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Barry Rigal
Barry Rigal
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Member Since
Aug. 17, 2010
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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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David Yoon Barry Rigal III
2/1 GF in non-competitive auctions (NT jump GF auctions = 15-17)
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De constrictibus
No this is a new one to me. Very nice! Will ask Stefan Ralescu Don Kersey and Tim Bourke -- who are far more into these positions than I.
A curiosity
Very good. Declarer was 3-4-3-3 with Qxx facing AJx. 10xx/9xx/KQxx/AJx QJx/QJ10x/AJx/Qxx East has a 4324 true Yarboro with C98xx You can make at least eight tricks in every denomination (including spades!!). You may care to ask yourself why the Vondracek effect works for the ...
A curiosity
Actually no...I wasn't being tricky. Hand will follow tomorrow am but the opponents played in the suit they opened. It wasn't so strange that they didn't do well there as opposed to the fact that they could have done better in every other suit and in ...
John Solodar, RIP
I'm assuming John (who was never fully healthy from his 20s onwards --which makes his bridge achievements all the more impressive) looked like a grasshopper? He was well over six foot and when I knew him never weighed much more than 160 pounds I'd guess.
11, 12 or 13 tricks?
I'm guessing the general idea is 1) Win the heart (hand to be determined!) 2) duck a diamond (method to be determined!) 3) win the return and test spades from the top to discover who has the guard 4) test diamonds, 5) fall back on squeeze/ club finesse. My ...
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
Really? As a matter of bridge judgment (and as someone who doesn't overcall 1NT with a singleton with clients) I would advise -- and indeed have advised -- clients not to transfer into two of a major with balanced 5-7 counts with five small cards in the other major After P-1S-1NT-P ...
John Solodar, RIP
Amen to that.
John Solodar, RIP
John was truly one of my favorite partners ever. He was my partner when I first reached the Reisinger Finals (at that time my best ever achievement in a US event) and he was the perfect partner. He was also incredibly easy to play with. It wasn't that John ...
Deja Vu
I frequently provide commentary for ACBL sets; on occasion I play in the event I've commented on (without knowing it). I recognized one deal about three hands in, but that is the only time I've ever spotted it till the very end of the event when I receive ...
Great lead, partner!
Mikael Great hands Any chance you could email me a word file or the like -- especially the H!J hand. International Bridge Press might well consider it for an award. Barry
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