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Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
13 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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Buddy Hanby's bidding problem: A4 4 QT765432 A2
Agreed. If I have two aces outside of my suit, I don't care what my preempting style is, its not a preempt.
The Language of Bridge by Kit Woolsey
The British book seller should buy in Delaware or Oregon, then, and avoid all that sales tax.
Announcement Clarificaton, Please
Stu - I know of no shape where we or many other big clubbers would open 1D with 2 and rebid 2C with 5 instead of rebidding 1N or 2S. I am obviously not familiar with all the club systems out there, but it still seems like your proposed system is ...
Announcement Clarificaton, Please
We play a 0+ diamond opening, and modify the announcement to "may be very short". While I know that does not meet Ed's approval, opponents have never complained, and more frequently do ask clarification as to when it can be short than when we just made the standard announcement.
What should N/S have done?
just because this particular hand with the 5-0 break has difficulty does not mean we shouldn't be in 4. They don't hand out hand records ahead of time. As to the OP, I'd say play shuffleboard. If you can't get in the auction with your ...
Arthur Zhou's bidding problem: AT94 A876 KJ987 ---
I'd double playing against anyone - its a classic case of needing to protect partner.
Small Sectional Swiss Team Event
They need to advertise that it is Ax/BCD number of teams permitting, and stratified otherwise, that would help with dealing with the situation, if not the underlining problem.
Ideas for Unit (or local org) Games?
Alternative going to a grand slam pool (first bid & made grand slam of the night gets the pool), or something similar.
2C Responses - a new method.
John, I wasn't talking about the 2nd seat (direct seat) as being different, or controls, or hands that qualify for waiting or 2H double negative bids; I was only talking about the risk/reward changing for 4th seat after a positive 2, because there is a greater amount ...
2C Responses - a new method.
I see one major flaw - you are basically begging opponents to preempt from either seat over 2C now, not just the direct seat, by concealing responder's suit as well. That doesn't mean the method isn't still playable/improvement over standard methods, depending on follow-ups.

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