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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
8 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 two little boys: Teddy, who was born April 2017, and TJ, who was born August 2019, 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 in the past decade.
Regular Bridge Partners
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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Does Responding 2!c to 1!s on a 3=4=4=2 Shape Require an Alert?
Its an alert. BTW, if you require a good 5 card diamond suit, what would you respond with KQJ AK32 65432 8 when the auction starts 1-(P)-to you?
Regarding Transfers after 1M-(X)
I assume the question is asked because there is a belief that all hands with 10+ points should XX first that you are grappling with. That belief is insane. The last thing I want to do is announce its our hand with some distributional hand and watch opponents jump in ...
Doubling a splinter
I like it to say lead the suit "below" the splinter suit. (spades is below clubs). Below as opposed to above because there is a chance I would overcall a suit above but less likely below.
Parrish Convention or Spaderight after 2!H Bust
Parrish is what I play when I play 2 as a double negative.
Overcalling a (natural) 1!c opener when holding a real !c suit of your own
pass then bid clubs.
Declarer play problem
I don't know East's reasoning. He's a decent A player, but prone to doing somewhat random things like that without thinking them through.
Declarer play problem
Denouement: Seriously, if you don't want it spoiled, please stop reading. Last chance. OK, I chose to run the T of hearts. it held, and now I could see a line that's cold if trumps are 3-2, and has good chances if they aren't also - AK of ...
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: AKTx Kxx QTx Kxx
The imp odds are different when you are not last to act. On some of the hands where 3N makes, partner will be able to balance back in, and in some hands where it goes down, it will be 200 for the first undertrick, 300 for the subsequent ones.
A field day for the heat
K of clubs only needs partner to have A or Q. If the Q, its important to get it going now. And yes, I realize declarer could hold up, but they are not playing with mirrors, so if the KQ is missing, I suspect declarer will play me for both ...
1NT-4!s: What is “expert standard” (if anything)?
I have played both a strong and weak NT, though admittedly I have played probably 5 times as much bridge playing a strong NT. All of my systems had a 4 level transfer available (SA or Texas).

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