Just got back from the Denver Regional. I had a really fun time. I also played in my first KO. Trip report from that:
Our team has a total of about 3800 masterpoints, which makes us the 48th highest MP team. This means we are the bottom team in Bracket 3.
First round: Our opponents missed three cold slams, and our teammates found them.
Brag: Got to second round
Brag: Our opposing team is Robert Todd, Meg Myers, Meg's partner (I forgot her name), a good junior, and a client.
Beat: Our opposing team is Robert Todd, Meg Myers, Meg's partner (I forgot her name), a good junior, and a client.
Variance: After 12 boards, we're up by 14 IMPs (it should be 25 but I blew defending a game)
Beat: They take the client out after the first half
Brag/variance: We hold on to win by 7 IMPs.
Third round: This is super bizarre. The first board, they bid a normal 4H, but happen to make 6 because two finesses work. The guy starts freaking out because he thinks they're behind. The next board, we bid and make a cold 3NT, but he's convinced that his partner misdefended it. He then goes on monkey tilt and starts bidding a bunch of outrageous slams. After 12 boards, we're up by 71 IMPs. After the next 12, we win the round by 114.
Fourth round: This round is closer, but they didn't get to some games, and we won!. The big hand is this:
K J 9 6 5
A T 9 8 6 5
K Q J T 9 7 5 2
K J 4 2
They bid to 6
, but we bid 7:diamond;X (one opponent had both major aces).
So, after four sessions, I end up with 21.99 gold points, which apparently means that my color requirements for life master are done. Woot.