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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Usually WEAKER major is more appropriate. With (say) KJ and xxx a heart should be preferred. That's an extreme case, but would apply in lesser cases also.
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
Bernard Y: "Declarer gains no advantage by asking then, and loses nothing by waiting for his turn." If you'd actually read the 59 comments, I think you would see arguments proffered to both your statements.
What is this double?
John A: If the person (Jay B) who stated that 1-1 is an "ugly auction" concedes they might be mistaken, then I'll answer your questions here.
What is this double?
Jay B: " if I bid 2 with 4 I’ll always find the 4-4." Evin if that were true (and it's not - see below), what you WON'T do is clue partner in to the double fit (unless you have some special bid to show that after ...
What is this double?
Kieran: "Note that a double of 2C "for the lead" could work very poorly if they really have clubs and an inclination to play it redoubled." Note that, if you double for the lead, one of them might THINk the other has the inclination to play 2 redoubled - and ...
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
Andy B: That's news to me. I thought once you turned your card over, that trick was 'gone'. That seems a bit off, btw, unless it's your turn to play. You give partner a ruff and he's thinking, and you look at your card...
What is this double?
On the assumption that 3+ is not alertable and 2+ is alertable. If asking (with no alert) then doubling carries a different meaning than not asking then doubling, then there is a problem. One should either always ask or never ask - regardless of which hand-type one wants to bid with.
What is this double?
John A: " If double of xx of clubs lead directing is so supperior, why not double of xxx of clubs be lead directing? " One must concede that 2+ covers a LOT more hands than 3+. "3+" (in standard) can only be fewer than 4 when precisely 3-4-3-3. "2+" (meaning 2red ...
What is this double?
Dave B: True. It doesn't alter my opinion that your 'analogy' to nebulous 1m opening is unreasonable.
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
Jyri: That's because if people discuss the beautiful aspects of the game (especially card play) they risk looking stupid...

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