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Toward the end of a long, uneventful evening at contract bridge, North stretches, gapes, makes off to the kitchen to mix another round. East whispers something to South and West who nod and chuckle. Then East quickly sorts the 13 spades from the deck, stacks it so that every fourth card is a spade. North returns with the drinks to find East just beginning to deal. When North, gasping, has bid his grand slam, laid down his 13 spades and scored 3,240 points (vulnerable, redoubled), East leaps to the telephone,...

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