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Ken Deighton
Ken Deighton
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Member Since
Jan. 1, 2017
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Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Mathematician, systems analyst, book dealer, writer.  I live with 13,000 old books.  One day, when and if I can no longer find a partner to play with, I want to return to mathematics to develop my "Utilique Theorem".

History of British Bridge Volume I was published in June 2017

History Of British Bridge Volume II is written and should be available next year (once I find the time to complete the massive task of compiling the index).

Volume III is just an idea in my head.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
c1959 at school : "Ken, we are playing Bridge upstairs, would you like to join us ?"
Bridge Accomplishments
I play hands immediate, without planning any play !
Regular Bridge Partners
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
"1NT 2clubs 2hearts 2NT", when first I met it, instilled a degree of wonder that's lasted ever since - the logic of conventions.
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Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
The man is down but the barbs keep going in ! A litle kindness can often make a point much better. So, come on Mark, stand up and face everyone. Make your case and get on with life. There's many worse things than what you've been accused of. Get ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Horatius was the name of the “unfortunate” in Mr. Gilbert Frankau’s “The X Y Z Of Bridge, 1906”. He was also a Bridge correspondent. The very first article that Horatius appears to have written under that pseudonym was in the “Coventry Evening Telegraph, Thurs. 13th August 1936, page 2 ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I'll never be a great writer, that I know. "Lightness of touch" is what I look for and the first Bridge writer who had it was Mr. Hulme Beaman. I have in my hand a copy of his "Twenty Years In The Near East, 1898" - what a life ! And ...
What do you want more of?
O.K., we may be few in number, but our interest in the history of Bridge is huge. I hope our postings are good reads too.
Hotel room in Atlanta
Now for me that is serendipity. I've just booked out of my room at the Courtyard Marriott in Atlanta, visiting from Bournemouth, England. Wish I'd known !
I look for a very old book of bridge
Hi Philippe, "stolen" seems rather strong, is there any evidence for that please. "Binned" might be more appropriate perhaps . Ken..
Do records of the 1951 BB (USA v Italy) exist?
Well, the competition began in 1950, of course. Here’s what Mr. George Nelson reported in the “Yorkshire Post, Saturday,18th November 1950, page 5” U.S. Bridge players were too good. As Contract Bridge was played in the United States some years before it was introduced to Britain, there ...
Post 17 Pachabo - Mr. A. E. Whitelaw addendum - Sunday 24th June 2018
Hello Barry & Georgiana, thanks for your responses. I had the same "warning", but I'm too old to worry about what some computer program advises me to do. If you are inclined to search the internet a lot, the most annoying thing is that our "Bridge" matches with everyone's ...
Donations Needed
This is a great website, I intend to donate. I wonder whether a contribution based on the number of comments made might work, that would cut out some of the flak. I guess I'm certainly up for £25 on that basis but I feel for Richard who might then ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
Paul & Ray, Thank you for your responses I think they are prorities. Tournament Bridge can look after itself it will likely contract even more but who knows. The main encumbrance with Bridge is the size of rule book - all of them. Bridge historically has been organised from the top down ...
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