"[...] His only pastime was reading the papers and playing whist. He frequently won at this quiet game, so very appropriate to his nature[...]"
Jules Verne in describing Phileas Fogg in Around the World in Eighty Days
Bernsteins' Bridge Column
the December 29, 1996 Plain Dealer Bridge Column
Tips for Tops
It is in extremely poor taste to berate partner when he plays less than perfectly. It is not proper to chastise the opponents when a poor play turns out to be lucky or a good play causes you to get a bad board. It's not in your best interest to offer this type of criticism at the bridge table. Bridge is a difficult game under the best of conditions. Making someone uncomfortable isn't going to help your results. [quoting Marilyn Hemenway, an ACBL Bulletin contributor, in 2006] Larry Cohen
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