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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

22, recent graduate of the University of Chicago.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
8th place, 2016 Platinum Pairs; Gold and Silver WBF Under-21 medals
Regular Bridge Partners
Christian Jolly, Zachary Madden, Ron Smith, Anam Tebha
Favorite Conventions
Mixed Raises
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Which bids do you NOT agree?
Pulling to 5 because you don't want to risk passing an undiscussed 5 is a reasonable position. Actually defining 5 over the double as a mere preference between the minors is not, in my opinion, a reasonable position.
Ho Yee So's bidding problem: Q9 A963 J AKQJ43
Is it really a guess? I'm not going to introduce my ace-empty-fourth or put down dummy with a stiff trump and a solid 6-card side suit.
Which bids do you NOT agree?
If partner wants me to pick a minor, he can redouble 4NT. That's not an offer to play, is it? 5 over the double is a strong statement.
Phyllis Yates's bidding problem: x Ax AKJx xxxxxx
Yeah, no kidding. I guess the theme of this problem is to pass now so partner can't false-preference you back into the 4-2, but did I seriously open 1?
A Shower Hand - Don't Give Up!
Well, I unblocked the 8 under lefty's 10, so after I took the heart finesse I could unblock the top clubs, cross to my 7, and make when lefty began with QJx, as well as when righty has 2=3=6=2 distribution.
Have u ever seen a defender get to ruff a suit they started with 5 cards in?
My first thought after reading this article was, "I bet Barry Rigal's seen it."
Sophomore Blues
I have no interest in being part of a comparison designed to put Max down. I don't know Max well, but I've met him and spoken to him on a few occasions, and I think his outlook on bridge is admirable and his thoughts are worth paying attention ...
Field day
Yes, I'm aware, but that still doesn't mean you shouldn't take your "only" chance at your contract if you "know" that West "can't" have the K.
Field day
Well, if you think that West "can't" have the K after the spade lead, you might as well try to drop it singleton with East.
4!H/6!D Across from 2N Opener
It's useful to play these new-suit 4m bids as optional keycard asks. For example: 2NT - 3 (regular Stayman, but it works for Puppet too) 3 - 4 (diamonds) ? 4 by opener says he dislikes his hand for diamonds. Now 4 by responder asks for keycards ...

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