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Christopher Monsour
Christopher Monsour
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2012
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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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1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
Barry, over 1-1NT-2, where you don't have room for both natural bids in new suits and feature raises of spades, which do you give priority to? (Or do you give up 2NT and make it a puppet to 3 for the new suit signoffs?)
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
Define "any". For some people, the 1NT response to 1 is artificial and shows 5+ spades unlimited....
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
It's reasonable to ignore something that will happen that rarely, but Barry's method (see below) is better and handles that hand, too.
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
1-1NT-3-3 is a slam try in Kaplan-Sheinwold Updated.
The difference between winning and success;
One wonders whether Earl Weaver had his particular interlocutor in mind when he said that. ;)
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
If you play 2/1 GF unless suit rebid, then it's reasonable to play that *any* new suit over opener's 2 is a heart raise with values in the bid suit.... The reason for showing the values could be to help opener choose whether to go to ...
The difference between winning and success;
What Steve means is that the Germans use "please" for "yes"...because in German "thank you" (in response to an offer) means "no, but thanks for asking".
ATB missed grand
Good point...in that case I decide which of my minors is strong enough to pretend it's five cards.
The difference between winning and success;
Well, with the various IOC scandals over the years, I would say they have "taking (a) part" down to a science....
Bridge is a sport. What else? by José Damiani
Well, I guess that's what I get for trying to combine references to Commonwealth and Elizabethan poetry (Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" and Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta"). I suppose I can use the excuse that all that poetry was written in another country...
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