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Frank Stewart
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July 25, 2011
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Bridge Writer

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10 books you should read over and over...
As C. Kuyuk was kind enough to cite a couple of my books, I will add that two of my other recent books, “Who Has the Queen?” and “What’s Your Call?”, employ a quiz format throughout. F.S.
Eric Murray 1928-2018
I was at a Nationals long ago — it may have been Chicago, 1971 — and was surveying my results on a recap sheet when Eric Murray came up. He was a legendary figure, and I was absolutely nobody, but he struck up a conversation and we discussed a couple of the ...
Jones and Hall Win IMP Pairs
Quite proud of my friends Clay and Mark, with whom I go back a long way. Well done, men.
The Best Bridge Writer Poll
Out of sight, out of mind, I guess. Alfred Sheinwold (1912-1997) was a monumental figure in the history of bridge and bridge journalism. Everyone has personal tastes, but to suggest that Freddy has no place on a list of great writers is at best ungenerous and uninformed. I need not ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Paul, Frederick B. Turner was most certainly his own person. We used to correspond. Many of his articles in TBW were extraordinary. They themselves were recalled with affection in an article by John Swanson a few years ago. My colleague Alfred Sheinwold wrote under his own name and also ghosted ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Mr. Sher, I sincerely appreciate your kind words about my columns. I have always been a David Bird fan. When he began to write almost 40 years ago, I was working at the ACBL Bulletin and edited his submissions. They were delightful and well received, but I suspect that nobody ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Mr. Sher, Very well. (Sigh.) Responding as a writer myself, thus with an emphasis on the elegance and readability of their prose, I nominate in alphabetical order Kaplan, Mollo, Reese, Sheinwold and Alan Truscott. Mr. Mamula, thanks for asking. That book was first published in 1988 and was reprinted twice ...
The Best Bridge Writer
You guys are most kind. I am honored to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the illustrious writers cited here. One of my own favorites was the late Marshall Miles. His book “How to Win at Duplicate Bridge” made a deep and lasting impression on me when ...
(1D)--P--(2D)--?? range fine-tuning poll
Those interested in a treatment of the merits and drawbacks of pre-balancing and OBAR may refer to the debate between Larry Cohen and me in the June 2012 Bridge Bulletin. FS
Play Records, Another Argument for E-Bridge (not necessarily online bridge)
Peg, Jim and Steve (up to now), thanks for responding. Your comments are consistently among the most temperate and articulate on this site. I was careful to write “some .... of these visions.” A scenario that you and I can favor or at least accept is relatively benign. I have seen ...
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