ACBL Bridge Beat #125: The Curse of Scotland
The ♦9 was first referred to as The Curse of Scotland in print in 1710. There are several explanations for the origin of the term, none completely authoritative. The most likely explanation is that it refers to Sir John Dalrymple, the first Earl of Stair, who died in 1707. The Dalrymple family crest and the
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