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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I am a full time professional player, and have been so since 2004 (before that, I was semi-professional). I play in all the Nationals, a few Regionals, and do a little online teaching. My wife Debbie is also a full-time professional. We have a son, Kevin. I have two daughters, Ivana and Jahna, from a previous marriage

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 1994 Rosenblum
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner of Rosenblum, 1998 Par Contest, 5 US Trials, Spingold(2), Vanderbilt(2), Reisinger(2), More
Regular Bridge Partners
Zia Mahmood, Debbie Rosenberg, Chris Willenken
Favorite Tournaments
World Championship(any), US Trials
Favorite Conventions
KeyCard Blackwood, Transfers, Jacoby 2N
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Bid after partner's break in tempo
"...does this not actually depend on whether passing then bidding over double shows a weaker hand or a stronger hand?" There are two issues. One is if pass is clearly forcing. If it's not, passing and pulling makes little sense on any hand. If pass is forcing, then there ...
Bid after partner's break in tempo
Weishu: I'll ask you the same question I asked Ellis above. (And I would ask the same question of any 5 bidder or even possible advocate.) Why didn't you bid 5 last time? What was it about the fact of partner doubling 4 that now ...
Bid after partner's break in tempo
Aren't you just a teensy bit worried that someone (not you, of course) will pass 4 round to partner, then pass when they double fast, and pull when they double slow?
Bid after partner's break in tempo
Why didn't you bid 5 last time? What was it about the double of 4 that now makes 5 more attractive than it was before?
Bid these hands in a 2/1 context
On the auction 1-2, 2-2, 3 3N by responder sounds a lot more to me like 3-3-3-4 than 3-1-3-6 (with which I think 3N is silly). If you bid 2N over 2 you are committing to spades MORE than if you bid 2 ...
ROTS: Your Lead from !SA85 !HJ943 !DKJ9642 !C --
The OP says "We don't have enough entries to rough out for a count. Clearly, RHO will either be 1=2=2=8 or 1=3=1=8. The odds favor the former slightly. Is there anything else to go on? no much. " Well, the way I see ...
ROTS: Your Lead from !SA85 !HJ943 !DKJ9642 !C --
I'm having my doubts if we would have seen this comment/suggestion if partner started with Qx or !kX, and the heart was the only lead to give the contract. Also, re your Lowenthal comment, the very act of giving a problem makes it 'different' than a problem actually ...
ROTS: Your Lead from !SA85 !HJ943 !DKJ9642 !C --
The most common instance of this type of lead comes when the auction suggests that dummy has a solid suit and no other entry, and declarer has a stiff.
ROTS: Your Lead from !SA85 !HJ943 !DKJ9642 !C --
"Try as I might, I cannot devine how to settle on a opening lead." You might as well try to divine, with xxxxx facing AQ doubleton, how to "settle on" playing to the ace when stiff K happens to be offside. DF says that's the only way to ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Maybe the majority of current players - though I'm not sure. But maybe there could be an influx of new players - young people who would like to advance, as they can in, say, chess.

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