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ACBL Bridge Beat #89: Karn Trophy
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ACBL Bridge Beat #89: Karn Trophy

For decades after it was last awarded in 1933, the Willard S. Karn Trophy has been missing. The 7th edition...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #88: Meckwell’s First NABC Title
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ACBL Bridge Beat #88: Meckwell’s First NABC Title

Fondly known as Meckwell, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell claimed their first NABC title – the Open Pairs (now Silodor...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #87: Bermuda Incident
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ACBL Bridge Beat #87: Bermuda Incident

In 1975, the Bermuda Bowl was played in Bermuda in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Bermuda Bowl. During...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #86: World Par Contests
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ACBL Bridge Beat #86: World Par Contests

World Par contests are international events using prepared deals. The idea of a series of par tournaments conducted throughout the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #85: Sharif Bridge Circus
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ACBL Bridge Beat #85: Sharif Bridge Circus

The Sharif Bridge Circus was a touring professional team of world class players, organized and headed by movie star Omar...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #84: 1978 Toronto NABC
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ACBL Bridge Beat #84: 1978 Toronto NABC

The 1978 Toronto Summer North American Bridge Championships was host to new records and innovations. It boasted the largest attendance...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #83: Goldwater’s Rule
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ACBL Bridge Beat #83: Goldwater’s Rule

Many bridge players have heard Goldwater’s Rule – the suggestion by National TD Harry Goldwater that an opening lead out...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #82: The Vaniva Problem
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ACBL Bridge Beat #82: The Vaniva Problem

This, one of the most famous of all double dummy problems, was composed by Sidney Lenz in 1928 in a...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #81: Sidney Lenz
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ACBL Bridge Beat #81: Sidney Lenz

Sidney Lenz, who wore the mantle of “the grand old man of bridge” from 1932 until he died at the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #80: Match of the Century, Part 2
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ACBL Bridge Beat #80: Match of the Century, Part 2

The “Match of the Century” By Harold Franklin Reprinted from The Bulletin March 1972 After 69 deals the Blue Team...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #79: Match of the Century, Part 1
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ACBL Bridge Beat #79: Match of the Century, Part 1

The “Match of the Century” By Harold Franklin Reprinted from The Bulletin March 1972 In December 1971, a 140-board match...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #78: 1970 Bermuda Bowl
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ACBL Bridge Beat #78: 1970 Bermuda Bowl

1970 was hardly a vintage year for the world championships. After threatening to do so in several previous years, the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #77: The Aces
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ACBL Bridge Beat #77: The Aces

In 1968, Dallas TX financier Ira Corn Jr., had a vision. It had been more than 14 years since the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #76: Team Trials Pt. 2
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ACBL Bridge Beat #76: Team Trials Pt. 2

After the 1969 International Team was selected, the Pair-Team trials were discontinued in order to allow selection of an entire...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #75: 1968 Trials Wrap-up
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ACBL Bridge Beat #75: 1968 Trials Wrap-up

Day three saw the lead change hands again. Feldesman-Morse rally with a crushing 70-14 defeat over Eisenberg-Goldman, Rubin-Westheimer edge Rapée-Lazard...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #74: 1968 Finals Day Two
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ACBL Bridge Beat #74: 1968 Finals Day Two

On the second day, the standings took on a new complexion as Eisenberg-Goldman crushed Hamman-Kantar 70 ½ - 13 ½...
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