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Today's Bridge: We dragged Brent and Nathan in for a game, and it didn't go well for us. With my S x-x H K-x-x D Q-10-6-4-3-2 C A-x, I think we had a line to set 3NT, but I couldn't convince Nathan to lead my suit, and the opponents were able to run a long club suit and take a few other tricks on the side. Then Nathan opened 1NT when I had S A-8-x-x-x-x H J-x-x-x-x C K-x. Playing Jacoby Transfers, I bid 2H, transferring him to 2S, then jumped to 4H to force game in his choice of majors. He let me have it with S K-J-x H A-10-x-x D A-Q C 10-x-x-x - a slight overbid from each of us, but it's got good chances. Brent led a diamond, so I gave the queen a try, and it won. I threw both of my clubs on the diamonds, then cashed the trump ace, dropping the king from my right. I ran the ten, and Dan took the queen as trump split 2-2. He led a club, so I ruffed, and I probably took the wrong percentage play by finessing the jack of spades - Brent likely doesn't have a singleton spade, or he would have led it, so he's at worst an even chance to hold the queen, but Dan had it, and the split was also 2-2. So I only got one overtrick. They made a 2S that might have been settable, but I don't think so, and then finished with a 2NT that we couldn't touch. The final hand was Brent's 1NT opener, and I think we could have held him to it at best.

Today's Work: It was something being back on-site after all this time, but I spent most of the morning talking with the team about what's coming up, and the rest of the morning in a safety meeting. We've got huge problems to tackle in the near future, so I've got something much more interesting to do for a while.

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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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