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Chris Hasney
Chris Hasney
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2016
Last Seen
11 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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Alertable vs. Announced vs. Non-alertable
I'm coming back to online bridge after a long while. In the old days we just hit alert for our partners and let it go unless the opponents asked, then we talked to "opponents." They were just moving toward self-alert when I lost my online partner. This was before ...
Alertable vs. Announced vs. Non-alertable
Thanks Tom (and Matt?). Since there is no self-announce button I'm reading from the above that announce and alert are synonyms when on BBO. So, Alert (15-17), 1NT, OK or send, I'm don't have it in front of me. Partner sees nothing. Same for 1S - Alert, (Forcing ...
Alertable vs. Announced vs. Non-alertable
Then let's go back to alerting. As to notrump ranges, anything other than 15-17 (always actually 14-18) should be alerted (not announced). I never liked announcing 15-17.
Alertable vs. Announced vs. Non-alertable
And since we are now online can the Board Rules Committee just suspend announcements for the duration? I'm just self alerting "Semi-Forcing" and "Transfer" because partner can't see it and it's faster.
Charity games to support ACBL?
Take a look at the Foundation for the Preservation and Advancement of Bridge (FPAB) It primarily supports library/Hall of Fame functions but can do other things. If you have a pet project that a group might want to fund contact them to see if your ...
BBO Question
Maybe another thing BBO programmers can look at when the ACBL flood subsides.
BBO Question
Oh, nice catch Barry.
BBO Question
Oh, neat cool feature. I was wondering how the directors typed that fast, lol. I tried it as a regular player, and it seems to work for me too. At least, it allowed me to record a typed chat message. There might be some applications for teaching here, such as ...
Montreal Summer 2020 NABC Canceled
I heard in passing today that Buffett's company dumped its holdings in four major airlines. He may be optimistic, but he's not stupid about it, lol. (And yes, I know he's probably not making those decisions these days, but maybe his hand is still close to the ...
Partner Needed
Oh! They sure don't make a fuss about it. I'll look today so I'll know where to find it. Thanks again, good info for everyone!
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