Judy Kay-Wolff

WHY PEOPLE GIVE UP BRIDGE (ala ad nauseam)

Wanted to share a a rather funny (but revolting) duplicate club happening.   (When I used to give Norman these hands, his automatic reply [which I should have taped, as it was so predictable] was “THIS IS NOT BRIDGE!”) 

The bidding proceeds:  P P 1D P.   The diamond opener’s partner’s responds 1NT and  East having passed originally, bids 2H, holding KX   K9XXXX   Q109X   X.  North balances with 2NT which ends the auction.  What ensues is pathetically hilarious   This is not a trick hand.   What would you normally lead?   The graveside ceremony will be featured tomorrow.


ReneJanuary 30th, 2011 at 5:58 am

Can’t wait. A normal (if there is one in our game) person would tend to adhere to the theory — if they’re good enuf to bid, they’re good enuf to lead — or is that an old wives tale? The most bizarre thrust would be my singleton club — but that’s too weird for even me. A heart seems reasonable — but what do I know?

JSJanuary 30th, 2011 at 6:06 am

I’m too set in my ways to consider anything but a heart, but obviously your adventuresome East came up with something more radical.

DavidJanuary 30th, 2011 at 6:58 am

Hi, Lead the obvious thing, a Diamond. Surely partner quivered a bit, or asked about what 1D shows. These are automatic lead indicators at the table.

And I agree, if it was a Diamond lead after some questioning or other fun stuff, that is getting too out of hand today.

judy Kay-WolffJanuary 30th, 2011 at 7:09 am


I agree lots of people try to help their partner with banter at the table — but on this particular hand — silence reigned. NO CONVERSATION!

tomJanuary 30th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

i think the stiff club is obvious lol

Judy Kay-WolffJanuary 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Hey, Tom (ala Dick Tracy) — exactly where were you Friday afternoon? lol to you too.