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Meckwellian

By In 1st IMSA World Masters Championships On 16th May 2019


As you doubtless know, the Oxford English Dictionary adds new words every three months. (The less well-known Uxbridge English Dictionary also adds new words, but concentrates on improving their definitions in a humerou way, for example: Champagne – to fake injury.)
Will the OED accept Meckwellian (bidding 3NT with inadequate values and usually making it)?
North led the Fiori3 and declarer won with the queen and ran the Picche9, an effortless nine tricks, +150.Once East upgraded her hand to a 15-17 1NT game was sure to be reached.
South led the Quadri6and declarer won with dummy’s nine. I was expecting her to play a heart next (you have a 64.59% chance of developing two tricks) but she cashed the PiccheK and ran the ten, scoring nine tricks,+600 and collecting 10 IMPs, giving Poland the early lead in the Final.


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Mark Horton

Mark Horton British journalist and expert player, was Editor of Bridge Magazine 1995-2017 and now edits the free online publication A New Bridge Magazine. At one time, his business cards were inscribed: Have Cards will Travel, but following the death of his most famous sponsor, the Rabbi Leonard Helman, he has tended to concentrate on his writing exploits (in 2018 he had five books published!). Anyone wanting to discover how to lose at bridge on a regular basis (and pay for the privilege) should feel to contact him. He currently lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Liz.