via 2 C bid and then passed without showing the H suit.

    In this deal there are 17 trumps but 18 total tricks. The 18th is due to establishable D suit.

    In practise thinking doesn't go this way as there is no competitive auction. All you need to think is if the suit other then trump suit is establishable or not.

    For this deal you can only say that Chagas judged not to think that way. This costed some IMPs as in other room Poland managed to bid 4 H.

  • Bridge Links
  • 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
  • PlayBridge-Deal Generator
  • 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
  • GBL-Bridge Links
  • 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
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