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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
2 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
Regular Bridge Partners
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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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National Champions in Limited Events: Fair or Foul?
Mathew, I wonder what the motivation was for such a motion to pass. It's rare for someone like who qualifies for limited events to win a National Championship. I can't remember anyone precedent here. Does anyone else know ? Regardless I think you should consider it an honor to ...
Diamond and Platnick Lead Platinum Pairs
It feels a lot worse to be 65th than say 105th. You know it's just one single hand that either you or partner could have done something different. Looks like it was brutal for a lot of pairs out there. It's not much of a consolation but there ...
Craig Biddle's lead problem: Q764 A85 A5 AT94
Partner’s minor is unlikely to be as opponents would then have lots of and someone would have mentioned that suit. Most likely partner has and a major. If his major happens to be , you’ll be lucky if a lead doesn’t blow a ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: T93 AJT43 2 AT85
Don’t understand when you say ‘you play BWS’ in the NABC on-line tournament. Don’t you have to play whatever the bots play?
Free Advice
Imagine if opponents were non-vulnerable on the first hand. If LHO passes you’ll easily find your part score in . But if the bidding were to go 1nt-p-2-p-2-p-p what you you do now? You have the worst possible holding in if LHO has only 2 ...
Platinum Pairs Warm Up
Lots of interesting variations here. RHO can win the Spade Quack and continue with a Club. Now when you run the J it holds. You of course have to suspect that RHO would have covered it if he had the King as he doesn’t know you have the Ten ...
Platinum Pairs Warm Up
May be I was influenced by the preponderance of 3 making +1. Any thoughts on how you would play the hand ?
Platinum Pairs Warm Up
Thanks for spotting it. Fixed now, RHO discards 5 on the second trump.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AT52 JT7 A74 A54
As many of you might have suspected I polled to find out how popular Pass was going to be. What's the downside to raising ? Partner may make an aggressive game try and go down in 3 or get to a bad 4. Obvious downside to passing is ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AT52 JT7 A74 A54
Sure why not. You not be able to bid it, but if partner has Kxxxxx x KQxx xx you do have 12 tricks when trumps are 2-1.

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