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Debbie Rosenberg
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Oct. 9, 2010
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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.

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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
debrose
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
Note that if N had started with 5-1-3-4, I wouldn't even need to ruff high and endplay them. I could simply ruff a diamond low. This would be a simpler example of "compression" At trick thirteen, the hapless defenders are left to take their winning trump AND their winning ...
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
@David, sometimes those two unavoidable losers get "magically" compressed into one. Having won the first trick, I believe I would make 6 about nine times out of ten at my club game. I win the K, cash a high trump from hand, then play a trump toward dummy. North ...
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
@Robert Greene: David Liu said that the auction started with a 2/1. Presumably after 1-P-2, South then bid 2. He didn't mean that there was a Weak Two opening. @David Liu: I sympathize with N-S asking you to play the hand out, so that N ...
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
David, I routinely refer to this (fairly common) position as a Morton's Fork Strip Squeeze. I'd assumed I was the only one.
Choice of Games Cuebid vs. Slam Try Cuebid
Thanks. I'm sure I must have read that at some point. It would be good to know how much people follow his recommendations now. Do you know whether the article is available online?
Choice of Games Cuebid vs. Slam Try Cuebid
Thanks for providing those examples. I was thinking that in auctions where we haven't bid a suit, or where partner's last call was double, the cuebid would clearly be "choice of games" (or general force). The ambiguity tends to come in auctions where partner has just bid a ...
Choice of Games Cuebid vs. Slam Try Cuebid
Thanks, Frances. That's a lot of useful info. Yes, I am treating choice of games and general force as equivalent for the purpose of distinguishing from "slam try in the suit partner just bid."
Poll #3: Restrictions on Player Who has Qualified for Two Events
The mere fact that Jan, Michael and Max are all in agreement might alone have been enough to persuade me. Add to that the persuasive arguments they have each made on this thread and elsewhere, and with some trepidation, I've come around to believing that the "declare in advance ...
Radical Revamp of NABC Schedules?
Excellent post, Jan! One thing I would add is that someone with experience running NABCs should at least review the local organizer's schedule of regional events. There have been times when I've seen failure to coordinate well with the NABC events, when easy fixes seemed possible.
A variety of Morton’s Fork
Michael, you said "What about a stiff diamond? I haven't been able to preclude that possibility." Finding a nice play often means deciding to cater to a specific layout, without necessarily precluding all other possibilities. In this case, declarer holding one, two or three small diamonds while not impossible ...
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