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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Basic Information

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

I'm a student at Northwestern University, local to the Chicago area, and run all things bridge on campus! Majoring in Math and Psychology, with a side focus in Game Theory/Economics.

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

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
Regular Bridge Partners
Philip McPeek, Luke Robison, Mark Stein, Ilan Wolff
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner), Reluctant Redoubler, Deerfield DBC, Ace of Clubs, 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 Basic Duplicate Card
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: A62 AQT65 J3 AT8
2 works here-- I've been trying to firm off my overcalls a lot recently, and have kind of come to the conclusion that I much rather have distribution over HCPs in this sort of position. I wanted to see if more people would pass and balance later than ...
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
In a 24 board tournament, yes, you will see this kind of thing. The more boards in play, the less likely good bridge will lose out to random psyches.
Who is wrong?
Raising partner with your doubleton is almost certainly wrong. Especially when you hold 2 other 5 card suits. X to show those suits-- it's not really an overbid because you have tolerance for partner's suit and shortness in their suit, kind of like a responsive double.
Looking for Precision Simplified
This is very random, but do you know why this exists on a Northwestern Math Department page? I'm trying to figure out where the heck this came from!! (I'm a current Northwestern student in charge of our bridge club and and very confused when this was written and ...
TD case- Am I wrong?
South's justification for how his double should be interpreted is clearly admitting to giving, and pursuing the sending of UI. You can't have a pseudo-agreement that "if I don't ask about a artificial bid, my takeout is treating the artificial bid as natural, and if I do ...
How to play trumps ?
For the 1st line to succeed, it looks like you need either a stiff diamond honor to drop doubleton, or diamonds 2-2 (this works 66% of the time a priori). Clubs can split no worse than 4-1 and the contract is safe (occurs 96% of the time). For the other ...
Sci-fi defence? :)
Heart shift feels right as an initial guess. Based on possible lead interpretations, I'm guessing declarer holds KJx in spades-- with a doubleton, he would have unblocked. Hence declarer is probably something like 3-5-4-1. No need to unblock clubs for him. After a trump shift, it seems our best ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: --- AKT AK876 AQ986
ahh 7 abstain was a mistake! Changing that to 7
Junior bridge and league growth: 5 year checkpoint
#3. I've been working to promote more college bridge in the Chicago area at Northwestern. We've had fairly good success versus a few years ago, but unfortunately there are only a handful of serious youth/junior teachers building programs in the area. There's probably only one serious ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 52 K82 KQ932 742
I feel like this auction might give some merits to playing negative free bids through 3 interference, though I don't play the style nearly enough to know what exactly I'd be giving up by doing that. If anyone has any thoughts pls comment.

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