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Out in a blaze of glory (A Report on the Spingold 1/4 Final 2019)

Posted by Maurizio Di Sacco on Sunday, August 11, 2019, In : Bridge People 
What a game! Averaging five imps a board Spector and Lavazza gave us a wonderfully exciting match full of thrills and spills, coining my title from American songwriter Jon Bon Jovi. 

Click each link to download and follow the fortunes of these quarter finalists.
Stanza 1 Stanza 2 Stanza 3 Stanza 4


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The Spingold Final deal which sparkled with Dutch magic

Posted by Maurizio Di Sacco on Saturday, August 3, 2019, In : Bridge People 
Bridge is a fascinating game as we all know, but sometimes it surpasses fascinating... click here to download my article and read all about the kind of deal that we all dream of experiencing, but are delighted to watch being executed nonetheless!

Look at Board 15 to replay with declarer...
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Spingold Final 2019 - Stanza 4 Report

Posted by Maurizio Di Sacco on Friday, August 2, 2019, In : Bridge People 
Down by 35 IMPs, Zimmerman needed a fast start to the final stanza to keep their chances alive.........click here to download and read more

Click here for BBO IMP summary for Stanza 3
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Spingold Final 2019 - Stanza 3 Report

Posted by Maurizio Di Sacco on Friday, August 2, 2019, In : Bridge People 
Team Blass was leading 58-52, with both teams recording fewer than 2 IMPs per board - that fatidic symbol of excellence. But things were about to change, as the first board of Stanza 3 proved.....click here to download and read more

Click here for BBO IMP summary for Stanza 3

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Spingold Final 2019 - Stanza 1 Report

Posted by Maurizio Di Sacco on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, In : Bridge People 
The two teams, Zimmerman and Team Blass, reached the final stage by rather different means: Zimmerman, the holders...click here to download and read my report.

Click here for the BBO IMP summary for Stanza 1

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Martin Hoffman 1929 -2018

Posted by on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, In : Bridge People 
Came across this in the course of translating Forquet's article this week. I thought I would post it as a wee tribute to Martin, a popular player from England who was buried yesterday. I wish condolences to his family.

Making a bridge name for himself since he took up the game at the age of 35, here's another couple of Martin articles from great bridge personalities - Zia in 2011 and Janet de Botton in 2016
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