Here comes the last board of the Zenith Daylong Reward toonimint, that took place on July 2nd, us needing a top board to contend, as usual. 🙁
With the black Kings marked onside, if needed, I fantasized a 6♠ slam if my partner could cooperate. So I faked a perfectly obvious splinter Q-bid of 4♥!! I didn’t realize that “Silly Putty” was soooo clueless as to understand 4♥ as “3-5♠, 3-5♦, 3-4♣, & 12+ “total points”. HUH?? But that mis-info also infected WEST, who thought we were insane, and DOUBLED 4♠ for no apparent reason!
I SNICKERED, and consolidated our top board with a booming “REDOUBLE” – (by the way, newly promising 25-31 “total points” – which is hardly an overstatement). But suddenly the robot PULLED 4♠XX to 5♦, showing 5+♦ (not), 4♠ (not) and 5+ total points (not). WHAT an ATROCITY 🙁 Loath to play in our weak 4-1 ♦ fit, I retreated to 5♠X. Opponent lead the ♦K then out a trump. I won the ♠ 10 and found the great play of……♣Q!-K-ruff, and a 2nd trump to dummy.
Now all I had to do was HIT the CLAIM BUTTON for +650. But instead, I drew another phantom trump, and when the ♣s went 6-2 I ended a trick short for -200 and another zorrini! WHAT a fool! 🙁 We truly deserve each other. Someone put us out of our misery, please?