Bridge & Humor: Bridge Player Leaves Home by Ely Culbertson
It has always surprised me when bridge players carried their disagreements beyond the point of the difference in opinions.
On 18 November, 2015 At 5:35
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St. Petersburg Times – 26 May 1935
It has always surprised me when bridge players carried their disagreements beyond the point of the difference in opinions. After all, Bridge is a game and Contract, with its millions of variated hand patterns, offers a wide field for discussion.
This does not of necessity call for hostility. Why some bridge players must quarrel is still a mystery to many. An out-of-town expert, spending a few days in New York, visited a famous expert who lives in a sumptuous apartment high up in a sky-scraper.
He had a pleasant visit until there was a disagreement in a bridge game. The disagreement was so bitter that it was obviously impossible for the men to remain under the same roof any longer.
So the host went to a hotel, leaving his apartment to the out-of-town expert. Obviously, he couldn’t keep his self-respect and stay in the same place with such a man; and he I couldn’t ask a guest to leave his apartment, could he?
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