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Victory and vindication
Charles Goren
September 29, 1958
From the ring of the cheers that echoed in the huge Viking Auditorium of Oslo's City Hall, you would have thought that Norway's own contract bridge team had won the European Championship. But, for the third successive year, the toasts at the victory banquet were for Italy's World Champions: Walter Avarelli, Giorgio Belladonna, Eugenio Chiaradia, Massimo D'Alelio, Guglielmo Siniscalco and Pietro Forquet.
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September 29, 1958

Victory And Vindication

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WEST

[Ace of Spades]
[Queen of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[3 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[8 of Hearts]
[4 of Diamonds]
[Jack of Clubs]
[10 of Clubs]
[9 of Clubs]
[8 of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

SOUTH

[9 of Spades]
[6 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[Queen of Hearts]
[9 of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[Queen of Diamonds]
[7 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]

EAST

[King of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[10 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[6 of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]
[Queen of Clubs]
[5 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]

Against Belladonna and Avarelli, France got to a slam on this bidding:

WEST
(Belladonna)

PASS
2 [Spade]
PASS
PASS

NORTH
(Trezel)

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