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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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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An Absurd ACBL Procedure
Why not have the director move the boards? They do way more board-movement for Howells at club games, after all.
BW 2/1: Splinters
I said opener should have more than a minimum. If you are playing a system where the 2/1 strongly suggests a 5-card suit (and delivers extra otherwise), then I'd say opener should splinter with a minimum, but that doesn't seem to be the direction this system is ...
Solid Suit Design in Strong !C Systems
I played this for many years. I should note that you want additional rebids after 1-4, like 4 = asks for suit but does not want to be passed in 4. 4NT asks for suit but does not want to be passed in 4M. We also used ...
Your Ideal Opening Structure
Here's a forcing pass system I would like to be allowed to try some day. Call it "shape specific forcing pass". It would unfortunately be rather complicated as none of the constructive opening bids are closely parallel to each other. 1st/2nd seat Pass = 16+ with 5+ spades or ...
Your Ideal Opening Structure
Some thoughts: Putting all the strong balanced hands through 1 seems to preclude using transfer responses to 1 since they wouldn't leave enough room for your NT ladder. You may end up wrong-siding quite a few and contracts. Putting some of the strong ranges through ...
After 1!C (P) 1!H (P) 1NT (P), under what conditions should you bid 2!H with a five-card heart suit?
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After 1!C (P) 1!H (P) 1NT (P), under what conditions should you bid 2!H with a five-card heart suit?
1NT is also often the best spot when partner opens 1, but most readers can't play their, either. Rebidding 1NT, or opening 1 and rebidding 2 mislead partner as to the quality of the heart fit and the diamond fit, respectively, and can be disastrous when ...
After 1!C (P) 1!H (P) 1NT (P), under what conditions should you bid 2!H with a five-card heart suit?
I think Frances covered all the important considerations. Key thing to note here for the OP: Since this call will end the auction for your side, this is all a matter of bridge judgment rather than partnership agreement. In fact, you really shouldn't discuss these details with your partner ...
After 1!C (P) 1!H (P) 1NT (P), under what conditions should you bid 2!H with a five-card heart suit?
I would open 1 and rebid 2 over 1. That is completely normal even if it isn't pretty.
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Please describe.
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