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Roy Wilson -- Contact:
909-641-3790 - Cell
Unit Game Director:
626-434-5222 - Cell
626 484-7169 - Cell
San Marino Bridge Club:
626-434-5222 - Cell
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Art and Diane Gulbrandsen
Margie is back from a 5-day stay at Cedars... she had a horrible cough that needed attention, but hopefully she will feel better now. Welcome home, Margie.
The Arcadia Bridge Center has canceled both the Saturday game this week and their monthly Winners/Losers game because their parking lot is in need of some repair. If you have a Winners/Losers card you will be able to use it in October.
Long Beach Unit Game
Want some good competition and a chance to win some extra masterpoints? The Long Beach unit game is this Sunday, and game time is 12:30 - They also have a 199er separate section and the card fees are only $1.99!
My wife made me join a bridge club... I jump off next Tuesday.
You hold this hand, sitting East. South is the dealer and opens with a 4 bid. Everyone passes and your partner leads a trump, specifically the J.
Now you see the dummy...
Declarer takes the lead and plays eight more spades, nine total, then she plays the A and both the A and K.
That's 12 cards and you are down to your last two cards which are the K and the A - you have to discard one of them.
Declarer has one card left in the dummy, and it's the K.
Which card do you hold?
Perhaps... I didn't tell you which cards your partner discarded, right? Even so, this sort of thing happens often. We all have found ourselves in this position, wishing we had paid more attention to the count and the discards.
Would it help you if you knew your partner started with an odd number of hearts and an even number of clubs? She had only a doubleton spade and discarded high-low in clubs. She also played high-low when the top diamonds were cashed by declarer. When she discarded hearts she started with the deuce.
Every hand you ever pick up will have three suits that are even in number and one suit that has an odd number, or three suits that are odd in number and one suit that has an even number. That's the nature of 13 cards held in four hands. The clue here is that you know partner has an odd number of hearts. The dummy and you both hold an even number of hearts, which means that declarer must also hold an even number! Only one player can have an odd number in a suit when the other three have an even number. In this case, it's your partner. Save your K -- Not the A ! !
Oh... and why is it called a Pseudo Squeeze? Because you are not squeezed if you know the right card to keep. In an actual squeeze you cannot keep a winner because there is no "right" card. Here's the full hand...
Pasadena-San Gabriel Unit 559
Our unit is one of nine in District 23 and we are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. We have an elected board of 12 members that meets monthly and is responsible for unit games and the annual John Waken sectional. There are three clubs in our unit - The San Marino Bridge Club, the BridgeMojo Club and the Arcadia Bridge Center.
The card fees are $8.00.
Our next Unit game is Sunday, October 7.
If you want to request a N/S or you need a partner for the unit game, call Richard Halverstadt: 818 790-2915 (Home)
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|Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month
Other information is updated monthly
Click the rank below for a list
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|Advanced in Rank||New Rank||14|
|Gail Klein||Junior Master|
|Christime Atkinson||Club Master|
|Gloria Markowitz||Club Master|
|Glen Grogan||Sectional Master|
|Charles Jarai||Sectional Master|
|Denise Wreede||Sectional Master|
|Don Zachary||Sectional Master|
|Bonnie Cox||Regional Master|
|John Kambe||Regional Master|
|Lynn Sager||Regional Master|
|Chiu Lee||NABC Master|
|Nancy Nakanishi||Life Master|
|Andrew Rottenbacher||Life Master|
|Gitta Earll||Ruby Life Master|
|September Total Membership 458|
|Oct 29 - Nov 4|