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Ken Deighton
Ken Deighton
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Jan. 1, 2017
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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.

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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 !
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none
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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.
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Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
You look, you search, you have a cup of tea - then you go back and do it all over again. I began a stroll through Backgammon sites and found one - "Chicagopoint" - that mentioned Harold L. Thorne. I emailed the editor, he wasn't sure how he'd got the "L ...
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
Thank you Paul & Tim for that. There's just a single Harold Henry Thorne matching those dates that I've been able to locate in Ancestry. In 1911 he's a Post Office sorter, and on the 1939 Register he's living in Wembley London and working as a Post ...
Ever heard or seen this?
Well, i've just noticed that there is already an ap called "Bid Bridge", so apologies for using that term. I'll have to think of a new name - any ideas please ? And for that matter does anyone claim the above rules for a game they know - have I been ...
Ever heard or seen this?
O,K, No comments, maybe you all are just being kind. But I'm serious. What I do think is that every expert, everywhere, should make a point of playing st their local club with a beginner or an "inter" at least once a month - call it "Blending Monday" or ...
Ever heard or seen this?
In another post I suggested that a good name for a revised version of our wonderful game could be called "Bid-Bridge". Let's get on witn it and make something that lots more people want to play. In Bid-Bridge, hesitation would be just a distant memory as would be any ...
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
Thanks for that Tim. I wonder if Mr. Ryan is listening and could say what he knows about Harold Thorne. But here's a little snippet for everyone to enjoy now. It was printed in the ”West Somerset Free Press, Saturday, 30th July 1904, page 2” : "With regard to the ...
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
Yes indeed Paul, Mr. Ely Culbertson mentioned in his book on the “First Match For The Schwarb Trophy, 1933” that Hubert Phillips was “Ninespot” of the News Chronicle.
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
Everywhere on the internet it states that Petronius was Mr. Hubert Phillips. There's no evidence and I'm not so sure. I still would like to know what happened to Harold Thorne, did he just travel off into the sunset ? Thanks everyone for their input, especially Paul. I think ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
Well. I hope you enjoy playing on the internet Bill, because as time goes on you'll have fewer and fewer people to play against at your local club. Whist died because it became a game for experts. We need to do something and what I would like is a ...
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
There's so much to write about Harold Thorne, his reach was tremendous, what with his schools, his connection with the John Cotton Tobacco Company, correspondent for the Daily Herald, his involvement in the AutoBridge device and not least his truly excellent "Blue Book", a wonderful summary of British Bridge ...
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