First you’ve got to check out this YouTube movie. It’s incredibly funny.
Alright, back to semi-serious business. Last deal (probably) and story of 2010, it all happened on a Wednesday Piedmont teams night. I’m holding a fairly good hand:
1. GF, 4+ support
2. More than average (we play step responses to 2NT)
5. Two keycards with trump Queen, or extra length
6. You’ve got to be kidding me!
Over 4 I decided not to show my void in because partner made a cue bid in that suit. Perhaps I should have Void-wooded myself instead of handing the captaincy to partner. West decided not to trust our bidding and for reasons only known to him pulled a pretty experimental and expensive double from his bidding box. The full deal proved to be like this:
I claim 13 tricks in trick one and I am pretty certain I haven’t seen a +1820 score before. West, though, screams for the director. It seems we should not have alerted during the keycard sequence [as we did], but inform our opponents that we had a keycard sequence [as we did not].
I felt the ground crumbling under my feet. What’s wrong with bridge in the US? Can’t people think for themselves anymore?
Anyway, when the director asked the player agreed he wasn’t hurt during the play, and that he asked for clarification up to the cue bids but then disregarded the rest of the auction. So the director maintained the result. Yay! I got to keep my 6!! result!
Happy & merry holidays to you all.