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ACBL Bridge Beat #94: Homer Shoop
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ACBL Bridge Beat #94: Homer Shoop

Homer Shoop (1912-1991) of North Webster IN played tennis at Wimbledon, bridge in Biarritz and gave thousands of dollars to...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #93: Oswald Jacoby
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ACBL Bridge Beat #93: Oswald Jacoby

Oswald Jacoby (1902-1984) was one of the great players of all time. He first achieved international preeminence as the partner...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #92: Autobridge
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ACBL Bridge Beat #92: Autobridge

Although no longer commercially produced, Autobridge is a device invented in the Thirties, and still with a following, used for...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #91: Rosenkranz Kidnapping
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ACBL Bridge Beat #91: Rosenkranz Kidnapping

Edith Rosenkranz of Mexico City, wife of Dr. George Rosenkranz, was kidnapped at about midnight on July 19, 1984, at...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #90: Bring Me the Head of von Zedtwitz!
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ACBL Bridge Beat #90: Bring Me the Head of von Zedtwitz!

Waldemar von Zedtwitz, linguist and lexicographer, was one of the great bridge players and personalities of all time. A champion...
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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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