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Gábor Szőts
Gábor Szőts
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Member Since
April 9, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Electrical engineer (power system protection)

Used to play competitive chess, now active in computer chess, testing engines. Fond of classical music, pop music agreeing with my age, detective stories, thrillers, various sports, games of logic.

Started to play bridge in 1974. Won my first major tournament in 1980.

More interested in bidding than in card play.

I used to be a regular commentator at BBO.



Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Hungarian teams champion in 2011 and 2012, Hungarian IMP pairs champion in 2014. Once I executed an entry-shifting squeeze at the table.
Favorite Tournaments
Pula Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
1m-2m-2H showing a balanced hand
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BW 2/1: 1!d-2!c-2!D
With one partner I play both 2NT and 3 as invitational, non-forcing. Not that it is necessary, just for the sake of simplicity. With a sophisticated structure you can handle all hands from invitational up with 2.
BW 2/1: 1!D-2!C-2M
Sometimes system gives me no choice. Why should I give up upon a choice also when system offers me one?
BW 2/1: 1!D-2!C-2M
Where is 4 cards in the major, any number of diamonds? Or shall I rebid 2NT with xx, AQJx, AQxx, xxx?
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
Or a Meckwell-like approach.
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
Do we know if 2 is forcing to game?
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
Which is exactly what I do with one partner.
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
My experience shows that if we cannot make 3NT and we have no major suit to play and we have insufficient strength to undertake 5m then we are going down in 4m too. Anyway, why cripple the system for such small targets?
Gábor Szőts's bidding problem: xx AJTxxx xx xxx
I'm overwhelmed. I passed at the table and was greeted with this dummy: AKxx, 98xx, KQJx, x.
BW 2/1: Jumps to 3NT
I'd vote for moderate extras but the answer depends heavily on what opener's rebid shows. In the structure I recommended in a previous thread, opener bids step 1 with all minimum hands. Under those circumstances it would make no sense for responder to show strength so his 3NT ...
BW 2/1: Responder's Fourth Suit Bid
2. And it's not a lie, I promise only 2 in 'my' standard. BTW, I have seen pairs playing 2 as a relay, not promising spades at all.

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