Netherlands vs. Israel 2014 European Bridge Championships in Opatija, Croatia.
Board 1 in the Closed room. It starts at around 19 minutes, autostops 10 minutes later.
Fisher and Schwartz reach 6 diamonds after a long bidding sequence. Ricco van Prooijen leads the ace of clubs after considerable thought. Declarer’s only problem is the trump suit which is Kxx in dummy opposite AQ1098. How would you handle it?
Ron Schwartz cashes the ace of diamonds and after a long pause runs the 10 of diamonds! This avoids a trump loser as van Prooijen has Jxxx! Any thoughts?
Here is the BBO file from the match: Netherlands vs. Israel, round 5 of the 2014 European Bridge Championships in Opatija, Croatia Board 1, Closed room)
Israel vs. Norway, round 26 of the 2014 European Championships in Opatija, Croatia.
Board 24, Open room. It starts at around 1 hour 11 minutes.
Fisher is on lead with 10976-K95-1054-974. The bidding has basically gone 2 NT (20-21) on your right and 3 NT on your left. What would you lead?
What do you think was Fisher’s reason to lead a heart, and why did it take him one and a half minute to do so?
Here is the BBO file from the match: Israel vs. Norway, round 26 of the European Championships in Opatija, Croatia (Board 24, Open room)
In the same match, this happens on Board 30 (it starts at around 1 hour 42 minutes):
Ron Schwartz is declarer in 6 hearts. After the trump finesse loses he needs to find the queen of spades with KJx opposite A10x to make the contract. The gold medal in the European Championships is on the line. Ron gets it right. Would you, and why?