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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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ACBL Bridge Beat #73: Trials Finals 1968 Day 1
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ACBL Bridge Beat #73: Trials Finals 1968 Day 1

Hamman-Kantar started the finals with a 29 point lead over second-place Rapée-Lazard. The spread between first and 10th was a...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #72: Pairs Trials 1968
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ACBL Bridge Beat #72: Pairs Trials 1968

Sixteen pairs (Edgar Kaplan – Norman Kay, B. Jay Becker – Dorothy Hayden, George Rapée – Sidney Lazard, Bob Hamman...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #71: Team Trials
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ACBL Bridge Beat #71: Team Trials

Many methods have been tried for selection of the North American team for Bermuda Bowl contests or of the United...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #70: L.A. Office Closes
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ACBL Bridge Beat #70: L.A. Office Closes

Reprinted from The Bulletin October 1968: The Los Angeles office of the ACBL, at 11010 Santa Monica Blvd., will be...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #69: Buenos Aires Affair
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ACBL Bridge Beat #69: Buenos Aires Affair

In 1965, the international bridge world was rocked by a widely publicized charge that Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, representing...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #68: Scientists v Traditionalists Deals
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ACBL Bridge Beat #68: Scientists v Traditionalists Deals

In Sports Illustrated, Charles Goren commented: Both teams were frequently hampered by their own bidding methods and occasionally this happened...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #67: Scientists v. Traditionalists
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ACBL Bridge Beat #67: Scientists v. Traditionalists

The Scientists (Al Roth, Tobias Stone, Robert Jordan, Arthur Robinson, Sam Stayman and Victor Mitchell) faced off against the Traditionalists...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #66: Youngest Life Masters
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ACBL Bridge Beat #66: Youngest Life Masters

The first person to be recognized in the Official Encyclopedia of Bridge as the youngest Life Master was John R....
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ACBL Bridge Beat #65: Race to Life Master
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ACBL Bridge Beat #65: Race to Life Master

To become a Life Master is the dream of all serious bridge players. Some never make it in their lifetime....
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ACBL Bridge Beat #64: Honeywell H-800
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ACBL Bridge Beat #64: Honeywell H-800

A Honeywell H-800 computer, one of the highest speed giant electronic brains in operation, dealt all the hands that were...
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