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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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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If a hesitation can be unethical can a quick bid also?
Things like that happen way too often to call the director at the local club. He has enough to do dealing with bids out of turn, revokes, etc.
Systems with no forcing opening bid or with all 1-level openings forcing
Neapolitan Club and Roman Club were both played by the Blue Team and included canape but were very different systems. Neapolitan was based on the Vanderbilt club, which is believed to be the first strong club system ever played. Neapolitan was introduced to the Blue Team by Prof. Eugenio Chiaradia ...
If a hesitation can be unethical can a quick bid also?
Sometimes they already have the green card halfway out of the box before you finish sorting your hand.
Systems with no forcing opening bid or with all 1-level openings forcing
I've always had to laugh when little old ladies open 1 with any balanced hand less than 16, and expect their partners to respond with pretty much anything. They have no idea how similar that is to Roman.
Computer Bridge: Counting Winners versus NT
In my experience, one of the most difficult concepts to teach novice to intermediate players is to count tricks at notrump, regardless of whether you're declaring or defending. I've heard countless players (no pun intended) claim a notrump contact stating how they intend to get rid of their ...
ACES & KNAVES World Premiere in Memphis on March 25th at 10 am and 7:30 pm
It should be on TV. There's so much garbage for overgrown children on TV these days that intelligent people would turn to it just to see what it's about.
What does a hesitation suggest here?
You shouldn't be thinking about that! It's UI for you. The sequence tells you that he's 4-5, 5-5 or possibly even more distributional and doesn't see where nine tricks are going to come from with a heart lead.
Geir Helgemo and the ACBL
The Washington Post just published this:
The Club's Coffee-Housing
Anticipating what's about to happen and being ready for it is indeed something that should be taught but isn't. I suppose there isn't enough time to cover things like that in a few lessons and I've never seen it mentioned it a book. So is holding ...
What Is Partner Showing?
People still use the tired old 1m-X-1M psyche. It's not effective against experienced players in this type of auction but it still works against anyone who plays that 1m-X-1M-X is responsive.

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