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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
5 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 two little boys: Teddy, who was born April 2017, and TJ, who was born August 2019, 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 in the past decade.
Regular Bridge Partners
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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What is the meaning of this sequence?
I expect you are playing an unplayably wide range for that bid. Standard solutions include playing a Lawrence style 2/1 for invitational hands with clubs, in which this would be weak, or to use weak or invitational j/s, in which case this would be the other one.
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: JT94 KT83 AQ4 K3
it wasn't an upgrade so much as a 3rd seat white experiment.
North has a clear GT. I abstained only because I objected to the description of why.
Pick your poison
I can imagine some fun things with the 2nd option - creating voids, giving partner a high trump behind declarer, repositioning an ace so that you can be sure to lead your QJT honor sequence to it, etc.
New suit forcing after overcall or not?
I prefer forcing. standard as I was taught in my area is non-forcing.
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: AQ2 --- AK9742 AK95
If I open 2, the auction is cramped, horrible, and invites preemption, to which I am extremely vulnerable given that I have a two-suiter. If I open 1 planning on jump-shifting to 3 if unopposed, I have saved some space (ie, i'd get both of my ...
What's the thickest part of your system notes?
Same here - more than double the next thickest section.
What's the thickest part of your system notes?
I have played a no invites nt in a serious partnership. It lengthens my system notes, because we used 2N as a way to get out in a 6 card minor after checking for a four card major, as well as other sequences which standard bidding doesn’t handle well.
Should this bid be reported to the director ?
If by report it to the director, you mean asking the director for a recorder form, and asking him to file it correctly, then yes. If you mean asking him to make a ruling taking away the bridge result, I'd say no.
Is it a demand or a suggestion?
Its a demand. I'd pass anyway, and apologize if its wrong, saying that since I misbid my hand twice, there should be no expectation that I wouldn't do it a third time.

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