No excuses, the field was kind to Harry and me at the Russell Cup last night. The way was open to a 60+% score but a poor defensive display meant that we had to settle for 55% - an opportunity missed.
This was the interesting bidding problem of the night:
I was at favourable vulnerability playing 5-card majors and a 14-16 1NT. RHO is a known overbidder, a useful reputation to have if you think you are fairly sound within limits, and your partner rarely passes a hand with 13 cards. Your call?
There were nine and a quarter tables last night. Attendance down, not because of the lure of Argentina vs Greece but instead the start of the Europeans in Ostend today. I will be missing the next two Russell Cups (mainly due to the World Cup) but normal service will be resumed in three weeks time.