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Nightmare Hand

So, I'm playing in the regional Swiss yesterday (Hunt Valley, Md.), we're leading the field after the first 4 matches.  I'm playing with an expert partner for the first time (on 5 person team, my regular partner is sitting this match out).  I pick up  (both vul):





 *not* a computer-dealt hand!  LHO deals, the auction proceeds P-P-1 by RHO.  I double (any objections?), and it goes 2-3-4 to me.

Wow, must be a pinochle deck we have here.  I elect to eschew science and tried 6 (partly to protect my K, "just in case").  Auction now goes P-P-6 by RHO.  I decide to double (more objections, anyone?), all pass. I decided with all those clubs that RHO was more likely to be out of those, so I lead the K.  Dummy shows:





 Well, a nice flat dummy though the A is worrysome.  My K holds the first trick, partner encouraging.  Unfortunately, a minute later I'm writing -1660 on my scoresheet, and after trick 1 there was no defense.  More irritating was finding out that 6 is cold, as is 6 if my RHO doesn't lead Q.   Also I could have applied the "when in doubt on a freak hand, bid one more" theory and taken out insurance in 7 for -200.  Declarer of course had just your garden variety 6-6:





 Later I realized that I'd led the right suit but the wrong card.  This was the time for a form of "alarm clock" lead, the Q!  (we do not play Rusinow).  Assuming a heart cashes at all, this will either force partner to win the trick if no !J is in the dummy, or if it is (as was the case here),when pard looks at his A, he will recognize I have led an unusual card.  He will then work out to overtake with his !A and from the bidding, should be able to figure out the reason for my alarm-clock lead and fire back a diamond for +200.  The only way partner could go wrong would be to play me for singleton Q, which in theory is possible (I obviously have a huge hand too strong to overcall 2 initially, though doubling with shortness in the other major is dangerous so perhaps partner should tend to discount this possibility and play for the alarm clock situation)

 We thought this *might* be a push, but no, on a much tamer (don't ask me for the other table's bidding) auction, the final contract was a spade GAME... lose 14.

 That'll teach me... in order to wake up partner, I first needed to wake up myself!

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