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Barry Balof
Barry Balof
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 23, 2011
Last Seen
17 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my (now) wife at Philly Nationals
Bridge Accomplishments
Bronze Life Master, Several Flight B regional wins
Regular Bridge Partners
Claire Valente (wife), David Gerstenberger
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Walla Walla Bridge Club, Richland Duplicate Bridge Club (Richland WA)
Favorite Tournaments
Watertown MA Sectionals (where I cut my teeth from 2000-2003), any Nationals
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Thanks all for the responses. They're very helpful. It sounds like a great time, and I hope to meet you all in Chicago!
59% - Didn't Place!
Had a 78% a couple of years ago in an online speedball that finished 2nd. Won a one-session sectional once with just under 56%.
Acting over a Weak 2--Part 2
With my hand still smarting from the -470 on the first polled board (I know, I know, good players don't let....), I felt I had to take action for our side here and bid the 2N. Partner relayed with her minimum 3, which I pulled to 3N. This ...
Acting over a Weak 2--Part 1
Christina, you hit on what should have happened at the table. Neither of the polled hands ended happily for us. Not willing to stomach 3 from partner over my 2N, I decided to Pass. Partner would have in fact broken the relay with 3, over which I have ...
Acting over a Weak 2--Part 2
Thanks for the edit.
In the Well: Gavin Wolpert
1. My partner of 1.5 years and I are playing in our first ever open event at the Seattle NABC (LM Pairs). Aside from stiffer competition, what should we expect that is different than a regional event? 2. My wife and I have two young children. How do you ...
Unexpected Imp Swings
I was at a sectional Swiss once near the beginning of my playing days. My partner opened 1, RHO bid 2, I bid 3, LHO doubled, and, surprisingly, this was passed out, even more so once I saw the dummy. I notched 2 overtricks for +1070, and ...

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