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Anant Rathi
Anant Rathi
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 27, 2011
Last Seen
Aug. 18
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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Partner fails to alert. Should you do the same?
Thanks for the clarification. Unfortunately I can't edit the OP to reflect it
Goran Drazic's bidding problem: AJTx --- AJTxxxx QT
Sadly there's a chance partner will pass when both 4 and 5 are making, e.g. KQx xxx KQx ???? WIth RHO having 1 loser in each side suit (or the like)
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AQ93 QT --- AKJT963
I'm desperately late to this party, but to answer your questions: Over 4 I am planning to bid 6, which is cold opposite AKJxx and out. Over 4 I'll take my chances with a 6 exclusion ask. We might be off AK but I ...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: Ax Q9xxx Kx 9xxx
1 did not show an unbalanced hand, and 2 is undiscussed but presumably natural (not a punt)
Stayman interference...
Opener's calls are natural (double is penalty) After Opener's pass, Responder's actions in the passout seat are also natural; 2N is invitational (suggesting but not promising 4 hearts) and 3 is 4 GF. 3 and 3 are natural and game-forcing
Daniel Lyder's bidding problem: ATx AJ7 AKQxx Ax
Chuck, please. "Nobody" plays that 1 can be THAT strong Which is not to suggest that I think bidding 2 here is bad
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
IMO the only real gain of Kokish (and it's a big one) is the ability to distinguish Opener's NT ranges without going past 2NT. When 2 is a game force, Opener (should) rebid 2NT with all balanced hands, so Kokish is no longer necessary.
The Worst Convention Ever
I would vote for Fishbein, but refuse to believe people actually play it
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: x --- AKxxxx KTxxxx
I elected to raise at the table, which was not a success when partner tabled: Qxx AQxxx Qxx xx
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: x --- AKxxxx KTxxxx
Good question! Yes, and yes

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