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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 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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ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
I hope eventually there are two systems: A ELO style system and an accumulation system. I think its important to recognize cumulative milestones, but also important to supplement (not entirely replace) the current seeding system for current standard of play. As to the nuts and bolts of it all, anything ...
Splitting in 2nd Seat: High or Low?
I split low with 2 consecutive honors (assuming it is right to split), high with 3+.
Arthur Zhou's bidding problem: AT94 A876 KJ987 ---
If you don't double on this, it erodes trust, and you lose the opportunity for penalties later as partner finds other things to do with his penalty passes.
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
It's not only playable, I actually play it. Priority is given to raising clubs with 4, and if I don't have a club raise, rebidding anything other than 2D initially denies 5+ diamonds. Exceptions are a rebid of 2M followed by a rebid of 3M, which shows 6 ...
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
I prefer 2 & 3.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: QJxx AKQ AKx Txx
2 is plenty, we need partner to cover 3 of our 6 losers. If he can do that, he'll move over 2.
Couldn't Walk the Dog.. They Closed the door
Its more likely that he has around 8 HCP, and if they aren't concentrated in hearts, I would not overcall on that little of values; maybe partner is of the same mindset. Either way, I think a lack of a heart overcall actually improves our hand, as its less ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: 87 T63 K8 QT7652
What would passing 3 have done? Won the match there, too, right?
James Huntington's bidding problem: AJ65 T73 972 T75
I'm 4-3-3-3. I don't stayman with this shape - the possibility that our ideal contract is not 3N is more than offset by information leakage and giving the opportunity to make a lead-directing double to W that occurs if you stayman.
Nick Simms's lead problem: 5 KQJT96 T8 KT97
There are no lightner implications in the double, we need double when we are protecting equity. I lead the normal singleton in partner's 1st bid suit.

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