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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
March 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against a pro-client pair in a team game in 1995, pro on my left. On the previous hand my partner made a light 3NT, and this time I have bid 3NT even more aggressively. The client leads, and as I put down dummy I say "I know this isn't much but you played the last one so well", and the pro whispers (disapproving of his partner's lead again) "You sure picked your mark".
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Chicago Invitational Pairs (1996) prior to Becoming a Life Master; 2nd in 5K mini-Spingold in 2006; a number of overall finishes in NABC+ events; made it to second day of Reisinger in 2012
Favorite Conventions
Transfer advances, transfer rebids, etc.
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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1C (1H) X = 4+spades
This also has the advantage that if you bid 1 and then raise 1NT to 2NT, you deny a stopper.
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
Unfortunately the blood test is a test for antibodies, so it will tend to miss people until a week or so after exposure. Evidently the throat swab test is more accurate that way. Also, the throat swab test gives much more scientific information, since they get the virus and its ...
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
What's your observation as to the sort of people more likely to play bridge? I'd guess the misanthropy factor at a bridge tournament is 5x what it is at work or at the opera.
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
It's really bad that they aren't able to test everyone who wants a test at this early stage. It would help them understand the disease better. It's a chance they won't get again for a long time because soon (like now) the correct advice will be ...
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
To use a perhaps more apt WWII analogy, as many of you will know, Joseph St---n did not initially believe the news on the morning of 22 June 1941, which makes him seem stupid--but imagine how much more stupid you would think him if he had believed it but said ...
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
Rich, I hear Pearl Harbor also had a very low fatality count compared to the seasonal flu. Context matters.
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
Phil, online is a much better option for bridge than for a professional conference (where so much of the real business happens during the coffee breaks and over meals).
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
Phil states "Everywhere in the country conventions are not being canceled and it's business as usual." Phil, I don't know what country you live in, but that statement does not describe the United States--especially for large conventions with global attendance, like HIMSS, which would have been this week ...
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: AJ82 Q K9842 AQ4
You need better diamonds for that. KJ1096 perhaps. Otherwise you are quite possibly just making it much easier for them to double you for penalties on a hand where you know you might be down many hundreds against a partscore.
Venice Bridge Tournament. Harris Pairs Withdraw.
Almost as easy as it is to spread false rumors....

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