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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
49 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Head of Northwestern University's Bridge program! Class of 2019, Majoring in Math and Psychology, with a side focus in Game Theory/Economics.

Obsessed with anything bridge-- but particularly with discussion of systems and auction dynamics.


USBF Junior Program

District 13, Board of Governors

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
District 13 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race Winner (2016, 2017), 3rd in ACBL Collegiate Bridgebowl (2016), Flight C NAP District 13 Champ (2016), Flight C GNT District 13 Champ (2017), BBO Master with various Top 50's in BBO Dailylong Tournaments, a several respectable open events 1-3rds at IL sectionals, regionals, nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Philip McPeek, Luke Robison, Mark Stein, Ilan Wolff
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner/Director), Reluctant Redoubler, USBF Jr Program
Favorite Tournaments
Summer NABC, IL Regionals and Sectionals
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Kyle/Luke GNTs
2/1 GF
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: A4 AK95 75 A9743
After much discussion with others (, the conclusion I've come to is that the second double clearly denies 4+ s (after all, partner could bid hearts freely to the TO X which showed 4 hearts). The real question was, what does the second double ...
Play 6NT
Yeah I'm liking Kit's line better now-- taking the club finesse really hurts your entries and the information of the club holding doesn't significantly help a lot (conditional you are playing opps good enough to duck winning the K of clubs in tempo).
Play 6NT
Oh that's true, shoot I didn't account for that. If West ducked then we're going down if I concede the diamond at trick 3... Ouch. Hrm... If West is good enough to duck then we're in a very terrible situation. West might duck from Kxx or ...
What would you have done?
This structure reminds me of this lol:
Play 6NT
Well the easiest way this makes is if clubs cooperate-- ignoring entries you'd have 6 clubs, 3 hearts, 2 spades, and the ace of diamonds (and maybe an extra trick if Qx of spades drops or the diamond finesse works). If clubs don't work, I think you need ...
Suggestion for attracting younger players.
A world class game developer to make a video game tutorial would be a great idea honestly. I would love to help do it, but also don't have the programing skills... If someone could make like reasonable tutorial software, it could legit work. It would be great to say ...
Judge It Yourself
What options did East have over 2?
Standard Definition of a Limit Raise Response to a Major Suit opening
1) is certainly the prototype for a limit raise, but that doesn't mean it's an inclusive description of the sample set of all limit raises. There are more modern hand evaluation systems than Goren's that might describe some additional hand types as limit raises (and might even ...
What's this double?
If you're playing the X as forcing (i.e. not penalty-oriented), yes it seems like the mindset should be that partner could be choosing X with either the option 2 or option 3 hand.
What's this double?
I guess Values is supposed to also be an in-between Penalty and T/O-- also including a subset of balanced hands that may prefer to defend 3Sx then straight up bid 3NT.

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