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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
28 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 400 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 SF '02, '11, '12, '17. BRP Finals '98, '03, '06; LM Pairs Finals '06, '15, '17, 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 & Jun
2/1 except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Sathya- Matthias
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Sathya Bettadapura and Mike Bodell
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Sathya - Stephen Tu
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2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
It’s 200 Gold not Platinum.
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
Allowing eight players would be really nice (even if it means a higher fee) for teams that are trans-national. There seems to be some flexibility on the first weekend about starting times but looks like starting times will be fixed on the second weekend which would make it really for ...
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
Thanks. Is it still limited to six players per team or eight like Reynolds KOs allowed for greater flexibility?
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
McKenzie, What does 10:00/3:00 mean? If an American team is playing against an Asian team with a 7 hour time difference w.r.t East coast time, what time do they play their matches?
To the Bulletin Office or Anti Cheating Committee?
Any good play made by players without reputation for making such plays before unfortunately tend to be viewed suspiciously. If any of the international players that we are used to seeing on BBO VuGraph made this play there would be nothing to talk about.
To the Bulletin Office or Anti Cheating Committee?
I don't think partner can afford the T on your Jack. If he does, you can no longer get two tricks.
To the Bulletin Office or Anti Cheating Committee?
The problem with finding a switch is that when it doesn't work, you have to be convinced that there was no other way to beat the hand and that you haven't handed declarer an unmakeable contract. That is just as hard or harder than just visualizing that ...
To the Bulletin Office or Anti Cheating Committee?
Right, it's hard to state a problem without clueing you in.
3nt defense continuation
This discussion probably belongs in another thread. May be you should run another poll to see what people do over 1nt with KQTxx AJ AQx xxx.
BBO Censorship?
How about that place in Pennsylvania that rhymes with course.

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