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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
15 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Head of Northwestern University's Bridge program! Class of 2019, Math major looking to become an actuary. Might be heading towards District 17 soon, we'll see what the future holds.

Obsessed with all things bridge Smile.


Looking to fill availability for the Spring Memphis NABC.

Available as a pro for mid-flight+ events from start of the tournament to second Friday.

Also looking for some national events:

-Full team for 10k Swiss

-Partner for IMP pairs

-Vanderbilt Teammates (with my primary tournament partner)

-Partner for Fast Pairs+/Jacoby Swiss


USBF Junior Program

District 13, Board of Governors

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
District 13 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race Winner (2016, 2017), 3rd in ACBL Collegiate Bridgebowl (2016), Flight C NAP District 13 Champ (2016), Flight C GNT District 13 Champ (2017), BBO Master and multi-time Dailylong Tournament Champion, several open events 1st-3rds at regionals/sectionals/nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Philip McPeek, Sarik Goyal, Daniel Weiss, Luke Robison, Mark Stein, Ilan Wolff
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner/Director), Reluctant Redoubler, USBF Jr Program
Favorite Tournaments
Summer Nationals, IL and Wisconsin Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Hybrid or Strong Club Structures, RUNT, Transfers over 1!C (in both 2/1 and alternate contexts)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Kyle/Luke Advanced 2/1– May 2018
2/1 GF
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QJT752 Q62 3 632
And this is the one problem I was expecting would reveal a clear consensus lol.
Daniel Sonner's bidding problem: AQJ6 A8 AJ5 QJ73
My instincts are-- No J: 3. Trade QJ for K and lose J: 4 Losing the J but gaining an extra 10 somewhere (except s): I could go either way.
Update -- Grue and Levin Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
I'll be one of the 3,000 students at the game tomorrow!
Update -- Grue and Levin Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
Congrats to all the winners! Thumbs up to Bobby for continuing his trend of sporting a Northwestern sweater (appears to be one over his shoulder) in his victory photos! Go Cats! Also Congrats to Gino! Those at Chicago Duplicate Bridge where he regularly teaches will be proud!
Harvard Undergraduate Bridge Club Approved
Looks like Grad students and etc will have to join the Harvard College Association for the Promotion of Interplanetary Expansion if they want to play bridge :).
Defensive signalling problem
Dave, what are you thoughts then about switching to a low diamond here? Does it tend to be a doubleton, if low is meant to encourage?
A matter of style ?
Definitely not quite common by any means, but I once played this approach at a national with an Australian player who suggested we try it, and I found it to be actually quite interesting. It definitely opens up a world of implications for your 1M openings. Will have to revisit ...
It's Northeastern's Turn to Push for a Club
Bridge is a mind sport just like Chess or any other similar club. I would make that analogy. Try to get in to your school's recruitment fair. Make flyers. Spam flyers. You'll probably not going to find many more addicted duplicate people but that's okay. You can ...
is wide range 1NT open allowed?
I think the chart was written with the intent that you still need 10 HCPs to agree to open 1NT in 3rd/4th. "*** Any bid that requires Average Strength to be legal may be made with Near Average Strength in 3rd and 4th seats. Bids with High Card Point minimums ...
Takeout or Penalty
2NT's available as wk takeout, no?

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