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Gábor Szőts
Gábor Szőts
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 9, 2012
Last Seen
6 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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Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: A AJ5 T98763 A94
4. Plan: correct to 4 over 4. Pass is my alternative but I'm a coward.
ATB - -930
The only time I can understand West's bidding is when he understood his partner's 2 as a nondescript strong bid.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AKQJT --- A9862 AQ7
I would bid 4 even if I was told that 3NT is the right contract.
For those of a certain age
In fact NV vs. VUL you still go only -1700 if you take no tricks in 1NT doubled. That means you still win 11 IMPs if they have a grand. And if you go down 6 for -1400 and they have a small slam you have still gained 1 IMP ...
For those of a certain age
I would not like to see things like Meckstroth's 7 save against 7 (not that I am sure it would have made if he didn't).
For those of a certain age
But you did.
ATB - -930
In view of the club fit (West doubled clubs, a suit not promised by East) East's double may be criticized to some extent although I fail to find a good alternative because 4 would suggests clubsa as his second suit. Maybe 4NT would do. However, West's pass ...
What is expert standard here?
If you open 1NT on every 5(332) then GF, if not then F1 (you have to bid something with a stopperless balanced hand). So an 'Other' would have been useful.
Opener's Rebids After 1!D - 2!C
I used to play: 1-2 ? 2: 5+, UNBAL. Now 2NT/3m is INV, 2M is ART/GF. 2: BAL. Now 2NT/3 is NF, 2 is pup2NT with various GF hands, 3/M is SPL/GF with long clubs. 2: 4441 ...
Gábor Szőts's bidding problem: K2 2 AK4 AQ95432
Thanks for the votes. I would not have thought it would be so lopsided, I expected a couple of 3NT's. Maybe I should have had West raise to 3. Partner had xx,AJ10xxx,Jx,10xx. I guess he would have bid 3 over 3, then who ...

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