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Gary Hann
Gary Hann
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Member Since
Oct. 13, 2013
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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, 9,500+ 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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Restructuring ACBL Governance - Las Vegas
Disappointingly, Len, the link posted is not functioning.
Boardmanship
We had a strong CEO, and then . . . we had Jay Whipple . . . only one survived :(
ACBL Bulletin Review of When to Bid Notrump
Excellent review! My fondest NT moment was when I was doing VuGraph at Table 1 of the Reisinger final in, I believe, 2014. Both table's dealers opened 1NT with 5-card 's. Both table's responders, with 5-card 's raised immediately to 3NT, for a push at +430 ...
What am I missing?
This is bridge modern style. 21st century bridge is winning bridge. Old fashioned bridge gets old fashioned results (try Roth-Stone today and you'll be massacred). I did the same (Landy on 4-4M) in my first Blue Ribbon Pair, found a 4-4 fit, and went on to finish 4th. In ...
So...now is time to consider an electronic Bridge Bulletin & Daily Bulletin?
This would certainly serve a valuable purpose: Giving the ACBL BoD more money to fritter away on lawsuits, breaches of its contracts, engaging in faulty software deals, and having lavish meeting-vacations all over the country. I would only vote for this general proposal if the ACBL BoD was similarly required ...
ACBL Losing Millions
Could that possibly be, Leo, because you're the Universe's specialist in "gaming the bots"? :) Not complaining at all, just asking . . . . (And yes, in full disclosure, I lobby for issues personal to me from time to time).
ATB
In all of the proposed auctions in this sub-thread, I wanted to observe that one of the partners has to make a bid that some would consider in the "risk" category. Life is not as simple and as solvable as some would suggest, based on viewing all four hands. What ...
ACBL Losing Millions
Mike - some of this should be covered by BoD Errors an Omissions insurance, but will also likely result in future insurance increases and/or refusals to insure.
ACBL Losing Millions
Steve; I was there for six years. The Presidents utilized their position to do many things, including waiving rules and regulations, and were always accommodated. Also, the President both appoints BoD members to all Committees, appoints all Committee Chairs, forms new Committees and/or abolishes others (with a couple of ...
ATB
Thank you, Michael, by far the best comment on this Article. Or, at least, one with which I fully concur.
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