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Barry Rigal
Barry Rigal
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Member Since
Aug. 17, 2010
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Member Type
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim 2014
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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David Yoon Barry Rigal III
2/1 GF in non-competitive auctions (NT jump GF auctions = 15-17)
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Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
Did I add that using LTC instead of judgment was my least favorite convention? Oh sorry; wrong thread...
Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
and for the record, it DISambiguation. If it is good enough for Wekepidea its good enough for me....
The Worst Convention Ever
I assume you meant priceless?
The Worst Advice Ever
Yesterday after a reviewer in the main pairs in Montecatini came in with a hand I offered him the advice the player who had held a hand in a case of MI apparently was unable to follow. "when your partner opens 1NT don't try to give him a ruff ...
Guess the swing!
Passed out in the other room. Incidentally I think bob Rowlands only article in the Bridge World features a deal with really interesting play from three tables of a teams of eight. It was passed out at his table. David Carlisle might remember when but I'd guess early seventies?
Play Problem
This is a clear mistake; have you never read any bridge tips? "Eight ever nine never"? I lead the trump eight.
Great Bols Of Fire
My contribution: Never ask a lady bridge player when she is due -- even if you knew she was expecting. (She may well -- as was the case when my partner was asked) have been pregnant -- but already delivered...or worse never have been pregnant at all.)
Is an alert required?
If you decide to adopt the method (instead of passing or bidding 2) after seeing the comments above, Tis flying in the face of nature.
Second level freebids
If we are talking about modifying standard a little, then for 1-1 the idea of switching 2 and 2 lets you get hearts in without promising the earth. The 1-(1)-2/2 switch is even more useful. If you want transfers ...
I AM SO Embarrassed!
Where would you rank a Camrose match where with 11 trumps between the two hands a defender was allowed to score a trump from Jx when declarer didn't ruff high enough (worried about a 3--(1) trump break?)? England-Wales as I recall (and I'm sure I have many ...

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