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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
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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How many spades?
Henry: I totally agree; 4 should not be bid over 3. Many people would have difficulty avoiding a misunderstanding on 4 even playing with their clone.
A Beautiful Hand
Well, if you had used that word OR hadn't used my name, I would not have made my suggestion...
A Beautiful Hand
David B: I suggest you look in the dictionary to reacquaint yourself with the meanings of "unquestionably" and "necessary".
How many spades?
Or, as Victor Silverstone used to say to me, "Pass,pass, pass. Nine tricks. Next hand."
A Beautiful Hand
"I did not bother reading on after the unnecessary jibe at my expense." I'd like to see a necessary jibe...
How many spades?
When they opened the bidding and slam is on a finesse through them, I want to be there. Also, partner pay have a stiff . Maybe I like slams too much - blame Zia.
ATB - duplication
But it's not a perfect fit. Q is not carrying full weight. A "perfect fit" would be AKxxx, Kx, Kxx, Qxx facing xxxxx, Axxx, Ax, Kx. Try getting to THAT slam....
How many spades?
More relevantly, you might play a bid 'fprcing unless partner has approximately a yarboro'. That could reasonably be classified as "almost forcing". I have one such situation in my notes.
ATB - duplication
If 3 is balanced and 4m is a splinter, what happens when you have a SPADE splinter? I think the best solution is to give up the KC part of BAZE and play BOTH 4 and 4 as balanced slam try. Defining each the way you prefer ...
ATB - duplication
To anyone suggesting N-S should stop in 4: Would you be making the same suggestion if South's red suits were switched? Now slam is clearly desirable. Against 'normal' opponents, it's almost cold.

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