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Ken Deighton
Ken Deighton
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Member Since
Jan. 1, 2017
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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.

Country
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
none
Member of Bridge Club(s)
none
Favorite Tournaments
none
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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Fluxions
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So many mouse clicks.
Flash-free browser BBO will improve for sure and after all it's free so why moan. I want to say I play on BBO nearly every night and have done so for years. The Acol Club is the best of them, where we play social Bridge and make lasting friendships ...
Ace Remembered
Thanks for the very nice article Shireen.
Merrimac Coup
That's a pretty shocking thing to admit David. As a mathematician I quite like all that about Euclid. So I don’t particularly want to upset your day by drawing your attention to a little treasure of a book I hold in my hand : 1932, E. H. Lownds, The ...
Merrimac Coup
Thank you Leonard. The use of the term "pons asinorum" crops up all over the place in Bridge literature and in pre-war radio programmes. It's a fascinating little bypath. An easy start is a book for sale on eBay at this moment, Eleanor A. Tennant's "A.B.C ...
Merrimac Coup
Thank you David.
Merrimac Coup
I'd better give the hand but I cannot put it nicely as Roland has above. I have transposed the positions to the modern style : Pons Asinorum, 1899, Hand XX Declarer S, contract is No Trumps, ♥4 led NORTH : ♠QJT854 ♥96 ♦A6 ♣Q52 WEST: ♠76 ♥QT84 ♦JT9 ♣9764 EAST : ♠AK3 ...
Merrimac Coup
I believe the coup was first demonstrated by Mr. A, G, Hulme-Beaman in his utmost scarce book Pons Asinorum, 1899, page 101, hand XX. I give the hand in my book, page 129, which Richard has, and can therefore check. It was never called the Merrimac Coup until much later ...
The Mysterious "Sunday Times" Article
i. It's pretty tough these days to get the British Library to allow you hands on to a physical newspaper, they are all crumbling away. ii. You can access many provincial newspapers by subscribing to the "British Newspaper Archive", as I do. iii. As I recall, if you subscribe ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
I feel very sad today about this.
Great Players; Great Books
I show the book in my volume 1, with its scarce dust jacket. I was unable to confirm, after quite a bit of research, that Mr. Robert George Rendel, who was born on 2nd December 1884 and in the 1911 Census puts his job as "railway clark", and on his ...
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