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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Basic Information

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

23. UChicago Class of 2016.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
8th place, 2016 Platinum Pairs; 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
Gold Life Master
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Upside down count question
When I've played second and fourth, I literally played second and fourth. You play the second-highest or fourth-highest card back. I know that's not what they do in Poland---I never said it was.
Upside down count question
It's irrelevant to your lead agreements (at trick one or later in the hand) what your count signals are. The 7 is the standard return. If you play something like 2nd/4th throughout then you would return the 8.
Off the rails yet again
4NT? 4? Bidding a suit? Who knows. It's not a problem you'll often have---you have to have no 4-card major to bid, fewer than 5 clubs (else you can just bid 4 and see what happens). Plus partner has to have a strong enough hand to ...
Off the rails yet again
It's from the fifth segment. The layout was: x x AKQxxxxx AQx xxxx AK9xxx xx x 1* - 1* 2 - 2 3 - 4 4 - pass 1: strong 1: GF, 5+ hearts, not 5-3-3-2
Off the rails yet again
Kickback is a great convention, as long as both partners know what trumps are, [i]and the extra space matters[/i]. The extra space isn't critical on most deals. Yes, it makes things more comfortable some of the time, but you can usually cope. Meanwhile, the deals where Kickback ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: JT5 KQ85 KQJ972 ---
Not in a force. Not bidding 5 over 5.
Off the rails yet again
Double: Seems normal. You expect partner to advance with 2M, over which you can bid 3. Or, perhaps, 2NT, but the hand feels like a hand with long clubs, not a balanced 19-21-count; matchpointitis strikes again. West's pass: Successful. Gave the opponents plenty of room to inflict damage ...
Too good to sign off?
Right, 2 just shows a sign of life.
Defense is still hard
Which is harder, defense or this poll format? Just kidding. I like the format, but it would be nice if polls supported multi-page articles.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 4 AKQ972 AJ872 6
Seems like 4NT over 2 (or whatever would have been Blackwood) would have been better. I'll pay off to 4 being the best matchpoint contract in order to reach a baby slam opposite two keycards. Maybe that's why I'm not a matchpoint player.

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