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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
27 minutes 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.

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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Redoubling Isn't Rude
As the partner who had to make 3NXX one of those times, having to pick off Jx offsides with a suit of Axx opposite QT9x to barely make, I recommend passing 3Nx next time.
Would you rebid 1NT?
what are the colors, and what is the form of scoring?
NABCs
I would love to see a 4th, personally. Attending NABCs is the highlight of my bridge year, I want more, not less, with some consideration for bringing one to the Pacific Northwest again.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Phil - I have said that players have no obligation to book through the ACBL, but that I hoped they would if circumstance allows. Please don't misrepresent what I am saying.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Phil - I completely disagree. The ACBL is providing a product, and one that is generally needed - a place to stay. Additionally, staying at the host hotel provides logistical benefits and guarantees some standard of quality. That's not nothing. Everyone's cost benefit analysis will be different, and I'm ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: J8532 KQ6 A3 A97
I was planning 2N-3N with anything good opposite, 3 opposite the normal trash.
Which diamond do you return?
In general I've found it better to return the lowest spot from 4 or 5, as partner tends to get confused when I return the 3 - he could easily play me for Q32, whereas he will almost always know I have a 4+ card holding in this auction otherwise ...
Tom Edwards's bidding problem: T4 6 754 KJT8752
I like 2N, but only because my partner inevitably respond bad/bad, so I get to pass 3.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I commend the ACBL for proactively recognizing the problem and reaching out for help before its too late, as well as working to make sure that the problem doesn't happen again by removing Hawaii from the NABC rotation and revisiting their standard contracts in light of the changing environment ...
You be the judge!
Sure. And what happens over a 5 bid? Does that inevitably reach 6, or is bidding 5 on the radar?
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