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Ken Rhodes
Ken Rhodes
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 15, 2011
Last Seen
6 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
Regular Bridge Partners
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Outer Banks Sectional, Kill Devil Hills, NC
ACBL Ranking
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Losing by the slimest of margins
Nick: Players are naturally curious. Alice: Curiouser and curiouser.
Thank you Richard Pavlicek!
That's interesting and illuminating. I had inquired of the ACBL a couple of years ago, and they sent me the precise program reference, but this is the first I knew of the rationale behind the formula. It makes sense, even though I didn't like it. I opened 1NT ...
An Unusual Daily-Double Double from Lyon
I am sad that those various award winners aren't shown as links. Perhaps I'm in a small minority, not knowing where to find them, but I doubt that.
Thank you Richard Pavlicek!
Barry, it's not a side effect of ACBLScore, or any other computer thingy. Rather, it's a side effect of the rule about how scores are to be assigned when a board is not played every round.
Thank you Richard Pavlicek!
Play just this much >||< better?
Anticipatory Responses
I'm puzzled. "Old fashioned Goren" did not use 2 as an artificial strong bid. What are you referring to as the old-fashioned Goren responses?
How would you rule?
Correctamundo! The word "should" in a law does not reduce the status from Law to Suggestion. It merely accommodates the possibility that some deviations from the Law don't have to be followed by invoking a penalty.
BBR13: Italy vs. USA2
Yes, I was thinking that too. I shouldn't think the North hand is so distributional as to warrant ruling out a 3NT landing spot.
Bermuda Bowl RR12: USA2 vs EGYPT
On the first board of the article (board 17) the comment was "West balanced with 2♥ and the Egyptian North sold out." I think that's a little harsh on North. He had one Queen and 4-3-3-3 distribution. The Queen was in the opponents' suit, and he was going to ...
How would you rule?
I may be in a minority here, but irrespective of the rule about "play" having a meaning, I'm absolutely gobsmacked by the laziness of declarers who can't exercise their vocal cords to the extent of calling a specific card EVERY TIME. "Play?" "Low?" "Go up?" What the heck ...

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