In Oracle PL/SQL, the initcap function sets the first character in each word to uppercase and the rest to lowercase. Click here for an example. I guess people outside The Netherlands just have trouble with my last name (only “Oever” should be initcap’ed), but even so, I’m glowing with pride.
Here’s a nice slam from a side knockout event in DC. Pay some attention to the bidding sequence. The opponents must have thought we were beginners.
1. Natural or invite+ with
2. Any minimum or natural (3 would have shown a better hand)
Dennis naturally reversed into his four card and found me with a gigantic find and more than a minimum. I felt I could bypass 3NT and tic tic boom: 6.
This was the full deal:
After the trump lead I could ruff my suit good and I pitched my losers on dummy’s . Twelve tricks and a big gain when the opponents stopped in 3NT. We lost in the semi-finals against the team that eventually won the knockout. But hey, when the Swedish girls team got knocked out in the semi-finals too, we had nothing to play for anymore. Sitting down against a bunch of ugly ass guys is certainly a lot less appealing.