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Mike Gill
Mike Gill
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Member Since
March 16, 2011
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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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How should I act after a BIT?
Calling it unethical is definitely not right, because it's only unethical if you did it on purpose. However, it is an action that is indistinguishable from the outside from what someone who was being unethical would do. We need a term for this sort of thing, since it comes ...
Gary Ansok's bidding problem: A 2 KJ8532 KQ954
The rule of 15 is intended for borderline opening hands m, which this ain’t.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: AKT9642 --- AK753 6
You’ve taken away my ability to describe naturally with 3 so I blast the most likely contract at match points. I think there’s too big a chance partner raises to 5 with 1-3 majors. These methods may actually be best at match points but you give ...
BAM Declarer Play Problem
Agree with David, what's the rush to cash the AK?
Mike Gill's bidding problem: Kxxxx Kxx xxx QJ
Thanks, Fred!
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: AQJT98 --- 954 AQT9
What if I object to both 3 and pulling the double?
Peter Gill's lead problem: A72 842 Q965 865
Partner didn't open in 3rd seat, which might have happened with a good 5-card suit and 8-10 HCP. If you're trying to make an active lead a spade is better because it's less likely partner has strong enough spades to warrant a 3rd seat opening, but I ...
Mike Gill's bidding problem: A73 84 T953 K864
In practice, no, although it could be useful if someone overcalls a 4-bagger as well. But we haven't found another great use for that bid given this structure. I guess you're thinking like inv+ in NT?
Mike Gill's bidding problem: A73 84 T953 K864
Natural GF
Mike Gill's bidding problem: 974 943 A75 J964
I agree there's value to taking up space when it's probably their hand, but it feels way more likely we push them into a failing 3NT given we have two entries and a spade fit.
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