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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 1994 Rosenblum
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner of Rosenblum, 1998 Par Contest, 2017 Bermuda Bowl, 2015 D'Orsi Trophy, 2018 World Mixed Teams, 6 US Trials, Spingold(2), Vanderbilt(2), Reisinger(2), Inducted into the Hall of Fame
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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Douglas Newlands's bidding problem: AK82 A3 J AK6432
In my rules, 5N is pick a slam. Not saying that it's optimal. But it's nice to be able to bid it with a strong 3-1-4-5 - especially if my spades are not great. I think I'd rather have that option rather than refining my grand slam tries ...
Andrew Yeckel's bidding problem: 9832 A974 --- AJ542
Right. I did a simulation and, in terms of criticism, all that EVER matters is the result.
Be careful what you wish for...
Bernard: Sorry, I missed that in the OP.
Be careful what you wish for...
Not really. On this auction, West would always prefer the high heart lead.
Be careful what you wish for...
Robert G: "With due respect to Michael who is never wrong you don’t have to guess which minor east is guarding. The beer threat makes him hold diamonds so a single club." First, I've always thought the beer card thing was pretty stupid. (I wrote a bW article ...
How do you play this slam?
It's unlikely that West is a "very good player". Certainly not by absolute standards -because there are none. And unlikely by comparative standards - because, on this auction, a spade lead from ANY holding would be superior to the Q. I guess ---, Jxxxx, Q, K109xxxx might be barely possible. The ...
Andrew Yeckel's bidding problem: 9832 A974 --- AJ542
Mention of a 4 bid does not belong in an expert discussion. I understand that it is not your fault. I think there are 23 legal calls over 3, but only one that makes any real sense. As Tobias Stone used to say, "No second choice".
Be careful what you wish for...
"You exit with the trump; but it is too late" Not definitively. Declarer still needs to guess your shape.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
John L: I guess that's what makes horse races. I need a better reason not to answer a question. This one, I would always answer - honestly. Well, I sometimes temporarily 'lie' as a joke. But then I immediately correct it.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
David C: One man's annoyance is another man's happiness in getting to add another word to his lexicon.

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