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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Basic Information

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

23. UChicago Class of 2016.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making day three of the Reisinger
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
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Best way to handle this situation?
You should alert it, since you have a relevant agreement about an analogous sequence. (Presumably, you know how you play 1 - 1 - 1NT - 2 if responder is an unpassed hand.) If asked, say, "We haven't discussed this when responder is a passed hand, but if he ...
Ethics of Taking Advantage of Hitches
If declarer doesn't wait till you've quitted your trick to play to the next one, you can use your words and tell declarer to wait. Or, as you often recommend, you can involve the director. Declarer's behavior and/or tempo doesn't give you license vary your ...
Ethics of Taking Advantage of Hitches
I don't think deciding which card to play for deceptive purposes is a legitimate reason to break tempo. If you aren't ready to make your deceptive play in tempo, that's too bad. As David points out, you had lots of time during the play to get ready ...
Ethics of Taking Advantage of Hitches
It's not "fair" for West to break tempo mid-hand without a bridge problem. What to play from xx is not a bridge problem. It is at the most generous a signalling problem and much more likely an ethical problem. If West does hitch from xx, you deserve redress. Knowing ...
Bidding disaster
Ian, you're knocking down a straw man. You should know as well as anyone that good methods can be used badly. After all, you've posted more than once about disasters occurring in your pet methods...
Bidding disaster
Right. I'm saying that no hand with a doubleton spade would ever jump to 4 on this auction, so I would treat 4 as a splinter, not natural.
Bidding disaster
1. I don't have strong feelings. If West would bid 2 with 5=4=4=0 distribution (I wouldn't), then 2 makes sense. I would bid 2NT. 2. 3. 4 would be a splinter for diamonds, imo. You don't fail to support spades ...
Never lost IMPs this way before
I once saw my opponents have a keycard misunderstanding to play 5 with all five keycards. 6 was a terrible contract and had no chance as the cards lay. Naturally, my teammates bid 6, but their auction was about as good as my opponents'.
Michael Seamon Junior USBC (Part 1)
For board 4 on page 2, South should be giving count on the first round of clubs, solving the "guess," but you did well to play it the way you did.
ATB - Both hoping for better hands
South's bidding is far, far too aggressive. 3 at the third turn is fine, but South has a minimum for that call. North will know that spade honors and the K are good cards and can drive to slam if he has enough of them (e.g. KQxxx ...

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