Today's Bridge: The scores first: Dan and I had 3630 and John and Brian had 3000 even in the first half of the tournament. CP and Mike finished their first half up by about 4000, if the reports are true. Today's rubber was mostly unspectacular, but I did have the very unusual hand S A H K-Q-x-x-x D A C A-J-x-x-x-x or so. The bidding was interesting. I opened 1H, Dan bid 1S, I bid 3C, I think Kelly bid 3D, and Dan bid 3NT. It all sounded VERY promising for slam in notrump, so I bid 4C for Gerber. Dan responded 4H. Obviously, he wasn't bidding Gerber, because there weren't two aces for him to have. Oddly, if he wasn't lying about the hearts, I figured we had a shot at slam there, so I bid 4NT. He bid 5C this time, so I closed it out in 5H even though I liked the clubs better. What he had was S K-Q-x-x H J-x-x D K-x-x C K-x-x, I think. Basically, we were in great shape except for missing the ace of trump and having to take a club finesse somehow... the finesse lost, and we made our five exactly. We ended up winning the rubber.
A bit of R&C 2, and I finally published the first chapter of Evas XLR... thanks to novademon and temaranight for prereading for me. Still got a ton of random work to do this week, and it's hot. But I really want to watch an episode of Stellvia tonight, and I haven't showered yet either. Sometimes, doing something fun has its bad effects.