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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
31 minutes 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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1972 & 1975 Daily Bulletins and Official Handbook
I'm still breathing.
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
There's a lot to be said for telling partner where your values are.
Right. I missed the "All" part and I didn't know there was a Bridgewinners Standard default form of scoring. Please disregard what I wrote.
He doesn't specify vulnerability or form of scoring. Matchpoints came to mind because some friends recently asked me about a similar 4x1 hand with a stiff ace and nothing in the four-card suits. Responder bid with the hand and got a terrible result because it has exactly one entry ...
Strong Hand
I've never played second negatives nor would I. They exist only because 2 "waiting" says so little about responder's hand. Playing a strong 2 system wastes the entire one level and you have to start looking for a fit right away. You can't afford bids ...
Strong Hand
With three losers I open 2. If partner makes a meaningless 2 grunt I rebid 2. This feels a lot like a bidding contest hand and playing in a 4-3 fit instead of a hopeless notrump contract could be the big winner.
Pass. Bidding with this hand is too likely to turn a plus score into a minus. If partner bids 2 or 3 you can easily go for -200 against air at matchpoints. Let them balance and see what happens. If partner takes a another bid he won't ...
Leveling the playing field for newer players?
I've never seen or heard of the booklets you describe at tournaments on any level. The best way to understand Precision or any other system is to play the system. Even if you don't like it and don't intend to use it in the future, playing it ...
Leveling the playing field for newer players?
I started playing strong club systems in the '70s and I've never seen or heard of these booklets. It doesn't make much difference what defense you play against a strong club opening if the opponents don't know what they're doing. Just getting into the auction is ...
Sad State of Affairs
Some time ago I was buying an entry for a bracketed knockout when a player asked which bracket his team was in. The director told him they were in the top bracket. He asked for his money back and it was given to him. I walked away shaking my head ...

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