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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
5 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 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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Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: AQT4 K AKQT92 73
If I had a way to know that partner had the j of diamonds, I'd bid 7n, if he had the j of spades, 7.
Norman Beck's bidding problem: KQJ9x x Txxx xxx
I think only the people who never preempt with 5 first seat would pass this. Otherwise it is perfect - 2 shows where we live, we're short in the other major, the suit is very good, and vulnerability is such that we are unlikely to be punished.
Jim Houghton's bidding problem: 8764 AK9 AKT854 ---
hopefully you don't learn that partner thinks you made a penalty double, looking at his void :)
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: T73 QJ2 JT3 T754
Why the hell would I ever puppet with this? Its a clear 2 or 3N hand, IMO, with the slow values and spot cards, as well as no ruffing values, making NT very much superior to 4M. Probably 3N because vul imps, but even so... Additionally, by employing stayman, I ...
In the Well: Russ Jones
Russ, I also have a 1 year old, with another on the way, and am having trouble finding time for live bridge as a result. How have you been able to balance family life, bridge, bridge administration, and professional obligations?
In the Well: Russ Jones
Thank you.
In the Well: Russ Jones
Congratulations on your election Russ. Is the current board of directors too large to be effective? Can you commit to a greater degree of transparency in board and management decisions, at least with regards to the information available to other board members, which has reportedly been restricted under previous presidencies?
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: --- AKQ9876 Q843 A6
Anant - I don't know that it matters that much, as long as you've defined it one way or another. The only partner I've had who played it preferred it to be as I defined.
Per-Ola Cullin's bidding problem: 9832 AK2 98 AKT2
Ronald - if you don't think there is such thing as a mild slam try, ignore my arguments. Personally, I do believe that there is such a thing, and I also believe that my opinion is the majority one in US expert bridge, at least.
Per-Ola Cullin's bidding problem: 9832 AK2 98 AKT2
As Richard implied, I think you have lost the thread here, David. Partner had two options, forcing past the 4 level, and signing off at 4; there was no last train available. 4 does not deny a diamond control the way I play, merely because I don't want ...

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