Absurdly played to pin stiff-jack offside by leading out Q from Qx with AT9xx in dummy, which paid out and produced three overtricks. When I could have claimed 13 tricks by cashing out after a discard made my hand high, I began pitching the overtricks (produced by a progressive squeeze which I didn't completely comprehend) so that I could retain a loser to endplay lefty with at trick eleven. This allowed me to force a stepping-stone to finesse-opposite-void ending, which I wanted badly, having discovered Terence Reese books.
The strongest session on the North shore is Thursday night at North Shore Bridge Club, which you register in advance for (tournaments run over a number of weeks).
If you are willing to cross the bridge, Monday nights at NSWBA as Kieran said, which you also register for in advance.
I was wondering if anyone would question the odd choice of discards :)
Pitching to stiff ♠Q is a tangly choice which guarantees a fun ending. Either you get a stepping-stone, he gets forked, or you drop a queen. That's more fun than spade-spade right?
When I noticed that half ...
But doesn't the absence of spade noise also suggest partner has a heart shortage (he systemically has a shortage), and won't know that a stiff is OK opposite ace-fifth?
That was the one of my excuses for overbidding
At the table I forced to game, imagining juicy minimums that would pass 3D and make game, but I think that was highly aggressive. On the actual hand partner would have moved over 3D anyway: