Mike Yuen — Mike talks about bridge

“Do you feel lucky?”

In the 1971 film Dirty Harry. Clint Eastwood plays the role of Inspector Harry Callahan of the San Francisco Police.

At a bank robbery, Callahan points his .44 Magnum at one of the robber who was lying near a loaded shotgun.

“I know what you’re thinking: “Did he fire six shots, or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well do ya, punk?”

The robber surrenders.

Wrong! Callahan’s gun was empty.

Later in the film, Harry Callahan confronted the sadistic killer Scorpio and made his “Do you feel lucky, punk?” speech. This time Scorpio went for his gun.

Wrong! Callahan shot him in the chest, propelling Scorpio into a pool of water.

Playing IMPs; Dealer North. Both sides vulnerable. 

I picked up this hand.   AQ83  A76  7  AQJ92

This was the auction.

West North East South
  1  2  3♣* 
3   4   6   All pass 


3♣* was alerted as a nice heart raise.

I thought to myself. Partner has to have long spades and short hearts. North opened the bidding, If we need a black suit finesse it rates to be onside. So I bid six spades.

Wrong! They led ace of diamond and the king of club was offside.

“Do you feel lucky, punk?” rings in my head.



Bobby WolffJanuary 16th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Hi Mike,

Yes, I do feel lucky since, being a firm believer in the law of averages, I will definitely expect a compensating very lucky event to transpire. I may have to wait awhile, but as long as I do not give up trying, it will get here.

It perhaps is one of the biggest blessings in life to be a confirmed optimist.

I enjoy your stories.

MichaelJanuary 18th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Good to hear from you and glad you like it.

I am with you regarding the law of averages. Will keep on bidding.


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