Mar 26, 2020
When I invited world champion Geoff Hampson to be a guest on The Setting Trick, he shot back, “What’s the Setting Trick?” Crushed, I sent him a link to our website along with question marks and exclamation points. To which he responded, “I just bust chops, I’m down.”
It’s a pleasure to welcome one of the finest bridge players in the world with a sense of humor to match.
Highlights from Episode:
2:55- Geoff talks about how he is sick
12:10- Geoff’s favorite bridge memory
14:00- Geoff talks about Fantunes and how he suspected they were cheating
23:20- The impact of the Covid-19 virus
26:50- A high level declarer play young Geoff made that changed John Gowdy’s opinions about him
31:35- Geoff’s college experience (or lack thereof)
33:05- Geoff’s experience with playing money bridge
37:20- Funny comment Geoff made when he was in the Well
39:20- How Geoff first started playing bridge
41:20- Funny story back when Geoff was still a beginner
42:35- Geoff’s initial motivation to get good at bridge
45:10- Geoff’s idea of using this time of quarantine to help spread the game of bridge
48:20- John and Geoff discuss golf
55:15- The biggest advice Geoff has for players is to COUNT
1:08:35- Geoff likes to read the Game of Thrones books
1:10:30- Geoff says he isn’t even the best player in his partnership
1:11:45- Is Geoff better than Kalita?
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