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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
9 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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NABC Online Update - Awards significantly increased!
Richard, I don't know that increasing the expected chance of comparing one or two boards with any given opponent from 48% to 80% represents a huge decrease in security, since few people would go to the trouble of sifting through 96 boards just for that, especially since the other ...
Your continuation after passive lead
If you play the 10 at trick one, declarer wins the J and can come to three clubs and (if you attack hearts) two tricks in each of the other suits, giving up the lead only twice...once in each minor. If he needed the third spade, he'd still ...
Your continuation after passive lead
I rarely mean to be contrarian. But that was an outright joke--Perhaps I should have used a smiley. And I don't think a high spade lead is ridiculous at all. I would have led the 2 against this auction, but I'd probably lead 8 against 1NT(15-17)-2 ...
Your continuation after passive lead
How can I make a joke and not be mistaken for being serious?
Your continuation after passive lead
Maybe if your partner is a devoted Bird/Anthias fan, he should lead suit preference from xxx.
NABC Online Update - Awards significantly increased!
Bob, the winner would be the player who won the top flight. Anyone could enter the top flight, but players with fewer than, say, 5000 masterpoints could enter a different flight if they wished (for those who need a refresher on the meaning of "flight"). Richard, the top flight might ...
Fantunes - EBL and WBF ranking
I see how this works. In North America we assume EBL masterpoints must be more valuable than ACBL ones, and in Europe you assume the opposite. ;)
Interference after 2!C - 2!D in Precision
Assuming 2 promised at least invitational values, it's important to be able to do three things: (1) Show whether your hand is a maximum or not; (2) Show or deny possession of four hearts; (3) Penalize them if they stepped out of line. I think this last one ...
3NT Overcall over Pre-empt. Methods?
I also think 4 should ask whether the 3NT bid was based on power or a suit. But I think 4 should say it was based on some suit (if you need to work out which one and can't do so, you probably shouldn't have bid ...
NABC Online Update - Awards significantly increased!
I think stratifying this event is a terrible idea. I think it would be much better to flight it. Given that the ACBL seems committed to a miniscule number of comparisons per board, it's important for the top-level competitors that those comparisons be against other top-level competitors. After all ...

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