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Anant Rathi
Anant Rathi
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 27, 2011
Last Seen
June 2
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
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Thomas Bessis invokes Rabbi's Rule
Out of curiosity, if you had gotten the lead of a diamond lower than the 8, which diamond are you playing from dummy?
Michael Kopera's lead problem: A932 64 986 KQJ9
"It's impossible this directly costs a club trick" Technically untrue. 10xxx in dummy facing Axx
Auction after 1NT 3X
I play that X is t/o, 3/4/4 are natural and forcing to game, 4 is a transfer, 4 is both minors, 4N natural and quantitative. This is "normal" bidding, but I have no doubt it can be improved.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 9 K87642 82 AQ94 Not the exact same situation since Liam's 3 response (per thread above) would have been something artificial.
Believe What You See
"there are certain falsecards players just won't find in real life" And then there was this:
Kevin Rosenberg's bidding problem: Jx xxx AQxx AJxx
I might have doubled last round, planning to bid 3 if 3 comes back around. This way I’m able to penalize 3m. It’s quite possible that is where the ops were headed (give partner 3+ hearts and a short minor). But that risks partner thinking I ...
Pete Marvin's lead problem: QT82 J72 K9873 3
Good point, that’s also possible
Pete Marvin's lead problem: QT82 J72 K9873 3
Even after we lead the suit, declarer would have to lose 2 tricks to establish diamonds, so it seems to me that the only way the diamond lead gives up anything is if declarer is void and the finesse hands them a 12th trick not available elsewhere. Quite a parlaly ...
Opener bids three suits
I think 3 is theoretically forcing to 3N (option: to game), so yes 3 is forcing. But since responder is limited I’d allow opener to break system more often than otherwise. But responder shouldn’t ever allow for that possibility when selecting a rebid. With a random ...
XYZ Problem Hand
Chris your example shouldn't be possible, as partner would open 1 (OP says standard system). Kx Qxx Kxxx KQxx however...

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