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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
4 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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1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Mostly I've been dummy on those in my experience. Either my partners respond a little less often, or I'm luckier not to have a 2N rebid when they do - or both. Anyway, perhaps you compensate by playing those (say) 3-1 fits better than I do...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Dave W: 40 years ago I thought the same way. But it has not been my experience.
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Richard: "When you respond with little/nothing because of a misfit in opener's bid minor, how frequently does s/he announce a skip bid?" The most frequent skip bid by far is 2N. It is partly because 2N has seemed to me to fare better on average than passing ...
Fourteen winners, one loser
Even better is to play first step as either nothing to say OR 6-card ...but it requires a lot of work.
Fourteen winners, one loser
Well, yes, but the response makes a difference. Without specific agreements, 1-2, 2 has a far greater likelihood of 5-card than does 1-2, 2.
ATB - Flannery
If North posted this, I give North 61% of the blame. Otherwise, I give South 100%.
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
If I remember correctly, the instructions on the WBF card recommend writing "Frequent response with fewer than 6HCP" - if that is true for the partnership.
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Take the auction 1M-1N, 2N. Responder's 'range' is 0-12. But, in determining whether to accept the invitation with a flat hand, responder will pass with 6 or fewer and accept with 8 or more. With 7, use judgment.
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
When I saw David's comment, I considered writing 'don't ask him or he'll tell you'...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
And that is the point. Which hands you respond with is a STYLE. STYLE should not be alertable - it should be asked about if you care. Whenever authorities get involved in legislating style, it usually becomes a mess (preempts and 3rd seat openings spring to my mind). Let people have ...

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