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Barry Balof
Barry Balof
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 23, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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
Karosel
BBO Username
balof
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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NABC/Youth NABC
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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