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Championship Diary (3)

Championship Diary (3)

By In 43rd World Bridge Teams Championships On 15th August 2017


Bridge is going to be making the news in the USA later this week.
Washington Post reporter Tom Heath has penned an article that can be viewed at:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/my-conversation-with-warren-buffet-about-bridge-bill-gates-and-a-bus-ride/2017/08/04/d49888ca-779d-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.dd58f0c03cbe

That attracted the attention of Money Magazine – their story is at:
http://time.com/money/4880916/warren-buffett-bill-gates-playing-bridge-investing-lessons/?iid=sr-

I decided it would be a good idea to give you a flavour of the articles by publishing a short extract, but when I emailed the Washington Post I was redirected to another web site which wanted a fee of $199.

Nikos Sarantakos’s The Vugraph Project:
http://www.sarantakos.com/bridge/vugraph.html
is intent on preserving important information. While working on something else I discovered that it has recently added all the deals from the 1955 World Championship match between the USA & Great Britain. The files should be suitable for any bridge program that accepts the PBN format (they work perfectly with BBO). However for Jack owners, I find the best way to use them is to create a tournament (lots of info in the Jack Help) and you can then choose your team mates 🙂

Ana Roth is compiling some great stories about the Championships. Here are the links to the first three:
http://youth.worldbridge.org/wbtc-lyon-2017-lyon-the-traboules-secret-passageways/
http://youth.worldbridge.org/lyon-2017-wbtc-the-astronomical-clock-of-lyon/
http://youth.worldbridge.org/wbtc-lyon-2017-the-mystery-of-rue-juiverie-vieux-lyon/

When our photographer was asked on which team he would choose to play at these championships he gave a surprising reply. Many expected a politically incorrect response of a Women’s Team or perhaps playing alongside Meckwell. His answer was the Indian Senior Team. He explained that they always had the best looking lunch of freshly prepared home cooked food and moreover were always smiling and pleasant, even suggesting that he join them and share their lunch.


About the Author

Mark Horton

British journalist and expert player, has been the editor of Bridge Magazine since 1995. At one time his business cards were inscribed: Have Cards will Travel, but following the death of his most famous sponsor, the Rabbi Leonard Helman, he has tended to concentrate on his writing exploits (in 2018 he expects to have five books published!). Anyone wanting to discover how to lose at bridge on a regular basis (and pay for the priviledge) should feel to contact him. He currently lives in the village of Sutton Benger with his wife Liz.

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