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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
8 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 & 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- 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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Reisinger Play problem
It’s an interesting lead problem as well. Partner’s hand was xx Qxxx 9xxxx Tx. My partner loves to lead passive unless there’s a compelling reason not to. lead didn’t give away anything here. But it could easily lost tempo on a hand where you hand ...
Are you kidding me?
I can’t imagine NOT alerting 2 when it’s so far removed from mainstream.Years ago I played 2Nt over 1M as natural and forcing. I had no idea whether it was alertable or not. But partner and I always said “courtesy alert. It’s not Jacoby, just ...
Reisinger Play problem
Yes I did with the Jack though.
Reisinger Play problem
Looking at dummy’s Kx covering the T is the right play assuming that declarer typically has only a 5-bagger on this auction. If declarer needs to ruff a there’s some chance you’ll make a trump trick by covering.
Reisinger Play problem
Declarer played a to the Ace, ruffed a and played a toward the Queen. I took the King and cashed the A.
Reisinger Play problem
Partner led the T from T8 doubleton. I had the A and KJ7 in the slot. As Mike Ma pointed out, playing the Jack is a free false card. May be it was the tempo that convinced declarer that it was an honest card. BTW, he was a Pro whose ...
Reisinger Play problem
What exactly is the percentage here?
Reisinger Play problem
Hmm, let’s see. T loses to the Jack. ruff. to the Ace ruff?
Reisinger Play problem
Didn’t notice the blockage in spots. Fixed it now. You play the 7 from hand. If you play a Diamond from dummy your RHO plays the Ace as LHO follows with the 2. Opponents carding is UDCA. RHO returns the J.
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
If you don’t have a convention card, one will be provided to you. It’ll be yellow in color and you’ll love playing it.

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