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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 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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Stan Christie's bidding problem: AJ6 AQ9653 54 A7
If fit jumps, 4 hearts. Otherwise 4D
What's this double?
18-19 bal
"Hottest" Debates Among Bridge Experts Today?
The result on one hand is irrelevant. Play 1000 hands and see what your gains/losses are.
Matchpoint Defense Problem
Sure. Off track. OP said they played Smith. That means a high card is encouraging in the original suit led. The rest is pedantic nonsense or meandering completely from the point.
Matchpoint Defense Problem
If you tell people you play Smith, it is commonly accepted that a high card is encouraging in the opening lead suit. If you tell them reverse Smith, it is commonly accepted that a high card is discouraging in the opening lead suit. What was originally written up is not ...
Matchpoint Defense Problem
If you play a low card as encouraging, that's called reverse Smith. Smith is that a high card is encouraging. I can't help what you and others may think is best, that is the actual convention that the OP said was played.
Matchpoint Defense Problem
Partner's 9 is still Smith, but a positive Smith here should say not to switch to the obvious shift. A heart is right.
How Should I Play This Double?
You should play it as forcing to the partnership desk.
James Huntington's bidding problem: AQJ98 AT2 J85 T3
I'll do you one better - 2 - (P)- P - (X) - XX was an auction at my table. The person with the penalty pass behind the 2 bidder was very unhappy when partner removed.
Best line?
If W covers the Q, I can pitch a club on the spades. I can revert to your cross ruff line if the T gets ruffed.

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