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Today's Bridge: Another disappointing day. Setting a 4H was on me - I had a choice of leading a diamond through dummy's Q-J-10-7 or a spade through A-x-x-x, and I picked the diamond. The spade sets up my partner's king, and he also has the king of diamonds. As long as he doesn't cover any diamond leads, declarer eventually has to take the ace, and he's left with no way to get rid of his losing spade. I was left in a 2NT opening bid with S A-Q-x-x H A-K-Q-7 D K-Q C K-4-2, when partner (Dan H.) had S 10-9-x-x-x H x-x D A-x-x-x C 5-3. The clubs are wide open, but Dan C. led a diamond. I took a chance on a low spade, but there was no way to lose - Dan had the K-J doubleton of spades and couldn't have hurt me, even if he'd switched to clubs. When Ken kept his clubs and unguarded his hearts, I made three overtricks. But the opponents won the rubber, and our only victory was a bit of poor bidding. Dan opened 3C, Ken responded 3S, and Dan bid 3NT. Ken passed that with S A-K-J-10-9-x-x H K D A-J-x-x-x. With a void in his partner's suit, I think he needed to bid 4D, if not just 4S. Dan C. had a spade void and no entries. His best hope, I think, after the king of hearts took the opening lead, was to cash the top two spades and hope the queen would fall. I had four to the queen, so we'd get that and four more hearts (which we did), but his line of leading a diamond to his queen guaranteed the set regardless of distribution.

Today's Work: My solution worked, so we made a new build. Now it's back to administrative stuff and working on some of our bigger outstanding problems. I took a look at one form that's broken, and it's a giant mess of overlapping elements. It'll be a challenge to detangle it all.

I nearly fell asleep today - to the point of a hypnic jerk at one point. I was super-tired. I might even sleep tonight, but I always say that and it never happens.

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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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