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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 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
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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ACBL Memphis (Spring 2012) Casebook published with panelist comments
It appears that my problems were due to my own computer settings, and not inherent to the casebooks.
ACBL Memphis (Spring 2012) Casebook published with panelist comments
I had a lot of problems with the last three casebooks, as it appears that the bidding and hand records frequently get the suits wrong.
Lech Ohrysko's bidding problem: J8 --- AKJ843 AKQ52
the way I play it, 3 would be forcing to game. I'll follow it with 4C/5C or 5D depending on what partner and opponents do.
ACBL Memphis (Spring 2012) Casebook published with panelist comments
having read through the national event cases in the Memphis casebook, there seems to be a theme of inadequate polling, both by the director staff prior to making a ruling, and by the committee, who seem to rely largely on their own internal polling, which is biased by knowing the ...
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: AK 652 753 AQJ64
It seems to be trading one problem for another at best. After all, what do you do with your 5 or 6 spades when it goes X-P-3N? Surely some significant percentage of the time you belong in 4 and some significant percentage of the time you belong in 3N ...
Walsh-style rebids after 1!C/!D - 1!H
yes, you have the same structure. That has nothing to do with anything I said.
William Kochneff's bidding problem: ATxx Kxxxxx x Kx
must have 9 clubs unless they have 8, that is.
Walsh-style rebids after 1!C/!D - 1!H
Craig, those are side benefits. The main benefit is that it adds clarity and useful inferences to the 1 bid, and makes future bidding decisions easy for responder after 1N.
Walsh-style rebids after 1!C/!D - 1!H
I strongly prefer that balanced 12-14 hands rebid 1N instead of 1. It helps to take some hands out of 1, which is overburdened, and its harder for people to defend against 1N when they don't have as many shape inferences (though, of course, this tendency should ...
Jenish Shah's bidding problem: JT9865 xx x AJxx
If I transferred at the 2 level instead of at the 4 level, I presumably thought this was an invite rather than a GF. I go through with my plan and invite (though I personally think it would be better to GF)

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