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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
3 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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Precision "Pass and Pull" (Part two)
If double is take-out, then you don't play a traditional forcing pass, and should mention that, as well as follow-ups.
Precision "Pass and Pull" (Part two)
The agreement that pass and pull is stronger is only playable when you have a known fit IMO. Playing inverted pass pull (where a double indicates unclear hands and pass asks for X), I think a better treatment by far with no known suits is that pass-pull shows a 2nd ...
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
My meta rules are that pass is forcing when we are in an unambiguous game force, or where we have made a slam try in a competitive auction (some other clearly defined situations as well, but none that pertain to this auction). Bidding game does not by itself make this ...
ATB - reaching a bad slam
Its more a question of methods for me. did N-S have a serious/non-serious slam try available? Was South required to show the heart control in this auction, or could South sign off having already stretched for 3, knowing they were off a club control? I don't mind ...
You be the judge!
This is so not the conclusion you should make. You tainted the poll with the UI. To determine whether passing is a Logical Alternative, you should post the problem as a bidding problem without mentioning the hesitation and see how many actually select pass.
A not-so-"minor" problem
Michal - I said I was cue-bidding. But I would probably cue spades rather than hearts just to be clear as to what I was doing, I wouldn't want partner to suddenly have an inspiration thinking I was 0-3-5-5 or something - that becomes less of a worry after a jump ...
Mike Ma's bidding problem: --- J9762 AQ732 Q98
Good, then I've not only made the correct bridge bid, but I've also created joy for everyone at the table.
You be the judge!
The bid is legal. It may also be legally rolled back if polling among peers suggests that there are logical alternatives that are contra-indicated by the huddle which do not reach 6.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: --- J9762 AQ732 Q98
The hand isn't good enough for either leaping michaels or regular michaels. Partner is almost salivating for the reopening double. I oblige.
A not-so-"minor" problem
I'm unusual 2N then cue-bidding over a minimum level response as my initial plan. Over anything other than a minimum level response, I'm cue-bidding hearts looking for grand.

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