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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

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), Flight C NAP District 13 Champ (2016), Flight C GNT District 13 Champ (2017)
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: 73 AKJ3 AQ AKQ92
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
There's still the chance to balance (or defend 1). Not being able to bid here doesn't necessarily equate to a bad result. Besides, if partner has nothing for you, do you really want to be endplayed in your hand, with your bad diamond stopper, lack of clubs ...
Enter or Defend
Here's the link to the full deal: NS can make 6 diamonds ironically, though getting to game even is kind of stretching it. 1 is down 5 or 6 depending on how declarer guesses the spades. Lots of guesses on this one. I'm ...
Best Line to limit Trump suit losers to one
Ok thanks-- was curious if there was any sort of better line than Ace first. Had this combination at a local club game-- and was down one due to KJx being held by LHO. Was wondering if there was better line then leading towards the Ace-- obviously with there always ...
Best Line to limit Trump suit losers to one
Yep. This is just a suit combination question.
High-Level Preempt: Alertable or Not? (ACBL)
They should have the "Sound" box checked under preempts, as well as all boxes for all weak bids they also make with the same bid. 3/4 level preempts of this method aren't alerted. If mix both sound bids and weak bids into their 4-bids, by agreement, they better ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 86432 --- T85 Q9742
The 2 bid by style, tends to keep west out of the auction, unless she has a long suit or values. 2 is very likely going all pass if responder doesn't make a call (which is optimistically, a 6-0 fit on average). If both opener and west ...
Collegiate/GNT Clash: Or a call to help college players at the NABCs
Thanks for the thoughtful response Bryan. I really appreciate the great job you've done running the competition last year, as well at the two qualifiers this year. The data you've provided from the last two surveys is very useful. We'll definitely talk to Dan and Stephanie directly ...
Double Trouble -360 ATB
North's initial double is a little light but understandable when partner passed. South should certainly bid 1NT over 1. However, passing 1 double as penalty is just insane. So North wins the blame on this one.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QT7 AJ32 AK62 Q5
Yes 1NT is 10-12 HCPs. 1 is used for all 13+ balanced hands, similar to Polish Club.

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