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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
April 21
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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Kevin Johnston's bidding problem: AQJT 5 753 KQ972
I suspect those contemplating the correct action here feel as if they have been hoisted on their own petard.
What sort of strength does doubling and then making a free raise of partners response to the 2 level show?
Invitational opposite a maximum 1 bid. Simple agreements for simple folks.
Finish this sentence
ACBL live at work
Just received the same apologetic email.
Partners Play Different Styles
different systems at different vulnerabilities is legal in ACBL land. Playing 2 way stayman from one side and transfers from the other is not.
Partners Play Different Styles
I think system is what's on the card and in the notes. Style is (for example) when one partner would open xxxx, Qx, KJ10xxx, x 2 while the other wouldn't. ACBL does not address style, as far as I know.
Partners Play Different Styles
In ACBL land you are required to play the same system from both sides. There is no rule about your style (yet).
Correct ruling on a claim?
The correct score is 3NT-1 IMHO. But no club director would ever make that ruling, because essentially you would be telling a paying customer that they are an idiot. Not a good business model.
Walsh-style rebids after 1!C/!D - 1!H
I rebid 1NT unless my hand is unbalanced, or all of my values are in and another suit.
Assess This Bid
I answered 3, but it should read "Not a good bid. I would not be pleased if partner opened 3, but if opponents take that action, it will, of course, always be right."

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