Bridge: USA wins Hua Yuan Cup

By MATTHEW GRANOVETTER
October 26, 2017 17:34
1 minute read.
A dealer shuffles the cards.

A dealer shuffles the cards. . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Last week, a team from the USA won the 2017 Hua Yuan Cup, a women’s tournament in Beijing. They won the $30,000 first prize. Second place went to a team from France. The most spectacular hand of the tournament was this one, in a match between England and the USA.

England’s Sally Brock (South) opened the bidding one diamond and Sylvia Shi (West) passed, since she had no good call. North responded one spade, Pamela Granovetter (my wife) passed, of course, with not a jack in her hand. South rebid two clubs and West came to life with a double. North redoubled (a mistake) to show a good hand, and then everyone passed! So poor South was left in two clubs redoubled.

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