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Mike Gill
Mike Gill
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 16, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm a recovering astrophysicist originally from Boring, MD (yes, really) who now works doing programming and math. My wonderful wife and I now live in Columbia, MD with our son Trevor, who was born in September 2017. He's adorable and wonderful but so far he's terrible at bridge! In addition to bridge I enjoy entirely too many things given I'm a parent: running, sports, poker, barbu, board games, puzzles of various kinds, piano, cooking and eating (who enjoys cooking but doesn't love eating?!).

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
USA II (Junior) in 2006, 2nd in 2017 NAP, missed the 2017 Open GNT final by an IMP
Regular Bridge Partners
Noble Shore
BBO Username
mike gill
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Todd Holes's bidding problem: 96 AQ AKT9 AKJT5
I would have opened 2 and rebid 2NT
FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
I agree it's normal to bid 4 with 6-5 you're worth another call, but some 6-5 hands worth a bid are doubling 4 - maybe the most defensive 10%? Partner is going to pull with 3 spades unless he has defense and missing a 6-2 isn't ...
FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
Haven't we sort of already implied a void (or at least a lot of extra offense) with 4 instead of doubling over 4. I think partner will often pass the double (and I think it's completely clear here to pass even with 3-4 in partner's ...
FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
Wouldn't you bid 4 with this hand if the spades were KQJT instead of AKQ? That hand feels like a non-forcing pass to me so it seems like this hand with an extra offensive and defensive trick has to at least double.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: QJ3 QJ5 Q986 AQJ
If were playing bridge I think the downgrade has a lot more merit, but we seem to be playing all white matchpoints instead.
Mike Gill's bidding problem: KQJ 8 KQ75 KQ985
Sure but that doesn't mean you have to make it when presented with new options?
Mark Chen's bidding problem: Jxx AQx AKQ8x xx
Opener has no idea that the opponents are going above 4 and his partner could easily not know which minor to lead against 4M
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: T7 A862 JT6542 5
Well, we agree that if your opponents are going to treat any 3rd seat preempt the way a bull treats a cape it will be more effective to preempt on hands where we know they're going to get overboard. You must be playing different opponents than I, and I ...
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: T7 A862 JT6542 5
My preempting in 3rd seat announces that I don't think our side has game. This is not the same as announcing to the opponents that I think they have game. I know they do on this hand but they categorically don't. In fact, if I'm going to ...
isin Kandemir's bidding problem: QT86 765 QJ983 3
Partner can't double again with random balanced minimums - you don't keep announcing the same values twice. Now we have a double fit and roughly half the deck and are letting them play 2. Like, say, AJxx xx AKxx xxx where we're on a King-finesse through the ...

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