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Anant Rathi
Anant Rathi
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 27, 2011
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a bridge addict. There, I admitted it. That's the first step, they say.

I moved from San Diego to San Francisco in April 2016. No regrets (yet).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
This auction: 2NT (3S) 4S (P) 4NT (P) 5D (P) 6NT (P) 7D. Made 7 missing a cashing ace
Regular Bridge Partners
Glen Perry, Ben Bomber, Ankur Rathi, Phil Clayton, Mark Leonard, Jesse Chao, Nate Munger
Member of Bridge Club(s)
QuickTricks, Adventures in Bridge
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
1430 RKC, inverted minors, Jacoby 2NT, Multi-landy, OGUST, Unusual over Unusual, Flannery
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Precision, 2/1, variable 1NT
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Paul Hightower's bidding problem: --- xxx KQ9xxx KTxx
It's really strange to have a void in this position. I suspect partner has spade length, which suggests a very strong balanced hand. Therefore I highly doubt 3 will end the auction, and I'll probably bid 4 next
Capitalize Convention and Treatment Names?
What Daniel Lieb said! Stayman, Blackwood, and Flannery are obvious examples of proper nouns. Basically any named convention's name is a proper noun and should be capitalized (regardless of how it got that name). Consider "2-Way New Minor Forcing" vs "checkback". The former is the name of a convention ...
Capitalize Convention and Treatment Names?
Rosalind and Karen - fair enough. I've never heard NMF (1- or 2-way) called "Checkback" as a name, but that doesn't mean nobody has. Kevin - agreed. Meh Ed - I've heard all those names too (except Modified Two-Way Stayman), and agree with your choice of capitalization all the way ...
Tommy Skalmerås's bidding problem: --- AK97642 AK8 KT9
Is it really worth leading out of turn? :-P
Stéphane Turcotte's bidding problem: AQ752 AJT74 T54 ---
I'll show partner the 2 Aces and quip, "The other 7 tricks are up to you" as I put the rest of the dummy in a single face-down stack If partner is playable in a major (i.e. holds a doubleton spade or tripleton heart), he will tend to ...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: AKQ9x KQx Q9xxx ---
Chris - it's complicated and probably way too much to think through at the table. After 4-4-4, partner might be able to project club shortness and see that the 4th trump and AK are golden, but as everybody's implying we can get too high opposite xxx ...
Eric Leong's bidding problem: Kxxx KQxx AJxx x
Absent discussion (and assuming 2 is forcing to game), I would assume: 2 = 5+ diamonds, does not deny 4cM 2M = 4cM (up-the-line) and 3-4 diamonds (or 5-6) 3C = 4-card support I believe this is de facto "expert standard", but oddly it means that rebidding 2N shows exactly 3 ...
The Junior Journal
Well...he did it first. Page 4: "The A is lead..." -> "The A is led"
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 3 AJ5 AKQ852 A43
A little worried about it, yes. But IMO it's still wrong to double with a singleton unless there is no conceivable alternative. Here the hand is just weak enough that 1 is reasonable; change the J to the Queen and I'd relent.
Compacting the Dummy
I was Mark's partner at the other table. Our opponents bid 1(!!) 1 3N P, making 6. While I did expect this to be a swing board....

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