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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
2 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.


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.


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 !

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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
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Member of Bridge Club(s)
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
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
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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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Another Trick 2 decision
Opponents have 9 between them. If East is signalling an odd number then West led from a four or six bagger. If it’s a six-bagger then East is likely to have length in which would seem to favor leading the Q from dummy at T2.
GNT QF - End played in two suits
When you look at it from North’s point of view, it could really be wrong to return a if declarer has HHx. He knows declarer is most likely 4-3 in the minors. But can’t be sure whether he is 4-2 or 3-3 in the majors. Would declarer ...
GNT QF - End played in two suits
Of course it is. Defense, especially against Notrump is rarely close to perfect. BTW, North is a multiple NABC winner.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: 864 QJ976 J2 K95
That was just a sanity check. I passed and it went 2nt on my left and 3nt. Partner led a and the contract was unbeatable. My counterpart overcalled 1. They reached 3nt. were Ax Kxx Txx around the table starting with LHO. After a lead 8 ...
Handling Interference in Stayman Auction
Double shows 3 as opposed to bidding 3 which shows 4 ? If double shows 4 how is it different from bidding 3?
Sir Everton Weekes
Interesting that even though there’s a reserve day, they first try to finish the match the same day even if it means reducing it to a 20 over match for the side batting second. The forecast for tomorrow is cloudy skies in Manchester but no rain? So we may ...
NABC Robot Individual - How do I practice for this?
I got a $6/- discount for this Robot tournament because I played in the last one. I had a suspicion of how it might turn out even before I tried it, but against my better judgement I still entered. Once was plenty. If they offer to pay me $50/- this ...
Sir Everton Weekes
Another article elsewhere claims that light showers are being forecast for this match. If the match is washed out, play can resume on Wednesday, the reserve day, except that the forecast for Wednesday is “extensive rain”. Is it too late to change the venues of the remaining matches to Northern ...
Sir Everton Weekes
I looked up the weather forecast for the first semi in Manchester. Showers till 4 AM, but cloudy rest of the day on Tuesday. Rain forecast for the rest of the week!
Sir Everton Weekes
Here’s an article by a statistician at Cricinfo that you might want to read.

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