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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
21 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 Semi Finals '02, '11, '12, Blue Ribbon Pairs Finals '98, '03, '06; LM '06, '15
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 & Jayesh
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Sathya B & John Gilbert
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Danailov-Stamatov Win Cavendish Pairs
I too joined the discussion about IMP Pairs vs MP almost reflexively, without realizing that it could or rather would come across as questioning the achievement of the pair that outplayed a star-studded field and prevailed. Thanks to everyone who reminded us why we shouldn't be doing this.
Double Dummy problem 6N
Win the opening lead, take finesse, two rounds of ending in dummy and 6 rounds of . This is the four card ending: --------------5 --------------J --------------9 --------------2 void---------------------Q A6---------------------QT 87----------------------K void----------------------void --------------void -------------K9 -------------A5 When you play the 2 from dummy, a) if East pitches ...
One hand - Two auctions
Unlikely that South has a stiff . If anyone is short in , it's North. Hard to imagine North without a stiff for the auction.
Danailov-Stamatov Win Cavendish Pairs
Isn't BAM the format that combines the best of MP and teams ? Why don't long knockouts use BAM scoring instead of IMPs ?
Danailov-Stamatov Win Cavendish Pairs
Just because Bob and Steve won the event three times, it doesn't make the event less prone to randomness. They have won a lot of MP events too after all. As a format of scoring IMPs is seriously flawed IMHO. A few hands matter a lot more than others ...
Danailov-Stamatov Win Cavendish Pairs
Timo, sorry I don't agree with you about field protection. Here's a hand I watched. One hand doesn't prove anything, but here it's any way. In the qualifying phase there was a hand I watched Zia play. This was the very last hand in the set ...
Yet another Jacoby 2nt ATB
A specific auction, play or defense should serve as a starting point for discussion of a general class of hands that fit the initial action. Whatever else may be wrong with the posted auction (4) is the least of problems. With the controls, four trumps and possible ruffing value, treating ...
Danailov-Stamatov Win Cavendish Pairs
I agree in general that randomness is a huge part of IMP Pairs. But that it happens even in a select-filed of 22 Pairs is somewhat surprising and disappointing. In my experience there's a lot of randomness on the first day of 3-day National MatchPoint events, may be even ...
Yet another Jacoby 2nt ATB
Right it didn't in the auction that was posted. But we were discussing what would happen if East had bid a non-serious 3nt over opener's 3. Dave Waterman said: "Yep. But, in the given case, I don't believe West will do anything but sign off in ...
Yet another Jacoby 2nt ATB
Steve, "Partner has another call". Responder said he's not serious about slam when he bid 3nt. How can he start going beyond game now when opener signs off ?

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