Main Almost Bridge 7E08 by Richard Pavlicek
According to project coordinator, Awadar Habir, Over a two-month period we unearthed 17 clay tablets. All have been authenticated by electrophoresis and radiocarbon tests, and we welcome verification by outside experts. We are now in the process of deciphering the writings, which are hieroglyphics of the 18th dynasty.
At this writing the United States has officially accepted Mr. Habirs invitation. A team of Egyptologists, headed by Clayton Chernak, Ph.D., of Harvard, will leave Tuesday to participate in the findings. I have been invited as a bridge expert have shovel, will travel. It sounds exciting.
Habir divulged that the first four tablets contained a treatise entitled Tuts Bridge Complete, which included many card diagrams followed by explanations. He released the following diagram because the explanation had become fossilized by Tana leaves and the translators were puzzled.
Spades win 5 by South
| A J 7|
7 6 5
| Q 9 8|
Q 9 8
Q 9 8
Q 9 8
| K 10 5 4|
Tutankhamen wrote that five of the six tricks must be won with spades trump and South to lead; but from that point on it was indiscernible. Can you solve the mystery?
© 1988 Richard Pavlicek