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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
3 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.

Country
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
Balrog49
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Style Poll
Auction 1: Some people play this as a preemptive re-raise, in which case a new suit is a game try. It's my preference. Auction 2: Simple. Show your values and your four+card majors.
Table feel vs Cheating
Re: Barry, are you aware of any ACBL official who would be serving the role of the Commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla in Ken's comment? Not in today's ACBL. Nor do I know anything about the command structure of the Coast Guard.
Table feel vs Cheating
Having worked for several magazines, including the ACBL Bulletin a long time ago, I can say with authority that it's standard procedure at any magazine for content from contributors to be edited for accuracy, grammar, and spelling. If the content isn't clear, thorough, or concise, it may be ...
Club policy legal?
In my experience most beginners aren't even aware that psychs exist until they get victimized by one. Bridge teachers should cover all aspects of deception and directors should go out of their way to explain it but I think they're afraid it would scare away their students.
Club policy legal?
Jeff's level of competition is a bit different from a club game.
Club policy legal?
I'm already the Grand Wazoo of the Illuminati and I don't get your point.
Club policy legal?
That is the point. To you or me, 3NT promises nothing. But to a weak opponent, I maintain that it promises a strong hand, one that expects 3NT to have at least a good chance of making. That's why it's clearly a psych in that context.
Club policy legal?
Of course 3NT is a psych. Go back and read the post again.
Club policy legal?
Psychic call (commonly “psych” or “psychic”): A deliberate and gross misstatement of honor strength and/or of suit length. How do you define "gross?" In a dispute over whether or not a bid is a psych would you go around polling players as you would in a logical alternative situation ...
Club policy legal?
Suppose someone made the same bid (3NT with a flat zero count) against you. Regardless of the outcome, if you don't think 3NT qualifies as a psych would you file a recorder memo for poor sportsmanship? Would you advise a weak player to file one? Many years ago Kris ...
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