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The Great Bridge Scandal: The Most Famous Cheating Case in the History of the Game

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"In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told--the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation a ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Master Point Press
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Monte Lamb
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This book goes into great detail to describe the cheating case in Bridge back in 1965. It covers it from every angle and does its best to show both sides of the issue. It is very difficult to believe that the accused players were innocent. The preponderance of evidence as given in this book is in my opinion, overwhelming. The author was there at the time and was actively involved in the controversy, so he knew the people involved. I had a problem with the way the book was presented in that the f ...more
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Alan Fraser Truscott (April 16, 1925 – September 4, 2005) was a bridge player, author and columnist. He wrote the daily bridge column for The New York Times for 41 years, from 1964 to 2005.
Truscott was born in Brixton, London, and showed early prowess at chess as well as bridge. He attended Whitgift School, and served in the Royal Navy towards the end of World War II. He studied at the University
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