Posts by Bridge & Humor

Bridge & Humor: A Zia Mahmood Anecdote

By Ana Roth • 9 June, 2017

Zia Mahmood

Source: WHAT A LIFE! by Sam Leckie. Tuesday, 17 June 1997

Bridge & Humor: Invasion and more…

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

Four marines were playing bridge in a hut on a Pacific island.

Bridge & Humor: Shakespeare Bridge

By Ana Roth • 13 April, 2017

In the JACOBY MODERN version of Shakespeare, we find that Romeo and Juliet had met at a bridge club.

Bridge & Humor: A Message

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2017


Thirteen I kibitzers surrounded the players in a slam-bound bridge game at the Kansas City Athletic club.

Bridge & Humor: An Incredible Hand By Jay Becker

By Ana Roth • 13 February, 2017

bridge cartoon major

I was South. It was the best hand I ever held. Quietly, without fanfare, I opened with seven clubs.

Bridge & Humor: Gene & Jack By Jack Dempsey

By Ana Roth • 11 February, 2017

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Not so long ago I sat behind a friend of mine who was playing a game of bridge. He’s rated as one of the stars; plays brilliantly and …

Bridge & Humor: Expert Skill, Amateur Luck By Oswald Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 10 February, 2017

Usually even the unluckiest of experts comes out all right against a very bad bridge player. This time the bad bridge player’s ineptness let to defeat for the expert.

Bridge & Humor: Common-sense? NO, It’s Kibitzer Now! …19 Oct 1929,

By Ana Roth • 31 January, 2017

They’ve Renamed that “Little Old Man” Who Sits Back and Tells You How and Why, and It’s a Good Name, too.

Bridge & Humor: Popular Cards in 1965

By Ana Roth • 25 January, 2017

You play your cards and know from what you see whether it’s a good deal — or bad. But how much do you know about what’s on the other side?

Bridge & Humor: You Must Bid By Ely Culbertson

By Ana Roth • 5 January, 2017


1933: Up in a Boston suburb, a contract club is holding a pair tournament for men, so eight of the wives of the players engaged in the tournament decided to have their own games on tournament-nights with…