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Willem Jan Maas
Willem Jan Maas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2016
Last Seen
Feb. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the European mixed pairs championship in 2002
Bridge Accomplishments
EC mixed in 2002
Regular Bridge Partners
Hedwig van Glabbeek
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Gehaktmolen, Buitenhof
Favorite Tournaments
MK pairs
ACBL Ranking
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Game Tries after Potential Three Card Raise of Major Response
After 40+ years at the bridge table I have come to the conclusion that scientific game bidding is a waste of time. First, you are often giving too much information to the opponents and second even if your mechanism copes nicely with a given situation. you could be surprised by ...
PASKE Wins Mixed BAM
Mooi Veri.
Use of Bridgemate Software in Mac OS environment
I run Parallels and it works fine, and yes, you have to make sure that the USB port is "owned" by Windows.
I realize that mine will not be a popular point of view, but I prefer non serious since if someone forgets it will not necessarily be disastrous.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AQ84 98 AT3 Q962
You are simply not strong enough to double now.
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: A854 KQJ3 AQ843 ---
How could this possibly make? Partner does NOT have short spades and many diamonds.
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: KQJT65 76 --- AK754
Since there is a minimum hand for partner to have that makes slam virtually on ice (e.g., -AxxxxxAJxQxxx), and don't tell me that partner would or even should support clubs earlier with that hand, we owe partner one more slam try.4, albeit the ...
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: --- Jxx Jxxxx QJTxx
There are only two reasons for me not to bid 2. First, if I, misguidedly, play that as conventional, second, if the partnership desk is about to close, for I shall be needing a new partner. Partner obviously has spades and thus is nuts to make any call if ...
Very slow suit preference signals
Always count, but slow is suit preference, is unfortunately pervasive in the real world. I am not a native speaker, but the Tom Townsend comment that this is “appalling ethics” covers it nicely, thank you.
King from Ace-King when suit is supported?
A little bit off-topic, but I am a fairly competent player, some might even say very competent, but I am simply not good enough to know up front whether I shall need a count or attitude signal from my partner. Thus "leading the King asks for count" is not for ...

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