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Sartaj Hans
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
Sept. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Frequent Australian Open Bridge team representative. I also enjoy writing and teaching aspects of bridge.

I am curious about why, in bridge, many talk the talk but very few walk the walk. 

Author of "Battling the Best", IBPA Book of the year 2017.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Most bridge memories are painful
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner NEC Cup 2012, Silver medallist World Transnational Championships 2011, 6th Reisinger 2012, 5th Reisinger 2014, 5th Reisinger 2015, Silver at PABF 2007,2010,2011
Regular Bridge Partners
Tony Nunn, Peter Gill
Favorite Tournaments
US Nationals, Bermuda Bowl
Favorite Conventions
Filthy preempts at favourable
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Sartaj Hans Tony Nunn
Natural, weak NT in first two seats
Copy to my cards View/Print
Sartaj Hans Peter Gill
Precision. Light Action.
Copy to my cards View/Print
Slap in the Face
Slap in the Face
That might go against the Olympic sprit.
Slap in the Face
The WBF President said words to the effect - Per other Olympic sports, only the titles won post the date when the athlete was proven to be cheating can be stripped. We have followed this in bridge. So all the pre-2014 results are retained as valid. What a sham.
Theory and practice: After a negative double
Tony and I played new suit forcing, with a natural base. We played the comp auctions you describe as NF. Only way to play, IMO.
Peter Gill's bidding problem: A75 982 KQJ62 AT
@Paul, Peter and I do
Peter Gill's bidding problem: A75 982 KQJ62 AT
only if 14-16
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Thank you, Fred, for your timeless contribution to the game.
The value of videos
Great post. We had a case in our trials when the director was called about a mechanical error. The recollections of both sides (at the table) were totally different from what the videos show. Human memory is fickle, and not always for any malicious reasons.
Crunch Time
Good luck ! Hope your actions effect the change that is so necessary.
More Memphis Mishappenings
I disagree, Kate. Correcting to 6H is normal. Hard to believe that there is a hand where 6D is better than 6H, from South's POV, even if you factor in hands where North is acting "solo". If North wanted to be truly ethical, he could have planned the auction ...

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