My Favourite Deal

from the Tollemache Qualifying Round

November 2004

by Richard Winter

SA 9 8 6
HJ 9 8 7 4 3
D10
C7 6
SK Q 7 5S10 4 3 2 
H10 2H6 5
DQ 6D9 8 7 5 4
CQ J 10 3 2CK 4
SJ
HA K Q
DA K J 3 2
CA 9 8 5


Bidding: Sarah Teshome (N) and Richard Winter (S)

Dealer South

 

S

  

W

   

N

  

E

 
 1D   Pass   1H   Pass 
 3C   Pass   3H   Pass 
 4S(1)   X   XX(2)   Pass 
 4NT   Pass   5D   Pass 
 6D(3)   Pass   6H   Pass 
 Pass   Pass  

(1) Splinter
(2) First round control
(3) Confirms all aces, AKQ of trumps and king of diamonds

The hearts broke 2-2, the Q fell and all 13 tricks were made

This deal produced a gain for Yorkshire, because Bill Townsend and Nick Woolven also bid six, but one of the Nottinghamshire pairs did not.



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