(Dis)Qualified, part 3

Hi all

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:

North
A9653
K6
A865
AK

West
North
East
South
 
11
pass
2NT2
pass
33
pass
34
pass
33
pass
35
pass
43
pass
46
pass
4NT3
pass
57
pass
68
a.p.
 

1. Big
2. 4441 with a red singleton, 8-11 or 15+
3. Relay
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:

North Dealer
– Vul
North
A9653
K6
A865
AK
West
T
Q85
J9742
T752
East
Q72
JT73
KT3
Q93
South
KJ84
A942
Q
J864

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:

North Dealer
– Vul
North
5
6
8
West
Q8
J
East
JT
Q
South
A9
J

A nice double squeeze for a fine +1010.

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