Occasionally, one hears a bridge story that puts a smile on your face. Bill Voedisch shares a cute one from Reno.
Denny Cerkvenik and I played in a 1 session Swiss. We were in A/X/Y with a pick up pair. Our teammates were a fellow with 3500 points and a lady with 350 points who had never played together before. In ten minutes, they filled out a card and headed for the table!
We won 3 out of 4 matches, with our only loss facing the eventual overall winners. We finished 4th in A out of 41 total A/X/Y teams.
Not bad for our little pick-up team!
But - here's the cute part of the story. Also in our event was a six person team. The team included Mike Passell, Chris Compton and Marc Jacobus. Their team must have had at least 150,000 master points!
They won 1 of their 4 matches, and earned .25 master points.
"Gimme's" in bridge? Can't count on 'em!