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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
17 minutes 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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BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
In any event, David, your statement that Lewis and Harris is the largest of the inhabited British Isles is palpably false regardless of how "largest" is interpreted.
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
On the contrary, many people would answer "China", including about 1.4 million Chinese. Just as most Americans would answer "California", not "Alaska", if asked what is the largest state.
Scare Him
On page 7 where you say "If West started with 2 spades and overruffs, your hand will now be good", that's not quite true. One of the remaining tricks will be dummy's K opposite 6 in hand. But since West will have a club remaining, and since the ...
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
David, "largest" can mean largest in land area or largest in population, depending on context. The context in this case was clearly population. To some of us, people are more important than huge tracts of land....
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
John, I know the Isle of Man is not part of the UK, which is a political entity, but it is part of the British Isles, which is a geographic expression. As I said, two of the islands I mentioned are fully part of the UK....namely Britain and Wight.
Things Bridge Winners could change?
Yes, but that won't let you filter on fields specific to the post, like the date of the post and the author.
ATB missed grand
Declarative-Interrogative. Shows extras for the previous bidding and asks partner to continue describing. You could think of it as serious 4NT.
Things Bridge Winners could change?
An advanced search feature would be helpful. Now that there are years' worth of good material here, it's not always so easy to find.
If you bid 1M-3m as a natural invite, do you play opener's 3M rebid as forcing? If not, how do you get choice-of-games right? But if you do, it's pretty dangerous at matchpoints not to be able to play your partscore in a long major.
BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
Yeah, but showing the support and then going to 3NT leaks information. I'd rather just not tell anyone about my mild support if 3NT in a 5-3 or 6-2 looks right.

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