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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
10 minutes 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
Website
https://sites.google.com/site/sathyabridgeagreements/home

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 '06, '15
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
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Sathya & Jun
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Sathya & Yanong
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Sathya & Rajendra
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Sathya and Madhu
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Sathya & Jayesh
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Sathya B & John Gilbert
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Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A83 --- K97 AKQT642
If you bid 3 LHO bids 4. Partner has Kx AKxx JTx Jxxx. 6 is a great contract without a lead...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A83 --- K97 AKQT642
If 4 is Kickback Exclusion, partner responds no Aces, hopefully that's the first step in your methods, so 4.
Sathya Bettadapura's lead problem: AK5 AQ8 T92 7532
We have a winner, Ben Kristensen ! Dummy has QTxxx xx KQxx Ax and declarer 9x KJx Ax KQTxxx. On the lead of 5 declarer might yet make ten tricks by putting up the Queen, but leading a high honor gives the defense little chance.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
I agree with Gene. Once you have won an event in a limited flight you have to encourage people to play up. If they don't, may be it's not a bad idea to REQUIRE them to do so. Whether winning at the National level or district level should ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AKJ64 J96 K84 K2
Those who passed for penalty got it right. Partner had Qxxxx Kx AQTxx Q and had an easy double if you passed RHO's 5. RHO had both honors, so 4 makes but 5 fails. Opponents are down 2. If partner had the same cards in pointed ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
As I see it there're multiple problems here. In low population districts logistics is a problem. In high population districts good teams are penalized simply because of the sheer number of better teams in their districts compared to their low-density counterparts. A unified on-line tournament across districts solves both ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Aaron, To some extent it depends on how many experts you have in your district. In our district, District 21, we have three hall of famers and at least 5 National champions. If they decide to play the GNT the rest of us don't have too much of a ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AKJ64 J96 K84 K2
Because you play Gazzilli and you can show a balanced 15-17 over 1nt if need be. So you don't have to suppress a good suit.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AKJ64 J96 K84 K2
Whether you're in a force or not, it's clear opponents are sacrificing and partner bid 4 expecting 4 to make. I do hope partner doesn't pass if you do :)
5=4=xx Partials When Pard Opens 1NT
Should you play different methods depending on whether it's MP or IMPs ? May be the light invite is more important at IMPs ?
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