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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
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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

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 1994 Rosenblum
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner of Rosenblum, 1998 Par Contest, 5 US Trials, Spingold(2), Vanderbilt(2), Reisinger(2), More
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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Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
I understand. What I don't understand is any discussion about the many hands that make the finesse losing. Neither you, nor anybody else, is going to finesse. Well, maybe Helgemo. He has demonstrated that, for him, no play is too big. Often with great result - but sometimes with a ...
Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
Yes, people MIGHT preempt immediately and MIGHT lead differently. Then again, they MIGHT not. Are you going to finesse the 6 on any such basis?
Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
I don't think Reese would have thought that the finesse of the 6 was 'possible'. If someone wants to figure out, on this particular hand, that 7 was a 'no-cost' play, I have no problem with that. But I recommend not making such plays unless you have 100% certainty ...
On a heart lead, it's also interesting. After A and 5 diamonds, what now. If declarer believes leader has unguarded hearts then play last trump and non-simultaneous double squeeze follows. If non-leader has KJ, there is no solution. If non leade has stiff spade left, declarer CAN make if ...
If you read the OP, you'll see 5N was not a grand slam try - it was a "choice of slams" - meaning a choice of strain. Why should East select diamonds?
Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
You might have said "I bet" - people say that all the time. but I seriously doubt you (or anybody) would "bet" at the table - and actually play the 6.
How about East's "choice" of 6? Isn't that worthy of blame?
Michal: Since I said "and a diamond is led", I'm confused as to why you are confused.
Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
Gregory: "It was mtchpts and East has enough info to play the J instead of the 2 and know that 6 is still going down or couldn't be beat." If East plays the J (OR the 9, OR the 7) when, exactly, COULD 6 "be beat"? What ...
"But can East be certain that West does not have Axx KQx AKQJxx x?" Yes. If East bids KC, West will show 1 or 4 KC. If West bids KC, he will follow with a bid that confirms all the KC and trump Q are held..

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