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Interview with Deepak Poddar

May 9, 2013

Bridge Life Past Present and Future

What is your name?

Deepak Poddar

What are your nicknames in bridge community?

Kadhuji

Where are you from?

Mumbai

Where do play bridge mostly? Are you a full time professional?

Mumbai- No I am not a professional

Do you have a regular bridge partner/team?

Milind Athavale , Wearology

When, Where and How do you practice with your partner/team?

At tournaments and also separately

When, Where and How did you start playing bridge?

In USA 1964

Any interesting/funny stories about early bridge career?

None

Which places have you lived and played bridge in?

Boston, Kolkata, Bangalore & Mumbai

What was your first major win? What do you remember about that?

Runners up in Kolkata Nationals

When did you start getting noticed? When did you start thinking about winning national championship or playing for India?

1980�s

What is the future of your bridge career? What do you want to achieve?

NATIONAL WINS

Thoughts on Indian Bridge

What are general comments on status of bridge in India?

Decliningg, No Youngsters Joining

What do you think of major tournaments in India?

Good

How can we promote bridge in India?

Teaching youngsters / retires

How do you compare Indian bridge to rest of world?

Average

How can we do better in International competitions?

More practice in INDIA with computer dealt hands

Personal

Would you like to share any information about your family members? Does anyone else play bridge?

No

What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?

Bridge

Where did you study? Where did you work?

Self Employed

Interesting Trivia

Favourite World Bridge Player

Meckwell

Favourite Indian Bridge Player

Favourite place to play Bridge

Mumbai

Most Favourite System

Precision

Least Favourite System

Most Favourite Convention

Many

Least Favourite Convention

Most Favourite Contract

3NT

Least Favourite Contract

7NT

Declare or Defend?

Declare

Scientist or Naturalist?

Scientist

MPs or IMPs?

Both

Bridge is …. (fill in the blanks, be very short, 1 word answer is preferable)

WONDERFUL

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