Category Archives: Famous Bridge Quotes

Famous Bridge Quotes -C

• Ely Culbertson: The sum of all technical knowledge cannot make a master contract player…
• Larry Cohen: I believe the Law of Total tricks will revolutionise the way bridge players bid … I fear too many people will read this book and make the right decision the next time they sit down to play at my table.
• John Collingswood: is playing rubber bridge at a club in London. It is very hot, and all the windows are open. He cuts the weakest player in the game, and older gentleman who never passes and can’t play a lick. The idea is to lose as little as possible when playing with him. John’s partner opens 1NT and John has KQJxxxx xx xxx x. He knows that if he bids 4S his partner will bid on, so he bids 2S. Sure enough his partner bids 2NT.John bids 3S, his partner bids 3NT. John takes a chance and bids 4S. No good, his partner bids 4NT. John passes. The opening lead is made, and John goes to get a drink and glances at his partner’s hand. His partner has all four aces including Ax of spades. John can’t believe it, there are 10 top tricks. He returns to his seat with the open window to his back to watch the play. His partner wins the opening lead and leads a LOW spade at trick two blocking the suit for all eternity. John picks up his cards and throws them out the window saying: “You won’t need these anymore.”

Famous Bridge Quotes – B

• David Bruce, Life Master #1: was on lead against a grand slam in a suit contract holding two aces and he knew the dummy had to be void in one of those suits. The dummy was Ozzie Jacoby, who always left the table the moment a card was led. David Bruce decided to lead his gum wrapper. When Jacoby saw something hit the table, he put this dummy down and David Bruce saw which ace would cash.
• Warren Buffett: Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.
• George Burns: Bridge is a game that separates the men from the boys. It also separates the husbands from the wives.

Attributed to ‘Anon’

• The difference between genius and stupidity at the bridge table is that genius has its limits.
• If you have the slightest touch of masochism, you’ll love this game.
• The road to hell is paved with good conventions.
• We had a partnership misunderstanding. My partner assumed I knew what I was doing.
• If I did everything right, I wouldn’t be playing with you!
• Your play was much better tonight, and so were your excuses.
• We play forcing hesitations.
• The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits
• Bridge is a great comfort in your old age. It also helps you get there faster.
• If you have the slightest touch of masochism, you’ll love this game.