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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Member National Ethical Oversight Committee, 


Member National Appeals Committee, (before they did away with it)


D20 Disciplinary chair, former D20 Recorder, playing duplicate since 1978 or so.


Personal property appraiser (real life: as in antiques road show meets hoarders)


I tell people what their stuff is worth, sell some of that stuff on behalf of my clients


I golf once a week.  Before bridgewinners I used to do other things, but not so

much any more......

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
meeting my wife (of course!)
Bridge Accomplishments
hundreds of regional wins, no (sigh) national wins
Regular Bridge Partners
Gerry Marshall
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Seaside, almost any National
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Can you have UI generated solely through your own actions?
Come on Rich, if you break tempo your super ethical partner will probably pass rather than bid - how is that intentionally a good strategy?
Interference after 2!C - 2!D in Precision
I'm fairly sure that 2 with less than invitational values (by agreement) is not allowed in ACBL land.
Is an adjustment warranted?
I think N/S got very lucky here. I think a poll is in order, and whatever 3 is (forward going, long clubs, ?) I would guess most of not all of those questioned would judge that N should accept with Axx and bid 3NT.
Can you have UI generated solely through your own actions?
I believe previous discussions have favored the idea that you can't create your own UI. I think knowing that your partner is an ethical player is authorised, just as much as knowing other tendencies; partner tends to lead passively or aggressively, partner never/always leads doubletons, partner opens sound ...
3NT Overcall over Pre-empt. Methods?
3nt ends all auctions
Yet another, "What is the best treatment for DBL in this sequence?"
Is that a game try? No? DOUBLE no question, then double is maximal Easy game
1NT, failed defense...
4th from longest and strongest
3-Day Free NABC Online Practice (7/7-9) and some updates
And at 9:55 PST there is no such tournament listed. East coast time? Really? They might have mentioned that somewhere....
The age of paranoia
The many years I was recorder there was a requirement that I talk to the subjects of the form before I could file it. Some recorder forms were just people letting off steam with no reason for a complaint, so while I talked to the complainant, I did not talk ...
What do you think?
Considering I could have held Jx, KQxx, Kxxx, Kxx for my 1NT bid, I will guarantee that I would happily pass an ill advised X of 1NT. So yes, definitely an offer to play. Our explanation is: offer to play, could have up to 12 HCP, could be very weak ...

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