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!