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Christopher Donnelly
Christopher Donnelly
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Member Since
July 27, 2019
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Member Type
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about me

My name is Chris Donnelly and I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.I only started playing Bridge in early 2019, so am pretty new to the game but absolutely love it, have begun to devote a good deal of time to it when I am not busy with my political science duties, and try to study and play as much as I can. 

The Bridge teacher/mentor with whom I work primarily is Juan Felipe Cuervo, from whom I have learned and continue to learn a great deal about the game. 

By way of my formal educational background, I received a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2008, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California-Davis in 2015 and 2017, respectively.    

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Not a whole lot at this point, too new to the game!
Regular Bridge Partners
Juan Felipe Cuervo
Favorite Conventions
Support doubles
BBO Username
cpd1985
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Chris Donnelly’s Favorite 2/1 Card
2/1 Game Forcing
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Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
I think Larry Cohen’s is good because of the fact he advocates that a 1NT response can be passed by opener if she is minimum with a flat hand. That’s Bridge World Standard 2017 and it seems that there are very few experts left who advocate the 100 ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Another thing is she acts like you’re always going to play IMPs when in fact most of her readers are going to be playing matchpoints more often than not. What do I mean by this. Well she never brings up these forms of scoring (fine for an intro text ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
I only picked up this game a year ago and indeed, back in January 2019, the first book I went to was Volume 1 of Audrey Grant’s three-volume series. It’s not a bad starting point but one quickly realizes that there are things it teaches that are less ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Of course, “no transfers” isn’t SAYC! :)
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
I’m sure you’re correct in terms of what sensible people actually play (and have played for some time). Like Bill, I’m just referring to what the ACBL booklet from 2006 says :).
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
To be clear, the SAYC booklet (warning: NOT saying this is the *best* way) simply says that responder can make a double-raise with “three or more” cards and a limit raise in opener’s major. That’s how “Official SAYC” handles it, but JoAnn’s way seems better because it ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Well I never hear people say “Let’s play Bridge Bulletin Standard”...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
I’d say the same thing and I am not sure why...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Is it fairly similar to SAYC, Rosalind?
Super Acceptance after 1NT Opening and Minor Suit Transfer
This strikes me as something that won’t come up almost ever, but makes sense when it does.
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