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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
6 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 400 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 SF '02, '11, '12, '17. BRP 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 & 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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Sathya- Matthias
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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Sathya Bettadapura and Mike Bodell
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Sathya Bettadapura and Kyle Rockoff
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Sathya - Liz
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Sathya - Stephen Tu
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Youngest Life Master
Congratulations Andrew! And a belated Happy Birthday !
System Cardss and Online Play
If you have been playing on-line tournaments on BBO lately you will notice that a lot of pairs don't have a CC at all. Some of these pairs don't have a CC in any on-line format all. But some do have it on Bridgewinners.com. I was told ...
Has it happened to you ever?
Here's a hand from last month's Reynolds Solway-style KO event. Both sides played 2 :) At one table, West opened 2 weak in both Majors and got to play there. At OT, 1 Precision opening by North. 1 by South, 2 by North showing ...
Need volunteers to test multiple team matches on BBO playing same hands
If it’s the two teams that make hands flat or swingy why does everyone in the world except ACBL pre-duplicate boards for multi-team events?
Need volunteers to test multiple team matches on BBO playing same hands
Sure no problem. But I have never understood the rationale behind using VP scale when not playing the same cards. This happens only in ACBL land, not in WC matches and I believe not in Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
Need volunteers to test multiple team matches on BBO playing same hands
Jim, Here's another thought. Let teams play their own cards. But don't use VP scale. Simply use win/loss/tie to score the matches. In case of ties use head-to-head IMP differential as tie-breaker. This is how it's done in other multi-team sport events like World Cup ...
Need volunteers to test multiple team matches on BBO playing same hands
There'll be lots of people watching. If someone who has never done anything useful in National events suddenly starts finding double-dummy plays, gets to 22 HCP grands and stays out of game with 29 HCP, people will start noticing.
Need volunteers to test multiple team matches on BBO playing same hands
Jim, I recently acquired TD rights myself. So I'll be glad to help you start matches in the upcoming May Round Robins, assuming that they're non-duplicated deals.
Need volunteers to test multiple team matches on BBO playing same hands
Jim, Yes, your idea would work. But I’m not sure of the programming effort involved in implementing such a feature though.
Need volunteers to test multiple team matches on BBO playing same hands
Richard, Yes that’d be simple. As is often the case, simple and easy are not synonymous. My guess is that you’ll need a lot more programming effort to allow a single person to start multiple team matches simultaneously. Providing encryption on the other hand would be a lot ...
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