Today Sanne and I went to a restaurant called The Stinking Rose. As you already might have guessed, garlic is their specialty. We shared a garlic fontina fondue first, and I had a very, very tender short rib (garlic braised) as a main course. Amazing! Well, if you have any plans visiting us (or just San Francisco), go there. You will not be disappointed.
Last week Sanne and I played a sectional in El Cerrito. They don’t know about Dutch masterpoints, but the lady looked at us and thought we would fit in the medium group. Oh well… Here’s a mamma-pappa-slam. At least I thought it was.
1. 0 or 3 Aces
I probably could have bid a forcing 3, but I wasn’t sure. So I opted for a self agreeing 4. La-die-la-die-la, I asked for Aces and when Sanne showed three of them I could count to 14 tricks. Director! Where is the 8NT card in my biddingbox?
What I’m still wondering about is why we were the only pair present that bid this (in my opinion) yawningly boring grand.