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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

23. UChicago Class of 2016.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making day three of the Reisinger
Bridge Accomplishments
Top-10 finishes in the Platinum Pairs and Reisinger; Gold and Silver WBF Under-21 medals
Regular Bridge Partners
David Grainger, Greg Hinze, Barbara Kasle, Gaylor Kasle, Zachary Madden, Ron Smith
Favorite Conventions
Mixed Raises
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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ATB but go easy on them, they're 199'ers
David, in a fast arrival context, which the majority of American bridge players and the vast majority of 199ers, 4 is to play. It does't show anything other than a lot of hearts and not a lot of strength. I agree in a slow arrival context, but "no ...
ATB but go easy on them, they're 199'ers
I would tell North that a jump to 3 is highly invitational but not forcing, and this hand is a little too strong for that. If you need to convince them, point out that just the K, A, or K and a couple of low clubs gives you a ...
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
David, thanks for the corrections. I do appreciate it when readers point out typos. Peg, thanks for having me back.
A New Blue Ribbon Pair
Not surprising I made a mistake transcribing the matchpoints and contract frequencies. If you're interested in looking for yourself, Board 13 is here:
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
Thanks, fixed.
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
Thanks, fixed.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
My teammates received a slow-play penalty (1/6 of a board) on the last round of the first day of the Reisinger, when they were disrupting the game in no way except preventing the scores from coming out for a few extra minutes. There were some extenuating circumstances: 1) My ...
A New Blue Ribbon Pair
It wouldn't be a pair if I didn't.
A New Blue Ribbon Pair
Brian, 1 looks like the normal action to me, and even if you might double with this shape sometimes, with strong(ish) spades and weak hearts, it seems unusual to me to double. Maybe if you play a style where you can show a minimumish hand with five spades ...
Check my math:
Jim doesn't use 1/1 as semipositives and 1 as a double negative, he uses 1/1 as positives and 1 as a negative (0-7). Or at least he did when he posted a previous article on BW about the system. I panned ...

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