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This profile was last updated on 4/29/07  and contains information from public web pages.
 
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  • Brookline MA
  • Boston MA
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15 Pat McDevitt ...
www.nebridge.org, 29 April 2007 [cached]
15 Pat McDevitt
buzz0508 - New England Bridge Conference - ACBL District 25
www.nebridge.org, 1 May 2008 [cached]
Steve Earl, Allan Rothenberg, Pat McDevitt, Geof Brod, Rich DeMartino, and Steve Becker.
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The South cards are a minimum notrump, but McDevitt gambled that he could do something with his diamonds.
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McDevitt, faced with a more challenging goal, made an odd-looking duck of the HQ, hoping for a diamond shift.
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Now Merblum's entry was gone, and McDevitt could make 3NT by ducking the next spade.
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Law of Total Tricks fans will tell you McDevitt got what he deserved, going -50 when 3D wasn't making. In fact, best defense defeats even DeMartino's 2D despite best declarer play: SQ ducked, SA, HA, S ruff, club before the HK is dislodged. Arvedon thought he was being stolen from (correct), but didn't want to double with such poor majors.
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With a bit extra, McDevitt manufactured a slam try of 4D over 3S.
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Perhaps for that reason a 5S bid over 4S, if understood to ask about trump quality, would put the issue in better focus for McDevitt than 4NT did for Brod.
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Where McDevitt had bid twice, it seemed right to play him for all the oustanding high cards, so Merblum picked up the trumps but not the clubs, for 420.
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McDevitt ran from 2C and improved the contract considerably. In fact, with both diamonds and spades 3-3, he could have made 4 if he played for control. Understandably, he won the heart lead and played on crossruff lines, ending with 9 tricks for 140.
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McDevitt led the C4.
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Pat returned the C5 to the C2 and C8. Perhaps returning the C10 would have been better, but I think Brod should have played McDevitt for both major aces and got this right.
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The upshot was that McDevitt also ducked the diamond, but Doub didn't take his eight tricks!
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Pat cashed two diamonds, on which Brod signaled desperately with the C10, and Pat finally got the message.
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Pat cashed two diamonds, on which Brod signaled desperately with the C10, and Pat finally got the message.
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Stiefel and McDevitt could expect that East-West were out of gas once East backpedaled with 3S, so they weren't saving when they leaped to 5D.
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McDevitt ducked to his SJ, drew trumps, and ruffed out the DQ to make 7 for 440.
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McDevitt led his trump five against 4C.
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When McDevitt got in with his DA, he drew two trumps with one, and all Doub scored was CA, HAK, three diamonds, and two ruffs. Down 2.
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Merblum made five when McDevitt led his D10 and the subsequent defense faltered.
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McDevitt led the D6, ducked to Merblum's D10. All Merblum could do was cash his nine tricks.
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Doug was going down if both aces were wrong, or if McDevitt had both aces plus three trumps.
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Interestingly, on this layout, if Geof raised Pat's 3S to 4S, Pat could make it against any defense, because spades are 3-3 and the hand with the SA has only 3 clubs (play it out mentally on three defenses: two rounds of clubs; a low trump lead; and ace and another trump).
13. Pat McDevitt, Brookline ...
nebridge.org, 1 Oct 2011 [cached]
13. Pat McDevitt, Brookline MA 13,501
13. Pat McDevitt, Brookline ...
nebridge.org, 1 July 2011 [cached]
13. Pat McDevitt, Brookline MA 13,290
Pat McDevitt, Brookline ...
nebridge.org, 1 Dec 2009 [cached]
Pat McDevitt, Brookline MA
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