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Henk Uijterwaal
Henk Uijterwaal
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Member Since
Dec. 29, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 10
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned the game from my parents at the kitchen table in 1973 or so. Started to play club games and tournaments around 1980, give or take a year. NBB member since 1980 as well. ACBL member when I lived in the US, DBV member when I lived in Germany.

Certified director with the NBB since 1987, running everything up to the national championships in Holland. Accredited teacher since 2013.

Current activities:
  • District director District 7, responsible for running all district-wide games in the Arnhem region.
  • Teacher/Trainer for the TD directors course.
  • Teacher for the beginners course in Doesburg.
  • Playing in the national teams and pairs competition.
  • And a zillion other things, including my blog.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Reisinger Semifinals in 1998
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Denktank, Interbridge, Dombo
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Best defence to a possibly-short 1C?
In a 5542 system with a strong 1NT, 1C is opened on a doubleton in about 2-4% of the cases, slightly depending on your exact 1NT range, what you do with 1M-444 or 4D-5C-31, and such. In all other cases, it is a suit, just like the 3+ in a ...
Yet Another Look
I've done better by reading the whole book :) While it is an interesting read, well researched and provides a lot of material worth thinking about, it didn't convince me at all that the BT was using illegal signals.
Yet Another Look
@Avon: take a look at Becker-Rubin in the 1993 Bermuda Bowl. They psyched a number of times (and no, partner did not field them all). I'm 3000 miles away from the book, so cannot quote any examples.
Yet Another Look
"a team using illicit signals" sounds like a perfect example of the prosecutor's fallacy.
Amazing defenses by Buratti–Lanzarotti
I'm having a hard time identifying the weaker player from LB and BZ. In the latter case, I've watched them and always found B very vocal and drawing attention to himself and the things he did right, while Z was sitting there like he was personally responsible for ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Assuming that the correct question was asked in the first poll, then I don't see why a second poll should be conducted. The correct question is what one would lead given the auction and the comment by east (that is AI for N) but without the BIT (that is ...
Defender's claim challenged by declarer
According to the letter of the law, yes, in practice people will just fold their cards and move on.
Future NABC sites?
Perhaps one should start with just the 3 nationals? I used to be on the board of an organization that hosted 3 meetings a year, in terms of square meters, people and length comparable to a national. In this case, a hotel chain was happy to negotiate a deal with ...
Which Pair's Resume is This?
oops, missed that one. OK, next problem, the PBU considers them guilty but as a term expired, no trial can be started. No trial means no guilty verdict.
Which Pair's Resume is This?
Before we list every player/pair's later found guilty of cheating who are still in the record books. There are 2 possible approaches here: 1. If a player is found guilty, strip the titles from the events where it was proven that he cheated, but not of any others ...
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