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Gary Hann
Gary Hann
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Member Since
Oct. 13, 2013
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3 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 :)

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

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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.

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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
TopWizard
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Board of Governors Input on Tournament Reorganization
Why should ANY Regional receive grandfathered status?! OK, so take some of the free largesse and share revenues on those grandfathered but out of quota tournaments, split among the other 24 Districts based on population.
Board of Governors Input on Tournament Reorganization
How about a novel idea . . . one that came to me as a true miracle (praise be!): Limit the number of EVENTS to start, not first limiting the number of tournaments. Regionals now have 50-500(?) events, so let's do away with many of these and create a novel concept for ...
ATB missed grand
It is considered good form for the OP to abstain, because the general idea is to learn something (listen and learn, when I post I don't comment for a couple of days to see how the conversation goes), not to press one's own point of view.
Board of Governors Input on Tournament Reorganization
This "profit-sharing" concept is a non-starter. The richest areas have the people most likely to travel extensively. The poorer areas spend extra on fabulous hospitality, sometimes to the extent of barely breaking even or worse. Why should the poorer areas not only give the bulk of master points to out-of-area ...
Katz, Levin, Rodwell Elected to HOF
Nick rounded up this crew long ago. He sure knew how to pick 'em! The only surprise here is that they all just passed their 60th birthdays, or this would have occurred much sooner. CONGRATS Ralph, Eric, Bobby!
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
Concurrently, Bud, it also fails to tell the opponents/opening lead which M is the weaker holding :)
You Hold Update
The Fountain of Bridge Winners Gushes Higher and Higher!
ATB missed grand
(Deleted based on comments below) It seems both were unduly pessimistic with 14 top tricks.
ATB missed grand
Good point.
What is the meaning of 2!H and 3!H?
But Steve, my novel is a simpler read than yours :)
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