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Hi all

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.

South
6
KQ7
AKJ
KQJT82

West
North
East
South
 
1
pass
2
pass
2NT
pass
4
pass
4
pass
4NT
pass
51
pass
…7NT
a.p.
 
 
 

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?

North Dealer
– Vul
North
A7
AJ832
953
A93
West
QT842
T94
QT8
64
East
KJ953
65
7642
75
South
6
KQ7
AKJ
KQJT82

What I’m still wondering about is why we were the only pair present that bid this (in my opinion) yawningly boring grand.

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