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A Minor Case of Deja Vu
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A rare venture last night (Friday the 12th) to the local duplicate saw me partnering one of Canada's rising stars, born in the 21st Century. Needless to say, there were few (if any) players in the room younger than our combined age.

After what seemed like a poor start (but turned out just fine), midway through the evening we encounter board 11. I pick up this whopper:

North
6
AQJ732
AQJ942

Our 10 minute discussion prior to the game did not include what a 4NT opening meant, so I started with 1, prepared for a fiercely competitive auction.

W
N
E
S
P
P
1
1
2
2
4NT
5
P
P
6
X
P
6
X
P
P
P

Once partner showed support, I was not defending below the 6-level. As it was, RHO made a winning guess to pull to 6, for the full hand was:

West
AKJ103
J7543
10
76
North
6
AQJ732
AQJ942
East
Q987652
AK92
4
8
South
4
Q108
K9865
K1053
D

A few tables recorded the expected +1090. A little perturbed at the way our game was going, at least I could say I picked up a rock-crusher 0-1-6-6 hand. It would probably take years (remember, I don't play much) to encounter another one, right?

After holding 12 minor cards, on Friday the 12th, and being able to take 12 tricks, here was the very next board. Yes, board 12.

North
Q
AJ10874
AJ10764

I nearly fell off my chair! 0-1-6-6 two consecutive hands? With identical suits each time (AQJxxx & AJTxxx)??

This time I reigned it in, and it was a good thing...

West
AKQ976
K53
KQ3
2
North
Q
AJ10874
AJ10764
East
52
A108642
2
KQ95
South
J10843
J97
965
83
W
N
E
S
1
2NT
X
3
3
4
P
P
P
D
4 South
NS: 0 EW: 0

-100 was a fine score.

What are the strangest consecutive things people have encountered in the game?

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