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Barry Rigal
Barry Rigal
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 17, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

President of International Bridge Press Association

Chief Vugraph Commentator of WBF and EBL

Writer, player, journalist and jack of all trades.

Sundry national titles in UK and US and Europe.

Always on the lookout for a good story, a good deal, or a good joke.

Please contact me at if you want to publicize something related to bridge, especially for a good cause.

If you want to use par deals (again prefereably for educational/charitable purposes) you know where to go...

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A Backwash Squeeze -- which I saw coming at trick two
Bridge Accomplishments
The only Bridge pro ever to have been shut out from declaring a hand for a session by a client? (Gertrude Ploske)
Regular Bridge Partners
Glenn Milgrim
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors Cavendish Young Chelsea (1975-1994)
Favorite Tournaments
Yeh Bros and Gold Coast
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim 2014
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Leading low from a doubleton in trumps
Now we are on the subject of Swedish trump plays I hope someone can locate the Sunday Times Invitation Pairs deal where signaling with an original holding of 532 of trumps turned out to be a month world's more embarrassing plays ever by an expert. Early 80's maybe ...
So you had a bidding accident
I can't see a downside to this line. Not sure when it goes down and another line makes (absent 5-0 clubs?). Am I missing something?
Direct and Delayed 4NT Advances following Opposing Preemptive Opening
Funnily enough I had just written to my partner to con firm he played the calls in the way outlined above. Alan Miller will see Rupert Sheldrake at work again...
Light Opening?
Right...BUT 4-1-4-4 is a horse of a different color.
Light Opening?
so easy to lose 4-4 major fit if you pass and they open.
Nursery Rhymes
The author was probably a Nag. Or a Ram.
Minimum number of !Cs?
Everyone has their own rules. Here are mine. Responder to the try expects the try to be specifically Hxx(x). The 10 is acceptable as well and at a pinch the J but ideally responder wants to have two honors, honor doubleton -- or two small plus good trump length in ...
Polish Up Your Bridge 3: Purely Wasted
Over 1 interference (x) xx/1/ transfers, 1 clubs, 1NT natural (1) x/1/1 transfers //, (1) x=, 1= minors (1) by ph standard by uph complex methods (margin too small) 1 (x) xx + =transfers ...
Another bridge quote (AND DON'T SPOIL IT FOR OTHERS!)
I will give you a clue and tell you it isn't the same Mr Alnutt (who certainly didn't behave like bridge was his favorite card game). The real author is (according to Wikipedia supposed to have either invented or popularized a phrase I use quite a bit "Funny ...
Another bridge quote (AND DON'T SPOIL IT FOR OTHERS!)
Not sure about Reginald; but Clovis Sangrail would not have been welcome more than once, I believe.

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