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Gábor Szőts
Gábor Szőts
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Basic Information

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

Electrical engineer (power system protection)

Used to play chess, now active in computer chess testing. 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. Now and then still do it.



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
BBO Username
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ATB - Languished in 4 diamonds when slam was almost cold
To bid an invitational 4 with the North hand is such a crime that I voted 'All North' although South might have accepted. It looks about 180%-20% to me.
Are you a contributor?
The diamond lead does not blow the hand.
Anticipate the Split
If North was going to bid 3NT over 3m by South then bidding 1 initially seems to have lost its purpose. In my view 2 serves justice to North's hand. With his actual hand South bids 3 and we're there. With only 3 cards in ...
3 Card Limit-Raise after Jump-Shift
Take away A and add two red queens and slam is laydown. How is responder to know? Bid your fragment after the 3 correction. One reason why 3 with the limit raise is superior to 4.
3 Card Limit-Raise after Jump-Shift
(a) 4, my hand has not improved. (b) I had already passed 1. (c) 4. (d) Pass. (e) 1-2, not 1NT. (f) I had already passed 1. (g) Pass. (h) Pass.
Cue-bid = good raise of partner overcall
My preference is to give up the natural cue-bid overcalls. Problem solved.
Yet another Jacoby 2nt ATB
East could not have bid otherwise at any point, his bids were forced.
Why do these guys cheat?
They cheat for money and play bridge because they love it. This is the only viable combination for them.
3 Card Limit-Raise after Jump-Shift
4 shows a hand too weak for an initial 2. 3 is the way to go. If partner gets in the way by bidding e.g. 4, you have the strength to move on. This is not the same as 1-1NT-2NT-4 where you can ...
Fit Non-Jumps instead of Drury
So far my Drury sequences have gone pass-1M-2-4M so I don't think we need that more room. I guess if opener would accept a 3-card game invitation, he can afford to bid higher, and if responder would have forced to game facing a first or second seat opener ...

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