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Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
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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.

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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; Grand National Teams 1st 2017; World Mixed Teams 1st place 2018; Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Co-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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Permissible enquiry?
I posted what seems to me like essentially the same question six years ago. I don't think the bridge community is any closer to consensus now.
Bidding without Lebensohl
Sounds reasonable, Preston, though I don't think I've ever discussed that with anyone. I currently use transfer Lebensohl with the partners with whom I have the most detailed agreements, and that would cover this (3/2 would show hearts, inv+), so that may be why. Do ...
Bidding without Lebensohl
After X of a Weak 2, when not playing Lebensohl, I'd assume 2N is about 10-11 HCP. In reality you might bid it with less, but that's what I'd assume. A non-jump 3 of a suit bid is assumed to be 6-9 points. Obviously it could be ...
Bidding without Lebensohl
Bill, for relatively simple, natural, methods when they overcall after your 1N opening, I suggest: System on over 2, with X as Stayman. Otherwise: X = Takeout 2M is to play 2N is natural invitational 3m is to play 3M is forcing (jump or not) Cuebid = Stayman 3N = To Play ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Alan, the WBF seems to be moving in the opposite direction from what you suggest. At the recent world championship in Wuhan the situation was worse than a smoking area right outside the building. There were two open air smoking areas on the playing level of the convention center, on ...
Bigger than Bridge
Liked and shared. Good luck, John.
Mindless revoke
Maybe, and I think less well of someone who thinks less well of someone who does.
"It was played in 6NT twenty times, always with the spade ten lead." Not so. My match was on vugraph and both tables played 6NT with a diamond lead. I have not checked other tables. Maybe the OP meant to say that it was played in 6NT on a spade ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I am not surprised that there was still smoking at some ACBL clubs in 1993, but I do not think in NYC. Where were you playing then? I remember there being a smoking section in NY when I starting playing in the mid eighties, but I'm virtually certain that ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I feel like common bidding practices at the club have changed surprisingly little in my experience, even though in 1993 I was playing in NYC, and now I am playing in the Bay Area of California. In fact, I can't think of anything played then which I'd be ...

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