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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
13 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; 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; 1st 2017. 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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Claim Ruling
"When I was an active ACBL director, we were instructed to distinguish between "bad claims" and "good claims, badly stated." This is clearly the latter." It isn't clear to everyone. The problem with this attitude is that without reading the claimer's mind, it is often impossible to tell ...
Bidding a Grand
Max, I don't see why defining 5N as a queen ask rather than a king ask (partner's new suit continuations show specific queens rather than specific kings) would alter the statement that 5N makes.
What is this double?
Nah, I'd have known it was penalty with MR. I voted based on the fact that takeout seems more logical to me in this particular instance - I was thinking I might even want to do it with a 4-1-3-5 6 count:) Also, I'd generally default to takeout without ...
Claim ruling poll
"What if you have AQ84 in your hand and dummy has K7532? Do you have to also specify that you will unblock the 4 under the 5?" No, because you'll have followed suit with it under the 7. As to the rest, at one point you mention "an expert ...
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
Alan, Following through on that line of thought, here's a big difference I see. Play errors are far more likely to be clear errors; i.e. plays that couldn't work based on the available information. On the other hand, with the exception of system screwups, bidding errors are ...
Claim ruling poll
What I wish, and I believe many others on this forum concur, is for declarer to say that he's starting the T to the K. Or, even better, just do it before claiming, since that's probably faster. That way we don't need to judge whether declarer is ...
Insufficient Bid
Nikos, I have no idea what you believe. I found what you said amusing - sorry to all for going off topic.
Insufficient Bid
"I am not saying that it's right for women to have the right to vote or not to.." Whew, good thing you carefully avoided saying anything controversial like that.
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
No, not that many. Some... I shouldn't have said "largely" about that. What I meant was that the trump leads are probably occurring more often on the hands where the grand was always making no matter what was led. Even if a trump is indeed usually the best lead ...
What should be the correct ruling on this
You Be the Judge. I expected most bridge players to get this, so Georgiana's question surprised me. The question also prompted me to Google YBTJ, to see how mainstream it is. First hit. Google is your friend:)

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