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Philippe Bodard
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June 5, 2014
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Historian of the games of bridge and whist

Player in Division One (Matchpoints, best 44 pairs) in France

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France

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Director call in Honolulu
It is very curious, very strange that the author of the post gave us only one hand to judge the auctions. I suspect the hearts are something as ADVx and Rxxxxx or ARVx and 10xxxxx.
Director call in Honolulu
When I write "natural", it is with a weak hand.
Director call in Honolulu
About 3 Hearts, I think there were three different periods in France. In the old days : natural. After : super-forcing ( not splinter). And today, a tendency to be natural (4 Hearts is of course splinter). I really think 3H splinter was never a trend in France.
History of Bridge
Biritch (more exactly known as "Britch")and Bridge (or simple Bridge or Straight Bridge, after also called Whist-Bridge) are the same game. In bridge or biritch/britch, a mandatory dummy but no auction, and existence of "Double/Redouble". You have to not make a confusion between Bridge, Auction Bridge and ...
History of Bridge
Bridge was known in Romania in the end of the 1860'-I have several proofs-, before it was introduced in Constantinople in the beginning of 1873. And it was said that the game came before from Russia. (It was exact, the bridge game is only a variation of a russian ...
History of Bridge
There is practically nothing in this book on the first appearances of bridge. But for the general history of bridge, the book is a good compilation
Congratulations to Monaco! Now named official 'winners' of the 2014 European Championships
Congrats to the CAS, the Olympic Sport, and the EBL.
Sources on the early history of bridge
I will send you a PM. Thanks.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Avon, After Orlando, where it will be possible to buy your book in Europe (Amazon ? = no yet reference)? Australia (Lavings) is not a very good plan for us. I need at least 3 copies.
I look for a very old book of bridge
Hi Ken, The reference I had somewhere in my archives did not say "binned". At my time, I'll research the exact word. So, as the english language is very subtle, "borrowed definitively" is perhaps better that this coarse word, stolen !
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