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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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.

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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 SF '02, '11, '12, '17. BRP 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 & 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
Except 1!d-2!c-2X-3!c
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Sathya- Matthias
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Sathya- Ping Hu
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Sathya Bettadapura and Kyle Rockoff
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Sathya - Liz
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Playing a card you’re known to hold
At the table, nothing interesting really happened at all. I won the third , as West followed with low spots, one higher and one lower than the one he led. I mentally resigned to -1 and even that needed to behave. But I had decided to lose a ...
Can you get to game here?
Game is not hopeless if are 3-2 and are 4-2 with the strong hand holding doubleton. And of course then 3X is -1 but chances are the hand would not have bid 3.
Can you get to game here?
In our partnership we’re allowed to open 1 with K AKJx xxx Qxxxx.
Can you get to game here?
You continue s. Best East can do is give partner a ruff. Now if West returns a you pull trumps and claim. If he returns a you ruff in dummy(South), pull trumps and claim again.
Can you get to game here?
Opposite a third seat 1 opener?
Steve Weinstein's lead problem: A9654 AQ5 8 AQ95
My choice was the Q expecting dummy to have minor suits and a honor. If I only I could do the right thing for wrong reasons more often...
Playing a card you’re known to hold
What would you lead from KJxx Jxx Qx xxxx or KJxx Jxx Qxx xxx? Not to mention that there’re quite a few competent old-fashioned players who don’t overcall 2 with KJx J8xxxx Qx xx.
Playing a card you’re known to hold
If West led from J985x, that leaves East with KTxx. Wouldn’t he return his lowest rather than the Ten with that holding?
Playing a card you’re known to hold
4th best.
Can you get to game here?
You still have 3, 2 and 5 trump tricks.
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