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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
6 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
Ruby Life Master
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I hate Deep Finesse
FH: I said there are many better choices than the *interactive* version of DF. Please read it again. For several years I generated the hand record sheets for the local club and the unit using Bridge Composer. Many people told me how much better they liked that simple format than ...
Attitude or Count Signal?
If you and Joe DeGaetano played together in the 128 League you must have blown everyone else away. The overall quality of play wasn't very good when I played. The best players I remember from the league were Bill Braucher and Bob Cohen. The team you mention was the ...
I hate Deep Finesse
MB: We have been talking about different things. I wasn't aware of an interactive version of Deep Finesse. Apparently the W/L (right/wrong) designations are intended to make it more of a teaching tool than an analytical tool. There are indeed better choices for analyzing hands intended for ...
I hate Deep Finesse
Michael, sorry but you've lost me. DF tells you the number of tricks each side can make in each strain seeing all 52 cards, the data you see on hand record sheets. How does that suggest one defense over another? Are we talking about the same thing?
Attitude or Count Signal?
Joe, who did you work for and when? It must have been a different time period because I knew who all the good players were and I don't remember playing against you. I prefer attitude at trick one and the obvious shift principle. It may not be optimal but ...
Attitude or Count Signal?
'..."attitude" at trick 1 (which I think is almost universal in US anyway)...' It depends on the level of competition. In club games, my experience is that no agreement (make it up as you go) is far more universal than attitude. I don't know how many times I've ...
I hate Deep Finesse
Deep Finesse does what it's designed to do and, although the results are correct, they're often of little or no value to bridge players or authors. For example, suppose DF says that 5 can be defeated by three tricks and no one who defended the board beat ...
I hate Deep Finesse
Everyone understands that there are multiple equivalent ways to beat the contract, not just the way the article says to do it. In other words, Michael's point is perfectly valid, but really has very little to do with Deep Finesse. "I am working under the assumption that bridge authors ...
I hate Deep Finesse
I'd like to see an example. A DD solver either returns correct data or it doesn't. If there's a bug it will show up if there's competent testing. The algorithm is actually quite simple. Optimization is less simple and poor optimization results only in longer run ...
Attitude or Count Signal?
Read the book. It's all about clear agreements.

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