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Chris Hasney
Chris Hasney
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2016
Last Seen
Nov. 6
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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Ramblings on the future of our game
>>If you do want to "promote" bridge on a national level, rather than on one of these areas, taking a macro rather than micro approach, how do you propose going about that given the incredibly limited resources at ACBL's and the Ed Foundation's disposal? And even if there ...
Still awaiting the PC version. The work-around didn't work for me.
Winners at the 2018 WYTC
Oh, no! It's the Italians all over again! Best get busy. Actually, best find some deep pockets for Bridge University. Exhume Ira!
Winners at the 2018 WYTC
I hope I'm never on jury duty with you guys.
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
Bright flames often burn out quickly.
Help Wanted: Another email
The only problem is that nowadays students expect us to come out with 5 hours to winning bridge -- and mean it!
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
Ooh, Phil Ochs! Cool.
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
That's what I was looking for. Self-colonoscopy is getting a bit much, especially when the organization has a head wound. That said, I rebid my original comment elsewhere that it would be worthwhile for ACBL to establish a simple system for after-action reports by tourney chairs and DICs from ...
Help Wanted: Another email
Define "Beginning" If it's "um, ok this is a deck of cards" and go from there, "A Taste of Bridge" by Jeff Bayone is far and away the best. What we all need to work on is the follow on text(s). It's reasonably priced, too.
Garbage Stayman
Ian, I don't consider that to be part of garbage Stayman -- it's just normal Stayman, the way I was taught it. The garbage variety is 4-4-5-0 (or 4-4-4-1, but many hate that), with a hand that can't sit for 1NT to play. I play this over strong ...
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