European Open Championships - Ostende 2013

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La Squadra Zimmermann ha vinto la Coupe de France!

Written by Staff on Sunday, 22 December 2013 18:31. Posted in European Open Championships - Ostende 2013

Questo pomeriggio la Squadra Zimmermann ha vinto la Finale della Coupe de France.

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New day, new championship...

Written by Fulvio Fantoni on Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:11. Posted in European Open Championships - Ostende 2013

Hi all :)
The road to success has many milestones... Our goal was reaching the final of the Mixed Pairs Championship :)
Then, in the final, domino effect: I will avoid to hurt your sensitivity and I won't tell you about our disasters...

Yesterday we went back at the table for the Mixed Teams Championship. With Claudio and Federica and our friends Katia and Alessandro we will do our best to go on enjoying this Championship.

See you soon for some updates
Fulvio

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Well done partner!

Written by Fulvio Fantoni on Monday, 17 June 2013 09:49. Posted in European Open Championships - Ostende 2013

Ciao :)
we reached the final of the Mixed Pairs Championship.
I'd like to tell you about a nice board played by Iolanda.

2013 06 17 m1

2013 06 17 m1l1

10fiori = Polish Club
10quadri = 0-7
X = we don't have agreements, but any interpretation can work here
3NT = being 0quadri 4/3, playing NT is ok... besides Iolanda is playing the hand and I am sure she will make :)

So the contract is 3NT by Iolanda (South).
Lead: 0fioriA.
After the 0fioriA lead, West plays the 0fioriQ, East discarding 0cuori and Iolanda taking with the 0fioriK.
Now she can count: 3 tricks in 0cuori, 2 tricks in 0picche, 1 trick in 0fiori (already made) and one more trick in 0fiori (in fact she has 9 and 10x).
She needs 2 more tricks, and so:
0picche must be divided 3-3
0quadri have to be guessed.

Iolanda plays a 0picche, on which West follows with a low card and dummy with 0picche8. East takes and plays a 0cuori. Iolanda takes with the 0cuoriA, plays the 0piccheA, then 0picche to the K and discovers that 0picche are 3-3. She cashes the fourth 0picche and discards a 0quadri on it.
Now she plays 0quadri and when East follows with a low card she just counts: West showed 7 points in 0fiori, 2 points in 0picche... then he must have the 0quadriA, too. So she plays the 0quadriJ.
Total: 3 tricks in 0cuori, 3 tricks in 0picche, 2 tricks in 0fiori, 1 trick in 0quadri. Well done partner :)

 

 

 

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European Open Championships - Ostende 2013

Written by Fulvio Fantoni on Thursday, 13 June 2013 17:47. Posted in European Open Championships - Ostende 2013

Hi all :)
after few days in Italy and the lesson in Falconara we are now going to Ostende, in Belgium, where the European Open Championships will be held.

Claudio and I are participating these events:

Mixed Pairs tournament

I am going to play with my wife Iolanda, while Claudio is playing with his partner, Federica Sani.
This competition will be held on:
- Saturday, June 15th (qualifications)
- Sunday, June 16th (qualifications)
- Monday June 17th (final)
- Tuesday June 18th (final).

Mixed Teams tournament

We are participating the Mixed Teams tournament in this formation:
Monaco FN (FN stands for Fantunes :)): Katia Pignatti-Alessandro Puglia, Federica Sani-Claudio Nunes, Iolanda Riolo-Fulvio Fantoni.
A fierce team of friends coming from different towns: Monte-Carlo, Palermo, Roma and Bergamo! :)

The competition will be held on:
- Wednesday June 19th, 5 matches 10 boards each
- Thursday June 20th, 5 matches 10 boards each
- Friday June 21st, 5 matches 10 boards each

Open Teams tournament

We are playing this event with our usual team: Pierre Zimmermann-Franck Multon, Geir Helgemo-Tor Helness, Claudio Nunes-Fulvio Fantoni.

- Saturday June 22nd (qualifications)
- Sunday June 23rd (qualifications)
- Monday June 24th (Round of 16 and round of 8)
- Tuesday June 25th (Semifinal and Final)

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What about all these events?
In this tournament being good players of course matters, but at the same time in every match few boards are played and consequently even good luck has its importance.

And what about the Open Pairs tournament? Not this time: June 26th is my son's Luca's birthday and we have to celebrate :)

See you soon for some updates from Ostenda
Fulvio

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