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Kyle Rockoff
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 7, 2016
Last Seen
12 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Ex-head of Northwestern University's Bridge program. Just moved to Phoenix, AZ!

Obsessed with all things bridge Smile.


Looking for potential regular teammates for various national team events this year. I'll be at Columbus and Montreal most of the time, considering Schaumburg or Tampa for events with the right people. PM if interest.

USBF Junior Program

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
District 13 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race Winner (2016, 2017, 2018), BBO Master and multi-time Dailylong Tournament Champion, several open events 1st-3rds at regionals/sectionals/nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Sarik Goyal, Daniel Weiss
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Northwestern DBC (Owner/Director), Reluctant Redoubler, USBF Jr Program
Favorite Tournaments
Summer Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Hybrid or Strong Club Structures, RUNT, Transfers over 1!C (in both 2/1 and alternate contexts), Canape
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Kyle/Luke Advanced 2/1– May 2018
2/1 GF
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ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Upon reviewing the new charts again in freetime, I think the sequence is actually not necessarily illegal but undefined. Not natural (10 cards in two suits). Not purely destructive (it contains at least an average strength hand if nothing else). Not necessarily a Psych (certainly not an A more or ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
I think it doesn’t meet the ACBL definition of a natural NT, but I would also find it extremely insulting to request an adjustment based on 1N being an Psyche. HCPs aren’t everything. The features that make this bid not natural is we have 10 cards in two ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AQ743 95 864 KJ5
We have an ART 1N rebid to confirm 3cd support over 1, to confirm tolerance before continuing to pattern out. 2N rn for us is a solid source of tricks and inv, which potentially could be improved. I guess swapping 2N and 3 is possible in this case ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 63 JT86 8 AK9642
That accurately describes our methods. I find bridge is frequently a game of pessimism :-). I think equity is probably against it at MPs as any negative weights towards a zero, but at IMPs passing felt like a safe gamble. -180 is likely only lose 2 if wrong. If it's ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AQ743 95 864 KJ5
1 can be bid on as few as 3, because opener rarely has exactly 4. Responder’s rebids are not canape, only opener’s.
Sheng Li's bidding problem: AJ53 J862 JT42 3
No good way to evaluate club wastage. I can’t see doing more than inviting, and even in some ways that feels aggressive. Jacks aren’t pulling their full weight here.
Law 16, alerts, and ethical considerations
I find waiting until the end of the auction, unless I am going to make a call, the best practice. Almost no one is going to ask all the time or ask randomly, that’s likely too obnoxious. And if you’re not asking at all because of fears of ...
I could have. I usually find simple is best or people complain. The original auction for those interested was: 1 (11-13 bal w/ a 4cd major or 17+ any) - 1 (0-7 waiting) 2 (22+ GF with at least 1 4cd major) - 2 (relay, denies good 5cd ...
I'm revising the article slightly before more votes-- the original auction the poll is based on wasn't from a 2/1 context and I was trying to think of equal auction in standard, and failed in the original posting.
What does this 1NT rebid show?
I would think this still retains the normal meaning without discussion. If you’re confusing this sequence for showing 18-19 balanced, you’re mixing it up with the sequence 1X-(P)-P-(1Y)-1N.

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