Mike Yuen — Mike talks about bridge

Some days are not even worth getting out of bed.

It has been tough going so far at the Reno tournament. I was hoping things would change for the better for Brad and I, in the last event of the week, the NABC Swiss.

We didn’t have to wait long to test the water. Match 1. against Mary Ann Berg and John Mohan.

Board 1. Dealer North. Non vulnerable.

As South I held. 762 A65 875 A1062



West North East South
  Pass 1 Pass
1 Pass 2 Pass
3 Pass 4 Pass
Pass Pass    


It is time for one of my attacking leads. I led the two of clubs.

Dummy hit with, K1095 KQ1098 3 753 -Just the club holding I was hoping for-John played the 3 from dummy, Brad the jack and John won with the king. Now three of spade, six, king, Brad won with the ace. What a nice partner, returned the eight of club, Queen and I took that with my ace, five. 

No sooner had I put the ten of clubs on the table, John asked us if we ever lose our aces? Hmmm was he upset that I found the lead to beat him? Being unlucky this week, you know the answer.

He ruffed my ten of club and claimed making five. Drew three rounds of trump, discarded all five of dummy’s hearts on his good diamonds and ruff the last heart!

We did have a good laugh at the table. John and I “high fived”

These were the hands. 


Dealer: North

Vul: Non

Mary Ann John
K1095 QJ84
KQ1098 2
3 AKQJ102
753 KQ


So much for my brilliancy, lost an ace and an imp! 

After this weekend, will take some time off bridge and go play Acquire.

1 Comment

Ross TaylorMarch 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am

Great story Michael – yep – just wasn’t your week.

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