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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours 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 over 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. 

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; Reisinger 3rd 2008; IBPA awards for Best Bid hand of the year with JoAnna Stansby in both 2006 and 2010 ; IBPA Sportmanship Award in 2012; Grand National Teams 2nd 2016; Grand National Teams 1st 2017; World Mixed Teams 1st place 2018; Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Co-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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Youngest Life Master
Congratulations, Andrew!! I am in awe. I was confident you could break this record if you wanted to, yet had no idea you were about to smash it by over a year. The secret ingredient I didn't anticipate is how good at bridge you would get in such a ...
Roland Wald R.I.P.
RIP Roland. Years ago, I came to know Roland as the tireless BBO vugraph organizer that he remained long after most humans would have been thoroughly burnt out. He gave so much to our bridge community. More recently, through his Facebook posts, I came to know him as a proud ...
Online tempo
At the time I'm writing this there are 52 comments. I believe I've scanned them all, and the only other one I noticed which mentioned fast actions was specifically about autoplaying singletons. Most on here are debating just how telling the slow actions are. I don't see ...
Team match hand records on BBO
Yes, both yesterday and today the morning session took a few hours to appear on "my hands". The late afternoon session I played yesterday appeared almost immediately as usual.
Play Problem 5!D
For those interested, I've now edited the article to reveal the full deal and at the table results.
Can North Pass?
This is like voting on a California ballot initiative. If I vote Yes, I'm answering No to the question in the title.
Bored during corona? Follow the Alt Invitational on BBO
Nice to see you involved in this, Christina. I see that you are editing the Bulletin, and also playing in the Mixed next week. Looking forward to seeing you in that event.
What do you play 1!h-2!s as showing (playing 2/1)?
Ways I currently treat 2, depending on partner: - Natural and Weak, 6+ cards, less than a normal responding hand - Natural and Strong, "Soloway" style - Natural, 6+ cards, less than invitational In the past I have sometimes used this as an artificial invitation in diamonds, since that was a gap ...
Charlie Chen's bidding problem: Q8 AKJ4 5 AQT876
Good point, Raphael. I voted for double, which I consider "normal", but in reality this decision could depend on my knowledge of partner's style, both how likely he is to hold four hearts, and how likely he is to overcall very light. I really want to bid my clubs ...
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: KQ742 K85 AT65 4
My first instinct was a law (of total tricks) violating 3, and I do often compete 3/3 with a stiff in their suit when I feel likely to make. However, upon reflection, it felt pretty clear to me to pass, especially at this vul. Yes, both contracts could ...

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