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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
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Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: K9xxx x J87xx Tx
For those worried about going down 1,100, consider this: If you're down 1,400 you could win ONE IMP against 1,430 or 1,440. Sadly though, you might lose one IMP against 1,370. Then again, against 1,390 it'd be a push. My greater concern ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Negative doubles??? What are you...some kind of Modernist?
The Worst Convention Ever
...thereby denying the transitive property of "worse." ...and also confirming that the concept of Pareto Optimality has an inverse--Pareto Non-optimality.
The age of paranoia
In the long run, it's bad bridge, because the odds on seven vs boxcars are backwards. But in any one instance? That's what I wrote above: When your partner does it, it's lucky; when your opponents do it, it's suspicious. That's just human nature.
The age of paranoia
Kerry--I hope my comment didn't come across as an attack on you. If it seemed that way, I apologize; that definitely wasn't my intention. Rather, I was trying to highlight the fact that we have evolved a separation of responsibilities that ought to work pretty well if everybody ...
The age of paranoia
@Kerry: I wasn't there, so I have to take the word of Roland, who posted this. Do you have some additional facts not submitted to the rest of us? Roland wrote this: the opponents called for the director. They could not account for any illegal communication in particular but ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Ed, I use an answer more specific than "standard." I say "old fashioned standard...VERY old fashioned." If the opponents want a more detailed explanation, I say "if I like my partner's lead, I smile, nod my head, and play a high card."
Guess the swing!
Strange...I don't considering passing the South hand in any of the four seats.
Guess the swing!
I'm puzzled by the conjectures about South getting clobbered in 1NT. The run of the club suit does no particular damage to South, but it crushes East. It looks like six clubs and two hearts for E-W, which is down two. But I also don't see a double ...
...not to mention, what sort of Total Tricks estimate produces that wimpy 2 bid by West? Suppose your partner might be just sticking in his "nuisance lead director" 1 bid. Don't you want to involve him in the decision next round?

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