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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
8 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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Familiar face in a Chessbase article...
Old me: Sez you New me: Thanks. Notice I was one of only two players with no draws. Must have been my uncompromising style. Wish I could see how I beat Bellin - he was better than me if I remember correctly.
Double is?
Right. Partner's double of 1 shows his precise shape and strength...
In another part of the forest
Declarer's to K play makes little sense to me unless he has a singleton club. His 4 bid, even with 2 promising extras, would be surprising to me if 4-6 (or 5-6) in the majors. I would expect a try with the all-important 6th trump. Therefore ...
Responses after a Forcing NT is overcalled
What do you bid with Strong 4-5-3-1, 3-6-3-1 2-6-4-1 or 3-4-5-1? Other shapes awkward too. You want to double on flexible hands. In fact, I think there is a case for saying 2 promises 5-card suit.
What does balancing mean?
The definition I like (taught to me by Chris Willenken) for 4th seat weak 2, is that if the bidding goes 1M-1N, 2M-3M then I would now bid 2M...
Something unusual ...
2N is a hand that is unsuitable for double or any other bid. My preference is that it can be either a non-balanced 4-card LR, or a freak GF (assume 2-suited). Both those hand types need 2N, so unless you have a different way to cover them, you're a ...
Something unusual ...
With (say ---, AQxxxx, KJ10xxxx, --- I don't believe double is optimal
USBC slam defence
Ah, sorry Kit. I thought it was South who doubled 3 (which happened at least at one table). Since it was North who doubled, I no longer feel that South 'must' have the K - though if I were East, it would be effectively a lock to my partner (on ...
USBC slam defence
"Qxxx xx AKxxxxx --." That's a pretty offbeat hand to play to have made a TO double. I'd only play for that if no other option. I take your point about partner not signaling to show K - if he could actually hold it. I suppose that's a ...
Interview with Eric Rodwell
Of course, I was kidding. In fact, I think some of your imitations are better than Rich Little! I just couldna take it lyin' doon. Boyin Brogueland - good pun. But, technically, "brogue" is Irish. In Scotland it's called a 'burr' - not certain why. Maybe because of the way Scots ...

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