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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
5 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.


District 13, USBF Junior Program

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), Various Top 50's in BBO Dailylong Tournaments, a couple of respectable open events 1-3rds at IL sectionals and regionals.
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, Skokie Labor Day Sectional, Crystal Lake Regional and Sectional
Favorite Conventions
EHAA 2 Bids, Marshall Mile's Unbalanced Diamond, "The Frankenstein Club", Precision Club
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Kyle Standard Card
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Northwestern Standard Basic
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 76 A AQJT98 A964
Good point, I think not passing over 3 is also reasonable. This auction came from one of the BBO GIB bots so I decided to preserve the exact route it chose (because I think it also is at least reasonable, at least in hindsight, given the lack of abstentions ...
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: 86 KJ7 973 KJ984
2. If partner super accepts (3 probably right?) go for it.
ATB Missed Game
I'm fine with 1NT by west (bypassing spades) with light 3rd seat openings, but only with an agreement. But East's 2 bid is laughable-- come-on you have a game-forcing hand and you forget to make a forcing bid? Is this even worth discussion?
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: A75 2 432 J98543
lol agreed. To be clear, I was West in this auction.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: A AKQJ AKJ53 Q72
Only agreement is DOPI, so I guess pass shows at least a king.
Missed Slam
Good point-- added both.
Tell Me I'm Right
Depends on Vulnerability? Partner's overcall style? Familiarity with opponent's minor opening style? Skill level of those around the table? Expecting to come to an answer on a specific 4 point range in kind of ridiculous. And honestly why does the response have to be a 4 point range ...
Precision Club Opening Active Ethics
Hey Robert! According from my research with Philip, to my knowledge under the ACBL General Convention Chart, all artificial openings require a firm minimum of 10 HCPs, whereas natural bids require a firm minimum of 8 HCPs (well this may be changing b/c 8-9 Natural 1NT bids may be ...
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: 984 AJ3 J42 KQT4
You should give people a specific abstain if they would have passed or bid 3 over 2. I suspect a lot of people might not double.
ATB Another Missed Slam (Part 2)
On second thought... good point-- added to poll. Now the list should be exhaustive (please update if you already voted and you prefer one of the new options).

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