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

I'm a student at Northwestern University, local to the Chicago area, and run all things bridge on campus! Majoring in Math and Psychology, with a side focus in Game Theory/Economics.

Love everything about bridge-- particularly system discussions and examining various bidding treatments.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
District 13 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race Winner (2016), 3rd in ACBL Collegiate Bridgebowl (2016), Flight C NAP District 13 Champ (2016), Flight C GNT District 13 Champ (2017), Various Top 50's in BBO Dailylong Tournaments, a couple of respectable open events 1-3rds at IL sectionals and regionals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Philip McPeek, Luke Robison, Mark Stein, Ilan Wolff
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner), Reluctant Redoubler, Deerfield DBC, Ace of Clubs, USBF Jr Program
Favorite Tournaments
Summer NABC, Skokie Labor Day Sectional, Crystal Lake Regional and Sectional
Favorite Conventions
EHAA 2 Bids, Marshall Mile's Unbalanced Diamond, "The Frankenstein Club", Precision Club
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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ATB Another Missed Slam (Part 2)
On second thought... good point-- added to poll. Now the list should be exhaustive (please update if you already voted and you prefer one of the new options).
ATB Another Missed Slam (Part 2)
Yeah but do I really want to make 4 more options for "Indifferent A, Yes B"... "Indifferent B, Yes A..." etc? I think the polarization is more interesting and makes formate simpler for the reader.
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
I think you have to treat 3 as a game try for the majors. While undiscussed, you really can't use UI to assume partner messed up her earlier bid. Without UI, I would say 3 would be a reasonable counter-gametry (which shouldn't be passed with spades ...
How should this be bid ?
How about: P-1-1-2NT-3NT ?
Surely you're not tired of assigning blame yet?
I think south can probably scrimp up a 1 overcall if you want to be cheeky, but pass is normal. North's pass to the balancing double (great action which I endorse) is atrocious, probably the main blame. How much does he think his partner can have in defensive ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 986 T82 Q6 AKQ83
Yes usually (could be a bal NT raise too, no stopper).
Check Yourself
I think you need it to be strong, just in case the opps are psyching (as per the sample hand). If you've aren't strong, you've already shown takeout shape-- partner will know what suit is best to scramble to, so you really don't need it be ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQ532 AT2 8632 5
This has been posted long enough-- I decided not to wait for the push and bid 3 directly. Ilan and I were discussing it, if there was anything lost by bidding 2 first than 3 later. I suppose it slightly depends on partnership style for the balancing ...
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
Hey guys!-- Any particular advice or things that have worked for either of you in promoting college bridge on campus? Given that you each have had a chance to run a college bridge club at two different universities and have taught elsewhere, are there any common themes that have worked ...
Ryan Daniels's bidding problem: AQJ943 K T6532 8
With heart shortness, you don't really have a club control in hearts. A marginal spade game is possible if partner somehow has the Ace of hearts as a entry to double finesse spades (oh yeah partner needs spade support) and some combo of the top 3 diamond honors (oh ...

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