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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
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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To claim, or not To claim
I think the Law ought to be that, if a defender claims, all his partner's cards become penalty cards. I know that's not the Law now. Maybe it was once - and I wish it was now.
How are people playing this Double these days?
Also, unless you have some illegal agreement, you gotta get by partner...
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Richard F: On the OP auction - 1-2, 2-3, 3 - 4 now should be defined as 'good 4 bid'. But if responder bids 2N and gets raised to 3N you could play 4 as 5-6. On the OP auction, the best shot is ...
To claim, or not To claim
Randy T: " So, I repeat what I said before. You cannot legitimately profit from a claim." No, that's not what you said before. You added that "legitmately" to your original words. Your original comment on this subthread - the ones that provoked my response - were: "It never ever helps you ...
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I'm not sure North, with (say) Axxxx, Axxx, Qx, Kx will be impressed by your level of contentment. You represented (say) 2-3-4-4 and 13 HCP. Instead, you have this 1-1-5-6 powerhouse. IF you're going to bid 2N over 2, then I think you should follow with 4 ...
How are people playing this Double these days?
"Stayman" and "Negative" are not equals. Responder may want to dounle with 1-(4-5) or 0-3-5-5. And opener - with 4-card and a spade stooper(s) is allowed to look at his hand and (presuming pass is not desirable) decide between 3N and 4. "Stayman" is pretty close to ...
To claim, or not To claim
Randy T: "Wow, so claiming more than you deserve can help you so you should claim more than you deserve in hopes of sleepy opponents? That isn't my idea of legitimate "help" and I know that you don't mean that." You are right - I didn't mean that ...
To claim, or not To claim
Randy T: "please identify ONE situation where claiming helps you." I already did. I'll do it again. You claim the rest. You should lose a trick. Opponents do not realize this. The claim is accepted. Claiming helped you. I've witnessed this as a kibitzer dozens of times over ...
To claim, or not To claim
Wayne B: Of course. And, against inexperienced opponents, it's wise to delay even claims that are sound. Wait till one hand is high.
To claim, or not To claim
Randy T: "Just read all the posts here about claims and ask yourself if you have ANYthing to gain by claiming. The answer is a resounding no." This is wrong. Very wrong. There have been, and will continue to be, thousands of claims each year that are false, but accepted ...

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