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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
4 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 '06, '15, 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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Looking for LM Pairs partner in Toronto
Yes and I sent you a private message.
Your continuation after passive lead
Just because you get a trick eventually it doesn't mean playing T at T1 didn't cost you tempo. I just located the hand on BBO and turned GIB ON. With 8 lead, if you play the T it says the contract makes and if you play the ...
Your continuation after passive lead
Without the third trick how can declarer come to Nine ? He has 3, 2, 2 let's say. If he plays on s himself he only makes one trick in the suit, so that's only 8. No, he does and will make the third ...
Your continuation after passive lead
I'd have probably switched to a myself, but that doesn't work on this lay-out. Partner had 8xx AT42 xx Kxxx. A switch beats the hand, as does an original lead and continuation. Edit: fix typo
Your continuation after passive lead
A high Spade is not a ridiculous lead by any means. On this hand it makes it hard for partner to come up with the winning defense as there's a legitimate alternative. As for your comments it's hard to when they're serious and when they are not ...
Your continuation after passive lead
If you play Smith it looks it shouldn't happen, as opening leader has no reason not encourage Heart continuation.
Your continuation after passive lead
How can you lead suit preference from xxx and not be mistaken for leading 4th best from a suit with interest ?
Make Them Pay
How can West judge how weak South's hand is ? Does South's pass over 3 limit his hand in any way ? Partner could have bid 3 without the K presumably. If South hand that card, would he have doubled 3 and raised partner's 3M bid ...
Your continuation after passive lead
In Steven's example declarer has xxx in which means partner led a from 98xx when he had AKTx ?
Your continuation after passive lead
I don't quite understand when you say "will depend on your methods". Can you give us an example of what specialized methods people have for opening leads against 3nt after a fairly routine 1-1M-1nt-3nt sequence ? I don't understand why switching to a when declarer has Kx ...
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