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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
5 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 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 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
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Except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Sathya- Mike Schneider
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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Sathya Bettadapura and Kyle Rockoff
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Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: A2 AKQJ8652 A8 Q
As long as it's not interpreted as natural and non-forcing...
Dave Waterman's bidding problem: AT54 AK AK4 QJ84
Partner would bid 2nt showing two places to play.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AK3 6 AQJ9 AJ762
2 can be a single suiter in , Ax xx AKJ AQJxxx?
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I wonder what the expert practice is in such a situation, i.e you have raised partner with three or four little and you're on lead against a Notrump contract. Do you still lead small? On this hand if North leads the 2 and declarer plays the 8, you ...
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The problem with such graded attitude leads is that you have to expend a lot of energy spot-card-watching, not only at T1 but later too as you’ll be looking for the missing spots to figure out what the original lead really meant. May be with a lot of practice ...
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Thanks for all the comments, especially Michael Rosenberg for his insight about attitude leads. I posted this mainly as a sanity check as the consensus at the table in postmortem was that South should have taken the A and moved on. South tried a continuation at T2. But given ...
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Yes luckily in this sort of poll you’re allowed to add an option later. Some other kind of polls, you better get it right the first time.
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Michael, 1) That may be the classical definition of attitude leads, i.e don’t shift to any other suit when you get in, somewhat like expressing suit preference for dummy’s AKQx suit. But in the context of the auction where both opponents are showing stoppers, does it still ...
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When East shows a stopper West knows that they have two stoppers combined and that it’s safe to play 3NT instead of looking for an alternative like a 4-3 fit or a minor suit game.
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How can North have Qxx when West bid 1nt and you are looking at Ace, King and the Jack between you and dummy?

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