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Ken Rhodes
Ken Rhodes
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Member Since
June 15, 2011
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9 hours ago
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Favorite Bridge Memory
(1) A year (1962) of Student Union bridge at University of Maryland (2) St Louis Open Pairs w/Steve Robinson 1963
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Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Outer Banks Sectional, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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ATB Another Missed Slam
Also, I think it's reasonable to support clubs immediately. After 1 - 2 - 3 - 3, we probably ought to be able to work out that spades is where we want to be if we go low, but the 5-4 will likely be worth an extra trick ...
ATB Another Missed Slam
Leonard, apparently you're a pretty good declarer, because that's the way I figure it too. ;-)
ATB Another Missed Slam
Gee, you wouldn't want to be in a club slam?
ATB Another Missed Slam
Well which is it? More or less? A 4-1 (or worse) spade break is not a "terrible spade break;" it happens about 1/3 of the time. A club slam can withstand less than ideal breaks in both black suits. It looks far superior than a spade slam.
A Missed Perfect Sequential Double Wish Trick
Interesting article, showing how a seemingly ordinary hand may contain layer upon layer of complexity. Thank you for this gem. And it looks like Upmark's failure to play the 8 at trick one is yet another example of Oren Kriegel's tip--If you're going to duck, duck high.
Dick Vatter's bidding problem: 9874 85 9843 KT4
The thing about the "second negative" is that it's forcing, its cheap, and it lets partner make another informative bid at a reasonable level. You will have a chance to correct that "second negative" impression soon. Meanwhile, you keep clubs, spades, and NT in play. If you have to ...
ATB for missing this slam
I'm reading the comments about the play of the heart suit, and I'm thinking of how this hand would turn out with me in the North seat opposite Biddy. 1. Biddy would open 3. I have made her memorize the rule about failing to preempt when you ...
Defense is hard
Frances--Your last was an Oren Kriegel Bols Tip recently: if you're going to duck from ostensibly useless cards, duck high.
Defense is hard
Richard, I'm not following your thinking about "giving away a trick" that you "have been given on the opening lead." Once the Q pop's up on the opening trick, your Kx opposite J is one trick now or later. If you're the declarer you don't know ...
checking the odds
Marc, my comment was specifically addressed to your first paragraph, beginning "If the hearts run..." Overall, this is a very complex problem, for sure.
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