Frustrating day at the tables
Three times in today’s club duplicate I had to prefer partner’s 1st bid suit with one card in it once at the four level), and twice I overcalled and passed him in a new suit with a stiff. Jeesh! Coined a new phrase on the 4 spade preference though (them passing throughout until the double — 1D – 1S…2D – 3C…3D – 4C…4S DBL! All pass.) Anyway, when I put down the dummy I said pard had a “Mafia” (a black hand). There’s also the “Shaft” (It’s black and it’s bad!).