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Kyle Rockoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Ex-head of Northwestern University's Bridge program. Just moved to Phoenix, AZ!

Obsessed with all things bridge Smile.


Looking for potential regular teammates for various national team events this year. I'll be at Columbus and Montreal most of the time, considering Schaumburg or Tampa for events with the right people. PM if interest.

USBF Junior Program

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
District 13 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race Winner (2016, 2017, 2018), BBO Master and multi-time Dailylong Tournament Champion, several open events 1st-3rds at regionals/sectionals/nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Sarik Goyal, Daniel Weiss
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner/Director), Reluctant Redoubler, USBF Jr Program
Favorite Tournaments
Summer Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Hybrid or Strong Club Structures, RUNT, Transfers over 1!C (in both 2/1 and alternate contexts), Canape
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Kyle/Luke Advanced 2/1– May 2018
2/1 GF
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Do Robots Drink Beer?
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 983 863 9865 654
I wanted to poll the legitimate call. Robot raised on the 4333 Yarborough, which I thought was amusing. Wanted to pull a sanity check :-).
USBF To Hold U31 Trials for 2020 WYBTC
It seems like an interesting event, but agree with Matthew and Christian above. A little easier for me to get to USBC since I still have places to crash in Chicago. Would have been useful for an announcement earlier for young professionals to plan out vacation days and etc (which ...
Sarik Goyal's bidding problem: 854 AJ8 J3 AJT83
If pass was forced by runouts, that information should be included. If not I can think of several abstains based on several other second round actions.
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Upon reviewing the new charts again in freetime, I think the sequence is actually not necessarily illegal but undefined. Not natural (10 cards in two suits). Not purely destructive (it contains at least an average strength hand if nothing else). Not necessarily a Psych (certainly not an A more or ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
I think it doesn’t meet the ACBL definition of a natural NT, but I would also find it extremely insulting to request an adjustment based on 1N being an Psyche. HCPs aren’t everything. The features that make this bid not natural is we have 10 cards in two ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AQ743 95 864 KJ5
We have an ART 1N rebid to confirm 3cd support over 1, to confirm tolerance before continuing to pattern out. 2N rn for us is a solid source of tricks and inv, which potentially could be improved. I guess swapping 2N and 3 is possible in this case ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 63 JT86 8 AK9642
That accurately describes our methods. I find bridge is frequently a game of pessimism :-). I think equity is probably against it at MPs as any negative weights towards a zero, but at IMPs passing felt like a safe gamble. -180 is likely only lose 2 if wrong. If it's ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AQ743 95 864 KJ5
1 can be bid on as few as 3, because opener rarely has exactly 4. Responder’s rebids are not canape, only opener’s.
Sheng Li's bidding problem: AJ53 J862 JT42 3
No good way to evaluate club wastage. I can’t see doing more than inviting, and even in some ways that feels aggressive. Jacks aren’t pulling their full weight here.

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