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Gary Hann
Gary Hann
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 13, 2013
Last Seen
Oct. 14
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, 9,500+ 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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Looking for consensus
Isn't this better posed as a routine bidding problem?
ATB Matchpoint disaster
We all have to admit to the well know adage that "the 5-level belongs to the opponents". Double, double fit deals are the most notoriously difficult to get perfectly right. Although many could come up with better auctions, and guess correctly after the fact, the bidding at this table was ...
Assign the blame
I place the blame squarely where it belongs, on the bidding boxes. It is obvious that there are no "X/double" cards in either of the N-S bidding boxes. (E-W apparently aware of this, given that they bid like crazed category 5 hurricanes).
Apparently, the double meant "don't lead ANY suit"! Interestingly, in that jocular case, subtly, is could be construed to say "I have nothing" and urge a sacrifice. However, sacrificing when holding two aces is a difficult decision, albeit that South's 5 cue bid very likely is the ...
Defense From the Bermuda Bowl
Thought I had that one covered, but my senioritis is showing, because, indeed, South can deny a second trump trick through the power of the Queen in dummy. My bad :)
RIP - Jan Janitschke
Jan was frequently listed as a winner, when the Bulletin published regional tournaments results. It's charming that he was also a pianist! I would have guessed he was younger; time seems to march on relentlessly in the bridge player's community.
Overcall with weak suit?
The two fallacies of WJO's are: 1) doing it with what is actually a great hand, and 2) doing it with any hand, any time . . .
N-S made life difficult for E-W, making bids that few would choose. E-W fell for it, overbidding like charging bulls at every turn; did they not see a doubleton in each of their hands? As one comment noted above, didn't E note his three small 's and ...
That's Rare!
Even more fun to beat them, and have them try to figure it all out :)
Assessing an "ATB" accurately is nigh impossible when the entire auction has an quizzical, even comical, aura.
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