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Mike Gill
Mike Gill
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Member Since
March 16, 2011
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4 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
Silver Life Master
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Mike Gill's bidding problem: KQJ 8 KQ75 KQ985
Sure but that doesn't mean you have to make it when presented with new options?
Mark Chen's bidding problem: Jxx AQx AKQ8x xx
Opener has no idea that the opponents are going above 4 and his partner could easily not know which minor to lead against 4M
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: T7 A862 JT6542 5
Well, we agree that if your opponents are going to treat any 3rd seat preempt the way a bull treats a cape it will be more effective to preempt on hands where we know they're going to get overboard. You must be playing different opponents than I, and I ...
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: T7 A862 JT6542 5
My preempting in 3rd seat announces that I don't think our side has game. This is not the same as announcing to the opponents that I think they have game. I know they do on this hand but they categorically don't. In fact, if I'm going to ...
isin Kandemir's bidding problem: QT86 765 QJ983 3
Partner can't double again with random balanced minimums - you don't keep announcing the same values twice. Now we have a double fit and roughly half the deck and are letting them play 2. Like, say, AJxx xx AKxx xxx where we're on a King-finesse through the ...
Doubles of 4M opener
Well, I agree with us likely having no spade losers. But I would definitely pass that example hand- how on Earth is partner to judge what to do if we could have AKx or a void in their suit?
Doubles of 4M opener
I can confirm that a nonzero number of people have an agreement about this (or any doubles by preemptor actually)
Doubles of 4M opener
It just shows a strong enough hand to commit the partnership to taking some action. You should have extra offense and defense so you're ok with partner passing or bidding on.
Prahalad Rajkumar's bidding problem: K764 54 3 AQJT53
Well, first off 2 followed by 2 doesn't show AQJTxx or anything like it necessarily. If partner shows a stiff club I can cool my heels and pay off to stiff K. Assuming he bids, say, 3 to deny a singleton and show a minimum, I ...
Prahalad Rajkumar's bidding problem: K764 54 3 AQJT53
So how is partner supposed to know that AQxxx AKxx xx Kx is good and AQxxx xx AKxx Kx is bad over this?
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