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John Carruthers: The Monaco affair

Posted on 07 August 2012

Bridge organisation such as the WBF, the EBL and the ACBL are struggling with the issue of nationality as it pertains to eligibility for Zonal and World Championships. Recently, the EBL first denied Pierre Zimmermann et al the right to represent Monaco in the Europeans, then reversed itself to allow […]


Allavena: How the new Monaco bridge team was launched (interview – part 2)

Posted on 18 June 2012

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The team of Pierre Zimmermann is representing Monaco at the European Championships in Dublin (Ireland). Mr. Zimmermann, a Franco-Swiss sponsor, hired two of the world finest […]


Zimmermann goes to Dublin

Posted on 26 April 2012

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The team of Pierre Zimmermann will represent Monaco at the upcoming European Championships in Dublin (Ireland). Mr. Zimmermann, a Franco-Swiss sponsor, hired two of the world finest pairs to play on his team: Geir Helgemo and Tor Helness from Norway and […]


Fantunes play for Monaco at European Team Championships (Dublin 2012)

Posted on 24 April 2012

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 European Team Championships: June 12-23, 2012 Dublin (Ireland).  The Monaco team roster has just been  published in EBL European Championships official website: Fulvio Fantoni (Monaco), Geir Helgemo (Monaco), Tor Helness (Monaco), Franck Multon (Monaco), Claudio Nunes (Monaco), […]

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Pierre Zimmermann elected Bridge Personality of the year 2011

Posted on 26 October 2011

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 Pierre Zimmermann has been elected Bridge Personality of the year 2011. The Franco-Swiss bridge sponsor was awarded this title at the Annual General Meeting of the International Bridge Press Assocation last Monday. Mr. Zimmermann deserved this […]


Clear victory for Monaco in 2001 Spingold final

Posted on 02 August 2011

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Team Monaco under the captaincy of Pierre Zimmermann took the 2011 Spingold KO Teams Trophy. At the Summer NABC in Toronto Zimmermann and co. booked a clear victory against the team of Nick Nickell in […]

Zimmermann: Playing the 2012 European Championships is now a distant dream

Posted on 26 June 2011

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It is not at all sure that Monaco-Z will be permitted to enter the 2012 European Championships. If the rules and regulations of the European Bridge League (EBL)  are taken literally the 24/month residence requirement – […]

John Carruthers talks about Zimmermann’s project

Posted on 26 June 2011

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John Carruthers is a Canadian top player and a well-known bridge writer. He is the currently Editor of IBPA (International Bridge Press Association) Bulletin. In issue of February 2011 John Carruthers devoted his editorial to the Zimmermann’s […]


Fantunes Affaire: Question mark over Zimmermann’s plan

Posted on 23 June 2011

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The Zimmermann’s plan for Monaco is well known from last December: Helness, Helgemo, Fantoni and Nunes have taken up residence in Principality of Monaco to play for Monaco national team within two years. Tor Helness depicted the outlines of […]

Fantunes play for Monaco at Bonn Nations Cup 2011

Posted on 02 June 2011

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Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes are in Monaco Team at 26th edition of Bonn Nations Cup 2011. They play with the sponsor Pierre Zimmermann and together with Frank Multon and Tor Helness. (Geir Helgemo, partner of Helness, is […]

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Affaire Fantunes: Fred Gitelman’s replay to online poll

Posted on 16 January 2011

leggi in italiano » inagurated its series of online polls with the case of Monaco: after Jean-Charles Allavena, President of Monaco Bridge Federation, also Fred Gitelman sent […]

Fantunes Affaire – Jean-Charles Allavena’s reply to online poll

Posted on 15 January 2011

leggi in italiano» inaugurated its series of online polls  with the case of Monaco. Gut reaction of the FMB (Federation Monaco Bridge): President Jean-Charles Allavena  sent to  a statement which we publish below.

Fantunes – Official Statement of Monaco Bridge Federation

Posted on 09 January 2011

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According to a statement of Jean-Charles Allavena, the president of the Monegasque Bridge Federation, sponsor Pierre Zimmermann has signed an agreement with the FMB which takes care not only of the foundation of the team […]

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Goodbye Italy: The Fantunes go to Monaco

Posted on 14 December 2010

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For same days now, the rumor have been bouncing from one end of the world to the other: from Orlando to Milan, from the great five- star halls hosting international tournaments  to the more or less exclusive  Roman  […]

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Giorgino Duboin’s column

Italian style 02The Neapolitan Club staff is honoured to welcome a new illustrious contributor: Giorgino Duboin. The great Italian champion will write a series of articles mostly dedicated to his international bridge activities. Duboin’s Column »

Norberto Bocchi’s column

MyWay-logoThe great Italian champion Norberto Bocchi contributes articles on a regular basis to Neapolitan Club. Norberto refers in his column ‘My Way’ to political issues which may arise in the bridge world and sometimes he describes interesting hands. Read Bocchi’s column»   Read Bocchi’s interviews»

Rhoda Walsh Notes

Rhoda_WalshWalsh No Trump Notes by Rhoda Walsh: a study on No Trump openings with their developments  in uncontested and contested auctions. Table of Contents »
Annotations by Rhoda Walsh on the 1 Notrump game forcing  response in the "2 over 1 game forcing system" (Walsh System).Table of Contents»

Simply the Best

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Best interviews run by Laura Camponeschi: open »

Momorizing at Bridge

Are there techniques to develop some specific memory? Could be possible to make a choice of what might be more useful to memorize? Read what the champions say: open »

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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