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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm a student at Northwestern University, local to the Chicago area, and run our bridge club! Majoring in Math and Psychology, with a side focus in Game Theory/Economics (and of course working on earning my Life Master on the side).

Love everything about bridge-- particularly system discussions and examining various bidding treatments.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
3rd in ACBL Collegiate Bridgebowl (2016), Quarterfinals of 0-1500 Mini-Spingold (2016), Sectional Master a year of competitive play, Flight C NAP District 13 Champ (2016)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Reluctant Redoubler, Deerfield DBC, Ace of Clubs
Favorite Tournaments
Chicago NABC (Summer 2015), DC NABC (Summer 2016), Skokie Labor Day Sectional
Favorite Conventions
EHAA 2 Bids, Marshall Mile's Unbalanced Diamond, Strong and Hybrid 1C openings and responses, Balance of Power Doubles, Schuler Shift
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: J97 AKQ8732 82 7
responders calls are basically standard (10+ HCPs, 5+ hearts over 1). 2NT is natural, usually a balanced minimum which is 13-16 HCPs. The 16 would have to be fairly bad (think like a bad doubleton heart and a KQJ stiff or something in another suit, lack of aces, etc).
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: A AJ76 765 AJ762
Good point! Just added it to the poll options.
I would put this as a bidding quiz but . . .
Seems like a mechanical error to me. The director should be called immediately, and should find out what east meant by 3S. My guess is 3S should just be corrected to pass, and the auction go on. In the strange case where East actually meant to bid spades, naturally it ...
Yet another ATB
2 spades seems like a perfect call given west is a past hand. And East should raise. Honestly, who is to blame for missing a 22 point game, when neither partner has opening strength?
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Q83 J Q74 AKQT87
I doubt many people, but it was a choice made before the current bid. Just covering all scenarios.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AT7 KT864 AKJ52 ---
I'm curious what approach people find as best. Hopefully, people will vote according to what they think that is!
Change of Pace Query: Your Option?
I'd prefer to just become dummy and keep the strong hand hidden. Forbidding the lead of a diamond might be more of an advantage, but we still don't know what partner raised on. Let the opponents guess and lead around to partner's strength.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 2 JT64 KJ73 9864
More or less whether or not a sacrifice is in order. 4S is preemptive, but usually tends to make. This hand has decent support and control of spades for playing in 5H. It's very rare partner will have a call over 4S, so the question is now the likelihood ...
Takeout Double ATB
I hate the jump to 3H without a 5th one, and with a longer and stronger diamond suit. Likewise, if east is planning on treating his hand as strong he probably needs to correct partner's bid to clubs at this point. Partner has shown extras, your showing a big ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QT64 AT732 --- AQ98
Responsive-ish, showing some values by a passed hand.

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