When Kate plays online, Notzia and I take turns as her partner. Whoever shows up first plays with her, and the other either kibitzes or goes off to play online poker.
Yesterday was Kate's birthday, so I arrived at OKbridge early (no use taking any chances), sorry Notzia. The question she asked meant: Hey, today is my special day, so let's do something special at the bridge table (grand slams are rare).
We didn't bid any grands, but this deal (rotated) was fun:
♥ A K 5 2
♦ Q 5 3
♣ K 9 8 4 2
♠ J 10 5 ♠ A 6 2
♥ Q 10 9 6 4 ♥ J 8 7 3
♦ 6 ♦ K J 8 7 4
♣ A J 10 3 ♣ 6
♠ Q 9 8 7 4 3
♦ A 10 9 2
♣ Q 7 5
West North East South
1♣ 1♦ 1♠
Pass 2♣ Pass 2♠
What do you think of North's 2♣ rebid? I usually rebid 1NT. Some partner's don't like it, but I think it's better than rebidding a ragged five-card club suit. What do you think?
Kate led the ♦6. Declarer played low from dummy and won my jack with his ace. He led a spade to the king, I took my ace and the birthday party fun started.
I played the ♦K and another which Kate ruffed. She led the ♣A and another which I ruffed. I continued with another diamond and Kate ruffed again. Whee! Are we having fun yet? She led a third round of clubs and I ruffed for down two.
Our score of plus 200 was good for plus 3.12 IMPs. You can see all the scores here.
Sorry, it wasn't a grand pard, but Happy Birthday anyway -- you're the best!
Here is the same deal with the Bridge Base Online Handviewer: