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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours 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
Gold Life Master
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Grand National Slams
The upper limit for 2 is 9 or maybe a poor 10 HCP. Invitational hands still bid 1 then 3.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: xx x Axxx Qxxxxx
What happens is you play a silly contract. Inverted minors have their losses, just like any other convention.
Grand National Slams
2NT was fairly wide-ranging. Partner could have jumped to 3NT with extra values (~16 HCP) and a pure 1=5=4=3 shape, such as: x K10xxx AQxx AQJ but if he had similar strength with weaker clubs, he might have to rebid 2NT despite being ...
Grand National Slams
I wouldn't say he [i]needs[/i] that to move toward slam, but if he has as much as that, he owes me a cuebid. It might have been possible to miss a good slam opposite something like x 1098xx AJxx AQx but it seemed ...
Grand National Slams
Yeah, I was thinking of something else. I edited that out. See you in a couple days--maybe we'll meet in the finals.
Anatomy of a 97% game
At least one BBO employee is mortified about a 97% game---he's shooting for 100%.
Competitive bidding with flat hands
No, that would be Kx Axxx Qxxx KJx
Competitive bidding with flat hands
There are plenty of hands that can't, won't, or shouldn't balance where it's right to compete. If partner is balancing all the time when you want to be competing, then partner will be making some sick, sick calls, and much of the time you'll be ...
Oren Kriegel's lead problem: KQ7 QJ85 T8 Q976
On June 28, 2014 you couldn't.
What do you think?
John, no matter what the terminology is, the meaning is almost exactly the same for these doubles. Call them responsive, call them whatever else. In my example auction, if responder has a stopper, he will probably bid 3NT. If he doesn't, he will probably bid something else (including punting ...

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