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Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
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; Reisinger 3rd 2008; IBPA awards for Best Bid hand of the year with JoAnna Stansby in both 2006 and 2010 ; IBPA Sportmanship Award in 2012; Grand National Teams 2nd 2016; 1st 2017. 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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Finish this sentence
not my style, but now mainstream enough that there won't be an automatic investigation if it works.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: T3 8743 A8 K9862
@Richard - they actually had neither the Q nor the T of diamonds. Opener had both of those.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: T3 8743 A8 K9862
When I gave the hand to Michael Rosenberg, he said that he would bid, knowing that was an unusual choice. I was curious as to whether he would have any company. At my table, it actually went 4 - X - XX! I didn't bother giving that as a problem ...
Play 6NT
The article is now edited to include the full deal. Well done, William Zhu, ducking with Kx!!
What's the name of this squeeze?
Michael Rosenberg has spoken of this squeeze often to many of the more advanced juniors he has coached, trying to impress on them to look for it when a 3N seems hopeless on the surface. The position is really quite common. At one point I heard some of them refer ...
Play 6NT
Steve, you and I must play bridge in different worlds. I'm not even sure it's the same universe.
What's the name of this squeeze?
Yes, that word routinely triggers a warning.
What's the name of this squeeze?
Imo, not at all. For one thing, a squeeze without the count can involve just two suits. Also, in a squeeze without the count, typically the pitch in the suit where declarer is threatening to lose a trick to establish a winner is relevant. Here, you could always knock out ...
Play 6NT
I'm not sure I get this, Steve. Are your calculations assuming that W will ALWAYS duck with the K if he can? If so, do you think that assumption is realistic against most (or any) opponents? I haven't tried to calculate the percentages, but it seems clear to ...
Partial Disclosure
Ed asked: "I'm curious. If you think your partner's explanation is incorrect, but it matches your holding, why did you make that bid?" Simple example: Your partner explains that your bid promised 5 hearts. You are sure that your bid promised only 4+ hearts, but you happen to ...

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