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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
6 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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“Virtually Every Expert Pair Plays [Insert Convention or Treatment Here]...”
Debbie - mulberry is a tool for when multiple strains are in play and unable to be agreed below the 4 level (frequently for a precision 2D, for example). It uses 4C as a relay to 4D, 4D, and direct 4 level bids to differentiate between keycard, slam tries, and sign ...
Jeannie Fitzgerald's bidding problem: A5 AKJ943 AJT92 ---
unusual NT, of course :)
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
invitational, either with 4 trumps or 3 and shortness somewhere. With a more balanced LR, we go through 1N semi-forcing. But as other have said, it depends on the rest of your system.
Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
John, that's what non-forcing constructive means. That's not what non-forcing means.
Should ACBL staff be furloughed?
I find it odd that you think those are the only two alternatives. I certainly don't think they are.
Should ACBL staff be furloughed?
I anticipate you not getting maby favorable director rulings in the future, Liz. Also, I find it dispicable that you are advocating people losing their jobs.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Q654 2 AQT2 Q743
Sathya, I'm saying its not penalty. Its cooperative-takeout if anything. I'd say that 5-2-3-3, 5-2-2-4, 6-1-3-3 with less than robust spades, etc are all possibilities. I also think partner's double would be cooperative-takeout, with extra values and most likely shapes being 3-5-2-3 or 3-5-1-4. I'm also ...
Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
One partner "I have a weak overall hand with a decent amount of playing strength, but only if my long suit is trump." Other hand "ME TOO, let's play my suit instead" Blah. Forcing is valuable and necessary to bid the more frequent and more important hand types. Non-forcing ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Q654 2 AQT2 Q743
If double was penalty, I'd do that. Its not.
BBO Questions
google bbomyhands

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