Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Youngsters Can Bid Very Well Too

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Youngsters Can Bid Very Well Too

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Today, let's look at the winners of the 2015 Richard Freeman Junior Deal of the Year from the International Bridge Press Association.

The deal occurred during a four-day training visit to the Czech Republic by two pairs from the England under-20 team, Laura Covill- Stephen Kennedy and Freddie Illingworth-Ben Norton.

This auction was produced by Illingworth (North) and Norton. When West opened one diamond, and North sensibly overcalled two clubs (to make a takeout double with only a doubleton spade and such a skewed hand would not have been wise), South's two-heart advance was forcing for one round (an agreement that I like). Then the jump to five diamonds was Exclusion Key Card Blackwood. It agreed hearts, indicated a diamond void, and asked for key cards excluding the diamond ace. …

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