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This past weekend, team RENGSTORFF (John R, Eisenstein, Olafsson, Trenka, Radin, Lipkin) played a semi-final GNT match against team WILSON (Alison W, Willenken, Lev, Polowan, Nistor, Rotaru). There were many swings, but the following hand was truly wild at both tables. And no one was happy with what transpired!

West
K73
A109
3
AKJ652
North
J9
J75
AQJ98652
East
A10842
K104
Q9874
South
Q65
KQ86432
7
103
W
N
E
S
2
?
D

The first problem is whether to pass or bid. What is your choice?

West
K73
A109
3
AKJ652
North
J9
J75
AQJ98652
East
A10842
K104
Q9874
South
Q65
KQ86432
7
103
W
N
E
S
2
3
4
5
P
?
D

Do you pass or rebid hearts?

West
K73
A109
3
AKJ652
North
J9
J75
AQJ98652
East
A10842
K104
Q9874
South
Q65
KQ86432
7
103
W
N
E
S
 
2
3
4
5
P
5
6
6
6
P
P
X
P
P
P
D
6X East
NS: 0 EW: 0

What do you lead? Is x Lightner?

I am the lucky goat on this hand. Arguably I may have overbid twice. Then I failed to take the inference that a passable 5 meant we had two spade losers- and THUS 6 was a sac and THUS x must be Lightner.

Fortunately, although partner never got the club ruff, he did hold Jx, so 6 failed on the diamond lead. And 6 would have made.

This wild hand generated all of 7 IMPS of swing! At the other table the auction was: P - 3 - 3NT - 4 - X all pass, down 1. 

Our teammates were unhappy they didn't bid out; our opponents were unhappy they didn't defend 6x. And there were 12 other wild results to boot!

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