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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
about me

Been playing the game for a long time--over 50 years. Started fast--studied every book I could get hold of. Baltimore, then Washington, then Nofolk, VA. There were lots of good players, and I loved the challenge of the game.

In he intervening years my life took unexpected turns. I married (well) and helped raise a family.  I helped start a consulting company that had a nice run of success. I retired, and I lost my wife, but fate smiled on me and I married (well) again. All in all, I'm one very lucky guy.

Now I'm a different person, in a different world. I'm older, my environment is a small town, and I enjoy the social aspects of the game. My first wife, Pat, loved bridge and was very good at it. My second wife, Biddy, loves bridge too. Although she isn't nearly so good at it as Pat was, she's a competitive person. So now my greatest enjoyment in duplicate bridge is helping Biddy win. When we win, her smile would light up Rockefeller Center at Christmas.  What could be better than that?

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 DBC for six years. Now relocated to Waynesboro, VA, DBC.
Favorite Tournaments
Any local sectional with good food and friendly folks.
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
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How would you interpret this bid?
Your fifth heart was a VERY big card. I think you bid well. Sometimes there's just no way to show a highly distributional hand unless you happen to have an agreement about that specific holding.
How would you interpret this bid?
I don't think he knows that. I think there could be two very different concerns partner might have--the club suit and the trump suit. With the K you might still be worried about Jxxx (or worse) in his hand. In Keycard Ace asking, the intervening step is generally used ...
How would you interpret this bid?
Interestingly, I'm thinking that I'd expect something slightly different, but I also would sign off. If my partner has completely solid clubs, at least four card heart support, a diamond void, and a spade picture, I would have expected him to bid a game-forcing 2 response to ...
How would you interpret this bid?
Linda's answer makes perfect sense to me. (a) I wouldn't want to jump to the six level unless my splinter was based on a void, rather than a singleton. With no voids, my first obligation should be to tell partner about my key cards, so she can tell ...
NABC Contracts
Richard--I like your way of making the accounting more "transparent" and more meaningful to the members. However, I think that may not be feasible for the hotels, for the following reason. When the hotel comps a room, that comp likely does not show up on their Revenue and Expenses accounting ...
NABC Contracts
You raise an interesting issue, Jack, that looks like one that has a name--"opportunity cost." In this case the comps don't add directly to the Expenses column on the Revenues and Expenses sheet, so they seem like an opportunity cost, remaining invisible to the casual observer. Nevertheless, in ...
CEO is Dead, Long live the Executive Director
Gene, I think you have done exactly what you said here, but your post I admire isn't here in this sub-thread. Rather, it's up-thread, in the comment beginning with the allusion to "Brave New World." I think that comment you posted around noon Sunday (EDT) cuts through the ...
Joel Wooldridge's bidding problem: 8 Q965 KT9xx 875
...not to mention, the opponents have at least 9 spades. The defense against their spade contract will be "challenging."
Am I Incorrect - OR .....
I'm baffled by this story. My impression is that a director makes a ruling at the table, then if one side doesn't like it they can appeal, which might take quite some time. I don't remember hearing of a director taking a ruling "under advisement" for an ...
Overcall in long suit or double?
Yes, Andy, that's what I think. If I were the dealer and I would have opened a one bid, I'd be taking a chance I'd play it there. If I couldn't take that chance, I'd have to open 2. If the opponent opens ahead ...

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