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Mike Gill
Mike Gill
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Member Since
March 16, 2011
Last Seen
July 18
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
Gold Life Master
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Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: Q542 AQ84 JT3 AJ
I think the bigger danger is 5-5. x Kxxxx Ax KQxxx or x Kxxxx AKQxx xx are both min HCP but both are almost cold slams. I changed my mind to 2NT but I do think it's close at unfav where LHO will often be under pressure to do ...
Johan Karlsson's bidding problem: J A874 Q92 AKQ64
I would reverse if not playing reverse flannery and if 2 was forcing. I’m willing to reverse to avoid missing a heart fit but I don’t really think the hand is worth it.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: AKQT32 J4 AT3 J3
I would just Texas and keycard. I think slam is a favorite here even opposite the range of hands that would pass opposite a mild slam try, which i think partner needs a really good hand to accept. Even if slam is bad they probably have to find the lead.
Liam O'Brien's bidding problem: A2 KJ984 T876 T6
Why not bid keycard? Sure it’s unlikely partner has only one ace but he might. We also might be off an ace and the q. I just don’t see the cost in checking on this auction.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: --- A985 8532 KT862
Could easily be down in 1N with 4 cold. Over 2 I’ll slow down with 2NT but over 2 or 2 I’m forcing game to try to get to the right strain.
Michal Czerwonko's bidding problem: A8542 --- --- AKQJT954
Strongly disagree. I think it’s much more likely partner has a hand with tricks in a red suit given we are holding this.
Curiosity
For those who are interested in this sort of thing and haven't seen it: http://bridge.thomasoandrews.com/deals/parzero/
Jerry Barrett's bidding problem: Q6 JT8 864 Q6543
Allwhitematchpointsisnotbridge
2470
My first thought was "OP is very confused - South is definitely 5260 not 2470"
Tommy Cho's bidding problem: --- AT8742 AJ AKJ93
Some 6-5 hands should bid 4NT which most people play as stressing the hearts are much better than the minor. This is not one of those hands.
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