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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
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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.

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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
debrose
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Dutch Spiral
Sorry, didn't read all the comments. Thank you. Fwiw, the notes I have from one of Billy's partner's say that the next step asks for shortness, and opener answers "low" or "high" apparently assuming that opener always has shortness to raise with three. When I asked about ...
Dutch Spiral
Thanks for this article, Jan. I have been playing this system with several partners who were taught it by Billy Miller, yet I have never seen a thorough writeup. One question: Where you say: "..In the “asks unstopped suits” response schedule, there is even a NLHB (No, Low, High, Both ...
What is does this 2NT show?
I don't think it's clear without any relevant agreements, so I would suggest avoiding making the bid unless you can stand either interpretation (not so uncommon). A relevant agreement could just be a tendency toward 2N not being natural in competition. Simply knowing that partner travels in circles ...
What is does this 2NT show?
A) Two places (U.S. and Canada) teenagers don't get British humor B) Natural not to get David Burn's humor C) Other
Sad State of Affairs
Not all districts have club qualifying for GNT. I'm pretty sure that people at the Tarrytown regional told me that there is no club qualifying in D3 or in neighboring D24. Here in D21, where all flights of GNT are relatively popular, there is no club qualifying required.
2019 Eligibility Conditions for players entering multiple USBCs
Thank you to Jan and to the USBF Board and applicable committees for all your work on this.
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
Note that if N had started with 5-1-3-4, I wouldn't even need to ruff high and endplay them. I could simply ruff a diamond low. This would be a simpler example of "compression" At trick thirteen, the hapless defenders are left to take their winning trump AND their winning ...
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
@David, sometimes those two unavoidable losers get "magically" compressed into one. Having won the first trick, I believe I would make 6 about nine times out of ten at my club game. I win the K, cash a high trump from hand, then play a trump toward dummy. North ...
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
@Robert Greene: David Liu said that the auction started with a 2/1. Presumably after 1-P-2, South then bid 2. He didn't mean that there was a Weak Two opening. @David Liu: I sympathize with N-S asking you to play the hand out, so that N ...
Mortons fork and strip squeeze- dinner and a show
David, I routinely refer to this (fairly common) position as a Morton's Fork Strip Squeeze. I'd assumed I was the only one.
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