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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
Oct. 19, 2019
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.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Implicit private understanding?
I've studied the game since the early '70s. I admit there are things I don't know but I know a heck more than anyone else at the club. If you want to attack me personally, let's take if offline. Send me a PM so I can respond ...
Implicit private understanding?
I'm very glad to hear that about the clubs in Minneapolis/St. Paul. I'm going to make an effort to get it started here but it will take more than one person. I can't be there every week.
Implicit private understanding?
> I'm not sure what “anything-goes cutthroat bridge” really is. I see it as an attitude that winning is all that matters as long as no Laws are broken. My only problem with this attitude is that it doesn't take the consequences into account and that those consequences matter ...
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[b]PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THREAD AGAIN AND AVOID JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS![/b] I'm going to repeat the following because it's obvious that no one has read it: My original post was posed as a question. At the time, I didn't know whether or not a stopperless ...
Implicit private understanding?
My original post was posed as a question. At the time, I didn't know whether or not a stopperless 1NT overcall was considered a psych or a partnership agreement. That it's neither of those has been well established and in my mind the question answered quite some time ...
Implicit private understanding?
> It is the attitude of people like Barry R that causes beginners / inexperienced players to think they are being had. So it's all my fault because I talk to those players and ask them questions? That's the biggest crock of s... I've heard in decades. Talking to ...
Implicit private understanding?
Please spare everyone the assertiveness training BS. As far as my intentions, you would be a gold medalist if the Olympics included jumping to conclusions and I'm sure this isn't the first time you've heard that. You're right about this not leading to any kind of ...
Implicit private understanding?
That sounds like a very different set of opponents from the ones I play against. Does "begging for me to make a mistake" mean what it sounds like literally? I've never encountered anything like that before. And does playing at your highest possible level include psyching?
Implicit private understanding?
Sure, if winning is the only thing that matters. When you play in a club game is winning the only thing that matters to you?
Implicit private understanding?
> And, just as Barry believes that I should would not be welcome to play in a club that he ran... More accurately, I don't think anyone with your rigid and uncompromising attitude would be welcome in any club game I've ever played in. That's not to say ...

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