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Barry Rogoff
Barry Rogoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 10, 2012
Last Seen
7 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.

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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Small typeing
Regardless of this person's posting history, doing personal computer technical support is similar to solving brainteasers in that you can never assume anything. Much of the time, they just changed something but they won't tell you what they did unless you drag it out of them.
Small typeing
If you say what kind of hardware and software you're using to read BW I might be able to suggest something more helpful than Ctrl+.
Splitting in 2nd Seat: High or Low?
Having an agreement is more important than what the agreement is. Even practiced partnerships get it wrong having never discussed it. Once or twice I've asked the opponents whether or not they have an agreement but I think that's helped them more than it's helped me.
Canape Agape
The Italian Blue Team Bridge Book by Garozzo and Forquet is affectionately known as "the Bible" and is required reading for anyone who plays Blue Team Club. The Garozzo-Yallouze book and Omar Sharif's book are watered-down in comparision. Simply Blue is a bad joke. The ambiguity of 1-1NT-2 ...
Count as Primary Trick 1 Signal
I agree completely. I have one partner who insists on count and has a couple of example hands that are very difficult to defend accurately without count, but I like Obvious Shift much better. Telling partner where your values are at trick one is critical on so many hands.
Memorizing techniques
Avoid the Sominex Coup. I've stopped playing in club games where people intentionally take forever on hands that have no chance to make, hoping you'll forget what's been played.
Now Referencing by Sanction Number
Where are the web services documented?
Greater Boston Industrial League
Correction: the two Alans played the "Tech Model Railroad Club" where Tech referred to the Mass. Institute of Technology (MIT).
Greater Boston Industrial League
The Rt. 128 Industrial League was founded by Bart Bramley and Lou Reich when they worked for Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) sometime in the '70s. The intent was to prepare for a company-based team event at a nationals. It was before I started at DEC so I don't know ...
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
Yu - no one is saying that a serious felony is in any way equivalent to a violation of bridge laws. That's absurd, isn't it? If you were going to play in a knockout final against unfamiliar opponents, wouldn't you like to know whether or not there are ...

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