Very well done to Team Edmonds on their first appearance at the event. They were never behind in the event and won by a margin of 28 Victory Points.
Players of the Match
Well done to Zatorski / Klukowski who topped the Butler IMPs.
Not an enormous surprise but well done to team Edmonds who win on their Lederer debut. Harris who won last year snuck back to second and Periculo stayed in third. Well done all!
Edmonds way out heading into last
Edmonds not likely to be caught now but the race is on for second!
Still Edmonds after 7
Team Edmonds are still over 20 VPs ahead of Black and Periculo and remarkably have not lost a match!
Edmonds increase lead after 6
Edmonds now lead by 27 VPs but it’s all change after that as Periculo and Black move into second and third respectively.
Round 6 Gallery
A swingy hand from Match 3
One of the swingier boards in Match 3 was hand 29. The field split evenly between those who got to slam and those who stopped in game. Of the 5 who who reached slam 3 declarers made it: Andrew Robson, Boye Brogeland and David Bakhshi.
As one of Robson’s BBO commentators said, it’s not just about playing spades first from the west hand, but also about deciding whether restricted choice (assuming the jack of spades is a singleton when it pops up) provides the best odds.
Anyhow from different sides these two declarers prevailed for a nice pick-up for their side.
Bakhshi wasn’t on Vugraph for the hand but got a diamond lead and picked up the spade suit playing towards the King first.
Thanks to Sarah Bell for her awesome Vugraph operating and for pointing out this hand.