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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
5 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, Teddy, who was born April 2017, 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 7 years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Chris Wiegand, Eric Sieg, 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
Sapphire Life Master
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Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: A93 975 KT83 AT3
I always open hands with two aces and a king.
Your thought process?
I rarely keep track of the hands as I go in a complete 13 card pattern. I retain who followed to what and what honors they played, as well as the bidding and opening lead, and when I come to a decision point I then reconstruct what I know of ...
Did S take advantage of a failed alert?
The director should take a poll of south's peers, and give the auction as it happened to 3N, including the agreement that 3 is a mixed raise in hearts, and 3N is an offer to play. Using the results of that poll, the director has a basis to ...
Wayne Perrin's bidding problem: --- Q42 T97642 J762
Only if you agree as such beforehand. I play take-out doubles through 7H, and 4N would be two places to play.
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
All this post does is make me lose respect for the poster. Blaming the ACBL for you not getting a free lunch seems like you don't actually understand the ACBL's role in regional tournaments, or that sometimes things happen that are not the fault of the organizer. Also ...
How light can your 1M responses to 1D be?
I wouldn't respond on your hand. I would on several hands with 0 HCP. My response is predicated on how likely I am to improve my score by responding; this hand is not one where I can handle a lot of different continuations.
You be the judge(classier than ATB I think)
I'm South. North opened, and has shown short hearts, which means I have 18 working HCP in a 34 HCP deck. Better yet, North hasn't raised hearts, so he shouldn't have a heart honor, meaning he has around 11 working HCP at least. We're missing a ...
Question emailed to me.
Preempting is not a matter of points. Its a matter of weighing the potential problems you give your side vs the potential problems you give the other side. Opposite an unpassed partner when they've already opened 1M, I would have a fairly constructive/pure hand, with most of my ...
Systemic lead from doubleton w/ two touching honors
The only one where I might lead anything but high playing standard honor leads is AK tight. In that circumstance, if I have agreed to play ace from AK, I would lead the K to follow with the ace to show a doubleton and allow partner to give suit preference ...
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: AQJ53 K42 87 J96
I feel like this is a matter of style. You've either discussed with your partner what an opening bid looks like or you haven't. I don't open this, because my style playing 2/1 or sayc is to force to game on hands I would open with ...

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