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When Partner Brings a Smile to Your Face

There's a very nice lady here in Spokane who, even though she is a Silver LM, is far more interested in improving her game than coasting. I've been playing with her, both online (BBO) and face-to-face, and we go over the hands after the session to work out what either of us might have done better. A few months ago, she watched me execute a Vienna Coup and was surprised by the line of play (she'd never seen one before, in 8 years of playing). As a result, I found that she really knew next to nothing about squeezes, so we worked on the basics. Last night, on BBO, my RHO made an injudicious double and she proceeded to send him on a trip down the Danube :)

The hands were:

West
9765
J742
7652
3
North
AK10
1095
A98
10764
East
Q842
AKQ3
KJ104
5
South
J3
86
Q3
AKQJ982
W
N
E
S
3NT
P
5
X
P
P
P
D
5X North
NS: 0 EW: 0

East started with three rounds of hearts, the third ruffed high in dummy. The club ace extracted the opponents' trumps, and this was followed by the diamond ace and six more rounds of trump, coming down to three spades in hand and the diamond queen and two spades in dummy, making east very sorry he doubled and tipped her off.

After the hand was over, I congratulated her on the Vienna Coup and her reply was, "See, I do pay attention and that was FUN!"

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