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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
4 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.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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A point of curiosity
"Precision" is not synonymous with "strong club system." One can say that any particular partnership's set of agreements in the context of a strong, artificial club is or isn't a variant of Precision. There's no "official" definition.
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
Wouldn't that require a sophisticated detection device or a cavity search ;^?
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
This conversation got me thinking. Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids have been around for a very long time. The ones I've had require "streamers" or pendants one must wear around the neck. They look like MP3 players. I'd never dream of wearing one when playing bridge, of course. The newest ...
Looking to play "The Little Major" system by Terence Reese
It was Boris Schapiro who refused to play LM in 1965. That caused a conflict between Reese and Ralph Swimer, the captian of the English team, because Reese wanted to play LM with Flint while Swimer insisted that he play with Schapiro.
Looking to play "The Little Major" system by Terence Reese
Hi Peter! I haven't played bridge in months, which is why I haven't seen you at the Bridge Spot. There are a few examples of The Little Major in ACBL World Championship books. Reese and Shapiro played the system in the 1964 World Team Olympiad in New York ...
Small typeing
Regardless of this person's posting history, doing personal computer technical support is similar to solving brainteasers in that you can never assume anything. Much of the time, they just changed something but they won't tell you what they did unless you drag it out of them.
Small typeing
If you say what kind of hardware and software you're using to read BW I might be able to suggest something more helpful than Ctrl+.
Splitting in 2nd Seat: High or Low?
Having an agreement is more important than what the agreement is. Even practiced partnerships get it wrong having never discussed it. Once or twice I've asked the opponents whether or not they have an agreement but I think that's helped them more than it's helped me.
Canape Agape
The Italian Blue Team Bridge Book by Garozzo and Forquet is affectionately known as "the Bible" and is required reading for anyone who plays Blue Team Club. The Garozzo-Yallouze book and Omar Sharif's book are watered-down in comparision. Simply Blue is a bad joke. The ambiguity of 1-1NT-2 ...
Count as Primary Trick 1 Signal
I agree completely. I have one partner who insists on count and has a couple of example hands that are very difficult to defend accurately without count, but I like Obvious Shift much better. Telling partner where your values are at trick one is critical on so many hands.

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