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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours 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

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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Which diamond do you return?
Partner's 5 lead could be from A10654. If you returned 8 and it goes J,A how is partner supposed to know you don't have Q8x and declarer has KJ9x? And now he shifts when the suit was cashing?
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
Marshall: Directors have ruled this is not legitimate, because it is not enforceable. If a Law were made that it WAS enforceable, I guess it could work.
Which diamond do you return?
It's a good problem, and I don't think a 'perfect' answer is possible. Let's take the bonus question first - I think that's far easier. When dummy is 5-3-2-3, I return D2. Partner will think I have only 4 - but he will almost certainly 'do the right ...
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
I'm not saying you're wrong. However, there are arguments for 3N. The game bonus, obviously. And also the fact that you may go minus in 3 anyway (maybe even with 3N making!). But I guess pass is the percentage action.
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
Trust is one issue. Making the poercentage call is a far bigger one. I'd say "trust" applies more to an area such as not passing a forcing bid - even where you feel you 'want' to.
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
Right about the slow. Wrong about the pull. I disagree that partne had a"lot of room". 3 would be natural and 3 would be natural NF. So partner only had 3N or 3. And it's really tough to bid 3 with K or AQ ...
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
3 is clear. "Trust" is not the issue. With limited room, some guessing must be involved.
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
I think passing 2 is pretty silly. There are so many possible continuations where you will be sorry you didn't show your lomg clubs.
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
Thanks for all the comments. A lot of interesting stuff - some of which I hadn't focused on much. I held this hand in the Seniors in Orlando (I think from the QF.) As I bid 3, I simultaneously thought 'I'm not passing 3N'. (At the time, I ...
Assign blame
Paul F: This is a 'Standard' situation - double is penalty. So unless NS had an agreement that double was NOT penalty, North is clearly at fault. Of course, the "fault" here is due to lack of knowledge rather than lack of judgment.

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