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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
9 hours 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
Silver Life Master
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Your Precision Opener?
It's also available in English. There's an online version and a hard cover edition. I used Word macros to replace the C, D, H, and S characters with Arial suit symbols in my online edition. The book is about as much fun to read as a telephone book ...
Forcing Pass System
You can download it for $5.00 from:
Does Anyone Use Joomla for Website?
Just what it sounds like. I first heard it used at Digital when people built tools and other useful programs for internal use. A few of them got productized, i.e., packaged, documented, marketed, and sold to customers.
Your Precision Opener?
In all the Precision documents I've read, gamma is the trump asking bid (TAB) in direct auctions like 1-1-2 or 1NT beta (control asking bid) auctions like 1-1-1NT-2x-2.
Your Precision Opener?
The 1-1-2 sequence is better played as a game force with a long/strong heart suit. It can be a Zeta (or whatever letter you like) asking bid as well, using the responses from Roman Club that were part of SuperPrecision. The suit-length ambiguity is similar to ...
Your Precision Opener?
Those hands aren't easy for any methods.
Your Precision Opener?
Some Precision variants allow a 2 opening with 4-3-1-5 or 3-4-1-5, with rebids that describe the shape over a 2NT response. The prime values and the J10 of clubs make this hand strong enough to open 1. If you open 2 and partner bids 2, you ...
They did it to me again
I thought about exiting with a diamond and it would have worked, unless the suit split 5-2 and they could play three more rounds at me plus the ace of hearts. I didn't think QJ opposite A109xx or even Qx opposite AJ109x was impossible given the auction. These players ...
They did it to me again
"It's quite the opposite of how we think in a championship setting." This was about as far from a championship setting as you can get. My thought process was influenced by the laughably bad defense I'd seen on the first board, my RHO leaving in a takeout double ...
They did it to me again
There's a difference between random and hyperaggressive. Clearly you haven't played against the same kind of weak opponents I play against. Suppose there's a pair against whom you would normally get 70% of the matchpoints, were they trying to play the best bridge they're able to ...

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