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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

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

I'm the Pianola server manager for the New Hampshire Bridge Association and a former member of the NHBA and EMBA Board of Directors. I also write about and teach bridge. My first job out of college was on the ACBL Bulletin staff but I was too young and stupid to keep the job. My career was in software development. I used to write a column for the Nashua, NH Sunday Telegraph.

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.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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How do you play responder's second double?
That's the point of this post. When I first learned to play, I was taught not to create situations in which partner may be "strapped for a bid." If no heart tolerance is promised by the second double on this hand, an opener with a minimum one-suiter has nowhere ...
How do you play responder's second double?
Of course it can't be primary support but I'd consider a doubleton or even a stiff A or K to be tolerance. What I'm asking about is whether this sort of double negative double eliminate opener's suit from possible places to play, and how much defense ...
How do you play responder's second double?
No one has answered the question about heart tolerance yet.
More 4 card Majors in Precision
Think about how you're going to use the information you get from an asking bid before you make it and start thinking about projecting the play as soon as you have some information. Making asking bids with no idea how to use the information you get is less than ...
Bermuda Bowl 1958
Thanks for the history. I once used WeTransfer a lot for media files. Unless they've jacked up the price I recommend it.
Bermuda Bowl 1958
I'm getting this error message: "The link has reached its traffic limit." I've never seen that one before. Cloud storage sites place limitations on how much storage space you can use, not on specific links. A more accurate message might be: "Cloud storage space exceeded." Solutions: 1. Delete ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
"I posted all the information that was given to the TD. The pair never gave a system card to the TD, but the TD knows that they play Blue Club. I can't see why the question is suggesting a specific answer." Simon, I'm sure you did the best ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
"Demonstrably suggested" is much too vague a term and a poor choice of words. Who is allowed to demonstrate anything about the hand, to whom, and for how long? There's a reason why judicial systems reject unsuitable jurors, including those who are already biased, unlikely to have an open ...
Why was this easy slam missed?
I'm not sure what your question implies but I'll take a shot at it anyway. No one is born understanding how what you say affects other people's feelings. Some parents know and teach their kids. Others don't and their kids have to learn through experience. Some ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
Hamish, don't you mean "the information West has about East's hand?" I doubt many people would have the patience to hear it all and reason out why West's bid wouldn't have been influenced by the hesitation, i.e., West already had all the information. This thread ...

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