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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
Last Seen
13 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

25. UChicago Class of 2016.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making the semifinals of the Vanderbilt
Bridge Accomplishments
Top-10 finishes in the Platinum Pairs and Reisinger and semifinals of the Vanderbilt and Open Trials
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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Missed Game
How do you propose reaching 3NT? I don't see a realistic single-dummy auction given the stipulated methods, and my personal methods would likely do no better. Yes, it's irritating not to get to the best game (or the best contract generally), but I wouldn't lose sleep over ...
Missed Game
The point is not that bidding a 25% game will be a long-run imp loser and may occasionally lose large sums if you get doubled. The point is that when minor changes (adding a spot card, tumbling the order of side suits) result in a good or even highly desirable ...
Responding 2!c with exactly 4!s +4!c GF?
They're here on BW somewhere. Michael comments a lot more than Bobby, so I didn't bother to look through his comment history to find it, but someone so inclined could do so.
Missed Game
If this is a "dreadful" game for your partnership, you aren't bidding enough.
Responding 2!c with exactly 4!s +4!c GF?
See: Basically, the better the hand, the more likely you should be to bid 2. But that doesn't mean you should bid 2 anytime you might miss a slam in clubs if you don't.
Responding 2!c with exactly 4!s +4!c GF?
As Mike Ma notes above, these auctions are quite different. Over 1, "always" respond 1. 1-2 is a notoriously difficult constructive auction, and you should strain to avoid it when possible. With 4-4 in spades and clubs, respond 1, no matter the strength. With 4 ...
Daniel Sonner's bidding problem: AKQ9 KT32 6 AQ52
My reasoning for passing is that it seems likely partner has some diamond length and relative spade shortness. He will be hard-pressed to pass if spades are, say, 5-4-2-2 around the table and may remove to 1NT. Then I'll be guessing about how much to bid and we may ...
Morgan Johnstone's bidding problem: K865 5 A2 KQJ853
Right, Eugene. I'm in the "small set of forcing passes" camp, and if East were an unpassed hand, I would not consider this a forcing pass. However, I think that when they pass, the other player preempts, and then they bid to the five-level, our pass is forcing. (When ...
Sarah Youngquist's bidding problem: A8xx Jxx Ax QJxx
It's also about what suit you open with 4-4 in the minors. If 1 might be based on 2=3=4=4, you might have them absolutely demolished.
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: AKQ8xx --- xx KJT7x
6 without confidence (could be the wrong strain or wrong level in either direction), but under the conditions I don't think I can do better. In favor of the blast is that East may have to guess a lead, and he might not have any reason to lead ...

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