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Chris Hasney
Chris Hasney
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2016
Last Seen
2 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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Garbage Stayman
I think I agree. I taught my Life Master partner who was trained in London by Terrence and Boris to use Stayman, not transfers, with 4-5 or 5-4 majors, even with nothing (assuming a singleton spot outside, not two doubletons, with a nothing hand, which might just pass and hope ...
Garbage Stayman
I concur, and I think that treatment is in at least one of my books. I can also say that one can't assume a pick up partner will know that, below the expert level. (I get yelled at a lot for bidding correctly. Gets old.)
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While at it, the director should say if it's required, not just allowed. Maybe a future video should cover this stuff.
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Garbage Stayman
Not to override Kit (wouldn't dream of it), but my pard and I play 12-14 when non-vul, 15-18 vul, and use double barreled Stayman. Seems to work OK.
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
Hence the joke about straws (your law, not your wife). What's really funny is that businesses in Tucson are banning straws to "save the ocean." All our trash goes in landfills!
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If nothing else you'll give the director (or some great opponents) a laugh.
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At the risk of beating this horse (a necessity during a really bad episode of colic when the horse is down), in many of my systems a pass like the one you describe is alertable. This is true with many passes in informative double situations, where a pass has specific ...
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I, for one, enjoy a good, well-reasoned rant! Yours was both. BTW, in the intro to one of my books I talked about my partner/teacher getting exasperated at my questions and saying: "I didn't think I needed to tell you those details, it's just bridge, 'everyone' knows ...
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OK, thanks.
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