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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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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
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Radical Revamp of NABC Schedules?
Excellent post, Jan! One thing I would add is that someone with experience running NABCs should at least review the local organizer's schedule of regional events. There have been times when I've seen failure to coordinate well with the NABC events, when easy fixes seemed possible.
A variety of Morton’s Fork
Michael, you said "What about a stiff diamond? I haven't been able to preclude that possibility." Finding a nice play often means deciding to cater to a specific layout, without necessarily precluding all other possibilities. In this case, declarer holding one, two or three small diamonds while not impossible ...
Can I (and Should I) alert my opponent on the other side of the screen that there has been missinformation?
My understanding is that you are encouraged to do so by ACBL and USBF, yet strictly forbidden by WBF. I don't know about other jurisdictions.
A variety of Morton’s Fork
I don't see any indication that this particular N-S auction utilized a "serious" slam try. In answer to the side question, I do think the S hand is solidly worth a serious slam try if using that convention. As to how E might figure out the defense, the auction ...
A variety of Morton’s Fork
Yes, I meant that. CK, two rounds of trump ending in hand, diamond up, third trump to hand, then another diamond solves the problem of playing a second diamond with trump outstanding. However, it creates a different problem, so is not necessarily advisable. Perhaps you thought of the problem I ...
A variety of Morton’s Fork
I don't mean to say that the order is clear, but there is an option which doesn't involve playing a second diamond while there is still a trump out. However, it creates a different problem.
A variety of Morton’s Fork
Nice play by East to duck two rounds of diamonds with Axx and the HK. Not too tough, imo, but nice.
A variety of Morton’s Fork
Michael, rethink this order of play, starting with trick one.
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
As to the arguments presented by Max and Michael for even greater flexibility, I'm not (no longer) totally against these ideas. However, given the desire to avoid "messiness", I think the compromise the board came up with is preferable. Requiring players to play in the world championship event for ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
Robb, I've discussed this with a number of people, and I am persuaded that there isn't close to consensus on the pecking order of Seniors, Women and Mixed. Not even on where any one of the three events falls (or doesn't fall).

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