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Chris Hasney
Chris Hasney
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Member Since
April 2, 2016
Last Seen
16 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I was active in the Professional Bridge Tour during its brief but interesting life.  I play once or twice a month in my club and attend regional and national tournaments when able. I've authored several bridge books and articles including the beginner rubber bridge book Simplicity Bridge in 2009. I'm focused on finding ways to promote our game of contract bridge at the high school and college age levels using new tools and marketing methods. Somewhere along the line I managed to make Bronze Life Master, but not liking the echelons above LM concept I just claim LM. I will continue to play at bridge, hoping to someday come close to learning the game.

Here are my websites.

Books, articles, and some free lesson plans

Bridge videos:

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Opponent cue bid a conrol he didn't have enroute to a small slam, luring me into a bad lead and making. I congratulated him, and learned from it.
Bridge Accomplishments
I have 6+ Platinum points! (They are now the only ones I covet.)
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Walton (old Acol + some new SAYC stuff), any NLM who works at the game away from the table.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Thunder Mountain Bridge Center, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Favorite Tournaments
Las Vegas Regional
Favorite Conventions
3-Way Super Accepts
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Great Quote for Bridge Teachers
Si, but it applies to bridge to, as I've been told by more than one would-be teacher (or perhaps as they said to a would-be student!). And yes, Mike, I got it.
Attracting New Bridge Players
Yes, it's long. If I did a re-make I'd break it into two parts. The first would be the four players playing and scoring at normal pace (about 2 minutes a hand including claiming and scoring). A few hands, one in notrump and others with different trumps, declarer ...
What is this double?
I agree Nicholas, but I've seen some "unusual" takeout doubles. Off shape would be a nice way to put it.
What is this double?
I assume by takeout you could also say responsive ("I have cards, no clear action, you pick pard"). I think the answer really lies in North's cards, and I'm assuming his initial double was not penalty (undefined in problem). If it WAS penalty then South's double is ...
Bridge Camp Video Concept
I recall reading a Bulletin article about a thriving young gay men's club in Portland (I think) a couple of years back. Wonder how they are doing. If we can convince potential young players that we are more like Leonard and Penny than Sheldon and Amy we might get ...
Bridge Camp Video Concept
Dave, I AM trying to target jocks and cheerleader types. THEY ARE THE BAIT for the slide rule types. If we can't attract them, we must make them -- teach the leaders to fake a decent bridge game, and video them. As to GOAL, what's a squeeze if not ...
Matchups in the USBC Round of 8
"It is much harder, and rarer, for a player of your experience to have such a great spirit and enjoy the process so much while you continue to improve." (Feldman) How do we make that statement false as we go forward? When I was learning my teachers told me that ...
Matchups in the USBC Round of 8
That's a good age mix.
ACBL Search Committee Up and Rolling
Lol, one of the things I admire about Itabashi is his dedication to staying fit while amassing 55K MPs. He uses his breaks during sessions to take fast walks. I've noticed Wold and Morris in the gym too. These are the faces and bodies we need to be presenting ...
ACBL Search Committee Up and Rolling
That's why we've been trying to put the rubber back in bridge. That's where good bridge, teaching, and socializing can proliferate.
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