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Two swings to a knockout
Charles Goren
September 05, 1966
Two sensational slam hands provided the big "swings" at Denver in the battle for the Spingold Trophy, emblematic of the Masters Knockout Team title won by Ira Rubin's group. The first occurred in the semifinal between teams captained by Edith Kemp and George Rap�e. Edith had benched herself with a headache and a 17-IMP lead after having played a magnificent third quarter with Cliff Russell that was watched by some 500 kibitzers via the giant Bridge-O-Rama. In the final quarter, however, Rap�e's bombers rallied to win by 22.
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September 05, 1966

Two Swings To A Knockout

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Two sensational slam hands provided the big "swings" at Denver in the battle for the Spingold Trophy, emblematic of the Masters Knockout Team title won by Ira Rubin's group. The first occurred in the semifinal between teams captained by Edith Kemp and George Rap�e. Edith had benched herself with a headache and a 17-IMP lead after having played a magnificent third quarter with Cliff Russell that was watched by some 500 kibitzers via the giant Bridge-O-Rama. In the final quarter, however, Rap�e's bombers rallied to win by 22.

The big shift in fortunes was the lucky result of a psychic bid by Harold Ogust of the Rap�e team on this deal:

Both sides vulnerable South dealer

NORTH

[5 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[9 of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[2 of Hearts]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[10 of Diamonds]
[7 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]
[Jack of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]

WEST

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

SOUTH

[Ace of Spades]
[Queen of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[King of Hearts]
[Jack of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[5 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[King of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

EAST

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