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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
3 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.

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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.

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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 !

Country
United States of America

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, Blue Ribbon Pairs Finals '98, '03, '06; LM Pairs Finals '06, '15, '17, Platinum Pairs Finals '17
Regular Bridge Partners
Typical CC: http://bridgewinners.com/convention-card/print/sathya-jun
Member of Bridge Club(s)
ACBL
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
sathya
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
2/1
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Sathya-Steve
Except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Road to the GNT Final Four, Semifinal Q1
Partner could have made the same bid with KJxx. Now there's no lead that lets 7 make. And partner never had a chance to say anything after his double of 4.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A72 T7 98763 A72
No, that was just a question I asked of people who do play transfers. Transferring into opponents suit to show limit raise is really neat.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A72 T7 98763 A72
If 2 is limit, what do you do with a natural-non-forcing 2 hand ?
Road to the GNT Final Four, Semifinal Q1
On the hand where you bid 7 against their 6, if partner's are headed by the KQJ he should be leading a non- as he knows that you'd not be pushing them to 7 if the Ace you held was in s.
ATB: Who should have taken the push ?
The problem really is that whatever East does can be horribly wrong not knowing how strong partner is. Bidding 3 is obviously worse than doubling 2nt. But even doubling 2nt can put partner in a tight spot when he didn’t want to do anything except transfer and pass ...
ATB: Who should have taken the push ?
Reaching Par at MP is not for the faint-hearted. As Michael said the double says or he wishes it could say "we could have made 2". Which in MP translates to "We should defend 3 doubled when it's right unless of course it's making in which ...
ATB: Who should have taken the push ?
I don't understand what reason you have to believe that the bidding is not going the same way at most tables who play 15-17 NT.
ATB: Who should have taken the push ?
Not sure if bidding 2nt with a hand that has tenace holdings like AQx and KJXx is good idea as it forces the auction to 3 opposite a possible weak hand.
ATB: Who should have taken the push ?
All that's true. But does it mean you were going to bid something ? Or pass and wait for post-portem ?
Hua Yang's bidding problem: AQJ843 J4 K5 Q98
May be he thought he had already shown control with 4 and support by bidding 4nt.
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