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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
8 hours ago
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 says (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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Common Leb mishap
Since it's a hypothetical auction at that point, you will also have to decide whether they wind up in 3NT (or at least assign a specific probability to it).
Common Leb mishap
Looks like this hand should be playing 4.
Common Leb mishap
There are multiple possible meanings for 3. After a 1NT opening, the most logical is that it is a rejection of the invitation with at least four cards in each minor, secure in the knowledge that responder almost certainly has a four-card or longer minor for his failure to ...
Which minor do you open?
Steve, you didn't address the false preference issue.
2c over major as limit raise or GF with clubs
For 1-2 ideas, and 2/1 not-quite-GF ideas in general, the KSU notes are useful.
Which minor do you open?
By the way, weak NT has advantages and disadvantages here. The disadvantage is that opening 1 and rebidding 2 over 1 really is the only path with the OP's hand, since rebidding 1NT would be strong. The advantage is that when you do have the strong ...
Which minor do you open?
Singletons are not rare over 1. 1=3=4=5, 1-4-3-5, 1=4=5=3, 1=4=4=4. They are rare over 1. This is why in many partnerships 1m-1-2 is only rarely three-card support, but one looks for any excuse to raise spades on ...
Which minor do you open?
(d) Responder is materially less likely to rebid a five-card suit or even look for a 5-3 fit. Also, if you really raise freely on 3 and rebid 1NT freely on a singleton, then checkback is looking for a doubleton (or maybe for Qx), not for 3, and you are ...
Cheat in a fishing tournament and get charged with fraud.
If the umbrella statute is for gambling, it's pretty clear cheating here refers to gambling.
What Is Partner Showing?
5-9? Isn't it more like 4 to a bad 8?

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