The Wild One by Phillip Alder

You have to be so careful when you quote someone else. In the above article, I gave a deal featuring this auction:

            West      North     East      South
                      1Ht       Pass      1Sp
            Pass      4Cl

I footnoted North's 4Cl bid, stating that Eddie Kantar claims this splinter bid should guarantee at least second-round control in the fourth suit. Like someone out of Star Trek, and before the ink was dry, he materialized in the Press Room to point out that he thinks a four-level splinter should promise at least a second-round control in the fourth suit only when that splinter bid is above the fourth suit. So, as South can easily cuebid 4Di with a control, this splinter doesn't say anything about diamonds. I apologized profusely and assured Eddie that I would publish a correction in a later article.

Just to show that he holds no grudges, Eddie offered to let me chauffeur him and his girlfriend Yvonne on a few sightseeing trips this week, as none of us is playing in the pairs. What a guy! He shimmied out of focus and was no longer to be seen.

Later, to put frosting (icing, for non-American readers) on the cake, Kantar showed me some deals from his against Gabriel Chagas' team. The Brazilians reached 7Di on these cards:

            Sp A 4              Sp K Q 6 5 2
            Ht A 5 3            Ht 8 2
            Di A K Q J 9        Di 7 6 3
            Cl A 8 2            Cl K 5 4

This needed spades 3-3, which they were. Kantar's teammates stopped in 6Di.

Then came this pair of hands:
            Sp K J 3            Sp A Q 10 8
            Ht J 7 6            Ht A
            Di 5 2              Di A J 6 3
            Cl A K 10 8 3       Cl J 9 5 4

Kantar and Sontag reached 6Cl. North's opening lead was the Di K. Declarer cashed two top clubs, finding North had started with queen-third. Now Kantar tried to run the spades, but North ruffed the third round and cashed the Di Q. The Brazilians stopped in 3NT. This would have been defeated by a heart lead, but North selected a diamond.
On another board, someone (my lips are sealed!) doubled a Brazilian 3NT contract for no good reason and it rolled home with an overtrick.

The Americans mounted a comeback. It started with this board:

Dlr: North                      Sp A K Q J 6 5
Vul: N-S                        Ht A K 9 8 4 3
                                Di 4
                                Cl --
            Sp 8 3                                  Sp 9 2
            Ht Q 10 2                               Ht 7 6
            Di Q 8 3                                Di A 10 9 6 5 2
            Cl Q J 10 8 4                           Cl A 7 6
                                Sp 10 7 4
                                Ht J 5
                                Di K J 7
                                Cl K 9 5 3 2
America N-S:
            West      North     East      South
                      1Sp       2Di       2Sp
            Pass      6Sp       All Pass
Brazil N-S:
            West      North     East      South
                      2Cl       2Di       3Di
            4Di       5Di       Pass      6Cl
            Pass      6Di!      Pass      Pass!!
Yes, West had explained that East's 2Di overcall was natural.

Soon after came this board:

Dlr: West               Sp K Q 10 3
Vul: None               Ht --
                        Di K 4
                        Cl Q 8 7 6 5 3 2
            Sp J 9 5 4                    Sp 8 7 6 2
            Ht K Q 10 6 5                 Ht A J 4 2
            Di Q 8 7                      Di 9 2
            Cl 10                         C l A 9 4
                        Sp A
                        Ht 9 8 7 3
                        Di A J 10 6 5 3
                        Cl K J
Brazil N-S:
            West      North     East      South
            Pass      1Cl       Pass      1Di
            1Ht       1Sp       3Ht       4Di
            Pass      5Di       Pass      6Di
            Pass      Pass      Pass
America N-S:
            West      North     East      South
            Pass      Pass      Pass      1Di
            1Ht       2Cl       3Di  (a)  Dbl
            3Ht       3Sp       Pass      4Cl
            Pass      4Ht       Pass      4Sp
            Pass      6Cl       All Pass
(a) High-card heart raise

On the Ht K lead, 6Di went three down. But 6Cl came home. Declarer ruffed the Ht A lead and played a trump. In a moment, he unblocked dummy's Sp A and ran all his trumps, squeezing West. Actually, West reasonably discarded a spade, hoping his partner had the ten.

This was the final nail in the Brazilian coffin:
Dlr: South                 Sp Q 6 5 2
Vul: None                  Ht 10
                           Di J 4
                           Cl A J 9 8 7 3
            Sp 10 9 4                     Sp A K 8 3
            Ht A Q 9 8 4 3                Ht 5 2
            Di 8 3                        Di 9 6 5
            Cl K 2                        Cl Q 10 6 5
                           Sp J 7
                           Ht K J 7 6
                           Di A K Q 10 7 2
                           Cl 4

            West      North     East      South
            Kantar              Sontag
            2Ht       Dbl (a)   Pass      3NT
            Pass      Pass      Dbl (b)   All Pass
(a) Negative
(b) Telling partner not to lead a heart

Kantar led the Sp 10. After winning with the king, Sontag pushed a heart through to West's queen. Kantar switched to the Cl K. Declarer won with dummy's ace and called for a low spade. Sontag won with the ace and led his second heart, to the jack and ace. A second club play allowed East to take two tricks in the suit for two down. What a great deal for the unusual agreement about this double.