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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
22 minutes 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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Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
Barry R: Good question - maybe it should be. I guess because 4-card is expected or 'normal'. I do alert the raise behind screens, but I (perhaps inconsistently, follow the alerting rules in this case with no screens).
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Double followed by 2N over 2 in DONT (and most conventions) is natural and shows about a 2N opening. You(and David B) should face it. If you have a monster 4-5-0-4 you really have no choice (with the OP methods) other than 2 (pray for no all ...
Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
3 showing values is not an inference. It's an agreement - and obviously alertable. Perhaps it is true that 'negative inferences' are generally not alertable. Such as failure to make a Support Double. But I have no idea how to answer the general question asked in the OP. It ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
No argument that 2 showing majors is a poor method - for more than one reason. But that was a given in the OP - so the meaning of 3 has to be based on that. You never said here, '2 for majors is a really stupid method', so ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
How about 4-5-0-4?
What does this bid mean?
ah, sorry - it was
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Dave W: How is it "logical"? Isn't the risk of partner passing when you have a good 6-4 GREATER than with a good 4-6 (even assuming you have a viable alternative)? At least if partner passes 2H, you are definitely playing in your best fit. It IS BAM. If ...
What does this bid mean?
Here are my principles: Only one way to raise = General Invitation 2 ways to raise = 5M no control (but not a demand) cue is control 3+ ways to raise = 5M is demand, cue is control, other is ST with no control (but not a demand)
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
If you believe you might have bid 4 without the UI, then you are correct to do so. However, I don't think you should force the bid on somebody else. The bid would not occur to me. I don't see why 4-6-0-3 is not as (or more ...
What does this bid mean?
Christopher: "I have extras and am telling you absolutely nothing about my hand, so make the last mistake." The advantage os Last Train is that when both partners are on the 'same side' of average (both above or both below), or when one is average, a bad result can usually ...

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