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Gábor Szőts
Gábor Szőts
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 9, 2012
Last Seen
8 minutes 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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Responses after a Forcing NT is overcalled
It's much better to play the double for hands you are likely to hold, not for ones you are unlikely to hold. And those hands are the T/O double shapes.
Do you spend too much time playing bridge?
Now it's a clear no. 30-40 years ago it would have been a clear yes.
How does the GF over minors affect XYZ responses?
I'd keep redundance. When you have realized you have chosen the wrong path it will come as a relief when you realize that you haven't.
Western Cue if opps bid two suits?
An example: 1-(1)-2-(2) 3-(p)-? Now how do you bid something natural under the 3NT level?
Western Cue if opps bid two suits?
Showing stoppers seems illogical to me. What if you don't have a stopper in either of the two suits?
Gábor Szőts's lead problem: 832 J9865432 T J
I'm surprised at the number of club leads. Would not East double with the A, knowing almost for sure that a club ruff was coming?
What is going on?
With that said, I think a good rule of thumb is that you can make only one cue-bid after your T/O double, the second cue-bid is natural.
What is going on?
Correct, I have just tried to edit one of my posts from yesterday and I couldn't.
What is going on?
I'd bid 2 if I had 4 of them.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: A7 AQT62 653 K72
My stance: don't lie about your distribution. If nothing fits, cue-bid and hope.

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