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Too good in the blacks to pass. 1NT would not only wrong-side (or no-side) the contract but make the player with 5 diamonds on lead.
Nov. 1, 2018
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3. Because I am nonvulnerable, so I have a chance to go unpunished even if I'm overboard.
Oct. 29, 2018
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At the site of the Hungarian Bridge Federation there is a list of bridge clubs in Budapest and her neighbourhood: http://bridzs.hu/hu/egyesuletek_klubok/klubok

I think of those it's enough to consider these ones:

Bridzs Barátok klubja (Club of Bridge Friends)
1119 Budapest, Mérnök utca 40.
Play at Wednesdays, 18:00
Parking in nearby streets, I think free in those hours.

Vasárnap: 15:45
Kibic Klub
1016 Budapest, Hegyalja út 5.
Play at Sundays, 15:45

Palatinus Klub
1137 Budapest, Újpesti rakpart 8.
Play every day!

I think there is buffet at these places although I have only been at the Palatinus club.
Also, TD's are quite capable at all places.

Can't provide more information, I myself do not play in clubs.
Oct. 24, 2018
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In Budapest I know of only this one where there is regular bridge: http://www.palatinusbridge.hu

Unfortunately the page is only in Hungarian. I looked at the schedule and I have not found a date around Christmas. But the list may be incomplete or I am not smart enough.

Anyway, I am going to talk to the club leader, Katalin Mezei, and ask her about it. After that I'll come back to you.

EDIT: I have just noticed that Attila Vikor provided contact information above. Anyway, I'm going to ask Kati when I see her.
Oct. 24, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment Oct. 24, 2018
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Without agreement I'd assume 2NT to deny 4 hearts.
Oct. 23, 2018
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This double has the same meaning as (1)-2-(2)-DBL. Which is, as I play it: hearts (5 assumed) + club tolerance (2 assumed).
Oct. 23, 2018
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What was 3? If TO, West should have bid 4. If PEN, 3 was fine.
Oct. 23, 2018
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I play:

1-1NT-2: weak 6-5. Stronger 6-5 goes through 2.

4-6's are treated as one-suiters.

With 45 weak: 1-1NT-pass if 4522, 2 or 2 rebid if 45(31) or 45(40).
14-15 4522's are opened 1NT.
Stronger 4-5 goes through Gazzilli.
Oct. 21, 2018
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I double then pass 4.
Oct. 17, 2018
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If South had a 5th diamond this would be a good slam. Blame the system.
Oct. 16, 2018
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I can't see the gamble here, South was sure to play in a 8+ card fit.
Oct. 8, 2018
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Partner has KQJx (he would not have lead K from KQxx and he has 4 hearts judging from his 2).
Let him cash his hearts. We discard a discouraging and he will know to switch to the appropriate black suit.
Oct. 4, 2018
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We always regards the opening 1m as natural, even if it promises 0 cards in that suit. Maybe not optimal but easy.
Sept. 24, 2018
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I wonder what you would bid with a nondescript invitational hand.
Sept. 22, 2018
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Card showing without necessarily being balanced.
Sept. 22, 2018
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While I like that treatment, I am afraid of 3rd hand passing with anything he has and they go down 5 against our game contract.
Sept. 22, 2018
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You are not worried about partner bidding a 3-card minor suit. You're going to bid 2NT anyway.
Sept. 21, 2018
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So you have to gain at least 8 IMP's on this hand. That changes matters considerably.
If partner has a borderline game accept and they bid the game in the other room then they will have to be doubled and go down 2 for -300 while you score a small plus against 2. That is an unrealistic expectation.
To gain 8 IMP's you'll have to bid game and hope to make it while they go down in the other room.
In other words, this is no time for being cautious and 1NT was a big mistake.
Sept. 20, 2018
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I voted 2NT but I would have doubled over 1.
Sept. 20, 2018
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Depends on partner.
Sept. 19, 2018
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