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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 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, '17. 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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Platinum Pairs Warm Up
Lots of interesting variations here. RHO can win the Spade Quack and continue with a Club. Now when you run the J it holds. You of course have to suspect that RHO would have covered it if he had the King as he doesn’t know you have the Ten ...
Platinum Pairs Warm Up
May be I was influenced by the preponderance of 3 making +1. Any thoughts on how you would play the hand ?
Platinum Pairs Warm Up
Thanks for spotting it. Fixed now, RHO discards 5 on the second trump.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AT52 JT7 A74 A54
As many of you might have suspected I polled to find out how popular Pass was going to be. What's the downside to raising ? Partner may make an aggressive game try and go down in 3 or get to a bad 4. Obvious downside to passing is ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AT52 JT7 A74 A54
Sure why not. You not be able to bid it, but if partner has Kxxxxx x KQxx xx you do have 12 tricks when trumps are 2-1.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AT52 JT7 A74 A54
Sure of course. But this is hand that'd accept any game try or slam try. Despite the poor shape three Aces is quite a decent holding. Since when is 1 non-forcing ?
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
You mean much like the way the verdict in the OJ trial was correct given that the rules governing jury trial were adhered to ?
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
When you said committee rulings were fair I thought you were talking about National events. I’m not terribly interested in rulings in regionals and sectionals although even there your chances are not all that great if you’re up against players of renown.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Ed, What’s the basis for saying that old committee was fair to all. I am familiar with three or four situations that involved rulings against top players. “Fair” is the one word that I wouldn’t use to describe those rulings. Please share your experience with us and enlighten ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Normally when you look at Qxx opp a void you think of the Queen as wasted value in a high-level Notrump contract. Of course it’s wasted for trick-taking purposes, but we all know now that trick-taking is not the only consideration in winning titles. Imagine that the Queen and ...
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