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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
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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
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
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Why did partner unblock ?
It depends, Sathya. I would bid 2N with that hand playing our light-opening system, and we play it as 14-16 or 19+.
Why did partner unblock ?
partner denies the Q of hearts by playing the T, since they are equals. Partner is suggesting cashing out rather than playing back a heart, reinforced by the spade discard. It would not surprise me for declarer to have Kxx KQx Kx KQxxx, depending on whether that was denied with ...
Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
When you make assertions about what posting on the internet requires, you ought to realize that people will freely ignore your opinion, just like I realize people will take my opinion in context of the supporting evidence I provide.
Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
alerts are required for the value-showing lebensohl responses. If you are declaring, and have negative inferences that are not actively alertable, you should disclose those before the opening lead*. (*Some opponents will become confused, especially at the club level, and wonder if you have failed to alert, and others will ...
ATB Another Missed Slam
I have a rule - if you miss or get to slams in the 40-60% zone, its ok either way, and there is never an assignment of blame. At best, this slam is in that zone.
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: K4 AKQT AQJ7 A84
Its not lunatic to bid 6N on their auction - on hands where 6N goes down, 4N also frequently goes down, and your hand is protected on the opening lead/and/or they might not find the correct switch.
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: KQT7 K73 J AK975
Sure. And bidding on can get you too high. I think the percentages lie in passing, especially when partner will open 1 with 5-5 in the blacks, which is more common on this side of the pond, at least.
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: KQT7 K73 J AK975
seems obvious to pass 1S with the example hand.
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: AQ6 AKQ76 K76 A6
2N shows 22-24 balanced in standard bidding. I have 22 balanced, albeit 22 pure, control-rich HCP with a source of tricks, but still not enough to deviate. If partner transfers to either major, I will cue-bid rather than simply accept.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: 98 93 JT95 T9752

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