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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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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College Spirit
Don't look to the membership for help. You have a marketing staff. Use it wisely. Start by getting rid of Tricks of the Trade and any other useless money sinks and personnel that can't think beyond preaching to the choir. Use the money you save to: 1. Identify ...
You know its not your night when...
Do you know the difference between a schlemiel, a schlemazel, and a schmuck?
You know its not your night when...
Yu, it may sound like an oxymoron but it's true. For example, when I claim a notrump contract with as many winners as tricks remaining and no transportation problems, they always ask what I intend to throw on what. The few times I've tried to explain how to ...
You know its not your night when...
The declarer who lost four tricks couldn't figure out what to throw on what. There are intermediate-level players at my club who still don't know how to count tricks in a notrump contract.
Alerting in USA?
We announce 1NT openers in ACBL land too but we have players incapable of understanding how to use the Stop card, so it's not safe to assume that anything is obvious.
Barry Rogoff's bidding problem: AJ74 J97 5 AKQJ3
I'd have liked a better three-card holding but I think 4 is right regardless. Partner had AKQ863 43 108765. Yet another huge double-fit hand. 6 is cold but 6 goes down on a heart ruff.
Alerting in USA?
A simple way to think about it is this: do you have knowledge of partner's hand that the opponents are entitled to under full disclosure? Even if you believe that everyone in the world plays weak notrumps, surely not everyone plays a 1NT rebid range that extends to 18 ...
Thoughts wanted on defensive carding
This is a good hand for the Granovetters' obvious shift principle. By playing his most discouraging diamond, East is stating that he can stand a shift to dummy's weakest holding: in this case spades. It's an attitude signal and a suit preference signal at the same time but ...
Should, Shall, Must (again)
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Should, Shall, Must (again)
Right! Messageboard BBcode. I haven't used it in years and had forgotten about it. I wonder if other BW posters know you can use it in here.

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