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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
July 14
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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Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: QJxx x Qxxx Kxxx
I have 8 HCP, but this is a bad shape opposite partner's take-out double, and I don't have a 5th spade, an ace, or more than one king. I prefer to go low now and be aggressive later (if there is a later).
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QJT95 --- Q82 KT732
I have 3 trump tricks, partner is sitting with hearts behind S, and I have a tap suit to lead. If I'm not supposed to sit with this, I give up.
weak two . define good suit or bad suit
I don't exclude QJTxxx, but otherwise same as Steve.
In The Well: Ralph Katz
Hi Ralph - Do you follow college football at all? If so, what are your thoughts on Ohio State's prospects next year?
Do not misplay this slam (like I did ....)
(slaps forehead) Thanks Kit.
Do not misplay this slam (like I did ....)
What if W plays an honor on the first spade, and withholds his honor on the 2nd? Aren't you on a guess whether he has both honors (where it is best to pitch a club), or whether he only has one (best to pitch a diamond)? Granted you still ...
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
Do you rebid 1N with both balanced hands, and the choice of minor opening is what indicates the value of the balanced hand?
Michael Christensen's bidding problem: T43 764 T9874 54
It wouldn't. I'm still bidding the cheapest suit, with the expectation of pass or correct. Partner is allowed to stopper ask with running spades, too.
Michael Christensen's bidding problem: T43 764 T9874 54
Stopper asking, probably.
Michael Christensen's bidding problem: T43 764 T9874 54
Assuming we had the agreement that 3 was Michaels (as opposed to stopper ask or other), then he has slam interest opposite your reluctant whatever. FWIW, I would have bid 3 last round if I believed 3 to be michaels.

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