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Chris Hasney
Chris Hasney
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2016
Last Seen
9 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.

E-mail me at acolpair at gmail dot com

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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A 'Bridge Center' Organization
Jeff, You have a wonderful, completely different approach to growing our game, and you are walking the walk, not talking the talk. I commend you and your effort, and trust it will bear much fruit.
A 'Bridge Center' Organization
Mini-Blue vs. 0-2500 Young Pairs vs. Daily Pairs Difficulty
You've got it Namyats'd. We have no TV coverage, no stadiums. The only place to see bridge somewhat close to "real" is in the top levels of the big regionals and NABCs. And anyone with the entry fee can participate, and be guaranteed two sessions! The old timers ...
Mini-Blue vs. 0-2500 Young Pairs vs. Daily Pairs Difficulty
That's why the qualifying day(s). If one wants a set game with peers, there's the Cavendish and the Platinum Pairs, until they ruin that one too. On the other end, there's the Bean Red Ribbon event, which I think has been inflated to 1,500 MPs ...
Mini-Blue vs. 0-2500 Young Pairs vs. Daily Pairs Difficulty
I wish they would get rid of all these "mini" NABC+ categories. Have one field for the whole event, seeded, and if you really want to "give the meat a chance" stratify the event by the current mini ranges. Now those (me and partner, for instance), who go to NABCs ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
I talked about this a bit above. What do you do as responder holding three cards in opener's major and less than the values for a limit raise? Do you: a. cheat your 2/1 requirements down so that you can then sign off in two of opener's ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
It'll do that from time to time!
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
How wonderful. I've use that before to distinguish between 5-9 in support with 3 cards and the same range with primary (4 card) support. Most people hate that, but may love your version as a limit raise with three. Thought some more on this. For it to work as ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
Exactly, and that's why we notrump lovers hate "completely" forcing 1NT bids. We like having 1NT over a major as a playable option (sometimes).
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
I would prefer it not be ISOL, because that sounds too close to what my partner may be thinking of my bids.
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