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ACBL Bridge Beat #45: Pre-duplication
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ACBL Bridge Beat #45: Pre-duplication

Some players have complained about pre-duplicated hands since they first started appearing at national tournaments. The methods were fairly primitive...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #44: Very Superstitious
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ACBL Bridge Beat #44: Very Superstitious

Superstition and cards go hand-in-hand. The reoccurrence of the number 13 in card games is one of the most classic...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #43: Goren Breaks the Rules
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ACBL Bridge Beat #43: Goren Breaks the Rules

In a long cover story on Charles Goren as “King of the Aces,” the September 1958 Time magazine said, Despite...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #42: But What’s Trump?
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ACBL Bridge Beat #42: But What’s Trump?

Here’s an auction written up in the February 1956 Bridge Bulletin by none other than A.M. (Al) Sobel in his...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #41: 1957 Intercollegiate Championship
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ACBL Bridge Beat #41: 1957 Intercollegiate Championship

Teams representing Cornell University and Oberlin College won the 1957 National Intercollegiate Bridge Tournament Championship. More than 2,000 undergraduates at...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #40: Contract Goes to College
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ACBL Bridge Beat #40: Contract Goes to College

The first indication that any of the nation’s colleges were offering a course in how to play bridge appeared with...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #39: Notre Dame Bridge Endowment
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ACBL Bridge Beat #39: Notre Dame Bridge Endowment

It’s not unusual to hear of wealthy alumnus giving money to his alma mater, but when a well-to-do industrialist endows...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #38: 1956 Highlights
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ACBL Bridge Beat #38: 1956 Highlights

1956 was a progressive year for the ACBL. It started on Jan. 1 when ACBL became a League of bridge...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #37: Lew Mathe
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ACBL Bridge Beat #37: Lew Mathe

As I was preparing Bridge Beats to have at the ready while I am off serving my civic duty, this...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #36: The Vanderbilt Trophy
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ACBL Bridge Beat #36: The Vanderbilt Trophy

The Vanderbilt, the premier event at the Spring NABC, wrapped up last night at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #35: Sidney Silodor
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ACBL Bridge Beat #35: Sidney Silodor

The 54th contest of the Silodor Open Pairs concludes later this evening at the Memphis NABC. Named in his honor,...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #34: A Game of Chance
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ACBL Bridge Beat #34: A Game of Chance

Reprinted from the Buffalo Evening News, Nov. 19, 1954 This Bid Deserves a Set The (take a breath) New Jersey...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #33: 1955 Hand of the Year
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ACBL Bridge Beat #33: 1955 Hand of the Year

Bridge writers usually write about hands with slams or intricate plays, but in 1955 the most innocuous and worthless ever...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #32: Goodwill
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ACBL Bridge Beat #32: Goodwill

A 1958 Goodwill reminder from committee chairmen, Louise Durham and John Simon: Gloating over boards you’ve won Offends good taste...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #31: Daily Bulletins
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ACBL Bridge Beat #31: Daily Bulletins

One of the innovations of the 1954 Winter NABC was the introduction of the Daily Bulletin. It was a simple...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #30: Stoney v. Becker
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ACBL Bridge Beat #30: Stoney v. Becker

During the Roth-Stone controversy of 1953, Tobias Stone remained fairly silent until one night at the Dallas Winter Nationals. Stone...
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