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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
16 minutes ago
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.
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Bermuda Bowl 1958
Thanks for the history. I once used WeTransfer a lot for media files. Unless they've jacked up the price I recommend it.
Bermuda Bowl 1958
I'm getting this error message: "The link has reached its traffic limit." I've never seen that one before. Cloud storage sites place limitations on how much storage space you can use, not on specific links. A more accurate message might be: "Cloud storage space exceeded." Solutions: 1. Delete ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
"I posted all the information that was given to the TD. The pair never gave a system card to the TD, but the TD knows that they play Blue Club. I can't see why the question is suggesting a specific answer." Simon, I'm sure you did the best ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
"Demonstrably suggested" is much too vague a term and a poor choice of words. Who is allowed to demonstrate anything about the hand, to whom, and for how long? There's a reason why judicial systems reject unsuitable jurors, including those who are already biased, unlikely to have an open ...
Why was this easy slam missed?
I'm not sure what your question implies but I'll take a shot at it anyway. No one is born understanding how what you say affects other people's feelings. Some parents know and teach their kids. Others don't and their kids have to learn through experience. Some ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
Hamish, don't you mean "the information West has about East's hand?" I doubt many people would have the patience to hear it all and reason out why West's bid wouldn't have been influenced by the hesitation, i.e., West already had all the information. This thread ...
Why was this easy slam missed?
I would have said it this way "Do you really think a world-class player would be unfamiliar with LTC or would fail to assign it enough importance on this hand?" How to make a point without being abrasive is something most young people have to learn. I certainly did.
What is the correct TD decision and why?
"Would 5d have shown diamond king?" Yes, or singleton ace. "Does 5h deny it?" Not necessarily. East's 5 bid is ostensibly a signoff, saying, "I have nothing further to contribute without overbidding my values and I haven't heard enough to bid a slam at this point." It ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
West knows for certain that there are no fast black-suit losers, so if slam is going down, it's probably because there are two red-suit losers. The king of hearts and the queen of diamonds seem likely. Opener probably has seven controls for his presumed slam interest. With only six ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure my understanding of the UI rules is completely correct. I've never been personally involved in a UI ruling, at least not that I can remember. Ed would know.

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