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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
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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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ACBL convention chart - JUNIORS POLL
I imagine you are largely joking, but I'll make a serious attempt to explain my abstention. (What else is there to do at 1 am?) I don't read it as compelling a vote from all juniors, just requesting non-juniors not to vote. Having done no more than skim ...
Vanderbilt Unpopularity?
One obvious reason that comes to mind, not talking about differences between the Spring and Summer NABCs in general, is that the limited KO in the Spring is a 10k even when the Mini Spingolds in the summer are (now) limited to 6k. Some of those 6-10k players might be ...
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
By not taking the relay to 2.
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
Hugh would open 2, I'm sure, but doesn't that make 1 the very bad bid, not 4? Having opened 1 (perhaps Hugh was indisposed at the time), what should North do besides raise to 4?
Philly Slam Poll 2 of 3: ATB missed 6!D
"Even if 2 is GF and 4 is looking for slam, does N really have much more to show?" Yes! How about them ace-king of trumps? Pretty good cards, not at all "pretty much shown ... by bidding out his shape." Holding good trumps alone almost always warrants cooperating ...
Philly Slam Poll 2 of 3: ATB missed 6!D
4 over 2 is the sort of bid that should never be made (OK, maybe with 4=0=4=5 distribution). Yes, it's easy to say, "singleton heart, diamonds, etc. etc." but North has no reason to think that South is aiming at diamonds when he bids ...
Lall and Dwyer Lead Platinum Pairs
The voices from the choir saying, "how could anyone miss XYZ scoring error?" are way out of touch. I just finished playing this event with Bart Bramley, who is a very through player and extremely detail oriented. He handled all the scorekeeping duties for our partnership. That didn't stop ...
Bidding after a preempt
One terrible thing about playing Kickback is that players so often infer things from its use that are not obvious. It would not occur to me that playing Kickback had any bearing on this auction. Nor do I think, "If the bid above four of the trump suit is your ...
Failure to Alert
Ruling 3NT down one seems a little odd, because it is [s]bizarre[/s] not clear to assume that E-W would reach 3NT with no spade stopper after that suit gets bid (and, presumably, raised). That said, you might rule that E-W get to 5 down one. Or 4 ...
At a double-elimination US Trials a couple of years ago, one team was up a lot going into the last two sets of the USA1 final. The other team wanted to withdraw and were told by the directors that they really, really shouldn't do it with two sets to ...

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