Nidoking (nidoking) wrote,
Nidoking
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I hate rain too, but you can't really stop that.

Today's Bridge: We had just enough people to play, and Ken and I held out as well as we could - when he opened 1C and I had S Q-x-x-x K J-x-x-x-x D K-x C x-x or so, I felt compelled to bid 1H, and when he jumped to 3C, I took it that he didn't have four spades to bid and thought 3H was the most useful bid. he raised me to 4H - naturally, I had no way to make it, but I held it to off one. I had more luck with S J-x-x H A-K-x-x D K-x C A-Q-x-x. I opened 1NT, Ken bid 2C Stayman, I responded 2H, and he raised to game with S K-Q H Q-x-x-x D J-x-x-x C K-x-x. Kevin started with A-x of diamonds, so I took the king perforce and led my top two hearts, finding a 4-1 split with Jerry holding the J-10 to my right. I crossed to the king of clubs, ruffed a diamond, then crossed to the king of spades (which held) and ruffed the last diamond. (I think I did that in the wrong order - if Jerry holds the ace of spades, I think he's more likely to hold up if he doesn't know that I'm trying to ruff away my heart holding.) From there, I ran my two clubs, with Jerry ruffing the second and leading back a diamond. I ruffed on the board, cashed the queen to pull his last heart, and had only the last spade to lose to the ace. From there, there were a few set contracts before the opponents made a game and a relatively cold slam in a row (bid at 3NT, making 6NT or 6D barring a singleton lead and a ruff after taking the ace of diamonds).

Today's Work: I had a goal, and I met it.

The commute home was a real pain due to very heavy rain - after passing an accident that was fortunately not blocking the road, I hit flooded roads that took control away even when I was driving slowly, and the car behind me STILL tailgated me most of the way. I hate other drivers.
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