issue 89 (July 3, 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.
HINDALCO bridge tournament would take place at Renukoot from July 21-23, 2000.
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 US International Team Trials which took place at Memphis in June 2000.
Q 9 8 7 3
K J 10 7 6
A J 7
K 10 4
A J 7 6
A Q 2
8 6 5 4 3 2
Q 8 3 2
K Q 9
A J 6 2
9 5 4
8 4 3
|1 ||1 ||1 ||2 NT|
|X||4 ||Pass||4 |
US international team trials took place at Memphis. Jacobs team won the trials and earned a right to represent US in the Olympiad.
This week's deal is from Semi Final between Nickell & Jacobs. Playing for Jacobs were Howard Weinstein & Steve Garner as EW and Jeff Meckstroth
and Eric Rodwell were NS playing for Nickell in this deal.
Weinstein opened 1 which Meckstroth overcalled 1 .Rodwell's 2 NT was four card trump limit raise
which Weinstein doubled to show good values.The auction ended with Garner playing 4 which was doubled by Rodwell.
Looking at all the cards a lead defeats the contract and a lead virtually ensures the contract.
Rodwell led Ace yet the contract was defeated due to the imaginative defence of Meckstroth.
After Ace Rodwell shifted to but Garner rose with Ace and pitched losing on King.Now he
ruffed a and played a trump towards his A J. Rodwell had to split his honours and Garner won the Ace. Now he ruffed a
and played another trump. Rodwell won the trump Jack and tapped dummy again with a .Now if s are played well , there is
no way can this contract be defeated.
Steve Garner thought for a while and played Queen on which Meckstroth played 10!!
Garner repeated finesse and was shocked to find Meckstroth winning with King. Now Meckstroth played a . Garner could have ruffed
in hand but Rodwell would discard a and Garner would not be able to remove trumps before yielding a trick to Rodwell. The makable contract went down.
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