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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
3 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.

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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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Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
A lot of teams who would never enter Spingold or Vanderbilt would probably not mind playing this one. If they don’t make it it’s no different from playing two days of KO. Knock Outs are very popular. There’re usually not more than 45 tables for Reisinger while ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
BTW, has anyone given thought to how big the field might be on the opening day of Soloway KO? Practically every Regional KO player and his cousin will be in there. With that large a field there's no chance that we'll have pre-duplicated boards for all the matches ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
I bet no AI program will ever catch that reference :)
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
If you didn’t want to cannibalise Spingold or Vanderbilt why not make Gatlinburg the fourth National ? The focus in Gatlinburg is mainly KOs. So Soloway KO would make perfect sense there. That way you can leave Fall Nationals alone for Matchpoint lovers. In fact you can get rid of ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Fall Nationals has been my favorite one as well. I don’t mind that Soloway KO completely overshadows Nail LM or to a lesser extent that it significantly weakens the Open BAM. I had always thought of these events as a warm-up for their three day counterparts. It does weaken ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
“If you chose not to enter Blue Ribbons”. It’s not a conscious choice not to enter the event as much as being unable to do so because of scheduling conflict. Not allowing drop-ins is to penalise people who did well enough to make it to the quarter finals. If ...
ATB, and silence the resulters
If 2nt was for minors, I could deal with + with ELC by doubling first, but not + (the problem posted here would be unsolvable, so I'd have to overcall 3). But it looks like Kit's method can cope with both minors, + long minor ...
Six Card Ending in 3nt
My point is that a human who understands basic Stayman auction would not lead a either. May be GIB had other reasons for not choosing a , but its choice coincided with that of a human.
Six Card Ending in 3nt
Not leading a on this auction is Stayman 101. GIB did not lead a after all. Don’t understand how you conclude that humans who play at GIB’s level would lead a .
ATB, and silence the resulters
If 2nt is 4 and a longer minor how do you deal with 5-5 minors ?
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