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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
24 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

It's hard for me to believe, but I've been a professional bridge player and teacher for about 30 years. Along with Michael Rosenberg, our then 14-year-old son Kevin, and my mom, Judy Zuckerberg, in 2011 I moved from NY to the Bay Area of California. When not teaching bridge, I'm often enjoying hiking with new friends in this beautiful weather, while Michael stays home to write comments on Bridge Winners articles.

While I've always enjoyed seeing young people learn bridge, in 2013 youth bridge become my passion.  That year I became a mentor and organizer in the USBF Junior training program, and co-founded a youth bridge organization in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Kevin at 9 playing duplicate with his great-grandmother, my Grandma Leah. Any memory of discussing or playing bridge with Rev Murthy
Bridge Accomplishments
World Junior Team Champion 1991; Cavendish Teams 1st place 1993; World Women's Pairs 1st 2002; Venice Cup 1st place 2007; Reisenger Teams 3rd Place 2008; IBPA awards for Best Bid hand of the year with JoAnna Stansby in both 2006 and 2010 ; IBPA Sportmanship Award in 2012. Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Founder, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge
Favorite Conventions
Splinters, because they allow you to play the hand in the bidding
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Is it time for 1 & 7 PM NABC start times (the critical 30 minutes earlier start)
As Jan pointed out above, national team events generally have longer session times than pair events do. Starting a 30 board knockout match at 1PM, or playing four Swiss matches starting at 1PM, even when everything starts promptly, would leave a rather short break for a 7PM restart. I think ...
Is it time for 1 & 7 PM NABC start times (the critical 30 minutes earlier start)
Jonathan, you seem to have misread Jan's post, which I believe was very much on the topic you asked about. She pointed out (I thought rather clearly) that 1&7 might not work well for some of the main events WITHOUT screens, because they have longer session times than ...
Worldbridge in direct contact with higher powers
Nope, I read it the same way.
What would be your ruling?
I had a related situation come up at a regional about a year ago. My LHO opened 1N, partner overcalled 2C showing majors, and RHO bid 2D without asking for an explanation of the alert. Of course his partner understood that this was intended as a transfer to hearts. The ...
ATB - another slam missed
Kit, I'd guess that you and I are part of a small minority who have ever had the (logical) non-mainstream agreement you describe. Ime, many experts have never even heard of it. Yet you and I together would both still assume the mainstream interpretation without discussion. Therefore I think ...
ATB - another slam missed
Interesting, Kit. Except for your comment, my conclusion from this thread was that there was a clear regional difference. Before this, if you and I had sat down without any agreements, I would have still been confident that this was a slam try. I would have thought the same with ...
What's the ethical action here?
Here's what I believe ethics has to do with it. The OP asks the question "Is it possible to reduce the loss whlie still being ethical?" Imo, addressing the problem from the perspective of how to reduce the loss may be legal, but can never be ethical. To me ...
Two ACBL Live questions
Thanks, Steve.
Two ACBL Live questions
Great to know, thanks Greg, and as Jan says, also thank you to whoever makes this happen.
Open Lyon Discussion Thread
I completely agree with you, Sabine. In my experience, these sorts of rulings often leave bad feelings. A defender may be told they "should have gotten it right anyway", and the phrase "failure to play bridge" gets thrown around. Or the declaring side feels robbed because their opponent made a ...

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