Have you seen this delightful story before? If not, enjoy !!


A doctor is called away from a  bridge tournament to tend to an emergency.  There is still the last board to play.  They ask a kibitzer to take his place, although he knows nothing about the game. They tell him "Just bid what you have got and follow suit". He, sitting South, thereupon starts the following bidding sequence: 


South         West          North        East 


1C            pass           2H          pass 

2S            pass           3C          pass 

3H            pass           4NT         pass 

7D            Dbl            pass!       pass 



This is the deal :




S - A9

H - AKQ65

D - AK

C - Q1054


WEST                                              EAST

S - KQ108                                S - 76542

H - J1097                                H - 8

D - Q10                                  D - J9

C - KJ8                                  C - 987632



S - J3

H - 432

D - 8765432

C - A


South took the lead of the king of spades  with the ace, cashed the ace and king of trumps, came to  hand with  the ace of clubs and played all his diamonds. On the last one, West was hopelessly squeezed in hearts and spades, and ultimately discarded a heart, whereupon South made the last four tricks in hearts. 


When the opposition saw South's hand, they called the director, who asked for an explanation of the bidding, and got the following reply:

"I was told to bid what I have got, and I have one club, two spades, 3

hearts and 7 diamonds!"