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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
7 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 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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Best line?
I don't think its better. My plan works for 4-1 club breaks as long as the K is not singleton. Yours does not because you don't have the transportation.
Best line?
The reason it feels better is because RHO is more likely to have a singleton club than lefty based on the fact that they didn't lead a club, unless you are playing against a Lowenthal disciple.
Best line?
win in dummy, low to ace of spades, float Q of clubs. I don't think W has a singleton club because he didn't lead it, so the risk of ruff is minimal I think. I basically want to unblock and drive out clubs while I still have transportation ...
"Hottest" Debates Among Bridge Experts Today?
Imtiaz - the real gains come in the auctions where you do rebid 1 - now partner knows you are unbalanced (or perhaps semi-balanced if 4-2-2-5). Additionally, opponents have less information when leading to and defending 1N, since you can have 4 spades, and even when you miss a 4-4 spade ...
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: AQ74 --- AQ7542 KT3
FWIW, in a high level practice match, double was the choice at one table, and 3 at the other
"Hottest" Debates Among Bridge Experts Today?
1). When should you bypass a 4 card spade suit to rebid 1N in the auction 1m-1H-? 2). Is it better to play equal level conversion or not? 3). when should you preempt on a 5 card suit (and/or how aggressive should you preempt in general) 4). When should ...
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: KJT8765 864 653 ---
planning to invite with 3.
Law 16, alerts, and ethical considerations
I think the risks of A are minimal at best. If you are in a game where people understand UI implications from asking a question, then they probably also understand UI implications from answering a question. Additionally, the alert or non-alert itself will have already added to the unscrupulous opponent ...
You be the Comittee .
I'd want the actual interference agreements for E-W, not self-serving statements that say they would double to show hearts when they 1) only have 4 and 2) have a longer suit in their hand. I'd also want to poll how the auction might have went, and use that ...
How do you like to play 2!D here?
to be fair, I don't think anyone has said that there are no hands that you wish you can show the M now. I know I haven't. If that is what you are reading, I'm sorry for the confusion.

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