I was very busy in the past two days so I couldn't write here. Now let's try to catch up a bit.
In Board 25 of Round 15 the main problem seems to be whether EW will reach their 6H slam. Should they reach it they'll probably make it, although there were some casualties at some tables. But Argentina managed to score almost as much as a vulnerable slam, even if they stayed in game. How?
Well, they bid 3NT instead of 4H and South, Zia incidentally, doubled. But where did Zia find his double? Watch the auction:
-------- Brd 25 A93 West K9875 NS Q JT96 Lambardi T87 QJ65 T2 Q63 T87632 J KQ 85432 Rosenberg ZIA K42 AJ4 AK954 A7 Palazzo W N E S ================ 1NT P 2C X 2D 3C P 3NT P P X P P P --------Matthew Rosenberg is one of the world's best players and well-known for immaculate ethics, but he is also known that he likes to psych once in a blue moon. He did that at the Salsomaggiore Olympiad (1992), when he opened a flat 2-pointer with 1NT (partner raised to three, psych gained 2 imps), he repeated it here. However, here the psych didn't turn out so well; I am not privy to the meaning of the various calls, for instance Lambardi' s 3C, but the fact is that Zia doubled the final 3NT.
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