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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
Dec. 14
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.

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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 Semi Finals '02, '11, '12, '17. Blue Ribbon Pairs 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 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
2/1
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Sathya-Steve
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Sathya- Mike Schneider
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
You mean much like the way the verdict in the OJ trial was correct given that the rules governing jury trial were adhered to ?
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
When you said committee rulings were fair I thought you were talking about National events. I’m not terribly interested in rulings in regionals and sectionals although even there your chances are not all that great if you’re up against players of renown.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Ed, What’s the basis for saying that old committee was fair to all. I am familiar with three or four situations that involved rulings against top players. “Fair” is the one word that I wouldn’t use to describe those rulings. Please share your experience with us and enlighten ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Normally when you look at Qxx opp a void you think of the Queen as wasted value in a high-level Notrump contract. Of course it’s wasted for trick-taking purposes, but we all know now that trick-taking is not the only consideration in winning titles. Imagine that the Queen and ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Great. Thanks. In view of Grue’s denial of first round control 4Nt gets key cards except the A.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Sorry I don’t quite understand. Does EKB need to be alerted or not. If 4Nt was EKB why does the bidding diagram say RKCB. Too, if 4Nt was EKB, Grue’s comment that ‘he could have a void’ doesn’t make sense.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I have a question about the auction. According to the bidding diagram above 4Nt is annotated as ‘RKCB’. RKCB does not require an alert. But a few posters including Michael Hargreaves have said that 4Nt is exclusion for given East’s Pass over the double of 4. If ...
BLASS (NPC) Wins 2018 Reisinger
Multi-team events have a lot of flaws in picking a true winner. But that’s for another thread. This being the thread to congratulate winners, I’ll not say more.
BLASS (NPC) Wins 2018 Reisinger
Congratulations to the winners and close runners up Mittelman's 4-man squad. The two teams met each other in the penultimate round but the winner was decided to some extent by what happened at the table of their rival in the last round. If I remember correctly it came down ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Hope your comment is invisible to Justin Lall :)
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