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Robot
Q95
K92
9865
1087
Robot
3
J865
AQ32
K653
Robot
AK876
73
KJ104
J4
Arthurzhou
J1042
AQ104
7
AQ92
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
X
2
4
P
P
P
D
6
4 North
NS: 0 EW: 0
7
4
K
5
0
0
1
2
6
3
A
3
1
1
2
9
3
6
0
1
2
9
8
8
10
3
2
2
A
7
3
4
3
3
2
2
8
K
J
1
4
2
6
J
Q
10
3
5
2
J
5
2
K
2
5
3
7
10
Q
J
1
6
3
5
4
9
6
3
7
3
Q
5
3
10
3
8
3
7
9
A
K
1
9
3
Q
A
4
8
1
10
3
N/S +420
13

 

On vacation in Los Angeles, there is no better way to relax than with a challenge against my dad on BBO. We regularly play these for fun, and for the educational deals that pop up once in a while.

Robot
Q95
K92
9865
1087
Robot
3
J865
AQ32
K653
Robot
AK876
73
KJ104
J4
Arthurzhou
J1042
AQ104
7
AQ92
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
X
2
4
P
P
P
D
6
4 North
NS: 0 EW: 0
7
4
K
5
0
0
1
2
6
3
A
3
1
1
2
9
3
6
0
1
2
9
8
8
10
3
2
2
A
7
3
4
3
3
2
2
8
K
J
1
4
2
6
J
Q
10
3
5
2
J
5
2
K
2
5
3
7
10
Q
J
1
6
3
5
4
9
6
3
7
3
Q
5
3
10
3
8
3
7
9
A
K
1
9
3
Q
A
4
8
1
10
3
N/S +420
13

After breezing through 5 hands in about 10 minutes, I finally received a board that required some decisions. With nothing to say over 1S, I decided to X over 2D, hoping for a making partscore. When robot bid 4H, I sighed, since I knew that the strength was pretty evenly distributed around the table. Still, maybe partner had 5 or even 6 hearts and a fitting hand. 

Robot
Q95
K92
9865
1087
Robot
3
J865
AQ32
K653
Robot
AK876
73
KJ104
J4
Arthurzhou
J1042
AQ104
7
AQ92
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
X
2
4
P
P
P
D
6
4 North
NS: 0 EW: 0
7
4
K
5
0
0
1
2
6
3
A
3
1
1
2
9
3
6
0
1
2
9
8
8
10
3
2
2
A
7
3
4
3
3
2
2
8
K
J
1
4
2
6
J
Q
10
3
5
2
J
5
2
K
2
5
3
7
10
Q
J
1
6
3
5
4
9
6
3
7
3
Q
5
3
10
3
8
3
7
9
A
K
1
9
3
Q
A
4
8
1
10
3
N/S +420
13

Unfortunately, when "dummy" came down, it wasn't looking very good. I cursed the robots for leading trumps before gathering myself to make a plan. Without a trump lead it seemed relatively easy; playing on crossruff lines would probably be successful. But with one, the robots could play at least two rounds of trump, so relying solely on a crossruff wouldn't work. With that in mind, I crossed my fingers and took the trump finesse. 

Robot
Q95
K92
9865
1087
Robot
3
J865
AQ32
K653
Robot
AK876
73
KJ104
J4
Arthurzhou
J1042
AQ104
7
AQ92
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
X
2
4
P
P
P
D
6
4 North
NS: 0 EW: 0
7
4
K
5
0
0
1
2
6
3
A
3
1
1
2
9
3
6
0
1
2
9
8
8
10
3
2
2
A
7
3
4
3
3
2
2
8
K
J
1
4
2
6
J
Q
10
3
5
2
J
5
2
K
2
5
3
7
10
Q
J
1
6
3
5
4
9
6
3
7
3
Q
5
3
10
3
8
3
7
9
A
K
1
9
3
Q
A
4
8
1
10
3
N/S +420
13

It lost, and back came another trump, which I won in dummy with the A. Next I played a spade, since no matter what I would need to eventually ruff at least one spade. The west robot won and played the third round of trump. At this point, I could envision a diamond spade squeeze on east, since he is marked with both the spade length and the diamond K. To execute the squeeze, I would have to manage entries and rectify the count at the same time. Luckily, I could just play a spade pitching a diamond to do that. 

Robot
Q95
K92
9865
1087
Robot
3
J865
AQ32
K653
Robot
AK876
73
KJ104
J4
Arthurzhou
J1042
AQ104
7
AQ92
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
X
2
4
P
P
P
D
6
4 North
NS: 0 EW: 0
7
4
K
5
0
0
1
2
6
3
A
3
1
1
2
9
3
6
0
1
2
9
8
8
10
3
2
2
A
7
3
4
3
3
2
2
8
K
J
1
4
2
6
J
Q
10
3
5
2
J
5
2
K
2
5
3
7
10
Q
J
1
6
3
5
4
9
6
3
7
3
Q
5
3
10
3
8
3
7
9
A
K
1
9
3
Q
A
4
8
1
10
3
N/S +420
13

With that plan in mind, I cashed 3 rounds of clubs to make sure they were splitting, then ran the J of spades pitching a diamond. East won with the K and returned a spade, and I stuck in the 10 just in case east started with AKQxx of spades. I knew that even if at that point west had a stiff Q left, then east must have the DK, in which case I can squeeze him. Thinking back on it, east is endplayed at this point whether he started with AKQxx xx J10xx Jx or AKxxx xx KJ10x Jx or AKQxx xx KJ10x Jx. In the former case, he must give me a free finesse in diamonds or promote my spade 10 for me. In the latter, if he returns a spade he will later get squeezed. 

Robot
Q95
K92
9865
1087
Robot
3
J865
AQ32
K653
Robot
AK876
73
KJ104
J4
Arthurzhou
J1042
AQ104
7
AQ92
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
X
2
4
P
P
P
D
6
4 North
NS: 0 EW: 0
7
4
K
5
0
0
1
2
6
3
A
3
1
1
2
9
3
6
0
1
2
9
8
8
10
3
2
2
A
7
3
4
3
3
2
2
8
K
J
1
4
2
6
J
Q
10
3
5
2
J
5
2
K
2
5
3
7
10
Q
J
1
6
3
5
4
9
6
3
7
3
Q
5
3
10
3
8
3
7
9
A
K
1
9
3
Q
A
4
8
1
10
3
N/S +420
13

The ten got covered, but at that point I was home. I ruffed, crossed with a club and played my last trump, catching east in the spade-diamond squeeze I had envisioned earlier. East correctly pitched a diamond, but I refused the finesse as he was marked with the DK by his opening 1S bid. 

Making 4H was enough for a win on the board (we were playing matchpoints) and some bragging rights at dinner.

 

Moral of the story: If your child is begging to challenge you on BBO while your family is on vacation, you didn't raise them correctly.

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