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USBC hand

West
Q8765
AKQ4
7
A63
North
K1032
9753
AK109
7
East
A
1082
864
KQJ854
South
J94
J6
QJ532
1092
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
3
P
5
P
6
P
P
P
D
6 East
NS: 0 EW: 0

This hand summaizes what's great about this game for me.

Late in the last set, with Fleisher having closed in on Diamond...this hand came up.

Geoff Hampson made an awesome bid, I guess he was thinking there was no way Eric Greco could jump to 5C without these clubs and 6 not have a play.

I thought to myself..well that's it...they probably won the match.

I switched to the other table to watch Grue-Moss stop in 2H.

I believe one of the commentators mentioned this was a disastrous lead.

But a strange thing happened on the way to the forum.

GH, like most people strongly suspected that the HJ was stiff.

So he tried to ruff out the SK as his 12th trick...no luck

The "disastrous lead" turned out to "brilliant".

It tangled communications and took a winning line out of play.

So a 13+ IMP loss turned into a 7 IMP gain!

All on the basis of a lead.

(I sincerely apologize to anyone involved if I've if they they think I should not have bright this up, but I really think its one of the most interesting bid/play hands I've ever seen).

BTW, can someone tell me how directly access/copy BBO Vugraph hands if that's possible? Also the auction after 6C is all pass...don't know how to change that.

God, I used to be like a tech God to old people..now I'm old people. :-)

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