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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
6 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Professional anti-money laundering investigator, amateur bridge nut living in the Portland, OR metropolitan area.  I don't play as much as I would like to, and that probably isn't going to change soon.  I am married to a wonderfully supportive non-bridge player, and now have a little boy on the way, but I hope to remain active in playing bridge while I balance my new family life.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making the round of 16 in the 2013 Spingolds with Chris Wiegand, Sam Punch, and Stephen Peterkin - the first time I had entered the event. Now up there: Getting my top 4 matchpoint finishes with 3 different partners at nationals in 2016 at Reno, including placing in the Platinum pairs.
Bridge Accomplishments
6 top 10 national finishes, all in the past 6 years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Chris Wiegand and Jeff Ford
Favorite Tournaments
any NABC, all GNT competitions, Portland and Seaside regionals
Favorite Conventions
Stayman and follow-ups derived from it. I played 15 years of home bridge with my parents without knowing stayman, so I really appreciate how wonderful it is.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hey Jeff - as skilled as you and Eric are, the most impressive thing about your run to me is how long you have been playing at a high level with the same partner, without ego or anger having broken you guys up at any point, a relative rarity in high ...
Brink - Drijver withdraws from BB
Its not a fair comparison. Professional athletes receive remarkable compensation and recognition compared to bridge professionals in the Bermuda bowl, where I believe the compensation for most is along the lines of getting your expenses paid for unless you have a sponsor. If you take events like the Ryder Cup ...
Brink - Drijver withdraws from BB
I'm very sorry that such wonderful and friendly players were put in a no-win situation like this, where they were forced to choose between their family and representing their country. I'm sure their decision wasn't easy, and I hope they get the support of their countrymen for ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I don't think you've done that. From my reading, transfer responses are allowed, but only if they are game-forcing.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I don't see that semi-positive transfer responses to precision club bids are allowed - for example, currently I can respond 2D/2H to partner's 1C opening showing 6+ H/S and 4-6 HCP, but it is not clear it is allowed under the novice chart.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A75 AK854 AQ2 42
In this situation I play vortex cue-bids, so I'd bid 5 to ask about that suit if I felt I should go on, which I do. Without that tool, I'd pass or bid 6.
Improving the Seeding Process
Hi Brian - I agree that some past performance ought to be considered in the original seeding for the Spingold/Vanderbilt. But only allowing seeding points for other performances in the S/V/R/team trials may severely underseed teams that don't attend every nationals. Ultimately, bring on all comers ...
Christie and Westfall Lead Fast Pairs
I'm rooting for Jeff Ford, personally.
Fantasy Bracket recap
Plus it looks like he has a team available
Keith Lai's bidding problem: JT762 --- KQJ985 AQ
If partner is coming on in spades, I'm going low. If he corrects to diamonds, I'm going high.

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