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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
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Poll: Is “Plain Blackwood” Ever Played by “High-Level” Pairs?
I believe that (virtually) all high level pairs use plain Blackwood in at least some situations. It seems that the question the OP intended to ask was "Are there any high level pairs that do not use any form of RKCB in any situation?" Having encountered a high level pair ...
Treatment Name 1m - 2H
I've used this treatment in several partnerships and have never seen a name for it. If someone gives you one, I am confident it is not mainstream.
Which ACBL regional Nov 4-10?
Thanks for the reminder. I have always gone to the polls to vote whenever possible, though last year I didn't have the option because all of our voting was mail in. I'll check and make sure to request an absentee ballot if needed.
Which ACBL regional Nov 4-10?
Yup, that's a big drawback. I'm also guessing Daytona will have the best bridge, but if there is another reasonable option that is easier for us to get to we'd prefer that.
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
If you tried it only once, Jan, then it was a women's trials a few years ago. I was there, and can probably figure out which year if relevant, but that doesn't seem important. We were all playing in a small room, and I think the purpose was ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Perhaps I shouldn't be adding another issue to this thread, but while we are on the subject of reasonable accommodations, may as well address this. I feel strongly that any assistant should be a considerably less strong bridge player than the person they are helping. This is not always ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Thanks for trying, Jan. The more I think about this, the more clearly relevant it seems to me. Surely the USBF should not be sending a team to the world championships, knowing that one or more players will not follow the CoC, without having reason to believe this is acceptable ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Do we know of any such players who have competed in a WBF event? If so, what position does the WBF take? Even if not, do we have any idea whether the WBF would make any allowances? That seems like it might be relevant to whether we should even consider ...
Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
Congratulations, Zach! Of particular note to me is that Zach earned all of those masterpoints while (until a couple of months ago) a full time student, not a full time bridge player. Zach is 22 and graduated from Tufts University in May. Congrats to Adam also, though I feel like ...
What is standard lead from this holding?
I teach students that the "Standard American" lead here is the King. The Queen asks for unblock of the Jack if partner happens to hold it. The ACBL convention card supports this agreement being "standard" by printing the Q from KQT9 in bold. I also still teach that the Ace ...

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