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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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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q74 832 KQT42 J3
I wish all of my bidding problems were regrets I had from my top boards.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q74 832 KQT42 J3
When the solid and staid are united with the original thinkers in the bidding poll arena, you know that anything other than the obvious answer is a far-flung outlier.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q74 832 KQT42 J3
My hand looks like its a typical raise to 2, with no outstanding defensive features for a redouble, and no obvious offensive features that warrant competing to the 3 level on my own.
Improve my Guess
to buttress your rebuttal, with a near opener and fits for both suits, east might have done more bidding as well.
Improve my Guess
guess to duck. There are probably 5 clubs in east vs 2 in West (playing W to be 5=6=0=2 based on the auction), so E is a 5-2 favorite to hold any specific card, including the K. Only 8 HCP have shown up with E, and E ...
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: 96 AT AKT8765 AK
At the table I was convinced that partner's 5 should be pass/correct, as I almost always have a long suit when bidding this way (true balanced hands start with X IMO). I also thought it likely that partner had a stiff heart, and that he had the ...
Playing Count as the primary signal on Partner's leads
I find it incredibly easy to declare against pairs that make count their primary signal, as I rarely have to guess how key suits are splitting.
Duck or Fly, the sequel!!!
From what he wrote, I'd say he isn't exclusively using in private. I also think that having someone very openly using drugs and doing their normal life things out in public "normalizes" drug use, and that is something that may influence younger people when people they see as ...
Duck or Fly, the sequel!!!
The implication of my comment is that you open yourself up to the charge of "corrupting youth" and/or are possibly giving parents a reason not to support having kids in the program. I don't know one way or another whether your influence would make someone more inclined to ...
Duck or Fly, the sequel!!!
Not to be the fly in the ointment, but if I were the coach of a youth bridge team, I wouldn't admit to using federally illegal drugs.

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