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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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

member both Goodwill and Charity committees 

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, and sell some of that stuff on behalf of my clients 

I used to golf once a week, no longer (bad back and bad golf is a terrible combination). 

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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To bid or not to bid?
Richard, I've never been on or heard of a committee where the issue was a player not bidding after partner's BIT. Otherwise you are correct, after partner's BIT it is possible that you may face a situation where whatever action you take might be overturned if it ...
To bid or not to bid?
IMHO opinion 3 is automatic. But I'm the player that would probably pass and hope that my partner learns to plan ahead before doubling and not tank in extremely likely competitive situations such as this one.
Cheating Related Poll - Part II
Looks like a mix of the EOC and the BOD with a few extras tossed in. At least I got to vote for myself
What are opponents entitled to
Thanks, misread the choices
Where did East-West go wrong?
West has an absolute max for 1NT, but needs to let partner in on the fact that he has a max over 2 - either by bidding 3 or just bidding 4
What are opponents entitled to
This is a matter of law in ACBL land. Explain your agreement as if you were behind screens and couldn't hear partner give the wrong range. If this wakes partner up that he said the wrong range, that's another UI issue, but not relevant to what you are ...
The Grand?
With the Bot playing the hand I wouldn't want to be any higher than 6 ;)
Fouled board penalty
John by "you" I'm referring to OP's point of view, having received board 4-6 and being told that they couldn't play board 4. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
Fouled board penalty
You have time to play the board, but I guessing the laws assume the other table doesn't have time to play an additional board.
Please help us find the fit
I probably would have played 1NT or a diamond partscore. 1 - 1 - P - 1NT - P - P - 2? - 2 etc. I don't see why south is raising facing a passed hand. I agree that 2 makes sense as a rebid by S, but probably wouldn ...

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