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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 5
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm the Pianola server manager for the New Hampshire Bridge Association and a former member of the NHBA and EMBA Board of Directors. I also write about and teach bridge. My first job out of college was on the ACBL Bulletin staff but I was too young and stupid to keep the job. My career was in software development. I used to write a column for the Nashua, NH Sunday Telegraph.

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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What software tells of play techniques?
I've been using the Bridge Captain DD solver for years. It uses Bo Haglund's engine and allows you to walk through double-dummy lines. The download link works and the software appears to be supported.
What software tells of play techniques?
That's a very difficult thing to do. Double-dummy solvers don't even try to differentiate between absurd sequences of play and interesting ones other than to prune out branches in the game tree. I tried it 45 years ago when I wrote a double-dummy solver as a programming class ...
Active Ethics in the 0-2500 KO
This is great to hear! I wish everyone would behave that way.
An Unusual Big Club System
1m-1M is one of the most frequently used auctions in the game. To put a restriction on it, such as promising a five-card major, is unplayable. Interference will tear your system apart by preventing you from finding your 4-4 major fits. I understand the appeal of inventing your own system ...
Best bidding after 1!C strong opening
When Benito made that statement it felt like a betrayal of the system that won him so many world championships and challenge matches. Blue Team Club was considered good enough to be adopted by members of the Aces and loved by Omar Sharif, who published a graphically-appealing but somewhat thin ...
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
"I'm not going to do it for all Units/all Districts. Just someone capable of verification of the claims." What qualifications are required for verification of the claims? I thought the recorder system had been discarded.
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
Nic, if you're willing to give anyone a list of who the software suspects is cheating in any given area, an ACBL unit for example, and whoever you give it to is free to redistribute it, you might as well have published that information as an appendix or a ...
Can Anyone Post How To Make Card Symbols Post In MOBI Format
Glad it worked out. Many of the fonts on Windows are provided by Microsoft but they're available to any application, not just Word.
Ethymology of "canapé" in Bridge?
There are several online sources that give 1946 as the publication date for Albarran's book. I don't know whether or not that equivalent to making it public. You may be referring to 1954, the year the French team that included René Bacherich, Pierre Ghestem, Pierre Jaïs, Robert Lattès ...
Can Anyone Post How To Make Card Symbols Post In MOBI Format
If you generate MOBI from a Word file all you need is the symbols font or any other font that includes them. Arial has them.

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