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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Software engineer by profession. My other passion is South Indian Classical Music, quite possibly the most rhythmically complex music system. Live in Northern California. I have played more Nationals over the last ten years than regionals or sectionals as it's harder to take time off. I only have a little over 2.000 MP, but more than 300 Platinum Points.


I have played a fair amount of Spingold and Vanderbilt with peers and beaten seeds in the range of 19-29 consistently on the first day. But due to low seeding points, always forced to face a top seed the second day with predictable results except in Toronto, '01 when we beat seed#15 in a head-on match on day#1. In Toronto, 2011, we beat seed #19 on day#1, faced team Monaco on day#2 and lost to them by less than 15 IMPs.


That's the reason I love the Reisinger. No seeding. In addition to the 3 times I have made it to the semi-finals, in Boston, '99 we failed to qualify for second day after losing two tie-breakers !

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making it to 2nd day in NABC Fast Pairs 2011 after a 42.2% game in the first session
Bridge Accomplishments
Beat#15 in Spingold, Toronto, '01, Reisinger Semi Finals '02, '11, '12, '17. Blue Ribbon Pairs Finals '98, '03, '06; LM Pairs Finals '06, '15, '17, Platinum Pairs Finals '17
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Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
NABC Fall Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Good-Bad, Kickback, 3c Puppet over 1nt, Muppet over 2nt, Bergen (yes, the B word :)), 1m-2h bal 11-12
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Sathya and Krishnan
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Sathya Bettadapura & Danning Dong
2/1 except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Sathya & Jun
2/1 except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Sathya & Yanong
2/1 except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Sathya & Rajendra
2/1 except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Sathya and Madhu
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Sathya B & John Gilbert
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Sathya- Mike Schneider
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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NABC Contracts
I don't think they intend to, but they sure do whatever is most convenient for themselves. All I'm saying is that these are matters that directly affect members who attend the Nationals. How can their preference not count ?
NABC Contracts
Ray, I don't think you need to be a climate scientist to know broad weather patterns. I doubt if the third week of July won't continue to be hot as hell in Las Vegas 2023 or 2033. I'd be equally surprised if there were no snow in ...
NABC Contracts
Kansas City or Philly in early March were not wonderful choices either. In Philly several people missed the early part of the tournament because of inclement weather. So much for seasonality. If seasonality were so important why arent we trying Fairbanks for the Fall Nationals some time. Or Palm Springs ...
NABC Contracts
My question is why places like Atlanta and Las Vegas for Summer Nationals ? Hawaii for summer and Las Vegas for Fall would have been a much better choice IMHO. Does ACBL ever get input from members in choosing their venues for Nationals ? I don't remember ever being asked for ...
It's About Time
May be "Bridge is not a timed event", but by its very nature a Pairs event is. If you believe that time limits are unreasonable, the solution is very simple - stay away from Pairs events.
Superb Sportsmanship
How do they do it in WCs ? Don't they have screensn for all events right from day one ?
Superb Sportsmanship
These problems happen fundamentally because pf the lack of ability to self-alert. Had this been the finals of Platinum Pairs this problem would be non-existent as they do have screens there. LM Pairs is one of the three prestigious Pairs events on the ACBL calendar. Wonder why they can't ...
Monday morning quarterbacking
P.S. Even though nobody might want to say which commentators misguessed what the players might do (practically all of them !), it's all available for anyone to see on the Bridgebase's VuGraph archives.
Monday morning quarterbacking
That part I do understand. If declarer has any Qx and you cover, he has no choice but to bang down the from the top and get lucky. But I'm not so sure that if you don't cover, declarer might abandon the suit for fear that RHO ...
Monday morning quarterbacking
I'll let someone else explain what you are trying to say. I sure don't understand it.

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