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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

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

Member National Ethical Oversight Committee, 


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


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, 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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Unusual action with UI
I open 1NT with KJ97 of hearts and AQ10 of diamonds. After the opening lead I looked at my hand and discovered a diamond void. This was not a success.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
As OP I mentioned this from the standpoint of the laws. I find following slowpokes agonizing, and bad for my game and the enjoyment of my game. Since the slowpokes are selfishly going to take all the time they need and then some, the only thing that I can think ...
Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: J9763 9 42 KQT96
Thanks, I thought pass was obvious. Opener held K8542, (Q or J)xx, J10xx, x. We went for the tap and collected 1100 for lose 7. Partner's perfecto A, AKxx, AQxx, Axxx. I don't see us bidding slam starting at the 4 level.
ATB - Sanity Check
With two outside aces how many trump does it take to raise a two level overcall? If five isn't enough, how about six? seven? Certainly 8 would do it, or would it?
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
I can confidently say I guarantee I'm about to make a terrible opening lead, otherwise shows is better.
Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: J9763 9 42 KQT96
thanks, fixed
What do you say? (Part 1)
I usually call the suit and card, Except 1) Win the trick for sure means the A of trump 2) waste it means (of course) the 7
Showing the Queen of Spades
You might want to mention you are playing Italian doubles before you give the bidding problems.
Unusual action with UI
I think not forcing to game would be taking advantage of the UI. This looks more like the pro attempting to steal yet another hand from his weak client.
How to Probe for a Slam?
There's a green card in the bid box, let me look for it.

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