Maastricht – The Netherlands
11th WORLD TEAMS BRIDGE OLYMPIAD
1st WORLD UNIVERSITY TEAMS CUP

INDONESIA Vs Poland
(Round 1, Sunday, August 27th, 2000)
By Freddy Yohan Hendrik, Indonesia

After just arrived and having jetlag, we were playing against Poland in the first round. Board No. 3 gave us a test and the full distribution was

Board 3. Vul EW. Dealer South

K
QT942
AKJ43
K8
QJT9862
K6

Q432
A543
A5
T9865
J6
7
J873
Q72
AT975

 

West North East South
Me Elwindra
pass
3 4 4 5
5 All pass

The result was 5+0 (-650), while in the Open Room, the opponent played 5 doubled down 1 (+100). We lost 11 IMPs in this board.

Another lost on board no. 5

Board 5. Vul None. Dealer North

AQ
Q975
T7
Q9762
KJT87
A8
QJ43
KT

 

West North East South
Me Elwindra
pass 1 1
pass 1NT pass 2
pass 2NT pass 3NT

I played 3NT down 1, while in the Open Room the opponents made 2 ! We lost 5 IMPs.

The next board, No.6, we had a chance to get 6 IMPs after we were reaching game and the opponent stopped at part score.

Board No.6, Vul EW, Dealer E

T84
Q6
AJ9
AKT83
KJ9763
A92
T6
72

On this board, my partner Elwindra played 4 and LHO led J, won by A in hand. He then played 2 to A, T to K and West took with A. West cashed heart, switched to diamond and contract was down 1. In the Open Room the opponent stopped at 2 plus 2, another double-score for Poland, we lost another 6 IMPs.

The Final Result was 11-19 VPs.

I concluded that despite of jetlag, we lost to Poland mostly because we wasted so many chances to win. The Polish had some underbid in the Open Room against my teammate, Hidayattullah-Muhammad Reza, but at the same time I did so many wrong guesses and did not handle the hands correctly. I hoped that on the next rounds I would play better.

Written By:
Freddy Yohan Hendrik
GABRIAL-UI (Gabungan Bridge Alumni Universitas Indonesia)
University of Indonesia Olympiad 2000 Bridge Team Member
Email: freddy_yh@yahoo.com

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