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

Head of Northwestern University's Bridge program! Class of 2019, Majoring in Math and Psychology, with a side focus in Game Theory/Economics.

Obsessed with anything bridge-- but particularly with discussion of systems and auction dynamics.


USBF Junior Program

District 13, Board of Governors

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
District 13 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race Winner (2016), 3rd in ACBL Collegiate Bridgebowl (2016), Flight C NAP District 13 Champ (2016), Flight C GNT District 13 Champ (2017), BBO Master with various Top 50's in BBO Dailylong Tournaments, a couple of respectable open events 1-3rds at IL sectionals, regionals, nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Philip McPeek, Luke Robison, Mark Stein, Ilan Wolff
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner), Reluctant Redoubler, USBF Jr Program
Favorite Tournaments
Summer NABC, IL Regionals and Sectionals
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QJ84 75 76 AKQJ5
Was curious if anyone was of the style of treating this hand as balanced and rebidding 1NT. Hand an awkward auction 1-1-1-2 (4th suit)-3-4-5, when 3NT would play just as well or better (North is a balanced 2=3=4=4 12 ...
Who Is the Most Valuable Member
Okay-- my thoughts continued. I think my general conclusion of what I said before is, based on the demographic composition of current ACBL members, there is a pretty scary demographic trend. The majority of current members were at least introduced to bridge before the age of 20/21 (aka undergraduate ...
Happy New Year !!
Something non-bridge related? (*gasp*). Just kidding. Sorta. I spent most of December in Chicago which was freezing! Had a kind of funny moment on a plane leaving the city for a trip-- best seat in the plane turned out to be the back in basic economy because it was -10 ...
Who Is the Most Valuable Member
Hi Steve, interesting article. Heavily watching the route the ACBL is taking with respect to the HS/College student demographic, I'm curious if there is any general observations to be made of this data. I want to think more about this and post again, but here are some of ...
Seamon Junior USBC Winners
Congrats to team Dhir (final result now on the USBF site)! Very tough final segment. The Wei team was also a pleasure to play against in the USA1 semi-final.
How do we get to 7!D?
Some of the inferences depend on partnership style (how light can partner's double be? What is our agreed threshold for a GF, especially with regarding suit quality?). South's hand probably wouldn't be worth a GF 3 (given the horrible suit) without an extra fit in ...
How do we get to 7!D?
X-3 (playing lebensohl, GF)-3 (either western-ish or a strong forcing hand without a different bid)-3 (showing 4+ spades)-4(bypassing to show a stronger hand)-4 (cuebid)-4NT(KC)-5 (1 keycard)-7
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AKQT3 K AJT9 KJ8
Okay I give up-- you know what I mean.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AKQT3 K AJT9 KJ8
...isn't that literally just changing the name of things? All that effectively does is lower requirements for LM.

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