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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 400 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 SF '02, '11, '12, '17. BRP 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 & 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- Matthias
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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Sathya Bettadapura and Kyle Rockoff
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Sathya - Liz
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Tom’s Round Robin Tournament
This may asking for to much but I’ll ask for it anyway :) As you’re converting IMPs to VPs it’d be really nice for all matches to play the same boards as they do in WC’s rather than ACBL land where multi team Swiss matches are all ...
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
LHO did lead from 987xx. As I mentioned elsewhere it doesn't matter what you play from dummy as RHO has KTx.
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
It appears as though are 5-3 or 6-2. Given that I’d be inclined to place LHO with shorter than RHO.
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
It depends on how are divided. If you think it's Hx on your RHO, then to the Ten works better. But If it's Hxx on your right then playing the Jack works better as RHO can't cover. If it's HHx on your right or ...
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
You’re playing East for length in ?
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
Sure, that seems like a natural line. to King holds, LHO playing the 2 (reverse Smith) and RHO playing the 4. You’re missing K, Q, 9, 6, 5 in . When you play a from dummy RHO plays the 6. You insert the Ten which loses to ...
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
I think most people would open 1 as North at MP. Thereafter it’s hard to see how they don’t wind up in 2NT. I’d not be surprised if some of them got to 3NT.
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
I can understand leading the 9 from J98x, but to lead 9 from K98xx would be non-standard I believe. In any case if you do play the Q at T1, RHO shocks you by playing the King. If you duck he’s going to continue with T. If you had ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Q654 2 AQT2 Q743
Chris, I understand that most people play doubles at the 2-levels for T/O. Are you saying it's a universal agreement that doubles at the 3-level are also treated the same way?
Undo or No undo ?
”Of course, they didn't know there were up by around 40 at this point and declarer probably didn't realize that the lead only resulted in an overtrick.“ Really? So you grant an UNDO when it was inconsequential to the contract or to the match? And take credit for ...
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