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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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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The Non-Polish Club
KQJx x Axx Axxxx. After 1-3NT-, the right contract may be in any of four strains. Make the hand stronger and level is a concern also. Lots of luck.
The Non-Polish Club
I find the 3, 3, and 3NT responses to be extraordinarily self-preempting. The 3 and 3 responses would be OK if they promised a semi-solid or better suit and no second suit worth mentioning. 3NT as 3343 is just awful. Partner has no way to diagnose ...
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
Do you think the ACBL is unique in this regard? It is not. For example, the American Statistical Association arranges childcare each year at the Joint Statistical Meetings. I suspect many other large conventions have similar arrangements.
Ripped Off
John B, of course the average ACBL member doesn't care where his money goes. The average ACBL member pays a small annual fee for a monthly magazine that is surely worth more than the membership fee. The members who are footing the bill for any excesses are the minority ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQ xxx xxx AT9xx
If you play Kaplan Inversion with 1-1NT showing 5+ spades, you are used to this. Opener with a 2=5=3=3 minimum raises to 2.
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
Male? That may be the case in 2018, but it's surely not the stereotype, nor was it the case when bridge was popular.
Ripped Off
Very heavy locking cash boxes with detachable wheels might be an idea...
Ripped Off
What if the robber owed Jim $20 and after taking money from everyone else pulled a *different* $20 out of his pocket and gave it to Jim and said "now we're even"?
Ripped Off
Of course, it might be a good idea to borrow one of the many cameras recording play and record the cash box and its surroundings.
Ripped Off
Yes, Ed. Possession is 9/10 of the law. Unless you make a record of the serial numbers of the bills in your wallet (and maybe someone can make a smartwallet that does just that!), it can be awfully hard to get your money back even if the robber is ...
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