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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
11 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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Avoiding lightner/penalty double hitch vs slams. "Lightner pass"
If I understand the laws correctly they do. Law 20 provides the right to ask for a review and to ask for an explanation of each call. If given no other option, one could ask for a review and then an explanation of each call in turn. Why are we ...
Avoiding lightner/penalty double hitch vs slams. "Lightner pass"
A summary is not the same as an explanation of each call but it's not worth quibbling about.
Avoiding lightner/penalty double hitch vs slams. "Lightner pass"
I think the answer has more to do with ethics than screens.
Avoiding lightner/penalty double hitch vs slams. "Lightner pass"
Ed, I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing, but how do you explain the meanings of the calls in an auction without stating what the calls were? I may be showing my age, but I've asked for reviews with explanations since long before bidding boxes ...
Avoiding lightner/penalty double hitch vs slams. "Lightner pass"
I suggest you train your partner to ask for a review with explanations when he's going to be on lead and it sounds like the slam auction is ending. I should have included that in my original reply.
Avoiding lightner/penalty double hitch vs slams. "Lightner pass"
There are two different questions here: 1. Don't expect strong opponents to be very pleased with that sort of question when your pass would end the auction and you're not on lead. You can't expect them to know about your quirks unless you pre-alert them. It costs ...
Minorwood or Redwood?
The advantages of Minorwood listed by Rainer are less important than they sound. "1) It is lower than redwood." One useless step. There are still four steps up to and including 5m, enough to show 1/4, 3/0, 2 with, and 2 without. "2) It allows you to stop ...
Forcing or Non-forcing Two-level bids after an Overall?
I much prefer forcing at IMPs because everyone is opening ten-counts these days. It's essential to bid your games and slams when they open. You don't have to waste a round of bidding just to create a force that may or may not include a fit, and the ...
Rusinow leads - "in depth" structure?
"It is not semantics or history, it is a matter of definition." That's what I'm asking. Do whatever you consider to be the authoritative definitions necessarily include spot card leads? "When you alert and an opponent asks..." Alert an opening lead? As far as I know that's ...
Minorwood or Redwood?
Ilya, the Kantar 1430/3014 rules are actually quite simple. As best I can remember, I've played them with only partner and we never got them wrong. There are other conventions that are much more disaster-prone. I will never again play 2NT-3NT as a puppet!!! When the Redwood suit ...

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