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Ken Deighton
Ken Deighton
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Jan. 1, 2017
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April 25
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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.

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United Kingdom

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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 !
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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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Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
To keep this thread going : The first book-let describing the rules of Plafond to appear in England, I suppose, was “The Laws Of Bridge-Plafond” published by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd in 1932, as part of the tri-nation compact to unify the laws of Bridge. Dr. C Melville Smith ...
Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
And “Bridge Magazine, November 1932 ?” (I hope that's the right date) ran a two page article called “The Gentle Game Of Plafond”, effectively written by M. Pierre Bellanger : " It is the ideal game for cultivated people seeking for their leisure an intelligent relaxation and not brutal emotion such as ...
Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
Hello Philippe, Thank you for that, as Richard says - “very interesting”. There’s just a single 1927 edition of M. Bellanger's book in Copac, it seems - yes very scarce indeed. Philippe, is this the edition you are referring to please ? 1914, Pierre Bellanger, Bridge Aux Enchères ; Législation (D'après ...
Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
Hi Philippe, that's a very interesting statement. Is there contemporary evidence please, rather than just hearsay, and if so, what were the precise rules for 1911 Paris Contract? To help the discussion along, Bascule discussed Paris Contract in his column in his column in the “Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic ...
Post 14 Mrs. Phyllis Bosworth & Mr. Terence Reese
Fab. Peter. You spur me on to key in the rest of Mrs. Bosworth's "If". I'm off to bed now but hope to do it tomorrow. After Mike's contribution I think that's probably enough.
Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
I think this attribution is really important. I hope someone from Canada or America could talk about the Hamilton Club as it was then. I give the Mr. Shepard's text in full for interest : "The first in America to adopt Contract Bridge was The Hamilton Club, Hamilton, Canada. In ...
Post 14 Mrs. Phyllis Bosworth & Mr. Terence Reese
Chuckle.
Post 14 Mrs. Phyllis Bosworth & Mr. Terence Reese
Thank you everyone. I didn't give the full collation for her book : Rose Henniker Heaton & Phyllis Bosworth, Contract With James, Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd., London, 1933, 1st edition, 13x19 cm, 288 pages, 14 interspersed plates, many double sided (if I've counted correctly). yellow pictorial wrapper, not price clipped ...
Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
Yes indeed, "Mr. E. V. Shepard", thank you both..
Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
Thank you all for your response. The magazine is significant because, amongst other things, there's an article on Bridge history by Mr. E. V. Shepherd. The article confirms, and just may be the source for, Contract Bridge played at the Hamilton Club, Hamilton, Canada in 1917.
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