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Mike Gill
Mike Gill
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Member Since
March 16, 2011
Last Seen
15 hours ago
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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Samuel Pahk's bidding problem: T962 A4 A AK8763
Why can't partner bid a grand after 6? Doesn't it imply 0/2 minor suit first round controls. If he's staring at the AKQ he's going to know it's 2.
New Suit by Responder in Comp Strength
I dunno that "showing nothing" is really the right description but it certainly doesn't show anything extra beyond what 1 already showed
Invitations and Acceptances
I like invite light accept heavy at IMPs. That means you just bid game on your heavy invites. This gets you to game with light invites opposite a real max and gets you to game with a heavy invite opposite a min. At IMPs that's probably not a huge ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: 87 AKQ84 AQJ54 6
Our hand could be so much worse so don't we owe partner at least *some* sign of life?
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AJ863 A43 76 QJ6
Over 3 yes, but definitely not over 2. Would be pretty silly to miss spades opposite 3-card support, right?
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.
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