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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
8 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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Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: JT72 QJT62 J T76
This is the weirdest definition of the 2nd double that I've ever seen - what hand bids 2? Do you wait for 5 card support? I would think that the normal definition of double is extra values, no clear direction. I would expect some extra values 3=1=5 ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KJT7 964 98643 9
Because partner took another call, indicating a great amount of offense.
Online Master Points - ACBL Success?
I do a lot of online bridge, including ACBL robot tournaments. Right now I have a 9 month old baby at home, a job, and a wife that works later hours so that I'm responsible for picking up the baby from daycare and making dinner at the end of ...
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: ATx 98xx QJx AJx
If we cuebid, I would be very surprised if partner bid 2; even if he does, very few opponents will accept the bid, so I probably won’t have a chance to bid 3 either.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: ATx 98xx QJx AJx
Timo - this is obviously a hand with no good solutions. Pass on a holding of 98xx? no thank you. Jump in a 3 card suit? Barf. Force to game with no suit and no stopper, with whatever partner's suit is taking the tap (which is essentially what I would ...
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Gary - It's more surprising that so many have PP than so few. My observation is that the majority of people who attend a nationals never play in events that award platinum points - they are there for the knockouts and limited events, treating it like a huge regional, and going ...
Would you call for the director?
Jeff - some observations: You've remarked multiple times that you would value this as a limit raise. I think that's irrelevant unless you were holding the hand and your partner describing your agreement. What would be a more productive thought is to ask if this is outside the bounds ...
Todd Holes's bidding problem: --- AK753 AQ7 AK965
over anything less than 4D, I rebid 4.
Would you call for the director?
Jeff - saying something is reasonable doesn't actually make it so. The question is quite unreasonable in my opinion, especially after looking at a hand that perfectly matches the explanation.
Would you call for the director?
This is clearly a different situation. The OP has not alleged any UI - North is free to act as he pleases, unless, of course, he thought their agreement was something different, which I see no evidence of. He simply reevaluated the hand after receiving additional information in the auction.

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