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Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 25, 2010
Last Seen
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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
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Double is?
Sorry, Michal, I have no idea what that means. And I doubt it will change my feeling that, if the entirety of a comment is against one side of the argument, then that comment is one-sided. I don't think there is necessarily something wrong with a particular comment being ...
In another part of the forest
David B: "As to hoping that declarer discovers the 7-2 club break... well, we are not in the year 4759 yet." Looks to me as if it's possible we might not need to wait 2,742 years. If declarer chooses to draw a second trump now, the play one ...
Double is?
Michal: "I think responsive vs. business X is a close call. I disputed one-sided arguments 'only responsive X makes sense'" Fair enough. However, that was not the impression I got from your original comment on the sub-thread, which was: "Not having penalty X here is a green light for the ...
Double is?
I had considered an entire system like this: "1NT". "What Range". If we think, in this situation, you're good then 15-17; if we think you're average then 12-14; if we think you're bad then 10-12". But no's all judgment
Double is?
Michal: If your argument is that a responsive double is never useful here, you are wrong. It has multiple uses. Obviously, there are hands when a penalty double has use too. Each partnership can decide what they prefer. The important thing is to have agreements in place where there is ...
Familiar face in a Chessbase article...
Old me: Sez you New me: Thanks. Notice I was one of only two players with no draws. Must have been my uncompromising style. Wish I could see how I beat Bellin - he was better than me if I remember correctly.
Double is?
Right. Partner's double of 1 shows his precise shape and strength...
In another part of the forest
Declarer's to K play makes little sense to me unless he has a singleton club. His 4 bid, even with 2 promising extras, would be surprising to me if 4-6 (or 5-6) in the majors. I would expect a try with the all-important 6th trump. Therefore ...
Responses after a Forcing NT is overcalled
What do you bid with Strong 4-5-3-1, 3-6-3-1 2-6-4-1 or 3-4-5-1? Other shapes awkward too. You want to double on flexible hands. In fact, I think there is a case for saying 2 promises 5-card suit.
What does balancing mean?
The definition I like (taught to me by Chris Willenken) for 4th seat weak 2, is that if the bidding goes 1M-1N, 2M-3M then I would now bid 2M...

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