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Big Deal: A Memoir from the Wonderful World of Bridge

Posted on 29 September 2014

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Augie Boehm’s recently-published autobiography, Big Deal, provides a lot of bridge and a considerable amount about music (including some fascinating parallels with the game that has been the author’s lifetime vocation and avocation). All of this is […]

Smith & Adamson: Scotland’s Senior Moment

Posted on 19 July 2014

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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 in […]


2014 Master Point Press Book of the Year: Shortlist

Posted on 20 May 2014

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In bridge-book publication, some years are more fertile than others. This year, for example, we have a plethora of great works by the world’s best bridge authors. Thus, the competition for this year’s Master Point Press Book of […]

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 has […]

Fantunes Revealed by Bill Jacobs – Review by Paolo E. Garrisi

Posted on 30 January 2013

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Bill Jacobs is an Australian champion and theorist who, fascinated by the system of Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes, analyzed it and now play it with his partner […]

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The misterious Multi – Review by Paolo E. Garrisi

Posted on 12 February 2011

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In a detective story, the murderer remains unknown until the last page. How do figure out a story where not only the murderer, but the victim is unknown as well? This is […]

Two-suiter club: book review by P.E. Garrisi – translated by Carol Sims

Posted on 23 August 2010

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“Two-suiter Club” by Gianantonio Castiglioni – ed. Mursia 2009 (in italian)

The Two suiter Club is a new system designed by the bridge scholar Gianantonio Castiglioni of Milan, a chemist and […]

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The Bocchi-Duboin System: review by Paolo Enrico Garrisi

Posted on 23 May 2010

leggi in italiano >> Norberto Bocchi – Giorgio Duboin The Bocchi-Duboin System  By Gianantonio Castiglioni  P. 217.  Mursia 2010  (Still not translated in English)

This book illustrates the Bocchi-Duboin System (B-D). Opening it, we must remember their seven European titles, the Bermuda Bowl […]

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Bertrand Romanet: Total Bridge

Posted on 09 May 2010

leggi in italiano >>  Bertrand Romanet  Total Bridge 1966 MURSIA

Sometimes, especially in partial contracts, and above all in NT contracts, when the dummy goes down the player is faced with a situation which to say the least, […]

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Portrait of Helen Sobel

Posted on 06 April 2010

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Helen Smith was born in Philadelphia in 1910. She had four husbands, the second of which was Alexander Sobel, a world class bridge player; that is why we call her Helen Sobel.  

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“I love this game” reviewed by Paolo Garrisi

Posted on 16 December 2009

 Sabine Auken   – I love this game

 Take any deal…which ones? Any, we say: if you like the Strong Club opening, take a powerful eighteen points deal; are you an odd-even Attitude carding? Get only odd […]

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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

Best articles by Paolo Enrico Garrisi: open »

Let’s talk to the Champions!

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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