Mar 12

A Bit of an Overhaul

I’ve been playing a bit more bridge lately, both face-to-face at a local club and online (BBO). One consequence is that I’ve been putting up more articles on this website.

I also took the opportunity to review the website and have made some changes. I hope you like them. Read More »

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Nov 24

Our Very Own LOL!

If you ask most young people today, they would say ”LOL“ stands for ”Laughing Out Loud“; but if you ask bridge players, they are more likely to say ”Little Old Lady“. It’s not a pejorative, but a little ironic. It tends to come up in conversations like: Read More »

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Sep 27

My Beliefs Shattered Again

When I first learned to play bridge, in my last year of high school, I read some books by the late Terence Reese. He was, and is, acknowledged as one of the finest bridge writers. In a way, he was my bridge idol. A scant few months later during the 1965 World Bridge Championships in Buenos Aires, the bridge world was rocked by the accusation of cheating levelled against Reese and his partner, Boris Shapiro. It was reported in newspapers and magazines around the world and in subsequent years Reese wrote a book about it (“Story of an Accusation“) as did Alan Truscott (“The Great Bridge Scandal“) — not surprisingly, both books support opposing views of Reese and Shapiro’s guilt. Read More »

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