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Anant Rathi
Anant Rathi
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 27, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 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
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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Weishu Wu's bidding problem: AKQ 765 JT63 JT9
I wiuld also lead a spade, the Queen if playing that King is for unblock
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: x Kxx JTxxx AKQx
3 should, I think, be natural showing this pattern (or 0364). Partner can assume that either: a) We are interested in 3N but worried about hearts (x Kxx AKJxx Jxxx perhaps) b) We are interested in clubs but worried about strength. In this case it's (b), but partner ...
Ron Smith's bidding problem: Q9xxxx Jxx xxx T
As logical as it is to bid 3 with this hand type, the fact remains that if partner has a minimum 3145 or 4234, 3 is going down. I think that's significantly more likely than missing game after 2
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: T4 AQJ QJ5 AK853
Phil what in the world do you mean by "cagier" ??
A hand that plays TWO tricks better from one side
Very cool! West leads a diamond, then at Trick 2 or 3 shifts to a spade. In due course, the North hand is tapped out and East will eventually score a low trump, so that the defense gets 1+2+2+1; 7 tricks to declarer ...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: 43 982 KQ85 AK32
No reverse flannery
ATB: misdefense of 5!S
I agree with this. Although East can (should) work it out, West should be throwing his remaining 2 hearts up-the-line
Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In - Part III
Well if they're *always* falsecarding, that's just as good no? :D
I think it's best to prefer to bid 2NT even with potentially vulnerable stoppers (assuming you have a Stayman bid available*). Getting the nature of the hand (balanced minimum game-force) across with one bid is very useful. * Though honestly, without it, 2N not denying 4cM seems pointless
"Responder wont bid 2N (13-15 BAL, could have a 4 card M), when he holds Qxx or Jxx in one major" I don't see why Qxx/Jxx disqualifies the hand for 2N, can you elaborate?

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