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Philippe Bodard
Philippe Bodard
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Member Since
June 5, 2014
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Bridge Player
about me

Historian of the games of bridge and whist

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


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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 !
I look for a very old book of bridge
Thank you very much, Peter. Yesterday, I asked Tim Bourke and he told me : "I know of no one who has seen the Barbey booklet" And alas, it is the second time that I notice there is an incunabulum of the bridge game without surviving copy (the other is certainly ...
I look for a very old book of bridge
Thank you very much,I will try. I know there was a framed copy of the book in the old Whist club of NYC, but it seems it was stolen.
I look for a very old book of bridge (not espirit, esprit = wit in english)

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