People are investigating. I might go to Washington and play in the GNT this summer, or I might not.
I wanted to be honest and upfront with the ACBL about my bridge experience in The Netherlands. In return I get burdened with too many points, with the result I’m not eligible anymore for almost any tournament, except open ones. By the way, please ask me if I got a fair chance to appeal the decision of “awarding” me 5000 points.
Alright, enough sadness. I’m happy I can say that I have some very competent and aware people fighting for my case.
In this slam you can picture the play already during the bidding:
2. 4441 with a red singleton, 8-11 or 15+
4. Singleton , 8-11 hcp
5. 1 Ace
6. 1 King (not King because of singleton)
7. No Queens
8. No need to play, I can almost claim this
From the bidding I have a clear picture of the play. Ruff three in dummy and then draw trumps with King and Ace. If they split we have everything.
This was the complete deal:
West led his stiff trump, solving the trump problem. Greg ruffed two in his hand and drew the other two outstanding trumps. Next he tried to apply some pressure by playing more trumps. This is the situation with one more trump to go:
A nice double squeeze for a fine +1010.