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Reading the Reese-Trezel book “Snares and Swindles in Bridge” has been entertaining. A few hands don’t stand the test of time because of superior signalling . Yet, it is an excellent read.

It made me wonder: of the great bridge players in the sky, who were the best at pulling off formidable ploys?

I will start the ball rolling by nominating John Collings. Many sources describe him making a grand slam missing KQ10xx of trumps. This is a short biographical link to John.  www.ebu.co.uk/biographies/john-collings

”… Britain's leading authority on making slams with two Aces missing ...” .The British Bridge World, Feb 1964. http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ebumagazine/1964-02.pdf

Remember, your nomination must only be for deceased players who were experts at deception …. So please come forward with your suggestions, and reasons. Thank you.

 

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