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Paul Maris
Paul Maris
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Member Since
Oct. 22, 2013
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June 4
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Expert from the Netherlands, in top-40 masterpoint rankings. As a committee member I served the NBB for 30 years, EBL 20 years and WBF 10 years.

Country
Netherlands

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Milan 1996, when I squeezed Garozzo for an overtrick in 6NT. After trick 9 he looked at me, I nodded and he put his cards back in the board.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner of numerous tournaments. Played in Dutch top-division both teams and pairs.
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RKC Queen-Ask => 5NT ?
I'll convince partner to play Kickback.
What means that Double?
@Mike - no idea at the moment I bid 1NT, after that anything could happen. But after Pass-Pass probably 7. Partner has J10x x xxxx QJ10xx. And RHO Qxx AK10xxx xx AK.
RKC Queen-Ask => 5NT ?
1) Q, K, no K 2) Q, K
What means that Double?
AKx QJ9x AKx xxx
Kokish Relay Question
Michael, From your reaction above, I understand that if you don't bid 2 but 2NT, you're showing a weak hand with 6(+) spades. Two questions: (1) 3, 3 and 3 likewise (with the suit bid)? (2) "Weak". Can you please specify that a little ...
An Old Chestnut
Thomas, Interesting combination of Control Asking Bid and Keycard ask. Does it at the same time set the trump suit? And how about 3-3?
An Old Chestnut
Steve, "FWIW, I like 3 followed by partner's response from:" . . . I guess you mean after 3 - 3; ...? Please check your responses, maybe there is something wrong.
What's this double?
Patrick, I don't understand your comment. "And advancer could have 3343". It is advancer who doubles.
what is 4!d?
Not playing leaping Michaels doesn't change my answer. Only the distribution now can be different including 5+/5+. To answer your question about leaping Michaels: Method 1) just pass, let them show their suit and act as you would have done over this weak two. Method 2) bid directly ...
what is 4!d?
Hi Jeroen, I think I see your problem. On one hand, the spades do not seem strong (and/or long) enough for a direct 3 (or DBL + jump in spades), so auto-cue is impossible. On the other hand, partner did not apply leaping Michaels ("Wereldconventie"), either direct or delayed ...
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