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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

It's hard for me to believe, but I've been a professional bridge player and teacher for about 30 years. Along with Michael Rosenberg, our then 14-year-old son Kevin, and my mom, Judy Zuckerberg, in 2011 I moved from NY to the Bay Area of California. When not teaching bridge, I'm often enjoying hiking with new friends in this beautiful weather, while Michael stays home to write comments on Bridge Winners articles.

While I've always enjoyed seeing young people learn bridge, in 2013 youth bridge become my passion.  That year I became a mentor and organizer in the USBF Junior training program, and co-founded a youth bridge organization in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Kevin at 9 playing duplicate with his great-grandmother, my Grandma Leah. Any memory of discussing or playing bridge with Rev Murthy
Bridge Accomplishments
World Junior Team Champion 1991; Cavendish Teams 1st place 1993; World Women's Pairs 1st 2002; Venice Cup 1st place 2007; Reisenger Teams 3rd Place 2008; IBPA awards for Best Bid hand of the year with JoAnna Stansby in both 2006 and 2010 ; IBPA Sportmanship Award in 2012. Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Founder, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge
Favorite Conventions
Splinters, because they allow you to play the hand in the bidding
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Big Ideas
Fair enough, I stand corrected. It is not clear that the whole proposal refers exclusively to professional players, in fact some parts pretty clearly do not. However some sections clearly do, and it looks like every mention of professional was automatically changed to expert. I don't mind if these ...
Big Ideas
Yes, the need to explain to players who don't use any artificial bids why they must announce their 1N opening range, but not any of their other bids, is one of the things I'd hope to eliminate.
Convention Chart Revisions
@Richard, your definition of "beginner" may be very different from that of Max and myself. For us a beginner may not yet know the concept of any artificial bid, or even of bidding language. They don't "play" anything, so any "system" is different from what they do. We teach ...
Big Ideas
I agree completely, Greg. In fact this usage of "expert" strikes me as bizarre, when it is absolutely clear that the whole proposal is about people who get paid to play. While there may be no consensus definition of expert, by any reasonable definition, there are plenty of people who ...
Big Ideas
Under "Integrate Social Bridge" I see no mention of the Alert Procedure, which I see as one of the biggest hindrances to having new players feel comfortable playing in a duplicate. This is a tough problem to solve, which is perhaps why it was avoided, but I do think it ...
Big Ideas
Boy do I applaud this effort, and the transparency. Many thanks to Bahar and all of the ACBL staff. I'll be probably have specific comments once I've had some time to digest all the information. A couple of quick thoughts regarding the attempt to get feedback: - It might ...
Convention Chart Revisions
Don Mamula said "Those who argue loudest for Multi are the ones who want to play Multi themselves." THIS IS ME ARGUING LOUDLY FOR ALLOWING MULTI, WHILE HAVING NO INTEREST IN PLAYING IT MYSELF.
College Spirit
I hope that the Educational Foundation considered this and similar anecdotes before committing it's focus to the current College Initiative. I certainly support all efforts to bring in new college players, and I recognize that something needs to be done which will make a big impact if we are ...
College Spirit
Greg, I tend to think that you are correct, except when the bridge class is offered for credit there seems to be interest regardless of who is teaching it. This belief is based on just a few cases that I know of. There may be stories of bridge classes offered ...
Is it time for 1 & 7 PM NABC start times (the critical 30 minutes earlier start)
As Jan pointed out above, national team events generally have longer session times than pair events do. Starting a 30 board knockout match at 1PM, or playing four Swiss matches starting at 1PM, even when everything starts promptly, would leave a rather short break for a 7PM restart. I think ...

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