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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
16 minutes 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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Declining the revoke penalty
Ed: "“I don't want to win this way” is not a valid cause; perhaps you can find a valid one." How about 'the revoke didn't make any difference'? Or how about 'This law is really stupid - maybe we should start a movement change it, and this ...
Takeout or Penalty
Do we really want the discussion in the non-Intermediate forum on Bridgewinners to center around what is the optimal way to win your local Club game?
"The organizations that have play 'by invitation' cannot openly express their response before an application is made" As Greg says, "Why?" Why not say 'convicted cheats need not apply'? And then list them. At the very least, this should include convicted cheats who have not confessed.
Michael Rosenberg's lead problem: 632 A953 QJ72 T9
I think the simulations are meaningless. Not because the 'correct' criteria are really difficult to determine. But because the simulation presumes that, after the opening lead, everybody will play double-dummy. In case you haven't noticed, we play bridge single-dummy. Not only are mistakes going to be made by the ...
Takeout or Penalty
"...ops, who know they can get away with literally anything and won't be penalised." Except when: A) One opponent has a TO double, and the other has a penalty pass OR B) You run into one of the situations the pair has actually agreed ass penalty. In addition, you ...
Takeout or Penalty
The double of 1N in that auction is Penalty in Standard - though many experts don't play it that way - or even know that.
Takeout or Penalty
Ok, that's very different from the "rule" you originally gave. Not optimal on some auctions, but at least, with that added, it's reasonable.
Takeout or Penalty
"I think 2N has to have at least 3 hearts. 2335 worst case". Not at all. In fact, the opposite makes more sense. If 2-3-3-5 you have to worry that partner is 3-4-4-2 - and you have no 8-card fit. But if 3-2-3-5, it's different. One could easily have xxx ...
Takeout or Penalty
But if 2N can be only minors, it makes it tough for partner with 3-4-4-2 shape.
Takeout or Penalty
(1)P-(2)P (P)X (1)P-(1N)P (2)P-(P)X So you play these as penalty? If so, you are plowing a lonely road.

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