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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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ACBL Bridge Beat #29: Roth-Stone 1953
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ACBL Bridge Beat #29: Roth-Stone 1953

The debate over the use of the Roth-Stone system in tournament competition continued throughout 1953. The Bulletin dutifully wrote articles...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #28: Do You Play Roth-Stone?
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ACBL Bridge Beat #28: Do You Play Roth-Stone?

Prior to the 1952 Winter Nationals held in Miami FL, a debate began about the use of the Roth-Stone system...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #27: Helen Pendleton Rockwell
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ACBL Bridge Beat #27: Helen Pendleton Rockwell

Best known as the donor of the Rockwell Trophy for the Mixed Pairs, Helen Pendleton Rockwell (1885-1964) was the daughter...
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ACBL Bridge Beat # 26: A Bulletin First
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ACBL Bridge Beat # 26: A Bulletin First

In the 1951 May-June issue of the Bulletin, the first full deal with analysis appeared. Editor George Beynon prefaced its...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #25: Good Sportsmanship
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ACBL Bridge Beat #25: Good Sportsmanship

Long before the Sidney H. Lazard, Jr. Sportsmanship Award began in 1999 and the Goodwill Committee formed in 1955, the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #24 – Barry Cohen Wins McKenney Trophy With Over 600 Masterpoints…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #24 – Barry Cohen Wins McKenney Trophy With Over 600 Masterpoints…

Before Barry Cohen was Barry Crane, he began to leave his indelible mark on the masterpoint race that would eventually...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #23 – Dorothy Rice Sims…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #23 – Dorothy Rice Sims…

Dorothy Rice Sims was born June 24, 1889 at Asbury Park NJ. From her teens, Dorothy was active in competition,...
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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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