I just returned from the Nationals in St. Louis. What a letdown after the previous Nationals in Honolulu! Maybe St. Louis has the arch, the Cardinals, and nice suburbs, but the downtown area was dark, deserted, and depressing. Oh well--we were there to play bridge.
The most shocking deal of the week brought back memories of one of my favorite bridge stories. Many years ago, Mark Cohen (NJ) went minus 4600 on a partscore deal. His teammates were -140 against 2