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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours 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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Does This Landy Variant Have a Name?
Those people should just give up their variants and just play Ford- Landy, except X = clubs or a major minor, and if the major minor, then a diamond rebid shows longer and stronger diamonds and a side major. :)
Opinion Poll on Adequacy of Simplest Multi 2D Defenses
Maybe he means that he knows the defense well.
Interesting Squeeze
its a simple squeeze played as a double squeeze
Two rounds of competitive bidding
ELC is definitely non-standard, even if it is common. My definition for standard is if two random experts sat down and said "expert standard" as the only two words, the expectation of both would be that it would be played. ELC definitely doesn't meet that threshold.
Two rounds of competitive bidding
I'm ok with that. If its a part score hand, I want to play in clubs. If its not, I might get a chance to offer spades. And most importantly, if its their hand, I want partner to play me for club values and length when planning the defense.
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
I believe its a reference to the rule of holes: When you are in one, stop digging. Note, I am not evaluating whether I agree with the sentiment, merely providing interpretation.
Robb Gordon's bidding problem: T8 9 AQ98 T98542
NV I'd throw a 2 mini-psych out there, probably.
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
Your comment was way out of line - She might have interpreted it as saying that you don't even think she's good enough to know how to finesse at all. I actually have some sympathy for her reaction - she felt like her skill level was publicly questioned in front ...
Banished to the Couch
I hope you get that couch cleaned with the amount of time you seem to spend on it.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AQT9 T754 5 AJ43
Things aren't sitting well for me. The 4th heart is something partner doesn't necessarily know about, but if he wants to compete on that basis, he'll bid 4 as pass/correct. They aren't in a game, and the vulnerability sucks. Pass seems warranted, almost mandatory.

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