Apr 6, 2020
Anam Tebha is a professional bridge player, who learned the game during summer school as a teenager and fell in love. Shortly afterwards, her and three classmates went to the junior world championships knowing “only KC.” Afterwards, she returned home and “must have logged like over 50 boards a day” on Bridge Base Online, playing with any and everyone. Her hard work and passion paid off when she won the Mixed Swiss in a spontaneous partnership with Zia Mahmood. In the words of junior star, Finn Kolesnik, Anam “is a beast”.
Highlights from Episode:
2:00- How Anam learned bridge
3:45- Anam’s parents (disappointing) view towards bridge
6:05- Anam’s housemates
7:45- How Anam likes to allocate her bridge questions
9:40- Anam played in the Junior World Championships with a team of people who all had been playing for fewer than 6 months
12:35- Anam’s story of playing with Zia Mahmood and winning the Mixed Swiss
23:50- Anam’s experience of playing in a regional right before the coronavirus outbreak became very severe
32:10- How Anam played on the Zimmerman team
34:50- How Anam played with Joe Grue in the Mixed World Series
38:25- What Joe Grue taught Anam about opening 1N
41:15- Anam’s experience playing against team Kranyak in the 2019 trials
45:20- Is Anam better than Jacek Kalita?
46:05- Why we should all emulate Finn Kolesnik