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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
2 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

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being forced into my 1st ever Grand Slam by a 6S king response to a 5NT blackwood king ask, for an agreed upon heart fit and making it.
Bridge Accomplishments
3rd in ACBL Collegiate Bridgebowl (2016), Quarterfinals of 0-1500 Mini-Spingold (2016), Sectional Master a year of competitive play, Flight C NAP District Champ (2016)
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
Kyle Standard Card
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Change of Pace Query: Your Option?
I'd prefer to just become dummy and keep the strong hand hidden. Forbidding the lead of a diamond might be more of an advantage, but we still don't know what partner raised on. Let the opponents guess and lead around to partner's strength.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 2 JT64 KJ73 9864
More or less whether or not a sacrifice is in order. 4S is preemptive, but usually tends to make. This hand has decent support and control of spades for playing in 5H. It's very rare partner will have a call over 4S, so the question is now the likelihood ...
Takeout Double ATB
I hate the jump to 3H without a 5th one, and with a longer and stronger diamond suit. Likewise, if east is planning on treating his hand as strong he probably needs to correct partner's bid to clubs at this point. Partner has shown extras, your showing a big ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QT64 AT732 --- AQ98
Responsive-ish, showing some values by a passed hand.
Prefer to play in 4 Hearts or 4 Spades?
I was trying to elicit more of a response about general reasoning in these kind of situations where you're deciding to weigh having the strong hand's suit be trump, versus the unknown weaker hand's suit. And I wanted the possibility of Either available in case people felt ...
Prefer to play in 4 Hearts or 4 Spades?
The problem has it in the sample place as all Bridgewinners Diagrams-- all are non-vulnerable.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: K65 K5 A42 AKQ96
Follow Up - - Opening Balanced 11 Counts: Helps or Hurts?
Opening 11+ point balanced hands is not a bad idea in itself. Choosing to place them in 1D in your system? That depends. In a normal SA or 2/1 system, I'm a bit skeptical given how much trouble these light shapeless opens get you in trouble while trying ...
Proper Auction
The hand unfortunately wasn't orginally bid with that system :-), but if it were and we were E/W it would probably go 2D-p-2S!(nf)-x-p-3H-all pass. Even we aren't that reckless to raise diamonds in that manner!
Kyle Rockoff's lead problem: AQ AT32 A7 KT962
Whoops the problem has an extra Ace I think! I think the ace of diamonds shouldn't be there but let me check on that

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