Initcap

Hi all

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.

South
K74
AKJ98
AT873
West
North
East
South
 
 
 
1
pass
21
pass
22
pass
3
pass
4
pass
5
pass
6
a.p.

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:

South Dealer
NS Vul
North
JT6
6
KQ65
AKT84
West
Q82
T53
94
QJ932
East
A953
Q742
J2
765
South
K74
AKJ98
AT873

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.

3 thoughts on “Initcap

  1. Hey Jannes,

    congratulations on getting the certificate. Very well done! I hope this’ll provide a little more leverage on getting a good job. Any progress in the search so far?

    I hope everything is still going well for the both of you in the US.
    Greetings,

    Martijn

  2. Hi Jannes,

    congrats on your certificate.

    But, one comment about your nice story: I hope the USA ladies team don’t read the ‘ugly guys’ part, since they were to be our opponents had we won that match!

    x,
    Dennis

  3. Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

    USA Ladies… Right. I granted myself some artistic liberty you could say. Even if they do read my blog, they’ll never connect that to me irl… (I hope)

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