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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
6 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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How are people playing this Double these days?
"Stayman" and "Negative" are not equals. Responder may want to dounle with 1-(4-5) or 0-3-5-5. And opener - with 4-card and a spade stooper(s) is allowed to look at his hand and (presuming pass is not desirable) decide between 3N and 4. "Stayman" is pretty close to ...
To claim, or not To claim
Randy T: "Wow, so claiming more than you deserve can help you so you should claim more than you deserve in hopes of sleepy opponents? That isn't my idea of legitimate "help" and I know that you don't mean that." You are right - I didn't mean that ...
To claim, or not To claim
Randy T: "please identify ONE situation where claiming helps you." I already did. I'll do it again. You claim the rest. You should lose a trick. Opponents do not realize this. The claim is accepted. Claiming helped you. I've witnessed this as a kibitzer dozens of times over ...
To claim, or not To claim
Wayne B: Of course. And, against inexperienced opponents, it's wise to delay even claims that are sound. Wait till one hand is high.
To claim, or not To claim
Randy T: "Just read all the posts here about claims and ask yourself if you have ANYthing to gain by claiming. The answer is a resounding no." This is wrong. Very wrong. There have been, and will continue to be, thousands of claims each year that are false, but accepted ...
To claim, or not To claim
In those same "good old days", lots of false claims were accepted - sometimes because the opponents were inexperienced, and sometimes because they simply 'believed' the claimer. And, in this same "good old days' somebody who questioned an inaccurate claim was 'the bad guy'. Oh, wait. All that still happens. The ...
Is 3!S foring?
What was the hand where it came up? What happened?
Is 3!S foring?
In any partnership where I've actually had an agreement, 3 has been NF. I have no knowledge that this is optimal, but tend not to worry about an auction that rates to come up less than once a decade. I also think that, if there is a 'Standard ...
Is 3!S foring?
Mike M" "So there are two ways of bidding , bidding it now, and passing 2NT, then bidding it after they X.What would be their difference?" Obviously pass then bid is weaker. However, it does not logically follow that 3 directly 'should' be forcing. If 2N is passed ...
What should TD Rule? Misinformation or Misbid or Extremely Serious Error
In situations such as this, what happens so often in practice is that advancer somehow 'figures out' that 4 'negates' the Michaels bid - and now passes it. So 4 does actually end up taking advantage of the UI - moving out of a maybe 3-3 fit to a better ...

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