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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
38 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 23, but I hope to remain active in playing bridge while I balance my new family life.

Country
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
CSGibson
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Death Distribution
Thank you for the insightful additional analysis Phillip.
Paul Grünke's bidding problem: AJ973 KJ8 95 762
Its not worth much until you win a trick.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: T7 K AT865 J9732
for me its between 3 and 4. I don't think one stopper is enough, so I'll try 4. Should be game forcing, natural, and you are obviously not slammish.
Alex Bealles's bidding problem: K53 A4 J976543 3
Alex - fix your system. The importance of being able to make a minor suit slam try far outweighs any theoretical advantage to being able to play in 4m, especially with an undisciplined partner who will convert to 4N opposite anyway.
Rest days
People wear down mentally for sure - you can see that if you go to an NABC, or a long teams competition like the Bermuda Bowl, where the standard of play often slips towards the end of the tournament as the grind catches up to the competitors. If I go to ...
Third-Level Reasoning?
It matters who my opponents are - club game is far from a national where some of this reasoning appears more appropriate.
Defence to DBL of 1NT showing a single-suiter (or similar)
Assuming that they don't pass (less likely with double than with 2, for example. I love it when the opponent's plan is contingent on me doing what they expect :).
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJT864 --- AKJT3 5
Lynn - no, now I have an easy 5, still showing the power and suit discrepancy, that would almost be an ideal auction for my method of showing the hand, even as it is almost never going to happen (or at least I've never seen it in approximately 100 ...
Philippe Cazabon's bidding problem: 9642 AQ 762 8752
I have a sneaking admiration for pass at matchpoints, but at imps I think its a huge position at these colors especially.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJT864 --- AKJT3 5
Lynn - that's why you make follow-up bids that are forcing. Whatever partner does, I'm planning on cuebidding next to confirm a monster, and then emphasizing spades later to show the suit discrepancy. The great thing about Michaels is that its forcing, something that cannot be said about 1 ...
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