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ACBL Bridge Beat #127: Broken Record
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ACBL Bridge Beat #127: Broken Record

In 1999, Jim Barrow of Lake Charles LA broke the record for the most masterpoints earned in a year, officially...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #126: Perfect Deals
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ACBL Bridge Beat #126: Perfect Deals

Orchard Park NY, Feb. 10, 1948 (AP) – Four persons who simultaneously drew four perfect bridge hands were too surprised...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #125: The Curse of Scotland
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ACBL Bridge Beat #125: The Curse of Scotland

The ♦9 was first referred to as The Curse of Scotland in print in 1710. There are several explanations for...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #124: 50,000
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ACBL Bridge Beat #124: 50,000

Think about it – 50,000 masterpoints. Even in an age when critics argue that masterpoints are inflated and easy to...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #123: Beer Card
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ACBL Bridge Beat #123: Beer Card

Under certain special circumstances the ♦7 is known as the beer card. If declarer wins trick 13 with the ♦7...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #122: Undone
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ACBL Bridge Beat #122: Undone

In 1998, longtime partners Bob Hamman and Bobby Wolff called it quits. Here is the story written by Brent Manley...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #121: George Kaufman
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ACBL Bridge Beat #121: George Kaufman

George Simon Kaufman was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #120: A Divine Story
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ACBL Bridge Beat #120: A Divine Story

Maury Braunstein: A divine story By Alfred Sheinwold Reprinted from The Bulletin (8/89) Only a few hundred experts have ever...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #119: 1987 Reisinger Pt. 2
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ACBL Bridge Beat #119: 1987 Reisinger Pt. 2

“The Reisinger final is probably the toughest tournament in the world,” Zia said. “You play in the last stages against...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #118: 1987 Reisinger
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ACBL Bridge Beat #118: 1987 Reisinger

Four players, all from different nations and all of different faiths, joined together to score a resounding victory in the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #117: Hall of Fame
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ACBL Bridge Beat #117: Hall of Fame

After lying dormant for nearly 30 years, the Bridge Hall of Fame was re-established in 1995 with the election and...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #116: Intercollegiate Tournaments
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ACBL Bridge Beat #116: Intercollegiate Tournaments

This event formerly contested by universities and colleges throughout the United States and Canada was organized by Geoffrey Mott-Smith, 1949-1960,...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #115: Bridge on TV
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ACBL Bridge Beat #115: Bridge on TV

The first time bridge appeared on television was October 7, 1943. William McKenney and his wife Marguerite played Al Sobel...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #114: Omar Sharif Individual
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ACBL Bridge Beat #114: Omar Sharif Individual

One of the largest total purses ($200,000) up to that point in the history of bridge was at stake when...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #113: Four Lines
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ACBL Bridge Beat #113: Four Lines

In June 1959, The Bulletin published a crossword puzzle for the enjoyment of its readers and asked the readers to...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #112: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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ACBL Bridge Beat #112: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower, born 122 years ago on October 14, left his mark on the world. Besides distinguishing himself as...
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