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Diamond Regains the Lead

Greco and Hampson hang in after their disaster, and Diamond regains the lead.

There were 3 slam hands in a row for East West! Both pairs bid and made a grand slam on Board 85, Both pairs missed 6 on 86, but Greco and Hampson bid 6 on 87 while Martel and Stansby missed it. 13 imps to Diamond, who now lead by 1, 181 to 180! Click the read more button for details of the 3 hands.

Hampson
A10863
AK754
Q108
Kamil
KQ9
Q8742
1083
72
Greco
52
AK1065
Q
AKJ65
Fleisher
J74
J93
J962
943
W
N
E
S
 
P
1
P
1
P
2
P
2N
P
3
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
5
P
5
P
5N
P
7
P
P
P
D
85
7 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
4
10
7
5
0
0
1
4
3
Q
2
2
0
2
A
3
3
2
2
0
3
K
9
6
4
2
0
4
5
J
8
7
0
0
5
A
8
2
J
0
0
6
K
10
6
6
0
0
7
A
9
5
4
0
0
8
8
Q
6
7
2
0
9
13 tricks claimed
E/W +1440
9
 
Martel
A10863
AK754
Q108
Gitelman
KQ9
Q8742
1083
72
Stansby
52
AK1065
Q
AKJ65
Moss
J74
J93
J962
943
W
N
E
S
 
P
1
P
1
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
5
P
5
P
5N
P
7
P
P
P
D
85
7 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
4
A
9
5
0
0
1
4
3
Q
2
2
0
2
5
3
8
4
0
0
3
A
10
2
6
0
0
4
K
8
6
9
0
0
5
3
K
5
J
2
0
6
A
9
6
7
2
0
7
10
J
10
2
0
0
8
8
Q
6
7
2
0
9
13 tricks claimed
E/W +1440
9

7 required favorable breaks, but they were there.

 

 

Hampson
K9
4
AKQ872
K752
Kamil
53
Q875
J10
AQ643
Greco
QJ10876
AK1093
43
Fleisher
A42
J62
965
J1098
W
N
E
S
 
1
P
2
P
2
P
2N
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
P
P
D
86
4 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
J
K
A
6
2
0
1
7
2
K
3
0
0
2
9
5
Q
A
3
1
2
6
A
10
3
0
1
3
2
3
10
8
2
1
4
12 tricks claimed
E/W +680
5
 
Martel
K9
4
AKQ872
K752
Gitelman
53
Q875
J10
AQ643
Stansby
QJ10876
AK1093
43
Moss
A42
J62
965
J1098
W
N
E
S
 
1
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
3N
P
4
P
P
P
D
86
4 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
J
2
4
8
2
0
1
7
2
K
3
0
0
2
9
5
Q
A
3
1
2
5
A
10
3
0
1
3
4
5
A
2
2
1
4
J
4
5
3
2
1
5
12 tricks claimed
E/W +680
6

Neither side could diagnose the perfecta fit here.

 

 

Hampson
QJ62
K65
QJ75
53
Kamil
8
1042
A109642
1064
Greco
K9743
AQJ87
AKJ
Fleisher
A105
93
K83
Q9872
W
N
E
S
 
P
P
P
1
P
1
P
1
P
3
P
3N
P
4
P
4N
P
5
P
5
P
5
P
6
P
P
P
D
87
6 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
5
2
8
12 tricks claimed
E/W +1430
1
 
Martel
QJ62
K65
QJ75
53
Gitelman
8
1042
A109642
1064
Stansby
K9743
AQJ87
AKJ
Moss
A105
93
K83
Q9872
W
N
E
S
 
P
P
P
1
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
P
P
D
87
4 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
2
3
10
J
2
0
1
3
5
Q
8
0
0
2
J
2
4
A
3
1
2
12 tricks claimed
E/W +680
3

Martel's decision not to cue bid the 4 proved costly, as Stansby did not know about this critical card nor the 4th round of trumps.

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