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Tons of Action as Finals Reach Halfway Point

The last set saw some highs and lows for both teams.

1 Fleisher 132 28 51 20 33
2 Diamond 121 45 6 33 37

The set started off with a high level bidding problem for Steve Weinstein

North
Q3
AJ62
103
Q7532
W
N
E
S
P
1
4
P
P
X
P
?

Would you take a call?

Weinstein chose to pass, while in the other room their auction started with a strong club which change the dimension of the auction to earn a nice 11 imp swing for Diamonds

Moss
AKJ10954
107
6
KJ4
Weinstein
Q3
AJ62
103
Q7532
Gitelman
8762
K95
8752
108
Levin
Q843
AKQJ94
A96
W
N
E
S
P
1
4
P
P
X
P
P
P
D
46
4X West
NS: 0 EW: 0
10
2
J
6
3
1
0
Q
9
3
5
0
1
1
A
3
2
4
0
1
2
K
Q
6
9
0
1
3
10
2
K
4
2
1
4
10
6
K
2
0
1
5
10 tricks claimed
E/W +590
6
Martel
AKJ10954
107
6
KJ4
Greco
Q3
AJ62
103
Q7532
Stansby
8762
K95
8752
108
Hampson
Q843
AKQJ94
A96
W
N
E
S
P
1
4
X
P
5
P
P
P
D
46
5 South
NS: 0 EW: 0
K
3
7
4
3
1
0
K
6
3
8
3
2
0
A
5
10
2
3
3
0
3
7
J
K
2
3
1
6
9
10
Q
3
4
1
A
4
2
8
3
5
1
6
K
3
10
0
5
2
J
Q
5
9
2
5
3
10 tricks claimed
N/S -50
8

Near the end of the set Moss Gitelman had a disaster at the 7 level after an aggressive 2 opener propelled them to 7 at which point they fell into the wrong fit.

Moss
A10
A72
AKJ654
K4
Weinstein
Q874
J954
873
53
Gitelman
KJ953
KQ103
AQ87
Levin
62
86
Q1092
J10962
W
N
E
S
 
P
2
P
2
P
2N
P
3
P
3
P
3
P
3N
P
4
P
4
P
7
P
7
P
P
P
D
59
7 East
NS: 0 EW: 0
J
K
5
7
0
0
1
A
3
3
11 tricks claimed
E/W -100
2

This caused a 14 imp swing to Fleisher as Stansby/Martel played a more normal 6NT.

The last hand of the set (the next board after the disaster) Fred Gitelman made an amazing psych of 3NT to take back most of the swing just lost.

Moss
764
102
95
KQJ832
Weinstein
KJ
A9873
K10742
9
Gitelman
Q10952
KJ65
86
74
Levin
A83
Q4
AQJ3
A1065
D
60
W
N
E
S
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

With NS cold for a slam in , ew didnt mind how many down they went in 3NT, they managed to score 4 tricks for -250 with Greco/Hampson playing 4 for 650 and 9 imps back to Diamond

Play resumes tomorrow morning for one of the most exciting days of bridge of the year.

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