Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yarborough


Yarborough

This is a name given to a “hand” of cards that contain no cards higher than a nine. It is used in the game of Contact Bridge. The name was given to this hand by Lord Charles Anderson Worsley, the 2nd Earl of Yarborough.

The probability of getting a Yarborough is  which \frac{\binom{32}{13}}{\binom{52}{13}} which is \frac{347,373,600}{635,013,559,600} or about \frac{1}{1828}.


The Earl offered £1,000 to anyone who achieved a "Yarborough" – on condition they paid him £1 each time they did not succeed in getting one.

4 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Quite interesting Gregg I didn't know about that.

Went to see Danny Boy last night he said he was going to sing some George Jones songs. had a late night, suppose to be going again tonight but the seating arrangements is too high up in the theatre for me to handle so regrefully have to give it a miss.
Yvonne.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Quite interesting Gregg I didn't know about that.

Went to see Danny Boy last night he said he was going to sing some George Jones songs. had a late night, suppose to be going again tonight but the seating arrangements is too high up in the theatre for me to handle so regrefully have to give it a miss.
Yvonne.

Petra said...

How about that? Now I know what a yarborough is. :-)

And I picked something boring like yellow, lol!

Cathy said...

Very interesting information! I'd heard the word Yarborough before but didn't know what it meant~ ♥♥♥