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

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France

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HISTORY OF BRIDGE : "The first or oldest major facts of the game of Bridge"
Richard, you are right : never the scoring of bridge was inherited from whist. There are five differences between whist and bridge, and one is specifically the scoring (in bridge, the score by suits is exactly the same that in Boston, divided by 2 : 2/4/6/8 instead of 4 ...
HISTORY OF BRIDGE : "The first or oldest major facts of the game of Bridge"
I dont think that the reason for the low value of spades was to have a cheap option : this fact would be rather a happy consequence, by chance. The range of suits at the time of the beginning of bridge () became from the game of Boston ...
First book written by a lady
About this article of 10 June 1909 and "Miss Eleanor A. Tennant, the only lady who has ever written book the game" This statement is incorrect. In Sept. 1903, Lady Anne Coventry, the wife of Prince Victor Duleep Singh, the eldest son of the Maharajah of Lahore and of the ...
First book written by a lady
About Mrs Horton. Yes, Ken, your are right, she wrote about bridge before E. Tennant, but it is not exactly a bridge book.
First book written by a lady
Ken, Thank you very much for your assessment (the world authority), but for me, I consider Thierry Depaulis, the Chairman of the International Card Playing Society of London (I know him of course very well)as the number one.
HISTORY OF BRIDGE : "The first or oldest major facts of the game of Bridge"
Yes, pagat.com is a very good link for the rules of biritch
HISTORY OF BRIDGE : "The first or oldest major facts of the game of Bridge"
NO, not really. The term "Bridge Whist" was used by English/American players at the beginning of the 20th century, but the players use also the simple word "Bridge". Many books have as title "Bridge Whist" (by instance, "Bridge Whist" by Melrose in 1901). Bridge Whist was used because it ...
HISTORY OF BRIDGE : "The first or oldest major facts of the game of Bridge"
I can add I know another evidence from another Greek (Scaramanga)but there is no precise date
HISTORY OF BRIDGE : "The first or oldest major facts of the game of Bridge"
Hi Richard, In a document of 1901, an English diplomat spoke about his good and old friend (who was Emmanuel Mavrogordato, a prominent character of the bridge between 1880 and 1900) and quoted a letter of his friend about the games played in Manchester in the Greek Colony from 1876 ...
Setting the record straight: the French pair did it
"we were taught he even Anglicized the pronunciation of his name" Very special argument ! Are you sure it's not the contrary ? Generally an englishman is not capable of pronouncing " De Moivre " correctly (as in French), so that English (not him) anglicized the pronounciation of his name is not a ...
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