One of the first things I was taught as a fraternity house level beginner was that when you know your side has the values for game it's your job to make sure you you get there. East was cutting things way too fine by passing 2N.
Correction: I ...
For KC I got a room at a Marriott Residence Inn alleged to be less than a mile from the site, at 2975 Main St.
Any suggestions from locals about transportation, etc.? Is this a local drug-dealing center, or a reasonable place?
It's worth knowing what, if anything, you showed with 3♣ besides a club suit.
I find the "asking for good trumps" a little implausible. Partner has gone to the five-level opposite a likely xx. His trumps must be pretty strong, and if all he needs is to find ...
Interesting piece, Magnus.
I have mentioned before that when I started playing bridge at a local club, in the 1960's, there was an older Cuban refugee there who claimed not only to have played rubber bridge against Capablanca, but that the chess champion died owing him money ...