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滑头威利

(2009-05-29 22:23:06)
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滑头威利

     

 

      在翻译这篇桥牌故事之前。有必要解释一下这个滑头威利(Slick Willy)。

       相关的资料在科全书里有详细的讲解。我根据原文摘要翻译如下:

       他的真名叫威廉姆·萨顿(William Sutton,June 30, 1901 - November 2, 1980),但警察叫他绰号威利,威利·萨顿(Willie Sutton)。从上世纪20年代开始到1952年他最后一次被逮捕大约抢劫了100次银行,同时他也是一名著名的越狱大师。

       1950年他是FBI通缉的十大要犯之一。

       有人估计威利·萨顿抢劫生涯所盗金钱约6亿美元,超过一半的成年时光是在监狱里度过的。

       威利最著名的传奇是一次答记者问。当记者问题为什么抢劫银行时,他回答说:“Because that is where the money is!”(因为钱就在那个地方!),这句口号后来成了萨顿法则的基础。后来被广泛应用于金融领域。威利的另一句名言是:“Go where the money is...and go there often.”(到钱那儿去,并常去那。)这些导致了Willie Sutton rule(威利·萨顿原则)的诞生。并且在Management accounting(管理会计)的作业成本法(Activity-based costing ,ABC)中得到应用。Because that is where the money is! 这个威利·萨顿原则在ABC就可以理解为以最可能低的开支去获得最可能高的利润!

       1952年在电视连续剧Gang Busters(疯狂警察)演员Jay Novello扮演威利·萨顿,这一集的名字就是  “The Case of Willie Sutton”(威利·萨顿案件)。

       萨顿逝世于1980年,终年79岁。他被悄悄地安葬在布鲁克林的家族墓地。

 

      

       下面再讲这个名字为《滑头威利》的桥牌故事,作者依然是大名鼎鼎的Richard Pavlicek:

       Willy Clipton, the real estate tycoon from Arkansas, was an ardent bridge player. Known as “Slick Willy” to his friends, he was notorious for having had and lost more bridge partners than anyone in the history of the game. No one could pinpoint exactly why — his presence was quite charming — but something about his character seemed to drive partners away.

       威利·克利普顿,来自阿肯色州的地产大亨,是一位忠实的桥牌手。被朋友们称作“滑头威利”。尽人皆知的是他在打桥牌这个运动中是有史以来拥有和失去许多搭档的牌手。没有一个牌手可以准确解析为什么他的存在是那么的令人着迷--但是,也许就是他的性格使然把他的搭档们从身边赶走。
       It was Saturday night and Willy arrived at the bridge club for his weekly game with Hilarity, the only player who would put up with him on a regular basis. As he walked through the door, he headed straight toward a gathering of bridge players and singled out his partner. “Hilarity, you look beautiful tonight. I've been looking forward to our game all week!”

       这是一个周六夜晚。威利和他这周的搭档(Hilarity,这不是常用名字,我暂且翻译成西拉瑞逖)到了桥牌俱乐部。这个搭档是仅有的一个可以基本和他搭手的牌手。当他走进门,直接朝聚集一堆的桥牌手门点头致意,并且挑出了他的搭档。“西拉瑞逖,你今晚很漂亮。一周以来我一直期待着我们的比赛!”

       “Thank you,” she smiled, “but first I want to change something on our card. I want to play that convention you played with Monique. I think it was called perverted minors?”

       “谢谢你,”她微笑说,“但是,首先我要在我们的约定卡上改点东西。我要打你和莫尼克用的约定叫。我想这叫做反常低花?”

       “Ha-ha… you mean inverted minors. We can play it if you want, but you must be mistaken. I've never played bridge with Monique. I barely know her from seeing her play at the club a few times.”

        “哈哈...你是指低花反加叫。如果你要求我们可以打它,但你一定错了。我从来没有和莫尼克打过桥牌。我只是几次看见她在俱乐部打牌才知道她而已。”

       “Yes, you did! I heard about a hand you played last week with Monique at her apartment. [Hilarity reached for a napkin and jotted down the deal in the diagram.] You opened 1♣ and Monique raised to 3♣ with no points! You then bid 3 NT and made it. I was very impressed.”

       “不,你打过!我听说过你上周和莫尼克在她公寓里打过的一副牌。[西拉瑞逖拿了一张餐巾纸,匆匆把那副牌写在了方格里。]你开叫1♣并且莫尼克没有牌点叫到3♣!”然后你叫到3NT并打成了它。我印象深刻。

       “You must be confused. Not only have I never played bridge with Monique, but I don't even recall such a hand.”

        “你一定是搞混了。不仅仅我从未和莫尼克打过桥牌,而且我也不记得有那样的一副牌。”

       “Willy! Don't lie to me. I have witnesses. West led a small heart and you took the king with the ace, then returned the ♥J to West’s queen. West exited with a third heart to dummy's ten. You then figured that West would not give you an entry to dummy if the club finesse was working, so you led a club to your ace and made nine tricks.”

       “威利!不要对我撒谎。我是见证者。西家首引一张小红桃,你用A捉K,然后回♥J到西家的Q。西家打出第3张红桃到明手的10。然后你估计西家是认为如果草花飞牌成功在去掉你进明手的桥,因此你打出一张草花到你的A,并且拿到9墩。”   

       “I'm sure I would have played it that way, but I categorically deny ever playing bridge with Monique!”

       “我肯定我会那样打,但我断然否认和莫尼克打过桥牌!”

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        Hilarity continued, “I was studying this deal closely and noticed there is only one lead to defeat 3 NT. Did you see it?”

        西拉瑞逖继续说到,“我仔细研究这副牌时注意到,这是惟一的首引击败3NT。你看到了吗?”

       “Well, looking at it now for the first time, it appears a diamond is best. It establishes the diamonds for the defense, and declarer has only eight tricks. Right?”

       “好吧,现在第一次看一看这副牌,好像方块(首引)是最好的。防守方可以建立方块(赢墩),并且庄家只有8墩,对吗?”

       “No. Declarer can succeed by running the clubs. I won't go into the many variations, but declarer can always prevail in the ending. The only lead that will beat 3 NT is a club.”

       “不对。庄家可以树立草花而成功打成这副牌。我已经研究在许多变化中打成这副牌,庄家始终可以在最后力挽狂澜。惟一击败3NT的首引是草花。”

       “Of course!” Willy exclaimed. “Why do you think I like inverted minors? If you bid the suit enough times, throwing in a jump for good measure, who's going to lead it? Works every time!”

       “当然!”威利叫道。“为什么你认为我喜欢低花反加叫?如果你有足够的次数叫这个套,选择一个好手段来代替这个跳叫,谁会打算首引它?百试百灵!”

       “So, does this mean you admit playing bridge with Monique?”

       “那么,你是说你承认和莫尼克打桥牌了?”

       “Absolutely not! I would swear under oath it never happened.”

       “绝对不是!我可以以上帝的名义发誓从没有那回事发生。”

       “No doubt,” Hilarity laughed, “I've known you so long. But I need to know the truth for myself.”

       “我确信,”西拉瑞逖大笑,“我已经认识你很长时间了。但我自己需要知道实情”

       “Trust me!” Willy insisted, “I have never had a bridge relationship with that woman… Monique.”
       “相信我!”威利坚持说,“我从来没有和莫尼克这样的女人有桥牌关系。”

 

Epilogue收场白

 

       In the next six months several witnesses came forward, confirming Willy's relationship with Monique. Willy then changed his story, claiming his previous statements “might have been misleading” but he never lied. As he put it, Monique was a very weak player so being her partner could not be called “playing bridge.” At best it could be called “playing at bridge” and he never said that.

       在随后的6个月中,来了几个现场见证者,都证明了威利和莫尼克的桥牌关系。威利随即改变了他的故事,声称他以前的陈述“可能是错误的引牌”(英文愿意是误解,但在桥牌手之间就有了新意)但他从来没有撒谎。如他所说,莫尼克是一个很弱的牌手,因此作为她的搭档就不能称之为“打桥牌。”最好叫做“在桥上打牌”,且他从来没说过那话。

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