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Mike Gill
Mike Gill
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Member Since
March 16, 2011
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11 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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Liam Milne's bidding problem: AKQ5 JT 7 QJ9863
On what shape could you possibly be bidding 2 with only 4 clubs? With 4324 you'd make a support double and with 4234 and 4144 I sure hope you're passing.
Chris Miller's bidding problem: 9742 Q9 987654 T
Maybe but that’s irrelevant to our decision right?
Define Your Bids Before I Tell You My Defense
While I mostly agree with this, I think there is something here. *I* can absolutely adjust *my* tactics based on the opponents agreements and that's part of the game. The problem is that I have a partner who may figure out what's up and I think this leads ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: J AQJ5 KT3 KQT43
Not banned. You just can’t do it by agreement.
Steve Chen's bidding problem: 32 5 Q85 KJT9754
Facing a passed partner, I see no need to give them 2 extra levels of bidding room on a hand where they might be sniffing at slam.
Tom Edwards's bidding problem: K6 85 A8642 AQ64
A good agreement everyone should play is that when there’s only one bid available for stopper investigation like this it should ask for a stopper in the unbid major. The major is more likely to be unstopped since here partner woulda bid 2 with 4.
Minimum for 2S
Don't think anyone has explicitly stated what I think to be the guiding factor for this decision. I think the line here depends on how much you think partner needs to have to make a reopening X without extra shape. You want to compete to at least 2S when ...
Mike Gill's lead problem: KJxxx Ax Kxx Txx
No, you don't have any special agreements like that.
Mike Gill's lead problem: KJxxx Ax Kxx Txx
You can assume that it's not 18-19 balanced, but no agreements beyond that.
Todd Holes's bidding problem: 96 AQ AKT9 AKJT5
I would have opened 2 and rebid 2NT
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