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Ken Deighton
Ken Deighton
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 1, 2017
Last Seen
2 hours ago
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.

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.
BBO Username
Fluxions
ACBL Ranking
None
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Inexpensive, Portable Screens?
Maybe Richard, but who needs that kind of screen anyway, All you need (if you need !), surely, is an ultra high table tennis net.
Ruling fron Eastbourne
Yes, I went up to Leicester University in 1963 and that's the year when it all started and Leicester won. No thanks to me - I was busy playing Bridge, drinking and doing other things !
First three classes
Bidding a when you haven't got s just doesn't make sense to a beginner and that includes me - start 'em off with Acol !
Ruling fron Eastbourne
Reading all this - give me strength to keep playing the game that I love !
Ethymology of "canapé" in Bridge?
Paul & Patrick, thank you, that's interesting. But I don't think it was M. Pierre Albarran who invented the "Canape" bid, although he may have been the first to use that term. "Feeler" bids were quite common in America in the 1920's, although virtually unknown n England. Here ...
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
Eric, I put this up before but you may have missed it - it's just such a good story and gives a partial answer to your question I think. Mr. P. Hal Sims was reckoned by some to be the best player in America at the time. I apologise to ...
Dummy Plays Wrong Card
Ah well !
Dummy Plays Wrong Card
Exciting to watch. Bridge needs more of this kind of bidding.
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Thanks Fred, BBO is great for the joy it brings.
What is an Expert in EBUland?
You cannot use the term England expert - not everyone in England is in the EBU -I'm not for one !
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