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Venky Venkataramani
Venky Venkataramani
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 6, 2015
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I learnt bridge at college and picked it up again after a gap of more than 20 years in BBO. Have been playing in the local tournaments in the Boston area mostly during weekends since 2015. My goal is find more time for bridge.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
1st place in my very first 299ers game @2008 boston nationals ; Overall 2nd place in my first open pairs game @2015 Newton regionals
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall 2nd in two session open pairs @2019 Memphis nationals with Ashok Rao; 2nd place in 2017 NAP Flight B qualifiers with Ajit Pai
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgespot - Woburn MA
Favorite Tournaments
NAP, Silodor Pairs
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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FRIEDLAND Disqualified From Reynolds Spring KO
Yes. Speed of the other table will be an issue. I just saw the other thread on “Delayed viewing”. Lots of good ideas like using a 30 min delay for kibitzers or using technology makes sense.
FRIEDLAND Disqualified From Reynolds Spring KO
To prevent self-kibitzing, can BBO implement a one board delay for kibitzers ? I believe the video game streamers sometimes do it with a 3 min delay. This could be an option to implement for important matches. I don't know how technically challenging this will be for BBO. Just an ...
Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
Congratulations adam and zach for achieving the GLM status !
Grossack Brothers Win NAP
Congratulations Adam and Zach.
2/1 bidding question - responding with a long minor
Agree..2NT is bit of a push with this hand with 16 pts
2/1 bidding question - responding with a long minor
Michael - Thank you for the thoughtful analysis.
2/1 bidding question - responding with a long minor
Thanks Joe. I am sure you would have recognized this hand from the sunday game.
2/1 bidding question - responding with a long minor
I do agree that south could open 1NT and it will be easier to right-side either NT or club contract. At the table, our auction went 1S-1NT-2NT-5C and i was a bit lucky to make it , ending up with an average+ score in the pairs event. Few pairs bid 3NT ...
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
Adam and Zach - Congratulations to both of you on your bridge successes. You both are approachable and always very good about sharing your thoughts on and off the table. What advice would you give for players like me who want to improve their game ? Thanks.
USA1 Final, Day 1
Thank you Paul for the explanation. Now i can understand how the contract makes.
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