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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
9 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I am a full time professional player, and have been so since 2004 (before that, I was semi-professional). I play in all the Nationals, a few Regionals, and do a little online teaching. My wife Debbie is also a full-time professional. We have a son, Kevin. I have two daughters, Ivana and Jahna, from a previous marriage

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 1994 Rosenblum
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner of Rosenblum, 1998 Par Contest, 2017 Bermuda Bowl, 2015 D'Orsi Trophy, 2018 World Mixed Teams, 6 US Trials, Spingold(2), Vanderbilt(2), Reisinger(2), Inducted into the Hall of Fame
Regular Bridge Partners
Zia Mahmood, Debbie Rosenberg, Chris Willenken
Favorite Tournaments
World Championship(any), US Trials
Favorite Conventions
KeyCard Blackwood, Transfers, Jacoby 2N
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Puzzled by Evening Swiss Ruling in San Francisco
Marty H: You made an error. You made a legal call. It's not unreasonable that you 'pay' for the error and the call should stand. I think 30 seconds is too much. I think until LHO acts is enough.
Declarer play problem
Khokan: Strong oponents will have given SP (in trump and/or clubs) so West wil know what to do. If East has the doubleton spade, it's about a tossup. But if East has 3-card , I think, against strong opposition, ruffing is the percentage play.
Are you kidding me?
I think, in the US, basic system should be a pre-alert if not 'Standard'. I know that may not be entirely 'fair', but I think it's practical in terms of disclosure.
Is this what bridge has become?
And the OP claim has similarities.
ATB for this disaster
Patrick: Hence the 2 point differential in my valuation. But I still don't see the hand you gave as being 'worth 15'. And change it to (say) AQx. KJx, Kxxx, xxx (now I value at slightly under 13) and I think double would still be the large-majority expert choice.
ATB for this disaster
We actually have, over the years, moved a little way toward the Italian style. Doubleton in an unbid minor with a minimum used to be a non-no. Now it's closer to not mattering. However, because unearthing major suit fits is paramount, doubleton in am unbid M is still 'verboten ...
ATB for this disaster
WEndelin: What is different is, currently, there are probably zero world-class players who would pass 1 with nobody vul on (say) AQx, Kxx, Axxx, xxx.
Is this what bridge has become?
Drawing 10 would also be an error. If diamonds are 5-2 you are down if not Qx. Correct is ruff high then to 10
Do You or Don't You?
Now you gave a FIFTEEN card hand. The way I tell that par bidding problem is Axx, ---, J109xxxx, Axx
My frustration with the ACBL reaches at an all time high
Jim F: "If you find Linxwiler's comments offensive, just FLAG them." When I see inappropriate insulting comments, such as Paul Linxwiler's "obnoxious forum" or Amir Farsoud's "liars", I prefer they be left there so that people can see and remember them. I'll flag political comments or ...

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