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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
Last Seen
7 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 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
kriegel
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Lose the Trials Semifinal with Me, VI
East also couldn't have been signaling to South it was time to move the tray because there was a screen in the way. East was the dealer and his was the first call, after which the tray is to be moved by North. Brian, North, was the player who ...
How to top players feel about bracket-1 KO's being small vs. populated with those playing up?
Jeff is correct, and that's part of what I was getting at above. Suppose there are 30 teams in the event and there is a natural break after the 12th so the bracketing makes sense at 12/9/9. However, a team of youngsters with only a few hundred ...
How to top players feel about bracket-1 KO's being small vs. populated with those playing up?
Jeff, I'm not saying they should cancel the KOs mid-week necessarily. These things don't happen overnight. If you aren't drawing strong attendance and you aren't willing to place a ~15k masterpoint team into a top bracket with teams of 60k+, then that should be disclosed. Steve ...
How to top players feel about bracket-1 KO's being small vs. populated with those playing up?
I guess I didn't answer the question of whether I like teams playing up or not. I don't care one way or the other as long as other players don't get screwed over in the process.
How to top players feel about bracket-1 KO's being small vs. populated with those playing up?
At most regionals, there is plenty of room for teams to play up. Last week in Long Beach, there were between 9 and 14 teams in the top bracket over the course of the week. Considerations like making sure every bracket has a reasonable number of teams and not bumping ...
Lose the Trials Semifinal with Me, V
Yeah, declarer pitched clubs on the diamonds.
Is this a way to run an organization?
Are you serious? Somewhere between many and most top players are willing to answer questions from their opponents, at least within reason. If you play 24 boards against some strong team, your opponents would probably be willing to explain their reasoning on a couple of deals. Maybe players who have ...
NAMYATS 3NT
Phil, As far as I know, spelling something backwards doesn't change normal capitalization rules.
NAMYATS 3NT
If we're being picky about definitions, surely we should also point out that "NAMYATS" is not the proper name. It isn't an acronym, it's a name (Stayman backwards), so it should be Namyats.
Rest of the Tricks
Well, yeah, I was pointing out the case where Stefan's line would fail and mine would work. Of course I wouldn't make East 1=4=4=4, which makes declarer cold on his line (and not mine unless West holds the J10 or East holds QJ98).
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