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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

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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How do the diamonds lie?
Well, yes, if you "bang down" the 10 I agree. But if you merely play it...
How would you bid this hand?
David W: If you want to construct hands, how about Qxxx, xx, Axx, 10xxx?
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
If partner bids 4, what now? If 4, could you be 1-2-5-5, or would you always double with that shape?
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
"Non-forcing" was the mantra I grew up with in Scotland. 1-2, 3? Non-forcing of course.
How do the diamonds lie?
But after QUEEN, 10 return, do you think West would have misdefended? isn't that at least as 'easy' for West than trump shift and later 10?
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
I slightly prefer double also. However, I recognize that bidding one's long suit often makes things easier. When they raise spades and partner has a fit, it might make getting to the right strain and level simple, compared to double.
Extract the maximum
Richard R: "(How soon we forget our praise, in liam Milne’s poll, of the preemptor’s partner who eschewed a NV raise with Kxx.)" Not a reasonable analogy. There is a world of difference between raising a preempt with a singleton and actually making opponents' lives tougher, and raising ...
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
3 is forcing, therefore not an "undbid". But it is misdirected. On this auction, 31h would be considered 'real' and 3 the 'cry for help'. 'Perfect' bridge might switch those - and that would actually solve the problem here. Maybe in about 100 years it will be 'Standard' that ...
Extract the maximum
The weaker East is, the more he wants to preempt the auction when partner has a weak 2 opening. Would East pass a 2 opening with some 1-3-5-4 bad hand?
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
Craig B: The problem with 2N is it is NF - and you have 17 HCP. Same goes for 3. The problem with 4 is that it goes past 3N, which might be the only playable game if partner has xxx or Jx. No easy answer. So, while I ...

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