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Sathya Bettadapura
Sathya Bettadapura
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
9 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.

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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- Mike Schneider
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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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Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
I don’t understand what completing your shape accomplishes. Partner has limited his hand. As the captain of the auction you want to ask partner if he has real Clubs and help in Diamonds and Major suit Aces. The latter you can get from RKC if there is room, but ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: Kxx x AKTxx AKxx
The problem is that your partner is looking at quacks in minor suits not realizing that they are more useful than AK in a Major suit. Major suit Aces, Q and Qxxx gives you an excellent play for 6 but partner would still be bidding 3nt. 4Nt as a ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: 52 AKQ6 862 AQ92
I think the key to this hand is the doubleton . You should suspect that opponents have a fit. If you bid 2 either of them can now double with shortness and you'll be wondering what to do over 2. As you don't want ...
What is the meaning of this sequence?
BR may be rare, but IJS are a lot rarer. The negative inferences when partner only bids 2M are a lot more valuable than when he doesn't make an IJS. You know how many trumps you have right away and that's the key to both constructive and competitive ...
What is the meaning of this sequence?
Invitational hands come up rarely. When you bid 3, you need a hand that is a single suiter with little tolerance for partner’s suit. I have played eight days in Nationals without IJS coming up once. Bergen raises are useful whenever they come up or not. When partner ...
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
So with 3-card support is opener expected to bid 4?
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
That’s the problem with opening a hand with xx and xxx in two suits 1nt, when there was a perfectly sensible alternative of 1.
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
All bids below 3nt should be looking for best strain for game I think. 3 tells partner not to worry about his stiff if considering 3nt.
Full Penalty
You're right, I had overlooked that. In fact after the ruff, getting trumps right is probably a little easier.
ATB
I have no problem with the final contract, as it could easily have come home. But 4 by South is unilateral about the strain. It’s such a barrage of a bid that rarely can partner explore any other strain even when he has a semi-three suiter shape like ...
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