A Hand History In Memorial Of My Father

I like playing with my nephew Attila Vikor, because he became a great and fair player and we are doing pretty well most of the times. We played the G-20 Tournament in Budapest together. G-20 means, that one player must be at least 20 years older, than the other.

I think, my father, Georg Vikor enjoyed, that the family is still able to give good bridge potential. That was his last experience with us.

It is a good possibility to tell, that my father was a master level bridge player, he had a great record of winning big tournament in Hungary between 1966 and 2015 every year. He leaded the Hungarian Bridge Federation for 15 years. He was the founder of the Hungarian Phillip Morris Grand Prix Tournament, called at the moment International Budapest Bridge Festival, which was able to collect more, than 280 pairs and more, than 100 teams on it's top period. And he had helped anyone, who asked him to do so.

His fairness at bridge table motivated me to share the idea of IDM fairness club, which is readable at the bridgewinners.com site, and I follow it in every single moment, when I play.

I cannot tell you, how we miss him.

Now, let me say good bye to him with one of the most beautiful hands I have ever played.

G-20 Tournament, Budapest 2017.


North's ' 1NT opening showed 10-13 HCP in this position. East doubled, and I tried to be a paper tiger, when I decided to bid as low as possible, hoping, that they will not find the game. My redouble was a single-suiter escape from 1NT, forcing partner to bid 2♣. (Dont escape)

East, maybe surfing on my mind, said 4♠ alone, so I had to sacrifize it, without any hope to defeat it.

The opening lead was the three of spades, and I could see, that this is a good sacrifize anyway.

So I ruffed the spade lead in my hand,and I played the King of diamonds, because I estimated East to be the only opponent, who could have void in this suit.

Fortunately he gave the Queen, and I played now a diamond to the ten at the dummy, and I ruffed a spade, because a nice plan came into my mind.

When West has the King of hearts, I can hope,that he has at least 5 hearts in his hand, and I can win an extra trick, using this possibility.

I played the Jack of hearts, West covered it with the King, I won it with the Ace, and ruffed the 3rd round of spades in my hand. Now I played a heart to the dummy's Queen, so East had no more diamonds and hearts in his hand.

The 6 cards endplay looked like this:

I played the 4th round of spades at trick 8, and East had to win it, because he was the only player, who still had spades in his hand, and I discarded my last losing heart from my hand to this spade trick.

East, who had to play a card now, had only spades and clubs in his hand , so he had to give me the Queen of clubs as a trick.

I made 10 tricks in the 5 doubled contract, -100 points, and it was a 90 % score in the tournament. Because not too many EW pairs found the game, losing 300 points would have been far above average.

The complete distribution was this: