Qualified, part 1

Hi all

Last weekend another GNT qualifier, this time a six person team in flight B. I’ll start with the good news: our team won the qualifier and we’re headed for Washington this summer. Yay!

Here’s a spectacular deal:

North
AQJ9652
AJ73
A5

West
North
East
South
 
 
 
1NT1
pass
22
pass
2NT3
pass
34
pass
35
pass
44
pass
46
pass
44
pass
57
pass
58
pass
5NT9
pass
610
a.p.
 

1. 10-12 balanced
2. GF relay trigger
3. No 4 crd Major, no 5 crd minor
4. Relay
5. 3-2-4-4
6. 0 Aces
7. 3 Kings
8. Superrelay (what King are you missing?)
9. In the suit most likely:
10. I have a loser

Greg’s hand kept improving during the bidding. When I showed three Kings he saw possibilities of a grand: two ruffs in the short hand. That would have been pure magic.

Full deal:

South Dealer
– Vul
North
AQJ9652
AJ73
A5
West
T3
T542
JT84
Q83
East
7
KQ9
A9532
J762
South
K84
86
KQ76
KT94

On the lead I discarded a from dummy and later I could I could pitch two more on my high . Making twelve. I really like Greg’s superrelay to investigate the grand.

There are a few caveats left for Washington, though. Someone at the ACBL has coughed up that my Dutch masterpoints are equivalent to those used in the US. That would mean I’m only eligible for flight A. But we’re trying to untangle that knot. And second, it is uncertain whether the kind of relay structure we intend to use is allowed in general or mid chart events (but I have lost track to figure out how those rulings are applied in the US).

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