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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
13 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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Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
Yu - no one is saying that a serious felony is in any way equivalent to a violation of bridge laws. That's absurd, isn't it? If you were going to play in a knockout final against unfamiliar opponents, wouldn't you like to know whether or not there are ...
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
It's a valid analogy. Many people are unaware that there is an online registry you can check, so consider it a public service. Too bad there's no online registry of bridge cheaters.
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
Having a child suddenly disappear is every parent's worst nightmare. My daughters are no longer children but I used to check the online sex offender registry periodically to see if one had moved nearby. Fortunately, it never happened because I don't think there's anything you can do ...
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
This has happened before. It would be very interesting to know how world-class players have handled it in the past and why. Ask the ones you know and report back. There's cheating on all levels of the game. The highest levels get all the attention because there's so ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
So what source of information is the real deal on "Lawrence style?" Software? Whatever it is, if the methods are different from the book it should explain exactly what the differences are. (Keep in mind this is coming from someone who used to write software release notes.)
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Lawrence style "out sequences" apply when opener makes a minimum rebid in his own suit or a lower-ranking suit and responder rebids his minor. This allows responder to make a two-over-one response with a long minor and something less than game forcing values. Thus, opener's 2NT rebid creates an ...
Showing the Two of Spades
Avon obviously isn't speaking and I'm not going to reveal anything about the project except to say that all these hypotheses and speculative discussion is pointless and misleading. It serves only to extend this comment thread beyond the point at which anyone will bother to read the whole ...
Showing the Two of Spades
The project has absolutely nothing to do with statistics. When it's published, you can take the number of examples of weird-looking actions, divide by the total number of hands played, and multiply by 100 but the significance of that percentage would be entirely subjective.
Showing the Two of Spades
Ken, this is Avon gathering proof by allowing everyone in BW to participate no matter what their level of skill or how uninformed they may be about the historical context. That's why the hands he's presenting are ones that require little or no description of the methods. I ...
Showing the Two of Spades
I've read drafts of Avon's project and you're pretty much right as to what he's doing. Why is he doing it? It's all about knowing the truth and that's something far more important to some people than others. Knowing the truth can be very ...

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