Playing with the dumb robots, I picked up:
♠3 ♥A J 7 ♦A K 6 5 ♣A Q J 7 4.
I opened 1♣, left-hand robot bid 1♠ and partner doubled. I'm not sure if the bots understand reverses, but I tried 2♦ anyway. LHO bid 2♠ and partner doubled.
What now? I don't think pass is right (it wasn't), so I cuebid 3♠. Partner raised to me 4♠! Ooops.
I tried 6♣ and partner bid 6♠. I corrected to 6NT and partner bid 7♠, I kid you not. LHO overcalled spades and rebid spades so I'm not sure how I can have spades.
I bid 7NT and West doubled. Here are all four hands:
For -500, I scored 5.43%, so I had to look and see why this wasn't a zero.
One player passed 7♠ and went down 500. One passed 6♠ and went down 600, and one player bid 7NT, got doubled and went down 1100.
Partner passing your cuebid is a nightmare. Partner stubbornly raising a cuebid is just about as bad.
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There's a regional tournament in Raleigh NC this weekend. I lived in that area for 21 years, so I'm going back to play some bridge and visit old friends. From there, I'm traveling to St. Louis to see a Cardinals' game (they play the Phillies), then to Chicago with my sister, Kaye, and her husband to see a Cubs' game (the Cubs play San Diego). Wrigley field is on my bucket list. I was born in Chicago and have never seen the ivy -- that's not right, and has to be corrected.