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Fireman wins the 2014 Roth Open Swiss Teams in Las Vegas

28 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » Paul Fireman’s squad (with John Kranyak, Vince Demuy, Gavin Wolpert, John Hurd, Joel Wooldridge) won the 2014 Roth Open Swiss Teams in Las Vegas.

Schwartz wins the 2014 Spingold Trophy in Las Vegas

28 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spingold Knockout Teams. Schwartz (Richard Schwartz, Allan Graves, Lotan Fisher, Ron Schwartz, Boye Brogeland, Espen Lindqvist) has won the Spingold Trophy defeating in the final match Monaco (Pierre Zimmermann, Franck Multon, Geir […]

2014 Spingold: Semifinals Results

27 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spingold Knokcout Teams. In the Semifinals Monaco won over Lavazza (Giorgio Duboin, Zia Mahmood, Alejandro Bianchedi, Agustin Madala, Norberto Bocchi) by 143-105;  Schwartz defeated Assael (Antonio Sementa, Alexander Smirnov, Josef Piekarek, Mustafa Cem Tokay) by […]

2014 Spingold: Quarterfinals Results

26 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spingold Knockout Teams 2014. In the Round of 8 (Quartefinals) Assael defeated  Hamman (Bob Hamman, Peter Weichsel, Ross Grabel, Howard Weinstein, Roger Lee) by 140-119; Schwartz  won over Meltzer (Rose Meltzer, John Mohan, Ron Smith, Steve […]

2014 Summer NABC: China Red won the Wagar Women’s KO

25 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » The team CHINA RED (Wenfei Wang, Ran Jingrong, Hongli Wang, Lu Yan, Yu Zhang, Shao Hong Wu) won the Wagar Women’s Knockout Teams in Las Vegas. In the final match […]

2014 Spingold – Italians in Las Vegas: Day 4

25 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spingold Knockout Teams. In the Round of 16 Lavazza defeated Zagorin by 170-129; Assael defeated McAllister by 188-132; Monaco defeated GU by 103-77. Lavazza, Assael and Monaco move to Quarterfinals scheduled today, Friday, July […]

2014 Wernher Open Pairs in Las Vegas

24 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » Marc Nathan (USA) and Jose Robles (Chile) won the 2014 Wernher Open Pairs in Las Vegas.  Second came Giuseppe Failla and Dario Attanasio from Italy, while Larry Sealy and Jim Foster from USA took third place. The Italian […]

2014 Spingold – Italians in Las Vegas: Day 3

24 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spingold Knockout Teams. In the Round of 32 Lavazza defeated Mazurkiewicz by 159-119; Assael defeated Street by 196-109; Monaco defeated Koneru by 158-105. Cayne (James Cayne, Michael Seamon, Alfredo Versace, Lorenzo Lauria, Thomas […]

Wagar Women’s KO Teams: Three Chinese Teams got semi-finals

23 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » Margaret Wagar (1902-1990) was one of the three greatest all time American women (the other were Helen Sobel and Sally Young); the summer NABC schedules the Knock-out Women Team dedicated to her. There were […]

2014 Spingold – Italians in Las Vegas: Day 2

23 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spingold Knockout Teams. All Italian top players move to Round of 32. In the Round of 64 Lavazza defeated Eythorsdottir by 131-63; Cayne defeated Fourcadout by 182-113; Assael-Sementa defeated Narasimhan –India National Team by […]

2014 Spingold – Italians in Las Vegas: Day 1

22 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spingold Knockout Teams. The pairing of the Round of 64 has been definited.  There were ninety-four registered teams: by the Opening Round (Day 1) the teams have been rectified to sixty-four. The Round of […]

Elinescu-Wladow Affaire: Further explanation

22 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » Explanations from WBF. After the Ruling of the Lausanne Appeal Committee dated July 16th, 2014 whereby the AC confimed the ban from play against Dr. Entscho Wladow and Dr. Michael Elinescu as initially stated in a Hearing […]

2014 Spingold KO Team Rosters

21 July 2014

2014 Spingold KO Team Rosters 1 Hemant Lall, Dallas TX; Reese Milner, Los Angeles CA; Wojciech Gawel, Wroclaw Poland; Rafal Jagniewski, Legionowo Poland; Jacek Kalita, Warsaw Poland; Michal Nowosadzki, Wejherowo Poland 2 Nick Nickell, New York NY; Ralph Katz, Burr Ridge IL; Jeff Meckstroth – Eric Rodwell, Clearwater Bch FL; Robert Levin,Henderson NV; […]

2014 Summer NABC: Life Master Pairs

21 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » Douglas Doub and Franklin Merblum won the Life Master Pairs in Las Vegas. Second place went to Giorgio Duboin and Zia Mahmood, third place went to Jack Zhao and Winthrop Allegaert.

2014 Spingold: Italian Stars in Las Vegas

20 July 2014

Leggi in italiano » The 2014 Spingold Knockout Teams in Las Vegas will start tomorrow, Monday, July 21st. As usual, many Italian Stars will take part in the Spingold.

Smith & Adamson: Scotland’s Senior Moment

19 July 2014

 Leggi in italiano » Many of us follow the major championships with great interest, and like me you may have wondered what it is like to be a participant at one of these events – to be competing with the best players […]

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The Neapolitan Club: Outline

Posted on 16 February 2010

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The ideas of system - The Neapolitan Club comes mainly from H. S. Vanderbilt  s Strong Club (1926)  and from the Culbertson  System (1934).   It employs sound openings and overcalling, and fully […]

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2014 Gran Prix of Madrid

Posted on 18 June 2014

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The inaugural edition of the  International Bridge Gran Prix of Madrid will be held between 19/21 of September 2014 at the Hotel Silken Puerta in Madrid (Spain). It’s a pairs event.

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2014 Swedish Bridge Festival

Posted on 28 June 2014

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The 20th edition of the Swedish Bridge Festival will be held from July 25th 2014 to August 3rd 2014 in Orebro (Sweden). The Chairman’s Cup is the main event of the Swedish Bridge Festival. It’s an international  team tournament: […]

Events

Elinescu Wladow Affaire: Side Effects

Posted on 29 July 2014

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The ‘Bali Coughing Incident’ caused some side effects within the German Bridge Federation (DBV – Deutscher Bridge Verband). A political front was born opposing the current President of DBV – and teammate of Dr. Wladow and Dr. Elinescu –  Ulrich […]

Interviews

Narkiewicz and Buras resigned from Polish Open Team

Posted on 08 February 2014

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As announced by Bridge24.pl,  Grzegorz Narkiewicz and Krzysztof Buras resigned from the Polish Open Team. Narkiewicz and Buras are two of the strongest and well-known Polish champions. They played for many […]

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Norberto Bocchi: The Big Bang Theory (Part II)

Posted on 28 January 2014

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During his last interview, Norberto Bocchi mentioned the “Big Bang”, a system he plays with Agustin Madala. Recently Giorgio Duboin and Alejandro […]

Reviews

The Secrets of Winning Bridge (review)

Posted on 19 October 2013

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A book that consistently appears on bridge players’ top-ten lists is Jeff Rubens’ The Secrets of Winning Bridge, which was widely hailed as groundbreaking when it first  appeared in 1969. This classic work on advanced bidding and play has been unavailable for many years but […]

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2014 Opatija EC: Caterina Ferlazzo’s Judicious Pass

Posted on 30 June 2014

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After the end of the Seniors Championship, won by England (Italy, 21st out of 24, not even will play the 2015′s Senior D’Orsi Bowl), the Women and Open’s are going to hot finals.

In Women’s […]

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Walsh Notes

Rhoda_Walsh 140 Walsh No Trump Notes by Rhoda Walsh: a study on No Trump openings with their developments  in uncontested and contested auctions. Table of contents »

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Rhoda Walsh  (in a picture of the late Sixties)Walsh Systen 2/1 gf - Annotations by Rhoda Walsh on the 1 Notrump game forcing  response in the "2 over 1 game forcing system" (Walsh System). Table of Contents>>

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The great Italian champion Norberto Bocchiwill contribute articles on a regular basis to Neapolitan Club. Norberto will refer in his column ‘My Way’ to political issues which may arise in the bridge world and sometimes he will describe interesting hands. Read Bocchi's column»   Read Bocchi's interviews»

Silvio Sbarigia

 

Silvio Sbarigia

SILVIO SBARIGIA is a pharmacist; he was born in Rome and lives there. He has won the European championship in 1975 with legendary Blue Team, runner up at 1974’s and at Olympic games of 1976.  Sbarigia is member of Neapolitan Club Technical Commettee. His bridge problems aren’t difficult; just we need to think on a plan and to avoid the instinctive playing. Bridge quizzes by Sbarigia »

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