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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
Jan. 17
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.
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
heavily=fat shaming
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
David, yes. Ron Anderson, for one, based on 2 player memos filed with me at a Reno (D20) tournament, was suspended by a C&E committee for a month with 90 days probation (the maximum penalty that can be awarded at the regional level). I followed up on every memo ...
Is Bridge a sport ? The F-N case.
East/West is a sport. North/South isn't.
"Comfortable Satisfaction"? Huh?
IMHO (I am a current member of the EOC), in English rather than lawyereze. Comfortable satisfaction: given the evidence, I pretty darned sure of my judgment Beyond reasonable doubt: given the that the evidence is overwhelming, I am as certain as I could be of my judgement
Calling all Mathematicians: Specious Reasoning in Probability?
Won't even get you a late play warning at the NABC.....
4th from your longest and strongest...
A hand that plays TWO tricks better from one side
I was given this hand, which I was told was dealt in Longview Washington. Note both sides make 7NT depending who is on lead {handviewer d=n&v=0&w=s765432h8765432&n=sakqjt98hakqjt9&e=dacaqjt98765432&s=dkqjt98765432ck} That didn't work, so here is the hand S deals S, being ...
Bad bids around the table 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 6. Since N/S bad bids created a good score, they are absolved by the god of result merchants. That leaves W the winner by a score of 3 to 1 ...
Richard, 1NT or double over 1?
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
I find people think life master is a big deal, but most know nothing about masterpoints

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