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Paul Maris
Paul Maris
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Member Since
Oct. 22, 2013
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Sept. 20
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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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Moppet Stayman Revised
David, you're welcome. At that time I also was a young player, interested in bidding theory. It was a pleasure to browse through those old magazines again, all those memories. In those years people began to see that bidding after 2NT could be improved. For sure ideas came up ...
Moppet Stayman Revised
Some history about bridge magazine articles In The Bridge World, June 1981, in the department What's New in Bridge there was an article "F C T S" (Five Card Transfer Stayman) by David Caprera and Gerry Oehm. In the ACBL Bulletin, in the department Master Pointers, George Rosenkranz had ...
What Do You Bid Over 2NT
Michael, What's the problem when partner transfers to spades? Your first example is a super-accept, the second is not. We give up 3NT as super-accept, but we still do have the super-accepts of 4, 4, 4 and 4. You can even build in two messages ...
What Do You Bid Over 2NT
Things to consider with this approach: - you cannot stop in 3M (however, many play Jacoby over 2NT as GF); - you give up one possible transfer super-accept (no big problem). Otherwise this approach works fine: you discover any 5/3-fit and any final contract is played by the strong hand.
What Do You Bid Over 2NT
Or also 3NT over 3, see Louis Dekker below.
Forcing to what?
Mike, You play limit raises to show a limit raise. If this by system results in playing at the 3-level, so it will be. Here opponents offer you an opportunity to invite cheaply and to reject cheaply at the 2-level. Why not use this option? And if 2 was ...
2!C 4+4+MM 8-12 defense
In my experience it is extremely important to be able to show a (more or less) balanced hand with (12)13-15 HCP immediately. This should be included in any complete structure. Otherwise you will be robbed when both partners cannot bid with say 13 opposite 13 HCP. Obviously the bid ...
Forcing to what?
If east would reject an invitation, why would you play 3 instead of 2?
When they double 3NT
Kit, Do I understand correctly that redouble by opener just shows no stopper, neither full nor half, saying nothing about min/max? In other words, it's just a manoeuvre to be able to play 3NT redoubled? Which means that (in this situation) either we play 3NT redoubled (responder having ...
An awkward 2NT opener auction
Ben, You "like to have an agreement about max possible keycards in these kinds of situations just so pard doesn't get randomly tempted". Can you give a concrete number of KCs in a 20-21 NT hand, and perhaps also in 22-23, 24-25?
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