Al The Plumber

Nauseating Bridge Quotes: Jim Maffucci

JIM MAFFUCCI: (cross-referenced to Mike Smolen and Allan Stauber)

Maffucci was my doctor for many years when I lived up North. Despite what follows, he probably would be a good player, but he doesn’t play very much. He is one of those players who know just enough to be dangerous.

Smolen and I had just finished mangling in the afternoon session of a National Pair event. Maffucci and his accomplice in crime had also played in the event. We met up with them for piggification between sessions.

This hand was brought up immediately, if not sooner. Maffucci was South on the following auction:

South West North East
2 NT Pass 3 Pass
3 Pass 6 (*) Pass
7 !!! Pass 7 Float

* = Alerted as Smolen!

Result: Down 1.

Smolen (to Maffucci): I PERSONALLY ban you from playing the Smolen Convention!

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