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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
6 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 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
5 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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play problem in 5C
Q is won by W, E following with the 7. E shifts to the 5
play problem in 5C
Diamonds are continued with the T, covered Q, K, A. From there?
The responsibilities of bridge professionals
I disagree that different standards should be held for professionals than they are for amateurs, not in least bit because that would require the identification of professionals, which is a murky line at best. I think that a different standard may be fair for experienced and inexperienced players, which would ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Wolfe - are you saying that the timing of your post and Marc's (and maybe Hal's) was not a coordinated effort? If you are saying that, frankly I find that very hard to believe.
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Sam - there are many experts who can't be trusted to actually verify a score correctly on a scoring machine, myself included. I'd say there are as many or more professional bridge players who have no organizational skills whatsoever as there are who are hyper vigilant - organization does not ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Stu - I fundamentally disagree with your premise that players who decide to make a ruling against their own side are the ones that are apt to make their own ruling in other situations as well. I understand that you are expressing an opinion, but you are expressing it in a ...
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: 96532 AKQJ2 Q Q5
does it look like a 4-5-1-2 hand when you pattern out? I guarantee that my partners never play me for that distribution, but maybe yours do.
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Stu, so have I, when I told a player with eyesight difficulty to pick up his revoke. I think there is a big difference between "making your own ruling" where you do so in the way that is the least advantageous to your side as opposed to in an attempt ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Marc, would you be willing to take questions and make clarifications about your statement? What were the minor respects in which Grainger's recollection differed from Mark's? Legally, do you know of any reason the ACBL would not be able to corroborate or dispute the facts in the statement ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Mike - I would think that having someone with intimate knowledge of the whole proceedings and who must have interviewed several people to ascertain those facts would be of immeasurably greater value than anything put forward thus far, even though the audience does have to take Marc's role into consideration ...

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