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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
11 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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Bridge Hand Database Sofware
What you're asking for is the ability to run an ad-hoc query with parameters defined at run time on the Bridgebase database. That's what database report generator products do. I don't know anything about BB's database management system so I have no idea whether or not ...
Tournament Site Horror Stories
There was a regional at Smuggler's Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, VT many years ago. The main playing area was inside the tennis bubble, which started to deflate causing everyone to move indoors. A Boston sectional was once held in half a gymnasium. On the other side of the partition ...
Systems with no forcing opening bid or with all 1-level openings forcing
So what's your point, Michael?
Computer Bridge: Counting Winners versus NT
Of course some counts are inferential. That's for more advanced students. World class players not counting? I don't believe that. What you say about women playing by instinct sounds quite sexist. I'd delete that if I were you.
Systems with no forcing opening bid or with all 1-level openings forcing
Avon, you wrote, "Italy came 6th in the 1960 Olympiad...The team was, Avarelli-Belladonna, Forquet-Chiaradia, Bianchi-Manca. The hands are worth studying, to see if the cause of this failure is discernible. Is it the case that Bianchi-Manca were not "helping their partner"?" No one will ever know the answer to ...
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 ...
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