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Anant Rathi
Anant Rathi
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 27, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 16
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
Ankur Rathi, Phil Clayton, Mark Leonard, Jesse Chao, Edmund Wu, William Zhu
Member of Bridge Club(s)
QuickTricks, Adventures in Bridge
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
1430 RKC, inverted minors, Sweedish Jacoby 2NT, Woolsey, OGUST, Flannery
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Precision, 2/1, variable 1NT
Copy to my cards View/Print
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 763 T87542 A K73
How do we even know we’re making 6? Partner can have eg: x AKJxx KQJxxx x - KQJxx KQJxxx Qx
Systems after (weak two) - 2N - (P)
Doesn't apply over (2) 2N, of course
Systems after (weak two) - 2N - (P)
1 simple improvement over "2N opening systems on" is to use transfer to Opener's suit as a game invitation with length in the other major. This solves one hand type and is still very easy to remember, since transferring to their suit can't be natural anyway.
Difficult Opening Lead
I don’t think it affects how West should defend, but Kit I’m surprised you didn’t mention the possibility (in either of the 7 or 3 cases) that partner has A. Since we got a count signal, we do not know where that card is.
Dennis Dewit's bidding problem: JT87 A7 93 KJ965
This is the hand that benefits from Kit Woolsey’s relay double, where 3 is invitational.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 7 AK7632 AJ7 A73
I don’t think there’s a recognized standard, but l like to agree that xx or better is required to leave in a 1- or 2-level dbl after this start. (BTW It is definitely standard for 2 in this sequence to be forcing)
Wrong red slam
Yes. Definitely
Wrong red slam
If you have a sophisticated system after 1-2N that allows opener to show their exact shape, then Responder can diagnose the second fit. And if your system is even more sophisticated, Responder can at that point either set diamonds as trump or issue a 6-keycard ask. If not, Responder ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 83 AKJT7 8 AT752
I suspect natural and NF is more popular.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: KT93 Q Q7642 AQ9
Neither is a possible hand for partner, unless they decided to psyche a club control

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