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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
3 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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Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
David, I was exploring the benefit of doing it the other way by suggesting that 3M as stronger than 3D led to better slam auctions, which are more likely to be important when I am stronger, not suggesting my way was better; I had never considered it the other way ...
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
We play 3 both majors, 3 as a pretty good 3 of a major bid (3 & 1/2 ish), and 3M as a normal overcall. I guess flipping it gives greater clarity for slam exploration?
Pro bridge - players, clients and fees
If there is a contract, then that is a legal solution. If not, it’s a learning experience. Either way, the word of mouth should help others from avoiding the same client.
Jeff Ford's lead problem: AT97 JT8654 --- JT4
partner should be able to figure out you have a six card suit if you wouldn't preempt a 5 card suit to the jack nothing, assuming she can see some honors after the lead.
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: AQT9xxxx T8 x Kx
since 4 is keycard, 4 should not be taken as such.
Frances Hinden's lead problem: Q42 K542 3 AT842
I thought leading 2, but when I thought about it, the Q is likely to do better if the nt bidder has a useful singleton spot.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: QT74 T987532 94 ---
4 puts max pressure on opps, and has a chance to make if partner is suitable. I'll take my chances there.
Its precisely because in this auction you can have a natural 2, but not a natural 2 call, so partner shouldn't do something stupid over 2 like pass.
How to top players feel about bracket-1 KO's being small vs. populated with those playing up?
In a similar circumstance, Noberto Bocchi offered me a dollar to forfeit the rest of the match, and another top team told me "We'll play, but make it fast". I wish I was experienced enough to say "feel free to forfeit if you don't want to play", but ...
How to top players feel about bracket-1 KO's being small vs. populated with those playing up?
Oh, you weren't actually talking about what you quoted, and then you thought it was clear? Perhaps you should reevaluate. FWIW, I have not actually seen you point out a flaw in my statement. In fact, it is nearly impossible to do so given your lack of knowledge about ...

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