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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
7 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 23, 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
7 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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Or that they have to use 2N to differentiate between forcing and competitive raises.
Ruling on Misinformation
I call BS on that. I have director friends who have effectively used BW for that purpose when it can't be done locally, for example.
Ruling on Misinformation
Tom, FWIW I agree with your conclusion as to the case. But I still think it should be polled, instead of just benefitting from one opinion. I've been sure of things before which turn out to be wrong, and I don't think it was an experience unique to ...
ATB - High Level Decision
Its an argument for 2N to show minors or a power two suiter.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: AJ83 --- AQT5 AQT43
Is there a story behind this?
Ruling on Misinformation
I strongly disagree. Polling could be used to determine what people would do with the incorrect information, and what they would do with the correct information, to determine whether it is more likely that they go right with the correct information.
Ruling on Misinformation
In almost all cases it matters what logical alternatives are from a player's peers. I don't think anything but polling (though thorough polling on different aspects, with correct facts) should come into that. It certainly matters, to me, more than a director's bridge judgment given that the ...
What's "Normal"?
I prefer to play it forcing, but I think standard is non-forcing. It probably depends on the rest of your system. I prefer to play fit-jumps, and that means with a forcing hand I either have to play this as forcing, or make an unassuming cue-bid, which muddies up auctions ...
Ruling on Misinformation
What you quoted is not an opinion, but rather the process that is in place. It may be your opinion that the process is not the best, in which case I will gladly listen to the reasons why you believe that is the case, even if I do not promise ...
Mike Gill's bidding problem: AJx xxx Qxx xxxx
To be fair, the John Adams book, while reasonable, is not what I'd expect at the table from a strange expert. double and bid is necessary with a variety of hands without spades.

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