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Anant Rathi
Anant Rathi
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 27, 2011
Last Seen
April 20
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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Official Version of New Convention Charts
Thanks for the elaboration Dale, nailed it.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AQ96 AJ8 Q JT842
I suspect many of the 3 bidders are intending to show club support, not a stopper
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AQ96 AJ8 Q JT842
Agreed, but in general our bid of a suit they sowed with a t/o double is natural. E.g 1 - 1 (X) 2Red = natural And in the polled auction, I think 3 would be natural, not stopper-showing. We are treating it as if they have not ...
Official Version of New Convention Charts
This, from Lead and Carding Agreements, is troubling: "Note: Defining meanings for specific spots (2,4,6…), as opposed to relative high/low agreements, are permissible only on the first discard." If I'm interpreting it right, Kit Woolsey -esque suit preference signals to the opening lead are not allowed.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AQ96 AJ8 Q JT842
Imo it asks for one
Scare Him
"Ducking could be bad if declarer has the stiff queen of clubs...On this hand East was wrong to rise ace of clubs, but it was a very reasonable defense." I hesitate to disagree with an analyst like Kit, but in this instance... Every lie of the club suit is ...
Opener's Rebid After a Negative Double
The "cheapest lie" commenters have hinted at bidding 2 in preference to 2 regardless of which it is you opened. That's what I would do. When 2 is available: - If I had opened 1, tend to choose 2 over 2 - If I had ...
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

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