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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
9 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 !

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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Copy of Sathya and Krishnan
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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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Sophomore Blues
The two hands that you and Debbie played in the finals - Your 2 X and Debbie's criss-cross squeeze in 3nt for 11 tricks is what makes MP so exciting. Great Job !
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
Oh, you're right. LHO has Kx - - T in the 3-card ending and your last winner does squeeze him as dummy has Ax -- 9
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
Khokan, If West has 4 and JT and you play a to the Queen losing to East's King, can't a back from East break up the squeeze against West ?
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
Khokan, In the five-card ending above you show West with K and East with none. Are you assuming that one of them pitched a ?
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AK2 KQ9654 K4 K5
Kevin, If you didn't have the agreement that partner would jump to 3nt with 3-1-5-4 15-17, why do you have to bid 4nt right now ? Why not 3 now and bid 4nt over partner's 3nt ? (Assuming 4nt is quant and 4 is RKC for )
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
If you're worried about points, how about the J instead of the J ?
Andy Stark's bidding problem: AQ6 9753 K8 JT74
The best feature of your hand is solid stoppers in . Your sequence doesn't indicate that at all.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AK2 KQ9654 K4 K5
A question for those bidding 3. Over the expected 3nt from partner do you pas or bid 4nt ?
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
My plan is to play 3 rounds of preserving the chances of a 3-3 break or Kx on-side while trying to avoid losing the lead to West. So I take the finesse. If it loses play two more rounds and take the finesse eventually. If it wins ...
Anything Suspicious Here?
Discarding on this hand is interesting. Once West sees East discard a on the third , he should show play his highest next as suit preference. East should be able to discard a second , expecting to win the Q and cash the remaining s. Declarer can get ...
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