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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Basic Information

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

23. UChicago Class of 2016.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
8th place, 2016 Platinum Pairs; 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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Bidding a Grand
Max, Yes I think that's logical too, and I think an expert would interpret it that way. There might be some disagreement about whether it shows exactly the queen or if it could be shortness (and what about a stiff?).
Bidding a Grand
Flags are different than switches. Flags are sets of bids that set trump without actually bidding the suit. When you flag, you don't have a different way to bid the flag suit. An example would be: 2NT - 3 3 - 3 = 5-5 majors, slam-try ? Now 4 ...
Bidding a Grand
"I'm delighted to learn that it appears to be mainstream, even if not BWS, if playing control bids." What does playing "control bids"---by which I assume you mean playing control-showing responses to 2---have to do with anything?
Bidding a Grand
Yes, South should bid a grand over 6, but the biggest issue in my mind is that South bid a nonforcing 4 with a slam-drive.
Missed Slam
Funny, I thought a keycard ask asked for keycards, not "controls."
Can he or can't he?
I would not play to the next trick if a defender seemed to still be on the last one. If he hadn't quitted his card completely, I would allow him to see the trick, whether my LHO had played to the next trick or not. Edit: I abstained because ...
Responsive, penalty, or something else?
That's how Rubens plays it? Is that written somewhere? Everything I recall reading by him on the subject* suggests that he thinks a responsive double after (1) X (2) is ambiguous to heart length. (He has suggested ways for [i]opener[/i] to show 3/4/5 ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: Q8 T97652 K43 T7
We do have [i]six[/i] hearts over here. Those might be worth a trick or two.
Missed Slam
South has [i]strong[/i] slam interest, not mild. I would be happy to be playing nonserious 3NT here so I could make a serious cue.
Claim ruling poll
At least three "very"s are warranted. I might go for more

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