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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

It's hard for me to believe, but I've been a professional bridge player and teacher for about 30 years. Along with Michael Rosenberg, our then 14-year-old son Kevin, and my mom, Judy Zuckerberg, in 2011 I moved from NY to the Bay Area of California. When not teaching bridge, I'm often enjoying hiking with new friends in this beautiful weather, while Michael stays home to write comments on Bridge Winners articles.

While I've always enjoyed seeing young people learn bridge, in 2013 youth bridge become my passion.  That year I became a mentor and organizer in the USBF Junior training program, and co-founded a youth bridge organization in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Kevin at 9 playing duplicate with his great-grandmother, my Grandma Leah. Any memory of discussing or playing bridge with Rev Murthy
Bridge Accomplishments
World Junior Team Champion 1991; Cavendish Teams 1st place 1993; World Women's Pairs 1st 2002; Venice Cup 1st place 2007; Reisinger 3rd 2008; IBPA awards for Best Bid hand of the year with JoAnna Stansby in both 2006 and 2010 ; IBPA Sportmanship Award in 2012; Grand National Teams 2nd 2016; 1st 2017. Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Founder, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge
Favorite Conventions
Splinters, because they allow you to play the hand in the bidding
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Blue Over Red Boards
Thanks, Jeff. Last week in Penticton I think I played red boards three full pairs sessions, and part of another session. With web movements, which I heartily approve of, the boards are often different colors within a section.
Blue Over Red Boards
The boards I've been having the most trouble with do not have text which spells out vul. They have a small sticker in front of each slot which says the direction, North, South, East, or West and the color on the sticker tells you the vul. If there were ...
Blue Over Red Boards
I know most of them if I think about it but I'm not in the habit of routinely being cognizant of the board number and ascertaining the vul that way. I'm in the habit of simply seeing the vul.
Interesting Play Problem from Victor Champion Cup
Excellent point, Max!
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
It would be useful to clarify how absolutely committees rely on polling. We have seen that polling has become the be all end all of directors rulings. It never used to be this way for players committees. Has this changed with the times for USBF committees too? Example:. If I ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Thanks, Richard. Note that you said "..these aren't long matches". I thought the present tense possibly implied something more recent.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Corey, in addition to what Ellis said, in my experience directors are not receptive to appeals which will not affect the result of the event (as was obviously believed to be the case at the end of this one). I'm not sure if they can be completely rejected, but ...
Outraged by the USBF
"It's been awhile since I played in the Team Trials, but I can assure Oren he is wrong. The only thing that matters is that the directors not be late for dinner." Obviously this is a joke, but perhaps one intended to reflect some degree of reality. So I ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
How many years ago, Richard? I assume before the continuous scale became the norm for major events.
Penultimate segment
Excellent match and superb article, Kit. Congratulations to you and the whole team.

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