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Hi all

Last weekend was filled with bridge. I played two events in El Cerrito, pairs on Saturday and teams on Sunday. We didn’t do too well in the pairs event, but there were a couple of nice deals:

West Dealer
NS Vul
North
96
AT2
KQJ4
KQT9
West
854
Q973
8
AJ432
East
J
J654
A976532
8
South
AKQT732
K8
T
765

I opened the South hand with 1 and over Elenalani’s 2 (?) response I cooked up a cunning plan. Those solid surely look nice in NT too, so I rebid 2NT. Elenalani raised me to 3NT. As you can see we’re off just two Aces for +660, and all match points.

I tell you, if I did this on a regular Dombo club night it would be an average plus, maybe. Basically every solid and semi-solid suit gets promoted to source of tricks in NT. It might not be good bridge, but in the US it still sure is worth a helluva lot of match points.

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