Going through the Vugraph archive from the recent Vanderbilt in St Louis, this lead problem came up in the quarter-final between Nickell and Tuszynski. Hamman had (all white):
Kowalski opened a Polish 1C, Hamman passed, Tuszynski bid 1D (0-6), Soloway passed and the bidding continued 1NT (19-20) - 2NT; 3NT all pass.
What would you lead?
At the other table, Wojewoda led a low spade against Meckwell's 2NT - 3NT auction; wouldn't we all? Something tells me that the Vugraph operator forgot to fullfill his duties at the featured table as Hamman tabled the queen of hearts!! Full deal:
How's that for a hit? 3 down and +11 imps compared to the +430 Rodwell brought back. Soloway must have overcalled 1H in real life or that Bob Hamman looks like a man with divine connections...
Anyone who saw this 'live' on BBO?