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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
35 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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2D = 18 to 19 balanced allowed by ACBL GCC?
It's 100% general chart and a fairly common conventional treatment of 2: Any ACBL club director (including myself) can verify.
2D = 18 to 19 balanced allowed by ACBL GCC? Strong is loosely defined as 15+ HCPs.
10k KO Teammates
Update: We're still looking! Now potentially looking for teammates for a 1-2 day KO Mon-Weds as well. We're driving down to the tournament, and may just arrive for only the evening session Monday, so if you're interested in the 10K KO please PM us no later than ...
In The Well: Jay Whipple
I'm thinking big ideas that have a focus on young people are: -Promote online bridge, not only for the sake of "young people like things online" but really try to reach the level of quality popular in similar online video gaming communities (e.g. League of Legends, Steam communities ...
In The Well: Jay Whipple
Hi Jay, 1) As mentioned above, lots of great work is being done by the Education foundation this year to promote college bridge (thanks to Stephanie Threlkald and others working on the college program for all the work that's been done so far). What do you think are the ...
Slow Return
Slow Return
Did West hesitate before playing the Ace at trick 1 (even if it wasn't a long hesitation), or just once before trick 2? If west hesitated twice (once to decide what diamond to play at trick one, once to decide what to switch two at trick 2), I think ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Currently reading Woosley's Matchpoints and finding it amazing! I also like Mel Colchimiro's book, How you can play like an Expert, rather a lot-- he has a lot of "rules" but it's really more about how to think about hand evaluation during bidding. Watson is a must ...
The Best Bridge Writer
The Cardturner is how I found bridge. If we're considering that a bridge book, I don't think I can rate anything else higher!
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: --- AKJ93 KQ93 KQJ3
Good catch, can't edit the problem anymore (After 3, should be abstain 7). I think the consensus is opening 2 is a distortion, and the hand is worth a slam try, so guess it's not that big a deal.

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