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Gábor Szőts
Gábor Szőts
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Basic Information

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

Former electrical engineer (power system protection). Now resigned from work.

Used to play competitive chess, now active in computer chess testing. Fond of music, reading, 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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I'm baffled
Frances: I do think that what you wrote was sensible. I guess I should have begun with confirming that. But my partner said he would play the double to show they have the weak version.
I'm baffled
'pretend they have opened at the minimum level in the anchor suit as a pre-empt' I think that is just what players of these conventions want to achieve: we don't disturb their strong openings.
Double of 6NT
Normally, partner is going to lead one of the unbid suits. If you double when you'd like the lead of one of the unbid suits, you definitely decrease your chances because you bring 2 other suits into the picture. I'd go as far as claiming that you make ...
I'm baffled
This was a tournament played on tablets and the convention card was submitted in an electronic way. It could be invoked by the click of a button. Unfortunately, by the time you can see that button you have already seen your hand.
I'm baffled
True. But how can I avoid this situation? It was not me who used the convention and there was no pre-alert (which is not used here anyway).
I'm baffled
I can't be prepared for everything that might come up, even less with a casual partner. The 2 bid was just an example, it could have been 2 meaning long clubs or anything.
I'm baffled
What if I don't like their recommended defence?
Double of 6NT
Craig, I am not convinced that doubling 4 is safe. E.g. you may talk them out of bidding the slam if they have no control in the suit (good pairs have a way to deal with the situation).
Csaba Czimer's lead problem: 6532 652 9743 65
I exclude hearts, their 8-card fit. Spades and diamonds would be natural leads so the only suit you weren't going to lead is clubs.
Double of 6NT
Lead dummy's first bid suit unless the bidding suggests something else. But the blame is yours if you don't guess right.

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