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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
12 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm webmaster for the New Hampshire Bridge Association and a member of the NHBA Board of Directors. I also write about and teach bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Beating the world champions in the New England Knockouts.
Bridge Accomplishments
Two open regionals back when winning a regional event meant something. More sectionals and flighted or bracketed regional events than I can remember.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Tom Cheetham Club, Nashua, NH
Favorite Conventions
Light takeouts. A direct 1NT overcall is an 8-13 HCP takeout with two or three spades. A direct cue-bid over 1C, 1D, or 1H is an 8-13 HCP takeout with four or five spades. Double is 14+ HCP and can be offshape.
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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Defence to DBL of 1NT showing a single-suiter (or similar)
Can you be more specific please?
Defence to DBL of 1NT showing a single-suiter (or similar)
If you play weak notrumps, the one-suited double can be problematic because you don't know whether or not it can be passed for penalties. Many people think a DONT double forces advancer to bid 2. In my experience, most opponents have no idea. Asking them creates UI that ...
Your call--ethical bidding problem
UI + UI = UUI? Seriously, what's going on this thread is that people are making vastly different assumptions about the players involved, their methods, and their understanding of their methods. Some want to bid responder's hand as if they're playing Standard or 2/1. Even if we could ...
USBC slam defence
If you play Obvious Shift (my tournament partner and I do), trick one is always attitude.
USBC slam defence
Probably but he couldn't be 100% sure you'd lead a club and it seems right regardless. J might defrost a frozen suit.
USBC slam defence
Partner left you on lead for a reason. What is it? I'll gamble that he can ruff a club.
Your call--ethical bidding problem
No matter what you think the UI indicates, if you think bidding again is likely to produce a better result than passing, which is certainly a logical alternative, then you pass. It's a non-decision.
Your call--ethical bidding problem
It would have been completely illogical but systemically a signoff and that's what bothers everyone about the auction. I don't think I've ever heard an auction with three asking bids that stopped in game after the third response showed a first-round control, nor do I think it ...
Your call--ethical bidding problem
Yes, by placing the contract or by bidding notrump on the four or five level. I suspect that what actually went on, other than the mistake and the UI, was that opener made at least one completely pointless asking bid instead of signing off.
Your call--ethical bidding problem
I should also mention that mistakes in asking bid sequences are usually fatal. You can see the snowball rolling down the hill and getting bigger but you can't get out of the way.

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