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Double trouble
Charles Goren
March 07, 1960
Along-Standing engagement to lecture and play in a tournament at Wichita Falls, Texas, prevented my taking part in the Cavendish Club's annual invitation tournament in New York last month. The winners this year were my good friend and occasional teammate Bill Root and his partner Tobias Stone. Root's 6-foot 8-inch frame seems better suited to basketball than cards, but he is one of the best of the newer bridge stars.
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March 07, 1960

Double Trouble

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Along-Standing engagement to lecture and play in a tournament at Wichita Falls, Texas, prevented my taking part in the Cavendish Club's annual invitation tournament in New York last month. The winners this year were my good friend and occasional teammate Bill Root and his partner Tobias Stone. Root's 6-foot 8-inch frame seems better suited to basketball than cards, but he is one of the best of the newer bridge stars.

Observers and players are still talking about the deal in which the defender had what looked like a sure set, with five spades to 100 honors behind the four-spade bid. Yet the spade game was brought home at nearly every table. Here is how the remarkable hand went:

Neither side vulnerable South dealer

NORTH

[6 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[King of Hearts]
[Jack of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[King of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[5 of Clubs]
[6 of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]

WEST

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

SOUTH

[Ace of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[5 of Spades]
[6 of Hearts]
[Ace of Clubs]
[10 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[King of Diamonds]
[4 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]

EAST

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