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Bridgecollection Amsterdam – Memory of Herman Filarski

Posted on 25 December 2011

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On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Dutch Bridge League (2005), the collectors Robert (Bob) van de Velde and Jac Fuchs donated their, to an  important extent complementary, bridge libraries to the Library of […]

Warren Buffett: Stop coddling the Super-Rich

Posted on 17 August 2011

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Warren Buffett is an American businessman and philanthropist well known by all the world Bridge players – also he’s sponsor of the America vs Europa Buffett Cup. On August 15th he published an article in […]

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That Bocchi Boy (Tx to The Bridge World Magazine)

Posted on 02 June 2011

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Reading The Bridge World Magazine with Norberto Bocchi. Guy Coutanche published in Bridge World of June 2011 an hand of thirty years ago: Matchpoint tourney, all Vuln.

West led ♠2, and this is […]

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A Lightner double in the match Bathurst – Nickell

Posted on 16 May 2011

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 American Trials 2011, quarter final: a Lightner double in the match Bathurst – Nickell.Theodore A. Lightner (1893-1983), was a great champion and theorist of the Culbertson group; not all know that his system, the “One over […]

A brief story of the 2/1 Response (by P. E. Garrisi)

Posted on 02 May 2011

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A brief story of the 2/1 Response. The Two over One response is played today mainly as game forcing (2/1 Game Forcing), but many still play it Standard (2/1 Response); in the latter case, the Responder promises to bid again […]

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Responses to Strong Club (by P.E. Garrisi)

Posted on 23 March 2011

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 The Strong Club is an idea of Harold S. Vanderbilt, published in his: “Contract Bridge and the Club Convention” (1929). In the original scheme, the response 1 was weak; the others were natural. Most of […]

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2011 Vanderbilt Cup: When a sistem works!

Posted on 19 March 2011

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2011 Vanderbilt Cup. This hand has been  played in KO Round of 64 ( #11 – first segment).  In West, Alfredo Versace picked up: ♠AJ654 K7 KJ3 ♣1098. And he opens 1♠. Lauria responded 3♣, six heart suit […]

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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 […]

Pietro Forquet (interview)

Posted on 20 December 2010

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 1. Ice self-control. The ACBL’s Official Encyclopedia writes on you: “…Known for calm, unruffled appearance, apparently immune to the nervousness that afflicted many other top stars…” At Stokholm 1956 European championship, indeed, your calm gave the victory to Italy. […]

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A new treatment of Take-Out double (by P.E. Garrisi)

Posted on 01 November 2010

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 This work deals with the Take-Out double of West on South 1’s opening. In the first part (I-III) there is a depiction of West’s hand: the yesterday’s feature is compared with the modern one. In the second part […]

The Gazzilli convention (by P.E. Garrisi)

Posted on 23 October 2010

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The “Gazzilli” is a convention of Leo Gazzilli from Milan, 1959 Italian open teams champion and 1973 and 1975 runner up. The convention permits the opener showing his 5-4 two suiter by 16-17 points: good hands […]

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The No Trump dictionary: a linguistic problem

Posted on 18 October 2010

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Neapolitan Club is working on a new treatment of Take-Out double (it will be soon published). In the translation from Italian to English a problem arose: the English language seems not to have the words to describe […]

Talk to Her: Interview to the Ladies of European Bridge

Posted on 15 October 2010

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On the occasion of last European Women Championship (2010’s Ostend) Neapolitan Club interviewed five women: Catherine D’Ovidio (France), Sabine Auken (Germany), Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez (Spain), Gabriella Olivieri (Italy), Elena Mihova (Bulgaria). The singularity of the interview was […]

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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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2010’s Europeans – Five Queens for Ostenda’s throne

Posted on 09 June 2010

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Ostenda European Women Championship. Neapolitan Club has interviewed five women: Catherine D’Ovidio (France), Sabine Auken (Germany), Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez (Spain), Gabriella Olivieri (Italy), Elena Mihova (Bulgaria).One question per one player, five questions. All the players had to answer […]

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Five Queens for Ostenda’s throne – Elena Mihova

Posted on 06 June 2010

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Ostenda European Women Championship 2010. Neapolitan Club has interviewed five women: Catherine D’Ovidio  (France), Sabine Auken  (Germany), Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez  (Spain), Gabriella Olivieri  (Italy), Elena Mihova (Bulgaria).One question per one player, five questions. All […]

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Five Queens for Ostenda’s throne – Gabriella Olivieri

Posted on 05 June 2010

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Ostenda European Women Championship. Neapolitan Club has interviewed five women: Catherine D’Ovidio  (France), Sabine Auken  (Germany), Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez  (Spain), Gabriella Olivieri (Italy),Elena Mihova  (Bulgaria). One question per one player, five questions. All the […]

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Five Queens for Ostenda’s throne – Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez

Posted on 04 June 2010

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Ostenda European Women Championship. Neapolitan Club has interviewed five women: Catherine D’Ovidio  (France), Sabine Auken  (Germany), Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez (Spain), Gabriella Olivieri  (Italy), Elena Mihova  (Bulgaria).One question per one player, five questions.All the players […]

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Five Queens for Ostenda’s throne – Sabine Auken

Posted on 03 June 2010

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Ostenda European Women Championship. Neapolitan Club has interviewed five women: Catherine D’Ovidio  (France), Sabine Auken (Germany), Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez  (Spain), Gabriella Olivieri  (Italy), Elena Mihova  (Bulgaria). Tags: , , , , ,

Five Queens for Ostenda’s throne – Catherine D’Ovidio

Posted on 01 June 2010

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Ostenda European Women Championship.  ‘Neapolitan Club’ has interviewed five women: Catherine D’Ovidio (France), Sabine Auken  (Germany), Montserrat Mestres Rodriguez   (Spain), Gabriella Olivieri  (Italy),Elena Mihova  (Bulgaria).One question per one player, five questions. All the players […]

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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 »

Laura Cecilia Porro

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