Atlanta bridge Nationals 2023

Lots of fun playing in Soloway with partner Farley Mawyer and teammates Abe Jakob and Priscilla Smith, even though we failed to qualify. We played against Lisa and Michael Berkowitz, Dana Berkowitz, Debbie Rosenberg and the young Cornelius, Giacomo and Giovanni on Mike Passell’s team, and many others.

On one hand my left-hand opponent South opened 3S, Farley bid 5C, South doubled, North bid 5S, I bid 6C, and South doubled for an unusual lead (Diamonds). To put South on lead and avoid the ruff that would set the slam, I converted to 6H, which made and earned us 11 IMPs.












On another hand I’m dealt nine Clubs. The odds of a 9-card suit are about 1 in 2700. But opponents competed to 6Sx, down 1, for a loss of 12 IMPs for us.