I did karaoke last Saturday. There, I said it, I had to get it off my chest. We (René, Nira, Claudia and I) played Singstar on the Playstation2, songs ranging from Dolly Parton’s "9 to 5" (just impossible), to Europe’s "Final Countdown" (so incredibly cheesy), to Song 2 by Blur. That last song I was able to hit the sweet spot, a golden note on the first "Woo Hoo!". The rest of the songs I did pretty awful, but we had lots of fun. I never would have guessed it was this nice.
Another one from last Tuesday:
Our opponents (NS) stumbled into the ugly contract of 2NT. There’s not even a remote chance of getting to 8 tricks, but let’s see how René and I really peeled tricks from declarer. René (West) led a for declarer’s King, I took the 3rd round of and fired back another , declarer eventually on lead with the 9.
I think declarer should be able to read the position to be something like this. A straightforward plan, try a to the 9. I cannot reproduce declarer’s play, but I do remember the endposition:
René played his 5th and South had to find a discard. Declarer is stripsqueezed! We left declarer with 5 tricks. I haven’t analyzed thoroughly, but a to the 9 looks like it could lead to a lucky seven tricks while 2 is on ice for EW. Not unimportant in pairs.