Nidoking (nidoking) wrote,

Before you remove the speck from your eye, something something

Today's Bridge: The only hand I played was a 2NT that I never should have declared and never should have been made. Ken opened 2D and with S Q-x-x-x H A-J-x-x D A-10-x C A-x, I felt I was worth a 2H on the path to an inevitable 3D. When Dan C. balanced at 2S, however, I felt 2NT might be doable if I declared. Ken had S x H x-x-x D K-J-x-x-x-x-x C x-x, which is great if diamonds split well, but when I took the ace of clubs on the opening lead and ran the ace of diamonds, Dan showed out. I had no choice but to run the ten and Paul actually took a while to think before taking the queen. (If he holds up for some reason, it falls to the king and I get seven diamonds and the two aces.) He led the seven of clubs to Dan's eight, and Dan inexplicably decided to switch to a heart instead of continuing clubs or attacking spades. We made the only game of the rubber after a couple of two-trick sets, while the opponents racked up a two-trick set of their own, a cold slam played at 1S because Paul forgot to open 2C (I had A-K-J-x-x of diamonds, which I think was all the power on our side, and Paul was void), and I think we ended by setting them a final time in 4C, their desperation contract to overcome our game lead.

It was a really late day, partly because of last night's ill-chosen dinner and partly because I got a speck of something in my eye and couldn't get to sleep. Maybe tonight will go a bit better. It can hardly go worse. (I say, inviting exactly that.)

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