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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
2 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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Unfortunate Result
North has five spades and a diamond stiff when he might have doubletons in both those suits. If South has the substantial extra high cards that double implies, and East the distributional weirdness his bidding implies, North needs to be worried that both sides can make 5.
Unfortunate Result
Good point, not that it helps on this hand. You're still screwed by a now completely legit 5 by RHO.
Unfortunate Result
Double was bad. Pass was worse. 3 and 5 were also awful. And I'm not fond of 4 either. 3 and 4 are the only calls I would have chosen. Actually, if you are in a force, double is fine. Are you in a ...
Unfortunate Result
I like Robson's method here. If you want to invite 5 over 4, bid 3NT, not 4.
Auction Whacking
Or you could actually read Nicolas's comment containing the 0.03% statistic. It seems clear from context that he was talking about actual contracts (and also clear from context that he wasn't distinguishing undoubled, doubled, and redoubled). But by all means lecture him on what he should have ...
Auction Whacking
Dale, in the relay system I play, we have a sequence in which an unlimited teller can strongly suggest slam with a 4NT bid after asker has attempted to sign off, and asker's options are to (a) bid a slam (small or grand, but usually small given the context ...
Auction Whacking
I'm shocked it's that common. After all, there are 35 possible contracts not counting doubled and redoubled as distinct (then there would be 105, but rare contracts redoubled would be the rarest). So this says 5NT is only 100x times less likely than average. I would have thought ...
Auction Whacking
That was a typo. Tiny phone keyboard, tiny phone screen.... Fixed now that I am in front of a real keyboard.
Auction Whacking
I believe you mean "number of auctions" not "number of bids".
Auction Whacking
I doubt it. But we're not all atheists here, thanks.

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