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Gary Hann
Gary Hann
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Member Since
Oct. 13, 2013
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Available for Teaching.  Should you wish to learn my system and how it can generate games (recently, 73%, 71%, and 84% in Swiss as retained partner), it may open up a new dimension and new world of bridge for you to consider :)


But, you don't have to use my simple but effective techniques.  I'll play what you play as well!


NABC 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places.  Winner of 26 Flight A Regional KOs, 85 Regionals overall, 1 Nationwide Charity Game, 9,400+ master points.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Partnering Omar Sharif, Barry Crane, Dr. John Fisher, Zeke Jabbour, Ralph Katz, Paul Heitner, Sophie Gimbel of Gimbel's-NYC. Giving my Lecture "Casino Bridge" :)
Bridge Accomplishments
8 Blue Ribbon Pair Finals (4 Top 12 Finishes) of 9 Played; Defeating the Aces in Spingold; Won 3 KO's at Regional w/3 Different Teams; BBO Voice Commentator, Former ACBL Board of Directors, Chairman ACBL Board of Governors 1991-1995
Favorite Conventions
Carter Stayman; Transfers Over Doubles; Intermediate Jump Overcalls
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Partial, Invite or Game?
This has turned out to be a fascinating problem with multiple thoughtful opinions, thanks, Paolo! Pardon me, in bit of contrarian mode it seems, but how about: - xxx - K - KQJx - KQJxx Admittedly cherry picked and extreme, but now there could be handling for making 1?
ATB: -710
Sorry to disagree with one point, Steve, but IMHO it's not "bid freely" when partner has been X'd in 1NT. Don't know if they had methods to play in 2 at that point, if so, then 3 would show 6+ 's.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Hi Al - so the end game might be 4 players in 4 hermetically sealed rooms, with VR glasses on to "see" exactly what we see now when playing face to face, and perhaps even be able to chat verbally between hands? Hmmmmmmmm . . .
Partial, Invite or Game?
How about: Kxx xx KQJx KQJx 2 outside losers, and the possibility of losing 4 trump tricks . . . Might even get whacked if one opponent has all the outstanding goodies!
A mistake made against me (or, how do we teach counting and inference)?
Methinks that this semi-basic lesson comes from experience mixed with an intense desire to win. It is a maxim that one can only teach players that are "teachable". To be forthright, some bridge players happily play at their comfort level, whatever that might be, and prefer to stay there rather ...
Partial, Invite or Game?
A perfecto of controls, Eric, seemingly tailor made to fit partner's hand :) (It appears that your third hand has 3 losers in 's and 1 outside loser. If played in 4, needs 3-2 splits in both M's without losing trump control). Barry Crane often said "If ...
Partial, Invite or Game?
My system handles this hand perfectly. My 2 Stayman always guarantees invitational values (typically 8-9 HCP, or rarely 6-7 HCP with a very long suit as here). So, I bid 2, and over 2 by partner, have to judge whether to bid 2 or 3 ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Gene - you've been doing so well with your posts recently, congrats for that! Please read this one again and consider altering or editing it; every word and nuance seems to be directed in a hostile way toward John personally, who simply posted a quite innocent opinion and questions. Much ...
Danailov-Stamatov Win Cavendish Pairs
Hear, hear, the NABC IMP Pair Winner says . . . :)
ATB: -710
Thanks for clarifying, Aaron; most players X a 1NT overcall with 10 HCP, showing the balance of strength and hoping for a large and favorable swing. Any bid in that position should deny 10+ HCP IMHO.
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