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Paul Maris
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Member Since
Oct. 22, 2013
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April 21
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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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Paul Maris's bidding problem: K2 T98 AK8 QJT32
Thanks for all votes. Perhaps you're interested what happened in practice. If you bid anything but pass, you are booked for some minus score. Because 3NT has no play, and even 4 (if you can stop there, more likely 5 will be the final contract) is down ...
Paul Maris's bidding problem: AQT4 Q42 4 A8654
Thanks for all votes and comments. Perhaps you're interested what happened in practice. If you bid anything else than double, you are booked for some minus score. If you double, and partner bids, ditto of course. But if he finds a pass you have a very simple +500. See ...
Paul Maris's bidding problem: 62 T9875 QT6 T82
So with a 10 loser hand opposite a 5 loser hand you bid 4? I would say 3 is enough. Besides, AQxx KJxx Axxxx -- is also a 5L-hand. But you have only 16 HCP together with partner. Why should (for example) the K be onside?
Paul Maris's bidding problem: 62 T9875 QT6 T82
I think that even in 'old school', 3 (and 2) are not such big bids as you think (which would be the case had opener passed). See for example Bridge World Standard 2017.
2!D Multi, defense question
Thanks for your explanation. Obviously I'm not a native speaker. Besides, in my system notes I do use brackets for opponent's bid, because they are not used for anything else and it avoids confusion with the normal parenthesis which are used many times for additional explanation. Furthermore I ...
Paul Maris's bidding problem: AQT4 Q42 4 A8654
So you don't double and 3 is out. Thus you opt for 3. But what is your bidding plan after that? And what is partner expected to do, particularly when he lacks a heart stopper (as expected)? Say he bids 4, now what? Or say he ...
2!D Multi, defense question
Hi Dave, First of all I think it's more comfortable reading when you put opponent's bids in brackets, I guess you mean for example "(2)-2", like OP does. Secondly, your first "2-2" (second paragraph) should read "2-2"? Or even better "(2 ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: KQT4 K32 AQJ87 5
Marshall, You replied when I was typing my edit (above). Of course it's a matter of agreement and also it's not clear what is standard. I only try to respond to the poll what in my view is the 'right' answer.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: KQT4 K32 AQJ87 5
My partner's double has no different meaning, otherwise he wouldn't be my partner. By the way, as far as I know nowadays the meaning of GF is standard among experts, at least in my country. (Edit additional) The thread from which Richard directed us is https://bridgewinners.com ...
What's partner up to?
"Is opener supposed to conceal his spades if he has a stopper? Of course not: responder not only may have spades but he may not have game values, and be intending to pass 3" I think this is out of date. With pleasure I quote Kit Woolsey. "Standard negative ...
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