Laura’s Sterling

AT&T’s lunchroom is filled with noisy laughter, less eating and more Bid Whist card playing.  It all starts 15 minutes before 12:00 noon.   Phone messages are broadcasted throughout 2800 Century Pkwy building in Atlanta.  ” We need a forth to play. ”  Laura and Joe are the first to show up, then, two & three more.   It’s almost enough for 2 tables.  The rotation is helped out by using 2 decks.  With one deck in use, the other is shuffled & set aside, ready to go.  Meanwhile, the games are quickly played.  If the hand is a laydown, no need to play every card.  We want to squeeze every ounce of lunchtime. It’s called Speed Bid Whist.

Laura’s 5NT is a Sterling example of the power of a positive attitude.

Guess what happens next?

Laura must make a decision whether to “go across country” or go to the rosy part of her hand.  In other words, she could pitch a low Spade just to distract or go for it … play Diamonds.  Counting 5 losers, Laura go for the squeeze.  By running Diamonds, the bad guys go into card protection mode. The good news, 3 suits are covered; the bad news is, she can’t go Clubbing.  Consequently, there’s a chance her partner holds a stopper in Clubs, and super-duper Spade Queen.  The poker girl in Laura says to toss a low Spade, and try to win books with her partner’s cards. To conceal the true quality of her hand, the poker face reveals no signs of weakness. Indeed, a girl gotta do, what a girl gotta do!

Wakanka Forever