Join Bridge Winners

Bridge Winners Profile for Hendrik Sharples

Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
  • 3
  • 31
  • 67
  • 32

Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
8 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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
There's no problem with you bidding 4 assuming 3 is some game try. However, the result should be rolled back to 2 - partner has no semblance of a 3 bid, and certainly appears to be bidding because of your explanation.
Marc Zwerling's bidding problem: 72 A972 AKQ62 J5
I don't know there's anything more for me to add. As I said, I expected the last call to be rolled back. But there is a strong bridge argument for bidding 4. In the last year of national committees we were supposed to live with the polls ...
Defense is hard
I guess I'm missing something here. With no side entry why didn't I play A at trick 1? Now when I continue with the Q partner may well give me a suit preference signal. Or is the play of the Q now just standard, regardless of the number ...
Marc Zwerling's bidding problem: 72 A972 AKQ62 J5
Good luck with that, the directors at a fairly large regional couldn't find one.
Marc Zwerling's bidding problem: 72 A972 AKQ62 J5
I think none at all, but in real life I'm sure a committee would discuss it.
The Adventures of Mrs. I. Fixum
Opponents bid 6 off an Ace (cashed at trick 1) and the A of trump. We got 28% (first or second day of a national pair event) #Iwillneverunderstandmatchpoints
Marc Zwerling's bidding problem: 72 A972 AKQ62 J5
I think polling is a great improvement over the old days. But in cases such as this one, where they couldn't find a single player who didn't bid 4 to start with, there is no one to poll. I expected the hand to be rolled back when ...
Marc Zwerling's bidding problem: 72 A972 AKQ62 J5
I think west was more culpable for bidding 3. Clearly this hand has no defense, either pass and hope N fails to bid game, or bid 4 and let N/S take the last guess. Knowing your customers would make the pass then sack strategy a good choice.
Gerry Marshall, my regular partner. Having learned my lesson, I don't make comments about how much play a contract has when I put down dummy.
"This should be Hendrik proof" usually results in down 2 or 3.

Bottom Home Top