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Gábor Szőts
Gábor Szőts
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 9, 2012
Last Seen
4 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
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ATB: Overbid slam
How can North be at fault? He has all his values at the right places. OK, A may not pull full weight but how is he to convey that message?
Tell me why I'm wrong
We play 2NT as lebensohl here so that 3m promises a good hand. If we had a natural NT we'd pass the double. The weak minor hand won't occur in practice, where are the opponents with half the deck and 9-10 hearts between them?
Tell me why I'm wrong
Over the years I've found that whenever I bid 3 with this hand partner is 5233 or even 5242 and he lets me play that ugly contract. He never turns up with 4-card support. Still, I never bid 2. Maybe the best way to prevent such a ...
Paolo Treossi's bidding problem: A42 Q987 74 KQ54
I have lots of cover cards and maybe the diamond doubleton is also useful. Can't see and intelligent way to explore. He has at most 6 losers, maybe I'll contribute 4.
Opener's rebid over 1NT in a 2/1 context
Pass with all minimums. If you feel like bidding, you should have upgraded to 1NT. If you can't stand 1NT with 5M, play forcing NT.
What does this double show?
If you mean (1)-2, that's for the majors as usual.
What does this double show?
Too weak to open, OK. Too weak to come in over 1, OK. Yet good enough to reopen vulnerable at he 3 level, facing a passed partner, is that OK too?
What does this double show?
And his strength is...? Remember, he passed over 1.
What does this double show?
Maybe East would have found a bid in 3rd seat then. Not necessarily so, though.
Are system psych allowed?
To my mind it must be clearly allowed to psych and also to have a way to reveal it. However, the opponents have to be informed just when the suspect bid happens that 'this is one of those occassions on which we regularly psych' and also later to inform them ...

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