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Today's Bridge: We had enough people to play, and they were the same teams as yesterday. This time, the cards weren't on our side, as the opponents bid and made four straight hands for the first rubber. We made a disappointing 3NT after that on the auction 2C-3C-3H-3NT. I wasn't playing very carefully since we were grossly overpowered for that contract, with Dan's S A-x-x H K-Q-J-x-x D A-? C A-K-Q and my S K-Q-x-x D K-J-x-x C J-x-x-x-x or so. 3NT on my part was kind of mandatory, but my initial 3C indicated a five-card suit and at least 31 points between us, so I think we should have been exploring 6C or 6NT. As it was, I went for the diamond finesse and lost it, but Dan led hearts twice and the ace never materialized, so I made 6 anyway. Had I needed 6, I would probably have counted three spades, two diamonds, and five clubs unless the split is 5-0, which it wasn't. That's ten, so I only need two hearts, and that's easy enough to establish. I'm pretty sure it's the same if we're in 6C - despite my heart void, I don't think there's a 13th trick there, and the clubs were 4-1, so I can't safely try to establish a ruff on the board for trick 13. I think either the heart ruffing finesse or the diamond finesse are my only hopes, and they both lose. The spades might split, and that's probably worth trying first.

So far, all is clear, but they're calling for some severe snow through tonight and into tomorrow, so I stocked up on tacos in case of emergency so I don't have to cook anything or venture out into the snow and ice for anything. At least, not until the tacos run out.

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Yes, I'm THAT Nidoking. Sometimes I write fanfiction... often I waste all my time playing video games and watching anime. But it's not a waste if I enjoy it, right? I can quote from a movie, video game, anime series, or British comedy apropos of just about any situation, and one of my main goals in life is to entertain people. (The other big one is amassing as much anime and manga as I can... see below for a progress report.) That's me in a nutshell. ("Help! I'm trapped in a nutshell! What a bloody great nutshell this is!")
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