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Today's Bridge: Each side started with 2NT with an overtrick, but ours was either luck or uninspired defense, while the opponents had 3NT or 4H in the bag. Then we had a goulash - my hand was H J-10-9 D Q-J-9-x-x-x C A-J-x-x, so even though I knew distributions were bad all around, I opened 2D, mostly to prevent the opponents from finding something. Dan C. let that go with S K-10-x-x-x-x H A-K-Q-x D A-K-x - I took the opening heart lead in hand, ruffed a club, ruffed a spade, ruffed a second club, cashed the ace of diamonds, then ruffed a spade and pulled trump in two rounds to claim. Even a diamond lead doesn't hurt us, because I can still ruff two clubs, and it saves me having to worry about finessing for the ten if diamonds don't split. I had a couple of sacrifices that didn't work out, particularly S A-K-x-x D K-Q-x-x-x C Q-J-x-x. I opened 1D, 1H, 1S (close to a jump, but not quite strong enough), 2H, 3C, 3NT, and I shifted to 4D because I thought notrump would be a disaster. Dan left me there with S J-x-x H K-Q-x-x-x D 10-x C A-x-x, and I ended up off two thanks to a 4-2 diamond split and a forcing defense in spades. Maybe I should have left it at 3NT, but we don't have enough stops to set up nine tricks anywhere.

Today's Work: I got involved in cleaning up our processes again and didn't get around to setting up some of the things I needed to do. Tomorrow, I hope.

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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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