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Ken Rhodes
Ken Rhodes
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Member Since
June 15, 2011
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Bridge Player

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Favorite Bridge Memory
(1) A year (1962) of Student Union bridge at University of Maryland (2) St Louis Open Pairs w/Steve Robinson 1963
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none
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none
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Outer Banks Sectional, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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How should declarer approach 3N? (Part one)
This annoying club lead may have accidentally screwed up our entries. In fact, I would not rule out the possibility of a 5-1 club split, which makes the lead even worse for us. The various possibilities in spades and diamonds are myriad, and hard to evaluate without a paper and ...
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part one)
David, Kit already said that [upon a cursory reading] he didn't know how he'd play the hand. I think he was merely suggesting that out of eleven specific alternatives in the OP, it was surprising that there was none that said "run the clubs and watch the discards."
Alert flag for articles
Sriram, I certainly understand that when I click on an alert that says "Albert Able liked your comment on How Would You Bid This Hand," I will be taken to that comment, not to the beginning of the thread. On the other hand, I can't understand the part about ...
Bad Habits of Intermediates
Joel, you're surely right about beginners. So I would have phrased your comment about step responses to mention that. As it was, it stated a comment about step responses, not a comment about how beginners ought to get started learning.
Ruling: Unsolicited play by dummy on the twelfth trick
Roland, everything you wrote here is exactly right. I was responding to your question "Did it" in reply to my comment about direct bearing. Direct bearing simply means it influenced, not that it totally determined.
Ruling: Unsolicited play by dummy on the twelfth trick
"Direct bearing" is not identical to "was the sole cause." I would be hard pressed to prove the negation: "The infraction was totally unrelated to the outcome."
Ruling: Unsolicited play by dummy on the twelfth trick
Right. Not just an infraction, but an infraction that had a direct bearing on the result.
What should the selectors do?
Unusual prime factors--2, 3, and 17. Is there something relevant about 17?
What should the selectors do?
So Chris, I'm not sure what you're saying here. Could you clarify that???
WBF accepted proposal for proving honesty of organization
I'm not sure, but I think this might be addressing a problem even less sinister than any of the above. There has been a concern, well documented here, that some otherwise respectable organizations are using hand generators that are "reversible." I.e., that if a player got hold of ...
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