Nidoking (nidoking) wrote,
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I'm getting things done, at least

Today's Bridge: We made up for yesterday by bidding a lot of games. I think I was right to bid the ones I bid - the first one was a nine-card trump fit and a near-opener opposite a bare minimum opener, and I thought it was worth a shot even so. I made 4H with two overtricks next, but it wouldn't have made slam. Then I went for a more traditional jump to game - Jerry opened 1H and Ken overcalled 1S, so with five spades to the nine and A-K-x of hearts plus another ace, I jumped to game. Dan H. led a club, and the opponents took the first two tricks before Ken got in the lead. With six spades to the A-Q-J-10 in hand, he decided to cross to dummy with a heart to take a spade finesse. Dan ruffed that and led a third club for Jerry to ruff with the king. I think cashing the ace and playing for the drop was a better play - Dan had led a club instead of his partner's suit, which indicated a likely void. Ken's response was that the club might have been a short suit he was hoping to ruff, but even with a singleton club and two hearts, I think hearts would be the more obvious lead, and if he had three hearts, that wouldn't leave Jerry many for his opening bid, not to mention support for Jerry's hearts, which he didn't bid. It's also worth considering the trump position - if Dan has both of them, there's no winning play, and if they're split, cashing the ace is the winning play - the finesse is 50/50 in that case. The finesse only works if Jerry has both spades, in which case, why would Dan be angling for a ruff? The opponents made their game while we suffered set after set, and our last hand was a 1S with two overtricks and no play for game.

Today's Work: I found a viable workaround for the problem - it's a pain, but it's what I have to do. I think I missed an important step, though, so I need to put that in tomorrow morning. I also found a quick solution for the other problem, which isn't likely to show up once I solve the first, but it's a good thing to have in there anyway.

I bought bananas two days ago, and they're already rotting. They're in the fridge AND the stems are wrapped in plastic. What's wrong with fruit these days? Maybe I really do need to start buying my fruit somewhere else. Or... canned. *shudder*
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