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Ken Rhodes
Ken Rhodes
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Member Since
June 15, 2011
Last Seen
13 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
none
Regular Bridge Partners
none
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Outer Banks Sectional, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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Rule of 2 and 3
2,3,4, infinity. Danny, George Gamow would be pleased.
Rule of 2 and 3
There also some specialized rules over opponents artificial strong openings. Kit’s suggestion for interfering over opponents artificial strong 1 is think of the highest bid you can possibly make, then bid one more.
CAS Ruling on Fantunes
Yes, it was Andrew Jackson in a fit of pique re: Marshall. Interestingly, Jackson later embraced Marshall’s theory of judicial authority when it suited him, least temporarily, issuing a proclamation of the Supreme Court's ultimate power to decide constitutional questions and emphasizing that its decisions had to be ...
Rule of 2 and 3
Exactly. Thus the expression, frequently used by folks in such diverse fields as construction, finance, engineering, and even bridge playing—“rule of thumb.”
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: 74 T875432 J74 8
Idle curiosity...yeah I know, sadly, Henry isn’t here to answer, but I gotta ask anyway...why did I pass as dealer, non-vul? Oh, I know...even though Henry’s gone, he lives on in spirit...he likes to have at least a little something in the suit he ...
Is Bridge a sport ? The F-N case.
Is that supposed to be an analogy? Is it supposed to be relevant?
Rule of 2 and 3
Paul’s citation of 2-3-4 is what I remember from when I learned the game, which was 55 years ago. At that time it was well-documented in bridge books. Steve’s citation of Truscott’s view made sense when non-vul penalties were 100, 300, 500, 700, 900. Now, with 100 ...
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Assuming your major premise (third sentence) is true, I don’t think that leads to the conclusion in your first sentence. It assumes the minor premise “Zimmerman wants FN back.” Do you believe Mr. Zimmerman would take such a step to sully his own name?
What is the default scoring type (and the default 1Nt range) for polls & bridge problems on Bridgewinners ?
I think “lazy” is unnecessarily, and unrealistically, harsh. (Ref. Benoit’s reply to Jean-Luc above.) And to Benoit I would add: “If you think it’s easy to forget now, wait til you get to be my age!” ;-)
Insufficient Bid
I like Jim’s idea. I like Dave’s extension of the idea even better. If I bid only 2 I give the opponents a lot of opportunities to miss evaluate their combined fit and stop too soon. If I jam them I’m giving them a single guess ...
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