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Barry Rigal
Barry Rigal
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Member Since
Aug. 17, 2010
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17 hours ago
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Bridge Player

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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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Symmetric Two-Bids (clubs and diamonds both strong and artificial)
In the UK 25 years ago it was legal to play 2 as natural 10-15 OR weak diamonds, 2 natural or weak in hearts, with 2 the three suiter and 2 weak. The idea of either/or bids having approximately equal frequency made the bids a ...
What is the right thing to do?
You might add the rider that at the club a pro playing with a client should maybe defer to the client? (If he wants to get paid) :) If I'm declarer I don't ask my partner. But in most other cases -- particularly where I'm dummy [unless the infraction ...
Precision "Pass and Pull" (part three)
The above comments re pass and pull make it clear to me that the subtleties of the convention (when does the slow route show two places to play, when better than a direct action) make it useless to ask us for our opinion. Too many responses will be along the ...
Very nice!
Lightening Strikes Twice
I did it once; we lost a match on the oppo bidding a bad but making slam. Never again.
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
Playing 3 as four card limit or minimum GF with limited controls lets you keep 2NT up to strength. I don't mind raising to game after partner's slow call and have the TD take it away from me. The question of whether to bid game as opener ...
Common game 9 October afternoon board 23
Actually he wasn't leaving it to the reader he just missed it (and of course the spade shift might come now?).
JoBoo on Bridge: Grue Bids
Nice to see this thread revived. Not only do I not remember reading it before or that I had posted to it, I don't remember the convention either. And it is a nice if controversial idea.
WBF Press Conference - Statutes, I.O.C., Fair Play & Future Venues
I think (re Tom's comment) this was a mishearing by the bulletin's scribe not a mis-statement by Rona. Our thanks to Herman de Wael who took the notes; we did not have a prepared text to work from.
What would make you miss a favourite bridge event?
Bjorn Fallenius told me how when his team were practicing at a teammates home for a European Championships one of the players involved was an hour or so late. This player (I will accept guesses but pm me) eventually turned up late and said 'I'm very sorry; family business ...

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