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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
14 minutes 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 over 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. 

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; Grand National Teams 1st 2017; World Mixed Teams 1st place 2018; Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Co-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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Sarah Youngquist's bidding problem: A5 AJT 9643 T986
Thank you for clarifying that.
Brian Zhang's bidding problem: J84 72 Q KQJ9862
Brian, please edit the article. If it's too much trouble to change the diagram, at least write a note explaining what the auction is.
Matchgame: Lead vs. NT from xxx in partner's suit
While there is no right answer on this, as can be seen from the voting most experts prefer to lead low in this situation. My main purpose in posting this is to avoid either of the following post mortems from our regular partnerships: "I was sure you had an honor ...
Matchgame: Lead vs. NT from xxx in partner's suit
Good questions, Sean! I'd been hoping some Smith aficionados would take a stab at them, but after a week I'm giving up on that:) While I play Smith sometimes, I'm not a big fan, largely due to more than 30 years of headaches over questions like yours ...
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: AT9876 T74 8 AT8
I'd rather we not call any question posed by a junior in this forum a "silly problem." If it's something they actually faced at the table, it's a legitimate question. I could see possibly saying that about a contrived problem that was never likely to occur. Agreements ...
Please Subscribe to the Matchgame Series
You are very welcome, Sean, and thanks for commenting. I'm happy to keep posting these regularly if people find them fun and/or useful.
Matchgame: Double Trouble I
Dave, I'd like to suggest that mentors hold off on commenting on these for at least a day or so to avoid influencing the results. After a couple of days of voting I encourage comments, especially in response to questions from juniors. Thanks all for considering this. I understand ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Q8752 Q2 K4 KQJ5
"...playing 3C as showing an extra king is a vestige of days gone by where 1S-2D was not game forcing, so the extra K meant you were now game forced. If 2/1 is game forcing, 3C need not show extras. " I did my best Ray Yuenger imitation (searching for ...
Brian Zhang's bidding problem: J KQ64 AJT72 A32
Thanks for posting, Brian. It's great to have the youngest member of the 2020 USBF Junior teams contingent participating. I hope your U16 teammates will also post questions when they have time. It's an opportunity to learn from older mentors and more experienced juniors alike. Don't forget ...
Michael Zheng's bidding problem: KQ8543 Q QT4 AT7
I'd love to see a junior quote the general rule of standard bidding which renders 3 forcing here (hint: you can find it in the Forcing vs. NF Bids doc I've sent out).

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