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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
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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 2017, 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
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
CSGibson
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
one example should never inform your opinion about a whole population of people. There are criminals who are not reformed during their lifetime - pointing out one does not mean that reform isn't possible for everyone else. There are immigrants who commit crimes. Pointing out one doesn't mean all ...
ATB - Poor slam
I don't like 2N - 2 showing 5, waiting would be my preference, but 2 is also better than 2N - and 3N is also not my cup of tea, preferring to rebid 3. 4N is required based on the previous misbids, and E accepted on a minimum ...
Ian Wilson's lead problem: AJ5 KT8 764 Q632
We don't know that is how they play 2. We play it as diamonds vs a could-be-short 1.
How would you rule?
I'd redo the poll to exclude the hesitation information. The purpose of a poll is to determine what range of actions might have happened without a hesitation and use those to determine what the table result should be given the UI.
Were NS damaged because of misinformation?
1) without confirmation as to their actual agreement, we assume MI. 2) for an MI situation, I'd poll players using the partnership bidding methods and the hands to see what would happen if they got the "correct" explanation, and doubled, with the meaning attributed to the partnership (assuming they ...
One Disillusioned NLM
I don't believe the lead is 100%. The reason I know this is because players of Levin and Grue's class answered that they would make a different lead. I think its absurd to apply your own sense of morality and justice to the actions of others when they ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: QT9854 73 KQ3 85
When I chose to transfer at the 2 level, I did so with the intention of inviting. That seems well-judged - partner will value all the types of cards I need to make game, and de-value quacks.
How should I act after a BIT?
James - since they are casebooks for appeals at ACBL NABC tournaments, I think ACBL was clearly understood by context.
Discuss this convention
Dave, I've played shape-showing responses to GF stayman for years in one partnership, and I can tell you that knowing partner's shape does not enable you to place a contract with any accuracy - its much more important to describe the unbalanced shape and let the balanced partner look ...
Discuss this convention
I don't like it when you start 2 or 2 with hands that by their very nature have playability in all four suits depending on what partner has - you preempt your own conversation by doing so. Just because you have a balanced hand doesn't mean partner ...
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