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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
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about me

24. UChicago Class of 2016.

Country
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; 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
kriegel
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Michael, To the point about being well-rested, you might have a point. Or maybe not. It's far from clear that playing one day of the BRP is more tiring than playing 50-75% of five days of the Soloway. Plus, there is an imps-vs.-matchpoints issue, namely that playing five ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Michael, Sure, perhaps the point is one about pairs being well-rested for the second day of the BRP, but that had not been explicitly stated by Steve or you, above. I am happy to rebut that specific position, which I will do below, but it seems to me that this ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Because carryover is part of the event and qualifying through performance in the Soloway is just as valid as qualifying based on making the day-one cut? Surely qualifying that way is worth more than barely playing average on day one and limping into the second day. I think giving them ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Uh, what? The BRP is a three-day event. Max's proposal was to reinstate drop-ins to the SECOND of three days, so everyone in the field plays at least two days. Some other rebuttals: "The only justification for this drop-in recommendation is based on schedule, not principle." Not true. It ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Full disclosure: I am a player who might theoretically benefit from being able to drop in to the second day of the BRP, so maybe my views are biased. However, it is vastly more likely that I would be a qualifier (or close non-qualifier) to day two, and adding, say ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
That's great to hear, Danny. Did they fix the policy preventing a team from winning masterpoints in both events? Walter, that's a very valid point, and creating the Soloway has definite winners and losers. The winners are the pros and sponsors who now have three roughly equivalent nationals ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
A sidelight regarding masterpoints that is relatively off topic so I didn't want to further bog down an already peaty comment: It's absurd that a pair should only get the higher masterpoint award if they drop in to the BRP (or another event). If drop-ins are allowed it ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
I too think being able to drop in to the second day of the BRP from the quarterfinals of the Soloway is a clear move, with (almost) nothing but upside. Here is what I'm sure is an incomplete list of positives: 1. Strengthening the field of the BRP. The ...
Buffett Cup
Not sure about the other teams, but the US team is: Bob Hamman - Peter Weichsel Bart Bramley - Kit Woolsey Jill Meyers - Sylvia Shi Ron Smith - myself
Age Is Just A Number
Barry Rigal did lead the jack against me.
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