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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 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 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 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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Sathya- Mike Schneider
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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Sathya Bettadapura and Kyle Rockoff
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Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 6 AQT74 T963 JT6
Proving once again that bidding at IMPs is nothing but science.
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
On the old version you could kibitz a single hand. I haven’t found anyway of doing that on the new version. Anyone else?
Wuhan Restaurants
Are there any vegetarian restaurants around or vegetarian options in any of the restaurants? I'm not playing in Wuhan, but I know a bunch of players who're vegetarian who're playing there. Just curious.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AK3 A732 3 AKQJ5
At IMPs you can make a case for 3nt as it’s probably the most likely game and as pointed by others it’s hard for partner to know that Q or K is all he needs for game. But at MP we have to go plus. Partner has xx ...
Plan the Play in 3NT at Matchpoints
Why wouldn’t he rise with K if he has Kx?
Plan the Play in 3NT at Matchpoints
Even if s are favorably placed, what if West rises with the K when you lead a spot from hand at T2 and leads back a ? How an we untangle all our tricks?
What is this 5!C?
What’s wrong with bidding 2nt with x QJxxxx x AQxxx? You have an extra , but the strength seems just about right.
Two rounds of competitive bidding
Except that LHOs 3 bid will force partner to bid minors at the 4-level and he has to avoid bidding a precipitous 4.
Two rounds of competitive bidding
May be I should have said “Possibly two rounds of competitive bidding”. And I should have added two more options: “2; if it goes all pass, I’m OK even if partner has only 3” and “3; if it goes all pass I can live with it ...
Two rounds of competitive bidding
What if it goes 3 by you and three passes? You’re OK with that? Right, if we were playing ELC I might have mentioned it.
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