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Kyle Rockoff
Kyle Rockoff
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Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
5 hours 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 all things bridge Smile

 

USBF Junior Program

District 13, Board of Governors

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Available for group lessons or private one-on-one mentoring at club games in the Chicago suburbs all summer-- Say hi in a PM if interested!

Country
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, several open events 1-3rds at IL sectionals, regionals, nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Philip McPeek, Luke Robison, Mark Stein, Ilan Wolff, Sarik Goyal, Daniel Weiss
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner/Director), Reluctant Redoubler, USBF Jr Program
Favorite Tournaments
Summer NABCs, IL and Wisconsin Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Hybrid Club or Strong Club Structures, RUNT, Transfers over a standard one club
BBO Username
Elyk25
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Kyle/Luke Advanced 2/1– May 2018
2/1 GF
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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 4 AKJ85 AK74 875
@Phil You're just mad cuz I'm winning the poll ;-)
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 4 AKJ85 AK74 875
We play a different structure with a strong club than precision. This hand does not meet the definition for our 1 opener (don’t want to get into the structure— it’s a lot), so for argument’s sake I’m forcing 1 as the opening bid for ...
ATB Time
4M /3NT is the best game contract double dummy (all down two alas, but still the best game contracts). 3NT would be clearly better than 4NT, regardless of the defense. As it happens the limit of the hand is in partscore. What defines a better contract is subjective (and given ...
Original or Current Count?
Instead of phrasing it as original count versus current/present count, I find it easier to word the debate as "standard versus upside-down present/current count", but thinking about it from either schema works. I think most people think of the situation through the current count schema. Current count should ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: --- AK98765 K9872 9
Richard-- Our opps weren't exactly playing complex methods... it was alerted as such during the auction but perhaps as you can see possibly wasn't intended as such given the rebid (I won't describe if the alert was correct or not until more votes are in, but this ...
In The Well: Ralph Katz
Hey Ralph, What's your favorite part of the Chicago area? Do you have any favorite Chicago-area bridge stories?
BoG Election 2018
I'd like to see more concern for recruitment and retention of juniors (or really, the broader category of any bridge players <50) . I took a role on the board out of thought from several people that it would be a good idea to have younger faces involved in the ...
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
I came up with this list in like 10 minutes by the way. If I can come up with it, surely the ACBL can get it's act together and generate a similar list too. We need more youth/junior initiatives going people!
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
Immediately get several committee projects going to modernize bridge's perception in the general public, and focus on recruiting young people. -Let's get proper feedback from current juniors (or anyone <60 really) -get into middle schools and high schools, get a bunch of scholastic bridge clubs going -Modernize the ...
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
I'd don't think he was joking-- Multi is a great convention from a systematicviewpoint, and the restrictions on it in US events, while are in place by the logic of protecting club players and etc from the difficulties in defending against it, are overly harsh.
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