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Mike Gill
Mike Gill
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Member Since
March 16, 2011
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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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Up or down, Charlie Brown?
Assuming I think I can take logical inferences from my opponents' actions... West probably has the A to have led his own suit given he pretty much has to have at least 2 diamonds. East has 6 or 7 diamonds and didn't bid 2/3 and it ...
Kai Eckert's bidding problem: Q9873 AJ982 962 ---
What methods are we playing over the double?
Stayman with 4333 Invite
We play this 3 as asking for a 5M since often with a range ask hand you'll want to check.
Five No Trump Bids
5NT is pick a slam unless the caddies know what suit is trumps.
Mike Gill's bidding problem: x KQx AKQJxx KJ9
This hand actually came up during BP with my wife. This time partner held xxxx AJxx xx Qxx. Probably all roads lead to 3NT -1 as RHO has AKJT and the A.
Steve Stewart's bidding problem: A5 9743 KQJT83 4
That's fine too even more reason to jump to 4 in that case since if partner doesn't have spades the opponents are probably cold for game.
Steve Stewart's bidding problem: A5 9743 KQJT83 4
I don't think that's explicitly what it shows but partner has to have some kind of distributional hand with hearts that didn't want to open. Just seems like a likely explanation for partner not opening is both majors in a hand that can probably just bid Michaels ...
Steve Stewart's bidding problem: A5 9743 KQJT83 4
How else is partner supposed to bid Kxxxx KQxxxx x x?
Violet Anderson's bidding problem: AJ642 K98 KJ64 5
4 doesn’t cost nothing if partner thinks we’re just looking for a max and not a perfecta. We could have the same shape and 18. And partner can’t even bid slam with that since wouldn’t we also bid 4 with a strong hand and ...
How Hard Will You Strain to Raise
Since nobody else has said it that I noticed, I think it's important to say that the doubleton diamond is important here. Definitely if you have 4 diamonds there is no reason to push, but even with 3 I would probably pass hands 1 and 2.
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