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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
9 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, '17. Blue Ribbon Pairs 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
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Sathya & Rajendra
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Sathya and Madhu
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Sathya B & John Gilbert
2/1
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Sathya-Steve
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Sathya- Mike Schneider
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AJ432 K5 KQ54 A6
Qxx Axx xxxx JTx is not a counter game try at all. This hand is 4333 no help in the suit partner wanted help. It’s a clear 3 bid. You make a counter game try with a suit that be a source of tricks with some help. A ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AJ432 K5 KQ54 A6
Another big downside is that you lose the preemptive effect of 1-2. When holding a strong in the fourth chair I’d much prefer to hear 1-1nt than 1-2.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQJ95 KJ AT3 AJ7
In fact if you can Kickback in s you can have a really informed auction as you can discover all the key cards, A, K, Q and K. But I don't know if anyone has methods to keycard in a minor once a Major suit has been found.
Three Deals from the USBC Semifinals
I forgot to mention that bidding was: 1-(p)-2nt-(x)-3(showing void and min)-(p)-3-(p)-3-(p)-4
Three Deals from the USBC Semifinals
John, That's how a declarer went down at a table I was kibitzing when a low trump was led. But you can make it if you win in dummy and play K first, making sure you score your ruffs first before LHO can discard one on the 4th ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AJ432 K5 KQ54 A6
A lot of people who play simple raises of a Major do not go thru 1nt when they have a 3-card support. If you do then you're playing something different by special agreement with your partner.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AJ432 K5 KQ54 A6
Craig, I just gave you an example of what a direct 2 raise can be. Either you’re comfortable being in 4 with that pile or you think it’s not a 2 bid. Which one is it?
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AJ432 K5 KQ54 A6
May be I should have mentioned that NS don’t play constructive raises. So dummy could easily turn out to be Qxx QJxxx xx Qxx. You want to be in 4 opposite that at BAM?
USBC Final Results For Open and Women
I’m not sure how much of a factor age or fatigue is. Two members of the Wolfson team won the Vanderbilt two months ago. If anyone should have been exhausted heading into the finals it was the Fleisher team. They were stretched to the limit in two of their ...
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Hi Max, I had a blind spot that North can abandon s. I now realize that he's forced to hang on to 2 in the 7-card ending. And thereafter the solution is straightforward. Once I figured a different solution (see below, dummy's six-card ending K AKQx x ...
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