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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
June 26
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
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Sathya and Madhu
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Sathya B & John Gilbert
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A 3 IMP swing, but which way ?
Michal, That's not necessarily true. A strong NT opener has difficulty finding a safe opening lead quite often let alone an attractive one.
A 3 IMP swing, but which way ?
Quite a few got this right, some more convincingly than others. Partner probably doesn't have a stiff as he would have got that out of the way very early on. If he has the King in either pointed suit whatever you do is right as you will make ...
A 3 IMP swing, but which way ?
Dave, If NS were playing Puppet, it'd be right to infer that partner has 3 , but they were not.
How to get to slam on these cards ?
Yes I understand that. But let's say it goes 2!-2-2(natural, not Kokish) you would not bid 2 with a four card suit right ? The considerations are different in 2-2-3 as you're strapped for bidding room. But you still have to ...
How to get to slam on these cards ?
or how bout A KQxx KQ AKJxxx. Now is the right strain.
How to get to slam on these cards ?
Can you still get to a 4-4 fit if you raise s ?
How to get to slam on these cards ?
Doesn't 2-2-3-3 show 5 s ?
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: AJx Qx KQJ9xx Ax
Hard to criticize opening leads when I've made so many terrible ones myself. But having only a six-bagger plus a possible entry in K, a lead is not as terrible at MP as it would be from a seven-bagger headed by the AKJ. With a seven-bagger, low ...
Small Trumps
I doubt it. With the combined trumps being as fragile as they are declarer wants to make small trumps in his hand as well, in addition to attempt to ruff the fourth in dummy.
Small Trumps
If you had cashed A before playing on , the play might have been: two rounds of ending in dummy, to King, low , won by LHO's Queen who plays Q all following as you ruff with 3. Now a to dummy's Jack as LHO ...

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