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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 Semi Finals '02, '11, '12, 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
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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Queen guess in six card ending ?
That's an entirely different problem and would have needed several separate polls.
Queen guess in six card ending ?
Like Kit said above there isn't room for 4 in West's hand. He has either 2 or 3 . I can understand either exiting a and hope that West is down to 3-2-0-H and ensure the contract or play East for the Queen assuming West ...
Queen guess in six card ending ?
Expert opponents as I said. And not just ‘BBO experts’.
Marginal Balance
Josh, I like your idea of doubling 2 and then bidding 2nt if partner can not double 2. But what if your major suit holdings were reversed ? Wouldn't you want to still double 2 lest it should go all pass ?
Combining chances in a sound slam
Yes, I had missed that line when I was kibitzing the hand. That seems to cover everything. At the table declarer took the A pitching a , ruffed a high, two high trumps and then AK. East showed out on the second round in both major suits. Now declarer ...
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
I’ve been to the Zoo in D.C. Sorry it doesn’t come anywhere close to the SD zoo. You get what you pay for.
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
Coming into the last National of the year, I was looking to complete a triple. Having made it to the finals of Platinum Pairs and LM Pairs, I was hoping to make it to the finals of Blue Ribbons. I hadn't found any suitable partner. But surely that wouldn ...
SHEN Wins Reisinger
I think team SHEN were our first round opponents. And when they came late we got our game average for that round. Coming to think of it now, we might have scored less if we had actually played them ! Missing two matches and still qualifying on day#2 needs the ...
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
Any idea if the $11 charge includes in and out privilege ?
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
I found a parking spot called "Park-it-on-market", 614 Market St which seems surprisingly affordable - $1 per hour. Looks like a 15-minute walk from Manchester Hyatt. Has anyone tried it ?
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