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Anant Rathi
Anant Rathi
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 27, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 19
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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Steve Fama's bidding problem: 9764 AKQ8 AK 432
2 if that’s artificial (should be) and partner would take my subsequent 3 as a forcing raise (should be too).
What's your Line of Play?
Did 4 really show this hand type? Standard is to bid 3 (GF natural). 4 shows a slam-try with long, strong spades and shortness (self-splinter). In any case, at MPs it's clear to win the A and hook the spade. If it holds, cash A ...
Shawn Drenning's lead problem: J6 AQ8 K62 98753
It's weird if they, like many good players, have the agreement to lead second-highest from length w/o an honor. With such an agreement, they would lead the 8 or the 4th-best 5, but not the 9. Against a pair w/o that agreement the 9 is normal enough ...
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: --- AKQ9876 Q843 A6
Your comment implies 4 is stronger than 1->4. I play that it’s weaker, but don’t actually have that much namyats experience. Am I wrong?
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: JT95432 5 53 J75
Also undiscussed, though I don’t see what’s wrong with 4-level transfers.
Anant Rathi's lead problem: 8654 43 9842 KT5
Like most voters, I led a heart. It turns out partner had KQx and QJx Dummy was xx AKQx KQ10xx xx Declarer: AJ10x Jx AJ A10xxx On the run the of red suits, partner can come down to KQ x - Q; i.e ungaurd clubs to keep the long heart ...
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: QJT97 A AQT85 J6
Isn’t it “standard” for 3 to be invitational? And 2 forcing 1 round, with a 3 follow-up game forcing?
Anant Rathi's lead problem: 8654 43 9842 KT5
3 implied hearts, clarified the description.
Walter Schmid's bidding problem: K 984 A AQJ98432
How do you raise spades? Or did you mean to say that Pazur = mild slam try in spades...?
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: Q94 QT863 Q32 62
Hmmm, opposite a spade hand that is too strong for 1, I thought this collection is closer to a game raise than 2.

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