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54th International Bridge Festival – Pula 2015

22 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » The 54th  International Bridge Festival – Pula (Croatia) 2015.  From 5 to 13 September Pula in Croatia hosts the 54th International Bridge Festival. Pula is the largest city in Istria County (Croatia), situated […]

2015 USA2 Open Trials: The Victory of Fireman

18 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » Thanks to three outstanding final segments, +93 in forty-five hands, Paul Fireman’s team defeated John Diamond’s in 2015 USBF Championship and became USA2 for the Bermuda Bowl (Chennai, India, from September 26th to October 10th).

Rastignano Bridge Tournament 2015

16 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » The 8th Rastignano Bridge Tournament will be held between 5/6 September, 2015 at the Unaway Hotel in San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna, Italy). 

2015 USA2 Open Trials: Diamond and Fireman in Final

16 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » USA2 Trials to 2015 Bwermuda Bowl – John Diamond defeated Mark Gordon 239-231; Paul Fireman defeated Jimmy Cayne 298-245. Both winners led safely before the last segment, both lost the last. The final will start today at […]

2015 USA2 Trials – Quarterfinals: Fireman stops Ganzer’s race

14 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » USA2 Trials to 2015 Bermuda Bowl – Diamond, Fireman, Cayne and Gordon are semifinalists; they beat respectively Mahaffey, Ganzer, Bramley and Fleisher. It lasted only one round the dream of Graig Ganzer, who, […]

2015 USA2 Trials: Round of 16 – Ganzer has beaten Hamman

12 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » The team of Craig Ganzer, (with Robert Brady, Franco Baseggio, Brady Richter and Howard Liu) eliminated Robert Hamman’s. The winners had started fifteenth in seeding points and placed only twelfth in the opening […]

Israeli Trials to 2015 Bermuda Bowl

11 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » After 4 days of 48 boards, Israeli pairs World Champions from Sanya, Ehud Friedlander and Inon Liran won the trials to be the 3rd pair of the Israeli team.

Elinescu-Wladow Affaire: a Neverending Story 2

10 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » The German Bridge Federation (DBV – Deutscher Bridge Verband) has announced the outcome of the hearing held in Cologne on May 7, 2015:

2015 USA2 Trials: Cayne wins the Round Robin

10 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » USA2 Trials to 2015 Bermuda Bowl – Jimmy Cayne’s Team, with Michael Seamon, Curtis Cheek, Joe Grue, Michael Kamil and Zia Mahmood, wins the preliminary round robin and also overtakes Fleisher in seeding points, getting third from fourth […]

2015 USA2 trials: Round Robin 1st day Results – Gordon is leading

09 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » After the first half of the round robin, nine matches out of seventeen, Gordon is dealing with 109.99, which makes an average of 12.22/20; Gordon started second in seeding points. The number one, Cayne, is […]

USA2 Trials to 2015 Bermuda Bowl

07 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » The 2015 United States Bridge Championship (USBC) Open Teams will be played from May 8th to 17th on Schaumburg, Illinois, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The town is next to Chicago; its first colonists came from Germany, from […]

Elinescu-Wladow Affaire: a Neverending Story

07 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » With reference to the cheeting case of Dr. Elinescu and Dr. Wladow, the website of the German Bridge Federation published the following message (translated):

Frances Hinden wins the 2015 Schapiro Spring Foursomes

05 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » Frances Hinden’s Team, with Jeffrey Allerton, Jon Cooke and Graham Osborne, won the 2015 Schapiro Spring Foursomes keeping undefeated. Let us start the story at the point where we were yesterday. In the round six Hinden beat […]

JUTEK won the 2015 German Bridge Trophy

04 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » Team JUTEK, with Josef Piekarek – Rafal Jagniewski and Christian Schwerdt – Julius Linde, won the 2015 German Bridge Trophy. Runner-up was Team Orange West (Berend van Den Bos – Joris van Lankveld, Danny Molenaar – Tim Verbeek) and third […]

Schapiro Spring Fours 2015: Allfrey and Hinden still undefeated

04 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » After the fifth round, the team of Alexander Allfrey, with David Bakhshi, Tony Forrester, David Gold, Zia Mahmood and Andrew Robson, and the Team of Frances Hinden, with Jeffrey Allerton, Jon Cooke and Graham Osborne, are […]

2015 Italian Open Team Championship: The Bocchi’s Grand Coup

03 May 2015

Leggi in italiano » There is in Italy an important book published in 1941 and never translated in English: it is “Il Gioco di Compressione nel Bridge”, di Adolfo Giannuzzi (translation: squeeze play; but this article is not dealing […]

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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, […]


2015 International Tournament Giardini Naxos

Posted on 10 March 2015

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The Giardini Naxos International Tournament will be held at the ATA HOTEL NAXOS BEACH of Giardini Naxos (Messina, Italy) from June 26 – 28, 2015. 

2015 Maccabi

Sam Lev represents Israel at 2015 European Maccabi Games

Posted on 26 March 2015

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The Israeli Star Sam Lev will represent Israel at the 2015 European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) which will take place from July 27th – August 5th, 2015 in Berlin (Germany). Lev’s teammates will be Amos Kaminski, Yeshayahu Levit, Pinhas Romik, Shalom […]


7th June 2015: Bridge on Running-Track at Ancona

Posted on 26 May 2015

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The title of the happening, translation of Bridge in Pista, does not mean that bridgeplayers have to run around the table during the game, unless the partner got very angry, but just that the events: tourneys, a […]


Sabine Auken: Everyone loves an underdog

Posted on 04 April 2015

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The European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) will take place from July 27th – August 5th, 2015 in Berlin (Germany). This important Jewish sports event will take place in Germany for the first time in its history. Bridge is one of the 20 […]

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Ménage à trois: A Joint Interview to Bocchi and Versace

Posted on 29 October 2014

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Ménage à trois: A joint interview to Norberto Bocchi and Alfredo Versace run by Laura Camponeschi. After coming back from Sanya’s World Championships, Alfredo Versace and Norberto Bocchi have agreed to release an interview to Neapolitan Club. […]

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Lavazza wins Vanderbilt in New Orleans

Posted on 23 March 2015

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Lavazza won the 2015 Vanderbilt Knockout Teams defeating Diamond by 155-110 in the final match. Lavazza team: Giorgio Duboin, Zia Mahmood, Norberto Bocchi, Agustin Madala. Diamond team: John Diamond, Brian Platnick, Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson, Marc Jacobus, Eddie Wold.

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»

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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 »


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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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