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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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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
scotty
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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ATB - Fail to compete
Which is why hands such as this (only one player's actions open to question) should be posted as a bidding poll. When I see it posted as an "ATB" it strikes me as totally phony.
ATB - Fail to compete
No fault unless East posted the OP. Then 100% East to blame.
how do you bid these hands?
"We had no agreement that cue then 3 was a suit" You don't need an agreement, just logic. If 2 is NF, then cue then 3 must be forcing. You need an agreement for a bid NOT to be natural. Natural is always the assumption, where ...
how do you bid these hands?
"..2S=clubs, 3C=good raise. A marginal gain." You've gained on the rarer club hands, but clearly lost on the far more likely cue-bid hands, since overcaller cannot try 2N, (as I already exponded.) Overall, I'd say this is a clear loss - not a marginal gain. ...in an ...
A suit combination
I thought of the 'safety play' with KJ8x, but didn't mention it because declarer, unless he has strong reason to suspect 4-card (not just "length") with LHO, will likely play to drop the Q after the 10 appears. Still, I guess it is accurate to define KJ8x as a ...
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
To blame North for not continuing over 4, with a minimu JS and missing 3 aces (where partner could easily have none), rather than blaming South for not doing more, with two KEY aces AND a 5th trump is ridiculous. South is far closer to 6 than 4 ...
how do you bid these hands?
David M: "However overcaller went seriously insane with his last two calls" Agreed. 4 was ridiculous. If not willing to bid 3N, I'm surprised that I haven't seen anybody suggest 3 as a 'Last Train' bid. Overcaller will almost never bid 2N with 4-card . (Note ...
how do you bid these hands?
Lynn J: "In your methods...advancer bid his hand correctly..." I'd say that adsvancer's 4N was pretty far from "correct".
how do you bid these hands?
Kieran: On some auctions, transfers don't work smoothly. Take (1S)2-(P). Where transfers DO work 'smoothly', like the OP auction, the main flaw is shown in the 2 'cuebid'. Overcaller has no way to show a major below 3 - and that could easily be advancer ...
how do you bid these hands?
Lynn: Pretty shocked by your challenge. My comment was not even supposed to (yet) say I think NF is better - it was merely a 'devil's adsvocate' answer to Kit's comment. However, since I DO prefer NF... Over the last 40+ years I've seen multiple cases in practice ...
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