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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
12 minutes 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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The Best Bridge Writer
Another one-off that is immensely fun to read is Peter Winkler's _Bridge at the Enigma Club_.
Paula Leslie's bidding problem: T94 AKQ976 Q7 Q6
Unless it's a slam try....
The Best Bridge Writer
Not that unbelievable...all concerned with probability theory. Also, one of his theoretical results in probability, the Borel-Cantelli Lemma, was the inspiration for the infinite monkey (or "monkeys typing _Hamlet_") problem that was subsequently popularized in an Isaac Asimov short story. Also, in his 70s, he was part of the ...
Of course, as soon I as post this, I see that one or two of the contributors are actually suggesting people should feel pressured to quit. Sigh....
Things Bridge Winners could change?
Considering Usenet had fully threaded comments by the late 1980s, I'm shocked that modern software doesn't support it, but that seems to be the case. A variant of Gresham's Law, I guess.
Easy hand?
What was the auction? Did it call for a major suit lead? What was the signal to trick one? Your hope is definitely that spades are 5-3, but your inference about who should have the five and who the three assumes facts not in evidence.
Opener's Rebid After a Negative Double
Need an option for 2...cheapest lie.
Scare Him
South starts holding his cards further back from the table.
Why do you think this is just about constructive raises? Maybe they bid 1NT with xxxx xx xxx xxxx and the like. It's not like the alternative was 2; it was pass.

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