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ACBL Bridge Beat #22 – A Little Piece of Bridge Nostalgia…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #22 – A Little Piece of Bridge Nostalgia…

Many bridge players today have never heard of a trump indicator, but from the late 1800s to the early 1930s...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #21 – Eberhard Faber (1859-1946)…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #21 – Eberhard Faber (1859-1946)…

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why do I know that name?” Well, when you were in school, you probably saw...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #20 – Hippogriffs…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #20 – Hippogriffs…

A hippogriff is a legendary creature, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a mare. Anybody who's seen a Harry...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #19 – The Green Suit…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #19 – The Green Suit…

Throughout the years bridge has evolved numerous times to become the most popular card game in the world. One failed...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #18 – Plastics?…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #18 – Plastics?…

June 1947 . . . The Bulletin “The ACBL is very anxious to have a plastic duplicate board made, but...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #17 – Earning a Gold Card…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #17 – Earning a Gold Card…

In 1947, the Quiz of Two Cities (www.rustycans.com/HISTORY/gunther2.html), a radio show which aired every Sunday on WOR in New York...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #16 – Oops!…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #16 – Oops!…

In the 1944 World Master Pairs Event (now von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs), a confused pair took seats in the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #15 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #15 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…

In the June 1937 edition of The Bridge World, ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel described eight types...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #14 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #14 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…

In the June 1937 edition of The Bridge World, ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel described eight types...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #13 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #13 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…

In the June 1937 edition of The Bridge World, ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel described eight types...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #12 – The American Contract Bridge League is officially formed…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #12 – The American Contract Bridge League is officially formed…

The first week of October 1937, the American Bridge League merged with another leading bridge organization, the United States Bridge...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #11 – One of the first bridge love stories, A.B.L. Secretary Marries Former Women’s President…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #11 – One of the first bridge love stories, A.B.L. Secretary Marries Former Women’s President…

On June 9, 1937, the American Bridge League’s permanent secretary, Mr. William E. McKenney married the past president of the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #10 – Contract Bridge first taught in schools…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #10 – Contract Bridge first taught in schools…

One of the first school bridge programs was documented in January 1937. Helen Berry Baker began teaching contract bridge to...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #9 – Crockford’s Bridge Club is a prime establishment on the New York social scene..
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ACBL Bridge Beat #9 – Crockford’s Bridge Club is a prime establishment on the New York social scene..

Founded by Ely Culbertson in 1932 and named after the English club of the same name, Crockford’s was a popular...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #8 – National Championships begin holding court on a regular schedule…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #8 – National Championships begin holding court on a regular schedule…

In the 1930s, National Championship tournaments were held twice a year, summer and winter. A spring tournament was added in...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #7 – The masterpoint is first introduced…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #7 – The masterpoint is first introduced…

In 1931, the masterpoint award system was first introduced at the World Masters Individual Championship event. All new players today...
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