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Oren Kriegel
Oren Kriegel
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 7, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

22, recent graduate of the University of Chicago.

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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Jacoby 2NT?
Playing 2NT as natural as a passed hand is a terrible idea. Just bid 1NT. If partner has a light opening, he will usually pass, and you're a level lower. If he bids, you can bid 2NT next. You lose nothing, gain a useful bid (2NT can be used ...
How far ahead should a team be to qualify?
Consider a few scenarios: 1) At the halfway point, team A leads B by 42+ imps and leads C by fewer than 42 imps but still by some decent margin (say 35 imps). Should C be allowed to concede to A and switch to a head-to-head match against B for ...
You don't think the 3 bid would be worth the majority of the blame facing most normal actions by partner? I think 43% is too generous to North, but I agree with 100% to South.
Hell, you might not care if you have xx xx in the two suits. Say: xx xx AQJx AKJxx Seems like 1NT to me.
Light Opening Bids
I would definitely open the hand your partner did, and I might open the other hand, but don't feel strongly about it.
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
Bracket 1 KOs at nationals are definitely stronger than an event made up of the eliminees from the Trials who want to stay and play after losing. I took a look at one bracket sheet in Kansas City which had 16 decent-to-top-tier Vanderbilt teams (and I mean "decent-to-top-tier" relative to ...
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
"So for those still paying attention, let me ask this question? If the USBF expanded the event to allow eliminated teams the ability (not required) to continue to play, encourage more teams to enter? (Yep, more entry fees and no glory, just topflight play.)" In a word: no. First and ...
A Taste of Junior Bridge: The White House Finals 2017
"and had the space?" They didn't, really. [i]TBW[/i] covers the Vanderbilt, the Spingold, the Open Trials, and the Open World Championship, occasionally with some other coverage, such as the World Open Pairs or the Blue Ribbon Pairs finals. Magazine space isn't abundant. Last year, several reports ...
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
As a recipient of that stipend last year, I can attest to its reasonableness. It won't compensate you for lost income, but "I'm competing in a world championship" seems like a pretty good excuse for taking vacation time to me.
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
Interesting that you find only 9 "pro" teams. I count 10 teams that fulfill your description, plus another one that you could reasonably put in that category. I wonder which of the teams I counted you didn't.

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