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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
5 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 20 years ago, 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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Responses to Drury
Jay, what you describe is not exactly the generally accepted response structure. In the generally accepted response structure, opener also needs to rebid 2 with some hands that would have accepted a limit raise, since responder may have somewhat less than a limit raise for 2. Also, opener ...
Reporting your team's renege
Yes, but it slows the game down even more than it speeds it up if your opponents won't claim against you unless you have followed suit to every trick.
Strong Jump Shift Question
Lynn, so can you unagree clubs after a sequence like 1-2-3-4? After all, opener could have Jxxx KQJ Jxx AJx opposite responder's AKQxx Axx x KQxx. It seems silly for opener not to be able to raise. If he has to be able to show ...
Strong Jump Shift Question
Scott tell me how that works out for you after 1-2-3 when you have your solid suit? Is 4 by you a one-round force? If not, you have no way to initiate cue-bidding by rebidding spades.
Orlando - The ACBL Reacts!
I was not at 2016 nationals (2010 Orlando NABC was already pretty poor in my opinion), but I was in Orlando for a business conference a year ago at Disney hotel and it was a truly awful experience. I was on hold for 30 minutes to make a dinner reservation ...
The Right Order
I don't think it is that hard for the opponents to redouble you even if they aren't cold. After all, they risk an additional 200 to you in return for an additional 520 to them when they are right.
Foursomes - Another modest proposal for the GNT's
Your premise is incorrect. Compact KOs require teams of precisely four. There are also currently no NABC+ events that are compact KO. You can kill two birds with one stone.
Foursomes - Another modest proposal for the GNT's
Restricting to teams of 4 also makes it difficult on players who can't commit far in advance. Today they can often get added to an already-planned 4-bagger once they know they are available for the game. If teams were limited to 4, they would much more likely just stay ...
Fantoni/Nunes Update
I have zero sympathy for Fantoni/Nunes, and I wrote nothing that would have made a reasonable person think otherwise. I have sympathy for the other people you are proposing to shame. As for libel, it could be if you said "knowingly played with cheats" (since you can't reasonably ...
Interview with Jacob Morgan
Interesting that they are back to playing Stayman over 1NT openings. There were a few years where they had experimented with alternatives that revealed less about opener's hand.

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