issue 80 (May 1, 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.
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 despite leading till 3 sessions of the four.
Rossel Tea bridge tournament concluded at Delhi Gymkhana on 26th March, 2000. Vijay Jolly, Delhi (Vijay Jolly, A Bedi, R Chakravorty, R Nanda, BS Gupta, V Pandey) won the duplicate event amongst 24 teams defeating Delhi Gymkhana. Formidables which has won Indian selection trials for Olympiad at Mastricht was the notable loser in the semi finals.Formidables was playing without Rajesh Dalal, Rajeshwar Tewari & Mrs Kiran Nadar. NK Gupta & B Satyanarayna won the pairs event.
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 not supposed to be an eye opener.
Q 10 8
Q 10 5 3
K Q 10 2
A 9 7
K J 6 5 2
J 8 6 4
5 4 3 2
A 4 3
A 7 6 4
K J 6
10 8 7
K 7 2
J 8 5 3
|Pass||1 ||Pass||1 NT|
This week's deal is from 5th Generali Masters Individual Championship which took place at Athens, Greece from 13-15 April, 2000. 52 men
& 28 women from 28 countries were invited to take part in the world's premier individual event. Dipak Poddar was only Indian representative in the field. Men played 112 boards
and women 84 boards with a common bidding system. The men event was won by Antonio Sementa & Benedict Cronier won the women event.
Light openings have become popular.This week's deal shows perils of opening light.
Justin Hackett passed as West and Bocchi opened 1 with 11 HCP and half a trick in second seat. He took considerable risk as even habitual light openers may also pass
in his position. Michal Kwiecien passed as East and Martens - Bocchi's partner - came in with 1 NT. This got passed around to Kwiecien who doubled and that is where the contract was
It went three down as defenders got five s , two s and two other Aces.
Its not even if defenders had a game. 4 by defenders is very diffcult to reach and even more difficult to make and no wonder EW got maximum matchpoints (24) for this bid by
I think Bocchi was taking considreable risk as he shouldn't be opening with these values. To add that since he was not playing with his regular partner as this is an individual event, is more of a reason
to pass. With regular partner perhaps someone may have come in with a bid of 2 which would have not given as big a penalty but in matchpoints would have been as bad a score.
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