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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
16 minutes 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 da

Country
United States of America
Website
https://sites.google.com/site/sathyabridgeagreements/home

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
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
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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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Neither opener nor responder has limited his hand. So if you play serious/non-serious methods it's not clear that 3nt is an offer.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A75 AK854 AQ2 42
Yes I should have considered that in retrospect.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A75 AK854 AQ2 42
At our table it went 4-4nt-5(showing 1 key + Q)-6. Once I saw the dummy, I had to judge what kind of contract I was defending. It was bid by two very aggressive bidders so I gave up on the hand thinking that there'd be ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A75 AK854 AQ2 42
Not really; the guy on lead has xxx QJTx Kxx xxx; everyone including I led a . It's a really poor slam, needs s to break 4-4, no lead and finesse ON. 10 out of 14 tables were in it ! Two pairs scored +680 for a poor ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, I have played with members of NRK team on one or two occasions but otherwise I don't them all that well. Apart from their successes in NABCs I have heard them say that they have beaten some good teams in European and/or WC events. Both Krishan (who ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A75 AK854 AQ2 42
Opening leader now knows you have control in red suits and finds a lead from xxx.
Improving the Seeding Process
Han, If a good foreign players gets zero seeding points they get an artificially low seed which leads to the kind of the situation that happened with seed#62 in the Vanderbilt.
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, You say seeding should be based on performance and yet have a problem with Platinum Points ? If someone can not play in Nationals for whatever reason we have no way of judging how good they are. How can we keep worrying about such cases ? If someone is accomplished in ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A75 AK854 AQ2 42
Fixed the format of scoring. Thanks.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A75 AK854 AQ2 42
You'd be lucky not to have that tool :)
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