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Ken Rhodes
Ken Rhodes
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 15, 2011
Last Seen
5 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
ACBL Ranking
None
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Really bad or not
The thing about slow tricks is that if I'm declarer with a good 5 card trump suit, I will have time to create them. If I'm defending, I might not have any chance to establish any slow tricks. For example, partner's possible spade card(s). Or perhaps ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
I don't give Biddy complicated rules like that. For her, the simple rule is sufficient. "Play for the Queen to lie over the Jack" dates back to the days of quick shuffles in rubber bridge. It works 50% of the time, and it saves a lot of joules of ...
FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
I'm not sure but it sounds like Richard's comment is tongue-in-cheek. I've got 4-3-3-3 with 13 small cards. If my partner has a 2-suiter, that means I have a known double-fit!
Really bad or not
It's odd, isn't it, that I would feel much less positive about my chances on defense, and more about my chances on offense. I lead my Q against NT. RHO wins and knocks out my A. I lead my 10, establishing my suit. Now, after my opponent cashes ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
I am constantly amazed at the things I didn't notice at first. I looked at this hand and thought "Pepsi was unlucky. He got the count right, so he played the 3-2 odds and lost. Unlucky." I'm good enough to have figured the count too, so I too ...
I need help with probabilities
A finger-in-the-wind guess is that partner is less than 50% to hold one of the honors, but that isn't necessarily the only important question to ask. If the Queen is on your left, the lead of the low spade may still be right, depending on whether your partner has ...
Sometimes I don’t believe the results on a board.
Biddy is a earnest, if not excellent player. One thing she likes in the bidding is to be able to tell her story quickly, without complicated conventions that tax her memory. Thus her preference for 2♥ as an immediate double negative response to a 2♣ opening. It seems to work ...
Interesting Board #3 of final 8 teams 1st segment.
Statistics aren't meaningless; they're relevant approximately 29% of the time, with an estimatiion error of about 4%.
Support Double with Subminimum?.
More preemptive, but less informative. Ya pays your money and ya makes your choice.
Tricky hand?
Biddy is a earnest, if not excellent player. One thing she likes in the bidding is to be able to tell her story quickly, without complicated conventions that tax her memory. Thus her preference for 2 as an immediate double negative response to a 2 opening. It seems ...
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