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Ken Deighton
Ken Deighton
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Member Since
Jan. 1
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9 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.

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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Systems Poll
Simple system - you bid a suit you've got cards in that suit - watch the numbers playing Bridge rocket.
opening a weak NT , edited version, jacques Faure
I haven't seen Boaz's "The Pocket guide To Bridge, 1894/5, it's so rare. I have a copy of the second edition 1899, which I suspect, is identical to the first. On page 17 he gives his hint no 6 - "Should the dealer have three aces, he ...
What "Kind" of Bridge do YOU PREFER to play?
Yes, in a way agree with Richard. 2-tables here with 8 friends, all on a hot sunny day. No internationals, but lots of chat and lots of fun. All followed by egg sandwiches, cake and champagne - ideal too. Look forward to the next.
Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
Thank you all so much for contributing, I'm really grateful. So let's put some more into the pot that led me to my conclusions. i.. On Ewart Kempson's will that was "resealed" on 12th June 1967 to Jamaica, it states that his wife : "Evelyn Kempson, in the ...
Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
Correction born 3rd September 1898 as stated in my Post 10 - SORRY.
Post 10. Captain Ewart Kempson & the first British broadcast of a Bridge programme Friday 15th September 2017.
Yes indeed he is but my experience is sometimes when someone gives an age at that time it's wrong. On the 1901 census he's 2 half years old. On the 1911 census he's 12 Anyone can do the sumsA
Rare Auction Bridge Book For Sale
Hello everybody. Now that the dust has settled over this post, may I please put in my two-pennyworth from across the Pond. i. Why the book is the price it is. It’s a pretty book, well got up. I’ve noticed over the years a very odd thing can ...
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