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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

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

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

member both Goodwill and Charity committees 

D20 Recorder (for many years, took a decade off, now I'm back), former D20 Disciplinary chair, 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, and sell some of that stuff on behalf of my clients 

I used to golf once a week, no longer (bad back and bad golf is a terrible combination). 

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, Jay Roll
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Seaside, almost any National
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Should a 2/1 by advancer be one round forcing?
I’ve played new suit forcing for a long time, and though that agreement is out of fashion, and maybe my confirmation bias is showing, the ratio of hands where I’m glad I’m playing that way vs. the hands where I wish I wasn’t is about 4 ...
Director's ruling opinions?
Might be reasonable but without seeing all four hands I’m guessing.
Best line?
Cash spade K but not the Q, diamond pitches can wait
How do you play this double?
do something intelligent, aka blame transfer. I'm not willing to sell out to 3
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: J9432 Q75 KQ Q65
if I bid 3 4 makes, if I bid 4 3 makes.... Do I feel lucky (punk)?
David Sackett's bidding problem: J KJ642 AKT873 A
right or wrong, I would start with 2 followed (I hope) with hearts at some level (or 4NT if the opponents bid 4). I try to avoid bidding Michaels with 6-5 pattern.
Was this the correct ruling?
3S-1, word for word with John Portwood
Is the auction over?
Aviv, you are right of course. I've fixed it.
Is the auction over?
I've had the same situation, LHO X my cue bid but I didn't notice, and thought I was going to be stuck playing in a cue bid. Director came to the table, and I freely admitted I had made the mistake of not seeing LHO's bid and ...
Vintage Bridge Tallies
Mark asking prices on eBay (since listing is free) are basically meaningless. Instead search sold auctions, take buy it now results with a grain of salt, and look for competitive auction results. You will notice Halloween, Hollywood, advertising, Deco and black memorabilia make up 85% plus of the higher priced ...

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