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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
11 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, 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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NABC Hotel Cancellation Policy
Airbnb is not all that it's made out to be. Your mileage will definitely vary. I was not sure if I was going to Toronto or not, so I started looking at housing only a month in advance. Most hotels were too expensive, so I settled for an Airbnb ...
I watched board 13 in the Egypt vs Bulgaria match. A was led, won by the Ten in dummy. Declarer led the J without unblocking s first. If were 4-2 and the finesse lost, South would have to return a to deny declarer entry to the ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Looks like Egypt was edged out by New Zealand by 3 VPs in the last round. But the point I made about Egypt applies to New Zealand as well.
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
It'd be nice if we had something similar to Round Robins to reduce teams to smaller power of 2, may be 16 or 32 in Spingold/Vanderbilt instead of seeding. Look at team Egypt here for instance. They are on the brink of qualifying for the KO's after ...
NABC Hotel Cancellation Policy
This is a change for the better and probably overdue. The last few Nationals if you tried booking the day after the reservations were open, they'd all be gone. In addition to people hogging the rooms early on I also think ACBL probably doesn't block enough rooms. Once ...
Alexander Allen's bidding problem: --- x Kxx QJT98xxxx
If you tailor your methods for self-sufficient 9-card suits after RHO doubles partner's opening bid you should savor your rare success on hands like this, for you will be handicapped on countless others.
Spingold Deal
Or may be why Diamond-Platnick should be your teammates in a Major event ?
Spingold Deal
No, defense plays back a forcing dummy to ruff, so West's Q scores for the setting trick.
Spingold Deal
This was a classic team-of-four deal. Beautifully played at one table and a defense to foil it at the other.
Santa Clara Regional: 2-day Pairs
Good to hear from you Andrea. Take care !

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