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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
3 minutes 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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Ruling After Failure to Alert
Another terrible protect yourself ruling. And once again the ruling depends on the whims of the director that was called to the table, rather than written law.
Interference after 2!C - 2!D in Precision
I take this as disallowing psyching the 2 response. From general convention chart DISALLOWED 2. Psyching of artificial or conventional opening bids and/or conventional responses thereto. Psyching conventional suit responses, which are less than 2NT, to natural openings.
Cell Phone Penalty
I think having the same penalty for "displaying" your cell phone and having it ring is absurd
Question for the math wizards
Thanks all. The discussion stems from a player who accidently opened 1NT with a hand such as this one, noticed when partner bid 2D that she had the wrong bid in front of her, but didn't bid 4H out of fear of facing a terrible hand (she has only ...
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
Blackberry does, as does the large Iphone.
Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: 2 K9853 T8542 42
14-17 sorry I left that out. I would expect the equivalent hand to a leaping michaels over a weak 2, which I play as GF
Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: 2 K9853 T8542 42
sorry if this wasn't clear, 4♣ showed ♣
Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: 2 K9853 T8542 42
sorry if this wasn't clear, 4 showed
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
Don, the issue is this. Many brands of cell phone turn on in your pocket. Additionally, especially as we get older, it's easy to forget to turn off the phone. When you realize it is on, you want to turn it off asap. A) If you are in the ...
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?

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