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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
July 16
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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Way to Recover
Kit, what do you gain by playing your methods instead of the impossible negative structure with GF 4x1 hands?
Bad Judgment or Bad Luck?
I would have passed 1NT as responder. As declarer, I would have won the diamond and taken the losing heart hook in an effort to catch the people in hearts, garnering a magnificent +90 for my efforts.
Help me understand my partner's penalty doubles
I think most play the double on the second hand as responsive (perhaps cards but not necessarily promising perfect shape). It would not occur to me to bid at the 4 level with the first hand, although it is correct this time. If your values were in spades it would ...
Couldn't locate the 4-4 fit after a simple auction
Seems the partnership had lots of opportunities. On the given auction, what was wrong with raising 3 to 4? Now if the auction has been 1 - P - 1 - 2 - X - 4 -? I can see N/S not finding their fit.
What's the correct ruling?
This is where the director should have taken a poll, though it might be hard to find many 4 bidders with the N hand. I can't imagine P not being a logical alternative, in which case the law is quite clear that this gets rolled back to 6 ...
Another case of flexible signals.
When you titled this as "flexible" signals, I assumed we would have a fast spade=count, slow spade=suit preference situation. I've certainly played against enough opponents who seem to have this agreement.
too bad 100%/100% isn't an option
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: T8xx x K9xx KQxx
In the states 2 is never natural..... (joke)
ATB missed 24 HCP slam
N did not bid 4. Backpedaling after the agressivish 3 bid? I guess the question is whether S should bid 4 now or is 4 enough?
ATB missed 24 HCP slam
Apologies. I missed a bid in the sequence so none of this makes any sense.

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