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Ken Deighton
Ken Deighton
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 1, 2017
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer
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.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

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 !
Regular Bridge Partners
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
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.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Anti cheating committee
It's just so sad that people think to give up on the game. The fact is - the game has very little to do with experts, or the antics they care to indulge in. The game is all about playing with a group of friends for a few hours and ...
BBO Practice
BBO is terrific, been playing there for years. Something I do not know the answer to is whether opponents at other tables are all playing the same type of points. For example, in BBO Acol Club, hitherto, we all have generally played IMPs like everyone else. But some of the ...
Nursery Rhymes
Chuckle - "a brilliant twin sister also born in Nottingham". Hmm. That's certainly not the uppish brill one expects on this site, I suppose. Maybe you can do better perhaps ?
Nursery Rhymes
He had a brilliant twin sister, also born in Nottingham, long before the Nottingham Club. I think he could have penned a better anagram though !
Who is Einar?
Helen Sobel as South had this hand : Q63. 9. 54. AKJ9853 She was partnering Charles Goren against the famous Stockholm pair of 20 years long-standing, Dr. Einar Werner & Rudolph Koch, in the International Pairs Championship in London in 1958. The bidding went : W. N. E. S 1 1NT Pass ...
What Is First Published Reference to XYZ?
The first published use of of the term in the game of Bridge was in a wonderful book "The XYZ Of Bridge, [1906]" by Mr.Gilbert Frankau. It contains the exquisite depiction of The Tramp on the Embankment by the famous book illustrator Mr. Lance Thackeray : Famished he hied to ...
Vintage Bridge Tallies
I’ve always been attracted to Bridge tallies. The shapes, colours and design of some are utterly mesmerising - things of beauty indeed. So it’s no wonder they are cherished and you can easily see what I mean by going to eBay now. As Ned implies above, one suspects that ...
Vintage Bridge Tallies
I think there is a book about Bridge and maybe Whist tallies although I haven't seen a copy.
Indemnity insurance for bridge teachers
£25 seems very good value but are you covered : i. if someone comes to your house or appointed abode and trips over the carpet ......? ii. If someone claims you informed them with the wrong answers and they lost a contest, or failed to qualify in some way .....? iii. If someone ...
Post 22. Flag-Flying, Bluff bids, Surprise Bids, Psyches, Psyching, Freak Bids and general camouflage. Saturday 4th January 2020
I’m so grateful for all your comments and feedback - thank you. The post has now tipped over into the cemetery of oblivion, so, likely, only you who have made a comment will read this addenda. First, a few corrections : I did use the term “tenor”, dropping the “u” at ...

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