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searching for a term used in Contract Bridge

 
 
Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 05:39 am
Meaning a hand players would not wish to be dealt in the game of Bridge. (It is also the surname of a cast member in a famous TV series of the 1950's)
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 06:36 am
Possibly Yarborough?

In bridge slang, a Yarborough is a hand containing no high cards or honors, named after the second Earl of Yarborough who would bet anyone 1000-1 that they would not be dealt a hand in which all the cards were lower than a ten. (The true odds are 1827-1).

The actor Barton Yarborough started work on the Dragnet television series in 1951. However, the day after he filmed the second episode, he suffered a heart attack and died four days later at age 51.

sophocles
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 09:01 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Thank you for your help
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2016 12:25 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
I'm impressed!
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