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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
8 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 Kyle Rockoff
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Sathya - Liz
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How would you proceed?
I really don’t understand the obsession with Fit Showing with either jumps or non-jumps. You can find a way to raise partner with support but it’s pretty nearly impossible to bid non-fitting hands or hands like this with three small trumps.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
Do you expect partner to do anything other than bid 3nt over 3? Your hand could easily be AQxx Axxx xx QJx.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
There’s nothing called “mainstream” for many of these conventions/treatments, which is why I said this is what most people in the US.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
Yes it should be. With Axxx AJTx Qxx QJx bidding 3 is quite clear. The actual hand partner held was a tough one Axxx AJTx Qx QJx. You want to bid 3 if partner would take it as Last Train instead of genuine support.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
1c-1d-1nt-3c would have shown 5-5 in minors GF. That’s the way most people play 3-level bids in the context of 2-way check back in the US.
How to reach 4!s?
If East opens 2nt, they’ll reach 3nt and have a good chance of making it. If he opens 1 however 3nt is likely to be played by West.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
This hand came up during bidding practice. I passed 3nt like a lot of others. When I looked at partner’s hand though I thought I should have made one more move perhaps. Partner had Axxx AJTx Qx QJx. If Diamonds break or Jack comes down 6nt makes. If either ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
I don’t understand what completing your shape accomplishes. Partner has limited his hand. As the captain of the auction you want to ask partner if he has real Clubs and help in Diamonds and Major suit Aces. The latter you can get from RKC if there is room, but ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
The problem is that your partner is looking at quacks in minor suits not realizing that they are more useful than AK in a Major suit. Major suit Aces, Q and Qxxx gives you an excellent play for 6 but partner would still be bidding 3nt. 4Nt as a ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: 52 AKQ6 862 AQ92
I think the key to this hand is the doubleton . You should suspect that opponents have a fit. If you bid 2 either of them can now double with shortness and you'll be wondering what to do over 2. As you don't want ...
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