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Barry Rigal
Barry Rigal
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Aug. 17, 2010
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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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Iinteresting hand in the Bolivarian Championships
Well, Frances, if you look very closely, you will see King Charles' Head silhouetted in the background.
Par Deals
I should clarify. One of my colleagues and I have some of the basic pdf conversion tools --these don't work with poorly written/copied documents in a pdf with hand written suit symbols. I'm guessing to do this job properly you might need to cut and paste each ...
Upside down count question
One of the best articles written in Bridge Magazine was by Bill Pencharz, on what he named 'overkill'. This is the phenomenon described above where playing back anything but low from four makes partner shift thinking you have an original three-card holding. He gave other examples too.
Who should 'scape whipping?
I would have bid 4 as East. I think a singleton king in the slot equates to a small singleton and doubling 4 will get partner to pass far too often with a hand that includes a doubleton heart where one game or the other is too close ...
After a set where I've done badly in a team game if I don't have choice of opponents my partner and I will switch seats.
Who needs to try harder?
It seems like the root problem here is that the definition of the 1/1 opening (balanced/unbalanced hands) and the raise as 3/4 trumps in those two categories leaves you in a bad place here. Maybe if you opened all your balanced hands 1 or ...
Why I like mini-splinters
I suppose there should come a point (but I'm not holding my breath) when after your mother tells you that 'Everyone is out of step but our Jock' that Jock realizes he is the one out of step. Frankly in bridge terms I'd guess that moment will never ...
What is your Drury plan,
It is clearly superior to have some agreement than none. Agreement number one: 2D for all game tries, 2S+ are slam tries. Agreement number two: all calls of 2S+ equate to 2D-2H-2S+ but these are game tries not slam tries. Agreement number three. Play reverse romex tries (step one for ...
A Trappist passes on
I believe many more have suggested your giving it up.
Assess the credit
A balancing 1NT because of the three-card heart suit and positional spade stop might have got the pair to 1NT and that might have scored better? Not all 16-counts are created equal?

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