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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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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2NT vs. 3NT Rebid
After 1m-1N, I think of 2N as inviting partner's 6-10 range, while 3N is auction ending, therefore not descriptive. 2N can be bid with an offshape 15+-17 or with a bad balanced 18. 3N might be based on a long suit, or it might be 18+-19 balanced ...
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Thanks, Richard. Yes, the Bay Area High School Championship has been growing, due to a number of factors which I won't get into on this thread. I will say that I am grateful to have a local group (all Bridgewinners contributors Lynn Johannesen, Michael Bodell, Will Watson and Max ...
Grue-Moss REACH Analysis
Steve and Bobby's thoroughness may have made everyone else look bad by comparison. That is unfair. Thank you to Steve and Bobby for all of that great analysis, and to everyone else for theirs. Kevin and Ben bid 12 hands for Friday. Kevin told me that they were asked ...
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Thanks, Al. I'm not a formats expert by any means, but in the interest of clarity and transparency, it would nice to see something like this in advance: If a-b teams enter, the format will be x If c-d teams enter, the format will be y If e-f teams ...
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
This seems like a sensible suggestion, Marty. I wonder why it isn't already on the schedule. There is a side team event listed for those who don't qualify in the Mixed teams. Speaking of that side teams opposite the Mixed, I would like to know who can enter ...
Michael Xu's bidding problem: AQJ3 K9xxx Ax Ax
Kyle, My plan is to double and then bid 2N over partner's 2m advance, as I would with a balanced 19 count. I feel the hand is too good for a 1N overcall. I don't feel strongly, and could see underbidding 1N. With a good 18, it is ...
You Know You Are A Bridge Player When....
Been there, though I've recently learned that "the kids" use GF for girlfriend
PM problem
Ah, I hope that's the case with at least most of them. Unfortunately a friend just told me that today he did get such a reply regarding a message he had intended for me, which went to someone else instead.
PM problem
The room was an open club duplicate? Thanks again.
PM problem
Thanks, Sriram. I have to ask - are the private messages actually reaching the unintended recipients, or does it just look that way? So far nobody has told me they received a message from me by mistake, but I fear they may be hitting reply in an attempt to do so ...

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