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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
11 minutes 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.
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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I still don't get this whole ethics thing
It's those who can't be bothered to learn the rules and those who try to sleaze their way around them who ruin the game. There are a LOT more of those than bridge table lawyers.
Are system psych allowed?
I've heard of many accident-prone agreements but that one takes the cake.
Are system psych allowed?
Good point. I forgot to mention that I'd talk to the players against whom the psyche was made. Even though a club director can set the "house rules" it makes no sense to ban psyches outright. Allowing frequent psyches, however, is a good way to make sure some of ...
2d response to opening strong artificial 2C
"I'm waiting for partner to describe her reason for opening 2." I love it when my opponents choose to waste a bid waiting when they could be giving opener useful information, particularly at IMPs. "In all of my years of playing, I do not recall ever achieving a ...
Polling Strength of 1m - 3N
13 -15 with relatively soft values and no four-card major unless 4333.
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
"How much information -- how many rounds of disaster -- do I need to allow to ensure that it's only bridge information that's being used?" Read Law 16B. If everyone read and understood 16B, bridge would be a much more enjoyable game.
Are system psych allowed?
Trying to justify this sequence for anyone other than a pair of novices is nonsense. If I were the club director or manager, I'd notify the pair that all psyches in my club are recorded and that frequent psyches will result in the players being asked not to return ...
How do you play this bid?
The original post didn't say anything about BWS being played by either side. Assuming you have no idea what methods are in use, there's no way to know the strength and/or shape of a hand that opener would have for a free 2 reverse. Thus responder ...
How do you play this bid?
2 at this point would be a reverse with at least four spades and longer clubs so it matters whether or not it would be forcing for a round in competition. It also matters whether or not 2 is forcing and/or artificial. Some people play transfers in ...
2d response to opening strong artificial 2C
Whether or not to open 2 with a strong two-suiter deserves a thread of its own and has little bearing on how to define a 2 response to 2 other than the fact that step responses to show points or controls may prove to be costly because ...

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