vg|HKCBA Selection Trial for APBF 2021 (Open),4,I,17,32,Jacky Ip,108,Vincent Li,43| rs|4SWx=,3CN+1,3NN-2,3NN-2,4SS=,4SN+2,3CS-1,1NE+2,3NS+3,3NS+2,6CS=,7NN=,4SS=,4SN=,4SSx-2,6HW-2,2SS=,2SS=,3DE-1,4HS=,4SE=,4SE=,4DN=,4HN-2,2HW=,2HW=,4HW=,4NE=,4HW=,3HW+1,3NN-2,3NN-2| pn|Samuel Wan,Barney Lui,Zia Wai,Leo Lam,Jim Lee,Abby Chiu,Peter Haw,Alan Sze|pg|| qx|o17|st||md|3S6HAQJ832DT9CJ874,SA7543HKT7654DJC2,SQT9HDKQ52CAQT953,SKJ82H9DA87643CK6|sv|o|mb|1C|mb|1D|mb|1H|mb|1S|mb|2C|mb|2S|mb|4C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|4D|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|d|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|cA|pc|c6|pc|c8|pc|c2|pg|| pc|sT|pc|sJ|pc|s6|pc|s4|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c4|pc|h5|pc|c5|pg|| pc|h9|pc|hA|pc|h6|pc|c3|pg|| pc|dT|pc|dJ|pc|dQ|pc|dA|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d9|pc|s3|pc|dK|pg|| pc|h7|pc|c9|pc|s2|pc|h2|pg|| pc|d8|pc|c7|pc|s5|pc|d2|pg|| pc|h4|pc|d5|pc|s8|pc|h3|pg|| pc|sK|mc|10|pg|| qx|c17|st||md|3S6HAQJ832DT9CJ874,SA7543HKT7654DJC2,SQT9HDKQ52CAQT953,SKJ82H9DA87643CK6|sv|o|mb|1C|mb|1D|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|2D|mb|3C|mb|p|nt|hkMP: welcome back all 🙂|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|h9|nt|hkMP: this is the 4th session of APBF Open Team Selection Trial|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h7|pc|d2|pg|| pc|c4|pc|c2|pc|cA|pc|c6|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s2|pc|s6|pc|sA|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|dK|pc|dA|pc|d9|pg|| pc|cK|mc|11|pg|| qx|o18|st||md|4ST7H3DAQ973CJT743,SJ9853H86542DKCK2,SA62HAQJ9DJ64CAQ6,SKQ4HKT7DT852C985|sv|n|mb|p|mb|p|mb|2D|an|5+ M|mb|2N|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|twcho: 2@d = multi, 5+M|pg|| pc|sQ|nt|twcho: A very interesting choice of opening by West|pg|| pc|s7|pc|s3|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sK|pc|sT|pc|s9|pc|s6|pg|| pc|s4|nt|twcho: Not sure what message West want to transmit with his @s9|pg|| nt|twcho: Defensive signal is a delicate things. On one side, you want your partner to know your holdings. On the other side, you don't want declarer to know your holdings|pg|| nt|twcho: These two purposes are contradictive and you need a balance between|pg|| pc|h3|pc|sJ|pc|sA|pg|| pc|d6|pc|d2|pc|dQ|pc|dK|pg|| pc|s8|pc|h9|pc|c9|pc|c3|pg|| pc|s5|pc|c6|pc|h7|pc|c4|pg|| pc|h6|pc|hQ|pc|hK|nt|twcho: just like in this case, if declarer take the discard by East as genuine, he will refuse finesse in H but finesse in C|pg|| nt|twcho: it is somewhat psychological war|pg|| nt|twcho: an interesting tie board|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c18|st||md|4ST7H3DAQ973CJT743,SJ9853H86542DKCK2,SA62HAQJ9DJ64CAQ6,SKQ4HKT7DT852C985|sv|n|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|2N|mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|sK|pc|s7|pc|s3|pc|s6|pg|| pc|s4|pc|sT|pc|sJ|pc|s2|pg|| pc|s5|pc|sA|pc|sQ|pc|d3|pg|| pc|dJ|nt|hkMP: with no Majors being mentioned in the bidding, East opted to lead his better Major|pg|| pc|d2|pc|d7|pc|dK|pg|| pc|s9|pc|h9|pc|h7|pc|c3|pg|| pc|s8|nt|hkMP: a small spade from East after the SK is tricky here|pg|| pc|c6|pc|c9|pc|c4|pg|| mc|7|pg|| qx|o19|st||md|1SQ764HA4DAQ65CQ87,SA83HQJ63DK97CK53,SKT952H987DCAJT92,SJHKT52DJT8432C64|sv|e|mb|1C|mb|d|mb|1H|an|S|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|twcho: NS is playing transfer Walsh|pg|| nt|twcho: 1@h=@s|pg|| nt|twcho: Nothing to do with @h|pg|| pc|hQ|nt|twcho: 2@s by South is a mere raise, not jump shift|pg|| pc|h7|pc|h2|pc|h4|pg|| pc|h3|pc|h8|pc|hK|pc|hA|pg|| pc|s4|pc|s3|pc|sT|pc|sJ|pg|| nt|twcho: Not sure finessing SJ is the percentage play here|pg|| pc|hT|pc|s6|pc|h6|pc|h9|pg|| pc|c8|nt|twcho: Now South has trouble|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c2|pc|c4|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|c5|pc|c9|pc|c6|pg|| pc|s7|pc|s8|nt|twcho: he has to run the risk of finessing C before drawing trump|pg|| pc|s9|pc|d4|pg|| mc|10|nt|twcho: and 2 more imps for the trailing team|pg|| pg|| qx|c19|st||md|1SQ764HA4DAQ65CQ87,SA83HQJ63DK97CK53,SKT952H987DCAJT92,SJHKT52DJT8432C64|sv|e|nt|hkMP: declarer just didn't know that West got the dangerous hand|pg|| mb|1D|mb|d|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|c6|pc|cQ|pc|c3|pc|c2|pg|| pc|s4|mc|12|pg|| qx|o20|st||md|2SK5HK4DA952CT7643,SAQ632H832D63CQJ5,SJT98HAJT7D87CK98,S74HQ965DKQJT4CA2|sv|b|mb|p|mb|p|mb|2D|mb|p|mb|p|mb|d|mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d6|nt|twcho: 2@d when vul = 6-11, 5+@d|pg|| nt|twcho: so same opening but different meaning at diff vul|pg|| pc|d7|pc|dJ|pc|dA|pg|| pc|d2|pc|d3|pc|d8|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|s7|pc|sK|pc|sA|pc|s8|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s9|pc|s4|pc|s5|pg|| pc|s6|pc|sT|pc|c2|pc|c4|pg|| nt|twcho: but his hand is stronger than 11. Anyway, it is 3rd seat, everything becomes not so clear cut|pg|| pc|c3|pc|cJ|pc|cK|pc|cA|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d5|pc|cQ|pc|h7|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c20|st||md|2SK5HK4DA952CT7643,SAQ632H832D63CQJ5,SJT98HAJT7D87CK98,S74HQ965DKQJT4CA2|sv|b|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|1N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|c4|pc|cQ|nt|hkMP: the winning play here is to force out the@CA immediately|pg|| pc|cK|pc|cA|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d2|pc|d3|nt|hkMP: this kills East's entry|pg|| pc|d7|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|dA|pc|d6|pc|d8|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c5|pc|c9|pc|c2|pg|| pc|c8|pc|h5|pc|cT|pc|cJ|pg|| mc|9|pg|| qx|o21|st||md|3SKQ9H54DAKQCAKQ63,S32HA932D9872CT82,SJT4HKQ876D64CJ75,SA8765HJTDJT53C94|sv|n|mb|p|mb|2D|nt|twcho: This time 2@d = 5+M|pg|| nt|twcho: 0-7 HCP|pg|| mb|d|mb|r|an|Ask partner to bid the suit if N passed|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|s3|pc|s4|pc|s5|pc|sK|pg|| pc|h5|pc|h3|pc|hK|pc|hT|pg|| pc|c5|pc|c4|pc|cA|pc|c8|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s2|pc|sT|pc|sA|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|d4|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h2|pc|hQ|pc|hJ|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c9|pc|c3|pc|c2|pg|| nt|twcho: Now 12 tricks|pg|| nt|twcho: and 1 imp|pg|| mc|12|pg|| qx|c21|st||md|3SKQ9H54DAKQCAKQ63,S32HA932D9872CT82,SJT4HKQ876D64CJ75,SA8765HJTDJT53C94|sv|n|mb|p|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2D|mb|p|mb|2N|mb|p|mb|3D|mb|p|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|nt|hkMP: 2@D=0-7 or 11+hcp|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|c2|pc|c5|pc|c9|pc|cA|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s3|pc|s4|pc|s6|pg|| pc|h4|pc|h2|pc|hK|pc|hT|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c4|pc|c3|pc|c8|pg|| pc|sT|pc|s5|pc|s9|pc|s2|pg|| pc|c7|pc|d3|pc|cK|pc|cT|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|d4|pc|d5|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d7|pc|d6|pc|dT|pg|| mc|11|pg|| qx|o22|st||md|4SAJH52DJ32CKT9532,S87643HK94DKT7C74,SKQHAQJDAQ985CAQ8,ST952HT8763D64CJ6|sv|e|mb|p|nt|twcho: Close room result is impressive 7NT making|pg|| mb|3C|mb|p|nt|twcho: Of course this is not an enviable contract but the result is what matters here, especially for the team which need IMPs desperately.|pg|| nt|twcho: What should North bid?|pg|| mb|6C|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|twcho: 3C white against red preempt can be very wide range.|pg|| nt|twcho: He takes a middle of the road approach and it is understandable|pg|| pc|s7|pc|sQ|pc|s2|pc|sJ|pg|| nt|twcho: With both red K on side, declarer will soon get his 13 tricks.|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c6|pc|c2|pc|c4|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cJ|pc|cK|pc|c7|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d7|pc|dQ|pc|d4|pg|| pc|d5|pc|d6|pc|dJ|pc|dK|pg|| mc|12|pg|| qx|c22|st||md|4SAJH52DJ32CKT9532,S87643HK94DKT7C74,SKQHAQJDAQ985CAQ8,ST952HT8763D64CJ6|sv|e|nt|hkMP: this will be a fast table - finished 5 boards in 25 minutes 🙂|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|nt|hkMP: seldom got 24 hcp in one hand. Right? |pg|| nt|hkMP: 3@c=good suit 8-10 hcp|pg|| mb|4N|mb|p|mb|5H|mb|d|mb|7N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|h6|pc|h2|pc|hK|pc|hA|pg|| pc|cQ|nt|hkMP: with @hi onside, as told by west's DBL, north jumped to 7NT|pg|| pc|c6|pc|c2|pc|c7|pg|| pc|cA|pc|cJ|pc|c3|pc|c4|pg|| nt|hkMP: @hk onside|pg|| pc|c8|pc|h3|pc|cK|pc|h9|pg|| pc|cT|pc|s4|pc|d5|pc|d6|pg|| pc|c9|pc|s3|pc|d8|pc|d4|pg|| pc|c5|pc|h4|pc|d9|nt|hkMP: and he still needs to finesse @dK for the 13th trick 😅|pg|| pc|h7|pg|| pc|h5|pc|s8|pc|hQ|pc|h8|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|hT|pc|d2|pc|s6|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s2|pc|sJ|pc|s7|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|s5|pc|sA|pc|d7|pg|| pc|d3|pc|dT|pc|dQ|pc|s9|pg|| pc|dA|pc|sT|pc|dJ|pc|dK|pg|| pg|| qx|o23|st||md|1SQ875HKQ2D85CAJT7,ST643HAJ965DQ3C84,SAKJ9H743DA94CK32,S2HT8DKJT762CQ965|sv|b|mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1H|an|S|mb|p|nt|twcho: Another pick up of 12 imps|pg|| mb|2S|an|4 cards in S|mb|p|nt|twcho: 1@h = @s|pg|| mb|4S|mb|p|nt|twcho: 2@s by south is a simple raise, indicating a min opening hand with 4@s support|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|s3|nt|twcho: What should West lead?|pg|| nt|twcho: A trump lead seems to be a good choice, give nothing away.|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s2|pc|s5|pg|| nt|twcho: With trump breaking 41, declarer does have some job to handle|pg|| pc|sK|pc|d2|pc|s7|pc|s4|pg|| pc|c2|pc|c5|pc|cJ|pc|c4|pg|| pc|d8|pc|d3|nt|twcho: With correct guessing in C, declarer is in good shape|pg|| pc|d4|pc|dT|pg|| nt|twcho: He is preparing to ruff the 3rd D high|pg|| pc|hT|pc|hK|pc|hA|pc|h3|pg|| nt|twcho: and he may finish with 11 tricks|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h4|pc|h8|pc|hQ|pg|| pc|s8|pc|s6|pc|s9|pc|d6|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|d7|pc|sQ|pc|sT|pg|| pc|d5|pc|dQ|pc|dA|nt|twcho: Out of my expectation|pg|| pc|dK|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|c7|pc|c8|pg|| pc|c3|nt|twcho: Why don't ruff the 3rd before finessing trump?|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|c23|st||md|1SQ875HKQ2D85CAJT7,ST643HAJ965DQ3C84,SAKJ9H743DA94CK32,S2HT8DKJT762CQ965|sv|b|mb|1C|mb|p|mb|1S|mb|3D|mb|p|mb|p|mb|d|mb|p|mb|3S|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|hT|pc|hK|nt|hkMP: the 4-1 break in trumps makes this a difficult one for declarer|pg|| pc|h5|pc|h7|pg|| pc|s5|pc|s3|pc|sA|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sK|pc|d2|pc|s7|pc|s4|pg|| pc|c2|pc|c5|nt|hkMP: looks like he got no choice, and need to put the @cQ with East|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c4|pg|| pc|c7|pc|c8|pc|cK|pc|c6|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c9|pc|cT|pc|s6|pg|| pc|d3|pc|dA|pc|d6|pc|d5|pg|| pc|s9|pc|d7|pc|sQ|pc|sT|pg|| pc|cA|pc|h6|mc|11|pg|| qx|o24|st||md|2SJT98765H64DKTCK2,SA4HKQ87DQJ984C76,S32HA5D753CQJT943,SKQHJT932DA62CA85|sv|o|nt|twcho: OK, another tie board.|pg|| mb|1D|mb|3C|nt|twcho: The other room EW has bid to the failing slam|pg|| mb|3H|nt|twcho: Another chance for pick up by the trailing team|pg|| mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|d|nt|twcho: The progress in this room seems very slow|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dQ|pc|d3|nt|twcho: looks like -2 to me|pg|| nt|twcho: another 9 imps pick up|pg|| nt|twcho: This is only the 8th board and they have consumed 85 min already|pg|| nt|twcho: I think director will remind them to pick up|pg|| pc|dA|pc|dT|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h6|pc|h7|pc|hA|pg|| pc|s2|pc|sQ|pc|s5|pc|s4|pg|| pc|d6|pc|dK|pc|dJ|pc|d5|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|sA|pc|s3|pc|sK|pg|| pc|d9|pc|d7|pc|d2|pc|s6|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|c3|nt|twcho: All the players are thinking hard enough but the time just flies by|pg|| pc|c8|pg|| pc|c2|pc|c7|pc|cQ|pc|cA|pg|| pc|h9|pc|h4|mc|8|pg|| qx|c24|st||md|2SJT98765H64DKTCK2,SA4HKQ87DQJ984C76,S32HA5D753CQJT943,SKQHJT932DA62CA85|sv|o|mb|1D|mb|3C|mb|d|mb|4C|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|4N|mb|p|mb|5S|mb|p|mb|6H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|hkMP: o well... even 5@H goes down |pg|| pc|cQ|pc|cA|pc|cK|pc|c6|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h4|pc|h7|pc|hA|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c5|pc|c2|pc|c7|pg|| pc|cT|pc|c8|pc|s5|pc|h8|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d3|pc|d2|pc|dK|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o25|st||md|3SKT432HAK87DKC876,SJ76H9632DQJ732CQ,SAQ5HJT5DT86CT953,S98HQ4DA954CAKJ42|sv|e|nt|twcho: But it is a KO match, difficult to apply any time penalty fairly|pg|| mb|p|mb|1N|mb|2C|mb|p|nt|twcho: 2@c = both M|pg|| nt|twcho: North will bid 2@d|pg|| mb|2D|nt|twcho: asking partner to bid his longer / stronger M|pg|| mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|cQ|pc|c3|pc|c2|pc|c8|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d6|pc|dA|pc|dK|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c7|pc|h6|pc|c5|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c6|nt|twcho: East 1NT is somewhat offshape. 5422 is OK but ususally the short suits are with tenaces to protect|pg|| pc|h2|pc|c9|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|sT|pc|sJ|pc|cT|pg|| pc|dJ|pc|d8|pc|d4|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s6|pc|s5|pc|s8|pg|| pc|s3|pc|s7|pc|sQ|pc|s9|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h4|pc|h7|pc|h3|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c25|st||md|3SKT432HAK87DKC876,SJ76H9632DQJ732CQ,SAQ5HJT5DT86CT953,S98HQ4DA954CAKJ42|sv|e|mb|p|mb|1C|mb|1S|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|cQ|pc|c3|pc|c2|pc|c7|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d6|pc|dA|pc|dK|pg|| pc|cK|pc|c6|pc|h9|pc|c5|pg|| pc|cA|pc|c8|pc|h2|pc|c9|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|sT|pc|sJ|pc|cT|pg|| pc|s7|pc|s5|pc|s8|pc|sK|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s6|pc|sA|pc|s9|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h4|pc|hA|pc|h3|pg|| pc|s3|pc|d2|pc|sQ|mc|8|pg|| qx|o26|st||md|4SAHAQJ632DJT43C85,ST9853HKTDAQCQ976,SK762H987D6CAT432,SQJ4H54DK98752CKJ|sv|b|mb|2D|mb|2H|nt|twcho: Another 2@d opening|pg|| mb|2N|nt|twcho: this time 6-11, 5+@d|pg|| mb|p|mb|3D|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|c8|nt|twcho: Very feeble for North not to raise with such a good hand|pg|| pc|c6|pc|cA|nt|twcho: A side A and K, singleton D and 3 trumps support|pg|| pc|cJ|pg|| pc|s2|nt|twcho: As a result, NS missed another vul game|pg|| nt|twcho: and the score will be tightened up|pg|| pc|s4|pc|sA|nt|twcho: Good for us to watch|pg|| pc|s3|pg|| pc|hA|pc|hT|pc|h9|pc|h4|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|hK|pc|h8|pc|h5|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d6|pc|d2|pc|d3|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|c3|pc|d5|pc|d4|pg|| pc|s5|pc|sK|pc|sJ|pc|c5|pg|| pc|s6|pc|sQ|pc|dT|pc|s8|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c26|st||md|4SAHAQJ632DJT43C85,ST9853HKTDAQCQ976,SK762H987D6CAT432,SQJ4H54DK98752CKJ|sv|b|mb|2D|mb|2H|mb|3D|nt|hkMP: 2@D=6(5)+D weak|pg|| mb|3H|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dA|pc|d6|pc|d9|pc|d3|pg|| pc|sT|pc|s2|pc|s4|pc|sA|pg|| pc|d4|pc|dQ|pc|h7|pc|d2|pg|| pc|h8|pc|h4|pc|hQ|pc|hK|pg|| pc|s8|pc|s6|mc|10|pg|| qx|o27|st||md|1SH765DK964CQT9652,SAJ94HAT94DT82CA7,SQ652HKJ83DA75C83,SKT873HQ2DQJ3CKJ4|sv|o|nt|twcho: Another 11 imps and now the margin has been down to 22 imps only|pg|| mb|3C|mb|d|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|twcho: With KJx in @c, East may consider 3NT|pg|| pc|c9|pc|c7|pc|c8|pc|cJ|pg|| pc|s3|pc|c2|pc|sA|pc|s2|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|s5|pc|s7|pc|c5|pg|| pc|s9|pc|s6|pc|s8|pc|c6|pg|| pc|s4|pc|sQ|pc|sK|pc|cT|pg|| pc|d3|pc|d4|pc|dT|pc|dA|pg|| pc|c3|pc|c4|pc|cQ|pc|cA|pg|| pc|d2|pc|d7|pc|dQ|pc|dK|pg|| pc|h6|pc|h4|pc|hK|pc|h2|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|c27|st||md|1SH765DK964CQT9652,SAJ94HAT94DT82CA7,SQ652HKJ83DA75C83,SKT873HQ2DQJ3CKJ4|sv|o|mb|3C|mb|d|mb|p|mb|4S|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|h5|nt|hkMP: the preemptive 3@C offers enough hints for the 4-0 trump break ðŸ]·|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h3|pc|h2|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s2|pc|s3|pc|c5|pg|| pc|s9|pc|s5|pc|s7|pc|c2|pg|| pc|d2|pc|d5|pc|dJ|pc|dK|pg|| pc|h6|pc|h4|pc|hK|pc|hQ|pg|| pc|c8|pc|c4|pc|c6|pc|cA|pg|| pc|hT|pc|hJ|pc|s8|pc|h7|pg|| nt|hkMP: @h9 is good now|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d4|pc|d8|pc|dA|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o28|st||md|2ST982HAK97DK5CQ52,S75HJ82D973CAT643,S3HQ65DAQT84CK987,SAKQJ64HT43DJ62CJ|sv|n|mb|p|mb|1D|mb|3S|mb|d|mb|p|mb|4C|mb|p|nt|Bubble: Hello tommy|pg|| mb|4D|nt|twcho: Hi, Bubble|pg|| mb|p|nt|twcho: Welcome!|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|nt|twcho: A difficult hand to handle by South after East 3@s overcall|pg|| pc|sK|pc|s2|pc|s5|pc|s3|pg|| nt|Bubble: Zia can bid 4h after X, with short to ruff spade is good|pg|| pc|sA|pc|s8|pc|s7|pc|d4|pg|| nt|twcho: Other room did bid to 4H but went 2 down|pg|| nt|twcho: I haven't checked the play but it seems the contract is a playable one especially both red suits are 33|pg|| pc|d8|pc|d2|pc|dK|pc|d3|pg|| pc|d5|pc|d7|pc|dA|pc|d6|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|dJ|nt|Bubble: 4-3 fit is good if the trump is good and the 3card side protect 4card trump in forcing game by opps |pg|| pc|s9|pc|d9|pg|| nt|twcho: Right!|pg|| pc|c7|pc|cJ|pc|cQ|pc|cA|pg|| nt|Bubble: Peter choose to finese DT them go down|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h5|pc|h4|pc|hA|pg|| nt|twcho: Thanks!|pg|| pc|c2|pc|c3|pc|cK|pc|s4|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|c28|st||md|2ST982HAK97DK5CQ52,S75HJ82D973CAT643,S3HQ65DAQT84CK987,SAKQJ64HT43DJ62CJ|sv|n|mb|p|nt|hkMP: north needs to hold @DA and keep an eye on the @DT in dummy|pg|| mb|1D|mb|1S|mb|d|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|2S|mb|d|mb|p|nt|hkMP: declarer will need to do a flow-in that is difficult to execute|pg|| mb|3H|mb|p|mb|3S|mb|p|mb|4C|mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|h3|pc|h7|pc|hJ|pc|hQ|pg|| pc|s3|pc|sQ|pc|s2|pc|s5|pg|| pc|h4|nt|hkMP: from the bidding, declarer's shape is close to 1354|pg|| pc|hA|pc|h2|pc|h5|pg|| pc|s8|pc|s7|pc|h6|pc|s6|pg|| pc|d4|pc|d6|pc|dK|pc|d3|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h8|pc|c7|pc|hT|pg|| pc|d5|pc|d7|pc|dA|pc|d2|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|dJ|pc|s9|pc|d9|pg|| pc|dT|pc|s4|mc|8|pg|| qx|o29|st||md|3S865HA86DK52CAT52,SAQJTHQ9543DQ63CJ,SK74HKTDT987C8643,S932HJ72DAJ4CKQ97|sv|b|mb|p|mb|p|nt|twcho: more breathing space for the leading team after this board. Gain 8 imps|pg|| mb|p|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|2C|nt|twcho: an 18 imps swing if 4H is made|pg|| mb|p|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dT|nt|twcho: I was just thinking that his balancing double is really aggressive by South|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d2|pc|d6|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s6|pc|sQ|pc|sK|pg|| pc|d9|pc|d4|pc|dK|pc|d3|pg|| nt|twcho: 2@c by East is Drury, a very popular convention in HK|pg|| pc|s8|pc|sA|pc|s7|pc|s3|pg|| nt|twcho: Showing max passed hand and fit with partner's Major|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|c3|pc|c7|pc|cA|pg|| pc|d5|pc|dQ|pc|d8|pc|dJ|pg|| nt|twcho: Declarer is lucky enough that he can't enter dummy to try another play of trump|pg|| pc|h3|pc|hT|nt|twcho: he is stuck in his hand and had to play trump from his hand|pg|| pc|hJ|nt|Bubble: Play CJ is unnecessary |pg|| pc|hA|pg|| nt|twcho: and soon he will be rewarded with the good news|pg|| pc|s5|pc|sJ|pc|s4|pc|s9|pg|| pc|hQ|pc|hK|pc|h2|pc|h6|pg|| mc|8|pg|| qx|c29|st||md|3S865HA86DK52CAT52,SAQJTHQ9543DQ63CJ,SK74HKTDT987C8643,S932HJ72DAJ4CKQ97|sv|b|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|2C|mb|p|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|dT|pc|d4|pc|dK|pc|d6|pg|| pc|s8|pc|sQ|pc|sK|pc|s2|pg|| pc|d7|pc|dJ|pc|d2|pc|d3|pg|| pc|h2|pc|h6|nt|hkMP: as all finesses went wrong, the key play for declarer now is a small heart towards @HJ|pg|| pc|h9|pc|hT|pg|| pc|d9|pc|dA|pc|d5|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|c7|pc|c2|pc|cJ|pc|c3|pg|| pc|h3|pc|hK|pc|h7|mc|8|pg|| qx|o30|st||md|4SJT74HQT953DT85C2,SA2HAJ8742DCAJT73,S98H6DA76432CKQ95,SKQ653HKDKQJ9C864|sv|o|nt|twcho: Bubble, do you know what is the ruling if they can't finish the 16 boards in the assigned time frame?|pg|| mb|1S|nt|Bubble: Closed room good stop 4nt|pg|| mb|p|mb|2H|nt|twcho: Boards cut, or penalty assigned according to the latesness for which sides taking more blame|pg|| mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|3C|nt|Bubble: Deduct imp for slow play though meaningless in KO match|pg|| mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|4H|nt|Bubble: I try to be cut bd after time finish last year|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|nt|Bubble: But seems rule has changed after sone consultation|pg|| pc|dA|nt|Bubble: Lead of the world |pg|| nt|twcho: Boards will be cut if playd in China. This is their regulation.|pg|| pc|d9|pc|dT|pc|h2|pg|| nt|Bubble: Now should be problem |pg|| pc|h4|pc|h6|pc|hK|pc|h3|pg|| nt|Bubble: No problem|pg|| pc|s3|pc|s4|pc|sA|pc|s8|pg|| pc|hA|pc|d2|pc|c4|pc|h5|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s9|pc|sK|pc|sJ|pg|| pc|dK|pc|d5|pc|c3|pc|d4|pg|| pc|dQ|pc|d8|pc|c7|pc|d3|pg|| pc|dJ|nt|Bubble: The winner will go to APBF 2021 which supposed to be held in HK|pg|| pc|h9|nt|Bubble: If the event is going to be held...|pg|| nt|twcho: Declarer has problem to solve now|pg|| nt|twcho: North starts with 1H and 6D, followed to 2 rounds of S|pg|| pc|hJ|nt|twcho: South has 5H and 3D, and followed to 2 rounds of S|pg|| pc|d6|pg|| pc|cJ|pc|cQ|pc|c6|pc|c2|pg|| pc|d7|pc|s5|pc|sT|pc|h7|pg|| pc|cA|nt|twcho: Declarer solved the problem by playing out his cJ|pg|| nt|twcho: well done|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|c30|st||md|4SJT74HQT953DT85C2,SA2HAJ8742DCAJT73,S98H6DA76432CKQ95,SKQ653HKDKQJ9C864|sv|o|mb|1S|nt|hkMP: not winning the @CA is a blunder though|pg|| mb|p|mb|2H|mb|p|mb|2S|mb|p|mb|3C|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|4C|mb|p|mb|4N|nt|hkMP: sadly 5@c cannot be made here|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|d5|nt|hkMP: a nice stop at 4NT|pg|| nt|hkMP: ten tricks come from 4@s 2@H 3@d 1@c|pg|| pc|h2|pc|dA|pc|d9|pg|| pc|d4|pc|dK|pc|d8|pc|h4|pg|| pc|c6|pc|c2|pc|cT|pc|cQ|pg|| pc|d6|pc|dQ|pc|dT|pc|h7|pg|| pc|c8|pc|h3|pc|c3|pc|c9|pg|| pc|d2|pc|dJ|pc|h5|pc|c7|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h9|pc|h8|pc|h6|pg|| nt|hkMP: declarer will now need to do a throw-in to south|pg|| pc|s3|mc|10|pg|| qx|o31|st||md|1S763H4DK975CA8764,SJT82HQJT92DA3CKT,SAQ5HA73DT64CQJ95,SK94HK865DQJ82C32|sv|n|nt|Bubble: 4h make rely on many many finese|pg|| mb|p|mb|1H|mb|p|mb|3C|nt|twcho: 3@c is the weaker bergen|pg|| nt|twcho: 5-9 and 4+@h or 10-11 3@s|pg|| nt|twcho: sorry 3@H|pg|| nt|Bubble: South thinking of double|pg|| mb|d|mb|p|nt|twcho: Does it show C or a general T/O |pg|| nt|twcho: I'm not sure|pg|| nt|Bubble: Pass hand|pg|| nt|twcho: This double is aggressive with this colour|pg|| nt|twcho: in any meansures|pg|| nt|Bubble: Usually not takeout to this level|pg|| nt|twcho: If it shows suit, his @c is ....|pg|| nt|Bubble: Pass may suggest some interest in game|pg|| mb|p|mb|4H|mb|p|mb|p|nt|twcho: you may be right|pg|| mb|p|nt|twcho: and East blast game|pg|| pc|cQ|pc|c2|pc|cA|pc|cT|pg|| nt|twcho: With every finesses working for declarer, he will make the contract|pg|| pc|d7|nt|twcho: Time is up|pg|| nt|twcho: what action will director take?|pg|| pc|d3|pc|dT|pc|dJ|pg|| pc|hK|pc|h4|pc|h2|pc|h3|pg|| pc|h5|pc|c4|pc|hQ|pc|hA|pg|| nt|twcho: From my gut feeling, if time penalty is to be put in place, West should take the most share. I think he consumes more time than any other players of this table.|pg|| nt|Bubble: Next segment should start now, i think no more break |pg|| pc|d6|pc|d2|pc|d5|pc|dA|pg|| pc|hJ|pc|h7|pc|h6|pc|s6|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|sA|pc|s4|pc|s3|pg|| pc|d4|pc|d8|pc|d9|pc|h9|pg|| pc|s2|pc|s5|pc|s9|pc|s7|pg|| mc|10|nt|Bubble: Ew very aggressive perhaps he dont know the other table has made some good things|pg|| pg|| qx|c31|st||md|1S763H4DK975CA8764,SJT82HQJT92DA3CKT,SAQ5HA73DT64CQJ95,SK94HK865DQJ82C32|sv|n|mb|p|mb|1H|nt|hkMP: the count of the defenders' hands was clear. North held the minors and South held the Majors|pg|| mb|p|mb|3D|mb|p|mb|3H|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|cQ|pc|c2|nt|hkMP: 3@d=reverse Bergen|pg|| pc|cA|pc|cT|pg|| pc|d5|pc|d3|pc|dT|pc|dQ|pg|| pc|h5|pc|h4|pc|hQ|pc|hA|pg|| pc|d6|pc|d2|pc|d7|pc|dA|pg|| pc|h2|pc|h3|pc|hK|pc|c4|pg|| pc|h6|pc|c6|pc|h9|pc|h7|pg|| pc|sJ|nt|hkMP: 10 tricks on this hand, when all finesses favour declarer|pg|| mc|10|pg|| qx|o32|st||md|2ST95HJ43DKJ87C742,SQJ62HK65D53CQT53,SK873HA8DAQ42CAK6,SA4HQT972DT96CJ98|sv|e|nt|twcho: But of course I have no say to the final verdict of Director|pg|| mb|p|nt|twcho: by the lucky make of this contract, they picked up another 6 imps and close the margin to 24 imps|pg|| mb|2N|mb|p|nt|twcho: Last board of this segment|pg|| mb|3N|mb|p|nt|twcho: East will lead H9|pg|| nt|twcho: 0/2 for their agreement|pg|| mb|p|mb|p|pc|h9|nt|twcho: And there is no hope for declarer|pg|| nt|Bubble: Good prediction tommy|pg|| nt|twcho: everyone will make this lead with East hand and with such agreement|pg|| nt|twcho: the 5th segment should start immediately after this board finish|pg|| nt|twcho: because it is late.|pg|| pc|h3|pc|h5|pc|hA|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d6|nt|hkMP: hi all. the next segment will start at 3:45pm|pg|| pc|d7|pc|d3|pg|| pc|d2|pc|dT|pc|dJ|pc|d5|pg|| pc|sT|nt|twcho: thanks for the notification, Martin|pg|| pc|sQ|pc|sK|pc|sA|pg|| pc|h2|pc|h4|pc|hK|pc|h8|pg|| pc|sJ|pc|s3|pc|s4|pc|s5|pg|| pc|h6|pc|c6|pc|hQ|pc|hJ|pg|| pc|hT|pc|c2|mc|7|nt|twcho: So next segment will resume in 5 min time|pg|| pg|| qx|c32|st||md|2ST95HJ43DKJ87C742,SQJ62HK65D53CQT53,SK873HA8DAQ42CAK6,SA4HQT972DT96CJ98|sv|e|mb|p|nt|hkMP: Our next session will start at 3:35pm. See you all 🙂|pg|| mb|2N|mb|p|mb|3N|mb|p|mb|p|mb|p|pc|hT|pc|h3|pc|h5|pc|hA|pg|| pc|dA|pc|d6|pc|d7|pc|d5|pg|| pc|d4|pc|dT|pc|dJ|pc|d3|pg|| pc|sT|pc|sQ|pc|sK|pc|sA|pg|| pc|h7|pc|h4|pc|hK|pc|h8|pg|| pc|c3|pc|cA|pc|c8|pc|c2|pg|| mc|7|nt|hkMP: with some lucky hands for Vincent's team, Jacky is now leading by 22 IMPs only|pg|| nt|hkMP: the next segment will start at 3:45pm|pg|| pg|| Ʒѵһ