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Ken Rhodes
Ken Rhodes
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 15, 2011
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
(1) A year (1962) of Student Union bridge at University of Maryland (2) St Louis Open Pairs w/Steve Robinson 1963
Bridge Accomplishments
Regular Bridge Partners
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Outer Banks Sectional, Kill Devil Hills, NC
ACBL Ranking
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Full Disclosure
In the question about "could be short" on the first hand-- All announcements are alerts. When you announce "could be short" you tap the alert strip, or show the alert card, as you do that. You ARE ALERTING. If the opponents want further clarification of your alert, they are supposed ...
I apologize for this question
Right you are (about systems vs. bids). 2NT - 3(Stayman) for many of us is a completely artificial game force whose sole purpose is for opener to describe further. Nobody calls that a relay system. In fact, I suspect if I alert it I will get a funny look ...
I apologize for this question
John, perhaps there is a reasonable answer to your question "what part of doesn't promise length would [nevertheless] promise three?" Perhaps the answer is discovered in the ACBL announcement "could be short" when it might show only two, but is not announced when it shows at least three.
Can We Ever Play in Clubs
You’re right. 6 is far from automatic. It would be a helluva lot better if West’s 8 were the 9, and I don’t know any system that has that tool in its toolbox.
ACBL live at work
...and if Allan’s conjecture is correct, then good for them for testing, too. Better late than never.
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
I think back to a comment Tracy Brines made about arrogance. "Maybe the stodgier players would realize that - perhaps - maybe this game could actually be fun sometimes." Or maybe we should all consider that the stodgier players have a lot of fun of their own, playing within their own limitations ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Thanx to both of you for bringing Henry into the conversation. He was always thoughtful and always gracious. I miss him more than anybody else who used to be here.
The Best Convention Ever
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David, my last experience with Siri was pretty funny. I was trying to show Biddy something on her iPhone. I lingered a bit too long on the "Home" button, and Siri asked me how she could help me. I pushed the home button again, but again I lingered a bit ...
Marginal New Minor Forcing Hand
I don't agree with that. Opener has already told us his hand within a very narrow range. He could have passed 1 and he didn't, so he isn't opening light. He could have opened 1NT and he didn't, so he's severely limited. In no ...

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