Mike Yuen — Mike talks about bridge

Poznan, Poland.

I am here in Poznan, Poland for The 5th European Open Bridge Championships.

If you think NABC in the USA and Canada are long, these championships will run for the next two weeks. Being the open championship, there are 1591 players from 53 different countries playing here.

The first event is the Mixed Teams. I am playing with my German friends, Pony Nehmert, Barbard Gotard, Marie Eggeling, Thomas Gotard and Tomasz Gotard on the PONY team. 

There are 90 teams in this event. The teams are divided into 15 groups of 6. A round robin of 5 matches the first day, top 3 of each group advance to the A-Swiss, the rest to B-Swiss. 

To-morrow, the top 27 teams from A-Swiss and 5 teams from B-Swiss will play KO over the next three days.

We were 2nd in our group and will play another day. Results are posted on line.

On the last round and last board, we needed 1 imp to qualify.

Round Robin- Round 5. Board 20. Dealer West. All Vul.

You as East hold Q1098542 42 87 87

1 – DBL to you, what would you bid?

At my table, Pony-East bid 2 weak. I-West corrected to 3 , down 1 for -100


West North East South
1 DBL 2 Pass
3   Pass Pass  Pass


At the other table, East bid 3  and played there. Our teammates defended well, down 4 for +400. We won 7 imps.

This was the deal.


























Barbara, Pony, Tomasz, Michael, Marie and Thomas.

Barbara, Pony, Tomasz, Michael, Marie and Thomas.


Judy Kay-WolffJune 19th, 2011 at 1:53 am

Dear Michael:

Yes your Poland trip is reminiscent of our long trek to Eindhoven (via Brussels) come October. I hope the mileage makes it worth well. Sounds like you are on a compatible team. Continue to do well.

Judy and Bobby

PaulJune 19th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Sorry but I did not appreciate that your team was getting splattered as we were chatting earlier today. Clearly sitting you and Pony out was a mistake 🙂

Very pleased to see that the team recovered well, so good luck in the round of 32 (and round of 16) tomorrow!

MichaelJune 20th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Thanks Judy and Bobby, am having great fun and bridge is not bad either.

MichaelJune 20th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Thanks Paul, that teach me to watch BBO while sitting out:)

Leave a comment

Your comment