President's Teams 2008
Thes President's Teams is an invitational event for former CUBC presidents and other such luminaries. This year, twelve teams entered; in the first round, the "President's Team"—consisting of me, Elizabeth, Currencyboy and Teymur—met Ian Abel's team. Elizabeth and I were NS against Rob Morris and Laura "Nymph of Darkness" Perryman.
We picked up a good score on board 3, where Elizabeth made an overtrick in a thin 3NT on a criss-cross squeeze. Rob led his 3 to Laura's queen and Elizabeth's king. Elizabeth set up the diamonds; Rob won his A on the second round and cashed two hearts, exiting with a third, while two spades and a club were pitched from dummy. This rectified the count for the squeeze, but if Rob had instead won the first round and played a diamond back he could have been forced to let go of a heart on the run of the diamonds and then endplayed in hearts. Elizabeth ran the remaining diamonds, throwing two clubs and a spade. The position halfway through the tenth trick is: