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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, 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
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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How do you play 6!C
Aren't you assuming that the third ruff with a small trump survives ? What if LHO follows to the that trick ? If your plan is to cross-ruff, why not cash 3, 1, 2, 1 ruff, 1 ruff for eight tricks ending in hand. Now ...
Every Trick Counts
OK, it's almost April 2nd, so here goes. If you could find that lead and the play of the J at T1, the rest of the play is not all that far-fetched at MatchPoint or BAM. Granted that you might still play s to break 2-2 rather than finesse ...
What's partner trying to signal ? - Part I
Jim, You had even less information before making a critical decision compared to our table. You had to work it out from first principles. Well done and congratulations on getting to the finals of the Platinum Pairs.
What's partner trying to signal ? - Part I
Eric, It was a relay auction, so it wasn't clear if he'd have bid 2 instead of 2 with a 5-card suit. That'd have been a good question to ask for the opening leader. Or even South could have still asked that question when ...
What's partner trying to signal ? - Part I
It’s the possibility of an extra undertrick that you can’t give up at MatchPoints. What was your partner’s third ? The Ten or the 8 ?
Vanderbilt Unpopularity?
I'm surprised that Vanderbilt and Spingold are even popular as they are. For amateur players it's largely a waste of precious time and money. I have beaten seeds in the range 19-30 in pre-64 round in 4-way matches multiple times, but all that meant was that I got ...
Vanderbilt Unpopularity?
Soloway KO Soon ? Not in Hawaii though, as that's still the same old 2-2-3-3 format as before.
Sathya Bettadapura's lead problem: KQT8 K965 T43 64
No natural bids by responder at all. All part of relay.
FLEISHER Wins Vanderbilt
I don't think anyone could have written a better script for the finals. If there was one team that was capable of beating NICKELL it was FLEISHER. If there was one team that was capable of beating FLEISHER it was NICKELL. It was fitting that they met, but there ...
David Birds Inappropriate Comment
No idea how you arrived at that curious conclusion. I just made the observation that the audience was predominantly non-British. And that it is a tournament being held in North American.
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